vivo Grand Launch Malaysia 2015 with vivo X5Pro

vivo Grand Launch Malaysia
vivo Grand Launch Malaysia
vivo Grand Launch Malaysia

I am happy to receive an event invitation to “vivo Grand Launch Malaysia 2015”. It will be huge and new vivo smartphone will be launched, too!

“Grand Launch? Aren’t vivo smartphones already available in Malaysia?” Yes, all vivo smartphone series are selling in Malaysia and you probably using one. But the vivo Grand Launch Malaysia is in 2015. vivo Thailand was launched earlier in 2014.

vivo Grand Launch Malaysia 2015 is on 25th June 2015 at Kuala Lumpur convention Center. vivo Malaysia had a facebook contest to giveaway 10 pairs of VIP passes to vivo fans. The latest vivo X5Pro smartphone will be launched in Malaysia at the event.

vivo Malaysia published a vivo X5Pro teaser video:

vivo X5Pro specs with eye-scanner

vivo X5Pro was launched in May 2015 in China. The 5.2-inch Android smartphone has a13MP rear camera with sapphire glass and an 8MP front camera that can take 32MP picture. vivo X5Pro has a special eye recognition technology to scan your eye to unlock phone. The price in China was RMB2689 (~RM1620).

  • Display: 5.2-inch (1920×1080) Super AMOLED
  • Processor: 1.7GHz Octa-core
  • Memory: 16/32GB storage (support up to 128GB microSD card) + 2GB RAM
  • Camera: 13MP F2.0 (rear) / 8MP F2.4 (front)
  • Software: Funtouch OS 3.0 (Android 5.0)
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Dual SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, OTG, GPS
  • Battery: 2300mAh

About VIVO

vivo Electronics was founded in 2009 in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China. It is operating in China, Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Malaysia. 4 series vivo smartphone positioning different features: Y series (camera), X series (HiFi and slim), Xplay (HiFi and Video capture) and Xshot (HiFi and Video experience).

Thought

vivo smartphones often have interesting features, such as “World’s thinnest smartphone” when X3S released, Xshot with F/1.8 aperture camera and optical image stabilization. I am looking forward to getting hands-on the X5Pro’s eye-scanner feature.

FB: vivo Malaysia

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 10 E 2-in-1 Laptop in Malaysia

ACER Aspire Switch 10 E
ACER Aspire Switch 10 E
ACER Aspire Switch 10 E

Aspire Switch 10 E, Acer’s latest 2-in–1 laptop, was launched in Malaysia on 28 April 2015. The launch was held at Acer’s latest concept store at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur.

The second generation Acer 2-in–1 laptop won the Red Dot design award and features Acer Snap Hinge 2 with a guiding plane design. It works in 4 different modes: laptop, tablet, display and tent.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E modes
Acer Aspire Switch 10 E modes

I tested the Acer Snap Hinge 2 and it works well, easy to attach and detach. Once attached, it holds the pad and keyboard dock firmly together and does not fall off.

Aspire Switch 10 E features textile pattern on the top cover and underside to prevent scratches, fingerprints and provides better grip.

The 2-in–1 is powered by Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor and 2GB DDL3L RAM. It runs full version Windows 8.1 and free upgrade to Windows 10 when it is ready. Also, you get free Microsoft Office 365 Home & Students license with every Aspire Switch 10 E.

ACER Aspire Switch 10 E
ACER Aspire Switch 10 E

Comparing to 1st generation Acer Aspire Switch 10’s 1366 x 768 pixel display, Aspire Switch 10 E display has a lower resolution at 1280 x 800 pixels. Maybe it is an ideal resolution for the 10.1-inch display?

New Aspire Switch 10 E has dual 2M camera on the rear and front, supporting 720p HD video recording. It is an upgrade from the single front camera of last year Aspire Switch 10.

 

For connectivity, the tablet part of Aspire Switch 10 E has a microUSD memory card reader, headphone/speaker jack, micro HDMI port, a micro USD 2.0 port. The dock has a normal size USB 2.0 port.

Aspire Switch 10 E has two configurations in Malaysia: SW5–013 with 32GB eMMC + 500GB hard drive and SW5–013 with 64GB eMMC.

The 32GB eMMC + 500GB configuration has Acer SwitchLock build-in hard drive protection to safeguard your data when the keyboard dock is lost or stolen. Data in the hard drive is not accessible without the tablet.

Aspire Switch 10 E has Blue Light Shield to reduce the blue-light emission to protect your eyes. Switch to “Long Hour Mode” for less strain on your eyes and maximizing12 hours battery life.

