Creative achieves next breakthrough with Super X-Fi by investing USD 100M and 20 years into R&D

Falling sales, reduced production and loss of investors’ interests – for the last decades, these are some of the negative stuff you’ve heard about our homegrown Creative Technology (“Creative”). However, this has not deterred Mr Sim Wong Hoo, founder of Creative, from continuing his fight in the struggling audio business and this year, they are coming back with their latest technology that aims to change the way how consumer experience audio entertainment – Super X-Fi. The Neo Dimension is fortunate to be invited to Creative headquarters to hear first-hand from Mr Sim on this technology.

 

Announced in the CES 2018, Super X-Fi received positive reviews from the media and audio experts at the event. This latest technology has also been named “Best of CES 2018”. Back in Singapore, this technology has sparked investors’ interests in the company. The stock (stock quote: C76.SI) has jumped more than 300% within a week and the rally does not show any signs of slowing down!

 

So what exactly is Super X-Fi?

To put it simply, it is a new audio technology designed specifically for headphones to produce an immersive surround audio experience to users. Mr Sim further explains that every person is unique and perception of “good audio” varies person-to-person. This perception of “good audio” is what he called individual’s custom sound map. The beauty of Super X-Fi is that it matches the audio output to the individual’s custom sound map by analysing anthropological features of one’s head and ears.

Creative has invested USD 100M in research on a perfect sound profile. For the past 20 years, they have run countless trials on rooms, sound systems, headphones and test subjects. With the help of an artificial intelligence (AI) engine, the anthropological features of a person’s head are extracted along with the dynamics of the targeted headphones, and the AI engine synthesizes them to create a multi-dimensional map of the desired room acoustics.

 

Using this synthesized SXFI map, Super X-Fi recreates the audio holography to create a magical listening experience for headphones, custom-made to each individual’s unique physique.

 

Despite the level of sophistication in the technology, the end-user experience is extremely simple. All users need to do is take pictures of their head with their phone, select their headphone type, and they can start playing.

 

Technology – Good or Bad?

Before the presentation started, they took images of my head and ears using a mobile phone. Then the technology analyzed the data and mapped a sound profile that is customized to me. I listened to the demo and it was mind-blowing! The surround sound I heard from the headphone was amazing and I even took the headphones off just to confirm that I wasn’t hearing the sound from the physical surround speakers. Judging from the guests’ reactions, they were equally or almost as impressed as I am.

 

As part of the demo, we get to hear other guests’ sound profiles and indeed, those sounded horrible to me.

 

We all know that everybody has their own perception on what is considered a “good sound” but no one in the industry could solve this decades-long problem. Creative’s Super X-Fi could be the game changer.

 

Mr Sim Wong Hoo analogize Creative’s Super X-Fi to a Color TV. He further elaborated, “Before TV you are watching black and white, then the switch of black and white TV to color TV; so we are now witnessing the switch right now!”

 

 

A Good Technology = A Good Business?

A good technology is an asset to the company but how much return you could squeeze from this technology depends on the strategies and business models.

 

For the past decades, Creative has been making losses. In recent years, it has been increasingly more difficult to compete with new and upcoming entrants in the market. The key success factor for Creative’s Super X-Fi would be to gain adoption in the market speedily by licensing this technology to headphones or smartphone markers. Speed is crucial, especially in the technology space.

 

 

As part of the plan, Creative will be launching a free Super X-Fi app where users could play downloaded content without purchasing any Creative headphones. Creative hopes to acquire 50 million users.

 

To get the full experience of Super X-Fi, users can purchase the dongle which Creative plans to sell at a competitive price point of USD 150 to attract consumers.

 

The free Super X-Fi app and the dongle will be available by mid-2018.

 

Creative, A Growth Stock Again?

