Review of Sudio Nivå – A Serious Contender In The True Wireless Earbuds Market

Remember my last article on Sudio Tre? We highlighted 2 potential improvements for Sudio Tre– Makes a truly wireless earphones and adds voice notification. This time, you have them all  in the Sudio Nivå

Sudio Nivå and Case Battery

Truly wireless

You can’t find a single wire on the product. Besides that, the Nivå is also much smaller, more portable and stylist than the Sudio Tre. Despite its small size, the performance of the Niva is not compromised. Slightly smaller than the size of the thumb, the Sudio Niva is able to last 3.5 hours on a full-charge and it could be extended to 17 hours with the case battery which is included in the purchase.


Both left and right earphones could be seemed as an individual unit that has its own power button. Once you turn on both sides, you receive the voice notification that both sides are connected. I have tried turning on only the right side and the earpiece still works fine. It could be a good hands-free device while driving.


Sound Quality and Isolation

Sudio has been working to improve the sound experience for the customers. Personally, I like the sound produced by Nivå. The bass is rich and strong but does not overpower the treble. The well-balance between the bass and treble gives a very pleasant listening experience especially under quiet indoor environment.



The Sudio Nivå is designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. The sweat-proof Nivå is shipped with 3 different size earbuds to ensure a suitable fit to user’s ears. Despite the product is not equipped with noise cancelling feature, the earbud does do a decent job in isolating the surrounding sound.



It is more than “sweat proof”!   

Sudio claims that this product is sweat-proof. I was running out of idea on how to run a test on this. One day, I have “coincidentally” misplaced my Nivå in the small pocket of my running short and threw them into a washing machine! I manage to get them out before the completion of the washing cycle. It was soaked in the water for at least 20 minute and I did whatever I can to save them – to blow dry them under the fan throughout the night. Luckily, the product survives. I think this unintended experiment speaks a lot about the hardware of the earphones. However, my advice to all my readers out there – Please don’t try this on your earphones.


Competitive Price

The Sudio Nivå retails at SGD 165. Comparing to products with the similar specfication, the price is actually very competitive. On top of that, Sudio is giving a more attractive discount to TND readers. Those who use TND promocode “NEODIMENSION15” on Sudio’s Singapore online store will get 15% discount. On top of that, you get free shipping and one year warranty from Sudio.



This is the best Sudio product I’ve ever used. I like it because the sound profile is very general and it just delivers across different music genre. It is a lifestyle product that meets the general needs of the market. Comparing to other products at the similar price range, Sudio Niva is definitely value-for-money once you have applied TND’s 15% discount code.


Logitech G’s Overwatch Singapore Championship 2017

Logitech G presents its first Overwatch Singapore Championship! We are calling for all FPS teams in Singapore to battle in the first Overwatch tournament in 2017.

Teams will vie for a total prize pool of SGD 5,100, sponsored by Logitech Singapore.


Here are the key dates with regards to the tournament:


Online Qualifier 1

  • Registration period: 6th February to 22th February 2017
  • Tournament dates: 25th and 26th February 2017
  • Format: Double elimination, Best of 3

Online Qualifier 2

  • Registration period: 1st March to 15th March 2017
  • Tournament dates: 18th and 19th March 2017
  • Format: Double elimination, Best of 3

Offline Finals

  • Finals dates: 1st April 2017
  • Format: Finals, Best of 5 and Grand Finals, Best of 7
  • Venue: Gam3.Asia, Marina Square, #02-237/247, 6 Raffles Boulevard, S(039594)

Interested participants may register here:


Geylang International FC Renews Sponsorship Deal with Epson & Announces 2017 S-League Squad

Toshimitsu Tanaka Managing Director of Epson Singapore (left) and Ben Teng Chairman Geylang International FC (right). Source: Instagram user @weewu

Geylang International FC (GIFC) announced that it will be partnering with Epson for another year. The one-year sponsorship extension will see increased partnership between the Club and Epson Singapore, now GIFC’s Platinum sponsor, with new initiatives in the pipeline.

