LEGO SG50 Singapore Icons Mini Builds

· · · Toy

Accompanying the #LEGORebuildSG campaign is the launch of 4 LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds. The 4 Mini Builds include quintessential Singaporean icons of the past such as The Cable Car, Ice Cream Bike, HDB Flats and the Dragon Playground. The Mini Builds are redeemable at selected stores with a minimum purchase of S$50 of LEGO products in a single receipt. Note that the Mini Builds have already been fully redeemed.

The easiest Mini Build to build is the Cable Car which only has 1 page of instructions, requiring 56 pieces of LEGO bricks to build. Next is the Ice Cream Bike with 2 pages of instructions, requiring 35 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.

LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds - 1
LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds – 1

SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets

· · · Hardware

Bought the SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets from Home-Fix at Ion Orchard for S$69.90. It is really an awesome space saver because of it’s tower design and best of all, there are 9 sockets! You will not need multi plug adapters anymore.

There are two variants for the SoundTeoh Tower Socket. One is this and the other is the SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 8 Outlets And 2 USB Ports and it costs S$89.90. A good thing about the included USB ports is the combined output of 4.2A which makes it capable of outputting 2.1A per port. Personally, I find it is not worth an additional S$20 if you have a couple of multiple USB port chargers lying around like the Aukey 50W 5V/10A 6-Port Wall Charger or the Anker 40W 5V/8A 5-Port Wall Charger.

SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets - Box Front
SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets – Box Front

SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C

The SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C was released in Singapore back in April 2015 and it retails for S$99. It comes in only one size which is 32GB and features a two-year warranty.

Just in case you are not aware, this is a USB 3.0 enabled drive and is backward compatible with USB 2.0.

SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C - Packaging Front
SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C – Packaging Front

D-Link DIR-890L AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Cloud Router Review

The D-Link DIR-890L AC3200 Wireless Tri-Band Gigabit Cloud Router was released in Singapore back in February 2015 and is retailing for S$399 making it the same price as the Linksys EA9200 Wireless AC3200 Tri Band Smart Wi-Fi Router.

I wonder whats up with router names these days, is like each company is trying to add in more keywords to the official name of the router.

D-Link DIR-890L
D-Link DIR-890L

Nexus Player

Amazon was having a 30% discount on the Nexus Player two weeks ago. I contemplated for a few days because I am not sure if I need it but in the end I still decided to get it because I am a sucker for new gadgets.

I got it on Amazon for US$67.68 (S$93) back on 29th June 2015. Since it does not ship to Singapore directly, I shipped it to my favourite freight forwarder, HopShopGo, and got them to ship to me once they received the parcel. I paid US$19.64 (S$27) for the shipping from HopSHopGo to Singapore via DHL Express.

Nexus Player - Box Front
Nexus Player – Box Front

VyprVPN

Previously, I was using StrongVPN on their StrongVPN Special PPTP which I paid US$55/year (S$75/year).

After my one year contract with them ended, I didn’t renew it because I felt that their server switch quota is kinda limiting though I have never hit the limit before. Server switch basically allows you to switch to different VPN servers.

VyprVPN
VyprVPN

Mophie Apple Watch Dock

The Mophie Apple Watch Dock is retailing for S$79 at EpiCentre at ION Orchard, iStudio at Paragon, Nubox at Raffles City, and Nubox at Tampines Mall. However, this product is currently out of stock in Singapore as a result of overwhelming demand. So I suggest you call up those stores to reserve one if you are interested in getting it. I hope eventually it will be available online at Apple Online Store (Singapore).

The Mophie Apple Watch Dock is the best Apple Watch stand/dock available in Singapore. I have the Spigen Apple Watch Stand S330 and played with the Griffin WatchStand, and I still prefer the Mophie Apple Watch Dock.

Mophie Apple Watch Dock - Box Front
Mophie Apple Watch Dock – Box Front

Microsoft Office 2016 For Mac Now Available

· · · Software

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac was released back in October 2010 and now, almost 5 years later, we finally have a new office for Mac.

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac was released last Friday and is now available in 139 countries and 16 languages for all Office 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Office 2016 For Mac Icons
Microsoft Office 2016 For Mac Icons