Bing Lee Buyer’s picks: Samsung fridges and washers

The world-renowned electronics brand has an incredible range of washers and dryers, but which models take the cake? Here are our Bing Lee Buyer’s top picks from Samsung.

When it comes to home appliances, picking what’s right for you and your household can be overwhelming. Front loader or top loader washing machine? Top mount or French door fridge? Not to mention the varying features and capacities of different models.

To make your choice easier, we’ve turned to the advice of our Bing Lee Buyers. We’ve asked them to list their top three picks from the variety of Samsung washers and Samsung fridges available in-store and online. Here they are (in no particular order!).

Fridges

583L French Door Refrigerator with Water Dispenser (SRF583DLS)

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Features: Twin Cooling™, built-in water dispenser (non-plumbed), large 583L capacity, interior LED lighting, French doors.

Good for: Large families, people who like to host, everyday cooks, remodelled kitchens.

525L Top Mount Freezer (SR518WTC)

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Features: Twin Cooling Plus™, Convertible freezer, hidden display control panel, interior LED lighting, contemporary design.

Good for: Minimalists, everyday cooks, families who need flexible storage.

525L Top Mount Freezer (SR520BLSTC)

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Features: Convertible freezer, Twin Cooling Plus™, hidden display control panel, interior LED lighting, Gallon Guard shelving, reversible doors.

Good for: Families, people who like to host, everyday cooks, various kitchen spaces.

 

Washers

13KG Activ DualWash™ (WA13M8700GW)

Features: XL 13 KG Capacity, Activ DualWash™ System, Magic Filters, Mid Control Touch Panel, Built-in Heater, Soft Close Lid and Sink, Mist Shower Rinse Aid, Smart Check Troubleshooting, Gentle Swirl Drum, Vibration Reduction Technology.

Good for: Large families, busy parents, households with young children and babies.

 

16KG + 2.5Kg FlexWash™ Washer (WV16M9945KV)

Features: Multiple Loads – All-in-One, XXL Capacity: 16 KG Front + 2.5KG Top Loader, Add items during wash with Add Door, BubbleWash, 15 Minute Quick Wash, Auto Load Sensor, Smart Wi-Fi Control, Smart Check Troubleshooting. Gentle Diamond Drum, Vibration Reduction Technology.

Good for: Large families, busy parents, hosts, athletes, bedding, pet owners, tech-heads, versatile washing needs, people with allergies/sensitivities, soft toys, households with young children and babies.

7.5KG Front Loader (WW75J5210IW)

Features: BubbleWash™ and BubbleSoak, 15 Min Quick Wash, Auto Load Sensor, Smart Check Simple Troubleshooting, Gentle Diamond Drum.

Good for: Couples, everyday washing, quick loads, pre-treatments.

Getting the best of both worlds with Samsung’s FlexWash washing machine

If you’re on the fence about whether you prefer a top loader or front loader, you don’t have to decide. Samsung’s FlexWash Washer has both so that you can take care of the laundry all at once!

Samsung’s FlexWash™ is an all-in-one washing machine that has both a 16kg front loader as well as a 2.5kg top loader – that’s a total of a whopping 18.5kg capacity!

Why have both kinds of loaders? It’s simple really. The FlexWash gives you the flexibility (as the name suggests) to handle all kinds of laundry needs simultaneously, from small to large loads, delicates to everyday items.

The FlexWash is so flexible in fact that it also has Samsung’s innovative AddDoor. It’s exactly what it sounds like – an access door on the front loader so that you can prop in any forgotten items or dropped socks. The AddDoor allows you to add more fabric softener too, without draining the drum from water or detergent.

Because FlexWash is essentially two washing machines in one, you’ll get through your laundry faster and with fewer loads. Not only does its vast capacity save time, but so can each of the cycles. The programmes come in a variety to cater for the types of clothes you’re washing.

