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Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 EU (With Neutral)

Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 EU (With Neutral) is the third smart wall switch that I am evaluating. The first is MCO Touch Panel while the second is Sonoff T2UK Wi-Fi Smart Wall Switch.

There is nothing wrong with my Sonoff smart wall switch that makes me want to switch to Aqara smart wall switch. I am getting just one Aqara smart wall switch to let Li Xiang feel the difference between touch and tactile-based wall switches so that we have more choices for our new house.

Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 EU (With Neutral) - Box Front
Aqara Smart Wall Switch H1 EU (With Neutral) – Box Front

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Ulanzi ST-27 Metal Phone Tripod Mount

The Ulanzi U-PAD III Metal iPad Tripod Mount does fit an iPhone 14 Pro Max but only in landscape. So if you are looking for the same high-quality metal tripod mount for mobile phones, you will need to get the Ulanzi ST-27 Metal Phone Tripod Mount.

I got mine from actioncam shop on Shopee for S$33.90.

Ulanzi ST-27 Metal Phone Tripod Mount - Box Front
Ulanzi ST-27 Metal Phone Tripod Mount – Box Front

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Ulanzi U-PAD III Metal iPad Tripod Mount

Bought the Ulanzi U-PAD III Metal iPad Tripod Mount from Lazada for S$41.67 during 12/12. The recommended retail price is S$49.90.

The Ulanzi U-PAD III Metal iPad Tripod Mount is an all-metal aluminum alloy body tripod mount. It is very well-built and feels premium and solid.

Ulanzi U-PAD III Metal iPad Tripod Mount - Box Front
Ulanzi U-PAD III Metal iPad Tripod Mount – Box Front

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Looking Back 2022

After almost two years plus on-and-off restrictions due to COVID-19, Singapore finally opened up slowly in the year’s second half, and mask-wearing became optional for most places. Finally, we are almost back to normal. I hope in 2023, mask-wearing will become optional on public transport.

Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Thanks to my ex-colleague, JayJay, for the link up, I got into Roborock’s Public relations (PR) list. They have sent me two Roborock cleaners for review, the Roborock Q7 Max and Roborock G10.

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Rode PSA1+

Rode PSA1+ is a microphone/boom arm from Rode. I got it from Red Dot Photo on Lazada during 12/12 for S$141.32. The usual selling price should be about S$169.

I was using a cheap China OEM microphone arm that I bought it together with my Rode NT-USB Mini, and it is pretty bad. You can only rotate the arm if you do not tighten the clamp; even so, the rotation is not smooth. The screws protruding near the clamp area will scratch your table, which was my deal breaker. Given the price, I would say it is ok. But in my case, I would rather pay more to get a quality microphone arm instead. So that is why I went ahead and got the Rode PSA1+.

Rode PSA1+ Box Front
Rode PSA1+ Box Front

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Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable

Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable has only one length which is 1.2m and is available in two colors, Black and White. It retails for S$49. For some reason, Amazon.sg is selling the black one for only S$40. So I decided to get that.

I have an existing Lighting to 3.5mm audio cable, which is the Belkin 3.5mm Audio Cable With Lightning Connector. But it doesn’t work with my AirPods Max.

Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable - Box Front
Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable – Box Front

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NuPhy Air75

Since Li Xiang started working from the office more frequently, she would need a portable keyboard. So I decided to pass her my older Apple Magic Keyboard so that I can get a new one. Also, she loves Apple’s keyboard, and I wanted a mechanical keyboard, so our objectives are aligned.

Previously, I had the Keychron K7, but I sold it because I wanted a 75% keyboard.

NuPhy Air75 With NuPhy Folio V2 - Box
NuPhy Air75 With NuPhy Folio V2 – Box

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Rode NT-USB Mini

I always wanted to get a microphone for the cool of it since I don’t do podcasts or streaming. The primary use case for me is just for Zoom/Slack calls.

Since I wanted to buy “something” for Black Friday, I decided to get the Rode NT-USB Mini instead of Blue Yeti because the later is outdated and still using mini-USB as the port.

Rode NT-USB Mini - Box Front
Rode NT-USB Mini – Box Front

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Charby Orbit Stand – Adjustable MagSafe Stand

I was looking for a MagSafe mobile phone stand without the need to get a separate Apple MagSafe Charger, and I chanced upon the Charby Orbit Stand.

The Charby Orbit Stand retails for S$22.94, and shipping to Singapore is an additional S$12.15. It is not worth paying for shipping since the free shipping amount is only S$27 The S$27 is because of Black Friday, the normal free shipping amount is S$81. It is more worth it to get another item like the Orbit Power Bank.

Charby Orbit Stand - Box
Charby Orbit Stand – Box

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