Lifestyle Galore: Dec 2016

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73revlifestyle03Romano Alberti O-Yoroi

Inspired by the Samurai armour of the Edo period and as tribute to Japanese tradition, the O-Yoroi series is made up of various components, very much like Samurai’s armour.

Embodied within the 43mm dial of Romano Alberti’s O-Yoroi timepiece sits an automatic movement sits within the steel and black bezel and can be seen through its steel back case, fixed with four screws. The timepiece runs on a Sellita SW-260 caliber and comes preserved with 38 hours running time. At six o’clock, a chrysanthemum flower – a symbol used to represent luck to the Japanese, rotates automatically to indicate the seconds.

The watch comes with a strap of calf leather layered over stingray and the lugs and buckle are in the shape of the kabuto’s crest. Only 150 pieces of this timepiece are available worldwide.

73revlifestyle04Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

Combining the powerful Tab A with the additional capabilities provided by the S Pen, Samsung has built an ideal tablet for users who seek out convenience and yet at the same time, are unwilling to compromise on performance.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) with S Pen tablet that comes with a 10.10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 pixels by 1200 pixels is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core it comes with 3GB of RAM.

Apart from running on Android 6.0, the tablet comes packed with an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies. And as far as storage is concerned, the Galaxy Tab A is equipped with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded to a good 256GB worth.

Available in a choice of black or white, the tablet will be available in stores from 22 October 2016 and will retail at $498 each.

73revlifestyle06Sony RX100 V Camera

Sony has just announced its latest Cyber-shot RX camera, and this one’s going to be a smash hit. The new Sony RX100 V boasts the world’s fastest AF speed, continuous shooting, and most AF points packed in a compact camera.

At the core of the camera sits a 20.1-megapixel 1-inch Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor with a BIONZ X image processor and a front-end LSI chip that maximizes processing speed and improves high ISO image quality. The RX100 V also comes equipped with a native ISO range of 125 to 12800, which is expandable to 80 to 12800 and is now available with at price tag of $1,499 at all Sony and Sony exclusive retailing stores.

73revlifestyle05Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Gold

Samsung is still staying well in the tech game, despite its recent setback in the mobile phone industry. As far as its tablets are concerned, it has unleashed its Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 hybrid with improved hardware, and yes, it now comes in gold. Beneath the hood lies 8GB of RAM (up from the original TabPro S’s 4GB) and a larger 256GB SSD. It sounds good on paper, but only time will tell if it can handle real world applications with ease…

[The Galaxy S Gold Edition is priced at USD$999 (approximately SGD$1,385). Local availability to be announced at a later date]

73revlifestyle02Klipsch Reference

Klipsch has taken their popular Reference On-Ear headphones, rejigged and updated its aesthetics for improved comfort. This is a massive step up in our opinion, to beef up their Reference Home Theatre line. This refreshed design is minimal and clean, with the hinges and sliding mechanisms strengthened and hidden for more protection. Soft and deep ear cushions contour to the shape of your ear, for more comfort and noise isolation.

The headphones are noticeably light, and also fold away neatly to fit in the included hard case, making them excellent travel companions. The pillow pads are now removable, so you can prolong the lifespan of the headphones by switching out the ear pads once they are worn out. There’s also a new wireless version of the headphones that uses “aptX” and AAC technologies for the optimal sound quality over Bluetooth. It offers 20 hours of wireless playback time, and comes with a standard 3.5mm audio cable during periods when wireless is not an option.

[The Reference On-Ear (II) (wired) is available for SGD$329, while the Bluetooth version retails at SGD$399]

73revlifestyle01360Fly HD

Let’s take a closer look at a product that is arguably as enticing and popular as drones now. The 360Fly HD and 360Fly 4K could be your perfect companion to capture high quality and unique footages, because they are the only 360-degree cameras with a single lens. No stitching is required, resulting in an improvement in quality.

They are extremely light and portable, and have in-built WIFI and Bluetooth. The 360Fly HD, as its name suggest, records in HD (1504 x 1504 pixels), and comes with 32 GB of storage with up to 3 hours of battery life. The higher resolution companion, the 360Fly 4K, records in 4K (2880 x 2880 pixels) and has 64 GB of storage.

[The 360Fly HD is priced at SGD$590, while the 4K version is available at SGD$920]

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Always finding ways to keep his hands full, Krado loves to tinker with his car whenever he has the free time. Usually ends in tears or a multiple fluid facial.

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