Casio Singapore Awarded Green Label Certification For Its Lamp-free Light XJ Series Projectors And Launched XJ-V2

On 11 December 2015, Casio Singapore celebrates an industry-first Green Label Certification by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) for its ‘Slim’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Core’ series of lamp-free Laser and LED Hybrid light source projectors. The Green Label Certification reinforces Casio’s position as an industry leader for its series of affordable lamp-free Laser projectors that optimizes performance without compromising on environmental sustainability.

Casio lamp-free projector models that have attained Green Label Certification include:

  • ‘Core’ Series – XJ-V1
  • ‘Slim’ Series – XJ-A257/ XJ-A252/ XJ-A247/ XJ-A242/ XJ-A142 / XJ-A147
  • ‘Standard’ Series – XJ-M151 / XJ-M156 / XJ-M251 / XJ-M256
(Left) Mr Desmond Gay, Product Marketing Specialist (Regional) Projector, Casio Singapore, (Right) Mr Watanabe Shunichi, Managing Director Casio Singapore

Casio Singapore also took the opportunity to showcase their latest lamp-free projector XJ-V2. One great improvement from its predecessor – XJ-V1, the XJ-V2 achieves a higher 3000 lumen brightness. Mr Desmond Gay, Product Marketing Specialist (Regional), Projector Casio Singapore, explained that Casio is constantly looking for ways to improve the product that serves the needs of the customers. The 3000 lumen brightness is a benchmark that is generally accepted in a bigger room environment such as school. However, Mr Gay also emphasized that XJ-V1 is a very good product that caters to different markets such as small offices or home users who don’t need that kind of brightness.


Compared to conventional mercury lamp projectors, using the XJ-V2 results in lower energy consumption and maintenance costs. The Laser and LED Hybrid light source helps to prolong the projector’s usability and lifespan of up to 20,000 hours while reducing overall energy consumption by half, enabling educational institutions and businesses to save cost and reduce carbon footprint. By going lamp-free, there is no need to worry about routine maintenance brought about by wear and tear, contributing to a lower TCO and greater long-term cost savings.

Casio’s lamp-free projector is seeking to change the way how projector makers run their business. There is a lifespan for the lamp in the projectors and once exhausted, users need to get it replaced and there gives companies repeated customers. When asked how this has impacted the business, Mr Watanabe Shunichi, Managing Director Casio Singapore commented, “Business is not about chasing money”. He further elaborated about Casio’s stand in delivering products that address customers’ needs. Making good and durable products do not mean losing repeated businesses. He cited example of Casio’s solar-powered calculator that is designed to last 20 years and explained further,” if we can keep people happy (with Casio products), our business will grow”.

Price and Availability

The latest XJ-V2 projector is available at all Casio Authorised Retailers at a Suggested Retail Price of SGD899 from the last week of December 2015.

XJ-V2 Main Specifications


Light Source

Laser & LED hybrid light source
Estimated Life of Light Source Up to 20,000 hours (warranty 6,000hours)
Brightness 3000 lumens
Contrast Ratio 20000:1
Keystone Correction ±30 (manual)
Projection Lens 1.1X manual zoom, manual focus, F2.4 to 2.54 / f17.16 to 18.98
Projection Screen Size 30 to 300-inch
Projection Ratio 1.54 to 1.71:1
Lens Offset 72%
Projection Distance 60-inch Screen 1.79m to 1.99m
100-inch Screen 3.07m to 3.41m
Minimum Distance 0.83m
Projection System DLP® chip × 1, DLP® system
Display Element Chip Size XGA 0.55-inch DLP® chip
Number of Pixels 786,432 pixels (1,024 × 768)
Color Reproduction Full color (up to 1.07 billion colors)


