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Asus PadFone 2 Available In Singapore On 22nd November 2012

The highly anticipated successor to Asus PadFone 1, the Asus PadFone 2 will be available for sale in Singapore from 22nd November 2012 (this coming Thursday) at authorised Asus retailers and StarHub Shops (looks like it is exclusive for StarHub).

The RRP are as follows:

Asus PadFone 2
Asus PadFone 2

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World’s Thinnest 5mm 2.5″ Hybrid Hard Drive From Singapore

I am proud that Singapore made it into the tech news last week with the announcement of the world’s thinnest 2.5″ hybrid hard drive! It is only 5mm thick and is capable of storing 1TB of normal HDD and 32GB of SSD.

One of the main challenges in reducing the thickness of current 7mm hard disk drives by almost 30% without compromising on its performance and stability is its spindle motor design. To achieve a reduction in size, DSI researchers developed a proprietary axial field motor which runs smoother, quieter, more efficiently, lowering power consumption by up to 70% yet at a fraction of the cost of SSDs. The motor’s design has been patented, along with 30 other unique designs for the “A-Drive”. In addition, DSI has collaborated with multinational corporations and local companies, such as Seiko Instruments, Miyoshi, and Unisteel, to develop key components for the “A-Drive”.

5mm Thick
5mm Thick

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Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE Now Available In Singapore

The Samsung Galaxy Note II was announced about 2 months ago at IFA 2012. Now it is finally available in Singapore.

The Samsung Galaxy Note II LTE is now available in Singapore (as of Saturday, 20th October 2012) for a recommended retail price (RRP) of S$998 without contract. The price stated is inclusive of 7% GST.

Samsung Galaxy Note II - Marble White
Samsung Galaxy Note II – Marble White

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Logitech Gaming Products Giveaway Starting From August 2012

Just a heads up, starting from August 2012, I will be giving away a Logitech Gaming Product via a Twitter contest every month for the next 3 months, totalling S$620, so watch for it. The contests will be open to all my readers based in Singapore only (sorry about that).

These 3 Logitech products are (not in any particular order):

Logitech Gaming Products
Logitech Gaming Products

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Apple Launches iTunes Store In Singapore

The day has come! Apple launches iTunes Store in Singapore alongside with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. iTunes Match will be available as well for S$31.98 per year! The iTunes store is live on my Mac, but it seems it has not yet been made available on my iTunes app on my iPhone.

Music pricing starts from S$1.28 for a single track and typical price for an album is S$9.98.

Apple iTunes Store - Singapore (Home)
Apple iTunes Store – Singapore (Home)

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