Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G recently announced a new keyboard to their line-up, the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, complementing together with the recent Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse for eSports players and those who love gaming.

If you are an eSports player or a big fan of gaming, you have to check out this combination of the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse combination.

Let me share with you more information on the Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard –

Logitech G, a Logitech brand, (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) introduced the Logitech® G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Designed in collaboration with top eSports athletes, the Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a high performance, ten keyless mechanical gaming keyboard that is purpose-built for professional competition. The keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, all in a switch design that delivers quiet performance. It also features a detachable cable system, making it easy to transport with customizable RGB lighting and onboard memory.

“eSports athletes are extremely picky and demanding, and we love it,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director, ASEAN and Vice-President of Logitech. “We give them access to our prototype designs early and often, and let them rip ’em apart. The result is the Pro Gaming Keyboard with ultra-fast switches, durable construction, and a tenkeyless design that’s easy to transport. If you play to win, this is your keyboard.”

“This is a great keyboard because it’s small, durable, and tenkeyless. This allows me to have more space on my table,” said C9’s Jake “Stewie2K” Yip. “The Romer-G switches are nice and quiet, and they’re super comfortable to type on.”

Key Features

  • Romer-G Key Switches: Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches are purpose-built for professional-grade performance, responsiveness and durability. With a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches register key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches. Designed to enhance gameplay, Romer-G switches offer the perfect blend of speed, precision and quiet performance.
  • Compact, Durable Design: The Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features a compact tenkeyless design, making it easy to pack for tournament travel and freeing up tournament table space for low-sensitivity mouse movement. Durability is built into every component of the keyboard and reinforced by a steel back plate that adds stability and rigidity during gameplay.
  • Detachable Cable System: Considering how much time pro gamers spend on the road, it’s imperative that their gear stands up to the rigors of travel. Unplugging the  detachable Micro-USB connector ensures that the cable won’t break at the connection point when bouncing around in a travel bag. And the three-pronged design features support arms for an easy, secure data connection.

  • Customizable RGB Lighting: Using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), players can personalize each individual key light from a spectrum of more than 16.8 million colors. LGS integrates with more than 300 games to deliver a unique experience in each new game. You can even save a lighting pattern to the onboard memory on the keyboard so it’s available for use in competition on PCs that don’t have LGS.

    System Requirements

  • Windows® 7 or higher

  • Internet connection for Logitech Gaming Software installation

  • USB port

    Technical Specifications

  • Romer-G Switches

    -Durability: 70 million key presses

    -Actuation distance: 1.5mm

    -Actuation force: 45g

    -Total travel distance: 3.0mm

  • Physical Specifications:

    -Dimensions (L x W x D): 153mm x 361mm x 34mm

    -Weight (without cable): 980g

    -Cable length: 6 feet

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available today from Logitech G for a suggested retail price of $199.00, and will be available from additional retailers worldwide in April.

For more information, please visit our website, our blog or connect with us on Facebook.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech G and SPRG *

Logitech M221 Silent Mouse Review

The Logitech M221 Silent Mouse was recently introduced in October 2016, joining Logitech’s family of technology products and peripherals. The M221 Silent is the first mouse to receive the Quiet Mark seal of approval from the Noise Abatement Society. I was recently given the opportunity to test and review the Logitech M221 Silent Mouse for a few weeks.

Before I start sharing on my views and thoughts of the Logitech M221 Silent Mouse, let me give a recap on some key information and details of the the M221 Silent Mouse –

Key Features

  • Work quietly: Experience the same “click” feel and over 90% noise reduction of the click sound. The M221 Silent features a rubber wheel for quiet scrolling and the feet are made of high-performance material for quiet gliding.
  • Reliable. Strong: Enjoy a wireless connection up to 33 feet (10m) away**, thanks to the included plug-and-forget nano receiver. With the Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking, the M221 Silent delivers ultra-precise moves on almost any surface. And, the M221 Silent works with Windows, Mac, Chrome OS or Linux-based computers.
  • 18-month battery life: With the M221 Silent, you can go longer between battery changes because the mouse automatically puts itself to sleep when not in use.
  • Comfortable shape. Mobile size: The ambidextrous design provides more comfort and precision than your touchpad.

