Ugreen DigiNest Cube

Previously, I featured the Ugreen DigiNest Pro Power Strip, which is a 7-in-1 power strip: three AC ports, three USB-C ports, and one USB-A port. The maximum combined output of all the USB ports is 100W.

Ugreen DigiNest Cube is like the younger brother of the Ugreen DigiNest Pro Power Strip. It is also a 7-in-1 power strip. You get the same three AC ports, but instead of three USB-C ports and one USB-A port, you get two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports. The output has also been reduced to 65W.

Ugreen DigiNest Cube - Box Front
Ugreen DigiNest Cube – Box Front

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Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 Review

The much awaited Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 has finally launched in Singapore on 20th April 2023. It retails for S$159 and you can get it from Souky store on Lazada or Shopee.

Unlike the typical motion sensors that use Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensors, presence sensors use 60 GHz mmWave radar sensors to detect “presence” instead of “motion.” Because of this, it can detect multiple people in a room. It can also tell the difference between a person in a room that is not moving and no one in it. This is something that motion sensors could never differentiate.

Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 - Box Front
Aqara Presence Sensor FP2 – Box Front

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igloohome Bridge Review

Most, if not all, igloohome locks come with only Bluetooth connectivity. So your phone needs to be in the range of the device to control it. So what if you want to control it via Wi-Fi? That is where the igloohome Bridge comes into the picture.

igloohome Bridge retails for S$110 and is a bridge between your phone and igloohome locks.

igloohome Bridge - Packaging Front
igloohome Bridge – Packaging Front

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igloohome Smart PadLock 2 Review

igloohome Smart PadLock 2 is the successor to the igloohome Smart PadLock which was launched three years ago. The changes are mostly on the hardware side.

One of the major differences is using a rechargeable lithium battery which is chargeable via the USB-C port. If the Padlock 2 battery is flat, you can charge it using a power bank instead of a 9V alkaline battery.

igloohome Smart Padlock 2 - Packaging Front
igloohome Smart Padlock 2 – Packaging Front

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Roborock S8 Now With DuoRoller, Improved 6,000Pa Suction, and VibraRise 2

Roborock S8 is now available in Singapore. Roborock S8 is the successor to the popular Roborock S7, which I bought almost two years ago. Roborock S8 improves on the S7 by making cleaning easier and more efficient.

Roborock S8 retails for S$799.90 on Shopee or Lazada. But on double-digit sales day (4/4), on Tuesday, 4th April 2023, there will be a flash sale, and the price will drop to S$749.90. You will be able to stack various vouchers from the platform on top of it as well.

Roborock S8
Roborock S8

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Apple HomePod And HomePod Mini Finally Officially Available in Singapore

Apple HomePod (2nd Generation) and Apple HomePod Mini is finally officially available in Singapore after more than five years of it being launched in the United States.

You can order starting at 9 am this Thursday, 30th March 2022. It will be available in stores beginning next Thursday, 6th April 2023.

Apple HomePod And HomePod Mini
Apple HomePod And HomePod Mini

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Happy 39th Birthday To Me

The last birthday before my age starts with the number 4. Looking back, I have blogged for more than 22 years. The first post on this site dates back to 24th March 2002, which is my 18th birthday.

Bedrock Bar & Grill
On my actual birthday (yesterday), I went with Li Xiang to Bedrock Bar & Grill at Somerset.

Bedrock - Japanese Aged Full Blood Wagyu
Bedrock – Japanese Aged Full Blood Wagyu

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Arlo Go 2 LTE/Wi-Fi Security Camera Review

Arlo Go 2 was officially released in Singapore back in February 2023 and retails for S$399. As the name suggests, it is the successor to Arlo Go.

Here is a table showing the differences between both cameras. The main differences would be the resolution upgrade to 1080p and additional wi-fi connectivity on top of 4G LTE. The price was cut by almost half, from S$799 to S$399.

Arlo Go 2 - Box Front
Arlo Go 2 – Box Front

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Acaia Lunar

I was using the Hario V60 Drip Scale previously, and it is not designed for weighing espresso shots (duh). It is laggy and bulky underneath the group head. The precision is also lesser by 0.3g after using the Acaia Calibration Weight 100g to measure it.

Again, I decided to endgame it and went straight to the Acaia Lunar. The official retail price of the Acaia Lunar is US$250 (S$339), but on their website, it doesn’t ship directly to Singapore.

Acaia Lunar - Box Front
Acaia Lunar – Box Front

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Niche Zero

I am going on an espresso-learning journey, and the first thing I learned is always to get a good grinder. And it seems that the default setup is always a Niche Zero coffee grinder.

So I decided to get just that. It is not cheap. Niche Zero retails for £499 (S$808); shipping to Singapore is an additional £75 (S$122). On top of that, I need to pay 8% GST of S$64.41 and DHL’s advanced payment fee of S$20.

Niche Zero - Box Front
Niche Zero – Box Front

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