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.

ASUS’ First Smartwatch, the ZenWatch 2, Now Available in Singapore

KEY POINTS

  • First ASUS smartwatch to launch in Singapore market at an affordable price tag of $229
  • ZenWatch 2 is a stylish and truly-personal wearable device powered by Android Wear
  • Able to be paired with both Andriod and iOS smartphones to provide the best smartwatch for all users
  • Available in 2 sizes for all wearers and a variety of interchangeable straps with more than 50 customisable watch faces
  • Long battery life of more than 2 days with a single charge
  • At-a-glance view of incoming calls, messages, notifications without the need to remove smartphones from pockets or bags and remotely accessing the smartphone camera

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Singapore, November 2015 — ASUS announced the availability of the ASUS ZenWatch 2, which is ASUS’ first smartwatch in Singapore. It will be available at all ASUS brand stores and selected ASUS authorised retailers from tomorrow onwards at $229.

ZenWatch 2 (WI501Q)

“Sparrow”

ZenWatch 2 (WI502Q)

“Wren”

Processor

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 Processor

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™400

Processor

Operating System

Android Wear

Android Wear

Memory &
Storage

512MB RAM

4GB EMMC

512MB RAM

4GB EMMC

Display

AMOLED 1.63-inch

320 x 320

278 ppi

2-finger touch

AMOLED 1.45-inch

280 x 280

273 ppi

2-finger touch

Communication

Bluetooth® 4.1

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth® 4.1

Wi-Fi

Watch Crystal

2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Sensors

6-Axis (A+G) with sensor-hub

6-Axis (A+G) with sensor-hub

Battery

400mAh

300mAh

Charging

Magnetic charging cable

Magnetic charging cable

Water Resistance

IP67

IP67

Colours

Silver, Gunmetal, Rose Gold

Silver, Gunmetal, Rose Gold

Strap

22mm

Rubber, leather, stainless steel

18mm

Rubber, leather, stainless steel

Size

49 x 41mm

45 x 37 mm

Weight

60g

50g

To read the full press releases, see below

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#LogitechCREATE for the #iPadPro

SINGAPORE — November 2015 — Logitech unveiled its first accessories designed in collaboration with Apple to perfectly complement the aesthetics and features of the new iPad Pro​™​: the Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector and the Logitech CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand. The Logitech CREATE Keyboard Case is the first third­party keyboard on the market to leverage Apple’s new Smart Connector​, eliminating the need to power on, connect or charge the keyboard.

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Both Logitech CREATE products offer thin and light front and back protection, and the tightly­woven premium fabric resists accidental bumps, scratches and spills.

Highlights of the cases include:

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case is designed to work exclusively with Apple’s new

Smart Connector for seamless communication between the iPad Pro and the keyboard. Through leveraging the Smart Connector, the Logitech CREATE keyboard automatically powers on and securely connects with the iPad Pro when placed in the typing position – no Bluetooth® pairing needed. And because the keyboard is powered by the iPad Pro, you never have to think about charging your keyboard again.

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case is built for productivity. The keyboard features full­size 19 mm keys, adjustable backlighting and an intuitive layout, helping you take full advantage of the iPad Pro’s expansive workspace and new iOS® 9 features. The iOS shortcut keys also put the power of your favorite apps at your fingertips – you can activate search and media controls without ever leaving the keyboard. The case provides two viewing angles, so you can make the most of the iPad Pro’s big, beautiful screen whether you’re posting an update, watching videos, or using the Apple Pencil to take notes.

The Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case will be available for a suggested retail price of S$249.00.

The Logi CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand

The Logi CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand adjusts to whatever adventure comes your way. The case’s flexible stand has a hidden hinge that firmly holds your iPad Pro in the perfect viewing angle within a 60­degree range. Place the iPad Pro upright in the stand for watching video in comfort or nearly flat for sketching with the Apple Pencil – there’s an angle for nearly every activity or work setup. The Logi CREATE protects the front and back of your iPad Pro without adding unnecessary bulk or weight.

The Logitech CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand will be available for a suggested retail price of S$129.00.

