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Review: Huawei FreeBuds 4 Open-Fit Wireless Earbuds with ANC

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Huawei launched the FreeBuds 4 TWS (True Wireless Stereo) earbuds for APAC less than two weeks ago and I’ve been trying it out since then. Pre-orders for the earbuds are now open from today till 23 July, 2021 before it hits Singapore shelves on the 24 July.

 

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Here’s my Silver Frost version of the new Huawei FreeBuds 4. Also available is Ceramic White.

I like the physical design for the FreeBuds 4, especially the chrome shiny metallic Silver Frost colourway.

The other colour available is the Ceramic White version, which looks similar to Apple AirPods.

In the box are the earbuds, the charging case, a USB-C cable and the regular documentation that includes a quick-start guide, safety information, warranty card and warranty certificate.

Currently only the wired charging version of the FreeBuds 4 has been launched.

There is a slightly more expensive wireless charging version that is not available yet.

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New Arrival: Huawei FreeBuds 4 Wireless Earbuds in Singapore

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

First launched online for APAC last week, the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 open-fit wireless earbuds will hit the shelves in Singapore on 24 July, 2021. Pre-order (S$178) from 17-23 July with promotional discounts and freebies below.

The Huawei FreeBuds 4 is available in Silver Frost and Ceramic White.

The Huawei FreeBuds 4 is available in Silver Frost and Ceramic White.

The Huawei FreeBuds 4 is the company’s first open-fit earphones to feature Adaptive Ear Matching (AEM) technology for optimal noise-cancellation effect.

The open-fit design allows environmental sounds to be heard for safety, and also provides a more comfortable wearing experience even after long hours of use.

 

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Here’s my Silver Frost version of the new Huawei FreeBuds 4. Also available is Ceramic White.

Here are the specifications for the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 wireless earbuds.

More details below about the Huawei FreeBuds 4 from the press release.

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Unbox: Huawei FreeBuds 4 Open-Fit Wireless Earbuds with ANC

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

So Huawei launched a slew of new products for APAC in its online event last night. They’ve sent over the FreeBuds 4 this morning.

 

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Unboxing the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 open-fit TWS earbuds.

Having been launched for the APAC region last night, I expect the Huawei FreeBuds 4 to hit Singapore shelves within the fortnight.

Unboxing the new Huawei FreeBuds 4, I like the shiny metallic design of the wireless earbuds.

 

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Here’s the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 open-fit wireless earbuds, alongside another flagship product – the Huawei Watch 3 Pro.

Mine is called the Silver Frost. Another colourway is the Ceramic White.

Stay tuned for the sales and pre-order details when Huawei Singapore releases the information, as well as promotional offers.

Here are the specifications for the new Huawei FreeBuds 4 wireless earbuds.

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Event: Huawei APAC Summer Product Launch 2021

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Huawei has just launched a slew of new products in APAC in its virtual event. These products will ship in Q3 2021, and includes FreeBuds 4, MateView monitors, MatePad tablets, Watch 3 series smartwatch and nova 8i smartphone.

The following products were launched: Huawei nova 8i smartphone, Huawei MatePad series tablets (MatePad Pro 12.6-inch, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8-inch and Huawei MatePad 11), Huawei Watch 3 series smartwatch, Huawei FreeBuds 4, and two Huawei MateView monitors.

The following products were launched: Huawei nova 8i smartphone, Huawei MatePad series tablets (MatePad Pro 12.6-inch, Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8-inch and Huawei MatePad 11), Huawei Watch 3 series smartwatch, Huawei FreeBuds 4, and two Huawei MateView monitors.

The following Huawei products were introduced during the virtual APAC Summer Product Launch.

  • MatePad tablets
    • MatePad Pro 12.6-inch
    • MatePad Pro 10.8-inch
    • MatePad 11
  • Watch 3 series smartwatch
  • FreeBuds 4
  • MateView Monitors
    • MateView
    • MateView GT
  • nova 8i smartphone

The Huawei MatePad series tablets and HUAWEI Watch 3 series smartwatches are Huawei’s first smart devices powered by HarmonyOS 2.

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Event Forecast: Huawei APAC Summer Product Launch – 6 July 2021

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

The regional summer product launch for APAC will introduce a new range of Huawei products that will launch in Q3 2021, which includes an array of wearables and desktops like FreeBuds 4, MateView, MatePad, Watch 3 and more.

Attend the virtual Huawei APAC Summer Product Launch by clicking the above invitation on Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 at 7pm Singapore Time.

