LG G3 Available In Singapore From 14th June 2014

· · · Mobile Phone

LG G3 will be available in Singapore at selected telcos from 14th to 21st June 2014 and at authorized retailers from 28th June 28 2014.

The 16GB model will retail for S$868 and the 32GB model will retail for S$928.

LG G3
LG G3

Pre-order in Singapore at the selected telcos will be from 14th June 2014 to 21st June 2014. The pre-order package consists of the Quick Circle and the new Wireless Charger (WCD-100) worth S$98 and S$68 respectively.

LG G3 - Full Colors
LG G3 – Full Colors

At launch, only three colors will be available: Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold. Two additional colors: Moon Violet and Burgundy Red will be available at a later date.

LG G3 Features

  • 5.5-inch Quad HD display with 538ppi with four times the resolution of HD and al- most two times higher resolution than a Full HD display
  • 13MP OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) camera with a revolutionary Laser Auto Focus that can shoot stunningly sharp images in a fraction of the time required by conventional phone cameras
  • Polished metallic skin on the rear cover that is lightweight, fingerprint-proof
  • Floating Arc form factor that feels incredibly comfortable in one hand and incorporates the innovative design heritage of the Rear Key
  • Redesigned graphic user interface (GUI) consistent with the Simple is the New Smart concept of the G3

Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (2.5GHz Quad-Core)
  • Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS, (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
  • Memory: 16/32GB eMMC ROM / 2/3GB DDR3 RAM / microSD slot (up to 128GB)
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Size: 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • Network: 4G / LTE (Cat4) / HSPA+ 42.2 Mbps (3G), GSM
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, A-GPS/Glonass, USB 2.0
  • Color: Metallic Black, Silk White, and Shine Gold (Moon Violet and Burgundy Red available at a later date)
  • Other: Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock Code, Guest Mode, etc.

There will be three new accessories to accompany the LG G3:

  • QuickCircle Case: QuickCircle Case allows easy access to frequently used functions such as calling, text messaging, music and camera all from the QuickCircle window without opening the cover. In addition to the QuickCircle Case, LG will offer a lineup of Slim Guard Cases and premium Slim Hard Cases to protect the G3 in handsome style.
  • LG Tone Infinim (HBS-900): Developed in collaboration with Harman/Kardon, the Bluetooth stereo headset delivers premium audio quality sound in a stylish design. Built with retractable wire management technology and jog buttons for effortless search, Tone Infinim also features Name Alert to verbally notify you who is calling before you answer.
  • Wireless Charger: Compact and foldable, LG’s Wireless Charger is optimized for easy portability. Compatible with Qi’s wireless power charging technology, the Wireless Charger from LG makes staying powered up as convenient as possible.

LG G3 - QuickCircle Case
LG G3 – QuickCircle Case

LG G3 - LG Tone Infinim (HBS-900)
LG G3 – LG Tone Infinim (HBS-900)

LG G3 - Infographics
LG G3 – Infographics

Pebble Smartwatch Officially Available In Singapore

So after more than a year after I got my Pebble, Pebble Smart Watch is now officially available in Singapore.

It is being brought in by Leader Radio Technologies (LRT) and that makes LRT the sole distributer of Pebble in Singapore.

Pebble - Box
Pebble – Box

The Pebble had been made available since Monday, 26th May 2014 and is retailing for S$249 at these stores:

  • Challenger 1
  • Courts 1
  • Digital Style 1
  • DG Lifestyle
  • EpiCentre
  • EpiLife 1
  • Harvey Norman
  • NuBox
  • Newstead Technologies 1
  • SingTel

1 Selected stores

If you are a member of Challenger or EpiCentre/EpiLife, you will get a 5% discount at the respective stores.

Pebble L Collection
LRT also brought in the Pebble’s L Collection, a limited edition range with only 800 units produced worldwide. It features a polished white exterior accompanied with interchangeable genuine cowhide leather straps in Aspen White and Midnight Black.

Pebble - L Collection
Pebble – L Collection

The Pebble L Collection will be retailing for S$279 and will be exclusively sold at selected EpiCentre and EpiLife stores from 26th May to 26th June 2014.

