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Samsung Brings Product Experience to New Heights with Galaxy Studio @ Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City

To celebrate the recent launch of the Galaxy Note 5 4G+, Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+ as well as Galaxy Tab S2, and in anticipation of the launch of the Samsung Gear S2 in Singapore, Samsung will be holding a consumer event, the Galaxy Studio at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City from 26 to 27 September 2015. During these two days, attendees will have a chance to experience the full suite of Samsung Galaxy devices in a fun and interactive way, as well as be among the first in Singapore to pre-order and try the Samsung Gear S2. Galaxy Studio Activities The Galaxy Studio will comprise of four themed experiential zones, along with a comprehensive product showcase area. These zones will let consumers enjoy a slew of interactive and immersive activities that incorporate the use of the latest Samsung Galaxy products. Hourly design contest1 will take place between 12pm to 7pm on 26 and 27 September 2015. Consumers simply have to design a watch face for the latest Samsung Gear S2, and the best designs of …

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Samsung Comes Full Circle with the Launch of Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Electronics Singapore announced Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, a result of years of progressive innovation in the wearables category. The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom UX and advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalise and bring more fun to their mobile experience. The Gear S2’s unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons, ensure users will have a quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications. Specially designed for consumers with distinct preferences, the Gear S2 is available in two different options – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic. The Gear S2 classic is made for users who prefer a more timeless watch design, offering an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The Gear S2 is ideal for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design. A mere 11.4mm thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist. With its 1.2-inch circular screen and 360 x 360 …

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Sony introduces next generation SmartBand 2

Sony SmartBand 2, a multi-sensor lifelogger provides full-scale insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels. SmartBand 2’s accelerometer and heart rate sensors work together to monitor pulse and heart rate variability, allowing you to gauge overall fitness, excitement and stress levels throughout the day. It is able to track activities such as walking, running and other workouts. With the Lifelog app, you can keep track of progress and get inspiring motivational prompts based on your activity. It also provides sleep insights, with sleep detector and alarm clock function that will gently vibrate to wake you up at the best time based on your sleep cycle. SmartBand 2 ensures you never miss a call, message, email or tweet with subtle vibrating notifications and bright pulsing RGB LEDs. You can easily control the music on your smartphone or tablet, with simple taps to play, pause and skip through tracks. And, SmartBand 2 reaches full battery capacity in around one hour, lasting up to 2 days4. With durable silicone casing, up to 2 days battery life, and IP68 …

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OPPO R7 Plus: Big On Style, Bigger On Battery Life

Design has always been at the forefront for OPPO. The latest addition to the R7 range, the OPPO R7 Plus is about to give other premium-range smartphones a run for their money when it launches in Singapore on 5 September, 2015. The OPPO R7 Plus has the stamina to go the distance with a generous 4,100mAh lithium-polymer battery – one of the biggest, if not the biggest capacity in the current generation of phablets. The unique VOOC Flash Charge system delivers two hours of talk time after just five minutes of charging. Shutterbugs will be pleased with the Flash Shot feature which lets users snap an image instantly without turning on the screen – by simply pressing the power and both volume keys at the same time. The use of the fast and accurate laser-guided autofocus is also a boon for photo enthusiasts. Design The R7 Plus inherits the classic OPPO design tradition – the free curves convey a sense of elegance and comfort. Known for its unique styling and cutting-edge features, the OPPO R7 …

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OPPO Singapore launches the hip Mirror 5s and the value-for-money Neo 5s