Product Specifications

Mouse Dimensions:

  • Height: 3.89 in (99 mm)
  • Width: 2.36 in (60 mm)
  • Depth: 1.54 in (39 mm)
  • Weight (including battery): 2.65 oz (75.2 g)
  • Number of buttons: 3
  • Sensor technology: Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking
  • Sensor resolution: 1,000 dpi
  • Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity

System Requirements

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® RT, Windows® 7
  • Mac OSX 10.5 or later
  • Chrome OS
  • Linux Kernel 2.6+2
  • Powered USB port 

Warranty

  • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Price

SGD $25

Thoughts and views of the Logitech M221 Silent Mouse

  • As the name of the product suggests, it’s very quiet, hardly any noise at all and not much of a clicking sound when I am using it.
  • Easy to setup, connect and use
  • Small and lightweight, easy to bring it out
  • The nano receiver is needed, to plug into the USB drive for the Logitech M221 Silent Mouse to work. For computers with few USB ports, this might not be ideal for them.

If you are looking for an affordable mouse, small, light and easy to bring it out, do check out the Logitech M221 Silent Mouse.

I would like to thank Logitech Singapore for the opportunity to review the Logitech M221 Silent Mouse.

* Information and details courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam

Logitech recently announced a new addition to their family, their best webcam ever, the Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam. This would be of great interest to different groups of people, from the business organisations who do regular video conferencing and meetings, personal broadcasting/podcasting and YouTube videos producer/creators.

Let me share with you more information and details of the Logitech BRIO 4K Pro Webcam from the press release information below-

Logitech (SIX LOGN)(NASDAQ:LOGI) announced its most sophisticated webcam yet Logitech® BRIO 4K Pro WebcamDelivering the highest quality desktop video experience available today BRIO is a powerhouse webcam for business and home-office users, streamers, YouTubers, vloggers and anyone else looking for a top-of-the-line webcam BRIO comes packed with industry firsts including Logitech RightLight™ with HDR 4K Ultra HD video quality and 5X zoom plus support for Windows Hello and other secure infrared-based facial recognition applications.

BRIO has already garnered accolades having recently been named an Innovation Award Honoree in the 2017 CES Innovation Awards. The awards are notably sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the producer of this year’s event. Products entered in the award competition are judged by a panel of judges that consists of industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade media.

Key Features

  • Ultra HD 4K Image Sensor: Supports multiple resolutions, including 4K (Ultra HD) at 30 fps, 1080p (Full HD) at 30 or 60 fps, and 720p (HD) at 30 or 60 fps, to best support the quality offered by your application and monitor.
  • RightLight • 3 with HDR : Look your best in any lighting environment, from low light to direct sunlight or high contrast.
  • Quick and Easy Login with Infrared Sensor: Infrared technology supports facial recognition for advanced security with Windows Hello™ or other facial recognition software.
  • 5X Digital Zoom: Need a closer view of fine details? Zoom in and move around the scene with precision using Logitech or in-app controls.
  • Certified for Business: Business-grade certifications mean you can launch your next presentation or video meeting with complete confidence. Logitech BRIO works with popular business applications, including Skype® for Business and Cisco-compatible certifications, as well as all Logitech Collaboration Program cloud video partners such as BlueJeans, BroadSoft, Vidyo and Zoom. BRIO is UVC compliant, providing ultimate flexibility across all VC applications, Windows, Mac or Chromebook.

Product Specifications

Logitech BRIO Camera:

  • Width: 4 inches
  • Height: 1 inch
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Weight: 2.2 oz

Logitech BRIO Clip:

  • Width: 1.4 inches

  • Height: 3.9 inches

  • Depth: 0.22 inches

  • Weight: 1.5 oz.

