Headphones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/headphones/videos en-SG Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jabra/jabra-s-sport-pulse-wireless-earbuds-are-health-conscious/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the world’s first that comes with an integrated heart rate monitor and a companion app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="446" title="Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious" alt="Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/M7a8gQlFL.jpg?1409212756" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>More people are using earphones for fitness purposes and Jabra&rsquo;s banking on that trend for its newly launched Sport Pulse Wireless earphones that feature an integrated heart rate monitor and affiliated Sport Life app.</p> <p>According to the wireless and corded headsets maker, the earphones are the world&rsquo;s first stereo earbuds that come with these health-related features, making it an all in one solution meant for sports training purposes.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hot does it work? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What the Android and iOS compatible Sport Life app does is helps you plan, track, and measure your workout &ndash; so providing you with the usual calorie, distance, and time statistics &ndash; as well as testing your fitness and aerobic capacities.</p> <p>In addition to that, you can set personalised audio coaching and feedback tips to be barked over the music at key intervals of your workout.</p> <p>The earphones are also IP55 rated for water (so they&rsquo;re sweat- and storm-proof), dust, and drop resistance and feature Ergonomic Audio Response Science&nbsp;technology to provide you with a lightweight, comfortable fit. &nbsp;</p> <p>Fitness fanatics, the Jabra&nbsp;Sport Pulse Wireless go on sale in October for US$199.99&nbsp;(about S$250). Details for Singapore will be announced at a later date, and we&rsquo;ll update you as soon as we get wind of it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news">Run, walk, hop, whatever you do, Skullcandy&#39;s Method headphones won&#39;t fall out when you jog &nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious" alt="Jabra’s Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds are for the health conscious" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hps.jpg?1409212756" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jabra/jabra-s-sport-pulse-wireless-earbuds-are-health-conscious/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/jabra/jabra-s-sport-pulse-wireless-earbuds-are-health-conscious/news#comments Headphones Jabra Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:41:45 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1446054 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: SMS Audio debuts heart rate-sensing earbuds, Tom Hanks’ surprising iPad app, and Samsung’s big smart home acquisition http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/fully-charged-sms-audio-debuts-heart-rate-sensing-earbuds-tom-hanks-surprising-ipad-app-and-sa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start Saturday off right by catching up with the latest tech happenings around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones" alt="SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sms-biosport.png?1408152869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Intel and SMS Audio team for biometric earbuds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>50 Cent&rsquo;s SMS Audio announced yesterday that it will release biometric, heart rate-sensing earbuds this autumn in collaboration with Intel, which first premiered the tech back at CES this year. The BioSport In-Ear Headphones pull power straight from the standard headphone jack, meaning you don&rsquo;t need to charge anything before use; they&rsquo;re effectively plug-and-play.</p> <p>Granted, you&rsquo;ll need the RunKeeper app at launch to actually access the heart rate data, although additional apps will be supported over time. The earbuds are also sweat and water resistant with an IPX4 rating, and come with three sizes of ear gels and hooks for optimum comfort. No word on price just yet, but multiple colour options will launch in Q4.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2014/08/14/intel-and-sms-audio-to-supercharge-fitness-wearables">Intel</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my-gadget-life-–-50-cent/news">My Gadget Life - 50 Cent</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tom Hanks made a typewriter app for iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tom Hanks: actor, seemingly all-around good guy, and productivity app maker? That&rsquo;s the surprising news this week following yesterday&rsquo;s launch of Hanx Writer for iPad.</p> <p>Published by Hitcents, the app was designed under the direction of Hanks, who is an avid fan of classic typewriters and once had a collection of 200 such machines. The free app recreates the look of typewriter keys and the loud sound effects, and offers additional virtual typewriters to wield via in-app purchases.</p> <p>&ldquo;I suppose some people who get the app may just be looking for a different sound, but really it&#39;s for people searching for a more personalized experience when writing on an iPad,&rdquo; said Hanks to USA Today, before charmingly adding, &quot;There&#39;s also the opportunity here to take your iPad to a coffee house and be really obnoxious with all the clickety-clacking.&rdquo;</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/08/14/tom-hanks-hanx-writer-typewriter-app/13580367/?csp=tech">USA Today</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/14/6002055/hanx-writer-ipad-app-released-by-tom-hanks">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hanx-writer/id868326899?mt=8">Tom Hanks turns video game developer with Electric City</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hanx Writer" alt="Hanx Writer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hanx-writer.PNG?1408152869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung acquires SmartThings for US$200 million </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung made a big splash in the smart home market on Thursday by purchasing SmartThings, a company that specializes in connected home controllers that allow appliances and devices using different standards to communicate with each other. SmartThings began as a Kickstarter success story before raising millions more in funding, and Recode pegs the Samsung acquisition at US$200 million (about &pound;120 million).</p> <p>Despite now being under a rather large corporate umbrella, SmartThings says it will continue to run independently and maintain its open platform for taming various Internet of Things devices. Even so, this gives Samsung a suddenly large stake in the burgeoning smart home field, just weeks after joining Nest and others to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/node/1442191%2523node-1442191">form the Thread standard</a>&nbsp;for such things.