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Logitech Announced G810 Orion Spectrum Keyboard

Logitech recently announced the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB mechanical gaming keyboard to their line up. This keyboard would interest gamers and they would have a variety of Logitech gaming peripherals to choose from. Let me share with you more information on the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB mechanical gaming keyboard from the press release information –

The Logitech® G810 Orion Spectrum, a full-size RGB mechanical gaming keyboard that integrates our industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design to deliver peak performance for a pure gaming experience. The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, as well as customizable RGB lighting and dedicated media controls.

“We met with dozens of gamers over the last year and a half and asked them what they wanted in a gaming keyboard,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. “The result is the G810 Orion Spectrum, a clean, sophisticated design that’s focused on delivering pure performance.”

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Pure Performance-Driven Design

Every aspect of the keyboard – from the simplest details, such as fingerprint-masking matte texture and a durable braided cable, to the most complex details, including advanced RGB lighting and ultra-fast, ultra-durable Romer-G mechanical switches – is precisely engineered. The result is industry-leading technology and quality of construction in a uniquely crafted design.

Ultra-Responsive Romer-G Key Switches

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches that deliver near-instant responsiveness, registering key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches. With an actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches receive commands more quickly, helping to give you an edge in competitive games where every millisecond matters. With improved durability at 70 million keystrokes, up to 40 percent more keystroke operations than other standard key switches on the gaming peripheral market, you can play with confidence knowing that your keyboard can survive.

Customizable RGB Lighting

Using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), select and personalize each individual key light from a spectrum of more than 16.8 million colors, and synchronize lighting effects with other Logitech G gaming gear. You can mark keys by color to keep track of spells and other commands, or change colors to match your setup. Central backlighting makes it easier to find the right keys in game and in the dark. And LGS comes pre-loaded with custom lighting profiles for over 300 games, so all the customization is done for you out of the box.

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Easy-Access Media Controls

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum features dedicated media controls that can be used to play, pause and mute music and videos instantly, so you can control your background track without switching out of your game. Use the roller to adjust the volume, or skip to the next song with the touch of a button.

Full Customization

Get full control of the Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum with LGS. Customize your favorite games with custom button macros on the F1-F12 keys. Control RGB lighting on individual keys and determine which keys are turned off when you turn on Game Mode.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available in Singapore beginning February 2016 for a suggested retail price of $259. For more information please visit gaming.logitech.com or our blog.

System Requirements

  • Optional LGS download works with Windows 7 and higher
  • Powered USB port
  • Internet connection for optional LGS download

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 153 mm x 443.5 mm x 34.3 mm
  • Weight: 1180g (without cable)
  • Cable length: 6 feet

Warranty

  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

*Information and Pictures Courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG*

Happy Chinese New Year 2016!

Today marks the first day of the Year of the Monkey, first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year 2016. First and foremost, I would like to wish everybody Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Leading up to this Chinese Lunar New Year, it had not been easy at all, starting in the first week of January 2016 and there were a lot of feelings and emotions in the month of January and I wrote a short article (not too lengthy I hope) on the 1st of February 2016. With the feelings, thoughts and emotions unleashed, I felt much better celebrating my Chinese Lunar New Year 2016. Our Chinese Lunar New Year is a time for gatherings and celebrations with family and relatives. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my relatives and friends who backed me up, rallied and supported me during the month of January 2016.

While the world economy and Singapore’s economy is heading into a very uncertain economic climate and market conditions, we do not know what lies ahead for everyone of us and how long it will last. Even though I am still planning and charting my next phase of my journey, it seems to be getting more challenging and difficult. Nevertheless, I am grateful and blessed by my family, relatives and friends, with their moral support and motivation. I count my blessings, I am humbled.

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This River Hongbao 2016 New Year Eve countdown fireworks ushered in the Chinese Lunar New Year 2016, let this be a big bang, bright and colourful, to take on the challenges and difficulties of the year 2016, to achieve your goals and objectives, and for myself, a new phase, a new journey!

