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New Arrival: Xiaomi Launches AIoT Devices for Smart Homes

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Xiaomi showcased in Singapore a slew of smart appliances for the smart home. The company boasts AIoT technology that enhances smart living in the modern home. Early bird promotions below.

The Smart Home Solutions showcase is a partnership between Xiaomi and M.SPACO, a one-stop home solutions provider and experiential gallery. Here’s the new Xiaomi TV A2 58-inch AIoT television.

The Smart Home Solutions showcase is a partnership between Xiaomi and M.SPACO, a one-stop home solutions provider and experiential gallery. Here’s the new Xiaomi TV A2 58-inch AIoT television.

The AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) devices which Xiaomi showcased in Singapore include the following.

The usual retail prices and the early bird prices from 6 August are listed below.

  • Xiaomi TV A2 Series
    • 58” (UP: S$999)
    • 43” (UP: S$499, 6 Aug: S$429)
    • 32” (UP: S$329, 6 Aug: S$279)
  • Xiaomi TV P1E Series
    • UP: S$1,299, 6 Aug: S$999
  • MI Smart Air Fryer 3.5L (S$139)
    • UP: S$139, 6 Aug: S$109
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Feeder
    • UP: S$169, 6 Aug: S$139
  • Xiaomi Smart Pet Fountain
    • UP: S$99, 6 Aug: S$89
  • Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Compact
    • UP: S$159

The highlights of the showcase were the 58-inch Xiaomi TV A2 and the 65-inch Xiaomi TV P1E.

The A2 serves as a home hub with fully voice-automated AIoT connectivity, high-end audio and visual specs, and built-in access to the latest content worldwide.

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Event: Huawei Unveils Flagship PCs & Tablets for Smart Office

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Huawei Consumer Business Group held its Huawei APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 in Thailand today. Pre-orders will start from 5 August 2022 in Singapore. Local pricing and availability TBA.

The Huawei APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 took place in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Huawei APAC Smart Office Launch 2022 took place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Huawei showcased a wide range of Smart Office products for the APAC market including the following.

  1. Huawei MateBook X Pro flagship laptop
  2. Huawei MatePad Pro 11 flagship tablet
  3. Huawei MateBook D 16 notebook
  4. Huawei MateBook 16s notebook
  5. Huawei MateView SE monitor
  6. Huawei WiFi Mesh3 router
  7. Huawei WiFi AX3 Pro router
  8. Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2 earbuds
  9. Huawei Stylish Backpack
  10. Huawei Wireless Mouse
  11. Huawei nova Y90 smartphone

More details below from the press release.

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Review: Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box for Immersive Surround Lighting

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022

Having jazzed up my home entertainment space with smart accented lighting by two Philips Hue Play light bars, I decided to up the ante to sync the lighting effects with the movies that I was watching on my TV, as well as my music and gaming – to achieve a more immersive experience.

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a fantastic way to liven up your entertainment space for movies, gaming and music. Before (bottom) and After (top). Note how the corresponding coloured light leaps off the TV onto the surroundings.

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box is a fantastic way to liven up your entertainment space for movies, gaming and music. Before (bottom) and After (top). Note how the corresponding coloured light leaps off the TV onto the surroundings.

We are all familiar with surround sound, where the sound is expanded beyond a mono or stereo speakers to encapsulate the listener for a more immersive audio experience.

Signify is offering surround lighting with its Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box (RRP: S$419) – extending the visual experience from the confines of the television (or computer monitor) to beyond the display itself to the surroundings.

What you’ll need to set up a synchronised surround lighting from scratch (sold separately): Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, Philips Hue Play light bars, Philips Hue Bridge. You’ll also need the free Philips Hue app and Philips Hue Sync apps to set up and program the lights and synchronisation.

What you’ll need to set up a synchronised surround lighting from scratch (sold separately): Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, Philips Hue Play light bars, Philips Hue Bridge. You’ll also need the free Philips Hue app and Philips Hue Sync apps to set up and program the lights and synchronisation.

You can set this up by emplacing Philips Hue smart lights around the TV and then syncing the colours and intensities of these lights to whatever is displayed on the TV screen.

