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…

HTC U11 is the HTC flagship smartphone we have been waiting for

HTC just had a global launch event to commemorate its 20th anniversary. It was a trip down memory lane when HTC brought us back to 2013 when the HTC One was launched – the first smartphone pioneered the metal unibody craftsmanship and dual camera. If you remember the iconic HTC Sense clock widget, you should be of a certain age now lol. It didn’t take long for HTC to unveil the HTC U11. HTC Global president of smartphones and connected devices business Chia-Lin Chang joked about the leaked video of the…

JBL Smashes Guinness World Records with 1,000 connected Flip 4 speakers

HARMAN International Industries – the parent company of JBL has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for the most Bluetooth speakers playing from a single source. That’s after it has successfully played 1,000 Flip 4 Bluetooth speakers simultaneously from a single media source – beating the previous record of 208 speakers set by UE in 2016. The event took place at Village Underground in London on 25 April and was held in conjunction with telecommunications service provider O2. Over 200 guests witnessed this record breaking event including world-renowned Dutch DJs, Sunnery…

Sony introduces the new WS623 Sports Walkman in Singapore

We reviewed the Sony NW-WS413 previously and one of the main complaint we had was the lack of Bluetooth connectivity which really restricted the earphone’s potential as most users are streaming music from their mobile devices even while working out. With the new WS623 Sports Walkman, Sony is addressing this issue by finally including Bluetooth and NFC connectivity to its popular Walkman sports MP3 player. Design-wise, the WS623 looks very similar to the WS413. It features an ergonomic, slim and light design and is IP68-certified (when with waterproof earbuds attached) – allowing you to swim for up to…

Paradigm Launches Persona Series of Loudspeakers In Singapore

Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer Paradigm Electronics Inc. has launched the Persona series of loudspeakers in Singapore in an event at the Tower Club Singapore. The Persona series leverages Paradigm’s over 34 years of acoustic development, vertical integrated manufacturing and state-of-the-art design and engineering to create a new level of performance in loudspeakers. Being an owner of a pair of (albeit lower-end) Paradigm speakers, I am excited to check out what the new Persona series has to offer. At the start of the launch event, Paradigm’s AVP of International Sales and Marketing, Mr.…

Sony Mobile launches Xperia XA1 in Singapore

Sony Mobile is adding a new mid-range Xperia phone to the XA series. The new Xperia™ XA1 has a best in class 8MP 23mm wide-angle lens and a 23MP rear camera. Its large 1/2.3” Exmor™RS mobile sensor and bright F2.0 lens provides superior low light capability. Display-wise, the Xperia XA 1 has an edge-to-edge 720p HD 5″ screen that delivers a crisp and sharp viewing experience. The Xperia XA1 is powered by a Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat). To ensure a longer lasting performance over the smartphone’s…