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.

5 Reasons Why Music Is The Best Training Buddy – UA Headphones Wireless Review

JBL UA Headphones Source: Lemon-film.com

It is incredibly difficult to get a training buddy due to everyone’s hectic schedules, work and family commitments. We usually end up training alone and stopping our training pre-maturely without exploring our full potential. In recent years, I had turned to Music as my training buddy and it had become my best training buddy who is always “on” with a press of a¬†button.

Here are my top 5 reasons why Music is my top buddy choice.

Music distracts me and makes me less aware of my physical exertion.
With music going on in the background. I tend to focus on the beat and forgotten about the side stitch or the muscle ache after my 6th rep.

The beat of the music motivates.
The more upbeat the music, the more motivating it is. For me, a music with 120bpm works best!

Music zones me out.
Music puts my body into the “flight” zone. It is like the “Rocky” movie, when the music comes on, your body know is “flight” time!

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The beat keeps me in pace.
The beat of the music during training is important for me. It sets the pace of my training.

Music puts me in the mood.
Lastly, due to our hectic schedules, you are not always in the mood for physical exertion but you know exercising is going to help you in de-stressing. This is when Music comes into “play”, putting me in the mood and cutting me off from all the excuses not to start working out.

This is why it is exceptionally important to get a good headphones to make sure your training buddy delivers its performance. As an active user, it is essential that the headphones deliver its performance in terms of fit, music quality and ease of use/durability! JBL Under Armour Headphones is one of the sports headphones out there that had gotten both mine and my “training buddy’s” attention!

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Fit
The headphones come with 2 sizes of ergonomic ear tips, making it possible to customize the fit of the earphone. On top of that, it comes with a twist lock function that gets activated with a slight stretch of the attached enhancers. This earphone prevents my training buddy from being cut off due to the ear piece falling out. A good fit also prevents a reservoir forming in your ear due to sweat collecting in the space in between, we all know this can get quite uncomfortable. It is a premium headphone in the comfort department, but maybe a small room of improvement, to provide one more size for the ear tips!

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After 1 hour of usage, the ear can get slightly sore with the headphones twist locked in, hence probably a size smaller for the Asian market might provide a more comfortable fit!

Music Quality
JBL Sound is a quality that we know we can trust. The bass performance is a pure enjoyment during training, motivating and keeping me in pace, especially during cardio training. The mid and high tones are not any less impressive. We always have the impression that a blue tooth earphones is going to compromise on sound quality over ease of use, but it doesn’t quite apply to this headphones, very minimal loss of sound quality! If you like the feeling of the music blasting in the background of your gym, you are going to like this mobile stereo system that you effortlessly wear in your ear during training!

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Ease of use and Durability
For active users like me, ease of use and durability is important, as we are not going to invest in a good set of premium headphones and change it monthly. I had destroyed a few good sets of earphones prior to this all thanks to my active sweat glands and my messy wire entangling habit. However, the JBL Under Armour headphones had withstand a few good sessions of running and gym workout proving its sweat proof and durable features. The eight hours of battery life after one full charge also means that I only need to recharge it twice a month. This headphone also ensures that you stay connected during your training with the 3 button mic, ensuring that we are still able to pick up that important call when is needed. This headphone had surpasses my expectations in the ease of use and durability department.

One of the quality that I had not mentioned above and subconsciously it had been steering my preference over to this headphones, is the outlook. A sleek design in black and a striking red logo, makes it easy to match with any training gear, subtle but yet attractive. Yes, outlook matters!

Other than the size of the ergonomic ear tips that might be a consideration point for those who wear the earphones for long duration timing, the JBL Under Armour headphones had proven itself to be the best training buddy for your next workout!

This post is written by Jeff, guest contributor for Claudia.sg.

The Long Lasting Smartphone – Leagoo Shark 1

Smartphones are getting slimmer, sexier and bigger too. And many of us have also gotten used to the additional weight in our bags every day, with the need to bring along a power bank. Our smartphone is not built to last through a day of our hardcore usage – checking emails, chatting on WhatsApp/messenger, browsing through our many social networks, game playing, and video watching. For me, even before I reach my first appointment for the day, the battery in my iPhone 6 plus would have needed charging already.

The past few weeks I had another phone with me on my daily commute and work, the Leagoo Shark 1. After my trial, I concluded I need a phone with power battery that will last me through the day and not worry about forgetting to bring my power bank.

Leagoo is not a much talked about brand yet as it is relatively new in Singapore, launched less than a year ago but they are set to increase awareness and sales here in Singapore. Offering value-for-money products with a premium experience.

The Leagoo Shark 1, available in major electronic stores in Singapore is selling at just $399 without the need for any contract. If you are looking for a smartphone with a premium look and feel, and can last through the day without the need to charge, this is one to check out.

First let’s take a closer look at the Leagoo Shark 1.

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Looks good right? The photos taken by the phone is pretty decent too, I wouldn’t compare it with the other smartphones that are marketed to be the best smartphone cameras in the market, but the Sony 13MP BSI Camera works alright in well-lighted environment and produced photos in brilliant colours. I love how my food shots pop out from the photo when I shoot them with the Leagoo Shark 1.

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Here’s a panorama shot with the Leagoo Shark 1 from our staycation at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

The 3 main features of the Leagoo Shark 1 which I personally like are the long-lasting battery life, the large LCD screen and the premium look.

With one-full charge of the 6300 mAh battery, the longest I could stretch with it was for 4 full days with it being my spare phone, where I mainly used it for browsing and video watching.

The Leagoo Shark 1 is my dedicated K-drama binge watching device. It’s 6-inch LG display with Full HD resolution is great for watching videos and game playing.

Curious to find out more about the Leagoo Shark 1 or their other range of smartphones? Check out their website and Facebook page.

Alright, now that I’ve done sharing about the phone, let me get back to catching my K-drama on Viu on my Leagoo Shark 1.