May The Force Be With You for the Year of the Monkey! Wishing you folks good health! Towards A New Hope we go!

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was launched a few months back in November 2015 and I had the opportunity to take a look at the Surface Pro 4 launch, viewed the different works of professionals from various industries on how the Surface Pro 4 applies and works for them in their respective profession. Having seen the Surface Pro from its first edition to its 4th edition, the Surface Pro 4 had improved significantly throughout the years, with improved technical specifications and operating system.

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At the Surface Pro 4 event, I met my friend Clayton Lai, a talented photographer friend, a master filmmaker, who was one of the professionals showcasing their works using the Surface Pro 4. From my conversation with Clayton, I was able to understand more about the capabilities of the Surface Pro 4 and I am impressed with it! My friend Clayton showed me the works on his short film “The Promise” that he directed and produced, on the Surface Pro 4. This short film, “The Promise”, is touching, I wrote and shared my thoughts about his short film in one of my articles!

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The Surface Pro 4 is a lightweight and powerful tablet that is able to fulfil the needs and demands of a laptop user. This is a 2-in-1 tablet and the Surface Pro 4 lives up to its reputation and capabilities, with the combination of the power of a laptop and the single, sleek and single form factor of a tablet.

At this point in time when I am writing and sharing this article on the Surface Pro 4, in my personal humble opinion, I think there aren’t many brands and models out there at this point in time, that are able to combine the power of a laptop and a tablet nicely together. In the near future, there might be more different brands coming out with their own 2-in-1 laptop/tablet to compete against the Surface Pro 4. Until then, I reckon Surface Pro 4 is leading the race.

Could this Surface Pro 4 be the 2-in-1 laptop/tablet that I am looking for? It might just be the one.

Let me share with you some key information and details of the Surface Pro 4 from the press release information –

“Surface Pro 4 brings together the performance of a laptop and the full power of Windows 10 with the portability of tablet,” said Arthur Huang, Director, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Singapore. “Surface has transformed the category by focusing on productivity, creating a highly versatile device that people love to use.”

Surface Pro 4 and accessories

At only 8.4 mm thin, Surface Pro 4 features Windows 10 Pro, a stunning 12.3-inch PixelSense Display and 6th Generation Intel® Core m, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, enabling everyone from students to professionals to get more done on the go. Starting at S$1,399, Surface Pro 4 is not only 30 percent more powerful than Surface Pro 3 but also quieter, runs cooler and is even more efficient with up to nine hours of battery life[1]

“The 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processor family sets a new standard of computing with enhanced performance, graphics, and battery life, making possible the remarkable performance and power-efficiency you see in ultrathin devices like Surface Pro 4,” said George Chacko, Director, Pricing & Product Marketing Group, Intel Asia Pacific & Japan. “Together with Microsoft, Intel is constantly pushing the limits of personal computing with state-of-the-art experiences, and we’re very excited to bring these innovations to market with Surface Pro 4.”

A recent survey conducted by Microsoft with 1,200 Asian consumers[1] under the age of 25 years of age also found that 42% of respondents wished to get a new 2-in-1, tablet or laptop device this festive season. The Surface Pro 4 is a great device that combines the portability of a tablet with the power of a laptop in a single, sleek and light form factor.

Surface Pro 4 Type Cover[1], take Surface Pro 4 from tablet to laptop in an instant and features a redesigned mechanical keyboard with optimal key spacing for fast and fluid typing. The redesigned Surface Pen packs 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, letting you write, draw and mark documents with precision ink on one end and an eraser on the other.

Surface Pro 4 for Business

With Surface Pro 4, Microsoft’s commitment to business continues with the largest set of early adopters of a Surface device in business ever. Already, customers from a variety of industries including mobile field sales, professional services, energy and the public sector have purchased Surface Pro 4 to help streamline operations and help employees maximise productivity.