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Review: Philips Hue Play Light Bars for Instant Smart Lighting

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Want to jazz up your home or entertainment space with smart accented lighting that enhances the ambience and atmosphere? The Philips Hue Play light bars transform your living space instantly and easily provide immersive lighting to better enjoy your movies, games and music.

The Philips Hue Play light bars are an easy way to set up smart accented lighting to enhance the ambience of your entertainment space. Before (bottom) and After (top).

The Philips Hue Play light bars are an easy way to set up smart accented lighting to enhance the ambience of your entertainment space. Before (bottom) and After (top).

I’d installed a 65-inch Android TV from Prism+ in my living room a few months back and had been enjoying the big screen experience at home.

The basic box set for the Philips Hue Play light bar comes in a pack of two at an RRP of S$209. Currently selling online at S$146.

The basic box set for the Philips Hue Play light bar comes in a pack of two at an RRP of S$209. Currently selling online at S$146.

But that living space was a tad boring with the TV sitting on a plain cabinet against a blank wall – even though the yellow wall had been painted with an arty sponge effect.

To add some coloured ambient lighting, I got a pair of Philips Hue Play light bars and stood them on either side of the TV, atop the TV cabinet.

The light bars were really easy to set up and took all of five minutes: simply plug each light into the smart plug that came with the Hue Play light bar double pack, stick that plug into the power socket and switch on.

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New Arrival: Signify Launches WiZ Smart Lighting in Singapore

Friday, July 8th, 2022

Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, is launching in Singapore a new smart lighting product line under the brand WiZ.

 

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WiZ is a new line of plug-and-play smart lighting system that Signify is introducing into the Singapore market.

Based on Wi-Fi connectivity, the WiZ platform is in addition to the existing Zigbee-based Philips Hue smart light ecosystem.

“When people think smart homes, they think smart lighting. Lighting is the top device that they want to control with voice. With the intuitive, relevant and accessible WiZ product range, Signify is making it effortless for consumers to get started on their smart home adventure and ushering them into new realms of connectivity, control and convenience,” said Jitender Khurana, Country Head and Managing Director, Signify Singapore.

The plug-and-play WiZ Connected portfolio comprises modern bulbs, portable lights, ceiling lights, downlighters, lightstrips and accessories, enabling users to easily inject smart, connected lighting to every corner of their home.

Designed for hassle-free set-up over Bluetooth and connectivity over existing Wi-Fi networks, WiZ comes with multiple control options including the WiZ app, voice control, smart switches and motion sensors to make daily living smarter, easier and more comfortable.

It is a multi-protocol smart lighting system built on an open Internet of Things (IoT) platform to give users the ultimate smart lighting experience.

More details below from the press release.

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Review: Huawei Sound Joy Wireless BT Speaker with Devialet

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Huawei has just launched its latest wireless Bluetooth speaker in Singapore. Co-engineered with audio expert Devialet, the Sound Joy offers good punchy sound, long playback battery life and IP67 waterproofing/dustproofing rating to deploy the speaker in the fun outdoors.

The Huawei Sound Joy will be launching exclusively on Lazada at an introductory promotion of S$168 (U.P. S$188). Available from 11 July 2022.

The Huawei Sound Joy will be launching exclusively on Lazada at an introductory promotion of S$168 (U.P. S$188). Available from 11 July 2022.

The Huawei Sound Joy is targeted at the young who are active outdoors and need a portable and chic wireless speaker that produces powerful sound and which can withstand the elements.

The Sound Joy comes in two colours, the boring Obsidian Black and the lovely Spruce Green which I prefer.

 

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The coloured light circle on top of the Sound Joy jazzes up the wireless speaker and complements the vibrating passive radiators.

With a length of 202mm and diameter of 73mm, and mass of 680g — the speaker is about the size and weight of a water bottle.

Co-engineered with Devialet, it features the audiohouse’s 2-way speaker system and its Devialet SAM technology which produces good sound quality for any audio type.

