Acer Spin 5

 

The improved Acer Spin 5 model comes in at 13 and 15 inch versions, so you can choose which model you would like to purchase. Acer included some new features like the eighth-gen Intel Core processors, a clearer screen, better stylus support and a better keyboard for people typing. The model is quite stylish and the metal build is glistening while being solid as a rock. The bad thing is, that the labtop is slightly heavier weighing at 3.31 pounds. 13 inch convertibles from Samsung and Hp weigh 2.5 pounds which is quite a big difference if you ask me.

The Acer Spin 5 comes with a stylus that is great for taking notes and drawing but unfortunately, there is no place for owners to store their stylus on the labtop. Even though the Acer Spin 5 is not made specifically for watching videos/shows, it can be used as your TV alternative whenever you want to use it. Its clear and bright screen displays bright colors with wide-viewing angles and the speakers, which are located above the keyboard, are impressively loud. Audio quality will suffer at maximum volume and distortions, but lowering it will help avoid it.

The specs of the screen contains 13.3-inch IPS screen, 1920×108-pixel resolution with a 16:9 screen ratio. There is also a special mode, called the tent mode which is made especially for watching videos or shows in a tight space. When watching, the labtop’s hinges are sturdy and holds its position firmly. The down side is that the speakers face the opposite direction of the screen which directs the sound away from the viewer. Even though, the nuisance is small it is noticeable.

The good side about the Acer Spin 5 is that it has a useful convertible design with a sturdy and current build. It has a solid keyboard, stylus support, surprisingly loud speakers and long battery life. The only bad side is that its quite heavy. Other than that, it has a pretty good price and i would get this computer for work as it seems really good. The price that it is starting at is $700.

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Original Prusa i3 mk3 3D printer by Josef Prusa

3D Printer :Original Prusa i3 mk3 by Josef Prusa

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This printer is the newest version of the first printer that Josef Prusa made and has lots of new improvements to the first two version. Some of the improvements that are added is the filament sensor, Power Panic, Trinamic2130 drivers with layer shift detection, faster and silent printing,New Y axis, Bondtech extruder, Magnetic MK52 Heatbed, Powder coated PEI spring steel print sheet. I will elaborate on the improvements and explain what they can do.

Filament sensor

It is a laser type sensor which can not only detect the presence of the filament, but can also detect its movement. This allows the printer to pause the printing and ask the user to add a new spool of filament if it is running out. Enables the detection of stuck filament and get the user to cold pull to clean the nozzle. Having the filament sensor adds a new feature called filament auto loading, which when a new filament is inserted, it detects it, offer a preheat before loading it into the hot-end and finally, printing the object at the users count.

Power Panic

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Power Panic is a new feature that allows full recovery from a complete loss of power and is done without the use of batteries. This is made possible by the printer shutting down the components responsible for heating its printing-bed and extruder, this process enables the printer to have enough power in the capacitor to save the position and park the printer-head and printing-nozzle away from the printout. This is so as not to destroy the printout, reduce the wastage of plastic when there is a power trip and continue printing when the power comes back.

Summary

In summary, this 3D printer is what all designers dream of, with absolutely no chance of having fail prints and high end technology sensors / parts. In my opinion, this is a must have 3D Printer and I highly recommend you to buy it.

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Pixel Gun 3D

(The game)

Pixel gun 3D is a multiplayer online game that has different leagues and requires skills. The lowest league and highest league is both wooden league and adamant league respectively. The adamant league is 3000+ trophies and it resets weekly, making people have the tendency to drop from adamant league. There are many types of game modes such as team strike and team fight. When you win and you are the top frag of that round, you mostly likely earn more than 30 trophies. You earn experience points from winning or losing rounds. Experience points helps you to level up.

Lucky spins are 3 gems each , making you getting a random prize. The players you face in every league gets more and more difficult as the league increases. When you are level 6, you are able to join a clan. When you join a clan, there is clan siege. A siege is a clan vs clan game where you have to push a ram towards a gate while the defenders will try to prevent you from doing so.

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(A first person view of playing Pixel Gun 3D)

As you level up, you unlock new guns that are better. You can also buy shirts, capes and boots to improve your character. You can also buy gadgets to help you. There is egg delivery for you to hatch to get new pets to be your sidekick. You equip 8 types of guns every round in case you run out of ammo. You can pick up ammo, health points and armor. Armor is important to protect you. As you level up, you can upgrade your armor even more. There are many types of maps for you to play in like Paradise Resort or D Day. You can play in squads also for every game mode. There is ranked in this game, which is trophy count from different game modes, there are only sieges.