ACER Aspire Switch 10 E side view
ACER Aspire Switch 10 E side view

The tablet weight 630 gram only but attaching keyboard dock will double its weight to 1.28KG for the dock with hard drive and 1.20KG for dock only. Acer Aspire Switch 10 E is still bulky when docked, especially when you view it from the side.

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E price in Malaysia is RM1,399 (32GB eMMC + 500GB) and RM1,099 (64GB eMMc). It is available in 5 colours: Moonstone While, Shark Grey, Peacock Blue, Magenta Pink and Coral Red.

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Acer Concept Store @ Quill City Mall

Acer Concept Store at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur
Acer Concept Store at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur

The 1,195 square feet Acer Concept Store is managed by Brightstar. Acer will have new concept stores at Mid Valley Megamall and the Mines.

Acer is aiming to open more concept stores and to uplift existing stores for better customer experience. Currently, Acer has 16 service centres nationwide via Highpoint Service Network Sdn Bhd.

Acer is No. 1 brand for both PCs and laptops in Malaysia. The total PC shipment in Malaysia for 2014 was 414,841 units or 18.51% market share, total shipment for laptops was 319,375 units or 26.1%. (IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker, February 2015).

Visit Acer Malaysia Facebook or call Acer Product Infoline at 1800–88–1288.

11street Malaysia: Korean Online Shopping in Malaysia

11street Malaysia press conference

11street online marketplace was launched in April 2015 as the latest e-mall in Malaysia.

11street Malaysia press conference
11street Malaysia press conference

Established in South Korea in 2008, 11street has grown and become on of the top global e-commerce marketplaces with 400,000 sellers worldwide. 11street is known as n11 in Turkey and elevenia in Indonesia.

11street Malaysia is operated by Celcom Planet Sdn. Bhd which was established in November 2014 – a joint venture between Celcom Axiata Bhd. and SK Planet Ltd. Celcom is Malaysia’s one of the top mobile telecommunications groups, while SK Planet is the owner of Korea’s best e-commerce site, 11st.co.kr.

11street Malaysia offer a variety choices of products in 8 categories, namely Fashion, Electronics, Groceries, Health & Beauty, Kids & Baby, Leisure & Sports, Home & Living, Books & Services including e-vouchers.

“We are committed to bring on board the latest and the most popular products from the overseas markets, especially Korea and other Western countries, to enrich the local consumers’ shopping experience at competitive prices.”, said Hoseok Kim, CEO, 11street

11street is the first online marketplace in Malaysia offering lowest price guarantee. If you purchased a “SHOCKING DEALS” product but found it selling cheaper from other online marketplaces, then you will get 110% back on the difference in credit. “Other online marketplaces” includes only Lazada, Zalora, Rakuten, Groupon and Ensogo.

The online marketplace also includes additional “product verification layers” to ensure all products authentication. However, the website does not show more information.

Lee Min Ho and Emily Chan as 11street brand ambassadors

11street Malaysia official ambassadors: Lee Min Ho, a well-known
11street Malaysia official ambassadors: Lee Min Ho, a well-known

11street grand launch event was held at NU Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. The shopping mall was packed with fans and audience eagerly want to meet the 11street brand ambassadors – Lee Min Ho, a well-known South Korean actor and Emily Chan, a local film actress. 11street contest winners received Lee Min Ho autograph, 11street coupons and a chance to take photo with the famous star.

Visit: www.11street.my

Designex 3D Launches Poseidon X Large Format 3D Printer, and Announces Education Partnership with Jua Jasa

Designex 3D - PoseidonX 3D printer

Designex 3D launches its new and largest 3D printer, Poseidon X 3D printer at METALTECH 2015  in Malaysia. The company also announces new National Education Channel Partner, Jua Jasa.

Daniel Mak, Founder & CEO Designex 3D, explains the features of new Poseidon X 3D printer
Daniel Mak, Founder & CEO Designex 3D, explains the features of new Poseidon X 3D printer

Poseidon X 3D printer is a large format 3D printer, capable of printing size up to 300mm³ , perfect for designers to print large objects in a single print, without having to glue/stitch multiple printed parts manually.

The is constructed almost entirely from acrylic, rigid aluminum structural components and stainless steel hardware. It has a LCD control panel with jog-dial to allow direct control of printer functionalities. With SD card reader, the printer can runs print jobs independently without a need for a computer.

Despite larger print object, the 3D printing speed has been optimized to reduce printing time by more than 50%, a time-saving advantage for user.

Jua Jasa as National Eduation Channel Partner

Designex 3D signs Memorandum of Understanding with its new National Education Channel Partner, Jua Jasa
Designex 3D signs Memorandum of Understanding with its new National Education Channel Partner, Jua Jasa

Designed 3D also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with its new National Education Channel Partner, Jua Jasa to promote the company’s range of 3D printers across the education sectors, such as government schools, polytechnics, technical colleges and universities.

