TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch Review

TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch is a sports watch that can track your sporting activities like indoor running, outdoor running, cycling and swimming.

It feature an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools and a one-button control that allows you to navigate around the watch’s menu easily.

The watch tracks a range of key metrics like pace, calories burned, time, laps, heart rate (via optional accessory) and distance.

It was launched in Singapore on 17th February 2014 and there are 2 colors you can choose from, Dark Grey or Dark Pink. For this review, I was given the Dark Grey.

The watch itself is currently retailing for S$349. If you get it together with the Heart Rate Monitor, it will cost you S$419 and if you get it together with the Cadence/Speed Sensor and the Heart Rate Monitor, it will cost you S$499.

TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch - Box Front
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch – Box Front

TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch - Box Bottom
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch – Box Bottom

TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch - Box
TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch – Box

Specifications

  • Weight and Dimensions

    • Battery life: Up to 10 hours (GPS Mode)
    • Display size: 22x25mm
    • Display resolution: 144×168
    • Thickness: 11.5 mm
    • Weight: 50 grams
    • Strap length: 230 mm
  • Location

    • Location: GPS + GLONASS
    • Location boost: via PC
  • Sensors

    • Sensors (internal): Indoor Tracker, Compass
    • Sensors (wireless): Bluetooth Smart aka Bluetooth Low Energy
    • Alerts: Beep & Vibrate
  • Water Resistance

    • Waterproofing: 50m / 165 feet (5 ATM)
  • Measurements

    • Distance/Calories: Yes
    • Steps: Yes
    • Records: Yes
    • Pace/Speed: Yes (Cadence/Speed Sensor – Optional Accessories)
    • Heart Rate: Yes (Heart Rate Monitor – Optional Accessory)
    • Cadence: Yes (Cadence/Speed Sensor – Optional Accessories)
    • Power: No
  • Activities

    • Indoor Running: Yes
    • Outdoor Running: Yes
    • Cycling: Yes
    • Swimming: Yes
  • Training

    • Race: Full screen
    • Goals: Full screen
    • Zone: Full screen
    • Laps: Full screen
    • Intervals: Full screen

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Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad

I decided to give Qi Wireless Charging a try and hence I bought the Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad from Amazon for US$25.99 (S$33).

Since the product is sold by Anker directly instead of Amazon, I have to pay an additional US$5.22 (S$7) for shipping to HopShopGo (freight forwarder) because it doesn’t ship directly to Singapore. In total, I paid US$31.21 (S$40) excluding shipping to Singapore.

Shipping it from HopShopGo together with my Anker 40W 5V / 8A 5-Port Wall Charger is an additional US$16.88 (S$21.30).

The Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad is indeed light and slim, measuring only 88 x 88 x 6 (mm) and weighing only 52g.

The only device I have now which supports Qi Wireless Charging is my Nexus 7 (2013). I hoping to get the successors of Nexus 5 and Nokia Lumia 1520 later on this year. I am pretty sure they will support Qi Wireless Charging since the current product already supports it.

Wireless charging might be a little bit slow for some devices because this wireless charging pad can only output 1A. I wish it can output 2A like the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad.

This is my first time trying out wireless charging and I am liking it so far!

Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad - Box Front
Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad – Box Front

Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad - Box Back
Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad – Box Back

Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad - Box
Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad – Box

Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad - Box Contents
Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad – Box Contents

Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad - Top
Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad – Top

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Western Digital My Passport Pro

· · · Storage

Western Digital My Passport Pro was announced last month on the 31st March 2014.

It is the first portable, Thunderbolt-powered dual-drive with integrated Thunderbolt cable. Because it is powered by Thunderbolt, you do not need a separate power source.

It is meant to be used with a Mac and hence it will come pre-formatted with HFS+ J. And of course, you can expect it to work with Apple Time Machine.

The internals consist of two 2.5-inch hard drives housed in a sleek aluminium enclosure and it is thoroughly shock-tested for extra durability to perform reliably when working on the go. Because it has two hard drives, you can configure it to be RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD.

It measures 143.4mm (length) x 88.5mm (width) x 44.2mm (height) and weighs 718g.

It is available in two sizes, the 2TB will be retailing for S$499 and the 4TB will be retailing for S$699.

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

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

Western Digital My Passport Pro - Box
Western Digital My Passport Pro – Box

Western Digital My Passport Pro - Box Internal
Western Digital My Passport Pro – Box Internal

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

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Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air

I think the Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air is a pretty good invention and I am surprised not many people thought of it!

It is retailing for S$139 and comes in only one color, Graphite Black. The back shell is made of polycarbonate.

The Moshi VersaKeyboard consists of the Moshi VersaCover Origami Case for iPad Air which I reviewed last month and a detachable ultra-thin Bluetooth keyboard.

So on days you do not need a keyboard for your iPad Air, you could always detach it and leave it at home or in office and that reduces the overall weight. The case and the Bluetooth keyboard weights 380g and when you add in the weight of the iPad Air (Wi-Fi + Cellular), it totals to 858g.

In the pictures below, you will notice that the back of the VersaKeyboard (where it holds the detachable Bluetooth keyboard), there is a special rubber material being used to prevent scratches to your Bluetooth keyboard’s keys.

The Bluetooth keyboard contains full-size keys of a standard keyboard. The tactile feedback of the keys is a little soft for my liking. I think Logitech did a slightly better job with the tacticle feedback of the keys in the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover.

The Bluetooth range is 10m and the battery can last for 130 hours.

Features

  • Detachable Bluetooth keyboard with 130 hours of battery life and LED power indicator
  • Folding VersaCover doubles as a stand in portrait and landscape modes
  • Ultra-thin and lightweight design
  • Durable polycarbonate shell includes convenient keyboard slot
  • Support for iPad auto-wake and sleep functionality

Where To Buy
You can get the Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air from physical stores such as Challenger, EpiCentre or Infinite. Alternatively you can get it online from Ban Leong’s eStore.

Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air - Box Front
Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air – Box Front

Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air - Box Back
Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air – Box Back

Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air - Box
Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air – Box

Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air - Box Open
Moshi VersaKeyboard for iPad Air – Box Open

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Marvel Super Heroes Stickers In WeChat Sticker Shop

· · · Software

Marvel Super Heroes stickers are now available in WeChat Sticker Shop. For the initial release (22nd April 2014) till 29th April 2014, it will be available free of charge. After 29th April 2014, you have to pay S$1.28 to purchase it!

Oh and the stickers are animated!

WeChat iOS App - Marvel Super Heroes StickersWeChat iOS App - Marvel Super Heroes Stickers
WeChat iOS App – Marvel Super Heroes Stickers

WeChat iOS App - Marvel Super Heroes StickersWeChat iOS App - Marvel Super Heroes Stickers
WeChat iOS App – Marvel Super Heroes Stickers

If you are not on WeChat yet, it is time for you to download it! WeChat is available on almost all platforms and of course including WeChat on iOS, WeChat on Android and WeChat on Windows Phone.