Review: Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook

March 27, 2015 — by Xin Chan0


I have seldom been so crazy to purchase a gadget right on the launch day, especially accessories for my Apple Products. I usually wait and see and check out numbers of reviews before I cash in. But I really love this product at first sight and I wanted it for my MacBook Pro for long. It is BaseLift for MacBook presented by Twelve South, launched last Wednesday.

It is a super-thin, microfiber-layered integrated stand and lap pad for MacBooks, which fits all current MacBook Pro and Air models, with the following features in summary:

– Super thin and light (3.7 mm, 119 g)
– Tilts MacBook to a comfortable typing angle (10 degrees, elevates by 32 mm)
– Improves air circulation
– Protects your thighs from the heat emitted
– Attaches to MacBook to go everywhere you go
– Protects and adds comforts to the bottom of your MacBook
– Easy to remove anytime, leaving no residue behind
– Easily fits into most bags and MacBook cases

BaseLift features a two-piece design. You can find inside the package the primary BaseLift Pad and an optional secondary Fit Strip for 13 and 15-inch models. Don’t panic when you open the box as there is a very comprehensive installation guide with graphical illustrations to help you out in getting the product set up and works well. Notably speaking, don’t just look at the pictures but also the words, you need to be careful with the alignment of the pad in order to have the best balance and experience when you flip your MacBook upside down again.


FlashQ Q20 Is A Wireless Flash Unit With Radio Control, LED lightning and Many More

March 23, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


After the success of FlashQ wireless flash trigger last year, Anita Yim and her team are taking things to the next level.

FlashQ Q20 is their first flash project offering a wireless flash unit with multiple features including built-in gel holder, radio configuration, flash head tilting (90 degrees for bounce light), and LED lightning. It has been introduced in white and black options.


Review: olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6

December 11, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


Despite the fact that I have been having fun in using olloclip lens for more than 2 years since iPhone 5, I did not spend time to review it as it is just very popular and well-known already. About a month ago, as a loyal customer, I pre-ordered the new olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus and I have been playing with it for a week already. Here is the unboxing and my first impression to it.

The crowdfunded olloclip concept was brought to reality in 2011. Currently this famous brand offers lines of products of accessories for worldwide mobile photographers, including the latest flagship 4-in-1 Photo Lens for for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, as well as Telephoto and Macro lens. The company opens up numerous possibilities for users to capture creative photos and selfies beyond the limit of the smartphones.


Review: UAG Aero Case for iPhone 6

November 3, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


After a few reviews in the past on iPhone 5/5s cases which have different special features, functionalities and characteristics, however, I have not touched on any of the protective cases available in the market. Today let us take a look at a Aero case for iPhone 6 from Urban Armor Gear (UAG) that I have been staying with for a week.

If you have seen one of our flying ads on the website, you may have already know UAG. For those who has not, UAG is a company that makes cases for smartphones and tablets which is famous for its innovative, patented design and quality materials, that offers superb protection to your expensive and beloved devices against impact. The wide variety of different style and colour options which enables you to get a case that fits your unique personality. UAG also offers free worldwide shipping for all orders which generally takes 1-2 weeks to arrive depending on destinations and customs clearance speed.


Zcan Wireless: The World’s First Mouse Scanner Without Wires

August 9, 2014 — by Adeel Qayum0


Wireless printers, wireless gamepads, wireless charges, the whole nine yards… You’ve seen it all till now.

But there wasn’t any wireless mouse scanner existing on Earth, until the Hong Kong based company DTOI (Design to Innovation) came out with Zcan Wireless – the world’s first wireless mouse scanner.

It features a design of a standard optical mouse, but doesn’t include a cord and includes a miniaturized scanner that enables users to scan text and images instantly.

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Review: Dog & Bone Wetsuit Waterproof Rugged Case for iPhone 5s

February 6, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


It has been quite some time from my previous review on an iPhone case here. Since then, I have also tried out some more other cases with specific functionalities such as the Otterbox wallet case. This is not just for interest but also because of a reason of need as it is handy for me to carry downstairs for some snacks.

Recently I have been looking for a tough case for my iPhone 5s mainly used for traveling that I planned for the year, especially for hiking, sunshine and beach. So I need a waterproof case with shock protection. But what I have seen in the market, the options look bulky, and they are heavy and expensive. More importantly, there are quite some trade-offs for screen responsiveness and button accessibility.

Thanks to Dog & Bone, I recently received a case that I have been looking for that suits my picky requirement.


Take iPhoneography To The Next Level With Moment Lenses

January 16, 2014 — by Adeel Qayum0


The trend of shooting images and videos with an iPhone continues to go strong and despite the availability of fully-equipped DSLRs, a lot of individuals still prefer to use smartphones because of convenience and therefore look for ways to enhance the shooting experience on mobile.

This is where smartphone lenses come in: they significantly improve the shooting experience on your iPhone. The latest in this domain comes in the form of ‘Moment lenses’, a new campaign on KickStarter that aims to take iPhoneography to the next level.


MaxStone Turns Your iPhone Into A Remote Control For Cameras

December 25, 2013 — by Adeel Qayum1


There are only a few iPhone related developments on KickStarter that have received ample backing and have gone on to be a success on their own. MaxStone, a small device that recently made way on the platform, looks promising as it contains most high-end photography features in a small Bluetooth enabled device.

It attaches to the iPhone at front of the IR sensor and covers the shutter button of the camera in use, and connects via Bluetooth. Users can make use of MaxStone apps trigger camera shutter of the handset remotely, either instantly, or through a time interval. They can also be used for time-lapse images going up to a year, and the good thing is that the device is compatible with most camera models and brands. Additionally, it can also handle video recording triggers on some models.