Gadget Finder

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Brabus Mercedes Goodride????


I took this picture a while back and forgot to share it. It really was a "WTF!!!!!" moment for me. This Brabus Mercedes had these unknown brand tires on it! I mean............seriously?????? How can someone spend so much on a car and then be so cheap to install Goodride tires??? Last time I checked, proper tires were called Goodyear. Haha.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Vapor 4, iPhone 4 case

I recently bought this Vapor 4 case by ElementCase. It has got to be the sexiest iPhone 4 case on the planet. It's just about the most expensive iPhone 4 case at USD80!!! Only the Extreme Metals edition is more expensive than this. Those of you who want to buy it in Malaysia, it's being sold for about rm400.

There is an optional carbon fiber protector for the back glass which costs another USD20 but it covers up the Apple logo so I'm using a carbon fiber protector from another company which has a cutout to show the nice shiny Apple. The Vapor 4 is pure machined aluminum sexiness. I can never resist CNC machined and anodized aluminum parts. I gobble them up for my other hobbies like mountain bike parts, remote control car parts and so on. I absolutely looooooooooooooooove it. Here's some pictures of it on my iPhone 4.









Looks superb eh? I've owned many iPhone cases starting from the original iPhone 2G right up to now but none of them come close to being this sexy. The Vapor 4 is pure aluminum sex! Haha. It's ludicrously expensive at USD80 but I really didn't care. I had to have it no matter the cost. For all you women out there, this is a perfect Christmas gift for your dear boyfriend or husband. Hurry up and get one for him now.

There have been many reviews complaining about reception issues after installing the Vapor 4 case. A certain site even did a test that showed the Vapor 4 reducing reception by 99%! I was really worried about all those reviews and reports before deciding to buy it. However, I couldn't resist buying it as it's just so loooooooooovely. I just had to try it for myself.

I've been using it for the past 1 week and I'm happy to report that I have had no issues with reception at all. I have 2 units of iPhone 4 so it's very easy to check on reception. All I have to do is put both phones side by side everywhere I go. Both iPhones have shown identical signal reception all week long. I also had no issues whatsoever with WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. I don't know why there are so many reports and reviews showing problems. Maybe those people were living in areas with really bad cell reception in the first place. I can only vouch for it, where I live which is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Do we have brain frying levels of radio waves that negate the reception issues in other countries? I really don't know but I'm certainly enjoying my Vapor 4 case here in Malaysia. I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Go get one now if you haven't already drooled all over your keyboards. Haha.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Proton Inspira

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Saw a Proton Inspira at the dealership while driving by today. It's got the hideous stickers promoting the stupid ass slogan thought up by imbeciles. The sales blurb goes like this- "Smart guys get it". Hahaha.

Smart guys wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole. It's a ridiculous car built by a ridiculous company run by ridiculous morons. This rebadged Mitsubishi Lancer actually costs more than the real Lancer which is imported all the way from Japan. Not by a small sum too, it's more expensive by about rm10k!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Big Boys Toys in Singapore

Here's my loot from a recent week long shopping trip to Singapore.


Singapore is truly a shopping haven for gadgets and toys for the big boys. All the shiniest and latest toys are always in stock the minute it's launched. Kuala Lumpur is slow like a snail in comparison. It takes forever for cutting edge stuff to arrive in KL and the stock levels are minimal or even out of stock most times. Just imagine, the iPad is not even in Malaysia yet! How lame is that?

If you're a gadget freak like me, head on down to Singapore and go wild. Christmas is almost here and it's the perfect excuse for more shopping.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gran Turismo 5 is here!!!!!!


I have it in my hands at last. After 5 looooooong years of waiting! I guess I won't be sleeping tonight. Haha. Will write more about the GT5 experience later

Monday, November 15, 2010

Vacation Gaming Center


Here's the gaming center I set up in my hotel room while on vacation. I was having withdrawal symptoms from not gaming during my vacation. So I bought myself the new XBox 360S 250gb n set it up with the TV in my room.

I also bought a whole bunch of games including the fantastic Halo Reach Legendary Edition that you can see on the floor below the TV. It's a fantastic limited edition release and I suggest all Halo fans get it before it runs out. I'll unbox it and take more detailed pictures of the Legendary box when I get home. The iPhone 4 camera that I'm using while on vacation, doesn't do it justice.

I'm all set to last through this long vacation with my gaming center all set up now. No more withdrawal symptoms. I can even get online with the XBox as I brought along my mobile 3G WiFi unit commonly known as a MiFi. Ok, time to sign out and get back to gaming. Hehehe.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Call of Duty:Black Ops

Boy oh boy is the wait excruciatingly painful or what? I want this game NOW!!!!!!!!!! It's gonna be another day of mayhem the minute I get it home. I hope the local stores have it in stock on the 9th of November.

