Grab’s new commercial Carpool service – GrabShare

Grab, the leading ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia recently announced GrabShare on 6th December 2016. GrabShare is Grab’s new commercial carpool service, whereby passengers can share a ride and fare.

I remembered visiting Grab’s booth at Echelon Asia Summit 2016 and learned about their Grab for Work. The Head of Grab Singapore, Mr Lim Kell Jay, also spoke at one of the platforms during Echelon Asia Summit 2016, his sharing and views left a good impression on me. Technology advancements have changed tremendously over the past few decades and in today’s climate, “Disrupt or Be Disrupted” on Grab’s business card sums it up perfectly.

During GrabShare official launch event on 6th December 2016, I had the opportunity to witness the launch of GrabShare and the chance to hear Kell Jay speak again, sharing about Grab and GrabShare. Kell Jay mentioned to the visitors present at the official launch event that caught my attention and left an impression on me, Grab looks after their drivers and in turn, the Grab drivers would look after the passengers that they fetch and ferry around. In my personal humble opinion and from a services industry provision perspective, this business philosophy is the way to go for growth and expansion (for Grab’s service/ride-hailing/transportation).

Let me share more information and details about GrabShare from the press release information below –

Grab, the leading ride-hailing platform in Southeast Asia, today announced GrabShare, the company’s first commercial carpool service that is beta-tested in Singapore. With GrabShare, passengers enjoy cheaper rides while drivers earn more from completing two passenger bookings in one trip. GrabShare is the company’s fourth transport service in Singapore and complements GrabTaxi (taxi-hailing), GrabCar (private hire car-hailing) and GrabHitch (non-commercial social carpooling).

To get passengers quickly to their destinations, GrabShare pairs just two passenger bookings with similar trip routes within a single trip. Passengers will only experience a maximum of two stops before reaching their destinations. For example, if Passenger A commences the ride and is paired with Passenger B, depending on the more efficient trip route, Passenger A may make a first stop to pick-up Passenger B and a second to drop-off Passenger B.

“Commuters in Singapore indicated that they would be open to carpooling if they didn’t have to make long detours with numerous passengers in one trip. Drivers had the same feedback and wanted the option of taking short breaks between trips. GrabShare is designed with drivers and passengers in mind to provide the best carpool experience in Singapore — passengers enjoy cheaper fares with minimal additional time spent on the road, and drivers earn more from shorter carpool trips,” said Lim Kell Jay, Head of Grab Singapore.

Benefits of GrabShare to passengers include:

1. Cheaper fares

GrabShare fares are priced up to 30 percent cheaper than GrabCar Economy fares. Fares are fixed and displayed upfront. With Grab’s dynamic pricing model that balances supply and demand, passengers enjoy cheaper rides during non-peak hours when more available drivers are on the road.

2. Ride with a friend at no additional cost

GrabShare users can bring another friend on the ride at no additional cost, as long as both share the same pick-up and drop-off locations.

3. Maximum two-stop guarantee

Passengers can expect no more than two stops before reaching their destinations. This ensures everyone reaches their locations fast for less. Drivers will wait up to three minutes for each passenger at pick-ups.

4. Instant booking

Passengers can book a GrabShare ride on-demand from anywhere, at any time and enjoy socialising with fellow commuters on the ride.

5. Ride with peace of mind

Grab’s Group Personal Accident Insurance covers all passengers in the event of an accident. The total personal accident benefits for the driver or passengers can be up to US$250,000 per vehicle, or up to an aggregate limit of US$2.5 million per accident.

Benefits of GrabShare to drivers include:

1. Higher earnings

Drivers can complete two passenger bookings at once to receive higher combined fares with every GrabShare trip.

2. Similar trip routes

Every GrabShare match is designed to minimise additional distance travelled, reducing fuel consumption and time spent on a GrabShare trip.