  • Epicentre @ Wheelock Place
  • Epicentre @ Ion Orchard
  • Epicentre @ 313 Somerset
  • Epicentre @ Bugis Junction
  • Epicentre @ Suntec City
  • Epicentre @ Marina Bay Sands
  • Epicentre @ JEM
  • Epicentre @ Scotts Square
  • EpiLife @ Ngee Ann City

pebble.sg
If you bought a Pebble in Singapore from the above authorised retailers, you automatically qualified to join the pebble.sg Club. It is an exclusive club for Pebble owners in Singapore. pebble.sg is designed to be a platform for Pebble’s fans to discuss all things Pebble, the club also provides members with access to yearly Pebble events, discounts on Pebble accessories and a whole suite of after sales services.

Here are the perks:

  • Invitation to 2 pebble.sg yearly events
  • 20% off tailor-made leather straps at 310 Woodland Leathercraft
  • 30% off original Pebble accessories (Available at the Pebble/LRT office in Singapore)
  • 2 free watch surface polishing services (Worth $100)
  • Exclusive after sales support service

If you bought your Pebble watch from Kickstarter or getpebble.com, you have to pay S$60 to be part of the pebble.sg Club.

Closing Thoughts
getpebble.com is selling the Pebble at US$150 which is about S$195 using an exchange rate of S$1.3 = US$1 (which is roughly the credit card exchange rate as of May 2014). Delivery to Singapore is free using USPS and it takes about 3-5 days.

So by paying S$54 (S$249 – S$195) extra, you will get to enjoy all those perks of being in the pebble.sg Club as well as local warrenty.

Not too sure about you guys, but I will still order from getpebble.com because the price in Singapore and it’s benefits doesn’t really entice me. Besides, now is a bad time to get Pebble Watch because I am sure there will be smarter watches coming out this year like the Android Wear and the rumoured Apple’s iWatch.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

· · · Storage

The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive is a pocket-sized media drive that comes with either a 32GB or 64GB built-in flash drive and a SD Card slot. It is extremely portable measuring only 65mm x 65mm x 13.5mm and weighing only 77g. The 32GB retails for S$139 while the 64GB retails for S$209.

The Media Drive is encased in aluminum and that gives it a solid build!

It allows up to eight mobile devices to be connected and have the capability to stream up to five different HD movies at once. A full charge takes 3 hours and each full charge will be able to last you for about 8 hours.

The SanDisk Wireless Media Drive app is available in both iOS and Android. The app allows you to browse files on the Media Drive, copy files to and from your iPhone/iPad to SD Card/Media Drive and vice versa.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Box Front
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Box Front

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Box Back
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Box Back

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Box
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Box

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Box Contents
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Box Contents

Features

  • Store and stream your HD content across multiple mobile devices
  • Up to 8 hours of wireless streaming per charge
  • Includes SDHC/SDXC memory card slot for storage expansion and instant viewing of your photos from your camera.
  • Durable aluminum housing
  • Stream five different HD movies simultaneously
  • Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire, and Android devices
  • Wi-Fi Password Protection

Specifications

  • Charging: Plug in USB cable and charge with computer or AC adapter
  • Material: Aluminum exterior housing with non-slip rubber bottom
  • Battery: Re-chargeable lithium ion battery
  • Security: Optional Wi-Fi password protection (WPA2)

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Top
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Top

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Bottom
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Bottom

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Back
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Back

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Front
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Front

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive - Right
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive – Right

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive
SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive

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Linksys WRT1900AC Router Review

The Linksys WRT1900AC box got to be the biggest box for a router that I have received. When I opened the box, everything is held in place with foam instead of cardboard and there is sponge sticked to the top of the box to protect the router. I have not seen such premium packaging before for a router.

The Linksys WRT1900AC will be retailing for S$399 which makes it the most expensive consumer router that I come across. It is even more expensive than the Asus RT-AC68U. It will be exclusively available at all Challenger outlets from 22nd May 2014 (yesterday) to 22nd June 2014. After that, it will be available at all other leading IT stores in Singapore from 23 June 2014 onwards.