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Promotions: 6.6 Discounts for Belkin Accessories on LazMall & Shopee Mall

Monday, June 6th, 2022

The 6.6 promotions happens today. Check out the discounts for Belkin’s wide selection of earbuds, speakers and charging accessories on Belkin LazMall and Shopee Mall.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s charging accessories and audio products for the 6.6 promotions.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s charging accessories and audio products for the 6.6 promotions.

Belkin sells a wide range of accessories that includes chargers, charging pads and stands, as well as earbuds and speakers etc.

Below are 6.6 discounts for Belkin’s accessories and audio products.

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Event Forecast: i Light Singapore 2022 Back in Singapore With Oppo

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

i Light Singapore is back in Singapore Marina Bay from 3 – 26 June after a hiatus of two years due to the pandemic. The highlight of this year’s light festival is a floating exhibit titled “Lightwave: Isle of Light, empowered by OPPO”.

“i Light Singapore’s focus on raising awareness of sustainability is aligned with OPPO’s mission of ‘technology for mankind, kindness for the world’. We are excited to be part of the Festival for the second time as it returns after a two-year hiatus,” said Dylan Yu, Marketing Director of OPPO Singapore.

“i Light Singapore’s focus on raising awareness of sustainability is aligned with OPPO’s mission of ‘technology for mankind, kindness for the world’. We are excited to be part of the Festival for the second time as it returns after a two-year hiatus,” said Dylan Yu, Marketing Director of OPPO Singapore.

The annual light festival is organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore and presented by DBS Bank.

 

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i Light Singapore 2022 is happening from 3 to 26 June, 7.30 to 11pm daily with extended hours to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Here’s Jason Chen, Festival Director, presenting an overview of i Light Singapore 2022.

This year’s festival sees 20 light installations from 14 countries, of which Oppo’s floating exhibit is the highlight.

 

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Titled “Firefly Field”, this exhibit is by multidisciplinary design studio TOER of the Netherlands and is my personal favourite.

The exhibit comprises five zones which include holographic projections, illuminated motion-capture graphics and shadow play, as well as light beams that create a mystical forest, and a light art showcase.

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New Arrival: Canon EOS R7 and EOS R10 with Two New Lenses

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

The new EOS R7 (S$2,049) and EOS R10 (S$1,309) are the first to use APS-C sensors in Canon’s EOS R (for revolution) line of mirrorless cameras. Also introduced are two new RF-S lenses for the new cameras. Prices & Availability below.

The two new APS-C mirrorless cameras and lenses from Canon’s EOS R lineup.

The two new APS-C mirrorless cameras and lenses from Canon’s EOS R lineup.

The 32.5-megapixel EOS R7 and 24.2-megapixel EOS R10 are designed for more experienced users who require a fast camera to photograph dynamic subjects such as sports and wildlife.

The high-performance EOS R7 features In-Body Image Stabilization (In-Body IS), weather-sealing, and dual SD card slots, while the EOS R10 is designed for more standard everyday needs, featuring a built-in flash and a smaller form factor.

 

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Canon launches the new cameras and lenses in Singapore. (Left) Edwin TeohHead Of Marketing. (Right) Andrew KohHead of Singapore Operations Group. Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.

Launched alongside the two cameras are the RF-S18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM — two new kit lenses for the EOS R7 and EOS R10.

More details below from the press release.

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Opening: Xiaomi’s Eighth Authorised Store at Waterway Point

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Xiaomi has opened its eighth authorised store in Singapore at Waterway Point, with launch promotions of up to 50% off selected AIoT products.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm.

Xiaomi’s 140-square-metre store is situated in Waterway Point, a family and lifestyle shopping mall in Punggol. It is located at B1-41/42 (East Wing) and is open everyday from 11am to 9pm. Photo credit: Xiaomi Singapore.

In the store, consumers can physically try out Xiaomi’s smartphones and the array of AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) products Xiaomi sells, as well as accompanying accessories.

As part of the store’s launch, a series of special promotions are available from 14 – 16 May 2022, while stocks last.

New Store Launch Promotions

To celebrate the store launch, customers can enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions today as well as over the weekend.

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