Here’s a fun exercise! Celebrating Chinese New Year, Sony put together a rather intriguing listicle. The company matched Zodiac signs to products they need according to their forecast for the Lunar New Year.
If you’re curious what your sign’s GadgetMatch is, just go through the list below!
Year of the Rat — WH-1000XM4
(born in 1984, 1996, 2009, 2020)
Rats are known for being smart planners and while it seems like your plans needs to be adjusted often in this fast-paced Tiger year, remind yourself to always stay calm and avoid overreacting when coping with Murphy’s law.
Rats have lots of energy and you never give up, but you do sometimes tend to panic first. Plug in to your WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Earphones and cancel away all negativity as you listen to positive beats and remember to believe in yourself for all situations that comes your way this year!
Year of the Ox — Bravia XR-X90J
(born in 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)
A year of flourishing success and monetary rewards are on the cards for the Ox!
For individuals born in the year of the Ox, 2022 is set to be the year where you will see an upturn in all areas of your life — you may find your life partner or even consider settling down.
Perfect time for you to spruce your home with the BRAVIA XR-X90J –the World’s first Cognitive Intelligence TV which takes vision and sound to the next level with the ingenious Cognitive Processor XR. Immerse your family and friends in a multi-dimensional experience like never before as you reap the rewards of your hard work with this revolutionary product.
Year of the Tiger — Sony A7 IV
(born in 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022)
Individuals born in the year of the Tiger clash with Tai Sui in 2022, making it an arduous year ahead.
Still amidst all the downs, there are also ups to look forward to for our Tiger friends. Your courage to take on each obstacle head-on will help you make it through the year safely.
Take the time to nurture your love and capture nature’s beauty with the Alpha 7 IV full-frame hybrid camera as you head outdoors more often and continue to keep a positive outlook on life.
Year of the Rabbit — HT-A7000
(born in 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
It’s been a challenging time for our sensitive Rabbits but in 2022, your time has come. Opportunities abound this year and do take the time to research before you invest time and money into things that come your way.
People born in the year of the Rabbit are known for their exquisite taste. You appreciate the finer things in life and our flagship soundbar HT-A7000 is the perfect companion for your stylish home.
Enjoy music the way the artists truly intended with High-Resolution Audio for crystal clear precision. With the HT-A7000, your music comes to life like never before.
Year of the Dragon — SRS NB10
(born in 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
Dragons are blessed with great strength of character and real leadership qualities. No matter what 2022 throws at you, you are smart and resourceful enough to adapt to the changes.
Tough times don’t last but tough people do. For Dragons, the new SRS-NB10 Wireless Neckband Speaker is the perfect companion to tide us through this year as we walk around in comfort taking work calls and more. Just in time for Lunar New Year, the SRS-NB10 will be available locally beginning February 11, 2021.
Year of the Snake — Sony A7C
(born in 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
This energetic year might be a little stressful for the reserved Snake, but your calm and diplomatic nature will be a real asset in the corporate world — you may find your colleagues come asking for advice this year.
As lucky stars elevate your relationship luck, you must shed the habit of overthinking and keeping things to yourself. For the married Snakes, maintain the spark with your partner by exploring new activities together – don’t forget to capture the action as it happens, in beautiful detail with the Alpha 7C Compact full-frame camera! The Alpha 7C will ensure that you won’t miss that important split-second shot. That’s thanks to its state-of-the-art AF and speedy continuous shooting capability
Year of the Horse — WF-C500
(born in 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
Gallop into a year of increase as 2022 is set to be an easy race for all Horses!
Romance is in the air for single Horses and relationships will be strengthened for those attached. Hardworking Horses can expect career successes in the workplace but do remember to take care of your health while reaping the rewards of your efforts.
Soak in the sun and bring along the trusty WF-C500 Truly Wireless Headphones for all your hikes and fitness routines. With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep on moving to the music.
Year of the Goat — Bravia KD-X80J
(born in 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
Great news for our friends born in the year of the Goat as the energy of the Year of the Tiger will make you the star wherever you go!
Your flourishing relationship luck means you’ll be meeting more like-minded friends and potential collaborations. You are magnetically popular this year, and everyone wants to be your friend.
Share your favorite films and feel-good shows with newfound friends and have a movie marathon on the BRAVIA KD-X80J. Discover worlds of entertainment on this Google TV, brought to life in beautiful color by the realism of our picture and sound technology. With the powerful 4K HDR Processor X1–color, contrast, and clarity are enhanced for all your favorite content.
Year of the Monkey — SRS-XP700
(born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)
2022 may seem like a challenging year for the Monkey. Fret not, there is always a silver lining in every cloud.
The Monkey likes to stay busy, and your social life is packed as ever. Bring forth your sociable characteristic and meet like-minded individuals as you bond over fun activities and good food.
Whether you are hosting a party, a jamming session or just simply chilling around while listening to your favorite music, the SRS-XP700’s Omnidirectional sound and colorful ambient lighting surely makes it an ideal companion for small gatherings with friends.
