Monday, December 07, 2009

Bought my first baby item, Quinny Buzz 4 2009 model

Back in September, I got a little surprise in life. My wife is pregnant. 4 months on, the baby is developing and each day my wife's tummy is growing. As for me, I've been studying what I need to buy for the baby. 1 of the essential item is pushchair. After much research, we decided to buy Quinny Buzz 4 black. I just ordered from Mothercare for £400. I then called them for a price match with Halfords for £329.99.

This is 2009 model and the pushchair can be used up to 4 years old. On top of that, it can mount a Maxi Cosi car seat which I'll purchase in the coming days.

A short promo clips from Quinny web site.

Monday, November 30, 2009

My iPhone has just factory unlocked

I just got a SMS from O2 that my phone is unlocked. Hurray.

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Free Tales of Monkey Island today only

Free Tales of Monkey Island first episode only today. Get it here.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Something to look forward next year...

Yesterday I got a shock of life, and gave me something to look forward next year. More to come.

EON Free PowerDown while stocks last

If you are EON Energy customer, you can grab both powerdown device for free.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Preorder Championship Manager 2009/2010 for £2.51

Until late 10th Sep, you can preorder CM 09/10 at whatever you like, but there is an admin charge of £2.50. So the cheapest you can preorder it is £2.51.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Belkin TuneBase F8Z441ea for £41

I was looking for a iPhone car charger, and the cheapest I found cost around £6. My car does come with a ipod dock, but I'm looking for a iphone holder + fm transmitter + charger as I would like to play FM from abroad (via 3G using Wunder Radio) and listen it using the car stereo. :)

Belkin TuneBase is the best one around, besides Griffin.
The cheapest I found is £51.12 from Amazon, and yet there is a £10 off valid until 16th Aug.

It worked out to be £41.12 and i think it is a good deal.

Update 18/8: I received it yesterday, tested it for 10min, decided return it as it doesn't charge my iPhone 3GS and I could only get noise out from the sync FM. Instead, I placed an order or Belkin Micro Auto Charger for £4, rpp £13.5.

Friday, July 31, 2009

20 pence that worth £100

My colleague are luck to hold one of these rare coin that worth more than £100 in eBay. What make it valuable is It doesn't has the year printed on both side.

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, July 17, 2009

A decade of mobile phone experience

About 10 years ago, I got my first mobile phone from vodaphone, motorola startac, a month later I traded it for nokia 3210 with a digi line (0162962241). From there I used 8250, 8310 and 6230 with singtel (97823646),n73, n80 and finally n95 8gb with O2. Ever since I bought iPhone, I don't think i will consider a nokia phone in the coming decade.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Dev Team release jailbreak for iPhone 3GS

Dev-Team has release the much anticipated redsn0w jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, get the torrent here. Apparently the hole is the same as purplera1n used.

Tales of Monkey Island is about to begin...

Telltale will release Tales of Monkey Island in the coming hours, but before that, they put together a short flash animation. Enjoy.

Monday, July 06, 2009

The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition

I can't remember where to begin, probably back in 1990 when I first got my PC, a 386/486 with a turbo button on it. Monkey Island was my first ever adventure game played. This summer Lucasarts will release special edition for it, I'm glad they didn't release this as a 3D game. This release will be just in time to patch the lost of my childhood music pop icon, MJ.

Apparently there are more progress than just a Special Edition. The guy at Telltale will release Tales of Monkey Island, 3D episodic games. I can't wait to play it soon.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Jailbreak iPhone 3GS is now available

If you can't risk a second to wait for the release version of purplerain, you can try jailbreak your iPhone 3GS now at your own risk using the beta release here. GeoHot you are the man!

I ruined my Mac OS

I'd spent an hour yesterday grabbing a copy of VMWare image that contains Mac OS 10.5.5, then I installed the iPhone SDK for 6 hours! Eventually I'd the software upgrade and installed the 700+MB Mac OS 10.5.7 Combine Update and found that it killed the virtual machine. Total time lost was half a day!

