The official price of the Nokia Lumia 820 will be S$699 (without contract) and in terms of colors, the Nokia Lumia 820 will be available in Black or White and the wireless charging shell covers are available in white, black, cyan, red or yellow.
The highly anticipated successor to Asus PadFone 1, the Asus PadFone 2 will be available for sale in Singapore from 22nd November 2012 (this coming Thursday) at authorised Asus retailers and StarHub Shops (looks like it is exclusive for StarHub).
It is being distributed by Trek 2000 (makers of Thumbdrive) in Singapore and is retailing for S$100+. Since Trek don’t enforce a Recommended Retail Pricing (RRP) model to the dealers, I can’t give you an official pricing. Right now only 1 capacity is available which is the 8GB.
Always wanted to play with NFC tags to see how some tasks can be automated.
I am using iPhone 5 which does not comes with NFC capability, but for my work phone, I am using the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (LTE) which does come with NFC capability. Samsung has it’s own brand of NFC Tags called Samsung TecTiles, but unfortunately it will not be available in Singapore till mid-December 2012.
*UPDATE* The official retail price of StarCraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm in Singapore will be S$49.90 and in Malaysia, it will be MYR125. There will be a Licence2Play exclusive pre-order event at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Hall E, from 7th till 9th December 2012. Singapore will be launching 1 day earlier, on the 11th March 2013, and the Battle.net SEA servers will go live from 7pm on the same day.
StarCraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm will be launching next year, on the 12th March 2013. The retail box version and digital download version will be available for US$39.99 (S$49), the collector’s edition will be available for US$79.99 (S$98). You can get both StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty from Battle.net for a discounted price of US$59.99 (S$73.36).
Happy 28th birthday my dearest wifey! I did not get any present for you this year, unless you do count the Pixel Ruler that I bought for you last month as a present! I will put in more effort next year =p
Bought the Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter from Apple Online Store (Singapore) for S$28. Initially it was only available in Europe as in Europe if you are selling mobile phones, it has to come with Micro USB connectivity. But last Saturday, in a surprise move by Apple, they decided to make it available for all.
I am proud that Singapore made it into the tech news last week with the announcement of the world’s thinnest 2.5″ hybrid hard drive! It is only 5mm thick and is capable of storing 1TB of normal HDD and 32GB of SSD.
One of the main challenges in reducing the thickness of current 7mm hard disk drives by almost 30% without compromising on its performance and stability is its spindle motor design. To achieve a reduction in size, DSI researchers developed a proprietary axial field motor which runs smoother, quieter, more efficiently, lowering power consumption by up to 70% yet at a fraction of the cost of SSDs. The motor’s design has been patented, along with 30 other unique designs for the “A-Drive”. In addition, DSI has collaborated with multinational corporations and local companies, such as Seiko Instruments, Miyoshi, and Unisteel, to develop key components for the “A-Drive”.