Beats By Dr.Dre http://www.stuff.tv/sg/monster/beats-drdre/features en-SG Skype to break language barriers with speech-to-speech translation, and other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/skype-break-language-barriers-speech-speech-translation-and-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s been a crazy week, but that doesn&#039;t mean you should slack off on the latest tech news </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="Skype to break language barriers with speech-to-speech translation, and other news you’ve missed " alt="Skype to break language barriers with speech-to-speech translation, and other ne" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gallery_7.jpeg?1401839182" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/wwdc-2014/ios-8-8-things-you-need-know-about-apple-s-new-iphone-and-ipad-os/news">Apple just launching a spectrum of features for its iOS8</a>, as well as bombarding technology announcements from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/computex-2014">Computex 2014</a>, plenty of vital news stories have been buried beneath our news feed.&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/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"> Skype breaks language barriers </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>Skype will soon break language barriers without having to hire a group of multi-lingual translators. How you ask? By announcing its plans to introduce Skype Translator, a Star Trek-like close to real-time speech-to-speech feature into its technology. It&rsquo;s currently in pre-beta stage, but it&rsquo;ll soon be time to chuck out those Translation for Dummies books.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/say-what-skype-will-feature-speech-speech-translation/news">Skype is going to break the language barrier with speech-to-speech translation</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="Skype breaks language barriers" alt="Skype breaks language barriers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-1_7.jpeg?1401839182" /> </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"> Beats Music now cheaper after Apple acquisition </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>Acquisitions aren&rsquo;t all that bad are they? Clearly not when it comes to Beats Music. The subscription-streaming music service has cut the price of its subscriptions, as well as extended the duration of the free trial of its app immediately after&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news">Apple officially put the ring on Beats</a>&nbsp;(just figuratively).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/beats-subscription-price-plummets-following-apple-acquisition/news">Beats Music subscription price plummets following Apple acquisition</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="Beats Music now cheaper after Apple acquisition " alt="Beats Music now cheaper after Apple acquisition " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-2_4.jpeg?1401839182" /> </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"> Watch out for Heartbleed </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>Heartbleed is back with a vengeance, and this time, it&rsquo;s looking to attack your Android smart phones. The evolved form, called &#39;Cupid&#39; will do what Heartbleed did on the open web but via Wi-Fi &ndash; the vulnerability uses the wireless network to get to your routers and mobile phones. So you should probably monitor closely what it connects to.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/heartbleed-back-and-its-coming-your-android-phones/news">Heartbleed is back, and it&rsquo;s coming for your Android phones</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="Watch out for Heartbleed" alt="Watch out for Heartbleed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-3_4.jpeg?1401839182" /> </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"> Could Microsoft’s upcoming smartwatch work with both iOS and Android? </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>Rumours have been circulating over Microsoft&rsquo;s soon-to-be-launched fitness-minded smartphone boasting technology that enables it to connect with both iOS and Android devices. That could possibly set it apart from the rather crowded smartwatch market that&rsquo;s only compatible with a manufacturer&rsquo;s own smartphones.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/microsoft-reportedly-planning-own-smartwatch-works-ios-and-android/news">Microsoft&rsquo;s planned smartwatch reportedly works with iOS and Android</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="Could Microsoft’s upcoming smartwatch work with both iOS and Android? " alt="Could Microsoft’s upcoming smartwatch work with both iOS and Android? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-4_3.jpeg?1401839182" /> </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"> Dyson missed out on Google Glass </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>So apparently, Dyson&rsquo;s come out to announce that it&rsquo;s previously designed a Google Glass-ish device back in 2001, but didn&rsquo;t push it to market. It sounds truly groundbreaking, (especially considering this was designed more than 10 years ago) but sadly, it pulled the plug on the project. Dyson&rsquo;s announced a new R&amp;D facility, so we hope it&rsquo;s got a few other nifty ideas in its pipelines that might prove to be groundbreaking tech.