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S Pen Covers For Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Showcase

S Pen Covers For Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Showcase

Samsung just introduced two Galaxy S21 Ultra covers with built-in S Pen!

Take a look at both S Pen covers, and find out if they are what your Galaxy S21 Ultra needs!

 

S Pen Covers For Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Showcase

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first S Series smartphone to support the S Pen, with Wacom’s technology.

You can use an existing S Pen from the Galaxy Note, or Galaxy Tab, or purchase a separate S Pen, or with a compatible case.

Samsung is offering two cases that are bundled with the S Pen – Smart Clear View Cover with S Pen, and Silicone Cover with S Pen.

Smart Clear View Cover with S Pen

The Smart Clear View Cover with S Pen comes with antimicrobial coating, a built-in dock, and protects the Galaxy S21 Ultra from all sides.

Its clear view window lets you keep an eye on its Always-On display, with full control of your phone.

Silicone Cover with S Pen

The Silicone Cover with S Pen has a soft texture that feels great in your hand, as well as a built-in dock.

It protects your Galaxy S21 Ultra from the back and on all four corners.

 

S Pen Covers For Galaxy S21 Ultra : Price + Availability

Both S Pen covers for Galaxy S21 Ultra are available only in one colour option – Black.

Here are some online purchase options :

Smart Clear View Cover with S Pen

Silicone Cover with S Pen

 

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Galaxy Tab S7 Book Cover Keyboard Review : A Must Get!

Find out why the Samsung Book Cover Keyboard is a must-have accessory for the new Galaxy Tab S7+ and Galaxy Tab S7 tablets!

 

Samsung Book Cover Keyboard : Galaxy Tab S7 | Tab S7+

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ and Galaxy Tab S7 are both premium laptops powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+.

Many of their key features are similar. The larger Tab S7+ however comes with a larger and better display, with a larger battery.

Here in Malaysia, they both come bundled with an ultra-low latency S Pen, and the Book Cover Keyboard. But in countries where the Samsung Book Cover Keyboard is optional, this is a must-get accessory.

 

Samsung Book Cover Keyboard : Price + Availability

The Samsung Book Cover Keyboard is available for both Galaxy Tab S7 models. They only differ in their sizes :

Samsung Book Cover Keyboard for Galaxy Tab S7+

Samsung Book Cover Keyboard for Galaxy Tab S7

 

Samsung Book Cover Keyboard for Galaxy Tab S7+ : Unboxing

The Samsung Book Cover Keyboard comes in a separate retail box. Here is our unboxing video.

 

Samsung Book Cover Keyboard : A Must-Have!

The Samsung Book Cover Keyboard uses a two-piece design – a front keyboard cover, and a back cover that doubles as a kickstand.

It transforms your Galaxy Tab S7 or Tab S7+ tablet into a virtual laptop, thanks to its integrated keyboard and touchpad.

The kickstand with its “free stop hinge” lets you freely adjust the angle of the tablet all the way to 165°.

But the downsides with a kickstand design – it takes up more space, and works best on a flat surface.

It is rather heavy at 502 grams, but gives you not just a keyboard but a large trackpad as well. In fact, its trackpad is much larger than the trackpad from the Galaxy Tab S6‘s Book Cover Keyboard.

It also has 26% larger keycaps than the Tab S6 version, with a 18.3 mm key pitch. However, its odd-shaped Enter key will get some getting used to.

The Book Cover Keyboard also has an S Pen compartment which nicely fits over its dock, ensuring that you will never lose it.

This compartment is cleverly locked magnetically, and flips open when you need to take out the S Pen, or put it back.

The back cover is thick enough to properly protect the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+’s camera bump.

But that’s really not an issue because the S Pen compartment bulge conveniently keeps the camera bump off any surface you place it on.

 

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2020 Acer Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM : First Look!

Acer just unveiled the 2020 Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM, designed for professional gamers and eSports enthusiasts!

Let’s take our first look at the new Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM, and its key features and specifications!

 

Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM : Have A Massage While You Game!

The 2020 Acer Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM is an ergonomic gaming chair with built-in OSIM massage features, so you can enjoy a relaxing massage while you game!

OSIM V-Hand Massage Technology

The built-in OSIM V-Hand Massage Technology emulates the agile hands of a professional masseuse on your neck and shoulders.

Together with other massage techniques such as knead, press, roll and tap that cover the entire back, the 2020 Acer Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM gaming chair promises to decrease tension and optimise physical comfort during or after gameplay.

