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New Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Renew Crater uses recycled materials

Launches in Malaysia and Singapore

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Converse is debuting a brand-new Chuck Taylor All Star Renew Crater collection. What’s different? It uses over 40% recycled material by weight in its construction. Announced earlier in July, it’s finally going on sale here in Asia, starting with Malaysia and Singapore.

Inspired by Nike’s Space Hippie series of sneakers, this new iteration slightly updates the silhouette while retaining most of its heritage. It’s a move that apparently required feedback and work from over a hundred Converse employees.

The Converse All Star Crater sticks with the same classic high-top cut as the OG Chuck Taylor 70s. It also has similar pinstripes, collar badge and even the top cap. But the major change is the use of entirely different, sustainable recycled materials.

Sustainable kicks

Nike’s Move to Zero initiative made big headlines this year with the launch of the Space Hippie collection by the Swoosh. They then brought the same initiative to Jordan brand for the Jordan Crater and the Air Jordan 1 High Zoom Crater. These all boasted a similar use of recycled materials.

The midsole is made entirely out of Nike’s Crater foam — it’s made from 12% recycled rubber. That recycled rubber comes from Nike Grind, which is made from recycled surplus manufacturing materials.

Meanwhile the upper is made out of a new material called Morphlon. It combines recycled polyester with industrial textile waste scraps to create a material that feels like classic canvas. Along with this, there’s new stitching details on the heel, midfoot, and on the pull tab on the collar.

Converse’s popular Renew line has always been a personal favorite of mine in the way they used recycled materials. It gets a nice little jumpstart thanks to parent company Nike’s aforementioned Move to Zero initiative and the use of the new crater foam.

The fact that they managed to construct these Chuck Taylors out of 40% recycled material by weight is just awesome. It’s also much needed in the times we live in.

Pricing and availability

The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Renew Crater will be available in Malaysia and Singapore on October 1. Pricing and where you can cop them are as follows:

Malaysia — MYR 299.90

KLCC, Mid Valley Megamall, Pavilion, Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama, Mid Valley Southkey, Gurney Plaza and Lazada Malaysia

Singapore — SG$ 129.90

All retail doors, Dover Street Market, Lazada Singapore.

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Logitech Valentine’s accessory gift guide

POP series, Aurora Collection, more

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Logitech Valentine's

Logitech has just released its Valentine’s season gift guide for Singapore.

The list includes a great range of gaming peripherals they are known for, including the POP series, Aurora collection, and MX mechanical keyboards.

POP Series

Logitech Valentine's

 

For a minimalist and beautifully retro-themed setup, the POP Keys and POP Mouse are perfect additions.

The keyboard resembles a typewriter with its scooped mechanical keys, but also comes with 8 swappable emoji keys. The mouse features a top button that opens emoji menus for one-tap convenience.

These products are available in 5 fun and vibrant colors, giving playful aesthetic to users.

  • POP Keys: SG$ 169
  • POP Mouse: SG$ 54

Aurora Collection

Logitech Valentine's

Wanting a drift away from usual RGB gaming products? The Aurora Collection has a softer aesthetic with its dreamy take on headsets, keyboards, and mice.

Products under this line include the wireless gaming mouse designed for players with smaller hands, thanks to its compact form and sculpted thumb rest, and wireless gaming headset with rotatable ear cups.

The gaming keyboards, meanwhile, have a compact, tenkeyless layout, and adjustable height for comfortable all-day long gaming.

  • Logitech G735 gaming headset: SG$ 329
  • Logitech G715 gaming keyboard: SG$ 299
  • Logitech G713 gaming keyboard: SG$ 269
  • Logitech G705 gaming mouse: SG$ 162

MX Mechanical keyboards

Mechanical keyboards from the MX range deliver high-performance mechanical typing to boost productivity in the workplace.

The MX Mechanical, specifically, features the Tactile Quiet key switch to make it one of the quietest keyboards, while the MX Master 3S has an 8,000 DPI optical sensor.

  • MX Master 3S: SG$ 189
  • MX Mechanical: SG$ 339
  • MX Mechanical Mini: SG$ 289

Lastly, customers may also want to check the following devices:

Logitech G502 X PLUS – SG$ 255

Coming from the G502X series, this gaming mouse has some of the most advanced gaming technologies all rolled into an iconic form factor to help users achieve an unrivaled experience.

ERGO K860 wireless split keyboard – SG$ 229

Designed to improve typing posture, the ERGO K860 has an ergonomic design which showcases a curved, split keyframe. It includes a pillowed integrated palm rest.

Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse – SG$ 119

With a unique 57-degree vertical design, this mouse is a great fit for small and medium-sized palms as it takes the pressure off the wrist for a more relaxing grip.

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Apple Music launches ‘Rihanna’s Road to Halftime’

In anticipation of Super Bowl 2023

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Apple Music Rihanna

After succeeding Pepsi as NFL’s official Super Bowl Halftime Show partner, Apple Music is pulling all the stops as it braces for its first ever show in the sports event, which features music icon Rihanna.

In anticipation of her upcoming Super Bowl LVII halftime performance in Glendale, Arizona on February 13, Apple Music has launched Rihanna’s Road to Halftime”, letting streamers experience the superstar’s music catalogue in deeply-enriched multidimensional sound.

Apple Music Radio will also be holding a Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show press conference on February 10, with Nadeska Alexis interviewing Rihanna herself ahead of her highly-awaited performance in United States’ annual sports spectacle.

An 8-episode “Rihanna Revisited Radio” will also keep fans engaged as the countdown to Super Bowl LVII continues ticking.

Even after the performance itself, Apple Music will have people covered with its Halftime Recap Radio” to wrap everything up.

Meanwhile, the new Apple Music Sing feature will also allow subscribers to take the mic and reenact Rhianna’s hits on compatible iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV 4K models.

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TWICE x CASETiFY collection officially dropping on Feb 9

‘Full of love to ONCE’

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TWICE really knows how to make ONCEs (they’re fandom) feel special. The global superstar K-Pop group is teaming up with tech lifestyle brand CASETiFY for a special collection. The waitlist for their first ever collaboration has begun. The official release is set on February 9, 2023.

TWICE x CASETiFY

The collection was made to celebrate TWICE entering their 8th year. There’s a huge focus on ONCE as well as artworks inspired by the world of TWICE.

The TWICE-ful Love Grippy Case is the highlight of the collection. It’s decorated with a cushion designed with the TWICE Logo. It’s the first 3D phone case from CASETiFY with this kind of design. The case, however, is only available for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

But cheer up since the collection does include many other designs made for different smartphone models and gadgets. The lineup is filled with TWICE’s history and ONCE’s memories.

There’s a sticker case highlighting the tracks from the past seven years, a signature case with the members’ signatures, a Heart case with the members’ names, and lastly, an artwork featuring one of their top songs, “What is Love?”

For Apple-loving TWICE fans, there are also AirPod cases, Apple Watch bands, MacBook Sleeves, and a bead strap with the original heart color stones of all the members. There’s also a phone strap with TWICE logo metal charm.

Win a phone case signed by your TWICE bias

 

Whichever member is your favorite: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, or Tzuyu, you’ll have a chance to win a case autographed by one of the members. CASETiFY STUDIO Shibuya Parco in Japan will have special wall displays with autographed cases and artwork from the collection. More details on the campaign coming soon.

The TWICE x CASETiFY collection launches worldwide on casetify.com/co-lab, available for purchase online, in the CASETiFY Co-Lab app (available now in the App Store), and at CASETiFY Studio locations.

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