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)

Press Release – Dell Singapore Introduces New Purposefully-Designed Laptops and Monitor to Meet Diverse Needs of Consumers Today

  • XPS 12 features the world’s first 4K Ultra HD display in a 2-in-1 laptop
  • Inspiron 11 3000 series is an affordable, ultraportable laptop with three vibrant color options
  • Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor is the company’s first 4K consumer monitor for an amazing home entertainment experience with immersive dual 9W integrated speakers, incredible Ultra HD 4K clarity and Picture-in-Picture features
  • Dell ProSupport service dramatically improves customer experience through simplified, hassle free support with 24×7 access to expert technicians and next-business day onsite service after remote diagnosis

Singapore, March 8, 2016 – Dell Singapore today announced two recent additions to the XPS and Inspiron series, the XPS 12 2-in-1 and Inspiron 11 3000 series respectively. Taking home entertainment experience to the next level with over 8 million pixels of sharp Ultra HD clarity on an expansive 28″ screen, Dell also introduced the Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor.

“Consumers are becoming more varied in their usage preferences. Size, power, style and price are all concerns no matter if you’re a student, working professional or anywhere in between. The expansion of our Inspiron and XPS brand is a reflection of our commitment to meet a diverse array of computing needs with devices that are easy to use and offers exceptional value,” said Rakesh Mandal, director and general manager, Client Solutions, Dell South Asia and Korea.

Dell XPS 12 2-in-1 laptop/tablet
Dell XPS 12 2-in-1 laptop/tablet

XPS 12 2-in-1 – Innovative design with a magnetic connection for transitioning from laptop to tablet

Perfecting the laptop to tablet experience, the new and innovative XPS 12 2-in-1 is designed to easily switch between laptop and tablet with a magnetic connection that enables one-handed transition. It is the only 2-in-1 device with a 4K Ultra HD display option, with 6 million more pixels than a Full HD display. The 2-in-1 comes with a choice of XPS 12 Premier Keyboard or XPS 12 Slim Keyboard with sleek magnetic folio covers designed specifically for the XPS 12. The keyboard options provide full laptop productivity, each with a backlit keyboard and precision touchpad. The folios magnetically connect to the XPS 12, provide a stand for the tablet with variable angle positions and include a holder for the optional Dell Active Pen. Fold it around the tablet, or tablet and keyboard to keep the XPS 12 safe during travel.

new addition to the XPS portfolio further enhances Dell’s offering to power users who need the best of both work and play.

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (Model 3162, Rocket) Non-Touch 11-inch notebook computers.
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (Model 3162, Rocket) Non-Touch 11-inch notebook computers.

Inspiron 11 3000 series – Affordable and ultraportable laptop wrapped in a visually arresting design

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is the latest addition to the award-winning Inspiron product family which is built for the long haul with durable materials and rigorously tested to last for years. This new laptop comes with the latest Intel® processors to easily handle today’s software and provide zippy, responsive performance. The Inspiron 11 3000 Series also boasts a vibrant HD resolution (1366 x 768) display that provides crisp, bright images on-screen and is easy to position for clear viewing. Featuring long-lasting battery life of 10 hours and Dell Backup and Recovery software, the laptop ensures that precious pictures, music and files remain safe. The Inspiron 11 3000 Series is also great for multi-taskers who keep several applications open at one time and switch between them, with hard drives up to 500 GB. The laptop comes in three vibrant color options: Bali Blue, striking Tango Red and sleek Alpine White.

Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor (S2817Q) – Dell’s first consumer Ultra HD 4K monitor

Designed to take customers’ home entertainment experience to the next level, the Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor combines powerful dual 9W integrated speakers with extraordinary Ultra HD 4K clarity. Users will get to enjoy smooth and blur-free images while viewing sports and movies, as well as minimum input lag while playing games with its extremely rapid 2 ms panel response time. The Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) features also allow users to view content from two different sources simultaneously on one large monitor screen, making multi-tasking a breeze. Best of all, the monitor rocks a stylish design that will be suitable for any user.

