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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Xiaomi Mi Router 3 Review – Affordable Dual Band Wireless Router

The Xiaomi Mi Router 3 is a dual-band 802.11ac wireless router. It looks stylish and have decent build quality. The Xiaomi Mi Router 3 is a AC1200 router capable of wireless speeds up to 300Mbps and 866Mbps on the 2.4GHz and 5Ghz spectrum respectively but it’s 10/100 WAN port might be a bottleneck for broadband plans exceeding 100Mbps. All in all, the Mi Router 3 is an affordable no-frills router for wireless Internet access. I got it for S$35 from Qoo10 to replace a failing ASUS RT-N56U.

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Cubot X18 Plus Review – Good budget phone with decent specs

For those who are unfamiliar with the brand Cubot, they are a Chinese smartphone manufacturer based in Shenzhen and they launched a number of budget smartphones. Where can you possibly find a Android smartphone with a 6-inch FHD+ display, dual 20MP+2MP rear cameras, 4000 mAh battery and 64GB storage for US$130? Apparently Cubot has it – the Cubot X18 Plus. GearBest have periodic offers/ sales and they recently had one for Cubot smartphones.

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Zero1 virtual mobile telco offers unlimited mobile data plan

Zero1, Singapore’s third mobile virtual network operator, is offering unlimited mobile data plan at an incredibly low price. But there is a catch, you enjoy full 4G network speed for your first 3GB and mobile data speed gets throttled afterwards until the end of your bill cycle.

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My First 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

My first Mac is the iMac 27-inch (mid-2011) and my experience has been awesome! It was a refreshing change from Microsoft Windows.The iMac, back then, also allows for a fair bit of customisation (i.e. adding SSD, boosting up to 32GB RAM). It is actually still serving me well now. However, for something that is more portable, I decided to go for a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Space Grey. My first five minutes of using the MacBook Pro? The macOS High Sierra is a lot smoother on this new piece of hardware compared to my aging iMac.

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