If you’ve been dying to get your hands on products officially #MadeByGoogle, you’re in luck – the Google Store in Singapore has just been launched, and everyone in the little red dot can finally get their hands on the Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Wifi, Chromecast and Google Pixel Buds! To top it all off, Google’s bringing in the Google Home and Google Home Mini smart home speakers too.
Remember the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom we reviewed last year? This awesome little speaker which puts out boomy sound way larger than its size is getting a few new outfits for the new year. Meet the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Freestyle Collection: five new colors and designs which add a vibrant splash of color to the speaker lineup.
The True Wireless Headphone market is booming – buds like the Apple Airpods, Bragi Dash, Jabra Elite Sport, Jaybird RUN and Beoplay E8 have been selling like hotcakes, and threaten to surpass traditional Bluetooth headsets in both popularity and sales. In the midst of this intense competition, Bose has just announced the availability of its first True Wireless Buds in Singapore – The Bose Soundsport Free. Let’s take a closer look at these premium-looking buds.
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.
Unboxing and Hands on with the Sony MDR-1000x. These are superb Bluetooth Noise Cancelling headphones – I took this out to the F1 track this weekend and it cut out the roar of the engines out like cutting through silk. The intelligent noise cancelling sense engine calibrates the level of noise cancelling specifically to your ear structure for the best effect. Great for play, great for work, super duper comfortable – we’re proud to say that these are the best wireless headphones we’ve ever used to date.
If you love Bluetooth earphones, you’ve definitely heard of Jaybird – makers of really rugged, tough Wireless Earphones which sound great, fit well and feel awesome. They’ve joined the True Wireless Market with the launch of their new RUN True Wireless Sport Earphones, and followed up with a new iteration of their superlight FREEDOM earphones.
Although open offices and trendy, cool and hip – they tend to be noisy and downright distracting. Research from Jabra shows that 78% of office workers believe their productivity negatively affected by ambient noise. It’s more than just a statistic – it’s a fact that’s here to stay. My own office is often abuzz with activity and it can get a little difficult to concentrate with a speaker system playing in the background. To address all this hullabaloo on distraction and focus, Jabra’s introduced a new headset called the Jabra Evolve 75 specifically designed to help the office works of today shut out the noise and regain that laser focus for work.
In 2014, a little German startup called Bragi launched a crowdfunding campaign for a pair of true wireless earphones called The Dash. The company touted the Dash as the world’s first true wireless smart in-ears – the first to offer a great listening experience along with automated fitness tracking, offline listening and waterproofing. Although everyone was excited for its launch, the final product fell short of expectations for some. Did Bragi over-promise and under-deliver? Let’s find out.