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Hands On: Asus Zenfone

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16 Apr
2014
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If you think smartphone users on a budget had it good with Xiaomi’s entry into Singapore, there are now even more choices in the shape of Asus’ Zenfones, which come in not just one but three versions, and at prices from as low as S$120.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, asus, Indonesia, review, Singapore price and availability, Zenfone,  
 

Asus’s VivoTab Note 8 packs in a lot for S$499

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5 Apr
2014
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If you fancy a low-cost tablet that can also function as a work PC of sorts, then Asus’ new VivoTab Note 8 surely should be on your list.

The 8-inch device, out in Singapore earlier this week for a nice S$499, runs Windows 8.1, comes installed with Office Home & Student 2013 and even has a Wacom stylus that lets you draw or scribble notes down.

 
Tagged in: android, Singapore, Tablet, asus, Singapore price and availability, VivoTab Note 8, Windows 8.1,  
 

Goondu review: HTC One (M8)

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4 Apr
2014
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Rising as an early alternative to Apple’s touch-screen iPhones a few years ago, HTC has had a long history of association with Android. Starting with the HTC Magic, then the Google Nexus One, the company has always been a favourite with smartphone geeks.

The new HTC One, codenamed M8, is its latest effort at turning around a ho-hum couple of years which have seen the Taiwanese company lose much of its early Android mojo.

Like last year’s HTC One - the M7 – the new phone hopes to not just win awards from tech sites and garner great reviews, but also grab hold of some of that goodwill that consumers have placed on rivals such as Samsung.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Singapore, HTC One, M8, review, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Goondu review: TomTom Runner GPS watch

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24 Mar
2014
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If I reviewed the TomTom Runner GPS watch based only on how fast it made me run, it would score top marks. With this sports watch strapped to my wrist one afternoon, I ran like no tomorrow, clocking a speed I had not seen in years.

 
Tagged in: GPS/maps, Singapore, Smart accessories, Software, review, Runner GPS watch, Singapore price and availability, sports watch, TomTom,  
 

Hands On: Oppo N1 stands out from the crowd

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22 Mar
2014
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If you are tired of a Samsung, Sony or Apple, and want a smartphone that stands out from the crowd, the Oppo N1 just arriving in Singapore now may be something to check out.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, google, Singapore, Software, N1, Oppo, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Goondu review: Xiaomi Mi3 still good value, but can do with more polish

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16 Mar
2014
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Like its first foray into Singapore through the budget Redmi phone, Xiaomi’s high-end Mi3 comes packed with features at a very reasonable price. The much-awaited S$419 phone, however, doesn’t seem to punch as hard as its smaller, cheaper sibling when it comes to being a giant killer.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Mi3, review, Singapore price and availability, Xiaomi,  
 

LG’s new G Pro2 to reach Singapore in end-March

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16 Mar
2014
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LG’s new top-end phone, the G Pro 2, will be out in Singapore by the end of March, with the promise a huge screen and improved camera.

Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona last month, the Android phone sports a giant 5.9-inch full HD screen – one of the largest for a smartphone. It also touts much better multi-tasking, similar to what fellow Korean manufacturer Samsung is offering in some of its Android tablets.

 
Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Singapore, G Pro 2, LG, Singapore price and availability,  
 

Surface 2 comes to Singapore with updated features

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13 Mar
2014
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Months after it first appeared in the United States, Microsoft’s updated Surface 2 tablet is finally making it way to Singapore tomorrow.

The 10.6-inch tablet now comes with a Full HD screen and sports a faster Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. There’s also a “dual-stage” kick stand, so you can adjust the angle of tilt, well, at least a little more than before.

 
Tagged in: PCs, Singapore, Tablet, Microsoft, Singapore price and availability, Surface 2,  
 

Goondu Review: Toshiba FlashAir

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25 Feb
2014
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I suffer from Wi-Fi envy whenever I test new cameras that come with built-in Wi-Fi. The increasingly common feature enables users to control their cameras using their smartphones and download pictures from their cameras to the smartphone for quick sharing online.

The Toshiba FlashAir, a Wi-Fi-enabled SD card plugged into your camera’s memory card slot, offers some of that functionality. By bringing Wi-Fi to your camera, it enables you to share photos easily online, though it doesn’t quite let you control your camera remotely with your smartphone.

 
Tagged in: Cameras, Smart accessories, Storage, Wi-Fi, Flashair, review, Singapore price and availability, toshiba,  
 

Goondu review: Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 printer

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21 Feb
2014
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Despite the improvements in smartphone cameras lately, printing those snapshots of your beach holiday or newborn baby is often still a troublesome affair that involves fiddling with printer software on your phone or going to the neighbourhood photo kiosk.

The Fujifilm Instax Share is the answer for folks who want an easy way to print some cute Polaroid-like photos through your phone. A portable 253-gram device that slips into a bag easily, it spits out small credit card-sized prints of your smartphone photos in the simplest, idiot-proof manner.

 
Tagged in: Printers, Singapore, Fujifilm, Instax Share, review, Singapore price and availability,