Nikon D800 coming to Kuwait

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One of the cameras I have my eyes on is the new Nikon D800. It just got announced earlier in the month and is slated to hit the shelves around the world in March. According to the local Nikon dealer they’re expecting to get the camera (if everything goes according to plan) by mid March. I’m going to upgrade my D90 to the D800 as soon as it’s released so can’t wait.


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InfoConnect 2012

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If you’re planning to renew your internet subscription or buy a new phone it might be worth your while to wait until January 29th for InfoConnect to start.

InfoConnect’12
Location: International Fairs Ground, Hall 5, 6, 7 & 8
Date: January 29th to February 4th (first day VIP only)
Time: 9:00AM to 1:00pm and 4:30PM to 9:00pm

Entrance is free of charge. For more information click [Here]

Photo by Roshan


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iPhone 4S for KD229

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X-Cite is selling the iPhone 4s on their newly launched online store for KD229 (just for today). That’s basically how much it cost me ordering it directly from Apple UK. [Link]

via LWDLIK


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Payless Electronics

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I finally got to pass by Payless over the weekend. Payless is the X-Cite Electronics outlet and they’ve been open for a couple of years now (I think) but never really had a reason to pass by until now. I was looking for some Alpine components for my car sound system and I was told I would find some models at Payless. I didn’t end up finding what I was looking for but I still found the place interesting. They had a lot of random stuff all over this large warehouse and some looked like great deals while others didn’t seem discounted at all. They had a lot of laptops, phone accessories and I even spotted a bunch of Sonos devices. They’re located in Shuwaikh near the main Alghanim head quarters opposite City Center. It should be easy to spot since the warehouse has a large yellow sign on top.

Since we’re on the subject of good deals I managed to get my hands on an Alpine PDX-4.150 car stereo amp for just KD21! The retail price for this Amp was $399 in the US before it was discontinued and that’s without tax or shipping cost to Kuwait so KD21 is ridiculously cheap. For some reason X-Cite is getting rid of all their Alpine stock so you can find some really good deals.

If you’re interested in the PDX-4.150 I took a snapshot from their point of sale system showing all the available locations where they might still have them. I passed by the Hawalli and Marina branch but they both didn’t have them even though the computer says they did so I marked them both out. The Rai branch is where I got mine (it was the last piece) and the Baitak Tower branch has one on display but missing some accessories. That leaves 3 other branches which I didn’t pass by but they should have a piece each left so good luck finding one.


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Tiny USB Camera

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This is pretty cool, it’s a 2 megapixel camera that is the size of a USB flash drive and costs just $49! It’s called the CLAP and comes in different colors including, black, white, blue, orange, pink and red. It also shoots video and the lens is a bright f/2.8.

Here are the links the cameras on Amazon:
Black CLAP
Red CLAP
Blue CLAP
Neon Pink CLAP
Orange CLAP
White CLAP


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FujiFilm X100

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I really want this camera, although I thought after the Panasonic GF1 I wouldn’t want anything else but now that I’ve seen the X100 and read the reviews I can’t not have it. At $1,200 it’s not cheap since it’s nearly double what I paid for my GF1 and so it really doesn’t make it an easy buy specially with the lack of things to photograph in Kuwait. Check out the nice review of the camera on Hypebeast [Here] and if you’re interested you can order it from Amazon [Here]


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Foscam FI8918W Wireless Camera Review

Post by Mark

This has to be one of the coolest gadgets I’ve purchased in a while. I was looking for a camera I could set up in my apartment back in Lebanon so I could monitor my place while I’m here. Originally I had a budget of around $200 and started my search on Amazon. Within a few minutes I found out about the Foscam pictured above which had some pretty good features. The camera connects to your home network over Ethernet or WiFi, pans horizontally 300 degrees and tilts vertically 120 degrees, it has IR-LED for night vision, two way audio, remote viewing via a web browser and most importantly… it cost only $99! There must have been a catch but after reading the reviews I couldn’t find anything wrong with it and I placed an order for one.

The camera wasn’t that difficult to set up, I just plugged it into my network via Ethernet and ran an application that came with the camera that showed me what IP address the camera was using. I double clicked the IP address, it launched the browser and that was it. I could then watch a live video feed or change the settings. First thing I did was create a username and password and then set up the camera to work via my WiFi network. It was flawless.

Another cool thing is the fact there are a bunch of iPhone apps that work with the camera, I downloaded one called Foscam Surveillance which costs $4.99 and allows me to control and view the camera from my iPhone from anywhere in the world. It’s amazing and even the night vision mode works perfectly. It turns on and off automatically depending on the light in the room but you can also turn it on and off manually.

I’m going to purchase a few more of these cameras so I can place them all around my apartment in Lebanon and even in the garden. It can be used as a security camera and has the option to automatically take snapshots when it detects any movement and then email the shots to you. The night vision mode works at a distance of up to 8 meters which is also very cool.

If you’re interested in this camera it’s available for around KD27 on Amazon. Here is the [Link]


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Win a LunaTik+iPod Nano

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Local blog Tidbit Du Jour currently have a giveaway taking place in which one lucky person will end up winning the cool LunaTik iPod Nano watch band in addition to a silver 8gb iPod Nano. Check out their website for more details [Here]

Speaking of iPods, the website Sheeel is selling the iPod Shuffles today for KD10 (11 with delivery) [Here]


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Withings Wifi Body Scale

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I found out about the Withings bathroom scale yesterday and straight away added it to my Christmas wish list. The digital scale not only records your weight but also your fat mass, muscle mass and BMI. The cool part is it then automatically uploads this data onto an online database which you can then check and use to monitor your progress. It also has an option which will automatically share your weight along with all the other data to your twitter or facebook account (I’m serious). Finally you can also download the free iPhone/iPad or Android app and view and monitor your results with your mobile. Pretty cool for a simple bathroom scale. I just ordered mine (along with an SSD drive) from Amazon for $159. [Link]


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Extremely good deal on earphones

Post by Mark

Amazon currently has an amazing deal on earphones, they’re selling the Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 Noise Isolating Earphones for just $94. The regular price for these earphones are around $360. This offer is happening right now and just for today so if you’re looking for a pair of headphones get these now. I have the Super.Fi 5 Pro which are the lower end model and just purchased these for Nat.

Here is the link on Amazon [Link]
When you get to that page look on the right side under “More buying options” and you should see Amazon listed as a seller and the price $94

Update: Ok that was quick, they’re all sold out now


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