Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve

Gotten my Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve together with my Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack because I don’t want to waste the US$35 shipping on just one backpack.

There are three sizes for the Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve: Extra Small, Small and Medium. All three sizes cost the same at US$39 (S$49).

Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve - Size Chart Error
Timbuk2 Custom Envelope Laptop Sleeve – Size Chart Error

Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack

Timbuk2 was having a 25% off all backpacks (including custom ones) and I could not resist the sale and hence I got myself a Custom Swig Laptop Backpack since I do not have one.

The original price was US$124 (S$144) and after 25% discount, it became US$93 (S$116). Shipping is additional US$35 (S$44) via UPS International Expedited. After everything the backpack cost about US$128 (S$160) which is still about S$40 cheaper than getting it from Timbuk2 Singapore Store.

Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack - Front
Timbuk2 Custom Swig Laptop Backpack – Front

OPPO N1 Mini & Neo 5 Now Available In Singapore

· · · Mobile Phone

The OPPO N1 Mini and OPPO Neo 5 was officially launched on the 16th August 2014. The OPPO N1 Mini will retail for S$549 (without contact) while the OPPO Neo 5 will retail for S$219 (without contact). You can get them from Singtel exclusive retailers, M1 exclusive distributor and authorised OPPO retailers.

OPPO N1 Mini
As smartphones continue to explore the notion of bigger screens, OPPO goes back to basics with its signature twist – a 5-inch handy-sized successor to the popular N1 phablet. The N1 Mini, which comes in White and Cool Mint Blue, sports features much like its predecessor such as the impressive 13-­megapixel rotating camera for that extra clear selfie!

OPPO N1 Mini
OPPO N1 Mini

Juicies+ Lightning & Micro USB Cables

· · · Cable

Juicies+ produces anodised aluminium and tangle free woven cable with Lightning connector (MFi certified) or Micro USB connector.

I backed Juices+ on Kickstarter on the 2nd September 2013 and it was funded successfully on 1st November 2013 after raising US$$275,621 out of their initial goal of US$40,000.

Juices+ - Non-static Poly Bags Packaging
Juices+ – Non-static Poly Bags Packaging

Asus RT-AC87U Router Launched in Singapore

· · · Network

The Asus RT-AC87U is the world’s first AC2400-class dual-band 802.11ac wireless router with a four-transmit, four-receive (4×4) antenna configuration. It is also the first in the world to employ multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology. It offers 5GHz speeds of 1.7334Gbit/s along with 2.4GHz speeds of 600Mbit/s for a combined total of 2.334Gbit/s. It comes with feature such as Asus AiRadar universal beamforming, adaptive Quality-of-Service (QoS) and AiProtection with exclusive Trend Micro security.

It was announced back in January 2014 at CES 2014 and it will finally be launching in Singapore at COMEX 2014. COMEX 2014 will take place at Level 4 and 6 of Suntec City Singapore from the Thursday, 28th August 2014 till Sunday, 31st August 2014. Opening hours are from 12pm till 9pm and admission is free. After COMEX 2014, you can get the router from all authorised Asus reseller like Challenger.

Asus RT-AC87U Router - Front
Asus RT-AC87U Router – Front

Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac

· · · Software

Parallels today launched Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition, the industry-leading software for running Windows applications on Macs. New built-in intelligence and support for Apple’s latest operating system, OS X Yosemite. It provides ease-of-use for both business users and consumers, allowing them to forget about the operating system and focus on the task at hand.

Parallels Desktop 10 will bring many of the announced features of Mac OS X Yosemite Windows and Windows applications, supporting iCloud Drive, iMessages and SMS text sharing from Windows, and control of virtual machines from Spotlight preview and Finder QuickLook. New ease-of-use improvements include Wizards that guide users through optimising their experience, improved performance and battery life, and improved usability between operating systems so that people can complete tasks more quickly. Parallels Desktop 10 gets out of the way so customers can think less about the tools being used and more about what’s important. It also offers the choice and freedom to use whatever operating system fits your needs – including OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Windows 7, Chrome OS, Android and a number of Linux operating systems – all on one computer.

Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Box
Parallels Announces Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Box

Singapore Future MRT/LRT Map (August 2014)

· · · Blog

Here is the real future MRT/LRT map in Singapore as of 15th August 2014. It contains the newly announced stations of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) which will be ready by 2024.

PS: If case you haven’t notice, the Singapore’s Future MRT/LRT Map in my previous blog post is a fake. The above image is the real deal.

Singapore MRT Map 15th August 2014
Singapore MRT Map 15th August 2014

Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive

· · · Storage

Launched on the 8th April 2014 as well, the USB 3.0 Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive is a 4TB harddrive that delivers fast data transfer speeds of up to 220MB/s.

The Seagate Backup Plus Fast Portable Drive measures (length x width x depth) 116.90mm x 82.50mm x 22.35mm, weighs 307g and is currently retailing for S$449 in black (only one color).

Seagate Backup Plus Fast - Disk Speed Test
Seagate Backup Plus Fast – Disk Speed Test

Western Digital My Passport Air

· · · Storage

The USB 3.0 Western Digital My Passport Air is the best looking portable harddisk to complement the design of your MacBook Air/Pro. Two different capacities are available, the 500GB is retailing for S$129 and the 1TB is retailing for S$219.

The enclosure is made up of anodised aluminium and it measures (length x width x depth) 112mm x 83mm x 11mm and weighs 160g. It is meant to be used with a Mac and hence it comes pre-formatted in HFS+ Journaled.

Western Digital My Passport Air - Disk Speed Test
Western Digital My Passport Air – Disk Speed Test