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.

Wah Lao Eh. I was halfway typing my blog entry about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip available in Singapore now when I received an email from Samsung PR saying that the Galaxy Z Flip sold out in Singapore.

Anyway, The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is now available in Singapore (if you can get the stock). Singapore is the first country in South East Asia to get the new foldable phone.

Singapore Samsung Galaxy Z Flip users will be able to enjoy specialised customer care services such as:
– 24-hour concierge support via Samsung Members App
– One-time screen replacement or repair (with a deductible of $180 including GST)
– Door-to-door pick-up and delivery service for device repair (up to two times only)
– Dedicated and priority queue at authorised Samsung Customer Service Centres at VivoCity and Westgate
– Complimentary customer service benefits such as 30-day 1-to-1 exchange for functional defects, data transfer assistance, diagnostic checks and one-time 1-to-1 in-box accessories exchange

The Galaxy Z Flip is available in mirror purple and mirror black colour at S$1998. New stock is expected to be available on Samsung Online Store from 16 February, 8am.

Samsung just announced the new Galaxy flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra 5G.

The Galaxy S20 (128GB), Galaxy S20+ (128GB) and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (128GB) are now available for pre-order at Samsung Online Store and Samsung Experience Store. You can also pre-order with your telco, M1, Singtel and Starhub.

Pre-order for the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra 5G will also be available online at selected consumer electronics & IT stores

The recommended retail prices without contract are:

Pre-order now to get a complimentary set of Galaxy Buds+ (worth $268). The Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra 5G will be available in Singapore from 6 March 2020.

The ITSHOW 2020 will be postponed to a later date due to the current Novel Coronavirus situation in Singapore. With the DORSCON level raised to Orange, the Ministry of Health is advising event organisers to cancel or defer non-essential large-scale events.

Originally slated for 12 – 15 March 2020, the ITSHOW is one of the 4 major tech show in Singapore. The next major tech show will be The PC Show which is expected to be held from 21 – 24 May 2020.