Thursday, June 20, 2013

WIN Super Show 5 Concert Tickets by FNN

FNN Super Show 5
Photo from FNNfun Facebook Page

OPPA Donghae.
We are going to meet again!

Why do I feel like crying knowing I can see my oppa up close.
This long distance relationship is killing me.

Super Junior is back in Singapore for Super Show 5!

FREE TICKETS to watch Super Show 5 and get a chance to meet Super Junior upclose and personal at the concert.

F&N Sparkling Drinks is organizing two contests to give out Super Junior Show 5 tickets through their ongoing facebook contest ( and retail contest.

The contest ends on 23.59 hours, 30 June 2013.
That's 10 days more!

FNN Facebook Contest : 3 pairs of Mosh pits tickets to be won

FNN super Show 5

FNN super Show 5

1. Simply impersonate one or more of the Super Junior members through speaking/singing/dancing, while holding an F&N drink can or showing a F&N Drink can in the video. (max. 1 minute) Participants will have to start the video by saying “Spread the Groove with F&N”.

2. Upload the video and details via the contest tab:

Retail Contest : 8 pairs of tickets to be won

FNN Super Show 5
Photo from FNNfun Facebook Page

Step 1: Purchase 1x 12s Multipack or 2X 6s Multipack or 2x 8s Tetra Pack or 3x 1.5litre bottle or 4x 500ml bottle from NTUC FairPrice or Cheers outlets only.

Step 2: SMS 73333 to win prizes. SMS format: SEASONS_SJLast 6 digit of Receipt NumberNRIC NumberName

E.g. SEASONS_SJ 123456 S8711111Z Jon Tan

FNN Super Show 5

Photo from FNNfun Facebook Page

F&N is the official drink of Super Show 5!

Thank you FNN for the tickets and 
SEE YOU ALL AT THE SUPER SHOW 5 on 6th JULY 2013 after I attend the Singapore Blog Awards~


Ending the post with my favourite dance song of Super Junior.
I'm hyper-ventilating already.

OPPA Donghae!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

[JBL Singapore] The JBL Flip portable speaker allows you to answer phone calls!

Each JBL portable speaker has its own special feature.

JBL Flip

For the JBL Flip, it has a built-in microphone and a call answer button to answer your phone calls from the speaker. Convenient, isn't it?

My previous blog post was about the JBL Charge portable speaker and it's totally different from the JBL Flip. The JBL Charge acts as a USB charger for other USB devices like your mobile phone.

JBL portable speakers

Instead of muting your ring tone like what the JBL Charge did, the JBL Flip will alert you when your phone is ringing by playing your ring tone.

An AC Adapter and Neoprene carrying pouch comes with it.

JBL Portable speakers

Versatile, portable design

Just like the JBL Charge, it has a versatile portable design where you can play your music either a vertical or horizontal position. You'll understand why this is so important to me when you see the next picture.

JBL Flip
Photo courtesy of JBL Singapore

I have no more space on my table once i put my macbook there.

Use the JBL Flip to answer your phone calls!

The Built-in microphone and call answer button allows you answer your phone call from the speaker!
So how do we use the JBL Flip to speak to the caller/recipient on the other end?

JBL Portable speakers

*Ring Ring*


You don't have to pick up the phone call like this!

Wuu, not like this?

Just leave it as where it is, press the answer button and speak normally into the speaker. The microphone is loud and clear enough for the person on the other side of the call. :)
JBL Flip
Photo courtesy of JBL Singapore

Choose your privacy settings

Of course, you can choose your most preferred way to answer the call.
You can inter-changed the audio source anytime with your mobile.

I'll be using my iPhone as a reference for you.
To change the audio source, tap on "Audio source" which will prompt you to a list of speakers currently connected to your mobile phone.

JBL flip

I'm using the JBL Flip right now.
Just tap on 'iPhone' if I want my phone call to be made private.

