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to buy “something” for Black Friday, I decided to get the Rode NT-USB Mini instead of Blue Yeti because the later is outdated and still using mini-USB as the port.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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Logitech MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse

It so happens that the scroll wheel of my five years old Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse spoiled just a few days before one of the greatest sale day, the Singles Day (11/11).

Technically, it is not spoiled, but the scroll wheel is forever in free-spinning mode, aka the clicky/ratcheting is not working when the SmartShift button is being pressed. There is an article on how to fix it, but it seems the fix is not permanent. It will come back within a month, probably due to the spring being loose due to its age. You will need to tear the mouse’s feet to access the screws every time you fix it.

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

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Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable

The official retail price of the Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable is S$45 and on Apple’s Employee Purchase Plan (EPP) it retails for S$40.66.

But you can get it at S$37 at Apple Authorised Resellers on Lazada, Shopee, and That is what I tried to do, except that it is out of stock on all the above mention platforms.

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Ugreen 65W Travel Charger

Ugreen 65W Travel Charger retails for S$59.99 on Lazada and Shopee. During the 11/11 flash sale, it drops to S$41.99. Standard shipping to Singapore is free since it is above S$30.

If I am not wrong, this is Ugreen’s first travel charger. It even includes a carrying pouch, though I wish it were smaller.

Ugreen 65W Travel Charger - Box Front
Ugreen 65W Travel Charger – Box Front

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Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

During Shopee’s 10/10 flash sale, the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) was only going for S$319 on their Apple Flagship Online Store. The store is an Apple Authorised Reseller (AAR).

Because it is 10/10, they are giving 10% cashback in the form of coins, capped at $35 or 3,500 coins. So I got S$31.90 (3,190 coins) in cashback for my next purchase. Shipping is an additional S$1.49.

Apple AirPods Pro 2 - Box Front
Apple AirPods Pro 2 – Box Front

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Dreame H12 Pro Wet & Dry Vacuum Review

Dreame H12 Pro is a 3-in-1 wet and dry vacuum cleaner. It is 3-in-1 instead of 2-in-1 because it includes an auto-cleaning feature. It is the higher end model to the Dreame H12.

Dreame H12 Pro will be launching on 11th November 2022 for S$729. You can get it from Shopee or Lazada. Early bird pricing will start from 25th October 2022 till 31st October 2022. During this period, it will be discounted to S$649. In addition, you can get S$35 discount using the discount code DREALESTE, reducing the price to S$614. The discount code is valid only on Shopee till 14th November 2022.

Dreame H12 Pro - Box
Dreame H12 Pro – Box

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Google Pixel 7 Pro Review

The last time I played with a Google Pixel phone was three years ago, with the Google Pixel 3a XL. It has since End of Line (EOL), with the last supported operating system (OS) being Android 12, which was released in 2021. The previous (and last) security patch for Pixel 3a XL was released in September 2022.

Now back to Google Pixel 7 Pro. Google Pixel 7 Pro was officially announced during Made by Google event on 7th October 2022 and was released in Singapore on 14th October 2022. There are three colors available for Pixel 7 Pro, Hazel, Snow, and Obsidian. Snow and Hazel are only available for 128GB, whereas Obsidian is available for 128GB and 256GB.

Google Pixel 7 Pro - Box Front
Google Pixel 7 Pro – Box Front

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