Monday, June 4, 2018

Gadget Review : Sudio NIVÅ Earphones

Truly wireless.

Nivå is Sudio's latest addition to their distinct, minimalist earphone collection. Themed free the sound, Nivå compact construction and portable charging case allows you to enjoy the clear and crisp beats without the wires. Featuring the Bluetooth 4.2 technology, 3.5 hours of battery life and total up to 17.5 hours with 4 charges with the portable charger, Nivå allows you to play hundreds of songs, that's life to us. Nivå cancels the external noise, with its earbuds' mm drivers allows clarity and power to every note for full music and tune immersion.

What I like about Nivå compared to Tre and Klang that I currently own, it resembles a full evolution of earphone from wired to wireless while keeping its signature minimalist approach to its design, making it a perfect accompaniment to your photo props and partner for my daily commutes and cafe outings. (Yes, I shall be slightly more anti-social than I already am).

Driver Specification for Audiophiles
Play time: 3.5h per charge
Portable case: Holds +4 charges
Earphones battery: 55mAh
Case battery: 500 mAh
Bluetooth version: 4.2
Range: 10 m
Driver: Dynamic
Siri function

The purchase of the Nivå earphones comes with 3 pairs of sleeve, portable charging case, charging cable and the quality assurance card. Sudio Nivå comes in two colors - Black and White, minimalist color scheme indeed.

Nivå is priced at RM 425. In line with Sudio Sweden's 2018 exclusive Hari Raya campaign, they are throwing in a Gift Box, a Sudio Eco-Friendly Tote Bag and delivery to Malaysia - All FREE during the promotional period (1-17 June Only). On top of that, you will also get 15% discount on your products purchase by applying the code PSYLANCER15 upon your purchase checkout.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Gadget Review : Sudio TRE Earphones

Streaming along the wireless generation, comes Sudio’s latest line of wireless earphone - Sudio Tre.

Drawing inspiration from the active lifestyle, we can now sweat it out  while enjoying your favorite tunes without worrying about the cable tangle that connects to your phone. 

Bro Tips : Before you go all eww on the sweaty part, lucky for you, the Sudio Tre is sweat-proof. You’re welcome.

Those skeptical of how the wireless in-ear earphone stays without falling off while you do your daily routines (and/or sports), the Sudio Tre is modelled with wing tips (the package will include spare wing tips so that you will get the fit you are most comfortable with) for that ergonomic and secure fit for your ears to mitigate the fall.

Sound transparency is what Tre offers to, which means that you are still pretty aware of your surrounding sound and that your earphone does not totally cancels the exterior sound, good for me as I get pretty carried with the music while walking on the street and not noticing passer byers and/or vehicle honks (yes, that’s me, dangerous walker)

Here's the driver specification available for audiophiles

Type: 15,2 mm dynamic speaker
Sensitivity: 103 ± 3dB SPL @ 1 kHz 178mV
Impedance: 32 Ohm ± 15% @ 1kHz

Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Wait, if it is wireless (running on Bluetooth 4.1), it must draw its power from some internal battery, right? Does it last long though? The answer is, depending on how you perceive time, 9 hours (if active) and at least 10 days (on standby). Charging time is less than 2 hours for full charge, so you pretty much able to have it charged fully as fast as your phone.

You might have heard me saying this before, but I do believe Tre is yet again another elegant and minimalist accessory that hails its Swedish/Scandinavian root and designs. Also provided, a handmade leather carrying pouch, charging cable, and quality assurance card (and that 3 pairs of wing tips to fit your ears perfectly).

Sudio TRE comes in 4 different colors: Sudio TRE - Black, Sudio TRE - Classic Blue, Sudio TRE - Pink, and Sudio TRE - White. TRE is priced at RM 409. To sweeten the deal for this festive season, you can get 15% discount for your Sudio earphones, just remember to quote psylancer when you make the purchase. SUDIO Sweden is also having a 2017 Christmas and Year End promotion now that they give FREE Gift Box for every purchase and FREE Delivery to Malaysia. Now that's a deal!

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Food Review : Rasa Utara

Rasa Utara (Taste of the North in Malay) is established in 1984 and featured the best of Northern Malaysian cuisine. One would find comfort in the authentic Northern Malaysia cuisine served here in its outlet's casual dining ambiance. You may find modernized version of your rustic favourites without compromisation on taste, which I felt Rasa Utara had aced on.

Top Left, Ayam Kari Kapitan and Top Right Pucuk Paku Masak Lemak are gravy based dishes that goes very well with your plain rice. Speaking of rice, the Set Nasi Rasa Utara (Top Middle) comprises of fragranced rice, spicy chicken (think Ayam Masak Merah), crackers and savoury soup for a complete meal, perfect for a serving of one if you are having lunch on a busy weekday.

Bro Tips : Do try their Nasi Jagung (not in picture) for that fragrance rice reminiscence of the nasi minyak kenduri you would find at a traditional Malay wedding buffet. 

Middle Left, the Ayam Goreng Cili Lagenda is sure to tickle your spicy tastebud. Anyone who knows me would know that I am a fan of Ayam Masak Merah, and their Ayam Goreng Cili Lagenda is simply legendary (pun intended, in a good way). On the Middle Right would be the Daging Masak Kicap. I did not personally try this dish but I heard from my comrades who did preferred to have their meat more tender than it was. Right in the centre would be Rasa Utara's signature Ikan Menari, freshwater catch fried to perfection and paired with their signature sauces. Impressive centre piece for sharing.

Bottom Left would be the Chicken Chop Rasa Utara. While the battered chicken chop is indeed tender and well seasoned and their signature barbecue sauce, I might just opt for their rather more cohesive theme of local Malay cuisine (perhaps this would appeal to the younger patrons). Bottom Middle is Udang Sambal Petai. Three words - Udang, Sambal and Petai. My favourite combination anyday. Spicy, full of umami and that stinky distinctive petai just lifts any meal up for me. Bottom Right would look like your typical satay fix, but their Sate Ayam is not the regular grilled satay you may find. Grilled and fried, the satay has that crunch to it on the exterior and tender within.

Do drop by and you might find your personal, rustic favourites in their extensive menu. Thanks Rasa Utara for having us.

Rasa Utara
Berjaya Times Square, 
Lot G-12 & G-13 , Ground Floor,
No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100
Kuala Lumpur
Telephone number : 03 – 2011 0884
Operation hours : 7.30am – 11.00pm

Bro Tips : Some glossary of the foods just in case you didn't know what their names in Malay meant. Ayam Kari Kapitan - Lieutenant Curry Chicken / Pucuk Paku Masak Lemak - Fatty (but it means rich in this context) Fern Shoots / Set Nasi Rasa Utara - Rasa Utara Set Rice / Ayam Goreng Cili Lagenda - Legendary Chili Chicken / Daging Masak Kicap - Soy Sauce Beef / Ikan Menari - Dancing (referring to its presentation, no they are not live when served) Fish / Udang Sambal Petai - Spicy Prawns with Stink Beans (yum) / Sate Ayam - Chicken satay.