Dell 28 Ultra HD 4K Monitor (S2817Q)

Get the most out of your technology with Dell Services and Support

Dell customers can get the most out of their technology with Dell proactive Services and Support. Dell ProSupport is dedicated to keeping customers connected and productive, providing maximum support with minimal customer effort. ProSupport combines 24×7 access to expert technicians, onsite service after remote diagnosis1 and support for both hardware and software issues. Customers are provided a one-year Dell ProSupport warranty as standard with their new consumer systems but can also choose to extend their ProSupport warranty with additional one-year or two-year options.

Local Pricing and Availability

All products are now available in Singapore and on Dell.com.sg. Orders can also be made via Dell’s toll-free number at 1800-394-7486. The products will also be available at the IT Show 2016, taking place on 10-13 March, at Suntec Singapore, Booths 8111, 8130, 8205, 8241, 8235 and 311.

  • The XPS 12 is priced starting at SGD 2,099.
  • The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series (3162) is priced starting at SGD 369.
  • The Dell 28 Monitor (S2817Q) is priced at SGD 749.
  • Dell ProSupport is available in the following categories:
    • All Inspiron Notebook and Desktop
      • 1 Year ProSupport
      • 2 Year ProSupport
    • All Alienware/XPS/Vostro Notebook & Desktop
      • 1 Year ProSupport
      • 2 Year ProSupport

Press Release – Apple tops The Straits Times Digital Awards with seven wins

Singapore, 23 February 2016 – Apple was the biggest winner at The Straits Times Digital Awards 2016 today, bagging seven awards across the smartphone, tablet and smartwatch categories. Apple was clearly the favourite among the readers of ST Digital, winning the Readers’ Choice in all five awards which it was shortlisted as a finalist – Best Overall Smartphone, Best Phablet, Best Smartphone Camera, Best Tablet and Best Smartwatch. The tech giant also got the nod of approval from the ST Digital editorial team who chose the Apple iPad Pro for the Best Tablet and the Apple Watch for the Best Smartwatch.

Apple’s dominance in the mobile devices category was blunted by Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 4G+ which won the Editor’s Choice awards for Best Overall Smartphone and Best Smartphone Camera, and by the Google Nexus 6P which took the Editor’s Choice award for the Best Phablet.

Into its fifth year, the annual tech awards aim to celebrate and recognise the best gadgets, games and tech innovations of the year. This year, the awards has been renamed as The Straits Times Digital Awards as the weekly tech supplement had shed its old name Digital Life last year to reflect its integration into the main broadsheet section of The Straits Times.

As in previous years, the awards are divided into Editor’s Choice awards, picked by The Straits Times Digital editorial team, and the Readers’ Choice, selected by ST readers in an online poll in January. They stood a chance to win lucky draw prizes worth over $25,000.

This year saw the introduction of two new categories – Best Smartwatch and Best Fitness Tracker – to capture new segments that are tugging strongly at consumers’ heartstrings and wallets.

Altogether, there were 21 award categories with a total of 105 products and games nominated. About 4700 ST readers voted in the January poll.

Canon emerged as the second biggest overall winner, clinching all four Readers’ Choice awards in the camera categories.

Lenovo was the biggest winner in the laptops category, getting three wins followed by Asus with two.

The editorial team picked The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the Best Overall Game while the readers voted for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

With the haze dominating headlines last year, ST Engineering’s Innosparks duly won the Most Innovative award with its unique Air+ Smart Mask that built an air filter into the mask for easy breathing in the smog.

Ms Irene Tham, Tech Editor of The Straits Times said: “We would like to congratulate all winners. It was a tough call for many of the judging decisions as there were several equally-deserving finalists.

“I would also like to thank StarHub for coming in as our new presenting sponsor this year. Previously, StarHub was only a category sponsor and I am heartened by StarHub’s show of confidence to raise its involvement and support for our awards.”

Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer of StarHub said: “I have always marvelled at The Straits Times team for putting together the Digital Life Awards successfully for the past four years, despite limited resources. They have done an excellent job for readers like myself, as they have proven themselves to be the ‘authoritative voice’ on what were the hottest gadgets and best innovations for our industry each year.”

Ms Ong added: “StarHub is honoured to be the presenter of the renamed The Straits Times Digital Awards, and we will continue to work closely with the device manufacturers to bring better improvements to the lives of Singaporean consumers, by enhancing the way they live, work and play.”

The full results of the winners are available online at www.straitstimes.com/tech and will also be published in The Straits Times Digital section tomorrow (Feb 24, 2016).

See PDF version on the list of winners

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Press Release – Unique Opportunity to Own James Bond’s #AstonMarton #DB10

SINGAPORE – 1 February 2016 – The Aston Martin DB10 — the first car created exclusively for James Bond by British luxury brand Aston Martin — is to go under the auctioneer’s gavel at the London auction house of Christie’s on 18th February with proceeds donated to Médecins Sans Frontières.

source: Aston Martin website:http://www.astonmartin.com/en/cars/db10

‘Spectre — The Auction’ celebrates the release of the 24th Bond film on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD with 24 special auction lots going under the hammer for charity, led by the Aston Martin DB10.

Celebrating the great British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse of the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins. Production of the DB10 was strictly limited to ten examples of the bespoke sports car which was developed and hand-built by the designers, engineers and artisan craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in the UK for the latest Bond film, Spectre.

The DB10 to be auctioned, is the only car to date in the rarest DB lineage to be made available for private ownership. It is also the first ever Aston Martin to receive a platinum award from the Aston Martin Works Assured Provenance scheme. The Assured Provenance process is the first official authentication programme to be provided in-house by Aston Martin. Drawing on the unrivalled knowledge of a committee of authoritative Aston Martin experts, the pioneering Assured Provenance certification programme is administered and run by the brand’s world-renowned in-house heritage car facility — Aston Martin Works.

As part of the painstaking procedure of examination and authentication, the DB10 has undergone a digital scan which has been verified and held in a secure archive for future reference.

The DB10 features a 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine and six-speed manual gearbox. It has an estimated top speed of around 190 mph.  The car features an all carbon fibre exterior, while the interior has been painstakingly handmade using fine luxury leathers, carbon fibre and aluminium.

Most of the DB10s were modified for use in the filming of Spectre, but the DB10 offered at Christie’s is one of only two “show” cars, which were left unmodified and used for display purposes. This DB10 took pride of place at the world premiere of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall in London and has been signed by James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. The auction will take place on 18th February at Christie’s King Street auction house in London.

To register for this once in a life time opportunity, please visit spectrelive@christies.com. Further information about the auction can also be found at www.christies.com/bond

 source: Media Outreach

Logitech G Brings Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headphone G933 to Singapore

Compatible with PC, consoles, mobile devices and home theater devices, the Logitech G933 features patent pending Pro­G™ audio drivers and were designed by Logitech’s sound engineering team, with more than 25 years in audio development. With 7.1 Dolby® Surround Sound and DTS Headphone:X*, these headphones deliver a superior all­around audio experience. The G933 is customizable, featuring RGB lighting, swappable backlit speaker plates, programmable G­keys and onboard software equalizer to customize audio settings and create personal sound


Photo Credit: Logitech Singapore

Key Features

  • Superior All­Around Audio:​ From your favorite music to expansive game soundtracks, the patent pending Pro­G audio drivers deliver both clean and accurate highs as well as a deep rich bass that you would expect from premium headphones. These are also the first headphones to offer both Dolby and DTS Headphone:X​* surround options to gamers. The Pro­G audio drivers and surround sound technologies create lifelike in­game spatial awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around, or special ability cues. DTS Headphone:X* technology utilizes calibration and processing that brings gamers and audio fans closer to the studio experience than ever before, supporting up to 7.1 channels of audio and multiple options for personalization.


