Hongzuo’s top deals at CEE 2023 – Page 1
Note: This feature was first published on 25 May 2023.
Do you want to be the ultimate road warrior or gamer, but have a budget to stick to? Look no further beyond CEE 2023, where there are plenty of options for portability. If you’re hunting for the ideal smartphone, soundbar, smartwatch, or even power bank, there’s bound to be something here that suits your needs.
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1. ASUS ROG Strix Go 2.4
Suppose you want wireless gaming headphones with an AI-trained noise-cancelling microphone, compatibility across multiple gaming platforms (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PC, Mac, smartphones, 3.5mm jack), and huge 40mm drivers.
In that case, you need to look no further than the ROGStrix Go 2.4 by ASUS’s sub-brand, Republic Of Gamers.
These headphones offer wireless 2.4GHz and Bluetooth connectivity, offering up to 25 hours of non-stop battery life at maximum charge.
At CEE 2023, you can find the ROG Strix Go 2.4 at a discounted price of S$269 (usual price S$319) at the Challenger booth located on Level 3 (Booth 301). If you’re willing to buy another gadget with the same “2nd unit” promotion (in red text, pictured), the booth can bring you the ROG Strix Go 2.4 at an even lower price of S$229.
2. Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2
The Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 is a 2021 soundbar with virtual 5.1-channel surround sound by homegrown audio company, Creative (RIP Mr Sim). This soundbar is a modernised version of the original Katana.
It now packs power upgrades (up to 252W maximum peak), Creative’s Super X-Fi Headphone Holography spatial audio technology, HDMI with ARC compatibility, Bluetooth 5.0, and even a built-in microphone for gamers who lack a headset. For added style, it has adjustable RGB backlighting just below the bar.
You can get the Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 at just S$459 (usual price S$479). While that doesn’t sound like a massive discount, Creative is throwing in a free Sound Blaster Blaze V2 gaming headset (worth S$55) and a S$10 GrabFood voucher into the mix.
3. DJI Mavic 3 Pro
Imagine our surprise when we came across a new DJI drone that’s officially here but hasn’t made its announcement yet. At CEE 2023, DJI is introducing the DJI Mavic 3 Pro for hardcore and professional drone cinematographers.
The Mavic 3 Pro uses a 20MP, 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera, a 48MP 1/1.3-inch CMOS Medium Tele Camera, and a 12MP 1/2-inch CMOS Tele Camera to offer the equivalent of 24–166mm range. It’s capable of shooting 5K@50FPS, DCI 4K@120FPS, and supports a wide range of recording codecs (including Apple ProRes 422 HQ, H.264 and H.265).
The flight component of the drone is just as nuts, with 28km maximum range, a maximum flight time of 43 minutes, and 21m/s maximum horizontal speed.
DJI doesn’t even have the drone listed in its CEE 2023 brochures, but fret not — that’s what we are here for.
You can find the DJI Mavic 3 Pro bundles at S$2,999 (including one battery, one v1 RC), S$3,799 (with extra two batteries and bag), and S$4,699 (which swaps out the prior bundle’s v1 RC to v2 RC). The booth is located at Level 4 (Booth 8115).
4. Dreamcore Crimson
The Dreamcore Crimson is Dreamcore’s first and only gaming laptop offering amongst its gaming accessories and systems.
The variant pushed at CEE 2023 has a 16.1-inch, 1080p display rated at 165Hz refresh rate, and inside is an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H CPU, AMD Radeon RX 6650M XT GPU, with 1TB SSD (Crucial P5 Plus Gen4), and 16GB Samsung DDR5 RAM at 4,8000MHz.
If you use the parts picker at Dreamcore’s website, it should come up to S$1,849 (with an un-activated copy of Windows 11). Over at CEE 2023, the Dreamcore Crimson goes at S$1,724, and that’s before you start configuring its components or factoring other promotions — like its free TUF Gaming mousepad, mouse, keyboard, and ROG backpack combo if you spend above S$1,600. Find them at Level 4, Booth 8113.
5. ElonxTech 100W 27,000mAh PowerPro
Homegrown portable charging solutions company ElonxTech has the one powerbank to rule them all. You’re looking at the ElonxTech 100W 27,000mAh PowerPro, a 27,000mAh powerbank with 100W output designed to charge every mobile device – including laptops, portable game consoles, and smartphones.
What makes it extra tantalising is that the powerbank meets baggage restrictions for carry-on luggage when you’re travelling, because it’s rated at 99.9Wh (for reference, flights have a 100Wh limitation for powerbanks).
The 550g brick comes with two USB-A output-only ports, and two USB-C input-output ports for both charging the power bank and distributing juice to your devices. The only catch is you need a compatible 100W cable to go with the power bank, which fortunately comes bundled with the PowerPro.
For S$179 (usual price S$199), you can get the ElonxTech 100W 27,000mAh PowerPro at Level 4 of CEE 2023 (Booth 8713). The price comes with its said charging cable and a carrying case. More information about the power bank can be found at its official website here.
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