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

iMacwear M7 – Android Watch

GearBest sent me an iMacwear M7 for me to try. The iMacwear M7 is retailing for US$112.63 (S$155) on GearBest’s website excluding shipping.

The iMacwear M7 is not an Android Wear device but rather an Android Watch itself because it runs on a full Android 4.4 (KitKat).

iMacwear M7 - Box
iMacwear M7 – Box

Google Play Movies Now Available in Singapore

· · · Software

Just realised that Google Play Movies is now available in Singapore alongside Indonesia and Malaysia!

Rental prices for Standard Definition (SD) ranges between S$3.98 to S$4.98 whereas for High Definition (HD), prices ranges between S$4.98 to S$5.98. Note that not all movies are available for rent.

Play Store Web - Movies - Home
Play Store Web – Movies – Home

OnePlus 2 Available in Singapore in Q4 2015 for S$538

· · · Mobile Phone

The much anticipated OnePlus 2 which was announced last Tuesday, 28th July 2015, will be coming to Singapore in Q4 2015 and the local retail price is S$538 for the 64GB variant.

I played with the OnePlus 2 last Friday, 31st July 2015, at the OnePlus 2 media event in Singapore. I love the build of the OnePlus 2, it feels solid and have a premium touch to it. The phone comes with the Sandstone Black back cover which I totally love. If you don’t like it, you can swap it with four other back covers: Bamboo, Rosewood, Black Apricot, Kevlar, which are sold separately.

OnePlus 2 - Front
OnePlus 2 – Front

LEGO SG50 Singapore Icons Mini Builds

· · · Endorsement, Toy

Accompanying the #LEGORebuildSG campaign is the launch of 4 LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds. The 4 Mini Builds include quintessential Singaporean icons of the past such as The Cable Car, Ice Cream Bike, HDB Flats and the Dragon Playground. The Mini Builds are redeemable at selected stores with a minimum purchase of S$50 of LEGO products in a single receipt. Note that the Mini Builds have already been fully redeemed.

The easiest Mini Build to build is the Cable Car which only has 1 page of instructions, requiring 56 pieces of LEGO bricks to build. Next is the Ice Cream Bike with 2 pages of instructions, requiring 35 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.

LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds - 1
LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds – 1

SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets

· · · Hardware

Bought the SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets from Home-Fix at Ion Orchard for S$69.90. It is really an awesome space saver because of it’s tower design and best of all, there are 9 sockets! You will not need multi plug adapters anymore.

There are two variants for the SoundTeoh Tower Socket. One is this and the other is the SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 8 Outlets And 2 USB Ports and it costs S$89.90. A good thing about the included USB ports is the combined output of 4.2A which makes it capable of outputting 2.1A per port. Personally, I find it is not worth an additional S$20 if you have a couple of multiple USB port chargers lying around like the Aukey 50W 5V/10A 6-Port Wall Charger or the Anker 40W 5V/8A 5-Port Wall Charger.

SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets - Box Front
SoundTeoh Tower Socket With 9 Outlets – Box Front