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.smartthings.com/news/smartthings-updates/smartthings-samsung-open-platform/">SmartThings</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://recode.net/2014/08/14/internet-of-bling-samsung-buys-smartthings-for-200-million/">Recode</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/project-make-your-house-smart-home-future/feature">Project - make your house a smart home of the future</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="SmartThings" alt="SmartThings" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartthings-devices.jpg?1408152869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/intel/fully-charged-sms-audio-debuts-heart-rate-sensing-earbuds-tom-hanks-surprising-ipad-app-and-sa#comments Connected home Headphones Intel iOS apps Samsung Wearable tech Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1444973 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 up-and-coming gadgets that'll make Singapore proud at IFA 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-up-and-coming-gadgets-make-singapore-proud-ifa-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> X-Mini Clear, Duet, TouchPico are just some of the new tech toys making waves in the international gadget pool </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="These Singaporean up-and-comers will be making us proud at IFA 2014" alt="These Singaporean up-and-comers will be making us proud at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ifa%20preview.jpg?1408432473" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The spirit of patriotism has barely evaporated from our bodies with the passing of National Day, and we&rsquo;ve got yet more local tech companies we&rsquo;re proud to call home grown. To make that flag-waving mood last a little longer, here are five new exciting gadgets from Singapore expected to debut on stage at IFA 2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Duet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bit of an absent-minded Joe? The time wasted ransacking your house to find your keys is now a distant memory with the <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/duet-the-smart-bluetooth-tag-that-watches-out-for-your-phone--2" target="_blank">Duet</a>. Attach the Bluetooth tag to anything you don&rsquo;t want to lose (preferably inanimate objects), and when you can&rsquo;t find them, just hit buzz on the Protag app. What&#39;s next? Follow the sound to your misplaced item, or have the app immediately notify you if you&rsquo;ve left something behind.&nbsp;Works the other way around too by overriding your phone&rsquo;s silent mode when you activate the Duet. Tracks up to 10 different Duets so it&rsquo;s basically foolproof unless you lose all 10 and your phone at the same time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Duet" alt="These Singaporean up-and-comers will be making us proud at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/duet.jpg?1408432473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BITwave iclear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you find yourself having to constantly ask people to repeat themselves over the phone thanks to years of standing next to club speakers, it&rsquo;s probably high time you invest in one of these Bluetooth-enabled headsets. Although it won&rsquo;t give you the supersonic hearing abilities of a bat, it&rsquo;s like a fog has been lifted from your ears. Accurate to a fault, the app takes you through eight levels of frequency testing for each ear to make sure your calls will be crystal clear forevermore.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3182" height="2595" title="Iclear" alt="These Singaporean up-and-comers will be making us proud at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iclear_0.jpg?1408432473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TouchPico </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This little portable projector believes that sharing is caring and projects an 80in interactive screen on any flat surface. Equipped with Android 4.0, you get full pick of what the Android system has to offer on a much larger display than any Android tablet has to offer. Or simply use it to stream whatever is on your Mac or PC screen for entertainment. Use the infrared stylus like you would a whiteboard marker or a cursor for new ways of collaboration either in the boardroom or the classroom.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6muoZjyU8fE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> X-Mini Clear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The audio favourite goes a little bigger with the Clear - a portable speaker that packs a 70mm active subwoofer for larger than life sound. Its 40mm ceramic drivers promise clarity on all frequencies even in your uber bassy tunes. If you need more than sound to get you going, the X-Mini Clear adds to the atmosphere with its mood lighting via its clear back (hence the name). Capable of charging your smartphone with its huge 6600mAH battery and offering wireless connectivity up to 10m away via NFC or Bluetooth, it&rsquo;s going to be a mainstay at your outings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="X-Mini Clear" alt="These Singaporean up-and-comers will be making us proud at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/X-mini%20CLEAR.jpg?1408432473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NatureTones Headphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Get connected to nature in a whole new way with these headphones crafted out of wood. Available in three different types of wood with their own sound character, there&rsquo;s one suited for every genre of music. Apart from the lightweight comfort, the organic material also means more natural sounding music with warm balanced tones. Great for the treehugger in you - wait a minute - maybe not.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="NatureTones" alt="These Singaporean up-and-comers will be making us proud at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/naturetones.jpg?1408432473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Made-in Singapore gadgets @ IFA 2014 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech achievements get showcased on a global stage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/X-mini%20CLEAR_0.jpg?1408432473" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-up-and-coming-gadgets-make-singapore-proud-ifa-2014/feature#comments Bluetooth Speakers Headphones IFA 2014 Projectors Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:35:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1444695 at http://www.stuff.tv Bang & Olufsen's limited edition BeoPlay H6 headphones add +10 style to your ears http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo/bang-olufsens-limited-edition-beoplay-h6-headphones-add-10-style-your-ears/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B&amp;O&#039;s latest high-end cans bring a splash of colour to your head </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="450" title="We like the middle one." alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen&#039;s limited edition BeoPlay H6 headphones add +10 style to your ear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bando-h6-colours.jpg?1407559700" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bang &amp; Olufsen has announced new limited editions of its high-end BeoPlay H6 headphones, and they&#39;re dressed to impress with three new colours.</p> <p>The words Blue Stone, Bronzed Hazel and Graphite Blush mean very little on their own (we&#39;re a little disappointed that there isn&#39;t a potassium permanganate throw into the mix for good measure), but you should be able to figure out which one is which from the photo above.