Showing posts with label Gaming Accessories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gaming Accessories. Show all posts

Monday, May 27, 2024

Curated Delights: Melodi Picks

May 27, 2024 0 Comments

Introducing Melodi Picks!


Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just starting out, having the right gear can make all the difference. That's why I'm thrilled to introduce my curated affiliate shopping page, your one-stop destination for everything mechanical keyboards, artisan keycaps, Nintendo Switch accessories, and games.


Since I like virtual window shopping and finding a good deal or two most of the times,  this is a page where I've handpicked the best products (and deals) in each category above.  I have purchased most of these, and others are really a good deal which I found. So if you are in Singapore, or South East Asia in general, you are in for a treat because sharing is caring! πŸ˜†


For international readers you could try your luck and see if you are able to purchase, but anything international would be under the "Other Links" section. 

 If you have not signed up for Shopee and want to get S$5 off your first order, sign up 🠊here🠈😊 Alternatively, if you already have an account but have not bought anything yet, you can still get S$5 off your first order with this code 7L6EM9H
Do note that if you are viewing it on mobile it will check if you have the app first, if you do it opens in the app, just click ok and you would get to the listing page. Happy Shopping!


Remember to compare prices and shipping costs, and check reviews across the different sellers / platforms!



Artisan Keycaps

  1. [Keycap Series: A Shopee Guide to Affordable and Good Quality Artisan Keycaps]
  2. [Keycap Series: Featuring Artists of the Month]
  3. [Beginner's Guide to Artisan Keycaps: Everything You Need to Know]



Nintendo Switch

  1. [IINE Splatoon Nintendo Switch Joypad Review]
  2. [HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Compact Review]
  3. [Top 5 Cheap Switch Accessories You Definitely Need]
  4. [Accessories Bundle for Nintendo Switch Sports]





Sunday, October 1, 2023

Top 5 Cheap Switch Accessories You Definitely Need

October 01, 2023 0 Comments

When you first get your Nintendo Switch, you might need to get some accessories such as screen protectors and cases to protect your precious new toy. Here is a list of the top 5 you should get at affordable prices too. 

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1) Tempered Glass Screen Protector for less than S$10

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Before you even use your Switch, this should be your number 1 item, especially if scratches are not really your thing. The Switch is a handheld machine, so at some point in time you are going to get a scratch or 2 on it whenporting it around (and docking / undocking). Having a screen protector will also protect your screen from the Switch TV Dock, which might scratch your Switch display.

Get yours for just $2.99 - $5.99!


2) External Memory Card for less than S$20 / $80


The Switch comes with only 32GB worth of space, and by the time you start it up, at least another 4GB or so are taken up by the system. So getting extra storage is key. While you can still buy games on cartridges for the Switch, some titles might need extra storage, and if you intend on going digital then all the more you need a Memory Card.
 
You can get a 64GB card for less than S$20 and a 256GB card is less than S$80

Also with the double date and festive sales, it can even get cheaper with promotions and vouchers.


3) Case & Screen Protector for less than S$10

If you are the kind of person who likes pretty things and cheap things, then you can also consider this pretty case.
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The only downside of the pretty case is that the Switch cannot be docked when you put on the case. But that’s a small thing, as the case can be easily snapped on and off anytime (same for the joy con covers). The screen protector is also very easy to apply, so a bonus of sorts along with the cute cat paw print thumb grip caps!

For just less then S$10, you not only get the casing, but a tempered glass cover and two joy con grip covers as well. How’s that for a steal?

Of course, if you want something more cuter you can always get the decorated TPU covers for under S$10 (without the screen protector).
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It you want a more ergonomic cover for your joy-con with themes like Mario or Pokemon, along with 2 matching thumb grip caps, then you should get this anti-slip silicone cover. For just under $3, you get a joy-con cover with a pair of matching thumb grips. 
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Speaking of thumb grips, check out this selection of adorable joy-con thumb grip covers for just under S$3 for 2 pairs!
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4) Extra Joy-Cons for less than S$60

If you want to play with your family or friends, then you definitely would need to get an extra pair of joy-cons. But what to do if the original joy-cons are too pricey? Well, that would be where the Dobe joy-cons come in pretty handy (and for almost half the price of the original Nintendo joy-cons too).

