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Weekend pick of the Sitex 2011 deals

26 Nov
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Singapore Expo is a long way away for most people, other than folks living in the east, so before you head down to Sitex, Singapore’s last quarterly IT bazaar for 2011, check out some of the standout deals that people have been putting up on brochure sites.

Yes, in the past, you had to squeeze your way through the halls for some small bargain, collecting loads of brochures on the way. Today, you can check out what’s on offer online before heading down for a more targeted trip.

Here are some great deals so far at this weekend’s show. We’ll update this page as we get more info.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Internet, Mouse, PCs, Printers, Singapore, Storage, Apple, brochure, D-Link, DIR-825, DNS-320, download, flyer, HP Photosmart, iMac, Magic TrackPad, Microsoft Office 2010, Nokia N9, nubox, Singapore Expo, Sitex 2011, StarHub, Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000,  

Linksys E4200 – a router that actually looks good

24 Jan

Who cares how your home router looks like? That is what many broadband users would think until they see Cisco’s new US$179.99 Linksys E4200.

With a svelte frame hiding all the antenna and other networking goodies inside, it is surely one router you won’t mind placing next to your designer furniture in the living room. Linksys already has slim, UFO-shaped routers before this, but the E4200 in its new lineup just looks a lot more streamlined and sleek.

Tagged in: broadband, Featured, Wi-Fi, Buffalo Nfiniti, Cisco, D-Link, DIR-855, Linksys E4200,  

Geek Buy: Synology DS210j NAS much cheaper in HK

3 Feb

Synology DS210j

One of the questions I often get from friends coming up to Hong Kong is if stuff is cheaper here or in Singapore. In many cases, the answer is “not really” or “just a little” – but in the case of the Synology DS210j that I bought for my bro recently, it was a helluva lot cheaper!

At HK$1530 (which is about S$278 at 1S$:5.5HK$), you’d be paying almost 50% more if you bought one from Synology’s dealer in Singapore (Memory World) which has priced it at S$408. Plus according to the Synology forum (post dates back to 2007 though), Synology does provide international warranty.

So why the DS210j? Only the Qnap TS210J II comes close to the DS210j’s transfer rates, but is more expensive. The rest of the 2-bay NAS competition, like the D-Link DNS-323 are generally slower. Oh, and its DLNA compliant too, so fits in with the plan of adding those ‘media extender’ devices to stream video and audio later.

Tagged in: Geek Buys, Hong Kong, Peripherals, Storage, D-Link, NAS, QNAP, Synology,