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Review: Mountek nGroove Snap+ (CD Slot Car Mount)

Before I purchase the Mountek nGroove Snap+ Magnetic CD Slot Car Mount, I always wonder how many people really make use of the CD player in the car nowadays. There are many different shapes and sizes of car mounts that I have used previously but none is to my liking. Those that are mounted to the windscreen or dashboards would leave permanent markings after prolong usage, and those that are mounted at the air-con vent would block the cool air reaching me. This is going to be a simple and straightforward review as there is no technical specification involved. Either you like it or you don’t.

The Mountek nGroove Snap+ Magnetic CD Slot Car Mount, as its name says so, is one that is attached onto the car CD player slot. You can then tighten it accordingly using the screw attached. It leaves no residue behind even after a long period of usage, especially if you were to park your car under the hot sun frequently. Placing and removing your devices from the Mountek Snap+ Mount is easy and quick as it makes use of magnets to hold your device to the mount. No additional effort is required!

In Action

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Deals: FairPrice Online Free Delivery

To celebrate Mother’s Day, NTUC has decided to provide free delivery for purchases above $60 in a single order made from its FairPrice Online store. The promotion code shown below is valid till 10 May 15, 11.59PM.

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Are Petrol Prices in Singapore pegged to Crude Oil Prices?

http://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budget_2015/bib_pg.aspx

Extracted from http://goo.gl/LVjHWS

After the announcement of Budget 2015, petrol companies were prompt in implementing the new petrol duty tax. Petrol duty tax for premium grade petrol (98-Octane) increased 20 cents to 64 cents, while intermediate grade petrol (92-Octane & 95-Octane) increased 15 cents to 56 cents. Since then, there was much debate on whether the companies were profiteering as some of the companies raised the pump prices in excess of the hike from the petrol duty tax.

In March 2015, I was honoured to be invited by MediaCorp producers to attend “Talking Point” to give my personal views as both a driver and a consumer. If you have missed this episode, you can head to Toogle and watch the recorded version. During the commercial break discussion with an oil industry veteran (Mr. Ong Eng Tong), I finally understood the background as to why the petrol prices in Singapore are priced similarly across the different companies. He shared much on the common business practices of the petrol industries. In summary, it is similar to how the telcos in Singapore operate and that is by sharing key infrastructures. Another key lesson learnt for myself is the understandings of the different petrol grades. Since that day onward, I decided to pump 95-Octane for my newly purchased car instead of 98-Octane. After trying out a few full tanks of 95-Octane petrol, I concluded that Octane level did not have relationship with the fuel consumption on my Kia Forte K3. Lastly, Mr. Ong also shared during the show on the different components that determines the pump prices as below:

Petrol Price Composition

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Review: UnoTelly Premium – Beyond the borders

I have heard so much about UnoTelly since the days of Brazil World Cup 2014 but haven’t had the time to try it. Being a fan of Pandora and Spotify, I had to logon manually to a VPN service everytime  before I could connect to Pandora due to geographical restriction. The sites would block my Singapore IP address due to copyright-related issues. Finally, I managed to find some time looking into the services provided by UnoTelly during this long weekend.

UnoTelly Premium Trial Signup

 

It is really great to know that UnoTelly is actually providing a free 8-days trial of its UnoTelly Premium plan. I believe that it serves as a confidence-booster to customers-to-be, and also reflects the confidence of UnoTelly in their services. What’s more? UnoTelly provdes 100% moneyback guarantee and there is no contract involved. When you think that you do not need the service anymore, you could simply terminate the subscription and be refunded on the unused credit.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 WiFi (SM-T700)

I have been hunting around the market for a suitable tablet to replace my ageing ASUS Transformer TF201. Initially, I was quite drawn to the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro. But after see news leakage on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, I decided to hold my purchase and wait for its release. There is a steep discount going on for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro now. On paper, it seemed that this tablet would the one that I have been waiting for. Finally, when the Samsung Galaxy Tab S was released in Singapore on 12 July 2014, I decided to drop by the stores to check out ASAP since I just arrived back from my enjoyable Adelaide trip with Annabelle & Ashley. Stay tuned for that post soon!

Samsung Galaxy Tab S

My first impression.. woah! I was totally blown off by the colours produced by the Super AMOLED screen. Next, I was scanning at the thickness of this tablet versus the ones displayed beside in the showroom. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S was indeed slimmer even when comparing to the already very slim iPad Mini. It was a mere 6.6mm thick! I was pretty much torn between selecting the Samsung Galaxy Tab S and the iPad Mini Retina before looking at the actual product. Now, the decision is simple. I have decided to go for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S!

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