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(Video) Sony Unveils its Latest Products at CES 2016

New Products Enrich Users’ Lives in Every Setting, from the Living Room to the Great Outdoors


(SINGAPORE, 6 January 2015) – Sony Corporation will unveil its new lineup of products slated for release in 2016, at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held from Wednesday, January 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At the Sony press conference held on Tuesday, January 5 (local time), Sony Corporation President and CEO Kazuo Hirai stated, “From the choices we’re making to be differentiated and unique, to the curiosity that drives our passion to face challenges, to our commitment as enablers of creativity, it is clear that the philosophical and strategic pillars are in place to continue to build a stronger, better, more profitable Sony. Providing kando continues to be the core focus and goal of our business.”

Sony Electronics (SEL) President and COO Michael Fasulo then took the stage to introduce some of Sony’s upcoming products to be released within the year, across a wide range of categories. Sony’s 4K BRAVIA™ TVs heavily emphasise picture quality and look, and they bring next-generation level visual experiences right into your living room. Sony’s ever expanding range of audio products offers you different ways to enjoy music to fit your unique tastes, from High-Resolution Audio (“Hi-Res”) to extra bass. Its line of digital imaging products enables you to capture easy-to-miss moments in the great outdoors and preserve memories of life’s most important events in stunning true-to-life detail. And finally, products in the Life Space UX series blend right into physical living spaces and redefine how entertainment is experienced. Sony will be bringing forth new products in each of these categories throughout the course of the year.

Below is Product Highlights and Press Release

 Sony-Press-Release_Sony-Unveils-its-Latest-Products-at-CES-2016_SG_FINAL

Product Category Model Product Highlights Availability
Home Entertainment SRS-ZR5 & SRS-ZR7 Portable Wireless Speakers Offering you more options for a dynamic sound listening experience, whenever and wherever you want, the SRS-ZR5 & SRS-ZR7 portable wireless speakers feature a built-in HDMI® (ARC) connection that connects the speaker to any television – allowing you to to enhance the sound quality of virtually any TV. Both speakers further support Google Cast™, Spotify Connect, and Multi-Room capability via Sony SongPal link. July 2016
BDP-S6700 The new BDP-S6700 Blu-ray player features technology that automatically upscales HD video content to near 4K quality for enhanced viewing enjoyment. Connect it to your other Sony products via SongPal and enjoy steaming music services, CDs, and other and other music sources for Wireless Multi-Room listening. May 2016
HT-NT5 & HT-CT790 Sound Bars Both the HT-NT5 & HT-CT790 2.1 channel sound bars support 4K and High Dynamic Range content from major studios via HDCP 2.2, Google Cast™ and Spotify Connect; and Multi-room capability via the SongPal app – delivering immersive surround sound experience like never before. May 2016
BRAVIA™ X93D, X85D One of the main takeaways from CES 2016 is Sony’s new 4K HDR TV lineup. The BRAVIA™ X93D features Sony’s new Slim Backlight Drive™ technology with a new grid-array backlighting structure. It’s slim design also allows it to sit close to the wall, leaving behind nothing but the picture itself.

Like the X93D, the BRAVIA™ X85D uses 4K X-Reality™ PRO to produce stunning detail for any content. It is also HDR compatible to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colors.

TBC
W75D, W65D, W60D The latest BRAVIA™ LCD television series, W75D, W65D, and W60D are designed with sleek lines and an elegant slim display to complement your home interior. They incorporate Clear Phase audio technology which analyses and compensates for inaccuracies in the built-in loud speaker’s response, resulting in pure, natural audio with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies. TBC

Press Release: #CallofDuty Asia Championship Begins Today with Prize Pool of Over USD23,000

Top teams from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia to represent their region at the 2016 Taipei Game Show

Singapore, 29th December, 2015 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia and ESL are proud to announce the Call of Duty Asia Championship! Call of Duty fans from all over the Asia-Pacific, brace yourselves for an explosive start to the New Year. During the first half of January, online competitions for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia will take place and four teams from these regions will secure their spots in the Call of Duty Asia Championship Final, to be held in Taiwan, at the 2016 Taipei Game Show.

The Call of Duty Asia Championship will be featuring the latest Call of Duty game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”, and will be played on the PlayStation platform.