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/dyson/dyson-invented-google-glass-decade-google/news">Dyson invented Google Glass a decade before Google</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="Dyson missed out on Google Glass" alt="Dyson missed out on Google Glass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-5_1.jpeg?1401839182" /> </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/skype-break-language-barriers-speech-speech-translation-and-other-news-you-ve-missed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/skype-break-language-barriers-speech-speech-translation-and-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Google Microsoft Round-up Wednesday Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:43:37 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438452 at http://www.stuff.tv Beats Music subscription price plummets following Apple acquisition http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/beats-subscription-price-plummets-following-apple-acquisition/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In addition, it extends its free trial period </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="Beats subscription price plummets following Apple acquisition" alt="Beats subscription price plummets following Apple acquisition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gallery_6.jpeg?1401409315" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So, over the past few weeks, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-buying-beats-expect-changes-its-headphones-and-itunes/news">rumours have been circulating</a> of an Apple buyout of headphones manufacturer and streaming music service proprietor, Beats, and Apple today <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-acquires-beats-us3-billion/news">confirmed the speculation with an announcement</a>.</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"> Will the move boost its subscriber base? </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&#39;s unknown if Beats Music meant to make the announcement just a mere few hours after Apple&rsquo;s confirmation, but the price drop could potentially allure more inquisitive customers to download and use the app.</p> <p>A recent report showed that for the month of March, the streaming service had a meagre 11,000 subscribers, so a lowered price could be Beats Music&rsquo;s desperate attempt at frantically trying to boost those numbers.</p> <p>In addition to that, the free trial period has been extended &ndash; all new users will be able to access content for free for 14 days instead of just seven.</p> <p>Of course, the iOS and Android app updates also include more than a handful of bug fixes for the &ldquo;whole experience to run as smooth as silk&rdquo;. Many users have been reporting several outstanding issues since it was introduced in January, and Beats even temporarily halted new user downloads a day after its launch.</p> <p>Read into Beats&rsquo; moves what you want, we think the move will result in a bigger adoption of its services, and we&rsquo;ll surely be watching its moves like a hawk.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/best-and-worst-beats-headphones-design/feature">Beauty and the Beats: The best and worst of headphone designs by Dr. Dre</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-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="Beats subscription price plummets following Apple acquisition" alt="Beats subscription price plummets following Apple acquisition" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gallery-1_6.jpeg?1401409315" /> </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/beats-subscription-price-plummets-following-apple-acquisition/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/beats-subscription-price-plummets-following-apple-acquisition/news#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Fri, 30 May 2014 00:17:58 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1438102 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 Apple buys Beats and other news you might have missed http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-buys-beats-and-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Knowledge is power, so spend less than 10 minutes to catch up on the latest news </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 buys Beats and other news you might have missed" alt="Apple buys Beats and other news you might have missed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-dre-beats_0.jpg?1400039635" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some of you might have slacked off with the daily news reading leading up to the long weekend (well, sort of long weekend). Tsk tsk, so here&rsquo;s the top few big announcements you&rsquo;ve missed over the past week.</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"> The possible marriage between Apple and 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>Apple might be <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-buying-beats-expect-changes-its-headphones-and-itunes/news" target="_blank">buying Beats for a rumoured US$3.2 billion</a>, joining the likes of Microsoft and Google on an acquisition spree. We suspect it&rsquo;s either going to be a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/best-and-worst-beats-headphones-design/feature" target="_blank">marriage made in heaven, or a partnership from hell</a>. But either way, for that amount of money, it looks like Dr. Dre will retire in style.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/so-why-does-apple-want-buy-beats/feature" target="_blank">So why does Apple want to buy Beats?</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="The possible marriage between Apple and Beats" alt="The possible marriage between Apple and Beats" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats%20apple%202_0.jpg?1400039635" /> </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"> Microsoft inches out of its comfort zone </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>Microsoft might be treading new waters (if you believe the latest rumors) with a smartwatch in the making. Seems like most of the tech vendors are rooting themselves in the wrist tech spac). It&rsquo;s filed a patent for a &ldquo;wearable personal information system&rdquo; focusing on health and fitness. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/microsoft-building-its-own-smartwatch/news" target="_blank">Is Microsoft building its own smartwatch?