Archive for June 2009

Amazing UK Folding Plug System

Be prepared to be amazed by this amazing new power plug design.

Looks like it is still in the early stage. Hope the person manage to get enough funding to commercialize his invention. I would love to have all my power plug change to that design. Plus I want the multi-plug too. Cool man.

Update: More pictures of the UK Folding Plug

Dee Kay Dot As Gee Recession Giveaway: Michael Jackson’s Thriller 25

In these troubled times **Drink**, we still need to keep our spirit high. That why I’m giving out a copy of Thriller 25, the 25th Anniversary special edition reissue of the Michael Jackson album Thriller. I know, I know, this CD was released early last year. But hey, Thriler, Beat It and Billie Jean are still one of those classic that will never be out of fashion. Check out the Thriller dance video from the movie 13 going on 30.

I got this CD from a media event recently. But you know me lah, I don’t even have time to finish all the podcast waiting on my iPhone. How to listen to this CD? So instead of wasting it, I’ll be giving it out to one lucky blog reader. It’s a brand new CD plus DVD. Unopened.

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How to apply:
Just drop me an email me with the title: “Dee Kay Dot As Gee Recession Giveaway: Thriller 25”.
Refer to the rules for more details.

PS: The King of Pop has just passed away. This giveaway is still on. Send your email in if you are interested.

Update: The CD has been given out. Please lookout for other Recession Giveaway.

Moisture issues on Sony NWZ-W202 Walkman player

I’ve reviewed the Sony Walkman NWZ-W202 some time back. Pretty good MP3 player and I’m still using it. But recently I received a few comments on my blog entry saying that their W202 is faulty after contact with sweat. At first I didn’t believe it since mine is perfectly fine. Some of my friends are using it for workout and they also didn’t encounter any problem. But as more and more report came along, I begin to suspect that some of the W202 might have issue.

Sony has since confirmed that a limited number of units are affected by the moisture issue. While there is no recall yet, Sony will replace any NWZ-W202 Walkman player cause by the moisture issue. Singapore users with damaged NWZ-W202 due to moisture issue can contact Sony service centre. Sony will provide a free repair service for affected Walkman W series players. For units that are found to be faulty, Sony will do a one for one exchange.

Seems like either my unit is not affected or I didn’t sweat enough. Lousy me.

Kotex – Setting a new Singapore record in polluting the environment thru mass balloon release

Wow, my blood was boiling at a new record high in the Singapore Book of Records too when reading this article.

Kotex held a party celebrating womanhood at Siloso Beach on Jun 20. To mark the event, over 1,300 balloons were set free, setting a new record in the Singapore Book of Records.

A spokesperson for Kotex says: “Kotex set free over 1,300 balloons containing myths and secrets about a woman’s body this Saturday (Jun 20) at the Life’s a Beach party at Siloso Beach!

“This is a brand new record in the Singapore book of Records!

Why is it that everybody likes to release balloons into the air to signify something? For goodness sake, 1300 balloons released in Sentosa. For what this time? Dispelling the myths and secrets about a woman’s body? You mean these 1300 “miracle balloons” can dispel the myth and secrets. Let me tell you what does mass balloon release signify. It signify that your company doesn’t care about the environment.

Let me remind everyone that what goes up must come down. Same goes for the 1300 balloons being released by Kotex last Saturday. Imagine the beach littered with deflated balloons. And balloons are known to pose as a threat to marine life. Releasing the 1300 balloons at Sentosa means that a large percentage of the balloon might end up in the sea. Did the organisers take that into consideration before implementing mass balloon release in their event?

Yes, this is indeed a new record in the Singapore book of Record, beating Marriage Central’s 1000 balloon release in March this year. Interestingly enough, the maximum number of balloons allowed for mass released is 500. So how exact did Kotex or its agency managed to apply for a permit for 1300 balloons? Or did they applied for a permit in the first place?

I personally think that 500 limit for mass balloon is too much. In fact, mass balloon release should be banned in Singapore. Releasing balloon in the air is like littering. If there is a $1000 fine for littering, why should we allow people to openly release 500 balloons in the air?

It’s very disheartening to see people doing mass balloon release in Singapore without researching on the impact that it might cause. Perhaps more education is required. Please, help spread the message. Stop mass balloon release in Singapore.

Lenovo launch Thinkpad T400s

Lenovo announced the new Thinkpad T400s, a 14.1 inch laptop that is just 2.11 cm thick thin and weighs 1.77 kg. It’s like combining the thinness of the X300 with the screen size and performance of the T400. Best of both world. According to Lenovo, the ‘s’ in the T400s stands for “Slim”.

I managed to get a sneak peak a couple of weeks ago when I collect the Lenovo S10-2 review unit.

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Apart from the slim form factor, Lenovo also spend a lot of effort improving the keyboard. As you already know, the Thinkpad series already has one of the best laptop keyboard in the world. One of the main changes to the keyboard is the bigger “Esc” and “Delete” button. According to Lenovo, these are the 2 buttons that most users press (And we all wonder why). Lenovo also minimized key spacing to create a more modern appearance and keeping the crumbs out. But the keyboard still gives you the same great feel as all Thinkpad keyboard.

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NOTE: I’m not sure which country’s keyboard is this. But if you notice, the ~ key, @ key and ” key are positioned differently. But not to worry, those keys will be in the correct position for local set.

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The general look and feel of the Thinkpad still remains the same. Still the non-nonsense professional looking Thinkpad, except slimmer. Still comes with the same iconic red Trackpoint. (Which I’m a huge fan of it) But for touchpad lovers, you’ll be glad to hear that touchpad has been improved to give you the textured feel, just like the touchpad found on the Lenovo Y650. There is also a separate microphone and speaker mute button. Pretty useful for those who uses VoIP frequently.

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And like most Thinkpad, the T400s comes with roll cage which provides improved durability. Which I guess you have already seen it by now. The T400s have 2 USB port, 1 eSATA port, 1 VGA port, 1 Ethernet port, fingerprint scanner and a 2megapixel camera. Docking bay will also be available as an option for users who wants to expand their work space. Some models will come with 3G modem built in, although we are not sure if these models will be coming to Singapore.

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The only down side is that the Lenovo Thinkpad T400s comes with a starting price of SG$3,199 . Ouch. But worth every cent if you can afford it.