Check out the advertising video on youtube. Superb ad. Hehe.

Photographic Chef????


I saw this restaurant signboard a while back. Just look at the words on it. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw it. The English is so bad it's like one of those Japanese car tuning company's slogans. Haha. It makes absolutely no sense at all.

After staring at it for a few minutes, I kinda looked at it from another point of view and maybe, just maybe the owner/chef is an avid photographer and is trying to convey his love of photography through his food? Haha.

What do you guys think?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Leica Flagship store in KL!!!!

YES!!!!!!!!!! Leica's flagship store will be in Kuala Lumpur soon. I'm soooooooooo happy to hear this. Check out this video where Sunil Kaul(Managing Director of Leica) announces the new stores in Asia.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Old skool dumplings

Street Hawker

When was the last time you had some REAL dumplings. These are freshly made by the master himself, right in front of you. Hand made, fresh from the steam baskets! Soooooooo yummy.

The amazing thing is that it was on the street. It wasn't in a restaurant or anything. I've bumped into so many things I never knew about while out on my photographic trips. This is why I love photography so much. It's ironic how looking through the viewfinder shows us things we've never seen before with our own eyes eh?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Street Barber

Here's a picture of a street barber I took recently. It's such an amazing sight. I never imagined I'd see such a thing in this day and age in a modern city. It really looks like a scene out of the 1940's. I felt as if I was transported back in time when I saw this. I almost had to take a look at the calendar in my iPhone to reassure myself that I was here in the year 2010. Simply amazing!

Street Barber

Monday, September 20, 2010

Leica M9 Titanium



What an absolute beauty! The new Leica M9 Titanium has just been unveiled at Photokina 2010. Only 500 units have been made. It's been co designed by the people at Audi automobiles and it's quite obvious with the avantgarde design. It comes with a new LED viewer, new hand holding system, leather that's used in the Audi sports cars and a special 35mm f1.4 Summilux lens with a special hood. The price is a whopping 22 thousand Euros!!!!! Realistically, it'll be more like 30 thousand Euros by the time it hits eBay.

I think I'll just go back to sleep now and keep dreaming about it. As a mere mortal whose wallet isn't quite fat enough, I'll just continue using my good ol Leica M8 which cost me an arm and leg as it is. Haha.

Fuji Finepix X100





Check out the video and tell me you aren't in love. Hehe

This camera looks awesome, sounds awesome and might even taste awesome. Haha. Just look at the specifications. A lovely Fuji 35mm f2 lens, APS-C sensor, manual Aperture ring and retro looking design. Boy oh boy is it a beauty. It's supposed to be available in early 2011. Just about right timing as my birthday present. Hehehe.

What do you guys reckon the pricing will be like? I'm guessing about USD1500.

Update: I just found this picture from


It shows the X100 compared to a few other cameras to scale. The X100 is kinda huge. Almost as big as a Leica M9! Looks like I won't be buying the X100 after all. It's pointless if it's gonna be so big. I might as well just use my Leica M8 with a superb Carl Zeiss 35mm f2 Biogon or a Leica 28mm f2 Summicron or the ultimate Leica 35mm f1.4 Summilux. I'll need to strike the jackpot if I wanna buy the 35mm f1.4 Summilux though. Haha.

Leica Emotion

This video just about sums up how most Leica users feel. I still remember the day my dad first allowed me to touch and use his rangefinder. It truly felt like a holy object to me. I've always loved rangefinders ever since. There's no feeling like using the manual aperture ring, setting your own shutter speed, focussing the rangefinder and SNAP! It's one of the best experiences in life. All photographers should try out a rangefinder if they haven't yet.

Those on a tight budget can always buy a Voigtlander or Zeiss Ikon. Actually, you can get a Leica too. Just hunt around for a classic M3. It's cheap and built like a tank. Just imagine a camera built in the 1950's and still taking lovely photographs until today.
I'm very sure you will fall in love with the rangefinder way of taking photos. Don't blame me if you decide to move on to the MP, M8 or M9 though. They are extremely expensive and very bad for your financial health. Haha.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Converse Chuck Taylor

These are the most beautiful shoes on earth. I loooooooooooove them to death. I've been wearing them since I was a kid and they're still my favorite shoes. I even wore it with a Tux at my cousin's wedding! They not only look good, they're the most comfortable shoes on earth. The more rotten it gets, the more comfortable it is.

A lot of people have boycott Converse due to Reebok buying out the company but all that is none of my concern. I couldn't care less who makes them as long as they keep making them, I will keep buying them. In fact I just bought a new pair recently, a classic black leather pair.

