Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures

· · · Toy

I was staying at Empire Hotel Subang for MTV World Stage 2014 (Thanks to GoodStuph for the sponsor). Below the hotel is a shopping mall called Empire Shopping Gallery.

What caught my eye was a shop named Anime Trend and they are located on the first floor of the shopping mall. The shop sells lots of figurines related to anime and I spotted them selling the Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures! Of course they are not the official items since there are no official Lego Dragon Ball Minifigs.

Since I am a huge Dragon Ball fan, I bought all six boxes as there are only six different minifigures. They are selling 2 boxes for MYR10 (S$4) and hence it only cost me MYR30 (S$12) for all six minifigures.

I only saw one shop selling the same thing in Singapore. The shop name is called Peek A Box and they have a branch at West Gate (3 Gateway Drive, #03-42, Singapore 608532). Peek A Box is a box rental concept shop and one of the box shop is selling it for S$25.90. Of course, you can get them from ebay as well.

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Box Front
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Box Front

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Box Back
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Box Back

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Packaging (Master Roshi & Krillin)
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Packaging (Master Roshi & Krillin)

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Packaging (Goku & Vegeta)
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Packaging (Goku & Vegeta)

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Packaging (Yamcha & Gohan)
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Packaging (Yamcha & Gohan)

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Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

· · · Apple, Cable

I took my old Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter to my office and hence I needed another one for my house. Went to VivoCity’s Infinite and bought it for S$38.

Surprisingly, I could not find this adapter in VivoCity’s Challenger. They only sell the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter.

It is the year 2014, stop using VGA (analog) and switch to DVI (digital)! If you need some convincing, check out the YouTube video below on the comparison of different display interfaces: VGA, DVI, HDMI & Display Port.

Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter - Box Front
Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter – Box Front

Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter - Box Back
Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter – Box Back

Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter - Box
Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter – Box

Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter - Box Contents
Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter – Box Contents

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Apple iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Available in Singapore From 19th September 2014

· · · Mobile Phone

Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at this morning event. The good news is that as usual, Singapore is one of the nine countries that will be available at the official launch date of 19th September 2014 alongside United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. I thought China would be in the list as Apple seems to be focusing a lot of China lately.

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus - Available On 19th September 2014
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus – Available On 19th September 2014

The only difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is the screen/display. In addition, the iPhone 6 Plus has optical image stabilisation vs the digital image stabilisation on the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus - 2
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus – 2

Pre-order starts this Friday, 12th September 2014. For pre-order, can use the link: store.apple.com/sg/buy-iphone/iphone6.

I believe, all the three telcos (SingTel, M1 and StarHub) will have a launch event in the morning at 8am on Friday, 19th September 2014, similar to previous iPhone launches.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in three sizes (16GB, 64GB and 128GB) and in three colors (Silver, Gold & Space Grey). They dropped the 32GB model from the lineup.

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus - Silver Gold Space Grey
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus – Silver Gold Space Grey

iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus Price (in Singapore Dollars S$) (Unlock + Without Contract)

iPhone/Size 16GB 64GB 128GB
iPhone 6 $988 $1,148 $1,288
iPhone 6 Plus $1,148 $1,288 $1,448

I will be getting the 128GB Gold iPhone 6 Plus, how about you guys?

Bolse 25W 5A 3-Port USB Car Charger

The Bolse 25W 5A 3-Port USB Car Charger is retailing for US$14.99 (S$19) on Amazon.

When I heard of this product, I thought there are three USB ports, but actually there are only two USB ports and one attached Micro USB cable. The description actually meant you can charge three devices at one go because it is able to output a maximum of 5A.

I tested it by charging two iPhones 5s and one Nexus 5 and it works fine. Charging one iPad Air, one iPhone 5s and one Nexus 5 also works well.

It has built-in SmartIC technology which detects the type of device plugged in through USB PIN signals. It then decide on the power requirement needed by the device. This will reduce power wastage and improving charging efficiency.

Unlike a conventional multi-port charger, the Bolse usb car charger features a built-in SmartIC chip, which governs the distribution of power between all the three ports. This enables one to charge multiple devices without worrying about overloading the charger or any device. Moreover, depending on the charge percentage on each device, the charger accordingly allocates power to each. This helps in quickly charging a low power device while siphoning charge away from those already near full charge.

The product is mainly made up of plastic (even the shiny area around the USB port), measures 62mm x 46mm x 21mm and weighs 43g. The specifications mentioned that the length of the coiled cable when fully stretched is about 180cm, but I highly doubt it. I will give it at most 150cm which nevertheless is still enough to be used in the car.

Bolse 25W (5A) 3-Port USB Car Charger - Box Front
Bolse 25W (5A) 3-Port USB Car Charger – Box Front

Bolse 25W (5A) 3-Port USB Car Charger - Box
Bolse 25W (5A) 3-Port USB Car Charger – Box

Bolse 25W (5A) 3-Port USB Car Charger
Bolse 25W (5A) 3-Port USB Car Charger

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Ikea 2015 Catalogue

· · · Furniture

Thanks to Ikea Singapore for sending me the awesomely designed limited edition XXL Ikea 2015 Catalogue.

When I first received it, I thought it was a MacBook since the design of the box is almost the same. Even when you unbox the catalogue, you can’t help but think of the similarity between this and the MacBook. I don’t think copy is a right word to use here, I would instead say Ikea spoof the packaging of a MacBook.

I also love the spoofed Quick Start Guide. It is well done. I took every pages of it as shown in the images further below.

Here are the features as indicated in the Quick Start Guide:

  • Pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas
  • External Battery Life
  • The original touch interface
  • Instant page loads. No lag.

The Ikea 2015 catalogue contains 328 pages and will be sent to most homes in Singapore from now till 17th September 2014. You will also be able to pick it up from Ikea Stores from 18th September 2014. Alternatively, it is also available online at onlinecatalogueasia.ikea.com/SG/en/IKEA_Catalogue/.

PS: In case you are not aware, there are two Ikea stores in Singapore. The first one is located in Alexandra and the other is located in Tampines. Here are the addresses:

Ikea Alexandra

  • Address: 317 Alexandra Road Singapore 159965
  • Telephone: +65 6786 6868
  • Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm daily

Ikea Tampines

  • Address: 60 Tampines North Drive 2 Singapore 528764
  • Telephone: +65 6786 6868
  • Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm daily

Ikea 2015 Catalogue - Box Front
Ikea 2015 Catalogue – Box Front

Ikea 2015 Catalogue - Box Side
Ikea 2015 Catalogue – Box Side

Ikea 2015 Catalogue - Box Top
Ikea 2015 Catalogue – Box Top

Ikea 2015 Catalogue - Box
Ikea 2015 Catalogue – Box

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