Toshiba Launches Ultra-HD 4K L9450 Series & L5450 Series With Android

On 15th October 2014, Toshiba launched the new L9450 Series & L5450 Series for it’s television range that are powered by Android 4.4.2 (not Android TV). Note that the Android will not be upgradable and hence you will be stuck with it till the end-of-life of your television.

L9450 Series
The L9450 series comes in Ultra-HD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with sizes in 50″ (S$2,299), 65″ (S$4,999) and 84″ (S$17,999).

Toshiba L9450 Series - 65
Toshiba L9450 Series – 65″ (65L9450)

Toshiba L9450 Series - 84
Toshiba L9450 Series – 84″ (84L9450)

Features:

  • Ultra HD 4K Technology – Offers a new intensity in image quality with four times as many pixels as Full HD
  • CEVOTM 4K Engine – Incorporates a suite of advanced image enhancement functions, such as 4K Resolution+, driven by a powerful hexa-core processor
  • Android 4.4 – Provides an abundance of apps together with Internet browsing, screen mirroring and other exciting smart TV functions
  • High Brightness Panel with local dimming. Wide Color Gamut
    • Wide Color Gamut Panel: L9450 provides 14% richer color than 2013 model
    • High-brightness Panel: L9450 is 75% brighter than 2013 model
    • Direct LED with local dimming: By controlling individual local dimming areas, the overall image contrast is dramatically improved especially in scenes with both light and shade such as sunsets.

L5450 Series
The L5450 series is a lower end series that comes with a HD-Ready (1366 x 768) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The sizes available are 32″ (S$449), 40″ (S$899), 47″ (S$1,099) and 55″ (S$1,899).

Toshiba L5450 Series - 32
Toshiba L5450 Series – 32″ (32L5450)

Toshiba L5450 Series - 47
Toshiba L5450 Series – 47″ (47L5450)

Features:

  • Android 4.4 – Provides an abundance of apps, including Open Browser, YouTube and YouTube Send-to-TV
  • CEVOTM Engine Premium – Advanced dual-core engine to dramatically boost image quality for all content
  • Intelligent Scene Optimizer – Intelligently optimizes image and sound in real time1, producing an immersive entertainment experience specific to each movie genre
  • Digital broadcast-ready – Compatibility with the latest DVB-T2 standard to receive HD TV programs in surround sound

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

· · · Storage

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive got to be the smallest USB 3.0 flash drive that I have seen! It is about the size of a Singapore 20 cents coin and is capable of a read speed of up to 130MB/s.

Launched on the 19th August 2014, it is retailing for 16GB (S$13.90), 32GB (S$25.90) and 64GB (S$52.90).

The SanDisk Ultra Fit is not designed to be carried around because it is so small that you might loss it accidentally. It is meant to be attached with your laptop’s USB port for extra storage as the description says “This ultra-small, low profile drive stays put for extra storage”.

It comes with 5-year warranty, a year’s free subscription to RescuePRO software (data recovery software) and SanDisk SecureAccess (ability to create a password-protected private folder with 128-bit AES encryption on your flash drive).

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Packaging Front
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive – Packaging Front

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Packaging Back
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive – Packaging Back

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - With Cover
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive – With Cover

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Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod Giveaway

· · · Camera

Thanks to Breffo and MobyShop, I will be giving out one Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod worth €21.99 (S$36) to one lucky winner.

Do checkout my Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod post at lesterchan.net/blog/2014/07/14/breffo-adventure-camera-tripod/ if you are interested in knowing more about it.

To participate, all you have to do is the following:

  • Leave a comment on this post and tell us: Why you want a Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod?

I will select the winning comment randomly and the Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod is to be self-collected at Chinatown MRT Station (NE4/DT19) at a convenient date/time decided by both of us.

Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod - Box Front
Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod – Box Front

Fine Print

  • This Giveaway is open to all readers of lesterchan.net who are based in Singapore.
  • I will select the winning comment randomly using: SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_ID = 3008 ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1;
  • Winners will be announced on Thursday, 6th November 2014 and contacted via email.
  • Prize to be self-collected at Chinatown MRT Station (NE4/DT19).
  • Details of winners such as name and winning tweet may be posted on lesterchan.net.
  • My decision on all matters related to this giveaway is final and no correspondence will be entertained.
  • I reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at anytime without prior notice.
  • This giveaway ends on 11:59pm (23:59), Wednesday, 5th November 2014 (GMT+8 Singapore Time).

Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod - With Camera
Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod – With Camera

Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR & Fitbit Surge will come to Singapore

Good news for Fitbit Fans. The newly announced Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge will come to Singapore in early 2015.