How GrabShare works

1. Passenger A selects GrabShare ride and is picked up by a GrabShare driver.

2. Passenger B selects GrabShare ride, and Passenger A and B are matched. The Grab app notifies both the driver and Passenger A and B of a successful match.

3. Diver makes a slight detour to pick up Passenger B. Both Passenger A and B can bring one other person to ride with them (for example, four seats in the car may be filled).

4. The order of pick-up and drop-off ensures that both Passenger A and B get to their destinations quickly.

Friday 9th December 2016 Special!
To celebrate the launch, passengers can ride with GrabShare for a flat fee of SGD5 on Friday, 9 December, regardless of the journey.

Download the Grab app today from the App Store and Google Play to experience GrabShare. For more information, please visit https://www.grab.com/sg/share/.

* Information courtesy of Grab Singapore and Golin *

Counting down – 31 days to end of 2016

It’s the 1st of December 2016, somehow I only realised it pretty late in the morning. In the blink of an eye, it’s just 31 days to the end of year 2016. This year 2016 had been a very uneventful year for me, both in my professional and personal life. Many things/events happened, I am not even thinking/planning of summarising the things/events that happened.

I just wanted to countdown to the end of year 2016, only 31 days to bring a closure to this very difficult year for me, the disappointments, losses, hurt and pain. I want to start year 2017 on a brand new note, a brand new chapter, to dictate and write my new journey without all the baggages that were piled on me in year 2016.

There are still a number of things to do and complete, that will help in the closure of my own chapter, year 2016. Everything happened for a reason and they were some of the harshest life lessons that I learned, to take the positives out from them and learn the valuable life lessons imparted to me.

I want to leave the messy people out of my life, also those who only want to judge and look down on people out of my life.

Counting down to a fresh new start of a new year ahead.

Short Update + Follow Me on N.E.mation! 11 Adventure

A number of things had happened recently during the past 3 weeks and I am slowly getting myself back to my normal life routine. For this week, I am playing catch up on my backlogged stuff with two priorities that I need to take immediate action first at the start of this week on Monday 28th November 2016.

There are a long list of backlogged matters, starting with quite a number of press releases to share on both my personal and photography sites, visits, events that I attended, my Hokkaido travel adventures, Hokkaido travel photographs. However, I have a first and foremost important priority for two personal posts to remember/honour my university junior and my grandmother that recently passed on. I would start on my remembrance posts first before I proceed to clear my long list of backlogged matters, hopefully I am able to start next week on Monday 5th December 2016.

Yes, I am involved in N.E.mation! 11 and this is my 6th year that I am involved in, this year is a bit more special because I am able to take on the ambassador role (my first time!) for five of the Top 10 teams that are participating and competing in the final round of this competition!

Do support and follow me on the N.E.mation! 11 Top 10 Production Phase!

3 weeks of pain, shock, agony and sadness

Today, is the 27th November 2016, it’s a Sunday. This is just like any other Sunday except that it is a day whereby I start to recover from a period of pain, shock, worry, anxiety, agony and sadness over the past three weeks. The year 2016 had already been a very difficult year for me with all the things that happened. The life events that took place over the past three weeks from 27th November 2016 just piled it up even further and higher.

In September 2016, I lost a senior Scout Master from Hawaii who passed away due to an illness. He was somebody that I respected and learned a lot from, his passing was a big loss to me. Two months later in November, I lost 2 more people, 1 is my university junior that I knew when she first arrived for her first semester and I was in my final year. The other is the head of my extended family, the matriarch, my paternal grandmother. This was a huge blow to me, receiving news of two people’s passing one after another.

Three weeks ago from today, I was feeling very worries and anxious over my Grandmother’s condition after my parents came back from Malaysia visiting hero over the weekend. I wasn’t able to come along due to a clash of schedule. I am going to live with this regret forever in my life when I wasn’t able to see my Grandmother for one last time before she passed on.

