OctoFire 96W/19.2A 8-Port USB 3.0 Hub/Charger

OctoFire 96W/19.2A 8-Port USB 3.0 Hub/Charger
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OctoFire 96W/19.2A 8-Port USB 3.0 Hub/Charger was launched on Kickstarter early this year on 27th January 2015. After raising a total of US$115,414 out of their initial goal of US$20,000 from a total of 1,270 backers, it was funded on 26th February 2015.

I was one of their “Super Early Bird” backer and hence I paid US$59 (S$85) for it with an additional US$15 (S$21) for shipping to Singapore. In total, I paid US$74 (S$106) for it.

Ambi Climate Review

Ambi Climate Review
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Ambi Climate is a small, sleek internet of things (IoT) device that makes your existing infrared remote-controlled air conditioner smart. It aims to make your aircon usage more efficient and hence lower your energy bill.

Ambi Climate uses predictive climate control by monitoring the temperature and environment both inside and outside maximizing energy use. In fact, thermal comfort isn’t about temperature alone. That is why Ambi Climate takes into a consideration sunlight, temperature, humidity and other elements to maintain a more comfortable, energy efficient interior environment. The device also learns from your own preferences and daily routine, and will tailor your indoor climate around you and your family

Pebble Time Steel Watch

Pebble Time Steel Watch
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The Pebble Time Steel Watch is the second Kickstarter project that I backed from Pebble, the first time was two years back for the Pebble Watch.

The Pebble Time Kickstarter project broke Kickstarter record for the most funded project. It raised US$20,338,986 from 78,471 backers and the project was officially funded on 28th March 2015.

Foldio 2 – Portable Lightbox

Foldio 2 – Portable Lightbox
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Foldio 2 is a portable lightbox that you can easily bring around for product shots. It can be easily folded and assembled using it’s simple magnetic structure.

Foldio 2 was successfully funded on Kickstarter on the 17th January 2015 after raising US$541,991 out of their initial goal of US$50,000 from 6,729 backers.

SHAPL – Smart Shower Container

SHAPL – Smart Shower Container
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SHAPL designs and manufactures Smart Shower Containers. The containers are good for travel but you can also use it at the gym or at home. They are Bisphenol A (BPA) free and definitely recyclable.

The containers are available in two sizes, 65ml and 35ml. They come in a pack of six, three or standalone. For the pack of six, you can have three 65ml containers and three 35ml containers or just six 65ml containers.

Twist Plus Word Charging Station

Twist Plus Word Charging Station
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About Oneadaptr
Oneadaptr started out from a Kickstarter project based on their product called Twist. They raised a total of US$36,226 out of their initial goal of US$30,000 from 552 backers.

Twist is a ultra-portable universal adapter designed to work with the MacBook adapter. It offers much more functions than the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit and makes charging your mobile devices much easier. Some of its functions include, four USB ports for charging, universal outlet and the intuitive twist-to-change adapter type design.

ARQ Dock 2.0

ARQ Dock 2.0
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ARQ Dock by 2040 Design Studio is an aluminum modular nesting dock for smartphones or tablets with or without cases on. It’s unique feature allows you to group several ARQ Docks together so that it looks neater. Looks can sometimes be deceiving because the cables from the group of ARQ docks is pretty messy as well.

The default packaging comes with a micro USB cable. It supports official and third party Apple 30pin cables, Apple Lightning cables, micro USB cables and Samsung USB 3.0 cables.

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).

Legion Meter – USB Multimeter

Legion Meter – USB Multimeter
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Legion Meter is a USB multimeter with integrated OLED display designed to accelerate your smartphone or tablet’s charge speed up to 92% faster. A multimeter is an electronic measuring instrument that combines several measurement functions in one unit. A typical multimeter would include basic features such as the ability to measure voltage, current, and resistance (source: Wikipedia).

I backed Legion Meter on Kickstarter on the 29th May 2014 and it was funded successfully on 19th June 2014 after raising US$416,268 out of their initial goal of just US$10,000.