Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

First Look Video(s) at the Galaxy Note

The Galaxy Note is officially launched last week in Hong Kong and the price tag for it is HK$5,590 (US$717) for no contract. Check out the video. More videos after the jump.

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November 14, 2011 Posted by | Android, Mobile Phone, Tablet | , , , , , | Leave a comment

BarCamp Hong Kong 2011 is Here – 12 November 2011


My new entry over at CNET Asia Community Blog is up. This week’s entry, “BarCamp Hong Kong 2011 on tomorrow“.



Scedule for BarCamp 2011

To signup, head over to the BarCamp 2011 official website at http://barcamp.hk/ For directions to the venue, click into the following link (they have Chinese directions as well), http://cmc.scm.cityu.edu.hk/en/venueaccess/index.html

Source – BarCamp

November 11, 2011 Posted by | Barcamp, Event, Hong Kong | , , , , | Leave a comment

Review on the Phottix Odin TTL Trigger for Canon

Image from The Phoblographer

The Phoblographer ran a long, thorough review on the Phottix Odin TTL Trigger for Canon (link to review here). In short, the author loves the Phottix Odin and his conclusions are –

  • Decent build quality
  • Exceptional battery life
  • The best TTL metering I’ve seen (it’s like you’ve never taken the flash off the camera. And even then it sometimes meters better.)
  • A price you really can’t beat: US$330.00 for a Commander and Receiver at the time of writing this post. US$130 for a receiver.
  • Extremely easy to use.
  • Very portable.

Check out the following video review from the author as well.

For those interested in the trigger, PASM Workshop is  selling them at a huge discount for their registered members,

  • Phottix Odin TTL Trigger Set for Canon (1 transmitter+1 receiver), list price HK$2,680-> now HK$2,380 (11%off)
  • Photix Odin TTL Receiver Only for Canon (1 receiver), list price HK$980-> now HK$890 (10%off)

Head over to their e-store for more information.

Source – The Phoblographer

November 7, 2011 Posted by | Accessories, DSLR, Photography | , , | Leave a comment

Pic of the Day – Edison Chan – Blow Jobs

For those who don’t know who Edison Chan is….. check out this ChannelAsia’s article. Great pic circulating on Facebook this morning, source unknown.

November 7, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, E! News, Pics | | Leave a comment

TouchFire: The Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad

Well, for those who miss that tactile feel when typing with an iPad, check out the TouchFire Keyboard on Kickstarter which will start shipping this December. The project has a funding goal of US$10,000 and has now achieved the US$36,728 pledged funds, meaning that this project is a success.  For a US$45 pledge , you will get a keyboard, a storage case and a pair of cover clips, all in black. Up one notch, for a US$80 pledge, you will get two 2 keyboards in black and white, 2 storage cases and 5 pairs of cover clips in colors that complement the iPad Smart Covers and of course there are other more expensive exclusive type packages which you can check out on their Kickstarter page. Check them out, great Christmas present for sure.

Source – TouchFire

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPad2 | , , , | Leave a comment