Jabra Sport Pulse Review

Jabra Sport Pulse

Fitness and health are some of the key applications of wearable technology gadgets, and I think Jabra has come up with something very interesting in their Jabra Sport Pulse. Launched last month, this is a Bluetooth headphone that builds in a heart rate monitoring function. If you’ve been procrastinating about going for that run or workout, perhaps some technology will…

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X-mini CLEAR Review

X-mini Clear

The most recognisable feature of Xmi’s X-mini range of Bluetooth speakers is probably their diminutive size. The new X-mini CLEAR is quite different. While we wouldn’t consider it large, it’s certainly the largest Bluetooth speaker in the X-mini product line. It’s not set to reach the market until mid November, but Xmi kindly sent a review unit for me to test. The…

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How To Shop At Sim Lim Square

Sim Lim Square

The recent news about Sim Lim Square, and in particular of Mobile Air and Mobile 22, may have left you concerned about shopping at the mall. However, shopping at this electronics paradise is relatively safe and easy, if you follow some simple rules. First, avoid Levels 1 and 2. In fact, just pretend that Sim Lim Square begins from Level 3. If…

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Sennheiser Launches URBANITE Headphones

Sennheiser Urbanite Event

Sennheiser has launched a new line of headphones, the URBANITE on-ear headphones and the URBANITE XL over-ear headphones. Designed to fit into the lifestyle of the Millennial generation, these headphones look good and sound good. They are available in a variety of colours to suit individuals’ tastes, while the inline remote control with microphone enables the URBANITE to be used on-the-go….

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Fiio X1 Music Player Review


Fiio just launched in October the X1 portable high-resolution lossless music player. This is the latest addition to their line of digital audio players, after the mid-range X3 and flagship X5 models. The X1 offers uncompromising audio quality with really impressive specifications. It’s price, however, is the icing on top of the cake. The X1 isn’t perfect, but you could not ask more from a US$99…

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HillV2 Gets Crowded


This is about the fourth weekend of HillV2’s opening. Seeing the crowds throng the mall, even on weekday evenings, seems to say something. There is a tremendous pent-up demand for such a mall in this neighbourhood. It’s brand new, so perhaps it’s not unexpected that everyone wants to come check out the new place. There are so many F&B establishments in…

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HillV2 Opens


HillV2 just opened its doors two weekends ago, on Saturday 6 September. That is, if just two tenants ready to receive their first customers count. There is Starbucks on the ground level, and Hillview Market Place (Cold Storage) on the second level. These two tenants were enough to draw a small crowd of residents from the neighbourhood. Developed by Far East Organisation,…

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Back to School with Pricey Gadgets

The university semester in Singapore is already underway for a few weeks. But our American counterparts are only just getting started. Looking through all the Back to School write-ups, I’m finding myself rather surprised at the kind of paraphernalia marketeers feel are right up the alley of college (i.e. university) students. I know they could be spending parent’s money, but…

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Sennheiser MM 30G In-Ear Review


Sennheiser introduced the MM 30G in-ear headset at CES this year. It’s targeted at Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners, specifically those of Galaxy S2 and upward. There’s little reason, however, why the MM 30G shouldn’t work with other Android smartphones. The MM 30G includes an inline remote with microphone, so you can use it to both control music as well as to take…

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Firefly Blue Laser Lamp


This is the Firefly Blue Laser Lamp, a product that was launched by Parhelion through crowdfunding on Kickstarter. It’s basically like a night light, but uses blue laser to throw its light evenly across a surface away from the source. The Kickstarter reward is shipped, and Parhelion is now selling the laser lamp commercially. I backed the project on Kickstarter, and I received the Firefly…

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