GoGear Audio Products

GoGear is a brand that not many people heard of. A quick Google will lead you to Philips GoGear Wikipedia page which states that Philips GoGear is a series of small flash memory and hard drive-based personal electronic devices from Philips. The line includes digital cameras, digital audio players, and audio recorders.

GoGear is sort of related to Philips because their parent company is Gibson Innovations. It’s other portfolio of brands includes Philips, Philips Fidelio, Trainer, Onkyo and Gibson.

GoGear Logo
GoGear Logo

Singtel Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+ Price Plans

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ was launched in Singapore last Thursday and it was available for sale 2 days later on last Saturday. Two colors will be available at launch, the Black Sapphire & Gold Platinum. The 32GB variant will retail for S$1,088 and the 64GB variant will retail for S$1,188.

Also introduced last Thursday was the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+. It will be available for sale starting today. Similar to the Note 5, two colors will be available at launch, the Black Sapphire & Gold Platinum. In terms of pricing, it will be S$100 more than the Note 5. The 32GB variant will retail for S$1,188 and the 64GB variant will retail for S$1,288.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 - Black Sapphire & Gold Platinum (Front)
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 – Black Sapphire & Gold Platinum (Front)

WhatsApp Web Now Available For iOS Users

· · · Software

Earlier this year, WhatsApp released a web client called WhatsApp Web for Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry. iOS was left out due to Apple platform limitations.

I think WhatsApp worked around the limitations or the limitations have been removed by Apple because WhatsApp Web is now available for iOS users.

WhatsApp iOS - SettingsWhatsApp iOS - WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp iOS – WhatsApp Web

Herman Miller Aeron Chair

· · · Furniture

My brother ordered for me the Herman Miller Aeron Chair from Unwanted Imports. Unwanted Imports has been conducting mass orders for Herman Miller chairs in Hardware Zone forums since 2011.

There are so many configurations and sizes to the Herman Miller Aeron Chair that makes it super confusing. I am glad my brother took care of it and I can just +1 to his order.

Herman Miller Aeron Chair - Instructions
Herman Miller Aeron Chair – Instructions

Pebble Time Steel Watch

The Pebble Time Steel Watch is the second Kickstarter project that I backed from Pebble, the first time was two years back for the Pebble Watch.

The Pebble Time Kickstarter project broke Kickstarter record for the most funded project. It raised US$20,338,986 from 78,471 backers and the project was officially funded on 28th March 2015.

Pebble Time Steel Watch - Box Front
Pebble Time Steel Watch – Box Front

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Bought the Amazon Fire TV Stick for US$39 (S$54) just to try it out since I already decided on buying the Amazon Echo (next post) and my kitchen’s television needs a media casting device.

Why not another Chromecast? This is because I wanted to try a new gadget and I think Chromecast is due for a refresh soon as it has been almost 2 years since it was launched.

Amazon Fire TV Stick - Box Front
Amazon Fire TV Stick – Box Front

Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Lens (SEL30M35)

· · · Camera

I always wanted to get the Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Lens (SEL30M35) ever since I bought the Sony NEX-3N from Amazon last year to do some closed-up product shots.

The SEL30M35 is retailing for S$399 in Singapore but I learned that it is much cheaper in Japan.

Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Lens - Box
Sony E 30mm F3.5 Macro Lens – Box

WeMo Switch + Motion

The WeMo Switch + Motion is retailing at Funan’s Challenger for S$109 (member’s price is S$89) while the WeMo Switch is retailing for S$79 (member’s price is S$71.10).

For a member’s price difference of S$18, I can get the additional motion sensor, and hence I chose the WeMo Switch + Motion instead of just the WeMo Switch.

WeMo Switch + Motion - Box Front
WeMo Switch + Motion – Box Front