The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Monday, 19 August 2019

#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact #Camera #vLogging

Hi Friends, 

Only sometimes in your life, you come across gadgets which will take your breath away with their innovative products or the technology to touch your heart. I have seen in my lifetime a lot many products which have made me fallen in love with them. It's a different matter that those love me back or not! Sony is always one company which always touches your heart and my association with Sony goes a long back as I bought my first pair of earphones with my first savings ever for Rs 250 which is equal to R50 and it was the biggest purchase for me. From that time I have been able to buy and collect stuff from Sony Handycam to iPod dock, from ebook-reader to noise-canceling headphones I had it all and so much that Sony Electronics - India Country Manager wanted to come to visit my place to see the collection. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
Taken using the @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera 
Coming back to the topic of this review is this awesome, little yet powerful camera to carry easily for vLoggers like me in the making and other enthusiasts alike -  
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
  • CON - 4k Video shooting capability with the limitation of 5 minutes at a single stretch. It's a really big feature on a small camera of this size. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
  • PRO - The screen can be twisted and turned towards the front which the shooter or vLogger takes the videos. This makes it easy to watch yourself as you shoot and talk to the camera. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
  • PRO - The amazing picture captured quality with 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor fitted with ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-200mm zoom lens. The photos are very clear and focussed in auto mode as I didn't have much time to experiment with any other modes. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
  • PRO - Amazing video quality in such a compact size camera which can be easily carried in your pockets. You can shoot anywhere anytime using this compact camera. This is one is the best feature that can enable you to shoot and share your videos immediately on your social media channels if you are an influencer or YouTuber
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
Taken using the @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera 
  • Neutral - Price of the product is equivalent to mid-level DSLR camera so it's not for everyone and works in a niche market segment. The only thing is that this camera is a little bit expensive and you need to have a defined purpose for the same. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
Taken using the @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera 
  • CON - There is no water and dust resistant in the camera so you have to take special care of the gadget. You need to be careful of where you are shooting. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
Taken using the @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera 
  • Neutral - You need a special card to capture 4k videos and that's an additional investment from your end after buying an expensive niche camera. If you have that card already, then you shall make the best use of the same. I didn't have that card and it was only a review unit for 2 weeks it didn't make any sense for me to invest in the same. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
Taken using the @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera 
  • CON - Battery life is not in favor of the camera. You definitely need to invest in another spare battery. But the best part is that's the camera can be charged with any smartphone battery pack you must be already carrying in your backpack or car or bag. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera
  • PRO - Life is always different and innovative with Sony and it will continue to be so as this camera. Once you have this camera in your life, you will be able to do everything under the blue and starry skies. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @SonyElectronics RX100 VI Premium Compact Camera #vLogging
I have fallen in love with this camera and really wanted to drop my DSLR and buy the Alpha range of Sony camera but the price is way too much for my budget. I will continue to use whatever I have now and may be in future, I might be invested in the new versions of the Sony mirrorless cameras. 
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#TheLifesWayReviews @Xiaomi Mi Band 2 #SmartBand @TheGearbest #HealthyLiving

Hi Friends, 

As mentioned in my earlier post about the Xiaomi products, they are not only innovative but also value for money. It goes for all the products, I have seen or used till date. The product which people fell in love with was the first Mi Band which gave a possibility to measure your steps at the cheapest price linked to your smartphone via an app and then when the second Mi Band 2 came with Heart Rate monitoring, it was an instant hit. I remember not getting it on Amazon.in when I tried to order for the same. It was always out of stock and same is the case with the new version of the device called Mi Band 3.
#TheLifesWayReviews @Xiaomi Mi Band 2 #SmartBand @TheGearbest
GearBest was able to send me the Mi Band 2 fast enough but the custom took some time to clear in South Africa but finally the band reached me within a week and I started using the same immediately. It's definitely one of the online stores which can give competition to the likes of Alibaba, Amazon, takealot.com, Flipkart and many others around the world. The device packaging consists of a silicone band, a charger base and the main unit itself. The main unit can be easily clipped into the silicon band after charged from the charging base. The charging base is USB and can be inserted into your laptop or any of the smartphone chargers.
#TheLifesWayReviews @Xiaomi Mi Band 2 #SmartBand @TheGearbest
The main features of the Smartband are Bluetooth 4.0 which help to connect to the smartphone apps immediately and pushes the data collected to the app. The OLED 0.46 inch touch screen displays time, distance, calories, and heart rate with a single gentle touch on the circular button.
#TheLifesWayReviews @Xiaomi Mi Band 2 #SmartBand @TheGearbest
Heart Rate monitoring now is far more advanced with accurate measurements which can be tracked to check the kind of exercises routine you can follow. Also, the Mi Band 2 measures your sleep and also gives you the notification if you have been sitting on your desk for long without any movement. It helps you to relax your body and also complete your daily goal of 7000 steps.
#TheLifesWayReviews @Xiaomi Mi Band 2 #SmartBand @TheGearbest
The overall weight of the device is less than 20 grams and you won't even fell the Smartband to be on your wrists. The device is powered with Li-Polymer battery capacity of 70mAh which will last you for at least 5 days and with notifications switched ON it will be around 3 days. The company claims a standby time of 20 days. The device can be charged fully in around 3 hours.
#TheLifesWayReviews @Xiaomi Mi Band 2 #SmartBand @TheGearbest
The biggest problem I faced with Silicon bands in Fitbit is that they start itching on my hand wrist after a while. This was not the case with this one but over time, you might face some itching. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @Xiaomi Mi Band 2 #SmartBand @TheGearbest
Buy the device from here. Currently, my 10 years old daughter is really enjoying this smart band and soon I am sure she will want to have a colored screen smartwatch and by that time Xiaomi will definitely bring something new to the market! Till that time...

