All posts by Mike chua

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

Unknown To Most, BMW Designworks’ Portfolio Also Includes An e-Bike Saddle And Even A Backhoe

Unbeknownst to most, BMW Designworks have been around for quite a while now – 22 years to be exact, since BMW acquisition in 1995. For those who don’t already know, the creative consultancy has been involved in a lot of design and consultancy works across various industries. The more recent works include conceiving, in collaboration with Selle Royal, an advanced e-bike saddle and a “backhoe” of the future, designed with John Deere. Yes. Even a backhoe! Continue reading Unknown To Most, BMW Designworks’ Portfolio Also Includes An e-Bike Saddle And Even A Backhoe

These Are The Places You Can Get The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Starting Sep 29

I hope your excitement for self-lacing shoes hasn’t die because the world’s first actual self-lacing shoes, Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, is set to be available globally over the next few months. It will be available via Nike SNKRS in North America, Japan and China. The shoes will also be available starting September 29 across 19 European countries, including the UK, Germany, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands at 9AM CET. EU residents can get their hands, or in this case, feet, on this high-tech sneakers via the Nike SNKRS app, Nike said. In addition, those who rather not acquire it through the app can look to pick them up from brick-and-mortar stores as listed below: Continue reading These Are The Places You Can Get The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Starting Sep 29

This Innovative Laptop Case Can Transform Into A Privacy Workstation

If you use a privacy screen on your laptop, then it is safe to assume you are a person who works in the public a lot and if that’s the case, there is a new gadget accessory in town which you really check it out. Called Alcove, it is the world’s first hybrid laptop case slashed mobile workstation. How so? Alcove works to keep your laptop cosy and protected while on the go, but when you need to work on the laptop, it opens (almost in an origami fashion) to a mobile workstation, complete with privacy side panels. And mind you, those panels aren’t there just anyhow. Continue reading This Innovative Laptop Case Can Transform Into A Privacy Workstation

Singapore’s Local Coffee To-Go Carrier Is Now An Actual Bag. Quirky!

A Singapore lifestyle product brand seems to have taken a page off today’s design trend of taking design inspirations from everyday objects. The label, called Wheniwasfour, has turned a local icon into a bag and the result is way more LOL. But it is only as quirky only if you understand the local culture in Singapore. You see, over in Singapore, when you take away local style coffee (which is brewed from the good’ol coffee socks, btw), you’d get it in a transparent plastic bag with somewhat elastic (if you stretch hard enough) strings for carrying. Drop a straw in it and you all set. That’s a stark contrast to most western countries where paper cups are the receptacle of choice. Continue reading Singapore’s Local Coffee To-Go Carrier Is Now An Actual Bag. Quirky!

iPhone SE Reimagined With iPhone X Features And The Result Is Brilliant!

The iPhones from 6 onward had a design which is time-tested. Since the 6, the same design cues can seen in later models of iPhone and even in other makes of handsets, but the 5? Well, that, my friends, was another brilliant design which Apple have kept for a little longer than it should have, now under the SE model. Having said that, it is only logical for someone to wonder ‘can the SE be more? Like, ‘what if the SE gets the iPhone X treatments?’ As some people like yours truly here are fantasying about the possibilities, German tech website CURVED/labs actually get down and ‘design’ an iPhone SE based on their own set of fantasies which they christen, iPhone SE+. Continue reading iPhone SE Reimagined With iPhone X Features And The Result Is Brilliant!

Huawei Maimang 6 Android Phone Has As Many As Four Cameras

When it comes to mobile imaging, Huawei spares no expense in making it the best, even the device in question is not a flagship handset. Case-in-point, the new Huawei Maimang 6. While clockwork is only of a Kirin 659 SoC (with octacore processor, however), it does has not two, not three, but four cameras. We are talking about a dual camera setup around the back and a dual camera setup at the front. That’s something you don’t see often on flagship handsets, much less on non-flagship variety. Also on the front is the now-trendy edgeless display that stretches 5.9-inch across diagonally, packing 2,160 x 1,080 pixel resolution in also now-popular 18:9 aspect ratio. Continue reading Huawei Maimang 6 Android Phone Has As Many As Four Cameras

Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition Trypticon On Sale For Almost $50 Less

In this week’s “don’t say we did not tell you,” Hasbro’s Transformers Platinum Edition Trypticon Figure is now on sale on Amazon, priced at $120.21. It is not exactly a fire-sale sticker, but considering that it originally cost $169.99, you are getting quite a saving of nearly 50 bucks. Top that off with free shipping deal, any Transformers nuts who hasn’t own this should really consider bagging this. However, do not confuse this with the new Titans Return Trypticon Figure announced earlier this year. The Transformers Platinum Edition Trypticon Figure now discount on Amazon is a reissue Trypticon offered as a Platinum release. But that’s all the more reason to grab one since this is consider the original design, the icon that started all, well, at least it is as far as Trypticon is concerned. Continue reading Hasbro Transformers Platinum Edition Trypticon On Sale For Almost $50 Less

This Sweet, Red Hot Electric Hummer H1 Is Arnie’s Newest Electric Ride

Always want to hug trees when it comes to automobiles, but your ride of choice ain’t going the green way? Well, fret not because, there’s always Kreisel Electric. The Austria-based company has been turning popular marque’s cars into electric version and the latest iconic car to get the electric treatment is the much lauded Hummer H1. Presented by Austria-born Hollywood star and former governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, this striking red H1 is an exclusive prototype flaunting no less than 360 kW (which translates to around 483 horses) power output, keep pumped by a 100 kWh battery system that’s good for “nearly” 300 km (186 miles) range. Continue reading This Sweet, Red Hot Electric Hummer H1 Is Arnie’s Newest Electric Ride

AirPods Charging iPhone Battery Case Is As Clever As It Is Weird. It Really Is

If I were to classify Apple ugly-ass AirPods as ‘weird stuff’, then I suppose the PodCase, a hybrid battery case for iPhone and AirPods, would be weirdly awesome. I guess? My stance on the AirPods never change and it never will, but the idea of fusing the battery needs for two devices into one gadget is pretty damn clever. Just the idea ONLY. I stress. Anyways, your iPhone with never-good-enough-battery-life needs the juice and so does your AirPods, and instead of bringing a portable battery and the AirPods charging case, PodCase is both and as a boon, it keeps your lovely device protected and offers a safe haven for your easily misplaced AirPods. Continue reading AirPods Charging iPhone Battery Case Is As Clever As It Is Weird. It Really Is

Dremel Unveils “First-Of-Its-Kind” Desktop DigiLab Laser Cutter

Dremel, the name most commonly associated with handheld tools for hobbyists, have up its own game with the first-of-its-kind Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter. Unveiled at this year’s World Maker Faire New York, the Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter is a laser printer/flatbed scanner-like desktop gadget (albeit a lot larger in terms of physical size) that is designed of slice through tougher materials commonly use by makers, including wood, acrylic, leather and paper, as well as execute engraving on tough surfaces such as glass and anodized metal. Continue reading Dremel Unveils “First-Of-Its-Kind” Desktop DigiLab Laser Cutter