OPPO fans can look forward to two new editions to the OPPO family with the launch of the OPPO Mirror 5s and Neo 5s this August. Both smartphones continue to deliver the brand’s promise of superior product design, attention to detail and exceptional user experience all at a remarkable price. Designed for the bold and the stylish, the OPPO Mirror 5s sports a unique mirror-like back. This reflective surface comprises individually cut and embossed glass sections that reflect light in different directions – creating a diamond-like bling like no other. This 7.65mm-thin, 160g light smartphone with a 1,280 x 720 5-inch screen is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM and has 16GB of internal flash storage, expandable to another 128GB with a Micro SD card. It has dual 4G SIM-card slots and offers innovative photography modes via its 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. The Mirror 5s in white will be available at all Singtel and M1 stores, and select retail outlets from August 29 at $369. OPPO Neo 5s: Affordable, …

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Casio EXILIM EX-ZR3500 – Equipped with Bluetooth Smart Technology and Make-up Plus mode

Sponsored Review Not long ago, I was given a EXILIM EX-ZR3500 from Casio, one of its latest addition to the EXILIM ZR series of compact digital cameras to try out and was quite happy with the results :) Casio EXILIM EX-ZR3500 is armed with Bluetooth Smart technology, which allows for a constant connection between the camera and a smartphone via the EXILIM Connect application. You can now capture and transfer the photos to you smartphone instantly! Very convenient ;) The camera is also equipped with the Make-Up Plus mode, an enhanced feature of Casio’s make-Up mode which automatically detects faces, brightens skin tone and smoothens complexion. Featuring a 1/1.7 inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor, the EX-ZR3500 produces sharper images in low-light settings and when shooting in burst mode. With a F2.8 wide-angle lens, you can also captures impressive night shots as well! These was taken under a low-light environment during a indoor party. Surprisingly, colors turned out virbant and noise level was well controlled too. Cheers! Some outdoor shots taken around the Gardens. with the 180-degree …

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Sony Mobile reveals two new smartphones with the introduction of Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5

Sony Mobile reveals two new smartphones with the introduction of Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 to its impressive range of devices. Offering advances in camera, design, battery and performance, the products support Sony’s leadership in the smartphone market. Xperia C5 Ultra – the all new PROselfie smartphone with two 13-megapixel cameras and an innovative near borderless 6” Full HD display. Starting with the Xperia C3, Sony Mobile has been the front runner to address the digital native’s need with our PROselfie offering. Xperia C5 Ultra incorporates an industry first twin 13-megapixel front and rear camera, which offers stunning high-resolution imagery. Whether you’re shooting incredible scenery or taking a selfie with friends, your images are always captured in crystal clear quality. Both cameras include Sony’s leading Exmor RS™ sensor, HDR for picture and video, and an easy to use preset Auto scene recognition mode that analyses and adjusts settings automatically to give the perfect results every time. Selfies are also enhanced with the integration of Sony’s enhanced Selfie Flash that supports the front camera and lightens …

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PlayStation®4 Exclusive Interactive Horror Title “Until Dawn™” to be Released on 25th August

PlayStation®4 exclusive title “UNTIL DAWN™ (Chinese+ English version)” will be released on 25th August, 2015 (Tuesday) at the suggested retail price of SGD69.90. When eight friends are trapped on a remote mountain retreat and things quickly turn sinister, they start to suspect they aren’t alone. Gripped by fear and with tensions in the group running high, you’ll be forced to make snap decisions that could mean life, or death, for everyone involved. Every choice you make in your terrifying search for answers – even the seemingly trivial ones – will carve out your own unique story. With spine-tingling performances from a Hollywood cast including Hayden Panettiere (Heroes, Nashville) brought to life with the power of PlayStation®4 – your actions alone will decide who survives Until Dawn. Pre-order will start from 31st July 2015 (Friday) until 21 August 2015 (Friday) at PlayStation® Authorised Dealers and Sony Stores. Customers who have pre-ordered will receive an “UNTIL DAWN™” Steelbook as a pre-order premium while stocks last. PlayStation®Plus members special offer Starting from 25th Aug. to 7th Sep., 2015, …

