Samsung Wireless 360 Audio Speakers

Samsung, the world’s leader in smartphones and TVs, has now set its sights on becoming a global leader in home audio. The company is investing heavily in its audio research facility and has recently unveiled its latest innovation: the Samsung Wireless Audio 360º speaker range with unique omni-directional sound technology.

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The Samsung Wireless Audio 360º speaker is the first omni-directional speaker on the market. This means it transmits sound in all directions, whereas traditional speakers are uni-directional. Engineers spent over two years researching and developing the speakers at the custom-built Samsung Audio Lab in California. Their focus was on mastering technology that could deliver omni-directional sound without compromising on sound quality.

“The Samsung Wireless Audio 360º is an innovation that is revolutionising the way we listen to music at home. Using the latest Samsung technology, we have created a speaker that fills an entire room with sound for a truly immersive entertainment experience,” says Matthew Thackrah,Deputy Managing Director and Head of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics SA.

Unlike conventional speakers that project sound in a single direction, the Wireless Audio 360º boasts the Samsung Ring Radiator technology, which disperses sound evenly in all directions. The speaker’s numerous other features include an in-built tap-and-swipe user interface, which allows users to connect multiple speakers so the same music can be played across several rooms. With Samsung’s Multiroom app the speaker can be connected to smartphones, tablets and smartwatches over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

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Shape was an important factor in determining the ideal design for producing omni-directional sound. Dozens of concepts were developed and tested, and the engineers agreed the oval shape was most effective for producing 360º sound while reducing sound distortion and noise. The speaker is also aesthetically pleasing and is designed to enhance any home from a visual perspective.

“Samsung has invested significantly into the Wireless Audio 360º range and we believe it will transform the way consumers experience music with its omni-directional sound, portability and remarkable quality. We are bringing a new kind of high quality sound to the market, with a more intuitive user interface and a simple yet premium design. We firmly believe these features will cement Samsung’s position as a world leader in home audio,” concludes Thackrah.

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Models and retail price

 The Wireless Audio 360º is available in four different models. The recommended retail price is R2 500 for the R1 model and the top of the range retails at R5 500 for the R7 model. The R7 can be complemented with a tripod stand or ceiling mount, which is an optional extra available in stores from November. Wattage ranges from 45 to 80 watts and certain models are available in white or black.

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Drake: ”Hotline Bling” Music Video

The 6-god has just dropped his latest official music video to his track ”Hotline Bling”, through a release on Apple Music. The colourful video shows us some of Drakes not-so-famous dance movies throughout the video, which starts off with a string of hot ladies working the call centre.

Since Drake debuted the song on OVO Sound’s Beats 1 radio show in late July, the track has proved to be a smash hit, almost pushing Drake towards his first-ever Number One hit.

It does seem like the beef between the rapper and Meek Mill has died out, and the hype no longer so strong with getting between Nicki Minaj at all. We will just have to wait and see how this one would turn out.

What you think about the video? Leave your thoughts and comments below.

The ”Nike Air Jordan 5 x Supreme” Release

The sneaker heads will be amped to know that the highly anticipated collaboration between ”Nike Air Jordan 5 x Supreme” will be released on the 16 October 2015 at selected stores worldwide.

The three-pair collaboration will feature the partnered Air Jordan 5 in a camouflage, black and white colorway with an underlaid Supreme logo at the lateral side, 3M hits, a special 94 embroidery, custom hang tag and a clear, icy sole.

The sneaker will be released online and will be available for purchase through the online store.

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SA Fashion Week – AW16

SA Fashion Week Autumn / Winter Collections Schedule Announced

From 21- 24 October 2015, 37 designers will showcase their Autumn / Winter collections for 2016 to key media and buyers, with 17 of these designers being introduced to the SA Fashion Week (SAFW) platform for the very first time.

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Autumn / Winter 2016 includes a commanding roll call of top SA Fashion Week designers, including House of Olé, Ephymol, Amanda Laird Cherry, Rubicon, Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung , Colleen Eitzen and Clive Rundle to name but a few, and kicks off with invite-only off-site show by Gert-Johan Coetzee, who’s collection will be sold on Spree directly from the runway. As the official retail sponsor for SAFW, Edgars currently stocks the following South African Designers:

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Black Coffee


Clive Rundle

Colleen Eitzen

Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung


Highlights to look out for in SAFW A/W 2016 include the showcasing of the Sunglass Hut New Talent search finalists as well as the SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear Competition finalists. The winners of these competitions will be announced at each showing respectively. The Sunglass Hut New Talent Search finalists include:

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– pure-moon by Azaria Khoza

– WITH by Dean Charles Hauptfleisch

– iamione – Farah Ione Wallet

– GreerKyle by Greer Kyle Dennison

– Somerset Jane by Melissa Somerset

– Mod-Ish by Wardah Safi

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Day 1 of SA Fashion Week will again start with the official Cruz Vodka Opening Party, a networking session not to be missed – where invited guests will mingle with the who’s who of the South African Fashion industry at a secret location which will be revealed closer to the time. Rimmel will provide international makeup looks for the models. Lufthansa will once again fly international contributors to SAFW A/W ’16.