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Sunday, 18 August 2019

#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Mini Earbuds #Bluetooth @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek

Hi Friends, 

I love earphones and I attract them in my life more than anything else. If I participate in any contest the prize will be earphones or headphones and if I get a goodies bag there it will be some kind of earphones and headphones. If I go to some event or expo, there also I will get a lot of cheap earphones at the various stalls. My life it seems is revolving around all kinds of earphones - cheaps ones to the expensive ones for review. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Mini Earbuds #Bluetooth @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek
I received these Body Glove Mini Bluetooth Earbuds from Gammatek as a replacement for my Airstream earphones which was not working perfectly. And man these ones are on my ears since the day it arrived. I wear it all the time, in office, during my practice walks for 25kms and in the actual 25km walk. These are really some great earphones in a small package when I first saw them, I didn't think them to become so close to my heart. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Mini Earbuds #Bluetooth @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek
Let's see these earphones in a detailed review on my blog and all the photos are taken using the Canon 77D Camera on my desk at home. The first thing to observe is the small charging case which can also keep the earphones inside while you travel or to carry with you and to recharge in case the battery dies on them after use. The charging case has built-in 300mAh Li-Polymer battery which can easily charge the 48mAh earbuds max 3 times fully in around 1 and half hour. The charging case is charged using the MicroUSB cable and a red light shows the same. There are also holes at the top of the charging case to show that earbuds are also getting charged. Once earbuds are fully charged, the light on the top turns itself off.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Mini Earbuds #Bluetooth @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek
These Body Glove earbuds are Bluetooth v4.2 enabled with HSP, HFP, A2DP and AVRCP profiles supported. The operating range for these earbuds is only 10 meters as compared to others where it's marked at 30 meters. But I think it's kept small to keep the earbuds close to your devices. The music playback time which I could get on these earbuds is around 2 hours 30 minutes on a full charge. My 15km walk generally takes me around 3 hours to complete and in one charge I can easily come back on this BodyGlove Earbuds. You can accept the calls also on this device and on my earbuds, I can only listen on the right side earbuds and nothing comes on the left side. I am not sure if this is the defective piece or these are built that way. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Mini Earbuds #Bluetooth @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek
Using Body Glove Mini Bluetooth Earbuds is easy as it will turn automatically ON when taken out from the charging case and also turns themselves OFF when inserted back into the charging case and closing the lid. The earbuds are equipped with Multi-function buttons (MFB) and you can do several operations using the same. Switch them ON and OFF by pressing them for 2 seconds. The right and left earbuds always play a voice prompt to tell that they are ready to be connected to your smartphones or whatever Bluetooth enabled gadget you are using. You can use these earbuds to answer or reject a call, increase volume up and down, skipping to previous and next songs, pausing and playing the music along with resetting all pairing records to start afresh. These earbuds are only 4.6 grams each and total weight will be 41 grams.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Mini Earbuds #Bluetooth @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek
In the last let's come down to the audio performance as that's the main thing these earbuds are built for. The earbuds are powered using 6mm drivers with impedence of 16 Ohms and sensitivity of 90+-3dB. The driver frequency range will be 20-20kHz as generally mentioned for all these earbuds and headphones. The earbuds have a balanced sound and really gives a solid impact on your ears. It's not bass boosted but has a little bit of the same in the right amount. It's like a surround sound effect using both the earbuds positioned rightly into your ears. In this small package, the audio effects on these earbuds are amazingly great. I totally fell in love with these and these are my carryable earbuds in my pockets all the time. Thanks to Body Glove and Gammatek for sending the same. 
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Mini Earbuds #Bluetooth @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek
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Exploring Mega Construx™ Crystal Creatures™ Series 1 @MegaConstrux @Mattel #CrystalCreaturesSA

