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

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.

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

Choe 60W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger

The Choe 60W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger is retailing for US$29.99 (S$43). It is a 6-Port USB charger that includes two Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 ports.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 enables you to charge devices that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge up to 75% faster. Most Qualcomm Snapdragon devices like Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, Note 5/Note Edge, Nexus 6, HTC M8/M9, supports Qualcomm Quick Charge.

Choe 60W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger - Box Front
Choe 60W 6-Port Desktop USB Charger – Box Front

Mophie Powerstation Plus (12,000mAh)

Went to Hong Kong over the weekend to attend a relative wedding and since I have nothing much to buy for that trip, I decided to get the Mophie Powerstation Plus (12,000mAh) from the newly opened Apple Store at 100 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, the Mophie Powerstation Plus (12,000mAh) is retailing for HK$1,298 (S$240). Apparently, on Apple Online Store (Singapore), it is retailing for only S$209.

Mophie Powerstation Plus (12,000mAh) - Box Front
Mophie Powerstation Plus (12,000mAh) – Box Front

Choe Circle Qi Wireless Charger

The Choe Circle Qi Wireless Charger is retailing for US$19.99 (S$29) on Amazon. As the product name suggests, it charges Qi enabled device or device equipped with a Qi-compatible cover. It takes in 5V/2A and output 5V/1A.

The wireless charger weighs 64g and measures approximately the size of a coffee cup coaster (84mm x 84mm x 18mm). It is metallic silver in color.

Choe Circle Qi Wireless Charger - Box Front
Choe Circle Qi Wireless Charger – Box Front

Canon Online Store (Singapore)

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Canon Online Store (Singapore) was officially launched last week on the 22nd September 2015 as a one-stop e-commerce platform offering the full range of Canon consumer products and services to customers at their convenience.

The online store accepts both local and foreign credit cards for delivery to customers residing in Singapore.

Canon Online Store (Singapore) - Home
Canon Online Store (Singapore) – Home

PHP ElePHPant Plush Toys

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On the first day of the PHPConf.Asia 2015, I bought the PHP ElePHPant (Purple) Plush Toy from Jenny Wong, who is a Community Engineer at Human Made for S$50. The proceeds goes to PHP Women which is an inclusive & global network providing support within the PHP community for gender equality.

On the second day of the conference, I got the PHP ElePHPant (Blue) Plush Toy for free from Zend, who is one of the sponsors for the conference.

PHP ElePHPant (Purple) Plush Toy
PHP ElePHPant (Purple) Plush Toy

Microsoft Office 2016 For Windows Now Available

· · · Software

2 months after the release of Microsoft Office 2016 For Mac, Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows is now available for both Office 365 subscribers and one-time purchase.

Here are the prices for Office 2016, for more details, you can check out the official Buy Office page.

Microsoft Office 2016 For Windows Icons
Microsoft Office 2016 For Windows Icons

PHPConf.Asia 2015 – The First Pan-Asian PHP conference

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The first Pan-Asian PHP conference, PHPConf.Asia 2015, starts today. The two-day conference is held at Kent Ridge Guild House (9 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119241).

We are honoured to have, Rasmus Lerdorf, who is the creator of PHP to give the opening keynote.

PHPConf.Asia 2015
PHPConf.Asia 2015

Singtel iPhone 6s/6s Plus Price Plans

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be launching on Friday, 25th September 2015 at 8am at Marina Bay Sands, Exhibition Hall D, Basement 2.

With regards to LTE networks in Singapore, for the iPhone 6s model we are getting the A1638 (GSM) and for the iPhone 6s Plus model, we are getting the A1687 (GSM).