Posts Tagged ‘mobile’

New Arrival: Google Launches New Pixel Family of Mobile Gadgets

Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Google has unveiled new Pixel personal devices which will be coming to Singapore: Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro phones, Pixel Watch 2, and upgraded Pixel Buds Pro. Prices and availability below.

The latest Pixel devices from Google: Pixel 8 (S$1,099) and Pixel 8 Pro (S$1,5549), Pixel Watch 2 (S$525), and upgraded Pixel Buds Pro (S$299).

The latest Pixel devices from Google: Pixel 8 (S$1,099) and Pixel 8 Pro (S$1,5549), Pixel Watch 2 (S$525), and upgraded Pixel Buds Pro (S$299).

The new devices were only just announced during the Made by Google event.

The Pixel 8 (S$1,099) and Pixel 8 Pro (S$1,549) leverages AI for a better user experience, powered by the Google Tensor G3 chip.

 

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At today’s Singapore launch of the new Pixel devices from Google.

Sporting metal finishes and recycled materials, the two phones feature bright screens, a temperature sensor and upgraded camera systems.

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New Arrival: Samsung Galaxy FE Series for S23, Tab S9 & Buds

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Samsung has launched the FE Series of mobile gadgets positioned between the traditional flagship and mid-tiered devices – Galaxy S23 FE phone, Galaxy Tab S9 FE tablet, and Galaxy Buds FE earbuds. Prices and availability below.

Call it what you will - a top-end mid-tier or an entry flagship - the FE series targets Samsung fans who desire flagship features at a more affordable price.

Call it what you will – a top-end mid-tier or an entry flagship – the FE series targets Samsung fans who desire flagship features at a more affordable price.

The Galaxy S23 FE phone will be available for purchase online for Singapore from 10 October 2023, and in-store from 20 October – at a price of S$888 (128GB) and S$988 (256GB).

The S23 FE is available in Mint, Cream, Graphite, and Purple; with two additional colours of Indigo and Tangerine only available online.

The Galaxy Tab S9 FE series tablets are available from S$669 to S$1,019 in Singapore from 20 October.

The Tab S9 FE is available in Mint and Grey while the Tab S9 FE+ is available in Silver.

The Galaxy Buds FE earbuds will also be available in Singapore from 20 October at S$158.

The earbuds will come in Graphite and White.

More details below from the press release.

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Review: Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with Official MagSafe Charging 15W

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

tech4travel: Tech enthusiast and Apple fan, Dylan, got himself the latest Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with Official MagSafe Charging 15W (WIZ019). He was pleased that the charging pad “encompassed both power and convenience in one sleek package”.

Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with Official MagSafe Charging 15W (WIZ019bt) comes in black or white (UP S$139) on Belkin Lazada Mall and Shopee Mall, as well as Challenger stores, Challenger.sg.

Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with Official MagSafe Charging 15W (WIZ019bt) comes in black or white (UP S$139) on Belkin Lazada Mall and Shopee Mall, as well as Challenger stores, Challenger.sg.

As a tech enthusiast, I’m always on the lookout for products that combine innovation, functionality, and style seamlessly.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad certainly ticks all the right boxes, offering an impressive array of features for charging, portability, and consumer guarantee.

Freshly unboxed: Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with Official MagSafe Charging 15W (WIZ019).

Freshly unboxed: Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad with Official MagSafe Charging 15W (WIZ019).

Let’s delve into what makes this charging pad a must-have accessory.

Charging Powerhouse

One of the standout features of the BoostCharge Pro is its ability to wirelessly charge your iPhone 15/14/13/12 and AirPods (including Pro and 2nd gen) SIMULTANEOUSLY.

This two-in-one convenience eliminates the need for multiple cables and chargers cluttering your workspace or luggage.

For those with the latest iPhones, the BoostCharge Pro offers fast charging at up to 15W with a seamless MagSafe wireless charging experience.

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Review: Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K

Monday, August 21st, 2023

tech4travel: I asked an Apple fan what is the latest Apple accessory he’s using and he showed me this nifty gadget that he carries around, especially when he travels – the Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wireless Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wirelesss Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K (BPD005) retails in Singapore for S$159 from Challenger stores, challenger.sg, iStudio stores, as well as Belkin official stores on Lazada and Shopee Mall.

The Belkin BoostCharge Pro Fast Wirelesss Charger for Apple Watch + Power Bank 10K (BPD005) retails in Singapore for S$159 from Challenger stores, challenger.sg, iStudio stores, as well as Belkin official stores on Lazada and Shopee Mall.

For Dylan, the key highlights for the wireless charger cum power bank are as below.

Swift Charging Capability: If you value rapid charging, the Belkin BoostCharge Pro is a standout performer. It effortlessly charges Apple iPhones, providing up to 30% battery capacity in under 20 minutes, ensuring you spend less time waiting and more time using your device.

Another compact multi-tasking accessory for Apple users from Belkin. This nifty travel companion wirelessly charges your Apple Watch at 7.5W while simultaneously charging your iPhone for up to 20W fast charging.

Another compact multi-tasking accessory for Apple users from Belkin. This nifty travel companion wirelessly charges your Apple Watch at 7.5W while simultaneously charging your iPhone for up to 20W fast charging.

