Besides a slew of notebooks announced earlier today, Acer also took the opportunity to release its latest generation of its Liquid Leap wearable. These new products offer an insight into the company’s approach in the emerging wearables industry, with an emphasis on style, activity tracking and battery conservation.
2014 was a watershed year for smartphones. With the emergence of the Chinese smartphone makers, virtually every major smartphone company was caught off-guard. Consumers now had access to better made smartphones at significantly lower prices; who would want to pay double the amount for virtually the same phone?
In the midst of all this, another smartphone maker came virtually out of nowhere. Calling themselves OnePlus, the company released the OnePlus One or what it called the “2014 Flagship Killer”, boasting premium hardware for about half the price of, say, the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the HTC One M8. Now that we’re into 2015, is this still one of the best value-for-money smartphones you can buy?
While Xiaomi is busy preparing for its biggest international event of the year so far in India, it looks like it is also actively working on introducing its latest devices here in Malaysia. Two new devices have appeared in the SIRIM database from Xiaomi, and one of them suspiciously looks like the flagship Mi Note – and a very surprising twist.
Recently, Maxis approached us with a very interesting proposition. Alongside a few other publications, the local telco wanted us to really test out its “no bill shocks” promise for its customers, which is a statement made as part of its 2015 “Unmatched Customer Experience” programme. We were told we could do virtually anything we wanted to see if we could break the company’s many fail-safe measures to ensure the consumer does not end up with, well, a bill shock at the end of the month.
How could we even say no to that?
“Dude, is that the new S6 edge?”
It was like a scene right out of a TV commercial. But there I was, in my neighbourhood mamak coffee shop with some friends when I took the Galaxy S6 edge out of my pocket when my non-tech savvy friend asked that very question. I’ve had my fair share of curious glances and questions with the devices I use, but this, frankly, was the first with a Samsung.
This on its own is already a big win for Samsung, but read on.
Meizu has officially unveiled its audio-centric product in collaboration with German audio company Beyerdynamic. Those wishing for a completely new product may be disappointed to know that this is merely a special limited edition of Meizu’s MX4 Pro smartphone bundled with a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 1350 on-ear headphones.
We now know that OnePlus will finally be coming to Malaysia this month, where it will hold a fan gathering to introduce the OnePlus One smartphone to its Malaysian fans on 24 April. We also know that Maxis will be the exclusive telco partner to offer the device. One question that is in everybody’s minds is naturally: what about the retail price? How does RM1,299 sound?
Looks like Xiaomi will not be the only Chinese smartphone company releasing a pair of premium headphones. The Mi Headphones, which we reviewed last week, looks set to compete soon with Meizu’s premium headphones which will be launched tomorrow. What’s interesting is the fact that Meizu is collaborating with not just one renowned headphone makers, but two!