&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="604" height="453" title="Microsoft inches out of its comfort zone" alt="Microsoft inches out of its comfort zone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ms-smartwatch_0.jpg?1400039635" /> </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"> Is there a Samsung Galaxy Tab S coming? </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&rsquo;s better than rumours of a new device? Leaked pictures of it; and that&rsquo;s exactly what we saw: a larger Samsung Galaxy Tab S. SamMobile got the images, which show a 10.5in version of the tablet, alongside a slated 8.4in version. Looks like Samsung&rsquo;s embracing them large screens again.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/first-photos-samsung-s-rumored-galaxy-tab-s-leak/news" target="_blank">First photos of Samsung&rsquo;s rumored Galaxy Tab S leak</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="Is there a Samsung Galaxy Tab S coming? " alt="Is there a Samsung Galaxy Tab S coming? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxytab-s_0.jpg?1400039635" /> </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"> What’s tech got to do with make-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>Ladies, if you&#39;ve been spending all your dosh on high-end make-up brands (or guys, if you&rsquo;ve been purchasing make-up for your girls), look no further. Mink, started by young entrepreneur Grace Choi, is a 3D printer that replicates any shade of make-up (lipstick, blusher, foundation, powder, or cream) imaginable. Shut up and take our money!</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/be-fashion-rebel-print-your-own-makeup/news" target="_blank">Be a fashion rebel and print your own make-up&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="What’s tech got to do with make-up? " alt="What’s tech got to do with make-up? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mink%20stuff_0.jpg?1400039635" /> </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"> LG G3 leaks again </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>Courtesy of GSM Arena&rsquo;s inside source, you now have the chance to check out leaked images of the LG G3 &ndash; this time, in a gold colour. The source also shared some inside information about its camera. You can apparently take selfies with voice commands or by clapping your hands or twisting your finger. We wonder how that&rsquo;s going to work out.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/g3/lg-g3-leaks-gold-laser-autofocus-sensor-possibly-confirmed/news" target="_blank">LG G3 leaks in gold, laser autofocus sensor possibly confirmed</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="LG G3 leaks again" alt="LG G3 leaks again" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g3-gold-leak.jpg?1400039635" /> </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/apple-buys-beats-and-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre LG Microsoft Round-up Wednesday Samsung Wed, 14 May 2014 01:13:47 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1437043 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 So why does Apple want to buy Beats? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/so-why-does-apple-want-buy-beats/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sam Kieldsen asks what Cupertino thinks it can get from Dr Dre’s headphone company. Hint: it’s not about headphones </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="So why does Apple want to buy Beats?" alt="So why does Apple want to buy Beats?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-dre-beats.jpg?1400203467" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>At the time of writing, it seems increasingly likely that Apple is about to acquire Beats Electronics, the headphone and audio company started by, among others, hip hop legend Dr Dre, for US$3.2 billion. But why?</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"><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>Beats is different. It&rsquo;s been an established name since its first pair of headphones was released in 2008. It has one of rap&rsquo;s best-known producers as its figurehead. Its products are beloved of footballers and celebrities. It&rsquo;s a huge brand, and for Apple to buy it for its technology and then kill it off just doesn&rsquo;t make sense.</p> <p>For all Beats&rsquo; popularity, there&rsquo;s nothing supremely technically innovative about its headphones: they&rsquo;re simply solidly-made, bass-heavy cans; probably most people would call them overpriced. If it wanted to improve the quality of its own (much-derided) headphones, Apple could spend a far smaller sum of money buying any one of a number of audio companies with just as much technical knowhow than Beats.</p> <p>OK, so Beats makes home speakers too. Maybe Apple wants to use this tech in a new <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Hi-Fi" target="_blank">iPod Hi-Fi</a>? Or its long-rumoured (and, let&rsquo;s face it, probably non-existent) HDTV. But again, Beats offers nothing that a dozen other audio companies don&rsquo;t.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/luke-wood-beats-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature" target="_blank">Beats&#39; Luke Wood: &quot;We want to raise the sound quality bar&quot;</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-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="Beats headphones" alt="Beats headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats-headphones.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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So what else does Beats have going for it? Well, there&rsquo;s its streaming service, Beats Music, which launched in January of this year. Beats Music is based on the MOG service Beats purchased back in 2012 for something in the region of US$10 million, so it&rsquo;s hard to see Apple &ndash; the world&rsquo;s largest music retailer &ndash; feeling the need to snap it up now for a vastly increased sum. While it&rsquo;s promising, and it&rsquo;s already set up, it&rsquo;s a new service that has yet to prove itself (it hasn&rsquo;t even launched outside of the US).