Additionally, Microsoft will double the commercial reseller channels in Asia Pacific to 300 partners by early next year, including 20 commercial resellers in Singapore, so businesses can more quickly and easily incorporate Surface into their environments.

Availability

Customers can purchase Surface Pro 4[2], starting at an estimated retail price of S$1,399 by visiting microsoftstore.com and across the four authorised retailers including Challenger, Courts, Harvey Norman and Newstead across 70 stores.

More information on the Surface Pro 4 is available on www.microsoft.com/surface/sg

[1] Type Cover sold separately.

[2] Surface Pro 4 CoreTM i7 models will start shipping from 10 December 2015.

[1] An online survey conducted in conjunction with YouGov in the following markets with 1200 youths under the age of 25: Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, China, Japan, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Technical Specifications

Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Exterior Dimensions: 11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.4 mm)

6th Generation Intel® Core™ m weight: 1.69 lbs. (766 g)

6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 weight: 1.73 lbs. (786 g)

 

Mechanical features: Magnesium body, kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge, magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability

Color: Silver

Physical buttons: volume, power

Display Screen: 12.3-inch PixelSense™ Display

Resolution: 2736×1824 (267 ppi)

Contrast ratio: 1300:1

Aspect ratio: 3:2

100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated

Touch: 10-point multitouch with GPU-based processing

Processor 6th Generation Intel® Core™ m3, Core™ i5 or Core™ i7
Graphics Intel® HD graphics 515 (Intel® Core™ m3)

Intel® HD graphics 520 (Intel® Core™ i5)

Intel® Iris™ graphics 540 (Intel® Core™ i7)

Memory 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB RAM
Storage Solid-state drive (SSD) PCIe 3.0: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB[1]
Security TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
Pen Surface Pen

1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity

Magnetic storage

Network 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth 4.0 LE wireless technology

Battery Up to 9 hours of battery life for video playback2
Cameras Windows Hello face-authentication camera (front-facing)

8.0 megapixel rear-facing auto-focus camera, with 1080p HD camera

5.0 megapixel front-facing 1080p HD camera

Audio Stereo microphones

Stereo speakers with Dolby® audio

Ports Full-size USB 3.0

Mini DisplayPort

microSD™ card reader (UHS-I performance)

Stereo headphones/microphone jack

Type Cover

Surface Connect for power and docking

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

Power supply 24W power supply (Intel® Core™ m3)

36W power supply with USB charging port (Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7)

In the box Surface Pro 4

Surface Pen

Power supply

Quick Start Guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty One-year limited hardware warranty6

* Information courtesy of Microsoft Singapore and IN.FOM *

LG V10 Smartphone

LG recently launched the first of their V series smartphones, the latest smartphone featuring multimedia capabilities never seen before in a mobile device. The latest and newest LG V10 Smartphone was designed to provide a rich multimedia experience in both the areas of consumption and creation, for the social and tech savvy users today.

Equipped with power technical specifications and dual sim cards capabilities, the LG V10 Smartphone is able to attract both the business/travelers and the leisure/tech savvy users community.

Let me share with you more about the LG V10 Smartphone from the press release information –

Second Screen

Always pushing the boundaries of smartphone innovation, LG is introducing a Second Screen as an inset display above the main 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display on the V10. Working independently, the Second Screen can be set up as an “always on” display to enhance the V10’s productiveness all without impacting battery life. Set the Second Screen to display the weather, time, date and battery icon when the main display is off. With the main display on, the Second Screen can be set to convert to a dedicated launching area for shortcuts or your favorite apps. What’s more, when you’re enjoying a movie or game on the V10, the Second Screen will notify you discreetly without blocking your view when a call or text comes in. Ignoring the notification won’t distract you from your enjoyment or you can pause whatever you are doing to respond.