Connection is easy and fast. It is thicker than the original joy-cons, so it has a better grip then the original joy-cons. The only thing is that there are no cases that will fit this joy-con, and charging is via its Type C port. But at this pricing it is perfect to get as a spare or for your 2nd / 3rd / n players.
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Want something a little more cheaper (and cuter)? Then you should consider the Panda Joy-con for just S$48.

5) Pro-controller for less than $50

Get a Pro Controller, which is more comfortable to hold for extended periods as its ergonomic contoured grips make it a comfortable upgrade from the joy-cons. This pair from IINE are pretty affordable for less than $50!
 
If you think the wake up the switch function and using amiibo is not too critical for you, then you can get it for less than S$40!
 
There's even that cute puppy Joy-Con at an even budget friendlier price of S$28!


Which are your favorite Switch accessories? Let us know in the comments below!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

IINE Splatoon Nintendo Switch Joypad Review

May 03, 2023 0 Comments

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Nintendo has made it difficult for official third-party Switch controllers to really shine (think Hori). In fact the other 3rd party OEM controllers do a much better job at a lower or equivalent price. I recently got myself some pretty looking Hori Split Pad Compact, the Mint Green x White version.


In essence, the Hori Split Pad Compact acts just like the Nintendo joycons - they slot right into the sides of a Nintendo Switch where the joycons would usually do. But unlike their Nintendo counterpart, the Hori series of controllers do not have an internal battery and cannot be used wirelessly. In addition to that, they also do not have Motion Controls, HD Rumble, NFC, or IR camera.

So while the buttons were tactile enough and the experience not too bad, having to remove my Switch casing each time I want to use it and the fact that it saps the battery out of the Switch.


[HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Compact Review]


Then I came across the IINE Nintendo Switch Joypad, and it even had the Splatoon design. Needless to say I was sold and got myself one to try. 


The packaging was nice and the lighting is pretty. The best part is that I do not need to remove my Switch casing each time I want to use these. They slide on nicely and have a good ergonomic grip which are comfortable on the hands. Buttons are also quite response and the lights add on an additional user experience.




For about the same price or even lesser when there are sales, I would choose IINE Joypads over Hori, simply for it's price competitiveness and similar experience.


Have you tried either products, if so which is your preference?  Let us know in the comments below!


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Compact Review

April 18, 2023 0 Comments

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There are countless of options for joycons for the Nintendo Switch, and besides 3rd party (non-Nintendo licensed) options, the HORI stood out to me especially when the HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Compact came out. 

I was mesmerized by it's sleek look and the color options. So it was without hesitation that I got it when it was on sale (it's always better to get it on sale then paying for full price).


Out of the many options that they had, the color option I got was the Mint Green x White version.


Hori’s new Split Pad Compact controllers are apparently the improved version of the Hori Split Pad Pro with a more colorful design and reduced size. They come in a range of colors such as Apricot Red, Yellow, and Mint. They also have Pokemon designs, which are pretty cool. 


In essence, the Hori Split Pad Compact acts just like the Nintendo joycons - they slot right into the sides of a Nintendo Switch where the joycons would usually do. But unlike their Nintendo counterpart, the Hori series of controllers do not have an internal battery and cannot be used wirelessly. In addition to that, they also do not have Motion Controls, HD Rumble, NFC, or IR camera, and they can only be played in handheld mode.


These controllers offer substantially more room for bigger hands than the actual joycons, and they are ergonomically comfortable to use as well. So if you are mostly playing in handheld mode over docked, this might be your jam.


As the name suggests, compact means it fits nicely into the hands and is really comfortable to hold and use as well:  the shoulder buttons and triggers are larger, and the joysticks are taller, bigger around, and textured, making  the buttons are tactile and the joystick experience seamless to execute precise movements far. Additionally, there is Turbo button on each grip that can automatically, rapidly repeat an input while a button is held down. 


