Smart Home
Didn’t do much to my smart home this year. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Added three new voice assistant devices to my home:

Apple
My usual iPhone upgrade. Changed to iPhone XS Max (Gold 256GB). Did not get the 512GB because it is way too expensive.

Instead, I saved on the difference and use it to buy the newer and bigger iPad, the iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular).

I wanted to see if it can be a laptop replacement when I am traveling. It is also my entertainment device when I am at home, and allow me to do blogging when I am in a cafe during weekends.

9th February 2018 was the launched of Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) in Singapore. Singtel is the only telco that supports it.

I did not travel to the US or visit Apple Park in 2018, but I have the Apple Park T-shirts thanks to my friends.

What I Said In 2017

Looking forward to bridging Apple Homekit with Homey so I can use my iOS devices to control my home. I might even get the Apple Homepod.

I am using HomeyKit app on Homey to support HomeKit. Sadly Apple Homepod is still not available in Singapore.

I am going to get the Apple AirPower Mat when it comes out next year.

It looks like AirPower Mat is canned.

I doubt I will be getting any desktop computer from Apple in 2018 as my Apple iMac 27″ (Late 2012) still works fine.

True to that, I did not get any desktop computer despite a Mac Mini refresh.

Hopefully, at the end of 2018, I can travel to San Francisco (SF), so I can visit the newly open Apple Park. The last time I was in SF was back in 2012.

Sadly, that did not happen, hopefully, in 2019 it will.

For 2019
My traveling plans for the first half of 2019 is fixed. I will be traveling to Fukuoka, Japan in end-February 2019. Melbourne, Australia in early-May 2019. Penang, Malaysia in mid-May 2019, and Bangkok, Thailand in early-August 2019.

Looking forward to the successor of the iPhone XS Max since most likely it will have a new design, though not radical.

Apple Homepod will be two years old in 2019, hopefully, the second generation is around the corner, and it will be available in Singapore.

In 2019, I am looking forward to the trend of hole-punch screens instead of notch screens.

I would like to wish all my readers, visitors, and supporters a Happy New Year 2019!

