Looking Back 2016, I moved into my new house on 14th May 2016. That is probably the biggest change in my life so far.

I managed to make my house into a smart home with Fibaro, SmartThings and a couple of Amazon Echo. You can read about my journey here and here.

Only traveled three times this year, to Bangkok in February, Hong Kong in September and Munich in November.

Got a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black to replace my 128GB iPhone 6s Plus in Gold. Replaced my Nexus 6P with Huawei Mate 9 as well.

I always wanted a Sonos and I finally got it during Amazon’s Black Friday sales. I bought 3x Sonos PLAY:1. It is about S$100 cheaper for each PLAY:1 even if you factored in shipping cost.

What I Said In 2015

For 2016, I hope Mac mini will get a major refresh so I can buy it along with two Dell 27″ monitors.

The Mac mini didn’t get an upgrade this year. All the hardware attention is on the new MacBook Pro. I hope this will change in 2017. I really need a new desktop Mac and nope I am not going for Hackintosh.

For the Dell monitors, I am aiming for the Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitor – U2715H. Hopefully, by mid of next year, the prices would have dropped.

I managed to get 3x Dell UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge Monitor (U2717D) for my new house at S$764 each.

For 2017
I am guessing 2017 will be the year of wireless mesh Wi-Fi system with Eero, Google Wi-Fi, Luma and Orbi already on the bandwagon. We will probably see more mainstream brands like Linksys, D-Link, TP-Link, Netgear and Asus on board. I am already using Eero (next blog post) for my house.

I really hope to get a Mac desktop computer in 2017 and I can’t wait for iPhone 8 (or whatever you call it).

I probably want to travel more, especially to Japan, since I have not been to Japan before.

I would like to wish all my readers, visitors, and supporters a very Happy New Year 2017! 2017 will be an awesome year for us!