My university junior passed away suddenly in Hong Kong on 12th November and I was probably one of the earlier group of friends that received this heart breaking news first from my fellow university friends. I kept quiet and didn’t want to say anything on social media. Her passing was eventually reported by the newspapers. I attended her funeral wake on 19th November night, it was painful and sad to see a young lady, with full of zest and energy, a role model, lady entrepreneur, being taken away to another place in the sky above.

On 20th November early morning, I was awaken abruptly by parents that my Grandmother passed on. My biggest fear came true, it was very shocking and I had to make arrangements to cancel and postpone my scheduled things for the week. After that, our family quickly rushed into Malaysia for her funeral that was held for five days. Being the eldest grandson in the extended family carry some responsibilities and I went through them during the rituals performed during my Grandmother’s funeral.

My paternal Grandmother passed away at a ripe old age of 99. While everyone of us in the extended family were very sad and heartbroken, we were also celebrating the life of our matriarch, 5 generations under her, at a ripe old age of 99, a legacy and a role model for the 5 generations to follow under her. My Grandmother lived a good life with good fortune at a ripe old age.

I am going to write more about them in the coming weeks ahead. The past three weeks had been very very difficult for me, mentally and emotionally. The pain, shock, worry, anxiety, agony and sadness over the past three weeks. I was heartened by the messages, support and encouragement from relatives and friends.

Today, I begin another round of recovery process and journey, totally different from the situations that took place in the first quarter of the year 2016. I am very grateful and appreciative of the support and encouragement from relatives and friends. My emotional, mental and state of mind wasn’t exactly in the best of shape for the past three weeks

You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Lest We Forget, my matriarch Grandmother and my university junior Linda.

“When We Are Old” wins Singapore leg of Singtel Group’s “The 5-Min Video Challenge”

In August 2016, I shared an article earlier on my site that Singtel Group launched a competition to drive content innovation in all its markets that they operates in. The name of the competition organised by Singtel Group is “The 5-Min Video Challenge”.

For the Singapore leg of Singtel Group’s “The 5-Min Video Challenge”, a winner has emerged! The title of the video is “When We Are Old” directed by Mr Koh Chong Wu. The runner up is “Calling Home” directed by Mr Tang Kang Sheng. They will be competing with entries from other countries for the grand prize at the regional finals to be held in Singapore on 21st November.

Let me share more information on this news below –

Singtel has announced that “When We are Old”, directed by Mr Koh Chong Wu, has won the Singapore leg of Singtel Group’s inaugural video competition, “The 5-Min Video Challenge.” The runner-up spot went to Mr Tang Kang Sheng’s entry, “Calling Home”. Both videos will compete with 10 other entries from Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Tanzania and Thailand, for the grand prize at the Regional Finals to be held in Singapore on 21 November.

Supported by Singtel to nurture and provide talent with a platform to showcase their creativity, the Singapore leg of the Challenge attracted more than 55 submissions from film professionals, as well as students. The theme, “Connecting Lives”, was narrated in 5-minute videos that grappled with topics ranging from the light-hearted such as travel and youth romance, to more serious societal concerns such as aging.

A stellar cast of judges including Mr Eric Khoo, Mr K. Rajagopal and Mr Brian Gothong Tan considered criteria such as relevance to theme, storytelling, originality, cinematography and quality of production, in choosing the winning entries.

Mr Brian Gothong Tan said, “The films that we have selected reflect our human need to connect. We gravitated towards films that portrayed the complexity of communication in a simple, clear yet profound manner. We were moved and touched by their honest storytelling that expressed the human condition with all its ups and downs, and showed us how all our lives are inextricably linked.”

Inspired by a true story, “When We Are Old” offers a glimpse into the life of a son living with his dementia-suffering mother.

Mr Koh said, “I am very happy and excited about winning. Making films is my passion and I have made it my lifelong pursuit. To be able to help others share their stories and create films that touches the heart of others means a lot to me. Winning this competition will spur me to continue to make more films and reach out to more people.”

