The Ulanzi U-PAD III Metal iPad Tripod Mount is an all-metal aluminum alloy body tripod mount. It is very well-built and feels premium and solid.
I was using a cheap China OEM microphone arm that I bought it together with my Rode NT-USB Mini, and it is pretty bad. You can only rotate the arm if you do not tighten the clamp; even so, the rotation is not smooth. The screws protruding near the clamp area will scratch your table, which was my deal breaker. Given the price, I would say it is ok. But in my case, I would rather pay more to get a quality microphone arm instead. So that is why I went ahead and got the Rode PSA1+.
I always wanted to get a microphone for the cool of it since I don’t do podcasts or streaming. The primary use case for me is just for Zoom/Slack calls.
It so happens that the scroll wheel of my five years old Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse spoiled just a few days before one of the greatest sale day, the Singles Day (11/11).
Technically, it is not spoiled, but the scroll wheel is forever in free-spinning mode, aka the clicky/ratcheting is not working when the SmartShift button is being pressed. There is an article on how to fix it, but it seems the fix is not permanent. It will come back within a month, probably due to the spring being loose due to its age. You will need to tear the mouse’s feet to access the screws every time you fix it.
Ugreen Height Adjustable Aluminum Mobile Phone Holder retails for S$24.29 on Lazada. During double-digit or flash sales day, you can get it for S$17.99.
There are two variants of this product. One with adjustable height, which is this, while the other is a fixed height available in black and metal grey (S$19.89). Again during double-digit or flash sales day, you can get it for S$14.99. Both variants are foldable.
Ugreen HDMI 2.1 Switch is a single direction HDMI switch that takes in two inputs and gives you one output.
The standalone unit of Ugreen HDMI 2.1 Switch retails for S$29.99 on Lazada. Standalone, meaning it doesn’t come with any HDMI cables.
Apple MagSafe Battery Pack retails for S$139. It provides your iPhone between 40% and 70% additional charge. 40% if you are on the iPhone 12/13 Pro Max and 70% on the iPhone 12/13 mini.
Inside the battery pack is a 7.62V, 11.13Wh battery. Hence the capacity is about 1,460 mAh.
Signs you are getting older is when you need to get a blood pressure monitor after your annual health checkup. I went for my annual health checkup on 8th July 2022, and the doctor mentioned that my blood pressure was slightly above the normal range.
Based on HealthHub.sg, I fall under the High-Normal BP range and doctor ask me to watch my salt intake.
I am doing a minor upgrade to my Living Room. The first was making some furniture arrangements, followed by mounting two Sonos Play:1 on Sanus Sanus Wireless Speaker Stands.
I even upgraded all my HDMI cables to HDMI 2.1.
I was looking around USB-C to HDMI Cable to replace my spoiled Choetech USB-C to HDMI Cable.
After doing some searches on Lazada, I chanced upon the Sumlett USB-C to HDMI Cable selling for less than S$10 and the reviews are good too.