Western Digital TV Media Player (WD TV) Review

Western Digital refreshed their WD TV media player back in May 2014. It features a new user interface and supports a wider range of formats including .mkv, .mp4, .avi, and offers social connectivity through apps like YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and Facebook among others. The new model also supports Miracast and allows users to project their Miracast enabled mobile devices onto their TV in up to full HD 1080p.

The new WD TV is retailing for S$169.

WD TV - Box Front
WD TV – Box Front

The Tech Guy at Tech in Asia

· · · Blog

In case you haven’t been following me, I left migme (previously known as mig33) after 4 years and 7 months there. I went in as a Web Engineer and along the way I got promoted to Senior Web Engineer. It has been an awesome ride with my fellow colleagues in migme.

Here is my farewell message to them:

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Tech in Asia Logo

Dropbox Pro Now Comes With 1TB Of Storage For US$9.99/month

· · · Software

On the 27th August 2014, Dropbox announced that the Dropbox Pro plan now comes with 1TB (1,000 GB) of storage for US$9.99/month (S$13/month) or you can pay upfront for the year and that will cost you US$99/year (S$125/year).

Previously, US$9.90/month will only give you 100GB of storage, while 200GB will cost you US$19.99/month and 500GB will cost you US$49.99.

Dropbox - 1TB Email Notification
Dropbox – 1TB Email Notification

LAZADA 100th Celebration – Top 100 Sellers At Best Price & Vouchers Giveaway

Some of you may recall that earlier this year I did a review on the Fitbit Flex. Just a quick recap, for those of you who don’t remember, the Fitbit Flex is a wireless activity tracker that allows the user to monitor and track all the fitness and lifestyle related metrics such as distance walked, distance ran, number of hours slept, calorie consumption, and calories burnt. It also comes with a silent wake alarm that gently vibrates to wake you at your desired time.

The Fitbit Flex is the fourth fitness band that I own. I was seeded with the Jawbone UP24 (S$249), bought the Jawbone UP (S$189.90) and Nike FuelBand (US$149 = S$190). Among the four fitness bands, the Fitbit Flex in my opinion is the best one of the lot as it offers many features, making it the most complete product of its kind. The Fitbit Flex is also extremely lightweight (13g) when compared to the Jawbone UP24 (~21g), Jawbone UP (23g) and the Nike FuelBand (32g).

LAZADA 100th Celebration - Top 100 Sellers At Best Price & Vouchers Giveaway
LAZADA 100th Celebration – Top 100 Sellers At Best Price & Vouchers Giveaway

Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve

Gotten my Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve together with my Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack because I don’t want to waste the US$35 shipping on just one backpack.

There are three sizes for the Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve: Extra Small, Small and Medium. All three sizes cost the same at US$39 (S$49).

Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve - Size Chart Error
Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve – Size Chart Error

Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack

Timbuk2 was having a 25% off all backpacks (including custom ones) and I could not resist the sale and hence I got myself a Custom Swig Laptop Backpack since I do not have one.

The original price was US$124 (S$144) and after 25% discount, it became US$93 (S$116). Shipping is additional US$35 (S$44) via UPS International Expedited. After everything the backpack cost about US$128 (S$160) which is still about S$40 cheaper than getting it from Timbuk2 Singapore Store.

Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack - Front
Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack – Front

OPPO N1 Mini & Neo 5 Now Available In Singapore

· · · Mobile Phone

The OPPO N1 Mini and OPPO Neo 5 was officially launched on the 16th August 2014. The OPPO N1 Mini will retail for S$549 (without contact) while the OPPO Neo 5 will retail for S$219 (without contact). You can get them from Singtel exclusive retailers, M1 exclusive distributor and authorised OPPO retailers.

OPPO N1 Mini
As smartphones continue to explore the notion of bigger screens, OPPO goes back to basics with its signature twist – a 5-inch handy-sized successor to the popular N1 phablet. The N1 Mini, which comes in White and Cool Mint Blue, sports features much like its predecessor such as the impressive 13-­megapixel rotating camera for that extra clear selfie!

OPPO N1 Mini
OPPO N1 Mini

Juicies+ Lightning & Micro USB Cables

· · · Cable

Juicies+ produces anodised aluminium and tangle free woven cable with Lightning connector (MFi certified) or Micro USB connector.

I backed Juices+ on Kickstarter on the 2nd September 2013 and it was funded successfully on 1st November 2013 after raising US$$275,621 out of their initial goal of US$40,000.

Juices+ - Non-static Poly Bags Packaging
Juices+ – Non-static Poly Bags Packaging