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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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Review: Anker® 40W 5-Port USB Charger with PowerIQ™ Technology

I have been looking around the market for quite a long while to hunt for a quality-built USB charger, so that I can consolidate my exponentially growing electronic devices into a “charging corner”. Finally, Anker has come out with a 5-port 40W USB charger! This means that you could charge your devices up to 8Amps in total on the 5 ports provided. In layman terms, it means you are able to charge 3 tablets (2Amps each) and 2 phones (1Amp each) simultaneously!

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Next, it comes my concern for the size of the charger. Not only do I want this charger to work at home, I want to bring it around when I travel especially to places where power sockets are hard to come by. Well, it is the same size of a credit card and about 2.5cm thick. What more can I ask for?

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Review: Silicon Power Mobile X10 32GB USB 2.0 OTG Flash Drive

Are you running out of space on your Android device that does not come with micro-SD support? Or to quickly transfer files between different Android devices? Here comes your solution! Silicon Power (SP) has released a cool tiny flash drive called Mobile X10 that comes with a dual USB interface (USB 2.0). It features both the standard USB and micro-USB connector, and available in different capacity of 16GB and 32GB.

SP OTG

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Review: IDAPT® Universal Charger i2+

Bought the IDAPT® Universal Charger i2+ during one of the daily Woot bargain. This charger comes with different kind of charging tips for you to choose from. The 6 default tips included are Samsung 4, mini-USB, 2x micro-USB, Apple 30-pin, Nokia 2. However, during this Woot’s deal, the lightning tip is included. Hence, in total, it comes with a generous 7 tips. You may also purchase other additional tips which you require like an additional lightning tip, so that you can charge 2 iPhones at the same time.

          

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Root your Google Chromecast

This is a follow up from the previous artcile on “Review: Google Chromecast“. In this article, I shall be writing a simple guide to let you follow through on rooting your Google Chromecast.

Some may ask “Why do you want to root your Google Chromecast?”. The answer is simple! It is to unleash the full potential of this tiny flash drive lookalike device. I believe there are tons and tons of articles on what a rooted Google Chromecast can do, so I shall not elaborate further.

** Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you were to mess up your Chromecast and caused it to brick. Do not proceed from here if you are unsure of what you are doing. Do it at your own risk.

Things you will need for the rooting process:

  1. A Google Chromecast with the old firmware v1.0 bootloader. How to find out? Check out via the serial no. here!
  2. A flash drive with min. size of 128MB. ** Data inside will be wiped out. **
  3. Latest FlashCast firmware [LINK]
  4. PwnedCast ROM [LINK]
  5. Win32 Disk Imager [LINK]
  6. A powered OTG micro-USB cable

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