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Life simon on 28 Feb 2011

Things for sale

Prices negotiable :)

[New!] iPod Touch 8gb 2nd Gen – $180

[As new, barely used] Sony TRiK dock – $210

[Good cond.] AIWA Micro Hifi (CD/Casette/Radio) – $20

[Used] Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction PS3 Game – $20

[As new, hardly touched] Gran Turismo "APEX" book and photo cards (GT5 collector’s bonus) – $50

[Almost new] Logitech wireless notebook mouse (blue) – $10

[Used] FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children DVD – $15
http://www.ncsx.com/2006/041006/ff7ac.htm (first disc only, my copy didn’t come with disc 2)

[Used] Fanclub / ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION (with sticker) – $15
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4714539&l=5cbfca85d1&id=640289841 (next to the sackboy)

Some other stuff maybe too..

Facebook/text/msn me if interested in anything.

Tech Reviews simon on 15 Feb 2011

First thoughts: Logitech Laptop Kit MK605

imageThanks to Logitech Australia’s Product Tester program which I am a part of (see their Facebook for more info), I now have a chance to review one of their products. I am actually using it right now to write this post.

For Logitech review purposes, my tester number is LPT10408.

The Laptop Kits comes with a laptop riser, a  wireless keyboard and wireless mouse.

So the packaging is classic Logitech, a green and white combination with the picture of the product on it:


Opening it and getting the inside box actually proved a little hard. I had to open both ends to push the inside box out.

Inside, under the instructions, it is packed neatly and the individual components are wrapped in plastic to keep it new.


Inside the box

There is a unifying receiver which connects both mouse and keyboard wirelessly in a compact way, which is convenient.

Mouse and unifying receiver

You can choose three levels of elevation for the Laptop as pictured:

DSC00776 Different angles

So my thoughts:

  • Nicely packed
  • Keyboard is compact, it has extra function buttons but it is not a full layout.
  • It would be nice to have a small riser/stand on the bottom-top of the keyboard.
  • Lights are non existent on the keyboard. The only light is the small one that alerts you when you turn the keyboard on. Nothing for NumLock or Caps lock – which proves annoying.
  • The mouse feels nice to hold, and has a little comparment for storing the receiver.
  • I felt that the keys were a little  too “sticky” to type on, but definitely usable.
  • The middle scroll button on the mouse is too hard for my liking (to press).


That’s it. Hope you enjoyed the review.


Life simon on 04 Feb 2011

Distant Worlds

It’s confirmed. I’m going to Sydney in April!

Primarily to see the Distant Worlds concert at the Sydney Opera House and also to see friends and family.

What is Distant Worlds you ask? It’s an orchestral performance which showcases the music of Final Fantasy (Nobuo Uematsu’s compositions). I can’t wait!


So who wants to buy me the $50 meet and greet with Arnie Roth and Nobuo Uematsu?

Listening to: Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII (Distant Worlds II: more music from FINAL FANTASY) – Nobuo Uematsu