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.

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.

CTG: Alcatel Flash 2 – Your Spare Smartphone at Less Than S$200

Thanks to the folks at Alcatel, I got to experience the Alcatel Flash 2 before they launch in Singapore. I did what I used to do a lot in the past here at The Claudia Post, here’s my long-time-no-do-liao Claud Talks Gadget: Alcatel Flash 2.

Unboxing Alcatel Flash 2

The set I got to try was not a local set, so the manual and power adaptor is not for Singapore. Of course the one you order will be in English and comes with the 3-pin plug.

Value For Money, Great for Kids and Grandparents
The Alcatel Flash 2, when I saw it, touched it and got wind of the price, I was already mentally taking order for who to give this to for Christmas. My dad is going to be getting one for sure, cos his phone is hand-me-down from me then to my mum and now to him. And of cos, the Flash 2 camera is better, so he can take better and sharper in focused photos of his grandkids to use as his wallpaper!

See even the packaging looks so good! No one will know its a phone less than $200 loh!

Retailing at just S$199 without contract, this is the cheapest smartphone that gives you a powerful camera and some awesome specifications. You can buy it online at Lazada.sg from 4 December. Just in time for Christmas!

Full set of accessories and even comes with screen protector and leather case, all for just S$199! Set in photo not the local set, Singapore units will come with our standard 3-pin adaptor.

Original Android Lollipop OS
If you are one of those who gets irritated by the numerous apps that come pre-installed in your new smartphone, you’ll be happy to know that Alcatel has keep it as bare as possible. Comes as it is with the authentic Android L UI, similar to the Huawei NEXUS aka Google phone. No branded theme or skin overlaying the original OS.

Taking Mobile Photography To Next Level (They call it Mobigraphy)
Alcatel’s dedication for mobigraphy gives a complete and growing multi-feature camera to ensure that you always have the most needed creative tools for your mobigraphy journey. You can shoot in manual settings, take time lapse videos and capture panorama pictures with the front camera. Other camera features you will see in the Alcatel Flash 2 includes Super Fine, HDR, Face Beauty, Multi-Angle, PIP (Picture in Picture) Mode and even create Live photo. I’ve yet tried all the features, will share more on Instagram when I do!

There’s also a dedicated shutter button for quick switch from phone to camera. Something you don’t find in many phones these days.

Exclusive gSight. Camera Technologies
The gSight. camera is born to deliver superior image quality. The 13MP Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture and 0.3 seconds Phase Detection Auto Focus provides fast, sharp and powerful camera experience. With RealTone flash gives an extra advantage in low light conditions while maintaining the colors as true as possible to real life.

Design to Be Profie Cam
For the Profie Cam. front camera, Flash 2 has the distinct LED flash, shedding light to the users’ selfies. With the advancement of the wider 84 degrees angle, selfie taking with families and friends improves tremendously as you can fit even more people into the photo, and never leave anyone out in capturing your special moments.

Robust 64-bit Octa-core Processor
Built with the incredibly powerful 64-bit octa-core 1.3Ghz Cortex-A53 MT6753 Processor along with the 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, the Flash 2 delivers robust performance for heavy duty usage. Users can multitask seamlessly. For peak graphic performance, the l Flash 2 comes with the Mali-T720MP4 GPU.

Pricing & Availability
The Flash 2 (Volcanic Grey) will be available on 4 December 2015 at M1 and Lazada Singapore for $199. Flash 2 flip cover and screen protector will be bundled as a standard in-box accessories.

Check out their website for full specifications and features at http://www.alcatelflash.com/flash-2/. Follow Alcatel OneTouch on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ALCATELONETOUCHsingapore for latest information and promotions.

Buy the phone now on: http://www.lazada.sg/alcatel-flash-2/

GIVEAWAY ALERT

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Check out details on Alcatel OneTouch page on Facebook for contest details.