Looking Back 2017

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Smart Home
Been staying at my place for almost two years now. With regards to my smart home update, I found out that MCO Touch Panel is not very lasting.

Three of my 1-gang MCO Touch Panel (MH-S411) spoiled. Spoiled in a sense, it doesn’t have power to the unit, and hence I can’t switch on or off my lights. Another of my 4-gang MCO Touch Panel (MH-S314), the Z-wave module inside it spoiled, so I can’t pair it.

Anker PowerPort Qi 10W Wireless Charger

Bought the Anker PowerPort Qi 10W from Amazon for US$19.49 (S$27).

The original retail price was US$25.99 (S$35), but they have an exclusive discount with Kinja Deals using the coupon code KINJA593. That coupon code gives you US$6.50 discount, making the final price to be US$19.49.

Anker PowerPort Qi 10W Wireless Charger - Box Front
Anker PowerPort Qi 10W Wireless Charger – Box Front

Google Home Mini

Google US Store is making life difficult for many people outside of the US that are trying to get the Google Home Mini for US$29 (S$40).

As the original retail price was US$49 (S$66), the 40% discount makes it hard not to buy it for fun.

Google Home Mini - Box Front
Google Home Mini – Box Front

Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones

Bought the Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones from Amazon for US$98 (S$132).

Its usual price is US$128 (S$173), but for Black Friday 2017, the price drops to US$98 (S$132). It previously qualifies for the free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping and hence shipping to Singapore is free if your order is US$125 and above.

Sony XB950B1 Headphones - Box Front
Sony XB950B1 Headphones – Box Front

Synology DiskStation DS918+ Review

Synology DiskStation DS918+ is Synology’s flagship 4-bay NAS for prosumers and it belongs to the Synology’s Plus Series of NAS.

Announced at Computex 2017 in July 2017 and released in October 2017, it is retailing for S$811 in Singapore at Fuwell.

DS918+ - Box Front
DS918+ – Box Front

Amazon Launches Amazon Prime In Singapore

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After Amazon killed off FREE AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping yesterday, many people suspected that Amazon Prime would come to Singapore and indeed it have.

Amazon Prime is now in Singapore and it will cost S$8.99 per month. But as an introductory offer, it is only S$2.99 per month. Amazon did not mention how long will the introductory offer last. It comes with a 30-day trial.

Amazon Prime Singapore
Amazon Prime Singapore

Amazon No Longer Ships For Free To Singapore

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Four and a half years after the introduction of FREE AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping, it seems this program is coming to an end.

Those items that qualified for FREE AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping that I bought during Black Friday 2017 are no longer qualified.

Amazon No Longer Ships For Free To Singapore
Amazon No Longer Ships For Free To Singapore