Attend the virtual Huawei APAC Summer Product Launch by clicking the above invitation on Tuesday, 6 July, 2021 at 7pm Singapore Time.

Hosted by Huawei APAC President, Alex Lin, the virtual launch is part of Huawei’s concerted effort to build an ecosystem of products to offer a smarter and more seamless cross-device experience to its users.

In addition to the above, the launch will focus on Huawei’s multi-device interaction, through its latest HarmonyOS.

With this upgrade, users can connect their Huawei devices to enhance their productivity and creativity.

New Arrival: Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Wireless Gaming Headphones

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal (S$799) will be available in Black Anthracite starting 7 May in Singapore, while Grey Mist and Navy will be available from June onwards. Wireless dongle sold separately.

Beoplay Portal is available exclusively at Bang & Olufsen’s Grand Hyatt flagship store and select retailers such as Challenger and Harvey Norman in Singapore.

Beoplay Portal is available exclusively at Bang & Olufsen’s Grand Hyatt flagship store and select retailers such as Challenger and Harvey Norman in Singapore.

The Beoplay Portal is the first wireless gaming headphones from Bang & Olufsen.

Featuring a sophisticated aesthetic, premium materials, and immersive sound, Beoplay Portal is designed for immersive gaming experiences, watching movies, or enjoying music.

The headphones promises features including low-latency surround sound, good microphone performance, Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and an elegant user interface.

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New Arrival: Lenovo 2021 Collection of Legion Gaming PCs

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Lenovo is launching today its 2021 collection of Legion gaming PCs and accessories. These AMD– and Nvidia-powered machines will be launched online and broadcast live across the Asia-Pacific at 8pm this evening. Prices below.

Lenovo’s 2021 collection of Legion gaming laptops.

Lenovo’s 2021 collection of Legion gaming laptops.

Lenovo showcased the 2021 collection of Legion PCs to a select audience in Singapore in a sneak preview prior to tonight’s launch.

The collection comprises four new gaming laptops and two accessories.

  • Legion 7 (16″ AMD): S$3,999
  • Legion Slim 7 (15″ AMD): S$2,499
  • Legion 5 Pro (16″ AMD): S$2,399
  • Legion 5 (15″ & 16″ AMD): S$1,999
  • Legion S600 Gaming Station: S$149
  • Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset: S$149

More information will be added after tonight’s launch.

New Arrival: Sony SRS-RA5000 & SRS-RA3000 Wireless Speakers

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Sony’s latest wireless speakers feature spatial sound technologies for ambient room-filling sound with Immersive Audio Enhancement and 360 Reality Audio. Price and Availability below.

Sony SRS-RA5000 (left) and SRS-RA3000 wireless speakers.

Sony SRS-RA5000 (left) and SRS-RA3000 wireless speakers.

Both premium speakers sports sound calibration to provide adjustment for optimum audio performance based on the environment.

I attended a preview-cum-demo at Sony’s store at Wisma Atria in Singapore and enjoyed the room-filling audio from both the new speakers.

Both the SRS-RA5000 (S$849) and the SRS-RA3000 (S$449) are now available in Singapore at Sony Stores and Sony Store Online.

More details below from the press release.

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tech4xmas Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

We’re now into December and the final stretch of 2020. Here are some gift ideas that I’ve curated for Christmas 2020.

* I’ll be adding to this list over the next few days, so check back daily for new gift ideas as I collate them.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

Around this time of year, I’m usually inundated with requests from readers and friends on Christmas gift ideas for their loved ones or themselves.

So here are some tech that I would use myself or get for MY loved ones, based mostly on those gadgets that I’ve tried or reviewed.

Not all are the latest and newest, but they are what I think some of the best-in-class in their category of products.

Happy Christmas Shopping!

tech4xmas Gift Guide below.

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New Arrival: Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Earbuds

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

The Jabra Elite 85t (S$348) enables users to control how much noise to cancel and block.

The Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds.

The Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds.

With five levels of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and five levels of Hear Through, the user can select up to 11 levels of noise filtration – with about 3dB difference between each level.

A dedicated ANC chip drives the noise cancellation for the Jabra Elite 85t, supported by six microphones and wind protection for clear audio and voice call quality in any environment the user may be in.

The new semi-open design for the earbuds offers better comfort while keeping the fit secure.

The Elite 85t provides up to 5.5 hours of battery life with up to 25 hours in compact charging case – with ANC on.

More details below about the Jabra Elite 85t true wireless earbuds, from the press release.

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