The runner-up, “Calling Home” depicts how a migrant worker’s call home connects two strangers at a bus stop.

“It is such an honour to have our short film chosen as the first runner up and we are absolutely psyched about the win! The film was made based on our own experiences on connecting with strangers. What came through to us most in this production was how both the actors had channelled their own personal experiences into their performances.” said Mr Tang.

Mr Koh will be awarded S$15,000 in prize money for winning the local challenge and runner-up, Mr Tang will receive S$10,000. Their videos, along with two other top local submissions can be viewed on Singtel TV, the official 5-Min Video Challenge website and Singtel’s YouTube Channel.

Mr Koh and Mr Tang will also join finalists from Singtel Group’s regional associates to vie for the Grand Winner spot and cash prize of US$30,000 at the Regional Finals later this month.

The 5-Min Video Challenge – Audience voting

Conceptualised to drive content innovation and engage audiences in all of Singtel’s markets, “The 5- Min Video Challenge” is a joint initiative by associates within the Group, comprising Singtel, Optus, AIS, Airtel, Globe and Telkomsel.

The Challenge garnered close to 600 entries from Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Tanzania and Thailand. The videos, submitted by a demographic of students, aspiring filmmakers and award-winning directors, featured various languages and a gamut of genres, ranging from comedy, romance to drama and slice of life.

Local judges were tasked to choose a winner and runner-up from the submissions. Twelve finalists – two from each of the six countries will be competing in the Regional Finals.

These finalists, as well as regional judges, Mr Eric Khoo (Singapore), Mr Monty Tiwa (Indonesia), Mr Simon Joyce (Australia), Mr Philbert Ortiz Dy (the Philippines), Mr Pratthana Leelapanang (Thailand), and Mr Hanscana (Tanzania) will convene at the Grand Hyatt Singapore on 21 November for the final judging session and awards event.

Besides the regional judges, audiences will also have a say in choosing the Grand Winner – public votes will count for 30 percent of overall scores at the finals. The public can view and then cast their votes for their favourite videos at www.the5minvideo.com/finalists. Voting is open until 18 November 2016, 2359hrs, SGT.

* Information courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications *

Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices

Avengers fans alert! You are now able to own Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices soon! They are arriving soon to the shores of Singapore, in December 2016! They are portable and handy (especially the 10.1 and 11.6 inch models) ideal for students or traveling.

There are three different models and designs for Avengers to choose from, let me share with you more information and details of the Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices –

E-Huge Technology, in collaboration with Microsoft, announced the launch of its new range of Avengers-themed Windows 10 devices in Singapore.

Inspired by the iconic Avengers logo and the signature design motifs of Captain America and Iron Man, these Windows 10 devices come in three distinct form factors that supercharge fun and productivity to superhero proportions.

With custom wallpapers and icons, these Avengers-themed devices are your ultimate PC companion to help you declare your allegiance to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Each device sold will also include a specially designed carrying sleeve or pouch to help your heroes tackle brute force or blunt trauma as they battle the forces of urban life.

“Following the success and popularity of our Hello Kitty and Gudetama character series, we are thrilled to bring yet another range of compelling and competitive Windows 10 devices to Singapore users,“ said Roger Chan, General Manager, E-Huge Technology. “These Avengers-themed devices are unlike anything else on the market, and we’re confident that they will be the perfect fit for Singapore users who want to add some affordable excitement to their digital lifestyles.”

Arthur Huang, Director, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Singapore, said, “At Microsoft, one of our key missions is to make computing more personal for everyone. Sporting exceptional designs, these one-of-a-kind models, join 400 million Windows 10 devices on the market to bring a unique user experience for fans and non-fans alike.”

AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1

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Highlights:

  • 2-in-1 10.1-inch Tablet
  • Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters
  • Includes Avengers detachable hard keyboard
  • Includes Avengers carrying case
  • Support for Windows Continuum

Technical Specifications: 

Operating system

Windows 10

Exterior

Dimensions: 258 x 172.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight: 581g (Tablet only)

Design: licensed Avengers characters

Storage

64 GB eMMC

Display

Screen: 10.1-inch multi-touch IPS display

Resolution: 1280 x 800

CPU

Intel Atom x5 Z8300

Memory

4 GB DDR3

Battery

5,400 mAh battery

Cameras

Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera

Front-facing 2-megapixel camera

Ports

1 x Micro HDMI

1 x Micro USB 2.0

1 x USB Type C

Media card reader

Micro SD card reader

Peripheral

Detachable hard keyboard with standard USB port

AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1

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Highlights:

  • 2-in-1 11.6-inch Tablet
  • Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters
  • Includes Avengers detachable hard keyboard
  • Includes Avengers carrying case
  • Support for Windows Continuum

Technical Specifications: 

Operating system

Windows 10

Exterior

Dimensions: 293 x 197 x 19.5 mm

Weight: 1.5kg (with keyboard)

Design: licensed Avengers characters

Storage

32 GB eMMC

Display

Screen: 11.6-inch multi-touch IPS display

Resolution: 1366 x 768

CPU

Intel Atom x5 Z8300

Memory

4 GB DDR3

Battery

7,000 mAh battery

Cameras

Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera

Front-facing 2-megapixel camera

Ports

1 x Micro HDMI

1 x Micro USB 2.0

1 x USB Type C

Media card reader

Micro SD card reader

Peripheral

Detachable hard keyboard with standard USB port

AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook

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Highlights:

  • 14.1-inch Slim Touch Notebook
  • Customized wallpaper and icons with Avengers characters
  • Includes Avengers carrying case
  • Includes 2-year 100GB OneDrive subscription

Technical Specifications:

 Operating system

Windows 10

Exterior

Dimensions: 327 x 226 x 19 mm

Weight: 1.78kg

Design: licensed Avengers characters

Storage

32 GB eMMC

Display

Screen: 14-inch touch display

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

CPU

Intel Atom x5 Z8300

Memory

4 GB DDR3

Battery

10,000 mAh battery

Cameras

Front-facing 2-megapixel camera

Ports

1 x Micro HDMI

1 x USB 3.0

1 x USB 2.0

1 x USB Type C

Media card reader

Micro SD card reader

Pricing and availability

 Model

Pricing

AVR10T – 10.1” Windows 10 2-in-1

SGD 429

AVR116T – 11.6” Windows 10 2-in-1

SGD 499

AVR141R – 14.1” Windows 10 Touch Notebook

SGD 549

The devices will be available at retail in Singapore from 10 December, 2016.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and E-Huge Technology Limited *

11.11 deals at Shopee 11.11 Shopping Festival

The time now is 1111hrs on 11.11 (11th November).

This is also a day for you to grab some exciting deals at Shopee 11.11 Shopping Festival. Let me share some deals for you to grab and buy from Shopee on 11.11!

Xiaomi Mix at $1,111 on Shopee

For one day only, today on 11.11, Xiaomi Mix at $1,111 on Shopee!

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Google Pixel

Original price: $1,299.00

Sale Price: $1,149.00 *

This new kid on the block packs Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 CPU with a 4GB RAM and a – wait for it – 12.3-megapixel camera. What’s more, Google Pixel is the first smartphone to come equipped with Google Assistant. That means this handy sidekick is able to pull out photos, event calendars, play your music of choice on preferred apps, text friends – at a single query. Oh and did we mention that Shopee is also the first platform in Singapore to stock it?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Original price: $288.00

Sale Price: $139.00

With a sleek finish and an even sweeter price point, Xiaomi has pulled out all stops with this one. This beauty comes complete with a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera with phase-detection autofocus and a 5-megapixel front camera – all the right kicks to nail that perfect #selfie.

