Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

Rants on MTRC’s Website – Simply Inadequate – Shame

Had a photo shoot for the Standard Chartered Bank’s Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup the past Sunday at the Shatin racecourse.  Because of the size of the event, we had to do some research in terms of the logistics arrangements.  Went up to the MTRC website to check the first train scheduled inbound for the Shatin racecourse and guess what…. can’t find a single thing.  For someone who used to work at the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation prior to the KCR-MTRC merger, the lack of info on a well-listed public transportation company is …. hmm…. one word….. “shame”.  

Hope the PR and Operations guys pick up this post for this is a real disgrace considering how many tourist new to Hong Kong would like to take a trip out to the racecourse but only to find out that such a big ass company can’t even run a decent train schedule on their corporate website…. shame indeed.

Disclaimer: This post is written after a pitiful Monday at the office and due to a lack of attractive women at the bar where I had my happy hour…shame.

May 30, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Hong Kong | , , , , | 1 Comment

Apple Back to School Special with iPad 2011

Rumours on the street states that Apple will be announcing the new Back to School Special on 6 June 2011 during the WWDC and this time around, Apple will include the iPad2 (basic model) and knock off US$200 off the ticket price.  If that is true, it will definitely sweet up the deal but my question is, can Apple keep up with the supply?

Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

May 30, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPad2 | | Leave a comment

Another Great Kickstarter Project – Hive Dock for iPhone

Okay, what is so special about the Hive Dock? well, it’s a dock for your iPhone and works in both portrait and landscape.  It also amplifies the audio output into a concave chamber which then projects upward, all without needing any power. The dock also features a piece of Fresnel lens which tugs away nicely at the bottom of the dock.  The lens stands parallel to the iPhone’s Retina Display at a set distance of 4 inches, providing crystal clear 2X magnification.

The project is 16 days have 16 days to go and they are still looking for another US$120,000 pledges.  For a pledge of US$45, you will get a Twitter Follow + Hive t-shirt plus a Hive dock.  For more information, check out the project over at Kickstarter, link here.

For a target retail price of US59.95, I think it’s priced a bit too high.  I like the idea of it but just don’t agree to the part on hands-on gaming.

May 30, 2011 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone 4 | , | Leave a comment