Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger

When I received an email from Bolse asking me to feature their products, I was pretty skeptical because I have never heard of Bolse before. So I went to do a search on them and realised that their products received pretty good ratings on Amazon and the prices are pretty reasonable. They are the direct competitors to brand like Anker.

The first product I gotten is the Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger, which is retailing for US$18.99 (S$24) on Amazon.

Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger - Box
Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger – Box

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Blockey is a key management system that can simplify your pockets without spoiling the integrity of design and practicality. It is made of Aluminum 7075 which is known for its strength and scratch resistant components. Aluminum 7075 can also be found in bike shafts, rock climbing gear, aerospace applications, etc.

I backed Blockey on Kickstarter on the 12th October 2013 and it was funded successfully on 14th January 2014 after raising US$39,742 out of their initial goal of US$21,000.

Blockey - Box Front
Blockey – Box Front

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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note In Singapore

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note will be available in Singapore tomorrow, 8th July 2014 at 12pm for S$199.

On that day, 5,000 units of Redmi Note will be available. But if you are paying attention to Xiaomi weekly sales which normally happen every Tuesday at 12pm, there is always 5,000 units available. If you fail to get it next Tuesday, be patient and you should be able to get it on the 15th July 2014, if not 22nd July 2014.

Redmi Note
Redmi Note

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Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable

I bought a few cheap China imitation USB to Lighting cable from DealExtreme and the quality is really horrible especially when it comes to fitting the Lightning end to your iPhone. After that, I told myself I will never get any cheap Lightning cable anymore.

The Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable is the shortest USB to Lightning cable that I can find that is of good quality. Apparently, it seems to be an Apple exclusive and I can only get it from the Apple Online Store in Singapore. I can’t even find the cable being listed on the official Belkin Singapore website.

Belkin 6 Inch Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable - Box Front
Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable – Box Front

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Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

Recently, my company bought for me an Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13″ (Late 2013) and it uses MagSafe 2 instead of MagSafe 1 power adapter because all MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina after June 2012 ships with MagSafe 2 power adapter.

I have an extra Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter at home and I needed a converter for it.

Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter - Box Front
Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter – Box Front

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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13″ (Late 2013)

My current work laptop is a Apple MacBook Air 13 Inch (Mid 2011). Despite getting it back in March 2012, the laptop itself is a 3-year old model. My company, migme, has a policy to change laptop every 3 years and this time round, they bought for me a 13″ MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013).

The processor is a 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) with 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM and 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage. This configuration cost S$2,368.

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) - Box Front
Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) – Box Front

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Adobe Creative Cloud 2014

2 weeks ago, on the 18th June 2014, Adobe revealed it’s biggest update of its Creative Cloud software yet. The update includes major updates across their desktop apps, new mobile apps for iOS, Creative Cloud SDK and a new Creative Cloud Photography plan.

With this major 2014 update, Adobe has decided to put in the year together with the software name in the window’s title of the application. For example, in the window’s title, it now says Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 instead of just Adobe Photoshop CC.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 - Splash
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 – Splash

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Martian Notifier

I have not heard of Martian Notifier before, but apparently they do have pretty nicely designed watch that incoporate analog clockface and will display notification from your phone through it’s smart notifications app.

Martian Notifier’s Smart Notifications App
Martian Notifier’s Smart Notifications App allows three unique levels of notification support: it first lets you filter the notification types you want sent to the watch, so you receive only those that are most important to you. It secondly allows customized vibration patterns for each type of alert, letting you know if you’ve just received, for example, an email, text message or news alert without even looking at your watch, let alone your phone. Finally, you can recall the most recent message with just a tap of the watch face, or scroll through multiple past notifications for a quick review.

Martian Notifier - Wear
Martian Notifier – Wear

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LEGO Custom World Cup Minifigures by

It is the World Cup season and has come up with customised “LEGOfied” minifigure sets for 8 qualifying countries: Brazil, Spain, Japan, Germany, Italy, Argentina, England and Netherlands.

The names and numbers on the minifigures can be personalised. All minifigures are entirely poseable (not guled) and come with their own metallic gold trophy. With every purchase, you will also get a minifiglabs 6×6 stackable display case with a country flag decal as the backdrop.
Note that all designs are printed on original blank LEGO minifigure parts.

Spain LEGO MinifigsJapan LEGO Minifigs
Spain/Japan LEGO Minifigs

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Realtek Opens Office in Singapore

I am pretty sure you guys have heard of Realtek. The Taiwan’s semiconductor corporation that makes lots of stuff from audio chips to wi-fi chips. Founded in 1987, now they are the 6th largest fabless semiconductor in Asia and 16th largest in the world! Their revenue in 2013 is almost US$1 billion!

Realtek has tied up with Singapore Economic Development Board to setup it’s regional headquaters and R&D center in Singapore. Realtek joins other fabless semiconductor companies such as Qualcomm, Broadcom and MediaTek who have already established a significant presence in Singapore.

Realtek Singapore - Wi-FI Solutions
Realtek Singapore – Wi-FI Solutions

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