Linksys WRT1900AC - Box Front
Linksys WRT1900AC – Box Front

Linksys WRT1900AC - Box Bottom
Linksys WRT1900AC – Box Bottom

Linksys WRT1900AC - Box Left
Linksys WRT1900AC – Box Left

Linksys WRT1900AC - Box
Linksys WRT1900AC – Box

Linksys WRT1900AC - Box Open
Linksys WRT1900AC – Box Open

Specifications (From SmallNetBuilder)

  • CPU: Marvell MV78230 Armada XP (1.2 GHz, 2 cores)
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Flash: 128MB
  • Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN

    • 2.4GHz
      • Marvell 88W8864
      • IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
      • Speeds up to 600 Mbps
    • 5GHz
      • Marvell 88W8864
      • IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11n & IEEE 802.11a
      • Speeds up to 1300 Mbps
  • LAN/WAN

    • 4x 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN ports
    • 1x 10/100/1000 Gigabit WAN port
    • Marvell MV78230
  • Antennas: Four exchangeable external antennas
  • Other Ports: 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x eSATA/USB 2.0 Port
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 3.81 x 25.4 x 19.05cm
  • Weight: 1kg
  • Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Mobile App

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Announced

· · · Tablet

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was announced last night in New York. Microsoft tout it as “the tablet that can replace your laptop”.

It comes with a large, 12″ ClearType HD color-calibrated display, a continuously adjustable kickstand, improvements to processing power, upgraded camera, and weighs only about 800g. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with 4G/LTE option =(

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 3

With regards to accessories, there are two new accessories. The first is the all-new Surface Pen, cased in aluminium and with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity for a smooth and precise writing and drawing experience. And the other is the Docking Station that provides you with a gigabit Ethernet port (up to 1Gbps), Mini DisplayPort (for HD video of up to 3840×2600), and five USB ports (three USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0). The Type Cover has also been upgraded by making it larger because of the 12″ screen and it comes with an improved trackpad.

Surface Pro 3 - Surface Pen
Surface Pro 3 – Surface Pen

Surface Pro 3 - Docking Station
Surface Pro 3 – Docking Station

Surface Pro 3 - Type Cover (Red)
Surface Pro 3 – Type Cover (Red)

Oh and the power supply connector got changed as well.

Surface Pro 3 - Power Supply
Surface Pro 3 – Power Supply

Specifications

  • OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
  • CPU: 4th-generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • RAM: 4GB or 8GB memory options (dual-channel LPDDR3)
  • Storage: 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB
  • Display Screen: 12″ ClearType Full HD display
  • Resolution: 2160 x 1440 (3:2)
  • Touch: Multitouch input
  • Pen input: Pen input and pen with 256 levels of pressure sensitivity (included with purchase)
  • TPM: TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module — for BitLocker encryption) for enterprise security
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11ac/802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
  • Battery: Up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life
  • Cameras: 5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras
  • Audio: Built-in front- and rear-facing microphones, Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio-enhanced sound
  • Physical buttons: Volume, Power, Home
  • Ports: Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port, Charging port
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
  • Power supply: 36W power supply (including 5W USB for accessory charging)
  • Dimensions: 20cm x 29cm x 1cm
  • Weight: 800g
  • Casing: Magnesium
  • Color: Silver
  • Warranty: One-year limited hardware warranty

Availability
For Intel Core i5 configuration and selected accessories, United States and Canada will be the first in the world to get it from 20th June 2014. Additional configurations will become available during August, and additional accessories will be available in the coming months.

For the rest of the countries like Singapore and 25 additional countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom), it will be available by end August 2014.

By the way you can start pre-ordering now from Microsoft Store!

*6th August 2014* Surface Pro 3 will be sold in Singapore from 28th August 2014 at retail outlets and commercial resellers. Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is also available for pre-orders at a recommended retail price of S$288.00, and will be available in September 2014 while the additional Pen Loop will retail for S$8.

Prices
There are four configurations for the Surface Pro 3 and the prices are in S$ (Singapore Dollars) because the prices are already out in the Microsoft Store (Singapore).

  • Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD: S$1,108
  • Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD: S$1,348
  • Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: S$1,728
  • Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: S$2,138
  • Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD: S$2,698

For accessories, only the prices for Pen Loop and Docking Station are not made available in Singapore Dollars yet, so I used the average exchange rate based off existing accessories between Microsoft US and Singapore Store which averages to about S$1.40 to US$1 and I round it off to the nearest 8.

  • Surface Pro Type Cover: S$183
  • Additional Surface Pen: S$73
  • Additional 36W Power Supply: S$108
  • Additional Pen Loop: S$8
  • Docking Station for Surface Pro: S$288
  • Surface Ethernet Adapter: S$58

Links

Surface 3 Pro - With Surface Pen
Surface 3 Pro – With Surface Pen