Monday, 4th October 2021
bricking my Nest Hello, I decided to get the Eufy Video Doorbell 2K (Wired) from Eufy US Website. I chose Eufy after reading Domotics review on Eufy Doorbell 2K (Wired). The author, Mike, also encountered the same thing with his Nest Hello Doorbell (Wired). He eventually gave up and bought a Eufy Video Doorbell 2K (Wired). So I thought, it works for him, it should work for me.
I paid US$115.48 (S$156) for the Eufy Video Doorbell 2K (Wired). That is after a US$40 discount from their retail price of US$155.48. Shipping from my freight forwarder, HopShopGo, to Singapore is an additional US$19.96 (S$27) via DHL.
Eufy Video Doorbell 2K (Wired) – Box Front
Monday, 27th September 2021
Google Nest Hub (2nd Generation) from a Lazada store named Project KR for S$99.99 during their flash sale on 9th September 2021. Shipping is free since I have collected the free shipping voucher. If not, it will be S$1.49.
For S$99.99, it is an excellent deal since, in the US, it is already selling for US$99.99, and you have not factored in shipping to Singapore yet.
Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) – Box Front
Wednesday, 21st July 2021
Xiaomi Mi Multifunctional Digital Clock during a random flash sale on Lazada where it was selling for S$16.99 with free delivery to Singapore. Its usual retail price is S$19.80.
The digital clock comes with a 3.7″
e-ink display and you can connect it to the Mi Home App (available for both iOS and Android) using Bluetooth. However, your Mi Home app region must be set to China. I am using Singapore, and hence I am not able to detect the digital clock. I can’t be bothered to switch the region just because I intend to use it as a display. Xiaomi Mi Multifunctional Digital Clock – Box Front
Monday, 7th June 2021
I chanced upon
Amazon.sg yesterday and saw that Amazon have Amazon Echo (4th Generation) and Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation) available internationally.
These are the international version, so that they will come with the correct adapter plug. Also, note that some Alexa Skills may not be available for all countries.
Friday, 14th May 2021
Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring, there are two variants of the Apple AirTag Loop.
One is the Apple AirTag Polyurethane Loop (or, in short, AirTag Loop), and it comes in for colors, Electric Orange, Sunflower, Deep Navy, and white. It retails for
S$45, or if you are on Apple Corporate Employee Purchase Program (EPP), it is S$40.66. Apple AirTag Leather Loop – Box Front
Wednesday, 12th May 2021
If you find the
Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring too expensive and you don’t need the luxury or premium touch to your keys, you can consider getting those OEM AirTag Key Ring.
I bought two from
Shoppee and they only cost S$3.32 each with shipping to Singapore an additional S$1. OEM Apple AirTag Key Ring – Packaging
Monday, 10th May 2021
Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring retails for S$55 or if you are on Apple Corporate Employee Purchase Program (EPP), it cost S$49.22.
It is available in three colors, Baltic Blue, Saddle Brown, and Product Red.
Apple AirTag Leather Key Ring – Box Front
Friday, 7th May 2021
After a long-awaited time, Apple finally launched its own version of a lost item tracker, called
I got mine on the 4th May 2021, four days after the official launch because I chose to have it engraved.
Apple AirTag – Box Front
Monday, 4th January 2021
Sonoff Micro USB Smart Adaptor from Lazada for S$13.99. Shipping is free as I got the free shipping coupon due to Lazada’s year-end sale.
Sonoff Micro USB Smart Adaptor is a no-frill device that allows you to control your USB device remotely. The device connects to your wi-fi network and can be added via the
eWeLink app. Sonoff Micro USB Smart Adaptor – Box Front
Wednesday, 9th December 2020
Right at the beginning of my smart home journey in 2016, I have been using MCO Z-Wave smart wall switches.
I have used a mix of both Series 3 and Series 4 MCO switches. All my 1-gang switches are Series 4 (MH-S411), and all my 2-gang and 3-gang switches are Series 3 (MH-S312 and MH-S314).
Sonoff T2UK – Box Front