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Unveil: Apple iPhone 13 mini, Pro, Pro Max; iPad; iPad mini & Watch Series 7

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Apple’s Tuesday event unveiled a new iPhone 13 with more storage, major iPad mini upgrades and a new Apple Watch. The next date to watch is Friday, 24 September when the hardware hits the stores in major markets. Below is the sum-up of the products, their local prices, pre-order dates and more.

The anticipated Apple iPhone 13 event unveiling a slew of new devices.

The anticipated Apple iPhone 13 event unveiling a slew of new devices.

The whole slew of new iPhone 13 has been unveiled, with big changes to the iPad mini, a refreshed 10.2-inch iPad and a new Apple Watch Series 7.

The iPhone 13 series gets the new A15 Bionic chip – a six-core CPU with two high-performance cores, four high-efficiency cores and a quad-core GPU.

TL;DR; summary of new Apple devices, local prices, availability and specs from Apple’s Tuesday event.

TL;DR; summary of new Apple devices, local prices, availability and specs from Apple’s Tuesday event.

The back cameras have been upgraded with wider apertures and new video features, including a Cinematic mode, which transits in-shooting focus smoothly from one subject to another.

There is also a macro lens, and smarter software to recognise skin tones to enable adjustments in tone and warmth filters.

Apple boasts that the iPhone 13 will have a longer battery life than its predecessor, despite its faster chip, 5G, better cameras and new features.

It is also intelligent enough to conserve power consumption by switching to LTE “when 5G speeds aren’t needed”.

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Review: Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip to Liven Up Your Home

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Having had to #WorkFromHome for the past year, I decided to liven up the garden with a Philips Hue Lightstrip (Outdoor). It was a fun little project that was quick and easy to set up.

I got myself the 5m version of the Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip.

I got myself the 5m version of the Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip.

The Philips Hue Outdoor Lightstrip is a flexible, weatherproof LED strip that can be bent and shaped to produce your own lighting designs and mood in your garden or patio.

You can also use it indoors although there is a cheaper version (Lightstrip Plus) for indoor usage that’s not weatherproof..

With its diffused glow, the lightstrip can be used for direct or indirect lighting, and is able to display 16 million colour and 50 shades of gray all shades of white to create your personalised desired effect.

In the box is the lightstrip itself, the weatherproof power supply for plugging into the mains outdoors, as well as clips and screws to fasten the lightstrip onto the ground or wall based on the design you want to shape it to.

The lightstrip itself is quite flexible so if you’re just laying the lightstrip on the ground, I found that I could shape it without using any clips.

The lightstrip comes in 2m (S$209) and 5m (S$339) versions and is part of the Philips Hue line of intelligent lighting products for the home.

 

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Note that, in order to maximise the use of the lightstrip, you’ll need to have a Philips Hue Bridge (S$89), which is sold separately.

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New Arrival: De’Longhi La Specialista Prestigio Pump Espresso Coffee Machine

Friday, September 3rd, 2021

La Specialista Prestigio will be available at S$1,599 from 3 September 2021, on De’Longhi Online Store and major consumer and electronics stores.

De’Longhi says that La Specialista Prestigio combines both the science of coffee making with a barista's craftsmanship.

De’Longhi says that La Specialista Prestigio combines both the science of coffee making with a barista’s craftsmanship.

The new pump espresso coffee machine was announced in conjunction with De’Longhi’s launch of its new international campaign featuring Brad Pitt in a one-minute commercial named Perfetto.

Product specifications for La Specialista Prestigio from De’Longhi. Click to enlarge.

Product specifications for La Specialista Prestigio from De’Longhi. Click to enlarge.

La Specialista Prestigio is aimed at a segment of the manual coffee drinking market that enjoys the hands-on experience of making a cup of coffee.

More details below from the press release.

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De’Longhi Unveils Brad Pitt Campaign & La Specialista Prestigio

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

De’Longhi has launched its new international campaign starring Brad Pitt, as well as its new pump espresso coffee machine, the La Specialista Prestigio (S$1,599).

“When I saw what Damien did with the film grain and Brad looking about as cool as I've ever seen him, I was excited to come up with a tune and a vibe to match,

“When I saw what Damien did with the film grain and Brad looking about as cool as I’ve ever seen him, I was excited to come up with a tune and a vibe to match,” said Justin Hurwitz, composer for Perfetto.

De’Longhi’s biggest international campaign, titled “Perfetto”, is directed by award-winning director Damien Chazelle and stars leading man Brad Pitt.

The campaign offers viewers a glimpse of a day in the life of Brad Pitt.

From getting his coffee beans in the morning, to riding around Los Angeles on his motorcycle and stopping for gas – these scenes transport viewers to a ‘Perfetto’ world where the ultimate bean to cup experience is attainable just by pressing a button at the comfort of their own home.

Check out the campaign video below.

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New Arrival: Jabra Elite 3, Elite 7 Active & Elite 7 Pro Wireless Earbuds

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

The new Jabra Elite 3 (S$128, 8 Sep), Elite 7 Active (S$268, 15 Oct) and Elite 7 Pro (S$318, 15 Oct) will be available in Singapore at selected retailers.

(Counter-Clockwise from bottom) The new Jabra Elite 3 (S$128), Elite 7 Active (S$268) and Elite 7 Pro (S$318).

(Counter-Clockwise from bottom) The new Jabra Elite 3 (S$128), Elite 7 Active (S$268) and Elite 7 Pro (S$318).

The three new wireless earbuds are from the Elite Pro, Elite Active and core Elite product lines of Jabra, catering to different use cases.

