Pebble Steel Smartwatch Officially Available In Singapore

2 months after the introduction of Pebble Smartwatch in Singapore, Leader Radio Technologies (LRT), the sole distributer of Pebble in Singapore, has made the Pebble Steel Smartwatch officially avialble in Singapore from 1st August 2014.

The Pebble Steel will retail for S$359 and to celebrate its launch in Singapore, the first 500 Pebble Steel units sold here will come with an exclusive custom made pouch and silicone sports strap.

Pebble Steel
Pebble Steel

Just to give you another choice, Pebble Website itself is selling the Pebble Steel for US$249 (S$324) using an exchange rate of S$1.3 = US$1 with free shipping to Singapore. That makes it S$35 cheaper than getting it locally. By paying S$35 more to get it locally, you get local warranty and 1 year membership to pebble.sg Club.

Pebble Steel - Screen
Pebble Steel – Screen

Technical Specifications

  • Processor & Sensors: 120 MHz ARM Cortex-M3 processor, light sensor, accelerometer, magnetometer, RGB LED
  • Memory: 8MB
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
  • Battery: Up to 5-7 days of battery life per charge
  • Screen: Display screen 1.26 inch, 144 × 168 pixel e-paper, LED backlight
  • Built: Pebble Steel is made from milled stainless steel and Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Water Resistance: 5 ATM (suitable for use during swimming, jogging in the rain and showering)
  • Finishes: Brushed Stainless Steel or Matte Black
  • Dimensions: Leather (8-1/16 inches or 205mm long), Metal (8.5 inches or 215mm, reducible to 160mm)
  • Weight: Leather (56g), Metal (99g)
  • Features: Supports notifications from emails, SMS, WhatsApp, Instagram and has an ever-growing selection of applications in the Pebble appstore
  • Compatibility: Compatible with iOS (Supports the latest iOS 7 notification system) and Android

Pebble Steel is heavier (99v vs 38g) and smaller (46x34x10.5 mm vs 52×36×11.5 mm) while maintaining the same screen size as the Pebble. In Addition, Pebble steel has a RGB LED notification on the watch itself. The internals are also the same except for the memory which has been doubled on the Pebble Steel. Pebble Steel has 8MB of memory vs 4MB on the Pebble.

Xiaomi Mi 5,200mAh Power Bank

5,000 units of the Xiaomi Mi 5,200mAh Power Bank was put on sale for the first time in Singapore at 12pm on 22nd July 2014 (2 weeks ago). If you miss that sale, Xiaomi Singapore will be having another sale tomorrow, Tuesday, 5th August 2014 at 12pm!

The Xiaomi Mi 5,200mAh Power Bank retails for S$8.99 and in comparison, the Xiaomi Mi 10,400mAh Power Bank still retails for S$13.99. Regardless of which battery capacity size you buy, shipping is an additional S$5 via UPS or Fedex.

Similar to buying the 10,400mAh power bank, one Xiaomi account is allowed to buy two power banks of the same capacity (you can still buy 2x 10,400mAh and 2x 5,200mAh). I managed to get two 5,200mAh Power Bank, one for myself and the other for my mother.

Total order came up to 2x S$8.99 + S$5 = S$22.98 and payment is by PayPal.

Placed my order at 12:01:12 on 22nd July 2014. I got quite a bit of experience buying from Xiaomi and hence it only took me 1 minutes and 12 seconds from adding it to my cart and paying for my items.

It was shipped on 24th July 2014 from Shenzhen, China and I received it on 29th July 2014.

The build of the 5,200mAh power bank is the same as that of the 10,400mAh, the casing is made up of a single-piece aluminium, created by high precision CNC digital cutting. It can fully charge your iPhone 5s for 2 times and your iPad Mini for 1 time.

The design is simple, the power button, indicator lights, micro USB input port and USB output port are all located on the same side. For the 5,200mAh power bank, the micro USB input port is above the USB output port whereas on the 10,400mAh power bank they are placed side-by-side because there is more space.

Note that the max output current for the 5,200mAh power bank is 1.5A instead of 2.1A found in the 10,400mAh power bank.

It seems that after 3rd July 2014 (need someone to double confirm), Xiaomi’s power bank no longer comes with a transparent plastic casing as shown below:

Xiaomi Mi 10,400mAh Power Bank - Packaging Front
Xiaomi Mi 10,400mAh Power Bank – Packaging Front

It now just place everything in a cupboard box to cut cost. Not that it matters to me, I am just pointing it out.

