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“I want a new phone that’s good but cheap. What should I get?”
You have no idea how many times I get asked that question. Mostly from my sister, but there are plenty from other people as well. Normally, this would be an easy question to answer, what with how far budget smartphones have come.
But, we usually look at a smartphone’s value, not necessarily at its price. Take something like the Redmi Note 3 for example: It’s great value, but being priced closer to RM1,000 doesn’t exactly make it “cheap”.
You can really get good phones for less money these days. Just two years ago, Huawei’s honor sub-brand had disrupted the market with its honor 3C. It blew everyone away, offering a decent 5” HD 720p display and 2GB of RAM for less than RM500. Never mind the glossy plastic body as you were getting a lot of phone for your money.
Leica. Leica, Leica, Leica.
That’s all anyone ever sees when they look at Huawei’s new P9 smartphone. It’s the first smartphone born from the German camera maker’s collaboration with the Chinese smartphone behemoth and it’s one of the most hyped flagships yet.
But y’know what, after one week with this smartphone, I’ve come to realise that there is so much more to it than the label tacked to its back.
PC gaming on the go used to be a novelty. Gaming laptops used to be big unwieldy beasts that held lots of power but were very impractical to bring around.
Times have changed and there has been an emergence of more affordable PC gaming notebooks that cater to gamers on a budget. The HP Pavilion Gaming notebook is one such device that offers gamers plenty of bang for their buck. Let’s take a look at see how this gaming machine performs.
Fitbit has been dominating the fitness wearable market for awhile now, but their wearable devices haven’t exactly been the best looking ones. Sure, the Charge HR and Alta are pretty sleek and minimalistic, but what if you wanted a big screen?
In the past, you would have been relegated to the Fitbit Surge, but that costs a pretty penny and, frankly, is anything but pretty. Chunky would probably be the best description. Well, now you have another option, meet Fitbit’s most stylish wearable yet — the Blaze.
One of the biggest problems when it comes to listening to your music on the go is that your ears become unfortunately occupied; making it difficult to be aware of your surroundings. But what if you could still listen to your music but keep your ears free? The Aftershokz Trekz Titanium bone conducting headphones aims to make that possible.
Gimmicky features on smartphones are difficult to put your finger on. Often times when it comes to your smartphone experience, they can do more harm than good.
Pico projectors are one of those devices that never really caught on to the mainstream. They’re pretty cool and nifty, given the right circumstances, but for most of us, it’s more of a want than a need.
Lenovo recently launched their Pocket Projector here in Malaysia and it’s exactly as the name suggests — a pocket-sized projector. So, if you want/need a pico projector, is this the one you get? Well, I spent a weekend with it high in the mountains to find out.
I love travelling. It’s amazing to be able to see new places and enjoy new experiences. Anyone who says that it’s about the journey, not the destination, has never been on a 15-hour flight with crying babies. To me, it’s about the journey you take once you’ve arrived at the destination. Do you go on your own and take the road less traveled? Or stick to the popular attractions?
The biggest problem I have when travelling, though, is staying connected. While our local telcos are having an all out war in an attempt to come up with the best roaming plans, they’re still teetering on the pricey side. Another option is to pick up a local SIM, but that has its complications too. So what’s left?
Well, the third option is to rent a portable wireless router from someone like Travel Recommends.
I love instant noodles. When I was much younger, instant noodles were a breakfast treat and the mornings where I got to have a packet were the only mornings I would wake up early. The thing is, in the past, I only ever had Cintan’s Perisa Asli noodles and I never thought of trying the other flavours because Perisa Asli was already so good. That was until I tried one of the super spicy kari berapi type noodles. One slurp and I was hooked, I could never go back to good ol’ Perisa Asli.
In a way, this is the same case for me and USB cables. I’ve always only used the USB cables that came out of the box because I figured they’d work the best with their device. I never thought I’d need anything else.
Well, that was until I got my hands on the gold-coated Winnergear MicFlip Fully Reversible MicroUSB cable. A mouthful, but this is essentially the kari berapi of USB cables and it’s awesome.