</p> <p>The more I think about this deal, the more it seems Apple is buying Beats for its image. And that&rsquo;s quite out of character for Cupertino, where understated, minimalist design, not the look-at-me bling of Beats&rsquo; red cables and bright colours, has always ruled.</p> <p>Apple has thrived on exuding its own brand of mercurial cool &ndash; one that says &ldquo;we know best&rdquo; with such crystal clarity that it convinces you that they really, really do. For it to think it needs to shell out billions on Beats in order to boost its street cred strikes us as baffling &ndash; and actually a sign that the company is, for the first time, in danger of becoming out of touch. Because there are actually a lot of people out there &ndash; and I don&rsquo;t just mean audiophiles, I mean people who value style just as much as substance &ndash; that wouldn&rsquo;t be caught dead wearing Beats headphones. As I said, they&rsquo;re the go-to headphone brand for footballers and c-list soap stars. Does anyone who&#39;s genuinely cool want a Beats Audio logo on the back of their iPhone?</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="Beats Music" alt="Beats Music" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats-music.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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s true that Beats as a company is a huge money-maker though. It holds about 50 percent of the US$1 billion global headphone market, and perhaps with Apple&rsquo;s help it can grab even more of a share. But even then it&rsquo;ll be a few years before Apple&rsquo;s investment pays for itself.</p> <p>More likely? Apple is acting now because of all the above factors. In Beats it has a company that makes audio hardware that consumers love, it has a ready-made streaming service and his has (what it thinks) is an image boost. But is that really worth $3 billion?</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="Beats founders Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine" alt="Beats founders Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beatselectronics.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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/so-why-does-apple-want-buy-beats/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/so-why-does-apple-want-buy-beats/feature#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Headphones Hi-Fi & Streaming Fri, 09 May 2014 16:11:58 +0000 Elissa Loi 1436861 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple buying Beats, expect changes to its headphones and iTunes http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-buying-beats-expect-changes-its-headphones-and-itunes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This could be the ultimate marriage between two names oft-associated with overpriced hardware </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="Apple buying Beats, expect changes to its headphones and iTunes" alt="Apple buying Beats, expect changes to its headphones and iTunes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/beats%20apple.jpg?1399599152" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Perhaps it&#39;s serendipity that Apple buys Beats, a brand that only exists because its makers thought the former made really crap headphones.</p> <p>The biggest criticism about Beats has been that while its audio cans look great, you can get much better sounding ones for much less than what the company charges.</p> <p>The jokes usually made about Beats usually revolve around the perception that the audio quality you get is mediocre for what you&#39;re paying for. Which is usually through your nose.</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"> Is Apple running out of ideas? </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 Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have been spending quite a bit on acquisitions, Apple under Steve Jobs has not been into making high-profile purchases so the US$3.2 billion (RM10.32 billion) it&#39;s purportedly spending on Beats comes as a surprise.</p> <p>Why Beats? Why not more credible makers of high-quality, premium audio like Shure? After all, Logitech brought the Ultimate Ears brand which is very much-loved by studio professionals.</p> <p>The currency Apple seems wanting to buy here is cool. After all, part of Apple&#39;s appeal is in its design and making beautiful products is something Beats does on a regular basis. And charging a premium at the same time too. Beats apparently makes more than a billion in sales a year even if the audiophiles scoff at what they have to offer.</p> <p>Another reason could be Beats&#39; own streaming service which might shore up Apple&#39;s own offering. It&#39;s highly unlikely and perhaps too expensive for Apple to try and buy Spotify, Deezer, Rdio and the like, so Beats offers value in both hardware and music streaming software, which buying a mere audio headset maker would not offer.</p> <p>Just how will Apple merge Beats into its current portfolio? Beats headsets will likely be a sure staple at Apple stores everywhere for certain and perhaps some tweaks to iTunes will come somewhere down the pipeline.</p> <p>Will this be money well spent by Apple? We&#39;ll just have to see.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e330e830-d6f3-11e3-b95e-00144feabdc0.html#slide0" target="_blank">Financial Times</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="Apple buying Beats, expect changes to its headphones and iTunes" alt="Apple buying Beats, expect changes to its headphones and iTunes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats%20apple%202.jpg?1399599152" /> </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-buying-beats-expect-changes-its-headphones-and-itunes/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-buying-beats-expect-changes-its-headphones-and-itunes/news#comments Apple Beats By Dr.Dre Beats Tour iTunes Fri, 09 May 2014 01:12:52 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1436789 at http://www.stuff.tv Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/fashioning-technology-most-stylish-tech-and-fashion-collaborations-our-time/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wearables could learn a thing or two from these mashups </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="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" alt="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hermesleica.jpg?1400035911" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://audifashionfestival.com/" target="_blank">Audi Fashion Festival</a> is just around the corner. To celebrate it rolling into town and dabbing the city with a temporary spot of glamour, we take a look at the top three fashion and tech collaborations of our time.