 

Investors seem to be convinced that Super X-Fi is going to turn Creative around. It makes perfect sense for the company to focus on the headphones market given the projected high growth in the global market.  Quoting Mr Sachin Mittal, a DBS analyst in a Bloomberg report, “If the product gains just 0.5 percent share of the global headset market in 2020, Creative would gain revenues of $232 million”

 

I believe that the growth of the global headset market is inflated in the Bloomberg report. Based on their statement, this puts the value of the global headset market at USD 46B. Several research papers suggest that the global market could be worth USD 11B to USD 20B by 2020 to 2025. Suppose we take a more conservative yet optimistic estimate of USD 20B, that would be approx. USD 100m of revenue by 2023 (more than 100% jump from Creative’s revenue in 2017!).

 

Without a doubt, Creative is a growth stock. However, high growth essentially means high-risk. The challenge for Creative is to sign their first purchase order to start the first mass-production of the chip.  Now, it is hard to predict which headphone maker is going to give them the business. On the flip side, they are competitors as well.  The strategies of launching app and dongle are sound but is it good enough for Creative to turn their enemy into Frienemy?

 

How about licensing their technology to smartphone makers? Smartphone leaders like Apple and Samsung have already started the battle in the audio space. Apple has acquired celebrity headphone brand Beats Audio in 2014 and has started to manufacture their own audio headsets. Samsung, on the other hand, has acquired a US-based audio specialist Harmon in 2016. Ever since then, they have been bundling AKG earphones, Harmon’s subsidiary, with Samsung Galaxy S’s series of phones. Now, the question is, “If not Apple nor Samsung, who else can Creative offer their technology to in the smartphone market?”

 

To the investors, is the risk worth taking?

Fundamentally, Creative is holding approx. USD 100M of cash and more importantly, it is debt-free as of now. They should have sufficient financial capacity to market this technology for the next couple of years (They should be able to weather through if this new technology fails).

 

However, this stock is likely to be volatile in the short term which could be an opportunity for speculative traders.

 

For long term investors, this stock is a high-risk-high-return play. As I have mentioned earlier on, the extreme scenario is unlikely to bankrupt the company, but the high volatility may be of concern to some investors. Based solely on the potential of this technology, this stock could be undervalued but sign of market acceptance has yet to be seen.

 

Important! Please Read: All comments and suggestions here are purely my opinions. Investors should exercise their own discretions before taking up any positions on this stock.     

Review of Garmin Vivosport – A Good Outdoor Sports Band

When I first received the product 3 months ago, the impression that I had for the device – sleek, sporty and comfortable. The design is very similar to the Garmin’s older Vivosmart 3. The silicon strap with the heart rate sensor flushed to the casing fits perfectly well around the wrist.

As a device designed for sports, the silicon casing protects the device from water and against tough usage.

Though it is very comfortable to wear, I have to get used to navigating the feature on a small display with no physical button.

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What’s good in Vivosport?
GPS: One notable improvement from the Vivosmart 3 is the built-in GPS system without increasing much thickness of the Vivosport. The Vivosport measured approximately 1cm in term of thickness which is only about 2mm thicker than the Vivosmart 3. See the image below.

(From left) Vivosmart 3, Vivosports

Activation of GPS is seamless. Once a GPS-enable activity, cycling for instance, is selected, the device will start to locate the signal. Initial start will take a good 5-10 sec. I guess the speed of acquiring the signal really depends on how overcast the weather is.


Colour Display: I am not a fan of this but seem like this is an important feature to highlight. Always-on chroma colour display seems to be appealing to some sport enthusiast. The sunlight-readable screen makes it easy for me to track my activities under outdoor conditions.

What’s bad in Vivosport?
Charging adaptor backward compatibility: I have tried at least 3 Garmin sportbands – Garmin Vivosmart HR, Garmin Vivosmart 3 and Vivosport. All 3 of them use different charging adaptors. It becomes cumbersome to find the compatible one for charging every single time when I switch devices. Afterall, it is meant for charging; keep changing the port does not seem to have additional benefits to the users.

Battery Life: For the past 3 months, I have noted that the device performs fairly in term of battery life. Under normal circumstance, Vivosport is able to last a good 5-6 days which is amazing considering the number of enhancements Garmin has packed into this sleek size. However, I have noted that the battery life greatly deteriorates once GPS is used. For example, if I run 5 km outdoors each day for two consecutive days, the battery will barely last through the 4th day before I have to put the device on charge.

