16 Jun 2017

This Father's Day, check out the recommendations for gift ideas that LG has in store for our ultimate hero!
LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W7 - The Award-winning TV
Razor thin, measuring 2.57mm, the TV is as thin as two Singapore $1 coins. The TV is so light that it can be mounted on the wall using only magnetic brackets. Resembling a piece of exquisite wall art, the W7 adds sophistication to any space. Its revolutionary pixel dimming control technology reproduces the most lifelike images, enabling Dad to revel in the finest audiovisual experience from the comfort of the couch.

LG SJ9 Sound Bar - The Cinematic Audio Experience
The SJ9 is LG’s first soundbar that harnesses the power of Dolby Atmos® technology, achieving powerful, moving sounds that Dad will enjoy, thanks to its delivery of high-resolution audio. With up firing speakers that deliver a sense of realism and height, Dad can now enjoy the cinema sound.

LG SJ7 Sound Bar Flex - The Flexible Audio Solution
A powerful 320W sound bar, the LG SJ7 comes in two modules and can be used in many ways: as a powerful sound bar when placed together, or a front and rear setup for a surround sound experience. The SJ7 also supports Bluetooth® setup as a portable option to stream music on the go.
LG 38UC99 Monitor - Optimized Productivity for the All-rounder Dad
The 38UC99 boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio – with a wider field of view, Dad can work with comfort and focus, controlling and monitoring programs simultaneously without having to toggle between various windows. 

Additionally, as the first UltraWide monitor to feature a USB Type-C port, the 38UC99 allows Dad to easily connect and display 4K videos, transmit data as well as charge devices such as a smartphone or laptop at once without having to sort out a tangled mess of wires. 

LG 34UC79G - A Visual Experience that Will Please the Young-at-heart Gamer
Is Dad a fan of first-person-shooter games? If so, the LG 34UC79G curved UltraWide gaming monitor will help Dad be the winning player. It combines a blindingly fast refresh rate with advanced one millisecond Motion Blur Reduction for Dad to enjoy fluid gaming motion. What is more, the AMD FreeSync offers a smoother experience without any stuttering or screen tearing. Dad can now achieve his goal of becoming the next top scorer!
LG Styler - To the Dad with a Flair for Style
Help Dad look dapper 24/7. LG Styler’s marquee steam technology refreshes his suits and blazers in a fraction of the usual time, as well as eliminates more than 99.9 percent of bacteria and germs. With deep-penetrating steam and moving hangers, it also reduces wrinkles in Dad’s clothes. Now, he can dress to impress effortlessly!

LG G6 - For the Dad Whom Captures the Best Moments For Keepsakes
The LG G6 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440 resolution) FullVision display and a new 18:9 screen aspect ratio. It is also the first smartphone to support Dolby Vision technology maximize his mobile viewing experience. 

Boasting a front and rear wide-angle, Dad will be able to capture more breathtaking views in the background while easily including friends and family in the photo without the need to squeeze. 

With IP68 Dust & Water resistance, Dad no longer need to worry about accidental splashes of water on the phone while washing his car! Oh, check out my review on the phone too!

To find out more, check out www.lg.com/sg

What to get for Father's Day? Here are gift ideas from LG!

15 Jun 2017

LG Electronics launched its LG G6 earlier in April 2017. The latest flagship phone from LG packs a number of features such as IP68 water and dust resistance and Google Assistant built in. I have a chance to take the LG G6 for a spin for two weeks to test out some of the features. 

The LG G6 comes in three colours at its launch - Astro Black, Ice Platinum and Mystic White. The review set from LG comes in Astro Black. LG G6 comes with a 18:9 QHD+ FullVision display instead of the usual 16:9 aspect ratio. This means more room for more details. The details seem richer on the LG G6 screen.

The screen to body ratio is great with little space for bezel on the sides. I like the aluminium frame that spots a soft matte finish which gives is some grip yet it is smooth. LG says the rounded corners are there to disperse the impact if the phone is dropped.

When held in the hands, the LG G6 feels more comfortable to be held in the hands than some of the phones in the market. 

The fingerprint sensor at the back can be a little easy to activate. When placed in my pocket, I have tried activated it accidentally when the pockets brushed against my skin. However, it is good that it is sensitive to my touch so I could get the phone to quickly unlocked with a touch.

The phone is much easier to grip and hold in one hand and gets unlocked when my finger is in place at the sensor. I brought it out for a week to test the usability and to take photos with the improved camera and camera app.

The LG G6 comes with not one but two cameras. Both cameras now comes in 13 MP, so check out how much more you can capture with the wide angle and regular cameras in comparison below.

Regular Camera

Wide Angle Camera

The enhanced camera application has the Square Camera mode. This is good especially for Instagram as you will have your photo canvas already in 1:1 ratio. Of course the Square Camera mode does not stop at giving you the 1:1 ratio, it brings Snap shot,  Match shot, Grid shot and Guide shot. LG has a great video on the modes.

