Where To Pre-Order Sony IZNONE PC Gaming Accessories in Kuwait

It seems Sony is getting much more serious about PC gaming the past 1-2 years. They first released their games on PC, which I never thought that they will ever take that approach. Now they released an entire new gaming brand for PC gaming accessories called INZONE. The first two items they released were headsets and monitors. Local brands in Kuwait didn’t upload any INZONE pre-orders yet, but I will be actively monitoring all websites. I will list the options currently available which are Amazon US and Amazon UK

 

International Pre-Orders For Sony INZONE (Might require freights forwarding address like MyUS, or Postshipper)

Amazon US

Gaming Headsets

Sony INZONE H3 Gaming Headset

Sony INZONE H7 Wireless Gaming Headset

Sony INZONE H9 Noise Cancelling Wireless Gaming Headset

Amazon UK

Gaming Headsets

Sony INZONE H3 Gaming Headset

Sony INZONE H7 Wireless Gaming Headset

Sony INZONE H9 Noise Cancelling Wireless Gaming Headset

Monitors

Sony INZONE M9 27 inch gaming monitor

How To Get International Driving License For 10 Years in Kuwait

Now is the season to travel and I see a lot of people applying for Kuwait’s International Driving License. You can order it online on their website and it cost 10 KD for 1 year, which is a lot. If you ask for delivery then it will be 13 KD since delivery cost 3 KD. I personally order my International Driving License from an international website and you can get up to 10 years. The website is called idlid and the prices is as the following

Book & Plastic Card for 7.5 KD (Additional card cost 3 KD)

Book & Mag Stripe Plastic Card for 10.75 KD (Additional card cost 4.5 KD)

Book & Gold Plastic Card With Chip for 24 KD (Additional card cost 15 KD)

The above prices doesn’t factor in the shipping. The shipping cost 10 KD for 2-4 weeks delivery and it cost 41.7 KD for 3-6 days delivery. The beauty about idlid is that the cost of 1,3,5, and 10 years validity is all the same.

The license was used to rent a car in Spain without any issue, so it works perfectly.

 

Maxed Out Macbook Pro 16″ Price in Kuwait

I was curious to know the price of the Maxed out Macbook Pro 16″ in Kuwait since it is the most expensive laptop at Apple. The specs is the following.

  • Apple M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine
  • 64GB unified memory
  • 8TB SSD storage
  • 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port
  • 140W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID – US English / Arabic
The price in the US is $6,099 which is equal to 1,870 KD. If you factor in shipping and customs the difference will be around 200 KD. I went to Gait in Assima Tower and the price was 2,176 KD. I started to be afraid to order from the US after one of my laptops was lost or stolen in a shipment and I couldn’t get my money back. Buying in Kuwait is safer than a forwarding address, but it comes at a cost.

Talabat Pro | Unlimited Free Deliveries Launched in Kuwait

Talabat Pro finally launched in Kuwait. Talabat Pro is the competitor to Deliveroo Plus where you pay 3.5 KD per month and you get free deliveries for orders above 4.5 KD from certain restaurants. You also get 4 free coffees and 1 beverage for up to 2 KD from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. You can subscribe now and get 2 weeks trial to see if it works for you or not. I subscribed already and I chose Chicken King for an order and I got free delivery in the checkout page then I realized that it was the wrong address. When I changed the address, they showed delivery charges in the checkout page, so it seems it isn’t working properly yet. I ended up paying for delivery even though I am subscribed to the service.

Budget Vs Premium TV’s in Kuwait

I never expected to be interested in trying out new TV brands as I have always been stuck to buy either Sony or Samsung TV’s. About 2 years ago, I needed to buy a new TV for my office and I didn’t want to spend much. Of course I looked at Sony and Samsung first, but then decided to spend less because of the very light use of that TV. That was the very first time where I stepped out of my comfort zone and bought a TV that isn’t Sony or Samsung. The TV I bought was a 55″ TV from Hisense for 99 KD. I was surprised that the TV was excellent, and it was perfect for presenting our powerpoint files. The resolution is great, and it is a TV that can be perfectly used for watching movies. Until today, the TV is still functioning properly without any issues.

Since buying the Hisense TV, I started giving a chance to other brands. Between my home and the office, I tried the following brands

1- LG C1 OLED 77″ (1,500 KD) | This is my favorite gaming TV where the colors and contrast are great and really deliver an amazing gaming experience, but has the worst remote ever. The remote is such a piece of junk that is so laggy and doesn’t always work. The operating system doesn’t compare with Samsung Tizen and Android TV. I personally regret buying LG just because of the remote and operating system, and if I go back in time, I will buy the Sony A90J 83″ which is often at the same price as the LG C1 77″

2- Sony X90J 75″ (650 KD) | This is a really great TV and I don’t have a single issue. Just my first delivery the colors were fading across the TV so I got it replaced and since then I don’t have any issue.

3- Samsung AU7000 70″ (335 KD) | This is the perfect TV for office use because of connecting via Bluetooth for Windows laptops and Airdrop for Macs. This TV we had to change the panel after a year of intensive use at the office, and it cost us 120 KD to replace.

4- Orca Android TV 75″ (240 KD) | Got this TV for the Diwaneya, and it is perfect for watching Netflix and basic gaming. This is my recommendation for Diwaneyas since it is very inexpensive and does the job.

5- Smart Tech Android TV 65″ (135 KD) | This TV has good colors, but the remote works once every 20 clicks. This TV can only be found at Eureka, but I can’t find it recently.

