Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Review

Smartwatches are getting common and most importantly – affordable! Nowadays, they are also packed with features. I bought the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active to replace my TicWatch E. The Galaxy Watch Active is pitched as the lower cost version of the previous Galaxy Watch. I bought it for S$239 from Qoo10 and it retails for S$348.

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Reiyin WT-04: Bluetooth Audio for Nintendo Switch

One of the qualms about Nintendo Switch is that it does not work with Bluetooth headphones/ earphones. With wired earbuds, it often leads to nuisance like tugging the earbuds out of the ears or accidents like pulling the Nintendo Switch off the table top. All these can be avoided if the audio can be wirelessly delivered. Hence, products like Genki and Reiyin WT-04 enable Bluetooth audio for the Nintendo Switch. I bought the Reiyin WT-04 Bluetooth 5 audio transmitter from Reiyin shop on aliexpress.com during their December 2018 promotion for US$14.74 (shipping inclusive).

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Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Review

Synology announced their first wireless mesh router, the Synology MR2200ac, in October 2018. On its own, the MR2200ac is a AC2200 router with excellent range. When paired up with another MR2200ac or even the Synology RT2600ac, you create an intelligent wireless mesh system that automatically learns the location of the peer mesh nodes for the best connectivity experience. I experimented with wireless mesh back in 2015 and was convinced that they are great for coverage in apartment layout. Will the Synology MR2200ac solve your coverage needs? Let’s find out.

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HORI Compact Playstand for Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch’s kickstand is a nice touch. It allows the Nintendo Switch to stand on its own on a flat surface during a round of Overcooked! or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The problem is that the tilt is not adjustable, obstructed charging port and neck strains. The HORI Compact Playstand allows the Nintendo Switch to be tilted at multiple angles while being charged. I got the HORI Compact Playstand for ¥1,086 (approximately S$13.50).

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HORI Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charge Stand

I bought additional Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers recently and was wondering how do I keep them charged? The ultimate disappointment in multi-player gaming is when the spare controllers run out of batteries. To avoid that, I bought the HORI Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charge Stand to keep them charged. It cost ¥2,677 (approximately S$33) from Amazon Japan.

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Team Xecuter’s SX Gear Review

The Nintendo Switch is a powerful portable gaming device with its Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC. It has four ARM Cortex A57 cores maxing out at 2 GHz. To top it off, it has 256 CUDA cores at 768 MHz and 4 GB RAM! Other than running Nintendo Switch games, it would probably run emulators perfectly! That’s where Team Xecuter’s SX Gear, Hekate and Lakka comes into the picture.

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Nintendo Switch

One year on, my colleagues and friends are still enjoying their Nintendo Switch. It does not seems to be a fad and proved itself to be one of the most exciting gaming consoles so far with periodic game releases.

The Nintendo Switch is interesting. Not only can you bring it around for single player games, you can also spice up a party with multiplayer games directly on the console or on a big screen through the included Nintendo dock. I bought the Nintendo Switch recently after one of my buddies got it. I hope I ain’t too late to the party.

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