 

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(The inventory of the Pixel gun 3D)

I think this is a game everyone should try as it is fun and addictive.

Credits: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixel.gun3d

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Pixel Gun 3D Pocket Edition 13.5.1 Apk + Mod + Data Android

 

 

AFTERSHOCK MX-15

The Aftershock MX-15, a laptop specially designed for performance, gaming. Engineered for epic performance with unbeatable pricing(being only SGD $1142-$1384). You are able to enjoy any type of game at high frames per second because of its great Graphics Processing Unit and Central Processing Unit. Running most games at around 220 frames per second 7th Gen Quad Core i7-7700 3.6GHz processor)even with the best graphics set in the game.

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Its a bang for your bucks, why? A 15.6-inch Full-HD gaming notebooks have been available for a couple of years, but they haven’t been exactly affordable. Having an Acer Predator or Dell Alienware notebook with Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU will cost you around SGD $2500 or more, which is steep compared to what a regular notebook cost these days. While the MX-15 is only SGD $1142 even with a 15.6-inch Full-HD IPS Matte Display, 7th Gen Quad Core i7-7700 3.6GHz processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB GDR5 RAM, 8GB of DDR4 RAM plus 120GB SSD with 1TB HDD. There’s also a generous number of ports including 1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 (Type A) and 1x USB 3.0 (Type C). There’s also a single HDMI and two mini Display ports so you can connect to up to three external monitors!

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With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU having 6GB GDR5 RAM and the 7th Gen Quad Core i7-7700 3.6GHz processor, it allows high and maximum frames per second running lots of games smoothly though with best graphics. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU can run games like counter strike global offensive max graphics at around 160 frames per second which is ideal for gamers. The 7th Gen Quad Core i7-7700 3.6GHz processor also helps out with maximizing the graphics processing unit.

Even though the MX-15 is cheap, it contains most gaming laptop functions, for example, its keyboard. The keyboard has RGB backlights which you can set to up to highlight your hotkeys and controls in different colours.

In my opinion, MX-15 is a must for people who wants cheap but awesome gaming laptop, its really great compared to some overpriced gaming laptops which cost around SGD $2600 with worse performance.

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August Smart Lock(2017)

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(Picture of the model of the August Smart Lock(2017))

Comes with a door-sense sensor and works with apps like Google Home for $129. It doesn’t work with some other apps like Apple and is a bit noisy at times though. The lock can be installed in several minutes and uses DoorSense to give the user information constantly whether the door is closed or opened, when the user is not at home.

This August as compared to the August Pro, has a more traditional design. It is around thrice as large and wider than the August Pro. It uses more technology and lesser equipment with a latch that can be turned to unlock it. But the design looks a bit less plain than the August Pro. But when using apps to control the lock, it tends to get noisier.

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(How the August Smart Lock(2017) looks when it is manually locked)

I still want to reiterate about the DoorSense. It is a very good function to inform the user whether the door is locked so that important valuables does not get lost. When tested, it gave clear condition of the door. But the bad thing is that this August product is not compatible with some apps like Apple anymore. If you are an iPhone user and you wish to use a lock like this, you can consider using other products of August like the August Pro. Voice commands can be used to command the app through the phone.

You can make the lock connect to WiFi also by topping an additional $79 to allow the lock to have this function. So the total cost will be $199.

I think that this lock is a very good lock with good features like DoorSense that makes it appealing to buyers. So I think people that wants a safe lock that will keep your valuables in place, this will be the right choice for you.

Credits:

https://www.cnet.com/products/august-smart-lock-2017/review/2/

https://www.cnet.com/products/august-smart-lock-2017/review/

 

iRobot Roomba 880

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iRobot Roomba 880

Behold, the little helper bot sent to save you from dusty floors, the Roomba 880. With whole new features than it’s predecessors, it helps clean the floors.

Features

The Roomba 880 comes equipped with a new AeroForce cleaning system, bristle-free extractors that rotate inward toward each another to speed up airflow and increase suction. Along with that, the strong vacuum and increased battery life from the new XLife battery.

The Roomba also has various lights to indicate different thing, like a light to show when the battery is full, empty, when the bin is full and when the Roomba gets stuck.

It also has a Dirt Detect feature helps the Roomba to locate the grime and dirt on the ground to clean, so just in case it misses a spot, it can solve the issue itself.

The robot comes with a removable bin, left and right wheel, debris extractors, and a spinning side brush.  Beside the vacuum itself, you also get a Home Base, or dock, two Virtual Wall/Lighthouse sensors with four C batteries included, an extra HEPA filter, and a remote control with two AA

batteries included.

