Most of you know by now that Singapore will be implementing a 4 weeks Circuit Breaker from 7 April to 4 May 2020 to stop the spread of Covid 19. Dring this Circuit Breaker, everyone is advised to stay at home. Essential services such as supermarket, food and medical service will remain open during this period. For the full list of essential service that can remain open during this period, visit https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/.

If you really need to go to the malls to get essential goods and services., check out the SpaceOut website to see if the mall is crowded before going. Do keep a safe distance from others and maintain your personal hygiene. Please remember to wear a mask. The Singapore Government is giving every resident a reusable mask. Go to maskgowhere.gov.sg to find out where you can collect your mask.

If you need to go to the parks to exercise, check out the Safe Distance @ Parks website before going. Remember, keep a safe distance while exercising. In fact, if possible, try to exercise at home. Only go out when absolutely necessary.

It is going to be a tough period. But let’s make this 28 days worth it. We will get through this. #SGUnited

“It will be a long fight. But if any country can see this through, it is Singapore. We have the resources. We have the determination. We are united. By helping one another through this, we will prevail, and emerge stronger.”

– Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

We all heard about the shortage of medical supplies due to the Covid 19 crisis. Some hospitals are running out of personal protective equipment (PPE) for their healthcare workers. We need to do something to protect the healthcare workers so that they can continue doing their jobs without fears of getting infections.

One of the many solutions is using 3D printers to produce parts and equipment needed to fight the Covid 19. 3D printers can be used to make face shields. There’s also stories about people using 3D printers to make replacement parts for ventilator.

Here in Singapore, a 3D printing company is seeking donations to print face shields for healthcare workers. Siege Advanced Manufacturing has more than 50 3D printers and can manufacture hundreds of face shields per day. They will be donating the face shields to hospitals in Johor Bahru.

Check out the GoGetFunding page and help spread the words. The donation goes into obtaining the clear plastic, elastic band, and running cost of manufacturing the face shields. They need SGD$13,000 to make 2000 face shields.

Dyson just announced a new haircare product recently. The Dyson Corrale is a hair straightener which uses flexing plates to style hair. Suitable for all hair types, it features Dyson’s Intelligent Heat Control for precise temperatures.

Unlike traditional straighteners, the unique flexing plates of the Dyson Corrale straightener mould to shape and gather the hair, giving the user greater control and therefore elevating the styling results, whilst reducing the reliance on heat. As the plates adapt to the hair, they apply tension more evenly and stop strands splaying. This greater control allows outstanding styles to be created with less reliance on heat.

The Dyson Corrale straightener has three precise heat settings – 165°C, 185°C and 210°C. Using a platinum sensor, the temperature is measured 100 times a second to deliver precise, accurate heat.

And the best part about the Dyson Corrale is that it is cordless. The built-in 4-cell lithium-ion battery provides up to 30 minutes of styling and takes 70 minutes to fully charge. You can charge it by using the magnetic charging cable or placing in a charging dock.

We don’t have the Singapore launch date and pricing for the Dyson Corrale yet. I’ll update this blog when I get them.

In honor of International Women’s Day, Starbucks celebrates diversity, belonging and the courage to challenge the status quo with a limited-edition collaboration with none other than the champion of individuality and self-expression – the inspiring founder of the eponymous fashion house, Vera Wang. Embodying stylish patterns that offer a glimpse into a day in the life of Vera Wang, the collection invites everyone to discover the rare pops of color that help them stay true to themselves.

Tote bag – S$29.90
Multi-functional makeup carrier – S$35.90
Clutch – S$29.90
16oz tumbler – S$54.90

For Starbucks members, don’t miss the chance to get the limited-edition Vera Wang x Starbucks Card. Not only is it exclusively designed with the signature print of this designer collection, this edgy and sleek card is also made from paper – stylish and sustainable.

The Starbucks x Vera Wang Designer Collection will be available from 8 March. While stocks last.

If you own an Apple Watch, you might want to check out this Kickstarter campaign. The Maco Go is a small Apple Watch charger that is compatible with Gen 1 and Series 1 to 5 Apple Watch. (And it most likely will be compatible with future Apple Watch until Apple changes its charging mechanism.)

Just plug the Maco Go into a laptop, smartphone, iPad Pro, or powerbank to charge your Apple Watch. Simple. No long messy cables. Convenient to carry around.

The Maco Go is currently on Kickstarter at AU$22. (Approx S$19) The expected delivery date is July – August 2020. But the usual risk and challenges for Kickstarter campaign projects applies. So only back this project if you understand the risk of backing a Kickstarter project.

Linksys just launched the Velop MX5300 WiFi 6 Mesh system recently.

The Velop MX5300 WiFi 6 Mesh system contains three WiFi radios (one 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHz) to balance the wireless workload. User can expect 4x faster in speed with 4x increased WiFi capacity and covers 3,000 square feet per node. The new addition is also inbuilt with the next-generation technology that increases efficiency to deliver high-speed WiFi to multiple devices simultaneously.

The router also comes with BSS technology which eliminates interference from nearby networks. Great for those living in areas where there’s lots of WiFi network nearby.

The best part about the Velop MX5300 is that it is interoperable with the other Linksys Mesh Family (Velop Tri-Band, Velop Dual-Band, MR9000X and MR8300) as both the master and child node. This makes it easy for users to grow their WiFi network. And it looks almost like the Velop WiFi Mesh. Perfect for those with OCD.

The Velop MX5300 WiFi 6 Mesh system is now available at the recommended retail price of S$569 at selected Challenger stores and Hachi.tech Online exclusively for one month from 20 February 2020 onwards.