Razer Deathadder Elite

Original price: $109.00

Sale Price: $59.90

Engineered to bring gameplay to the next level, this tough guy is equipped with the new eSports-grade optical sensor that has a resolution accuracy of 99.4% (gasp!) – delivering more power packed punches with pinpoint precision.

Philips 32” SLIM LED TV

Original price: $237.00

Sale Price: $179.00

Have a good laugh this festive season over a good ol’ TV flick on this 32” wonder that boasts an ultra-narrow bezel for more picture to enjoy. This TV set comes installed with the Philips Motion Rate, bringing you adrenaline-racing sporting events and action movies in crystal clear clarity.

Transcend StoreJet 25A3 1TB Hard Drive

 Original price: $99.00

Sale Price: $39.90

Who said hard drives had to be dull and boring? The StoreJet 25A3 offers anti-shock protection, a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, a convenient auto-backup button (remember that brief moment of panic when your computer hangs mid-way through a 10-page report? Yep, we’ve all been there!) and up to 2TB of storage – all without compromising on aesthetics. Need we say more?

Online shoppers! You can also check them out on Shopee’s mobile app that’s available on Android or iPhone or online here. Images can be downloaded here.

Spread the word on 11.11 deals at Shopee 11.11 Shopping Festival to your family, relatives, colleagues and friends!

Happy 11.11 Shopping!

* Information and details courtesy of Shopee Singapore and Cohn&Wolfe *

TomTom Fitness Tracker

For sports and fitness enthusiasts, there are a number of sports, fitness and health accessories today available in the market. Fitness tracker is a popular device for sports and fitness enthusiasts, a device that can be paired with their smartphone to track and record their sports and fitness programme.

TomTom recently launched a new fitness tracker recently, the first fitness tracker on the Singapore market that has unique capability that combines body composition analysis with steps, sleep and all day heart-rate tracking, right from the wrist. This would be very useful for sports and fitness enthusiasts in planning their sports/exercise regime and programme. I reckon this would also be suitable for daily life usage too for those working in office jobs, the TomTom fitness tracker would help them to keep track of their steps, sleep and all day heart-rate tracking, right from the wrist.

Let me share with fellow sports and fitness enthusiasts on the TomTom fitness tracker from the press release information –

TomTom (TOM2) officially launches the first fitness tracker on the Singaporean market that combines body composition analysis with steps, sleep and all day heart-rate tracking, right from the wrist. With the push of a button, TomTom Touch measures the percentage of body fat and muscle mass in your body to finally answer the question: Is what I’m doing, doing anything for me?*

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Body composition gives you a good understanding of your fitness level and how it’s changing over time**. Until now, this metric has been available with dedicated scales or expensive technology. The launch of TomTom Touch now makes it more accessible to a broader audience.

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“We’re excited to give people fitness information they can really use with TomTom Touch,” said Chris Kearney, VP APAC, TomTom Consumer. “We all know that weight doesn’t tell the whole story. Two people with the same weight can have completely different levels of muscle and fat in their body. TomTom Touch gives more clarity by tracking body composition, so you can really tell whether your efforts are having any effect.”

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TomTom Touch is designed to be worn 24-7 and includes everything you’d expect from the best fitness trackers available today. Tracking steps, sleep, all day heart-rate, calories burned, it also comes equipped with a sports mode for running, cycling or hitting the gym. You can also stay connected with smartphone notifications.

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It’s easy to dive into your stats, view progress and share achievements with friends via the TomTom MySports companion app on your smartphone. Performance statistics and graphs help you make sense of your activities and the effect they have on your body composition over time.

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Sleek and slim, TomTom Touch comes with a range of colourful, high quality straps to match your style and is available on the first week of November from selected retailers. RRP: S$239.00.

More information can be found here www.tomtom.com/fitness

Notes

* Results may vary significantly and could be affected by multiple factors. Try to take the measurements at the same time of day under same conditions.

