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An Engaging Online Shopping Experience

Online shopping is one of our favourite pastimes and it can be quite addictive and costly. Sometimes, it can also be very frustrating because of shipping and refund issues that arises due to damaged goods. Thankfully, the usual online shopping websites that we frequent have not given us any worries and frustrations.

Recently, we decided to go on an online shopping spree again because we wanted to purchase an action camera and a car camcorder for our own personal usage.

Action Camera

For a really long time now, both Jacqueline and I have been thinking about buying an action camera so that we can start Vlogging but we have always been put off by the extremely steep price of the ever-popular Gopro Hero3+ action camera. After much research by Jacqueline, we decided that the SJ-4000 action camera was going to be our best bet.

Almost everyone who sees this action camera mistakes it for the world-famous GoPro Hero3+ and it is not surprising as this gadget does not have a proper brand name, being known only by its model number, SJ-4000.

We bought it from Lazada Singapore for the price of SGD$125 and it comes with many accessories such as a waterproof casing, bicycle mount stand, two base plates, a tripod-mount clip, fixed base, three attachment arms, two helmet adhesive mounts, Velcro tighteners and even a wire rope.

SJ4000 Underwater Shots and Time-Lapse [Panglao Island] by Artworks of Scanhead [Watch it in 1080 HD]

The video quality is decent but the auto exposure is not fast enough. Some of the videos have a bluish tint in bright sunlight and were too orange under artificial lighting. However, these minor issues could be corrected with a video-editing software.

Even though the SJ-4000 action camera does not have the best video quality, its price and the impressive number of accessories makes it the best value-for-money action camera.

Car Camcorder

Both Jacqueline and I travel a lot in our car for events and we have encountered all sorts of road-users whom don’t have any regard for safety. As such, we decided that it is important to protect ourselves in the event of an unforeseen circumstance by installing a car camcorder. There are a couple of Car Camcorders that are available in the market and having heard so much positive reviews about the SAFEVue F178 Full HD Car Camera, we decided to purchase it from Lazada Singapore for only SGD$66!

SAFEVue F178 Full HD Car Camera has a super wide angle of 170°and has a motion detection feature that starts recording automatically when car movement is captured and a G-Sensor that locks all important file automatically. Furthermore, the video quality in low light conditions are also crisp and clear!

Our online shopping experience with Lazada Singapore was a very pleasant one. Since Lazada Singapore is Singapore’s latest online shopping site, we decided to try shopping there and see what they have to offer.

Singapore Road At Night by Xavier Xue [Watch it in 1080 HD]

Our Personal Review of Lazada Singapore

The first positive impression that we had of the site was its really neat and tidy layout. The highly-organised website layout makes the web-browsing experience very user-friendly and it was easy searching for what we needed.

The website also has a lot of enticing deals that really tempted us and the best part is, Lazada Singapore offers free shipping for orders that are above SGD$40.

As long as your orders are below SGD$500, Cash On Delivery payment method is also available island-wide for certain items. However, do note that Lazada Singapore do not accept cheques or card on delivery.

For your convenience, Lazada Singapore also have apps available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store where you can shop anytime, anywhere!

If your fingers are itching to do some online shopping, you might want to consider shopping at Lazada Singapore for some of the hottest deals in Singapore!

Do also “like” Lazada Singapore Facebook Page to be kept updated about the latest deals and bargains!

Transitions® Signature Lenses, Transitions® Newest & Most Adaptive Lenses

Although I don’t have to wear eyeglasses, I have always been fascinated by the Transitions® Lenses because they are equipped with patented, photochromic dyes that enable the lenses to rapidly activate, or darken, when they are exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet light.

This means that the lenses are clear when indoors or at night and automatically darken to a sunglass tint when exposed to sunlight.

Recently, Transitions® has set another milestone by launching its latest and most responsive adaptive lenses, the Transitions® Signature™ Lenses.

Thanks to Transitions® Chromea7™ photochromic technology, the Transitions® Signature™ Lenses are more reactive to UV light and they get darker in more conditions, including bright sun, partially sunny weather, cloudy weather, and everything in between. They also adapt to indirect light; such as light reflected from buildings, cars, and many other surfaces. With its ability to continuously adapt to changing light, the Transitions® Signature™ Lenses are always exactly the shade you need them to be.

What about when you’re indoors or at night?

The Transitions® Signature™ Lenses remains fully clear and with its fast fade back speed, it just makes your lifestyle more mobile and convenient!

