The Yee Sang tradition during Gong Xi Fa Cai
Concepts Computer hosted its Chinese New Year open house at its establishment at Kiulap earlier today. The guests were among the business partners of Concepts Computer and Bilster Technologies as well as members of the media. As you know, this is the celebration in conjunction with the Year of the Rooster.
Present during the open house were Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer and Alice Chan. Finance Controller of Concepts Group.
Thank you once again, Mr. Vincent Pao, on your invitation and your continuous support in the local SMEs here in Brunei Darussalam. His company has been one of my longest business clients and it boils down to the strong relationship and professional friendship that I have with Mr. Vincent Pao. He is one of my aspirations to be a successful entrepreneur and I’m truly happy where he is right now.
A photo opportunity with Concepts Computer management and Richard Soo who drove all the way from Miri 🙂
With the management and associates from Netcom Computer House
Another photo opp
Zul Abd Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer (centre) with representatives from the Brunei Press
Searching for good quality headphone? Have you actually tried the Beoplay H6 from B&O? It has quite rave reviews for its elegant look & feel and also its superb sound quality.
The Beoplay H6 are over-ears headphones that cover you ears with the classic round pads. If you ask me, it’s visually elegant and still practical for its usage. To me, I’m more into the look and feel of the H6 and it has a timeless design. The back of each ear cup is made of aluminium, and finished in a shiny pattern of concentric circles.
It also grips well on your head and you can even use it while jogging. The padding of the headband are quite slight and great. It’s a memory form topped with real leather.
I also like the idea of the removable cable (a 3-button iPhone remote) and it uses a 3.5mm jack which is easy to replace.
As for the sound quality, it’s definitely there and something we could have expected from a Bang & Olufsen product.
All in all, the BeoPlay H6 is one classy headphone which is a smash hit here in Brunei. The only setback is that it doesn’t have a wireless option but you won’t need to worry about battery life while using it.
In our Brunei showroom, there are two colour of choices to choose from. Do visit the store at Sejalin Living at Kiarong.
Check out the BeoPlay H6
Chances to win a Samsung phone
Get It Done app is running a competition for “Buyers” where you can stand a chance to win a Samsung phone. The idea is for the “buyer” to either buy a product or hire a vendor for a service through the “Get It Done” app. They are also participating at the Consumer Fair from 18th to 22nd of January at ICC.
Just refer to the image above.
How does the app work?
So the main idea of the “Get It Done” app is to bridge the gap between Purveyors and Customers. For your info, purveyor is a person who sells or deals in particular goods so hence the seller or provider. The great thing is that you can do this at your convenience, where you are.
If you happen to be a Vendor, you can enjoy privileges such as :
• Receive Requests from Customer’s for your Services
• Send Quotations to your Customer’s
• Post Services that you offer
• Post Products that you’re selling
• Post Portfolio of your completed or ongoing job, orders or testimonials
• Get Offers and Orders for your Product and Make Sales!
• Chat with your Customer’s
Now what is it in for the customer end? Well, choices will be so much easier for you for the services you sought for.
• Get to receive Multiple Quotations to different vendors at a time – Here you can compare prices
• Find and Hire the best vendors because you know what’s best!
• Find and Purchase products that you had in mind
• Can’t find it? That’s okay, Send Requests to make a special order with your purveyors.
• Who doesn’t love a good discount? Go ahead bargain with your vendors
• A variety of Business Profiles for you to view
So now you don’t have browse on your IG feed to look for that particular vendors or providers. It’s all provided in one single app and at your convenience. Another way to shop online.
Techbru Solution will be blogging about the feature until the end of countdown, stay tune for more, follow Them on Instagram and Facebook. Visit www.gogetitdone.com for updates! Available soon on Apple Store and Google Play and it’s coming to Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia.
Devin Kho won himself a Meizu phone as he was drawn as the lucky winner for being a vendor at Get It Done App last October 2016.
Now available at Bilster Technologies at Citis Square
Features of HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3635
Easy mobile printing
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Easily print from a variety of smartphones and tablets.1 Your pages come out great—even if you’re not there.
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Print all the quality photos and documents you need for a great value with HP’s lowest-priced ink cartridges.
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Simplify your tasks. The display panel features simple icons for controlling print, scan, and copy functions.
Put your best print forward. Create borderless photos, flyers, and other documents—right in your home.
Get up and running right out of the box and automatically connect to your wireless network.