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo/bang-olufsens-limited-edition-beoplay-h6-headphones-add-10-style-your-ears/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo/bang-olufsens-limited-edition-beoplay-h6-headphones-add-10-style-your-ears/news#comments B&O Headphones Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:48:21 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444400 at http://www.stuff.tv 24-carat gold and platinum iPhone 6, OnePlus smartwatch and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-will-come-24-carat-gold-and-platinum-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ring in mid-week with our quick-hit news round-up from the past seven days </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="426" title="The iPhone 6 will come in 24-carat gold and platinum, and all the other news you’ve missed" alt="The iPhone 6 will come in 24-carat gold and platinum, and all the other news you" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iphone1.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are too many hot gadgets (or soon to be launched hot gadgets) out there that we&rsquo;re begging to just take our money. And over the past week, many of such eye-grabbing and jaw-dropping devices have been flooding our site. So we&rsquo;ve rounded up the top five that made headlines.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s definitely going to be a luxury iPhone 6 line-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 6 is yet to be official, but souped up versions of it are. US-based designer and luxury accessories vendor, Brikk, has put up and opened for pre-order the unannounced flagship in 24-carat gold, pink gold, and platinum on its website. Called the Lux iPhone 6, the range also gives us a glimpse at what the phone will actually look like. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-will-come-24-carat-gold-or-platinum/news">The iPhone 6 will come in 24-carat gold or platinum</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="There’s definitely going to be a luxury iPhone 6 line-up" alt="There’s definitely going to be a luxury iPhone 6 line-up" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone2.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumour has it that OnePlus is creating its own smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/oneplus-one/review">OnePlus One</a> smartphone is touted to be one of the most spectacular mobile devices out in the market. Now, its maker could be making a smartwatch. It&rsquo;s said to land with a circular sapphire glass display, looking similar to the Moto 360. Considering it&rsquo;s a budget electronics vendor, we&rsquo;re wondering if the smartwatch will be an affordable option.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/oneplus/watch-out-moto-360-oneplus-onewatch-just-around-corner/news">Look out Moto 360, the OnePlus One Watch is just around the corner</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Rumour has it that OnePlus is creating its own smartwatch" alt="Rumour has it that OnePlus is creating its own smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oneplus.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung may be working on rounded smartwatches too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since Motorola revealed that the Moto 360 will feature a rounded smartwatch face, many vendors have been pursuing the same design. Uncovered patent filings show Samsung&rsquo;s working on multiple designs for a rounder looking smartwatch face. The same patent filings suggest that it could be powered by Samsung&rsquo;s own Tizen operating system.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gear-2/samsung-s-rounded-smartwatches-revealed-patent-filings/news">Samsung&rsquo;s rounded smartwatches revealed in patent filings</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung may be working on rounded smartwatches too" alt="Samsung may be working on rounded smartwatches too" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung_0.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The HTC One (M8) Windows Phone is real </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Uh-oh, Verizon&rsquo;s leaked on its own website an image of the Windows Phone HTC One (M8), which leads us to believe the device is very likely in the works. It&rsquo;s still unknown if the smartphone will carry over all the hardware features of its Android counterpart but word&rsquo;s out on the street that it would launch by end September. Plus, an announcement date on 19 August has been rumoured so we&rsquo;ll most likely know then. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/here-first-photo-htc-one-m8-windows/news">Here is the first photo of the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The HTC One (M8) Windows Phone is real " alt="The HTC One (M8) Windows Phone is real " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc.png?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skullcandy’s Method in-ear cans stay in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Skullcandy&rsquo;s got a new set of in-ear headphones that promise to stay in your ears regardless of the physical activity you&rsquo;re embarking on. How you ask? By using a Sticky Gel technology that doesn&rsquo;t let the earphones travel beyond your ear. Oh, it also has a Pureclean anit-germ technology that lets you go without having to clean it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news">Run, walk, hop, whatever you do, Skullcandy&rsquo;s Method headphones won&rsquo;t fall out when you jog</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Skullcandy’s Method in-ear cans stay in" alt="Skullcandy’s Method in-ear cans stay in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skullcandy.jpeg?1407287729" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/iphone-6-will-come-24-carat-gold-and-platinum-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple Headphones HTC iPhone 6 OnePlus Round-up Wednesday Samsung Skullcandy Smartphones Smartwatch Windows Phone Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:02:33 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1444077 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips Fidelio M1BT Bluetooth headphones http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips-fidelio-m1bt/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Philips Fidelio M1BTs are the best Bluetooth headphones we’ve heard, and they look good, too. It’s time to cut those cords. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1350" height="900" title="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_2.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/ced-yuen" title="View user profile.">Ced Yuen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We don&rsquo;t like wires. Wires are rubbish. But sometimes they&rsquo;re a necessary evil, at least with audio, because going without tends to affect the sound quality.</p> <p>So when somebody tells us our music can sound its best without wires, we listen. And today, Philips has our ears with the Fidelio M1BTs.&nbsp;Of course, there&rsquo;s plenty of competition.&nbsp;Let&#39;s see (hear) if they can manage it.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$399.