Pricing: The product is currently retailing at SGD 299 which is more expensive than the Vivosmart 3(Last checked that you could get Vivosmart 3 at a discounted – less than SGD 200) Though the in-built GPS feature has impressed me, that enhancement does not justify the price premium of SGD100.

Verdict
Overall, a good comfortable sport band that packed with features that are useful to sport enthusiasts. However, most people may opt for the Vivosmart 3 which shares similar features of the Vivosport but selling at the discount.

Kill Some Zombies at Bugis This October

This Halloween, Bugis Junction and Bugis+ are daring shoppers to face their fears with a larger-than-life immersive virtual reality (VR) gaming experience.  This is the first time that malls in Singapore are hosting a VR experience of this scale.

The Time Zombies competition that uses the latest Arctic Fox wireless technology, which allows a fully immersive gaming experience without the the burden of cumbersome cables or backpack computers that hinder physical movement.  The VR gaming showcase at Bugis Junction and Bugis+ this Halloween will mark Arctic Fox’s debut in Southeast Asia, to the delight of VR gaming enthusiasts in the region.

 

The Time Zombies VR competition

 

The thrilling Time Zombies VR competition will take place at Bugis+ Atrium, Level 2, from 13 to 29 October.  To take part in the Time Zombies VR Competition, shoppers can either present a receipt with a minimum spend of $20 in a single receipt at either Bugis Junction or Bugis+, or redeem one game play with 100 STAR$® via the CapitaStar app.

 

Qualifying rounds will take place between 13 to 26 October from 11am to 9pm daily.  Thereafter, scores will be tabulated and the top 10 individual players will be selected on 26 October at 9pm.  The competition will culminate in a final showdown among the top 10 players on 29 October from 2pm to 6pm.

 

Exciting prizes await the top 10 players, which include:

  • First place – $1,000 CapitaVouchers, plus Samsung S7 edge x 1 and Logitech speaker x 1
  • Second place – $800 CapitaVouchers, plus Samsung S7 edge x 1 and Logitech speaker x 1 Third place – $500 CapitaVouchers, plus Samsung S7 edge x 1 and Logitech speaker x 1
  • Fourth to Tenth place – $100 CapitaVouchers each.

 

In addition to the top 10 prizes, daily rewards await shoppers when they participate in the Time Zombies VR competition.  They stand to receive STAR$® when they achieve a minimum game score of 1,000 points, which will be awarded daily after tabulating the day’s game scores.

  • 1,000 to 1,999 game points = 1,000 STAR$® 2,000 to 2,999 game points = 2,000 STAR$®  •   3,000 to 3,999 game points = 3,000 STAR$®
  • 4,000 to 4,999 game points = 4,000 STAR$®
  • 5,000 game points and above = 5,000 STAR$®

More about Arctic Fox VR technology

 

Marking its debut in Southeast Asia, the Arctic Fox VR technology is a fully wireless and untethered system.  Players don only a wireless headset that features a high definition screen and gaming headphones for an immersive surround sound experience.

 

Without the burden of cumbersome cables or backpack computers that hinder physical movement, the system allows the player free movement within a 5 metre x 5 metre (25 square metres) physical space, thereby enhancing the immersive factor of the virtual reality experience.

 

Eight infrared cameras mounted on a truss keep track of the headsets and gameplay pistol positions in 3D where the player’s entire body becomes the controller for the game.  Players can move around in game as freely as they would like – walk, jump, duck, dodge, and even leopard crawl.  Equipped with a software that maps the movements onto the players’ positions within the game, the corresponding virtual visuals are then fed wirelessly to the headsets worn by players with no discernible lag time between the players’ physical movements and corresponding visuals within the game.

Arctic Fox VR headset and controller

Ready to be ushered into unparalleled thrills?  Horror fans will relish the adrenaline rush as Bugis Junction and Bugis+ bring them on a brand-new experience where their worst nightmares come to life with the latest in VR technology.

