Braven IPX5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker BRV-1

The Braven IPX5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker BRV-1 is retailing for SGD$228 from physical stores such as EpiCentre or Infinite (Apple Shops at Best Denki). Alternatively, you can also get it online from Ban Leong’s eStore.

BRV-1 - Box Front
BRV-1 – Box Front

BRV-1 - Box Back
BRV-1 – Box Back

BRV-1 - Box Contents
BRV-1 – Box Contents

Read More (267 More Words, 7 More Images)

Sony QX Lens – Smartphone Attachable Lens-Style Cameras

· · · Camera

Sony announced the Sony QX Lens last night at IFA 2013 in Berlin. The Sony QX lens are smartphone attachable lens-style cameras. It is compatible with most iOS and Android devices as long as it is able to install the PlayMemories Mobile app.

  • Simply mount the DSC-QX100 / DSC-QX10 on your Android or iOS smartphone to capture breathtaking photos and videos. It’s the ideal solution for shooting and sharing.
  • Control the DSC-QX100 / DSC-QX10 from your smartphone even when it’s not mounted. You can shoot in limited spaces and from extreme angles that were previously impossible.
  • The DSC-QX100 / DSC-QX10 works seamlessly with your smartphone, allowing you to shoot beautiful images with your preferred camera settings, save and organise them as you like, touch them up with your favourite editing app and share them the same way you always share images with your smartphone.

There are 2 models right now, the DSC-QX10 (Price: USD$250, Sensor: 1/2.3, Pixels: 18.2) and DSC-QX100 (Price: USD$500, Sensor: 1, Pixels: 20.2). Both models will be available end of this month in the US and October 2013 in Singapore.

Read More (250 More Words, 4 More Images)

Moshi Codex Air 13 Titanium for MacBook Air 13″

Moshi Codex Air and Moshi Codex Retina are both new products from Moshi .

Moshi’s Codex is a lightweight carrying case for your MacBook Air 11″/13″ or MacBook Pro Retina 13″/15″. Codex protects your MacBook at all times and insulates it from the wear and tear of daily use. Combining style and functionality, Codex provides full access to all interface ports while cradling your computer in a designer protective shell. The exterior of Codex is treated with a water-resistant coating to shield it from the harsh effects of the environment. The interior of Codex is filled with a soft Viscotex memory foam to cushion your MacBook from shocks and bumps while on the go.

For the Codex Air 11 and Codex Retina 15, it is available in Steel Black only while the Codex Air 13 and Codex Retina 13 is available in both Brushed Titanium and Steel Black.

The Codex Air features a tapered design and comes without a carrying handle while the Codex Retina doesn’t have a tapered design but comes with a carrying handle. I wish they have a carrying handle for the Codex Air as well, because it really makes carrying easier.

Prices

The one I gotten is the Codex Air 13 Titanium for MacBook Air 13″. I like the color combination for the Codex Air 13 Titanium. Just from the look, you can tell it is a premium product. Even the sewing is done very nicely.

The only complain I have for the Codex Air 13 is that it is too big for my MacBook Air 13″, I wish it fits better. Perhaps Moshi makes this design decision to accommodate MacBook Air that has shell cases on.

Features

  • Checkpoint friendly: your MacBook stays protected inside Codex when going through airport security
  • Proprietary zipper design allows for complete use of MacBook while still in the case
  • Viscotex memory foam cushions MacBook from shock and bumps
  • Corner pads elevate MacBook for better ventilation
  • Soft microfiber inner lining protects MacBook from scratching

Where To Buy
You can get the Moshi Codex Air or Moshi Codex Retina from physical stores such as EpiCentre or Infinite (Apple Shops at Best Denki). Alternatively, you can also get it online from Ban Leong’s eStore.

Moshi Codex Air 13 - Packaging Front
Moshi Codex Air 13 – Packaging Front

Moshi Codex Air 13 - Packaging Back
Moshi Codex Air 13 – Packaging Back

Read More (53 More Words, 8 More Images)

Microsoft To Acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services Business

Microsoft will pay EUR 3.79 billion (USD$5 billion/SGD$6.36 billion) to purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and EUR 1.65 billion (USD$2.17 billion/SGD$2.77 billion) to license Nokia’s patents, for a total transaction price of EUR 5.44 billion (USD$7.17 billion/SGD$9.13 billion) in cash.

Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire substantially all of Nokia’s Devices and Services business, including the Mobile Phones (Nokia Asha) and Smart Devices (Nokia Lumia) business units as well as an industry-leading design team, operations including all Nokia Devices & Services-related production facilities, Devices & Services-related sales and marketing activities, and related support functions.

At closing, approximately 32,000 people are expected to transfer to Microsoft, including 4,700 people in Finland and 18,300 employees directly involved in manufacturing, assembly and packaging of products worldwide. The operations that are planned to be transferred to Microsoft generated an estimated EUR 14.9 billion, or almost 50 percent of Nokia’s net sales for the full year 2012.

Microsoft Logo
Microsoft Logo

Nokia Logo
Nokia Logo

Read More (1,119 More Words)

Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector

Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector (available in both black and white) is retailing for SGD$31.90 which is about SGD$4 more expensive than the original Apple Lightning to USB Cable. Both cables are 1m in length and both are as official as it can gets.

The feature that makes Moshi’s version more expensive than Apple’s original is the aluminium encasing. The cable head is encased in aluminium and shielded to reduce electromagnetic interference. The Moshi’s version felt different (psychological effect maybe?). It is sturdier, more premium and slightly heavier. I think this is the cable that Apple should have made!

I am a huge fan of aluminium stuff and hence I don’t mind paying a slight premium for it.

Where To Buy
You can get the Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector from physical stores such as EpiCentre or Infinite (Apple Shops at Best Denki). Alternatively, you can also get it online from Ban Leong’s eStore.

Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector
Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector

Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector - USB Head
Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector – USB Head

Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector vs Apple Lightning to USB Cable - USB Head
Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector vs Apple Lightning to USB Cable – USB Head

Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector - Lightning Head
Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector – Lightning Head

Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector vs Apple Lightning to USB Cable - Lightning Head
Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector vs Apple Lightning to USB Cable – Lightning Head

Sponsors

  • Web Hosting by
  • CDN by

Miscellaneous

  • Feeling generous today?
  • Monitoring by
  • Tracking by
    lesterchan.net - Extreme Tracking

Polls

Which Is Your Primary Email Account?

View Results