Roundup #7: From Minions to Raptors and all points in between

(The not-so-) Regular Roundup of Stuff

by Justin Choo

Sony Singapore Online Weekly Promotions

This week from 21 June to 28 June 2021, Sony Singapore Online Weekly Promotions features discounts for the Xperia 5 II (promo price $1,249, RRP $1,299), the WI-C600N (promo price $129, RRP $159.20), WI-C400 (promo price $59, RRP $71.20) and WI-C200 ((promo price $49, RRP $79).

Two new colours for Sony DualSense Wireless Controllers

You can now buy Sony DualSense Wireless Controllers in two new colours: Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. The new colourways were inspired by a galaxy-esque theme, hence the two controllers are decked out in more muted tones of black and red. Midnight Black features two different shades of black and grey depicting the night sky, while Cosmic Red offers a more colourful option, but not in a glossy bright red kind of way. Midnight Black retails for $99.90 while Cosmic Red is priced at $107.

Minions on your wrist your child’s wrist

Fitbit Ace 3 Special Edition: Minions practically sells itself if you’re getting one for the kids. They’re built to withstand tumbles and spills thanks to a comfortable and secure silicone band and bumper. Aside from the distinctive Minions yellow exterior, the watch also features an interactive Minion clock face and Minions-themed activity badges (featuring Stuart, Kevin and Bob, coming soon). They can also customise their tracker with additional bands in Despicable Blue and Mischief Black. The Minion on the tracker will entertain with its antics and encourage its wearer to meet their daily customisable activity goals.

This special edition retails from $118.60 and will be available on and at major retailers in Singapore such as Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, E-Gadget, Gain City, Harvey Norman, online at Amazon and Fitbit’s Official Store on Lazada and Shopee. Additional Minions engraved silicone accessory bands compatible with all Ace 3 devices are available for $34.90 in Despicable Blue and Mischief Black only on

Razer Raptor 27 achieves THX certification

The new Razer Raptor 27 retains the design of its predecessor along with the new familiar Chroma RGB lighting effects, but it can now proudly state that it is the world’s first monitor to achieve THX Certification. It’s rated for 95 per cent DCI-P3 wide colour gamut and meets HDR400 specifications as well. Coupled with a 165Hz, QHD (2560×1440) resolution display and 1ms response time, and you get the best of both worlds when it comes to responsiveness as well as colour reproduction, which is not always a given for gaming monitors. The Raptor 27 also supports both AMD FreeSync Premium and NVIDIA G-Sync adaptive synchronization technology to add fluidity to the action. The new Razer Raptor 27 will go on sale in early Q3 2021 for $1,499 at and select retailers later.

Belkin offers more options for your AirTags

Need more alternatives for your AirTags? Belkin has two accessories to sharpen the look of your tracker. Available in black, white, blue and pink, they come with either a key ring (F8W973 ) or a strap (F8W974 ), depending on your needs. The twist-and-lock design keeps the AirTag secure inside while the raised edge makes it harder for your AirTag to be on the receiving end of scratches. Both retail at $19 each from any Challenger stores, Gain City stores, , Harvey Norman stores, Belkin LazMall , Belkin Shopee Mall , Singtel stores, StarHub stores, as well as Apple stores and Apple online .

Huawei is offering a budget laptop option in the Matebook D 15

The new 15.6-inch HUAWEI MateBook D 15 will be an online exclusive laptop when released on Saturday, 26 June 2021. This budget laptop is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor and matched with 8GB RAM and a 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD. It weighs a modest 1.56kg and sports the same features you get on Huawei laptops, such as Multi-screen Collaboration and Fingerprint Power button. It will be available in one colour for now – Mystic Silver – for $748 at Huawei official stores on Shopee from 26 June and Lazada from 1 July.