As I love to share photos, the guide shot helps a lot and is my favourite shooting mode in the Square Camera mode. It gives you a "template photo" to literally guide you where to place your plate or food. Effortlessly making sure that your photos are consistent. Gif (debate is over, the creator say it is "jif") can also be easily created with the photos shot using the same template, giving a cohesive animated graphic within a few taps.

I also played around with the 360 Panorama mode. With the guide on the screen and the wide angle camera, more can be captured. Check out my photo at the link and have a tour of the Pang Sua Pond. https://goo.gl/photos/BsB89nMGEj9RQzZG8

Besides all these features, what I like about the G6 is that it is dual sim feature. However. the second sim slot shared with the memory card. What makes me want to mention about the dual sim feature is that the LG G6's OS comes with features that makes managing dual sim usage easier. Widgets, the notification area, and the cost save mode to make all the calls on one sim card. All are subtle but useful features to have.

So what is my take? I love the features on the new LG G6 especially the camera. The enhanced camera and application make taking beautiful photos easy with the LG G6.

To find out more about the LG G6, you can check out the official website at http://www.lg.com/sg/mobile-phones/lg-G6.

LG G6 Hands On

12 Jun 2017

This June, check out these new shows premiering on AXN and Sony Channel!

NCIS: Los Angeles – Season 8 Premiere
Premieres Jun 7, every Wednesday at 9.45pm on AXN.
(Singtel TV Ch 304 and StarHub TV Ch 511)

Blue Bloods – Season 7 Premiere
Premieres Jun 21, every Monday to Thursday at 10.35pm on AXN.
(Singtel TV Ch 304 and StarHub TV Ch 511)
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Casual – Series premiere
Premieres Jun 21, Wednesdays at 8.30pm on Sony Channel.
(Singtel TV Ch 316, StarHub TV Ch 510)

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Younger – Season 4 premiere
Premieres Jun 29, Thursdays at 8.30pm on Sony Channel.
(Singtel TV Ch 316, StarHub TV Ch 510)

The Night Shift – Season 4 Premieres
Premieres Jun 26, Mondays at 8.55pm on Sony Channel.
(Singtel TV Ch 316, StarHub TV Ch 510)

Check these shows out in June on AXN and Sony Channel

11 Jun 2017

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Ultimate Ears launched its new Second Street Collection! It will come with eight new patterns and colours for Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 and Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM.

Cityscape and Urban Zebra showcase bold geometrics and stark, graphic patterns in neutral tones inspired by the monolithic structures in the urban landscape. After Hours and Marina embody a classic palette of red and blue turned up to an electrifying intensity. Midnight Garden, Stone, Cashmere and Lilac feature soft, warm and vaguely luminous tones inspired by the hazy light of spring.

The Boom2 and Megaboom are available at S$249 and S$399 respectively from now (Boom 2 Stone design will be available in July). Check them out here at http://www.ultimateears.com/en-sg/street-collection

Information and photo from Ultimate Ears.

Ultimate Ears launched the new Second Street Collection

10 Jun 2017

Singtel TV's Jia Le Channel (佳乐台) (Singtel TV Channel 502) will be telecasting the second season of Sing! China《中国新歌声》live from 14 July, 2017! Who will be the next Sing! China breakout star of 2017 after Nathan Hartono? Singtel TV Jia Le Channel viewers will be the first to find out.

Mandopop titans Jay Chou and Na Ying will return to the highly popular contest as mentors for the second season. New additions, Eason Chan and Liu Huan, will also join the panel to guide their protégés to battle it out at the finals for the top spot.

The live telecast of Sing! China Season 2 program is part of Singtel TV’s 10th anniversary celebrations and viewers can expect more exciting programmes later in the year. Subscribers can also look forward to a strong line-up of top-rated China and Taiwanese programmes such as the 2016’s Golden Bell Awards Best TV Series, A Touch of Green《一把青》, the second season of Ode to Joy 《欢乐颂 2》and one of the most anticipated Chinese period drama The Advisors Alliance 《军师联盟》.

Jia Le Channel (Ch 502) is available on Singtel TV, Singtel TV GO and on Singtel’s video streaming portal, Cast. For more information on Singtel TV and Jia Le Channel, visit http://www.singteltv.com.sg/.

Information and photo from Singtel TV.

Singtel TV bringing Sing! China Season 2 live on Jia Le Channel

3 Jun 2017

Logitech launched two slient mice - the Logitech M221 Silent Mouse and the M331 Silent Plus.

The two new mice are touted to be silent, and how quiet are they?

I have a chance to try out the M221 Silent Mouse and let's find out how it compares to your regular mouse.

I love how Logitech packs its mice. It is simple, elegant, and you can see the product straight away, so there is no doubt what you are getting.

The M221 sports a curvy design that fits the left and right hand comfortably. So whichever hand you use, you should not find it weird. I like the longer M221 compared to my M321 which allows me to rest more of my palm on the mouse as I use it. 

The mouse also able to last around 18 months with it auto switching off if it is not in use. You also get the wireless freedom with the plug and forget nano receiver.