They're just as comfortable as ever. Try buying a new pair of shoes and walking in them all day. Most shoes require a break in period to truly feel comfy but not these beauties. They feel good the minute you put them on. If you haven't tried on a pair of Chuck Taylors, you're missing out on one of the best things in life! Go get a pair NOW!!!!!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Been away for a while

I haven't been writing for a while. It's for a very good reason though. I've been shoppingggggggggggggg a lot of late and also just came home from a week's trip to Singapore. What an adventure the past few weeks have been. Hehehe. I think I even had Shopping Fatigue Syndrome while in Singapore coz I came down with food poisoning while I was there. Wasted a whole day sleeping in the hotel instead of shopping. :(

Anyway, lotsa new stuff sitting in my bags and I can't wait to share it with you guys. I need some serious rest and sleep first though. Gadget acquisition is a seriously tiring job................ but someone's gotta do it eh? Hehe. I'll be back with a lot of updates once I've recovered from my Shopping Fatigue Syndrome.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Black Leica M3!

OMG! I just saw a lovely black Leica M3 on Youtube. I thought about buying an M3 many times but this black 1 really got me drooling. I know it's not the way it's supposed to be or anything but it just looks so looooooooovely. I might just buy it if I ever see a black 1 in a shop. The classic silver M3 is a beauty but this black painted M3 is just drop dead gorgeous. Here it is on Youtube. I will not be held responsible for keyboards damaged by saliva. Watch it at your own risk. :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

World's Most Expensive Lomo camera

Saw this while I was out shopping today and I just had to get it. I now have the World's Most Expensive Lomo camera. Haha.

The small box is the Diana F to EOS adaptor and the big box is the lens set that includes the 55mm lens and a close up attachment. It even comes with a viewfinder for the Diana camera but I won't be using that on my camera.


Here's the World's Most Expensive Lomo camera!


A closer look at the Lomo lens on my Canon EOS 1D.


Can't wait to go try it out tomorrow. Hehehe.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

MILF set for battle!!!!!!

OMG! MILFs are about to go to war! I just saw this in the newspapers today. I'd love to be the war journalist in this battle. LOL.


Saturday, July 31, 2010

New addition to the family

Went shopping with my wife yesterday and popped into the pet store to buy some supplies for my dog called Buddy. And then................. my wife wandered off to the area where they sell puppies and absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous tri-color Shihtzu+Pekingese Hybrid(Shinese).

This is the gorgeous face my wife fell head over heels in love with.

I will take more pictures of her later. This 1st picture is kinda bad as she was really curious and active when we 1st brought her home. She was constantly moving and running around and I've misfocussed a wee bit on her nose. Hehe.

It's going to be a busy few months of housebreaking and training all over again. I also have to be very careful that we don't make Buddy jealous. So he's going to need equal attention as well. I really wasn't keen on going through all that again but my wife really loved this Shinese so I kinda had no choice. Hehe.

We haven't given her a name yet. These are the names we have shortlisted with the help of Google. They are Pinky, Coco, Cookie, Candy, Lulu and Bella. I'm currently in favor of Bella. What do you guys think?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Delifrance Amazing Spaghetti Deal

This is something I've been enjoying with my kids for the past 2 weeks. It's an amazing deal from Delifrance. The spaghetti meals usually cost rm16 but during this promotional period they only cost rm6! You can choose from the 3 available types of spaghetti- Beef Bolognaise, Chicken Bolognaise or Chicken Forestiere. All 3 flavors are nice. We like them all and we're certainly going to take advantage of this promo till the end of this month. I proclaim this to be the month of Pasta. Hehe.

Here's the promotional leaflet.

Here's the Pasta Beef Bolognaise I had today. Don't expect 5 star hotel style presentation. It's quite sloppily presented but it tastes good and most importantly, it's damn cheap. Haha.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Gran Turismo 5 at last! Hopefully.....

I just received this e-mail and they have announced a solid date for the arrival of Gran Turismo 5 at last! The date is November 2, 2010. GT5 was promised as a PS3 launch game but has been delayed for so many years. They also announced many times that it would be out by Christmas. Many years have gone by and we have been disappointed so many times. Let's hope Sony keeps their promise this year and delivers GT5 to us at long last and we will all have a super Christmas present for 2010.

Here's the email I received this morning.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sony NEX FEVER!!!!!!!!



I love the Sony NEX so much, I bought another one today. Hehehe. Decided to get the NEX-5 with 18-55mm and 16mm twin lens kit this time. I've had the NEX-3 for a few days now and am totally happy with the image quality and all so I reckon the 18-55mm will be good for backpacking holidays. My wife prefers a zoom lens with image stabilization and she asked me to get the 18-55mm for her. Since I have to go and buy the 18-55mm, I figured I would just go out and buy the whole kit today. Decided on the NEX-5 this time since I already have the NEX-3. Hehe.

