Tool Pen

· · · Hardware

Tool Pen is a smart & versatile multi-tool, like holding a sleek pen. It features an unique Pop-A-Point design for bits replacement.

I backed Tool Pen on Kickstarter on the 9th July 2014 and it was funded successfully on 14th August 2014 after raising US$274,794 out of their initial goal of just US$7,000. That is 40 times the goal.

The estimated delivery date is in October 2014 and I think they did a fantastic job in meeting the timeline. They started shipping on 6th November 2014 and I got it on the 21st November 2014.

I pledged US$45 (S$59) for the Gunmetal Premium reward which consists of the Gunmetal Tool Pen with 13 full-set bits (SL3, SL4, SL4.5, PH1, PH2, H2, H2.5, H3, H4, T10, T15, T20, T25) and an additional US$5 (S$6.50) for 3 robertson/square bits (S1, S2, S3). Shipping is free and hence in total, I paid only US$50 (S$65).

Specifications
Pen

  • Material: 6061 aluminum, sand-blasting finish
  • Length: 150mm
  • Diameter: 17.5mm
  • Weight: 93g (with 6 bits inside)
  • Color Edition: Snow Silver, Gunmetal, Champagne Gold

Bits

  • Material: SAE 8660 (Nickel Chromium Molybdenum Alloy Steel)
  • Length: 36mm
  • Diameter: 9mm
  • Weight: 7g
  • No. of types: 22 types for Tool Pen supported
    • Slotted Bits (Flat): SL3, SL4, SL4.5
    • Phillips Bits: PH1, PH2
    • Hexagon Bits (Hex): H2, H2.5, H3, H4
    • Star Bits: T10, T15, T20, T25
    • Imperial Hex Bits: H5/64, H3/32, H1/8, H5/32
    • Robertson / Square Bits: S1, S2, S3
    • Pozidrive Bits (Pozi): PZ1, PZ2

Tool Pen - Box Front
Tool Pen – Box Front

Tool Pen - Box Back
Tool Pen – Box Back

Tool Pen - Box
Tool Pen – Box

Tool Pen - Box Open
Tool Pen – Box Open

Tool Pen - Box Contents
Tool Pen – Box Contents

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GRAMAS Full Leather Case for iPhone 6/6 Plus

I am guessing many of you have not heard of the brand GRAMAS before. GRAMAS is a luxury accessories maker from Japan. They specialise in leather cases for iPhones and glass screen protectors. In case you are wondering, GRAMAS stands for Generous RAw MAterial Stuff.

Singapore is the first country outside of Japan to carry GRAMAS products. In Singapore, it is being distributed by Ingram Micro Asia Ltd.

You can find selected GRAMAS products being sold at SingTel stores starting from today, 27th November 2014.

Prices

Product/Price iPhone 6 (S$) iPhone 6 Plus (S$)

GRAMAS - Full Leather Case (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Full Leather Case (iPhone 6 Plus)

Full Leather Case $130 $160

GRAMAS - Hybrid Case (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Hybrid Case (iPhone 6 Plus)

Flat Hybrid Case $40
Hybrid Case $30 $40

GRAMAS - Super Thin One Sheet PU Leather Case (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Super Thin One Sheet PU Leather Case (iPhone 6 Plus)

Super Thin One Sheet PU Leather Case $50 $55

GRAMAS - Super Thin PU Leather Case (iPhone 6)
GRAMAS – Super Thin PU Leather Case (iPhone 6)

There is a typo in the image. It should be PU and not PC.

Super Thin PU Leather Case $40

GRAMAS - Super Thin PC Case (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Super Thin PC Case (iPhone 6 Plus)

Super Thin Polycarbonate (PC) Case $20 $20

GRAMAS - Super Thin TPU Case (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Super Thin TPU Case (iPhone 6 Plus)

Super Thin Termoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Case $20 $20

GRAMAS - Anti-Glare Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Anti-Glare Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)

GRAMAS - Glass Bluelight Cut Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Glass Bluelight Cut Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)

GRAMAS - Glass Mirror Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Glass Mirror Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)

Anti-Glare Screen Protector
Glass Bluelight Cut Screen Protector
Glass Mirror Screen Protector
$50 $55

GRAMAS - Glass 0.33mm Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Glass 0.33mm Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)

Glass 0.33mm Screen Protector $40 $45
Glass 0.33mm with Jig Screen Protector $43 $48

GRAMAS - Glass 0.20mm Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Glass 0.20mm Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)

Glass 0.20mm Screen Protector $55 $60

GRAMAS - Glass Privacy 360° Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)
GRAMAS – Glass Privacy 360° Screen Protector (iPhone 6 Plus)

Glass Privacy 360° Screen Protector $60 $65

GRAMAS - Multi-purpose Leather Case
GRAMAS – Multi-purpose Leather Case

  • iPad Mini Leather Case – S$190
  • iPad Air Leather Case – S$270
  • Multi Purpose Leather Case – S$40

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Cadbury Glow – Premium Chocolate Gifting

· · · Food & Drink

Cadbury Glow is positioned by Cadbury as a premium chocolate gift, similar to Ferrero Rocher. Each of the chocolate praline is crated in Europe. The outer layer is made of milk chocolate, while the inner filling is made of dark chocolate.

