I usually won’t recommend anyone buying a 17 inch laptop unless they are using it for desktop replacement or save on gym membership. But this is different. The LG gram 17 is the lightest 17 inch laptop currently in the market. How light? Just 1,340 grams.
Yes, the LG gram 17 weighs around the same as a typical 15 inch laptop. (I think some 13 inch laptop might be heavier too) That’s pretty amazing. Not only that, the body is around the same size as a typical 15.6 inch laptop. That means if you are upgrading from a 15.6 inch laptop, you can continue using your laptop bags.
And LG did not sacrifice the ports to make their laptop smaller and lighter. You still get 3 USB ports, 1 Thunderbolt 3 port, 1 HDMI port, 1 3.5mm audio port and a MicroSD card reader. And the battery life is up to 19.5 hours.
The LG gram 17 retails at S$2,799. Besides the 17-inch model, the gram also comes in 15, 14, and 13 inch models.
Say goodbye to Game Discs. Microsoft just release the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally. No more worries about finding space to keep store your Game Disc or Marie Kondo visiting you.
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition comes bundled with Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves.
The Xbox One S All Digital Edition will be launching in Singapore in May 2019 at S$368.
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is also great for those who subscribe to the Xbox Game Pass which gives you access to over 100 games. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first three months of Xbox Game Pass membership for just S$1.
New titles are constantly being added to the Game Pass. For the month of May 2019, Xbox Game Pass subscribers can look forward to the following new titles being added:
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (May 2)
Wargroove (May 2)
Descenders 1.0 (May 7)
Surviving Mars (May 9)
Tacoma (May 9)
Black Desert (May 9)
For the King (May 10)
The Surge (May 16)
LEGO Batman 3 (May 16)
Razer recently released a Star Wars Stormtrooper edition peripherals. The new collection includes the Razer BlackWidow Lite mechanical keyboard, the Razer Atheris wireless mouse, and the Razer Goliathus Extended gaming mouse mat.
Donning the iconic stormtrooper design, the Razer BlackWidow Lite mechanical keyboard and Atheris wireless mouse are built for productivity and performance, tuned for both the office and home environments. The Star Wars-themed Razer Goliathus Extended gaming mouse mat completes the set with a massive surface area for intense work sessions and high-adrenaline gaming.
The BlackWidow Lite comes with Razer Orange Mechanical Switches – designed for gaming, with silent and tactile switches for discreet work. With the inclusion of O-rings and individually-backlit keys (with true white lighting), the keyboard can be customized to be quieter and brighter to suit one’s tastes. The Stormtrooper Edition features a stormtrooper-inspired top plate, a black-and- white braided cable, and an Imperial crest on the escape key. Retail at US$99.99.
The Razer Atheris is a pocket-sized wireless mouse with battery life over 300 hours via 2.4GHz Wireless or Bluetooth connection. The new Stormtrooper Edition carefully integrates the iconic stormtrooper helmet along the ergonomic body of the Atheris mouse. Retail at US$59.99.
The Goliathus gaming mouse mat provides speed and precision with its slick, taut weave optimized for all mouse sensitivities and sensors. The portable mat is designed with an anti-fraying stitched frame and an anti-slip rubber base. The Stormtrooper Edition comes in an iconic stormtrooper design that completes the entire set. Retail at US$34.99.
The new Razer Stormtrooper Edition peripherals will be available starting 3 May 2019 at Razer.com and select retailers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.
My Dyson Cyclone V10 cord-free vacuum cleaner stop working recently. There was a blinking red light when I pull the trigger. The same blinking red light also appeared when charging.
So I called the Dyson customer service hotline and they told me that the battery is faulty. That’s a surprise because my V10 is less than 6 months old. Luckily there’s a 2 years warranty.
Personally, I’m quite impressed with the aftercare service by Dyson. They gave me 2 options. Either they send a technician to my house to replace the battery for me or they courier a replacement battery for me to change it myself. (Note: I’m residing in Singapore. Not sure if this is the same arrangement for other countries)
Since the person said that it’s very easy to replace the battery myself, I opt for them to courier the replacement battery.
Although the Dyson V10 doesn’t have a removable battery, replacing the battery is pretty simple. All you need to do is to unscrew 3 screws, replace the battery and screw the 3 screws back. The entire process took me less than 10 minutes. (Inclusive of searching for a suitable screwdriver and taking photos for this blog)
I always find it strange that Dyson didn’t put a removable battery on their V10. But I’m glad that they make replacing the battery so easy. Currently, I don’t see Dyson selling the replacement battery on their website. However, I’m sure they will start selling it in the future when the V10 warranty expires.
Oh, and in case you are interested, the battery part number is 969352-02.