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iRobot Roomba with accessories

Functionality

The Roomba can switch between spot clean mode and regular clean mode, so you can set it to clean a certain troublesome spot or just the whole area.

Being a Roomba and all, the experience is pretty hands-off, the 880 model allows you to set schedules of when to start cleaning, stop cleaning, where to clean and where not to clean.

The Roomba can be remotely controlled, using the aforementioned remote control, allowing a user to interact more with the robot when necessary.

The Roomba 880 can sense the duration it requires to clean a room, going back to its charging port after it thinks it’s done with the cleaning. unfortunately, its hard to predict how long it might take the Robot to clear the area out of the box.

Accessories 

Virtual Walls: They act as invisible barriers, stopping the Roomba from going to places it should not be going. The Virtual Walls can also be converted into Lighthouses, allowing the Roomba to clean room after room without losing its way back to the charging dock.

Home Base: The charger that provides power to the Roomba, the main base of operation that the Roomba go to when it needs to recharge.

Remote Control: Allows the user to control the Roomba.

Pros

If you need a helping hand to assist you with cleaning around the house, the ability to schedule the timings, new improved vacuum system and extra accessories make this an excellent choice.

Cons

The issue with pet hair filling the bin up too fast and pet hair being a little troublesome, and the fact it costs S$1,298.00 are the only down sides.

Summary

The iRobot Roomba is an amazing helper to assist you in clean your floor, with added accessories to make it more efficient and useful.

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LG V30

The LG V30, a phone that made everything possible. It has the best-sounding smartphone that’s ever been made, and it also has LG’s finest industrial design to date. The LG V30 is distinctive, modern, and stacked with desirable features, a phone seemingly destined for inevitable stardom. A awesome device with great performance, long battery life, an amazing camera and a headphone jack. And is also has water resistance, wireless charging, micro SD expandable storage and support for any cellular carrier too, awesome right?

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Until now, i really thought that the above can only be possible by Samsung’s Note 8 and s8 but the LG V30 surprise me by having all these functions, and so Samsung might just have another rival. Though it is not cheap, it has a sleek, durable handset, a new OLED screen, thinner build, improved dual cameras and a quad digital-to-analog audio converter built into the headphone jack, LG’s has just made it as both a luxury phone and a content creator’s dream, with particular focus on videographers (who can shoot pro-style Log format video) and so i think its worth the price. Just like the s8, it too, has an unusually tall screen that extends practically all the way to the top and bottom edges and a smooth glass back and a shiny aluminum band like the note 8.

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The LG V30’s dual cameras take killer photos. They’re crisp, full of life, and as often as not better than ones took side by side with a Samsung Galaxy s8 Plus, with more detail and less splotchy noise if you zoom in. You can thank the additional megapixels, 16 mega pixel compared to 12 mega pixel and slightly larger lens aperture, f/1.6 compared to  f/1.7 for that. In the daytime, the LG’s second wide-angle camera is a special treat, letting you capture more of your surroundings in every frame. You just can’t get these photos with any other phone camera

Overall, i would recommend you to buy LG V30, its worth your money and a real shocker once you get to hold it in your hands.

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Injustice 2

Injustice 2 is NetherRealm Studios’ game for 2017. Being a game depicting one of the many alternate universes under DC Comics, the series itself also has a comic series showing and explaining everything that happened within this alternate timeline. You can read them up HERE or watch someone explain it HERE.

The game is the successor to Injustice : Gods Among Us, released in 2013. As a sequel, the game itself has many improvements of the first game, most notably: a faster movement speed for characters, environmental intractables that can be blocked, moves to evade or end combos early. As a Netherrealm Studios (NRS) game, the gameplay itself is refined for a fighting game, with similar aspect to Mortal Kombat’s ‘juggling’ combat style where repeated attacks to the opponent in whilst in the air will initiate a combo.

Similar to Mortal Kombat, the game features a somewhat long campaign mode for you to play. Unlike other modern NRS games, this game allows different paths to choose from, with 2 different endings. Borrowing the idea of Living Towers from Mortal Kombat X, Injustice 2 has a similar system that goes all out on what you can do. The Multiverse has different ‘Earths’ one can choose to play. They are limited time only and a new one will pop up once one of the ‘Earths’ expires. But don’t worry, they will reappear sometime soon.

The biggest change would be the fact that there is a gear system. It allows players to fine tune their favourite fighters to gain an edge over AI fighters in the Multiverse. This also affects public multiplayer matches, where fine tuned fighters with a mix of competent players will make them extremely deadly. Different special moves are also added to add flavor and different combos for different players. Said new special moves are disabled in the competitive playlists for the sake a balancing.