Hi Friends, 

Mattel South Africa has launched the first series of Crystal Creatures, a range of buildable creatures with slime and sparkle surprise. 
Unfolding Mega Construx™ Crystal Creatures™ Series 1 @MegaConstrux @Mattel #CrystalCreaturesSA
Open 1 of the 5 shimmering crystals to reveal a glitter slime surprise, then gather all the pieces to build your very own creation! Which new friend will you discover? There are 5 fantastical, dazzling and enchanted creatures to collect and 3 colors of slime to find. 
Unfolding Mega Construx™ Crystal Creatures™ Series 1 @MegaConstrux @Mattel #CrystalCreaturesSA
You can mix the pieces and try different stylish combinations to create your own unique and mesmerizing creature. With Frostwhite™, Aquagem™, Nightsky™, Rubywing™, and Rosestone™ to set free, hours of fun await. 
Unfolding Mega Construx™ Crystal Creatures™ Series 1 @MegaConstrux @Mattel #CrystalCreaturesSA
Display your creature inside or on top of the egg or use the display rod to create mystical poses. 

When you’re done with the slime, you can put it back into the egg as you open and assemble the next Crystal Creature. Collect them all! 
Unfolding Mega Construx™ Crystal Creatures™ Series 1 @MegaConstrux @Mattel #CrystalCreaturesSA
Crystal Creatures are ideal for ages 5 and up. For more information about Crystal Creatures, please click here: https://play.megaconstrux.com/en-us/worlds/crystal-creatures
Unfolding Mega Construx™ Crystal Creatures™ Series 1 @MegaConstrux @Mattel #CrystalCreaturesSA
About Mattel 
Mattel is a global learning, development and play company that inspires the next generation of kids to shape a brighter tomorrow. Through our portfolio of iconic consumer brands, including American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, and Thomas & Friends™, we create systems of play, content and experiences that help kids unlock their full potential. Mattel also creates inspiring and innovative products in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies as well as other partners. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit www.mattel.com for more information.

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Friday, 16 August 2019

#ROGInvitational Launches #SA Richest Short Form CS:GO Tournament @Asus_ZA @rAgeExpo #BeUnstoppable #JOINTHEREPUBLIC

Hi Friends, 

Today ASUS South Africa, the company behind the Republic of Gamers, the world’s leading gaming hardware brand announced the inaugural ROG Invitation which will place as South Africa’s richest short-form Counter-Strike tournament. With a prize pool of R150,000, the one-month tournament will host its finals live at rAge Expo on the 27th to 29th of September at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. 

Four of South Africa’s elite CS:GO teams, BIG 5 ESPORTS, ENERGY ESPORTS, GOLIATH GAMING and SINISTER5 CS:GO will compete for the glory, the honor and the cash against the top four ranked challengers from the qualification rounds. 

Registration for the online qualifiers opens today through www.mettlestate.com, a leading esports league and tournament operator on the African continent. The round-robin group stage will advance the leaders of each group to the LAN finals in late September where the final eight will compete in a double-elimination bracket at rAge Expo. 
#ROGINVITATIONAL Launches South Africa’s Richest Short Form CS:GO Tournament @rAgeExpo #BEUNSTOPPABLE #JOINTHEREPUBLIC
The need for Esports Investment 
“ROG has invested in esports since 2006, and was the first hardware manufacturer to see the importance of being a part of the community through the creation of an inclusive ecosystem and investment in gamers and their community,” says Azin Alikhani, MEA Regional Marketing Head. 

The last decade has seen a spark of change in this inclusive ecosystem from casual gaming as a community to the development of a serious sub-culture of professionalism in esports that is driving a new a generation of sporting professionals. 

“The similarities in the skills required to be a competitive gamer aren’t dissimilar to conventional professional sports. Aside from great aim and strategy, a championship esports team requires a stone-cold winning mentality, serious consistency, a lot of commitment and flawless co-ordination and communication, says Juan Mouton, Asus, and Republic of Gamers South Africa Marketing Manager

Juan goes on to state, “As the world’s leading gaming hardware brand, we see it as our responsibility within South Africa to assist where we can to strengthen the credibility of esports through showcasing not only the exceptional talent and skill that exists in our country but to deliver an experience that really underlines the entertainment value of the sport. That’s the purpose of the inaugural ROG invitational and we expect the showcase to grow exponentially as we continue with this mission.” 

The rAge Experience 
The ROG invitational will host the finals in a live three-day showdown at the Tickepro Dome during the rAge Expo - South Africa’s largest gathering of gaming enthusiasts. With more than 35,000 attendees and 17 years in existence, rAge has become synonymous with the most awesome weekend of gaming on the local events calendar. This annual gaming event promises a mind-blowing weekend filled with immersive fun for family and friends.