Luckily I got a backup copy of the initial image. That's mean I will have to spent another 6 hours to install the SDK.
Update: The Mac OS image mentioned above is done by Xelabo, however I just came across an image that has 10.5.7 update in it. There is a forum discussing about increase performance and upgrade here.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Hoxton London Hotel for £1

Hoxton £1 deal is back. I'd never lucky enough to grab this deal before, but I can try it tomorrow.

Belkin iPhone 3G Ballistic Nylon Case for £2.99

My iPhone is still in the packaging as I don't want to risk scratching it without a protection. Fortunately there is a cheap case available to buy. I'd ordered a Belkin iphone case for £2.99 from Boffer, best deal I can find since Amazon is selling for £7.99.

Hopefully the case will arrive before weekend.

Tech Spec: The Formed Hard Case adds protection and style to your iPhone by elegantly combining a fitted leather face with a formed, ballistic nylon back.

Belkin Ballistic Case - Case for cellular phone - nylon, leather - black - Apple iPhone.

Condition: Brand new

Warranty: Life Time with Belkin

SGP shield for iPhone 3G & S

I got my iPhone 3GS today, finally I'd decided to move away from HTC Hero after 2 weeks of consideration. But I'll get an Android phone early next year when it has NVidia Tegra chip in the smartphone.

I'd done some research on which case best fit my iPhone, and I bought SGP Shield at eBay from a Korean seller. At first I was looking for an anti fingerprint LCD film, but ended up buying this invinsible shield. SGP shield only comes with a Steinheil Crystal film. Thanks to the generous seller I got anti fingerprint film FOC.


Hi, may I know is it possible to swap and top up for an anti fingerprint sgp screen protector before you ship? I understand the lcd screen protector included in sgp shield is not anti-fingerprint. Thanks.

- engowen07

<<< hi

thank you for your is include one clear screen film.Originally, it is impossible...but i will send one clear and one antifinger print film.thank you.

- wowsomethingnew

Zagg's invisibleshield is another popular choice, but I didn't get it as several users complains about the stickiness of it. I hope SGP will not have this problem.

Earn points with purchase in

Ebay has announced a new concept, +Plus; you gain point for each purchase. If you purchase an iPhone for £300, you get 300 points which convert to £3 at the end of September. I like the idea.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Get a HTC Hero for £401

While I was searching for HTC Hero, I came across this web site, Clove Technology that actually selling it. Too bad I'd already order iPhone 3GS a while ago... which I can still cancel.

Updated 1/7: Get it cheaper at for £399

Apple Iphone 3GS is available on Apple Store UK

Finally Apple Iphone can be ordered online from Apple Store. You need not to buy it from eBay anymore.

I ordered mine, hurray. It will be locked to O2 provider, which I'm currently using.

Update: I'd cancelled my order as I changed my mine. I'll go for HTC Hero for the same amount of price.

Updated 29/6: I'd reorder iPhone 16gb white.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson has died

I'd booked MJ O2 concert yesterday and planning to see it on 26th July, but was shocked to learn MJ has pronounced dead after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest. A sad sad day for every pop music fan out there.

Edited: O2 will sort out the ticket cancellation, announcement will come later.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fantastic Deal from Singapore Airline

Chinese New Year 2010 will be on 14th Feb, and I wasn't planning to buy the flight ticket until a friend of mine told me about this deal. After I checked the price, I was surprised with the figure shown on the screen. It was half the price I paid for my return trip this year. So I booked my flight 2 nights ago for £336 per person.

I just checked today and noticed the deal no longer available for the same day, but you still manage to book other dates for £474 per person, which is still a good deal.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Cashback on Tomtom One IQ + Navigator 7

Tomtom is having cashback promotion on their new model, IQ Routes, upto £30. For 2 years, I've been using my Sygic on my mobile phone as satnav but finally decided to invest in one as I found Sygic sometimes ignore B road or path that lead to inconsistent instruction.

I bought Tomtom One IQ Route for UK + ROI from CDiscount + a voucher code that reduced the price to £129.99 delivered.

With £20 cashback, it is a brilliant deal at £109.99.

