Jumbo Electronics, the leading OmniChannel retailer in the region, is promoting smart and automated home ecosystems for customers across the UAE through its dedicated Smart Home solutions delivered by the well trained and certified Jumbo Unwired Crew. The company has brought in a curated range of innovative smart products from around the world. This includes brands like Sony, Sonos and Bose for smart audio; Amazon for Ring doorbells and cameras; Nuki and Yale for smart locks; Arlo for security cameras; Dyson and iRobot for vacuum cleaners; Vocolinc and Lifx for smart lighting, TP-Link, and Dlink for networking devices; Amazon and Google for smart hubs and speakers; HP Tango for smart printers; Fibaro for hubs and sensors; and smart devices from the Xiaomi ecosystem.
Through these products, customers can control their homes via voice commands using smart hubs such as Amazon Echo with Alexa or Google Home. These smart hubs allow users to control and dim lights, lock doors, adjust the indoor temperature, make phone calls, play music or control the TV – all via voice commands remotely. The new offerings include four lines of offerings:
- Smart Home Connectivity for upgraded high bandwidth environment
- Smart Home Security for securing the perimeter as well as hands-free secure entry
- Smart Home Entertainment for the customers looking for better sound, connectivity for Netflix/Prime and other SVOD media platforms
- Smart Home Automation for home PC, Printing and other productivity-related products.
This is an end-to-end service from Jumbo Unwired that starts with an assessment and understanding of the requirement on site for the customer, includes the product as well as installation services ensuring a connected home and a smooth environment with unified controls for users. Customers who have bought smart devices from elsewhere can also take advantage of the Jumbo Unwired services team, who will be happy to install the equipment for them.
Pankaj Kumar, Head of Jumbo OmniChannel Retail, said: “With 5G around the corner a lot of IOT and wirelessly connected devices are becoming very popular and we recognized that customers need professional help to assess their smart home requirements and provide a customised solution for them. Most of these products require expert installation to ensure that devices connect seamlessly to each other and users are able to access all the features of a product.
Hence the need for expert advice at home and hassle-free setup services to configure this network of smart devices. With this in mind, Jumbo now provides customers access to an integrated service to address their complete smart home needs through a range of products and a team of experts, backed by one of the UAE’s most trusted brands.
“As one of the first movers in smart home services in the UAE, Jumbo Unwired brings tremendous benefits and synergies to consumers. This is an exciting new venture that would be valuable to those who avail our services through this professional team that provides comprehensive solutions including products, installation, integration, and after-sales support services,” Kumar added.
The launch of Jumbo Unwired is in line with the Vision 2021 and Dubai Smart Vision 2021 to prepare Dubai for the future and transform it into a model Smart City. The company aims to be an integral part of this movement and has transformed more than 2,000 households across the UAE into smart homes within one year.
Jumbo has seen a growing interest in the region in smart home technology, including security and IP cameras; home automation and health; entertainment and connectivity products including smart thermostats, air purifiers, and smart home hubs. Industry reports from International Data Corporation (IDC) also show that the Middle East and Africa region is expected to grow by an annual rate of 22 percent by 2022.
Jumbo Unwired has a team of 20 qualified engineers and programmers delivering these solutions to customers. The team is composed of experienced and trained tech professionals and technicians whose main focus is to analyse and understand customer’s needs. To ensure a smooth experience, Jumbo Unwired provides remote diagnosis and at-home services, including a free evaluation for Smart Home devices, followed by purchase advice and expert installation services to ensure that customers get the best out of their Smart Home. Jumbo is currently the only retailer in the region that offers a one-year guarantee on these services.
Lamborghini Announces the New Urus S
Automobili Lamborghini has announced the Urus S: the successor to the original Urus that established a new Super SUV niche in the luxury segment. The Urus S delivers increased power combined with luxurious versatility and presence to confirm its status as the ultimate lifestyle Lamborghini Super SUV, alongside the new Urus Performante for those seeking maximum sports performance.
“The Urus has proven its appeal for those seeking the decisive combination of the sportiest SUV and a Lamborghini to drive every day: the Urus S sits perfectly alongside the new Urus Performante, for those choosing the purest sublimation of performance, luxury, and versatility,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman, and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini. “The Urus’ commercial success, with more than 20,000 vehicles produced, is testament to its credentials as the first and enduring Super SUV: the Urus S elevates that reputation.”
The twin-turbo V8 engine with increased power to 666 CV matches that of the Urus S’ Performante stablemate, delivering an improved weight-to-power ratio of 3.3 kg/CV. Acceleration is improved, with the Urus S propelling from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 12.5 seconds. With a top speed of 305 km/h, the Urus S brakes from 100 km/h back to zero in just 33.7m. Its twin-turbo engine delivers 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,300 rpm up to a maximum 6,000 rpm. A retuned exhaust system reminds us that the Super SUV is a true Lamborghini, with a more distinct sound at start-up and a sharper note in each drive mode.