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Healthy Happy #Microwave Meals for Winter @SamsungSA #Cooking

Hi Friends, 

Some call it winter and others call it the season of comfort food. There are a few combinations that work well together and of course the guilt that goes with it. However, this winter you can effortlessly satisfy your craving for tasty dishes but choose a healthier twist. And because you’d rather spend time under a blanket on the couch or under a duvet you can harness the power of the microwave to whip up healthy, delicious meals in no time.

“The microwave is an incredible example of human-centered technology and it makes everyone’s life a little tranquil. The Samsung Hotblast™ for example, has revolutionary functions, which are tailor-made to help you do what you can’t, “says Tracy Gordon, Head of Product Marketing – Home Appliances at Samsung South Africa.

Here are a few examples of wholesome, healthy food made to be enjoyed in no time:

Microwave Butternut Squash Risotto | Serves 4
This easy risotto is a good source of vitamin C, counts as one of your 5-a-day and it’s ready in under 30 minutes.
Ingredients
250g risotto rice
700ml hot vegetable stock
1 medium butternut squash
Big handful grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)
Extra handful sage leaves, roughly chopped

Method
Tip the rice into a large bowl, then add 500ml of the hot vegetable stock. Cover with cling film and microwave on High for 5 mins. Meanwhile, peel and cut the squash into medium chunks. Stir the rice, then add the squash and the rest of the stock. Re-cover with cling film, then microwave for another 15 mins, stirring halfway, until almost all the stock is absorbed and the rice and squash are tender. Leave the risotto to sit for 2 mins, then stir in the parmesan and sage. Serve topped with more grated cheese.
Healthy Happy Microwave Meals for Winter @SamsungSA
Easy Sweet & Sour Chicken | Serves 4
This easy sweet and sour chicken will be a hit with everyone and whipped up in half an hour.
Ingredients
9 tbsp tomato ketchup
3 tbsp malt vinegar
4 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 skinless and boneless chicken breast, cut into chunks
1 small onion, roughly chopped
2 red peppers, seeded and cut into chunks
227g 8oz can pineapple pieces in juice, drained
100g sugar snap peas, roughly sliced
Handful salted, roasted cashew nuts (optional)

Method
In a large microwaveable dish, mix the ketchup, vinegar, sugar, and garlic thoroughly with the chicken, onion, and peppers. Microwave, uncovered, on High for 8-10 minutes until the chicken is starting to cook and the sauce is sizzling. Stir in the pineapple pieces and sugar snap peas and return to the microwave for another 3-5 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked. Leave to stand for a few minutes, then stir in the cashews, if you’re using it and serve.

Microwave Banana Pudding | Serves 4-6
This dessert is tasty, filled with the goodness of bananas and only takes 20 minutes to make.
Ingredients
100g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
2 ripe bananas
100g light muscovado sugar
100g self-rising flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
Icing sugar, toffee sauce, and ice cream, to serve

Method
Put the butter in a 1-liter baking dish and microwave on High for 30 secs-1 min until melted. Add 1½ bananas, mash into the melted butter, then add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, eggs, and milk. Mix together well. Slice the remaining banana over the top, then return to the microwave and cook on High for 8 mins until cooked through and risen. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar, if you like, with a drizzle of toffee sauce and a scoop of ice cream.

There you have it. A few good reasons to embrace winter and your microwave and if you’re looking for a microwave that does the job even better than you expect to trust the Samsung Hotblast™. It’s simple to cook entire meals deliciously and in no time. The HotBlast™ has multiple air holes blowing out powerful hot air, which reduces cooking time. The SLIM FRY™ technology ensures that your food is perfectly crisp on the outside and delicious and juicy on the inside. Additionally, this versatile microwave has a wider grill, making it easier to brown food fast and evenly. The turntable is wider, measuring 345mm, making it easier to prepare bigger portions of food. And with its ECO Mode power, it significantly reduces energy consumption with its low standby power. The HotBlast™ is a must-have for every kitchen. Its intelligent features and stylish design makes it indispensable, no matter which way you use it or what season.

