Getting USB Type-C Cable From Amazon? Read This Guy Review First

Getting USB Type-C Cable From Amazon? Read This Guy Review First
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If you are thinking of getting a USB Type-C cable from Amazon, be sure to read Benson Leung’s review on Amazon first.

Benson works in Google and his team at Google has been very big proponents and innovators of USB Type-C. He has worked on two Pixel products that use the connector and its related technologies (Power Delivery, Alternate Mode, USB 3.1).

Google Chromecast (2015)

Google Chromecast (2015)
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The original Chromecast was released on 24th July 2013 and have since sold over 20 million units. 2 years later, Google finally unveiled an updated Chromecast and announced it during a special event that was held on 29th September 2015.

You can call it Chromecast 2 or Chromecast (2015). I would prefer Chromecast (2015) since the product name is still called Chromecast and Google uses the slug “chromecast_2015” in it’s store URL to buy the Chromecast.

Nexus Player

Nexus Player
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Amazon was having a 30% discount on the Nexus Player two weeks ago. I contemplated for a few days because I am not sure if I need it but in the end I still decided to get it because I am a sucker for new gadgets.

I got it on Amazon for US$67.68 (S$93) back on 29th June 2015. Since it does not ship to Singapore directly, I shipped it to my favourite freight forwarder, HopShopGo, and got them to ship to me once they received the parcel. I paid US$19.64 (S$27) for the shipping from HopSHopGo to Singapore via DHL Express.

Chromecast Now Officially Available in Singapore

Chromecast Now Officially Available in Singapore
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After it was launched nearly two years ago, Chromecast is now officially available in Singapore (since 19th March 2015).

What is Chromecast you may ask? Well, Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use an Android phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favorite entertainment and apps right to your television.

Nexus 6

Nexus 6
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Bought my Nexus 6 from MobyShop for S$870 and traded in my Nexus 5 (16GB) for S$200. Ended up paying S$670 for the phone.

When I first held the Nexus 6, it gives me a a sense of premium feeling because the phone frame is made of aluminum. For once, the Nexus phone series doesn’t look and feel cheap. Maybe that is why the Nexus 6 is so much more expensive than the Nexus 5.

Nexus 6 Now Available in Singapore

Nexus 6 Now Available in Singapore
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4 months after the launch of Nexus 6, Nexus 6 is now officially available in Singapore for a recommended retail price of S$998.

Only the 32GB variant will be available and in both colors, the Midnight Blue and Cloud White. Since the Nexus 6 will only be retailing exclusively though open channel (retail stores), it will not be available at Telcos like Singtel, Starhub or M1.

Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast
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Bought the Google Chromecast from Amazon for US$35 (S$44) excluding shipping. Google Chromecast is similar to Apple’s AirPlay technology using Apple TV.

If you are in the US, you can watch Netflix, Hulu Plus as well as movies, TV shows, and music from Google Play. However for normal users in Singapore, there is nothing much you can do with it beside streaming YouTube videos and mirroring your Chrome tabs.