Synology Router RT1900ac Review

The Synology Router RT1900ac is Synology’s first router. It is targeted at the mid-range router market and hence it’s retail price is S$234 US$149 (S$210). It started selling in Singapore on 6th October 2015. I will update this post again when I have the actual retail price in Singapore rather than using the currency conversion from the official retail price in USD.

For the unaware, Synology makes one of the best NAS in the market especially for the prosumer market. I personally owned three Synology NASes, DS210j, DS413j and DS415play.

Synology Router RT1900ac - Box Front
Synology Router RT1900ac – Box Front

Oral-B Black 7000 SmartSeries Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush

· · · Hardware

The Oral-B Black 7000 SmartSeries Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush was having a US$30 coupon discount on Amazon during Black Friday week.

The original price is US$155.68 and after the coupon discount it is US$125.68 (S$177.16). The coupon discount is automatically applied before checkout after you click on the “Clip $30.00 Off Coupon” button. In Singapore, the same toothbrush is selling for S$329 at Robinsons and Tangs.

Oral-B Black 7000 - Box Front
Oral-B Black 7000 – Box Front

Freefly VR – Mobile Virtual Reality Headset

I got my hands on the Freefly VR thanks to my friend, Stephen. Freefly VR is a mobile VR headset that uses your mobile phone for the VR experience. The screen as the VR screen and your phone’s speaker for the audio.

This differs from normal VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and Razer OSVR because both of them have an in-built screen and audio system but relies on your computer for the VR experience.

Freefly VR - Box
Freefly VR – Box

BlackBerry PRIV Availability in Singapore

· · · Mobile Phone

The BlackBerry PRIV is BlackBerry’s first Android phone and it will be available in Singapore from 12th December 2015.

The recommended retail price for the BlackBerry PRIV is S$1,098 and it will be available for purchase from Singtel, M1, StarHub and other BlackBerry authorized partners.

BlackBerry PRIV - Front
BlackBerry PRIV – Front

ASUS RT-AC88U Router Review

The ASUS RT-AC88U was launched in Singapore at SITEX 2015. SITEX is a consumer lifestyle IT event in Singapore and is usually the last major IT event for the year. It is always held at Singapore Expo and this year, the event took place from Thursday, 26th November 2015 till Sunday, 29th November 2015.

The retail price of the ASUS RT-AC88U Router is S$429.

Asus RT-AC88U Router - Box Front
Asus RT-AC88U Router – Box Front

Nubee NUB8380 Temperature Gun

· · · Hardware

I bought the Nubee Temperature Gun from Amazon for US$13.59 (S$20) together with the Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure. It also doesn’t ship to Singapore directly, so you have to go through a freight forwarder like HopShopGo.

The Nubee temperature gun is a non-contact digital laser infrared thermometer that lets you obtain a temperature reading of a surface such as stoves, ovens, food and fish tanks.

Nubee NUB8380 Temperature Gun - Packaging Front
Nubee NUB8380 Temperature Gun – Packaging Front

Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure

· · · Hardware

I first played with a laser measuring device in Tech in Asia‘s office where the events team use it to measure event spaces to plan for banners placement. I was amazed at how fast it is to obtain a measurement for a room. After that I never look at measuring tape the same way again.

Not saying that the measuring tape is not useful, I still think it is useful to measure smaller objects. Whereas to measure spaces between walls and pillars, the laser measuring device really excels.

Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure - Packaging Front
Bosch GLM 35 Laser Measure – Packaging Front

Sonos PLAY:5 Now Available in Singapore

The new SONOS PLAY:5 is now available in Singapore for S$999 in IT stores like Challenger and online at store.tcacoustic.com.sg.

About SONOS:5
The new SONOS PLAY:5 delivers a listening experience that is closer than ever to how every track was mastered in the studio. Built with six synchronized, custom-designed drivers, the speaker’s three mid-woofers create smooth mids and deep, powerful lows that go as low as 27Hz, and three tweeters deliver crystal clear highs at any volume. The drivers are strategically placed to create a soundstage that is much wider than expected in a single speaker, creating room-filling sound with precise separation of vocals and instruments.

SONOS PLAY:5
SONOS PLAY:5

Google Universal 22.5W Dual Port USB Type-C Charger

Bought the Google Universal 22.5W Dual Port USB Type-C Charger together with the Google USB Type-C to USB Standard-A Plug Cable for US$39.99 (S$57) and got it to ship through HopShopGo.

This is probably the only trustable USB Type-C Charger that I can find which has more than one USB Type-C port and is reasonably priced. Besides the charger, it also comes with a 1.8m USB Type-C to Type-C cable (USB 2.0 speed) which itself already cost US$19.99 (S$29).

Google Universal 22.5W Dual Port USB Type-C Charger - Box Front
Google Universal 22.5W Dual Port USB Type-C Charger – Box Front