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-url"> <div class="field-label">What Hi-Fi? review URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.whathifi.com/philips/m1bt/review </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good looks </div> <div class="field-item even"> Neatly integrated controls </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Great sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some rivals are more portable </div> <div class="field-item even"> No noise-cancelling </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Headphones for adults </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tired of garish plastic cans? Then you&rsquo;ll love the Philips approach. The dark blue-grey colour scheme is understated and grown-up, and if you&nbsp;<em>are</em>&nbsp;a grown-up that&rsquo;s probably a good thing.</p> <p>You get lovely leather on the headband and what feels like faux-leather on the ear pads, while the frame is mostly aluminium. There&rsquo;s a small amount of textured plastic on the back of the ear cups.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="The styling is classy and understated rather than in your face. We like." alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_1.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchy, feely, swivelly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The leather feels very soft, and complements the memory foam in the ear pads. Short of having a pillow wrapped around your head, this is about as much comfort as you&rsquo;ll get when wearing something on your ears.</p> <p>Build quality is strong. After a week of being shoved into (and yanked out of) a bag, these still looks and feel pristine. The ear cups swivel 90 degrees to lie flat, and there&rsquo;s a cloth bag for storage.</p> <p>Admittedly, they&rsquo;re not as portable as a model such as the Sennheiser MM 450-X, but those look a little too much like the sort of headphones you get on an airplane. The Philips, meanwhile, look executive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1440" height="900" title="These don&#039;t fold down, but the materials an swivel design make for a really comfortable fit" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_4.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Right on the button </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At first glance, you may not notice the controls on the right ear cup. See that crescent shape? That whole panel is the play/pause button.</p> <p>That means no more fumbling to find an arrow-shaped key: you can literally slap yourself on the side of the head and still get play/pause control with relative accuracy.</p> <p>Hold the crescent to power up or down, or hold longer to pair Bluetooth. That happens in seconds. The little ring is another switch. Flick it up and down to change the volume, or push it in to change tracks (once to advance, twice to rewind).</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a comprehensive set of controls, and fairly subtle &ndash; and there&#39;s no sticky-out Bluetooth module like the one on the Bose AE2w headphones.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/why-you-should-be-pumped-about-and-just-bit-sceptical-hi-res-audio/feature" target="_blank">Why you should be pumped about (and just a little sceptical of) Hi-Res Audio</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="The buttons are cleverly disguised but still easy to use" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_5.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty insides </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Under the surface, each ear cup contains 40mm drivers. Philips says the speakers are angled inwards slightly in the hope that they&rsquo;ll fire straight down your ear canals. How thoughtful.</p> <p>There are two microphones, so you can use the M1BTs as a hands-free headset. Our phone calls were plenty audible both in and out of the office.</p> <p>Battery life is quoted as about 10 hours. It does depend on how much you use them and how loud you go, but we think they last long enough. Charging takes around three hours from flat, and if you can&rsquo;t wait that long, you can revert to the bundled 1.2m cable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lovely sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These sound really good. It&rsquo;s a rich, full-bodied sound, with lots of weight and bass. That being said, the tonal balance is mostly neutral, with no part of the frequency hogging the spotlight. There&rsquo;s plenty of detail from top to bottom, while vocals are especially clean and clear.</p> <p>These headphones support aptX Bluetooth, which offers significantly better quality if your phone (or whatever you&rsquo;re playing music on) supports it. With an Apt-X connection, we got a lot more detail and stronger, punchier dynamics.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio M1BT verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s hard to fault the Philips Fidelio M1BTs. They look good, they&rsquo;re comfy to wear, they&rsquo;re easy to use, and the sound is lovely.</p> <p>If we had to nitpick, we&rsquo;d bemoan the absence of noise-cancellation, but that&rsquo;s splitting hairs. If you want to untangle yourself from music while maintaining the quality, this is the way to go.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="Philips M1BT review verdict" alt="Philips M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_3.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cut the cords with style and substance: these are the best Bluetooth headphones around</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio M1BT review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Go Bluetooth and cut the cords </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_2_0.jpg?1407223137" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips-fidelio-m1bt/review#comments Bluetooth Headphones Headphones M1BT Philips Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443701 at http://www.stuff.tv Run, walk, hop, whatever you do, Skullcandy's Method headphones won't fall out when you jog http://www.stuff.tv/sg/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These in-ear cans promise to stay in and has self-cleaning technology without cleaning out your wallet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Finally, headphones that won&#039;t fall out when you jog" alt="Finally, headphones that won&#039;t fall out when you jog" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/method%20earphone%2001.jpg?1406775975" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some call Skullcandy headphones the poor man&#39;s Dr Dre&#39;s. But they just might be a runner&#39;s choice if the company&#39;s new Method in-ear headphones do what they claim - to stay put without causing hurt or discomfort.</p> <p>Anyone who runs will know the audience of getting your game on, hitting the asphalt hard and then having earbuds pop out and ruin your concentration. Or you don&#39;t lose your concentration and realise, a few kilometres later, you lost your headphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These headsets aren&#039;t going anywhere beyond your ear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Besides the sticky factor, Skullcandy also has the company&#39;s Off Axis and Fix Tech, the first time the two techs were used together in a headset. Off-Axis is about creating a more suitable angle of entry while Fix Tech helps fit your ear bud to you ear canal for better fit.