Availability

Both Logitech CREATE products will be available in black, blue and red. The black Logitech CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case will be available from end­November at all authorized Logitech stores, while the Apple Online Store will have all three colours.

The Logitech CREATE Protective Case with Any­angle Stand will only be available on the Apple Online Store.

See below for the factsheet

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Samsung Galaxy View For The Family

Galaxy View – Source Instagram user @weewu

Singapore, November 2015 – Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the launch of the Samsung Galaxy View, the new must-have edutainment companion for every home. With its 18.4-inch touchscreen display, interactive user interface and long-lasting battery life, the Galaxy View is the ideal lifestyle and edutainment device perfect for the whole family.

“At Samsung, we are committed to continuously pushing the boundaries in technology and design to provide our consumers with the best experience on mobile devices. Designed with the needs of the whole family in mind, the new Samsung Galaxy View aims to bring a new dimension of unprecedented mobile entertainment that can be used by all,” said Eugene Goh, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore.

Immersive Visual Experience on Stunning Large-Format Screen

The Galaxy View features an 18.4″ full-HD screen and is equipped with unmatched capabilities, offering consumers and their families a new dimension in home mobile enjoyment. Available in Wi-Fi® and 4G+ enabled models, the edutainment companion allows users to enjoy the full offerings of a regular sized tablet on a whole new level with the stunning large-sized display.

The Galaxy View’s long-lasting battery life also provides up to 8 hours of video playback, ensuring that users can enjoy hours of immersive viewing anywhere in their homes without worrying about recharging.

The 18.4″ edutainment companion also features a two-way stand that creates a comfortable viewing experience anywhere in the house while making it incredibly easy and convenient for family members to bring it from room to room. From catching up with the latest television series in the bedroom, or referencing a cooking tutorial in the kitchen, to a match between siblings in a game of Hearthstone in the living room, the Galaxy View exudes the perfect balance of mobility and immersive multimedia experience.

Edutainment Hub for Everyone in the Family

Designed with the whole family in mind, the Samsung Galaxy View offers endless edutainment options for the whole family in a sleek and dynamic package. The stunning wide display equipped with powerful speakers that delivers crisp and clear sound enables the Galaxy View to be the centre of family multimedia experience.

Consumers will have access to a full ecosystem of AndroidTM applications and content via Google PlayTM and Samsung Galaxy Apps on the Galaxy View to cater to the different needs of each family member.

Parents seeking a kid-friendly edutainment companion for their child’s educational needs can access a library of educational and entertainment applications that will enhance every learning session into one that is both fun and interactive. Teenagers in the home can also enjoy working on their school projects with the Galaxy View’s large screen. There is also much in store for grandparents who want to catch up on their reading with specially curated content available on the device.

Seamless Connectivity

Consumers can stay connected with friends and family members through the Family Square feature on the new Galaxy View. Through the customised dashboard, users can design their own personalised notes on photos of precious memories for sharing simply by connecting to the device via their smartphones.

Family and friends can also have a richer video call experience with the Galaxy View. The full HD front camera enhances the image quality so that special moments with loved ones are as vivid and real as seeing them face to face, even when apart.

Local Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy View will be available from 7 November 2015 in Black. It will come with Wi-Fi® and 4G+ options, in 32GB2 with microSD supporting up to 128GB at a recommended retail price of $898 and $998 respectively.

Consumers who purchase the Galaxy View will receive a free

Samsung Portable SSD T1 – Source: Instagram user @weewu

Samsung Portable SSD T1 worth $269. This introductory promotion is available, while stocks last, at major consumer electronic stores, and Samsung Experience Stores.

Compatible accessories for the Galaxy View will also be available at the following recommended retail prices:

  • Samsung Galaxy View Carrying Case (Black) – $68

The Galaxy View will be available at local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorised retailers and Samsung Experience Stores.

