WD Red with Synology DS415play

· · · Network, Storage

Western Digital (WD) produces the best hard drives and Synology produces the best prosumer Network Attached Storage (NAS). I have two NAS at home, both are from Synology and using WD hard drives.

My Synology DiskStation DS210j is on 2x WD Green 1TB running 24/7 since 2010 and my Synology DiskStation DS413j is on 4x WD Red 1TB running 24/7 since 2013. After all these years, both NAS and their hard drives did not give me a single problem at all.

WD Red (6TB)
WD Red (6TB)

Jawbone UP MOVE & Jawbone UP3 will come to Singapore

Jawbone just announced the new Jawbone UP MOVE (S$85) and Jawbone UP3 (S$288). They will be available in Singapore before end of this year and early next year respectively.

The Jawbone UP MOVE is a new easy-to-use activity tracker that captures detailed information about your sleep, steps, exercise, and calories burnt whilst providing personalized guidance through the UP App’s new Smart Coach feature. UP MOVE is capable of displaying your step progress, the time, and the quality of your sleep from the prior night, all at the touch of a button.

Jawbone UP MOVE
Jawbone UP MOVE

Toshiba Launches Ultra-HD 4K L9450 Series & L5450 Series With Android

On 15th October 2014, Toshiba launched the new L9450 Series & L5450 Series for it’s television range that are powered by Android 4.4.2 (not Android TV). Note that the Android will not be upgradable and hence you will be stuck with it till the end-of-life of your television.

L9450 Series
The L9450 series comes in Ultra-HD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with sizes in 50″ (S$2,299), 65″ (S$4,999) and 84″ (S$17,999).

Toshiba L9450 Series - 65
Toshiba L9450 Series – 65″ (65L9450)

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive

· · · Storage

The SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive got to be the smallest USB 3.0 flash drive that I have seen! It is about the size of a Singapore 20 cents coin and is capable of a read speed of up to 130MB/s.

Launched on the 19th August 2014, it is retailing for 16GB (S$13.90), 32GB (S$25.90) and 64GB (S$52.90).

SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Packaging Front
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive – Packaging Front

Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod Giveaway

· · · Endorsement

Thanks to Breffo and MobyShop, I will be giving out one Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod worth €21.99 (S$36) to one lucky winner.

Do checkout my Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod post at lesterchan.net/blog/2014/07/14/breffo-adventure-camera-tripod/ if you are interested in knowing more about it.

Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod - Box Front
Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod – Box Front

Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR & Fitbit Surge will come to Singapore

Good news for Fitbit Fans. The newly announced Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge will come to Singapore in early 2015.

*UPDATE 10th December 2014* Looks like Christmas came early for those waiting for the Fitbit Charge. It will start selling in Singapore from 19th December 2014. Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge are still on track for an early 2015 launch in Singapore.

Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge
Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge

OPPO First Flagship Store in Singapore

· · · Mobile Phone

OPPO official opened it’s first flagship store in Singapore at Suntec City Mall. The retail store occupies 2,200 square feet (204.387 square meter) of space. The store will be used to showcase OPPO products as well as hosting bi-monthly workshops for its fans.

The OPPO flagship store is located at 8 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, Tower 3, #01-627, Singapore 038983 and it opens from 10am to 10pm daily.

OPPO Store at Suntec City
OPPO Store at Suntec City

Lightning Rabbit Cables

· · · Cable

Lightning Rabbit is an alternative to Juicies+ Cables. They also produce fabric wound cable with sleek and polished aluminium ends.

They have three types of cable now: Apple Lightning to USB (Lightning Rabbit), Apple 30-pin Connector to USB (Old Skool Rabbit) and Micro USB to USB (Micro Rabbit)

Lightning Rabbit Cables
Lightning Rabbit Cables

Plaza Singapura 40th Anniversary

· · · Food & Drink, Shop

Plaza Singapura was built in 1974 and was designed by BEP Akitek Pte Ltd. It undergo a major renovation in 2002 and again in 2012 (Source: Wikipedia).

This year marks its 40th anniversary and they have partnered with Cold Storage (which is their anchor tenant since last year) to organise an inaugural epicurean event called “Flavours of the World” at Plaza Singapura’s Main Atrium located on level 1. The event will be held for about two weeks from 22nd October 2014 to 2nd November 2014.

Flavours of the World
Flavours of the World