Highlights of the Week: 22 April 2019

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Updated on April 22, 2019 12:04 pm

Cromly Editor

Highlights of the Week: 22 April 2019

These are some of the news you should know this week:

1. LG wins big at the 2019 Red Dot Design Awards

LG has yet again proved its prowess in consumer and industrial design as it earned an impressive 29 product design accolades at this year’s running of the Red Dot Award. The brand bested its competitors with two Best of the Best honours for its LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R and LG SIGNATURE bottom-freezer refrigerator that signifies the company's innovation leadership.

Named Best TV Product of CES 2019 and hailed by many industry experts as a new paradigm in television, LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R is the world’s first and only “rollable” TV that delivers the unmatched image quality of OLED in the smallest package possible, with the magical ability to disappear into a low-profile base when not in use. It can instantly transform itself into three different modes for different content: Full View, Line View, and Zero View, which allows customers to use the TV in ways that were impossible before the advent of OLED technology.

Another noteworthy product is the LG SIGNATURE bottom-freezer refrigerator, featuring a 29-inch LCD screen that transforms into a transparent glass with just two knocks—you get to see what's inside without opening the fridge!

The Red Dot program is one of the longest-running, most respected industry competitions of its kind in the world with more than 5,500 submissions from 55 countries entering this year's contest.

2. Experience the enchanting Sakura Garden with Oishii Spring at habitat by honestbee

Wish you were under the Sakura trees in Japan? If you can't fly to the Land of the Rising Sun, then check out habitat by honestbee!

The world’s first tech-enabled grocery and dining destination brings you the lovely atmosphere of a Sakura Garden, with unique Japanese groceries and a delicious menu behind the Oishii Spring theme. Gather your family and friends to experience a relaxed and immersive treat this season. Enjoy a meal at the highly instagrammable Sakura Garden and fun spots, which have elements that bring to mind the blanket of blooms in Shinjuku Gyoen and Yoyogi Park.

You can also say Konnichiwa to more than 20,000 grocery items and 1,000 specially curated Japanese products that are sourced from top-quality local producers and prefecture representatives in Japan. From premium wagyu meats that have been dry-aged with Hibiki whiskey to a huge assortment of rice and condiments, you can find a wide range of variety of Japanese flavours and ingredients that will equip you to create your very own Japanese culinary escapades at home.

To add to the magical experience, habitat by honestbee’s F&B concepts have rolled out beautiful treats that evoke the sights, tastes, textures, and scents of the Sakura season. Aside from that, there's also a special treat for all souffle pancake fans and dessert lovers. To celebrate Spring—every Monday and Tuesday until 20 May 2019 from 3pm to 5pm, the first 100 customers can enjoy $3 off Sakura Special Pancakes for tea time!

“We are celebrating this season by bringing the romance and beauty of Spring in Japan through our Sakura garden, a tasty Japan-inspired food menu as well as the joyful atmosphere of springtime. This is in line with our commitment to bringing people together through memorable food experiences at habitat by honestbee,” said Ms Pauline Png, Managing Director of habitat by honestbee.

3. Sony introduces new remote commander with Bluetooth wireless technology

Sony launched a new Wireless Remote Commander (model RMT-P1BT) via Bluetooth wireless technology that provides a reliable, responsive solution for imaging enthusiasts that want to precisely control their camera during landscape shooting, architectural photography, astrophotography, still motion photography, group portraits, and more.

Capture the best moments of your family with this all-new wireless remote commander that operates via a Bluetooth connection. It eliminates the need for wires, cables, or receivers to connect the remote directly to the camera. It also features an extremely fast response, within approximately 0.05 seconds2 release time-lag, that ensures the shutter can be released with precise accuracy. There is also an LED light that indicates operating status to the camera by flashing or lighting continuously. Also, you don’t need to worry about it getting easily dirty or having moisture build-up as it is designed to resist dust and moisture3 plus hot and cold temperatures4, offering reliable operation in a wide variety of environments and weather conditions.

Regardless if you are an amateur or a pro, this remote will help you maximise control over camera functionality, as it features focus buttons for manual control over subtle focus change. It also includes Start/Stop movie recording and control over power-zoom or digital-zoom functionality, making it the ideal accessory for remote movie shooting.

The new Remote Commander with Bluetooth Wireless Technology is now available at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centres, and Sony authorised dealers.

4. Level up your home theatre experience with Canon’s RAYO S1 mini projector

Looking for a mini portable projector for your home? Canon just launched an all-around tool that functions beyond just a home entertainment and business projector: the new RAYO S1 mini projector. Punching above its weight, the RAYO S1 delivers superior projection imaging quality and is enhanced with innovative features such as a Bluetooth speaker, a portable power bank, and an external hard drive for data storage.

Clad in a stylish metallic black exterior with gold trimmings, the pocket-sized RAYO S1 mini projector is a multifunction device that can be ported around and set up with ease, making it an ideal companion for a variety of purposes from entertainment to education to business. Being extremely compact and lightweight, the Rayo S1 could be one of your next must-brings while travelling, so you and your family can easily watch movies together on the go! Worry less about having to squint your eyes on the phone screen when you have the movie projected up to 84 inches. You don’t need to worry about running out of battery because it can run for approximately 120 minutes on a single charge. With smart energy saving capabilities, its expected lamp life can last up to 20,000 hours so you can expect better longevity and low maintenance efforts.

If you are a home-based entrepreneur, this mini projector will give you that convenience you can never find in other projectors as its teleconferencing can also be conducted in isolation of other devices, and users can also tap on the 4GB memory to preload music, videos and presentation on the device for maximum efficiency. With its smart touchpad, you can easily navigate through all the functions of the RAYO S1 all with just a simple touch.

RAYO S1 also offers a seamless wireless connection as you can easily project movies on the big screen to watch with their kids—just like a private movie theatre. Kids can be free and easy watching in the comfort of their home, unlike in the cinemas. Topped with the intelligent OS in the form of Android Kitkat support, you can also surf the internet and enjoy access to various applications on the RAYO S1. With Wifi support like Miracast and AirPlay, you will enjoy greater flexibility and more options to connect and stream videos directly from their smart devices. RAYO S1 is already available at Canon authorised dealers at a recommended retail price of $599.


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