SanDisk Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive

· · · Gadget

Launched on the 19th April 2013, the SanDisk Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive, features a 360-degree swivel cover and weighs only 4g. The ring hole allows you to attach to your key chain easily!

The only downside is that it supports only USB2.0 in order to keep the price low. I would totally get the 32GB one and attached it to my key chain/pouch.

It comes in 4 sizes, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB.

  • 4GB – SGD$9
  • 8GB – SGD$11
  • 16GB – SGD$17
  • 32GB – SGD$32

SanDisk Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive
SanDisk Cruzer Orbit USB Flash Drive

Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp

· · · Hardware

The Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp (AR3200) is retailing for SGD$318 at Challenger (Funan) as well as some other stationary shops. I recommend getting it from Challenger (Funan) as they offer a 10% member’s discount and after the discount is cost SGD$286.20. Do note that it is only available at Challenger (Funan) and not at other Challenger branches.

In Singapore, it is being distributed by Bridgemen, of course you can get it online directly from them and they deliver to you for free.

Right now the Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp is in it’s 3rd generation, I have been eyeing on it since the 2nd generation when I first saw it at DG Lifestyle Store at VivoCity. Unfortunately that store is no longer around but on the bright side, you can get it even cheaper at Challenger.

The Koncept LED lamp might be a little expensive at first glance, but if you compare it with some Phillips or 3M desk lamps, you will find that the price is actually pretty reasonable.

The Z-Bar LED Desk Lamp comes in 3 sizes, Z-Bar (42 LEDs), Z-Bar Slim (35 LEDs) and Z-Bar Mini (28 LEDs). The main difference in them is the number of LEDs and the height of the arm.

For the Z-Bar Slim, there are 3 colors available, black, red and silver and for each color there are 2 light options, daylight and warm light. I chose the silver color and daylight combination (Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp AR3200D-SIL-DSK).

What I like about the Z-Bar LED Lamps is that the LEDs are in a straight row, this allows you to illuminate your monitor screen as well as your keyboard area. If you notice the placement of your monitor/keyboard/mouse is always in a rectangle shape. Traditional lamp will only illuminate a circular area which is pretty useless for my case.

It comes with a touch sensitive control that allow you to adjust the intensity of the LEDs. And as an added bonus, it matches the style of your iMac!


  • Energy Consumption: 8.5 watts
  • Number of LEDs: 35 LEDs
  • LED Rated Lifespan: 50,000 hours
  • Color Temperature (Typical) – Cool: 4,500 K
  • Color Temperature (Typical) – Warm: 3,500 K
  • Color Rendering Index (CRI): 85
  • Dimmer: Built-in touchstrip
  • Brightness Adjustability: Multiple dimming levels
  • Standard Color Finish: Metallic Black, Silver
  • Material: Aluminum/Plastic
  • Cord Color: Black
  • Cord Length: 10″
  • Transformer (100–240 V; 50/60 Hz): Included – C-UL-US Certified

Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp - Box Front
Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp – Box Front

Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp - Box Back
Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp – Box Back

Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp - Box Contents
Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp – Box Contents

Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp - LEDs Are In A Straight Row
Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp – LEDs Are In A Straight Row

Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp - Touch Sensitive Control
Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp – Touch Sensitive Control

Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp - On My Desk
Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp – On My Desk

Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp - Lit Area
Koncept Z-Bar Slim LED Desk Lamp – Lit Area

LASIK at Shinagawa – Part 3

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Shinagawa Lasik Centre
Shinagawa Lasik Centre

Post-Operation Day 1 (Tuesday, 2nd April 2013)
The next day, you will have to go back to have your eyes checked, I was very happy to have a 6/6 vision after the check. The nurse said my left eye is recovering faster than my right eye. Doctor also said everything is good, reminded me to keep up the same procedure of putting the 3 drops every hour and not to rub my eyes.

Since I have phobia of putting eye drops, the drop keep missing its target which is my eyes, a lot of drops has gone to waste and hence I bought 1 more bottle of Cravit and Pred Forte 1% and 2 more boxes of OptiClear UD as I don’t think they can last me for 1 more week.

1x Bottle of Cravit + 1x Bottle of Pred Forte 1% + 2x Bottles of OptiClear UD = SGD$50.59 (SGD$54.13)

The initial prescription (especially the Cravit and Pred Forte 1%) should be able to last you for one week. But to be safe, I just recommend you get another 2 boxes of the OptiClear UD.

Bathing might be a slight problem. I have to close my eyes and bath. And before opening my eyes, I have to ensure that my face is totally dry! And when I use facial wash, I avoided washing the area around my eyes.

Post-Operation Day 2 (Wednesday, 3rd April 2013)
I started driving on the 2nd day after my operation, night vision is fine for me, but I see halo starburst on traffic lights and street lamps. However, it is still manageable.

The 2 anti-inflammatory drop has been reduced to once every 2 hours.

Post-Operation Day 3 (Thursday, 4th April 2013)
Went back to work even though I cannot stare at the computer screen for long, I make it a point to look away every 30 minutes to take a break. I should have taken the whole week off from work!

