Ambilight - the only desirable feature of Philips TVs.
When you think of television, Philips is probably not the first name that pops up in your mind. Well, my apartment is about to finish and I’m looking for a TV that could stand as a master piece of furniture in the living room. I’ve managed to narrow down my choices to two: the 2014 models of either Sony or Samsung.
But then this thing was brought to my attention: the Ambilight. This three rails of color LED bulbs that project whatever is also shown on screen to the rear of the set. And like what’s advertised by Philips, it does make you feel like the picture is extended beyond the screen’s size.
The problem is Philips is just so costly whilst not being so experimental with their smart TV functionalities and the specs of the screen itself. The set isn’t as slim as what’s being offered on top of the line of its rivals.
If only someone could create an aftermarket solution for other television sets; selling these LED strips as accessories to other TV brands. Definitely a market opportunity. And I don’t think that Philips’ patent would cover the application as long as it’s not being sold in the US.

Ambilight - the only desirable feature of Philips TVs.

When you think of television, Philips is probably not the first name that pops up in your mind. Well, my apartment is about to finish and I’m looking for a TV that could stand as a master piece of furniture in the living room. I’ve managed to narrow down my choices to two: the 2014 models of either Sony or Samsung.

But then this thing was brought to my attention: the Ambilight. This three rails of color LED bulbs that project whatever is also shown on screen to the rear of the set. And like what’s advertised by Philips, it does make you feel like the picture is extended beyond the screen’s size.

The problem is Philips is just so costly whilst not being so experimental with their smart TV functionalities and the specs of the screen itself. The set isn’t as slim as what’s being offered on top of the line of its rivals.

If only someone could create an aftermarket solution for other television sets; selling these LED strips as accessories to other TV brands. Definitely a market opportunity. And I don’t think that Philips’ patent would cover the application as long as it’s not being sold in the US.

Thailand isn’t just about sun, sand and sea. 
Come and discover what the Northern Thailand has to offer: mountains, rain forests, and extreme sports.
(Up-selling my city isn’t easy)
lexinthecitychiangmai:

Sunset in Chiang mai…
Who couldn’t love this place??
I love Chiang Mai. 

Thailand isn’t just about sun, sand and sea. 

Come and discover what the Northern Thailand has to offer: mountains, rain forests, and extreme sports.

(Up-selling my city isn’t easy)

lexinthecitychiangmai:

Sunset in Chiang mai…

Who couldn’t love this place??

I love Chiang Mai. 

Artists … YouTube Artists?

What I find great about these acoustic videos from A-list musicians and artists is that it reminds you so much of how they don’t sound so different from typical YouTube sensations.

And it’s not just that. These videos make you realise how good the artists actually sound without all those techy post-production stuff like auto-tuning so commonly used these days especially in those crappy Asian pop. Songs are nice. But for a purer version, there’s definitely a market for that.

Moov is cool. But I’ve learnt my lessons.

Moov is really cool and I really want it. But I’ve learnt a thing or two about crowd-funding and preorders. 

Why?

  1. They will delay shipments and there’s nothing you can do about it.
  2. First few batches are always plagued with issues.
  3. They might not even get your shipping address correct.
  4. Chances are you’ll end up getting your product just a few weeks or months before a full commercial launch.

Unless you really want it bad and cheap, try avoiding crowd-funding projects especially when they are complicated products.

Crowd-funded products that arrived on time for me: a slim wallet, an iPhone case, and Mio Alpha. And the ones that didn’t quite make it as promised: VLC for Windows 8 UI, NiftyDrive, and Lumio.

I’ve decided: I’m getting this bad boy for my new home
Since I cannot afford a full system financially and physically (there’s no room left in my tiny new flat). Therefore a sound bar is obviously my only option to a more enjoyable couch time. But what if I wanted it all: cheap, good looks, compatible with my phone and offering a true surround sound with wireless rear speakers?
This Philips HTL9100 is the one and only.
It’s what I would call a truly innovative product. Why? Because the two ends of the bar could be detached to work independently as wireless rear speakers that work 10-hour on battery! 
Like really. There’s no competition here. There’s no way to get a true surround sound without being surrounded by speakers. And this is the only product that I see that offer rear speakers with no wires or cables required. Yes, not even the power cables.
I’m so sold. Can’t wait to get my hands on them!

I’ve decided: I’m getting this bad boy for my new home

Since I cannot afford a full system financially and physically (there’s no room left in my tiny new flat). Therefore a sound bar is obviously my only option to a more enjoyable couch time. But what if I wanted it all: cheap, good looks, compatible with my phone and offering a true surround sound with wireless rear speakers?

This Philips HTL9100 is the one and only.

It’s what I would call a truly innovative product. Why? Because the two ends of the bar could be detached to work independently as wireless rear speakers that work 10-hour on battery! 

Like really. There’s no competition here. There’s no way to get a true surround sound without being surrounded by speakers. And this is the only product that I see that offer rear speakers with no wires or cables required. Yes, not even the power cables.

I’m so sold. Can’t wait to get my hands on them!

Tron Lamborghini pulled over for not having a proper license plate
I’ve walked past this super car a few times around Knightsbridge. Always wondered who’s the owner. But today the Daily Mail managed to publish some more details on the owner whom just happened to be … guess what … another Qatari. A 24-year-old!
You know it’s summer when you start seeing super cars in London. Yup, the Arabs always bring them along.

Tron Lamborghini pulled over for not having a proper license plate

I’ve walked past this super car a few times around Knightsbridge. Always wondered who’s the owner. But today the Daily Mail managed to publish some more details on the owner whom just happened to be … guess what … another Qatari. A 24-year-old!

You know it’s summer when you start seeing super cars in London. Yup, the Arabs always bring them along.