Malaysians really love their mobile internet and our data consumption is set to increase exponentially in the coming years. According to Maxis’ Q2 2017 report, average data usage on their network has almost doubled from 3.7GB/month to 7.0GB/month year-on-year. In addition, Ericsson predicts that mobile data traffic will increase by 11X for South East Asia and Oceania by 2022.
While our telcos are continuously upgrading their network, there’s one major problem that would hinder our demand for more data and it’s up in the air. Based on UTM’s report on our mobile broadband development, Malaysia needs more spectrum in order to fulfil the growing need for mobile data. If Malaysia doesn’t take appropriate action, the quality of our mobile internet would deteriorate.
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Jaybird is probably one of the more popular brands when it comes to minimal wireless in-ear headphones. Their wildly popular X1 and X2 headphones offer great sound and portability for a great price so it’s really not that surprising.
If you’ve always wanted to get your hands on a pair of Jaybird headphones here in Malaysia, you’re in luck because Funsportz (the people who bring in GoPro gear) are now officially distributing them locally.
If you’ve been looking for a pair of truly wireless in-ear headphones for fitness and are not impressed with Samsung’s Gear IconX, there’s good news. Jabra just released their Elite Sport in-ear fitness headphones in Malaysia. They say that the Elite Sport is the “most technically advanced true wireless sports earbuds”.
The only catch is, they’re almost twice the price of the Samsung Gear IconX.
If you lose one AirPod, it will cost as much as US$69 (RM309) and the battery replacement would cost you US$49 (RM219) for each side. Is it possible to repair it yourself? The folks at ifixit had dismantled a full set and it doesn’t look pretty.
After months of delay, the Apple AirPods are finally on sale just in time for the Christmas holidays. If you got an iPhone 7 and want to live courageously, this should be on top of your shopping list.
Communication began from face to face conversations and has become more of a virtual experience in its current state. No matter in voice, video or text, we’ve all found new ways to get our messages across. Words fly across our screens all the time, especially in our instant messaging apps, but are letters enough? Do they allow individuals to express themselves well? If you feel you’ve always used Emojis more often than just plain text, you should take a look at the keyboard by EmojiWorks’.
Who makes the coolest stuff in the world? Geeks do.
What’s even more amazing is that they do it at their spare time.
Yeah, it’s not going to change the world anytime soon but it’s pretty funky we think.
Take a look at how he put it all together in a video after the jump.
WiMAX is officially available in Malaysia next week! We will be witnessing not just one, but TWO WiMAX operators rolling out their services in the country.
Both operators will be launching at different ends in the country and its obvious that the two won’t be competiting heads-on in the same market segments for now. We are unsure on the reason behind such roll out strategy but both would have different challenges to face.
What to expect?
P1 W1MAX by Packet 1 has been showcased to the public several times namely at WCIT and the recent PC Fair. We are aware that they have a working LAN based WiMAX modem and initial feedbacks we seen have been encouraging.
Before this, Packet 1 has been actively promoting its trial programme and recently it has also mentioned that Packet 1 managed to sign up its first subscribers. This not only incidates that Packet 1’s W1MAX is ready for service but it also marks as Malaysia’s 1st ever WiMAX subscription in the country. At present time, we are still unsure of their current coverage areas and we hope to find out soon during the launch.
It is rumoured that P1 W1MAX would be available at 4 packages with competiting speed offerings with different price ranges. Their biggest competitor would be Streamyx at the moment and judging on evaluations we’ve seen, the performance of P1 W1MAX is something existing Streamyx users would look forward to.
As for REDtone, they have not given any clues on their WiMAX devices or offerings. There was nothing tangible to date and we are interested to see what sort of devices and packages available for subscription during launch in Sabah.
After much hype in the press, 2 operators have finally came out to launch officially in the market. The other 2 WiMAX operators, YTL and AsiaSpace have yet to make announcement on their commercial services to date.
Watch this space for more updates!