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Samsung Stays Ahead of the Curve with Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+. Both devices redefine the possibilities of large screen smartphones through Samsung’s 5.7-inch Quad HD SUPER AMOLED display. The Galaxy Note 5 4G+ provides refined S Pen capabilities, an unmatched set of productivity tools such as Microsoft® Office 365TM and SideSync 4.0 in a premium glass and metal design. Providing an immersive multimedia experience, the Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+ features innovative Dual Edge display with further Enhanced Edge UX. Galaxy Note 5 4G+ equipped with Enhanced S Pen The Galaxy Note 5 4G+ is a stunning upgrade to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note line. Inspired by the design legacy of the Galaxy S6 4G+, it ergonomically fits in one hand with a narrower bezel and curved back. To cater to today’s highly efficient mobile users, the Galaxy Note 5 4G+ features an Enhanced S Pen that offers improved writing capabilities and detection for faster, more intuitive access to its features. The S Pen offers users much flexibility when …

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The OPPO R7: Speed and Style with Unparalleled Quality in Construction and Durability

The OPPO R7 showcases all the hallmarks of OPPO construction – beauty seamlessly integrated with rapid performance, innovation and quality, boosted with OPPO’s keen eye for detail. The R7 is the first in its range, with the R7 Plus to follow. Faster and even more geared towards performance, it is an upgrade from its already powerful predecessor, the OPPO R5. ‘Violin-Arc’ Back Design & 2.5D Arc Edge Screen Its back adopts a unique ‘violin-arc’ design that lets it sit perfectly in the palm of one’s hand. A parallel of the dual curves of its 2.5D Arc Edge screen, the visual play of light and shadow gives the R7 a sleek, streamlined appearance. Premium Metal Unibody The R7’s stylish body is crafted from a single piece of aircraft-grade aluminium-magnesium alloy. With a 92.3% metallic ratio, it has unmatched strength and durability. Each body piece undergoes a stringent 48-step polishing process, resulting in an exquisite velvety metallic finish that is pleasing to both the aesthetic and tactile senses. Its robust frame is also matched by the R7’s …

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A Black Swan Moment in Singapore – A First Glimpse of the McLaren 570S

McLaren Automotive, the British luxury brand rooted in rich motorsport heritage, brought the all-new McLaren 570S for an exclusive glimpse for selected guests at private previews in Singapore. The first and most powerful model in the highly anticipated Sports Series, the McLaren 570S has truly brought Formula1™ technology to the sports car segment for the very first time. Sharing DNA with the performance-focused McLaren Super Series and globally-acclaimed Ultimate Series, the Sports Series brings McLaren race-derived technologies and supercar driving exhilaration to an entirely new range of driving enthusiasts. The McLaren 570S will offer the most rewarding and engaging experience with driver-optimised layout and class-leading performance.  At the same time, the interior is more tailored around day-to-day usability, greater levels of stowage space and even more refinement. High performance car enthusiasts in Singapore now have great reason to look ahead with excitement with the release of the new Sports Series in coming months with the rapidly approaching opening of the McLaren Singapore Experience Centre. The development will mark the world’s first brand experience centre for …

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World’s First Wireless Headset with Cross Training Coaching & Music from Jabra

Jabra, a leading manufacturer of intelligent audio solutions, today announced the launch of pioneering wireless workout solution, Jabra Sport Coach™ Wireless earbuds. If you’re a fan of burpees, lunges, squats and planks and want the added motivation of individual coaching and your favorite music while exercising, the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless is definitely your trusted companion specially designed for cross training! World’s first sport audio solution for cross training Cross training, or high-intensity interval training, has been identified by fitness experts at the American College of Sports Medicine as the top trend for 2015. Get in-the-moment, personalised in-ear audio coaching as you work out with the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless. Developed to meet the needs of cross training enthusiasts, users can easily create customized workouts based on over 40 different exercises using the Sport Life app. Track and analyse to maximise performance If you combine your cross training with running, the integrated TrackFit™ motion sensor will measure distance, pace, steps, cadence and calories burned. This unique motion sensor captures detailed activity and performance data for …

