Thursday, April 21, 2022

Keppel DC REIT AGM 2022


Keppel DC REIT held their AGM on 20 April 2022 at 3pm and it ended around 3.40pm.

Shareholders questions were answered before the actual AGM. You can view KDC responses here.

For the AGM slide, you can view them here.

During the AGM, they highlight their achievement for 2021 (Above) and what is their competitive advantage (Below).

For the live Q&A session, there are less than 5 questions posted and all questions were answered by Anthea Lee.

The questions are about what is the impact to KDC related to increase in carbon tax & higher electricity rate.

Anthea mention Master Lease subscribe their electricity themselves and Co-location will be passthrough. She also added that KDC is part of Keppel Group, which have the expertise from Keppel Infrastructure Trust, to explore greener and newer technology to tackle on this area.

No surprises on the AGM resolution voting.

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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Review: Secret Lab Titan Evo 2022 vs ErgoTune Supreme chair


Secret Lab Titan Evo 2022 S$649 vs ErgoTune Supreme chair S$599
Which is a better buy???

Based on the front and side view, you should be able to spot that Secret Lab Titan Evo 2022 (Regular) is bigger in size compare to ErgoTune Supreme.

Secret Lab Titan Evo 2022 (Regular) recommend for 170-189cm and weight less than 100kg while
ErgoTune Supreme recommend for 150-180cm and weight less than 130kg, despite the chair is smaller in size.

Secret Lab Titan Evo 2022 offer 5 years extended warranty while ErgoTune Supreme offer 12 years extended warranty if you post a photo of their chair in our social media account.

Secret Lab logo can be spotted in the front and back of the chair and its is big and loud while ErgoTune logo is not visible from backview.

Due to the different in material and the shape, you wont be able to feel any wind coming from the back when seated in Secret Lab chair. If you sweat easily or plan to sit in non-aircon environment, ErgoTune chair will be a better option.

I prefer the headrest of ErgoTune Supreme as it is more comfortable. Guess the 4 axes of adjustments feature really work :)

Secret Lab headrest is using magnetic to stay in position. Appearance wise, you don't see the ugly strap for headrest and can adjust the position more freely. Material wise, it is memory foam pillow with cooling gel. If you had tried / using memory foam pillow on your bed, then you might feel comfortable with this.

Secret Lab lumbar knob definitely look premium compare to ErgoTune knob which look basic (cheapo for the chair price). It is good that for both chair, you can adjust to best suit your spine. So comfort wise, both are on par

Secret Lab gas hydraulics look nicer too as Ergotune gas hydraulics look very common and normal to all other brands. It seem Ergotune gas hydraulics is using a better quality since it can support up to 130kg while Secret Lab can support up to 100kg only (Unless you purchase their XL size chair).

Secret Lab had upgraded their 2022 version of armrest to be swappable. As it is using magnetic, thus can swap it out within seconds whereas Ergotune using traditional screws. 

Comfort wise, both chair armrest feel similar. 

Secret Lab look definitely is more premium once again compare to very traditional look in ErgoTune.

As Ergotune seatbase is open, regular wipe is required else dust will accumulate inside the seatbase very soon.

The wheelbase of SecretLab (Above) is shorter at 31cm and thicker vs ErgoTune (bottom) which is longer at 32cm but thinner. 

Once of the most common complain about Secret Lab chair is the leather skin will peel after 1yr+ of usage. This is super annoying as the chair is not cheap too considering the price. It is good that Secret Lab now offer 5 yrs peel protection guarantee for a better peace of mind. 

Whereas for ErgoTune DuraWeave, they mention it is built to maintain it's shape even after years.

Well, it is too early to tell for both brands and we will know in few years time.

One thing which I like about Secret Lab is they have this trade in program. Although the trade in amount is not high, but I feel it is a reasonable trade in value. New features will keep coming out and improve on the chair comfort level, thus we would also like to buy a new chairs after years of usage. This trade in program also save time and effort to sell off existing chair in Carousell. 

I dont think ErgoTune have any trade in program for their chair at this moment.

In term of comfort level, both chair are quite on par.
In term of appearance, Secret Lab do give a premium look compare to ErgoTune.
Since the price point of both chair are close (Secret Lab Titan Evo 2022 S$649 vs ErgoTune Supreme chair S$599), the decision factor of which chair to buy will depend on the environment.

If I am using in aircon environment, I will go with Secret Lab Titan Evo 2022 S$649.
If I am using in non-aircon environment, I will go with ErgoTune Supreme chair S$599.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Unboxing: Secret Labs Titan Evo 2022 vs ErgoTune Supreme chair

Both Secret Lab and Ergotune cost additional S$29 if you opt for their assembly services.

In term of number of steps require to assembly your chair, Secret Lab required 15 while Ergotune just need 6.

Although Secret Lab required more steps than Ergotune during assembly, the instructions clarity is very detailed unlike Ergotune where I will get stuck in some steps still.

I took roughly 30 mins to setup my Secret Lab chair vs 25 mins to setup my Ergotune chair. 

Secret Lab chair is bigger and heavier than Ergotune, thus based on 1 man effort, Ergotune is easier. As Secret Lab also uses higher quality and thicker packaging material, that contribute to the strength required too.

I did blog about regret not paying $29 for Secret lab assembly service here. I dont require for Ergotune assembly service if you ask me.

In term of eye candy, I think Secret Lab won hand down as Ergotune is having a simple and plain box look.

Beside the outer box look, Secret Lab also have a better look and feel when first open the box.

Secret Lab really put alot of effort and thoughts in their packaging. 

The carton box is thick and heavy, which I believe their 5 feet drop test is genuine while Ergotune is using those normal carton box which you usually received.

Secret Lab wrap their part items in thick, clear, see through plastic while Ergotune use those cheap and thin wrap.

Secret Lab tools box are packaged elegant (cost $25 kind) while Ergotune pack it as those you are buying it in your neighbour hardware store (cost $1 kind).

Not sure why Ergotune nail screw have blue dye on them too. 

I am quite surprise that Ergotune won this user manual category to be honest. 

The colour Ergotune used and beside on the usual product guide, Ergotune even add in a guide regard to correct sitting posture which added value to their customer.

Secret Lab won 4 vs 3 Ergotune in my unboxing 8 categories (1 of the category is a tie).

I will write another review on the comfort, design and build experience after using it for next few days.

Stay tune ;) 

Update: Review: Secret Lab Titan Evo 2022 vs ErgoTune Supreme chair

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