Freefly VR – Mobile Virtual Reality Headset

Freefly VR – Mobile Virtual Reality Headset
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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.

Xiaomi LED Light

Xiaomi LED Light
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Bought the Xiaomi LED Light for S$6.99 during the Mi Fan Festival 2015. There are two colors available, blue and white. I got both since the price is pretty reasonable.

The Xiaomi LED Light is a good alternative to your phone’s flashlight. Just plug it into a power bank and it can double up as a torchlight. The Xiaomi LED Light is diffused so they are easy on your eyes as well.

iblazr – LED Flash For Smartphones

iblazr – LED Flash For Smartphones
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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).

Blockey

Blockey
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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.

Sony Digital Voice Recorder ICD-UX543F

Sony Digital Voice Recorder ICD-UX543F
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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.

Lenovo at Mobile World Congress 2014

Lenovo at Mobile World Congress 2014
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Derrick Koh who is the Head of Communications for Lenovo in 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+.

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 3

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 3
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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.

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 2

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 2
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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.

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 1

With Nokia Connects at Mobile World Congress 2014 – Part 1
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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.