Horizontal 15 to 91 kHz
Vertical 50 to 85 Hz
RGB Display Resolution Real XGA (1,024 × 768)
Maximum UXGA (1,600 × 1,200) resizing
Computer Input Terminal RGB 15-pin mini D-Sub × 1
Component Display Resolution Up to HDTV (1080P) resizing
YCbCr/YPbPr Input Terminal Shared with RGB input terminal
Digital Display Resolution Up to HDTV (1080P) resizing
HDMI Input Terminal HDMI Type A × 1 (HDCP support, audio signal support)
Audio Audio Input Terminal 3.5 mm stereo mini jack × 1
Audio Output Terminal 3.5 mm stereo mini jack × 1 (variable audio output)
Control Terminal RS-232C (D-Sub 9 pin) × 1
Service Terminal Micro-USB Type B× 1 (for firmware updates by the user)
Direct Power-ON / Direct Power-OFF Yes
Digital Zoom Yes (2X)
Security Compatibility Kensington-compatible, power-on password
Power Source AC 100V to 240V, 50/60Hz
Eco Mode Manual 1 to 5


Eco Mode Manual 1 130W
Manual 5 75W
Eco Off Mode Bright 165W
Normal 140W
Standby Power 100 to 120V 0.12W
200 to 220V 0.23W
Dimensions (including Projections) 269.5 (W) × 269.5 (D) × 88.5 (H) mm
Weight 2.9kg
Main Accessories Wireless remote control, test batteries(AAA-size),

AC power cord, warranty card


Note: The above table is given only for reference. Please go to Casio’s website or respective distributors for a more updated information.

OPPO R7s Delivers Style and Performance in a 5.5-inch phablet

Singapore, November, 2015 – The ever-evolving smartphone brand OPPO launch its newest member of the R7 series, the R7s on November 26, 2015. Apart from its impressive 4GB RAM, the R7s inherits the metal unibody design of the R7 series and boasts a more expansive 5.5-inch AMOLED 2.5D screen (larger than the R7 and R7 Plus) backed up with the strength of 4th-generation Corning Gorilla Glass, a generous 3070 mAh battery and 32GB of expandable storage.

With elegant curves, air-craft grade metal unibody and a 2.5D arc-edge glass screen, the R7s is as much a pleasure to hold as it is to look at.

The R7s is the brand’s first smartphone to sport 4GB of RAM on the latest Color OS allowing users, particularly those with higher media consumption, to enjoy speedier app launches and boot speeds. Even with the enhancements made for better performance, the R7s still maintains its sleekness – in fact, it is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the R7 Plus.

Managing Director of OPPO Singapore, Sean Deng, said “The OPPO R7s is a definite front runner for being a premium smartphone that caters specifically to users who want a larger screen phone that lasts longer and has better performance, without a hefty price tag.”

Style in a Flash: Key Features of the R7s

  • Flash Performance with 4GB RAM and ColorOS2.1

    The OPPO R7s boasts flash-speed performance with 4GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, and an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. Users can look forward to lightning-fast downloads of games and programs and smooth multitasking performance to match. The R7s’ dual-sim card slot also supports expandable memory up to an additional 128GB, allowing users to take more of their favourite media with them wherever they go.

    OPPO’s in-house ColorOS 2.1, which is based on the Android 5.1, has been thoroughly upgraded. It now has a faster boot-up and is optimised for power saving, meanwhile providing a more elegant and intuitive interface, smoother operation, better image experience and richer mobile Internet services.

  • Flash Charging x High Battery Capacity

    The high capacity battery
    boasts 3070 mAh of capacity, and comes paired with VOOC Flash Charge technology, which gives 2 hours of talk time with just 5 minutes of charging. With VOOC Flash Charge, the R7s can charge up to 90% in only 50 minutes.

    To test battery life, OPPO used a mechanical arm to simulate real-world use of the phone. The arm mimics human actions, doing everything from going online, to taking pictures and talking on the phone. The tests clocked the R7s battery at 13 hours and 15 minutes, long enough to use the phone continuously from morning until night.