LG V10 Second Screen

Dual Front Cameras and Multi-view Recording

Wide angle images usually require a large, heavy lens which can distort the corners of photographs. The LG V10 features 5MP Dual Front Cameras with two separate lenses to capture standard 80 degree selfies or perfect wide angle selfies of 120 degrees, without the need to pan the smartphone which increases the likelihood of camera shake. For the wide angle shot, the V10 employs a sophisticated software algorithm to combine images from the two separate lenses which are just far enough apart to provide two different points of view. The ability to take group selfies without a selfie-stick has never been easier. Multi-view Recording can capture different angles utilizing all three cameras on the V10. Select and insert the version that looks best in your masterpiece. 

LG V10 Manual Camera Mode

Video and Audio Capture Capabilities

As the LG G4 did with photography, the LG V10 offers users the ultimate in video capturing, editing and sharing. The V10 is the first smartphone to offer manual mode for video. First introduced for still photographs on the G4, the technology has been enhanced to handle video recordings as well. With Manual Video Mode, budding directors can easily create professional-quality videos by adjusting options such as shutter speed, frame rate, ISO, white balance and focus while recording. Videos can be recorded in three resolutions — HD, FHD or UHD — and two aspect ratios — 16:9 standard or 21:9 cinematic.

In addition to its impressive professional-level video and audio capabilities, the LG V10 offers these additional features that video content look and sound their best:

  • Steady Record: utilizes electronic image stabilization (EIS) optimized for recording video to neutralize shake, helping to capture sharper video footage when in motion
  • Snap Video: create one video by combining many shorter videos
  • 15 s Auto Edit: create a short video highlight clip by automatically eliminating blurred frames and static scenes
  • Quick Video Editor: easily trim or change the frame rate and add after-effects, such as colors and background music
  • Quick Share: when finished recording, a pop-up appears on the display showing options of popular social networks to make video sharing even easier and faster
  • Audio Monitor: adjust the sensitivity of the three microphones during video recording and directly monitor and control audio input, including directional recording capability to highlight sound from one particular location
  • Wind Noise Filter: eliminate external wind noise for high-quality sound when shooting video outdoors

The V10 carries on LG’s tradition of providing alternative storage options with a microSD card slot. Compatible with cards of up to 2TB, V10 owners can shoot as much 4K video as they want. And with the 3,000mAh removable battery, you can always be ready with a second or third replacement battery to pop in if you ever run low on power while shooting. And with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 technology built-in, it only takes 40 minutes to get a 50 percent charge.

LG V10 Manual Video Mode

Durability and Design

The LG V10 was designed to be taken places other phones normally wouldn’t feel at home. The resilient Dura Guard frame firmly secures the display to protect the phone from hard bumps and tumbles. The V10’s frame is composed of SAE grade 316L stainless steel, the same tough, hypoallergenic material used to make surgical tools and high-end watches. Because the edges and corners are the most vulnerable areas of a phone, the extra protection provided by the Dura Guard frame ensures maximum durability.

On the back and bottom of the display, resilient but soft Dura Skin offers added protection from direct impacts to the device. Dura Skin is soft to the touch but also is highly resistant to nicks and scratches. What’s more, the back grid pattern was designed specifically to offer a more secure grip, even when you’re on the go. Independent testing and certification firm MET Laboratories tested the LG V10 by dropping it from height of 48 inches repeatedly at different angles and found it to be “MIL-STD-810G Transit Drop Compliant” for shock.

Great Sounding Music and Voice

As an advanced multimedia smartphone, the sound in the V10 has been designed to be best-in-class. The V10 features 32 bit Hi-Fi DAC by ESS Technology, designers of high-performance audio products for professionals. The LG V10 automatically detects connected devices and provides sound control options which can be customized. And the LG V10 is the first commercial device to utilize Qualcomm Technologies TruSignal™ antenna boost technology designed to intelligently optimize signal strength at all times for fewer dropped calls, faster data and better call coverage, no matter how the phone is held.