I'll just use the pancake and my wife will use the 18-55mm when we go on our backpacking holidays. No more worries about damaging our expensive SLRs and also the fear of being robbed since we like exploring and taking pictures of everyday life in slum areas. The NEX is so cheap, if we damage or lose it, it's easily replaceable and we're back on track since most camera stores will be selling the NEX. I can't imagine damaging or losing our SLRs while on holiday. It will be a nightmare, financially and also photographically speaking. We will still bring along the SLRs but we wont be using them in the slum areas anymore. It's a bit scary, really.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sony Fair at 1 Utama

Here's the latest Sony Fair at 1 Utama. World Cup theme since Sony is one of the main sponsors of the World Cup. There are lotsa TVs, cameras and stuff you can try out. There's some pretty good deals on the Bravia TVs too. Go check it out if you're a Sony freak. Hehe. Let's get on with the pictures.

Here's the living area in my house.................
I wish. Hahaha.

View from upstairs. That football sphere at the bottom of the picture is where the 3D TV demo is.

View of the main concourse area.

All pictures shot with Sony NEX3 with the 16mm f2.8 pancake lens + VCL-ECF1 Fisheye converter lens.

The loooooooovely new Sony NEX 3 & 5 cameras are there on demo too. I just looooooooooove my NEX 3 so much. You guys have to go and try these little pocket rockets out. They're fantastic little cameras. Don't blame me if you leave the fair with a NEX and lighter wallet though. Haha.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Twilight Saga

Ok............we are now officially vampire show freaks. Me and my girls just looooooooove vampire flicks so much. We're gonna watch The Twilight Saga TWICE. Here's the tickets I just bought.


We're gonna watch the midnight show afterwards and then watch it again tomorrow evening. Are we mad??? Yes I guess so. Anyone wanna join us for both shows? Haha

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ninja Joe Burger


1st of all, sorry to my Muslim friends ya, this is a non halal posting. Hehe. This burger is sooooooooooooooooooo delicious............. I just have to write about it and share with my non Muslim friends.

It's called Ninja Joe Burger. I think it's the only restaurant as I've never seen it anywhere else except in Tropicana City Mall. I was just walking around when I saw it and decided to give it a go. Boy oh boy, I'm so glad I tried it. It's so deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious!!!!!

Anyway, this is how the restaurant looks like. It's got a very Japanese kinda feel to it.




Here's something you'll see at the cashier counter. It's a description of their product. I really appreciate that no "spare parts" are used in my burger. LOL

I ordered a 6 pack which is the cheapest combination at rm23.90. A single burger costs rm5.50. I also added on 2 pax of drink and fries for only rm3.50 each. There are 6 flavors to choose from. Original, Teriyaki, Oriental, Sweet&Sour, Black Pepper and Spicy. I liked Teriyaki, Oriental, Sweet&Sour and Black Pepper. The Spicy burger is really lame, the sauce is the kinda chili sauce you get with the typical chicken rice. See how small the burgers are? They're biscuit sized burgers in White Castle Burger style. Anyone remember White Castle? They went bust in Malaysia a long time ago but anyone who's been/from overseas will surely know about White Castle Burgers.

The burger doesn't look like much in this picture, I can assure you it tastes superb though. Hehe.

Big fat crinkle style fries just the way I like it. I hate those McDonald's skinny fries. The Ninja fries come out fresh from the hot pot of oil and it really is steaming hot. Awesome fries I tell you. I looooooooove it.

The aftermath. Haha

All you non Muslim burger lovers, go and try it now. It's deeeeeeeeeeelicious!!!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sony NEX-3

Wheeeeeeee! Finally got my Sony NEX-3 with the 16mm f2.8 pancake lens. I've waited so long for this lovely fella to be available at the shops. Been waiting impatiently since the NEX launch event I attended last month. It's finally here and in my pocket. :)

Here's a quick test shot after I brought it home. Just look at the lovely bokeh.


I've finally got my dream compact camera that's small, ultra wide at 24mm, has really high ISO capability and lotsa bokeh. I love my Leica D-Lux4 as a pocket cam but the thing about it is that it doesn't do high ISO and has absolutely no bokeh. This lil NEX3 is gonna be in my pocket all the time. I looooooooooove it. Will be taking a trip down to the beach now. Hopefully the weather is good so I can get some nice sunset pics with this new baby of mine. :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

RC5 for Canon

A friend notified me about this thingy going for a song. So I grabbed a few for myself and also to give away to friends. It's a copy of the original Canon RC5 wireless remote for Canon EOS cameras. This lil fella cost me a princely some of rm10(USD3) only. Hehehe. Unbelievable eh?


It's very simple to use. Just go to the Drive mode on your EOS and select the icon with the clock and a wireless signal icon next to it. After that just select your AF point, click on the remote button and it will acquire focus lock and trigger the shutter. Take note that there's no 2 second delay like the original Canon RC5. It activates the AF and once focus lock is achieved, the AF confirmation beep comes on and it fires off a shot immediately.