Content Partnerships

Users will enjoy specially curated content best enjoyed on the stunning large format screen of the Samsung Galaxy View:

  • Samsung KidsTimeTM 3.0

    For families with children aged 3 to 7, Samsung KidsTimeTM is the perfect complement for the Galaxy View’s large screen size. Family fun is upsized with 100 carefully curated learn-through-play games and eBooks covering subjects from Science, Maths, Reading and Arts, among others. With Samsung KidsTimeTM, parents will have a peace of mind as the application only features age-appropriate content and are consumed within a safe environment where there are no advertisements, no in-app purchases and no communications from strangers. Samsung KidsTimeTM 3.0 also comes with KidsTimeTM Parent, a companion application for parents to remotely control their child’s access to the device, with features like App Timer, App Lock and the ability to choose which applications to download for their child. Usage reports also enable parents to monitor and track their child’s KidsTimeTM activities.

    Galaxy View users can enjoy 12 months of free access to 100 games and eBooks worth up to $85, on a while stocks last basis.

  • Superstar Teacher

    Developed by a team of curriculum specialists and delivered by the best teachers, the primary and secondary online video lessons in Superstar Teacher promises to be fun, interesting and of the highest calibre. Interactive quizzes are also embedded into the lessons to assess students and track their understanding.

  • SPH Interactive Magazines

    Download and read interactive editions of popular magazine titles such as Men’s Health, Her World and Home & Decor from Asia’s leading magazine publisher. Enjoy up to 70% off your favourite magazines. Subscribe to any 3 digital magazines at only $35 (UP: $120) when you do so via Galaxy Life.

Specification


Galaxy View

Network 4G+ LTE CAT 6 (up to 300Mbps)/ 4G+ LTE FDD [Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 20

(800MHz)]/ 3.5G (HSPA+ up to 42Mbps)/ 3G [B1 (2100MHz), B8 (900MHz)]

Processor 1.6GHz Octa Core Processor
Display 18.4″ 16M colours (1920 x 1080) full touch (C-type) TFT LCD Screen
Platform Android™ 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Camera 2.1MP Front Camera (Beauty Face, Timer Shot)
Video FHD Video Player [3GP, MPEG4, M4V, 3G2, WMV, AVI, ASF, FLV, MKV,

WEBM] 1080p @ 30fps, FHD Video Recorder [3GP, MPEG4] 1080p @ 30fps

Audio MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,MX MF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA
GoogleTM Services Chrome™ Browser/ Android™ Browser, GmailTM, Google SearchTM, Google Voice SearchTM, Google MapsTM, YouTubeTM, HangoutsTM, Google PlayTM, Google Play Music, Google Play Movies & TV, Google+ Photos™, Google Drive™
Connectivity Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G+5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct®, Bluetooth® 4.1 , USB 2.0, 3.5mm Ear Jack, Quick Connect3, GPS, GLONASS, Smart SwitchMobile4, Download Booster5
Features & Services Exchange, ActiveSync, Galaxy Apps, S Planner, SideSync 4.0, Smart Manager, Intuitive Multi Window6, ,), Microsoft® Apps (Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®, OneNote®, Skype®, OneDrive®), Find My Mobile, Samsung KidsTimeTM 3.0 (Downloadable) Soundcamp (Downloadable)
Memory 32GB2 internal memory + MicroSD slot (up to 128GB) with 2GB (RAM)
Dimension / Weight 451 x 275.8 x 11.9 mm

4G+: 2,700g

Wi-Fi®: 2,650g

Battery 5,700mAh

Entrepreneur’s Insights: Interview with Mr Isaac Tay, Co-Founder of honestbee

honestbee isaacTime flies and without you knowing, it is about time to say good bye to 2015. It is also time to get busy with Christmas shopping! But, how are you going to bash through swarm of shoppers during this festive season especially in a shopping place like supermarket?

That’s market’s need that honestbee is trying to fulfil. Our latest episode of Entrepreneur’s Insight, we interviewed Mr Isaac Tay, Co-Founder of honestbee.

 

 

  1. honestbee has been receiving a lot of media attention ever since the receipt of USD 15M funding. However, many people know the name but might not exactly know what honestbee is doing. Do you mind give a short description of the company?

