I passed by X-Cite the other day and found out about a different kind of warranty which people has been asking for. The warranty covers liquid spills, electric surge, broken display, cracks and other accidental damages. They’ll fix it for free, but I think only once. This makes me not worry about my phone’s screen when I get a new phone.
XCite just started a 2 week big discount offer (mind the pretty bad artwork) and I noticed many of the stuff they’re selling are cheaper than Amazon by a good margin. The discounts are for everything but I specifically looked at their phones and cameras. You can visit their website to see what’s on discount but I’ll list out some good deals.[Website]
iPhone 5s was also on a good discount but was sold out
I’ve been asked a lot where they sell the Nexus 5 here and for how much. XCite just bought a batch and they’re selling it for KD 155. That’s around KD 50 more than it’s original price. A small ripoff price in comparison to how much they were selling the Nexus 4. If you have extra cash laying around you can get one.[Link]
I didn’t really take LG seriously with mobile phones until I bought the Nexus 4 last year and was pretty impressed with how it performed overall. LG have released their strongest flagship device yet and so I passed by X-Cite to pick one up for this review. I was amazed how long the battery lasted before getting it charged.
I’ll first go through the specs for those of you who only care about the numbers. The LG G2 has a crisp full HD 1080p screen and a 13 MP camera with optical image stabilization, I’ll get into that later on. It holds the strongest processor between all the other flagships. To me the best feature is its huge battery, easily lasts more than 24 hours.
The first thing you notice is how all the buttons were moved to the back, that’s because a person normally has his index finger at the back. So LG figured it would be more comfortable for the user to have the power and volume buttons at the back. This also made the phone slimmer since buttons on corners make it thicker. The buttons need getting use to, some might not like it and some will love it.
Since XCite’s website wasn’t optimized for mobile devices (theme isn’t responsive) it was a good idea to launch a shopping dedicated app on Google Play and App Store. It’s pretty much like having Amazon app except this one is from XCite. As you can see it’s pretty vibrant with a Windows metro looking theme to it.
The two features I like are the ability to see the daily deals and the store locator. What’s handy is you can always open the app wherever you are and see what’s the closest showroom from where you are. I had to no idea they had this many showrooms to begin with, the biggest one being at Safat Alghanim.
Something I didn’t like on their website is also on their app, the faulty search results. They’re sometimes super inaccurate and I have no idea how their algorithm functions. I was searching from Jawbone’s fitness wrist sensor called UP and all I got were a bunch of HP laser mice.
I ended up getting something I’ve been wanting to get for a while now, the Bose QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones. I’ve been hearing so much positive feedback on them. I’ll likely review the headphone and discuss whether it really is noise-cancelling. They’re great for when you just want some silence.
I don’t know how X-Cite got a hold of the Nexus 4 since it keeps running out of stock in the U.S but they’re selling it for a whopping KD 170, almost double what I paid to buy it off Google directly (KD 90 excluding shipping cost). I’m pretty sure they have limited stock and will run out soon so if you don’t mind spending a lot of extra cash they’re the only store I know that’s selling it in Kuwait right now.
X-Cite invited bloggers for a sushi learning class in celebration of xcite.com‘s 1st year anniversary. Everyone at home knows the best I can do is a half cooked egg so this was a completely new experience. For one, I now have a lot more appreciation for sushi chefs, I had no idea this much effort and time is consumed just to cook something I eat in a minute.
After cooking everything it was time to slice the sushi roll. It took me more than a minute for every slice because you couldn’t put too much force. You had to go with the flow basically so that nothing moves from its position. I also prepared some onion rings and sticky rice which was the easy part.
This was the end result of all the work which I’m pretty proud of. I did get a lot of help in the process. Although Hind Al Nahedh’s plate next to me was way better, experience counts in this instance. After that they taught us how to make raw sushi rolls which I’m not a fan of so I skipped that part. Then came the fried banana dessert available in the gallery below.
Learned a lot about cooking yesterday. At the very end there was an X-Cite birthday cake. It was nice meeting blogs I have never met before like n3ver2late. I am actually looking forward to future cooking classes if any, it was a lot more fun than I had expected.