 

Poisonvine.com’s review on Sudio Regent Wireless Headphones

Sudio has released their latest product – Sudio Regent Wireless Headphones. We managed to get hold of a unit for review. Instead of writing about how we feel about the product, we’ve decided to do something different this time and get a female blogger  (poisonvine.com) to share with us her experience after using this product.

 

Q1. Have you heard of Sudio? What’s your first impression when you first got hold of the Sudio Regent?

I first got to know about Sudio until they launched the Sudio Vasa Blå. It left a very strong impression on me because the earphones looked stunning!

Sudio Regent exemplifies the Sudio’s design philosophy – minimalist, elegant and timeless. It’s definitely a beautiful headphone that you would want to show off to your friends.

Q2. Which genre do you usually listen to? And does the sound profile meet your expectations?  

I listen to a rather wide variety of genres so it’s a bit difficult to say. For instrumentals, I prefer artists like Kenny G, Keiko Matsui, Kaori Kobayashi and Jessy J. For vocals, I like Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Il Divo, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton.

Anyway, I find that the Sudio Regent generally performs well for instrumentals, there is good clarity and balance. Unfortunately, the bass is a little weaker than I would like. For vocals, I find that the sound quality tends to be a bit airy.

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Q3. What’s the best (or worst) experience you had while using this product?

I like that the Sudio Regent offers both Bluetooth and wired option, which makes it very versatile and is ideal for travelling. The headphone is light and foldable, making it very portable. In addition, you can change the caps on the headphone and match the headphones to your OOTD.

The headphones sits on the ear and is generally quite comfortable. However, after prolonged usage, the headphone will start to feel a bit too tight for my head (maybe because I have a big head?) But for commuting I would not expect to wear this continuously for over an hour so it’s not a big issue.

 

Q4. Considering all factors: Design, features, sound quality and price, how do you rate the product?

I would give it a 6.5/10. It is definitely worthy of a consideration if you are in the market for portable headphones.

Availability

The Sudio Regent is available in two colors, black and white and retails for S$229.

If you are in Singapore, you will get a 20% off that price because of tax rebates. After the 20%, it becomes S$183.20.

Using my promo code “neodimension” at their site, it will give you an additional 15% discount. So in total, you pay just S$155.72 for the Sudio Regent.

 

On top of that, you will receive a free express shipping and a phone case.

 

Who is poisonvine.com?

Typical working class Singaporean who is a caffeine addict and an aspiring home barista. Like most Singaporeans, she loves food and travel. She believes that Google will eventually rule the world (“hail Google!”) and is waiting for the day when language is no longer a barrier because Google translate attained perfection. Also a die-hard Blackberry fan.

BenQ ZOWIE Launches the Native 240Hz e-Sports Gaming Monitor XL2540 for the Smoothest Experience in-Game

Providing additional options for the fulfilment of the individual gaming experience, BenQ ZOWIE  announced its new e-Sports gaming monitors, the XL2540 and XL2735.

At the launch of Benq Zowie monitors. Interview of e-sport professionals on their experience with Zowie monitors. Source: Instagram user @weewu

The launch event highlighted BenQ ZOWIE’s latest addition to its XL series for PC e-Sports – the new 24.5” FHD e-Sports gaming monitor – XL2540 which introduces the native 240Hz refresh rate to deliver a whole new level to gameplay experience as the computer generates over 240 frames per second (FPS) providing experienced smoothness in-game.

Another highlight was the XL2735, a 27” WQHD e-Sports gaming monitor crafted with exclusive DyAcTM Technology that maintains remarkable clarity during in-game movement, to deliver a smoother experience and enable players to swiftly capture and hit targets.

BenQ ZOWIE’s XL-series features premier monitors for PC e-Sports, fine-tuned to guarantee the smoothest and most responsive experience with the clearest images to arm gamers for competition.

