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EVA Protective Case for DJI Osmo Mobile

This item has been on my wishlist for months!

It was originally priced at S$40 so when the price dropped (after the Osmo Mobile 2 was announced) I knew I had to buy it.

I love my DJI Mobile, but I hate the case that came with it.

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So when priced correctly, I did not think twice and bought this from Lazada

Item arrived as scheduled.

Only issue I have against it is the size!

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I somehow feel like the space inside can be utilized better…

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I guess that will be a project for me in the coming months!

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The Replacements: Google Wifi

5 years ago… Only PCs and 2 iPhones connected to my Airport Extreme.

It was a gift from my wife and since my home internet was only 2mbps, I felt like my router can last forever.

5 years later, my internet is now 200X faster and 7 devices at home are continuously connected to my router (more than 10 devices if we use our iMac and Laptops).

Videos, Apps and sites needed an extra time to load.

My router which once felt invincible started showing its age…

Google Wifi

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I know, there are cheaper routers in the market.

S$200 should be enough to buy me a router which looked like an evil spider.

But why did I choose Google Wifi? I basically wanted to use my phone to set-up and secure my network.

Buying a S$100 router will require me to do my settings using a PC.

(In Singapore) Google Wifi is exclusively distributed by Starhub. But a quick Google Search will show you that you can also buy it from 3rd party shops. I bought mine from Lazada which arrived in less than a week (even with free shipping).

Package included the router, adapter, and LAN cable.

You will also need to install the Google Wifi App to set-up the device. (Play Store | App Store)

Like my Airport Extreme… Google Wifi looks good

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LAN Ports and USB-C (for power) are at the bottom, so you’ll only see 2 cables outside the device (3 if you have a PC connected to it through LAN)

Starhub sells the pack of 3… For our 2 bedroom flat, we only needed 1 point.

The Google Wifi app has a function to test your internet speed and test the strenght of your connection.

The app also shows you how many devices are connected to it, and if you want to allocate more bandwidth to a specific device.

I’ve been using the Google Wifi over the weekend, heavy Full HD streaming of movies to my TV (Chromecast). 4K video viewing on our mobile devices. The router handled them smoothly.

I never thought changing my router will make such a noticeable upgrade on how my devices performed.

I guess we can no longer take our routers for granted.

The Google Wifi is not perfect, I would have preferred a black or gray color. Would have wanted an additional LAN port (it only has 1) and would want to have a control on the internet speed of the guest account.

But for the extra $$$ you’re spending on this device, you get simple set up and a router that looks good.

PGYTECH DJI Mobile Adapter for GoPro

Yes I know… You can easily make a GoPro adapter for the DJI Mobile…

I’ve tried using an old iPhone case with some rubber bands… And a Styrofoam with AA batteries on the other side as counter weights 🙂

But I wanted something that will look better.

Found this from Lazada

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It’s not perfect, but it already looks way better compared to my iPhone case + rubber bands and styrofoam + AA batteries!

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Google Internet Speed Test

Looks like we can now uninstall our Speedtest.net app

Just type “speed test” on your Google Search Bar, scroll the results a little bit and tap “Run Speed Test.”

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Test was completed on my Zenfone 3

Update: I was at Johor Bahru over the weekend and Speed Test was not available…

Meike MK320 Flash for Micro Four Thirds

Yes, my camera needs a flash…

But since I’m now using an Olympus OM-D E-M10 (my daughter presently use a Olympus E-PL2), I needed something small…

After doing my research, I found the MK320 and bought one from Lazada at SGD 86.91.

Inside the box.

It came with a soft case, a stand, diffuser and a manual.

I have to admit that the box is well built… Plus points for me since it’s my first time to encounter the brand.

Features.

It has an LCD Display (with back light) and the usual buttons

And a charging port. You can plug a MicroUSB to charge your NiMH (as per manual) batteries…

This feature is a big plus for me since I will no longer need to carry a charger for my AA batteries when travelling.

Functions.

TTL, Slave mode and Manual.

It also has a “flash light” mode which is useful for your videos.

The Looks.

Size matters and I think this one is just fine.

I was surprised on how the MK320 took care of my lighting needs…

Battery life was a bit disappointing, but maybe I can blame my batteries for that.

Power was sufficient and it was ready to fire again whenever I needed it.

Highly recommended for those looking for an inexpensive flash.

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Anker PowerPort+ 5 USB-C with USB Power Delivery

Just purchased an Anker PowerPort+ 5 USB-C with USB Power Delivery from Lazada

I actually purchased it weeks ago, but this is the first time I’m using it…

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As you can see, my desk is a bit cluttered today.

You can actually see my Multi Plug Extension in the background…

Don’t get me wrong, I love using my Multi Plug Extension while travelling.

However, as new devices can accept higher voltage/ampere… A faster charger would be handy…

This is where my PowerPort+ 5 comes in… USB-C for my Nexus 6P and Zenfone 3 (and future devices)… Yes, my GoPro Hero 5 also uses a USB-C, but I have a few USB-A to C which should make the other USB Ports useful.

According to Anker (I’ve also sent them emails on this product), it also has enough power to charge a Macbook (including the Pro) and the iPad Air…

I’m not testing it with Ampere this time, but noticeably. It really charges my devices faster…

Zenfone 3 in less than half a day from less than 10% battery and less than 4 hours to fully charge my Power Bank (I needed 2 days to charge this using any of the chargers I have).

Physically, this thing looks and feels good… Even the packaging looks great!

It’s small, but it has a noticeable weight.

It’s tough to recommend this charger to anyone… Most people I know are just happy to use the free charger that came with their devices.

But once you’ve experienced using the PowerPort+ 5 USB-C… You will never find a reason to use your old chargers again.

I can even confidently say, if you use a a Power Bank that’s more than 10,000mAh, you need to have this charger!

Qoo10 Finds! Asus Zenfone 3 Case and Screen Protector

Finally found a case and a screen protector for my Asus Zenfone 3!

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Coming from various Apple and Samsung devices… You’ll notice that finding a case and screen protector for other phone manufacturers isn’t easy…

Even the ever reliable i.Comm Mobile Plus (HarbourFront Centre) only had a tempered glass which means around 2mm per side of the screen is not protected thanks to the Zenfone 3’s curved screen (Asus calls it 2.5D Contoured Glass!)

Case is crystal clear which was thick enough to protect the rear camera hump… I chose the clear screen protector over the matte since it just looks better…

As usual, delivery was quick and items had enough protection to survive the trip.

 

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Highly recommended!