Sony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

Sony MDR-1000X Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

For many years, Bose has been dominating the narratives on active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones with its QuietComfort series. While there are many other ANC headphones in the market – from Plantronics’ BackBeat Pro 2 to Sennheiser’s PXC 550 wireless – ask any frequent travellers and they will swear by the Bose QuietComfort ANC headphones. This might now change when Sony announces its MDR-1000x ANC headphones. It isn’t Sony’s first ANC headphones but when people start recommending me the MDR-1000x after hearing me rave about the Bose QC35, I knew…

Sony introduces the new WS623 Sports Walkman in Singapore

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…

Sony Introduces the World’s Fastest SD Card

Sony Introduces the World’s Fastest SD Card

With cameras going ultra HD and file sizes continue to increase, it’s only a matter of time before we see an upgrade in SD card performance. Today, Sony is introducing its SF-G series of SD cards which are specially optimised for professional photographers and DSLR users and videographers. Using Sony’s proprietary algorithm, the SF-G SD cards have a write speed of up to 299 MB/s (and a read speed of up to 300MB/s) – making it the world’s fastest SD cards. This allows for longer continuous shooting of high-res images with…

CES 2017 Round-up

CES 2017 Round-up

CES – the annual tech convention in Vegas is THE place for consumer electronic companies to showcase and preview their latest technologies and products which we will likely see it come to market later this year. While many have argued that the future lies in software, VR and AI, it is still pretty excited to see the work that some companies are doing with the hardware side of things. Here are some of more significant trends and product announcements at CES 2017: Alexa is now everywhere Alexa – the voice assistant…

Sony SRS-XB2 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Sony SRS-XB2 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

These days, it’s hard to visit any electronic store and not be bombarded by the extensive range of wireless speakers in all shapes, sizes and colors. With the commoditization of this product category, it seem harder to define a specific purpose for these speakers and also the people who purchase them. Do people bring their portable speakers outdoors? Would people value portability over audio quality? With the SRS-XB2, Sony thinks that it has a product for people who value both portability and audio quality. Design The Sony SRS-XB2 is compact…

Sony goes for gold with its IFA 2016 announcements

Sony goes for gold with its IFA 2016 announcements

Sony’s IFA 2016 press conference started off like.no.other. Its president and CEO Mr. Kazuo Hirai kicked off addressing the elephant in the room head on: how is Sony’s business relevant and viable in this rapidly changing marketplace? The answer to that is Sony’s unweaving commitment to innovation and Kando (the power to simulate an emotional “wow” response) that will make Sony a profitable company that is well positioned for growth. To that, Sony’s new array of products strive to be at the “last one inch” – the closest point to its customers,…