X-mini CLEAR

Today marks the global launch of the X-mini CLEAR and it will be available in retail stores for SGD$299 or you can get it online at X-mini Online Store.

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

I love the packaging design, it is unique and showcase the clear casing of the X-mini CLEAR well.

X-mini CLEAR - Box
X-mini CLEAR – Box

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

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

X-mini CLEAR - Box Side
X-mini CLEAR – Box Side

X-mini CLEAR - Box Open
X-mini CLEAR – Box Open

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SingTel Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ Price Plans

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ will be available in Singapore from next Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of SGD$1,248. Two colors will be available at launch, the Charcoal Black and Frost White.

You can register your interest with SingTel for the Samsung GALAXY Note Edge 4G+ now at www.singtel.com/galaxynoteedge.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ - Frost White
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ – Frost White

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ - Charcoal Black
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ – Charcoal Black

RRP for Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ Accessories

  • Extra Battery Kit – SGD$68
  • Flip Wallet – SGD$78
  • S Charger Vehicle Dock – SGD$148
  • MHL 3.0 Adapter – SGD$68

Specifications

  • Networks:

    • 4G+ LTE Cat 6 up to 300Mbps
    • 4G+ LTE FDD [Band 1 (2100MHz)/Band 2 (1900MHz)/Band 3 (1800MHz)/Band 4 (1700MHz)/Band 5 (850MHz)/Band 7 (2600MHz)/Band 8 (900MHz)]
    • 4G+ LTE TDD (Band 38/ Band 40)
    • VoLTE
    • 3.5G (HSPA+ up to 42Mbps)
    • 3G (850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100MHz)
    • EDGE/ GPRS Class 33/ GSM Quad-band (850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900MHz)
  • Processor: 2.7GHz Quad Core
  • Storage: 32GB Internal memory + microSD slot (up to 128GB)
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Display: 5.6″ 16M colors (2560×1440 + 160) full touch (C-type) Quad HD+ SUPER AMOLED screen
  • Platform: Android 4.4.4 (Kit Kat)
  • Camera (Back): 16MP Rear Camera [8X Digital Zoom, LED Flash, Fast Auto Focus, Smart OIS, Real Time HDR (Rich Tone), Beauty Face, Shot & More (Best Photo, Best Face, Drama Shot, Eraser Shot, Panning Shot), Rear-Cam Selfie, Selective Focus, Panorama Shot, Virtual Tour, Dual Camera, Timer Shot, Download (Sports Shot, Animated Photo, Surround Shot, Sequence Shot, Sound & Shot, Food Shot)]
  • Camera (Front): 3.7MP Front Camera (F1.9, Selfie, Wide Selfie)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4+5GHz), VHT80, MIMO (2×2), Download Booster, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, GLONASS, Kies 3.0, Screen Mirroring, MirrorLink, TV Out (MHL 3.0), Peel Smart Remote, NFC, S Beam, Android™ Beam, Tethering and Mobile hotspot, Quick Connect
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetic, Gesture, Heart Rate, UV, Lights, Fingerprint, Hall, IrLED
  • Dimensions: 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 174g
  • Battery: 3,000mAh, Fast Charging
  • S Pen Optimised Features and Services: Air Command (Action Memo, Smart Select5, Image Clip, Screen Write), Air View, Photo Note, Direct Pen Input, S Note, PEN.UP, EverNote, Scrapbook, Kindle for Samsung, SketchBook for GALAXY

Price Plans

SingTel Plans Combo 1 Combo 2 Combo 3 Combo 4 Combo 6 Combo 12
Monthly Subscription $27.90 $42.90 $62.90 $82.90 $102.90 $239.90
Calls 100 mins 200 mins 300 mins 400 mins 700 mins Unlimited
SMS 500 1,000 1,200 1,300 1,500 Unlimited
Data 100MB 2GB 3GB 4GB 6GB 12GB
SingTel WiFi 2GB. Unlimited usage from launch till 31st July 2015
4G VAS Waived Permanently
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 4G+ (32GB) $878 $778 $548 $308 $208 Free

Notes

  • Prices stated includes 7% GST
  • All postpaid plans come with unlimited free incoming calls
  • Data Usage Bill Cap: SGD$10.70/GB capped at SGD$188/month

Links

Disney’s Big Hero 6

Thanks to Bates CHI and Disney Studios (Singapore) for the invite to the media screening of Big Hero 6 at Filmgrande (Bugis+) on Saturday.