    System Requirements

    Windows® 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

    Mac® OS X 10.7 or higher

    Google Chromebook Version 29.0.1547.70, Platform 4319.79.0 with:

  • 2.4 GHz Intel® Core 2 Duo processor

  • 2 GB RAM or more

  • Hard drive space for recorded videos

  • USB 2.0 or 3.0

  • Privacy shade

  •  Customer carrying case

    Warranty

  • 3-year limited hardware warranty

    Pricing and Availability

    Logitech BRIO is now available and customers can make their purchase at authorised Logitech resellers at the price of SGD $339.

    Software for BRIO 4K Pro Webcam is available here.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech and SPRG *

Jaybird Freedom Wireless Buds Review

This pair of wireless buds are the smallest in the music earphones world, they may look small yet we cannot judge them just by its size. Inside this pair of wireless buds, it is packed with pretty awesome music sound power and strength, with style, design and secure fit features. Let me introduce the Jaybird Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Earphones.

First and foremost, let me start off with the package, the nice looking box when it first arrived. The Jaybird Freedom box has a nice feel with a well thought out design and layout. Take a look as I started to unbox and displayed all the items that were packed inside the box. One nice feature of this package is that Jaybird gives customers a small pouch to keep the Jaybird Freedom wireless earphones, charger and cable.

There are two aesthetics aspects of Jaybird Freedom wireless bluetooth earphones that makes it stand out and unique for the music lovers. They are the

  • All-metal housing
  • Silicone ear fins

(1) All-metal housing

The Jaybird Freedom wireless earphones is made up of elegant and premium sand-blasted metal material. This not only gives this pair of Jaybird Freedom wireless buds its unique style, it also improves its durability to its special micro-sized wireless ear buds. With all the top engineering processes, innovation and design, the Jaybird Freedom is a premium, iconic, sturdy, small, lightweight yet powerful wireless earphones to suit almost every music lover. Last but not least, the all-metal housing removes all distortion, giving music lovers the experiences of not just an incredible sound, the noise isolation feature sometimes feels like a noise cancellation feature at times!

(2) Silicone ear fins

In my personal humble opinion, the silicone ear fins are another feature that makes the Jaybird Freedom wireless earphones unique. For a start, users might take some time before they get used to the design and fit inside the ear. You can choose to wear your Jaybird Freedom over-ear sport-fit with fins or over-ear sport-fit without fins or under-ear with fins or under-ear without fins. It’s your personal choice whether you want to have the ear-fins or without ear-fins. There are 4 different ear fins sizes (XS, S, M, L) inside the package and they fit in nicely for sporty/outdoors lifestyle e.g. running, biking, trekking. From a personal perspective, put on the silicone ear fins when you are doing sports/outdoors. Do take note on how to attach the ear fins, look out for the letters R (right) and L (left) on the top side of the circle.

Let me continue on with the other components that come with the Jaybird Freedom.

Silicone ear tips and Comply ear tips

There are 2 types of ear tips, they come in 3 different sizes for each type of ear tips, to suit your needs and requirements.

Cable

The length of the Jaybird Freedom wireless earphones cable is just nice in my opinion, not too long in length if not it would dangle down and get caught on to other objects. There are cord clips available to shorten the cable behind the neck, you can adjust the length to your liking and preference. Jaybird also gives customers another additional accessory option, a shirt clip is inside the package, that allows the user to attach the cable to their shirt, ideal when going for sports/outdoor activities.

Bluetooth connection

The bluetooth connection between the earphones and devices are smooth, easy to setup and connect.

Battery life

The battery life of the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds is 4 hours with additional 4 hours if the charger clip is attached to the earphones (with on the go charging).

Functionalities of the Jaybird Freedom

  • Music + Calls , easy to use and connects easily
  • Share 1 device with 2 buds
  • Pairing – remember up to 8 devices
  • Multipoint – connect the buds to 2 devices simulatanously
  • MySound App
  • Smartwatch – pair with your smartwatch and leave your phone behind

Announcements/Updates

  • Inform user of battery life percentage when switched on
  • Inform user to charge battery when it reaches 10%

For all the techies, music lovers, the next two areas would be of great interest to you –

Sound

First and foremost, I do not claim to be an audiophile, as much as I love listening to my different types of music on my Spotify with my earphones while traveling between places or during my sports activities. What I am sharing here would be my personal thoughts, views and experiences on the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds.

