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Freefly VR – Mobile Virtual Reality Headset

I got my hands on the Freefly VR thanks to my friend, Stephen. Freefly VR is a mobile VR headset that uses your mobile phone for the VR experience. The screen as the VR screen and your phone’s speaker for the audio.

This differs from normal VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and Razer OSVR because both of them have an in-built screen and audio system but relies on your computer for the VR experience.

Freefly VR - Box
Freefly VR – Box

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iblazr – LED Flash For Smartphones

iblazr is a LED flash that can be attached to the 3.5mm audio jack of any devices, not just smartphones. It is extremely compact and lightweight, measuring 27 x 32 x 9 (mm) and weights only 10g.

I bought the iblazr in Hong Kong from Life Digital located inside ifc mall for HK$388 (S$67).

iblazr - Box Front
iblazr – Box Front

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Sony Digital Voice Recorder ICD-UX543F

Sony recently opened its largest flagship store in Southeast Asia at 313@Somerset #02-28 to 37 (directly opposite Starbucks). It occupies 9,902 square feet (920sqm) of floor area and its opening hours are from 10am to 10pm daily.

As a Sony member, we are given S$50 to spend at that store and surprisingly when I went there, there is nothing interesting for me to buy. Instead it is my mom who used the voucher and bought the Sony Digital Voice Recorder – ICD-UX543F for S$189 so that she can record meeting minutes.

Sony Digital Voice Recorder ICD-UX543F - Box Front
Sony Digital Voice Recorder ICD-UX543F – Box Front

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Lenovo at Mobile World Congress 2014

Derrick Koh who is the Head of Communications for Lenovo in the Asia Pacific drop me a message on Facebook and ask me whether I am free to attend the Lenovo’s booth media tour. Since I am available, I pop by the Lenovo booth together with Jason Goh.

We previewed some of the new phones like the Lenovo S860, Lenovo S850, Lenovo S660, and a new tablet which is the Lenovo Tablet HD+.

Lenovo Booth
Lenovo Booth

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With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 3

Tuesday, 25th February 2014
The day started with breakfast and then a 30 minute talk by Dean Patrick, Nokia Entertainment Evangelist, on Nokia Mix Radio.

We proceed on to MWC later for two blogger session with Dirk Didascalou, SVP Mobile Phones R&D at Nokia and Stefan Pannenbecker, VP Industrial Design at Nokia.

Dean Patrick, Nokia Entertainment Evangelist
Dean Patrick, Nokia Entertainment Evangelist

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With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 2

Monday, 24th February 2014
Woke up at 6am because we have to be at the venue by 7.30am to get good seats. The press conference starts at 8am.

Nokia only announce 5 new devices for MWC 2014 and these devices are catered the lower end market, Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL, Nokia 220 & Nokia Asha 230.

MWC 2014 Entrance
MWC 2014 Entrance

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With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 1

Thanks to Nokia Connects (@Nokia_Connects) for the invite to Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014! This is my third trip to such a big event with Nokia Connects. The first was Nokia World 2011 in London and the second was Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

Our itinerary for this year MWC was shorter by a day. Despite it being shorter by a day, I find this year trip is more relaxing! We flew in on Sunday, 23rd February 2014 and flew back on Wednesday, 26th February 2014.

Mobile World Congress 2014 Pass
Mobile World Congress 2014 Pass

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Thermodo – Thermometer For Mobile Devices

Thermodo is a tiny electrical thermometer that measures the temperature right where you are on your iPhone, iPad and Android devices. I don’t think Windows Phone support will be there since the stretch goal of US$400,00 (in order for Thermodo to come out with a Windows Phone app) was never met. You can download the Thermodo app on Apple App Store or Google Play.

I backed Thermodo on Kickstarter on the 7th March 2013 and it was funded successfully on 10th April 2013 after raising US$336,018 out of their initial goal of US$35,000.

Thermodo - Packaging Front
Thermodo – Packaging Front

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Moshi Cardette 3 – USB 3.0 Card Reader + 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub

The Moshi Cardette 3 is in its third generation and hence the number 3. It also coincides with USB 3.0, I wonder did they refresh the product each time there is a major release to the USB specifications?

For the unaware, the Moshi Cardette 3 is a USB 3.0 Card Reader that has a built-in 2-Port USB 3.0 Hub. It is lightweight (weighing at 88g) which makes it suitable for carrying around together with your laptop (which is what I am doing). It is retailing for S$69.90.

Moshi Cardette 3 - Box Front
Moshi Cardette 3 – Box Front

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