We are the first on-demand, concierge grocery delivery service that is able to deliver to your doorstep on the same day, typically within the hour following your order. Our goal is to get you what you need, when you need it. In-store concierge shoppers trained by honestbee make sure the items in your shopping cart, including meat and produce, are carefully handpicked for you with freshness guaranteed.

 

  1. Technology sector is growing exponentially in Southeast Asia region. Rising affluence, rapid urbanization and population growth pose opportunities for e-commerce, m-commerce or these days, people call it “social commerce”. What’s your view on this?

Southeast Asia is not the only part of the world where the technology sector is experiencing growth. In this market though, we see that different parts of Southeast Asia are progressing at varying speeds and in multiple directions. That said, there are two constant areas of growth – mobile and online shopping – in the world of e-Commerce.

 

Logistics and payments are two important aspects of e-commerce. In Asia, however, different countries have different methods and systems. For us to succeed in Southeast Asia, local knowledge and partners are very important, and this is something technology cannot replace.

 

The opportunity as an Asian company headquartered in Singapore is that we are well-positioned to learn what works in the Western innovation hubs such as Silicon Valley, then tailor it to the local context with our understanding of the social fabrics of the various Southeast Asian countries honestbee is in.

 

  1. There are other online grocery shopping sites in the market? How is honestbee different from other online platforms?

We aim to bring convenience with the best service to our customers so that they can spend more time on what matters most to them. This includes bring fresh produce to them, as if they are shopping at the stores for themselves.

 

Ordering via honestbee is simple:

  • Enter your address and start shopping online at any of honestbee’s partner stores.
  • Choose a 1 hour delivery window to have your groceries delivered.
  • Once the order is placed, an expert honestbee concierge shopper immediately starts picking out your selected items. (Do note that like shopping on your own, some products may invariably be unavailable. Customers are able to choose similar replacement products when ordering, making it both interactive and intuitive to your needs. Additionally, your shopper will call you if necessary to ensure you get what you want.)

 

  1. What are the challenges or opportunities for honestbee in the next 3 years?

Recruiting the brightest young talent is a major challenge as we are competing with more established brands for their attention. However, with our recent funding announcement that we are backed by world-class Silicon Valley investors, this will change.

 

  1. What is the expansion plan for honestbee?

We intend to expand our business across Asia. We recently just launched in Hong Kong and will be extending our services to Taiwan and other parts of Asia.

 

  1. What is your view on IoT? Do you see any unexplored market in this space for honestbee to fulfill?

We are in the very early days of IoT, so there is definitely a lot of room for growth – not just for honestbee, but for the other brands as well. When the technology catches up and becomes more accessible, it will make our life better and more efficient be it at work or at home.

 

Our mission is to create happy homes with delightful services and flexible jobs. IoT, with its promise of better sensors and data, will definitely provide opportunities to create new services that can improve homes.

 

  1. Our Singapore readers could be interested on honestbee’s plan in Singapore. With the fresh injection of fund, do you plan to expand your workforce here?

Singapore is our headquarters – our founders are Singaporeans and all of the people in our senior leadership team are Singaporeans. This is something we’re proud of as we all want to put Singapore on the world map as a place with strong start-ups. With the funding, we will expand our business and workforce locally and in Asia. We plan to attract back the best engineering talent who have been working in the top companies in Silicon Valley; this will facilitate knowledge transfer.

 

  1. Hiring and talent retention are one of the challenges that startup faces. How did you manage such issue?  

We are very humbled by our low attrition rate here at honestbee. We are also proud to say that there is a strong bond and camaraderie between everyone, where we work hard and play hard.

 

We will also regularly organise get-togethers for our team to catch up and get to know each other better. Just recently, we had a family Halloween event where everyone was dressed to the nines. One of the teams even came in as zombies from The Walking Dead.

 

The most important thing is to understand the aspirations of all the members in my team. I’ve aimed to recruit motivated people with a shared vision, and have constantly ensure that the company’s goals are aligned with their individual’s aspirations.

