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Huawei to launch FreeBuds 4i and Watch Fit Elegant in Singapore

Available to buy this March 27

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Huawei continues to make attractive and bang-for-the-buck wearables, and the new FreeBuds 4i and Watch Fit Elegant are examples of that. Launching this March 27 in Singapore, both offer a more refined build combined with long battery life and a lot of features for the users.

Huawei FreeBuds 4i

The Huawei FreeBuds 4i, for example, offers up to 10 hours of battery life for continuous jamming to favorite tunes and more. Like its predecessor, it has an active noise cancellation which is quite rare in its segment. The Airpods-like design is still here though, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, users are getting 10mm drivers and Bluetooth 5.2 for clear and detailed audio as well as a more stable connection.

All of the earbuds also come in an oval-shaped case that looks as compact as ever. They all come in three color options: ceramic white, carbon crystal black, and honey red. The case also supports fast charging, so users can enjoy 4 hours of listening with just 10 minutes of charging.

Huawei Watch Fit Elegant

Meanwhile, the Huawei Watch Fit Elegant is a more premium version of the Watch Fit launched last year. As a premium version of the budget wearable, it has a stainless steel frame instead of the usual plastic frame. This helps in the durability of the wearable also. In addition to a new frame, Huawei also added Frosty White as a new color option for the wearable.

The fitness tracker also includes the usual features from its non-premium variant. These include the unique 12 animated courses which are super helpful for on-the-go workouts. As for fitness tracking, it detects up to 96 workout modes, and monitors sleep, stress, menstrual cycle, heart rate and even blood oxygen level.

Price and availability

Both the Huawei Watch Fit and FreeBuds 4i will be available to purchase on March 27. Buyers can grab these wearables at all Huawei Experience Stores, and select electronic stores including Harvey Norman, Best Denki, Challenger & Hachi.tech, COURTS, Sprint-Cass Online. It will also be available at the official Lazada and Shopee online stores.

Buyers will also get a free protective case with every purchase of the FreeBuds 4i until April 11, 2021. They can also get the earbuds at a special introductory price of SG$ 98 on or before that date. After the date, it will retail at SG$ 108.

Meanwhile, buyers can snag a free watch strap worth SG$ 28 with every purchase of the Watch Fit Elegant until supplies last. It will retail at a price of SG$ 168, which is SG$ 20 more than the regular Watch Fit.

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iPhone 13 pre-orders in Singapore begin today

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Are you ready? Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 lineup begin today in Singapore! Specifically, it starts at 8PM.

Apple’s latest and greatest set of iPhones are coming to Singapore and you can secure one for yourself by heading to the Apple Singapore website. This year’s lineup is pretty much an iteration of last year’s. That means we get upgrades for all four models: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini

New to this pair of iPhones is the A15 Bionic chip which, you already know, boosts the performance of the iPhone. You’re also getting Cinematic Mode which automatically adds background blur to your videos. It does this through an algorithm. It’s the first of its kind on smartphones.

Read more on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max

This year’s pair of Pro iPhones are even more Pro than ever. It shares the same A15 Bionic chip as the other iPhone 13s, but it boosts performance thanks to a different, more powerful GPU. You also get the ability to shoot in Apple ProRes format. A boon for professional mobile filmmakers.

Read more on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Pricing

The iPhone 13 starts at SG$ 1,299. Meanwhile, the iPhone 13 mini starts at SG $ 1,149.

The iPhone 13 Pro starts at SG$ 1649 (SG$ 69 a month for 24 months) and SG$ 1799 (SG$ 75 a month/24 months) for the iPhone 13 Pro Max variant. The base storage still starts at 128GB but goes all the way to 1TB — also a first on any iPhone.

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The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset now sports Midnight Black

Nicely paired with the DualSense controller and your “Midnight Black” PS5

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Pulse 3D Wireless

Back in June, Sony announced two additional colorways for its next-generation DualSense controller. Apart from the classic white, the PlayStation 5’s newest controller also received a Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. This time around, they’ve extended the invitation to another PS5 peripheral, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.

Much like the DualSense controller, the headset will also come in Midnight Black. Other than this, everything else is pretty much the same for the Pulse 3D Headset. In essence, it still gives you deeper, more immersive 3D sounds to games that fully take advantage of this. It’s just that now, you have other color options to choose from. Whether or not this also comes in Cosmic Red, Sony has yet to announce that.

It’s worth noting that included in the PS5’s second major update is an equalizer for the 3D Pulse. It adds another layer of control for players. This lets them enjoy the game precisely the way they want to. But if tweaking isn’t your thing, there are also three presets: Standard, Bass Boost, or Shooter.

The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black will be available on October 29 for PhP 5,590/ SG$ 149 / MYR 469/ DR1,699,000 / THB3,490 / VND2,699,000.

SEE ALSO: How to use the DualSense controller with PC, Mac

 

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Shopee’s 10.10 K-Pop performer is ITZY

Following sister group TWICE’s footsteps

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ITZY
Image from @ITZYofficial on Twitter

Shopee is on a roll. After securing performances from K-Pop supergroup TWICE, the online shopping company has also secured performances from K-Pop 4th Gen superstars ITZY. The group is set to perform on their 10.10 Brand Festival Shopee live.

Shopee has yet to reveal what else they have in store for 10.10. But what we can expect for sure is another generous round of vouchers and giveaways.

ITZY is a five-member girl group featuring Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. The group debuted with the song “Dalla Dalla”. In 2020, they launched the shoulder dance craze with their comeback “Wannabe”. On September 24, the group will release their first full album called Crazy In-Love with the title track “Loco”.

Early Shopee Christmas

In the Philippines, Shopee is already kickstarting its Christmas campaign. They are welcoming the holidays essentially the voice and face of Christmas in the country — Jose Mari Chan.  Shoppers can catch the singer-songwriter on holiday-themed in-app games such as Shopee Catch and Shopee Collectibles from  September to December.

The singer-songwriter will also give out treats via ShopeePay come December. He’s doing it along with other celebrities and influencers. Look for ShopeePay Celebrity Pamasko on your homepage and play the game to receive ShopeePay credits.

You can activate your ShopeePay wallet by clicking on the ShopeePay wallet bar, entering your personal information and OTP, and creating and confirming your ShopeePay PIN.

SEE ALSO: ShopeePay: 6 reasons why you need to switch now

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