Every year, I have this buy list which consist of items I want to have but need to save to buy them.
These items may not be necessary, but it’s things I want to own or have because I believe I can justify having them.
For my personal guide, here’s the list of the items and how much they cost on both Shopee and Lazada, which are two of Malaysia’s biggest online shopping destination.
5THE ILLEGEAR IONIC 14
ILLEGEAR is a new computer brand I have spotted. I stumbled upon the brand while browsing for a computer replacement for my 3 year old ASUS VivoBook S. In terms of specifications, the IONIC 14 is quite a beast for its price. It runs on the Intel i7 10th generation processor, boast of 512 SSD storage, and 16GB or RAM with a NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 2GB GDDR5 graphic card attached to it. On top of that, it is only 1.05kg in weight despite it’s 14″ screen.
Based on the specifications, I would say it is a well equipped laptop which seems perfect for what I need for work, play and entertainment. I need a new laptop because the current one I have is already quite dated and I would want to sell it off before it gets ‘worthless’.
4A COMPUTER GAMING CHAIR
I’ve experienced an increase in weight over the years and plastic chairs just don’t cut it for me when I sit down doing my work anymore. That said, I had bought an office mesh chair at RM350 recently, but the cushion was too thin that the screws poked my butt every time I do sit on it.
That said, I figured I should just buy a proper gaming chair since gaming chairs are known to be more comfortable and are priced equal to the mesh chair I had just bought. I believe most gaming chairs are similar in built, so there’s two different ones I found on both Shopee and Lazada. The one in Lazada looks nicer, but the one on Shopee is cheaper.
3XIAOMI MI PORTABLE ELECTRIC AIR COMPRESSOR
Pumping the mini swimming pool, my motorbike tyre and many other items has been a hassle because manual pumps these days don’t last. In fact, a pump I bought from a local hardware shop lasted just hours upon purchase, hence making it useless. This was despite the fact I spent about RM30 – 50 on the pump. On top of that, pumping the my totally flat motorcycle tyre was kind of difficult.
The Xiaomi Mi Portable Electric Air Compressor looks like a perfect solution to my problem here. It’s small and easy to carry, and reviews have been rave on its usefulness.
2SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S6
I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 for over 4 years now, and while it functions well and can allow me to play Football Manager, I felt there’s a need to upgrade to the newer Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. The main issue that’s forcing this upgrade is the lack of space in the Tab S3.
I’d love to get the new Apple iPad Pro, but at paying RM3,499 (excluding keyboard and stylus) is a bit too expensive for me. The Galaxy Tab S6 includes the stylus, while adding the keyboard would only cost RM499.
1A NEW SMART WATCH
I’ve always wanted to upgrade my smartwatch into one of the Galaxy Smart Watches which have AMOLED displays. However, they aren’t only expensive, but also have a short battery lifespan.
The urge to upgrade however has got a bit stronger these few months. This has caused me to be on a lookout for possible smart watches which are almost as good as the Samsung Watch. One option is to go for is Huami Amazfit GTR 47-inch Smart Watch which has a battery life of 24 days, although I would actually prefer the Mi Watch which could last longer. Unfortunately, the Mi Watch is only available in Mandarin and has yet to be sold outside of China.