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Don't 'Wish You Were There' - Go ''Get There'' @GetawayShow #GautengGetawayshow2019 4-6 Oct19


Hi Friends,

Wishing for an adventure but not sure where to start? Get to the Gauteng Getaway Show brought to you by Bosch Car Service. Taking place at the Ticketpro Dome from 4 to 6 October, the Getaway Show is your go-to place for all the inspiration and special offers you need to take your travel dreams to the next level. 
Don't 'Wish You Were There' - Go ''Get There'' @GetawayShow #GautengGetawayshow2019 @Ticketprodome
Showcasing hundreds of exhibitors, including travel destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4x4 products and accessories, motor homes, caravans and trailers, camping equipment and adventure operators, the Getaway Show is your one-stop-shop for adventure travel and is supported by Dunlop and Getaway Travel. With live music, a kids and toddler play area, market, adventure area, beer tent and more, it’s also a fun day out for the whole family. Don’t miss out on the chance to win 
Don't 'Wish You Were There' - Go ''Get There'' @GetawayShow #GautengGetawayshow2019 @Ticketprodome
Tickets are on sale now from Quicket (https://qkt.io/getaway-2019) at R80 for adults, R40 for scholars and pensioners, and free entry for kids 12 and under. By simply purchasing your ticket, you automatically stand a chance to win a week in Mauritius for two people, valued at R40 000. 
Don't 'Wish You Were There' - Go ''Get There'' @GetawayShow #GautengGetawayshow2019 @Ticketprodome
Go to getaway.co.za for more info, follow the Getaway Show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @getawayshow.
Don't 'Wish You Were There' - Go ''Get There'' @GetawayShow #GautengGetawayshow2019 @Ticketprodome
About the Getaway Show: 
The Getaway Show is Africa’s premier travel and outdoor show. Owned by Ramsay Media, it is one of South Africa’s longest-running travel expos, with a loyal following of exhibitors and visitors. The show takes place annually over three days in Cape Town and Johannesburg, attracting outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers and those in search of travel inspiration. 
Don't 'Wish You Were There' - Go ''Get There'' @GetawayShow #GautengGetawayshow2019 @Ticketprodome
The expo showcases hundreds of exhibitors including travel destinations, accommodation, outdoor gear, 4×4 products and accessories, motor homes, caravans and trailers, camping equipment and adventure operators, and provides a fun day out for the family, with live music, a kids and toddler play area, market, adventure area, beer tent and more.
Don't 'Wish You Were There' - Go ''Get There'' @GetawayShow #GautengGetawayshow2019 @Ticketprodome
There is going to be a chance to win tickets to the show on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook channels every Thursday or Friday. Just go follow and win tickets to the show! 

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@PeppaPigliveSA Added Extra Shows in #Joburg and #CapeTown #PeppaPigLiveSA

Hi Friends, 

With just weeks to go, excitement is mounting and fans around the country are counting the sleep until they see Peppa Pig and George Pig together with all their special friends including favorites Suzy Sheep, Danny Dog, and Pedro Pony embark on their fantastical adventure in the stage show “Peppa Pig’s Big Day Out” presented by Ackermans in association with Smile 904 FM, East Coast Radio and Hot 91.9FM.

Owing to the popularity of Peppa Pig and the overwhelming public demand for tickets, an extra Cape Town show has been added on Sunday, 8 Sept at Artscape commencing at 1 pm and for Gauteng fans, an additional show at Emperor’s Palace on Sun 22 Sept at 1 pm. 

“Peppa Pig’s Big Day Out” opens in Cape Town next month at the Artscape Opera House and runs from 6 to 8 Sept 2019. The show then visits Durban at The Globe at Suncoast from 13 to 15 Sept 2019 before heading to Emperors Palace in Johannesburg from 20 – 29 Sept 2019. Tickets including special family packages are on sale at Computicket. 
@PeppaPigliveSA Added Extra Shows in #Joburg and #CapeTown #PeppaPigLiveSA
In this exciting return adventure – Polly Parrot and Mr. Dinosaur have vanished – leading Peppa, George, Mummy & Daddy Pig to embark on an incredible journey to find the missing duo. As always – Peppa’s friends are on hand to help in the hunt.

Peppa Pig Live in South Africa will have fans laughing, cheering and dancing – just like Peppa! This fully immersive musical production, featuring all your favorite songs along with incredible life-sized puppets and beautifully costumed characters, brings Peppa Pig to life like never before.

Look out for those muddy puddles, it’s time to see Peppa, George, and friends live on stage for the first time ever! For more information about the show, visit www.peppapiglive.co.za or stay in touch via social media. Make it a big day out, don’t miss Peppa Pig LIVE! #PeppaPigLiveSA

Book now at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000 or visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket / Shoprite Checkers branch. #PeppaPigLiveSA

TOUR INFORMATION 2019
CAPE TOWN Artscape Opera House 6 – 8 Sept 2019
DURBAN The Globe at Suncoast 13 – 15 Sept 2019
JOHANNESBURG Emperors Palace 20 – 29 Sept 2019

SHOWTIMES
CPT Fri 6 Sept 6 pm
Sat 7 Sept 10 am 1 pm
Sun 8 Sept 10 am 1 pm
DBN Fri 13 Sept 6 pm
Sat 14 Sept 10 am 1 pm
Sun 15 Sept 10 am
JHB Fri 20 Sept 6 pm
Sat 21 Sept 10 am 1 pm
Sun 22 Sept 10 am 1 pm 
Mon 23 Sept 6 pm
Tues 24 Sept 10 am 1 pm
Fri 27 Sept 6 pm
Sat 28 Sept 10 am 1 pm 
Sun 29 Sept 10 am

