Nokia Lumia 820 & Lumia 920 Available In Singapore On 8th December 2012

Nokia Lumia 820 & Lumia 920 Available In Singapore On 8th December 2012
· ·

The Nokia Lumia 820 and the Nokia Lumia 920 will be available in Singapore from next Saturday, 8th December 2012 at Nokia retail stores as well as telco shops. It was first announced on the 6th September 2012.

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.

Cisco Linksys EA6500 Router Review

Cisco Linksys EA6500 Router Review
· ·

The Cisco Linksys EA6500 is the successor to the Cisco Linksys EA4500 and is now available in stores and retailing for S$349.

It utilizes the new 802.11ac wireless technology (which is still under development) that allows you to have gigabit wireless speed. Most AC routers in the market right now is capable of a theoretical maximum speed of 1.3Gbps (3 x 433.3Mbps streams with 80MHz channels).

Toshiba FlashAir Review

Toshiba FlashAir Review
· ·

Toshiba FlashAir is the “no frills” version you can get out of Flucard Pro and Eye-Fi Pro.

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.

NFC Tags by Tapway

NFC Tags by Tapway
· ·

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.

StarCraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm Will Be Launching On 12th March 2013

StarCraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm Will Be Launching On 12th March 2013
· ·

*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).

Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter

Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter
· ·

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.

Previously, the Apple 30-pin Connector to Micro USB Adapter is only available in Europe and still is.

World’s Thinnest 5mm 2.5″ Hybrid Hard Drive From Singapore

World’s Thinnest 5mm 2.5″ Hybrid Hard Drive From Singapore
· ·

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”.