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!

More inspirations, look book and designs can be reached at

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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Food Review : Boxgreen, Snack Good Do Good (with Promo Code)

I am one of those who munches snacks without guilt during work or while watching my favorite shows on the telly. To be perfectly honest, I have the least concerns when it comes to what I eat as long they taste good and keeps me awake or at least, entertained my palate. We all have choices, and of course I would not oppose on being en route to a healthier diet.

Boxgreen aims to bring snacking to a much healthier level so that we would not even miss ditching our regular guilty-pleasure bites.

Cheng Tng (No Ice)
With a variety of more than 20 delicious, natural and wholesome snacks in their menu, you can opt for your choice of snacks towards its nutritional values. Rest assured that the snacks are scrutinised by their in-house nutritionist so that you know exactly what goes into your body system. Whether you are in a mood for a low sodium or low sugar snack, afternoon bites that does not exceed 120 calories or a boost of protein, Boxgreen lists their snack based on categories for your convenience (plus it helps when their site is simple but concise, by clicking on each snacks you can get the full information of its amount of nutritional values).

When Life Gives You Yuzu
Each snack box accommodates 12 individually packets (yes, they are packed as such ideally for one snack proportion, and they are easy to bring along with you). I chose a rather interesting combo of 4 flavors (3 packets each) -  Cheng Tng, Lucky Laksa 888, When Life Gives You Yuzu and Berry Nut Mix.

Berry Nut Mix pops a good source of protein and an antioxidant snack, classic mixed nuts and dried fruits, won't go wrong with that. I like When Life Gives You Yuzu for its unmistakable yuzu fragrance in the relatively low calories cookies, guilt free cookies anyone?

Berry Nut Mix
Cheng Tng and Laksa 888 goes to an Asian route. Cheng Tng (lit Clear Soup) is a combination of dried longan, goji berry and crispy lotus seed for that antioxidant and energy booster pack of goodness. Lucky Laksa 888 hits right on the palate while maintaining that laksa umami that we love as Malaysians/Singaporeans, and they are good source of protein as well.

Lucky Laksa 888 (spot the personalized note with a cute snack tip)
Each well packed snack boxes are priced at RM59.90, and upon signing up, you can choose the frequency of your snack subscription (ranging from once a week to every two months for your choice of snacks, and yes, you can pause your subscription at any time). Now you would never miss your snacks as they are delivered right at your doorstep, talking about hassle free in three simple steps - Select a Plan, Check Out and Choose Your Snacks.

In the spirit of snacking good for yourself, do know that you are also doing good as with every box purchased, Boxgreen donates a meal to the needy at Willing Hearts, a secular, non-affiliated charity soup kitchen for the underprivileged.

If you (and/or your friends and family) want to give Boxgreen a try, click on to www.boxgreen.my and quote psylancer to enjoy 30% off your first 3 boxes, valid till 31st December 2017. (Terms and Conditions Applies).

If you tried the Boxgreen snacks, do tag me in your photos in Instagram (@psylancer or include the hashtag #psylancer) and share your Boxgreen experience. Cheers to a healthier year ahead and keep nomming!

T and Cs for promo code : Offer is available for first time users only. Applicable only for subscription service. Not applicable for gift purchases. Limited to one redemption per user during the promotion period. Not valid with other promotions. Management (Boxgreen) reserves the rights to amend without prior notice.