Looking Back 2018

105 posts were posted in 2018, accumulating 168 comments, and 984,858 views.
December 2018
31st
Looking Back 2018
20th
Google Home Hub
18th
Innergie 60C USB-C Laptop Adapter
14th
Synology Mesh Router MR2200ac Review
12th
Yubico’s YubiKeys Series 5 Is Now Available in Singapore
10th
Sonos One
6th
Bowers & Wilkins PX Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
4th
Adidas Ultra Boost Laceless
November 2018
29th
Xiaomi Mi Selfie Stick Tripod
27th
Cambridge Audio Yoyo (S)
23rd
Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd Generation) Smart Folio (Charcoal Grey)
21st
Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
16th
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
14th
Nomad USB-C Cable (1m/100W)
12th
Lock Pick Set With Transparent Practice Padlock
9th
Klipsch R5 Wireless Earphones
7th
Choetech USB-C Dual 5W Wireless Charging Pad
5th
Razer Fidget Spinner
1st
OtterBox Symmetry For iPhone XS Max Giveaway
October 2018
29th
Apple Watch Magnetic Charger to USB-C Cable
25th
Funxim X8 – Qi Wireless Charging Pad For iPhone And Apple Watch
23rd
Synology NAS Swag
20th
Singtel iPhone XR Price Plans
19th
Passport Pro – The Ultimate Global Travel Adapter
17th
Huawei Mate 20/20 Pro Available in Singapore From 27th October 2018
15th
Photoshop (Ps) And Illustrator (Ai) Keychain
10th
Singtel Pixel 3/3 XL Price Plans
3rd
Tile Mate
1st
Belkin Boost Up Bold 10W Wireless Charging Pad
September 2018
28th
Apple iPhone XS Max Silicone Case
26th
Belkin Universal Cable With Micro-USB, USB-C And Lightning Connectors
24th
OtterBox Cases For iPhone XS/XS Max
21st
Zendure 63W USB-C PD Charger
19th
CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 mini Dock (DisplayPort)
15th
Singtel iPhone XS/XS Max Price Plans
12th
Belkin Pocket Power 10K Power Bank
10th
Belkin 3.5mm Audio Cable With Lightning Connector
5th
Lulu Look’s OULUOQI Replica Link Bracelet For Apple Watch
August 2018
29th
Linksys Velop (Dual-Band) Review
23rd
Parallels Desktop 14 For Mac
20th
VAIO Returns To Singapore With VAIO S Series Laptops
16th
The Battery Organizer Storage Case
11th
Singtel Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price Plans
8th
Linksys EA8100 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review
1st
Microsoft Surface Go Available in Singapore From 28th August 2018
July 2018
25th
BenQ EW3270U 32″ 4K HDR Monitor Review
18th
Point 2 – Smart Home Alarm
11th
HyperDrive USB-C Hub + 7.5W Qi Wireless Charger iPhone Stand
4th
Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Knife
June 2018
28th
Don Quijote Online Store Ships to Singapore
21st
UHA Mikakuto Croquette Snack
14th
Ichiran Instant Noodle/Ramen
7th
ErgoEdge AmpDesk Standing Desk
4th
Sudio Niva Wireless Earbuds
May 2018
31st
ErgoEdge Freedom Dual Monitor Arm
28th
Chrome MXD Notch All Black Sling Bag
25th
Xiaomi Mijia Wiha 24 in 1 Screwdriver Kit
21st
Huawei P20 Pro Review
14th
Huawei P20 Pro Review – Unboxing & Design
10th
Huawei P20 Pro Official Silicon Case
7th
Huawei 10,000mAh SuperCharge Power Bank (AP09S)
April 2018
28th
Xiaomi’s Second Store in Singapore
23rd
Innergie 60C USB-C Power Adapter
19th
Google Home & Google Home Mini Now Available in Singapore
18th
Aztech WIPC309HD Full HD Wireless IP Camera
16th
Airtame Review
13th
Soul ST-XS Wireless Earphones Review
11th
Apple Park T-Shirts
9th
Amazon Echo Show
6th
Nest Cam IQ Indoor
4th
Cable Matters USB-C to SATA 2.5″ Cable
2nd
igloohome Smart Mortise Lock Review
March 2018
26th
Happy 34th Birthday To Me
21st
Belkin SurgeCube 1 Outlet Surge Protector With USB Charging
19th
Logitech K375s Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard & Stand Combo
16th
Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse
14th
Evri 80W USB-C Charging Station
12th
Flip World Add-On
9th
Flip Duo World
8th
Synology Loyalty Rebate Program in Singapore
7th
Microsoft Surface Store Singapore
5th
Amazon Echo Spot
1st
Singtel Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+ Price Plans
February 2018
23rd
Crossrope Jump Ropes – Starter Kit
21st
Apple TV Remote Loop
19th
Xiaomi Mi 10,000mAh Power Bank Pro
14th
Xiaomi Mi Cable Storage Box
12th
Xiaomi ZMI QB810 10,000mAh Power Bank
9th
Torras C1 Wireless Charger
7th
Jackyled 45-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Toolkit
5th
Activating Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) in Singapore on Singtel
2nd
Bragi The Dash Pro Review
January 2018
31st
eero Beacon
29th
KEF & Porsche Design Space One Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
26th
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) Will Be Launching in Singapore On 9th February
24th
Satechi USB-C Multimeter
23rd
Huawei Mate 10 Pro in Pink Gold
22nd
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush (HX9924/46) Review
19th
Mophie Wireless Charging Base
17th
Liberty+ Wireless Earphones
15th
Apple Watch 42mm Black Sport Loop
12th
Apple Watch 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case With Space Black Milanese Loop (Series 3)
10th
Adidas Issey Miyake 3D Roll Top Backpack
8th
Nomad Universal Cable (0.3m)
3rd
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 (Blue Tint)