Looking Back 2016

117 posts were posted in 2016, accumulating 280 comments, and 2,119,923 views.
December 2016
31st
Looking Back 2016
29th
Bagel – Smart Tape Measure
27th
Apple AirPods
23rd
Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review
22nd
ZUS Super Duty USB-C Cable
21st
ZUS Super Duty Lightning Cable
20th
Etekcity Digital Timer
19th
Sonos BOOST
16th
Sonos PLAY:1
14th
MPow Streambot Mini – Bluetooth Music Receiver
12th
Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender
9th
Google Chromecast Ultra
7th
Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation)
5th
Linksys WUSB6100M Max-Stream AC600 MU-MIMO USB Adapter
2nd
Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable (1m)
November 2016
28th
Removing Special Offers On Kindle
21st
Huawei Mate 9 Review
17th
Kindle Paperwhite E-reader (2016)
9th
Huawei Mate 9 Review – Unboxing & Design
7th
Dyson V8 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
3rd
Huawei Mate 9 Availability & Price In Singapore
October 2016
31st
Mophie Powerstation Plus 2016 (6,000mAh)
28th
Moto Z, Moto Z Play & Moto Mods Available In Singapore From November 2016
24th
ViDi Action Camera
21st
Sharp Mobile Phones – Sharp MS1 & Sharp Z2
18th
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Refund Details In Singapore
17th
D-Link DAP-1860 AC Wi-Fi Range Extender
10th
Xiaomi’s First Store in Singapore
7th
Staying On Top Of Circles.Life Leaderboard
5th
Fabrix Marble Snap Case For iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
3rd
Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter
September 2016
26th
V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Headphones
22nd
ErgoSilver Laptop Stand
20th
WRENCHit
15th
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Silicone & Leather Case
10th
Singtel iPhone 7/7 Plus Price Plans
8th
fynd – Phone Repair at Your Doorstep
August 2016
29th
Motorola Moto G4 Plus
22nd
Parallels Desktop 12 For Mac
15th
Singtel Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Price Plans
10th
TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N Nano Router
8th
Energea Amp Charger 17W 5V/3.4A 2-Port Wall Charger
5th
Remotec Z-Wave AC IR Extender (ZXT-120)
4th
Amazon Echo Voice Remote
3rd
Singapore Official Sennheiser Store
1st
XPower 3 Socket Power Strip With 4 USB Ports
July 2016
29th
Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Siren
27th
OKPOW USB Type C Cable
25th
Popp Z-Wave KFOB Remote Control
22nd
TKB Z-Wave Wall Plug Switch/Meter
20th
Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Key Fob Remote
18th
Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Minimote
14th
Using MCO Touch Panel With Storage Water Heater
12th
Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Home Energy Meter
5th
Circles.Life Referral Code
4th
Winners of Sudio Vasa Bla Giveaway
1st
Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave MultiSensor 6 (Gen5)
June 2016
28th
Android Pay Now In Singapore
27th
Aeon Labs Aeotec Z-Wave Smart Switch 6 (Gen5)
24th
OnePlus 3 Available In Singapore From 4th July 2016
21st
The Start Of My Smart Home Journey
15th
Sudio Vasa Bla Giveaway
10th
Samsung Pay Available In Singapore From 16th June 2016
6th
Igloohome Smart Lock Review
3rd
Sudio Vasa Bla
1st
MOGICS Power Bagel
May 2016
30th
Samsung SmartThings
27th
Leagoo Shark 1 – Unboxing
25th
Apple Pay (VISA & MasterCard) Now In Singapore
25th
ZUS Smart Car Charger
23rd
Lomography’s Lomo’Instant
13th
Flip British Plug – Flip Quad
11th
Apple Magic Keyboard
6th
Lomography And lesterchan.net Lomo’Instant Giveaway
6th
Circles.Life Price Plans
3rd
Anker Powerline+ Lightning Cable
April 2016
25th
TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (TL-SG108)
21st
Apple Magic Mouse 2
20th
Facebook Instant Articles
19th
Apple Pay (American Express) Now In Singapore
13th
Klipsch Reference X6i
11th
PINE A64 – Single Board Super Computer
7th
GP Smart On-The-Go Accessories & Power Banks
1st
SanDisk Ultra 200GB MicroSDXC Card
March 2016
30th
Singtel iPhone SE Price Plans
28th
Pringles Party Speaker
25th
Happy 32nd Birthday To Me
16th
Daniel Wellington Watches
14th
AmazonBasics Ultra Thin Indoor TV Antenna
11th
Telegram Bot Using AWS API Gateway And AWS Lambda
9th
Slack Bot Using AWS API Gateway And AWS Lambda
February 2016
29th
Samsung Series 5 55″ SUHD Smart LED TV (UA55JS7200)
26th
Singtel Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+ And Galaxy S7 edge 4G+ Price Plans
25th
Dash microSD & Dash SD Card Reader
23rd
Samsung Pay Will Come To Singapore This Year
22nd
Dell UltraSharp InfinityEdge Monitors
19th
FiftyThree Pencil Stylus
18th
Lenovo New Service Center In Singapore
17th
Bluelounge Soba Cable Routing
16th
Just Mobile Alupad
15th
Bluelounge Posto Headphone Stand
12th
Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock
11th
Bluelounge Pixi Multi-Purpose Tie
5th
Synology DiskStation DS216+
3rd
Vitastiq – A Device That Tracks Your Vitamin & Mineral Levels
1st
DYMO LabelManager 280 Rechargeable Hand-Held Label Maker
January 2016
29th
Klipsch R6 In-Ear Bluetooth Earphones
28th
Xiaomi USB Fan
26th
Mounting Nest Cam Outdoors
20th
Nest Cam
18th
Singtel Partners Netflix
15th
tado Smart AC Control Review
11th
tado Smart AC Control – Unboxing & Setup
9th
ExpressVPN Helps Users Unblock the US Library On Netflix
8th
Singtel Easy Mobile Free Data Promotion
7th
Netflix Now Available in Singapore
4th
Moto 360 (Second Generation) Review