Logitech has just unveiled the new MX Sound – a solid set of premium Bluetooth desktop speakers. Although Bluetooth speakers are not new, the new MX Sound promises to transform the audio experience on desktops with motion-activated backlit controls, high-end drivers and rear-facing port tubes for music, movies and videos. High tech, simple and sexy? SOUNDS good.
Ever wanted to switch telcos, but feel a little held back because of the commitment and contracts? Circles.Life is going all out to ease switching over through it’s one-of-a-kind “try-before-you-buy” free mobile plan called Circles.Switch, which starts from today and ends on 31 December 2017. Yes, it’s a free mobile plan with 20GB of data a month. No hidden costs, no delivery charges, no registration fees or SIM card costs. It sounds absolutely ridiculous and a deal out of a conman’s book, but it is official. So what’s the catch?
If you live in Singapore, you’ve definitely heard of Huawei – Chinese company renowned for doing networking infrastructure worldwide which became famous in the little red dot by bringing in non-camera phones our army boys could bring into camp. Over the past five years, Huawei surprised consumers and competitors alike by upping their game and creating really, really good looking premium phones. On Monday, they’ll be unveiling their latest phone in Munich; but this time round, they’re going to power it with a processor that uses ground-breaking technology – a new chip called a Neural Processing Unit which Huawei promises fantastic AI performance on a phone. What’s so good about it?
Mac users rejoice! The latest version of Parallels has just been released, boasting support for the latest OSes, namely macOS High Sierra, and Windows 10, along with a slew of quality of life improvements.
Although the HTC has produced mediocre phones over the past few years, they’ve knocked it out of the park with their flagship U11. This rivals the iPhone 8 – if you’re torn between Apple and Android, just get this. It’s got top of the line specs, a beautiful body, fantastic audio, great camera and a very nice form factor.
The programmable ‘edge sense’ squeeze function is extremely useful and better implemented than Samsung’s Bixby-only button. I hate that there’s no headphone jack and the body’s a super fingerprint magnet – battery life is so-so too. Still, i’d say that the HTC U11 performs better than 95% of the Android phones out there. It isn’t revolutionary like the S8, but it’s a wonderful incremental step. HTC sticks to a tried and true form factor and what works.
The Moto Z2 Play’s modular system is awesome – you can attach batteries, wireless charging covers – even a camera with 10x optical zoom. It’s a midranger and doesn’t perform as great as the HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8, but get this – the Moto Z2 Play’s battery life is SICK. The best we’ve seen. Lasts one and a half days or so with 8-10 hours of screen-on time. I left this with the battery mod on and got it to run Netflix with sound for 24 hours. S$799 for the phone, expect to spend about S$100 to S$200 for each mod. Not cheap, but definitely innovative and unique. Stay tuned for our in-depth review!
comics at a convention. But because I’m me, the things that held the majority of my attention there were not the toys, not the comics but the games!
Epson L6170 L-series Integrated Ink Tank Printer
Epson has just launched its new A4 duplex integrated ink tank printer – a new line of L-series printers which offer one of the lowest printing costs in the market. These printers are fantastic for businesses who print a ton of pages on a daily basis as each complete set of 4 ink bottles yields 7,500 black and white pages and 6,000 colour pages, meaning lower printing and operating costs for businesses.