Big Hero 6 will officially be in Singapore’s cinemas tomorrow, 13th November 2014. It has a running time of 105 minutes.

The guys behind Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph are also the guys behind Big Hero 6. The movie is set in the city of San Fransokyo which is a fictional mash-up of 2 cities, San Francisco and Tokyo, incorporating various iconic landmarks and architecture from both cities. Baymax is a plus-sized inflatable robot created by Hiro’s brother, Tadashi. Baymax, Hero and four other Tadashi’s friends, form the Big Hero 6.

Because it is targeted at kids, most of the funny elements in the movie are all in the actions (like how Baymax moves) done by the characters rather than in the conversation. The movie brings your emotions through laughter, sadness and happiness. Because it is a children’s movie, the ending is kinda predictable in which it ends with everybody is happy. Do stay till the end of the credits because there is an after-credits scene which I totally forgotten!

Overall, Big Hero 6 is a pretty good movie targeted at family with kids. I am not really sure if it is appealing to just adults, however if you need some light-hearted cartoons for the holiday season, you should catch it as well.

Big Hero 6 Movie Poster
Big Hero 6 Movie Poster

Synopsis
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6″ is an action packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter), who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi (voice of Daniel Henney) and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring adrenaline-pumping action, heartfelt emotion and plenty of humor, “Big Hero 6″ is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).

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SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse

The SteelSeries Rival was launched last year in October and is now retailing for SGD$99 in Singapore. The mouse is compatible with both PC and Mac.

SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse - Box Front
SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse – Box Front

SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse - Box Open
SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse – Box Open

SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse - Box Back
SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse – Box Back

SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse - Box Side
SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse – Box Side

SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse - Box
SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse – Box

SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse - Box Contents
SteelSeries Rival Optical Gaming Mouse – Box Contents

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WD Red with Synology DS415play

· · · Network, Storage

Western Digital (WD) produces the best hard drives and Synology produces the best prosumer Network Attached Storage (NAS). I have two NAS at home, both are from Synology and using WD hard drives.

My Synology DiskStation DS210j is on 2x WD Green 1TB running 24/7 since 2010 and my Synology DiskStation DS413j is on 4x WD Red 1TB running 24/7 since 2013. After all these years, both NAS and their hard drives did not give me a single problem at all.

I am happy to have my third Synology NAS, Synology DiskStation DS415play, on 4x WD Red 6TB. The DS415play is meant as a media center and hence I have consolidated all my movies and TV shows onto the DS415play.

WD Red
The first generation of WD Red featuring NASware 1.0 was launched in July 2012 specifically designed for home and small office NAS systems with one to five drive bays. It is tested with top NAS box manufacturers (like Synology) and optimised for power and performance. Back then, it is only available as 3.5″ hard drives in 1TB (SGD$149), 2TB (SGD$199) and 3TB (SGD$259) capacities.

The second generation of WD Red featuring NASware 2.0 was launched in September 2013. NASware 2.0 further improves drive reliability and protects customer data in the event of a power loss or disruption. With the second generation WD Red, the 2.5″ hard drives are now available in 750GB (SGD$109) and 1TB (SGD$139) capacities. They also made a 3.5″ 4TB (SGD$329) capacity available.

The third generation of WD Red featuring NASware 3.0 was launched this year, in July 2014. NASware 3.0 again further improves drive performance and reliability. It also bring support for 8-bay NAS. The 3.5″ hard drives are now available in 5TB (SGD$339) and 6TB (SGD$419).

WD Red (6TB)
WD Red (6TB)

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