vivo V9 Set To Officially Announce in Malaysia on 26th March. Specification & Promotional Video Unveiled

The vivo V9 which set to officially unveiled on the 23rd March 2018 in India followed by announcement here in Malaysia on 26th March 2018.

Here's what to expect;

Notch that similar to the ASUS ZenFone 5 & Apple iPhone X, a 6-inch Full HD+ with 19:9 ratio display. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626, 4GB of RAM, 64GB onboard storage. Run on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-box.

Dual setup rear camera combination of 16-megapixel plus a 5-megapixel camera. Selfie-centric with a 24-megapixel front camera. We will be seeing AR stickers on this device as well.

More details specification and prices will be announced here as we will be attending the official product launch here in Malaysia.

Check out the promotional video released by vivo Indonesia.

Source: vivo Indonesia (YouTube)

TP-Link Malaysia Launched Three New Devices. Neffos N1, C7 & C5A

TP-Link the leading provider of networking solutions and smart home technology has unveiled it latest smartphones; Neffos N1, Neffos C7 & Neffos C5A.

Neffos N1 - Company's Flagship
▪ MediaTek Helio P25
▪ 4GB of RAM
▪ 64GB Onboard Storage with microSD Card Slot
▪ 5.5-inch Full HD Display
▪ Dual 12-megapixel Rear Cameras
▪ 8-megapixel Front Camera
▪ 3,260 mAh Battery
RM 1,099

Neffos C7 - Perfect Selfie
▪ MediaTek MT6750
▪ 2GB of RAM
▪ 16GB Onboard Storage with microSD Card Slot
▪ 5.5-inch HD Display
▪ 13-megapixel Rear Cameras
▪ 8-megapixel Front Camera
▪ 3,060 mAh Battery
RM 599

Neffos C5A -  Budget All-Day Battery Life
▪ MediaTek MT67580M
▪ 1GB of RAM
▪ 8GB Onboard Storage with microSD Card Slot
▪ 5-inch FWVGA Display
▪ 5-megapixel Rear Cameras
▪ 2-megapixel Front Camera
▪ 2.30 mAh Battery
RM 299

All of the new Neffos smartphone mentioned are available at major retail outlets, Neffos stores, resellers and online purchase at Lazada Malaysia starting today. First 30 customers who purchased the Neffos N1 will receive an exclusive premium gift worth up to RM 299 through Lazada Malaysia. As for the Neffos C7, the first 50 customers will receive a free TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Lightbulb worth RM 149.

Pioneer Launches the Brand-new USB Type-C Series Products

The Global Pioneer of optical disc technologies, computer equipment, car and industrial market, “Pioneer” has entered the consumer, commercial and industrial electronic products with its cutting-edge technologies demonstrated its passion for consumers and placed great importance on its entertainment business. It has been dedicated to developing consumer electronic products in recent years and has provided more comprehensive products and services for its consumers through its mature production technologies and high-quality management. Pioneer has specially launched its “all-new USB Type-C Series Products,” including the versatile Docking Station, Multiport Adapter, and external pocket-sized Portable SSD, and more. We expect to follow the trend of the IoT development and universal connectors for various devices to provide the best product experience for consumers. The Type-C Series products are now on sale at Amazon Newegg in the USA and at Malaysia: storage/?

The Versatile Docking Station allows building a super powerful personal workstation
It features a simple design, intuitive use, and perfect compatibility with the MacBook and Thunderbolt™ computer. Only the USB-C terminal is required to connect all devices to significantly improve the convenience and working efficiency. It supports Windows dual-screen output, having the complete expanding capability for the A/V output. It is easy to use and charges your device to greatly enhance your working efficiency. It is a flexible and useful product.

The Multiport Adapter is a personal secretary to the business persons
It is compatible with MacBooks and has a variety of notebooks with a Type-C port, supporting the output of 4K videos using HDMI for a larger and clearer image. It can be used to charge your device, read an SD card, and support several USB expanders at the same time. The casing is made of composite material with a delicate black design and its compact size allows you to take anywhere!

The External Portable SSD is a storage gadget that tucks right into you pocket 
It has a USB-C Gen2 high-speed interface with a transmission speed of up to 480MB/s. It is robust and vibration-resistant, supports the Mac and Windows OS, and enables smooth file transfer. It is the ultimate slim and compact device, allowing you to easily take it anywhere. The unique appearance and design together with the composite material gives it the perfect look and feel!