Designed to fit your life
Save your space with a compact all-in-one designed to fit on your desk, on a shelf, or anywhere you need it.
Print in any room you choose—without causing disruptions. Optional quiet mode helps keep noise to a minimum.
Reuben Chin, Manager of Sejalin Living, speaking to the guests yesterday at Bang & Olufsen showroom
Yesterday, Sejalin Living unveiled their Flexible Living launch at their B&O store and also their new payment system, the “Flexible Payment”. The management also announced a special prize for their gimmick known as “Humblebrag” and you can win yourself a brand new B&O TV.
But first let share with you the latest products from Bang & Olufsen.
BeoSound 1 and 2 are the newest members of the Bang & Olufsen BeoLink Multiroom portfolio that connects your Bang & Olufsen products into one wireless music system across the home. Connect up to 8 BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2 in a multiroom set-up.
BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2 are wireless speakers designed for convenience, crafted for mobility and featuring an impressive 360 degrees of spherical sound magic. Both are Bang & Olufsen’s answer to an ever-changing everyday life; they are both ultra flexible in terms of usability, connectivity and placement options – and they deliver an unparalleled 360-degree sound experience no matter where the speakers or you are placed.
“We live in a time of cord cutting where everyone wants more freedom. No one wants to be hindered by technological restriction, says Marie Kristine Schmidt, Vice President Brand, Design & Marketing and continues, “BeoSound 1 & 2 is designed to cater for a flexible lifestyle where music blends naturally into the home. The design is unobtrusive yet powerful, underscoring the purpose of the speakers”.
Both are available at Sejalin Living showroom.
Malek Manan, Resident Audiophile of Sejalin Living, doing a product demo on the BeoSound
BeoSound 1 and 2 looked gorgeous
Guests getting up close and personal on the BeoSound 1 and 2
Now meet BeoVision Horizon TV. BeoVision Horizon is a screen for flexible living, crafted in sleek, black aluminium and built upon the Android TVTM platform. The new Bang & Olufsen 4K Ultra HD TV features powerful sound and crystal clear images that automatically adjusts to light conditions.
BeoVision Horizon is designed to meet the modern lifestyle demands of flexibility, connectivity and extraordinary quality. It is also a lifestyle where your home takes on different roles and adapts quickly to the changes in your daily routines. Enter BeoVision Horizon, a screen that literally fits in anywhere regardless of your way of living and decorating. It is also a less formal, more casual TV experience you get with today’s introduction, one that follows your rhythm – and one you actively can choose as the centre of entertainment.
This new 4K Ultra HD TV offers total freedom in terms of placement – with automatic image optimization for varying viewing conditions – and the ever evolving Android TV platform brings integrated access to all your favourite content and entertainment apps.
Much to love on the BeoVision Horizon – its minimalistic design (placed on wheels or mounted on the wall), its optimum picture and sound equipped with the Immaculate Wireless Sound, its smart access to online content and its BeoRemote One and Multiroom, ergonomically designed to seamlessly integrate with other Bang & Olufsen products.
BeoVision Horizon is available as 40” and 48” at Bang & Olufsen Showroom, Kiarong.
Check out the gorgeous TVs from B&O
A guest eyeing on the new BeoVision
Refreshments from The Food Brigade
Win a BeoVision Horizon 40″
Ok, now about the ultimate humblebragger competition. It’s kinda simple and you don’t need to post anything related to B&O or its products. So here goes.
So, all you have to do for a chance to win, is to share your best humblebrag on their Bang & Olufsen Facebook.
1. Find your best humblebrag.
2. Take a screenshot if it’s a post.
3. Post the picture in the comments below.
4. The entry with the most likes will win!
The postings are only applicable if you post them on Bang & Olufsen’s Facebook. Refer to the image below and just comment with your image and your humble brag.
You can also watch this youtube video below to get some idea of humble brag.
Humblebragging – This is how you do it
Click image to enter Bang & Olufsen’s Brunei Facebook Page
This could be yours (or mine) *big grin*
Easy monthly payment – Spread the cost with our flexible payment scheme. For every purchase from our store, you have an option to make one time payment or regular recurring payment by ‘Direct Debit’ in 3/6/12 months*
No interest or fees – your purchase order will be split accordingly to the monthly payment of your choice, no extra fees, no interest or confusing fine print!
*For BIBD customers only.
Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer (centre) with representatives from Epson Malaysia posing with the business models of Epson printers last year
Epson has been very popular here in Brunei Darussalam’s market. Epson printers are known for its great print speeds and effortless high-volume printing. Last year, Epson collaborated with Concepts Computer to launch a series business inkjet printers. The other Epson printers have been a hit among students and teachers because of its economical usage.
Though Brunei is a small market, it is still an important market in the region and it’s no surprise that Epson printers have reached 15 million units and still counting. Do check out the L-Series Epson printers and they have a comprehensive range too. For more information, do contact Concepts Computer at 223 3551/2/3.
Vincent Pao and Alice Chan with associates of Concepts Computer holding a popular plush toy of ZHUAN Ji which means “Turn for the Better”
To celebrate Chinese New Year for the upcoming Year of the Rooster, Concepts Computer will be giving away a plush toy of ZHUAN JI for every purchase of $388 and above on a single receipt. ZHUAN JI is a cartoon baby chicken that is one of the first fictional character to make waves in social media for the South East Asian Chinese community for the coming Chinese new year.
The cute and cuddly ZHUAN JI is currently making waves on social media with the hashtag, “#ZhuanJi2017”, where the Chinese characters for ZHUAN JI’s name personifies the need to make a “Turn for the Better” in 2017; be it for better health, better wealth or anything that is beneficial for the incoming Chinese new year. When asked regarding the current Bruneian market in general, and specifically the future of the IT Retail industry in Brunei Darussalam, Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, said, “It is in my opinion that we are currently in a slow turn for the better in terms of business, which is why I am looking forward to the year of the Rooster as it will signify a faster and better change.” He continued, “And as always, the IT Retail business in Brunei Darussalam gets more and more challenging every year, especially with savvy consumers using the internet and other sources to keep up-to-date regarding IT technological advances, which is why retailers need to focus more on providing better services for customers.”
When asked regarding how Concepts Computer as a whole would welcome customers in the Year of the Rooster, “When it comes to Concepts Computer, I always lead with a simple statement, ‘We must always do a good job’ so we will make a ‘Turn for the Better’ in 2017 when it comes to our customers.”
Also present during the launch event, Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive at Concepts Computer added, “We never miss an opportunity to better serve specific sectors of our customers, and this time around we are celebrating together with the Bruneian Chinese community by welcoming the year of the Rooster with ZHUAN JI who is currently a social media phenomenon with the hashtag ‘#ZhuanJi2017’.”
The ZHUAN JI plush toy will be available in limited quantity and will be given away FREE, while stocks lasts, for all Concepts customers who have purchased $388 and above on a single receipt. For more information, please call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553, or visit your nearest Concepts Computer retail outlet. Images courtesy of Concepts Computer.
Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer holding a popular plush toy from China
Unboxing the stocks of ZHUAN JI
Concepts Computer prepping for the Year of the Rooster
All set and done
So now with the bonus period here, what are you waiting for? Perhaps investing in a LED TV like the Panasonic models. There are a few recommended models that you might be interested in. The Panasonic LED TV Viera TH-32C400s (32” inch) and the Panasonic LED TV Viera TH-40C400s (40” inch) are the ones I’m gonna highlight.
It’s fully featured with Dynamic Pictures with a Wide Viewing Angle – IPS LED. With the Vivid Digital Pro feature, it gives natural skin tones and colours with bright, sharp images.
As for the picture quality, both models are Full HD TV with adaptive backlight dimming. There is also a dot noise reduction and V-Audio.
As for the features, it has a media player as this is a standard feature on a smart TV. It has two HDMI ports and one USD port. It also supports 28 video formats and it has smart energy saving and green technology.
Both models the Panasonic LED TV Viera TH-32C400s (32” inch) and the Panasonic LED TV Viera TH-40C400s (40” inch) are definitely good value for money and if I want to upgrade my TV for my blu-ray viewing, I would invest on these models. This is also ideal for gaming purposes when you play with your PS4 or XBOX consoles.
The Panasonic LED TV Viera TH-40C400s (40” inch)
The Panasonic LED TV Viera TH-40C400s (40” inch)
Unboxing the Panasonic TVs at AEC Panasonic
Now the other model that I want to boast about is the Panasonic TH-49DS630S model. This is probably the best among the lot in my opinion. It features IPS LED Super Bright Plus, making the pictures look crisper and more dynamic with a Wide Viewing Angle.
The DS630S gives you stunning Full HD pictures packed with clarity and vivid colours thanks to Hexa Chroma Drive while its Smart features make it easy to find and share content. Now what is a Hexa Chroma Drive? It gives a natural colour with 6-colour reproduction and it gives the richness on the screen and hence give you a new level of viewing pleasure.