 

You can find FlexWash’s user manual here with all the details on every programme, but we’ve selected a few of our favourites from both the top and front loaders so you can know that make this washing machine a standout among the rest.

TOP LOADER: Programmes and cycles

This upper washer is intended for relatively small loads that you want cleaned quickly. Think of the last-minute uniform wash, the use of everyday gym gear or more frequent washes of delicates.

The programmes are simple to use with the options of Normal, Rinse + Spin and (for the more specific types of clothing) Active Wear and Delicates.

If you have particular materials to care for, you can always select warm or cold temperature, or you can choose Extra Rinse to rid laundry additives more thoroughly.

The Self Clean option is to keep the tub itself clean from dirt and bacteria. No need for detergents or bleach, just make sure the tub is empty, and when it’s done, you’ll be ready to wash more loads!

LOWER WASHER: Programmes and cycles

Using Super Speed, the FlexWash can power through a load in just 30mins without sacrificing cleaning performance. If you want an even faster cycle, Quick Wash will wash up to 2kg of laundry in a mere 15mins!

If your concern is more a pile of clothes that need a thorough clean, you’ll be impressed with the BubbleWash and BubbleSoak treatments available in the front loader.

BubbleSoak™ is a pre-wash treatment which intensively soaks clothes in the bubbles before the wash starts. This process helps loosen stains or dirt that usually stick onto fabrics, even during the cycle.

Similarly, BubbleWash™ is designed to help clean heavily-soiled clothing by generating foam through an innovative method of pre-mixing detergent with air and water from the beginning of the cycle. The residue is then able to come off a lot more easily.

Alternatively, you can use the power of steam on your load instead of a pre-treatment. With the Steam option, the washer senses the weight of the load within the drum and controls the amount of steam needed accordingly. Clever, right?

Steam is a great way to sanitise, particularly whites, sheets and other bedding.

Smart Control

What is arguably one of the most incredible features of the FlexWash Washer is what Samsung calls Smart Control. Smart Control lets you use your home network and Samsung Smart Home app to have control over the washer remotely – using your smartphone!

It works for both the top and front loaders. You can start, pause and track the remaining time left on your cycle, and you’ll get alerted when it’s finished! You can even schedule cycles from your smartphone.

When you select Smart Control, the indicator blinks and the front door locks. The machine then enters ‘waiting mode’ and waits for your command! You can find out more about how it works on the Samsung Smart Home page.

Other innovative features

Smart Control isn’t the only technologically advanced feature that FlexWash has to offer. It also has Smart Check – an error-monitoring system that also is compatible with the Samsung App.

Smart Check helps detect and diagnose certain problems (should they occur) and provides you with stress-free, quick and easy troubleshooting. How’s that for peace of mind?

We want to mention here that you won’t face any fuss for a long time. The digital inverter motor comes with an 11-year parts warranty!

This motor that we speak of works ingeniously without brushes, which in turn helps to minimise the number of separate moving parts. Less friction results in lower vibration, so you’re left with a machine that’s as quiet as it is intelligent!

This is enforced by VRT Plus™ (Vibration Reduction Technology), which allows even heavy loads to stay balanced within the tub and remain discreet in sound at high speeds.

Safety and efficiency

Little hands can go wandering around the house, especially when household appliances have eye-catching buttons. Conveniently, FlexWash comes with Child Lock.

There are Child Lock options on each of the loads which prevent children from accidentally starting or setting the washer. When selected, it locks all buttons except for POWER.

In addition to safety, Samsung has ensured the FlexWash’s efficiency. Rest assured that the lower washer meets the strict standards for Energy Star® certification, making it eco-friendly and energy-efficient.

With the FlexWasher being good for the environment, your long-term savings and your clothes, what’s left is to head to your local Bing Lee store to check it out for yourself!

5 pieces of entertainment that are better on a QLED TV

Is your TV providing you with less-than-premium quality? Here’s how Samsung’s QLED TV will drastically transform the way you enjoy these five forms of entertainment.

