The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 packs a massive 3,200mAh battery and for those looking for double battery life, there’s the Mugen Power Extended Battery with 6,500mAh capacity. If that’s still not enough, another battery maker by the name ZeroLemon has introduced an even bigger battery for the Galaxy Note 3 with a massive 10,000mAh capacity.
Like other extended batteries, ZeroLemon also offers a custom casing for it. Instead of using typical plastic, the custom case is more rugged with a 3 layer rubberised design that even includes a belt clip holster which doubles up as a kickstand. For added protection, the case also comes with protective rubber flaps covering the USB and S-Pen silo.
Despite adding more bulk to the smart phone profile, the 10,000mAh battery supports NFC for S-Beam functionality. With frugal use, this might just last close to a week for moderate users.
Like its name suggests, Zero Lemon promises 100% Zero Defect and the battery is covered by a 180 days warranty. The Extended Battery pack is going for US$59.99 on Amazon and costs about US$15.00 to ship to Malaysia.
Head after the break for more images of the massive extended battery and case.
DiGi has finally started offering the iPad Air which offers the 16GB WiFi + 4G LTE support from RM1,453. Despite its earlier registration of interest, they are only offering a single 16GB variant and there’s no 32GB, 64GB or 128GB options. Outright, the 16GB WiFi + LTE unit is priced at RM2,029.
The device is offered with DiGi’s Tablet 6GB plan which offers 6GB monthly quota at RM99/month. The plan offers 4G LTE speeds where coverage is available. Interestingly there’s no contract however you would need to pay RM576 as upfront payment which is slightly more than 5 months worth of subscription.
For more information, head over to DiGi’s iPad Air page.
The ASUS PadFone series is a rather interesting product which offers seamless convergence between phone and tablet. All 4 PadFone models produced so far comes with a full size 10-inch dockable tablet.
Now with the increased popularity of compact tablets, ASUS is releasing a new model that’s expected to be called the PadFone mini 4.3. Being a “mini” version, the PadFone mini 4.3 comes with a smaller smart phone with a 4.3″ display and a smaller station tablet that carries a 7″ screen. The launch is happening next week on 11th December but now we get an early glimpse of the device thanks to @evleaks.
Spec-wise, it is rather entry level with the display rumoured to be doing qHD resolution of 960×540 and powering the hybrid duo is a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. As comparison, its newly updated PadFone Infinity runs on a faster 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and comes with Full HD for both smart phone and tablet. The pre-updated PadFone Infinity running on Snapdragon 600 processor was launched in Malaysia about 3 months ago with a rather hefty RM2,699 price tag. You can check out our hands-on of the PadFone Infinity here.
With the previous PadFone models, the benefit of having a smart phone and tablet convergence makes more sense as it doubles up your display experience from a 5″ to a larger 10″ display. With this new one, the benefit of switching between a 4.3″ to a 7″ display doesn’t seem to be that great, especially when there’s plenty 6-7″ phablets that offer similar experience.
Check out another image of the PadFone mini 4.3 after the break.
UPDATE: Celcom has published its iPad Air plan and pricing on their website. It’s Celcom First Data Lite, Data Basic & Data Advance offers 2.5GB, 4.5GB and 10GB of data respectively.
The full iPad Air bundled pricing from Celcom are as follows:
iPad Air WiFi + 4G 16GB
iPad Lite Plan (12 months) – RM1,848
iPad Lite Plan (24 months) – RM1,598
iPad Basic Plan (12 months) – RM1,748
iPad Basic Plan (24 months) – RM1,498
iPad Advance Plan (12 months) – RM1,648
iPad Advance Plan (24 months) – RM1,248
iPad Air WiFi + 4G 32GB
iPad Lite Plan (12 months) – RM2,108
iPad Lite Plan (24 months) – RM1,858
iPad Basic Plan (12 months) – RM2,008
iPad Basic Plan (24 months) – RM1,758
iPad Advance Plan (12 months) – RM1,908
iPad Advance Plan (24 months) – RM1,508
iPad Air WiFi + 4G 64GB
iPad Lite Plan (12 months) – RM2,418
iPad Lite Plan (24 months) – RM2,168
iPad Basic Plan (12 months) – RM2,318
iPad Basic Plan (24 months) – RM2,068
iPad Advance Plan (12 months) – RM2,218
iPad Advance Plan (24 months) – RM1,818
During registration, an upfront payment between RM100-RM700 depending on plan option is required. The advance upfront payment will be rebated back to your monthly bills across 10 months.
