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 it’s third generation and hence the number 3. It also coincide 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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Leap Motion

Leap Motion is a tiny device that allows you to use your hand to interact with your computer other than using keyboard, mouse or trackpad. Just simply wave your hands above the Leap Motion controller and it can detect your hands movement. Think of it as Kinect for computers but smaller and works on both Windows and Mac.

It can tracks all 10 fingers up to 1/100th of a millimeter, your movements at a rate of over 200 frames per second and have wide field of view (150°) and a Z-axis for depth.

Leap Motion - Box
Leap Motion – Box

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OSIM uMist

I sleep in an air-condition room almost all the time and ever since my LASIK, I am more conscious about the dryness of my eye as I don’t want my degree to regress. When I sleep, my eyelids are not fully close (I have no idea why) and I get extreme dry eyes when I wake up the next morning.

My LASIK doctor had already prescribed me with Duratears for me to apply everynight before I sleep and to wear an eye goggle.

OSIM uMist - Box Front
OSIM uMist – Box Front

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Samsung Launches Asia’s First Samsung Mobile PIN in Singapore

Yesterday, Samsung launches it’s first Samsung Mobile PIN in Singapore (the first in Asia as well). It is located at Ngee Ann City’s Civic Plaza or what is known as Takashimaya to many others. Samsung Mobile PIN was first launched at the London Olympics in 2012.

Samsung Mobile PIN is essentially a pop-up store that allows you to experience/play with all the latest Samsung devices. Currently they have the Samsung Galaxy S III (LTE), Samsung Note II (LTE), Samsung Galaxy Camera and the Samsung Note 10.1 (LTE) on display.

Samsung Mobile PIN Singapore at Ngee Ann City's Civic Plaza
Samsung Mobile PIN Singapore at Ngee Ann City’s Civic Plaza

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NanoSIM Cutter

2 years ago I bought the MicroSIM Cutter and this time round I am buying the NanoSIM Cutter also from Deal Extreme. Both the previous MicroSIM Cutter and this NanoSIM Cutter are made by NOOSY.

It cost US$6.60 (S$8) which free shipping to Singapore. Ordered on the 6th November 2012 and I got it on the 28th November 2012.

NanoSIM Cutter - Box
NanoSIM Cutter – Box

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LunaTik Touch Pen

The LunaTik Touch Pen was the 6th project I backed on Kickstarter. Backed the project last year on 14th December 2011, it became officially funded this year on the 10th February 2012 after raising US$309,183 (the goal was only US$75,000).

After some delays, I finally received the product last week on the 10th July 2012. Paid US$30 for it and an extra US$20 for the shipping to Singapore which adds up to US$50 (S$63.20) in total.

LunaTik Alloy Touch Pen - Packaging Front
LunaTik Alloy Touch Pen – Packaging Front

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