5 Things You Should Know This Week: 30 October 2017

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Updated on October 30, 2017 16:10 pm

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5 Things You Should Know This Week: 30 October 2017

These are some of the news you may want to read about:

1. Weber launches Q series grills in Singapore

Care for barbeque but got limited space at home?

Weber-Stephen, the premier manufacturer of charcoal, gas, and electric outdoor grills, is officially launching their Q series grills in Singapore. Compact and powerful, the Weber Q series portable gas grills were especially designed with space-challenged city dwelling in mind. Taking up as little space as 69cm x 42cm, they fit comfortably into any balcony, packing up small with the side tables easily folded, yet large enough to roast a whole chicken. The grills are all equipped with durable porcelain-enamelled cast-iron cooking grates, high-quality stainless steel burners, a removable catch pan for easy cleaning, as well as a convenient and quick ignition. The design ingenuity of its cast aluminium lid and body gives you the functionality of a full-sized grill while only taking up very little space has made the Q series grills a household favourite in every country it is sold.

Weber launches Q series grills in Singapore

Weber Q1200

Weber launches Q series grills in Singapore

Weber Q2200 on StandWeber Q2200 on Stand

Weber launches Q series grills in Singapore

Weber Q3200

With the focus on high-rise grilling, Weber is now running their Skygrilling campaign in Singapore to share the joy of “grilling in sky” in the comfort of your own balcony. The Weber Q series grills retails from $470 for the compact Q1000 and up to $1,110 for the full-sized Q3200 at all authorized Weber dealers.

2. King Living launches Sleep+ mattress range

King Living is venturing into the world of sleep with a premium range of modular, comfort layered mattresses designed to last a lifetime. While the conventional mattress design has not changed for years, the Sleep+ mattress is newly engineered for maximum comfort. Every layer of this mattress stretches and yields to the human body, conforming to each unique body contour. It features zoned pocket springs throughout, based on the trusted KingCell® Pocket Spring system used in King Living sofas for over 30 years. The Sleep+ responds, reacts and conforms creating a "hammock" effect that provides the ultimate support.

King Living launches Sleep+ mattress range


King Living launches Sleep+ mattress range


Game changing features include: improving the health of people who suffer from dust related allergies as the entire mattress can be thoroughly cleaned inside and out; dual side comfort layers offering soft support on one side and a firmer support on the reverse that can be flipped and changed at any time; high quality stretch knit fabrics allowing maximum airflow to regulate natural body temperature and prevent moisture retention; top layer of the mattress can be easily unzipped and washed, or changed to a Gel infused fabric that is naturally cool while you sleep; and optional FlexMat for one side of the mattress, providing personalised support and comfort.

3. A new full-frame mirrorless camera from Sony

Looking for the perfect present for Christmas? List this down—stat!

Sony announced an impressive addition to their full-frame mirrorless camera line-up, the α7R III (model ILCE-7RM3). Thanks to an evolutionary leap in image processing power and efficiency, the new α7R III combines a high-resolution 42.4 MP1 back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with impressive shooting speeds at up to 10 fps2 with full AF/AE tracking, as well as beautiful image and 4K6 video quality, wide 15-stop9 dynamic range, high sensitivity with noise reduction of almost a full stop4 and more. With these immense capabilities and a compact, lightweight body, it’s an extremely versatile tool for photographers, videographers, multi-media creators and all other types of professionals that demand reliability, flexibility and versatility.

Sony launches α7R III

Sony launches α7R III

Sony’s newest full-frame camera is equipped with a variety of enhanced capabilities that give it a true professional operational style. These include dual media slots, with support in one slot for UHS-II type SD memory cards. Users have a variety of options for storing their content, including separate JPEG / RAW recording, separate still image / movie recording, relay recording and more. Battery life has been greatly extended as well, as the new camera utilises Sony’s Z series battery that have approximately 2.2 times the capacity of the W series battery utilised in the α7R II. It will be available at all Sony stores, Sony Centres, and selected Sony authorised dealers from end November 2017. For more information on this power product from Sony, visit this link.

4. Catch the TOTO Bundle Sale

TOTO Bundle Sale

The TOTO bundle sale is now on until 30 December 2017! Get discounts up to 40 percent when you purchase a TOTO Washlet and Toilet together—prices start from $1,200. For the full selection of products on sale, visit the new TOTO Gallery at 201 Henderson Road, #03-01, Singapore 159545 during opening hours from 10am to 6pm from Mondays to Saturdays. Check out more details here.

5. Adobe’s new Creative Cloud Photography Plan for Microsoft Surface

Techies and gadget junkies, listen up!

Surface devices are designed to bring your ideas and creativity to life, and Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Adobe to further spark your imagination. Customers who purchase an eligible Surface device will be entitled to an expanded three-month free trial of the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan with 1TB of cloud storage worth US$59. Announced at Adobe’s annual MAX conference, the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan includes the all-new Lightroom CC and up to 10TB of cloud storage for boundless inspiration.

Adobe’s new Creative Cloud Photography Plan for Microsoft Surface

This promotional offer will be available from 18 October 2017 to 18 January 2018 (offer excludes Windows 10 S devices—i.e. Surface Laptop—since Adobe is a W32 application and will not run on laptop without upgrading to Win 10 Pro). Microsoft and Adobe also unveiled new integrations between Surface Dial and Adobe Photoshop. The new Photoshop CC will enable Surface Dial users to easily control some of the commonly used tasks such as brush manipulation, so that artists can remain focused on the canvas and their creations.

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