On January 9th and 10th 2016, online qualifiers will be held for players from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines). The top placers from each qualifier will earn the right to represent their region and compete with other regions at the main stage of PlayStation booth at 2016 Taipei Game Show on February 1st 2016.

Regional Prizes for Singapore

<Regional Champion Team>

Free air tickets and hotel accommodations for participating “Call of Duty Asia Championship Final” in Taiwan

<MVP Prize>

“Call of Duty®: Black Ops III” Limited Edition PlayStation®4 Bundle (1TB) & JUGGERNOG mini refrigerator

Total Prize Pool

<Total prize pool: USD 23,000>

(Regional Champions: USD2,000, Asia Final Champion: USD6,000)

The recruitment period starts today and ends on January 8th 2016.

Please go to http://www.esl.gg/codasiachamp
to find out the requirements and sign up for the competition!

*Please note that the information listed in this Press Release is subject to change without prior notice.

Other Information:

Website:     http://asia.playstation.com

PlayStation®Authorised Dealers: http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/support/wheretoshop

Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/PlayStationAsia
Customer Service Centre: http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/support/contactus#customerSe rvice


Lamch & Co Unveils Twist World Adapter series from One Adaptr

(Singapore, November 2015) Lamch & Co is pleased to unveil two new exciting additions to the Twist World Adapter series, the Twist World Adapter Duo and the Twist+ World Adapter Duo by OneAdaptr.

 

The all-in-one world adapters work globally with the patented Twist & Lock mechanism. Simply twist to select one of four most popular power sockets compatible in over 150 countries from Europe, Australia, China to North America, allowing you to simultaneously charge your MacBook and iPad or iPhone from one electrical outlet wherever you are. The built-in Max 3.4A high-powered dual USB charger charges twice as fast as your devices’ included charger and is compatible with the latest mobile technology.

The Twist World Adaptor was introduced as a kickstarter project last year and has successfully received more than USD 36,000. Take a look on the product demo below.

The Twist World Adapter DUO and Twist+ World Adapter Duo are now available at ante@TANGS at TANGS Plaza Level 3, ante@Suntec City Mall, ante@Vivo City,

Epicentre, Epilife, istudio, and retails at $65 and $69 respectively.

Sony Launched Hi-Res Compact Audio System – CAS-1

CAS-1

(SINGAPORE, 27 October 2015) – Sony introduces the CAS-1, a compact audio system that aims to deliver the ultimate sound quality. It features dual-amplifiers that are tailored towards the distinct amplification requirements of speakers and headphones, thus providing the ideal sound performance regardless of output system. Thanks to Sony audio technologies, every subtle note fills your environment with rich detail and striking clarity, even at low volumes, whilst allowing you to experience immersive High-Resolution Audio. Advanced connectivity features allow you to stream high quality audio from your own device via Bluetooth® and NFC™ wirelessly, as well as via USB.

Designed for performance

The design for CAS-1 is inherited from Sony’s line of high-end ES series, and is focused on creating an ideal acoustic field on your desktop. The system is made up of three components – a main unit and two separate speakers to enhance sound. Delivering your music collection in beyond CD quality, the system supports Hi-Res Audio in both DSD and PCM formats, including FLAC, WAV or AIFF files of up to 24bit/192kHz quality. The unique Sony DSEE HX™ technology is used to upscale compressed audio files, such as MP3, to near Hi-Res Audio quality, thus bringing back a rich and full-bodied sound.

The CAS-1 features two independent dedicated amplifiers, each of which is tailored towards the specific requirements of speakers or headphones. The integration of Sony’s S-Master HX™ Hi-Res     Audio amplifier for the speakers further enhances music by reducing distortion and noise. Pulse Height volume will not sacrifice any data to control volume resulting in a crystal clear, crisp sound at any volume level. The headphone amplifier which is featured in other award-winning Hi-Res Audio models, including Sony’s high performance DAC from PHA-2 contributes to realize hi-res audio quality with headphones. These components allow the CAS-1 to produce a balanced, powerful and precise sound.

Tailor your sound experience

Enjoy your music the way you want to with the choice of audio output. You will be amazed if you choose to enjoy your favourite tunes with the two supplied speakers. Featuring a Hi-Res Audio compatible 14mm soft dome tweeter as well as a highly-rigid 62mm woofer that is supported by a bass reflex port, each speaker beautifully recreates a wide range of frequencies while suppressing noise and distortion – even when listening at close range. The brass spikes and speaker bases included allow you to add final touches to your ideal near-field Hi-Res Audio listening adventure. The model was also designed to allow the highest quality of listening experience with headphones.


Connection options are aplenty. Wirelessly connect your smartphone via Sony’s SongPal™ app to the CAS-1 and stream your music with detail and clarity using LDAC™, which is supported by Bluetooth®. Two USB (USB-A and USB-B) ports are also available for playback of Hi-Res Audio formats.

The CAS-1 compact audio system will be available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers from November 2015 onwards, at a recommended retail price of S$1,399.

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Specification Sheet

CAS-1
Description Compact audio system
Colour

 

Main unit: Black

Speaker: Brown Wood Grain

Dimensions (WxHxD) Main Unit: 55x178x120 mm

Speaker: 95x178x172 mm

Weight Main Unit: 1.3kg

Speaker: 1.5kg

Connectivity Supports Bluetooth® (SBC, AAC, LDAC) and NFC™
File compatibility USB A – DSD, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, MP3, AAC, WMA

USB B – DSD, PCM

Port type USB A (front)

USB B (rear)

Headphone output Stereo mini-jack
Accessories Remote control, batteries, AC power adapter, AC power cord, two speaker cables, USB cable, stand, speaker base and spike

“HALO 5: GUARDIANS” LAUNCHES INTO SPACE AS PART OF WORLDWIDE FAN CELEBRATIONS #Huntthetruth

Greater Asia, October 26, 2015 – To commemorate the global launch of Halo 5: Guardians, Xbox’s biggest exclusive title and one of the most anticipated games of 2015, Microsoft sent the gamertag of Asia’s most dedicated Halo player “Sandwhichy” into space, as part of a series of launch activities engaging Halo fans from around the world.

Sandwhichy, a super Halo gamer in Japan who has clocked more than 10,000 hours in the Halo franchise, saw his gaming achievements displayed on a flag held by the Master Chief and Spartan Locke on their mission to the edge UNSC Infinity Replica of space and back. The full video can be viewed below

“I am absolutely thrilled about this opportunity. I have played the Halo franchise for more than a decade and never thought that I would see my gamertag in space. It literally feels like I’m at the top of the world, a once-in-lifetime experience that I would never forget,” said Sandwhichy.

 

Fans are also invited to be part of this epic mission by voting for the coveted in-game items that will join Sandwhichy, the Master Chief and Spartan Locke on their journey to Earth’s outer limits. The three most-voted for items from the list of seven below will join Sandwhichy, the Master Chief and Spartan Locke on board for the blast off to space:

  • UNSC Pelican Replica
  • Cortana Mega Bloks Figure
  • M6 Pistol Replica
  • Banshee Strike Mega Bloks Vehicle
  • Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Controller
  • #Huntthetruth Tweet Book

 

A one-of-a-kind Master Chief helmet will also be up for auction for fans who want to own the unique memorabilia. Designed by both Taiwanese cosplayer Hsu Chia-Hao (alias Braid Clarke) and Australian designer Jenny Manik Mercian – who has collaborated with labels such as Victoria’s Secret and had her works worn by celebrities such as Beyoncé and Gisele Bündchen. The helmet is adorned with 25,000 Swarovski crystals and weighs about 5kg. All auction proceeds will go to non-profit organization, Make-A-Wish Foundation. The full video of the making of the helmet can be view below

Taiwanese cosplayer Hsu Chia-Hao (alias Braid Clarke) and Australian designer Jenny Manik Mercian created a one-of-a-kind Master Chief helmet adorned with 25,000 Swarovski crystals, to be auctioned off for Make-A-Wish Foundation

 

“We know our fans across all of Asia are getting ready to play Halo 5: Guardians and we are doing some very special things to celebrate the Halo Nation across Asia. From Space to a Swarovski-crusted Crystal helmet to an action-packed six-hour live broadcast – the launch of Halo 5: Guardians is shaping up to be our most epic video game launch in Asia,”said Rennie Addabbo, General Manager of Xbox for Microsoft Greater Asia.