 

Alignment is something I take very seriously, and within three months of joining a company, every member of my team has had at least three ‘health checks’ with me. During these sessions, the members of my team are unreservedly candid, and we have made countless improvements from the feedback.

 

For example, we noticed engineers were being interrupted with questions and it was hard to get into a rhythm of coding. We instituted no-speaking hours between 2pm-4pm on Tuesday and Thursday. This has also created the side effect where folks make better use of meetings.

 

  1. What advices will you give for our budding entrepreneurs or people who want to start a business? 

I would say, if you dare to dream, then go ahead to aim and build. Don’t waste time thinking too much about it or you will never start. Of course, it is also important to build strong and meaningful relationships. You’ll be surprised how powerful this is.

 

  1. It is said that every entrepreneur has their own set of checklist while evaluating a venture. As an entrepreneur, do you mind sharing with us yours?

For me, it’s two key points:

  • Will this improve people’s lives
  • Are there people willing to pay for this improvement to their lives

PlayStation®VR Makes Singapore Debut at GameStart Asia

 

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Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SCES) is proud to debut the PlayStation@VR – the virtual reality system for the PlayStation 4 gaming console – to members of the public in Singapore at GameStart Asia. This is also the first time that SCES is showcasing its PlayStation®VR at a public event in South-east Asia and the first time that the fans here can experience the next dimension of video gaming at a major public event here of this magnitude.

The GameStart Asia is happening at Suntec Convention Centre Hall 401 & 402 from 13-15 Nov 2015.

The launch date of Playstation@VR is not confirmed yet but according to Alphr, it is likely to happen in the first half of the 2016.

To read the full press release, please see below

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ASUS Launches #ZenWatch 2 at Zensation 2015 in Singapore

Singapore (29 October, 2015) — ASUS today unveiled a range of new Zen-inspired products at the Zensation 2015 press event, designed to bring harmony and simplicity to people’s personal and professional lives. At the Zensation press event, it showcased the five elements wood, metal, fire and water, which are inspired by the power and beauty of nature, displaying different products that show the combination of diverse natural elements to produce balanced creations which provide incredible experiences for all.

The Zensation press event today also unveiled the latest ASUS ZenWatch 2, announcing ASUS’ first entry into the wearables market in Singapore. The ZenWatch 2 is a stylish and personalised wearable device powered by Android Wear, crafted with attention to detail using high-quality materials, plus it features customisable watch faces as well as interchangeable straps to fit any mood.

ASUS ZenWatch 2

The ZenWatch 2 is ASUS’ latest entry in the Zen-inspired line of wearables. The elegantly designed ZenWatch 2 uses a stainless-steel casing and features a hand-polished finishing. To top off its timeless look, the digital crown is designed to look like its traditional dress watch counterpart.

The ZenWatch 2 is designed to be a truly personal device that wearers can customise even further to express their unique sense of style. Available in two sizes, Sparrow, the larger 1.63-inch gunmetal housing and navy blue leather strap, and Wren, the 1.43-inch silver housing and khaki leather strap
designed to fit perfectly on the slimmer wrists. With more than 50 instantly-changeable watch faces, and the new FaceDesigner smartphone app that allows wearers create watch faces with customised style and functionality, plus a variety of interchangeable straps to change straps to their personal preference.


Fine Watch Craftsmanship

The ASUS ZenWatch 2 features a durable stainless-steel case available in two sizes that cater to both female and male users. A metal crown button adorns the case, similar to traditional watch styling and providing a quick way to access apps and turn the screen on or off. The watch crystal is designed with a gentle curve for an elegant look and improved usability by providing a smooth surface for easy and responsive swiping gestures. It is made from tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for protection against scratches and damage.

Highly Personal and Customisable

 

The ZenWatch 2 is available with a wide range of straps in a variety of materials and colours for further personalisation. A tough yet supple rubber strap is available which makes it the perfect choice for athletes, users with active lifestyles, or those who prefer a more casual look. In addition, a soft, premium leather strap is available, providing an elegant look that fits any user scenario.