As part of Epson and GIFC’s commitment to develop youths through football, both parties have agreed to work hand-in-hand to further utilise the partnership with Matsumoto Yamaga FC, by sending talented youth footballers for a training stint with the Japanese club later this year. Epson Singapore Cup 2017, co-organised by GIFC and Epson, will also be part of the activities in the upcoming partnership.

The signing ceremony between Mr Toshimitsu Tanaka, Managing Director (Southeast Asia) of Epson Singapore, and Mr Ben Teng, Chairman of GIFC was held as part of the press event today at Jalan Besar Stadium.

The 2017 Epson-Geylang International FC team. Source: Instagram user @weewu

Garmin sets up Singapore as South-east Asia HQ for its consumer business

Singapore, February 7, 2017 — A familiar brand in Singapore, Garmin’s consumer products have been sold here through distributors since the early 1990s. As part of the brand’s strategic plan to strengthen their presence in the region, Garmin will now be directly managing the sales and marketing of its consumer business devices in the Southeast Asia and India region.

Singapore was selected as the regional headquarters for Garmin’s regional expansion because of the nation’s vibrant pro-business environment, political stability, centralised geography and strong infrastructure.

The company has appointed Mr. Engelhard (Al) Sundoro as Managing Director for the South Asia/ India Region since January 2017. Mr. Sundoro brings with him a wealth of experience having worked with Garmin International in America since 2007. Mr. Sundoro will manage Garmin’s consumer business in six South-east Asian countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand) and India and its marine business in South-east Asia, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and India.

“As a company, we need to be an enduring brand that consistently innovates. In order to do that, it is essential for us to be closer to our customers to understand what they need. Even as a global brand, Garmin sees each market differently as the customer needs in each region is diverse. Outside of US, China and Taiwan, it is a natural step for the brand to strengthen our presence in South-east Asia with Singapore as our headquarters as consumers here tend to be early adopters of technology,” said Mr. Al Sundoro, Managing Director for South Asia/ India Region.

Garmin has a strong foundation in engineering products for aviation and marine since 1989. With engineering a fundamental part of the brand’s DNA, innovation, precision and attention to details are ingrained in the products designed by the brand.

Aiming to engineer quality wearables to complement the daily active lifestyles of users, Garmin recently announced its partnership with EZ-Link to launch a special version of its vívosmart HR activity tracker with built-in NFC contactless payment smarts. Users can tap their fitness band to make payment for train and bus rides, cab rides and retail purchases in Singapore.

“Working with partners such as EZ-Link to make our products more meaningful to consumers in each locale is an example of what we want to do with our business here,” added Mr. Sundoro.


Singapore, 18 January 2017 – The Singapore Motorshow concluded another successful run at the 2017 event with a turnout of more than 47,000 people attending the event at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre between 12 to 15 January, 2017. This year’s visitors were treated to a display of more than 200 cars from 28 brands.


Organised by the Motor Traders Association of Singapore (MTA), this year’s Singapore Motorshow saw an exciting showcase of over 20 new car launches and the return of all-time favourite Russ Swift along with his breath-taking stunt-driving performance sponsored by Subaru. The event also featured special virtual reality (VR) experiences for attendees, for the first time.


Singapore MotorShow 2016 opening address by Glenn Tan, President of the Motor Traders Association of Singapore.

“We’re encouraged to see a good crowd considering that many have said that this will be a challenging year for Singapore’s economy,” said Glenn Tan, President of the Motor Traders Association of Singapore. “It’s great to see the brands working together to present an iconic automotive event with new activities and launches that the people of Singapore can look forward to each year.”


“Despite smaller numbers this year on the weekdays, we had very solid turnouts on both Saturday and Sunday. Crowds packed our popular activities with sold-out shows at Russ Swift’s stunt performances, live radio shows, contests and lucky draws. We’re glad to see families and car lovers having a good time throughout the 4-day event and we’re committed to keep this momentum going for next year’s event.”