  • Capture Fleeting Moments with Flash Shot

    Like other R7s series devices, the R7s camera uses Flash Shot technology, a triple-threat feature that assures fast launch, fast focus and stable imaging. The R7s boasts of a specially developed Hybrid Focus, combining Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and Contrast Auto Focus to capture brilliant images even in low light settings. The Hybrid Focus feature is equal to that of an SLR camera that opens 30% faster than before. A smart anti-shake optimisation algorithm for both the rear-facing 13-megapixel and front-facing 8-megapizel cameras enables users to capture clear, beautiful pictures even in fast-paced situations.

The lightning-quick functionality of the camera is paired with OPPO’s Pure Image 2.0 platform, providing a versatile range of plug-ins to please everyone from the aspiring photographer to the selfie fanatic.

  • Take Unforgettable Selfies with Screen Flash

    Released as part of ColorOS 2.1 in May 2015, the groundbreaking Screen Flash feature uses a burst of light from the display to brighten the faces of selfie snappers even in low light. Together with the Beautify 3.0 plug-in, Screen Flash ensures that selfies taken with the R7s will always be stunning.

The R7s (SGD599) comes in Gold (available from November 26) and Rose Gold (available from December) from the following retailers:

  • OPPO Concept Stores
    • #01-627, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City, 038983
    • 333 Geylang Road, Singapore 389364 (open 24 hours)
  • All M1, Singtel and StarHub stores
  • All authorised dealers

Alcatel Termed “Mobigraphy” with Its latest Phone – Flash 2

Singapore, 26 November 2015 – Alcatel Flash today announced their latest prime model, the Flash 2, with an even stronger focus on mobile photography than ever before. Fresh with their new brand color “Flash Green” signifies innovation, youth and energy, shows the idea that the Flash 2 builds upon Alcatel Flash’s commitment in providing mobile users a unique mobile photography experience – mobigraphy.

“Mobigraphy is not just an action, but is now a lifestyle. We understand this from the very beginning when we created the Flash series.” Albert Wong, General Manager, Alcatel Flash. “What we have done for Flash 2 is to continue to improve on what we already have and make it better yet at the same time continue to provide accessibility and convenience to the users to shoot their best moments.”

Exclusive gSight. Camera Technologies

The gSight. camera is born to deliver superior image quality. The 13MP Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture and 0.3 seconds Phase Detection Auto Focus provides fast, sharp and powerful camera experience. With RealTone flash gives an extra advantage in low light conditions while maintaining the colors as true as possible to real life.

Design to Be Profie Cam.

For the Profie Cam. front camera, Flash 2 has the distinct LED flash, shedding light to the users’ selfies. With the advancement of the wider 84 degrees angle, selfie taking with families and friends improves tremendously as you can fit even more people into the photo, and never leave anyone out in capturing your special moments. 

Design To Fit Perfectly In Your Hand

The Flash 2 is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in any hand. The non-slip and mark-free curved back keeps the device spotless and dirt-free at all times. Meanwhile, the balanced body gives easy access to all functions by using just one hand.

Sweet Intuitive Android L UI Experience.

Simple yet elegantly stunning. The authentic Android L UI that comes with the Flash 2 is all about simple yet easy-to-use designs that understands the human behavior. The results is an overall user-friendly navigation and experience.

Robust 64-bit Octa-core Processor.

Built with the incredibly powerful 64-bit octa-core 1.3Ghz Cortex-A53 MT6753 Processor along with the 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, the Flash 2 delivers robust performance for heavy duty usage. Users can multitask seamlessly. For peak graphic performance, the l Flash 2 comes with the Mali-T720MP4 GPU.

Pricing & Availability

The Flash 2(Volcanic Grey) will be available on 4 December 2015 a t M1 and Lazada Singapore for $199. Flash 2 flip cover and screen protector will be bundled as a standard in-box accessories.


SINGAPORE, OCTOBER 23, 2015 – TAG Heuer unveiled Singapore’s first floating tennis platform at Clifford Pier last night in front of hundreds of invited guests and members of the public who had gathered along the waterfront to catch a glimpse of the spectacle.