Access and Security

Along with the popular Knock Code, the LG V10 features a new fingerprint sensor to unlock the smartphone and turn on the display simultaneously. The sensor also works with Android Pay in the United States to make purchases as quick and easy as possible.

“The LG V10 was designed from the ground up primarily as a multimedia smartphone for the sharing ecosystem,” said Mr. Scott Jung, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “We heard from many customers that until the G4, they weren’t comfortable going on vacation or outings without a separate camera. With the V10, we hope to do for video what the G4 did for photographs.”

Convenience with Dual SIM capability

LG V10 saves users the hassle of having to switch their SIM cards when overseas. They can use their original SIM card and then add their temporary travel SIM card. With the original SIM card intact, they will have access to all their contacts and can keep in touch with their loved ones no matter where they are. By using their travel SIM card, they can keep the roaming fees low.

LG V10 supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks, including the 4G FDD network in Singapore as well as 4G TDD network in Hong Kong and China.

V10 is now available, retailing for $1,088 from M1, StarHub, Singtel and other authorized LG Mobile retailers.

For more information about V10, please visit www.lg.com/sg.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808 Processor x10 LTE
  • Display: Main) 5.7-inch QHD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440 / 513ppi)

                     Secondary) 2.1-inch IPS Quantum Display (160 x 1040 / 513ppi)

  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM / 64GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear) 16MP with F1.8 Aperture / OIS 2.0

                 Front) 5MP Dual Lens (80o Standard Angle / 120o Wide Angle)

  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Size: 6 x 79.3 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 192g
  • Network: LTE-A Cat. 6
  • 4G: LTE FDD2100 (B1)
  • 4G:FDD900 (B8)
  • 4G: FDD1800 (B3)
  • 4G: FDD2600 (B7)
  • 4G: TDD2300 (B40)
  • 4G: TDD2600(B38) Available during roaming
  • 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
  • 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
  • Colors: Modern Beige / Ocean Blue

* Information and pictures courtesy of LG Electronics Singapore and Brand Cellar *

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse

Logitech recently launched a new gaming mouse to their line up, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse! Let me share with you more information and details from the press release, this gaming mouse is sleek, pretty and awesome. The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse is definitely going to get gamers interested in a sleek and powerful gaming mouse!

Product Description

The Logitech® G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse is a fully customizable, high-performance gaming mouse that is designed to help you maximize your victory potential. Elevate your game with the most accurate and responsive optical sensor, surface tuning calibration, weight adjustment, on-the-fly DPI shifting, 11 programmable buttons and RGB customizable lighting.

Key Features

? Accurate and responsive optical sensor: The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum features a powerful and accurate optical sensor, the PMW3366, for maximum performance and tracking accuracy. Increase your reliable targeting with our exclusive Logitech G Delta Zero™ optical sensor technology. The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum also features a huge DPI range of 200 to 12,000 with zero sensor acceleration, zero smoothing or filtering, and zero pixel rounding.

? Surface tuning calibration: For optimal performance, calibrate the sensor against a gaming surface’s physical and reflective characteristics. Surface tuning optimizes the sensor dynamic range to match the properties of the mouse surface, which results in maximum high-speed performance and lower lift-off distance.

? Weight and balance tuning: The overall weight, as well as the center of balance of the mouse, can be customized based on the placement and number of a series of small weights. Add up to five 3.6g weights for personalized mass and balance.

? 11 programmable buttons: Great in default mode, but built to adjust to your style, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum lets you set up one-button triggers, put push-to-talk in easier reach, temporarily down-shift DPI for sniping, or reassign any command or macro to one of the 11 programmable buttons.

? RGB customizable lighting: Match your style and environment by adjusting the mouse’s lighting with up to 16.8 million colors. Bring your mouse to life with breathing light patterns, or set your lighting to sleep when you aren’t using your system.

? Easy-to-program Logitech Gaming Software: In addition to syncing colors and light patterns with other Logitech G RGB gaming products, use LGS to tune its sensor to match your surface for maximum speed and lower lift-off. Program buttons with custom macros.