Video clip by instagram user @weewu


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



Top row (L-R):  Mr Takeshi Yamazaki (Youth Academy Director, Matsumoto Yamaga FC), National  Football Academy’s U-15 youth footballers Elijah Lim and Ashley Yong, U-14 youth footballer  Vasileios Chua, Mr Nadzri Osman (Executive, National Youth Teams, Football Association of  Singapore) and Mr Toshio Hanaoka (General Manager, Public Relations & Investor Relations, Seiko  Epson Corporation)     Bottom row (L-R): National Football Academy’s U-14 youth footballer Marc Ryan Tan, U-15 youth footballers Muhammad Nur Adam Bin Abdullah and Christian Chiang Moroni, and Mr Rob Servais (Head Coach of the Singapore U-15 squad, National Football Academy, Football Association of Singapore)
Top row (L-R): Mr Takeshi Yamazaki (Youth Academy Director, Matsumoto Yamaga FC), National
Football Academy’s U-15 youth footballers Elijah Lim and Ashley Yong, U-14 youth footballer
Vasileios Chua, Mr Nadzri Osman (Executive, National Youth Teams, Football Association of Singapore) and Mr Toshio Hanaoka (General Manager, Public Relations & Investor Relations, Seiko Epson Corporation)
Bottom row (L-R): National Football Academy’s U-14 youth footballer Marc Ryan Tan, U-15 youth footballers Muhammad Nur Adam Bin Abdullah and Christian Chiang Moroni, and Mr Rob Servais (Head Coach of the Singapore U-15 squad, National Football Academy, Football Association of Singapore)

Singapore, June 2016 – Global technology leader Epson today announced another overseas training attachment to increase overseas development opportunities for local youth footballers. A group of six Under-14 (U-14) and Under-15 (U-15) players selected by both Epson Singapore and the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) are attending a week-long training attachment with prestigious J-League Club Matsumoto Yamaga FC from 12-20 June in Japan.

This trip is the second attachment to the J-League club initiated by Epson Singapore, as part of its three-year partnership deal with FAS inked in 2013, and the increase in the size of the attachment is a reflection of Epson Singapore’s continued commitment to the development of youths through sports, one of the leading tenets of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

The six National Football Academy (NFA) U-14 and U-15 players, made up of Marc Ryan Tan Wei Ming, Chua Zikos Vasileios Ming Xun, Ashley Yong Cheng Wai, Christian Chiang Moroni, Elijah Lim and Muhammad Nur Adam Bin Abdullah, were selected based on technical skills, discipline, maturity and passion. Two of the boys, Adam and Elijah, were also part of the original team of 3 U-14 players handpicked for the first attachment in June 2015.

Learning from previous trips, the latest attachment will see the youths receive more training, with the inclusion of personal coaching sessions by Yamaga’s coaching team, as well as participation in practice matches with their Japanese counterparts in order to improve their skills on the pitch. Off the pitch, the players will be able to observe Yamaga’s first team’s training session and also official matches of both the Club’s youth and first team in Alwin Stadium.

To provide a holistic experience, the boys will be staying in the Club’s dormitory during the attachment, and participate in an immersive tour of the local sights and attractions in Matsumoto and the surrounding region. In addition, the boys will also visit Epson’s headquarters in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, where they will experience the company’s museum and see the latest in Epson’s wide range of products, including smart glasses and wearables under the company’s Moverio and Runsense labels.

“In order to bridge the gap in international exposure that our local youth footballers receive compared to their regional counterparts, Epson is proud to be able to facilitate the overseas attachment again this year. We have expanded the programme to include a larger contingent, and this latest regime will see the boys receive more training, based on feedback from both coaches and the boys last year. We hope to inspire and help nurture more youths to realise their dreams and develop strong values through sports, especially football,” said Ms. Tan May Lin, Epson Singapore’s General Manager (Sales, Marketing & Customer Service Division).

