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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now comes in beautiful Alpine White

White is the new black

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In case you haven’t already noticed, we’ve gone gaga over white phones. The understated and sophisticated color has graced many devices and we are all for it. Another device joins the mix and we can’t be any happier.

Yes folks, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now comes in Alpine White and it’s a definite looker. According to Samsung, this new color option is “a luxurious white hue coated in restrained glass.” The new color option features a matching white S Pen to complete the look. It adds to the already colorful Note 9 roster which consists of Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, Metallic Copper, and Midnight Black.

Previously launched as a special edition device in India just last month, this great-looking color is now available in Singapore starting January 12. This version will have the same specs and 128GB storage, and it will retail for SG$ 1,398.

Time to bust out those all-white outfits! 👯‍♀️

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Huawei MateBook D 15 10th Gen: Price and availability in Singapore

The base MateBook for everyone

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MateBook D 15

The Huawei MateBook D 15 is a 15.6-inch ultra-slim laptop with FullView display and the 10th generation Intel Core processor is now in Singapore.

The 15-inch displayis 1920×1080 pixels, has IPS anti-glare, with 250 nits of brightness. This MateBook has a screen-to-body ratio of 87 percent and a viewing angle of 178 degrees as well.

Additionally, the top of the keyboard houses the 1mp recessed camera. To top it all off, Huawei Share is also supported by this variant making multitasking easier for the users. Simply connect your phone to the laptop vis Huawei Share and you’ll be ready to go.

Another favorite feature of the laptop is the fingerprint power button. The staple recessed camera allows Huawei to have more space to achieve the 87 percent screen-to-body ratio. The MateBook D 15 10th Gen Core i3 also has a smart assistant and a 4K video playback for the best experience.

Charging is also easy with its 65W USB Type C charger. Something you’ll only need towards the end of the day as this is made to last a work day.

Price and availability

The Huawei MateBook D 15 10th Gen Core i3 retails for SG$ 748.

It’s available at a launch offer of SG$ 698 on Shopee. This is possible by purchasing a SG$ 50 voucher for SG$1 from June 18-25 on the Shopee app. The SG$ 50 voucher can be applied upon checkout between June 26-30.

Customers may also purchase the HUAWEI MateBook D 15 from Lazada starting July 1.

Every purchase of the HUAWEI MateBook D 15 from the official online stores in Shopee and Lazada will entitle customers to a gift bundle worth SG$ 136 which includes a Huawei Bluetooth mouse and backpack, while stocks last.

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Western Digital unveils two new SSDs

Level up your gaming!

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Western Digital unveiled two new SSDs for its WD_BLACK portfolio in their Flash Perspective event. The WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD and the WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD. Providing gamers with fast, high-performance storage to upgrade their PC and console gaming experience. The WD_BLACK brand delivers new storage solutions customized for the gamer.

The following are included in the gaming portfolio:

The WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD allows gamers to level up their PC or laptop gaming experience with PCIe Gen4 technology and storage space for more games. Additionally, the DRAM-less internal storage solution has the PCIe Gen4 technology to deliver read speeds of up to 3,600MB/s. With this, there is 30 percent less power consumption than its predecessor. Laptop gamers can expect longer playtimes between charges. The included WD_BLACK Dashboard monitors the drive’s health while optimizing peak performance in gaming mode even during streaming.

WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD is for console gamers looking to reduce game load times and get into the game fast, this compact high-performance SSD comes with read speeds up to 900 MB/s. Gamers can spend more time playing games and less time deleting them with expanded storage for up to 50 games. Additionally speaking, it has capacities up to 2TB. Designed for next-gen consoles, the drive has a detachable stand for placement next to a system.

 

 

Pricing and Availability

The WD_BLACK SN750 SE NVMe SSD comes in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities starting at SG$ 99 in Singapore. It will be available at the end of July 2021 at selected retailers and etailers including Hachi and WD Official Stores on Lazada and Shopee.

The WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD comes in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities starting at SG$ 219 in Singapore. It is now available for purchase at BizgramHachi, and WD Official Stores on Lazada and Shopee.

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Sony unveils the WF-1000XM4 with smaller design, better ANC

There’s also a significant improvement in battery life

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WF-1000XM4

Sony has unveiled the WF-1000XM4, the latest product in the company’s long lineup of truly wireless earbuds. The successors to the wildly successful Sony WF-1000XM3, the earbuds come with a range of upgrades that push the ceiling further.

It comes equipped with a more capable Sony V1 chip and a redesigned body outside for maximum comfort, isolation, and fit. The processor, coupled with a pair of microphones on the sides of both earbuds, delivers best-in-class noise cancellation. Sony says the mics aid beamforming technology, making the earbuds bone conduction capable.

to reduce noise cancellation while talking or focusing on your surroundings, the ambient sound mode can be toggled. Lastly, there’s automatic wind noise suppression to prevent any leak. It’s keeping an eye on your voice, disabling ANC automatically when needed. Sony boasts it’s the first in the world to support Hi-Res audio over the LDAC codec.

It gets improved 24-bit amps, redesigned driver units with 20% larger magnets, and an improved diaphragm. There’s also EQ adjustment available with tonnes of presets and has space for customs ones too. It’ll automatically optimize those music streaming apps that offer 360 Reality Audio or Dolby Atmos.

Voice Assistant friendly

The WF-1000XM4 can be connected to your phone via the Sony Headphones Connect app. It’ll let you set up location-based profiles for Adaptive Sound Control. Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Siri can all be summoned by earbuds. Touch controls allow you to adjust your music playback, activate your preferred voice assistant, and toggle between active noise cancellation modes.

While it’s packed with more features, the overall size of the earbuds has come down by 10 percent. It can deliver up to 8 hours of playback with noise cancellation enabled, and 12 hours without it. The case can recharge the earbuds twice, providing total support of 24 hours with ANC switched on. Thanks to quick charging technology, a five-minute plug-in can deliver up to 60 minutes of playback.

Other features include low latency listening, Fast Pair, speak to chat, and Bluetooth 5.2. The Sony WF-1000XM4 is IPX4 rated.

Price and availability

The Sony WH-1000XM4 are available in Black and Silver and are priced at US$ 279 in the US and available for purchase now via Amazon, BestBuy, Sony’s website, and other retail partners. In Singapore, they retail for SG$ 379 and are available in all Sony Stores, Sony Store Online and Sony Authorized dealers.

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