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.

Choe 60W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger

Choe 60W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger
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The Choe 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.

Choe Circle Qi Wireless Charger

Choe Circle Qi Wireless Charger
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The Choe Circle Qi Wireless Charger is retailing for US$19.99 (S$29) on Amazon. As the product name suggests, it charges Qi enabled device or device equipped with a Qi-compatible cover. It takes in 5V/2A and output 5V/1A.

The wireless charger weighs 64g and measures approximately the size of a coffee cup coaster (84mm x 84mm x 18mm). It is metallic silver in color.

Ambi Climate Review

Ambi Climate Review
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Ambi Climate is a small, sleek internet of things (IoT) device that makes your existing infrared remote-controlled air conditioner smart. It aims to make your aircon usage more efficient and hence lower your energy bill.

Ambi Climate uses predictive climate control by monitoring the temperature and environment both inside and outside maximizing energy use. In fact, thermal comfort isn’t about temperature alone. That is why Ambi Climate takes into a consideration sunlight, temperature, humidity and other elements to maintain a more comfortable, energy efficient interior environment. The device also learns from your own preferences and daily routine, and will tailor your indoor climate around you and your family

Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Earbuds Review

Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Earbuds Review
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The Jabra Sport Coach is retailing in Singapore for S$248 and is available in three colors, Blue, Red and Yellow. It is sort of the younger sibling of the Jabra Sport Pulse (S$298) which I reviewed back in May 2015.

Coach vs Pulse
The Jabra Sport Coach is S$50 cheaper because it doesn’t come with the in-ear heart rate monitor of the Jabra Sport Pulse. Surprisingly, the dimensions and weight of both the Coach and Pulse are the same, measuring about 18mm x 21mm x 32mm (H x W x D) and weighing 16g. I guess the weight of the Pulse’s in-ear heart rate monitor is being replaced by the Coach’s TrackFit Motion Sensor. The TrackFit Motion Sensor measures your distance, pace, steps, cadence and calories burned more accurately for cross-training and running.