The Jaybird Freedom wireless produces a clear and sharp treble, with solid and strong bass without being overwhelming. One key and very interesting unique feature is that the user is able to utilise the MySound App, choose, adjust and customise the low, mid range and high range of their sound/music preset to their music/hearing preference.

MySound App

When I first heard of an app for the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds, to be honest with everybody here, I wasn’t sure how good it can be or how useful it would be. You have to try the MySound app, I was told and reminded.

Since I am reviewing this pair of Jaybird Freedom wireless buds, I have to try it. Once I started using it, I was completely blown away by its features, functionalities and capabilities. This MySound app is a must use for Jaybird Freedom owners!

  • Nice and easy to user user interface
  • Presets available for you to choose and add to the app dashboard
  • Customise your own preset
  • Battery life indicator on app

The sound quality of the Jaybird Freedom by itself is already pretty solid and awesome. With this MySound app, you can tune it, to your own hard rock mega bass musician style or the soothing and clear classical music style.

I would just like to highlight some observations when I was using the MySound app with the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds

  • Discrepancy between earphone announcement of battery life versus battery life indicator on the app
  • Jaybird Freedom earphones are paired, connected and playing music but MySound app says no earphones connected

I would like to emphasis that these observations DO NOT affect the excellent and powerful sound quality produced by the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds nor does it affect your listening and usage experience.

Overall, the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds are a remarkable pair of wireless bluetooth earphones. They are small, lightweight and powerful bluetooth wireless earphones. It is secure and fits into your ears. The noise blocking / noise isolation is very good, the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds owner is in a music world of their own! The design is trendy, bright and colourful, suitable for sporty, outdoors, leisure and daily usage earphones. It is sweat proof , they would be suitable for a number of sports/outdoor activities.

In my personal humble opinion, the Jaybird Freedom is an ideal choice for your pair of wireless bluetooth earphones, a worthy investment for music fans who are sporty/outdoors and also for their daily leisure usage. Visit my photography and travel interest site article, on how the Jaybird Freedom wireless buds fits into two different people lifestyles! Power Your Passion with Jaybird Freedom!

The Jaybird Freedom is now available at authorised resellers at the retail price of SGD $259. The Jaybird Freedom wireless buds come in four fresh colors: Gold, Carbon (Black), Blaze (Red) and Ocean (Blue). For more information, please visit JaybirdSport.com or connect with them on Facebook.

* I would like to thank Jaybird for the opportunity to review the Jaybird Freedom wireless bluetooth earphones. *

Logitech K375s Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Stand Combo

Logitech recently launched a new multi-device wireless keyboard and stand combination, the Logitech K375s. I personally own a Logitech wireless keyboard, the K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and reviewed a number of their other wireless keyboard models such as the Logitech K780 and K480.

The Logitech K480 was a multi-device wireless keyboard with stand combination that was built together in one device, that allowed users to switch around their smartphone, tablet and computer with the switch of a button.

For the Logitech K375s, the design and concept (in my personal humble opinion) was improved from the K480 model, incorporating a full fledged keyboard (with the number pad) and a separate stand for your smartphone or tablet, thus giving you the flexibility to place the stand at your preferred location whereby you can look at your big monitor, along with the stand at the side.

Let me share with you more information and details of the Logitech K375s from the press release information below –

Logitech announced the Logitech K375s Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Stand Combo, a full size computer keyboard with a versatile rubber stand for your smartphone or tablet. With the touch of a key, you can type on – and switch between – any three paired devices you keep at your desk.

