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CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – Micro Sim Punch for Your iPhone 4.0 & iPad 3G

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “Micro Sim Punch for Your iPhone 4.0 & iPad 3G”. Click here for the full read.

May 31, 2010 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, iPad, iPhone | , , , , , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – The Ultimate Bluetooth Stereo Headset that Works with the iPad & iPhone

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “The Ultimate Bluetooth Stereo Headset that Works with the iPad & iPhone”. Click here for the full read.

May 22, 2010 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Bluetooth, iPad, iPhone, My Gears | , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Gears – iPad Camera Connection Kit

Got my shipment of iPad Camera Connection Kit and iTunes Gift Cards. The Camera Connection Kit comes in two, the adapter for importing photos and video from a USB camera or iPhone and a SD card reader for importing photos as well.  So far it works really well with the iPad.  Will test the USB adapter the next couple days to see if it works with other stuff.

Got a few extras, if you want one and don’t mind a tiny premium, drop me a note.

May 17, 2010 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, iPad, My Gears | , , | 8 Comments

SONY NEX-5 Commercial

Source – SonyEurope

May 12, 2010 Posted by | Camera, Gadgets n Gizmos, SONY, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Sony NEX-3 Review

Photo Twist have a review (more like preview) on the Sony NEX-3, check it out here.

Source – Photo Twist

May 11, 2010 Posted by | Camera, Gadgets n Gizmos, Review, SONY | , , , | Leave a comment

SONY NEX3 and NEX5 Pricing Released

Image from Engadget

Sony NEX3:

  • 14.2 megapixel sensor;
  • Memory Stick and SDXC media;
  • 720p / 30fps video;
  • 2.95-inch LCD; and
  • US$320 (Body only)

Sony NEX5:

  • 14.2 megapixel sensor;
  • Memory Stick and SDXC media;
  • AVCHD 1080i video;
  • 2.95-inch LCD; and
  • US$448 (Body only)

Both were said to be available in June.

Source – Engadget

May 11, 2010 Posted by | Camera, Gadgets n Gizmos, SONY | , , , | 1 Comment

Apple iPad International Launch Announced

Woot, finally we’re getting the exact dates on the international launch of the iPads.  Apple just released the following press release, looks like we are getting ours in July for Hong Kong.

iPad Available in Nine More Countries on May 28

Pre-Orders Begin May 10

CUPERTINO, California-May 7, 2010-Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on Friday, May 28. Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Apple’s online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday, May 10. In the US, Apple has already sold over one million iPads and customers have downloaded over 12 million apps from the App Store, as well as over 1.5 million ebooks from the new iBookstore…..

Apple plans to release iPad in Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore in July. Apple will announce availability, local pricing and pre-order plans for these nine additional countries at a later date.

Source – Apple

May 8, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, iPad | , , | Leave a comment

More Vids on iPad – the Kitchen iPad and the iPad Clamshell

Yet another reason why one should get the iPad.  Great gift for Mother’s Day, LOL.

Do I really want this? The Clamshell although looks mighty cool, being able to turn the iPad into a notebook…. but who needs a notebook? isn’t that the reason why we want the iPad? ponders.

May 7, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, iPad, Video | , | Leave a comment

iPad WiFi Duels Out with the iPad 3G, Complete Speed Test

A week after the launch of the Apple iPad 3G version, tons of it arrived shore in Hong Kong.  Germini of HKEPC Hardware forum did a very thorough testing of the two versions, the WiFi and the 3G versions. Here’s the link to the terrific thread (most are in English and tons of pics).  In addition, there’s also seven short videos on the speed tests between the two.

In short, what was noticed is that the WiFi upload and download times seems to outperform the 3G version. Check out the vids for more.

You can check out all his seven videos here at his YouTube channel.

Source – HKEPC, hksuspect888

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, iPad, My Gears | , | Leave a comment

CNET Asia Community Blog Entry – iPad 3G+WiFi – Hong Kong Grey Market’s Latest Price

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My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “iPad 3G+WiFi – Hong Kong Grey Market’s Latest Price”. Click here for the full read.

May 3, 2010 Posted by | Apple, Hong Kong, iPad | , , | Leave a comment

Web Wednesday v.36 @ Volar – 5 May 2010 – sioksiok

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday, 5 May, at Volar, Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.

For WW’s third birthday, WW have the pleasure of bringing you acclaimed filmaker Siok Siok Tan, who’s latest creation is “Twittamentary”, a crowd-sourced documentary about how the real-time web is changing social encounters around the world.
More on the documentary: http://www.twittamentary.com/
Siok (@sioksiok) describes herself as “a filmmaker, entrepreneur and a honorary geek with a deep passion for great storytelling in the age of real time web”. She is also an internet entrepreneur who has built Niurenku, an online video venture in China focused on sports, music and youth culture. Siok previously worked as an executive producer for Discovery Channel in Asia,. The shows she produced have clinched more than a dozen awards and nominations at the Asian TV awards and the Golden Bell Awards.Siok has also been a visiting lecturer at the Beijing Film Academy, where she directed a documentary about the Beijing Olympics with the assistance of her students. Siok holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honors) in Comparative Literature from Brown University, USA.

The mixer will kick off at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the interview starting at 7:15pm.

As per usual, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink. Web Wednesday’s lovely assistant, Vivian, will issue receipts if you need one. (For students, you can get in for HK$50 without free booze). Thereafter, all standard drinks will be charged at special happy hour prices.

Web Wednesday will donate 10% of entrance fees to help fund the completion of Twittamentary.

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

May 2, 2010 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Web Wednesday | , , | Leave a comment

   

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