XMI Launches X-mini CLEAR

XMI is a Singapore based company known for creating it’s award winning X-mini Capsule Speaker which revolutionise portable audio technology.

It’s latest and largest speaker is called the X-mini CLEAR which is a custom 2.1 audio system.

It will be launching later this year in November 2014 for SGD$299.

If you are interested in pre-ordering it for a special price of SGD$199, you can head down to X-mini booth (Hall 602/601 no. 6333) at COMEX 2014. COMEX 2014 will take place at Level 4 and 6 of Suntec City Singapore starting from today Thursday, 28th August 2014 till Sunday, 31st August 2014. Opening hours are from 12pm till 9pm and admission is free.

If you pre-order your X-mini CLEAR from COMEX 2014, you will get a free X-mini MAX Capsule Speaker worth SGD$63.90. On top of that, you will get your speakers in October 2014 instead of the global availability date which is November 2014.

Features

  • Custom 2.1 Audio System with 70mm active subwoofer delivering crisp low frequency reproduction
  • Signature Ceramic Drivers creates clearer and cleaner mid and high frequencies through 40mm Ceramic Drivers
  • Clear Back Design with 3-mode Mood Lighting aesthetics designed to accompany quality audio experience
  • Bluetooth & NFC enabled for One-touch seamless Wireless Connectivity of up to 10m
  • Noise-cancelling Microphone to filter background disturbances for phone calls
  • Smartphone Charging Capabilities with high-capacity 6600mAh Li-ion battery

X-mini CLEAR - Front
X-mini CLEAR – Front

X-mini CLEAR - Back
X-mini CLEAR – Back

X-mini CLEAR
X-mini CLEAR

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Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve

Gotten my Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve together with my Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack because I don’t want to waste the USD$35 shipping on just one backpack.

There are three sizes for the Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve: Extra Small, Small and Medium. All three sizes cost the same at USD$39 (SGD$49).

I got misled by the size chart and I chose the Medium for my MacBook Pro Retina 13″ which is too big. In fact, the medium will fit fine for a 15″ MacBook Pro and a small will fit fine for a 13″ MacBook Pro.

If you notice the sizing chart below, at the top it says “Your device will fit in size: S” while at the bottom under “Will Your Laptop Fit?” it says “S: No. Your device will not fit.”. I should have double check the measurement instead of trusting the chart.

Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve - Size Chart Error
Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve – Size Chart Error

  • Type: Custom Swig Laptop Backpack
  • Size: Medium
  • Left Panel: Cordura Dusk Blue
  • Center Panel: Cordura Orange
  • Right Panel: Cordura Dusk Blue
  • Binding Color: Nylon Binding Dusk Blue
  • Logo Color: Thread Orange

If you are interested in getting the same configuration as well, here is the link: timbuk2.com/customizer#/bag/4128541

Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve - Front
Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve – Front

Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve - Back
Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve – Back

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Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack

Timbuk2 was having a 25% off all backpacks (including custom ones) and I could not resist the sale and hence I got myself a Custom Swig Laptop Backpack since I do not have one.

The original price was USD$124 (SGD$144) and after 25% discount, it became USD$93 (SGD$116). Shipping is additional USD$35 (SGD$44) via UPS International Expedited. After everything the backpack cost about USD$128 (SGD$160) which is still about SGD$40 cheaper than getting it from Timbuk2 Singapore Store.

Placed my order on the 15th August 2014 and within a week I gotten my bag on the 22nd August 2014.

  • Type: Custom Swig Laptop Backpack
  • Size: One Size
  • Left Panel: Ballistic Nylon Navy
  • Center Panel: Ballistic Nylon Safety Cone
  • Right Panel: Ballistic Nylon Navy
  • Binding Color: Nylon Binding Dusk Blue
  • Logo Color: Thread Orange
  • Body Color: Black

If you are interested in getting the same configuration as well, here is the link: timbuk2.com/customizer#/bag/4128524

Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack - Front
Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack – Front

Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack - Back
Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack – Back

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OPPO N1 Mini & Neo 5 Now Available In Singapore

· · · Mobile Phone

The OPPO N1 Mini and OPPO Neo 5 was officially launched on the 16th August 2014. The OPPO N1 Mini will retail for SGD$549 (without contact) while the OPPO Neo 5 will retail for SGD$219 (without contact). You can get them from Singtel exclusive retailers, M1 exclusive distributor and authorised OPPO retailers.