At the same time, Tomtom has announced Navigator 7 for smartphone. It is not available for android smartphones or iphone yet, but is currently available for HTC Touch series that run WinMo.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nikon D5000 kit for £799

Amazon has listed D5000 kit for a ridiculous price of £799 and the price doesn't make this baby as an entry camera. As compare to D90 kit which is still selling for £745 with a better lens (18-105 VR), D5000 has lower fps and function, with the only benefit is the swivel LCD.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

First day with O2 Broadband

I'd signed up O2 Broadband on 28th March for their 12 month contract, first month free promotion. I got my broadband today after Tiscali terminated my account on 5/4. The speed look promising as compare to Tiscali, not to mean the price too, half of what i'm paying to Tiscali after O2 discount for mobile user.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Swindon

The coming months will be busy for me, with travel plan starting from April:Prague, SingaporeDay at Hampton Court; May: Snowdonia, Hertfordshire; June: Paris. Yet BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend announced today that will take place in Swindon, on 9th-10th May at Lydiard Park, a week after my Snowdonia trip. Registration for ticket will start on 14th April. I have to be lucky enough to get a ticket out of the limited 40,000.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Singapore Day 09 at London

Singapore Day 09 will be held at Hampton Court, London this year on 25th April 09. I got my eticket today. Hurray.

De Vere Venue Room Sales from £10

Early summer sales is now on. Book now for £10 if you are fast and lucky. I'm lucky to book Starveton Park for £19 and Theobalds Park for £10 during late May bank holiday.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Pre register for Michael Jackson ticket

MJ's 10 nights concert at the O2 Arena starting on July 8th. Ticket price range from £75 / £65 / £50, with booking fees, you can pre-register for ticket here.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Panasonic announced Lumix GH1 at PMA 09

Panasonic done a great job by putting HD video recording to Lumix G1 and resulted GH1. It distinct from its competitor by having Auto focus advantage during video recording. That's a thumb up for point and shoot user who is planning to upgrade to dslr. The Micro Four Thirds body form promise a smaller and lighter body weight compare to the ordinary DSLR. This one sure look promising. Well done Panasonic!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Got my Asus Nova P20 TV Dock

I got my Asus Nova TV dock last Friday, it was shipped to me from Australia. Many thanks to JYing. Having the only person in UK to own 1 of this tv dock, I have no one to share my joy except those geeks in Australia. :) Okay, this tv dock is what I expected except the expandable HDD enclosure. A 2.5" HDD can be mount to the base of the TV dock. Brilliant!

2.5" HDD enclosure for expansion

The back of the DVB-T TV dock

Front of the TV connector. SD + card reader, and 3 usb ports

Asus Nova P20 + TV Dock

Friday, February 27, 2009

Freecom 320GB Mobile Drive XXS

I bought a 320GB external HDD fom Amazon for £63, which is the world smallest 2.5" external drive so far. I'm not after the design, but it is the cheapest among WD, Seagate and Maxtor. And the reason? I'm making a duplicate of my photo collection since 2001 in case the original storage failed, which is priceless.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

10% off ebay item

Hurray, this code will expire on 12/2/09 night. Buy an item from ebay using code CUKVGH4 and pay by Paypal to entitle 10% off.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Get £5 every month with Halifax Rewards Current Account

Halifax has introduced a new current account, Rewards Current Account that give you £5 net per month if you fund the account £1,000 per month. That's a good deal based on article from

"A customer earning 0.1% credit interest would need to maintain a balance of £75,000 throughout the month to earn the equivalent amount of net interest."

Monday, February 02, 2009

Swindon is covered with snow

UK is experiencing the greatest snow fall for past 16 years. It is nice to see snow out of the window, but if snow continue to fall for the next few days as per forecast, Swindon motorists will be in trouble since the salt used to grit the road in Swindon is low, and is using the reserve at the moment.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Preorder Sony Vaio P series in Singapore

Saw an advertisement in Best Denki today at Vivo city where you can pre order Vaio P13 fpr SGD1299, 660 pounds equivalent or SGD1699 for P15.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Zinwell Zin-5003: standalone rmvb player and more

Zin-5003 is the only device in the market support HDMI output, standard video output format (avi, wmv, mp4) plus rm, rmvb, and subtitle avi+srt format. It also play standard audio format (mp3, wma,..) and picture files (bmp, jpg,...). It is a bittorent server as well. Just plug it to your home network or you can directly connect an external HDD to the usb port to play the content.

For more details, see here.

Supported format as below: