iblazr – LED Flash For Smartphones

· · · Gadget

iblazr is a LED flash that can be attached to the 3.5mm audio jack of any devices, not just smartphones. It is extremely compact and lightweight, measuring 27 x 32 x 9 (mm) and weights only 10g.

I bought the iblazr in Hong Kong from Life Digital located inside ifc mall for HK$388 (S$67).

You can also get it from iblazr’s online shop for US$44.99 (S$60), excluding shipping. I have not seen it selling in Singapore yet. If I do, I will update this post again.

iblazr was born out of a Kickstarter Project back in September 2013. It raises a total of US$156,789 out of their initial goal of only US$58,000.

There are 4 LED lights on the iblazr which gives you a 70° beam and 5600K color temperature. It also has a Coloring Rendering Index (CRI) of about 80.

It has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery of 110 mAh which gives you up to 3 hours of light depending on which power mode you are on.

Pressing the only button of the iblazr allows you to toggle the power mode:

  • 1st power mode: 16 Lux at 1m (similar to smartphone flashlight), last for 3 hours on a single charge
  • 2nd power mode: 60 Lux at 1m, last for 50 minutes on a single charge
  • 3rd power mode: 120 Lux at 1m, last for 25 minutes on a single charge
  • Off

In order to use the iblazr as a flash for your device, you will need to use the companion app (iOS | Android | Windows Phone). For the flash mode, the brightness is 270 Lux at 1m and on a single charge, it can last about 500 flashes.

The default package comes silicon diffuser, carrying bag, USB 3.5mm jack charger and the cold shoe mount so that you can use it with your DSLRs and compact cameras.

iblazr - Box Front
iblazr – Box Front

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iblazr – Box Back

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iblazr – Box Open

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iblazr – Box Contents

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Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus

· · · Camera

I bought the Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus from Hong Kong Apple Store at Festive Walk for HK$678 (S$117). If you are located in Singapore, Apple Online Store Singapore is selling it for S$119.

Olloclip 4-in-1 lens is a lightweight (35g) clip-on photo lens for your iPhone 6/6 Plus camera. It comes with two lens and each lens has two uses. The fisheye lens will give you a 15x macro lens as well and the wide-angle lens will give you a 10x macro lens. In total you will have four lens: Fisheye, Wide-Angle, 10x Macro and 15x Macro.

From Olloclip’s website, there are five colors available (Silver Lens/Black Clip, Gold Lens/White Clip, Red Lens/Black Clip, Space Gray Lens/Black Clip and Silver Lens/White Clip), however only the Silver Lens/Black Clip is available in the Apple Stores.

The default packaging comes with three wearable pendants (black, green and blue), the Olloclip 4-in-1 photo lens, two lens caps, microfibre bag, lanyard, two inserts (one for iPhone 6 and one for iPhone 6 Plus).

Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus - Box Front
Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus – Box Front

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Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus – Box Back

Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus - Box Open
Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus – Box Open

Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus - Box
Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus – Box

Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus - Box Contents
Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus – Box Contents

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Mophie Powerstation Plus (5,000mAh)

Mophie Powerstation Plus is a series of power banks from Mophie that has an integrated Lightning cable to charge your iPhone and integrated USB cable to charge the power bank itself. There is also a integrated Micro USB cable version available if you are using Android or Windows Phone devices. With integrated cable, you do not need to bring any additional cables along with your power bank.

There are four capacities in the series: 3,000mAh, 5,000mAh, 7,000mAh and 12,000mAh. The 7,000mAh and 12,000mAh are coming soon.

Li Xiang bought the 5,000mAh Mophie Powerstation Plus from Hong Kong Apple Store at IFC Mall for HK$798 (S$137). In Apple Online Store Singapore, it is selling for S$139 while the 3,000mAh is selling for S$119.

The reason why Li Xiang bought it is because the 5,000mAh Mophie Powerstation Plus is of similar value to the Innergie PocketCell Duo (S$139). The reason why I mentioned similar value is because her colleague lost her Innergie PocketCell Duo and she needed to get a replacement of similar value so that she can get her colleague to pay.

