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Apple Marina Bay Sands coming soon

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Apple Marina Bay Sands

Apple is set to open its second official store in Singapore but it will be the first one in the island in this kind of setting. The Apple Marina Bay sands is one of a kind and it’s set to open soon.

It’s the first Apple store in the world that sits on water. A sphere floating on the iridescent waters of Marina Bay, it reflects the constant, dynamic movement of ideas, passions and the imagination of Singaporeans.

As with every Apple store around the world, Apple Marina Bay Sands will bring the best of Apple to our customers, at an iconic location in Singapore. There are no details yet on when the store will open exactly but we’ll update the this article once get a hold of that information.

For now, you can download these wallpapers for your Apple devices.

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Western Digital launches new portable SSDs with 4TB capacity

Also comes with an NVMe interface

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Western Digital has launched new portable SSDs with a capacity of 4TB. These portable SSDs are geared for consumers and professionals alike with up to four distinct models to choose from.

The first up in this portfolio is the SanDisk Extreme Pro. The SSD offers blazing NVMe performance with 2GB read and write speed. Professionals who regularly deal with large files will benefit the most from those speeds. Thanks to its forged aluminum chassis, it can even sustain those speeds for longer without generating too much heat.

Then, there’s the SanDisk Extreme. Unlike its Pro counterpart, it only offers up to 1.5GB read and 1GB write speed. It also has IP55 water and dust resistance along with two-meter drop protection.

Both aforementioned SSDs are perfect for professionals, but there are also models for everyday consumers looking for high-capacity storage.

First up is the WD Black P50 Game Drive targeted specifically for gamers. The SSD is compatible with any PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One game library. As a bonus, it even comes with a read speed of up to 2GB to decrease loading times for games.

Last but not least is the WD My Passport SSD. This popular line of portable storage now comes in a range of gray, blue, red, gold, and silver colors.  Plus, it is shock, vibration, and drop resistant up to 1.98 meters. Built on the NVMe interface, it features a fast performance of 1.5GB read and 1GB write speed.

Price and availability

Western Digital’s portable SSDs will arrive later in Singapore by March 2021 on key retailers and distributors. The SanDisk Extreme Pro will cost SG$ 1,499; SanDisk Extreme at SG$ 1,099; and the WD MyPassport SSD at SG$ 1,099. Meanwhile, the price and availability for WD Black P50 Game Drive are yet to be determined.

Consumers may visit the Western Digital website for SSDs to know more about the complete portfolio.

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LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier: Price, availability in Singapore

A must-have smart accessory during this trying times

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LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier

LG first unveiled the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier at IFA 2020 and now it’s available for purchase in Singapore.

The the LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier can be your go-to mask as we navigate life under a pandemic. It employs two Total Care Filters similar to the HEPA filters used in the company’s home air purifier products. The filters not only purify air coming into the lungs, they also filter exhaled air just as effectively.

LG’s wearable air purifier allows users to take in clean, filtered air with its Dual Fans and patented Respiratory Sensor. Meanwhile, the Respiratory Sensor detects the cycle and volume of the wearer’s breath and adjusts the dual three-speed fans accordingly. The fans automatically speed up to assist air intake and slow down to reduce resistance when exhaling to make breathing effortless.

Watch our LG Puricare Wearable Air Purifier Video.

Pricing and availability

Pre-orders for the wearable air purifier are now available through official LG Lazada and LG Shopee stores for SG $229. The wearable air purifier will also be available at authorised retailers Best Denki and COURTS from January 15, 2021.

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OPPO A15s: Price and availability in Singapore

Big screen and a respectable performance for SG$ 219

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OPPO A15s just launched in Singapore today, featuring a bigger display and storage capacity. Buyers can now pre-order the budget smartphone before it goes on sale this January 9.

For that price, OPPO A15s packs a big 6.52-inch screen with an HD+ resolution and a teardrop notch. The viewing experience also gets an upgrade thanks to Dirac 2.0 that optimizes the acoustic effects. OPPO is also touting its design, which features a sleek and curved body and a unique 3D vacuum coating.

The smartphone also comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Fortunately, users can expand the storage up to 256GB through the microSD card slot. Powering the device is a MediaTek Helio P35 processor for a balance of performance and power efficiency.

OPPO also paid attention to gamers out there by incorporating HyperBoost 2.1 to reduce lags when playing the latest games. Thanks to a 4,320 mAh battery, OPPO A15s can last a day easily even when used heavily.

In terms of camera, OPPO A15s comes with a triple-camera setup in the form of a 13MP wide-angle lens+ 2MP macro lens + 2MP depth sensor. Soloop — OPPO’s own video editor — comes preinstalled and grants access to a wide library of music and video filters. Meanwhile, an 8MP front camera does the job for selfies and features AI beautification for those into it.

Lastly, OPPO A15s comes with ColorOS 7.2 which is based on Android 10. OPPO, however, has not indicated if the smartphone will receive Android 11 in the future.

Pricing and Availability

Pre-orders are now open for the A15s on the official OPPO Singapore Shopee store, lasting until January 8. Every pre-order also comes with a free umbrella. The smartphone will go on sale after the pre-order period for a retail price of SG$ 199. There are two color variants for it: dynamic black and mystery blue.

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