You can use the buttons on the right arm rest to control two sets of rollers that mimic a pair of agile hands tracing the curve of your spine.

Three automatic massage programs (Neck & Shoulders, Lumbar and Energize) are available, designed by a massage expert to target the neck, shoulder and lumbar regions — all common pain points for gamers due to prolonged periods spent sitting.

Adjustable Ergonomics

The 2020 Acer Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM gaming chair is highly adjustable, with a recline of up to 145 degrees.

You can adjust the chair’s rollers to suit six different shoulder positions for different heights, as well as the roller width to massage exactly the right spot, regardless of your body width.

Sporty + Professional Look

The 2020 Acer Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM gaming chair is covered in PVC leather, with a black carbon fibre pattern and metallic dark grey and teal accents.

Built-In Bluetooth Speakers

For a more immersive gaming experience, you can connect your gaming computer to its two built-in Bluetooth speakers.

Located directly in the headrest, the two Bluetooth speakers will deliver dynamic sound effects, letting you enjoy your games without a headset!

Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM : Specifications

Specifications 2020 Acer Gaming Chair x OSIM
Massage Technology OSIM V-Hand
Massage Features 2D Massage with 4 Rollers
3 Auto-Massage Modes
2 Manual Massage Modes
Massage Roller Shoulder Adjustments (6 Levels)
Massage Roller Width Adjustments (3 Options)
Spot Massage Adjustement for Manual Mode
Control Panel Built Into Right Armrest
Speakers Two Bluetooth Speakers
Power Source 60 Watt AC Adaptor
Power Cable Length 1.8 Meters
Dimensions (Upright) 68 cm long
64 cm wide
121 cm high (lowest position)
Dimensions (Reclined) 138 cm long
64 cm wide
85.5 cm high (lowest position)
Weight 27.3 kg
Package Contents Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM
Headrest Pad
Backrest Pad
M8 x 20mm screws and washers
(4 pcs)
M5 x 10mm screws
(2 pcs)
Screw cap (2 pcs)
Allen key
Adaptor
Warranty Booklet + Quick Start Guide

 

Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM : Price + Availability

There is currently no indication of the 2020 Acer Predator Gaming Chair x OSIM’s price and availability. We will update this article when we know more.

 

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The ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red eSports Mouse Pad Announced!

BenQ ZOWIE just announced their new G-SR-SE Red eSports mouse pad! Find out what the new ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red eSports mouse pad offers over its competitors!

 

The ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red eSports Mouse Pad!

ZOWIE was founded in 2008 as a company that specialized in the development of competitive gaming gears to complement eSports athletes’ combating performance. In 2015, ZOWIE was acquired by BenQ to further boost the company’s eSports product line to deliver competitive experience and enjoyment.

The new G-SR-SE Red eSports mouse pad is the updated version of the G-SR-SE Blue mouse pad. It provides gamers with a new color option as well as a refreshed design to choose from.

 

ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red eSports Key Features

The ZOWIE G-SR series in general provides smooth mouse movement and better traction for the mouse sensor.

These mouse pads provides 100% flat rubber base that ensures consistent performance across the mousepad.

The latest ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red mouse pad however provides a slightly different glide feeling from the standard black G-SR.

The G-SR-SE Red will replace the G-SR-SE Blue which will be discontinued by BenQ ZOWIE.

 

ZOWIE G-SR-SE Red Availability

The new G-SR-SE Red eSports mouse pad is now available in the Asia Pacific region. Here are some direct purchase links for your convenience :

 

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The Sharkoon 1337 RGB Gaming Mouse Mats Unveiled!

Sharkoon just unveiled two larger Sharkoon 1337 RGB soft gaming mouse mats with RGB Illumination! Get all the info on these gaming mats right here!

 

The Sharkoon 1337 RGB Gaming Mouse Mat

Sharkoon has expanded their popular gaming mouse mat series with Sharkoon 1337 RGB XL and XXL with RGB illumination. Check out their key features below:

Optimal Gliding Properties

Sharkoon 1337 RGB XL and XXL gaming mouse mats offer perfect gliding properties and a nonslip base with a cable guide that keeps the connecting cables tidy.

Robust Soft Surface

Sharkoon 1337 RGB XL and XXL gaming mouse mats possess a resilient textile surface for long durability and rubberized underside to prevent slipping during a heated game.

The illumination is integrated in the border of the mat. And to enhance the lighting, Sharkoon 1337 RGB XL and XXL has a transparent nylon thread that attaches the LED strip to the mat.

