Home Wifi Boosted with TP-LINK Archer C5400

If it’s not broken, I won’t bother to fix it. And that was why I had been living in a not-so-fast speed Wifi connection in the house although I’ve got the fastest plan with my service provider. For the past 4 years, we have been using the router that came free with our fiber broadband plan. It provided us with connectivity but it was slow and we had to get broadband homeplug extension so that the three bedrooms have connection too. When we have more than 2 devices connected, the speed will slow down rather drastically.

Because we were too lazy to change the router we lived with it. Until recently, I needed to get bigger files uploaded at home, and also faster download for my Korean Drama fix, I was determined to find a better router.

Lo and behold, we’ve now got the mother of all router (well at least in our household lah), this monster arrived into our house and we are now able to do so much more at much faster speed!

The TP-LINK Archer C5400 is giving us tri-band wireless speed and allow us to connect multiple devices without losing much connectivity speed and is very stable too. Faster everything online is made possible because of the three wireless channels that transmit and receive data simultaneously.

The router is though a lot bigger than my previous one, but it still fits into the space we house our internet routers stuff. It is easy to setup and I didn’t even need to connect my computer to the router. Everything was done wirelessly on the iPad.

Advanced Hardware and Smarter Connections with Archer C5400

The 1.4GHz CPU and its three co-processors in the Archer C5400 handle complex tasks and demanding applications with ease, allowing the router to deliver great performance. NitroQAM Technology makes the processor more efficient, giving you a boost in 25% in overall wireless speeds. The 8 antennas with Beamforming Technology detect the location of your connected devices and concentrate wireless signal strength towards them. The router has comes with Smart Connect Technology that tracks the dynamic conditions on all three bands and balances network loads by identifying each connected devices and automatically assigns it to the best available band.

If you need wired connections, the Archer C5400 comes with four gigabit Ethernet ports, ideal for high-performance Internet access for gaming and streaming.

Now that the home is better connected wirelessly, everyone in the house can enjoy their digital indulgence seamlessly. Even the little ones are happy because their YouTube videos load faster even when Mummy is watching drama on Viu.

The Archer C5400 is available for sale at all resellers at $399. Visit TP-LINK to learn more about their products.

Get Your Favourite Honey Creme soft serve at just $3.50

I’ve tried it twice and would usually avoid going near Honey Creme when I’m at 313@somerset, just because $6.90 for a small cup of soft serve is not something one will pay for every day. But when it’s only $3.50, why not?! Let’s have one every day if you wish.

For a limited time only, you can get any of your favourite Honey Creme soft serve at just $3.50 with Tring 313 app avaiable on App Store. Besides this sweet deal, there are more exclusive offers of up to 50% off food delights at 313@somerset too. However all these will end come 21 August!

Steps to getting your coupons on Tring 313

  1. Select Offers from the menu on the left.
  2. Browse the available offers and select the one you want to get.
  3. Tap on “Buy Now” button.
  4. Select “Pay with PayPal” or “Pay with Credit Card” and proceed as required.
  5. Once payment is complete, you’ll see the list of coupons you’ve gotten in “My Coupons”.
  6. Select the coupon you want to use and tap “Redeem”.
  7. You will need to hand your mobile to the merchant upon payment for them to enter their redemption code.
  8. That’s it! Now enjoy your offer!

New user who sign up will also receive a surprise welcome treat at Candy Empire, Chocolate Origin or llaollao (While stocks last). Download the Tring 313 app on App Store and head over to 313@somerset before the vouchers get snapped up!

Other promotions at 313@somerset

313 Foodie Alert, 22 Jul – 25 Aug

Be one of 3 weekly winners to walk away with $50 F&B vouchers. Simply log on to http://facebook.com/313somerset and guess the outlets in the flat lay photos that are featured in the 313 Food Guide.

Best Foodies Forever!, 22 Jul – 21 Aug

Dining with friends is always a bonding experience. Make it a winning one too! Share your amazing food adventures at 313 and be one of 8 foodies to win $100 313 vouchers. It’s a piece of cake, follow @313somerset and upload your photo on Instagram photo with hashtag #313foodie.

Check out more details on 313@somerset Facebook post…

This is one sweet and refreshing deal for all those catching Pokemons around Orchard Road. Catch these awesome foodie deals before they’re gone! No Poke Balls needed!

ASUS Zenfone Zoom said to be a DSLR that fits into your pocket

ASUS and StarHub today announced the Singapore launch of ZenFone Zoom, the world’s thinnest optical zoom smartphone with 3X Hoya lens in an innovative 10-element lens arrangement for exceptional clarity and photo close-ups with up to 12X total magnification.

ZenFone Zoom is the world’s thinnest optical zoom smartphone, with a 13MP PixelMaster rear camera and 3X lens in a body that measures just 5mm at the edges. The innovative 10-element digital eye was created by the optics experts at Hoya. Glass, synthetic and prismatic lenses are meticulously configured in a dual-prism periscope arrangement to maximise incoming light and capture the best possible photo quality. Equipped with a built-in OIS, it ensures sharper, steadier shots every time even at maximum 3X optical magnification.

I got a first look at this world’s first from ASUS and here are some close-ups of the ZenFone Zoom smartphone.

It’s like having a mini DSLR in your pocket all the time

The ZenFone Zoom was meticulously created to be the world’s thinnest optical zoom smartphone with ASUS engineers rotating the ZenFone Zoom’s lens mechanism to create a compact, intricately- calibrated periscope-style camera in a smartphone. Coupled with a Panasonic SmartFSI® image sensor, the ZenFone Zoom captures more light and more colour, revealing detail and beauty in both natural and low-light compositions that other smartphone cameras will never see.

The ZenFone Zoom’s design takes its cue from the look and feel of professional DSLR cameras, with dedicated buttons for shooting and recording.

Its strong uni-body frame is precision-crafted to a metallic finish that is smooth to the touch, with a choice of premium Pure Black or sleek Ceramic White on the rear, plus diamond-cut edges to create four stunning patterns across the back and sides. The ZenFone Zoom even has an integrated a safety loop and many stylish strap options, for confident shooting from any angle.

The ZenFone Zoom’s 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor carefully balances brilliant performance and superb power efficiency, empowered by Intel’s sophisticated 22nm Silvermont architecture. Intel’s new Tri-Gate transistors have three times (3X) more surface area than planar transistors, enabling the flow of more electrons that increase computing performance and reduce power leakage. Furthermore, coupled with a huge 4GB of fast dual-channel DDR3 RAM, the ZenFone Zoom provides top performance in a smartphone.

More information of the ASUS ZenFone Zoom available in their official press release here.

Exclusive to Starhub

Starting 10 March, customers can visit StarHub’s Online Store at www.starhub.com/store to buy the ZenFone Zoom. Please refer to the below table for details on pricing.

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And here’s some shots of the launch event which took place at Parkroyal at Beach Road.

Mr Benson Lin, ASUS Corporate Vice President shared about Zenfone Zoom and I was sold by the quality of photos this phone can produced.
Mr Wang Li-Na, Starhub Head of Product & Marketing and Mr Benson Lin with their ASUS Zenfone Zoom smartphones
Everyone couldn’t wait to get their hands on the ASUS Zenfone Zoom after the presentation.

Am impressed by this album filled with photos taken by Tugo Cheng (Winner of National Geographic International Photo Contest 2015) with the ASUS Zenfone Zoom! Super nice wor!
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