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Introducing the new Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire

Borneo Motors Singapore, the nation’s official distributor of Toyota automobiles, today introduced two luxury MPVs: the 3rd generation Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire in its line-up. Developed to incorporate luxurious saloon space with sophisticated interiors, the new Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire exude an unprecedented sense of refinement. The new designs have been raised to a level that further accentuates their individualities. The Toyota Alphard was developed with “luxurious and valiant” as its theme to convey a bold and distinctive luxury look and feel, while the Toyota Vellfire was developed with “bold and daring” as its theme to express a sense of drama and robustness. The MPVs are available in three variants: Alphard Standard, Alphard Elegance and Vellfire Elegance. Established as Toyota’s true flagship MPVs, the All-New Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire promises improved handling, stability and ride comfort delivered by way of a compelling blend of refined engine performance, prominent exteriors and interior refinements. Here is a list of some of the MPVs’ key features: Luxurious exteriors: Designed with the concept of “GRANDELUXE”, both …

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Get Upbeat with the latest LOTS earphones

The latest get-up from Korea, LOTS up-beat earphones packed with its apt-X compatible features and a 10-metre operating distance from any music device, is perfect for audiophiles who love CD-quality music on the go! Featuring a standby time of 150 hours or continuous music playback time of 5 hours, LOTS LTB-2000 can be easily charged by USB via an innovative charging clip by plugging it into your laptop or your powerbank. Connected through bluetooth, you do not have to worry about tangled cables anymore. With its integrating 3-button remote control, you can easily manoeuvre between calls, volume control and music shuffle. Weighing at 13.2g, it’s ultra-light weight makes it easy to carry around. A semi-hard casing comes with the package to keep your earphones well protected too. LOTS LTB-2000 is a slick afforable alternative to the usual costly premium options at a pocket-friendly price of $99, available in red, white and black at selected Newstead and Epicentre.

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Get Lucky for your Dad and Win a Gift for Him from LG Singapore

This Father’s Day, LG Singapore is giving everyone the chance to win big for their fathers. From now to June 21, 2015, you can visit the LG Singapore Get Lucky for Dad Contest site ( and choose from one of three gift bundles listed below: 1. LG Music Flow Speaker and LG Sound Bar (worth $1,297) 2. LG Air Purifier and LG Hom-Bot (worth $1,023) 3. LG G4 Smartphone (worth $998) To qualify, simply fill out the online form, answer a simple question and submit it. A maximum of three submissions a day is allowed to increase your chances of winning. Do not fret if you did not win any of the three gift bundles as you still stand a chance of winning the grand draw prize of 49-inch LG Ultra HD TV worth $1,899. In addition to the LG products, there are 10 pairs of movie passes to be won by sharing the contest on your Facebook timeline as a public post. A total of 14 winners will be announced via LG Singapore’s Facebook …

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Enjoy extended call-time with the new Jabra Boost

Jabra, a leading manufacturer of intelligent audio solutions, unveiled Jabra Boost, an energy-conserving headset that features the longest battery life in the market. With a 1-year standby time enabled by its Power Nap feature, the small, sleek and hassle-free headset enhances connectivity anytime, anywhere. Boosting Talk Time Jabra Boost will be your best partner in a conversation marathon with its extended talk time that lasts up to 9 hours. Also equipped with the Power Nap feature, users can enjoy up to 1 year of standby time as Jabra Boost preserves battery power for your important moments and conversations. If your headset has been disconnected from your phone for 60 minutes, Jabra Boost automatically enters the Power Nap function and turns off by itself. To “wake” Jabra Boost, all you need to do is to double tap the multi-function button. On-demand Siri/Google function A simple tap on the multi-function button activates Siri and Google Now at your command. This effortless activation brings great convenience for users in creating and checking appointments while they are on the road maneuvering through busy …

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LG Introduces New Additions to the Pocket Photo Family

LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled new additions to its line-up of pocket photo mobile printers: Pocket Photo PD239SA and PD251. The Pocket Photo PD239SA offers an all-in-one package that includes the printer, pouch and 10 pieces of photo paper, sticker and frame, making a great gift to get for your family and friends, or as a starter pack for you! For a design with more edge, the PD251 is definitely the fashion accessory to get. With a textured exterior and pointed edge in the middle, this pocket photo model screams modern and chic, perfect to carry around in your bag, and flash it out to print photos instantly. It also comes with a USB cable that makes charging and connecting to phones for printing easy! The newly introduced PD239SA is available in Pink at $199, while the PD251 comes in White and Pink at $139. They are additions to the existing Pocket Photo PD239 in White, Pink and Blue priced at $169. All mentioned series are compatible with Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8.

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Early Registration of Interest for LG G4 before 24 May and get LG G4 Premiums

LG Electronics (LG) Singapore has introduced new premium gifts that come bundled with the LG G4. These premiums are exclusively available to customers who register their purchase interest with the selected telecommunication companies. In addition to the extra battery and charger worth $126*, LG will be giving a 64GB Class 10 MicroSD Card*, worth S$78 for every purchase of LG G4. Customers who register interest in the Leather version of the phone will also receive the Leather Quick Circle*, worth S$88. This genuine leather case complements the leather backing of the phone perfectly, and comes in all three colors of the leather available in Singapore – black, brown and red. Leather G4 Metallic G4 Premium Worth Leather Premium Leather Quick Circle N/A $88.00 Premium with Purchase Battery + Charger Battery + Charger S$126 Registration Of Interest Only 64GB Class 10 SD Card 64GB Class 10 SD Card $78.00 Total Premium Worth S$292.00 $204.00 Consumers can register their interest at the websites of M1 ( and StarHub ( from 15 May 2015 to 24 May 2015. The LG G4 will be available from 30 May 2015, …

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Worldwide launch of Sound LINE Stickers Featuring Paul McCartney’s Voice

LINE, the world’s leading life platform, announced the first-ever global release of Sound LINE stickers.1 The sticker set, called “Chat with Paul McCartney”, features original recordings of the world-famous musician, Paul McCartney’s voice and is available for purchase worldwide via in-app Sticker Shop. LINE has pioneered the sticker feature within the world of messenger apps, launching cartoon-like animation stickers as well as LINE Creators Market, an original platform that allows users to create and sell the stickers of their own design. The new sticker format released globally today offers users the ability to share original sound recordings of famous characters and celebrities with friends. These revolutionary new stickers can be exchanged in chats and posted on the Timeline, just like any other stickers.   Sound stickers featuring famous lines from comical characters and comedians are perfect for adding zest to lively conversations. Also, the sound stickers can help convey thoughts and emotions that may be difficult to express directly, such as apologies. With the addition of sound stickers to the LINE arsenal, users now have a greater range of communication methods to choose …

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Celebrate this National Day with LINE’s exclusive “We Love SG50” Stickers!

Designed to commemorate Singapore’s 50th birthday, LINE announces the launch of its exclusive “We Love SG50” sticker set today. Inspired by the daily lifestyle, cultural idiosyncrasies and distinctive catchphrases of Singaporeans, this set recreates 16 different scenarios that Singaporeans from all walks of life can identify with. With these timely stickers, Singaporeans can say goodbye to lengthy text messages and replace them with a simple sticker! Stickers and their iconic characters have become synonymous with LINE and are at the foundation of every LINE conversation. Based on the top six LINE stickers sent in Singapore as of May 2015, Moon is Singapore’s favourite LINE Character. With his varied personalities and expressions, Moon stickers are more frequently used by Singaporeans in the course of daily conversations. LINE’s “We Love SG50” sticker set is available for FREE to all Singaporean LINE users from 12 May 2015 and is valid to use for an unlimited time.

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