SHOW DURATION 
80 Minutes including a 20-minute intermission

TICKET PRICES PER PERSON
CAT A R399; CAT B R349; CAT C R299; CAT D R199; CAT E R149; CAT F R99
Each person, irrespective of age (including babes in arms) must have a show ticket

FAMILY DISCOUNT PACKAGES
Special savings of R30 per ticket on all family packages of 4 or more tickets for CAT A – D on selected shows

BOOKINGS
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com
or visit your nearest Computicket / Shoprite Checkers outlet.

ONLINE #PeppaPigLiveSA
@PeppaPigliveSA Added Extra Shows in #Joburg and #CapeTown #PeppaPigLiveSA
PEPPA PIG BY THE NUMBERS:
  • 1 million – number of people in the UK, USA, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand who have seen one of Peppa Pig's previous live stage shows
  • 180 – number of countries in which the hit TV series is broadcast
  • 40 – number of languages the TV series has been translated into
  • 35 – number of weekly broadcasts on E-TV & DSTV in South Africa
  • 8 million – total UK DVD sales
  • 75 million – Peppa’s Fun Day Out view count on YouTube
  • 1 – Number One preschool property across all categories
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Capture Life’s Memorable Moments in Cinematic Quality with Foldable #OsmoMobile3 @DJIGlobal

Hi Friends, 

DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, announced the latest addition to the renowned Osmo series, the Osmo Mobile 3, a portable, foldable mobile phone stabilizer. Building on a long tradition of creating class-leading gimbals for both aerial and ground purposes, Osmo Mobile 3 is the culmination of DJI’s technology packaged into a thoughtful design.
Capture Life’s Memorable Moments in Cinematic Quality with Foldable #OsmoMobile3 @DJIGlobal
The most travel-friendly Osmo Mobile to date, Osmo Mobile 3 is the ideal lightweight companion for all of life’s adventures. Users can capture ultra-steady video footage and unique content using intelligent features programmed into the latest version of the DJI Mimo app. An intuitive design meets functionality with Osmo Mobile 3, featuring simplified operation and adjustments.
Capture Life’s Memorable Moments in Cinematic Quality with Foldable #OsmoMobile3 @DJIGlobal
“When we began designing Osmo Mobile 3, we went back to the drawing board with the goal of creating a portable yet an intuitive product that uses the latest DJI technology,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager. “We are excited to introduce DJI’s first gimbal with a folding design and hope it inspires our customers to imagine new ways of recording content with their mobile phones.”
Capture Life’s Memorable Moments in Cinematic Quality with Foldable #OsmoMobile3 @DJIGlobal
The Everyday Stabilizer
Always be prepared to capture high-quality photos and videos with Osmo Mobile 3 thanks to its folding design, which makes it highly portable. Easily grab and pack the new Osmo Mobile 3 away without the worry of taking up space. This ultra-compact mobile phone stabilizer reimagines the Osmo Mobile concept with a completely new design as well as locking mechanisms to ensure effortless transportation when on the go. With the ability to quickly unfold and mount a mobile phone, plus 15 hours of battery, users are sure to never miss life’s most memorable moments.
Capture Life’s Memorable Moments in Cinematic Quality with Foldable #OsmoMobile3 @DJIGlobal
Form Follows Function
Osmo Mobile 3 is not only foldable; the new design makes operation extremely efficient, featuring vital controls manageable with just one hand. Thanks to convenient buttons on the handle, users can control the gimbal’s movement and access useful features with ease. Quick Roll rotates the orientation from portrait to landscape by pressing the Mode (M) button twice without the need to remove the mobile device. The redesigned form no longer obstructs the charging and audio ports, allowing for easy connection to charge the device or use external mics. A trigger helps maneuver the gimbal by locking orientation, rotating the gimbal for selfies, and even re-centering when tracking a subject. By using ActiveTrack, users can tap the trigger once, and Osmo Mobile 3 will begin tracking while keeping the subject centered within the frame. Zoom in and out with the dedicated zoom slider on the side of the stabilizer without needing to touch the screen of the mobile device, making content capturing less complicated. Additionally, users have the option to customize zoom speed based on personal preference.
Capture Life’s Memorable Moments in Cinematic Quality with Foldable #OsmoMobile3 @DJIGlobal
Create to Impress
Osmo Mobile 3 uses the advanced DJI Mimo app and offers fun and creative pre-programmed modes. Connect to the device with Bluetooth 5.0 and take advantage of these features:
  • Story Mode: Bring creative editing to your video with a host of pre-set music, video transitions, and filters. Choose one of 13 fun templates and Mimo will handle the camera movement for you. After shooting, Mimo automatically generates your very own professionally edited short video, ready to be shared.
  • Gesture Control: Easily snap a selfie without pressing any buttons. Once Gesture Control is enabled, show a “peace sign” or put up your palm and Osmo Mobile 3 will begin a photo timer countdown.
  • Sport Mode: Similar to the useful feature from the DJI Ronin series, Sport mode increases the response speed of the device to keep up when shooting fast-moving scenes.
  • ActiveTrack 3.0: DJI's image recognition and deep learning algorithms allow Osmo Mobile 3 to recognize and follow subjects of your choice, perfect for capturing family moments easily with a tap.
  • TimeLapse & MotionLapse: If you’re looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around you, while Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of movement to your Timelapse by setting points for the camera to move to.
  • HyperLapse: Take the appealing visuals from Timelapse and add movement by manually moving Osmo Mobile 3 with you. Additionally, HyperLapse not only supports real-time Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) but also ActiveTrack 3.0.
  • Panorama: Get a wider perspective with panorama mode. Users can choose between 3×3 and 180° panorama modes.
  • Slow Motion: Slow down the world around you with 4X or 8X Slow Motion.
Capture Life’s Memorable Moments in Cinematic Quality with Foldable #OsmoMobile3 @DJIGlobal
Price and Availability
Osmo Mobile 3 is estimated to be available in South Africa by mid-September, the standard version which includes Osmo Mobile 3, wrist strap, a storage pouch, and anti-slip pads will retail starting at ZAR 1,895.00. Also available is the Osmo Mobile 3 Combo, which in addition to the components of the standard version, includes the Osmo Grip Tripod, Osmo Carrying Case, purchase price starting at ZAR 2,255.00.