&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/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"> 3. LG x Prada </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>Slathered in Prada&rsquo;s trademark textured pattern from its Saffiano leather, the LG Prada Phone 3.0 is an elegant 4.3 inches of glass and metal. The Prada branded earphones are a nice touch for those who like to keep their music classy.</p> <p>While version 3.0 isn&#39;t much to crow about with its middling specs, the first LG Prada phone broke new ground as the first mobile phone to pack a capacitive touchscreen.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">Image: <a href="http://www.phonegg.com/phone/2417-LG-Prada-3.0" target="_blank">Phonegg</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="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" alt="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lgprada.jpg?1400035911" /> </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"> 2. 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>American designer Alexander Wang teamed up with the eargear maker to slap his brand of cool onto the Beats Studio headphones. The matte black headphones glimmer with gold accents, and come with adaptive noise cancelling as well as a 20-hour rechargeable battery. Music has never looked as good, nor has a fashion trend lasted as long.&nbsp;</p> <p>He also glossed up the Pill and urBeats earbuds with his golden designer touch.&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="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" alt="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alexwang_0.png?1400035911" /> </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="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" alt="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pill.jpg?1400035911" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" title="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" alt="Geek Chic: The most stylish tech and fashion collaborations ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/urbeats.jpg?1400035911" /> </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"> 1. Leica x Hermès </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>We saved the best for last. Crafted to celebrate the friendship of&nbsp;Jean-Louis Dumas (former president of&nbsp;Hermès who was never seen without his Leica)&nbsp;and the German camera company, the Hermès Leica M9-P is an imaging force to reckon with wrapped in supple calfskin leather. Watch how it&rsquo;s lovingly crafted, and weep for you&#39;ll probably never be able to afford its US$25,000 (S$31,245) price tag.&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="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EqFJclqkQ3E" 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> <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"> Fashion meets tech </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/hermesleica.jpg?1400035911" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/fashioning-technology-most-stylish-tech-and-fashion-collaborations-our-time/feature#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Design Tuesday Leica LG Tue, 06 May 2014 06:59:40 +0000 Elissa Loi 1436640 at http://www.stuff.tv Get groovy with the new Beats range in Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/get-groovy-new-beats-range-embargoed-until-6pm/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audiophiles, pump up the volume, and feel the Beat(s) </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="Beats by Dr. Dre " alt="Beats by Dr. Dre " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/url_1.jpg?1397613863" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dance, dance, to the beats, beats, beats.&nbsp;Okay, we&rsquo;re not going to sing the entire Black Eyed Peas song, but the 2014 Beats by Dr. Dre range reveal&#39;s got us in the mood to celebrate.</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"> The Pill Dude </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 consumer electronics company has unveiled a headset, Pill, Beatbox, and accessory range for 2014, but the one so hot it meltued us into a pool of mush is the Pill Dude.</p> <p>The little monster is a beats Pill speaker docking station (you place the newly launched Pill 2.0 or original pill speaker in his mouth) that comes in a variety of colours &ndash; red, white, and black &ndash; and expressions.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a gap at the back of his head too, for you to access the audio and charging ports.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lemming for one? He retails at S$80, and is available at all major authorised dealers.</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="The Pill Dude" alt="The Pill Dude" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acc-dude-pill-red-zoom-front.jpg?1397613863" /> </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"> The Beats Studio Wireless and Beats Executive </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>You can&#39;t talk about Beats without talking about its headsets.</p> <p>What we all love about the Beats headset range is its active noise-cancelling functionality; nobody really wants to have to listen to annoying ambient noise, right? Say goodbye to those wailing babies.</p> <p>The Beats Studio Wireless and Beats Executive were designed for just that, optimising listening experience by blocking out noise from your surroundings, ensuring that you are able to indulge in your music fully.