OPPO N1 Mini
As smartphones continue to explore the notion of bigger screens, OPPO goes back to basics with its signature twist – a 5-inch handy-sized successor to the popular N1 phablet. The N1 Mini, which comes in White and Cool Mint Blue, sports features much like its predecessor such as the impressive 13-­megapixel rotating camera for that extra clear selfie!

Photography enthusiasts would be glad to know that the N1 Mini continues to deliver cutting edge optics, layering six lenses in its camera to produce a clearer image and eliminate distortion. The stacked CMOS sensor and f/2.0 wide aperture also give users complete control over light conditions, producing great photos even in dark environments.

  • OS: ColorOS 1.4 based on Android 4.3
  • Band/Mode: GSM850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA850/900/1900/2100, FDD-LTE B1/3/4/7 (4G LTE)
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8928 Quad-Core 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Screen: 5″ (1280 x 720), HD, TFT, 16.7M colors
  • Dimension (mm): 148.4 x 72.2 x 9.2
  • Weight: 150g
  • Battery: 2,140mAh Li-Ion Battery (non-removable)
  • Touch Panel: Capacitive
  • Camera: 195° Rotatable 13MP CMOS + AF Flash
  • SIM: Micro SIM
  • Connectors: Micro-USB, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS + AGPS, NFC

OPPO N1 Mini
OPPO N1 Mini

OPPO Neo 5
Priced at SGD$219, the OPPO Neo 5 is easily an aggressive competitor in Singapore’s LTE-­enabled smartphone market. Comprising a humble 4.5 inch screen, 854×480 resolution on its screen and a 5 megapixel rear camera, the Neo 5 opts for a modest and functional outlook, reminding us of the primary purpose of smartphones and all technology in general – to make life simpler. The Quad-core smartphone will also run on ColorOS 1.4, allowing users to enjoy customisable off-screen gestures and more.

  • OS: ColorOS 1.4 based on Android 4.3
  • Band/Mode: GSM850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA850/900/1900/2100, FDD-LTE B1/3/4/7 (4G LTE)
  • Processor: Qualcomm TM400 Quad-Core 1.2 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno A305 3D graphics core
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 4GB
  • Expandable Storage: Up to 32GB TF Card (microSD Card)
  • Screen: 4.5″ (854 x 480), FWVGA, 16.7M colors, TFT, 220 PPI
  • Dimension (mm): 132 x 65.8 x 9.2
  • Weight: 132.5g
  • Battery: 1,900mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Touch Panel: Capacitive
  • Camera: 2MP (front), 5MP (rear)
  • SIM: Micro SIM
  • Connectors: Micro-USB, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS + AGPS

OPPO Neo 5
OPPO Neo 5

Juicies+ Lightning & Micro USB Cables

· · · Cable

Juicies+ produces anodised aluminium and tangle free woven cable with Lightning connector (MFi certified) or Micro USB connector.

I backed Juices+ on Kickstarter on the 2nd September 2013 and it was funded successfully on 1st November 2013 after raising USD$$275,621 out of their initial goal of USD$40,000.

The estimated delivery date is in January 2014 but it got ship on 9th August 2014 and I got it on the 20th August 2014. They delay is about 8 months which makes it the longest delay for a project that I have backed on Kickstarter so far.

I paid USD$65 + USD$5 (shipping) = USD$70 (SGD$88) for four Juices+ cables (family pack option). This averages out to about SGD$22 per cable. I chose two gold Lightning cable, one silver Lightning cable and one black Micro USB cable.

Family Pack: Four (4) JUICIES+ cables in either Black or Silver. Choose from Lightning or Micro USB.

If you are interested in getting them, use the coupon code jplusupdate23 which will give you 30% off your entire order at juicies.com. This code is only valid until 10th September 2014.

Juices+ - Non-static Poly Bags Packaging
Juices+ – Non-static Poly Bags Packaging

Juices+ - Cables
Juices+ – Cables

Juices+ - Gold Lightning Cable
Juices+ – Gold Lightning Cable

Juices+ - Gold Lightning Cable
Juices+ – Gold Lightning Cable

Juices+ - Gold Lightning Cable
Juices+ – Gold Lightning Cable

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