*UPDATE 10th December 2014* Looks like Christmas came early for those waiting for the Fitbit Charge. It will start selling in Singapore from 19th December 2014. Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge are still on track for an early 2015 launch in Singapore.

Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge
Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge

Fitbit Charge is a high-performance wristband that delivers all-day activity tracking, real-time fitness stats and Caller ID right on the wrist for people who want to step up their everyday activities to improve their overall health.

The Fitbit Charge will retail for S$169 and will be available in black and slate. The blue and burgundy colors will come at a later date.

Fitbit Charge HR is an advanced tracker that delivers continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate, Caller ID and all-day activity tracking for active users: regular exercisers looking to push their fitness further.

The Fitbit Charge HR will retail for S$199 and will be available in black and plum. The blue and tangerine colors will come at a later date.

Fitbit Surge is a sleek Fitness Super Watch that offers the best of GPS, continuous wrist-based heart rate, all-day fitness tracking, and smartwatch functionality in one device, for people dedicated to reaching their peak performance.

The Fitbit Surge will retail for S$329 and will be available in black. The blue and tangerine colors will come at a later date.

When it come to sizes, only the small and large sizes are available. The extra large sizes will only be available through Fitbit.com.

Features
Fitbit Charge

  • Tracking of steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and floors climbed
  • Exercise tracking to easily record workouts, see real-time exercise stats and have summaries appear automatically on the Fitbit dashboard
  • Bright, OLED display showing time of day and real-time stats
  • New automatic sleep detection monitors sleep quality using motion analysis to understand sleep and wake times; also features a silent, vibrating alarm
  • New Caller ID helps users stay connected to incoming calls; wristband vibrates and shows caller’s name or number when a smartphone is nearby
  • High-quality, water-resistant, comfortable new textured wristband design with an improved clasp
  • Up to 7 days of battery life so you can track an entire week with just one charge

Fitbit Charge HR

  • Get accurate calorie burn for more activities– during exercise and everyday activities like walking, running, biking, lifting weights, spinning, skiing, yoga, Pilates and more
  • Maximize training with fat burning, cardio and peak heart rate zones
  • Maintain workout intensity by reaching your target heart rate
  • Optimize health through heart rate trends and resting heart rate, an important measure of overall heart health and cardiovascular fitness
  • Fitbit Charge HR includes all the great benefits of Fitbit Charge, plus:
    • Continuous heart rate right on the wrist 24/7 to get more accurate all-day calorie burn, reach target workout intensity and maximize training
    • All-day insights into overall heart health including resting heart rate and heart rate trends, alongside stats like steps, distance, floors climbed, calories and active minutes
    • Up to 5 days of battery life – Charge HR is specially designed with battery efficient technology, so you can spend more time tracking and less time charging

Fitbit Surge

  • Fitbit Surge includes all the breakthrough features of Fitbit Charge and Fitbit Charge HR, plus:
    • Built-in GPS delivers stats like pace, distance, elevation, split times, route history and workout summaries for smarter training
    • Records multi-sport activities like running, cross-training and strength workouts; see comprehensive summaries with tailored metrics, workout intensity based on heart rate and calories burned
    • Smartwatch features including Caller ID, text alerts and mobile music control let users train smarter and stay focused right from the wrist
    • Eight sensors – GPS, 3-axis accelerometers, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, optical heart rate monitor, altimeter, ambient light sensor and touch screen working harmoniously to give users the most advanced tracking in the thinnest, lightest design on the market
    • Backlit LCD touch screen display with customizable watch faces, makes it easy to navigate through real-time stats, workout apps and alarms
    • Up to 7 days of battery life – Surge is specially designed with battery efficient technology, so you can track a work week or a marathon on just one charge

OPPO First Flagship Store in Singapore

· · · Mobile Phone

OPPO official opened it’s first flagship store in Singapore at Suntec City Mall. The retail store occupies 2,200 square feet (204.387 square meter) of space. The store will be used to showcase OPPO products as well as hosting bi-monthly workshops for its fans.

OPPO Store at Suntec City
OPPO Store at Suntec City

The OPPO flagship store is located at 8 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, Tower 3, #01-627, Singapore 038983 and it opens from 10am to 10pm daily.

Today I learned (TIL) that OPPO started out selling Blu-ray players, then they moved on to high-end audio products and now they are making mobile phones.

OPPO started as a Blu-Ray player manufacturer actually

A video posted by Lester Chan (@gamerz)

Then OPPO moved on to Audio Products

A video posted by Lester Chan (@gamerz)

And here we are OPPO doing mobile phones

A video posted by Lester Chan (@gamerz)