Now, the quietness of the mouse! It has the Quiet Mark seal of approval from the UK Noise Abatement Society.

Compared to the average mouse, the M221 Silent Mouse is so quiet. I can still hear the audible click but it is so quiet compared to the average mouse. The scroll-wheel too, is also more quiet under my normal usage scenarios.

Overall, I love the curvy design of the M221 and it being silent. At the price of S$25.00, it is not very expensive for a quiet mouse. 

If you want to find out more about M221, visit http://www.logitech.com/en-sg/product/m221-silent.

Logitech M221 Silent Plus Review

25 May 2017

EZ-Link has partnered with FWD Insurance, to enhance coverage for ez-link cards registered with ‘Activate!’, a free card-blocking service.

With ‘Activate!’ ez-link card holders can now claim up to $15 for unauthorised usage due to loss or theft, up from $10 previously. 'Activate!' also offers a suite of value added services in addition to card blocking such as tracking of card usage and monitoring of up to 90 transactions in the past three months.

More than 76,000 ez-link cards reported lost over the last three years. EZ-Link encourages card holders to register their ez-link cards on ‘Activate!’ to protect their card value in the event of card loss or theft.

To enjoy the benefits of ‘Activate!’, ez-link card holders can register their ez-link cards via the EZ-Link Mobile Application or the ‘Activate!’ online portal at www.ezlink.com.sg/activate. Each user may register up to three ez-link cards on ‘Activate!’ and enjoy auto-renewal of coverage annually.

Register with Activate! with enhanced coverage for your ez-link cards

23 May 2017

Audio House, has just launched their first ever online store, audiohouse.com.sg along with their membership program!

Audio House is one of Singapore’s largest home-grown retail electronics store and they are having great perks upon joining their free membership! On the 25th of May (00:00 to 23:59), Audio House will be giving away $100 (instead of the usual $60) in e-vouchers to all who sign up for an account with them.

On top of the free membership, get free cash vouchers with every purchase, which can be used to offset subsequent purchases! All cash vouchers can be used on top of promotions offered. For purchases without the use of cash vouchers, free $20 will be given for every $100 purchase. For purchases using existing cash vouchers, free 3% of net amount paid will be credited into account.

How to use cash vouchers? For every $100 spent, $20 can be deducted from your e-wallet account!

Sounds good? Visit audiohouse.com.sg to find out more!

All New Audio House Online Store

22 May 2017

Taking over SBS's Wednesday & Thursday 2155 (KST) slot from Saimdang, Light's Diary is Suspicious Partner. 

The lead actor and actresses are Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun. 

Oh yes, Ji Chang Wook who played that charismatic secret agent in The K2 and Healer. As Suspicious Partner is more of a Romance-Comedy, there will be less "action" scenes that I will expect. Is he going to take on a similar boy next door feel like in Smile, Dong Hae?

As for Nam Ji Hyun, she is the innocent and sweet girl from Shopping King Louie. She transforms from a country bumpkin in Shopping King Louie, to a prosecutor intern in Suspicious Partner.

Before I started my first episode of the Suspicious Partner, these are my impressions of the two leads. With over four episodes watched, it does reminds me of Pride and Prejudice (another Korean drama) where the leads are also the prosecutor and apprentice/ intern.

Noh Ji Wook (Ji Chang Wook) is a cool but harsh prosecutor. He earned himself the worse prosecutor for being harsh to criminals. Eun Bong Hee (Nam Ji Hyun) becomes his intern in the drama.

A funny encounter on the train, where Bong Hee was molested by a pervert and mistaken Noh Ji Wook as the culprit. How about bumping into someone who you think is a pervert at the hotel cafe and to spite your soon to be ex-boyfriend, ask him for a night? 

In the world of drama coincidences, more chances for the leads to like bump into each other even more often. With four episodes completed, I can say that there are too many coincidences in just the first four episodes of the drama. Oh, I sensed some bromance between Ji Eun Hyuk (Choi Tae Jun) and Noh Ji Wook. "My Ji-Wook-i"! What is the story behind this two? Is it as what I suspected? Something got to do with Ji Wook's painful past?

Anyway, Suspicious Partner will air for 32 episodes, with two episodes each day (a break between for commercials) and two days per week.

Kdrama Impressions - Suspicious Partner

15 May 2017

Logitech 2017 Doodle Collection mice is coming! Set your imagination free with the cool and bold mouse from Logitech.

Funky Prints and Quirky Designs – from Lightbulb to Sneakerhead to Skateburger to Triple Scoop –  brings a touch of character to the Logitech® M238 Wireless Mouse.

Keep the party going for up to 12 months without having to switch batteries and work up to 10 metres away from the computer without losing connection (depending on use, settings and environmental conditions).

Also, safely store the USB receiver inside the mouse while on the go, so you don't lose it!
Can't wait to get your hands on these cute designs? They will be available in June for a retail price of $29.00!

Images from Logitech

Logitech 2017 Doodle Collection