 

@ASUSSG Announces #ZenFoneSelfie with 13MP Front Camera

Selfie with ZenFone
Selfie with ZenFone

Singapore (22 September, 2015) — ASUS today announced the availability of the ZenFone Selfie (ZD551KL) in Singapore, which is the latest addition to the ZenFone smartphone family. A fusion of fashion, technology and craftsmanship, the ZenFone Selfie is the perfect mobile device that allows users to take perfect selfies each time with dual 13MP PixelMaster cameras, dual-colour, dual-LED Real Tone flash for both front and rear cameras, plus laser auto-focus for ultra-fast shots to capture perfect clarity in just 0.3 seconds. With an Ergonomic Arc design and intuitive rear key, it makes capturing selfies easier than ever, with the real-time beautification mode to instantly edit the photo to provide perfect selfies every time. It will be available at all ASUS brand stores, authorised retailers and Qoo10 from 26 September onwards at $399. From 26 September – 31 October, the ZenFone Selfie will be retailing at a promotional price of $379 with free Lolliflash (usual SRP $17.90) accessory.

The ZenFone Selfie comes in elegant pastel-­colour choices such as Pure White, Baby Pink or Tiffany Blue
The ZenFone Selfie comes in elegant pastel-­colour choices such as Pure White, Baby Pink or Tiffany Blue

KEY POINTS

  • Best selfies: 13MP PixelMaster cameras and dual-LED Real Tone flash front and rear, ultra-fast laser focus and ZenMotion S-swipe to shoot
  • Real-time Beautification Mode: Applies instant photo editing to make every selfie a stunning photo
  • 5-in Full HD display: High-density screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for vibrant colour, incredible detail and durability
  • 64-bit power: Octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon processor delivers the perfect balance of multimedia performance and battery efficiency

To see the full spec and press releases, see below

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@ASUS Refreshes #ZenBook #UX305 #Ultrabook with Latest #Intel Core™ Processors

UX305_edition_07ASUS launches new edition of their popular ZenBook UX305 ultrabook. The new ZenBook UX305 will be powered with the latest 5th generation Intel® Core i5 and i7 processors

Features of the ZenBook UX305:

  • World’s slimmest 13.3-inch 3,200 x 1,800 QHD+ ultraportable, measuring at only 14.9mm thin and weighing just 1.3kg.
  • Refreshed with the latest 5th generation Intel® Core i5 and i7 processors with up to 8GB onboard RAM and 256GB SSD for superb all-round performance
  • Eligible for free upgrade to Windows 10 from 29 July 2015 onwards .
  • Sleek new wedge-shaped all-aluminium design with cool new Obsidian Stone colour

 

The ASUS ZenBook UX305 Ultrabook™ with the latest 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors will be retailing at S$1,398 onwards at all ASUS authorised retailers and ASUS brand stores.

 

To read the full press releases, see http://1drv.ms/1LajycT

Review of DELL Inspiron 14R laptop (with Touch Display)

Tablets, nowadays are good enough to fulfill most of our needs on the move. However, there are times that I still prefer laptop over tablet. Recently, I manage to get hold of DELL Inspiron 14R laptop. Powered by Windows 8. With touchscreen capabilities, it has made navigation within Windows 8 easier.

Key Specification

  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-4200U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz, UMA)
  • 4GB 1 DIMM (1X4GB) DDR3L 1600Mhz
  • 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • 14.0 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)
  • 4-cell Lithium Ion (40WHr) Battery

Price: Start from SGD899 (depending on the level of customization as well as cash rebate)

What I like

  • Value for money: you get almost everything you need in a laptop with reasonable performance in every aspects. You get 3 x USB ports (2 x USB3.0 & 1 x USB 2.0), 1 x HDMI port and a DVD writer. Sufficient battery life to get your work done on the go.
  • Wave MaxxAudio: Good sound quality from the inbuilt speaker (It gets better if you plug in to your headphone) A perfect companion when you get bored with inflight entertainment.

What I dislike 

  • Thick and heavy

 

 

This is a budget laptop that meant to get work done while at the same time, serve as a mobile entertainment device. Cost-conscious consumers like students and businesses might find this a suitable laptop for them.

 

 

 

Recycle your unwanted IT Products with HP Green Campaign

Guys, 

HP (Stock quote: HPQ) is organizing a recycling campaign this coming Saturday. If you have old and unwanted HP products, you can head down to HP Booth at Yu Hua Village to trade with a new ones under terms and conditions. This initiaitve is spearheaded by National Environment Agency.  

Date: 15 November, Saturday 

Venue: Blk 252, Yu Hua Village@ Jurong East Area (Main Site) 

Time: 11am – 7pm 

For details: Please visit the HP website here or NEA website here