</p> <p>The Method earpieces are also coated with hydrophobic nano coatings to protect the more fiddly bits without being too bulky. Skullcandy boasts the Method&#39;s lightweight construction is still durable as well as sweat-resistent.</p> <p>Oh, and apparently it has Pureclean technology that functions as an anti-germ environment &quot;whether you clean these buds, your ears or neither&quot;. Eww, sounds like the best gift for those sweaty gym-types who toss their headphones into their bags and forget about them.</p> <p>But how do they sound? Skullcandy says its Supreme Sound technology gives a nice balance of bass and precision highs for the more discerning listener. Sadly Skullcandy didn&#39;t exactly stipulate the exact sensitivity of its headphones but seeing how these aren&#39;t very pricey in the first place don&#39;t be expecting super high-end sound.</p> <p>Another nice extra is the Remote 1 that offers slip-free grip and sweat-proof constructions.</p> <p>All in all, not a bad featureset for headphones that cost US$30 (S$37).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/beauty-and-beats-best-and-worst-headphone-design-dr-dre/feature">The best of Beauty and the Beats: Dr Dre</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.skullcandy.com/method" target="_blank">Skullcandy</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Finally, headphones that won&#039;t fall out when you jog" alt="Finally, headphones that won&#039;t fall out when you jog" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/skullcandy%2002.jpg?1406775975" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/finally-headphones-wont-fall-out-when-you-jog/news#comments Headphones Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:49:20 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1443637 at http://www.stuff.tv 5 must-get budget-friendly gadgets before the Great Singapore Sale ends http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-must-get-budget-friendly-gadgets-great-singapore-sale-ends/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your favourite accessories without burning a hole in your wallet with EpiLife’s 12th anniversary offers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Epilife%20GSS%20main.jpg?1406110660" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">So we heard you&rsquo;ve been very prudent with your gadget spending.</p> <p dir="ltr">So good, you didn&rsquo;t spend a single cent during the Great Singapore Sale, which is ending this Sunday 27 July.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tucano Livello Backpack </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Surely, you need a solid bag to keep your tablet, notebook and battery pack. You might as well do it in style - choose between two colours, both of which come with clearly marked sections to separate your precious MacBook from being scratched by your portable hard disk drive.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: S$99 (usual price S$129)</p> <p><a href="http://www.epilife.com.sg/index.php/tucano-livello-backpack.html" target="_blank">Get the Livello Backpack here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tucano Livello Backpack" alt="5 must-get budget-friendly gadgets before the Great Singapore Sale ends" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Tucano%20Livello%20backpack%20.jpg?1406110660" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MiPow Power Cube 8000mAh </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Is there even a need for us to explain why you need a powerbank? No? Good, but we&rsquo;d like to point out that this high capacity power bank is as good-looking as it&rsquo;s powerful. Not credit card thin, but it fits snugly in your pockets or bags.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: S$59 (usual price S$89)</p> <p><a href="http://www.epilife.com.sg/index.php/specials/gss-catalog-2014/mipow-power-cube-8000mah-micro-usb-cable-2373.html?___SID=U" target="_blank">Get the MiPow Power Cube 8000mAh here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="MiPow Power Cube 8000mAh" alt="5 must-get budget-friendly gadgets before the Great Singapore Sale ends" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MiPow%20Power%20Cube%208000mAh.jpg?1406110660" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Klipsch Reference R6i </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s now or never if you want one of the best earphones, minus the expensive price tag. The flat (translate: tangle-free) cables will be your best friend, while the comfortable oval eartips isolate noise so well, you might want to keep it on to enjoy the peace. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: S$152 (usual price S$169)</p> <p><a href="http://www.epilife.com.sg/index.php/specials/gss-catalog-2014/klipsch-r6i-in-ear-headphones.html" target="_blank">Get the Klipsch Reference R6i here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Klipsch Reference R6i" alt="5 must-get budget-friendly gadgets before the Great Singapore Sale ends" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Klipsch%20Reference%20R6i.jpg?1406110660" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cookoo Bluetooth smart watch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Like the cuckoo clocks of yore, this Cookoo smart watch does the same. Except, it does more by providing you with timely notifications. Of course, you can choose to ignore the buzzing on your wrist, but at least you won&rsquo;t miss any calls.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: S$139 (usual price S$179)</p> <p><a href="http://www.epilife.com.sg/index.php/specials/gss-catalog-2014/cookoo-watch.html" target="_blank">Get the Cookoo Bluetooth smart watch here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Cookoo Bluetooth smart watch" alt="5 must-get budget-friendly gadgets before the Great Singapore Sale ends" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Cookoo%20Bluetooth%20smart%20watch%20.jpg?1406110660" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Logitech iPad 2/3/4 Case by ZAGG </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Thin, light and durable. The three magic words that make this Logitech keyboard case so desirable. Or perhaps, it&rsquo;s the 50% discount that really gets you excited about protecting your iPad from your clumsy fingers.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: S$49 (usual price S$99)</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.epilife.com.sg/index.php/specials/gss-catalog-2014/logitech-ipad-2-3-4-case-by-zagg.html" target="_blank">Get the Logitech iPad 2/3/4 Case by ZAGG here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Logitech iPad 2/3/4 Case by ZAGG" alt="5 must-get budget-friendly gadgets before the Great Singapore Sale ends" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Logitech%20iPad%20Case%20by%20ZAGG%20.jpg?1406110660" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-must-get-budget-friendly-gadgets-great-singapore-sale-ends/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/5-must-get-budget-friendly-gadgets-great-singapore-sale-ends/feature#comments Geek accessories Headphones Smartwatch Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:09:59 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1443039 at http://www.stuff.tv SoundSight headphones put a camera in your cans http://www.stuff.tv/sg/soundsight-headphones-put-camera-your-cans/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Think 1080p-recording cans are as useful as a solar-powered torch? Think again... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SoundSight headphones put a camera in your cans" alt="SoundSight headphones put a camera in your cans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/soundsight-main.jpg?1405905916" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/peterawlins" title="View user profile.">Peter Rawlins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Video? Not what you look for in a pair of headphones, surely?</strong><br />Not normally. Sound quality, comfort, style: yes. The ability to record 1080p video? We&#39;d never even considered it until SoundSight rolled out these camera-equipped cans. But if you think about it, it makes a kind of sense: say you&#39;re DJing a gig, and you wanted to share it with friends and fans. These headphones make it possible to live stream exactly what&#39;s going on around you.</p> <p><strong>How would my adoring fans be able to see it?</strong><br />The wireless hi-tech headphones feature audio- and video-recording capabilities thanks to five microphones and a 1080p HD rotating camera mounted to the outside of the ear cups. That allows you to share the moment right here, right now. You can even add a SoundTrack when they join your live stream, right from your headphones.<br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What if I want to edit my videos before sharing them?</strong><br />With Bluetooth built in, SoundSight comes with a companion app for Android and iOS that lets you record directly to your camera roll &ndash; where you can edit those videos. No need to worry about whether the sound quality matches the image, either, as you can add different music clips. Simple.</p> <p><strong>Wireless? The battery life must be worse than an iPhone</strong><br />The company claims that, with all the features activated, you can expect around four hours of action from the 800mAh battery. With just the active noise cancellation switched on, this is increased to 18 hours. What&#39;s more, by using these headphones you&#39;d be using your smartphone less &ndash; meaning that it should last longer too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Show off your sweet MMA skills to the world" alt="Show off your sweet MMA skills to the world" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/soundsight-lifestyle.jpg?1405905916" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How much would I have to fork out?</strong><br />At the moment, you can pre-order a pair of SoundSight headphones for US$349 (around S$435). However, a retail pair will cost $499 (S$620), so pre-ordering them will save you a solid wedge when they&#39;re officially launched next spring. Will they take off? We&#39;re not sure, but they&#39;re bound to be of use to some, and we&#39;ve seen more bizarre gadgets. It&#39;s innovation, really.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://soundsightheadphones.com/#headphones" target="_blank">SoundSight</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff">LISTEN UP &ndash; HERE&#39;S MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qwopvmhQA2g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/soundsight-headphones-put-camera-your-cans/news#comments Headphones Hot Stuff Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:25:17 +0000 Elissa Loi 1442684 at http://www.stuff.tv Normal's customised 3D-printed earphones are anything but ordinary http://www.stuff.tv/sg/normals-custom-earphones-are-anything-ordinary/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What&#039;s a better buy than Beats? Earphones custom-made to every curve of your ear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Normal&#039;s custom earphones are anything but ordinary" alt="Normal&#039;s custom earphones are anything but ordinary" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/normal%20earphones.jpg?1405337094" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;ve been wanting a pair of earphones and eyeing pricey names like Beats, you know what? Save your money.</p> <p>Normal has a better suggestion: 3D-printed earphones that are tailored to your ears for maximum comfort, even to the point of having different left and right earpieces. Because even your own ears will differ widely from each other, besides the obvious side they face.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3D-printed earphones anyone? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <dl> <dt>Specs-wise, the earpieces are pretty decent with 14 mm Neodymium Dynamic drivers, 109 dB/mW sensitivity, a frequency response range of 20 Hz &mdash; 20 kHz and a 32 Ohms impedance. In other words, these aren&#39;t your run-of-the-mill 20 buck earphones.</dt> <dt>&nbsp;</dt> <dt>What you first need to do to get a Normal custom set of earphones is download a free app. The app will then take pictures of your ears and from there you can choose to customise your earphones. You can change colours, length of cord or tweak the hardware. How much will it cost you? US$199.99. That might sound like a lot but considering high-end earphones already cost that much, why not splurge on custom-fit ones instead? They also come with a carrying case.</dt> </dl> <p>How are the earphones made? They&#39;re all assembled via ten Fortus 250 3D printers at Normal&#39;s headquarters in Chelsea. The first products will start shipping on August 8th, also the day that Normal opens a showroom in New York city.</p> <p>Besides earphones, Normal just might get into other product lines including Bluetooth headsets and perhaps hearing aids. Kaufman also said that she doesn&#39;t see Normal as being limited to devices related to hearing.</p> <p>Try out the apps at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nrml/id888518405?ls=1&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">App Store</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.normal" target="_blank">Google Play </a>in case you feel you could be in the market for US$200 custom headphones.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2014/07/08/these-custom-3-d-printed-headphones-offer-antidote-to-apples-beats/?utm_campaign=techtwittersf&amp;utm_source=twitter&amp;utm_medium=social" target="_blank">Forbes</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8tmhdOfIEqU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/normals-custom-earphones-are-anything-ordinary/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/normals-custom-earphones-are-anything-ordinary/news#comments Headphones Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:51:13 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1442002 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple’s future speakers and earphones to be a gas, gas, gas http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-future-speakers-and-earphones-be-gas-gas-gas/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A newly-awarded patent describes how gas-filled speakers and headphones could offer higher sound quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple’s future speakers and earphones to be a gas, gas, gas" alt="Apple’s future speakers and earphones to be a gas, gas, gas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-earpods.jpg?1404352125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple has been awarded a patent that may hint at the future of its speakers and headphones &ndash; and it&rsquo;s a real gas.