Google Chromecast (2015)

Google Chromecast (2015)
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The original Chromecast was released on 24th July 2013 and have since sold over 20 million units. 2 years later, Google finally unveiled an updated Chromecast and announced it during a special event that was held on 29th September 2015.

You can call it Chromecast 2 or Chromecast (2015). I would prefer Chromecast (2015) since the product name is still called Chromecast and Google uses the slug “chromecast_2015” in it’s store URL to buy the Chromecast.

Logitech Harmony Home Control

Logitech Harmony Home Control
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I love the concept of Logitech Harmony Home Control, but unfortunately, it is not available for sale in Singapore and you have to get it from Amazon.

I noticed that Amazon was having a Gold Box deal on the 8th September 2015 for the Logitech Harmony Home Control. It’s usual price is US$149.99 (S$215) but for the Gold Box deal, it is only US$99.99 (S$144) with free shipping to Singapore using AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping if your purchases are above US$125.

LaMetric Time – Customizable Smart Ticker

LaMetric Time – Customizable Smart Ticker
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LaMetric Time was launched on Kickstarter on 17th June 2014. It got successfully funded on 1st August 2014 after raising US$370,001 out of their initial goal of US$69,000 from 2,215 backers.

I was one of their super early bird backer. I pledged US$119 (S$168) for the LaMetric Time itself and shipping to Singapore is additional US$25 (S$36).

Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review

Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review
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The Linksys Max-Stream AC2600 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router or Linksys EA8500 Router in short was released on 4th August 2015 exclusively at Challenger and is now available in most electronics stores. The recommended retail price of the Linksys EA8500 is S$399.

Despite having a model number of EA8500, it is not exactly a lower end model when compared to the Linksys EA9200 Router. The Linksys EA9200 is a AC3200 router and hence it is capable of speeds up to 3,200Mbps while the EA8500 is an AC2600 router capable of speeds up to 2,530Mbps. But let’s be honest here, even in the perfect case environment, we will not be able to get up to the theoretical speed.

OctoFire 96W/19.2A 8-Port USB 3.0 Hub/Charger

OctoFire 96W/19.2A 8-Port USB 3.0 Hub/Charger
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OctoFire 96W/19.2A 8-Port USB 3.0 Hub/Charger was launched on Kickstarter early this year on 27th January 2015. After raising a total of US$115,414 out of their initial goal of US$20,000 from a total of 1,270 backers, it was funded on 26th February 2015.

I was one of their “Super Early Bird” backer and hence I paid US$59 (S$85) for it with an additional US$15 (S$21) for shipping to Singapore. In total, I paid US$74 (S$106) for it.

Choetech 60W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger

Choetech 60W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger
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The Choetech 60W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger is retailing for US$29.99 (S$43). It is a 6-Port USB charger that includes two Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 ports.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 enables you to charge devices that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge up to 75% faster. Most Qualcomm Snapdragon devices like Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Note 5/Note Edge, Nexus 6, HTC M8/M9, supports Qualcomm Quick Charge.

Mophie Powerstation Plus (12,000mAh)

Mophie Powerstation Plus (12,000mAh)
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Went to Hong Kong over the weekend to attend a relative wedding and since I have nothing much to buy for that trip, I decided to get the Mophie Powerstation Plus (12,000mAh) from the newly opened Apple Store at 100 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, the Mophie Powerstation Plus (12,000mAh) is retailing for HK$1,298 (S$240). Apparently, on Apple Online Store (Singapore), it is retailing for only S$209.