Complementing its physical design, the ZenWatch 2 comes with over 50 instantly-changeable, professionally-designed software watch faces. The wide variety of available designs allows wearers to customise their watch to fit any style, activity, or mood, such as a traditional watch face for work or a night out, a sports watch face for exercise, or a more casual design for leisure time. With the new FaceDesigner smartphone app, wearers can even create their own watch faces with the look and functionality they desire for a truly personal and unique ZenWatch 2 experience.

Smart Assistant App

Powered by the latest version of Android Wear, the ZenWatch 2 is a smart assistant for Android and iOS smartphones providing wearers with a convenient, at-a-glance view of incoming calls, messages, notifications, and other important information without having to remove their phone from their pocket or bag. The ZenWatch 2 comes with a wide-range of software features, including ASUS ZenUI apps, Business Helper, FoneHelper, Remote Camera, and ZenWatch Message.

The ZenWatch 2 seamlessly integrates with the ZenUI on the ASUS smartphones, allowing wearers enjoy wearable-optimised ZenUI apps, such as What’s Next and Do It Later. What’s Next keeps wearers informed of important information as they need to know it, such as details of their next upcoming appointment or the weather at their next destination. The Do It Later feature allows wearers defer events such as incoming phone calls and messages by automatically adding them to a list of reminders, so they can stay focused on their current task.

ZenWatch 2 introduces Business Helper, a suite of features to assist wearers with common businessrelated tasks, such as checking their agendas, managing email, and viewing their call logs. In addition to the Business Helper, the ZenWatch 2 comes with an improved version of FoneHelper, a collection of features including Quick Settings, Cover to Mute, Unlock My Phone, and Forgot Phone Warning that are designed to provide a more convenient and enjoyable smartphone experience.

The Remote Camera function provide wearers with the ability to display their smartphone’s camera viewfinder on their ZenWatch 2. This frees them to take photos from creative angles where the viewfinder would be difficult to see, such as when holding their phone overhead at a concert or other crowded event. Remote Camera is also useful for group photos, letting the photographer compose the photo, release the shutter, and check the final result while being included in the shot. The Remote Camera function offers faster performance, greater range, the ability to switch between the phone’s front and rear cameras, plus zoom capability.

The ZenWatch Message is a fun new watch-to-watch communication app that allows wearers to exchange short messages, emojis, and drawings with other ZenWatch 2 wearers right from their wrists. In addition to software improvements, the ZenWatch 2 comes with an enhanced battery that provides up to two days of use on a single charge. An all-new magnetic charger effortlessly attaches to the ZenWatch 2 and it takes just 36 minutes to charge the ZenWatch
2 from zero to 50% capacity.

Advanced Wellness Manager

Comfortable to wear all day and built with sophisticated sensors, the ZenWatch 2 works together with the completely redesigned Wellness smartphone app to provide a comprehensive solution for managing fitness. The ZenWatch 2 is a full-featured activity tracker with a built-in pedometer that provides industry leading step-counting accuracy to give wearers a clear and precise picture of their activity level. Its IP67 water-resistant case is impervious to sweat, so wearers can use the ZenWatch 2 to track even their most vigorous workouts.

A new workout coaching feature tracks a variety of activity types including walking, running, push-ups, and sit-ups, letting wearers set goals for each workout. The ZenWatch 2 monitors the workout, provides feedback along the way, and notifies wearers with a congratulatory notification when they meet their goal. Furthermore, it helps wearers stay active throughout the day by providing reminders to get up and move at regular intervals.

With the Wellness smartphone app, wearers can open the Wellness app on their smartphone to see all of their activity information organised in one convenient location. It displays daily and weekly activity summaries, presented as attractive, easy-to-understand timelines and charts to help wearers track their progress and stay motivated to achieve personal fitness goals.

The ZenWatch 2 will retail at SGD $229 and will be available from 14th November 2015 onwards.

ASUS also introduce the new ranges of ZEN-inspired laptop, AiO and accessories. Please see below for the individual press releases.