</p> <p>We mean that quite literally. The document describes how a light gas like helium could be sealed behind a speaker&rsquo;s cone; when the gas pressure changes, the cone vibrates and makes sound. Usually, outside air is used to vibrate the cone, but using a specific gas instead can result in more precise, more faithful sound reproduction.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s a concept which already exists in some &ldquo;plasma speakers&rdquo;, but these have to be installed in such a way that the movement of the gas can be tightly controlled by alterations in barometric pressure. Apple&rsquo;s idea differs in that it can be used in portable speakers and even headphones. A vented cavity allows outside air to compress the gas through a barrier, keeping the gas sealed inside.</p> <p>As with all patent stories, we&rsquo;d urge you not to get too excited. Even if Apple does release a product packing this tech, such a day is probably years away &ndash; and there&rsquo;s no guarantee that the company will use its patent at all. However, given Apple&rsquo;s recent efforts at boosting its audio reputation (mainly through the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news">purchase of headphone maker Beats</a>), we reckon there&rsquo;s a decent chance of some gassy iPhone headphones popping up in the not-too-distant future.</p> <p>[Via <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/01/apple-gains-patent-for-high-fidelity-new-gas-filled-speaker-design">AppleInsider</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The patent diagram of Apple&#039;s gas-filled speakers" alt="The patent diagram of Apple&#039;s gas-filled speakers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-gas-speaker.jpg?1404352125" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-future-speakers-and-earphones-be-gas-gas-gas/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-s-future-speakers-and-earphones-be-gas-gas-gas/news#comments Apple Headphones iPhone & iPad Music Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:17:18 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440823 at http://www.stuff.tv Sennheiser joins the Phonebloks alliance to help create a modular smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sennheiser/sennheiser-embarks-community-based-journey-joining-phonebloks-alliance/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can&#039;t seem to make yourself heard in a call? You could add a Sennheiser-made microphone to your future modular smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sennheiser joins the Phonebloks alliance to help create a modular smartphone " alt="Sennheiser joins the Phonebloks alliance to help create a modular smartphone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/senn.jpg?1404207870" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fancy a Sennheiser microphone in your smartphone? It&#39;s going to be possible since the German microphone and headphones maker&nbsp;has joined the&nbsp;<a href="https://phonebloks.com/en" target="_blank">Phonebloks alliance</a>, which is behind the concept of modular smartphones.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In reality, Phonebloks is actually an independent organisation that encourages the manufacturing of devices that produce less electronic waste.</p> <p>When a component of a device is damaged, it could potentially brick the whole unit and render it useless. What Phonebloks is working towards, is making smart devices more modular &ndash; so we can just replace the broken or damaged component and still have our devices function.</p> <p>And it will be one device that lasts for eons, as long as the parts are still available.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/here-comes-green-apple/news">Want a green Apple? Be part of their recycling program</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AFTwthNrL_w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sennheiser/sennheiser-embarks-community-based-journey-joining-phonebloks-alliance/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sennheiser/sennheiser-embarks-community-based-journey-joining-phonebloks-alliance/news#comments Headphones Sennheiser Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:34:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440609 at http://www.stuff.tv B&O launches celebrity headphones with DJ Khaled http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo-launches-celebrity-headphones-dj-khaled/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bang &amp; Olufsen the best? H6 cans get hip-hop makeover </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1047" height="676" title="H6 with DJ Khaled by B&amp;O" alt="H6 with DJ Khaled by B&amp;O" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/necklacecrop.jpg?1404178932" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Low key Danish audiophile sound-meisters Bang &amp; Olufsen have teamed up with larger than life Palestinan-American rapper DJ Khaled on their premium H6 headphones.</p> <p>H6 with DJ Khaled by B&amp;O, as they will be known, pump up the bling with gold and red leather details but the techy innards should remain unchanged.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/mark-harris" title="View user profile.">Mark Harris</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you can&#039;t Beats them, join them </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>B&amp;O previous brand ambassadors for the H6 cans include such household (in Denmark) names as DJ Mads Emil Grove Moller, indie musicians Rangleklods and&nbsp;principal dancer at the Royal Danish Ballet, Kristoffer Sakurai.&nbsp;</p> <p>DJ Khaled looks like a step up for the brand, with several platinum discs, a clutch of BET Awards and a Grammy nomination under his belt.&nbsp;</p> <p>B&amp;O is currently valued at around $500m - a sixth of the $3bn price-tag that Apple paid for Dr Dre&#39;s Beats headphones company.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news">Apple acquires Beats for US$3 billion</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="774" title="H6 with DJ Khaled by B&amp;O" alt="H6 with DJ Khaled by B&amp;O" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Khaledmain2.jpg?1404178932" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bo-launches-celebrity-headphones-dj-khaled/news#comments Headphones Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:42:40 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1440582 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple acquires Beats for US$3 billion (S$3.8 billion) http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rumoured move to purchase Beats Electronics and Beats Music made official </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple acquires Beats" alt="Apple acquires Beats" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/beats-apple.jpg?1401327862" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Confirming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-apple-might-buy-beats-electronics-new-unreal-tournament-free-and-community-desig">weeks of speculation</a>, Apple announced this evening that it has acquired headphones manufacturer and streaming music service proprietor Beats.