The inspiration behind Cadbury Glow was sparked by the glow moment. The glow moment is a warm glow of happinesses that comes from seeing someone light up with joy when they received a special gift.

Apart from the chocolate itself, you can also go to cadburyglow.com to create a personalised gifting experience when they receive the Cadbury Glow. You can write a customised note or re-create shared memories with a personalised video (solution provided by Idomoo).

The Cadbury Glow chocolate gift has been available since 3rd November 2014 and comes in two sizes. The Cadbury Glow in 160g for 16 pieces will retail for S$9.90 while the Cadbury Glow in 240g for 24 pieces will retail for S$14.90.

The pictures taken below are based on the Cadbury Glow in 240g for 24 pieces.

Cadbury Glow - Box Front
Cadbury Glow – Box Front

Cadbury Glow - Box Back
Cadbury Glow – Box Back

Cadbury Glow - Box
Cadbury Glow – Box

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Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor (UP2715K) Will Come To Singapore

· · · Monitor

The Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor (UP2715K) will be available in Singapore next month (December 2014) for S$2,699.

In contrast, iMac with Retina 5K display starts at S$3,388.

Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor (UP2715K) - Front
Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor (UP2715K) – Front

Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor (UP2715K) - Back
Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor (UP2715K) – Back

Specifications

  • Diagonally Viewable Size: 27″ (68.5cm)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (16:9)
  • Panel Type, Surface: In-plane switching, anti glare with hard coat 3H
  • Optimal resolution: 5120 x 2880 at 60 Hz (Dual DP cable required), 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz (single DP cable required)
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000: 1 (typical)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio : Mega
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m2 (typical) / 50 cd/m2 (min)
  • Response Time: 8 ms (gray to gray)
  • Viewing Angle: (178° vertical / 178° horizontal)
  • Color Support: Color Gamut (typical): Adobe RGB 99%, sRGB 100%, 1.074 Billion colors (True 10 Bits)
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.116 mm
  • Pixel Per Inch (PPI): 218
  • Backlight Technology: LED
  • Display Type: Widescreen Flat Panel Display
  • Display Screen Coating: Antiglare with hard-coating 3H
  • Built-in Sound: Acoustics by Harman Kardon (2 x 16W=32W)
  • Connectivity
    • 1 Mini DisplayPort
    • 2 DisplayPort (DP1, DP2)
    • 5 USB 3.0 ports – Downstream (4 at the back, 1 with battery charging)
    • 1 USB 3.0 port – Upstream
    • 1 Media Card Reader
  • Dimensions without stand (H x W x D): 15.1″ (384.6 mm ) x 25.1″ (637.3 mm) x 1.9″ (47.9 mm)
  • Weight (panel only): 7.14 kg

GlobalWebIndex Research on Mobile Messaging

· · · Technology

Global Web Index is a market research company specialising in online consumer behaviour. They recently did a mobile messaging survey and the study revealed that WeChat now has the youngest demographic out of all competing social communications apps, with a third of its global active user base being 16 – 24 years old. WeChat has also experienced significant growth with an active user base increase of 156% globally, and a staggering 499% in Singapore between Q1 2013 to Q3 2014.

WeChat Presentation - Singapore
WeChat Presentation – Singapore

Thanks to China market, globally, WeChat has a 23% share of the Internet population using the service, 3% more than Facebook Messenger while in APAC, WeChat command a 38% share while Facebook Messenger share is half of it at 16%.

WeChat Presentation - Singapore
WeChat Presentation – Singapore

WeChat Presentation - Singapore
WeChat Presentation – Singapore

So why do people use WeChat in Singapore? 83% says they use it to stay in touch with what their friends are doing while 55% use it to share photos or videos with others.

Personally, I think it is country specific. If I want to chat with my China or Hong Kong friends/relatives, I use WeChat. If I want to chat with my friends in Thailand, I will use LINE and for the rest of my friends, I just use Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger.

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