? Dual-mode hyper-fast scroll wheel: Logitech’s exclusive dual-mode scroll wheel gives you enhanced click-to-click precision for gaming and blazing scrolling speeds for the Web.

? Comfortable shape: Textured rubber grips and a convenient button layout give you great feel and performance.

System Requirements

? Optional software download works with Windows® 7 and higher

? Powered USB port

? Internet connection and 100MB hard drive space (for optional software download)

Product Specifications

? Dimensions (L x W x D): 132 mm x 75 mm x 40 mm

? Weight

  • 168g (mouse plus cable)
  • 121 g (mouse only)
  • Up to 18g of additional weight tuning

Warranty

  • 3-year limited hardware warranty

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum builds on the success of the G502 Proteus Core – the best-selling gaming mouse based on worldwide revenue. The G502 Proteus Spectrum is now available in Singapore, for a retail price of $129.00. For more information please visit gaming.logitech.com or our blog.

If you are looking for a gaming mouse, check out the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse!

* Information and details courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

Singtel celebrates Lunar New Year 2016

Singtel users alert!! Singtel is celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year 2016 with goodies and treats for Singtel mobile and Singtel TV customers! Spread the word and tell you family and friends!!

Singtel is ushering in the Year of the Monkey with a goodie bag of treats for its customers. All Singtel postpaid customers will enjoy two days of free unlimited mobile data from 12:00am on 7 February to 11:59pm on 8 February while Singtel TV customers will be treated to free previews of more than 150 channels from 12:00am on 5 February to 11:59pm on 14 February.

Singtel Lunar New Year 2016

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “We are delighted to present our customers with complimentary services that they can enjoy with their family and friends over this auspicious season. The free TV viewing and mobile data will provide hours of quality family entertainment as they celebrate the festive period. We thank them for their continuous support and wish them a Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year.”

Customers can visit singtel.com/cny for more details.

* Information and picture courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications *

Time to seek my new journey

A new month in the year 2016 has just begun, the month of February and it will be Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations starting on 8th February. Time flies, just like the blink of an eye, the month of January 2016 is over.

Something happened in the month of January and due to unforseen circumstances, I am no longer going to work in my current organisation and I will be leaving at the end of February 2016. The timing is probably the worst that happened to me, in the midst of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations, the world and local Singapore economy is very uncertain with a lot of dark clouds looming across the sky, for 2016 and maybe 2017. While I will not be sharing openly about what really happened, some of my relatives and friends knew from the story that I shared with you on a personal and private basis.

In a nutshell, it was reaching the rock bottom and now the only way is to get myself up and climbing back up again. The journey ahead is full of uncertainity regardless of where you are, your status and well-being. There were some friends who encouraged and supported me during the past few weeks, it’s something that I really appreciated from the bottom of my heart. There were also those who weren’t that encouraging, all I asked for, was a listening ear.

I will be the first to raise my hand and said I am totally 100% imperfect, I failed in certain areas and I made mistakes. This turbulent period took me a while to settle down my anger, hurt and disappointment. Slowly and steadily, I let it go and constantly remind myself to pick myself up and start preparing for my journey. As I am thinking, strategising and planning what I want to do next, there are a few plans in mind, from starting my own business, partnership and finding another job in a new industry.

If you feel and think that, you have the right and moral authority to judge me again and again, and criticise me that I am procrastinating, by all means, go ahead. I can’t stop you.

This has and will be another learning curve for me, to add on another university of life experience to my life resume. This is also where I need to pick myself up, learn from my mistakes, the experiences and improve from here on.

It’s time to seek my new journey, a new adventure, a new opportunity, a new hope. Is this the time to combine my photography, travel, social media, writing and technology together?

Logitech MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Logitech recently launched a new wireless keyboard and mouse combo, the Logitech MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo, that is durable, spill-resistant and it has wireless connectivity. Let me share with you more information on the new MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse.