Year of the Rooster — SRS RA3000
(born in 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
Here’s the great news – the Rooster is luckiest of all the zodiac signs in the Year of the Tiger in 2022! People born in the year of the Rooster can look forward to sustained wealth and success, with the extra benefits of possible monetary rewards.
It’s only the beginning of a year which will be full of fun and choices ahead. A you enjoy the fast-paced Tiger year, do remember to self-care and take some time out to curl up on the sofa with a good read and experience the perfect musical backdrop with ambient room-filling sound from our compact wireless speaker SRS-RA3000.
Year of the Dog — WF-1000XM4
(born in 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
Those who are born in the year of the Dog are known for their loyalty and courage. These great qualities are keys to your success in 2022 which is filled with opportunities.
Mundane routines can make you feel dull and lonely. Change up the usual by making use of your free time to upgrade your skills and learn something new!
With the WF-1000XM4’s advanced noise-cancelling performance, you can focus on online lectures while on-the-go and not be distracted by the surroundings. Perfect for the go-getter attitude of yours!
Year of the Pig — Sony ZV-1
(born in 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
Lucky stars abound for the Pig in the Year of the Tiger as you are set to sail through life and work with happy tidings in 2022!
Pigs are great networkers and known to have many ideas. For those who are seeking new opportunities, this is the time to make your #likeaboss dream a reality!
First impression counts and the ZV-1 Digital Camera is your best bet with its Product Showcase Setting which widens the angle and allows you to instantly focus on small products with just a single button – perfect for those product shots!
Samsung has Starbucks-themed cases for coffee lovers
Exclusive to South Korea
Since the company is from the country, Samsung offers a lot of exclusives in South Korea. Previously, the company sold a Pokémon-themed exclusive edition of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 in — you guessed it — South Korea. Now, it has another set of exclusives. This time, it’s for coffee lovers. Samsung is now selling a Starbucks-themed cases for the Galaxy S22 series and the Galaxy Buds 2.
The smartphone cases are pretty straightforward. Sporting the coffee company’s iconic green, the Galaxy S22 and S22+ cases have either a patch with the Starbucks logo or a tagline that says, “Count Stars in Your Galaxy.”
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S22 Ultra features a more iconic case with a strap at the back. One variant has the iconic green-and-white color combination with a patch of a bear wearing a Starbucks apron. The other one has the strap designed as a Starbucks receipt.
While the smartphone cases are nifty on their own, the charging case for the Galaxy Buds 2 are on a league of their own. One model is a minimalist green with the Starbucks patch. The other, however, looks like a coffee mug with aesthetic latte art inside and a Starbucks logo at its side.
As with the previously mentioned Pokémon-themed products, the Starbucks-themed set is exclusive to South Korea and will be limited while supplies last.
Razer introduces two new Ornata V3 keyboards
Slim, clicky, and ergonomic
Razer is releasing two new entry-level gaming keyboards in the Ornata V3 and Ornata V3 X, which will both have Razer’s Mecha-membrane switches.
The new keyboards come with all the basics expected of an affordable gaming accessory. That’s everything from their keycaps design, RGB backlight, and more.
The two low-profile gaming keyboards come with smaller footprint and slimline keycap designs. The ABS keycaps are UV-coated for scratch resistance, while the Ornata V3 X’s keycaps are spill-resistant.
The keyboards also feature Razer Chroma RGB with 10 lighting zones. The V3 X has four lighting effects: Breathing, Spectrum Cycling, Static, and Wave.
Aside from these, they have backlit dedicated media keys for more convenient controls such as playing and pausing, skipping, or adjusting brightness or volume.
Adding value to the Ornata V3 and V3 X is their magnetic soft-touch wrists rest. These are not often included for keyboards in their price range.
The Ornata V3 will retail for PhP 2,590 while the Ornata V3 X is priced at PhP 4,199.
SteelSeries unveils Arctis Nova Pro series
The almighty future of audio
SteelSeries has released the Arctis Nova Pro series. It’s latest and most advanced gaming and esports headsets yet from the company.
The series has two variants — the Arctis Nova Pro and Arctis Nova Pro Wireless. The new series is enhanced by SteelSeries’ Sonar Audio Software Suite. It helps deliver the ultimate sound quality and clarity.
The software is the first in-gaming Pro-grade Parametric EQ which gives gamers even more control over sound across games, team chat, and the microphone and allows them to adjust individual frequencies on the fly seamlessly.
Both variants come with immersive 360° Spatial Audio which is fully compatible with Tempest 3D audio for PS5 or Microsoft Spatial Sound.
They also feature Multi-System Connect which allows users to switch between platforms easily. Complementing the next-level sound experience is an AI-powered noise cancelling and broadcast-quality bidirectional microphone.
Price and availability
In Singapore, pricing are as follows:
- Arctis Nova Pro – SG$ 439
- Arctis Nova Pro (Xbox) – SG$ 449 (available in Sep 2022)
- Arctis Nova Pro Wireless – SG$ 599 (available in Sep 2022)
- Arctis Nova Pro Wireless (Xbox) – SG $620
There are also booster packs for users to be able to customize the headsets with headbands and metallic color speaker plates of their choice.
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