“Partnering with Designex 3D will allow us to provide Designex 3D printers, to a quickly expanding list of education consumers and providers that will benefit from this technology” said Mr. Muhamad Rizal Yahya, Director of Jua Jasa.

Designex 3D signs Memorandum of Understanding with its new National Education Channel Partner, Jua Jasa
Designex 3D signs Memorandum of Understanding with its new National Education Channel Partner, Jua Jasa

Designex 3D printers

Established in 2013, Designex 3D Sdn. Bhd. is Malaysia’s 1st 3D printer company. The company specialize in design, manufacture and distribution of personal 3D printers for hobbyists, industries, SME or consumers with interest in rapid prototyping technologies.

All Designex 3D printers are 100% designed by Malaysians and locally manufactured in Malaysia. The company provides local training and supports for 3D printers. Designex 3D has been awarded the Malaysia Invention & Innovation Award and Malaysia International Design Award at Malaysia Technology Expo 2015.

The company offers different 3D printer models with different build sizes for your print applications and design needs. The 3D printers work with broad variety of 3D print consumables such as PLA, ABS, Flex and specialty filaments.

List of Designex 3D printers

  • Poseidon X: 25KG weight. Large format 3D printer with build volume: 300mm x 300mm x 300mm / 27.9L.  LCD control panel with jog-dial, SD card reader, run print job independently. (Price: RM12,800)
  • Odyssey X2: 12KG weight. Dual extruder 3D printer, LCD control panel with jog-dial, SD card reader, run print job independently. Build volume: 210mm x 210mm x 240mm/10.5L. (Price: RM8,500)
  • Odyssey X: 10KG weight. LCD display and controller, no SD card reader. Build volume: 210mm  x 210mm x 240mm/10.5L. (Price: RM6,500)
  • Apollo: About 3.0 kg weight. Does not support ABS build material. Build volume: 150mm x 150mm x 150mm. (Price: RM3,500)

3D printer filament

Designex 3D printer filament
Designex 3D printer filament

3D printer filament or 3D printer cartridges are most common in PLA and ABS. ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is best for durable and usable parts but it is toxic and not environmentally friendly. PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) made of corn starch and biodegradable. PLA has becoming more popular because it is environmentally friendly.

Beside supports PLA/ABS, Designex 3D company’s also has specialty filament for your 3D printing requirement, such as nylon, glow in the dark, flex, conductive, and more.

The company sells ABS/PLA at RM150/kg roll and Speciality at RM260/kg roll.

3D printer showcase

Full range of Designex 3D printers will be showcased at the METALTECH 2015 exhibition (Booth No.3752, Hall 3) from 20th to 23rd May 2015.

All 3D printers and 3D printer filaments can be purchased at Designex 3D corporate office or company’s website. Education practitioners and institutions enjoy special offer thruth Jua Jasa as below:

  • Purchase 2 Poseidon X 3D printers and be entitled to 50% off 1 unit of Odyssey X printer OR 2 units of Apollo printers.
  • Purchase 2 Odyssey 3D printers and be entitled to 50% off 1 unit of Apollo printer.

Visit Designex 3D website http://designex3d.com for more information.

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Dell InnoLifestyle Bloggers Boot Camp #DellAIOcampaign

Dell Inspiron 23 all-in-one desktop

Dell Inspiron 23 all-in-one desktop

LiewCF is invited to Dell InnoLifestyle Bloggers Boot Camp (hashtag: #DellAIOcampaign) on 30th April 2015 to discover the different usage perspectives of Dell latest series of Inspiron 23 7000 All-in-One (AIO) desktops. All the right features, all in one.

Dell Inspiron 23 7000 series is 23-inch all-in-one desktop with one-cord setup, no annoying cable clutter. The computer ports are built into the desktop base. It is powered by Intel Core i7 processor with latest Intel RealSense Technology.

Intel RealSense 3D camera refines the way you interact with computer. It can understand your hand natural movements, head movements, even your facial expressions. For example, you can play a game by waving your hand in the air and execute commands with hand signs. Also, Intel RealSense 3D camera allows you to experience 3D scanning at home — scan real-life object then share the digital version or print a copy using 3D printer.

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Dell Inspiron 23 7000 series features new aluminum and steel design.  Its flexible arm can adjusts from 90 to 180 degrees to give you the choice of vertical or horizontal viewing.

Dell InnoLifestyle Bloggers Boot Camp to be filled with informative and entertaining programs. It is my honor to be invited to the event. Did I tell you that I will get to meet celebrity host Baki Zainal too?

For more information, please visit Dell Malaysia (facebook).