Key Features

  • Switch easily between devices : The K375s Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Stand Combo is compatible with any computer, smartphone or tablet.* Start typing on your computer, then switch and type on your phone or tablet at the touch of a key.
  • Full-size layout and special function keys : Experience quiet and comfortable typing with large, concave keys in a full-size and familiar layout, including a convenient number pad and spill-resistant design.
  • Universal stand : A separate universal stand with rubber base securely holds a variety of devices – from smartphones to tablets – at the ideal angle to read and type.**
  • OS-Adaptive : Whether Windows or Mac, Android or iOS, you can enjoy a familiar keyboard layout, including your favorite hotkeys and shortcuts.
  • Dual connectivity channel keys : With the K375s Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Stand Combo, you can choose the best way to connect the device. It comes with a Logitech Unifying™ USB receiver and Bluetooth® Smart technology

Product Specifications

Dimensions

  • Height: 5.41 in (137.5 mm)
  • Width: 17.15 in (435.5 mm)
  • Depth: 0.81 in (20.5 mm)
  • Weight: 1.05 lb (475 g) with 2x AAA battery / 15.0 oz (425 g) without battery

Warranty

  • 1-year limited hardware warranty for AMR, AP and CN

Availability

The K375s Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard is available at Logitech for a suggested retail price of SGD$345 at authorised Logitech retailers except Challenger.

For more information,  please visit Logitech.com.sg or connect with us on Facebook.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

Logitech C925e Webcam

Logitech recently launched a new webcam to their business webcam line up with the addition of the Logitech C925e webcam. This accessory is something that people can consider to get for their business or home if their computer setup does not have a webcam build inside it.

Let me share with you the information from the press release information below –

Logitech announced the newest member of business webcam portfolio, the Logitech® C925e. The Logitech C925e Webcam is purpose built for anyone seeking an enhanced video collaboration experience. With USB plug and play connectivity, the webcam is a plug and play device that works with virtually any video or web conferencing application.

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The Logitech C925e Webcam provides razor sharp video (1080p/30fps), a 78° field of view, and omnidirectional dual stereo microphones designed for clear communication from open workspaces to home offices to private offices. Additionally, the camera features an internal privacy shutter that allows customers to block camera access when the Webcam is not in use.

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The Logitech Webcam C925e is available today for SGD $149. It is certified and qualified for most business grade PC or Mac enabled video and web conferencing applications, including Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber and WebEx, Zoom, BlueJeans, Google Hangouts, VCUBE and more.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

Logitech Introduces CREATE for iPad Pro 9.7

Logitech has produced a wide range of excellent accessories and peripherals for different electronic gadgets and devices. For those who own an Apple iPad Pro 9.7 and you are planning to look for a keyboard case with a dual purpose, Logitech recently introduced their new backlit keyboard case CREATE for your iPad Pro 9.7.

I personally owned a keyboard case from Logitech for my iPad (not iPad Pro though) previously before I sold it away. It’s pretty good and I really like it to have a keyboard and a case to protect my iPad. I currently own an iPad Air 1st Gen, I am considering to look for a keyboard case for my iPad Air 1st Gen.

Let me share with you more information on the Logitech CREATE for iPad Pro 9.7 from the press release information below –

Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced the CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector for the 9.7inch iPad Pro™. The CREATE Keyboard Case is a toolkit that gives you everything you need to make the most of your iPad Pro? a protective case, backlit keyboard, and integrated holder for the Apple pencil all in one lightweight package. Whether you are posting an update, watching a video, or drawing a sketch, CREATE empowers you to unleash your creativity and productivity wherever you go.

“CREATE is like the Swiss Army Knife of keyboard cases,” said Michele Hermann, vice president of tablet accessories at Logitech. “It puts all the tools you need at your fingertips, and the keyboard charges through the Smart Connector so you can just set your iPad Pro into a typing position and go. It brings typing on the iPad Pro to a whole new level.”

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Designed to work exclusively with Apple’s new Smart Connector, the CREATE Keyboard Case automatically powers on and pairs with your iPad Pro when placed in the typing position – no Bluetooth® pairing needed. And because the backlit keyboard is powered by the iPad Pro, you never have to think about charging your keyboard again.