The game includes 39 playable fighters, 10 of which are DLCs. Certain fighters have premium skins which changes them to another version of the same fighter. For example, for the Flash, his premier skin allows you to play as the Reverse Flash.

For the base game alone, most prices ranges between 55SGD to 90SGD. The other versions will cost more, some at around 120SGD and the most pricey one at 145SGD. If you are a DC fan or a fighting game fan, this game is no doubt a very good choice.

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Lenovo Yoga 920

The Lenovo Yoga 920 keeps everything i liked about its predecessor, the 910, and fixes almost everything i didn’t. A world-class performance, standout style and immersive entertainment, the Lenovo Yoga 920 is in a league of its own. Sleeker than ever and packed with speed and power to streamline your day: long-range voice-activated support, a nearly edgeless 4K display( 2160p) a resolution of 3840 pixels × 2160 lines, an optional digital pen featuring pinpoint accuracy, and more. Stand apart.

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The Lenovo Yoga 920 adds in Intel’s latest eighth-generation Core i-series processors that do deliver better performance while keeping its battery life good and long. Priced at SGD$2100, in my opinion it can be lesser and cheaper to be more affordable. But Lenovo Yoga 920 features can actually make up for that. Lenovo Yoga 920 is also slim and able to fit into most laptop bag and being easy to bring around. Its design is also a great feature. Being attractive and slick, it can make most people “wow!” on the laptop.

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From the super slim bezels around its display to the sturdy all-metal chassis to its unique watchband 360-degree hinge, the 920 looks and feels like a premium laptop. At 1.4 kg, it’s a little heavy but far from a burden and forgivable considering you’re getting a 13.9-inch screen in the same space as a typical 13.3-inch laptop. Plus at half an inch thick (12.7 mm), it easily slips into most laptop bag.

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The precision touch pad stays just about perfect. Fingers glide easily over its smooth surface, and you would never experienced any cursor jumps caused by a brush from your palm. There are multi touch gestures that are easily adjusted within Windows’ settings, so you can turn off controls like pinch-to-zoom or three-finger swipes if you want. A fingerprint reader to the right of the touch pad lets you sign in quickly with Windows Hello, which makes your login smooth and fast.

Overall i think Lenovo Yoga 920 is a great laptop and worth your money.

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Standoff 2

The legendary “Standoff” is back in the form of a dynamic first-person shooter!
New maps, new types of weapons, new game modes are waiting for you in this incredible action game, where terrorists and special forces going to engage the battle not for life, but to death. This game, made with the same developers as “Standoff”, and the game “Standoff 2” is a mobile version of Counter Strike Global Offensive, a well loved multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation. Standoff 2 is about  two teams against each other: the Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists. Both sides are tasked with eliminating the other while also completing separate objectives, the Terrorists, depending on the game mode, must plant the bomb, while the Counter-Terrorists must either prevent the bomb from being planted, defuse the bomb. Defuse is a fast paced game mode with only 1 minute 30 seconds per round for terrorist to get to bomb sites or counter terrorist to defend the bomb sites, prevent bomb to be planted or defuse the bomb. If either of the teams eliminate the other, the eliminated team loses while the one alive would win the round. $800 will be given to each player at the first round and the currency will increase on whether you win or lose, you will need to use the currency to purchase guns.

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Deathmatch is another game mode in Standoff 2 where you get any game you want and there are still 2 teams of counter terrorist and terrorist but this time you get to go wherever and kill the opponent. You will respawn every time you die. There is a timer of 10 minutes, with 1 kill points will be added to the scoreboard. By the end of 10 minutes, points will be compared between the players, top 3 players will be shown as “winners”. With stunning frames of more than 60 fps(frames per second), its runs with a sexy and smooth graphics.

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With a control setting containing shooting/crouching/jumping/scoping layout settings like changing the x and y sensitivity and where the shoot button will be and sound, graphics settings that allows you to get comfortable with the game. Being a fast-paced fps, it test your reflexes and tactical skill. Example of knowing when to peek enemies, rotate to other bomb sites, faking plants/defuse with the bomb to bait out enemies and even prefiring the spots that are commonly used. All this requires game sense, or even Intelligence quotient to predict movements of enemy and counter them. 

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Overall  i would say that Standoff 2 is a really good game to try out, it is not pay to win and can relax minds. Killing opponents might help you to relieve stress, being a fast pace game helps out with some of your boredom.

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