By following the trend of USB Type-C products, Pioneer will be launched more storage devices, cables, and more soon. The new USB Type-C products are available today on Amazon and Newegg in the USA. For more information:

ASUS ZenFone 3-series Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo This Month

ASUS is pleased to announce the availability of the Android 8.0 Orea update for the ASUS ZenFone 3 series which include the ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser, ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe & ASUS ZenFone 3 ZOOM.

The update will be through FOTA, Firmware Over-the-Air and estimated to roll out by mid of March 2018. Do check out the system update on your device.

[REVIEW] Edifier W293BT / Oxygen - One Solid AptX Supported Wireless Bluetooth Earphone

Wireless earphones are getting more attention when there are more smartphone abandoning the 3.5mm audio jack. Putting aside sound quality aside, portability and long battery life of a Bluetooth earphone are fairly important.

Today we will be checking out the Edifier W293BT Bluetooth earphone that is AptX certified. So what's the aptX all about?

"Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio ensures your Bluetooth® wireless-enabled device can deliver High Definition (HD) audio. It preserves sound data through the audio transmission, resulting in a ‘better-than-CD’ listening experience.

With aptX HD, you can enjoy listening to your music at the highest audible quality when using a wireless device." - AptX

So does this mean it's gonna cost a bomb? Not really! It only cost RM 249 and Bluetooth earphone in this price range usually don't support it.

Let's begin what's inside the box

‍• Edifier W293BT Bluetooth Earphone
‍• microUSB Cable
‍• Pocket Pouch
‍• Different sizes of earbuds tips and wingtips
‍• Cable hook
‍• User Manual


‍• 6mm Driver Unit
‍• 24Ohms Impedance
‍•‍ 20 Hz - 20 KHz Frequency Response
‍• CSR Chio with Bluetooth 4.1 (Low Power)
‍• Supported protocol: HFP / HSP / A2DP / AVRCP
‍• Battery life: 8 hours (300 hours standby mode)
‍• IPX7 Water Resistance

Design & Built

Edifier did very well in this department. It has a very solid built and the earpieces are made out of metal or steel. Unlike the Apple AirPods or the Samsung Gear IconX, it has a cable linked on both sides of the earpiece along with the inline controller.

It has a very unique design, an oxygen tank shape and during the pairing, the phone would recognize the Bluetooth earphone as "Edifier Oxygen" instead Edifier W293BT. On the inline controller, we can see the "OXYGEN" text. This matched the puzzle on why the oxygen tank shape used on this Bluetooth earphone.

There are 3 sets of different earbud sizes and 2 wingtips for different wearing occasions. You would appreciate the wingtip if you use it during the workout session regardless running or gym as it helps to keep the buds in place.

The inline controller has 3 buttons, "+", "-" and "O" coated with rubber type materials and houses the microUSB charging port.

"+" :  Volume increase / next track
"-" : Volume decrease / previous track
"O" : Multi-function key

The control buttons do feel tactile but it does feel too stiff to press. If you are using an Apple iPhone, you may activate Siri by pressing and hold both "+" and "-"buttons at the same time which I find it pain in the ass due to the stiffness buttons.

The microUSB charging port is covered by a rubber flap to avoid any water went inside.

The Edifier W293BT comes with few sizes of earbud tips and wingtips which can fit almost any size or shape of ears. I do find the wingtips very comfortable and useful for those who use the W29BT to workout. The earphone is on the heavy solid side, thus it would tend to drop out easily on during workout even you got the right size of the earbud tips.


The AptX is not a gimmick, I did find huge different pairing with an aptX and none aptX supported device. It noticeable especially the separation of vocal and bass.

I'm not good describing the sound quality in a very technical way but I'll have to say the sound output is pretty good and it's towards heavy bass. Vocal sounds are clear and sharp but when comes to music instruments I find it suppressed.

Noise-canceling works perfectly especially in noisy workout environment or in public transport.


Throughout my tests, the W293BT able to last me more than 7 hours as advertised. It offers 5V/1A charging instead of slow common 5V/0.5A charging input.


First thing I need to point this out again, there are plenty earphones options out there that support AptX but never in this price range. Ignoring the shortfall stiff buttons, the Edifier W293BT is a great sports Wireless Bluetooth earphone that offers CD-like great quality music without breaking the bank. Not forgetting a great battery life that every Bluetooth Wireless earphone need.

Wish they can include a hard case protection pouch like what included with the Edifier W288BT.

Build - 8.5 / 10
Design - 9 / 10
Features - 8 / 10
Sound Quality - 8.5 / 10
Comfort - 9 / 10
Battery Life - 9 / 10
Value - 9 / 10

Overall - 8.7 / 10

The Edifier W293BT is available in three color options; Black, Grey & Light Grey for RM 249 on Lazada Malaysia.