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@NeedforSpeed Heat Arrives on 08Nov19 Burning All Limits #NFSheat #NeedforSpeedHeat

Hi Friends, 

Ghost Games™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced Need for Speed™ Heat, the ultimate street racer versus cop fantasy. The game deepens and expands everything Need for Speed™ fans love – expressive customization, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative that pulls you into the game. Watch the announce trailer here.

Need for Speed Heat sends fans to Palm City, a brand-new open world where street racers have gathered to make their names known. By day, players compete in the Speedhunters Showdown, a sanctioned competition where they earn Bank to customize and upgrade their garage of high-performance cars. At night, players risk it all to build their Rep in underground races where a rogue police task force roams the streets, ready to take racers down and swipe all their earnings. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where a player can roll deep with their crew, build their garage full of hot cars, and make the city their nonstop playground.

“We’re delivering more options than ever before for players to be unique and make themselves known,” said Riley Cooper, Creative Director at Ghost Games. “Our fans have been clear that they want more cars, more customization, and more challenges, and we’re tuning up on every aspect. From your character’s style to your car’s performance and your driving style, we’re fuelling everyone’s creativity with this new game.” 
@NeedforSpeed Heat Arrives on 08Nov19 Burning All Limits #NFSheat #NeedforSpeedHeat
Fans who pre-order the standard edition will get a K.S Edition styled Mitsubishi Evolution X. Pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition adds three K.S Edition styled cars (BMW i8 Coupe, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport), access to exclusive deluxe edition character clothing, and increased earnings of in-game currencies Bank and Rep. Anyone who pre-orders Need for Speed Heat in-game from Need for Speed Payback on any format will also get a 10% discount as a Loyalty Reward.

Need for Speed Heat launches 8 November 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4, and PC. Jump into the game first on 5 November 2019 with EA Access and Origin™ Access Basic to enjoy up to 10 hours of playtime as part of the Play First Trial, or sign-up for Origin Access Premier to get full access on PC.

To join the conversation, players can like Need for Speed page on Facebook, or follow the Need for Speed channels on Twitter®, Instagram and YouTube. Players can also sign up to the franchise’s email list to get the latest news, updates, behind-the-scenes content, exclusive offers, and more (including other EA news, products, events, and promotions).

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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Black Sands Entertainment on the @ComicConAfrica and #KidsCon 2019 Lineup @TheBlackSands

Hi Friends, 

Having been part of the exhibitor list at Keystone Comic-Con and New York Comic Con 2018, Reed Exhibitions Africa is proud to announce the addition of the award-winning African American company Black Sands Entertainment to the Comic Con Africa and KidsCon lineup for 21-24 September 2019 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. 

Black Sands Entertainment, established in 2016 by co-publisher and CFO Geiszel and creator Manuel Godoy, offers a collection of Pan-African books aimed at presenting more racial diversity. Their books and comics aim to empower youth with rich African legends, to normalize black excellence, and increase inclusion and attentiveness in schools around the world. 

