Jaybird X3 Wireless Sport Headphones to arrive in Singapore

Looking for a great pair of wireless earbuds for your outdoor lifestyle? The Jaybird X3 now comes with enhanced sound, customisable audio options and an improved secure-fit, in its classic low profile design.
Price: SGD $215
Availability: Pre-Order from Apr 27, 2017; In-stores by May 4, 2017

What’s New?

The Jaybird X3 promises an enhanced sound experience with an improved 6mm driver this time around. Physically, the X3 is now smaller, making it the first in the X-Series to be helmet compatible.

Multi-device pairing is also on the cards. You can now pair two sets of X3 headphones to one device and even pair your X3s to two devices simultaneously.
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LG SIGNATURE W7 OLED TV

LG 2017 TVs continue to impress, especially with the SIGNATURE W7 OLED TV. OLED’s amazing picture quality coupled with the new razor thin TV panel makes for a gorgeous display.

This TV is only 2.75mm thin, just two coins stacked together, and blends in seamlessly into your wall. It can only be wall mounted, and is actually held in place by a magnetic frame. When mounted, there is a very thin 1 mm gap with the wall, which ensures no silhouette cast on the wall and it blends in seamlessly, giving off the impression of a window to another world.
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Nikon D7500: DX Format DSLR

The new Nikon D7500, is the latest DX-format DSLR and successor to the D7200. Yet, it also incorporates the imaging element of the higher spec D500.

D7500 Primary Features

  • 4K Videosupport
  • Updated Nikon DX-format 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor and a high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine
  • An ISO range up to 51200
  • Flicker reduction for still images.
  • A 51-point AF system and high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 8fps
  • Shoot up to 50 shots in 14-bit lossless compressed RAW, with extended buffer capacity.
  • 180K-pixel RGB sensor supports an Advanced Scene Recognition System
  • Lighter DSLR body of approximately 720g
  • WiFi and Bluetooth support
  • Flip-out LCD

Availability

The D7500 will be available with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, or with the body-only configuration. Availability will be announced at a later date.

Review: Zhiyun Smooth Q

The Zhiyun-Tech Smooth-Q is an affordable gimbal stabilizer to capture smooth handheld footage with your smartphone. If you take a lot of videos on your smartphone, the Smooth-Q helps eliminate those Blair Witch moments.

It can handle phones that weigh up to 220g – so iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge / S8 Plus are all suitable for use. Balancing is done with one button controlling the roll axis. The Smooth-Q can also switch quickly between horizontal and vertical mode.

The Smooth-Q’s interface features a power, and function button, 4-way joystick, and a zoom control switch. The joystick is pressure sensitive so you can control the speed of movement.Pan axis allows 360° unlimited rotation, tilt axis moves -135° to +185° and roll axis allows +/-30° movement. There’s also the option to pair it with the ZY Play App for better control and features. In the app, you can enable object or face tracking, and the Smooth Q will attempt to follow the object of interest automatically.

The Zhiyun Smooth Q packs an impressive 26650mAH battery which offers a solid 12 hour battery life on a full charge, a more than decent run time for your full day photo / video shoots. It can also function as a built in power bank, so you can charge your phone while shooting.

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Pebby Robotic Pet Sitter​

Monitor and entertain your pets even when you are not at home with Pebby. Pebby is a ball on mission to keep you and your pet together even when you’re not physically there. Using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, the Pebby system’s remote controlled ball allows owners to watch, interact, and capture their pet’s moments in real time. A wide-angle fisheye lens feature gives you an optimal view of all the cute things you might have missed while you were away, as well as records, snaps, and shares images and video at the touch of a button.

The Pebby pack comes with the Pebby™ Ball (with your choice of EASYfix™ magnetic caps so you can customize the look of your Pebby) , PebbyKennel™ charging dock, PebbyCollar™ motion sensor collar, and, of course, the Pebby app, free to download off iTunes or GooglePlay store.

You would need your pet to wear the associated pet collar and Pebby will do the rest of the work. Each charge can last for 8 days and you can drive it remotely to dock and charge. There’s an Auto-Play mode to let Pebby go wild and entertain your pets. Cats can also play with a specially designed pet and human safe laser, which, as you know, is irresistible for every kitty worth his whiskers!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/973862487/pebby-the-worlds-most-advanced-robotic-pet-sitter

Review: The HTC U Ultra

The HTC U Ultra, designed for U, is the latest phone from HTC that is uniquely different from their previous phones. Moving away from the unibody metal signature look, the U Ultra boldly plonks for glass that has been made popular by the like of Samsung. I might miss the industrial look of the HTC One series, but the U Ultra with the new Liquid Surface looks good in a refreshing way, especially the brighter colours like blue and turquoise. The way it catches light and shimmers like a piece of jewellery is stunning. Let’s dive deeper with the phone.
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Samsung. Unboxed. The New S8.

Samsung is BACK, with the latest and greatest – the S8 and S8 Plus, are a revelation. The wraparound design makes the screen the centrepiece of the phone, the Infinity Super AMOLED display pops out with its vibrant colours and high screen to body ratio. Compared to the previous S7 edge, the new phones actually feel slimmer, and easier to hold, thanks to a taller aspect ratio, and a better edge build. They are beautiful phones and blows away the competition.

To achieve this, Samsung removed the non-essentials on the front of the phone. The branding, the home button / fingerprint sensor combo, have all been deemed excess to requirements. The smaller S8 managed to achieve a bigger display than an iPhone 7 Plus, in a smaller footprint, and yet, still retaining the 3.5mm jack. And that’s worth applauding. Now they just have to ensure that the phones do not explode and this would be a homerun.

The previous generation Galaxy S7 and Note 7 have been great phones and many top features have been retained. The IP68 waterproof feature, IRIS recognition, and compatibility with the other great Samsung products like Samsung Pay and GearVR are still on the cards. I am not too sure how useful Bixby would be, which is the other big star of the release, but there’s Google Assistant as an option as well.

Preorders with the local telcos – Singtel, Starhub, M1, is expected within the week, and with a ship date of April 21.

As you would expect from a flagship phone, the specifications do not disappoint.

Galaxy S8

  • Size: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm
  • Weight: 152g
  • 5.8-inch Infinity Super AMOLED curved display with 2960 x 1440 resolution (571 PPI)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor or Exynos 8895 8895 processor, depending on market
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage
  • microSD support up to 256GB
  • 12-megapixel F/1.7 camera with autofocus and optical image stabilization, Quick Launch and Bixby support
  • 8-megapixel F/1.7 front camera with autofocus, Quick Launch, and Bixby support
  • Iris scanner
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Heart rate sensor
  • IP68 water and dust proof certification
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual band support
  • GPS, Glonass
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 3,000 mAh battery with fast-charging, wireless charging, and battery saving modes
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung UX on top

Galaxy S8+

  • Size: 159.5 x 73.1 x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 173g
  • 6.2-inch Infinity Super AMOLED curved display with 2960 x 1440 resolution (529 PPI)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor or Exynos 8895 8895 processor, depending on market
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB ofUFS 2.1 storage
  • microSD support up to 256GB
  • 12-megapixel F/1.7 camera with autofocus and optical image stabilization, Quick Launch and Bixby support
  • 8-megapixel F/1.7 front camera with autofocus, Quick Launch, and Bixby support
  • Iris scanner
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Heart rate sensor
  • IP68 water and dust proof certification
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with dual band support
    GPS, Glonass
    USB Type-C
    3.5mm headphone jack
    3,500 mAh battery with fast-charging, wireless charging, and battery saving modes
    Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung UX on top