Exclusive hands-on with the Sound Blaster E5, Creative's new 24-bit/192kHz USB DAC and portable headphone amp

Exclusive hands-on with the Sound Blaster E5, Creative's new 24-bit/192kHz USB DAC and portable headphone amp

Here's our exclusive hands-on with Creative's new Sound Blaster E5, a USB DAC and headphone amp that promises high-end sound thanks to its use of audiophile-grade components.

Hands-on: HTC Butterfly 2

Hands-on: HTC Butterfly 2

HTC officially announced the Butterfly 2, the international model of the J Butterfly HTL23 in Tokyo, Japan this afternoon. Join us as we check out what's new in the Butterfly 2 and how it compares with the company's premium HTC One (M8).

Comex 2014 - Don't miss these pre-show hot deals!

Comex 2014 - Don't miss these pre-show hot deals!

Hear, hear. Comex 2014 is almost upon us; but even before the show commences, many great products can be pre-purchased at huge discounts and then collected on-site during the show. Now, what are these products exactly? We tell you right after the jump.

Newegg Singapore vs. Local tech retailers - Who's got better deals?

Newegg Singapore vs. Local tech retailers - Who's got better deals?

There isn't a tech enthusiast who hasn't lamented of high prices for tech gadgets sold in Singapore. The news of Newegg joining the fray to ship to Singapore offered a glimmer of hope for better deals. Now that it has opened, does it really offer the advantage that shoppers were hoping for? We investigate.

Shootout: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs. HTC Desire 616 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Shootout: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs. HTC Desire 616 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Dual-SIM smartphones are gaining in popularity because they usually come with decent specs and they aren't terribly expensive too. In this shootout, we round up three such devices - ASUS ZenFone 5, HTC Desire 616, and Xiaomi Redmi 1S - to see which one offers the best bang for the buck.

Ultra portable speakers compared: Logitech X300 vs. Creative MuVo Mini

Ultra portable speakers compared: Logitech X300 vs. Creative MuVo Mini

The ultra portable speaker segment is a curious one, while the size of these speakers makes them easy to bring around, it also limits the number of drivers manufacturers can place in them, and so the audio quality. We compare the latest such as the Creative MuVo Mini and the Logitech X300 to see how they fare.

Tips to improve online gaming performance

Tips to improve online gaming performance

Have you lost a gun fight because of lag? Or came close to killing your enemy's hero but missed out because your spell wouldn't cast? Fear not, here are some tips that hopefully can help improve your online gaming experience.

Shootout: Apple iPad Mini vs. LG G Tablet 8.3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Shootout: Apple iPad Mini vs. LG G Tablet 8.3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

The 8-inch tablet space is growing in popularity due to their ample screen real estate and portability. We pit three of the best 8-inch tablets in the market - the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display, the LG G Tablet 8.3 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 - and see which one is an all-round performer.

A newbie's guide to home networking

A newbie's guide to home networking

Wired or wireless connection? What is with all those different cables? How can I improve my Wi-Fi coverage? And how can I still use a wired connection if I haven't already wired up my home? All these questions and more will be answered in our newbie's guide to networking.

Hands-on with the Nikon D810 DSLR (Updated with pricing and availability)

Hands-on with the Nikon D810 DSLR (Updated with pricing and availability)

Nikon's latest D810 HD DSLR camera features the same resolution as its predecessors - 36.3 megapixels - but offers much better ISO performance and a whole host of movie recording functions. We share our first impressions.

Shootout: Compact 4G LTE Smartphones under S$600 (mid-2014)

Shootout: Compact 4G LTE Smartphones under S$600 (mid-2014)

Smartphones with 4G LTE connectivity are easily available today. They come in various screen sizes, hardware specs, software and more importantly, across a range of price points. We round up six phones from the likes of HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia and Sony whose screen sizes are below 5 inches and put them through their paces. Find out who's the leader!

A photo journal with the Leica T mirrorless camera

A photo journal with the Leica T mirrorless camera

We took the Leica T out for a walk down Tiong Bahru district of Singapore to see just how its 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor would fare, and brought back some images to share.

Fiber broadband: Know what you're signing up for

Fiber broadband: Know what you're signing up for

Price is important when signing up for a fiber broadband plan, but it's certainly not everything. In this article, we explore what else makes for a good Internet experience, from typical download speeds and symmetric plans, to traffic shaping and latency.

Dyson DC52 Cinetic Vacuum - Up Close With The World's Most Advanced Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson DC52 Cinetic Vacuum - Up Close With The World's Most Advanced Vacuum Cleaner

Think there's not much technology in vacuum cleaners? Think again, Dyson has just launched the DC52 Cinetic vacuum cleaner, the world's first bagless and filterless vacuum cleaner, capable of picking up microscopic dust particles that are just 0.5 microns thick. Yep, this vacuum cleaner really sucks.

Oppo Find 7 & 7A - Same Same, But Different

Oppo Find 7 & 7A - Same Same, But Different

The Oppo Find 7 and 7A are hard to tell apart from their looks as their differences are all under the hood. Do the differences in display resolution, processor, RAM, battery capacity and weight justify the need to spend an extra S$120 on the Find 7? We find out in this shootout!

Preview: LG G Watch Smartwatch

Preview: LG G Watch Smartwatch

LG Singapore is launching the G Watch in Singapore on July 26, which is the first Android Wear-powered smartwatch to land on our sunny shores. We had the opportunity to test out a pre-production unit and here are our initial impressions on the LG G Watch.

A HardwareZone PlayTest Event - The Tablet Revolution

A HardwareZone PlayTest Event - The Tablet Revolution

With so many different tablets available on the market today, what should you look out for when you make your purchase? More than 50 participants attended our HWZ PlayTest event for a hands-on of the latest models on the market, including, phablets, tablets and notebook hybrids. Some from ASUS and Samsung, weren't even launched yet! So check out what took place.

Preparing Your Home for Fiber Broadband

Preparing Your Home for Fiber Broadband

Superior bandwidth that enables richer online content not possible before, it makes little to no sense to not go for fiber broadband when your existing ADSL or cable broadband contract is up, or when you're wiring up your new home. Here's a quick primer on getting your premise ready.

HP Innovations Makes Enterprise Faster and More Mobile

HP Innovations Makes Enterprise Faster and More Mobile

As part of its 2014 World Tour, HP has been showcasing a number of innovative new enterprise devices that look set to change how businesses operate, among them, the first fully virtual workstation, and a storage drive HP claims is twice as fast as an SSD.

Hands-on: HP Pro x2 612

Hands-on: HP Pro x2 612

Microsoft won’t be the only company enticing business users with a 2-in-1 notebook/tablet device this year, HP’s Pro x2 612 is a 12-inch, Intel Core-powered tablet with stylus support, a choice between a notebook form factor docking keyboard or a thin and light mobile keyboard, and the Surface Pro 3's stiffest competition.

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