Chipolo – Bluetooth Item Finder For iPhone And Android

· · · Internet of Things

Chipolo is a Bluetooth item finder for iPhone and Android which started on Kickstarter. I backed the project on 8th November 2013 and it got successfully funded on the 16th November 2013 after raising US$293,014 out of the initial goal of only US$15,000.

My pledge level is US$99 (S$127) and shipping is free. I received the item on the 29th January 2014 via DHL Express!

Chipolo -  Box Front
Chipolo – Box Front

SingTel Prestige

· · · Blog

SingTel rewards program used to be called Red Rewards and Red Prestige before they decided to drop the “Red” word last year to just SingTel Rewards and SingTel Prestige.

I was a SingTel Red Prestige member till 31st March 2012 because my monthly SingTel bill averages above S$250 for 6 consecutive months (I have 4 lines under my name). But after March 2012, my bill was less than S$250 per month and I no longer qualify for the SingTel Red Prestige.

SingTel Prestige - Letter
SingTel Prestige – Letter

Fitbit Flex Review

Fitbit Flex is currently retailing for S$129. It was launched in Singapore last year on the 29th May 2013.

Fitbit Flex is a wireless activity tracker that tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. It is also able to track your sleep quality (how long/well you sleep, how many times you wake up). It also has a silent wake alarm that gently vibrates to wake you at your desired time.

Fitbit Flex - Packaging Front
Fitbit Flex – Packaging Front

OtterBox Commuter Wallet For iPhone 5/5s

The OtterBox Commuter Wallet For iPhone 5/5s is retailing for S$55 in Singapore. The case adds quite a bit of bulk to your iPhone because it gives your iPhone added protection against drops, bumps and shock. It also includes a slider compartment at the back that house up to 3 credit cards.

On the official website, it states that it can hold up to three cards and one bill, however when I tested it, it is not able to hold even a single note after placing 3 cards in (1x EZ-Link Card, 2x Credit Cards). I guess Singapore currency notes are bigger and thicker because of the materials it is printed on.

OtterBox Commuter Wallet - Packaging Front
OtterBox Commuter Wallet – Packaging Front

Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeable AAA Battery Pack HR-4UTGB4TM

· · · Battery & Power

2 weeks ago, I was helping Li Xiang to look for eneloop rechargeable batteries for her office but to my surprise, I could not find any at all at all major electronics stores in Funan and VivoCity. I was wondering did they leave the Singapore market or their batteries sell so well that all the stores are out of stock (I was hoping the later). Many of my friends and I love eneloop batteries!

But luckily, it was just temporarily out of stock (I hope) and when I went back to Funan’s Challenger last week, there was plenty of stocks!

Eneloop Rechargeable AAA Battery Pack - Packaging Front
Eneloop Rechargeable AAA Battery Pack – Packaging Front

Bose QuietComfort 15 (QC15) Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

I always wanted to get the Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones also known as Bose QC15 in short because it is one of the best noise cancelling headphones in the market. It is good specially when you travel a lot! Be it via plane or by bus, the QC15 will be able to cancel out some noises produce from the vehicle’s engines. I also heard from my colleagues that it is a life saver in the plane when you have a crying child on board.

I did not get the Bose QC15 in Singapore because it is way overpriced. The official retail price is S$479.

Bose QC15 - Box Front
Bose QC15 – Box Front

Griffin Retractable USB Charge Cable With Lightning Connector

· · · Cable

Bought the Griffin Retractable USB Charge Cable with Lightning Connector from BestBuy‘s 5th Ave store for US$24.99 and after a 8.875% tax, it cost US$27.21 (S$34.62).

I always wanted a good quality retractable lightning cable just for the fun and “less messiness” of it. This Griffin retractable lightning cable measures 10cm in length, 4cm in width, 1cm in thickness and weights 35g! The total length of the lightning cable when it is fully unwind is about 0.7m.

Griffin Retractable Lightning Cable - Box Front
Griffin Retractable Lightning Cable – Box Front

HTC One Gold Now Available In Singapore

· · · Mobile Phone

The gold version of HTC One is now available in Singapore (since 18th January 2014) just in time for Chinese New Year.

Previously HTC One is only available in 3 colors in Singapore: Silver, Black and Red. There is a blue variant but it is exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK and Best Buy in the US.

HTC One Gold
HTC One Gold

Bose MIE2i Mobile Headset

Bought the Bose MIE2i Mobile Headset from Apple’s West 14th Street Store in Manhattan for US$116.96 and after 8.875% tax, it comes out to US$127.34 (S$161.50). The usual price is US$129.95 but Bose in USA is giving a 10% discount during the holiday period. With the 10% discount, it is about S$37 cheaper when you compared it to the official retail price of S$199 in Singapore.

I am pretty impressed with the Bose MIE2i, it sounded better than Klipsch Image S4i II with regards to clarity and bass and from a non-audiophile point of view, the sound quality is on-par with the Klipsch Image X10.

Bose MIE2i - Box Front
Bose MIE2i – Box Front

Victorinox Swiss Army Slim USB 2.0 Flash Drive (32GB)

· · · Storage

I bought the Victorinox Swiss Army Slim 2.0 USB Flash Drive (32GB) when I visited the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets because I got nothing else to buy from there because I am not that into branded stuff.

It costs US$19.99 and after a 8.25% tax, it cost US$22 (S$28) which is pretty cheap, considering Amazon is selling for US$38.99.

Victorinox Swiss Army Flash Drive - Packaging Front
Victorinox Swiss Army Flash Drive – Packaging Front