Both the e-Sports gaming monitors come with Shields to help gamers focus on the game and an LCD frame that is specially designed to reduce light reflection from the screen to ensure a better gaming experience. Aside from the new design and features, the brand’s tailor-made features for gamers are still available on both models – Black eQualizer increases visibility in dark scenes without overexposing the bright areas while S Switch is designed for easy access to settings and switching between saved modes, The Height Adjustable Stand can easily adjust the height of the monitor to a gamer’s preferred viewing angle, maximizing comfort and the Color Vibrance feature gives gamers the flexibility on color performance with 20 levels of setting.

BenQ ZOWIE also offers a full range peripherals from Mice, Mousepad, Audio System to Accessories. Combining the core competencies of BenQ and ZOWIE, BenQ ZOWIE promises to provide innovations that truly enhance player performance and enjoyment from monitors to peripherals.

BenQ ZOWIE’s newest XL2540 and XL2735 are available now, and are priced at SGD 799 and SGD 1,049 respectively. For more information on the BenQ ZOWIE line of products visit http://zowie.benq.com/

Experience true wireless freedom with the Jabra Elite Sport

Jabra announces the arrival of its first true wireless sports earbuds, which is now available at S$368 from selected stores in Singapore (full list of retailers below). The Elite Sport, the first in line of the premium Elite franchise, will feature two completely independent wireless earbuds, packed full of audio innovations and fitness features designed with the active user in mind.

Jabra Elite Sport Unboxed. Source: Instagram user @weewu
Jabra Elite Sport Unboxed. Source: Instagram user @weewu

True Wireless for Complete Freedom

The Jabra Elite Sport delivers a cord-free audio experience, with outstanding stereo sound for calls and music, as well as full sports functionality. With three ear gels, three sizes of ear foams and three wingtips, users are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the best fit for their ears. Active users no longer have to worry about an earbud slipping out at the wrong time during an intensive workout session.

 

Superior Audio Quality With Noise Cancellation

Featuring two microphones in each ear bud, the ear buds are designed to pick up your voice through the first microphone, while the other aims to pick up external noises. The Jabra Elite Sport can switch between the earbuds receiving the least noise, as well as remove the background noise by differentiating the separate feeds it receives on each ear bud, leaving only the crystal-clear clarity of your voice in any environment.

 

Medical grade credentials

Pioneers in sound from sports earbuds to hearing aids, Jabra (as part of the GN Group) has used its unique understanding of high-quality sound in the development of Jabra Elite Sport. Created in collaboration with engineers from ReSound, a specialist in medical grade sound solutions and a world leader in Smart Hearing Aids, Jabra Elite Sport draws on more than 145 years of experience in hearing innovation and fit.

 

Hear Your Surroundings While Running
When activated, the Elite Sport’s HearThrough technology allows the in-ear speakers to recreate ambient sounds, ensuring that runners are aware of their surroundings including unexpected incoming traffic and other dangers, while plugged in.

 

Both Mono and Stereo

The Elite Sport comes with two individual earbuds, offering users the option to use a singular earbud for mono playback and calls through its primary (right) earbud which communicates directly to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth. The secondary (left) earbud, which connects to the primary earbud via near field magnetic induction, automatically reconnects when both earbuds are placed within 25cm, allowing for a seamless transition between conversation and stereo music.

 

The Perfect Fitness Gadget

 

The Jabra Elite Sport features a heart-rate sensor in its right ear bud that ensures an above 90% accuracy reading. Through its integrated app, users can gauge their fitness level via the VO2 Max measurement, as well as improve their run timings through the race-time predictor, and plan their workouts for maximum effectiveness with the recovery advisor. The updates are delivered in real-time via the intelligent in-ear coaching, ensuring an uninterrupted workout. The Jabra Sport Life app also captures and tracks your fitness development over time, providing a range of information to help you improve your fitness level in the future, including distance covered, pace, route, calories burnt and training effect.

 

The Elite Sport is sweat proof and comes with an IP67 waterproof rating. The earbuds have been tested to work for at least 30 minutes whilst submerged in up to one metre of water, making it the perfect fitness earbud under any weather and training conditions.