“The MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo provides a simple and reliable solution – with no learning curve – for desktop users,” said Moninder Jain, Managing Director of Logitech Southeast Asia and India at Logitech. “Choose reliable connectivity now with the simple plug-and-play setup of this combo.”

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Source: Logitech Singapore Website

Key Features

? Familiar Keyboard Layout: With an adjustable typing angle, the keyboard layout provides the comfort and simplicity of a traditional full-size keyboard with no learning-curve involved.

? Durable Construction: The spill-resistant design and anti-fading treatment provides an extra layer of protection, while the sturdy tilt legs provide stability on any surface. With a 36-month battery life** for the keyboard and 12-month battery life for the mouse, this duo provides a long term, cost-effective solution.

? Simple Setup: With a plug-and-play setup, no software or additional downloads are needed. Getting started is easy and fast.

? Reliable Wireless Connection: Logitech’s Advanced 2.4GHz wireless technology works up to 10 meters away*** and a plug-and-forget USB receiver offers a simple and strong wireless connection you can depend upon.

System Requirements

? Windows® 7 or later

? Chrome OS™

? Linux® kernel 2.6+

? USB Port

Product Specifications

? Dimensions of the keyboard (L x W x H):

? 435.5 mm x 137.5 mm x 20.5 mm

? Weight: 475g

? Dimensions of the mouse (L x W x H):

? 97.7 mm x 61.5 mm x 35.2 mm

? Weight: 70.5g

? Dimensions of the nano receiver (L x W x H):

? 18.7 mm x 14.4 mm x 6.6 mm (L x W x H)

? Weight: 2g

Warranty

? 1-year limited hardware warranty

Pricing and Availability

The MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo will be available in Singapore in January 2016, for a suggested retail price of $39.00. For more information, please visit www.logitech.com, or connect with us on Facebook.

The Logitech MK235 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo, with its technical specifications and price, it is a value for money keyboard and mouse combo, suitable for the home and office use, that you can consider getting it for your computer.

* Information and details courtesy of Logitech Singapore and SPRG *

Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and M337 Bluetooth Mouse Review

Logitech launched the K380 multi-device bluetooth keyboard and the M337 bluetooth mouse recently during September 2015. I had the opportunity to test and review the K380 multi-device bluetooth keyboard and M337 Bluetooth Mouse.

Firstly, let me share with you more information and details of the Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and the M337 Bluetooth Mouse.

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K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard

Key Features

  • Type on anything: The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard easily connects to any Bluetooth wireless device.
  • Take-to-type-style: Take this keyboard for familiar typing wherever you choose to get things done. It’s compact and lightweight design invites you to pick up and carry with you anywhere in your home.
  • Easy-Switch™: Dedicated buttons make it easy to connect with up to three devices and instantly switch among them.
  • OS-Adaptive: This keyboard recognizes each connected device and automatically maps keys to supported functions and shortcuts, giving you a familiar layout.
  • Two Year Battery Life: Two years of battery life with your AAA batteries virtually eliminates power concerns, letting you focus on what you’re typing and not on powering the keyboard.

System Requirements

  • Bluetooth enabled computers or other devices that support external keyboards (HID profile)
  • Internet connection for optional software download
  • Apple iPad® or iPhone®: iOS 5 or later
  • Android™ tablet or smartphone: Android 3.2 or later
  • PC: Windows® 7 or later
  • Mac: Mac OS® 10.10 or later
  • Chrome OS™
  • Apple TV®

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions: 124 mm x 279 mm x 16 mm
  • Weight: 423g with batteries
  • Bluetooth version 3.0
  • Wireless range: up to 10m (30 feet)*
  • Two AAA alkaline batteries, preinstalled