If you don’t know a whole lot about Samsung’s QLED TVs, you’ll want to read this post on why they’re picture perfect. QLED uses Quantum Dot technology and LED panelling to produce outstanding quality in the colour, clarity and detail of the picture on the screen.

 

We know that you’ll love QLED no matter what – whether you’re binge-watching shows on Netflix, playing the latest HDR video games or streaming from your favourite YouTube subscriptions.

Any content on a QLED is gratifying in its own right, but we’ve narrowed down our five favourite things to watch on Samsung’s best TV yet.

Try them out for yourself and let us know in the comments below what entertainment you love on your QLED!

Horror films

Most TVs don’t provide a cinema-like quality and disappoint people who look forward to a much-anticipated scary movie. Why? Because horror films are generally dark (literally speaking) and their frames can be hard to distinguish.

Because of the deliberate lack of lighting used by directors to create suspense, the details of the scene often get lost and fade into blackness. But that doesn’t mean your TV screen can’t show clear-cut lines or deliver impressive contrast.

With QLED, nothing gets faded into the background.  In fact, you’ll be able to easily decipher between the different shades of black in the scene. Just take a look at the cat in the example below.

The precise colour control of Quantum Dot technology makes it easy for your eyes to catch that shadow in the corner or the masked man approaching…

Cartoons

On the flip side of why you’d want to watch horror films on a QLED, you’ll also want to switch to a QLED to watch cartoons for its incredible display of bright colours.

QLED delivers 100% colour volume. As Samsung explains, “It is how bright each colour can be shown, while maintaining the same rich hue it has at lower brightness (luminance) levels.”

Rather than colours appearing dull or washed out, as on standard conventional TVs, QLED doesn’t shift colours to appear inaccurately. It means that colours reach their richness individually and evenly so that you’re left with overall dazzling colour.

It’s this technology that will give you a much more vibrant and pleasant viewing of anime, animated films or cartoon TV shows. You see animations in the same quality that they were created. To think you haven’t seen the real colours of the balloons in Up!

Wildlife documentaries

Aside from the extreme brightness you can enjoy while watching cartoons, the 100% colour volume re-creates accurate real-world palettes too.

What does this mean? Well, when directors capture beautiful scenes, you get to see it as they saw it. Tone for tone and shade for shade.

That’s why watching wildlife documentaries are even more extraordinary on a QLED. It portrays such a precise picture that you’ll feel like you’re face to face with the world’s most fascinating creatures.

Many nature-themed documentaries these days are filmed up-close and personal. With a QLED, you’ll see such magnificent detail – every slight wrinkle on an elephant, every vibrant feather on an exotic bird and all the magical movements and neon colours under the sea.

Sports

QLED has an extremely thin bezel to eliminate the look of a framed TV. It also has one clear cable that runs almost invisibly from the TV, so whether you’re hanging the TV or putting it on a stand, the screen appears boundless.

What does this have to do with sports? Well, the TV’s seamless design gives a virtually endless picture, so you don’t feel boxed in. Watching the big game? You’ll feel like you’re at the stadium!

No longer will you have to fight for the best seat on game day either. Whether it’s the middle of the couch or the bar stool on the bench, you’ll still get a good view thanks to QLED’s expanded viewing angles.

The TV appears just as bright and accurate from any seat, so you’ll love hosting at your place!

Gaming

The user experience on a QLED is unlike anything gamers have seen before. The latest High Dynamic Range content – especially games – is designed for ultimate enjoyment. But not all TVs can deliver HDR content as intended.

QLED has superb realism so that you can genuinely feel immersed when you play. Whether it’s racing, sci-fi or adventure-packed HDR games, you can bring any world to life.

The TV has an ultra-fast motion rate and delivers silky smooth movement so that you can be in control and hit even the most precise target. You can also expect action in real time thanks to QLED’s exceptionally low input lag.