The Urus’ chassis with adaptive air suspension ensures super sports driving enjoyment but smooth handling on road surfaces, with immediately-available torque response and body balancing according to the particular requirements of its off-road drive selectors. With the same powertrain calibration as the Urus Performante, the Urus S delivers optimum responsiveness and performance when required, alongside luxurious everyday driving pleasure from the Urus’ finely-tuned chassis settings.
The Urus S introduces specific and sophisticated design enhancements advocating its sporty but luxurious lifestyle persona, distinguishing the Super SUV’s presence in every environment. The interior of the Urus S is presented with a fully-revised color and trim offer. Both the new Bi-color Sportivo and a new Bi-color Sophisticated option feature the new Urus Performante stitching pattern.
The Bi-color Sportivo delivers a more discreet and stylish use of the complementary color; the Sophisticated black leather trim comes with new contrast color options in conjunction with refined new Blu Leandro and Verde Aura alongside tan, cream, and brown. Providing optimum opportunities for owners to specify their Urus S according to their lifestyle, the new color and trim options underline the high-performance credentials of the Urus S while delivering understated and timeless luxury.
Acer Launches the EMEA Predator League 2022 eSports Tournament for Rocket League Fans
Acer has announced the EMEA Predator League 2022, bringing its commitment to grassroots eSports to the next level: a new game, more countries, bigger prize pool. From September to November, teams from the EMEA region, regardless of their skill level, can compete in the high-powered arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem game “Rocket League” in the popular 3 vs 3 modes.
In addition to action-packed eSports fun and fantastic prizes, the 2022 edition will also offer exclusive promotions from 15 local retail partners, as well as community giveaways, raffles, and much more. “We are very excited to announce the second season of the EMEA Predator League after its initial season in 2020,” said Hajo Blingen, Vice President Marketing, Acer Europe, Middle East & Africa. “With our World Leading Gaming Portfolio, it is important to always reinvent ourselves. The EMEA Predator League 2022 ties in with our commitment to make eSports accessible for everyone competing in Rocket League. At the same time, fans can look forward to special offers and promotions from our involved retail partners.”
Eligible for the National Qualifier are teams from the following countries and regions:
- Europe: Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, United Kingdom (UK)
- Middle East: Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia (KSA)
- Africa: South Africa
Two out of three players need to be residents of the respective country. The matches on the virtual pitch are played 3 vs 3. In the first stage, teams compete in the National Qualifiers. There are two qualifier rounds per country. The two best teams from each round qualify for the National Finals. The winner of the finals will participate in the EMEA International Final competing against the champions from other countries. The National Finals in the Middle East will be on 12th November and will be broadcasted live on TWITCH with the grand final taking place November 20th on twitch.tv/PredatorGaming
Registration for the Predator League starts on September 26th and runs through October 21st, 2022. All other dates, information, stream, and details can be found at www.predatorleague.gg.
HONOR Pad 8 is Now Available in the UAE
HONOR has announced the official availability of the all-new HONOR Pad 8 in the UAE market following record-breaking preorders. The all-new HONOR Pad 8 delivers unrivalled entertainment experience in a sleek and compact design. Boasting an impressive 12-inch 2K HONOR FullView display, 8 Speakers with DTS: X ULTRA, and Multi-Screen Collaboration, the HONOR Pad 8 pushes industry benchmarks to help users stay entertained to the maximum.
“HONOR innovates and provides state-of-the-art products based on an in-depth understanding of local customer needs and consumer behavior, ensuring that each market receives the best-fit model,” said Zac Li, GCC Country Manager of HONOR Device Co, Ltd “We’re thrilled that HONOR Pad 8 has been getting lots of attention in the last few days and the preorder sales hit a new record in the UAE market. We will continue to bring more exciting products to the UAE market to ensure users benefit from industry-leading devices that deliver a premium experience.”
HONOR products are positioned differently to suit different customers. HONOR Pad 8 is designed to deliver a truly immersive entertainment experience with a big display, alongside powerful speakers, perfect for those who need to fulfill their entertainment needs. Additionally, the HONOR Pad 8 comes with the latest HONOR Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12, offering a range of enhanced, customized features to provide a smart experience to users like Multi-Screen Collaboration, HONOR Share, APP Extender and Multi-Window Viewing.
Inspired by the sky at dawn, the HONOR Pad 8 is available now in classic Blue Hour in UAE markets via HONOR Online Store and Sharaf DG at an affordable price of AED 1199 with free gifts worth AED 248 including HONOR Flip Cover and HONOR CHOICE X2.
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