A special row of dedicated iOS shortcuts puts the commands at your fingertips, without ever taking them off the keyboard. You can get to the home screen, search your iPad and the web, adjust brightness, and control audio or video playback with one tap. And an integrated holder keeps your Apple Pencil within easy reach at all times so it is there when you need it.

With careful attention to color, materials and finish, the CREATE Keyboard Case design gives you all around protection in a beautiful form. Custom sculpted curves provide structural integrity to help protect your iPad Pro on the inside, while on the outside the tightly woven premium fabric resists bumps, scratches and spills.

Availability

The CREATE Keyboard Case for the 9.7inch iPad Pro is available from Logitech and Apple for a suggested retail price of $ 219.00 . For more information, please visit Logitech , our blog or connect with us on Facebook .

Key Features

  • Apple Smart Connector : The CREATE Keyboard Case is designed to work exclusively with the Smart Connector so it automatically powers on and pairs with the iPad Pro when placed in the typing position – no Bluetooth® pairing needed. And because the keyboard is powered by the iPad Pro, you never have to think about charging your keyboard again.
  • Full featured keyboard : Tablet typing never felt so good. The well spaced 19 mm keys and familiar layout make typing fast, comfortable, and efficient. Backlit keys with adjustable lighting intensity ensure you can work any time of the day or night. With a special row of dedicated shortcut buttons, CREATE puts the power of iOS at your fingertips. Get to the home screen, search your iPad Pro and the web, adjust brightness, and control audio or video playback with the push of a button.
  • Integrated pencil holder : The integrated pencil holder helps keep your Apple Pencil in easy reach at all times so it’s there when you want it.
  • All around protection : Custom sculpted curves provide structural integrity to protect your iPad Pro on the inside. On the outside, tightly woven premium fabric resists bumps, scratches and spills. Careful attention to color and finish means your keyboard case is beautiful and protective.

System Requirements

  • iPad Pro 9.7

Product Specifications

  •  Dimensions (L x W x H): 248.2mm x 178.45mm x 22.89mm
  • Weight: 277g
  • MFi Certified: Passes rigorous testing with Apple to work perfectly with the iPad Pro

Warranty

  • 1year limited hardware warranty in U.S. and Asia
  • 2year limited hardware warranty in EMEA and Japan

* Information and picture courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

Ultimate Ears Now Lets You Say It to Play It!

Good news for Ultimate Ears fans who own or planning to buy portable music players UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM! Now you can speak up and use your voice on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM! I shared about UE MEGABOOM previously and did a review on the UE MEGABOOM too!

Let me share with you more information on the new voice integration feature by Ultimate Ears for the UE MEGABOOM and UE BOOM 2 from the press release information below –

Ultimate Ears wants you to speak up and use your voice by introducing Siri® and Google Now™ voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM. Now, music fans can simply say it to play it, allowing them to stay connected in the moment by providing faster, easier access to their music using Siri and Google Now voice directly from their Ultimate Ears speakers. The new push-to-talk feature brings even more convenience to UE’s award winning on-the-go Bluetooth® speakers.

From cliff to cave, Ultimate Ears’ speakers are meant to be with you, wherever, whenever. They’re waterproof (IPX7), rugged and blast incredible 360-degree sound. This latest integration amps up the possibilities of where you can take your music and how easily you can access it all.

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“Music lovers can now truly stay in the moment, playing their favorite song from the middle of the pool or even while diving off a cliff with their UE speaker in hand,” said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears. “No matter how wet, muddy or wild the situation, with Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM, fans no longer need to pick up their phone to play DJ. Now, they can just say it to play it.”

Gone are the days of hunting down your favorite song on your phone as this new voice integration provides access to tunes in just a couple of seconds. Through a quick push of the Bluetooth button and a simple voice request, you can quickly get the party started and never miss a beat.

Pricing and Availability

Siri and Google Now voice integration is available on UE BOOM 2 ($319.00) and UE MEGABOOM ($399.00) through the free UE BOOM and UE MEGABOOM apps. The app enhancement is available through the iOS® and Android™ app stores on June 22. Speakers are sold separately. For more information, please visit www.ultimateears.com.