Check out how cool it really is with the short snippet below.

5 reasons to update your kitchen with a Samsung French Door Fridge

Looking for an excuse to update your kitchen? Don’t wait around any longer – Get up to $400 CASHBACK on selected Samsung fridges*! Here are five top reasons (among many!) why you’ll love switching to a Samsung French door fridge.

A fridge is one of the most used appliances by everyone in the home – no matter who you are and despite whether or not you cook! Mums, dads, kids and even cheeky pets make their way to the fridge multiple times every single day.

Organising snacks, meats, veggies and dairy products can get a bit messy when several hands are moving around the contents of your fridge. Food spoils quickly when not stored properly or when they are placed beside other foods that require different optimum temperature and conditions.

Considering how much we rely on our fridges, it’s essential to opt for one that is practical, durable and innovative in performance. Thanks to Samsung, there’s an easy way to preserve your groceries with their collection of stunning French door fridges.

There are so many great reasons why an upgrade to a Samsung French door fridge will make your cooking endeavours a dream, but we’re going to break down five of our favourites for you.

Psst… you can get more bang for your buck right now with up to $400 CASHBACK on selected Samsung fridges. Get in quick though; the offer ends 22/11/17.

Double/four doors

This one is quite obvious, but the sheer design of Samsung’s French doors means that you can open up the fridge completely to have everything within your sight. The doors have so much storage capacity, so – whether you’re after your sauces, marinades, drinks or milk – you can pop whatever you need straight out from either your left or right.

More upright storage on the doors prevents spills from bottles and jars on your shelves, resulting in a more hygienic, mess-free interior.

Access is a breeze too with easy-open functions and a gentle pull. Drawers and doors latch securely shut when not in use, so inside stays cooler and no energy is going to waste!

Twin/Triple Cooling technology

What you can’t see in the fridge is arguably one of the most important features – the cooling technology. Samsung’s innovative cooling utilises separate systems in the refrigerator and freezer.

The idea is to optimise the control of temperature independently in each compartment, so food stays fresher for longer.

Individual fans ensure near-commercial grade humidity too so that your perishable foods are kept in peak condition. Plus, it prevents odours mixing between fresh and frozen foods!

LED lighting

Lighting is a feature that is commonly overlooked in a refrigerator, but Samsung doesn’t skimp out on the finer details. That’s why their French door fridges are designed with LED lights.

LED lighting is cooler and more energy efficient than incandescent light so every corner of your fridge will be illuminated effectively and resourcefully.

No longer will the stick of butter be left unseen at the back of the shelf!

Water and ice dispenser

Stay hydrated with access to cold water and ice at your fingertips! At the touch of a screen (or a button, depending on your model), you can control the fridge settings to dispense cold water, ice cubes and crushed ice.

The innovative Ice Master produces ice quickly and leaves more space for taller groceries – win-win!

There’s also easy access to the water filter and a uniquely-tall face on the dispenser so that you can fill up tall glasses or even pitchers for the whole family.

Adjustability

Not every item you buy from the grocery store is the same width or height, needless to say! Shuffling around huge shelves in and out of the fridge can be a major inconvenience and incredibly time-consuming.

With Samsung’s French door fridges, simple tri-fold shelves adjust your storage dimensions in a flash. So whether you’re entertaining and need space for a jug, or have a platter to keep cold before guests arrive, your fridge will take away the stress.

Storage has never been more flexible!

 

There are so many more features to be enjoyed with a Samsung French door fridge (like its luxurious stainless steel looks and recessed handles!). Simply shop online or head in-store to a Bing Lee near you for further information and some expert advice. Get inspired and get cooking!

Why Samsung QLED TVs are picture perfect

With Quantum Dot technology, Samsung has revolutionised the way we watch TV. Here’s why.

If you love watching movies, binge-watching Netflix or simply surfing the internet from the comfort of your couch, you’ll know that the screen you watch will determine how good of an experience you have.