Efficient Self-Recharge: The power bank itself swiftly replenishes its energy levels, going from one button to four buttons fully charged in approximately 2 hours. This convenient feature keeps you ready for any adventures that lie ahead.

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New Arrival: Samsung Launches Foldables, Watches and Tablets

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Samsung has launched, at its global Unpacked event, a slew of seven Galaxy personal mobile devices: Galaxy Z Flip5, Galaxy Z Fold5, Galaxy Watch6, GalaxyWatch6 Classic, Galaxy Tab S9 series. Local availability and pricing below.

The latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 foldable phablet (left) and Galaxy Z Flip5 foldable phone at a special preview prior to the global launch.

The latest Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 foldable phablet (left) and Galaxy Z Flip5 foldable phone at a special preview in Singapore prior to the global launch.

The following are the new personal mobile devices which Samsung unveiled.

  1. Galaxy Z Flip5 foldable phone
  2. Galaxy Z Fold5 foldable phablet
  3. Galaxy Watch6 smartwatch
  4. Galaxy Watch6 Classic smartwatch
  5. Galaxy Tab S9 tablet
  6. Galaxy Tab S9+ tablet
  7. Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra tablet

All the devices will be generally available in Singapore from 11 August 2023 (Friday).

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Review: Belkin BoostCharge Pro 65W Dual USB-C GaN Wall Charger with PPS

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

tech4travel: The BoostCharge Pro 65W wall charger from Belkin is a compact yet powerful charger that is really useful when travellng.

I’ve been using this 65W GaN charger for a few weeks now and it’s really handy when I work outside of home or office.

I’ve been using this 65W GaN charger for a few weeks now and it’s really handy when I work outside of home or office.

At home and at the office, my mainstay charger is the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 4-Port 108W GaN Charger.

Once I hit the road, my charger of choice is the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 65W Dual USB-C GaN Wall Charger with PPS.

The charger comes with a 2m power cable in the box.

The charger comes with a 2m power cable in the box.

This is because of how compact and lightweight it is.

I normally just leave it in the bag and reach for it when I settle down in a cafe or at a meeting room.

The powerful 65W wall charger comes with two USB-C ports for charging two devices simultaneously.

The top port is able to charge a MacBook Pro at 65W when used alone.

When both ports are in use, the top port pumps out 45W while the bottom outputs a maximum of 20W.

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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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New Arrival: StarHub Launches 5G-Bundled SIM Only Plans

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

StarHub boasts it is the first in Singapore to launch 5G-bundled SIM Only plans. Two new Mobile+ SIM Only plans are available for customers from today. Prices below.

New and re-contracting mobile customers will receive StarHub’s brand-new 5G SIM cards from today

New and re-contracting mobile customers will receive StarHub’s brand-new 5G SIM cards from today

Called Mobile+ SIM Only, both plans offer customers 1,000 talktime minutes, 1,000 SMS, and free incoming calls.

The S$38 plan comes with 70GB of data, made up of 60GB with a launch bonus of 10 GB.

For S$7 more monthly (at S$45), customers will get extra 20GB of data (90GB).

Both plans offer customers 12 months of Disney+ on StarHub, 1,000 talktime minutes, 1,000 SMS, and free incoming calls.

In conjunction with today’s launch, StarHub has also started issuing brand-new 5G SIM cards to customers who renew or sign up for Mobile+, Mobile+ SIM Only and Biz+ plans, free-of-charge (Usual price: S$37.45).

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot Device with Wi-Fi 6

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

The addition of this new 5G Mobile Hotspot device extends the networking ecosystem that Linksys offers from home networking to mobile networking on-the-go. Available in Singapore now at S$799 at all authorised outlets.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot device enables you to share your mobile data plan with up to 15 devices, at home, at an event venue or while traveling overseas on a local data-SIM.

The new 5G Mobile Hotspot device from Linksys provides Wi-Fi 6 connectivity to up to 15 mobile devices.

This is great for providing Internet access at event venues with no Wi-Fi networks.

Or during vacation for sharing a local mobile data plan with the rest of the family.

It can also serve as a backup networking solution in case the home broadband connection is down (as in the recent telco outage), or when the Wi-Fi network in an event venue is weak or down.

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New Arrival: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G Mobile Platform

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Qualcomm has added a new 5G mobile platform to its Snapdragon 7-series, with the Snapdragon 750G enabling global 5G, HDR gaming and on-device AI.

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G mobile platform.

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G 5G mobile platform.

To date, there have been more than 275 designs announced or in development based on Snapdragon 7- series mobile platforms, including 140 5G designs.

“We continue to see great traction with our high-tier Snapdragon 7-series 5G mobile platforms. As we continue to build out this relatively new tier of our mobile roadmap, we’re always looking for ways to support the growing needs of our OEM customers. Snapdragon 750G delivers a selection of premium mobile features to an even wider audience,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The new Snapdragon 750G features the truly global Qualcomm Snapdragon X52 5G Modem-RF System, which supports both mmWave and sub-6 GHz, SA and NSA modes, TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), and global roaming and global multi-SIM.

This comprehensive modem-to-antenna solution allows devices powered by Snapdragon 750G to support multi-gigabit connections with fast upload and download speeds.

Snapdragon 750G offers select Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming features to allow for smooth, low- latency gameplay for richer entertainment quality.

More details below from the press release.

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