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My Smart Home Journey 2

Eight years have passed since my last post about my smart home journey.

I moved to a new house late last year and had a chance to redo my smart home setup from scratch. Many things have changed in the smart home scene, with more options and cheaper accessories.

Previous Smart Home Setup
Previous Smart Home Setup

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Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Station

Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Station is a 3-in-1 portal wireless charging station is targetted for travelling.

It is being sold on both Shopee and Lazada for S$189.99. I managed to get it for S$124.99 on Lazada during their 5/5 sale price alongside a flash voucher.

Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Station - Box Front
Anker MagGo Wireless Charging Station – Box Front

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Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 Review

Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 is Aqara’s second Matter device after the Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2.

Similar to the Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2, I would think that the Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 is an alternative to the Aqara Motion Sensor P1.

Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 - Box Front
Aqara Motion & Light Sensor P2 – Box Front

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Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 Review

Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 is Aqara’s first Thread-based device with native Matter support. It is the alternative for the Aqara Door & Window Sensor T1 which uses Zigbee 3.0.

Price wise, Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 retails for S$46.80 on Souky’s Shopee Shop while the Aqara Door & Window Sensor T1 retails for S$33, also on Souky’s Shopee Shop.

Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 - Box Front
Aqara Door & Window Sensor P2 – Box Front

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Asus ROG Keris II Ace Gaming Mouse Review

ROG Keris II Ace is a new wireless gaming mouse from Asus that was launched last month, and it retails for S$189. Two colors are available: Black and White.

Out of the box, it weighs 54g and comes with a 42,000-dpi optical sensor. For polling, it supports 4,000 Hz in wireless mode and 8,000 Hz in wired mode.

Asus ROG Keris II Ace - Box Front
Asus ROG Keris II Ace – Box Front

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Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless Gaming Keyboard Review

Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless is a wireless gaming mechanical keyboard with a 96% layout. Two colors are available: black and white.

The official retail price is S$279, but since this product has been in the market since September 2023, you can get it cheaper. The cheapest I saw was from Amazon.sg, where Bizgram is selling it for S$215.

Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless - Box Front
Asus ROG Strix Scope II 96 Wireless – Box Front

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Yubico NFC Security Keys

Yubico has two models of their NFC security keys. Yubikey 5C NFC for USB-C devices and Yubikey 5 NFC for USB-A devices.

They are part of Yubico’s YubiKeys Series 5 which started in 2018. Yubikey 5C NFC is the newest member of Series 5, which was launched in 2020.

Yubico NFC Security Keys - Front
Yubico NFC Security Keys – Front

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Prolink PRO1201SFCU UPS

The battery of my APC BACK-UPS BK650-AS USB 650VA only lasted me about three years. A new APC Replacement Battery, RBC #17, costs S$113, 56% of the cost of a new APC BACK-UPS BK650-AS (~S$200). It doesn’t make financial sense to replace the battery.

After my APC BACK-UPS BK650-AS battery spoiled, I decided to use both of my Network-Attached Storage (NAS) as it is at my new house. However, my house’s electricity keeps tripping randomly at least once a month for various reasons.

Prolink PRO1201SFCU - Box Front
Prolink PRO1201SFCU – Box Front

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