Hongzuo’s top mobile and audio deals at The Tech Show 2023
The Tech Show 2023 deals for Mobile and Audio
Note: This feature was first published on 9 November 2023.
11.11 deals can be found both online and offline. But offline ones take some effort to uncover, since you can’t Ctrl+F as easily.
Well, we’ve uncovered some for you at The Tech Show 2023. In here, you can find worthy consumer tech deals for mobile devices, accessories, and personal audio needs.
Tech Show 2023 is happening at Suntec Convention Level 4, with more information available at our Tech Show Portal if you want the brochures, product reviews, features, and more.
Aurion Syren 3
Aurion Gadgets is a Singapore-based consumer electronics startup company that carries personal audio and visual products.
On display at its booth is the Aurio Syren 3 true wireless earbuds at S$120, which contains the Bluetrum BT8922 chipset responsible for all its features.
These buds with 6mm dynamic drivers have five listening modes that use active noise cancellation (ANC, Transparency mode, Gaming mode, Sleep Timer mode, and Normal mode), featuring touch controls on its earbuds for these perks.
Other perks for these Bluetooth 5.2 buds include four built-in microphones supporting environmental noise cancellation and a one-year warranty.
The earbuds carry five to six hours of listening time, with the charging case storing three full charges. The case also accepts wired (USB-C) and wireless (Qi) charging.
Syren 3 was designed to be exceptionally light, with each earbud weighing just 3.19g.
While the buds are going at their original retail price of S$120 at Booth 8413, you can wait until the last day of The Tech Show 2023 for its special show pricing to kick in. Head down to see how much you can get it for.
Elonxtech PowerPro Lite
Homegrown consumer power solutions brand Elonxtech now has a new variant of its popular large powerbank called the PowerPro Lite.
While it’s smaller than its original PowerPro with a lower capacity of 20,000mAh, you’re still getting 100W charging out of it, on top of support for 65W and lower wattage profiles. This powerbank is designed for portability and laptop charging, with multiple ports to support simultaneous charging of various devices.
Sweetening the package is an included 100W USB-C charging cable with an LCD indicator that tells you the wattage transferred from powerbank to device.
You can grab the PowerPro Lite at Elonxtech’s booth at Booth 8601 for S$149 (U.P. S$169), but Elonxtech’s deals don’t just end there. Every S$100 spent at their booth nets you a Lucky Draw ticket, with three winners announced on the last day of The Tech Show 2023 at 7.30 PM.
There’s also a skill challenge to test your internal clock if you’re up for it, with a S$100 Elonxtech voucher for the most precise among us.
YouTube vloggers and TikTokers might already know about Insta360 X3, a staple for self-capture recording. Not only can it shoot 5.7K resolution videos with Active HDR, but it also comes with neat software like Invisible Selfie Stick, which automatically edits out the stick from your footage.
It supports an extremely wide 170° FOV when shooting in 2.7K resolution and does 8K360FPS time-lapses, with stabilisation supported through a six-axis gyroscope and 10m-deep waterproofing.
On its own, the Insta360 X3 officially retails at S$699.99. At The Tech Show 2023, you can pick up the Selfie Stick Kit bundle that includes the Insta360 X3, a compatible selfie stick that extends up to 117cm, and a 64GB SanDisk Extreme MicroSD card — all at just S$629. Go to Booth 8630 to kickstart your vlog adventures.
JBL Authentics 300
New to JBL is the JBL Authentics 300, a large-format, retro-styled portable smart speaker that is designed to bring the party to wherever you are. It comes with a convenient built-in handle so you can carry this 4.8kg speaker around easily.
Does that sound heavy? That’s because you get two 1-inch tweeters, a full-range 2.5-inch woofer, and a down-firing 6.5-inch passive radiator to blow all other portable speakers out of the water (up to 100W total output).
The built-in battery supports up to eight hours of music playback, although you can also use it as a room speaker.
Wireless support comes in the form of Wi-Fi connectivity (2.4 and 5GHz) and Bluetooth 5.3, supporting A2DP 1.3.2 and AVRCP 1.5 profiles. It can support MP3 sampling rates and bitrates of 16-48kHz and 80-320kbps, respectively.
Grab the JBL Authentics 300 at S$576 (U.P. S$599) from Booth 8120 (Best Denki) at The Tech Show 2023.
MyRepublic 5G no-contract SIM-only plan
Fans of MyRepublic’s 5G SA network would know about their 5G Plus plan, which gives you 110GB of 5G mobile data, 1,200 minutes and SMSes, and Free Caller ID — all without contract at S$19.95 per month. Some would say this is already a good deal.
At The Tech Show 2023, the same plan is now supercharged with many perks. You get to pay only S$17.95/month for the first five months, it goes up to 200GB 5G mobile data for that same five months, on top of free 1GB roaming data every month for the first six months. The cherry on top is a S$5 Grab voucher.
We can see why MyRepublic won the HWZ Tech Awards 2023’s Readers’ Choice for Best MVNO Service Provider. A deal on top of a deal certainly captures the hearts of our readers.
Both SIM and eSIM versions of this plan can be activated in one day, said the MyRepublic spokesperson at the booth.
Go to the MyRepublic booth at Booth 8523 to pick this up.
OPPO Find N3 with Singtel
The Singtel booth has a tantalising OPPO Find N3 (U.P. S$2,399) deal for both contract and SIM-only users, and we’re gonna include both deals here.
For contract plan users, you can grab the OPPO Find N3 with a S$980 upfront cost and Singtel’s M plan (S$98/month). That works out to at least S$3,332 by the end of two years, where you get 130GB of monthly data, 600 minutes and SMSes, with 1GB of monthly roaming data in 81 destinations.
If you’re coming in as a new Singtel user (from a rival telco), Singtel is taking S$200 off the phone’s upfront cost, making it cheaper even before trade-ins, other discounts, or other promotions.
For SIM-only users, you can get a S$400 rebate inside your first billing cycle if you take 12, 24, or 36-month Singtel PayLater installment plans for the phone, along with a Singtel SIM-only plan.
Both deals also come with a free pair of OPPO Enco Buds2 true wireless earbuds.
The Singtel booth is at The Tech Show 2023. Find them at Booth 8240.
Samsung Galaxy A54
The Samsung Galaxy A54 5G requires no introduction to our readers. It’s a 2023 mid-range Android 13 smartphone that packs the essentials like 120Hz refresh rate on its 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 50MP primary camera for its triple rear combo, and 5,000mAh with 25W fast charging. It’s everything you need without having to pay through your nose.
It’s going at S$499 (256GB) instead of its official retail price of S$648 (256GB). That’s almost 23% off. Find it at Booth 8150 (CR Group) at The Tech Show 2023.
Seagate One Touch SSD portable external hard drive
Do you need NVMe-performance storage in your pocket? That’s possible with Seagate’s One Touch SSD, designed for Android devices, PCs, and Macs.
It has a maximum sequential read/write speed of up to 1,030MB/s and drop protection of up to 2m, on top of having large capacities like 1TB and 2TB variants. That’s not forgetting how tiny it is, next to traditional external portable HDDs.
At The Tech Show 2023, you can grab the 1TB variant at S$109 (down from S$279), and the 2TB variant at S$189 (down from S$449).
Find them at Booth 8630.