Happy 36th Birthday To Me

· · · Blog

Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore
Had a last-minute buffet dinner at Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore with Li Xiang on Saturday, 14th March 2020.

The spread there is fantastic, and the food is good. Furthermore, there are having a 30% discount for Pan Pacific Privileges members till 31st March 2020. Membership is free and you can sign up at panpacificprivileges.com.sg.

36th Birthday Cake
36th Birthday Cake

Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse

This is my third Logitech MX Master mouse. I have the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse, and now the Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse.

I bought the Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse from Lazada during its Online Tech Show. The recommended retail price of the mouse is S$169. After the 8% discount by Logitech and deducting Lazada’s S$12 voucher, HSBC S$20 voucher, I ended up paying just S$123.48. Shipping is free as I shipped it to a Ninja Point.

Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse - Box Front
Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Mouse – Box Front

Belkin Economy Series 4-Socket Surge Protector

· · · Hardware

My computer is not switched on 24/7. Last Saturday, when I turn on my new computer, it causes my Main Circuit Breaker (MCB) to trip. This is the first time I encountered a trip in MCB. Typically, it is the Circuit Breaker inside my house that will be tripped.

Sadly, after that happened, I can no longer switch on my computer. I suspect my Power Supply Unit (PSU) is fried.

Belkin Economy Series 4-Socket Surge Protector - Packaging Front
Belkin Economy Series 4-Socket Surge Protector – Packaging Front

Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L)

· · · Case, Dock & Bag

Thanks to the Peak Design Facebook User Group, I came to know that B&H Photo Video had a 24-hour sale on 25th February 2020 for the Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L) at their Deal Zone section. Only the Black and Ash colors are available.

It was an open box deal, which means it is like new with an open box. When I received it, it looks brand new too me, and I can’t tell the difference.

Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L) - With Tag
Peak Design Everyday Sling (5L) – With Tag

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389)

· · · Cable

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) retails for S$199 on Hachi Tech.

This is the first time I came across a modular dock. Five kits are included in the packaging that you can swap around. Each kit measures (W x H x D) 34 x 13 x 21 (mm) and weighs 11g.

j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) - Box Front
j5create UltraDrive Kit USB-C Multi-Display Modular Dock (JCD389) – Box Front

j5create USB-C Triple Display Docking Station (JCD543)

· · · Cable

j5create USB-C Triple Display Docking Station retails for S$199 on Hachi.tech.

As the product name implies, the JCD543 is a USB-C docking station that supports up to three monitors alongside with other ports.

j5create USB-C Triple Display Docking Station (JCD543) - Box Front
j5create USB-C Triple Display Docking Station (JCD543) – Box Front

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8m)

· · · Cable

The Razer Core X Chroma comes with a 0.5m Thunderbolt 3 cable. There is nothing wrong with the length, but the build quality of the cable is questionable.

I tested it with three MacBook Pros and all three experience frequent disconnections from the eGPU. It can be as frequent as once every 30 minutes. It is extremely irritating. Upon Googling, it seems to be a common problem.

Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8m) - Box Front
Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Cable (0.8m) – Box Front