In case you’re wondering, the Transitions® Signature™ Lenses is suitable for people of all ages; including children and they fit any prescription and spectacle frame.


Source: Transitions Optical Singapore

The price of Transitions® Lenses will vary because there are many factors that affect the price of eyeglass lenses. The final price depends on the lens material, your prescription, any features you add, and which Transitions® Lenses product you choose.

Here are some questions that you can discuss with your optician so that you get an eyeglass lenses that best fit your needs.

Lens material: Do you need impact resistant lenses or ultra-thin ones (especially if you have a high prescription)? Or do standard plastic lenses work just fine for you?

Your lens type: Do you need lenses just for reading? Do you need a single distance vision correction or a multi-focus one?

Coatings or treatments you opt to add: Do you need an anti-reflective coating for reducing reflections from the front of your lenses, reducing glare from headlights, streetlights, computers or TV screens? Do you want scratch resistance for sports?

The Transitions® Lens product you select: Do you need darker lenses for extra protection? Or do you want lenses that are just like clear lenses indoors?

The latest Transitions® Signature™ Lenses is available to all lens wearers across the region in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

If you are interested to fit the latest Transitions® Signature™ Lenses into your preferred spectacle frame, you can enquire with the optical store nearest to you or check out Transitions® Lenses Store Locator.

A Different Kind Of Shopping Experience At 313@somerset

Last week, we were invited by 313@somerset to experience a whole new way of shopping and we were quite intrigued by the Beacon-Based Indoor Positioning technology that are currently under trial to provide shoppers with an interactive and engaging shopping experience.

Being the first mall in Singapore to embrace this latest technology, 313@somerset hopes that this latest retail innovation will enable shoppers to receive hyper-targeted messages, deals, and other content based on their proximity inside the mall.

The technology offers immense potential for both 313@somerset’s retailers and as well as the increasingly technologically savvy shoppers. How this technology works is that it uses battery-operated Beacon devices, the size of a thumb-drive, to emit low-energy Bluetooth signals with an identifier for that particular Beacon.

“Can you spot the Beacon device?”

These signals communicate directly with BLE Bluetooth compatible devices, such as a smartphone or tablet. Beacons themselves do not track devices; they emit a signal to the device to do something. An app is required for a mobile device to ‘see’ a Beacon. When placed throughout the mall or store, BLE Beacons are detected by shoppers’ mobile devices, provided their Bluetooth and Location Services preferences are turned on.

Shoppers, who have the Tring 313 app will then receive alert notifications within one to five meters from the nearest Beacon; a much tighter range compared to the current Tring 313 app which utilizes a mix of GPS, cell tower triangulation and Wi-Fi access points to alert shoppers within a 50m to 400m radius outside the mall.

“A pop-up notification that alerted us to a deal at MUJI when we walk past the store.”

With the Beacon-based Indoor Positioning, it promises more relevant and personalised messaging delivered at convenient times. Deals and promotions will be filtered and relevant messages will reach desired shopper audience as they pass by participating stores, allowing them to conveniently pick up deals along their intended route; or when they are in the store itself, to deliver a more engaging experience with real time offers and deals.

“We downloaded the deal coupon on the Tring 313 App and walked-in to MUJI store.”

Shoppers will be able to enjoy instant gratification and greater relevancy in messaging and deals.

“Instant gratification indeed!”

Closed beta group testing is currently in place to gauge how intuitive the new Tring 313 experience is and how shoppers engage with the new Indoor Positioning technology. The official roll-out date is not confirmed yet but we envision that this technology will evolve Singapore’s retail shopping landscape.

How To Bypass Geographical Restrictions When Watching Videos On US/UK Sites

Have you ever encountered this and found it really annoying?

Well, we have and we are going to share with you how you can bypass geographical restrictions when streaming online videos from practically anywhere!

Here’s UnoTelly to the Rescue!

UnoTelly offers smart DNS service that changes your current IP address and lets you stream online TV shows to your home on any device with advanced features like high streaming speed and bypassing the geo-restrictions. In other words, it’s an Online TV Service that bypasses Geographic Limitation.

With UnoTelly, you can now experience the Internet without any virtual borders because UnoTelly unlocks TV, film, and music that are not available in your current location. UnoTelly’s catalogue is also one of the largest around and with 250+ channels, you’re bound to discover something new to watch and enjoy.