The Elite 7 Pro offers “ground-breaking” call performance with new Jabra MultiSensor Voice technology, featuring a longer battery life with nine hours non-stop play time with adjustable ANC.

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New Arrival: Huawei MateView & MateView GT Monitors in Singapore

Sunday, August 29th, 2021

For Huawei fans in Singapore, the new MateView (S$998) & MateView GT (S$798) will be available exclusively online in Shopee Huawei Official Store from 1 September, 2021.

A striking, sports car-inspired design bolsters Huawei MateView GT’s presence on the desk, making it an impressive centrepiece on any gaming setup.

A striking, sports car-inspired design bolsters Huawei MateView GT’s presence on the desk, making it an impressive centrepiece on any gaming setup.

First unveiled globally in early July, the Huawei MateView standalone display and MateView GT gaming desktop monitor will be available for Singapore customers from 1 September.

In addition, the company will also be launching Huawei Display 23.8”, a TÜV Rheinland eye comfort-certified Full-HD panel with narrow bezels.

All three monitors will be available exclusively online in Shopee Huawei Official Store.

More details below from Huawei Singapore.

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New Arrival: Kanso 2 Sound Processor for Cochlear Implants in Singapore

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Cochlear claims that the Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor is the world’s smallest off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor.

New technology such as the Kanso 2 showcases Cochlear’s efforts in improving hearing outcomes and quality of life for people with hearing loss.

New technology such as the Kanso 2 showcases Cochlear’s efforts in improving hearing outcomes and quality of life for people with hearing loss.

Featuring hearing performance technologies, Cochlear boasts that the Kanso 2 is the first and only off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor to offer direct streaming from compatible Apple or Android devices.

“Cochlear is dedicated to bringing sound to people all over the world. The Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor showcases Cochlear’s latest and most advanced hearing performance technology, and marks a new step towards helping people in Singapore living with hearing loss to hear better.  With its latest connectivity features and simple design, this new technology is designed to better meet the different needs and lifestyles of individuals and is the result of persistent efforts to improve hearing outcomes,” said Amy Zheng, General Manager, Southeast Asia, Cochlear.

The Kanso 2 Sound Processor features an integrated rechargeable battery and the highest possible water resistance rating (IP68) for any off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor, giving users the freedom to live an active lifestyle.

Dual microphones filter out background noise to help provide better hearing performance in noise compared to a single microphone.

With ForwardFocus, users can reduce noise from behind them to help them focus on conversations in front of them.

SmartSound IQ with SCAN helps users to hear more clearly in a range of listening environments by capturing sound through dual microphones, analysing surroundings, before automatically adjusting the settings for the hearing conditions.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Dyson V12 Detect Slim Vacuum Cleaner with Laser

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

The V12 Detect Slim (S$899S$1,249) is Dyson’s first vacuum cleaner with laser detect technology to reveal hidden dust in the home.

Buy Direct from Dyson: The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is available from 24 August 2021 at www.dyson.com.sg and Dyson Demo stores at Dyson Service Centre & Demo Store – Capitol Singapore, Dyson Demo Zone – Westgate.

Buy Direct from Dyson: The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is available from 24 August 2021 at www.dyson.com.sg and Dyson Demo stores at Dyson Service Centre & Demo Store – Capitol Singapore, Dyson Demo Zone – Westgate.

Now available in Singapore, Dyson boasts that its powerful and intelligent V12 Detect Slim is capable of detecting, removing, sizing and counting microscopic dust for scientific proof of a deep clean.

The Dyson V12 Detect Slim features three key technologies.

  1. Laser dust detection reveals dust particles invisible to the eye, with a precisely-angled green laser integrated into a Fluffy cleaner head – so you don’t miss a thing.
  2. Acoustic Dust Sensing provides reassurance that you have deep cleaned. LCD screen shows the size and number of particles, displaying real-time scientific proof of a deep clean by counting and measuring microscopic dust particles with a piezo sensor, which automatically increases suction power across different floors types and dust amounts.
  3. New anti-tangle hair screw clears hair fast. Anti-tangle conical brush bar spirals hair off and into the bin. Motor-driven cleaning for small spaces.

More details below from the press release.

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Promotion: Roborock Livestream Bundle on Shopee (27 August)

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Roborock will be offering discounted bundle price for its newly launched Roborock H7 handheld vacuum and S7 robot vacuum mop – during its livestream event this Friday on 27 August, 2021 at 6pm. Discounts for the S6 MaxV and S5 Max available too.

The Roborock Live Show is a livestream series via Shopee Live at its official Shopee store that will allow viewers to purchase selected Roborock products with livestream exclusive deals.

The Roborock Live Show is a livestream series via Shopee Live at its official Shopee store that will allow viewers to purchase selected Roborock products with livestream exclusive deals.

Roborock is offering a special livestream-only deal this Friday, 27 August on the new Roborock H7 and S7 bundle during its Roborock Live Show.

Priced at S$1,229.80 (RRP S$1,599.80) for both products, the bundle features Roborock’s latest handheld vacuum and robot vacuum.

You can also buy them separately at discounted prices during the livestream.

More details below about the Roborock H7 and Roborock S7.

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New Arrival: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Powerful 14-inch gaming and creative laptop gets a facelift courtesy of world-renowned producer and DJ. Available in Singapore (S$3,098) exclusively at the ROG Experience Store Bugis and ASUS Online Store.

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition promises to harmonise tech and music.

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition promises to harmonise tech and music.

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announces the new Zephyrus G14 Alan Walker Special Edition (GA401QEC) laptop, created in collaboration with the legendary artist, DJ and music producer.

With unique styling and a custom ROG Remix sampler, this machine is ready for any creative endeavor.

More details below from the press release.

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