Floating Tennis Platform – Source: Instagram user @weewu

“This historic place is where many first generation Singaporeans first set foot. Today, we’re adding a footnote to that history by launching Singapore’s first floating tennis platform,” said Ms Amelia Sillard, Vice President of TAG Heuer Southeast Asia.


The star of the evening, world number three and TAG Heuer ambassador Maria Sharapova arrived on a boat to join former world number two Michael Chang at the floating platform where they treated all along the bay to a singles game. Chang, 43, showed he still had the moves that 26 years ago earned him the record for being the youngest male player to win a singles Grand Slam title. Having just recovered from a forearm injury that forced her out of Wuhan, Sharapova looked in good form as she moved effortlessly around the floating court and hit a few winners against Chang to win the game.

Maria Sharapova and Michael Chang together with Sea Game players – Source: Instagram user @weewu

For Singaporean tennis players Angeline Devi Devanthiran, 19, and Shaheed Alam, 17, the highlight of the evening was being paired with Sharapova and Chang in a mixed-doubles game. With both pairs holding serve, the game went into an unusual tie-breaker with their combined service speeds determining the winners. The Singaporeans started the contest with Shaheed serving at 158km/h and Devanthiran at 120km/h. Chang went next with a 161km/h serve. With 123km/h as the speed to beat, Sharapova served 163km/h to take the game.


In the Charity Rally that followed, both pairs tried to keep the ball in play with TAG Heuer pledging $100 per rally to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The crowd watched in suspense as the longest of three rallies reached 181. Presenting a cheque of $18,100 to the Foundation’s Director of Development Ms Elaine Tan, Mr Luc Decroix, Vice President of Global Sales, TAG Heuer, said, “History is written in moments of adversity and in the superhuman will to overcome. That will exists not just in sport, but in everyday life, especially in the boys and girls of the Make-A-Wish Foundation who remain strong in the face of illness.”

Presentation of Tag Heuer SG50 Aquaracer – Source: Instagram user @weewu

Demonstrating that will was 8-year-old Joshua Ong who suffers from non-Hodgkin lymphoma and whose wish was to meet a real-life sports superstar. His wish was fulfilled when he presented the new TAG Heuer Limited Edition SG50 Aquaracer to Sharapova on court. The five-time world number one gave him a hug and an autographed HEAD tennis racquet.

Stephanie Carington interviewing Maria Sharapova – Source: Instagram user @weewu

At a press conference held later, she addressed questions on her readiness for the Finals saying, “I’m healthy now. I spent the last few weeks healing up and I came out here early to acclimatise.”

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#Sony Launches #α7SII camera

Sony announced the pricing and availability for its latest addition to the α7 family of interchangeable lens cameras – the α7S II.

A7S II Lifestyle (1)

The α7S II boasts ultra-high sensitivity and wide dynamic range across the entire ISO range. Incorporating an additional feature from its predecessor, the α7S II now comes with 5-axis image stabilisation for greater shooting control. Furthermore, the α7S II has the ability to record 4K videos internally with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in full-frame format. It can also capture 120fps at 100Mbps and up to five times slower than normal speed.


In addition to the new features mentioned above, the α7S II delivers stunning image quality, thanks to the combination of its 35mm full-frame 12.2 megapixel  image sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine. The XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ in the α7S II has also been upgraded and offers the world’s highest viewfinder magnification of 0.78x (roughly 38.5 degrees in diagonal field of view). Furthermore, the α7S II is Wi-Fi and NFC-enabled so that photographers can control it with Sony’s PlayMemories mobile app.


The new α7S II full-frame interchangeable lens digital camera will be available in Singapore at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres, and selected Sony authorised dealers from 17 October 2015 onwards, at a recommended retail price of S$4,299 (body only).


As part of the launch promotion from 17 to 25 October 2015, all purchases of the α7S II will be entitled a free 4K compatible SF-64UZ SD card, worth S$196. At the same time, Sony has an exclusive purchase-with-purchase promotion for selected FE lenses and accessories.