  • Multi­Platform Support and Sound Mixing: ​Logitech G933 works with PCs, mobile devices and consoles – including PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One™– and features one USB mix adapter and two analog inputs that connect and mix sound from up to three devices. As you are fending off your gaming enemies from your PC, you can simultaneously order a pizza on your cell phone without missing a moment of action. Additionally, it works with your home theatre (through a USB port and RCA audio out) to provide the perfect wireless home theatre experience, so you can listen in your living room to anything connected to your home receiver or TV, from movies to vinyl records, without any cables.


  • Personalized Programmability and RGB Lighting:
    ​​Use Logitech Gaming Software to program lighting, audio and buttons. Adjust RGB lighting from up to 16.8 million colors and assign custom game macros on three programmable G­keys for a seamless gaming experience. A software equalizer lets you customize audio settings and create personal sound profiles so you can listen to music, games and movies with preset audio preferences.


  • Game Wired or Wirelessly​: Logitech G933 offers the option to play wired or wirelessly, with ultra­low latency on 2.4GHz wireless. Alternatively, use the included analog cable and 3.5 mm analog input on the headset to play without using battery power. The wireless USB mix adapter allows you to use your analog audio or mobile devices wirelessly.


  • Foldaway, Noise­Cancelling Mic​: Logitech G933 features a crystal­clear noise­cancelling boom mic. An indicator LED lets you know when your microphone is on mute. When not in use, the mic can be folded back into the headset.

System Requirements

  • Windows® 7 or higher
  • Internet connection for Logitech Gaming Software installation
  • USB port, 3.5 mm audio port or RCA audio output ports
  • 7.1 surround sound, DTS Headphone:X*, lighting configuration, and G­key programming require

    Logitech Gaming Software

Product Specifications

  • Headphones

– Driver: 40 mmFrequency response: 20Hz­20KHz

– Impedance: 39 Ohms (Passive), 5k Ohms (Active)

– Size: 190 mm x 180 mm x 94 mm

– Weight :374 grams (13.19 oz)

– Sensitivity: 107dB SPL/mW


  • Microphone

    -Size: 4 mm

    -Type: Condenser­Cardioid

    -Frequency response: 100Hz­20KHz


●     2­year limited hardware warranty

Pioneer AppRadio Mode is not running correctly on iOS 8

Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre Pte. Ltd. – 18 September 2014 – For users of Pioneer DVD receiver models with AppRadio Mode, Pioneer has completed its compatibility evaluation of iOS 8 with AppRadio Mode.

Please see below for important information:

iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s and iPod touch (5th generation) users: The following AppRadio Mode applications are not compatible with iOS 8 at this time.
















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Additionally, other applications may experience screen resizing errors.


To maintain AppRadio Mode use of these apps, please continue using iOS 7.1.2 with your iPhone or iPod touch.


iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th generation) users: iOS 8 is not compatible with your iPhone or iPod touch, so the update does not affect your use of AppRadio Mode.



For more updates, please visit the Pioneer Car Entertainment Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PioneerCarEntertainment/

Pioneer launches CD receivers that deliver greater performance and connectivity for drivers

Pioneer Electronics, a leader in aftermarket car electronics, released two new digital media and nine CD receiver models.It includes significant enhancements in connectivity and display, while providing fuss-free control functions for greater efficiency and a safer drive. Drivers can now navigate the settings directly from their steering wheel and adjust illumination across a broader range of settings to their preference when driving during day and night. The key features of the new receivers also include Bluetooth®1 wireless connectivity for dual phone connection, improved speech clarity and smoother browsing experiences via both iOS and Android devices.



