D-Link DSP-W215 WiFi Smart Plug

· · · Endorsement, Network

The D-Link DSP-W215 WiFi Smart Plug as the name suggests is a plug that is connected to your wireless network and that makes it “smart”.

It runs on 802.11n wireless network and is currently retailing for S$69.

Using the mydlink Home app (iOS | Android) on your mobile phone, you can use it to turn on and off the device that is connected to the plug. The smart plug also monitors the power usage of the device that is plugged in.

Unboxing

DSP-W215 - Box Front
DSP-W215 – Box Front

DSP-W215 - Box Back
DSP-W215 – Box Back

DSP-W215 - Box
DSP-W215 – Box

DSP-W215 - Box Contents
DSP-W215 – Box Contents

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LEGO SG50 Singapore Icons Mini Builds

· · · Toy

Accompanying the #LEGORebuildSG campaign is the launch of 4 LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds. The 4 Mini Builds include quintessential Singaporean icons of the past such as The Cable Car, Ice Cream Bike, HDB Flats and the Dragon Playground. The Mini Builds are redeemable at selected stores with a minimum purchase of SG$50 of LEGO products in a single receipt. Note that the Mini Builds have already been fully redeemed.

LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds - 1
LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds – 1

The easiest Mini Build to build is the Cable Car which only has 1 page of instructions, requiring 56 pieces of LEGO bricks to build. Next is the Ice Cream Bike with 2 pages of instructions, requiring 35 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.

Next up is the HDB Flats which also has 2 pages of instructions but requiring 138 pieces of LEGO bricks to build which is the most number of pieces among the 4 Mini Builds. Lastly, the most complicated Mini Build is the Dragon Playground which has 3 pages of instructions and requires 92 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.

LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds - 2
LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds – 2

Enjoy the pictures as well as the setup instructions for the LEGO SG50 Singapore Icons Mini Builds.

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SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets

· · · Hardware

Bought the SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets from Home-Fix at Ion Orchard for S$69.90. It is really an awesome space saver because of it’s tower design and best of all, there are 9 sockets! You will not need multi plug adapters anymore.

There are two variants for the SoundTeoh Tower Socket. One is this and the other is the SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 8 Outlets And 2 USB Ports and it costs S$89.90. A good thing about the included USB ports is the combined output of 4.2A which makes it capable of outputting 2.1A per port. Personally, I find it is not worth an additional S$20 if you have a couple of multiple USB port chargers lying around like the Aukey 50W 5V/10A 6-Port Wall Charger or the Anker 40W 5V/8A 5-Port Wall Charger.

Specification

  • Test Standard: BS1363/A, SS145/A, MS589/A, BS5733/A
  • Power Indicator: Neon (Red)
  • Surge Indicator: Neon (Green)
  • Cable rating: 1.25mm2, 3 Core PVC Cable
  • Cable Length: 3m
  • Rated Voltage: 250V AAC 50Hz
  • Rated Current: 13A Max
  • Plug Top Standard: SS145/A, MS589/A, BS1363/A
  • Fuse Used: 13A, BS1362, SS167 Cartridge Fuse

SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets - Box Front
SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets – Box Front

SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets - Box Back
SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets – Box Back

SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets - Box Side
SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets – Box Side

SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets - Box Contents
SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets – Box Contents

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SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C

· · · Endorsement, Storage

The SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C was released in Singapore back in April 2015 and it retails for S$99. It comes in only one size which is 32GB and features a two-year warranty.

Just in case you are not aware, this is a USB 3.0 enabled drive and is backward compatible with USB 2.0.

As of right now, I don’t have any devices that has a USB Type-C port and hence I think the SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C is ahead of its time. The only mainstream device in the market that has a USB Type-C port is the new MacBook.

Other devices that I know that are using the USB Type-C includes Nokia N1 Android tablet, Le 1, Le 1 Pro & Le Max, the new Google Chromebook Pixel and the upcoming OnePlus Two.

This might change next year according to a recent report by Strategy Analytics. The report estimates that by 2016, 12% of handsets alone will feature Type C connectors.

For disk speed test wise, I managed to get a write speed of 42MB/s and a read speed of 64MB/s for the drive using my 27″ iMac (Late 2012).

SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C - Packaging Front
SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C – Packaging Front

SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C - Packaging Back
SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C – Packaging Back

SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C - USB Type-C End
SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C – USB Type-C End

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LEGO Rebuild Your Memories Competition – Top 10 Winners

· · · Toy

As part of the #LEGORebuildSG campaign is the Rebuild Your Memories Competition.

LEGO Rebuild Your Memories Poster
LEGO Rebuild Your Memories Poster

The competition which ended on 26th June 2015 allow fans to construct their fondest memories of Singapore with LEGO.

10 winning entries have been picked and they are currently being displayed at Raffles City Shopping Centre level 3 atrium till 30th July 2015.

LEGO Rebuild Your Memories - Atrium - 1
LEGO Rebuild Your Memories – Atrium – 1

LEGO Rebuild Your Memories - Atrium - 2
LEGO Rebuild Your Memories – Atrium – 2

LEGO Sign
LEGO Sign

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