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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Plextor EX1 External SSD


Plextor finally released their latest generation external SSD, weighing only 30 grams, we all now don't have to sweat whenever we need to bring our external SSD out. Not only light weight and slim, The Plextor EX1 is built with extreme speeds in mind, using the latest industry-leading USB Type-C connector with the powerful Plextor high-performance SSD core to provide exceptional data reading/writing speeds. It fully enhance the performance of external storage devices, especially for large-capacity file transfer and backup.

Equipped with the Plextor's renowned high-performance SSD core, it offers amazing 550/500 MB/s continuous read/write speeds, respectively, providing data transfer efficiency that is unheard of in traditional flash drives or external hard drives. This will not affect the overall performance of the system.


Also the USB Type-C supports the USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard that is capable of transfer speed up to 10-times faster than the USB 2.0 standard. Besides the speed, The Plextor EX1 is exquisitely designed to be shock-proof, quiet during operation, to minimize any data loss and overheating, which are the typical known issues to external HDD with moving mechanical parts.

This external SSD is good for users who are always on the go, ultra-slim laptops and even mobile users. It supports mobile storage on Android devices via OTG. With the storage, it greatly expands the capacity to run any applications, backing up files or even transferring files. With its speed, users can do post-production photos or videos or even playback ultra HD video clips on it. Moving even further, users can even launch operating systems and complete databases from the EX1 to streamline their efficiency in terms of both work and play.


Besides gold, The Plextor EX1 also comes in titanium silver. The package comes with a Type-C to Type-A USB adapter cable, as well as a carrying pouch, which perfectly complement any smartphone, tablet, or laptop to create a mobile storage solution that offers the most professional and stylish experience. However for android users, OTG cable has to be purchased separately.

The EX1 will be available in three different capacities (128 / 256 / 512 GB) to choose from, and the entire series comes with a 5-year limited warranty from Plextor.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sugar & Spice, Taiwan’s No.1 Gift of Choice


Located on Dunhua S. Road in Taipei City, Sugar & Spice’s decor is minimalist and bright. Their Chinese name, 糖村, translated as Sugar Village fits in the ideal place of a Sweet Paradise.

The store front is already so pretty and pinkish~, made me felt welcoming. Sugar & Spice is being referred by Business Weekly as a store which “sells desserts like LV”, the business has grown at a steady rate of 15-20% annually, producing approximately 1/3 the nougats sold in Taiwan each year.
Their highest selling product is their famous French Nougat that most people find it hard to put it down after the first bite. It is chewy yet not sticky, no wonder people can't put it down after the first bite. Their nougat comes in different flavor, they also have the strawberry nougat

Strawberry Nougat

Toffee Nougat

Besides the French Nougat, not forgetting Taiwan is famous for their pineapple pastry, Supar & Spice too have their own manufactured pineapple pastry. Different varieties of pineapple are selected during each season, so you probably get a different taste in each season.
Look at the golden pineapple fillings 
I just wanna fill my snacks bar with all the pineapple pastry, look at the yummy pineapple pastry! What I like is that it is not too sweet yet soft and crusty on the outside. A little like soften shortcake base.

Lovely packaing
And notice the Golden Horse Awards packaging? It was selected as the gift for the international celebrities who attended the 2016 Golden Horse Awards this year.  If you are planning to get this back home for families and friends as a gift, they have the most wonderful packaging. You dont have to rack your brains to figure out how to gift them.

Look at how stylish the packaging is. Credits: 周杰克
Not only that, you can even handcarry as a check in, looks like a proper bag isn't it?  Besides this big packaging, they have smaller ones if you think you ain't planning to get such big ones.

Gold or Pink, all you can choose. Credits: 周杰克
If you want to mix and match your gift box, not only getting nougats and pineapple pastry, Sugar & Spice also carries a variety of desserts. Ranging from Taiwanese snacks to French delicacies, you can hardly worry of running out of desserts to gift.

IF IF, you are taking China Airline from Hong Kong International Airport or Incheon International Airport, you'll be able to try out their nougat when you do your check-in ♥.

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Address of Sugar & Spice:

No.158, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
台北市大安區敦化南路一段158號(忠孝敦化站8號出口)

Tel: +886-2-2752-2869
Fax: +886-2-2752-3749
Opening Hours: 09:00 - 22:00
Official Website: http://www.sugar.com.tw/tw
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sugarspicetw

Monday, September 12, 2016

NVIDIA and partners unveiled GTX 1000 series notebooks in Singapore


On September 7, 2016, NVIDIA announced NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs for notebooks, now available in SEA region, providing gamers with a quantum leap forward in performance and power efficiency on the world’s fastest-growing gaming platform. Based on the NVIDIA Pascal™ GPU architecture, GTX-10 Series GPUs are manufactured on the leading-edge FinFET 16nm process, and have been crafted for performance and optimized for performance per watt. The award-winning Pascal architecture makes GTX 10-Series GPUs the ideal foundation for building notebook platforms that enable virtual reality to be experienced on the go.

Notebook manufacturers are using the GPUs inside potent portable gaming devices as thin as 18mm, as light as four pounds and equipped with cutting-edge technologies to deliver astounding performance at 120Hz and 4K gaming.

NVIDIA Pascal-based GPUs represent the single largest generational performance jump in the history of gaming notebooks. Designs range from thin and light to desktop replacements. Performance for VR and PC gaming reaches levels never seen before in a mobile platform. Compared with prior-generation Maxwell architecture-based GPUs, the new GTX 10-Series GPUs for notebooks deliver up to 75 percent more performance right out of the box. And with the Dual-FET power supply and multi-phased power controllers, they offer more than 3x the overclocking potential, for even faster performance.

The GTX 10-Series GPUs for notebooks also include support for the latest NVIDIA BATTERY BOOST™ technology, delivering up to 2x more battery life while gaming and ensuring significantly smoother gameplay when unplugged from the wall. And with NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology, the best gaming displays are getting even better, marking the first time that 2500×1400 resolution and 120Hz displays are available in a notebook.


Like all Pascal-based GPUs, the new GTX 10-Series GPUs for notebooks also support NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. This includes NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection technology, which can yield up to a 3x VR graphics performance improvement over previous-generation GPUs. This advancement allows notebook gamers to play VR games with higher levels of detail for a more realistic, immersive experience.

Simultaneous Multi-Projection technology is also being integrated into the world’s biggest game engines, Unreal Engine and Unity. More than 30 games are already in development, including Unreal Tournament, Pool nation VR, Everest VR, Obduction, Adr1ft and Raw Data.

Also supported is NVIDIA Ansel technology, a powerful game-capture tool that allows gamers to explore, capture and share the artistry of gaming in ways never before possible. With Ansel, users can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction, from any vantage point within a gaming world. They can then capture 360° stereo photo spheres for viewing with a VR headset or Google Cardboard. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Witness are the first games to ship with Ansel support, with more on the way soon.


Gaming notebooks equipped with the GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 are now available from the world’s leading notebook OEMs and system builders, including Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Clevo, EVGA, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Origin, Razer, Sager and XMG. Features, pricing and availability will vary.