Microsoft Office 365 Personal

· · · Software

Microsoft Singapore launches a new addition to the Office 365 family, Office 365 Personal. It is targeted for the individual. Office 365 Personal allows you to install Office on one PC/Mac and one tablet device to be connected to the service. It cost S$89.00/year (yearly subscription) or S$9.80/month (monthly subscription).

Microsoft also renamed Office 365 Home Premium to just Office 365 Home. The subscription still stays at S$138.00/year (yearly subscription) or S$13.80/month (monthly subscription). Office 365 Home allows you to install Office on five PCs/Macs and five tablets.

Snugg Microsoft Surface 2 Sleeve

After getting my Microsoft Surface 2, I was looking for a sleeve to protect it and that is when Snugg contacted me to see if I am interested in reviewing any sleeves on their website. I am not really interested in iPad sleeves because I have already a few and hence I chose the Snugg Microsoft Surface 2 Sleeve!

The sleeve is available in seven different colors (Black, Distressed Brown, Cyan, Magenta, Purple and Red) and is retailing for US$29.99 (S$38). In case you are wondering, I chose the Distressed Brown color.

Snugg Microsoft Surface 2 Sleeve - Packaging Front
Snugg Microsoft Surface 2 Sleeve – Packaging Front

Microsoft Surface 2

· · · Tablet

Microsoft Surface 2 was launched last month and thanks to Ian, the media is able to purchase it at a media discount. The retail price of a Surface 2 is S$618 for 32GB and S$748 for 64GB. I bought the 32GB version.

I bought the Microsoft Surface 2 because I wanted to have a Windows tablet to complete the “family” since I have an Apple iPad Air and Google Nexus 7.

Microsoft Surface 2 - Box Front
Microsoft Surface 2 – Box Front

Moshi SenseCover for iPhone

Moshi SenseCover for iPhone which is retailing for S$54.90 gives iPhone users a sense of what is like to have the Samsung’s S View Flip Cover on an iPhone.

Because Apple doesn’t really support this feature, there are very limited things you can do with the SenseCover. Technically, you can do only three things:

Moshi SenseCover for iPhone - Box Front
Moshi SenseCover for iPhone – Box Front

Anker 40W 5V/8A 5-Port Wall Charger

· · · Battery & Power

I bought the Anker 40W 5V / 8A 5-Port Wall Charger from Amazon for US$25.99 (S$33) and have it shipped to HopShopGo (freight forwarder) since it doesn’t ship directly to Singapore.

Shipping it together with Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad (more on it on the next blog post) from HopShopGo is an additional US$16.88 (S$21.30).

Anker 40W 5V/8A 5-Port Wall Charger - Box Front
Anker 40W 5V/8A 5-Port Wall Charger – Box Front

Twelve South HiRise for iPhone 5 & iPad Mini

In Sydney, almost everything there is more expensive than in Singapore maybe except for coffee and this HiRise dock. I bought the Twelve South HiRise for iPhone 5 & iPad Mini from Apple Store Sydney for AU$34.95 (S$41). In Apple Online Store (Singapore), the same dock is retailing for S$49.

This HiRise dock is compatible with all Apple Lighting devices maybe except for the iPad. Though I tested with an iPad Air and it fits fine, it is very flimsy and easily topple from the side of the dock.

Twelve South HiRise for iPhone 5 & iPad Mini - Box Front
Twelve South HiRise for iPhone 5 & iPad Mini – Box Front

Huawei E5372 4G Mobile Wi-Fi Modem

· · · Network

I was using the Huawei MiFi E585 which I bought 4 years ago till the battery life decided to give up on me. The battery will go flat after about an hour of usage. On top of that I am spoilt with 4G because the 3G speed is way too slow in Singapore, due to bandwidth congestion.

I wanted to get a 4G mobile wi-fi modem last year but it was still pretty expensive, but this year it seems the prices has drop quite a bit. I bought the Huawei E5372 4G Mobile Wi-Fi Modem from a reseller (romz1983) in HardwareZone Forums for S$230. If you are interested in getting it, check out the forum thread, WTS: Great MIFI sale from $90 Huawei E589 E5776 E5331 E5220 E5151 ZTE MF60 Wifi Router. He offers other models as well.

Huawei E5372 - Box Front
Huawei E5372 – Box Front

HTC One (M8) Available In Singapore From This Saturday

· · · Mobile Phone

The HTC One (M8) will be available in Singapore from this Saturday, 5th April 2014 at all mobile operators (SingTel, M1 & StarHub) and authorized retailers.

Two colors will be available, Gunmetal Gray and Glacial Silver. The recommended retail price (RRP) is S$998 for the 16GB HTC One (M8).

HTC One (M8)
HTC One (M8)

Sony NEX-3N

· · · Camera

Bought the Sony NEX-3N from Amazon when they have a lightning deal on the 13th January 2014 and hence it cost only US$289.99 (S$370)!

HopShopGo received the package on the 18th January 2014 with a chargeable weight of 3KG, but HopShopGo offers a repack option for a slight fee and hence it cuts down the chargeable weight to just 1KG! So shipping just cost me US$20.32 (S$26). I am a HopShopGo Prime Member, so your discount may varies!

Sony NEX-3N - Box Top
Sony NEX-3N – Box Top