If you’re not particularly a television connoisseur but want simply a great TV, we’re here to break down why you’ll want that great TV to be a Samsung QLED.

What goes on behind the screen

QLED bids its name to the technology behind it – Quantum Dot technology and LED panelling. As you can guess, the highly advanced tech refers to dots – tiny dots that are between 2-10 nanometers in diameter. That’s equivalent to a number of atoms!

Now, when the LED light hits each of these microscopic dots within the screen, they individually light up to produce pure shades of almost every colour visible in the world around us – billions of them.

In addition to this, Quantum Dots also achieve 100% colour volume. The result? Extremely bright and intensely dark colours visible on the screen.

The sheer size of the Quantum Dots that work individually allow for precise detail and, in turn, incredible contrast.

Sceptical about seeing contrast during the day? Precision Black technology automatically adjusts the brightness of the scene you’re watching so that you don’t have to wait till the sun goes down to get that cinema-quality feel! Watch the short clip below to see how it all works.

 

Entertainment at your fingertips

The High Dynamic Range (HDR) screen of QLED lets you get the most of the latest 4K movies on Blu-ray™ and Netflix. HDR portrays all of the extreme frames so that you don’t have a screen that hides details in dark shadows or whitewashed brightness – meaning you see exactly what the director intended.

All HDR content, including the latest games, is made for incredible user experience – and QLED technology is intended for just that.

Hassle-free control

No longer does your coffee table need to be scattered with a handful of remote controls when the Q One remote can replace them all! With its slim, compact design, you can navigate your way around all the programs and TV features hassle-free.

The all-in-one remote even caters for access to your gaming consoles, Blu-ray™ Players, Pay TV boxes and more. Accessing your entertainment is made incredibly easy and convenient with the Smart Hub, too. Get to your favourite TV channels, connected devices, and streaming services such as Stan and Netflix all from one place.

You can also use your Android smartphone as a handy remote control. Just download the Smart View App and you’ll have a virtual TV remote in your pocket!

What goes on outside the screen

Modern design is all about minimalism – less is more. And there’s nothing minimalist about messy wiring and tangled cables!

Queue the Clear Cable Connection. With one single discreet cable, visible wiring is reduced, and you can place your entertainment sources wherever it looks best.

You can even paint over the clear cable to blend your interior style in any room! No longer does stylish design have to be compromised by the technology and entertainment you love.

For real luxury and convenience, you can hang your QLED TV on the wall easily. And you don’t need to worry about having a bulky look on your wall thanks to the No Gap Wall-Mount. Your stunning TV will sit snug on your wall in no time.

Not only is the front of the TV exceptional – on and off – but so is the back with its sleek, modern design. The brushed-metal rear is timeless, so whether you’re hanging your QLED on the wall or sitting it atop a stand, it will look extraordinary.

Samsung Network Speakers

 

Growing up in a household full of people is always fun, whether it’s flatmates or family. One thing about living in close quarters is everyone has their own taste – in clothes, cars and of course, music. With Samsung’s new Multiroom speaker setup, you can have one central system where everyone can enjoy their own music, or have the same music streamed to all speakers – the choice is complete your own.

With Samsung's new speakers, you can easily control content from speaker to speaker, room to room.
With Samsung’s new speakers, you can easily control content from speaker to speaker, room to room.

So let’s look at how easy it is to connect these speakers to make your multiroom system work in 3 easy steps. First, you’ll need the Multiroom hub – this is sold separately to the speakers. Connect the Multiroom hub to power, then connect an ethernet cable from the hub to your router. So effectively the hub needs to be placed next to your router. Now, you will be able to connect to each multiroom speaker.

So once you have set up each speaker in each room according to your needs, plug them into a wall socket as they each need power. Thirdly, download the wireless audio multiroom app from either Google play for android smartphones or the itunes app store.

