Creative Sound Blaster Roar Carry-bag

Creative Sound Blaster Roar Carry-bag
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The Creative Sound Blaster Roar carry-bag is retailing for S$19 and is only available exclusive at Creative Stores. I got mine for free as it comes along with the Creative Sound Blaster Roar that I bought at Sitex 2014.

I am not very impressed with the quality of the bag. Because it is a fabric mesh (net), there are a lot of loose threads that came off when I opened the packaging. It also feels very cheaply made. If it comes along as a free gift, then it is fine. Don’t bother paying S$19 for it. I rather you save the money and get a better alternative bag.

Creative Sound Blaster Roar

Creative Sound Blaster Roar
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After reviewing the X-mini CLEAR and asking my fellow tech blogger, Renhao, who is an audiophile, we came to conclusion that X-mini CLEAR isn’t worth S$299.

So I decided to get another portable speaker for my dad. Renhao recommended the Creative Sound Blaster Roar and besides him, I also read many online reviews saying the Roar is good and value for money.

thecoopidea 10.6A Power Block

thecoopidea 10.6A Power Block
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I always wanted to get the thecoopidea 10.6A Power Block but just no impulse to buy it. The Coop Idea was co-founded by two friends who grew up ​in New Zealand who currently resides in Hong Kong.

The recommended retail price (RRP) of the thecoopidea 10.6A Power Block is S$99, however MobyShop is selling it for S$79.90. That is the cheapest I could find till I went to Sitex 2014 and saw it being sold at S$79 at Nubox booth.

A.C. Ryan Playon! HD

A.C. Ryan Playon! HD
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My 2nd hoot from SITEX 2010 is the A.C. Ryan Playon! HD (S$349). It comes with a 2TB Samsung harddisk (Spinpoint F4EG) and free Wireless N Dongle. The reason I chose A.C. Ryan instead of other brands is because it can play almost all formats including RM & RMVB. I know Western Digital Live TV can’t play those formats.

The A.C. Ryan Playon! HD also supports NAS functionality and hence I will be off loading all my media stuffs into it from my NAS.

Western Digital My Passport Essential SE (USB 3.0)

Western Digital My Passport Essential SE (USB 3.0)
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Hooted the My Passport Essential SE (1TB) (USB 3.0) from SITEX 2010 for S$189.90 (usual price is S$209.90). This is my first USB 3.0 device despite not having any computers that support USB 3.0. It is all about future proofing!

Since this portal harddrive supports USB 3.0, the connector on the harddrive itself is a USB 3.0 MicroUSB Port (which looks weird, see picture below) instead of the usual USB 2.0 MiniUSB port. But it is backward compatible meaning your USB 2.0 MicroUSB (NOT miniUSB) still can fit into the port.

Sitex 2008

Sitex 2008
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Went to Sitex 2008 yesterday with Julian, Kelvin and Weiquan. Surprising it was not very crowded. Now I am starting to dislike exhibitions at Sitex because it is so far! This year Sitex is quite a disappointment, Ban Leong did not take part and hence no Razer products. After walking Hall 5 and 6 of Singapore Expo, it makes me feel that this exhibition is selling TV instead of computer! The prices for some of the stuffs are not that cheap at all. I got my D-Link DNS-323 at S$199 from Comex 2008 back in August 2008 but now they are selling at S$209? Prices should drop and not increase!

I think the most value for money are the memory cards, thumbdrives and portable hardisk. Kelvin and I got the SanDisk Ultra II (Class 4) 8GB SDHC for just S$33. Julian got the SanDisk Cruzer Micro Skin 4GB Thumbdrive for just S$12! I bought the exact same thumbdrive for S$19.90 at Giant Hypermarket a few months back!