Celcom didn’t reveal much of its iPad plan data offering but based on its existing published info, the Lite plan offers 1.5GB of data followed by Basic at 4GB and Advance at 6GB.
The iPad Air will be available at all Blue Cube outlets nationwide on 9th December onwards. Alternatively you can order yours online through Apple Store which has started selling both iPad Air & iPad mini with Retina Display.
The latest iPad mini with Retina display is now available in Malaysia on the Apple Online Store from as low as RM1,279. It makes an appearance alongside the iPad Air which was made available yesterday from RM1,599.
The official 2nd gen iPad mini Malaysian pricing are as follows:
iPad mini with Retina Display (2013)
16GB WiFi – RM1,279
32GB WiFi – RM1,599
64GB WiFi – RM1,929
128GB WiFi – RM2,249
16GB WiFi + 4G – RM1,699
32GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,029
64GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,349
128GB WiFi + 4G – RM2,679
First gen iPad mini (2012)
16GB WiFi – RM999
32GB WiFi – RM1,299
64GB WiFi – RM1,599
16GB WiFi + 4G – RM1,399
32GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,699
64GB WiFi + Cellular – RM1,999
It is exactly a year since its previous iPad mini was launched in Malaysia. In terms of pricing, it is RM280-350 more than its predecessor with the earlier iPad mini going from as low as RM999 for the 16GB WiFi version. That’s a massive price increase for the iPad mini compared to the iPad Air vs 4th iPad with Retina display.
If you’re contented with the non-retina display model, the first gen iPad mini is now going for RM949 for the 16GB WiFi and RM1,379 for the 16GB WiFi + Cellular model on their online store.
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Voice commands have come a long way since computers understood what we were saying and today we have two prominent services that allows you to simply say commands to get a lot of things done.
Apple’s Siri and Google’s Now have progressed in leaps and bounds with each update but which one is better than the other?
Check out the videos after the jump that showcases pretty much everything Siri and Google Now can do, and let us know which you think is better, which one do you use more, which one understands you better and most importantly, which is more useful to you.
Airbags are good for keeping us safe in cars so surely it can keep our phones safe from drops. That’s what one obsessed Honda engineer thought and he spent a great deal of his time making a case with six built in airbags to save dropped phones from instant death by concrete.
Does it work? Sure. Is it practical? Not so but is sure is cool to have.
Head on over to after the jump to see how the engineer created the Smartphone Case N. You can check out full details of the case here (the page is in Japanese).
Nokia challenged an internationally renowned celebrity wedding and lifestyle photographer Joy Marie to capture a wedding using a smartphone and only a smartphone. So the photographer equipped herself with a few Lumia 1020s and did what she does best, take pictures.
The results are stunning. In the capable hands of a professional, the Lumia 1020 with its amazing optics and imaging software stops being a smartphone and starts to become a precision tool, one that a person with the right skills can really appreciate and make the most out of.
But can everyone do what Joy did? In the hands of the everyday Joe is the Nokia just as capable? We’d argue not but that’s a topic for another. In the meantime, head on over to after the jump to see how the Lumia 1020 performed.
UPDATE: 2nd gen iPad mini with Retina Display now officially available in Malaysia from RM1,279.
Just a short update from some information we got off the street. If you’ve been holding out on your iPad mini purchase for the Retina display version then your wait won’t be long.
The iPad mini with Retina display launch in Malaysia is set for December 12 if the information that we’ve gathered is correct and while nothing is firm at the moment our source has a 100% record on being correct with these things so we’re going to mark this as almost confirmed. Pricing is still a closely guarded secret but anything can change between now and December 12 so stay tuned for updates.
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Announced about a month ago, the Iconia W4 runs Windows 8.1 and feature an 8-inch 1280×800 IPS display pushing out an unimpressive 189 ppi but the viewing angle is a wide 170 degree.
Powering the device is the Intel’s Atom Bay Trail quad-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on board storage with microSD card expansion. You also get a 5MP rear camera with 1080p video and a 2MP front-facing camera.
There’s a 4,960 mAh battery which gives the Iconia W4 a claimed maximum of 10 hours of web browsing battery life. In terms of connectivity, the Iconia W4 comes with a micro USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI port with HDCP support and WiFi 802.11b/g/n.
The Iconia W4 is priced at RM1,099 and is available from Friday at major Authorised Acer Resellers nationwide.