Pioneer’s new CD receivers with built-in Bluetooth wireless capability1 such as DEH-X6750BT supports:

* Full Time Connection for Two Phones – For the first time, Pioneer features Full Time Connection for two smartphones. The phones’ settings are remembered by the receiver and are automatically connected once detected in the car. For example, drivers can connect and access their personal and business phones simultaneously through the receiver without the hassle of switching between phones.

* Wide Band Speech – With Bluetooth upgrade to HFP version 1.6, drivers experience greater speech clarity and enjoy natural conversations and better speech recognition with Hands Free Calling. The new CD receivers come with twice the bandwidth frequency compared to previous models.

* Wireless Audio Browsing – Once connected to Bluetooth, drivers can search their music library on the head unit display without a single touch on their smartphones, allowing for a safer drive. The new AVRCP 1.5 version allows drivers to browse music files on both iOS and Android devices.

Price of the respective models are as follow:

Model Price
DEH-X7750UI  SRP $369
DEH-X6750BT  SRP $319
DEH-X3750UI  SRP $249
DEH-X2750UI  SRP $219
DEH-X1750UB  SRP $199
FH-X775BT  SRP $429
FH-X575UI  SRP $299



Pioneer – A Long Forgotten Japanese Electronics Giant

I am sure those who are in the 30s remember those days when we could be spending hours in the living room flipping around with the wires connecting between the bulky, enormous size amplifier and the tall, classy floor-standing speakers (back in those days, having a giant sound system is a pretty big deal!)

In the 90s, computer speakers, MP3 and MPEG were deemed to be bad quality(if you think it is getting better nowadays, go dig out your old CD and listen to yourself!) and consumers will spend over 100 bucks to buy CD and LD (DVD comes slightly later) so that they could enjoy a theatre-like experience at home.  (“Home Theatre System” and “Hi-Fi” if those terms have rung the bell!)

Speaking about Laser Disc (LD) or Home Theatre System  ( I am pretty sure people who are born in the early 2000s have not seen this Alien device before!), people who underwent that era will know a very Japanese brand ” Pioneer”.

Source: answers.com :Laser Disc Player. The smaller disc is the standard-size CD

Back in those days, Pioneer sold millions of sound systems to all around the world. Capitalised on their expertise in sound system, they launched satellite TV channel offering karaoke music videos in Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Stock (quote 6773.JP) was trading at high 4600 yen.

Time changes. Consumer nowadays are looking for convenience than quality. More compact sound systems that are cheaper and easy to set up has gained popularity among the consumers. If you visit your friends’ house, you seldom see a big sound system in their living room. Likely, you will see a soundbar and TV.

Unsold inventories start to build up in Pioneer’s warehouse due to slow response to market changes incurring tremendous loss for the past few years. Gone with the good old days, stock tumbles to only a few hundred yen.

However, situation starts to get better for Pioneer as the company repositions itself in the electronics sectors. Now, they are focusing on car navigating and sound system OEM services. The strategy has proven to be a good move. Sales is growing steadily for the past few years.

Source: Gizmag.com: Pioneer Text to speech car system


Will Pioneer make a comeback? Although the company is able to bring down the loss, it is still pretty uncertain for the company given the fact of intense competition in the car system market. Nonetheless, the industry outlook is pretty promising. Google has spearheaded the commercialisation of the smart car system. With their expertise in the hardware, there could be a chance for Pioneer to make a comeback.

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Pioneer Electronics launches AppRadioLIVE, their proprietary new app that enhances the driving experience for users through a single touch interface that offers seamless aggregated content most popular among existing customers.

AppRadioLIVE’s dynamic home screen feature contents and services from Pioneer’s partners such as Feedly, Stitcher, and Eventseeker, which are classified into four quadrants – mapping, music, news information and calendar events. With these contents placed side-by-side on AppRadioLIVE, AppRadio Mode users can now easily switch between apps, making their drive more fun and safer. 

Watch the video to know more.

For more information about AppRadioLIVE, please visit www.pioneerappradiolive.com.