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Headphones Music Wed, 28 May 2014 21:28:30 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438066 at http://www.stuff.tv Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design by Dr Dre http://www.stuff.tv/sg/best-and-worst-beats-headphones-design/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These could mean heaven or hell for Apple, if they&#039;re buying Beats for design tips </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/beatsmain.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>What&rsquo;s Apple buying Beats for? </p> <p>We have a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/so-why-does-apple-want-buy-beats/feature" target="_blank">few theories of our own</a>, but if it&rsquo;s design that Apple is after, we look at the best and worst of Beats&rsquo; headphones to see how our earpods could potentially take shape.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Futura x Beats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Beats collaborated with graffiti artist Leonard McGurr - better known as Futura - to create a new look for the Beats Solo HD. Fresh and vibrant, this pair of cans might be loud, but not obnoxiously so.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Futura x Beats" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/futura0.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Undefeated x Beats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Partnering with street brand Undefeated resulted in a military-esque look for the Beats Studio headphones. </p> <p>Drenched in the company&rsquo;s signature olive green with a matte finish, the headband features the word &lsquo;Undefeated&rsquo;, not just for branding purposes but as your warrior cry on life.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Undefeated x Beats" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/undefeated.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/undefeated%201.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alexander Wang x Beats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fashion minimalist Alexander Wang gives the Beats Studio headphones an understated makeover. They&rsquo;re finished in matte black and perked up with gold accents for a touch of shine, because going over the top just isn&rsquo;t cool anymore. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/fashioning-technology-most-stylish-tech-and-fashion-collaborations-our-time/feature" target="_blank">Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Alexander Wang x Beats" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alexwang.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> fragment design x Beats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara might be better known for bringing hip hop to Japan, but his label, fragment design, has done quite the cool number on the Beats Studio headphones. You may now dismiss any preconceived notions about hip hop artistes.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="fragment design x Beats" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fragments1.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Seen the best? Now brace yourself for the worst...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Milkcrate Athletics x Beats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While HBO might have commissioned Aaron LaCrate of Baltimore&rsquo;s first streetwear brand to create the official fashion range for <em>The Wire</em>, his partnership with Beats didn&rsquo;t fare as well. We all know camouflage and orange just don&rsquo;t go together like Dr Dre and Eminem do.</p> <p>Image: <a href="http://hypebeast.com/2013/10/milkcrate-athletics-x-beats-by-dre-studio-beats-headphones" target="_blank">Hypebeast</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Milkcrate Athletics x Beats" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/milkcrate.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Illest x Beats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like a self-fulfilling prophecy, looking at these Beats Pro headphones did make us feel a little ill. It kind of looks like the little light specks you see after rubbing your eyes, or like something inflicted with a bad skin condition.</p> <p>And like it wasn&#39;t bad enough, they followed up with an equally sick-inducing Beats Studio version in a different colour scheme.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Images: <a href="http://www.funkyspacemonkey.com/beats-dre-presents-illest-beats-pro" target="_blank">FunkySpaceMonkey</a> and <a href="https://fatlace.com/lacedup/2012/11/illest-beats-press-release/" target="_blank">Fatlace</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Illest x Beats " alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/illest1.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/illest2.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Limited Edition Year of the Horse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Red and gold might send handphones flying off the shelves, but not if you slap on the Chinese character for &lsquo;horse&rsquo; to commemorate the Year of the Horse, making it borderline suitable for wear this year, and garishly unsuitable for the next 11. Guess people could always use it appropriately once every 12 years instead.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Year of the Horse" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beatshorse.png?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Staple Design x Beats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The colour combination might not look that bad. But turn it to the side and you&rsquo;ll see where Staple perched its iconic pigeon, otherwise known as a flying rat to others.</p> <p>You might think that&rsquo;s not too bad, but check out the headband and you&rsquo;ll find Staple Design&rsquo;s signature splat-of-bird-poop motif. Let&#39;s hope it won&#39;t inspire any real life action when you&#39;re wearing these.</p> <p class="p1">Images: <a href="http://www.complex.com/style/2014/01/staple-x-beats-by-dre-headphones" target="_blank">Complex&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Staple Design x Beats" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/staple.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/staple%20design.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bonus - Crystal Rocked </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&rsquo;t worry about anyone judging you for wearing this. Because when they look at you, the light reflecting off the hundreds of Swarovski crystals adorning your Beats Studio headphones will blind them. And no one can judge when they can&#39;t even see.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Crystal Rocked" alt="Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone design" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/crystalrocked.png?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beauty and the Beats </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this a headphone marriage made in heaven or hell for Apple and Beats? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beatsmain.jpg?1400203217" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/best-and-worst-beats-headphones-design/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/best-and-worst-beats-headphones-design/feature#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Design Tuesday Headphones Tue, 13 May 2014 02:12:29 +0000 Elissa Loi 1436971 at http://www.stuff.tv