You can check out the channels’ listing at https://quickstart3.unotelly.com/channels

Just in case you are wondering, the key difference between UnoTelly and traditional VPN services is that by using UnoTelly, you will have a much faster connection for streaming video compared to VPN services. That’s because unlike VPNs and other solutions, with UnoTelly, there is no “middle-man” and as a result, you can stream directly from the streaming media station such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and etc. with your full internet speed. Furthermore, a majority of the VPNs’ can only be used on PC and Mac whereas UnoTelly works on any PC/Mac/Linux, media streaming device, game console and mobile device. Whether you have one or one hundred, there is no limit on how many devices you can use with UnoTelly.

Unsure if UnoTelly is useful or works for you?

Well, you can try UnoTelly DNS access for free for 8 days and the best part is, no credit card is required! If you require technical support, UnoTelly has a friendly and dedicated support team that is available 24/7!

What’s more, if you sign up for the UnoTelly Gold Plan, it will come with a bonus VPN feature that will also let you download Android apps from the UK and US Google Play store. The bonus VPN feature also allows you to use UnoTelly services in hotel, any public places, and 3G or 4G networks! Now that’s really something to rave about!

So what are you waiting for? Go sign up and try out UnoTelly’s 8 Days Free Trial at https://www2.unotelly.com/signup!

For more information, do check out UnoTelly’s Facebook Page!

[Pre-Order]- Good Chen Hello Kitty & Doraemon Mooncakes 2014

Good Chen, a bakery in Malaysia, is rolling out their special mid-autumn festival mooncakes once again and as usual, we have received quite a number of emails from various individuals whom asked if we will be bringing them in to Singapore like we did the year before. So, yes, we will be bringing them in and here are the various mooncakes that are being offered this year!

All images used are courtesy of Good Chen Malaysia.

Doraemon Mooncakes

Price For Doraemon Snowskin Mooncakes
[SGD$40 for a box of 4 pieces]
[SGD$14 for 1 piece]

Price For Doraemon Traditional Baked Skin Mooncakes
[SGD$40 for a box of 4 pieces]
[SGD$14 for 1 piece]

Hello Kitty Mooncakes

Price For 4 Hello Kitty Mooncakes + Limited Edition Champink Apple Cooler Bag OR Cooler Lunch Bag
[SGD$55 for a box of 4 pieces]

Price For Hello Kitty Snowskin Mooncakes
[SGD$50 for a box of 4 pieces]
[SGD$15 for 1 piece]

Price For Hello Kitty Traditional Baked Skin Mooncakes
[SGD$50 for a box of 4 pieces]
[SGD$15 for 1 piece]

If you’re interested in placing an order, kindly copy and paste the following template, fill in the required information, and drop an email to sales@awinsomelife.org.

Sales Template

Name: __________
Contact Number: __________
Email Address: ____________________

Mooncake Theme: Doraemon/Hello Kitty/ [please choose one]

Choice of Mooncake Flavours:

1._______________ 2._______________

3._______________ 4._______________

5._______________ [reserve]

Choice of Bag/Packaging [only for those ordering 4 pieces of mooncakes]:

Doraemon Collection 1/2/3
Hello Kitty Series 1/2/3

Terms & Conditions:

1. All prices as indicated [less the ones on the brochures] are in Singapore Dollars and they are final & non-negotiable.

2. With every order of 4 pieces of mooncakes, you will be entitled to an exclusive limited edition packaging/bag. For orders with less than 4 pieces of mooncakes, we will just be placing them in normal plastic bags.

3. Once you have place an order with us via email, we will send you a confirmation email and upon receipt of the confirmation email, payment has to be made immediately. An electronic receipt to confirm that your payment has been received will be sent to you.

4. In the event that your choice of mooncake flavours are unavailable for whatsoever reason, we reserve the right to help you change the mooncake to your next preferred flavour as indicated in the Sales Template. Should your next preferred flavour is not available or is out-of-stock, we reserve the right to make a decision for you, based on what is available at that point in time.

5. The mooncakes as illustrated in the brochures are for reference. Actual appearances may differ slightly.

6. Complimentary self-collection points for the mooncakes will be at Hougang MRT, Kovan MRT, and Paya Lebar MRT. For self-collection, the hours are from 1830 hours on weekdays only. For all other timings, kindly drop us an email at sales@awinsomelife.org. If you prefer us to deliver the mooncakes to your preferred location, we will be charging a service delivery fee of SGD$5.