Western Digital My Passport Air

· · · Storage

The USB 3.0 Western Digital My Passport Air is the best looking portable harddisk to complement the design of your MacBook Air/Pro. Two different capacities are available, the 500GB is retailing for SGD$129 and the 1TB is retailing for SGD$219.

The enclosure is made up of anodised aluminium and it measures (length x width x depth) 112mm x 83mm x 11mm and weighs 160g. It is meant to be used with a Mac and hence it comes pre-formatted in HFS+ Journaled.

Personally, I find it a little expensive considering the fact that a similar model from Western Digital, the Western Digital My Passport Slim, is only retailing for SGD$149 for the 1TB and SGD$239 for the 2TB.

In terms of performance, using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test, I managed to get a read and write speed of about 110MB/s which is about 10MB/s slower than it’s nearest competitor, Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive.

Western Digital My Passport Air - Disk Speed Test
Western Digital My Passport Air – Disk Speed Test

Western Digital My Passport Air - Box Front
Western Digital My Passport Air – Box Front

Western Digital My Passport Air - Box Back
Western Digital My Passport Air – Box Back

Western Digital My Passport Air - Box Open
Western Digital My Passport Air – Box Open

Western Digital My Passport Air - Box
Western Digital My Passport Air – Box

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive

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Launched on the 8th April 2014, the USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive comes in three different capacities (500GB, 1TB and 2TB) in four different colors (Blue, Black, Red and Silver) and works on both PC and Mac.

  • 500GB – SGD$89 (Black or Silver)
  • 1TB – SGD$119 (Blue, Black, Red and Silver)
  • 2TB – SGD$239 (Blue, Black, Red and Silver)

The 500GB harddrive measures (length x width x depth) 113.5mm x 76mm x 9.6mm and weights 150g while the 1TB/2B measures 113.5mm x 76mm x 12.1mm and weighs 159g (just slightly thicker and heavier).

The harddrive comes pre-formatted in NTFS and inside it contains the application, Seagate Dashboard for both PC and Mac. Seagate Dashboard allows you to backup your digital files on your computer and mobile devices (iOS and Android). It also lets you automatically back up your photos from Facebook and Flickr.

Using Blackmagic Disk Speed Test, I managed to get a read and write speed of about 120MB/s.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim - Disk Speed Test
Seagate Backup Plus Slim – Disk Speed Test

Seagate Backup Plus Slim - Box Front
Seagate Backup Plus Slim – Box Front

Seagate Backup Plus Slim - Box Back
Seagate Backup Plus Slim – Box Back

Seagate Backup Plus Slim - Box
Seagate Backup Plus Slim – Box

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LG G Watch Now Available In Singapore

There are three official Android Wear devices in the market right now, two of which are already available for sale, the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live and the LG G Watch.

The most third and most anticipated Android Wear device is the Motorola’s Moto 360 which I am guessing will be on sale next month (September 2014).

For the unaware, Android Wear is a version of Google’s Android operating system designed for smartwatches and other wearables. By pairing with mobile phones running Android version 4.3+, Android Wear integrates Google Now functionality and mobile notifications into a smartwatch form factor. (Soruce: Wikipedia)

Out of the two official Android Wear devices that are already available for sale, only the LG G Watch is officially retailing in Singapore for SGD$268 since 26th July 2014. There are two colors available, the White Gold and the Black Titan.

You can get it from the usual three telcos in Singapore (SingTel, M1, and Starhub) or from other LG authorized resellers like:

Challenger

  • Funan: 109 North Bridge Rd #06-00 Funan DigitaLife Mall Singapore 179097 (Tel: +65 6339 9008)
  • VivoCity: 1 HarbourFront Walk #02-34/35 VivoCity Singapore 098585 (Tel: +65 6376 6100)

Best Denki

  • VivoCity: 1 HarbourFront Walk #02-07 VivoCity Singapore 098585 (Tel: +65 6276 6636)
  • Ngee Ann City: 391 Orchard Road #05-01/04 Ngee Ann City Podium Singapore 238872 (Tel: +65 6835 2855)
  • Parkway Parade: 80 Marine Parade Road #02-33 Parkway Parade Complex Singapore 449269 (Tel: +65 6440 4188)

Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Display: 1.65-inch LCD IPS (280 x 280)
  • Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
  • Battery: 400mAh
  • Operating System: Android Wear
  • Compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above
  • Size: 37.9 x 46.5 x 9.95mm
  • Weight: 63g
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sensors: 9-Axis (Gyro/Accelerometer/Compass)
  • Color: White Gold/Black Titan
  • Others: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)

LG G Watch
LG G Watch

Sony CP-B20 20,000mAh USB Portable Charger

The newly launched Sony CP-B20 USB Portable Charger is a 20,000mAh power bank that comes with four USB ports and that allows you to charge four devices at a time!

It is capable of outputting 6.9A in total and that means you can charge three iPads or four mobile phones at one go!

It will come in black and will retail in Singapore from mid-August 2014 for a RRP of SGD$149.

The aluminium body houses a Sony-made Lithium-ion battery that utilises a proprietary Hybrid Gel Technology to allow it to retain more than 90% of its capacity even after 1,000 charges.

Similar to Xiaomi Mi Power Bank, it supports pass through charging. Pass through charging means while your power bank is being charged by a power source, any devices that is being plugged into the power bank will be charged by the power source as well.

Note that there is a physical on/off button on the power bank itself and you need to switch it on before it will charge your device.

In terms of weight, it is about the same weight as two Xiaomi Mi 10,400mAh Power Bank combined.

Specifications

  • Battery Capacity: 20,000mAh (3.7V)
  • Input: DC 5V, 0.5A ~ 1.5A
  • Output: Maximum of 6.9A (Total of 4 ports)
  • Size (W x H x D mm): 84.4 × 175.0 × 23.5
  • Weight: 550g
  • Supply Time: 100 min at 6.9A
  • Charging Time: 15 hours (AC adaptor), 50 hours (USB Port)
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ 35°C

Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger - Packaging Front
Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger – Packaging Front

Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger - Packaging Back
Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger – Packaging Back

Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger - Packaging
Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger – Packaging

Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger - Packaging Contents
Sony CP-B20 20000mAh USB Portable Charger – Packaging Contents

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lesterchan.net On NewsLoop

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lesterchan.net is now on NewsLoop under the category Tech & Gadgets, joining in 600 other publishers on the platform.

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NewsLoop Badge

What is Newsloop?
NewsLoop which is an app by SingTel, puts together the best news and lifestyle content from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines and Thailand, all into a single elegant app. With over 600 publishers and 30 categories of stories to choose from, NewsLoop lets you discover news that matters to you.

Newsloop App
Newsloop is available on iOS as an universal app in the AppStore and on Android in Google Play. I wish they have a Windows Phone app to complete the eco system!

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lesterchan.net On NewsLoop (iPad Landscape) – Tech & Gadgets

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