Easy Peasy. :)

JBL flip

Choose ONE JBL Speaker to connect to at one time

Unless you're using the JBL micro wireless speakers which has the daisy-chain capability, you CAN connect to both the JBL Charge and JBL Flip BUT sound will only come out from the last portable speaker you connect to.

If you want to connect to the other speaker, you'll have to switch off the connected one first.


JBL Flip Colours

The JBL Flip speakers comes in black and white.

JBL Flip
Photo courtesy of JBL Singapore.

JBL Flip
Photo courtesy of JBL Singapore

JBL Flip
Photo courtesy of JBL Singapore

I did a quick chart to compare all my 3 JBL speakers after 3 weeks of using.
Take your pick!

JBL portable speakers

Logo - JBL (cmyk - on black)

Once again, thank you JBL Singapore for giving me these 3 beautiful speakers for my music.

Hear The Truth.
Don't let the size of these compact speakers fool you.


Visit for more information.

Read my first JBL post on the JBL Micro Wireless and watch my pet dog dance to Gwiyomi.
Read my previous JBL post on the JBL Charge and how I used to record my NEW song and Minuteman use it for his gaming sessions.

Would you like to win ONE of these JBL Charge Portable Speakers for yourself?

Vote for Mint Leong in the special category
JBL Best Pop/Music Blog Award.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

[JBL Singapore] Gaming With A Portable Speaker Which Can Also Charge Our Phones??? - JBL Charge

Dearest JBL Charge,

   Oh my JBL Charge…

Do you know that you brighten up my day/evening/night so much when I play my favourite music and the music just sounds so beautiful; whatever that's coming from you?: the voice of the singer, the music, the melody and even the bass sounds crystal clear!

PS: Can MinuteManSG stop using it to for his gaming sessions so often? :p


Hearing is believing.

The JBL Charge is a 10-watt PORTABLE stereo speaker with provides more than TWELVE HOURS of playback time from a single charge!

This baby is a S.T.E.R.E.O. speaker.

JBL Charge

JBL Portable speakers

The box comes with a JBL portable stereo speaker with BLUETOOTH technology,
1 USB adapter
1 micro USB cable
1 neoprene carrying pouch
1 Quick-Start Guide
1 Safety Sheet

I've not had any proper speakers to do my music assignments.
It's to the extend even my current earphones can't support my hearing enough.
I wish I have better sound equipments.

Being shortlisted as one of the Singapore Blog Awards Best JBL Pop/Music Finalists, I'm extremely thankful as I received not ONE but THREE very very awesome JBL speakers which greatly helped me to produce better music and of course, score higher marks for my music assignments so far!

The thing about listening to music and sounds is that there is really a MAJOR difference when you have better speakers to listen to. One is able to make more accurate judgement.

Thank you JBL Singapore for this gifts.
It's a beautiful wish come true for me. :)

For my usual music assignments and casual listening, I would use my JBL micro wireless speakers.
Whereas for very detailed listening and to check my stereo recording playback, I couldn't have done it without my JBL Charge.

JBL Portable speakers

Here's a video of me in midst of doing my assignment and I thought I should seize the opportunity to share with you more about my JBL charge and test out the speakers for you:

JBL has more than 60 years of expertise producing high-quality sound in venues around the world. The JBL Charge uses this expertise and employs digital sound processing to generate room-filling audio with great bass from a compact speaker.

Hmmm… let me try to explain this to the best I can.
For music, you really have to listen to it to understand what I'm trying to say but still, here goes nothing.

If you listen carefully (just turn the volume up a little more) with the JBL Charge placed DIRECTLY in front of you, you'll be able to actually space out the types of instruments and voices you hear coming out from the speaker. The feeling is like a real band playing in front of you. More 'REAL':
The piano or guitar sound is coming more from your left, then you'll hear the vocals coming somewhere in the middle and the drums will be coming from your right etc.

You know for drums, you won't be able to hear the LOW thumpings for MOST portable speakers out there because there is very limited things you can built into such small products; they cannot support such low sound frequencies.