“We greatly welcome the continuation of this exchange program and wish to thank everyone at Epson, our club’s main sponsor, and Epson Singapore who made it happen. There is no doubt that this international exchange with Singapore, which is in line with the J League’s Asian business expansion strategy and one-country one-club exchange program, will be a step toward globalizing our club’s brand,” said Takeshi Yamazaki, academy director of Kabushiki Kaisha Matsumoto Yamaga.

“Apart from training daily on the Karigane Ground in Matsumoto, the six players from the academy will participate in a practice match as members of the Matsumoto Yamaga football club and receive individual training. They will also do some sightseeing in Matsumoto, stay in the Matsumoto Yamaga dormitory, and experience Japanese culture. We will also have them help run a home game (against Yamagata) in packed Alwin Stadium and enjoy a live match. “We hope that this exchange program will be a catalyst to further development of the relationship between the Football Association of Singapore and our club and that, through the agency of athletics, we contribute to exchanges and friendship between our two countries,” added Director Yamazaki.

“Since last year’s attachment, we’ve seen Adam and Elijah progress both on and off the pitch in their skills and attitudes, and they’ve grown to become role models to their team mates and juniors. This trip would allow the boys to grow even further still in terms of technique, learning from some of the best in Asia. More importantly, we want to get the boys to change their mind-set and awareness, and learn (from the Japanese players on how) to influence their environment in Singaporean football,” said Rob Servais, head coach of the Singapore U-15 squad, National Football Academy, Football Association of Singapore.

More information about Epson, and its product and CSR initiatives are available on

Press Release – Singtel keeps Premier League rates unchanged for Value and Gold Pack customers

Singapore, 9 June, 2016 – Singtel TV today announced its packages for the upcoming season of the Premier League. Football fans will be able to catch the next season of the Premier League with no change to their prevailing subscription rates for their Value packs. This also applies to Gold Pack customers. The prevailing subscription rate also holds for the mio Stadium+ pack, which is also available to cross-carriage customers, when they sign up, re-contract or renew their contract by 12 August 2016.

As the new season of the Premier League kicks off on 13 August 2016, 10 exciting matches will be available each week on mio Stadium channels and the new ELEVEN PLUS sports channel, which will carry three of the 10 matches weekly, as part of Singtel’s sub-license of rights to ELEVEN Sports Network.

“We are pleased to keep subscription rates largely unchanged for our customers. Football is for everyone and we know how big a deal these matches are to fans in Singapore.” said Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director of Home, Consumer Singapore. He added, “The Premier League has always been the centrepiece of the differentiated content we have been steadily curating for our customers over the past years, as we boost our portfolio of quality sports channels and compelling entertainment and educational programming from major content providers like Discovery, Disney, and Fox. The League is what fans look forward to every year and something we have brought them since 2010.

Singtel launched four new sports channels: Eleven, Eleven Sports, Eurosport and Eurosport News last July, strengthening its position as the home of football. This year, it scored a hat trick, broadcasting the ongoing Copa America 2016, the upcoming UEFA Euro 2016 and soon, the first of the new threeyear season of the Premier League. Singtel has won exclusive broadcasting rights to the Premier League in Singapore since the start of the 2010/2011 season.

Singtel TV Value Packs – Jingxuan Value, Inspirasi Value, Kondattam Value, Desi Value and Action Value, feature over 150 channels each, offering the best in sporting action, Asian and English entertainment, ethnic programming and movie hits across popular channels such as mio Stadium, Discovery Channel, Fox Movies and more.

Event – Liberty Insurance Features Singapore’s Top Swimmers as Their Brand Ambassador

Liberty Insurance, one of Singapore’s top 10 general insurers, unveiled a national branding campaign featuring one of Singapore’s top swimmers, Quah Zheng Wen. These ads will appear in print and out of home with the tagline ‘Embracing Simple Joys’. The national branding campaign showcases Zheng Wen as he prepares for the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this year.

