Fresher, cleaner air at home

Having fresher, cleaner air for our loved ones at home is definitely a priority, especially when they have sensitive noses/ airways. I actually already have one air purifier at home which I had reviewed earlier. But I was eager to try out Starke Living’s air purifier because it is wireless and so much more portable, thereby offering more possible scenarios for it to be used.

Charging it in my living room when it arrived

Not just functional, the Starke air purifier can definitely be part of a stylish setup in your living room. Measuring 16*16*26.8cm, its effective range is 10-15 square metres. There is a leather strap which is packed separately in the box (don’t accidentally bin that!) for you to attach to the air purifier to make it easy to carry around with you.

After the first recommended charge of at least 3 hours, I carried the air purifier easily (only 1.25kg!) to my daughter’s room at night:

The picture above shows the air purifier with the night light on, a function which you can choose, so there’s no need for another night light for your child when it is in use. Placing it next to my daughter’s bed turned out to be slightly disturbing for her so she shifted it to the foot of the bed, on the ledge where it was left on till the next morning. In an air-conditioned room, the sound of the air purifier right next to her seemed to be amplified. She did not complain of any sounds after she shifted it.

At the start of its use, the battery life was 100% as shown in the display screen. The next morning when I checked it about 10-11 hours later, the battery left was 52%. This means that if I intend to use it again later at night while she sleeps, I ought to have it charged.

The charging is simple as it uses a USB cable. When the air purifier is not in use, you can just turn it off with the switch at the back. Because it is so light, wireless and portable, it can be used anywhere you want, even in the car.

Some of the important features:

  • Able to disinfect and sterilize with the release of negative ions to purify the air
  • 360 degree full air circulation
  • 3 types of filters (Primary Filter, Activated Carbon Filter, HEPA Filter)
  • Automatic & Manual Mode available for Wind Speeds
  • USB fast charge with Type C
  • Smart LED display of settings, ambient air quality and battery life

Key specifications:

  • Battery: 10000mAh, 37W (estimated lasting time 20h)
  • Purification level: H13
  • CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate): 56.8m3/h
  • Noise level: <52.3dB
  • Negative ion concentration: 8000000 pcs/m3
  • Effective Range: 10-15 square meters

Overall, I really like the Starke air purifier because of its convenience. Being wireless is definitely a plus point because you never have to worry about having to plug it in somewhere for it to function. The only downside I feel is its effective range is not very big. But if you are using it in a bedroom, bathroom, car or not a big living/dining room, that should not be an issue. The houses these days in Singapore aren’t particularly spacious anyway. 🙂

Available in white/ grey, the Starke air purifier is retailing at an affordable price of S$150. You can buy it online or try it at Beauty World Centre #02-30 (please make an appointment) or chat online or on the line with their staff at +65 90739848. Starke Living also specialises in luxury, designer bathroom products that are handcrafted such as bathtubs and toilet bowls.

Disclosure: The product was provided for an honest review. No monetary compensation was received.

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CNY Goodies | Pineapple Tarts Singapore

This comes a little late as it’s very close to Chinese New Year. But just in case you have not gotten your loot for the year or maybe you need to top up your stash, Pineapple Tarts Singapore does offer up some pretty delicious CNY goodies.

I had overlooked their email in December but they were very nice about it and tried their best to accommodate my requests. It’s their last call for the final sale before CNY now so here’s your chance to get some more yummy goodies.

I had the chance to try out these goodies:

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As usual, I got 2 bottles of the family’s favourite CNY snack – hae bee hiam roll. 1 is never quite enough because it disappears too quickly here.

glorious hae bee hiam rolls

We like that the hae bee hiam prawn roll is quite spicy and has some kick. My mother-in-law also commented that the hae bee does not taste or smell too fishy and the level of spice is just nice. It is not the thinnest prawn rolls we have tasted though but it is still good.

The melt in your mouth pineapple tarts were not too sweet, just nice. The pastry was melt in the mouth but we would have loved it more if there were more pineapple filling inside.

The love letters are also very nice, not too sweet, not too thick, not too brittle. Unfortunately, they are not available now. But there are other variants of love letters with fillings still which you can check out.

love letters and salted egg fish skin

The salted egg fish skin is not too overpowering and my daughter who normally doesn’t take salted egg snacks likes it as it has a nice umami without the strong curry leaf taste. It is also not overly salty like some salted egg snacks. I find that it’s got the right level of saltiness and umami.

Little boy likes the seaweed popiah snack most besides the hae bee hiam roll. He’s a savoury snack kind of guy who enjoys some crunch so it’s not surprising that he likes this snack. It’s very light and you can just keep munching on these.

seaweed popiah skin snack

Surprisingly this year, our favourite snack is the Premium Almond Cookies. My mother-in-law, husband and I love it. It is very fragrant and almost melts in the mouth although it’s technically not in the melt-in-the-mouth range and the sweetness is just nice. So delightful!

Premium Almond cookies and Almond Brittles

The almond brittles were sent over to me because the cuttlefish snack that I had requested for was out of stock. These are also not available now but perhaps you could try these next time if you like almonds.

Overall, I like that the CNY goodies from Pineapple Tarts Singapore are not overly sweet or salty which is very important. Even though it’s once a year that we indulge in these goodies, we should still watch the salt/sugar levels and eat everything in moderation, of course.

So if you have not gotten your snacks or you’re getting some last minute deals, do check out Pineapple Tarts Singapore’s goodies!

Disclosure: We received some CNY goodies for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received.

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