Bluelounge Milo (Aluminium)

Bought the Bluelounge Milo (Aluminium) from Funan’s Challenger for SGD$39 (member’s price: SGD$35.10). I already own a Bluelounge Milo (Original) which I bought almost 2 years back.

Even though the aluminium is SGD$20 more expensive, I love every aspect of it. The build is solid and weighs slightly heavier than the original (40g vs 12g). Because of this, when the Milo is placed on the table, it more stable when supporting a slightly heavier mobile device.

It is also available in two colours, black and white. However for the aluminium, only the plastic portion is coloured and the stand itself is in aluminium. I wish the black comes with black anodised aluminium and that will look awesome.

Bluelounge Milo (Aluminium) - Box Front
Bluelounge Milo (Aluminium) – Box Front

Bluelounge Milo (Aluminium) - Box Back
Bluelounge Milo (Aluminium) – Box Back

Bluelounge Milo (Aluminium) - Box Open
Bluelounge Milo (Aluminium) – Box Open

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Powerocks Stone 3 (7800mAh Dual USB Power Bank)

Got the Powerocks Stone 3 which is a 7800mAh Dual USB Power Bank from my cousin in Hong Kong. I am not too sure of the local retail price, but on Amazon, it is retailing for USD$48.50 (SGD$62.50).

As the name “stone” implies, this power bank is pretty heavy (like a stone) due to the 7800mAh battery and it weighs 500g.

The build is also solid (like a stone), there are practically no openings. It felt like a solid block of plastic. It measures 7.5cm x 7.5cm x 2.7cm.

There are two input ports for charging this power bank, Micro USB Port and Mini USB Port. The charging time varies: more than 8 hours (computer USB port = 500mA), about 7 hours (USB charger = 1A), about 5 hours (quick USB charger = 2A).

There are two output ports as well, and each of this port can output a maximum of 2.1A, which is enough to charge an iPad.

The light on the individual alphabet on the logo “P-O-W-E-R-O-C-K-S” determine how much power is left in the power bank. I think the indicator is pretty nicely put, though I have to figure this out from the user manual.

  • P = 11% – 22%
  • PO = 23% – 33%
  • POW = 34% – 44%
  • POWE = 45% – 55%
  • POWER = 56% – 66%
  • POWERO = 67% – 77%
  • POWEROC = 78% – 88%
  • POWEROCK = 89% – 99%
  • POWEROCKS = 100%

Powerocks Stone 3 - Box Front
Powerocks Stone 3 – Box Front

Powerocks Stone 3 - Box Back
Powerocks Stone 3 – Box Back

Powerocks Stone 3 - Box Contents
Powerocks Stone 3 – Box Contents

Powerocks Stone 3 - Front View
Powerocks Stone 3 – Front View

Powerocks Stone 3 - Back View
Powerocks Stone 3 – Back View

Powerocks Stone 3 - Side View
Powerocks Stone 3 – Side View

Powerocks Stone 3 - Ports
Powerocks Stone 3 – Ports

Powerocks Stone 3 - Glowing Logo
Powerocks Stone 3 – Glowing Logo

Service In Singapore: Acceptable, But Nothing More

· · · Blog

Personally, I find the service level in Singapore acceptable. I think the service level in retail shops are generally better than those in F&B. If I have to name one F&B in Singapore that has the worst service, it got to be Crystal Jade Kitchen.

Having been to the US (but not yet Japan), the service level in US is awesome for both for retail and F&B.

A survey was carried out by market research group Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) to get a better insight on the service debate in Singapore. With a representative sample size of over 460 participants, the survey was conducted earlier this year over a period of one month. The survey is supported by the Go the Extra Mile for Service (GEMS) Up project, a joint movement involving SPRING Singapore, the Singapore Tourism Board, the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, the Institute of Service Excellence at the Singapore Management University, and the National Trades Union Congress.

 

  • About 60% or more of local customers, service staff and managers surveyed considered service in Singapore to be just acceptable.
  • A more positive picture was painted by tourists visiting the Lion City; some 74% of the tourists interviewed acknowledged that service in Singapore was ‘above average’, with almost half – 49% – going as far as saying the service in Singapore was better than in their home country.
  • 73% of managers & 64% of service staff said increasingly demanding clientele was the main barrier to delivering good service.
  • 87% of managers & 91% of the service staff agreed that the government can help drive service quality by promoting service-sector businesses as an employer of choice, attracting more talent into the industry.
  • 53% of managers said finding the right staff was the main obstacle in providing quality service.

A local videoblogger, Sam Driscoll, has chosen to highlight his experiences with customer service.

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m)

· · · Apple, Cable

My family got me the Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) from Apple Store at IFC, Hong Kong when they are there for a holiday. It is retailing for HKD$288 in Hong Kong and SGD$48 in Singapore. Due to the weakening Singapore Dollar against the Hong Kong Dollar, it is about the same price after currency conversion. It used to be slightly cheaper.

You can connect your MacBook Air to your iMac using this cable and this will turn your iMac into a secondary monitor.

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) - Box Front
Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) – Box Front

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) - Box Back
Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) – Box Back

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) - Box  Contents
Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) – Box Contents

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) - Thunderbolt Head
Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) – Thunderbolt Head

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) - Thunderbolt Head
Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) – Thunderbolt Head

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) - Plugged To iMac
Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) – Plugged To iMac

Speck SeeThru for MacBook Air 13″

Speck SeeThru for MacBook Air is a hardshell casing for the MacBook Air 11″/13″.

It is thinner and lighter than the STM Grip for MacBook Air but lacks the inner linings of the suede to protect the casing from scratching the MacBook Air. The casing material is also extremely reflective as seen in the photos.

I am using this right now for my MacBook Air 13″ as it is not adding any excessive weight/thickness to it.

It is retailing for SGD$69.00 at DISTEXPRESS or at Apple Premium Resellers like Epicentre, Infinite and Challenger stores.

Feature

  • Fits MacBook Air (late-2010 and newer models)
  • Show your colors. Dress your MacBook Air in vivid color with a crystal-candy finish
  • On-the-go protection. Form-fitting, glossy hard shell keeps scuffs and scratches at bay
  • Stay upright. Patent-pending rubberized anti-tilt feet keep things grounded when you open your MacBook
  • Sleek, minimalist design. Ultra-thin (1.2mm) and lightweight two-piece design is easy to snap on and off

Speck SeeThru for MacBook Air 13 Inch - Box Front
Speck SeeThru for MacBook Air 13 Inch – Box Front

Speck SeeThru for MacBook Air 13 Inch - Box Back
Speck SeeThru for MacBook Air 13 Inch – Box Back

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