Sony HDRAS20/B Action Video Camera

· · · Camera

I always wanted a GoPro camera, but I can’t justify spending so much money on a extreme-action video camera because I might not use it often.

I saw the Sony HDRAS20 Action Video Camera and Sony 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC R40 Memory Card being sold as a bundle on Amazon for US$97 (S$128). It is not Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day but rather sort of a pre-black Friday deal. I bought it because it was a very good deal despite it does not ship to Singapore directly.

I shipped it through my favourite freight forwarder, HopShopGo, and after using the black Friday’s coupon code PPSECURE2014 (20% off International Shipping + Free Upgrade to Express delivery) on HopShopGo, I paid just US$12.52 (S$17).

In total including shipping, I paid a total of US$109.52 (S$144).

Bought it on the 27th November 2014 and it was shipped out the next day. HopShopGo received it on 6th December 2014 and it got shipped out on 8th December 2014. I received it 3 days later on 11th December 2014. I just love DHL Express Shipping!

In Singapore, the Sony HDR-AS20 alone is already retailing for S$299 and the Sony 16GB Class 10 Micro SDHC R40 Memory Card is retailing for S$23.

Sony HDRAS20/B Action Video Camera - Box Front
Sony HDRAS20/B Action Video Camera – Box Front

Sony HDRAS20/B Action Video Camera - Box Back
Sony HDRAS20/B Action Video Camera – Box Back

Sony HDRAS20/B Action Video Camera - Box
Sony HDRAS20/B Action Video Camera – Box

Features

  • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for remote control and viewing via smartphone
  • 16 video modes including 1080/60p HD and 4x slow motion
  • Built-In stereo mic for quality sound recording
  • Never miss the action with long lasting up to 150min stamina battery
  • Ultra wide 170° pro quality ZEISS Tessar lens
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor for excellent low light performance
  • Ruggedized, waterproof housing2 with universal tripod mount included
  • Hand free control and remote viewing of up to 5 Action Cams
  • Capture amazing high quality 11.9MP still images in photo mode

You can use the PlayMemories Mobile (iOS) or PlayMemories Mobile (Android) app with the Sony HDRAS20 Action Video Camera since it has built-in wi-fi!

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Andino selfieNANO Bluetooth Remote Shutter

Andino selfieNANO is a Bluetooth (Bluetooth 3.0+ HS) remote shutter for all selfie lovers. It works for both iOS (iOS 5.0+) and Android (Gingerbread 2.3.6+) phones.

Li Xiang and I bought it just for fun from 313@Somerset’s EpiLife for S$12.90.

For that price, I am pretty impressed with the packaging and the built of the Andino selfieNANO compared to other Bluetooth remote shutters out there in the market.

I tested it with iPhone 6 Plus and it works using the default camera app and Camera+ app. Technically, it should with most, if not all the camera apps.

The remote shutter measures 60 x 26 x 7 (mm) and weighs 11g. The battery it is using is the 230mAh button cell battery.

Andino selfieNANO - Box Front
Andino selfieNANO – Box Front

Andino selfieNANO - Box Back
Andino selfieNANO – Box Back

Andino selfieNANO - Box
Andino selfieNANO – Box

Andino selfieNANO - Box Contents
Andino selfieNANO – Box Contents

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Moshi iVisor Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus

The Moshi iVisor Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus is retailing for S$56.90 and for the iPhone 6 variant, is is retailing for S$49.90.

The Moshi iVisor Glass is not a totally transparent glass screen protector and hence it is available in black for Space Grey iPhones and white color for Silver and Gold iPhones.

The glass screen protector is 0.3mm thin and gives you edge-to-edge protection for your iPhone 6/6 Plus. This is better than Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Screen Protector GLAS.tR SLIM which measures 0.4mm in thickness and doesn’t give you edge-to-edge coverage.

Features

  • Complete edge-to-edge protection with a precision-tooled curved bezel
  • Features IonGlass: next-generation, atomically-strengthened glass
  • Up to 40% thinner than generic glass screen protectors
  • 100% bubble-proof, scratch-proof and shock-proof
  • Oleophobic surface-coating provides fingerprint resistance

Moshi iVisor Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus - Box Front
Moshi iVisor Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus – Box Front

Moshi iVisor Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus - Box Back
Moshi iVisor Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus – Box Back

Moshi iVisor Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus - Box Contents
Moshi iVisor Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus – Box Contents

The default packaging also includes a mini suction-cup that allows you to remove or reposition iVisor Glass easily.

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Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2

Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 is a protective case for iPad Air 2 that has an integrated hidden hinge to firmly hold your iPad at any angle within a 50°. The case is made with durable and water-repellent materials to protect against bumps, scratches and spills.

It is slightly on the heavier side because it is meant to be a protective case and hence the case itself weighs 342g.

It comes in six colors (Blue/Red, Green/Teal, Pale Grey, Violet, Yellow, Black) and is retailing for S$79.

There is also Logitech AnyAngle for iPad mini/mini 2/mini 3 and it is also retailing for the same price, S$79.

Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 - Packaging Front
Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 – Packaging Front

Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 - Packaging Back
Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 – Packaging Back

Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 - Front
Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 – Front

Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 - Open
Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 – Open

Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 - Back
Logitech AnyAngle for iPad Air 2 – Back

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Legion Meter – USB Multimeter

· · · Hardware

Legion Meter is a USB multimeter with integrated OLED display designed to accelerate your smartphone or tablet’s charge speed up to 92% faster. A multimeter is an electronic measuring instrument that combines several measurement functions in one unit. A typical multimeter would include basic features such as the ability to measure voltage, current, and resistance (source: Wikipedia).

I backed Legion Meter on Kickstarter on the 29th May 2014 and it was funded successfully on 19th June 2014 after raising US$416,268 out of their initial goal of just US$10,000.

The estimated delivery date is in October 2014 and it was delayed for about two months which is still acceptable for Kickstarter projects. It was shipped to me on 5th December 2014 and I received it on 19th December 2014.

My pledge was US$59 (S$78), US$49 (S$65) for Legion Meter and US$10 (S$13) for worldwide shipping.

ACCELERATE – Save $20. Get one Legion Meter with charge accelerator and integrated multimeter OLED display at a special Kickstarter price. FREE USA Shipping. Add $5 for Canada

Features

  • Installs in Seconds, Plug and Play
  • Integrated High Contrast Organic LED Display
  • Reads USB Voltage, Current, Watts
  • Resettable MilliWatt Battery Capacity Counter
  • Dynamically Switchable Apple and Android Charge Accelerator
  • Charge Accelerator/Data Protection and Data Passthrough Mode Switch
  • Compatible with all USB Ports

Legion Meter - Box Front
Legion Meter – Box Front

Legion Meter - Box Back
Legion Meter – Box Back

Legion Meter - Box Contents
Legion Meter – Box Contents

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