Synology DiskStation DS216+

· · · Network, Storage

The Synology DiskStation DS216+ which was launched on 28th January 2016 is the successor to the Synology DiskStation DS215+. It is retailing in Singapore for S$499.

The DS216+ features a dual-core Intel CPU with AES NI hardware encryption engine, Btrfs file system support, and 4K UHD transcoding.

Synology DiskStation DS216+ - Box Front
Synology DiskStation DS216+ – Box Front

Vitastiq – A Device That Tracks Your Vitamin & Mineral Levels

I was seeded with Vitastiq, a device that tracks your vitamin and mineral levels in your body.

Vitastiq started on Indiegogo back in December 2014. It raised a total of US$264,937 out of their initial goal of US$49,000 from 900+ backers on 8th February 2015. It got shipped to the backers in March 2015.

Vitastiq - Box Front
Vitastiq – Box Front

DYMO LabelManager 280 Rechargeable Hand-Held Label Maker

The DYMO LabelManager 280 Rechargeable Hand-Held Label Maker was having a goldbox deal on Amazon on 7th January 2016. The normal retail price is US$91.79 (S$132) but for the goldbox deal, it drops to US$18.99 (S$27.18). Now, it is back up to US$26.98 (S$39).

Unfortunately, it doesn’t ship directly to Singapore, so you have to use a freight forwarder like HopShopGo.

DYMO LabelManager 280 - Box Front
DYMO LabelManager 280 – Box Front

Klipsch R6 In-Ear Bluetooth Earphones

The Klipsch R6 In-Ear Bluetooth Earphones is Klipsch first ever Bluetooth earphones. It was launched in Singapore on 15th January 2016 and is retailing for S$299. At launch only one color is available which is matte Black.

It comes with a one-year warranty by Tat Chuan Acoustic. Tat Chuan Acoustic is located at The Adelphi (1 Coleman St #01-17 Singapore 179803) and is the official distributor for Klipsch and Sonos products in Singapore.

Klipsch R6 In-Ear Bluetooth Earphones - Box Front
Klipsch R6 In-Ear Bluetooth Earphones – Box Front

Xiaomi USB Fan

· · · Gadget

The Xiaomi USB Fan is selling for S$6.99 and is available in two colors, white and blue.

During the Lunar New Year 2016 sale which happens from 21st January 2016 to 22nd January 2016, the price of the fan became S$5.99 which is S$1 cheaper. It is not much but better than nothing.

Xiaomi USB Fan - Packaging Front
Xiaomi USB Fan – Packaging Front

Mounting Nest Cam Outdoors

· · · Camera

I am intending to mount my Nest Cam outside my new house. If you are like me and intend to mount it outside, you would probably need three Nest Cam accessories.

Unfortunately, all three accessories doesn’t ship to Singapore directly from Amazon and hence you have to use a freight forwarder like HopShopGo.

Nest Cam Accessories - Boxes
Nest Cam Accessories – Boxes

Nest Cam

· · · Camera

Bought the Nest Cam from Amazon for US$183.90 (S$265). It qualifies for the free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping and hence shipping to Singapore is free.

US$183.90 is not the lowest price, it went down to $168.99 during Black Friday 2015 but unfortunately, I miss out on that promotion.

Nest Cam - Box Front
Nest Cam – Box Front

Singtel Partners Netflix

· · · Singtel

Singtel has partnered Netflix to give its customers promotional offers to access Netflix’s TV shows and movies.

Singtel customers stand to get up to nine months worth of complimentary Netflix subscriptions if they re-contract or sign up for Singtel’s mobile plan and/or Fibre Entertainment Bundle+ from 22nd January 2016 to 22nd July 2016.

Singtel Netflix
Singtel Netflix

tado Smart AC Control Review

Do check out my post on tado Smart AC Control – Unboxing & Setup before reading this review.

I have been using the tado Smart AC Control for almost two weeks now and it has sort of taken control over my air conditioner from Ambi Climate. I doubt I will move back to Ambi Climate unless they have third-party integrations like IFTTT.

tado iOS App - Hometado iOS App - Command Sets
tado iOS App – Home / Manual Mode

tado Smart AC Control – Unboxing & Setup

I was seeded with the tado Smart AC Control for review. Similar to my previous review of the Moto 360 (2nd Generation), I will split this review into two posts. The first post (this post) being the unboxing and setup and the second post will be about the experience using tado Smart AC Control.

In Singapore, tado Smart AC Control is being distributed by Aerahaus Smart and right now you can only get it online from Aerahaus Online Store. tado Smart AC Control is designed and made in Munich, Germany. If you bought the set from Aerahaus Online Store, it will come with a 2 years local warranty and support from Aerahaus Smart.

tado Smart AC Control - Box Front
tado Smart AC Control – Box Front