</p> <p>Regardless of whether you are an executive or a student, the Beats Studio Wireless and Beats Executive will take you from noisy rooms, to tarmac, and even boardrooms. &nbsp;They also boast ergonomic bellows and soft ear cups for maximum comfort through hours of your favourite playlists.</p> <p>The Beats Studio Wireless is priced at S$590, while the Beats Executive is available for S$490. Grab yours from all major authorised dealers.</p> <p>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/luke-wood-beats-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature" target="_blank">Luke Wood from Beats wants to raise the sound quality bar</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="The Beats Executive" alt="The Beats Executive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rgK6fRgJ2eVl-LS6QUqu-av1_uNs2z2RYXJD-GlbtFo.jpg?1397613863" /> </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="The Beats Studio Wireless " alt="The Beats Studio Wireless " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/overear-studio-wireless-black-zoom-bottom_0.jpg?1397613863" /> </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/beats-drdre/get-groovy-new-beats-range-embargoed-until-6pm/news#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Docks and Speakers Headphones Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:55:06 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435470 at http://www.stuff.tv Luke Wood from Beats: "We want to raise the sound quality bar" http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/luke-wood-beats-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;The new Beats Studio is us learning to play,&quot; says the iconic headphone maker’s president, as he talks to Stuff about working with Dre, HTC’s One Max and why he’ll always be an audiophile at heart </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="Beats&#039; president and COO Luke Wood" alt="Beats&#039; president and COO Luke Wood" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/luke-wood.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Luke Wood knows what sounds good.</p> <p>As president and chief operating officer at Beats Electronics, he's developed the company's portfolio of headphones and speakers, working alongside co-founders Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine. And while audiophiles may bemoan the bass-heavy sound profile that's typical of Beats, its products are a massive hit – 64 per cent of headphone sales priced US$100 and over last year were Beats,&nbsp;according to analysts NPD Group. </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/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</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"> For Beats, design is core – but we’re also focused on 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>"When we started we were brand new in the business of making headphones. Jimmy [Iovine] and Dre: they had 70-plus years collectively of making records in the studio, producing and mixing as artists, engineers. I spent 20 years in the studio myself, so we came from that background of making records, but we’d never made headphones before. So in 2006, when the product was started, to 2008 when it first came out, we learned a lot.</p> <p>"The Studio was really the Beats icon. It was our original headphone, our model A.&nbsp;Design is at the core of what we do: if it doesn't look great, no-one's going to want to wear it.&nbsp;I always feel a certain sense of betrayal when someone completely redesigns the products that I have an emotional connection to, so when we were thinking about our new Beats Studio, it was really driven by our desire to focus on the sound.</p> <p class="p1">"With the design [from the original Studio and new Studio], you're looking at two products that are evolutionary, but the sound profile is radically different."</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"> The new Beats Studio is our Nevermind </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>"From a tuning perspective, [the original Beats Studio] was like our first album. You know: learning how to tune a guitar; the chords were kinda like GCD; it was very rudimentary and simple. I've been fortunate enough to work with a lot of really talented artists and it's really not until their third album as a group that they really get the voice of the band, the voice of the studio, the voice of the instruments, and if you look at really great records, very few bands start out with Sergeant Pepper.</p> <p>"People think that Nirvana started out with Nevermind. No! They had a really noisy album called Bleach that sounds nothing like Nevermind, and then they learned to play. The new Beats Studio is us learning to play."</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="Beats Studio 2013" alt="Beats Studio 2013" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-beats-studio.jpg?1381313943" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Original Beats Studio" alt="Original Beats Studio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Monsterbeatsdrdre.jpg?1381313943" /> </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"> Fine-tuning is key </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>"We have digital sound processing (DSP) that allows us to be clinical in how we tune the headphone. This uses digital noise cancelling, and that combined with the DSP allows us to tune the headphone post-factory. Before it goes in the box, if it doesn't feel 100 percent on spec, we can retune the headphone. From a quality control standpoint it's very important to us that every headphone sounds the same.</p> <p>"From 3m away, there's a similarity to the silhouette, but when you look closely at the [old and new Beats Studios], there's no relation. Not one single component from the original headphone is in this [new] one.&nbsp;It's an incredibly durable headphone, it's 25% lighter, and its got a fuel gauge.&nbsp;I'm obsessed with everything being charged constantly so, you know, it fits me perfectly."