Singtel Prestige (2015)

· · · Blog, Singtel

Received my Singtel Prestige Card for the year 2015. The design of the card has been changed. I did blog about the design for 2011 and 2014.

To qualify for Singtel Prestige, you need to be an existing Singtel Mobile, Home Broadband or mio TV service user for at least a year, and have a minimum spending of at least S$250 per month on your Singtel bill for the last 6 consecutive months and you will be automatically enrolled into the Singtel Prestige programme.

The vouchers that comes with the programme is pretty crappy in my humble opinion (IMHO).

I only like the perks of the priority queue when I visit any Singtel Shops and the annual prestige voucher entitlement which is S$120 for me because my monthly bill is less than S$500.

Singtel Prestige (2015) - Package
Singtel Prestige (2015) – Package

Singtel Prestige (2015) - Letter
Singtel Prestige (2015) – Letter

Singtel Prestige (2015) - Vouchers
Singtel Prestige (2015) – Vouchers

Singtel Prestige (2015) - Brochure
Singtel Prestige (2015) – Brochure

Singtel Prestige (2015) - Card Front
Singtel Prestige (2015) – Card Front

Singtel Prestige (2015) - Card Back
Singtel Prestige (2015) – Card Back

Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron/Blue)

· · · Hardware

The Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron/Blue) was launched last May and is retailing for S$399.

There are four variants to the Dyson AM06 Desk Fan:

  • 25cm (Iron/Blue) – S$399
  • 25cm (White/Silver) – S$399
  • 30cm (Black/Nickel) – S$499
  • 30cm (White/Silver) – S$499

My mom exchanged this fan using her HSBC Credit Card points because her points are expiring soon. In terms of points, I think this is the most value for points.

For 58,200 points you exchanged for this fan that cost S$399 which makes it S$0.0069/point vs 7,500 points for S$30 EpiCentre vouchers which makes it S$0.004/point.

The Dyson AM06 Desk Fan looks nice and is easy to clean. It is light weight, weighing at 1.7kg and it is not really that noisy. The wind coming from the fan is constant but I wished it was stronger.

Despite the pros mentioned above, I don’t really think that this fan is worth S$399 unless you got extra cash to spare or want the “wow” factor when people visit your room/house.

KDK is still my favourite brand when it comes to fan and practicality.

Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron & Blue) - Box Front
Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron & Blue) – Box Front

Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron & Blue) - Box Back
Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron & Blue) – Box Back

Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron & Blue) - Box Left
Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron & Blue) – Box Left

Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron & Blue) - Box Right
Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 25cm (Iron & Blue) – Box Right

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Linksys EA9200 Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router Review

The Linksys EA9200 Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router was launched in Singapore on the 6th February 2015 and the recommended retail price of it is S$399. It is only available at Challenger stores for now.

Linksys EA9200 is the new flagship router after the Linksys E8350 AC2400 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router and personally I think the EA9200 is the true successor to the Linksys WRT1900AC Router which was launched last May.

The Linksys EA9200 is the second AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi router in the market after the Netgear AC3200 Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router. Surprisingly, Linksys beats Asus and D-Link to the launch of the AC3200 routers.

Linksys EA9200 - Box Front
Linksys EA9200 – Box Front

Linksys EA9200 - Box Back
Linksys EA9200 – Box Back

Linksys EA9200 - Box
Linksys EA9200 – Box

Linksys EA9200 - Box Contents
Linksys EA9200 – Box Contents

Features

  • Concurrent dual-band wireless operation of all three radios
    • One 2.4 GHz Radio
    • Two 5.0 GHz Radios
  • AC3200 (600 + 1300 +1300 Mbps)
    • Data transfer rates up to 600 Mbps on 2.4GHz (3 spatial streams)
    • Data transfer rates up to 1300 Mbps on 5GHz (3 spatial streams)
  • 6 Antennas
    • 3 Removable External Antennas
    • 3 Fixed Internal Antennas
  • 1 GHz dual core CPU
  • 4-Port Gigabit Switch/1-Gigabit WAN Port
  • USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
  • Smart Wi-Fi Enabled with parental controls, remote troubleshooting and network map
  • Integrated DHCP server with dynamic and static IP address assignment
  • Supports DLNA for home media management
  • Vertical Industrial Design
  • Beamforming
  • UPnP IGD and media server support
  • Virtual USB support
  • Smart Connect technology automatically balances your devices over the two high-speed 5GHz bands in real time. It selects the best band for each device ensuring optimal device performance.

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Motorola Moto 360 Now Available in Singapore

The Motorola Moto 360 was announced in March last year (2014) in the US and it is now officially available in Singapore since 23rd February 2015.

The recommended retail price (RRP) for the Moto 360 is S$380 and it is only available in black finish.

In the press release, it states that it is exclusive to Rakuten and MSTATION. I don’t think it is true because you can get it from other mobile phone shops with local (Singapore) warranty such as MobileSquare, Adix82, Kasia Mobile and of course MobyShop.

When compared to the US, the price is just slightly more expensive because currently the US Dollar is high. In the US, you can get the Moto 360 for US$249.99 (S$341) from Amazon and it ships for free to Singapore as part of the Free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping.

MobyShop is selling the Moto 360 for S$365 and that makes it just S$24 more expensive than Amazon. For that S$24 more, you get local warranty.

I don’t think I will get the Moto 360 because my Nexus 6 is still my secondary phone. But if you are intending to get one, I would suggest to hold on because the newly announced Huawei Watch at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC 2015) looks awesome and I believe that the Moto 360 will get an update soon.

Motorola Moto 360 (Black)
Motorola Moto 360 (Black)

Specifications

  • Compatibility: Smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher
  • Operating system: Android Wear
  • Display: 1.5″ 320 x 290 (205 ppi), Backlit LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Watch case dimensions: 46mm diameter by 11mm high
  • Weight Leather band model: 49g
  • Battery: 320mAh
  • Charging: Wireless charging with charging dock included
  • Processor: TI OMAP 3
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Memory: 4GB internal storage
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
  • Sensors: Pedometer
  • Water resistance: IP67
  • Other: Single physical button, Vibration motor, Dual microphones

Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid

Together with my Nexus 6, I bought the Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid from MobyShop for S$26.

MobyShop only carries the Metal Slate and Crystal Clear version of the Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid. I chose the metal slate because I don’t like the frosted and silicone look of the TPU bumper on the crystal clear.

Features

  • Clear Hard Back Panel + Flexible Matte Bumper = Dual protection
  • New bumper case design with back protection
  • Embossed volume and power buttons flushed with the bumper
  • Secure Drop Protection – Air Cushion Technology Corners
  • 4-point Rear Guard for backpanel protection
  • Lay on the table design: 0.8mm lip for optimal screen protection
  • Scratch-Free Design: The lips on both front and back protect the screen and the back panel from scratches

Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid - Packaging Front
Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid – Packaging Front

Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid - Packaging Back
Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid – Packaging Back

Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid - Packaging Contents
Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid – Packaging Contents

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