Zenbook

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AiO

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Audio Cover for ZenPad

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@NatGeo and @Singtel ‘s #ProjectBreakThrough To Nurture Scientists of Tomorrow

Singapore,  27  October  2015  –National  Geographic  Channel  (NGC)  and  Singtel  TV  today  introduced  Project  Breakthrough,  a  new  learning  initiative  that  aims  to  spark  interest  and  passion  in  modern  science  and  technology  among  Singaporean  children  aged  9  to  11  years  old.

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“Singtel  TV  is  delighted  to  be  part  of  Project  Breakthrough  with  NGC.  Together,  we  can  go  beyond  empowering  children  with  knowledge  through  entertainment  and  give  them  first-‐hand  experience  of  the  exciting  world  of  science  and  technology.  We  hope  this  learning  initiative  will  encourage  them  to  seek  answers  through  innovation,  one  of  Singtel’s  core  values  and  the  cornerstone  of  Singapore’s  success”,  said  Mr  Goh  Seow  Eng,  MD,  Home,  Consumer  Singapore,  Singtel.

Developed  in  line  with  the  nation’s  call  for  self-‐directed  learners,  Project  Breakthrough  is  supported  by  Science  Centre  Singapore  (SCS),  Singapore  University  of  Technology  and  Design  (SUTD)  and  the  A*STAR’s  Institute  for  Infocomm  Research  (I2R).  These  learning  institutions  will  host  various  educational  sessions  and  facility  visits,  allowing  participants  to  delve  into  the  world  of  innovation  and  engage  with  scientists  and  experts  on  hot  topics  such  as  alternative  energy  and  assistive  robotics.

 

Future  innovators  who  present  the  best  five  ideas  in  various  fields  will  be  offered  an  opportunity  to  further  their  interest  through  attachments  at  local  research  institutions.

 

Project  Breakthrough  was  inspired  by  NGC’s  latest  production–  Breakthrough,  a  revolutionary  six-part  series  about  scientific  explorers  from  leading  universities  and  institutions,  and  how  their  cutting-edge  innovations  and  advancements  will  change  our  lives  in  extraordinary  ways.

 

Presented  by  National  Geographic  and  GE,  brands  well-‐known  for  their  dedication  to  innovation,  science  and  technology,  the  series  will  premiere  on  NGC  (Singtel  TV  Ch  201)  on  Saturday,  7  November.  Each  hour-‐long  episode  is  directed  by  Hollywood  visionaries  –  Ron  Howard,  Brett  Ratner,  Peter  Berg,  Angela  Bassett,  Akiva  Goldsman  and  Paul  Giamatti.

 

“NGC  has  a  reputation  for  high-‐quality  programming  that  consistently  resonates  with  audiences  across  the  world  and  we  aim  to  inspire  viewers  through  premium  programming.    This  initiative  provides  the  perfect  platform  for  us  to  identify  and  connect  with  the  best  in  the  field  of  innovation  in  Singapore,  thus  providing  a  strong  co-‐relation  between  the  content  and  knowledge  we  share  on-‐air  and  the  real  life  experiences  of  our  young  scientists-‐to-‐be”  says  Sun  Young  Moon,  Vice  President,  Programming,  National  Geographic  Channel.

 

“SCS  is  happy  to  partner  with  NGC  to  work  on  Project  Breakthrough,  targeting  our  efforts  specifically  on  an  impressionable  age  group  of  9  to  11.  At  this  age,  kids  are  brimming  with  curiosity  and  are  not  afraid  to  observe  and  ask  questions.  These  are  the  precursor  attributes  of  becoming  a  scientist.  We  hope  our  tinkering  and  educational  sessions  paired  with  the  airing  of  the  Breakthrough  series  will  spur  further  interest  in  science,”  says  Associate  Professor,  Lim  Tit  Meng,  Chief  Executive,  Science  Centre  Singapore

Young scientists-­‐in-­‐training  can sign up for the Project Breakthrough sessions by registering online at www.singteltv.com.sg/ngcbreakthrough from 28 October 2015.

Breakthrough will air on National Geographic Channel Singtel TV Ch 201 from Saturday 7 November 2015 at 10pm.  
 

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