Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod

· · · Camera

Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod is a versatile tripod that allows you to hang, grip, hold and stand on almost any surface. The tripod is coated with a layer of advanced soft touch rubber coating that makes it waterproof and durable.

I like the grip and friction of the rubber coating, it makes the tripod more stable when gripping on a rounded surface like a pole.

The product is designed and made in the UK and is retailing for €21.99 (S$36) and shipping is additional €6.99 (S$12) for standard shipping. There are two colors available, black and white.

They also have mounts for phones and tablets called Spiderpodium and Spiderpodium Tablet respectively.

For Spiderpodium and Spiderpodium Tablet, MobyShop is selling it. The Spiderpodium is selling for S$29 and the Spiderpodium Tablet is selling for S$47.80.

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

Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod - Box Back
Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod – Box Back

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

Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod - Contents
Breffo Adventure Camera Tripod – Contents

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Nokia Lumia 930 Available In Singapore On 12th July 2014

· · · Mobile Phone

Nokia Lumia 930 will be available in Singapore starting tomorrow, 12th July 2014 for S$789 at Nokia Stores, Nokia Solution Partners and at all 3 local operators (SingTel, M1, StarHub). All four colors: bright orange, bright green, black and white will be available at launch.

I will be getting my Nokia Lumia 930 in orange without contact from MobyShop because they are selling it for S$699 only and the stocks will arrive later today. While I am there, I will be trading in my HTC One (32GB) for S$250 since I have no use for another Android phone after owning a Nexus 5.

Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan
  • Processor: 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB with 15 GB free OneDrive cloud storage
  • Display: 5″ Full HD ClearBlack OLED (1920×1080, 441ppi, 16:9)
  • Screen: Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Sunlight Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
  • Main Camera: PureView 20 MP with Optical Image Stabilization, dual LED flash and ZEISS optics
  • Front Facing Camera: HD (1280 x 960) 1.2 MP wide angle with f/2.4
  • Network: LTE 1, 3, 7, 8, 20. WCDMA 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz. GSM 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC
  • Sensors: Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
  • Battery: 2,420 mAh BV-5QW battery with integrated wireless charging
  • SIM card type: Nano SIM
  • Dimension (L x W x T): 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 167g

Nokia Lumia 930
Nokia Lumia 930

Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card

· · · Storage

Strontium recently launched their new range of MicroSDHC cards called Nitro Plus. The Nitro Plus MicroSDHC card is classified under the Ultra High Speed Class 3 specification UHS-1 (U3) for 4K Ultra HD high resolution standard (3840×2160) and hence it has a write speed of at least 30MB/s and read speed of at least 80MB/s.

Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card - Packaging Front
Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card – Packaging Front

Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card - Packaging Back
Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card – Packaging Back

Three capacities are available, the 16GB for S$32.40, 32GB for S$60.40 and 64GB for S$120.90.

For the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, you will get a read speed of about 80MB/s. For the write speed on the 16GB, you will get about 40MB/s and for the 32GB and 64GB you will get a speed of about 60MB/s.

In my test for the 32GB, I managed to get a write speed of about 51MB/s and a read speed of about 87MB/s, you can checkout the screenshot below.

Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card - Test
Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card – Test

The default packaging includes a MicroSD to USB adapter and a MircoSD to SD card adapater. It also includes a full version of MyBackup Pro, which is an Android Backup application, worth US$4.99/S$6.37.

Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card - Packaging Contents
Strontium Nitro Plus MicroSDHC UHS-1 Card – Packaging Contents

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Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger

When I received an email from Bolse asking me to feature their products, I was pretty skeptical because I have never heard of Bolse before. So I went to do a search on them and realised that their products received pretty good ratings on Amazon and the prices are pretty reasonable. They are the direct competitors to brand like Anker.

The first product I gotten is the Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger, which is retailing for US$18.99 (S$24) on Amazon.

It is a 4-Port USB wall charger capable of outputting a maximum of 25W/5A in total. It measures 8.5cm x 4.5cm x 5cm and weighs 195g.

It has built-in SmartIC technology which allows each port to charge the USB device at full speed. SmartIC Technology works by having its own microchip that detects the device plugged into through USB PIN signals, which gives output at full power and full charging speed.

Having said that, you can’t charge four iPads at the same time. I tried with two iPads and one iPhone 5s and that is the most it can take. Once I plugged in the forth device, which is a Nexus 5 smartphone, both iPads stop charging.

I kinda like the design of this wall charger because the USB ports are facing upwards rather than sideways which makes plugging-in and removing of the USB cable easy.

Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger - Box
Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger – Box

Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger - Box Contents
Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger – Box Contents

Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger - Top
Bolse 25W (5V/5A) 4-Port USB Wall/Desktop Charger – Top

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Blockey

· · · Gadget

Blockey is a key management system that can simplify your pockets without spoiling the integrity of design and practicality. It is made of Aluminum 7075 which is known for its strength and scratch resistant components. Aluminum 7075 can also be found in bike shafts, rock climbing gear, aerospace applications, etc.

I backed Blockey on Kickstarter on the 12th October 2013 and it was funded successfully on 14th January 2014 after raising US$39,742 out of their initial goal of US$21,000.

The estimated delivery date is in May 2014 but it got ship on 12th June 2014 and I got it on the 27th June 2014. They delay is only a month which is pretty good for a Kickstarter project.

I am one of the early birds, so I paid US$27 + US$7 (Shipping) and that amounts to US$34 (S$43). I chose the extended version “5 key set” in silver.

Blockey - Box Front
Blockey – Box Front

Blockey - Box Back
Blockey – Box Back

Blockey - Box Contents
Blockey – Box Contents

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