SingTel Offers Direct Carrier Billing For Google Play Purchases

· · · Press Release

Last Thursday on the 15th August 2013, SingTel started offering direct carrier billing for Google Play purchases. They are the first in Southeast Asia to offer that.

This simple and convenient payment option will be available to all SingTel mobile postpaid customers and will also be progressively rolled out to Optus and SingTel’s regional associates.

SingTel Direct Carrier Billing For Google Play PurchasesSingTel Direct Carrier Billing For Google Play Purchases
SingTel Direct Carrier Billing For Google Play Purchases

Bose AE2i Audio Headphones

Bought the Bose AE2i Audio Headphones for S$239 (usual price is S$269) at Stereo (Plaza Singapura).

Atlas (official distributer of Bose products) is celebrating their 50th anniversary with discounts for almost all Bose products till 31st October 2013. Checkout the Bose’s products discounted pricelist.

Bose AE2i - Box Front
Bose AE2i – Box Front

D-Link DIR-868L AC Router Review

· · · Endorsement, Network, Review

The D-Link DIR-868L Wireless AC 1750 Dual-Band Gigabit Router is retailing for S$319 (Challenger’s member’s price: S$279) which is pretty steep for a router. It is still cheaper than the Cisco Linksys EA6500 AC Router when it was first launched.

The DIR-868L is a draft IEEE 802.11ac router that supports simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz + 5GHz) and can give you speed up to 450Mbps + 1,300Mbps. It is also a “cloud router”, in the sense that you can access your router basic settings via mydlink Lite app on iOS or Android.

D-Link DIR-868L - Box Front
D-Link DIR-868L – Box Front

Windows 8.1 Launching On 17th October 2013 In Singapore

· · · Software

Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store at 7pm on 17th October 2013 (Singapore Time). Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting from 18th October 2013.

Windows 8 was launched last year in Singapore on the 26th October 2012.

Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1

Bluelounge Kii

· · · Cable

Bluelounge Kii started selling in Singapore this week and is retailing for S$49. I got mine from EpiCenter at JEM.

Kii is a compact charger-connector (Apple Lightning or Apple 30-pin) that fits on your keychain. For the Apple Lightning connector, 2 colors are available, black or white while for the Apple 30-pin only black is available. It seems that EpiCenter is only selling the Kii with Apple Lightning connector (both black and white).

Bluelounge Kii - Box Front
Bluelounge Kii – Box Front

CDN Serving Dynamic PHP Pages

· · · Programming

Mark Jaquith‘s presentation on Confident Commits, Delightful Deploys brought up something which I didn’t thought of, “CDN proxies everything including dynamic php pages”.

In his example, he pointed out and, and, and are all serving the same content with their CDN counterpart.


Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet

MobyShop is selling the Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet for S$48. The Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet is an excellent well-made stylish pouch that fits the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and even the HTC One.

They also have one that fits the iPhone 5 and it also cost S$48.

Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet - Box Front
Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet – Box Front

PKG Slim Sleeve For MacBook Air 13″

PKG Slim Sleeve for MacBook Air is a nostalgic looking padded sleeve for the MacBook Air 11″/13″.

Upon touching it, you will feel that the sleeve is constructed using premium materials. There is a thick padding within the sleeve to protect your MacBook Air from knocks. The sleeve will fit your MacBook Air exactly, leaving no extra space behind. And hence you will not be able to fit in a MacBook Air with a hardshell casing.

PKG Slim Sleeve for MacBook Air 13 Inch - Front View
PKG Slim Sleeve for MacBook Air 13 Inch – Front View USB Cable

· · · Cable was the 10th Kickstarter project that I backed and the one that got delayed the longest! I backed the project on 15th May 2012, got funded on the 8th June 2012 and was supposed to ship in September 2012. But unfortunately due to delays after delays, I finally got it almost a year later on 1st August 2013.

I kinda regretted backing this. Paid US$55 (S$70) which includes free worldwide shipping for 3x limb.als + 2x accessories (2m meter female USB extension cord or USB car charger). I chose 2x Micro USB limb.als and 1x Apple 30-pin For the accessories, I chose 2x 2m meter female USB extension cord, but when I received it, I only got 1. If you look at the comments left behind by other Kickstarter members, they are basically condemning it. - Package Contents – Package Contents

Griffin PowerDock 5

I have been eying on the Griffin PowerDock 5 since it was announced back in January 2013. But unfortunately it wasn’t released till last month (July 2013).

The Griffin PowerDock 5 is retailing for US$99 (S$126) directly from Griffin’s website. I doubt it will come to Singapore anytime soon. Griffin offers free shipping within the US and they do ship to Singapore directly and for the PowerDock 5, the cheapest shipping is about US$12 (S$15.30) without tracking. But I did not choose that option, instead I shipped it to HopShopGo, which is a freight forwarder and paid US$20.08 (S$25.50) for DHL Express shipping to Singapore.

Griffin PowerDock 5 - Box Front
Griffin PowerDock 5 – Box Front