Review: Google Chromecast (vs Apple TV In Singapore)

Review: Google Chromecast (vs Apple TV In Singapore)

The Google Chromecast was launched late July last year in the US for US$35 and more recently, in Canada earlier this month. On my recent trip to the US, I decided to spring for it just to have a play around and to share my thoughts here. First, some background context. Over the past year, I've migrated my personal electronics into the Apple ecosystem (from an Android phone and a Windows 8 tablet) a 'seamless experience' with my daily OSX workhorse. I've also already an Apple TV (3rd Generation) and a Samsung 6 Series…Read more
Review: Logitech iPad Mini Keyboard Folio

Review: Logitech iPad Mini Keyboard Folio

Let's face it, on-screen typing on a tablet sucks. Sure, having soft keys change to the language is neat, but not only does the keyboard takes up a huge portion of the already small screen, but the lack of tactile feedback makes it difficult to touch type. Wireless keyboards come in two flavours - covers and folios. Covers tend to be slimmer, but only protects one side at a time, while folios are book-like, which adds a bit of heft. I went with the Logitech iPad Mini Keyboard Folio. Design The folio is made…Read more
Review: The Leap Motion Controller

Review: The Leap Motion Controller

The Leap Motion controller uses its IR sensors to detect hand movements to control of your computer, much like how a Kinect would. A friend and I got really excited after watching the pre-launch video and pre-ordered it. It arrived some months ago and after giving it an initial whirl, it felt like it needed a bit more time for firmware updates to iron out the inevitable bugs that inevitably plagues a first generation device of this nature and perhaps for a killer app or two. Fast forward six months, I decided to…Read more