The press releases is as below

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#Sony Launched World’s First Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-Frame Sensor – #α7R II

Sony has introduced the new flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, the α7R II.

The new α7R II interchangeable lens camera features the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, which realises high-resolution (approximately 42.4 effective megapixels), high-sensitivity (expandable up to ISO 102400) and high-speed AF response up to 40 per cent faster than the original α7R, thanks to 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points.

α7R II with SEL2470Z

The camera also includes a 5-axis image stabilisation system borrowed from the acclaimed α7 II model, and has the ability to shoot and record 4K videos in multiple formats including Super 35mm (without pixel binning) and full-frame format. Additionally, it has a newly refined XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with the high (0.78x) viewfinder magnification.

5-axis image stabilisation system

To read the full specification and press releases, click here



#Sony’s #RX100 IV and #RX10 II Cameras Bring Professional Imaging Experience to the Acclaimed Cyber-shot™ RX Series

Sony introduces two latest Cyber-shot™ cameras, the compact RX100 IV and high-zoom RX10 IIcameras.

Front of RX100 IV
Front of RX100 IV

Both the new Cyber-shot™ RX Series cameras feature the world’s first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with advanced signal processing. The RX100 IV and RX10 II are also the first Cyber-shot™ cameras to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840×2160) movie recording. With advanced dual video recording functionality, shooters will be able to capture 16.8-megapixel still images during 4K video recording simply by pressing the shutter button. They also feature an attached DRAM memory chip so that you can capture the perfect shot for fast-moving objects of up to 16fps on the RX100 IV and 14fps on the RX10 II. Furthermore, both the cameras have the ability to record up to 40 times super slow motion videos, making sure that you do not miss a single moment of action in incredible high-resolution and clarity.

Back of RX10 II
Back of RX10 II

Starting from 3 July to 15 July 2015, the new Sony Cyber-shot™ RX100 IV will be available for pre-ordering at all Sony Stores (except for Sony Store at Changi Airport, Terminal 3), Sony Centres, and selected authorised Sony dealers. All pre-orders will come with a Leather Carrying Case (LCS-RXG) and a 64GB High Speed SD Card (SF-64UZ).

In addition to pre-orders, there will also be a launch promotion where three lucky winners who purchased the new RX100 IV and register their warranty online by 2 August 2015, will stand a chance to win 100% cashback.

To read the full specification and press releases, visit

Casio introduces a new EXILM EX-FR10 camera for COMEX 2014

Casio introduces the EXILIM EX-FR10 to its family of EXILIM cameras which will change the way of photography with its 2 part modular structure designed to increase users freedom of expression when capturing memories.

FR10 Green 1 FR10 Red - Camera Module (Left) FR10 White - Camera Mode
This innovative camera can be utilized in 3 different styles, namely the Split style, Selfie style and Conventional style to obtain greater angles and methods of shooting.
Perspectives captured are also greatly enhanced with the included accessories such as the Multi angle Belt set and Multi-angle grip along with the lanyard and head strap which allows for more convenient usage. (More details in the release)
The EX-FR10 is also WiFi-enabled, allowing you to share images and videos with your loved ones while on the move by sending it to your smartphone.
This flexible EXILIM EX-FR10 camera is available in 3 colours (Orange, Green and White) at a Suggested Retail Price of SGD$699.00 and can be found at all Casio authorised retailers in Singapore at the end of September.
There will also be a special tech showcase of the EXILIM EX-FR10 at COMEX 2014 on 28 August 2014 at Suntec Convention Centre, whereby:
  • Consumers can sign-up for an exclusive outdoor photography trip specially organized by Casio Singapore, limited to the first 40 consumers (no purchase required)
  • Consumers can pre-order the EX-FR10 (MSRP $699.00 with all the stated accessories as in press release) and receive 200 points (worth $200 in value) that can be used to redeem accessories at the Casio EXILIM booth (8117) at COMEX 2014, limited to the first 50 customers