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:
- Amazon Echo Spot – Bedside alarm
- Amazon Echo Show – Digital photo frame in the living room
- Google Home Hub – Digital photo frame in the exercise room
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.
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.
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 166 comments, and 962,199 views.December 201831stLooking Back 201820thGoogle Home Hub18thInnergie 60C USB-C Laptop Adapter14thSynology Mesh Router MR2200ac Review12thYubico’s YubiKeys Series 5 Is Now Available in Singapore10thSonos One6thBowers & Wilkins PX Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones4thAdidas Ultra Boost LacelessNovember 201829thXiaomi Mi Selfie Stick Tripod27thCambridge Audio Yoyo (S)23rdApple iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd Generation) Smart Folio (Charcoal Grey)21stApple iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)16thApple Pencil (2nd Generation)14thNomad USB-C Cable (1m/100W)12thLock Pick Set With Transparent Practice Padlock9thKlipsch R5 Wireless Earphones7thChoetech USB-C Dual 5W Wireless Charging Pad5thRazer Fidget Spinner1stOtterBox Symmetry For iPhone XS Max GiveawayOctober 201829thApple Watch Magnetic Charger to USB-C Cable25thFunxim X8 – Qi Wireless Charging Pad For iPhone And Apple Watch23rdSynology NAS Swag20thSingtel iPhone XR Price Plans19thPassport Pro – The Ultimate Global Travel Adapter17thHuawei Mate 20/20 Pro Available in Singapore From 27th October 201815thPhotoshop (Ps) And Illustrator (Ai) Keychain10thSingtel Pixel 3/3 XL Price Plans3rdTile Mate1stBelkin Boost Up Bold 10W Wireless Charging PadSeptember 201828thApple iPhone XS Max Silicone Case26thBelkin Universal Cable With Micro-USB, USB-C And Lightning Connectors24thOtterBox Cases For iPhone XS/XS Max21stZendure 63W USB-C PD Charger19thCalDigit Thunderbolt 3 mini Dock (DisplayPort)15thSingtel iPhone XS/XS Max Price Plans12thBelkin Pocket Power 10K Power Bank10thBelkin 3.5mm Audio Cable With Lightning Connector5thLulu Look’s OULUOQI Replica Link Bracelet For Apple WatchAugust 201829thLinksys Velop (Dual-Band) Review23rdParallels Desktop 14 For Mac20thVAIO Returns To Singapore With VAIO S Series Laptops16thThe Battery Organizer Storage Case11thSingtel Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price Plans8thLinksys EA8100 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review1stMicrosoft Surface Go Available in Singapore From 28th August 2018July 201825thBenQ EW3270U 32″ 4K HDR Monitor Review18thPoint 2 – Smart Home Alarm11thHyperDrive USB-C Hub + 7.5W Qi Wireless Charger iPhone Stand4thKershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek KnifeJune 201828thDon Quijote Online Store Ships to Singapore21stUHA Mikakuto Croquette Snack14thIchiran Instant Noodle/Ramen7thErgoEdge AmpDesk Standing Desk4thSudio Niva Wireless EarbudsMay 201831stErgoEdge Freedom Dual Monitor Arm28thChrome MXD Notch All Black Sling Bag25thXiaomi Mijia Wiha 24 in 1 Screwdriver Kit21stHuawei P20 Pro Review14thHuawei P20 Pro Review – Unboxing & Design10thHuawei P20 Pro Official Silicon Case7thHuawei 10,000mAh SuperCharge Power Bank (AP09S)April 201828thXiaomi’s Second Store in Singapore23rdInnergie 60C USB-C Power Adapter19thGoogle Home & Google Home Mini Now Available in Singapore18thAztech WIPC309HD Full HD Wireless IP Camera16thAirtame Review13thSoul ST-XS Wireless Earphones Review11thApple Park T-Shirts9thAmazon Echo Show6thNest Cam IQ Indoor4thCable Matters USB-C to SATA 2.5″ Cable2ndigloohome Smart Mortise Lock ReviewMarch 201826thHappy 34th Birthday To Me21stBelkin SurgeCube 1 Outlet Surge Protector With USB Charging19thLogitech K375s Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard & Stand Combo16thLogitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse14thEvri 80W USB-C Charging Station12thFlip World Add-On9thFlip Duo World8thSynology Loyalty Rebate Program in Singapore7thMicrosoft Surface Store Singapore5thAmazon Echo Spot1stSingtel Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+ Price PlansFebruary 201823rdCrossrope Jump Ropes – Starter Kit21stApple TV Remote Loop19thXiaomi Mi 10,000mAh Power Bank Pro14thXiaomi Mi Cable Storage Box12thXiaomi ZMI QB810 10,000mAh Power Bank9thTorras C1 Wireless Charger7thJackyled 45-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Toolkit5thActivating Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) in Singapore on Singtel2ndBragi The Dash Pro ReviewJanuary 201831steero Beacon29thKEF & Porsche Design Space One Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones26thApple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) Will Be Launching in Singapore On 9th February24thSatechi USB-C Multimeter23rdHuawei Mate 10 Pro in Pink Gold22ndPhilips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Electric Toothbrush (HX9924/46) Review19thMophie Wireless Charging Base17thLiberty+ Wireless Earphones15thApple Watch 42mm Black Sport Loop12thApple Watch 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case With Space Black Milanese Loop (Series 3)10thAdidas Issey Miyake 3D Roll Top Backpack8thNomad Universal Cable (0.3m)3rdAdidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 (Blue Tint)