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Kindle Scribe comes with its own stylus

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The Kindle has grown from just a simple reader. Over the years, Amazon kept upgrading its iconic reader by adding paperwhite and waterproof models. Today, the next step of the reader’s evolution has arrived. Amazon has unveiled the Kindle Scribe, a reader with a stylus.

During Amazon’s event today, the company unveiled upgrades to its lineup of devices. Besides a smattering of new speakers, one notable upgrade is the Kindle Scribe. Going out on sale later this year, the new reader pairs the device with a functional stylus for the E Ink display.

Coming with a sizable side bezel, users can hold the reader firmly while reading or writing notes. For a more technical rundown, the reader sports a 10.2-inch screen with a 300ppi display. It also comes with a light for accessibility in the dark. Meanwhile, the stylus itself won’t need charging and will attach seamlessly through a magnet on the reader’s side.

The Scribe will join the Kindle’s thriving lineup of e-readers consisting of the regular model, the Paperwhite, the Oasis, the Fire, and a Kids lineup.

Releasing with different size options, the Kindle Scribe will start at US$ 339. Users can also choose between a basic and a more premium stylus. The premium pen will come with an additional function and an eraser.

SEE ALSO: Amazon Kindle PaperWhite Signature Edition Review

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Mate 50 Pro, MatePad SE set for Nov 26 release in Singapore

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Mate 50 Pro Singapore

Huawei’s latest flagship photography phone, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro, has been announced for a late November release in Singapore.

The cutting-edge smartphone will be the first Huawei phone to be equipped with EMUI 13. It puts premium on one-touch controls for everyday interactions. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and an Adreno GPU.

The display is a 6.74-inch OLED (2616 x 1212) screen with up to 120Hz refresh rate and up to 300Hz touch sampling rate.

The Mate 50 Pro comes with a SuperEnergy Boosting feature. It activates when the battery level falls to 1%, extending the device’s standby time by up to three hours.

Next-level mobile photography

The Mate 50 Pro is set to usher a new era in smartphone photography with its 50MP Ultra Aperture XMAGE camera (F1.4, RYYB sensor) that has a 10-size adjustable physical aperture.

There’s a 64MP periscope telephoto lens capable of up to a 200x zoom, while completing the phone’s game-changing camera setup is the 13MP ultra-wide-angle macro camera.

In front is a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera as well, coupled with a 3D depth sensing camera.

Complementing all these is the phone’s IP68 water-resistance rating to ensure users can take photos in just about any condition.

MatePad SE also announced

Joining the Mate 50 Pro for its release later this month is the all-around MatePad SE tablet.

The 440-gram device has as 10.4-inch display that is certified for eye care. It has two speakers on the left and right for an immersive listening experience.

The MatePad SE supports the new Multi-Window feature and an improved App Multiplier which can handle up to four concurrent tasks.

It also comes with Harmony OS 3 for users to be able to manage connections across other devices.

Pricing, availability

The Huawei Mate 50 Pro and MatePad SE will be available starting at SG$ 1,548 and SG$ 298, respectively, from November 26 at the following online and physical channels:

  • Huawei Experience Stores ([email protected], Westgate)
  • Huawei Authorized Stores (NEX, Sim Lim Square)
  • M1, StarHub, Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, Gain City, MetaPod, SprintCass
  • Huawei official Lazada and Shopee stores

Ahead of its release, customers can register for the Mate 50 Pro here from November 12 to 25 to get exclusive free gifts depending on which store they avail from.

Freebies include a Huawei umbrella, WATCH 3 Active, in-car wireless charger, and more.

Meanwhile, customers can also get a free Bluetooth speaker with every purchase of the MatePad SE until December 31.

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OPPO Pad Air debuts in Singapore

ColorOS-ready smart tablet

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OPPO Pad Air

OPPO is challenging its competitors in Singapore when it comes to tablets as it has launched the OPPO Pad Air in the island for SG$ 399.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 860 processor, and has a 10.36-inch 2K HD display that is certified for eye care.

The smart tablet has a 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, along with a large 7,100mAh battery for up to 16 hours of battery life, depending on usage.

Design-wise, the OPPO Pad Air has an appealing metallic look. It weighs 440 grams and a thickness of 6.94mm. It also has four large speakers that support Dolby Atmos.

ColorOS-ready

The OPPO Pad Air includes the brand’s ColorOS for its interface, making it capable of multi-screen connect functions like drag-and-drop, clipboard sharing, and more.

This means users can also connect a phone to the tablet and directly drag-and-drop photos and videos taken by the phone to the tablet for a larger screen for processing.

They may also copy text on one device and then paste it onto the tablet, making up for seamless tasks.

The tablet will also maintain original unique functions for smart interactions, like two-finger split screen, four-finger floating window, and Smart Sidebar.

Availability

The OPPO Pad Air is available in Fog Gray exclusively on Shopee from November 11 to 18.

Afterwards, it will retail via OPPO’s Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10, and TikTok stores starting on November 19.

For Shopee’s 11.11 sale, the tablet will also get a SG$ 50 off while students get to enjoy an extra SG$ 10 off, meaning it will be sold for only SG$ 339.

The first 100 buyers of the OPPO Pad Air will likewise receive a VIU Premium 6 months subscription voucher code.

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Apple M2 iPad Pro (2022) Unboxing and Hands-On

So Much Power!

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The iPad Pro has finally been updated to the latest M2 Chip!

That’s the same chipset found in the all-so-powerful M2 MacBook Air.

But is the new chip an overkill for the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pros?

And if you’re looking to buy one, what box content should you expect?

Here’s our unboxing and hands-on of the new M2 iPad Pro.

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