 

3+6 hours of Battery Life

 

With a talk and music battery life of three hours per charge, the Jabra Elite Sport is among the longest lasting true-wireless earbuds in the market today. The earbuds also come with an on-the-go charging case, which provides an additional two full charges, or six extra hours, of juice.

 

 

Works on both iOS and Android

The Elite Sport’s call and music functions supports all major smartphone operating systems with Bluetooth, while its performance tracking and fitness apps are available on both Android and iOS devices.

 

Three Year Warranty

As a training partner, Jabra Elite Sport has the added assurance of a three-year extended warranty in Singapore, the longest of any true wireless headsets.

Features and specifications:

  • Superior sound with up to three hours of music and calls (plus up to six hours additional charge from the portable charging case
  • Flexible wearing options with single or stereo earbud use
  • Advanced heart rate analysis with automatic fitness level testing of VO2 Max, recovery advisor and race predictor
  • In-ear audio coaching with real-time feedback
  • Integrated Training Management with Jabra Sport Life app
  • Three-year warranty against sweat and waterproof to IP67 rating
  • Secure fit – perform at your best with incredibly light, ultra-secure earbuds
  • Supports all major smartphone operating systems, including Android & iOS
  • Integrated Jabra Sport Life app and support for all leading third-party fitness apps

Pricing and availability

 The Jabra Elite Sport (S$368) is now available at selected outlets from the following retailers and selected Jabra resellers:

  1. Challenger
  2. Harvey Norman
  3. Best Denki
  4. Nubox
  5. Stereo
  6. Connect IT
  7. Lazada (Online – Preorder only)

Pro Concepts Technology Opens New Store – Gam3.Asia at Marina Square

Pro Concepts Technology announced the opening of Gam3.Asia at Marina Sqaure.  Featuring eight concept stores by award winning gaming brands spanning 5,737 square feet of retail space but also an exclusive members only eSports zone and a membership program with exciting perks and deals for the community.

The opening ceremony ended with representatives from M1, Alienware, MSI, Aorus, Asus ROG, Razer and Logitech participating in a symbolic lighting up of a customized display, reaffirming their commitment to leveling up eSports and building a vibrant community of gamers in Singapore.

“I think it’s important to note that we don’t want to be retail-focused,” said Mr Jeffrey Phua, Director of Pro Concepts Pte Ltd. “Competitive gaming has taken the rest of the world by storm and we think that Singapore is the perfect place to cultivate into a regional eSports hub”.

Their unique membership program, the Gam3.Asia eSports Club, is targeted at gamers from all walks of life, especially those with a competitive streak in their blood. Its ambitious plans to incubate young gaming talent start with giving players a chance to challenge their peers.

Additionally, perks like early-bird access to community events, the ability to try out products while gaming in-store, exclusive promotions and flash sales give gamers the edge they need to take the next step in their eSports journey.

MSI model. Source: Instagram user @weewu
MSI model. Source: Instagram user @weewu

For many, that means playing together physically and finding a sustainable place to train – a challenge that Gam3.Asia intends to tackle head on. Instead of charging hourly rates, it will allow members free use of its facilities, with two training rooms available.

Gam3.Asia opens Monday to Thursdays 11 am to 8 pm, and Friday to Sundays 11 am to 9 pm. The eSports Club will have extended hours for special screenings of eSports tournaments, as well as during select community events.

 

About Pro Concepts Technology Pte Ltd & GamePro

Pro Concepts Technology Pte Ltd runs the GamePro, Singapore’s premier retailer for computer products, peripherals and accessories. In addition to a physical retail space at Bugis Junction and Gam3.Asia at Marina Square, it also operates an online retail portal at http://www.gameprosg.com

 

Jaybird Launches New Bluetooth Earpiece – Jaybird Freedom

Photo credit: Jaybird
Photo credit: Jaybird

We all know that Apple has dumped 3.5mm audio jack thinking that wireless- enable listening devices is the way to go! ( I have blogged about the obsolete of 3.5mm audio port like a year ago. Does that I mean I have more foresight than Apple?)