Zheng Wen is one of Singapore’s most promising young athletes, after winning 12 medals at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. Armed with the support of his coach, family and friends, he will be competing in the Rio de Janeiro Games this August, the second in his illustrious career. With Zheng Wen’s talent, he is the face of Liberty Insurance as the insurance company makes its first major splash into the public’s consciousness.

Says Chang Sucheng, Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Insurance Singapore, “Through determination, discipline and hard work, Zheng Wen has shown that our local athletes can compete on the global stage. Despite his intensive training schedule, he still finds time to enjoy the simple joys in life. We are proud to be partnering with Zheng Wen to inspire future generations of athletes to pursue their dreams, as well as to rally Singaporeans to cheer on Team Singapore during the Rio Games.”

Says Zheng Wen, “Like everyone else, I’m in the midst of chasing my dreams. This means facing challenges and sacrifices, which makes me treasure the simple moments with my loved ones greatly. I am humbled and honored to be Liberty Insurance’s partner in this national brand campaign.”

Jose Raymond, Vice President for Finance of Singapore Swimming Association says “Zheng Wen is an athlete with immense potential. Poised for global success, he is a great role model, and will be an outstanding brand ambassador for Liberty Insurance. The Singapore Swimming Association will continue to provide additional exposure for our athletes, giving them a better understanding of their own commercial value and allowing them to gain further recognition.”

The campaign tagline was conceptualised to show that the company is focused on helping its customers remove complexity and confusion that is usually associated with insurance. By making life simple for its customers, Liberty Insurance seeks to enable more Singaporeans to spend quality time with their family and loved ones, and, in doing so, embrace the simple joys in life.

TomTom Golfer 2 drives a golfer’s game to the next level

~Automatic shot detection and post-game analysis helps golfers improve their game~

Singapore, 16th March 2016:
(TOM2) today announces the ultra-slim TomTom Golfer 2, a GPS Watch designed to help golfers improve their game by using automatic shot detection to give detailed post-round analysis.

Eliminating uncertainty by measuring distances to greens and hazards the TomTom Golfer 2 uses automatic shot detection to help golfers understand their distance potential. They can see distances for drives and approach shots at-a-glance and then analyse their strokes in TomTom MySports after the game. The auto scorecard tracks the score to make it easy for a golfer to see what is working in their game, and what improvements can be made.

“We know that often the best improvements simply come from knowing where you went wrong” says Clive Millington, COO, TomTom. “This is why we have designed such detailed post-game analysis for the TomTom Golfer 2 to show you where to improve, but also to know what you’re capable of.”

The ultimate round feature combines the best holes from a course that has been played regularly to demonstrate what a best potential round could look like. The TomTom MySports post-game analysis gives insights into shot patterns and greens in regulation. Rounds can be studied hole-by-hole in order to build on your strengths and improve your weaknesses.

The TomTom Golfer 2 uses graphics to easily visualise the best approach to the green, giving precise distances to front and back of the hazards on over 40K* courses worldwide.

Sleek, lightweight, water-resistant and durable for long-lasting comfort, the TomTom Golfer 2 is designed to be worn both on and off the course. The TomTom Golfer 2 will be available in May 2016.

Additional features of TomTom Golfer 2 include:

  • Green Distances – Precise yardages to front, centre and back of green.
  • Hazards – See distances to individual hazards along the fairway.
  • Lay-up – See remaining distances to lay-up points.
  • Greenview – View unique green and hazard graphics before your shot.
  • Round Tracking – Keep track of the score, distance, and time for your round.
  • Daily Course Updates: Receive course updates wirelessly from your smartphone.
  • Wireless Syncing: Sync your session wirelessly on TomTom MySports app.
  • Weather and water resistant to 40M – Play in any weather.
  • Perfect Fit: Select large or small straps to ensure the perfect fit for your wrist.

*Calculation includes all combinations of golf courses at multi-course facilities.