Specifications

Mi Power Bank 5,200mAh 10,400mAh
Release date 22nd July 2014 24th April 2014
Battery type Lithium-ion rechargeable cell
Power source DC 5V
Input voltage DC 5.1V
Input current 2.0A
Output current 1.5A 2.1A
Rated capacity 3.6V/5,200mAh 3.6V/10,400mAh
Charging time 3 hours with 5V/2A plug and standard cable 5.5 hours with 5V/2A plug and standard cable
Dimension (mm) 91 x 55 x 21.9 90.5 x 77 x 21.6
Weight 155g 250g
Safety Temperature Resistance, Input Overvoltage Protection, Output Overvoltage Protection, Protection from Short Circuit, Protection from Incorrect Insertion, Protection from Overcharge and Over-discharge, Protection from Output Overcurrent, PTC Protective Circuits for the Cell

See Also

Xiaomi Mi 5,200mAh Power Bank - Box
Xiaomi Mi 5,200mAh Power Bank – Box

Xiaomi Mi 5,200mAh Power Bank - Box Open
Xiaomi Mi 5,200mAh Power Bank – Box Open

Xiaomi Mi 5,200mAh Power Bank - Box Contents
Xiaomi Mi 5,200mAh Power Bank – Box Contents

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Watching Netflix In Singapore With UnoTelly SmartDNS

There are two ways in which you can watch Netflix in Singapore. The first is using a VPN and the other is using a DNS. Personally, I prefer the DNS method because you just have to configure your router’s DNS and point to UnoTelly’s SmartDNS. With your router configured, everybody connected to the router can easily access Netflix on their computer or on their mobile/tablet devices.

What Is Netflix (From: Wikipedia)
Netflix, Inc. is an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to viewers in North and South America, the Caribbean, and parts of Europe (Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, where mailed DVDs are sent via Permit Reply Mail. The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. It started its subscription-based digital distribution service in 1999, and by 2009 it was offering a collection of 100,000 titles on DVD and had surpassed 10 million subscribers.

Netflix.com
Netflix.com

What Is UnoTelly UnoDNS
UnoTelly UnoDNS allows you to watch channels like Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, Channel 4oD, Pandora, Fox.com even if you don’t live in USA or UK. As of today, there are about 236 channels available.

UnoTelly.com
UnoTelly.com

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Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910)

I won the Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) worth S$128 from TheGeekyBeng’s Great Nokia Giveaways.

This is the second Qi wireless charger that I have, the first being the Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad. Both wireless chargers have no problem charging my Lumia 930 and Nexus 5 with their cases on.

I kinda like the design of the DT-910 because as the product name sounds, it allows you to charge your phone in an upright position and that allows you to use the phone while charging.

The DT-910 also comes with NFC functionality that allows you to pair your phone with it. Once your phone is paired, tapping on the DT-910 will launch a pre-selected app. Personally, I have no use for this feature.

The only thing I don’t like about the DT-910 is it uses the Nokia 2.5mm charging connector, I wished it is using Micro USB instead so I can plugged it into my USB Wall Charger rather than wasting a space on my power extension cord.

Specifiations

  • Dimensions
    • Height: 112mm
    • Weight: 111g
    • Cable length: 180cm
    • Diameter: 85mm
  • Connectivity
    • Wireless charger: Yes
    • Wireless charging: None
    • Charging connectors: 2.5 mm Charging Connector
    • NFC: Pairing
  • Power
    • Charger standby consumption: Less than 30 mW, combined 169 mW
    • Charger input current: 750 mA
    • Charger input voltage: 12 V DC
  • LWireless charging standard: Qi
  • LED indicators: Charging indicator

Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) - Box Front
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) – Box Front

Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) - Box Back
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) – Box Back

Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) - Box
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) – Box

Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) - Box Contents
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) – Box Contents

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Just Mobile HeadStand

I am currently using a headphone stand that Li Xiang got for me on Taobao for CN¥190 (S$38). It is pretty expensive considering it is a rip off of Just Mobile’s HeadStand and the quality is shit/horrible.

I have been eying on the Just Mobile HeadStand for a very long time but similar to Just Mobile AluCable Mini, the shipping cost puts me off. In Singapore, I saw it being sold at Stereo for a ridiculously marked up price of S$89.90.

When I saw it being sold in Bangkok Siam Paragon Department Store’s Be Trend section (Level 3), I bought it immediately. Paid TH฿1590 (S$62) for it which is very reasonable considering the recommended retail price on Just Mobile/Amazon is about the same US$49.90 (S$62).

Once you open up the box and get to hold the HeadStand, the quality is so much better than the Taobao’s version.

The assembly of the HeadStand is just securing the two screws between the base and the arm whereas for the Taobao’s version you have do so many steps to get it assembled and the screws will loosen overtime.

There are three colors available for the HeadStand: silver, black and gold. I saw on the box indicating that the gold is limited edition and has only 999 units available (not too sure whether it is worldwide or per country). I bought both the silver and gold but from different shops. As mentioned earlier for the silver I got it from Siam Paragon Department Store’s Be Trend whereas for the gold I got the last piece left from Central World’s iStudio.

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Front
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Front

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Back
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Back

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Inner
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Inner

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Open
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Open

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Contents
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Contents

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