GoPro LCD Touch BacPac

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If you are using the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition, it doesn’t come with a built-in touch display. You will need to get the extra LCD Touch BacPac which cost SGD$120. I got it together with the GoPro Tripod Mounts at Click! by Max Photo which is located at Funan DigitalLife Mall #04-15.

The LCD touch display is good for framing your shots without the need for using the GoPro App (iOS | Android | Windows Phone) as a live viewfinder because the process can be quite cumbersome and the live viewfinder it lags by about 3 seconds.

Similar to the GoPro App, the LCD touch display allows you to control every settings on the camera and even view all photos and videos recorded by the camera easily. It also comes with a built-in speaker with volume control and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

When it comes to selfie shots, the LCD touch display is pretty much useless and the live viewfinder of the GoPro App will be a much better choice.

The GoPro LCD Touch BacPac comes with pretty good accessories:

  • Standard BacPac Backdoor
  • Skeleton BacPac Backdoor
  • Touch BacPac Backdoor
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Protective Case

Just in case you are new to GoPro, the Standard/Skeleton/Touch BacPac Backdoor is for you to interchange it with the backdoor of the GoPro’s housing so that your housing will fit both the GoPro and the LCD touch display.

Standard BacPac Backdoor delivers waterproof protection to 131′ (40m) for your GoPro and BacPac accessory.

Skeleton BacPac Backdoor features open sides for access to the camera ports, enhanced cooling and optimal audio capture during low-speed activities.

Touch BacPac Backdoor enables you to use the touch-screen functionality of your LCD Touch BacPac, and delivers waterproof protection to 10′ (3m).

The LCD touch display weighs 34g by itself and GoPro HERO4 Black Edition weighs 86g and in total, that adds up to 120g.

If you are using the standard housing it weighs 150g with just the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition. Adding in the LCD touch display and replacing the backdoor with the Skeleton BacPac Backdoor increases the weight to 182g.

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac - Box Front
GoPro LCD Touch BacPac – Box Front

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac - Box Right
GoPro LCD Touch BacPac – Box Right

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac - Box Left
GoPro LCD Touch BacPac – Box Left

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac - Box Back
GoPro LCD Touch BacPac – Box Back

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac - Box
GoPro LCD Touch BacPac – Box

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac - Box Contents
GoPro LCD Touch BacPac – Box Contents

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GoPro Tripod Mounts

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As mentioned in my GoPro HERO4 Black Edition’s post, GoPro doesn’t use the standard tripod mount unlike the Sony HDRAS20 Action Video Camera, and hence if you want to mount it to a tripod, you got to get the GoPro Tripod Mounts which is retailing for SGD$20.

I got mine from Click! by Max Photo which is located at Funan DigitalLife Mall #04-15. They do accept CapitaVoucher and I used my CapitaVouchers that my ex-colleagues gave it to me as a farewell present.

GoPro Tripod Mounts includes two tripod mounts: Normal Tripod Mount and Quick Release Tripod Mount

GoPro Tripod Mounts - Packaging Front
GoPro Tripod Mounts – Packaging Front

GoPro Tripod Mounts - Packaging Back
GoPro Tripod Mounts – Packaging Back

GoPro Tripod Mounts - Quick Release Tripod & Tripod Mounts
GoPro Tripod Mounts – Quick Release Tripod & Tripod Mounts

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YunTeng Monopod Selfie Stick

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Despite selfie being so popular last year, I don’t own a selfie stick myself. And hence when I was in Hong Kong last December, I am determined to get a good one.

I chanced upon the YunTeng Monopod Selfie Stick in SIMCITY (47-51 Shantung Street, Mongkok, Kowloon) and it was the best quality selfie stick that I can find within budget of SGD$20. In fact, it cost only HKD$98 (SGD$17).

Surprisingly, Amazon carries it as well and it is named Brand YunTeng 4-Section Retractable Handheld Monopod Selfie Stick for GoPro Hero and it cost USD$15.99 (SGD$22).

YunTeng Monopod Selfie Stick weighs 210g and it can support up to 2.5KG of weight. It’s height is 43cm and it can be extended till 123cm via it’s 4-section retractable body. It’s grip is made of sponge and it comes with a phone holder.

YunTeng Monopod Selfie Stick - Box Front
YunTeng Monopod Selfie Stick – Box Front

YunTeng Monopod Selfie Stick - Box Back
YunTeng Monopod Selfie Stick – Box Back

YunTeng Monopod Selfie Stick - Box Conents
YunTeng Monopod Selfie Stick – Box Conents

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GoPro HERO4 Black Edition

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I finally gotten the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition after hesitating for quite some time. Thanks to my mom for buying it for me.

GoPro HERO4 Black Edition - Box
GoPro HERO4 Black Edition – Box

GoPro HERO4 Black Edition - Box Front
GoPro HERO4 Black Edition – Box Front

GoPro HERO4 Black Edition - Box Right
GoPro HERO4 Black Edition – Box Right

GoPro HERO4 Black Edition - Box Left
GoPro HERO4 Black Edition – Box Left

GoPro HERO4 Black Edition - Box Back
GoPro HERO4 Black Edition – Box Back

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Singtel’s New Logo

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Singtel yesterday launched a new brand identity. The agency behind Singtel’s branding exercise is Ogilvy. The last rebranding was done 16 years ago.

They also have a new tagline: Let’s make everyday better. The tagline reflects a new phase in Singtel’s transformation journey to grow beyond traditional telecommunications into multimedia and ICT services.

Singtel New Logo
Singtel New Logo

The new logo is marked by a signature red arc that reflects innovation and the ongoing evolution of the business. It symbolises Singtel’s commitment to customers to make everyday better with its service, technology and content, and to deliver experiences that are seamless and effortless in everything they do – at home, at work and when doing their favourite things.

The word “Singtel” bears friendlier curves and rounded corners to show the company is approachable, caring and optimistic. The lower case “t” celebrates the company’s heritage as a telco and marks its transformation into a leading multimedia and ICT services company.

The new Singtel aims to celebrate customers’ everyday achievements and help them discover experiences that are effortless and seamless in everything they do – at work, at home or when doing their favourite things. It marks a bold commitment to enrich lives with better service, technology and content.

Singtel will continue to strengthen its network reliability and speed, and launch new innovative products. It plans to reshape the customer experience with a series of new service promises, including shorter waiting times and distinct recognition of customer loyalty.