</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-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"> There’s no consumer demand for HD music... </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>"I think there will always be a niche demand and I really respect that. I'm somebody who likes to get 180-gram version vinyl, because it has a certain sound to it that's different from other vinyl. And we work in the studio in 24-bit/192kHz, so we're working in extremely high-res.</p> <p>"When you spend six months on a record, always listening back in 192/24-bit, and you dither down to a codec like MP3 or AAC, you really hear the difference. But I think it takes a lot of education, and I think to some degree, there's a level of convenience you have to give the consumer with music. There's only so much pain they'll put up with."</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="1023" height="630" title="Nirvana HDtracks" alt="Nirvana HDtracks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen%20shot%202013-10-01%20at%2011.34.38.png?1381313943" /> </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"> ...and there’s no point listening to HD music on cheap 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>"What's the point of listening through the 24-cent earbuds that came bundled with your smartphone? You want to reach out to the consumer with the best possible experience, but you have to make it easy, you have to make it effortless, or else it'll never catch on.</p> <p>"I think to some degree people are going to want streaming services but we're some way off from having the bandwidth to support high bit-rate streaming; you don't have the ecosystem yet to support it, you don't have the converters (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/5-best-dacs-how-make-your-digital-music-sound-amazing/feature">DACs</a>). It's important to dream, but it should be a dream you can execute."</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"> …but we’re trying to make quality music easier to get </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 I'd like to see is everybody endeavouring to make the entire ecosystem better, so absolutely let's make those files better. They could be WAV, AIFF, FLAC, as close to Red Book audio [CD quality] as possible. That would be incredible."</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-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"> Smartphone makers will abandon the bundled 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>"They're going to say, well, consumers are going to upgrade anyway. I think that's a great thing because then the consumer has to make a choice about how they're committed to sound. I use my iPad every single day but it has a mono speaker. I'm not going to consume my media with that so I use a headphone, right? I have a choice to pair it via Bluetooth with a speaker or headphone, and where you do that, you have to make the choice: what's your investment in sound?"</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NokiaHS-125OR_0.jpg?1381313943" /> </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"> Beats&#039; future is not just about headphones, though </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 investment [by manufacturers] in video versus audio over the last 15 years is like 200:1. And it doesn't make sense to me.</p> <p>"We want to try to affect sound in every possible use case and environment. We have a deal with HP, we worked with HTC on audio, right now we work with Chrysler and Dodge… we're trying to learn as we go, to find out how many places we can really affect sound.</p> <p>"We're looking at the primary listening environments: the car, home theatre, video games, planes, travel, commuting on the train, telephony. I think we can bring a benefit&nbsp;everywhere that sound touches the consumer. What I want to do is go at a pace where we can become really good, and have real impact around the experience, as opposed to just being a brand that exists for brand's sake.&nbsp;So we're going to stay in our lane, but our lane touches everything, because any kind of sight and sound media is sight <em>and</em> sound."</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="Beats Pill speaker" alt="Beats Pill speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beats-pill.jpg?1381313943" /> </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"> We’re not done with HTC yet </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>"They still have a 25 percent investment in the company, and additionally we still have a commercial deal with them, around the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">HTC One</a> and several new devices coming out this fall. We have a large-format HTC device out in the fall <em>(the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-max/review">HTC One Max</a>, if we're not mistaken)</em>&nbsp;– I don't even know if they've announced it yet – so we're still on that device.</p> <p>"We learned a lot of great things with HTC. Right now I can't comment as to whether that relationship will continue or not continue, but for Beats, it's been very productive, because we've done a lot of work [on HTC phones] and I'm very proud of the way those devices sound."</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="HTC One X with Beats Audio" alt="HTC One X with Beats Audio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-x-beats.jpg?1381313943" /> </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"> 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"> We’re evangelical about 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>"Even though it makes me sound like a company guy, we want to raise the bar of sound. When you think about the history of the people in this company, particularly Jimmy Iovine, Dr Dre and myself, we've spent our entire lives committed to making music. We didn't spend our entire lives committed to making headphones.</p> <p>"If we can raise the bar, I would love that. The headphone war is great for everybody, because in the end the artist is going to win."