For a third consecutive season, the final day of SA Fashion Week will be dedicated to Menswear. Autumn / Winter 2015 saw the launch of this dynamic concept, a first of its kind for South Africa. A/W ’16 will again showcase Menswear designers, as well as launch the winner of the SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear Competition into the Creative Fashion Design Industry.

The finalists in the SA Fashion Week Scouting Menswear Competition are:

– Ageo by Arnold Phasha

– Alpha Climax by Cheron Dreyer

– Rip ‘n Sew by Gift Senese

– Rogue Wear by Henni de Kock

– INFLUENCE by Tristan Bain Venn

The Menswear Collections were mostly bespoke and the designers made everything to order, but for the past 4 years SAFW has focused on developing the Menswear Collections and the Menswear Fashion Industry in South Africa as well as other African countries, with brands such as Esnoko from Zambia.

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This year will also see the evolution of the Buyer’s Lounge, into the SAFW Fashion Trade Event, which is in keeping with the SAFW mission n of connecting designers to retailers and buyers. The SAFW Fashion Trade Event will run from 24 – 26 October. First launched in 2010, the SAFW Buyers’ Lounge is a business-to-business opportunity to market the seasonal collections to an extensive database of buyers ranging from the chains to the independent boutiques. It also offers buyers a closer look at the collections, establishing closer ties with the designers.

This season, SAFW has carefully curated 40 top designers exhibiting, selecting only the best of the best, with a whole new section of the Buyers Lounge being dedicated to Menswear. Although the designers can still only supply small quantities, we are confident that there are designers that are ready to sell quality garments to selected menswear outfitters, deliver on time and at the right price points.

Designers showcasing their collections include the following:

The Autumn / Winter 2016 collections will take place from 21-24 October 2015, with the Buyer’s Lounge (SAFW Fashion Trade Event) operating from 24 – 26 October 2015. Tickets are available from Computicket as well as the SA Fashion Week website (, and range from R100 – R175 per person per show. Tickets are limited.

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Riky Rick ft Cassper Nyovest and Anatii – ”Fuseg” Music Video

The hip hop game in Mzansi has undergone so much beef and diss tracks lately, that we needed to get some hits in the bags before the Summer dazes kicks in. Boss Zonke aka Riky Rick has been working on this track a few months now after he has released a snippet of the track and now the track is finally here.

The track dubbed ”Fuseg” (Which in the midst of it all, is not a DISS track) which he features the likes of Cassper Nyovest and Anatii. The track has the feel good, turn up vibes which we have been consistent with tracks from the Boss.

Check out the link to track and download for your pleasure: Fuseg MP3 Download 

But wait there is more, they have also dropped the video to the track which was directed by Kyle Lewis.

Start Up Edge – ”Traction Bus”

Does your business/startup have enough Traction to get you a seat on the TractionBus?

TractionBus is a mobile start-up pitching competition for African businesses/startups. The TractionBus will be visiting 5 hubs in Gauteng to expose entrepreneurs to the startup ecosystem and the different offerings by the different hubs. The hubs will have 5 entrepreneurs allocated to each and only one entrepreneur in each hub gets a seat on the TractionBus. The 5 winners from the 5 hubs will then participate in the finale for potential investment at #THUDfest2015 on the 18 November at 16:00 in front of investors and mentors. The purpose of the TractionBus is to connect, expose and celebrate the startup ecosystem participants as well as exposing entrepreneurs to the different offerings by each ecosystem participant.
StartUp Edge, the competition organisers, have partnered up with 5 hubs to ensure that entrepreneurs from different industries have access to resources, incubation and mentorship provided by these hubs. The five hubs are; The Innovation Hub in Pretoria, Riversands Incubation Hub in Midrand, BizFarm also in Midrand, Alphacode in Sandton and Sophiatown Green incubator.

The winning entrepreneurs will get prizes in excess of R200 000 in terms access to office space, mentorship and support to access markets and funding.


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Participants can enter online by filling out the entry form on the StartUp Edge web site, and the main requirement is that the Business/startup must be less than two years old.
Entries will close on 31 October. 25 finalists will be announced on 4 November, the finalists will have to attend a pre-competition training on 11 November. The competition will happen the following week, 18 November starting at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria and ending off at Sophiatown Green Incubator before heading to the finals at THUDFest. The public is invited to come to the finals at THUDFest to engage with the hubs and investors present on the day.
To learn more about the TractionBus or StartUp Edge please use the contact details below.
Contact Details,
Sibusiso Sagoda
011 050 1398

Cassper Nyovest – ”Dust 2 Dust”

The Mzansi rap game has been showing so much beef lately, that we could have a buffet.

The latest response to the beef between rappers ”Cassper Nyovest’‘ and ”AKA” has just taken off to a whole different level. Cassper Nyovest has responded to the AKA diss track dubbed ”composure” which was released a few weeks ago and after this we could have expected all these shots to be fired.