At the back of each grip, there are two buttons which can be mapped to any of the face buttons on the corresponding grip. It can be useful but unfortunately it means that you cannot map any of the ABXY buttons onto the left grip’s back button, or D-pad buttons onto the right grip’s.


Overall, the Hori Split Pad Compact has a competent set of controls which offers a performance upgrade over the standard Nintendo joycons. But I was underwhelmed even though it was cheaper than the standard Nintendo joycons and slightly more ergonomic and comfortable to use. 


It was not the lack of Motion Controls, HD Rumble, NFC, IR camera, or the fact that is can only be played in handheld mode and does not have it's own battery, but the odd design if including a small piece of plastic that extends to overlap with the back of the Switch itself and bumps out from the back. It's probably there to reduce the likelihood of damaging the Switch’s controller rails with the extra leverage the larger controllers provide, but it does not factor for those who are using a Switch case. 


It's so troublesome to remove the case each time to attach the Hori Split Pad Compact, that I've just left it. Not to mention which them attached to your Switch, it cannot even fits the standard carry case (you'd have to spend more money to get a bigger carry case).


Have you gotten the Hori Split Pad Compact? If yes what are your thoughts about it? Let us know in the comments below!


For around the same price I would recommended getting an OEM (non-Nintendo) joypad or joycon instead. I saw this from IINE and could not pass it up as it was a Splatoon Design.


[IINE Splatoon Nintendo Switch Joypad Review]


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Amazon Sale: HyperX Cloud Revolver + 7.1 Gaming Headset

July 31, 2022 0 Comments
S$61.37, Save: S$33.30 (35%)!

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Amazon Singapore is having a sale and the HyperX Cloud Revolver + 7.1 Gaming Headset only costs S$61.37. That's a savings of S$33.30 (35%)! 


Get yours at Amazon




Brand ハむパーエックス(HyperX)

Colour Black

Connectivity technology     Wired

Model name Revolver Series

Form factor γ‚ͺーバーむダー

Noise control Active Noise Cancellation

Headphone jack USB

Cable feature Detachable

Item weight 1 Grams

Material Stainless Steel


About this item

  • Wide, studio grade sound stage: allows you to hear sounds from further away more accurately perfect for FPS and open environment settings
  • HyperX 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound: Get the most out of your gaming experience with surround sound that's precise with distance and depth.
  • Advanced USB Audio Control Box: The sound card boosts your audio and enhances noise cancellation. Dedicated buttons toggle surround sound, mic mute and adjust mic and headphone output levels.
  • 50mm directional drivers: Directional drivers are positioned parallel to the ears and deliver crisp, precise audio with enhanced bass.
  • Dense, higher quality signature HyperX memory foam: Provides long lasting Cloud comfort to keep you focused during your intense gaming marathons.
  • Durable, reliable steel frame: Designed with a solid steel frame for durability and stability.
  • Detachable digitally enhanced noise cancelling mic: Certified by TeamSpeak and Discord and features additional noise cancelling via its advanced audio control box.
  • Multi device compatibility: 7.1 virtual surround sound is compatible on PC and PS4. The headset is also stereo compatible via 3.5mm (4 pole) plug with Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, mobile devices and VR.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Accessories Bundle for Nintendo Switch Sports

May 18, 2022 0 Comments

Now that you've gotten your copy of Nintendo Switch Sports, you've realized that some addition accessories would help in your gameplay. So what do you do? Get some of course! 


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This Switch accessories set is a nice collection for Switch fans! The accessories can be used for Just Dance 2022, Ring Fit Adventure, Fitness Boxing, and other switch games. Great for family and friends to play together!


You can get them for under S$30 at Shopee or about S$68 from Amazon.

Shopee      Amazon



The set contains:

  • 2 x Fencing Grips 
  • 2 x Tennis Rackets 
  • 2 x Leg Straps 
  • 2 x Wrist Straps 
  • 2 x Joy-con Grips 





Have you gotten any accessories and does it help gameplay?
Let us know in the comments below! ↓↓

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