So before we move on to the next bit let’s talk quickly about the speakers. There are two types to choose from. The M5 is a 2 way stereo speaker combining 1 woofer and 2 full range drivers The M7 is a larger more powerful 5 way speaker with 1 woofer, 2 mid range and 2 tweeters. Now you can set these up in a few different ways. Firstly you can have just one in the room which will give you stereo sound from the one speaker. Or, you can have two speakers with decent amount of separation for a much wider stereo and obviously louder audio experience.

Now the other important thing here is that once you have the hub and speakers set up, they will now form part of what is a called a mesh network. This essentially means that all speakers don’t need to be in contact with the router, they just need to be in range of another speaker. Think of it as a daisy chain – as long as one speaker is in range of another, regardless of the router, then it can deliver content. Mesh networks are great for audio because you can stretch it way beyond normal router distances, like the pool or the back of the yard.

So if your device needs the app and to be connected to the same network. you can then choose which speakers to send a music track to. In fact you can send an entire playlist to that speaker. You can then create another playlist and send that to another speaker, or set of speakers if you’ve got the wide stereo set up.

And it isn’t just local tracks – Samsung’s Multiroom is compatible with streaming services like Pandora and Spotify Connect and TuneIn as well. So you can use the music service you currently subscribe to and completely control what plays in what room – keeping everyone happy.

Even if you’re home alone, the room to room feature is also cool, with the music following you as you move around the house. Here’s a great example of that. In the lounge room you may not have set up Multi room speakers, but here’s a tip – if you have a series 7 sound bar, you can stream your favourite music to that, keeping your home entertainment area clutter free by connected to your sound bar as a multiroom speaker. Very cool! It works by identifying it on the app as a speaker, which you then select.

Taking that one step further, selected Samsung Smart TVs can act as a source, pushing out content like concerts or even sports matches so the whole family can listen in to the action no matter where in the house they are!

That’s the Samsung multi-room system – great control over your audio content with the ability to expand as your home and family changes and great connectivity with other Samsung AV equipment!

 

Samsung Smart Washer Highlights

 

If you think that washing machines haven’t changed that much over the years, you’re about to think otherwise. This a high performance 9 kilo front load washing machine from Samsung with some extra features designed to make washing simple.

The door is made with Samsung’s own crystal gloss, with a blue colour for a touch of class and for easy viewing of the wash cycle. First thing you’ll notice is there’s no button to push or lock, just a bit of pressure towards yourself and the door’s open. The door opening is very big, great for putting in all your large linen and winter gowns.

it’s also super quiet. Samsung uses 14 stainless steel ball bearings that spin in the opposite direction to the drum to help counteract any wobbles because of uneven loads. The digital inverter motor runs at a cool temperature, so it’s more durable and Samsung back it up with an 11 year warranty.

At the bottom here of the door opening is the container for the detergent. But here’s the incredible thing – you can load over a litre of liquid detergent and it will be good for 26 washes. You can also pre-fill softener and that will be good for 20 washes.

Using the Auto optimal wash program, 4 different sensors look at the size of the load, the amount of dirt on the clothes and how much water and detergent is needed. Then it works out which cycle to use, what temperature the water should be, how long to wash, how long to rinse and the spin speed and with all of that, how much detergent and softener to dispense.

In addition to the optimal wash, there are 6 specialty cycles, that have been designed for exactly that – harder to wash situations. That includes gardening, cooking, and sports, taking the guess work out of even really messy laundry loads.

This washing machine has a a 5 inch touch screen and you can take full control of the wash in terms of selecting garment type, water temperature, spin speed and type of detergent. That last one is important because not everyone wants to use liquid detergent.The washer actually comes with two powder pebbles to insert powder detergent.

This washing machine is also wi-fi enabled. Using an app available for android and iphones, you can monitor the wash cycle, start or pause it and look at how much time before the wash completes. It will even send an alert to your smartphone when your load is ready to be put on the line.

