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Owndays Snap Review

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My eyes aren’t that bad. But vision with spectacles are way better (and comfortable) than without.

Then there’s the size of my head, nose and cheeks which make finding and buying a good pair of spectacles and sunglasses a pain.

Easy solution… Contact lenses + sunglasses during my holidays.
Spectacles for work.

So here’s where Owndays Snap comes in handy…

You have your spectacles that can function as sunglasses… in a Snap!

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So after finding the frame that suits my face, I bought one (it will always come with a free “snap sunglasses.”

After a month use…

Using the spectacles with the snap-sunglasses are heavy… The snap was an additional 8 grams and the additional frame is in front which can feel a bit unbalanced.

The sunglasses also give off this weird rainbow effect which can be seen when I look at my phone and the front LCD panel of my GoPro. It was so strong, I initially thought I broke the LCD of my camera!

Lastly, it would have been nice if Owndays’ case had a special pocket for the “snap,” not a big deal but it would be nice to have.

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Owndays’ Snap is perfect for roaming around the city and driving (you have to test that rainbow effect first). Tried it on the beach and it was really bad.

If you find a style that suits you, I cannot imagine buying another non-Snap spectacle from Owndays at there’s almost no difference in price.

Planet of the Apps – Nope, not happy about it!

Phone apps have been around for ages!

I remember my Tanager days when you download an .exe file, transfer it to your phone (either via the SD Card or IR) then use the file explorer to have it installed.

Nokia’s 7610s and phones running Java also had apps…

Fast forward to 2019…

Don’t you just find it annoying that there’s an app for everything?

My gym has 3 separate apps.

Class Booker
Body Trax – to monitor your progress
Spinning App

My bank has 2 apps

All me cameras have their own respective app.

Even DJI has separate apps (Mavic Air and Osmo)!

KFC has an app if you want to order

Establishments have decided to replace their membership cards with Apps

I’m not sure if it will ever end…

And I find it annoying.

D’Resort Singapore (REVISIT)

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Visited D’Resort again last weekend thanks to a company event.

This time, we stayed in what they call the “Rain-forest” section which was more like a hotel.

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Compared to the rooms in the “Mangrove” side which have a real fridge, we only got a small chiller.

I also remember seeing a microwave oven in our first visit, which is not available in our room this time.

View from the window is Wild Wild Wet

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TV is available, but it only has local channels.

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I have to admit, I was really surprised on how nicely the rooms were maintained.

Shower and toilets were all clean and free from molds!

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Even the A/C vents were dust free!

Room internet is available and as per my testing, there’s no limit on the device per room. Although the speed is just enough for light work.

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(speed test was done using Google Chrome on my Windows 10 Company PC)

4 years after my first visit, I am just amazed on how nice D’Resort is and I hope they can maintain it. The bar has been set high and will see if they can meet the same bar again on my next visit.

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