The company not only sold over 15,000 books nationwide in their first year, but Geiszel had major success with her children's books Mori's Family Adventures. She won an award for "Best Book Awards Finalist" from americanbookfest.com
Black Sands Entertainment on the @ComicConAfrica and #KidsCon 2019 Lineup @TheBlackSands
The Black Sands comic series tells a story about the greatest African legends in a shonen jump style that teens love. At Comic Con Africa this year, they will not only be present in the Artist Alley and stimulate audiences through their involvement on panel discussions, but they’ll also be hosting a screening. 

Audiences are in for a treat as the company has received awards such a Hollywood Just4Shortz film festival selection, and Bleeding Cool nominated the comic series Black Sands (Kids 2 Kings) as the 4th best indie comic of 2017. 

Reed Pop has commented that “In an industry that has struggled with diversity, it is so refreshing to see Black Sands creating work that is adding racial diversity while also providing some much-needed diverse storytelling to children of all ages. The combination of quality artwork and great characters is something that can be difficult to find among self-published comics which also makes Black Sands a valuable addition to our small press areas. We’re confident that Manuel and Geiszel will do well at our show and we look forward to working with them as they grow and continue to add a much-needed element to the pop-culture industry as a whole.” 

Experience all Black Sands Entertainment has to offer at Comic Con Africa and KidsCon 2019 as one ticket gets you access to both! Tickets for Comic Con Africa are available from computicket.com.

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World Famous #Cosplayer @Leon_Chiro to Head to SA for @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica2019

Hi Friends, 

Reed Exhibitions Africa and Reed POP today announced that world-famous cosplayer Leon Chiro has been added to the list of guests that fans can expect to see at Comic-Con Africa 2019, to be held from 21 - 24 September 2019, at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. 
World Famous #Cosplayer @Leon_Chiro to Head to SA for @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica2019
Chiro is a professional cosplayer, model and influencer from Italy. He is currently working for Riot Games as the official cos-model for the champion Rakan from League of Legends. He also is known as one of the most iconic figures in the Assassin's Creed community, and since 2016 he has officially been recognized as the face of Assassin's Creed for Italy. In the past, he has collaborated with large videogame companies such as Ubisoft, Bandai Namco, and Square Enix. He has won many national cosplay competitions and a career highlight was when he was made the European Cosplay Gathering (ECG) Italian representative in the European finals at the Japan Expo 2016. 
World Famous #Cosplayer @Leon_Chiro to Head to SA for @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica2019
When he is not in costume, the former Italian national champion athlete is playing video games or modeling. All of Chiro’s cosplay outfits are made by himself by hand, except for some complicated parts of the costume that are sewn. He specializes in armor, weapons, accessories, and make-up. 
World Famous #Cosplayer @Leon_Chiro to Head to SA for @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica2019
“I can’t wait to meet fans and fellow cosplayers in South Africa. I try to spread the ‘fomento’ attitude wherever I travel in the world – a way of being and living that is full of energy and dynamism. I am so looking forward to sharing it at Comic-Con Africa 2019!” says Chiro. 
World Famous #Cosplayer @Leon_Chiro to Head to SA for @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica2019
Cosplay is a combination of the words ‘costume’ and ‘play’. Fans of videogames, movies, and comics create intricate costumes of their favorite characters and dress in them at events such as Comic-Con Africa. It gives fans a chance to express their passion for their chosen fictional characters and express their creative energy, artistic and acting skills. Cosplayers use all of these to get into the mindset of their characters. 
World Famous #Cosplayer @Leon_Chiro to Head to SA for @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica2019
Over the last few years, Cosplay has grown at a substantial rate in South Africa and throughout Africa, allowing South Africa to start to compete at an international standard. This live-action art form is a ton of fun and we encourage people of all ages, ethnicity, shapes, and sizes to join us. 
World Famous #Cosplayer @Leon_Chiro to Head to SA for @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica2019
Chiro will be joining international cosplay model, LeeAnna Vamp, as another international guest judge of the Comic-Con Africa Championship of Cosplay. Contestants will be judged on 21 and 22 September and the winner will be crowned on the main stage on Tuesday 24 September 2019. Chiro will attend Comic-Con Africa on all four days and will be available to meet fans in the Cosplay Central Zone. Viacom, through their platforms of MTV Base, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central, will be front and center reporting on all the exciting developments of Comic-Con Africa. Fans of Leon Chiro can purchase tickets to Comic-Con Africa on Computicket. 
World Famous #Cosplayer @Leon_Chiro to Head to SA for @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica2019
For more information about Comic Con Africa 2019, please visit: https://www.comicconafrica.co.za/en.html
World Famous #Cosplayer @Leon_Chiro to Head to SA for @ComicConAfrica #ComicConAfrica2019
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