Heckler Design OneLessDrop

Heckler Design OneLessDrop
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I backed Heckler Design OneLessDrop (Kickstarter link) on Kickstarter way back on 4th February 2011. It was funded on 2nd March 2011 and raised a total of US$22,271, though the goal was only US$12,500.

I paid US$25 + US$10 shipping (total: US$35) for it. It was shipped on the week of 5th September 2011 and I received it on the 27th September 2011.

Microsoft Singapore Officially Launch Windows Phone 7.5

Microsoft Singapore Officially Launch Windows Phone 7.5
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Microsoft Singapore officially launches Windows Phone 7.5 yesterday. Windows Phone 7.5 has more than 500 new features and enhancements.

Both HTC Radar (RRP: S$569) and Samsung Omnia W (RRP: S$498) will be the first Windows Phone 7.5 to be released in Singapore. The HTC Radar will be available next month (October 2011) while the Samsung Omnia W will be available sometime in Q4 2011.

WhatsApp For Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)

WhatsApp For Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
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Some of you might already know, WhatsApp has been available on Windows MarketPlace For Mobile since last Saturday, but unfortunately, it is only available for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) users. Most of us, the “general public” are still on Windows Phone 7.0 and are eagerly waiting to upgrade to Windows Phone 7.5 which I think will be released this week if not the latest next week.

The official word came from WhatsApp’s blog post:

Sony ICF-DS15iP

Sony ICF-DS15iP
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Sony announced the Sony ICF-DS15iP last Thursday. The ICF series is Sony’s line of iPod and iPhone Docks. In particular the Sony ICF-DS15iP is an iPod and iPhone Dock Clock Radio.

If you need a cheaper alternative to a iPhone dock with alarm clock functionality, I would totally recommend the Sony ICF-DS15iP. The Sony ICF-DS15iP is going to retail for S$179 and will be available from 30th September 2011 onwards at all Sony Authorized Retailers.

PowerPac Plug Key

PowerPac Plug Key
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Bought a packet of 3 PowerPac Plug Keys from Challenger at Funan for S$0.90 (after 20% member’s discount is S$0.72). This Plug Key will convert your 3-pin plug socket to support a 2-pin plug power cable.

Since Singapore was once part of the British, we follow the British BS 1363 standard.

Taiyo 3-Pin Plug Adapter

Taiyo 3-Pin Plug Adapter
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Bought a pack of 2 Taiyo 3-Pin Plug Adapters from Challenger at Funan for S$14.90 (after 10% member’s discount is S$13.41). I like it because it has individual switch to control power to each of the 3 3-pin sockets.

I find it weird that some countries do not have the concept of switching off an individual switch on a power strip but rather leaving all the switches always on, if you look at Belkin Surge Protectors, there is no on/off switch available.

Trend Micro Titanium Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012

Trend Micro Titanium Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012
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I was invited to the blogger event for the earlier launch of Trend Micro Titanium Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012. I am a huge fan of ESET NOD32 Antivirus because it is lightweight, effective and very reasonably priced. During IT Fairs, I can get a 3 users for 2 years for just S$69. My mom’s office and my home computers are all protected by ESET Nod32 Antivirus.

Since I am given a copy of Trend Micro Titanium Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 (what a long software name) to try it out and so happen my ESET NOD32 Antivirus subscriptions is expiring soon, I will give Trend Micro a chance to see how well it fair against ESET. But before that can happen, I need to format my computer because for some reasons Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 refuses to install on my computer. Obviously I am not using a pirated Windows 7, it is original from my NUS MSDN Account. Since Li Xiang still need my computer to do some design work for her friend’s wedding, I can only format it after mid October 2011.

MiPow Power Tube 6600

MiPow Power Tube 6600
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My Hong Kong cousin gave me the MiPow Power Tube 6600 (online store) which is retailing for S$125. It boosts a battery capacity of 6,600mAh and is made from aluminum case with durable anodized colors.

The package includes charging tips for iPad/iPhone/iPod, Blackberry, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, PSP, Nintendo DSL/DSi/3DS and Female USB.