Warranty

  • 1year limited hardware warranty

Price: $54.00

Colours: Blue and Black

M337 Bluetooth Mouse

Key Features

  • Bluetooth wireless technology: The Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse can connect to virtually any device so you can create on a computer or tablet anytime, anywhere.
  • Compact, portable design: Slip this compact, portable mouse into your bag or pocket so you have the freedom to work anywhere.
  • Navigation button and tilt wheel: Get smarter control thanks to the navigation button and tilt wheel – all in the palm of your hand.
  • Comfortable, curved shape: The curved shape with textured rubber grips provides lasting comfort during extended use.
  • Laser grade optical sensor: Smooth and precise, the Logitech M337 Bluetooth Mouse works on just about any surface – from metal café tables to tile countertops to your favourite study desk – thanks to the laser grade optical sensor.

System Requirements

  • Bluetooth enabled computer or tablet

Platform Compatibility

  • Windows 7, 8, and 10
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later
  • Chrome OS
  • Android 3.2 or later

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 100.5 mm x 61.1 mm x 33 mm
  • Weight: 82g

Warranty

  • 1 year limited hardware warranty

Price: $49.00

Colours: Black, Blue and Red

I recently bought an old late 2009 iMac from my cousin and it doesn’t come with the original Apple mouse and keyboard, probably due to the old iMac changing hands a number of times. Therefore, I decided to try out the recently launched Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and M337 Bluetooth Mouse for my iMac.

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This particular combination served me well, they were easy to set up and pair up with my iMac. They worked seamlessly and easily, without too much hassles. The K380 keyboard is designed to work closely with unique functions of the Mac OS X system and it is definitely a good alternative choice for Bluetooth keyboards for your iMac or your other Mac OS X and iOS devices. While it can connect up to three devices, I decided to use it faithfully for my iMac instead. They are also price friendly and they suit up nicely to pair it up with my late 2009 iMac.

I would like to thank Logitech Singapore for the review opportunity that allows me to test and review the Logitech K380 Multi-Device Keyboard and M337 Bluetooth Mouse. After the review, I liked both of them and their performances that I bought them for my own usage after that.

Year 2016 – Thinking, Planning and Goal Setting

A new year 2016 had started, I had been thinking a lot over the past week, reflecting on getting 1 year older just as year 2016 started only for a few days. I received a number of well wishes and blessings from family, relatives and friends, I felt very grateful and thankful for everything that I had at this juncture in time. A big surprise was a small birthday cake treat by my friends, 2 pretty ladies and my old primary school mate. The 2 pretty ladies said I need to make 3 birthday wishes, 2 of them had to be declared and the 3rd wish is to be a secret. I never made 3 birthday wishes before even if I have a birthday cake to celebrate with, since it was so special, here it goes

Wish 1 – A new career
Wish 2 – My photography exhibition
Wish 3 – Top secret and classified

While I am riding through a turbulent period, I had been thinking, planning and doing my goal setting for year 2016, in my different aspects of my life. Writing it down helps me to record it down and strategising myself to reach my goals for year 2o16. Not every aspects will be covered in this post, there might be 1 post down the road soon.

Photography

  • Photography exhibition – one possible theme is Hokkaido travel photography
  • Photo book – one possible theme is Old Playgrounds
  • Travel Photographer – Working on it individually and partnership to make this dream come true
  • Heritage, History, Conservation, Preservation Photography – To bring it to the next few levels after all the work that I done over the past few years

Health and Fitness

  • I just want to keep fit and healthy
  • Lose weight and not gain weight
  • Consistent and disciplined exercise lifestyle to ease the stress and pressure of life and work

Personal Development

  • Read the books that I bought recently
  • Go back to the books that I read before

Everything and anything social media

  • Cut down on Facebook while maintaining FB page updates
  • Not too be overly engrossed into social media
  • Continue to build, maintain relationships, branding, marketing and outreach with key brands and PR agencies
  • Write and share more tech posts and personal development posts

There were still many thoughts inside my mind, condensing, summarising, writing and sharing them.