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Oppo N1 – a quick look

In today’s crowded and competitive world of smartphones, one can either match their rivals, or be different. Oppo, an electronics company based in Guangzhou, is a rising brand known for niche smartphones. Oppo has recently launched their smartphones in Singapore, with the flagship Oppo N1 in the spotlight. I’m sure those in the techie crowd […]

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eConnect Japan WiFi-to-Go – review

Need internet access for your trip to Japan? I guess a lot of us can’t live without staying connected 24/7 – even though it’s a vacation and you’re supposed to go off the grid. Here’s a short guide and review about the services of a company called eConnect Japan. They offer rental of portable WiFi […]

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Nintendo 3DS XL – review

I actually had a 3DS back in 2011. I admit it – I bought it because it was novel at that time. The 3DS has an auto-stereoscopic (3D without glasses) screen, improved graphics and CPU, a slide pad – things that the previous Nintendo DSi series lacked. There weren’t many games, so I only had […]

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A Journey Through Columbia – Scenes from BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite is a game that I’ve waited for years to play, and spent the least time playing. To be more accurate, I forced myself to rush my first play-through of the game so that I could witness the ending myself without walking into spoilers online. Now before you start flinging Murder of Crows at […]

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LifeProof frē for iPhone 5 – first look

So your new iPhone 5 decided to be adventurous and dived off your pocket. It bounced gracefully off the ground (in slow-motion), and landed face first into a puddle of refreshing rainwater. While you deliberate at the cracked touch screen, water seeps into this finely crafted block of aluminum, triggering the hidden liquid submersion indicators […]

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Nike+ Fuelband – revisited in ICE

I wrote about the Nike+ Fuelband in March 2012. Since then, I have worn this nifty black wristband for almost every day, and encouraged some close friends and family to do the same. While it’s not a sole motivator for keeping active for me (it’s just a nice reminder), the fancy LED display is certainly […]

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Lightning to Micro USB Adapter – review

The Lightning to Micro USB Adapter was recently made available at the Apple Online Store. Priced at S$28, this adapter allows owners of iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad (fourth generation) to charge using a Micro USB cable.

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Switcheasy Tones for iPhone 5 – review

Switcheasy TONES is a slim case for the iPhone 5. It wraps around the sides and back of the iPhone. Perhaps the most compelling feature of this case is its duo-material construction, which mimics the two-tone look of the iPhone 5. The Switcheasy TONES finally landed in Singapore last week, with a retail price of […]

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Spigen SGP Neo Hybrid EX for iPhone 5 – review

It’s funny that we buy plastic accessories to wrap up a beautiful device made from glass and aluminum. But that’s what we do. Finding a good case to protect the iPhone 5’s precious chamfer is challenging if you want something slim and matches the iPhone’s aesthetics. You want to show off the nice two-toned back. […]

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iPhone 5 in the flesh

Thoughts on iPhone 5

iPhone 5 is a beautiful smartphone. It may look like a taller iPhone 4/4S, but there is more than that once it is held – it is surprisingly thin and light. It is also, one of the new smartphones that is designed to be operated comfortably with one hand. Just like its predecessors, iPhone 5 […]

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Nike+ Fuelband – review

On 19 January 2012, Nike announced the Nike+ Fuelband, a new product in Nike’s line-up of digital sportswear. The activity-tracking bracelet uses a 3-axis accelerometer and Bluetooth. It is also integrated with Nike+ and introduces NikeFuel, a new metric for measuring activity. NikeFuel is said to be a “normalized score that awards equal points for […]

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Lumines Electronic Symphony

Lumines Electronic Symphony – review

Lumines Electronic Symphony is the latest music puzzle game from Q Entertainment’s successful Lumines series. The original game “Lumines – Puzzle Fusion” (pronounced as luminous) was released for Playstation Portable (PSP) in 2004 as a launch title. 8 years later, Lumines re-emerged on the Playstation Vita, also as a launch title.

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Fitbit

Fitbit Ultra – review

The Fitbit Ultra is a wireless activity tracker that uses an accelerometer to track one’s physical activity level. It then uploads activity stats online automatically. Here’s a quick review and unboxing entry!

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PlayStation Vita

Playstation Vita is Sony’s latest portable entertainment device, the successor to the popular Playstation Portable (PSP) console released back in 2007. With a large brilliant display and powerful quad-core processors, it promises to deliver the ultimate portable gaming experience. Sony is also keeping up with the latest mobile device trends, and has put in place […]

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NEX-5N + Planar 2/35

Sony NEX-5n

Recently, I sold away my NEX-5 to upgrade to NEX-5N. On paper, it seems that the NEX-5N only has a few changes: Touchscreen input, 16.1 Megapixels (up from 14.2) and a higher burst/consecutive shooting rate. Using the camera however, tells a different story.

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iPhone 4S, Siri and Singapore

Despite recommending that iPhone 4 users should stick with their devices for another year… I’ve changed to the iPhone 4S. It’s a lot easier to get hold of an iPhone 4S in Singapore now (compared to the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4) as most telco companies, especially Singtel, did away with their messy and unreliable […]

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Top features from iOS 5

Update: 05/10/2011 iPhone 4S annnounced Apple has unveiled an update to their most popular smartphone, iPhone 4. While the revised product is physically similar to the CDMA (Verizon) iPhone 4, the real changes occur under the hood: – Dual-core A5 processor, also found in iPad 2 – 8 Megapixel rear camera, Improved camera abilities and […]

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COTEetCIEL Messenger

COTEetCIEL Laptop Messenger Review

I have grown out of Crumpler and Timbuk2 bags, which are too common and do not last as long as they did before – Plus these brands release bags in all sorts of bright colours that could become hard to wear sometimes – so that you have to always buy one in black, or feel […]

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