The 5,000mAh Mophie Powerstation Plus measures 10.3 x 5.8 x 1.9 (cm) and weighs 162g. The built is solid and it gives a sense of premium feeling because the top cover is made with aerospace-grade aluminum. It also features pass-through charge and sync while connected to a computer. What this means is that power is sent to your device first, then the powerstation plus unit recharges itself.

If you think that S$139 is too expensive for a premium 5,000mAh power bank with integrated cable, do consider the TYLT Energi 5k+ Battery Pack instead, which is only retailing for S$99.

Mophie Powerstation Plus (5,000mAh) - Box Front
Mophie Powerstation Plus (5,000mAh) – Box Front

Mophie Powerstation Plus (5,000mAh) - Box Back
Mophie Powerstation Plus (5,000mAh) – Box Back

Mophie Powerstation Plus (5,000mAh) - Box Open
Mophie Powerstation Plus (5,000mAh) – Box Open

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Mophie Powerstation Plus (5,000mAh) – Box Open

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Funko Pop! Goku (Super Saiyan God)

· · · Toy

Funko Pop Goku (Super Saiyan God) is a limited edition Pop! Vinyl figure to celebrate the release of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.

In celebration of the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods release, FUNimation and Funko have teamed up to create this Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan God Goku Pop! Vinyl figure. This Pop! vinyl figure is EXCLUSIVE to FUNimation.com and available for a limited time only! This would make the perfect gift for that special Dragon Ball collector in your life.

When my good friend Benjamin Eng tagged me on Facebook about it, I immediately went online and bought it. The retail price for it is US$15.98 (S$22) and there is a coupon code “DBZSCREWATTACK” which gives you 10% off your order.

After a 10% discount, it cost US$14.38 (S$20) and shipping is additional US$4.75 (S$7). Because it doesn’t ship directly to Singapore, I went through a freight forwarder, HopShopGo, and get it to ship to Singapore. For the shipping to Singapore (via Fedex), I paid US$15.74 (S$21).

So in total, I paid US$14.38 (S$20) + US$4.75 (S$7) + US$15.74 (S$21) = US$34.87 (S$47).

I bought it on 23rd December 2014 and it got ship out to HopShopGo the next day, 24th December 2014. HopShopGo receives the package on 27th December 2014, ships out 3 days later on 30th December 2014 and I received it on 5th January 2015. All in all, it took about 2 full weeks to reach me.

Now my Funko Pop’s Dragonball collection is complete!

Funko Pop Goku (Super Saiyan God) - Box Front
Funko Pop Goku (Super Saiyan God) – Box Front

Funko Pop Goku (Super Saiyan God) - Box Back
Funko Pop Goku (Super Saiyan God) – Box Back

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Funko Pop Goku (Super Saiyan God) – Box

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Just Mobile UpStand

I love Just Mobile’s stands, the quality is just fantastic. I got the Just Mobile HeadStand from Bangkok, Thailand and when I saw the Just Mobile UpStand in Hong Kong, I immediately bought it.

Just Mobile UpStand is an solid aluminum stand that is compatible with all iPads (even iPad Mini) whether the iPad is in portrait or landscape mode. It weighs 329g and measures 15 x 15 x 17.7 (cm).

I got mine in Hong Kong from a small shop called Ideal Digital which is located in SIMCITY (Shop 207,229-230,2/F, Sim City, 47-51 Shantung Street, Mongkok, Kowloon). It cost HK$398 (S$69).

In Singapore, I have not seen it selling in physical stores yet. If you are interested in getting it, you can get it from Apple Online Store Singapore for S$89.

I wish they come out with a Just Mobile Mobile Stand for iPhones!

Just Mobile UpStand - Box Front
Just Mobile UpStand – Box Front

Just Mobile UpStand - Box Back
Just Mobile UpStand – Box Back

Just Mobile UpStand - Box Open
Just Mobile UpStand – Box Open

Just Mobile UpStand - Box
Just Mobile UpStand – Box

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