Google continues its hardware bet with HTC

After weeks of speculation, Google has finally announced that it is absorbing HTC’s Pixel phone team into its own hardware organization. In a blog post by Google’s Senior Vice President of Hardware – Rick Osterloh, the agreement would see “a team of HTC talent” join Google as part of its hardware organization. He also revealed that the same team has worked closely with the company on its Pixel line of smartphone and that the agreement would include a “non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property”. The US$1.1 billion deal will still allow HTC to…

Ninja Van Starts Delivering Happiness in Thailand

After conquering the local logistic market, Ninja Van – Southeast Asia’s fastest growing logistics company – has officially launched their operations in Thailand. Thailand is the 6th country in Asia the company has expanded into after Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. With its expansion into Thailand, the company has tailored a range of solutions not just for large e-Commerce companies but also for small/medium sellers and individuals. With the Ninja Easy App (iOS/Android), a Ninja will pick up your parcel within 90 minutes and deliver it countrywide within 1-3 days.…

Prime Time for Amazon in Singapore

After months of speculations, Amazon has finally entered the Southeast Asian market with the launch of its Prime Now App in Singapore. Available via the Prime Now App for Android and iOS, customers can select from a specially curated list of over 20,000 items including groceries, personal care items to electronics. While customers would require an Amazon Prime membership to make use of the Prime Now service elsewhere, Singapore is the isolated case where the service is launched without the need of the subscription. Another of Amazon’s Prime products – the Prime…

FiiO Launches Updated X7 Mark II & X3 Mark II DAPs, F9 IEM & Q1 Mark II DAC

Known for its highly affordable, high-quality Digital Audio Converters (DAC) and Digital Audio Players (DAP), FiiO has released several new products at a launch event in Singapore. There were two new updates to FiiO’s DAP line-up—The flagship X7 Mark II and the mid-tier X3 Mark 3, a Mark 2 version of the Q1 portable DAC, as well as a new pair of triple-driver F9 In-Ear Monitors (IEM). Following one of the FiiO’s tagline of “making balanced output a standard”, both the new DAPs provide a balanced output in the form…

Targus releases new cases for the Apple 10.5″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro in Singapore

If you have purchased the recently released Apple 10.5″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro and are looking for a case, you’re in luck! Targus has refreshed its VersaVu and Pro-Tek series of tablet cases to include the two new iPad Pro models. Targus VersaVu 10.5″ and 12.9″ iPad Pro Cases Crafted with premium materials, the VersaVu series are specially designed for the 10.5″ (S$89) and 12.9″ (S$99) iPad Pro (2017 edition). The cases come with molded trays that hold the tablets securely with reinforced corners and the patented 360° trays rotate easily between portrait and landscape…

Actxa Spur – the new fitness tracker that doesn’t break the bank

Actxa – the company behind the fitness trackers used in the National Steps Challenge – announces the Spur, its latest fitness band that features an all-day activity tracker with continuous heart rate monitoring and heart rate zone indication markers. Removing the need for a chest strap, the Spurs provides constant and reliable heart rate monitoring when worn on your wrist. It measures your resting heart rate with a built-in sensor at the wrist, and helps to calculate and track your up to six heart rate zones (Relax, Warm Up, Fat Burn, Cardio, Intense…

Illuminate your gaming rig with Creative’s new Sound BlasterX AE-5 sound card

Creative has announced the latest addition to its Sound BlasterX pro-gaming series with the Sound BlasterX AE-5 at E3 2017. The PCIe sound card comes with discrete headphone amp that delivers the ultimate audio performance with the 122dB 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre™ DAC. A custom-designed 600Ω Xamp discrete headphone amp with an ultra low 1Ω output impedance also makes it perfectly capable of driving sensitive in-ear monitors as well as studio-grade headphones from 16Ω to 600Ω. Combining Creative’s proprietary quad-core Sound Core3D audio DSP and the 122dB ESS Sabre-Class DAC, together with Sound Blaster’s audio enhancement technologies,…

LG Offers Mobile Training Workshops for First-Time LG Mobile Users

If you or your family members are first time mobile users of the Stylus 3 and K10, LG will be rolling out a three-hour workshop specially for you. The workshop is aimed at first-time smartphone users and will cover the gamut of commonly used apps and their new features as well as key features from the LG Stylus 3 and K10. This includes the tips and tricks to writing on the mobile screen with LG Stylus 3’s Screen-off Memo and messages with the Stylus 3. What’s more, participants to the…

DJI Spark is the new mini selfie drone #SeizeTheMoment

Just when you thought Mavic was the easiest and most consumer friendly drone, DJI has outdone itself again with the introduction of the DJI Spark Drone. At 143×143×55 mm and 300 grams, the Spark is the smallest and lightest drone that DJI has ever produced. If you have ever flown a drone, you would know how troublesome it is to simply get the drone flying. Besides calibrating the drone, you would need your mobile phone as a controller etc. To give you a sense of how small the Spark is,…

Audio House launches new online store and membership program

Audio House (you know, the one that used to be at The Liang Court?) – one of the largest home-grown electronics store in Singapore has now gone online with their very own online store! The online store (audiohouse.com.sg) has over 2,800 products listed and now offers free lifetime membership and many other benefits. Audio House Member’s Benefits Free $60 cash vouchers (redeemable in S$20 denominations for every $100 spent). Audio House members get $20 credit for every $100 spent (if you spend $1000, you get $200 worth of credits for…