The 2 anti-inflammatory drops have been reduced to once every 3 hours.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Will Be Available In Singapore From This Saturday

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available in Singapore from this Saturday, 27th April 2013 onwards. The RRP is SGD$998 and it is available in both Black Mist and White Frost colors.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 model available in Singapore is the GT-I9505. It is the LTE variant with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T SoC and Qualcomm Krait 300 processor (1.9 GHz Quad-Core) and NOT the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa SoC with ARM Cortex-A15/ARM Cortex-A7 processor.

Two accessories which will be available at launch and they are the S-View Cover (SGD$78 in black and white) and Flip Cover (SGD$58 in black and white).

Samsung Galaxy S4 Highlights

  • Comes in a slimmer yet stronger design featuring the world’s first Full HD SUPER AMOLED display with an ultra sharp pixel density of 441 PPI, to present the best viewing experience for users, making it an ideal device for videos and images
  • Capture meaningful moments with a series of enriched and intuitive camera features including the ‘Dual Shot’ function, which allows simultaneous use of both front and rear cameras for photo-taking, ‘Drama Shot’ which allows you to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse, and ‘Sound & Shot’ which uniquely stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken
  • Comes with ‘Smart Pause’ which enables users to control the screen by where they look, especially useful when one is watching a video while on the go
  • Enjoy music, play games, share pictures and documents with friends with the ‘Group Play’ function without a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal. This function also allows users to have the same song playing on multiple phones in sync to create the best party atmosphere. Connect directly to another device for ‘Group Play (Play Games)’ to immerse in competitive or collaborative gaming
  • ‘Air Gesture’ helps to bring more convenience to users who can wave their hand to change a music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call

Samsung Galaxy S4 (White Frost) - Front   Samsung Galaxy S4 (White Frost) - Back
Samsung Galaxy S4 (White Frost)

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Black Mist) - Front   Samsung Galaxy S4 (Black Mist) - Back
Samsung Galaxy S4 (Black Mist)

Samsung Galaxy S4 - Flip Cover
Samsung Galaxy S4 – Flip Cover

Samsung Galaxy S4 - S View Cover
Samsung Galaxy S4 – S View Cover

Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE Technical Specifications

  • Network: [4G: LTE Band 1 (2100 MHz) / Band 3 (1800MHz) / Band 5 (850 MHz) / Band 7 (2600 MHz) / Band 8 (900 MHz) / Band 20 (800 MHz)] [3G: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz] [GSM & EDGE Band: Quad Band (850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz)]
  • Display: 5 inch Full HD SUPER AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi
  • Processor: 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Memory: 16GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • RAM: 2GB
  • OS: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Camera Main(Rear): 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with LED Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
  • Camera Sub (Front): 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording @ 30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
  • Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)
  • Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
  • Camera Features: Dual Shot: Dual Recording, Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, Animated Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face,Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports
  • Samsung Features:
    • Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games
    • Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader
    • Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View
    • Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling)
    • WatchON
    • S Travel (Trip Advisor), S VoiceDrive, S Health
    • Adapt Display, Adapt Sound
    • Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
    • Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
    • Samsung KNOX (B2B only)
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80), GPS / GLONASS, NFC, BluetoothTM 4.0 (LE), IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature & Humidity, Gesture
  • Dimension: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh

LASIK at Shinagawa – Part 2

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Shinagawa Lasik Centre
Shinagawa Lasik Centre

Before The Day of Operation
You should not wear soft contact lenses for 3 days, soft toric contact lenses for 7 days and hard (rigid gas permeable) lenses for 14 days before the operation date.

For ladies, you need to cleanup all eye makeup thoroughly 4 days before the operation date. No eye makeup (eye liner, mascara, eye lash extension, and other foreign materials used on the eyelid) as well for 4 days before the operation date.

LASIK Operation (Monday, 1st April 2013)
I have my LASIK operation on Monday, 1st April 2013 (not an April’s Fool joke). My appointment time is 9.15am but I need to come 15 minutes earlier to do the registration.

You are advised not to drive (duh) and it is better to get someone to accompany you because you will have hazy vision after the operation. Please also bring along sunglasses, as your eyes will be sensitive to sunlight after the operation.

You need to come with a bare face, meaning for ladies no makeup, skincare and no perfume on your body. The operating theater might be slightly cold, so wear a jacket.

Once you have registered, you will be asked to make payment. After payment, you will need to sign 1 form (2 forms in my case because of LASIK Xtra), which basically acknowledges that you know the risk and side effects of the LASIK operation. Similar to an indemnity form.

Once that is done, your name will be called and you will be ushered into the preparation area where they will test your blood pressure and you have to take 1 sleeping pill for relaxation. Your eyes will be numbed as well with numbing drops.

Once all the effects has taken place, you will be brought into the operating area where you have to remove your shoes and wear the provided slippers and put on a patient gown over your current clothing.

While waiting for the doctor to arrive, numbing drops will be used on your eyes again; by now your eyes will be so heavy that it is very difficult to open. The doctors arrived and will do 1 last check to your eyes. If everything is good, you will be brought to the 1st operating room where the flap will be created.

After you lay down on the operating bed, the doctor will put a suction cup on your eye to hold it in place. Your eyes will be too numb to feel anything.

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