Easy Use and Lighting Effects

Sharkoon 1337 RGB XL and XXL with RGB illumination enable the lighting to fully come to its visible effect by using a transparent nylon thread to attach the LED strip to the mat.

The colors of the illumination can be selected from a specific RGB spectrum. 3 different lighting modes can be selected and adjusted by the touch of a button on the controller of the Sharkoon 1337 RGB XL and XXL gaming mouse mat.

Various Sizes for Every Kind of Gamer!

  • 1337 RGB measures 359 x 279 mm (ideal for most users)
  • 1337 RGB XL measures 450 x 380 mm
  • 1337 RGB XXL measures 905 x 425 mm (big enough to house a keyboard)

All Sharkoon 1337 RGB gaming mouse mats are only 3 mm thick with a controller unit that stands at only 9 mm. It also has a practical mouse cable guide for more convenience while gaming.

 

Sharkoon 1337 RGB Price

Sharkoon 1337 RGB XL and XXL gaming mouse mats are now available in Europe for RRP of 27.99 Euros for the XL version and 34.99 Euros for the XXL version. Here are some purchase links :

 

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Find Out How To Get Your Free Acer Active Stylus!

Despite some news to the contrary, the Acer Active Stylus is an optional accessory for the 2017 Acer Spin 5 convertible laptop. Let us clear up the confusion, and tell you how you can get the Acer Active Stylus absolutely FREE!

 

The Acer Active Stylus Confusion

In our coverage on the 2017 Acer Spin 5 convertible laptop, we pointed out that the Acer Active Stylus was an optional accessory. Some publications reported otherwise, leading to confusion and some disgruntled customers.

We checked with Acer Malaysia, who confirmed that their official press release remain correct – the Acer Active Stylus, was and still is, an optional accessory.

However, they also confirmed that they gave away the Active Stylus free with the 13.3″ Acer Spin 5 as part of a special offer. They also said that they are now extending the same offer to the 15.6″ Acer Spin 5.

So that’s the good news – everyone who purchased the new 2017 Acer Spin 5 will receive a FREE Acer Active Stylus!

 

How To Get The Free Acer Active Stylus

Acer Malaysia included the Active Stylus in the package of every 13.3″ model of the 2017 Acer Spin 5. If you purchased one, the Active Stylus should already be inside the package.

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If you purchased the 15.6″ model, you will need to send an email with a proof of purchase (receipt or tax invoice) to ama.marcom@acer.com. Acer Malaysia will make arrangements to send you the free Acer Active Stylus in a month or so.

The free Acer Active Stylus is classified as complimentary, and is not part of the standard 2017 Acer Spin 5 package. That means Acer will only send one to you, if you ask them about it.

So help spread the word, so that all Acer Spin 5 customers are aware that they’re entitled to a free Active Stylus!

 

The Official Acer Malaysia Statement

Here is a statement by the Acer Malaysia rep who spoke to us about the Active Stylus issue :

The 13.3″ and 15.6″ Spin 5 support the Acer Active Stylus, which is an optional accessory. The stylus is not a standard bundle with the device during shipment. However, Acer Malaysia is giving the Acer Active Stylus FOC with any purchase of the newly launched Spin 5 (both 13.3″ and 15.6″ models). 
 
The 13.3″ model was shipped with the stylus. Customers who bought the 15.6″ model can send an email with proof of purchase (Tax Invoice) to ama.marcom@acer.com to claim their complimentary stylus. The arrangement and process will take about 1 month.

Share this article, so that all Acer Spin 5 customers are aware that they’re entitled to a free Active Stylus!

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ASUS Power Case (CB71) For ZenPad 7.0 Review

The ASUS ZenPad 7.0 is a cheap and cheerful mini-tablet. Powered by the low-cost Intel Atom x3 chip, it is never going to win any speed race. If you are looking for a mobile 3D gaming machine, then this is not what you are looking for. But it is perfect for 2D games and video playback, as well as office work.

When we reviewed the ASUS ZenPad 7.0, one of our biggest gripe was its rather limited battery life. It can last up to 6 hours with light use, or 4.5 hours of heavy use (PCMark rated) and about 3.5 hours if you are playing games on it. But ASUS has just the solution for you – the ASUS Power Case (CB71) for the ZenPad 7.0!