</p> <p><em>Image credit:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/21238273@N03/7472169846/in/photolist-cohPLA-frqkyi-bBfJXy-bC1ivN-bAgGSQ-bAgGkN-bQG3za-bQG43H-bQG4gV-bQG3sp-bBMn8b-bBMmN1-bQG3nx-bBMn4j-bQG47k-bQG3PF-bQG3iZ-bBMmVj-bBMmBS-bQG3Vn-bBkahA-fwmnST-bwj1U3-bKdLja-codvoN-codvvs-bDU3yu-bTEthv-91MvTL-eaSdUS-bT2yRP-bTgqFK-bAgGnh-bAgFLQ-bAgFNf-bAgFR1-bAgGMJ-bPb9Ng-bAgGAU-bPbkZk-bAgGCm-bPbm3F-bPbm58-bAgH25-bPbm7X-8pS14h"><em>Mark Tighe</em></a></em></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="Dr Dre on stage" alt="Dr Dre on stage" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-dre.jpg?1381313943" /> </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"> &quot;The new Beats Studio is us learning to play.&quot; </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"> Beats boss Luke Wood talks headphones and HTC </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/new-beats-studio_0.jpg?1381313943" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/luke-wood-beats-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/luke-wood-beats-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Docks and Speakers Headphones HTC Interviews Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:12:42 +0000 Ian Paynton 1427341 at http://www.stuff.tv Hot Stuff: Gadgets that get us hot under the collar http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/hot-stuff-weeks-dose-gadgets-get-us-hot-under-collar/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All bored and mopey this week? Here&#039;s an idea, or rather four, on which to spend your blues away. </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="1232" height="1092" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ActionRed_Anthracite_Hero.jpg?1379383885" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Shimmy to the Beats by Dr. Dre Neon Mixr headphones, game up a storm with Havoc's feisty gaming mouse, point your (running) feet in the right direction with Nike and TomTom, and shine your face with the Philips VisaPure.</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"><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"> Beats By Dr. Dre Limited-Edition Neon Mixr 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>The original Beats not loud enough for you? Get your eyes on the Neon Mixr cans that come in neon rainbow shades, bright enough to make a myopic leprechaun stop in his tracks. Within the Beats’ signature earcups nestle 40mm drivers for deep lows and a custom diaphragm for the smoothest mids and highs, and they also twirl 270 degrees for one-ear sound monitoring if you’re moonlighting as a DJ. As the lightest member in the Beats family tree, these portable cans also fold away for easy storage on the go.&nbsp;</p> <p>Price: $370 at Nubox, Newstead and Digital Style.</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="2000" height="1400" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/overear-mixr-neon-yellow-cmyk-thrqrtleft.jpg?1379383885" /> </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"> CM Storm Havoc </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’t let your gear hold you back from gaming victory - upgrade to the CM Storm Havoc gaming mouse and click your way to an all-kill. With 8 programmable buttons, you can store up to 4 macros directly on the Havoc’s onboard 128 KB memory and won’t have to waste time stretching your fingers all over your keyboard for your most-used moves. And if you’ve to sit for ages to beat your score, the Havoc makes sure you won’t get a bad case of gaming wrist with its grippy rubber skin and thoughtful ergonomic curves. You can thank us later when you have successfully pwned all your friends.</p> <p>Price: $99 at Newstead, CH Computer, Cyberminds, PC Themes and Fuwell.</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="4928" height="3264" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Havoc_Front_Left_0.jpg?1379383885" /> </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"> Philips VisaPure </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>Give your face a good gentle scrub with the VisaPure. It massages and cleans at the same time with its ‘Dual Motion’ technology to make people do a double take at how radiant you’ll look. As the brush heads are swappable, it caters to various skin types and suitable for even the sensitive-skinned. All you have to do is team it with your daily cleanser to get your face squeaky clean. Don’t let its pink hue put you off - you can share it with the missus without anyone ever finding out you use it too.</p> <p dir="ltr">Price: $229 at major electrical and departmental stores. Replacement brush heads start from $14 for normal skin to $21 for exfoliating skin.</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="600" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/image010.jpg?1379383885" /> </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"> Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom </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>For those who like to keep a watch on their health (literally), the Nike+ Sportwatch GPS pairs up with TomTom in new team colours of Anthracite and Red. Download the <a href="http://nikeplus.nike.com/plus/products/gps_app/" target="_blank">Nike+ Running app</a> to track and share distances covered with the 10 million member-strong Nike+ community because, obviously, there’s no motivation like competition. Whether you run by day or fly by night, you will have no problem keeping an eye on pace, location and distance via its high-viz backlit LCD display. Now all you have to do is peel yourself off that couch and put your running shoes on.</p> <p dir="ltr">Price: $279 at&nbsp;Harvey Norman, Challenger, Newstead and Courts.</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="1232" height="1092" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ActionRed_Anthracite_Hero.jpg?1379383885" /> </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/beats-drdre/hot-stuff-weeks-dose-gadgets-get-us-hot-under-collar/news#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Gaming Headphones Nike+ Philips Smartwatch TomTom Tue, 17 Sep 2013 02:11:19 +0000 Elissa Loi 1426648 at http://www.stuff.tv