Flip – A thinner British power plug

If you are living in Singapore, UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia or any country using the UK power plug, you will know that it is not the most portable power plug standard in the world. It’s huge and bulky. So even though all our gadgets and devices have become slimmer and more portable, we are still stuck with a big bulky power plug.


Well, there is a new Kickstarter project that aims to change all these. Flip is a folding UK power plug that reduces the power plug to 1/3 of the size when not using. The folding design also prevent the pin from scratching other devices.


There are three versions of Flip. A dual USB charger, 4 USB charger and a duo USB charger with 2000mHA power bank.



The Flip British power plug is now on Kickstarter.

Akamai and Google Collaborate to Establish Direct Interconnects Between Akamai Intelligent Platform and Google Cloud Platform

Akamai recently announced that they will be collaborating with Google Cloud Platform as part of the Google Interconnect Program. Akamai’s participation is designed to reduce hosting and egress costs and improve performance for Akamai customers taking advantage of Google Cloud Platform.

Akamai’s participation as a Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect Provider is intended to ensure that the Google Cloud Platform serves all in region traffic destined for the Akamai Intelligent Platform via Akamai regions. Customers are expected to benefit from performance improvements and save up to 66 percent on Google Cloud Platform egress costs.

Royal Selangor Star Wars pewter figurines

Royal Selangor is launching a new collection to commemorate Star Wars. This collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia will see Royal Selangor introducing Star Wars-themed pewter merchandise and accessories over the next three years.


The collection’s line up consists of Limited Edition 8-inch figurines of Darth Vader, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Complementing them are smaller 4-inch figurines of Yoda, the Stormtrooper and Boba Fett. The highlight of the collection is a diorama which captures the monstrous rancor in his pit raring to attack Luke Skywalker – a classic scene from Return of the Jedi.




Other collectibles in this Star Wars collection include a pair of Stormtrooper and Boba Fett tumblers, Darth Vader and C-3PO mugs, Millennium Falcon and snowspeeder shaped USB flash drives, a Death Star trinket box and cufflinks.




Recreating the manner and dress of beloved Star Wars characters in pewter is a formidable endeavour. The creative process began by referencing on-set photos, film screenshots and Lucasfilm approved reproduction art. Upon determining the features and specifications of each character, each figurine is sculpted, a detailed process that can take several weeks as tiny fractions of a millimetre can make a figurine instantly recognisable. Each Star Wars character has his or her distinctive presence – the way the head is positioned, slope of the shoulders, gaze of the eyes and the overall posture.


The launch of this new collection in Singapore was held at the pop-up store at Suntec City Mall which features design elements inspired by the epic franchise including a life-sized replica of Han Solo in carbonite. This is the first Royal Selangor pop-up store in Singapore.


This collaboration will see Royal Selangor introducing Star Wars-themed pewter merchandise and accessories over the next three years. Royal Selangor has also received the rights to distribute the Star Wars collection in several countries, including Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Singapore tickets advance sales

We are about 1 month away from the release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And looks like Shaw Theatres is starting their tickets advance sales soon.

Shaw Theatres will be selling tickets to the first midnight screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens IMAX 3D together with some exclusive Light Side/Dark Side Package. The S$180 package comes with 2 tickets to catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on 17 December 2015, 00:01hrs (Shaw Theatres Lido or JCube IMAX), 2 vouchers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens IMAX 3D (to watch it again), 4 regular popcorn combo vouchers, 1 set of exclusive Light Side collectibles and 1 set of exclusive Dark Side collectibles. Details of the Light Side/Dark Side collectibles will be revealed at a closer date.


Sales of this exlcusive package will start on 16 November, 9pm at Shaw House, Urban Plaza (350 Orchard Road, S238868). There are only 190 package available and each person is only allowed to purchase 1 pack. For more info, visit Shaw Theatres website.

If you are not going for this exclusive package, Shaw Theatres will begin online advance sales for other Star Wars: The Force Awakens screening from 17 November 2015 00:01hrs.

LEVIT8: Flat Folding Portable Standing Desk

I’ve transferred to a new department recently and we practice hot desking. This means I have no fixed table. It’s kinda cool cause I get to change my environment every now and then.

Sometimes I like to sit at the pantry where there is a high table. But instead of sitting, I spend most of my time standing. It’s a good change after sitting for too long. And some people were saying that standing desk has health benefits.

But it is not everyday that you find a high table. And some high table (especially those adjustable ones) can be really expensive. That’s why I was kinda excited when I saw LEVIT8 on Kickstarter.


LEVIT8 is a flat folding standing desk that gives user the freedom of transforming any ordinary desk into a sit-stand desk quickly anytime, anywhere. There’s no multiple parts or difficult assembly process. LEVIT8 utilises an age-old box-twist folding technique. So with a simple twist and fold, it flattens so you can easily tuck it away into our shelf or bag.


LEVIT8 is so sturdy that it can support more than 5 15 inch Macbook Pros. That’s more than 10kg. Impressive. And it’s pretty lightweight and portable.


Check out LEVIT8 if you want to enjoy the benefit of a standing desk without high cost. Simply pledge US$32 and you’ll receive one LEVIT8 as reward. Oh, and its a Singapore company. Another reason for you to support them.