*Information and pictures courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG*

Logitech M238 2016 Party Collection

A set of bold, fun, new, bright, colourful and refreshing designs are coming your way to your Mouse Party to complement and liven up your computing systems at home or at work! Introducing the 2016 Party Collection. The 2016 Party Collection is inspired by the ‘80s Memphis style of design that emphasises bright, contrasting colours and graphic patterns, the festive Party Collection is an over-the-top mash-up of favourite things including cocktails, flamingos, popsicles and other energetic patterns.

“This year, anything goes and everyone is invited to the party,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director of Logitech Southeast Asia and India at Logitech. “The 2016 Party Collection mice are designed to brighten up any task. We took all of your favorite things and mixed them together to create a wacky and unexpected mash-up that is on-trend and inspires individual expression.”

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The fun and functional 2016 Party Collection mice last up to 12 months on a single battery. Navigate smoothly and easily through web pages or documents with the comfortable scroll wheel, whether you use Windows®, Mac OS®, Chrome OS™ or Linux®. The nano USB receiver allows you to roam up to 10 meters away.

Key Features

  • Reliable Battery Life: Keep the party going for up to 12 months (depending on use) without having to switch batteries.
  • Long Wireless Range: These mice work up to 10 meter away from the computer (depending on use, settings and environmental conditions) without losing connection.
  • Storable Nano-receiver: Safely store the USB receiver inside the mouse while on the go, so you don’t lose it.
  • Funky Prints and Quirky Designs: The 2016 Party Collection mice are as fun and hip as you are.

System Requirements

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP
  • Mac OS® X 10.5 or later
  • Chrome OS™
  • Linux® kernel 2.6 or later
  • Powered USB port

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions:

Height: 95 mm (or 3.74 inches)

Width: 55 mm (or 2.16 inches)

Depth: 38.7 mm (or 1.52 inches)

  • Weight (including battery): 84 g (2.96 oz)
  • Number of buttons: 3
  • Sensor technology: Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking
  • Sensor resolution: 1,000 dpi
  • Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity

Warranty

  • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Pricing and Availability

The 2016 Party Collection is expected to be available in May 2016 for a retail price of $29. For more information, please visit the Logitech website or their blog.

I would like to thank Logitech Singapore for this wonderful gift, the Logitech M238 Mouse 2016 Party Collection!

*Information and details courtesy of Logitech Singapore*

UE Roll Review

The Ultimate Ears UE ROLL was recently introduced in an earlier post on my site here. During a recently Logitech Singapore event, I had a short hands on with it on the capabilities of the UE ROLL and decided to take it for a short testing and do a review of the UE ROLL.

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During the event, I had a first hand look at how the UE ROLL reacted when it was placed inside a water tank filled with water. While I can’t hear the music when it was submerged, we can see the vibrations coming out from the UE ROLL because the music was still playing! Yes, it’s amazing and the UE ROLL is a portable and versatile portable speaker for your outdoor activities, you can bring it swimming or to the great outdoors!

When I tested the UE ROLL at home, it provided me with a nice set of music speakers for my home usage. Here are my thoughts and views of the UE ROLL

Pros

  • Bright, colourful and vibrant
  • Lightweight and easy to carry around in your bag
  • An elastic cord for you to hook up the UE ROLL to your bag or yourself and carry the UE ROLL around
  • Pretty nice bass sound
  • Sturdy and well built
  • Pair it with another UE ROLL and it becomes a good two speakers system
  • Ideal for use in your home and outdoors, parties and events.
  • Dedicated smartphone app to connect/pair up/control a (single/duo) UE ROLL

Cons

  • The shape and design of UE ROLL is interesting yet odd, some may like this unique shape and design, some may not like it.

If you are looking for a trendy and colourful portable wireless music speaker that is not too heavy, I would like to recommend the UE ROLL to you and take a look!

* I would like to thank Logitech Singapore and SPRG for the opportunity to review the UE ROLL *