Apple Watch 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet

Buying The Apple Watch
I was supposed to go to the media launch of the Apple Watch at nubox (Raffles City) if they can reserve a set for me. Because if I went for the event, I would not be able to queue if the queue is short. Unfortunately, they didn’t get back to me till I was in the queue, so I ended up forgoing the media event and joined the queue because it was rather short (I was 36th in line at 8.15am; launch is at 9am). I was intending to buy it online anyway if the queue is long.

The queue was deceiving, it takes about 90 minutes after the official launch timing (9am) to clear 36 people in the queue (I went in about 10.30am). The queue was moving way too slow because they only allowed 2 people into the store at a time (maybe because of Apple’s policy?).

Apple Watch 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet - Box Front
Apple Watch 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet – Box Front

Apple Watch Prices in Singapore

Apple will officially launch the Apple Watch in Singapore alongside six other countries (Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan) on Friday, 26th June 2015.

In Singapore, it will be available on Apple Online Store (Singapore), Apple Authorised Resellers retail stores and Malmaison by The Hour Glass (selected models).

Apple Watch (Singapore)
Apple Watch (Singapore)

Tiger Beer Limited Editon SG50 Can & Bottle

Few months back, in April 2015, Tiger Beer released the Tiger Beer Limited Edition 1965 Vintage Can & Bottle as part of SG50 (Singapore 50th Birthday) celebration.

Again, as part of SG50 celebration, Tiger Beer will once again shed its iconic blue-and-silver look, in favour of Singapore’s national colors (red and white) on the livery of all cans, pints and bottles, in a limited edition release to commemorate this jubilee.

Tiger Beer Limited Editon SG50 Can - Front
Tiger Beer Limited Editon SG50 Can – Front

New LEGO Ninjago Products and LEGO Ninjago Airjitzu Flyer (Summer 2015)

· · · Endorsement, Toy

Personally, I am not really familiar with the LEGO Ninjago series, but just to give a brief background, the LEGO Ninjago series was introduced in 2011 around four Ninjas: Kai, Cole, Jay and Zane. They have been trained by their master Sensei Wu to fight forces of evil to protect the land of Ninjago.

This summer, LEGO released 9 new LEGO Ninjago sets and a new LEGO Ninjago product called the LEGO Ninjago Airjitzu Flyer.

70733 - LEGO Ninjago Blaster Bike - Front
70733 – LEGO Ninjago Blaster Bike – Front

LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds

· · · Toy

*UPDATE 30th July 2015* Check out the actual pictures of the LEGO SG50 Singapore Icons Mini Builds!

Singapore is turning 50 this year and hence you will see a lot of businesses supporting the tagline SG50, including one of my favourite company, LEGO.

LEGO Dragon Playground
LEGO Dragon Playground

Final Fantasy VII Remake

· · · Gaming

The original Final Fantasy VII (FF VII) was released on 31st January 1997 for the PlayStation 1. It was released to Windows PC in 1998.

It was on a Windows PC that I first played FF VII and I got hooked. It is my favourite RPG game and I was hoping it will get a remake eventually (I am sure many FF VII fans as well).

Microsoft //Build/ Singapore 2015

· · · Event, Programming

Microsoft //Build/ Singapore 2015 took place in Singapore last Thursday (28th May 2015) at Resorts World Sentosa.

For the unaware, Microsoft Build is Microsoft’s developer conference, similar to Google’s I/O and Apple’s WWDC.

Microsoft Build Singapore 2015 Main Keynote Speaker - Giorgio Sardo
Microsoft Build Singapore 2015 Main Keynote Speaker – Giorgio Sardo, Senior Director of the Developer Experience and Evangelism Group in Microsoft

Windows 10 Launching on 29th July 2015 in Singapore

· · · Software

Windows 10 will be launching in Singapore on 29th July 2015 alongside 189 markets globally as a free upgrade to users running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 or on new Windows 10 devices.

If you don’t qualify for the upgrade for some reasons, you can get it from Microsoft Online Store. Windows 10 Home retails for S$229 and Windows 10 Pro retails for S$399.

Windows 10 Desktop Screen
Windows 10 Desktop Screen

OpenVPN With Linksys WRT1900AC

· · · Network

The new Linksys WRT1200AC router will provides users with the high-end features of the Linksys WRT1900AC router at AC1200 speeds and a lower price point. The Linksys WRT1200AC will retail for S$329 from 4th June 2015 at Challenger stores and at other consumer electronics retail stores by the end of June 2015.

I attended the launch of the new Linksys WRT1200AC in Singapore yesterday and I realised that the WRT firmware received a new update (service pack 4) which includes one of the features that I am looking for, which is a VPN server (Linksys is using OpenVPN server).

WRT1900AC - OpenVPN
WRT1900AC – OpenVPN

Foldio 2 – Portable Lightbox

· · · Camera

Foldio 2 is a portable lightbox that you can easily bring around for product shots. It can be easily folded and assembled using it’s simple magnetic structure.

Foldio 2 was successfully funded on Kickstarter on the 17th January 2015 after raising US$541,991 out of their initial goal of US$50,000 from 6,729 backers.

Foldio 2 - Box Front
Foldio 2 – Box Front