That’s the Samsung Wi-fi Washer, a washing machine that dispenses its own detergent, can work out what wash to do based on what you throw in and can be controlled from your mobile device. Brilliant!

Samsung Curved TV Highlights

We’re here to talk about the ultimate in Samsung viewing technology – Samsung’s curved, Ultra High Definition LED TV, available now in a 55 and 65 inch screen. This TV sets a standard for immersive viewing.

The subtly curved screen design makes an immediate impact in setting a design statement in your home, with a modern aesthetic that would enhance virtually any living space. The One Connect box provides a separate hub for your inputs so there’s minimal clutter surrounding your TV. This box also helps you keep  pace with developing Samsung Smart TV and Smart Hub features.

But more than that, the images you view on the screen are immersive and panoramic. Samsung’s own technology is designed to help reduce picture distortion, to create a field of view that feels natural to the eye and helps make your TV viewing feel big and cinematic.

UHD, or ultra high definition, delivers amazing, true to life detailed images that you seriously won’t believe your eyes.

It’s not just the detail you’ll be blown away with – the micro dimming feature adjusts brightness across the image to deliver deep darks and bright whites for a clear picture, while precision black lowers the LEDs in the darkest areas even more for exceptional colour and image reproduction.

So let’s check out what this TV delivers aside from just a superb viewing experience. At the core of the viewer experience is the Smart Hub2, making it easy to discover and watch content from one central location.

All you have to do is press the Smart Hub button and you’re presented with the Smart Hub environment. You can either use your hand3 or continue to use the remote control, easily taking you to the selection you’re looking for.

The first panel is On TV4. This shows you the program you’re watching as well as related content that may be broadcast now or shortly after. This applies for all free to air channels. You can then choose to switch to that channel, record it to an external hard drive (sold separately) if it is broadcast later, or just alert you when that program is starting.

Next is the multimedia panel, which shows your photos, videos, music and social feeds. This will display all your personal multimedia content that’s available to watch on your Samsung Smart TV, including recorded TV5, and even cloud storage services like dropbox6.

The multimedia panel also shows the most relevant content pulled from your Facebook, Youtube and Twitter accounts7, allowing you to scan your feeds for content that’s important to you.

You can also make video calls through the Skype app9 as well using the inbuilt pop-up camera.

Lastly, the smart app panel  makes it easy to find and download apps, and recommends apps that could be useful to you.8

Using the smart remote control, you can ask it to help find shows you’re looking for. Whether it’s a genre like cooking or sport, or shows with particular actors, you simply use the Smart Hub remote and speak into it. Over time the TV will learn your viewing habits and help you plan and choose content that’s right for you.

That’s Samsung’s Curved Ultra High Definition LED TV – setting a standard for brilliant, immersive viewing experiences.

Galaxy NotePro and TabPro Tablets Coming From Samsung

The Galaxy range of tablets from Samsung are now well known for their versatility and range, catering for different age groups and professions and entertainment applications. Samsung are clearly not sitting still, as they announced another 4 models that will be launching in the next few months. These include the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch), which comes equipped with an S-Pen, and the TabPRO range (12.2, 10.1, 8.4-inch).

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series are all about premium style and powerful performance in a tablet. Samsung have thought of every type of user case scenario, whether work, play or education. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO models feature a crystal-clear, WQXGA display, which is a 2560 x 1600 resolution. In comparison, Full HD TV’s have a 1920 x 1080 pixel count.

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO 12.2-inch display is actually the first of its kind in the world, and that size screen makes it ideal for both content creation and consumption. With a larger viewing area, the 16:10 screen allows users to enjoy stunning Full HD video play and see even more information when needed. According to people who have had their hands on this unit, they actually feel very light and potable given the screen size.

Samsung has designed a new screen interface called the Content Home, with allows real tailoring of the content on a dashboard that automatically updates with news or social feeds that are set up. Frequently used apps can also be placed on this screen for instant access. The benefit of the larger screen size is that it is much closer to that of a traditional paper magazine size, so reading mags or ebooks are even more comfortable and enjoyable.
At that size, you might thinking  that this size tablet might be able to reaplce your notebook. And you know what? You could be right.