The ASUS Power Case is a power extender specially designed for their ZenPad series of tablets. They look like a normal ZenCase, just with a built-in battery that doubles the ZenPad’s battery life. Let’s see if that claim holds true! 😀

 

ASUS Power Case (CB71) Specifications

ModelCB71
Battery Cell TechnologyLithium-ion
Input Power5.2 V, 1.2 A
Output Power5.0 V, 0.9 A
Cell Capacity3450 mAh (typical)
Rated Capacity2150 mAh
Battery LifeAdditional 6 hours
Dimensions185.4 mm wide
97.6 mm tall
4.7 mm thick
Safety Features- Temperature Protection
- Short circuit Protection
- Input over Voltage Protection
- Output over Voltage Protection
- Input reverse direction protection
- Over charge/over discharge protection
- Output Over Current Protection
- Cell PTC Protection
- Adapter protection
Operating Temperature0 to 35 ℃
Weight100 g
Model CompatibilityZ370C
Z370CG
Z370KL
Colour OptionsBlack / White

 

Unboxing The ASUS Power Case

The ASUS Power Case comes in a classy-looking cardboard box. The large ASUS ZenPad 7.0 branding in the front makes it clear that this Power Case is specifically designed for the ZenPad 7.0, not its larger brother – the ZenPad 8.0.

Inside, you will find the Power Case nestled within a corrugated cardboard box. The box has a small compartment, with the USB charging dongle for the Power Case hiding inside.

We have also prepared a video of our unboxing of the ASUS Power Case for the ZenPad 7.0 tablet. Check it out!

The ASUS Power Case package consists of the Power Case, a USB charging dongle, and a User Guide.

Now, let’s take a look at the Power Case, and how well it performs with the ZenPad 7.0 tablet…

Next Page > Up Close, Performance, Our Verdict

 

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The Power Case Up Close

The Power Case for the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 looks like a normal ZenCase from a distance. It is just thicker and heavier, with a dark chrome trim for a classier look. On the inner side, there is a label and an 8-point power and data connector. Check out how the black Power Case looks on a white ZenPad 7.0.

The Power Case comes with a USB charging dongle. It doesn’t come with a power adaptor for this dongle because you can use your ZenPad 7.0‘s existing power adaptor. You don’t actually have to use the dongle. Once you install the Power Case onto the ZenPad 7.0, recharging the ZenPad 7.0‘s internal battery will also recharge the Power Case.

The dongle has two magnetic pads with two pegs on the underside. Together, they securely lock onto the power and data connector. Then all you need to do is plug in a USB cable to recharge the Power Case. Although less convenient than recharging the Power Case on the ZenPad 7.0, the dongle allows for a faster recharge.

 

The Power Case’s Performance

ASUS promised that the Power Case will double the ZenPad 7.0‘s battery life from 8 hours to 16 hours. Our tests show that the ZenPad 7.0‘s battery life under heavy use is about 4.5 hours. The Power Case extends that by 6.5 hours to just over 11 hours, more than doubling its battery life.

With light use, you can expect the rated 16 hours of battery life, but if you play games non-stop on it, expect it to run out of juice after 7.5 hours. While this falls short of the rated battery life of “up to 16 hours”, the Power Case erases all battery life anxiety for ZenPad 7.0 users. You can use it for a full working day without worrying about running out of battery power.

We also checked how long it took to fully recharge both the ZenPad 7.0‘s internal battery and the Power Case – 14 hours 24 minutes. This was based on the 7 W power adaptor that came with the ASUS ZenPad 7.0. Charging will be slower if you plug the ZenPad 7.0 (with the Power Case attached) to a computer USB port. If you need a quicker charge, you should remove the Power Case and recharge it using the charging dongle.

 

Our Verdict

The ASUS Power Case for the ZenPad 7.0 should not be considered an optional upgrade. It is a necessary upgrade, because it solves the ZenPad 7.0‘s biggest flaw – its limited battery life.

[adrotate banner=”4″]Although it looks like a ZenCase, it adds quite a bit of heft (100 grams or 3.5 oz) to the ZenPad 7.0, which weighs just 272 g (9.6 oz). That is a 36% increase in its weight. You will feel it, but IMHO, it’s worth the extra battery life.

Installing the Power Case will also increase the time it takes to recharge the ZenPad 7.0. It is simply too inconvenient to remove the Power Case for a quicker recharge, so you will have to live with the long charging time.

If you intend to buy the ASUS ZenPad 7.0, or already own one, make sure you get the Power Case. It will transform your ZenPad 7.0 tablet, allowing you to really use it “hard” without worrying about running out of juice.

 

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