This story is sponsored by Sony Electronics.
It has been a long and arduous year for everyone. Especially when we thought the Covid-19 pandemic might be finally behind us, Omicron decided to throw us a curveball. However, we will survive and come out stronger.
So, as 2021 is coming to a close, it is time to reward yourself for surviving this tough year. Give yourself a pat on your back for a job well done.
And the Sony Days 2021 Year End Promotion has plenty of geeky goodness that lets you reward yourself whether you prefer cuddling in your couch at home or getting yourself knee-deep in mud outside.
FOR THE HOMIE WHO WANTS TO REWARD YOURSELF
If you are a homie and your idea of rewarding yourself is to sit comfortably alone or with your loved ones and enjoy a movie or the latest Netflix shows, Sony has you covered with its amazing BRAVIA Google TV and Dolby Atmos® soundbar.
BRAVIA XR X95J Google TV
From S$3,999, available at Sony Store Online
If you want to see how it is like outside by being inside, the Sony Bravia XR X95J Google TV is the TV to get. It will be your window to the outside world.
This is actually the world’s first Cognitive Intelligence TV, which takes vision and sound to the next level by emulating how humans see and hear.
Combining the revolutionary Cognitive Processor XR™ with Full Array LED panel, you will be seeing ultra realistic images as if you are looking out of your window. It literally brings you closer to the outside world when watching any movies or shows, while staying in the comfort of your home.
Furthermore, with Google TV integration, you have access to more than 700,000 movies and TV shows from all your streaming services all in one place.
Not to mention, this TV is bound to be the centrepiece of your living room with its seamless edge and frameless design. Impress your guests with hands-free voice search, or let them stream their VTL holiday photos wirelessly from their smartphones to your TV via either Chromecast or Apple AirPlay.
The BRAVIA XR X95J is available in two sizes of 65 inches and 85 inches, so you can get one to suit your house. During this year end promotion, it even comes with a free Klook e-gift card (worth S$150) as well as free wall bracket and installation (worth S$199).
Dolby Atmos® Soundbar HT-A7000
S$2,299, available at Sony Store Online
The best part about watching Netflix, Disney+ or any streaming services’ movies at home is not having to deal with rowdy children or inconsiderate viewers at the cinemas. But you might not be getting the superb cinematic surround sound at home. Not if you get Sony’s Dolby Atmos® Soundbar HT-A7000.
The HT-A7000 is an elegant soundbar with 7.1.2 channels consisting of two up-firing speakers for overhead sound, two beam tweeters and five front speakers for wider surround sound. It even has a built-in dual subwoofer to deliver deep bass.
Plus, this soundbar can position sound vertically, thanks to Sony’s virtual surround technology. You can thus experience 3D audio without the need to install in-ceiling speakers. Together with Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X®, its Vertical Surround Engine delivers a more realistic and multi-dimensional sound.
In other words, this soundbar is all you need without any wiring to set up rear speakers.
FOR THE OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST WHO LIKES TO REWARD YOURSELF
If you are an outdoor person whose idea of a reward is to explore the muddy shores of Chek Jawa or take photos of migratory birds at Sungei Buloh, Sony has the ideal mirrorless camera, solid smartphone and perfect active noise cancellation (ANC) wireless headphones for you.
Alpha 7 IV
From S$3,599, available at Sony Store Online
The latest iteration of Sony’s award-winning Alpha 7 full-frame mirrorless camera series is here. The Sony Alpha 7 IV features a newly-developed 33-megapixel Exmor R™ full-frame image sensor for superb image quality, improved colour reproduction and low-noise performance at all sensitivities. It is also able to shoot 4K 60p videos with full pixel readout.
Blessed with Sony’s BIONZ XR™ image processing engine, it is able to shoot continuously at up to 10 frames per second with autofocusing (AF) and auto exposure (AE) tracking. With the real-time Eye AF function now capable of detecting the eyes of birds and tracking them in real time, you can definitely get that majestic shot of the kingfisher catching its prey.
In addition, the powerful processing engine and increased buffer memory allow for faster writing to memory cards. So, you can shoot more than 800 uncompressed RAW+JPEG frames, or more than 1000 compressed RAW+JPEG frames without any buffer lag. You really do not need to worry about missing that money shot of an eagle in its majestic form.
S$2,299, available at Sony Store Online
If you are not a fan of carrying heavy photographic equipment but still want a solid camera, you have to get the latest Sony Xperia™ PRO-I smartphone.
This 6.5-inch Android smartphone comes with an 1-inch image sensor, found in Sony’s award-winning prosumer compact camera RX100 VII, for mind-blowing image quality with realistic textures and remarkable detail.
With such a large image sensor, the PRO-I is able to capture beautiful deep bokeh shots with ease. Not to mention, it is also able to take night shots with less noise. It also features Bionz X mobile image processor with Sony’s original image-processing algorithms to ensure swift and accurate imaging. Using artificial intelligence and a 3D depth sensor, this smartphone’s real-time tracking can accurately detect and focus on a fast-moving subject.
Moreover, you get the WF-1000XM4 truly wireless earbuds (worth S$379) exclusively bundled when you buy the Xperia™ PRO-I. And if you are an avid content creator, you should get the VLOG Bundle (XQZ-IV01 Vlog monitor + GP-VPT2BT Shooting Grip) for only S$399 (usual price S$514). This VLOG Bundle offer is only applicable when you purchase the Xperia™ PRO-I.
S$399, available at Sony Store Online
Do not want to be disturbed while enjoying your favourite music when travelling the MRT? You have to get the Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless over-ear headphones.
This pair of award-winning headphones comes with excellent active noise cancellation that has become the standard of the industry. With its Adaptive Sound Control and proximity sensor, it creates a seamless listening experience and helps tune out the surroundings wherever you are.
In the event that you need to speak to someone who is asking for directions, the WH-1000XM4’s Speak-to-Chat feature will automatically stop the music and lets in ambient sound for you to conduct a conversation.
And when you need to take an urgent call, you just need to double tap on the WH-1000XM4 to answer it. Its Precise Voice Pickup Technology, which combines five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal processing, delivers your voice clearly to the other person on the line.
So, what are you waiting for? It is time to reward yourself because life is too short to hesitate. Or if you want to reward your friends or loved ones, you can get the Sony Store Gift Card for them.
If you need any other excuses, you can use SGEEK’s exclusive promotion code (SGEEK8OFF) to get S$8 off when you purchase at least S$250 at Sony Store Online. Hurry up, as it is limited to the first 100 customers only. Terms and conditions apply.