It has three HDMI ports and two USB ports. It also supports 28 video formats and it has smart energy saving and green technology.
These models are now available at selected stores in Brunei Darussalam. You can follow updates on their Facebook Page.
The Panasonic TH-49DS630S model
Check out the specs
The Panasonic TH-49DS630S model is pretty affordable at only BND 1,049
Firdaus bin Abdul Samad, Channel Sales Manager of Schneider Electric (Brunei) and Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer with the latest product from APC
Concepts Computer, being a distributor of quality, innovation and industry leading power protection and management products, APC (American Power Conversion) since January 2016 has been providing power protection solutions at great, affordable prices with a great backbone of customer service. APC which is a subsidiary of Schneider Electric is working diligently to improve the manageability and protection of the power systems that affects users in their daily lives, be it at home for their home electronics, or even at work for business-critical systems. Schneider Electric has an office in Brunei located in Beribi.
Made as user-friendly as possible, APC has provided three different models for use by consumers; the APC PM5 surge protector, which is the basic model and has protection for up to 918 joules and has five power outlets; the other two models are the APC PM5U and the APC PM6U, with either five or six power outlets according to model and with two USB charging ports for mobile devices. Now I must say these features are very useful for our everyday usage. Even at home, I have multiple sockets here and there just my room alone. Yes, my room is power hungry too.
All three power surge protectors will provide a master power button for all power outlets, a surge protection LED which shows that the power surge protector is capable of protecting all the connected equipment, a Ground OK LED indicator to show that the power source outlet is properly grounded, 180-degree rotating cord management, and wall mount holes for easy installation onto walls. Let’s not forget that the APC PM5U and PM6U have USB ports to charge and also protect your smartphones, tablets and even charging your own power banks.
They ranged at $28, $48 and $58
They have many stocks so don’t worry
My recommendation will be the PM6U-UK
All the three models from APC will also provide Catastrophic Event Protection where the surge protection circuitry will act instantly to protect all connected devices or equipment against wiring faults, power surges, voltage fluctuations and even lightning strikes. So there is many to love about these products brought in by Concepts Computer.
Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, speaking to the media, said, “Concepts Computer has been in the fore-front of providing cutting edge solutions for businesses and personal use, and providing a larger range of APC products is another step in the right direction to bring better and greater IT solutions for Bruneian IT consumers.”
He continued, “Also, besides the other Global brands we carry, like Acer, Epson, Logitech; APC Power Management solutions are a needed addition to the range of products we can bring into the Bruneian market. It is a reliable and well-known brand that originated from the US”.
Did you know that Brunei has the privilege to be the first in SEA market to release these models? Coolio. You can check out the three models at Concepts Computer and I’m sure it will be a big hit among consumer end. I also do a review of the APC PM6U-UK on my blog soon. Stay tune.
A strong quote by Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Group – “With you, we can do it better” – during the launch of Bilster Technologies
The cutting ribbon ceremony with the management of Concepts Group and Bilster Technologies
In times of economic downturn, it doesn’t give us the excuse not to grow or not to find alternative measures. I’ve seen some posting self pity and whining messages and hoping for a miracle during bad economic times. This is not the case for Mr. Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer. During his welcoming remarks of the launch of Bilster Technologies, he shared that we have to be extra creative and strategic in our business direction in times of economic downturn in Brunei Darussalam.
“Tough times are for us to get tougher and not use the current climate as a negative block but rather an energising spring board for fresh direction. Bilster Technologies is a testament to the progress we want to see in Concepts Group as well as in the IT industry. With the addition of Bilster Technologies to the Concepts Group, it is directly in line with the government’s focus on the development of local SMES.
Yes, for your information, the two year old company Bilster Technologies is now under the direction of Concepts Group and this is a good strategy for Concepts Group as now they are offer more products than the usual ones you see at Concepts Computer. You will notice other brands such as Dell, HP, Canon and others being sold at Bilster Technologies.
The launch took place yesterday at Bilster Technologies at Citis Square. It was attended by the management’s families and friends, members of Wushu community, IFB, Fuzhou Shiyyi Association, business partners and members of the media.
Now Bilster Technologies have different range of holiday hampers for consumers. There is also offer on Dell products such as desktops, laptops and other products. You can follow them on Bilster Technologies Facebook Page.
Vincent Pao and family with his close friends during the launch