Sunday, March 23, 2014

Zerolemon 10000mAh Extended Battery (Galaxy Note 3)

Just got myself a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 extended battery from Zerolemon. If you have not heard about Zerolemon,  they are specialized in making extended batteries. The picture above shows the simple packaging of the Zerolemon - it is only a plastic bag!

Purchased the item from eBay and it was delivered by this company called Bastex Wireless from the US.  You can either get it from eBay or Amazon, both the prices are similar. Best part is, it does ship to Malaysia. After conversion and shipping charges, the final bill on my credit card was approx RM250 (paid through PayPal). The delivery took 14 days to arrive upon payment which is not bad for a USPS shipment from the US. Tracking number was provided as well.

The package includes:
  • 10000mAh battery
  • hard plastic inner case
  • TPU case for outer protection
  • belt clip
  • transparent plastic screen cover/protector
  • cleaning cloth
  • instruction manual (assembly)
The assembly was complicated. You could find some video assembly example from YouTube. I do not like the transparent plastic screen cover as it looks like a cheap hard plastic material which definitely deteriorates the screen quality of the AMOLED display of the Galaxy Note 3. The main purpose of the plastic screen protector is definitely to provide a full protection of the device but I am not a fan of any screen protectors (not even the glass type =P). After using the it for a day, decided to remove the plastic screen protector. Take note that it is not meant to be removed as it is glued to the plastic inner case. Anyway, it was not difficult to remove. Just ensure that the glue are removed/cleaned after you have removed the plastic screen protector.

Coming to the thickness and weight... it is definitely a heavy brick as you have 3x the original battery juice and thickness is more than double the original size of the Note 3. Those who are more familiar with the Otterbox Commuter case, this Zerolemon is still thicker than the Otterbox by approximately 1.5 times. This giant extended battery is definitely not for everybody but suitable for those who are always on the go. You'll love this more than an ordinary powerbank.

So, how does the 10000mAh battery performs? Screen-On-Time (SOT) shows 7+ hours with a usage of 2 days 16 hours. In comparison with the stock battery, I would normally get 17 hours with SOT 4 hours with a battery remaining of below 10%. Take note that this is just the first battery cycle. I would expect it to perform better after a few battery charging cycle.

In layman term, 
  • original battery - 1 day usage (charge at the end of 1st day)
  • zerolemon battery - 3 days usage (charge at the end of 3rd day)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas

Thursday, June 20, 2013

ChargeCard by Zeller Design LLC

ChargeCard, a simple innovative design of a USB "cable" for your mobile devices. It does what your normal USB cable would do - charge and sync minus the dangling wires.
The device is almost similar to the size of your average credit card but twice the thickness. I've tried inserting into my wallet and it still fits but as mentioned earlier, twice the thickness.
It has a rubbery feel and definitely doesn't worth the $25 price tag.

I ordered mine since 3 months ago for a cheaper price of $20 (shipment included) and it finally reaches me today. It is also available for iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 too.

Source: ChargeCard

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ready for Apple's iWatch?

Latest news from Taiwan media Economics Times, Foxconn is having a trial run of 1000 pcs of the iWatch from Apple. The new device is expected to have 1.5-inch display.
It'll probably give the Pebble Watch a run for its money.

Android 4.3 Spotted on Nexus 4 (Thailand Mobile Expo)

The video apparently shows the upcoming Android 4.3 camera UI which spots significant changes to the camera interface.
Guess Android 4.3 isn't far away from the official launching.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

HTC One Fake

The fake of the newly launched HTC One is already available in China with the name HDC One (Huaxin 9299A).


  • 1.2GHz Quad-Core
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4.7-inch IPS display (1080p)
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
  • 1600mAh battery capacity
It is priced at 988 RMB.

Source: HDC One

Strongest Screen Protector?

South Korean's new innovation of screen protector. Take a look at the video in which the iPad mini being hammered constantly on screen without leaving any crack marks.
It is available for iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Note II and Samsung Galaxy SIII. Price ranges from $19 ~ $25.50.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note II Now in Red (Limited Edition)

At the beginning it was White and Grey, then comes the pink edition. Now in Red. RRP starting with RM1999.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

[DiGi] HTC One Pre-Order

DiGi kick-off the HTC One with the pre-order booking. There are 3 different packages which are DG Smartplan 58, 88 and 148 to choose from.
Simple quick calculation for lowest commitment would be: RM1829 + (RM58 x 24) = RM3221 at the end of the 24 months contract. The new DG Smartplan comes with voice calls, SMS and data plan.

The first 100 customer would enjoy a free HTC One casing worth RM149.

HTC One Specifications:

  • Comes in Black or White
  • 4G LTE, NFC
  • 4.7-inch SuperLCD with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution (468ppi)
  • Quad-Core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • 4MP Ultrapixel camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 2300mAh battery capacity

Source: HTC One DiGi

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fake Powerbank

What else could be fake from China? Here you go, the fake powerbank. If you guys are not familiar, a powerbank actually works as an extra battery pack which could be use to re-charge your device on-the-go. Those heavy little boxy device are getting more and more popular nowadays as people just simply can't get their smartphone to last the entire day.

From the picture above, you would be able to see that the powerbank has a charging capacity of 24000mAh which is very very high and normally would require a very big enclosure. The iPhone 5 has a battery capacity of 1450mAh. A simple calculation would give you approximately 16 times of recharging possible with the 24000mAh powerbank.
Needless to say, the device above is actually a fake with the enclosure being packed with sands. That little cylinder next to the PCB board is the actual battery. From the looks of it, it'll probably be less than 2400mAh.

Source: cool3c

Fake HTC Butterfly (RM737)

Here comes the fake edition of smartphones after a long break. Today I present to you the fake HTC Butterfly or better known as Jia Jia Tong X920e. As the title denotes, it is approximately RM737 from a conversion of RMB 1480. So, what do you get with this price?

  • 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory
  • 5-inch with 1280 x 720 screen resolution
  • 12MP rear camera
  • 5MP front facing camera (yeah, it's 5MP)
  • Powered by Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
  • 2 SIM card slots
  • micro SD slot supporting max 32GB

Source: Jajatong

Samsung Galaxy Note II Pink (Limited Edition)

As announced sometime beginning of Feb, the Limited Edition Pink Samsung Galaxy Note II is now available in Malaysia. You could currently get the device for RM17xx in Malaysia (SME unit).

Source: Samsung Galaxy Note II Pink (Limited Edition)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

[DiGi] Vintage Mobilephones (3310, Startac, SH888)

Brings back old memories?
This is what DiGi says with this Vintage Phone Sale:

Q3.Why is DiGi introducing these phones?
A3.This Vintage Phone Sale and collection is introduced for phone collectors and sentimentalists. This Sale is designed for them.

The price? hmm..

You'll enjoy free 30GB internet but... 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Samsung Galaxy's Next Launch - 14th March 2013

The next best thing for Samsung smartphone users are coming up on March 14th. The Samsung Galaxy SIV is widely expected to be the announced during the event in New York 7pm EST which translates to 7am Malaysian time.
Live streaming could be obtained at

Update: JK Shin, Vice President of the Samsung Mobile confirmed that the March 14th event would see the launching of the Samsung Galaxy SIV.