** http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/body-fat-measurement#1

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/3/694.long

* Information and pictures courtesy of TomTom and Porter Novelli *

Handy SHARP Ultrasonic Washer

A portable device for your everyday busy life at work, on the move or even at home, that can clean off the stains on your clothing, does this device sounds like a great innovation and idea to you?

SHARP, Asia’s leading electronics brand, introduced a revolutionary portable device with a revolutionary method to treat spot stains on your clothing. This would be very helpful especially for working professionals when they accidentally stained their business attires during lunch time and they still need to meet their clients! The SHARP Ultrasonic Washer would solve the headache of stains on your business attires!

This portable device is something very useful and handy for working professionals that you can consider purchasing for use in the office! Do share and spread the word with your family, friends and colleagues on the new portable SHARP Ultrasonic Washer!

Let me share with you more information on the revolutionary SHARP Ultrasonic Washer from the press release information –

SHARP, Asia’s leading electronics appliances brand, today announced the launch of the Ultrasonic Washer, the UW-A1S, which introduces a revolutionary new way to treat spot stains on clothing. The portable device eliminates the inconvenience and worry caused by accidental stains, helping people lead confident lives.

A lipstick smudge on a white top or coffee spilled on a shirt sleeve are no longer a moment of embarrassment with the Ultrasonic Washer. Most stains, whether from food or cosmetics, can be removed by the Ultrasonic Washer on the spot*.

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SHARP has designed the Ultrasonic Washer for people with busy lifestyles looking for convenience on-the-go. Rather than pop home to change a stained outfit, forward-thinking consumers can simply carry the compact and lightweight Ultrasonic Washer in their bags for immediate stain removal.

The device is extremely easy to use, and fits comfortably in one hand. SHARP has turned stain removal into a simple three-step process:

  • Soak the stained area in water, add a little detergent for stubborn stains;
  • Turn the Ultrasonic Washer on and trace over the stain; and
  • Rinse with clean water.

The Ultrasonic Washer is also perfect for pre-treating stains before machine washing. The Ultrasonic Washer attacks stains very effectively with ultrasonic waves. An innovative oscillator at the tip of the device vibrates at 38,000 strokes a second. When the tip is placed over wet fabric, the vibrations generate invisible micro-bubbles in the water in a process called cavitation. As the bubbles implode, they loosen and eventually remove foreign matter stuck on the fabric.

Internal tests by SHARP show that stains on shirt collars can be completely removed in one minute, using just the Ultrasonic Washer and ordinary water from the tap, while most stains can be taken off in two minutes. The method is also gentle with fabrics, leaving the delicate fibres intact, whereas hand washing or scrubbing with a toothbrush has been found to fray the fibres.

Availability

The Ultrasonic Washer has an elegant frosted aluminium case that is available in three trendy colours: gold, silver or pink. All models are on sale now at a recommended retail price of SGD$199 at all SHARP authorized dealer outlets.

Product Summary

Specifications
Product Ultrasonic Washer
Cabinet Material Aluminium
Colours Gold / Pink / Silver
Input Voltage/Current DCSv 500mA (battery capacity DC 4.8V / 900mAh)

(AAA x 4 pcs, Built-in type, not detachable)

Full Charge Time 5 hours full charge for 30 min operation (max.)
Consecutive Operating Time 3 minutes.

It is designed to stop in 3 minutes from safety standpoint. Users can resume by pushing power button again.

Ultrasonic Frequency 38 kHz
Product Weight About 230 g with cap cover
Product Dimensions Length 168 mm. Width 40mmx40mm
Operation Key POWER ON/OFF
Waterproof Splash proof (cannot be used under water)
Terminal on product body for charge Micro USB
Accessories USB Cable, Cloth Bag

Puff Case with puff (for portable use)

* Information and picture courtesy of SHARP Singapore and Cohn & Wolfe *