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) come equipped with a variety of productivity tools to help you manage both personal and professional sides of tablet use.
Multi Window enables users to split the screen up into four different windows and an innovative, Virtual Keyboard has enough space to type comfortably, with a subtle vibration on each virtual key press delivering  a more realistic typing experience.

The Samsung S Pen has been a huge point of difference for the Note ranges, and it’s also included in the Galaxy NotePRO.  Features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder deliver a more responsive, productive and overall efficient tablet experience. In addition, a great feature called Pen Window enables users to simply draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or a calculator.

If you’re using the tablet as an extension of your home or work desktop or notebook PC, you can easily access and control that PC directly through the Galaxy NotePRO or TabPRO with the Remote PC app so you can edit and save files remotely.

Just like the current range of Galaxy tablets, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line will come in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi with 4G. You’ll have a choice between the 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO that comes with an included S Pen, plus the 12.2-inch Galaxy TabPRO, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1-inch and 8.4-inch without the S Pen.

Here at Bing Lee, we’re excited to see these appear in our stores. We’ll keep you in the loop as a release date gets closer.

Have a great weekend!

Last Minute Xmas Gift Ideas

There’s less than a week to go, and if you haven’t already picked up all the Xmas gifts you need for all your friends and family, then Bing Lee have some great ideas to get you out of trouble!

Yonanas Silver Value Pack: This frozen dessert maker has taken the world by storm, and makes healthy ice cream-style treats in only minutes. It is super easy to use – simply freeze your peeled, over-ripe bananas for a day, insert the banana in the chute and add other ingredients like nuts, chocolate and other frozen fruits – try different mixes! The Yonanas comes with a recipe book, a freezer tub and 4 popsicle makers.

Tefal Filtra Pro Deep Fryer: The Tefal FR4068 Filtra Pro Deep Fryer is the perfect addition to any kitchen. The large 4L oil capacity can feed a whole family in one go. The patented oil filtering system with easy handling ensures that you get clean oil, and the temperature ready light lets you know when your fryer is ready. Thanks to the durable stainless steel finish, you won’t see any fingerprints on the high quality model, built to last. And the removable stainless steel bowl makes cleaning that much simpler. In fact, the Tefal deep fryer can be 100% dismantled, from bowl to basket to lid and filtering mesh. To see how your food is faring, simply peer through the large viewing window. The adjustable thermostat allows for better control over your dish, so you get your fried foods just the way you want them.

Fitbit Flex Activity and Sleep Wristband: This slim, stylish device tracks steps, distance, and calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals. At night, it even tracks your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you silently in the morning. You can access your personal stats anytime on your computer, tablet, or even from smartphones – with both iPhone and Android apps available. Flex is your perfect companion, and stays with you everywhere – even in the shower.

Revitive Circulation Booster: Great health and an active lifestyle require good circulation. Our body’s cells depend on healthy circulation to deliver oxygenated blood and nutrients to feed them, and to remove deoxygenated blood and waste from our system. If one of your loved ones experiences poor circulation due to age, a sedentary lifestyle, illness or a disability, the symptoms can affect your wellbeing and prevent you from doing the things you love. The Revitive Circulation Booster could make a great Xmas gift for parents and grandparents alike.

Samsung Kids Galaxy Tab3:  Everyone loves tablets – especially the younger generation. The Kids version of the Tab3 has been designed with the younger age group in mind, both physically and in the kind of software and user modes available. The bright orange rubber casing helps keep the Tab3 from being damaged from bumps and drops. There is a whole range of e-books, educational and entertainment apps pre-loaded to help literacy, problem solving and encourage creativity.

That’s just some of the great last minute Xmas ideas available right now, in store or online!