So i'm really very impressed with the JBL charge when I can even CLEARLY project and amplify the low sounds coming out from THIS PART OF THE SPEAKER:

JBL Portable speakers

Seriously, the built-in bass port which generates the strong bass beats totally blew me away.

It's like drinking a can of coke on a 39 degree celsius sunny afternoon.
Pure satisfaction.

I finally understand why the tagline for JBL is 'Hear The Truth'.

Just a recap from the video I posted, the JBL charge has 2 buttons.
The power button and the volume button, just like the JBL micro Wireless speaker.

JBL Portable speakers

But instead of 5 hours, the JBL Charge provides up to 12 hours of playback time due to its massive built-in 6,000 mAH Li-ion rechargeable battery!

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

The LED indicator shows the battery status of your battery clearly as well as letting you know whether the JBL Charge is in the Bluetooth listening or pairing mode.

JBL Portable speakers

If you're not sure what I'm talking about, please watch the video again!
I've showed you in the video how the speaker is being paired with my macbook pro with the Bluetooth technology.

Also in the video, I've specifically mentioned a SPECIAL FUNCTION which the JBL charge portable speaker supports:

It can CHARGE my mobile phone!

The USB port on the JBL Charge speaker lets you charge other USB devices right from the speaker. So you don’t need an extra charger to keep your devices powered up.

JBL Portable speakers

About how many times you can charge your phone with this speaker?

I've tested and proven with my iPhone:


JBL Portable speakers

On the first day I brought my JBL Charge home, I got the BF to pair his mobile phone with it to 'test' the speaker.

In the end he got hooked.
The music is so clear, listen:

*Dumb ways to die… so many dumb ways to die…"
I love this song. :)

Then he asked me, do you think I can play DOTA 2 using this speaker?
So we tried.

And it works!
He can 'hear' the enemy from MILES away.
I meant in the game.

The water dripping noises, the cicadas calling in the forest, Roshan growling in the cave…

And so like me, he's also in love with the JBL charge.
If i'm not using it, he'll be.

Just in case you miss on how to pair your macbook with the JBL Charge,
Here are some screenshots:

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

JBL Portable speakers

More Specs and Information of JBL Charge

2 x 1-1/2" (38mm)

Amplifier power:
2 x 5W

frequency response:
150Hz – 20kHz

signal-to-noise ratio:
 > 80dB

Battery type:
Li-ion rechargeable

Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2.402GHz – 2.480GHz
Bluetooth transmitter power: 0~20dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth transmitter modulation: π/4-DQPSK, 8-DPSK

Listening time on battery power:
> 12 hours

Battery charge time:
3.5 hours

dimensions (d x h):
2-29/32" x 6-29/32" (74mm x 175mm)

I'm sure up by now, you'll be wondering why my JBL Charge changes colours from Blue to Green. Well that's because I'm hearing slight popping sounds from my first JBL charge and got it changed at the JBL Sound Gallery Showroom.

The place is beautiful, please drop by if you have time.


Enjoying a lot of 'me time' with my JBL speakers.


What happens if my phone rings whilst I'm listening to music on my phone,
Well basically the speaker will mute itself until my music is being played again.

I'm sure the JBL Charge would be very good for outdoors as well:
Beach outings, Dance rehearsals...




JBL Portable speakers

Is it just me or I think the JBL Charge speaker looks like a pint of beer? :p

Visit JBL Singapore for more information.

Would you like to win a JBL Charge Portable Speaker?

Vote for Mint Leong in the
JBL Best Pop/Music Blog Award.
=== Singapore Blog Awards 2013 ===


Register/Login here.
Vote here.

Singapore Blog Awards 2013

You stand to win a JBL Charge if you vote now!

Voting Phase: 27 May to 23 Jun 2013
Read here to find out more about the Singapore Blog awards.
Everyone is allowed to vote ONCE A DAY.

Keep the LOVE coming people!

Next Up, the JBL FLIP speaker.
Previous JBL speaker review you should read: JBL Micro Wireless