We would have to wait and see how this one would turn out, it doesnt look good at all. The rap game has seen beef since day one, and it wont be stopping here.

What could we be expecting, stay tuned and find out next time in Dragon Ball-Z

The Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatches

The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom User Experience (UX) and advanced features that enable wearers to enhance, personalise and deliver more to their mobile experience. By simply rotating the bezel of the Gear S2, users can quickly and easily access a series of notifications and applications.

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The Samsung Gear S2 has been launched with two different options – the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 classic – each designed to appeal to distinct consumer taste and preferences. The Gear S2 classic is made for users who prefer a more traditional watch design as it offers an elegant black finish with a matching genuine leather band. The Gear S2 is ideal for enthusiasts who love the minimal and modern design.

“The Samsung Gear S2 reflects Samsung’s most progressive innovation. A perfect fit for any occasion, easily taking the user from day to night, from work to exercising at the gym – and ensuring that one gets more out of every moment in their day by making it smarter, personal and ultimately, more fun,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics SA.Samsung, Smartwatch, Gear 2, Technology, The Bizniz Blog, Design, Art

Purposeful Circular Design for Intuitive User Experience

The Samsung Gear S2 features an elegant circular display, along with premium finishes that reflects the aesthetic of a more familiar, traditional watch. The Gear S2’s unique rotating bezel, along with the Home and Back buttons, ensures customers have more comfortable and precise control with a quicker, more instinctive method to access notifications and applications than ever before.

A mere 11.4 mm thin, the Samsung Gear S2 brings a light and compact design to your wrist. It offers an incredibly vibrant view for a smartwatch due to its 1.2-inch circular screen and its 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi (pixels per inch). The applications on the Gear S2 can be viewed with amazing clarity so that users won’t miss any prompt notifications pop-ups in their busy lives.

The band can be easily changed with one click, as well as the watch’s interface for a more personalised and sophisticated Gear experience depending on the time, place or occasion.

Thanks to the latest Tizen OS and a wearable optimised 1 GHz dual core processor, the Samsung Gear S2 performs tasks easily and efficiently.

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Seamless Usability for Everyday Life

The Samsung Gear S2 is optimised for seamless, everyday use with enhanced wearable technologies. At-a-glance, consumers can stay connected with notifications to check calendars, e-mails, news or send important texts directly from their wrist – and with the Gear S2 offering 3G connectivity and the first e-SIM embedded wearable device with voice capability, users can do all that even when their phone isn’t close by.

New fitness functions on the Samsung Gear S2 encourage consumers to stay healthy and active. The 24-hour activity log allows daily activity progress and patterns to be viewed at a glance to stay on track of fitness goals. In addition, auto activity recognition updates the wearer to stay active.

For the ultimate convenience on-the-go, the Samsung Gear S2 comes with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that can enable consumers to make payments without the need for a wallet. In addition, Samsung is working with a wide selection of partners across different industries to expand wearable usability and streamline consumers’ mobile lives in a variety of ways, including smart car keys, residential room keys and remote controls that help manage a connected home.

All of these connected features are supported by a battery that can last up to 2-3 days, allowing people to stay connected without the hassle of constantly having to recharge. When it needs to be charged, simply place the Samsung Gear S2 on the wireless charging dock right.

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Open Collaboration to Enrich Broader Eco-system

The Samsung Gear S2 reflects Samsung’s commitment to open collaboration with developers to bring increased customisation, applications and control to its devices. Through these partnerships, Samsung is continuing to enrich its wearable ecosystem and provide users with a more optimised and unique smart wearable experience. Samsung is working closely with partners to offer a range of watch faces and bands to give consumers various ways to express their personal mood and style.

“Throughout the journey of bringing new innovations and concepts to the smart wearable market for the past several years, Samsung has bravely pioneered this category with its advanced wearable portfolio,” concludes Fleischer.

The Samsung Gear S2 will be available in a Dark Gray case with a Dark Gray band and Silver case with a White band. The Samsung Gear S2 classic will be available in a Black case with a Black Leather band.*

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Puma – Represent698

”Jack Parrow, Riky Rick, Das Kapital, Push Push, Nonku Phiri, Rolo Rozay, & P.H.fat”

#Represent698 in the latest Trinomic R698 colourways. Released in the 90’s as a runner, this silhouette has been reinterpreted & revived to fit modern sneaker style, but still stay true to their roots.

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Check out the latest collection and colourway: Puma South Africa

The collection will be available at selected stores around Mzansi. Keep following ”The Bizniz Blog” for more information.

Phuza Thursday: ”Harael Salkow” – Sunset Mix

Its that time of the week again and this week we turn it up a notch. In the weekly take of our dose of Phuza Thursday mixes, we feature the legend that is ”Harael Salkow”

If you have been a househead or you just fell in love with house music, you must have by now heard of the ”Sunset Mix”. In my case i have being following the sunset mix series since episode 1 and today we are on episode 84, so i have really come a long way in loving this mix series.

So why not enjoy what he has prepared in this episode, take this mix with a slice of lemon and salt.