Not as if that is going to make a difference in how other headphone markers manufacture their products. Bluetooth is still currently the wireless standard for the audio devices.

Freedom Charging Clip that could be attached to the remote control of Freedom. Photo Credit: Jaybird
Freedom Charging Clip that could be attached to the remote control of Freedom. Photo Credit: Jaybird

Jaybird announced Freedom Wireless Bluetooth® Buds, its fifth-generation of Freedom.

Highlights of the product

  • Small in Size, Big in Sound – Freedom is Jaybird’s smallest, secure-fit buds to date using a patented taper down design, reducing speaker diameter by 20 percent and never compromising on sound.
  • Ultimate Hands-Free Experience – wirelessly-connected to 2 devices simultaneously.
  • Never Miss a Beat –With the charging clip, you could extend the battery usage upto eight hours of playtime with the charger on. The charging clip could get you an extra hour of playtime with a mere 20 minutes of quick charge.
  • Universal Fit – Sweat-proof premium buds fit perfectly in any ear thanks to ComplyTM memory foam tip and enhanced comfort ear fins. With over 12 different ways to personalize your buds, Jaybird Freedom’s slimmer profile fits comfortably for any lifestyle

Availability
Jaybird Freedom is available from 16 September onwards exclusively at all Jaybird authorized resellers for $259.00. The buds come in four fresh colors: Gold, Carbon (Black), Blaze (Red) and Ocean (Blue).

Press Release (pdf attached) – B&O PLAY Announces the Company’s first wireless earphones – Beoplay H5


B&O PLAY announced the company’s first wireless earphones – Beoplay H5. The product is designed by one of Scandinavia’s foremost designers, Jakob Wagner. Users can choose one of the preset sound profiles in Beoplay App on their smartphone or Apple Watch, such as working out, commuting, listening to podcasts or relaxing, or they can adjust the tonality and staging with the playful and intuitive B&O PLAY ToneTouch interface. 

Beoplay H5 comes complete with a charger and a carrying pouch in Black and Dusty Rose. Both colours will be available from 31 July 2016 onwards at Airport Duty Free, Apple Premium Resellers, Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt, Challenger, Newstead and leading independent retailers for a suggested retail price of SG$379.

See Specs below

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See below for the full press release

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Logitech Announces K780 Keyboard Designed for Multiple-Devices Users

SINGAPORE — 29 June 2016 —Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the Logitech® K780 MultiDevice Wireless Keyboard, the first fully-equipped computer keyboard with a 10-key pad that also works with smartphones and tablets. With the touch of an Easy-SwitchTM button, you can easily switch between– and type on – any three connected devices.

Source: Logitech, Twitter @Logitech

“When it comes to typing we can create a document quickly and comfortably on the computer, but when answering a text message on the phone we’re limited to what our two thumbs can do,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director of Logitech Southeast Asia and India at Logitech. “Now with the K780 Multi-Device, you can type comfortably at desktop speed on all the devices that you use at your desk, seamlessly switching between them with the touch of a button.”

The K780 Multi-Device offers quiet and responsive typing. The keys are large and carefully scooped for typing comfort and precision, while a convenient 10-key pad makes it easy to enter numbers. An integrated rubber slot with a soft finish securely cradles a variety of mobile devices at a perfect reading angle, from smartphones to the 12″ iPad ProTM. The keyboard is slim and solidly built, designed to look good in a modern home or office environment.

The K780 Multi-Device adapts to your devices, so whether you are using a Windows® PC or iPhone®, the key layout is familiar and you can even access your favorite shortcuts. With both a

Logitech Unifying™ USB and Bluetooth® Smart technology, you can choose the best way to connect to your computer, phone or tablet.

With a power-saving idle mode and an on/off switch, the K780 Multi-Device offers up to 24months of battery life – plenty of time to get used to a new way of multi-tasking, by typing on all your devices with a single keyboard.

Availability

The K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard is available in June 2016 for a suggested retail price of $129.00.

See below for the Specs

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