6- Hisense 55″ (99 KD) | This TV good budget TV for basic use as well.

My conclusion is the following.

Sony | The best brand for home entertainment / gaming. I would have chose LG if it wasn’t for the remote and operating system. Of course I would stick to OLED or the new QD-OLED for gaming

Samsung | The best brand for office use because of how smooth it is to connect to Windows and Mac to the TV. It is much faster than Sony TV’s when it comes to connecting to the TV

Orca | The least expensive large size Android TV’s in the market which are perfect for basic use in places such as a none gaming Diwaneyas. 

I started to see more Orca, TCL, Hisense, and Skyworth TV’s at Diwaneyas and it makes a lot of sense since they are perfect for most people due to their basic use. It is a different case for gamers where the high refresh rate and deep contrast make the gaming experience much better.

Buy Herman Miller Chairs Online in Kuwait

I got to know Herman Miller back in 2009 when I got a call from my family to immediately send 4 Herman Miller chairs from the US. A family member got Disc and the doctor recommended Herman Miller chair to be used. I didn’t ask whether they sell them in Kuwait or not, so I went and bought 4 chairs and barely delivered them to Fedex. The staff were so surprised that we were sending such large boxes to Kuwait via air. I sent them to Kuwait and few days later the chairs were delivered. When I visited Kuwait, I tried the chair at my home and loved it and since that day Herman Miller became my favorite office chair. I used to go to Dia Behbehani store in Kuwait to buy them. I didn’t like the fact that I can’t buy them online like Amazon in the US. Now the option is available online via Dia Behbehani website. I highly recommend this office chair even though it is very expensive.

How To Save Money on Apple Macbook Pro & Other Devices in Kuwait

Few days ago my business partner wanted to purchase a Macbook Pro 16″, so we were checking online whether to buy it from the US or Kuwait. There was a saving if we buy it from the US but it wasn’t much. The warranty is worth more than that small difference, so we decided to buy it from Blink. We found the one we were looking for at Blink for 899 KD, so before my partner proceeded with the purchase. He asked his friend if he knows another store that sells it at a discount, so he told him to buy it from Hawali Bin Khaldoun Street (Silicon Valley of Kuwait). He said most people buy phone lines plus a device from the telecom companies in Kuwait. Such deals have a contract for 2 years where the pay the service plus the device over time. They take the device and sell it at Bin Khaldoun Street at a discount to make quick cash. The same laptop that we were looking for sells for 800 to 820 KD depending on demand in the market. It also have a warranty, so it is 10% discount for the same exact product.

What Gaming Stock Should We Bet On To Increase a 100 Times For The Next 10 Years

The company I work for assigned a task for me to find a 100X stock, which means a stock that goes up 100 times in the next 10 years. It might seem impossible, but it isn’t. The reason I was assigned this task is because my friends and readers are mostly gamers, and some of the gamers are investors as well. Some of my friends were very successful in finding the 100X stock in the past and now we want to find the next one. The trick is to understand what will happen in the future and to bet on new industries. There are ways to make the bet very safe, if there is a backup in case the future doesn’t go as planned.

Back in 2014, a friend of mine who is a gamer and investor told me to get into bitcoin as it is the future of money. I honestly didn’t understand anything about bitcoin, so I told him since I don’t understand it, then I won’t invest in it. He asked me if I believe in the gaming industry and I told him for sure I do. He told me that there is a very safe bet that goes in parallel with both the gaming industry and crypto currencies. The stock is mainly for gaming and will continue to increase just because of the video gaming industry growth. In parallel, if crypto currencies increase a lot, this stock will go up to the moon. I asked about that stock which sounds too good to be true.

He recommended Nvidia Stock, because graphic cards are being used heavily by PC gamers and designers, and in parallel it is used for mining crypto currencies. If the crypto currencies disappear, then Nvidia is already growing because of the growth in the gaming industry, but if crypto currencies boom then the stock will go to the moon.

That was one of the best advices I got and he literally understood what will happen in the future and knew how to make the bet with very high potential to be very safe. Now we have to bet on the upcoming 10 years, and we aren’t sure yet what to choose. This is where I really need my readers opinion to take a decision. We have the following options

  • Unity : We think this might be close to Nvidia opportunity because Unity is already being heavily used for video game development, and in parallel a lot of the Metaverse will be developed using Unity. If the Metaverse doesn’t happen, then Unity will continue to be used for video game development
  • Sony : Playstation keep getting more popular and with the recent acquisition of Bungie to develop more video game live service and currently there are 10 live service games in development which will make the company much more profitable. Sony will also participate in the Metaverse with their VR2, and we believe the have the potential to lead due to their fanbase.
  • Microsoft : Microsoft is already a huge company, but now it is betting on the video game industry much more than ever. The bet is on Game Pass where it might be the next Netflix but for gaming. Microsoft can afford to buy the most popular gaming studios and add them to Game Pass, which make it much more appealing than the other companies. Microsoft will also participate in the Metaverse in various ways such as Microsoft Mesh.
  • Roblox : Roblox has an edge when it comes to the Metaverse which is their platform is already focused on collaboration and games built by other users.

There are other non video gaming companies that have high potential as well such as Meta, which is previously known as Facebook. They are the pioneers when it comes to the Metaverse and they changed the company name because of that. They have an edge because they have an abnormal amount of data from Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram. They also have Oculus VR for gaming, so everything fits together. Other companies such as Intel, AMD, and Nvidia will be critical because of the importance of their hardware for the Metaverse.

I didn’t include Nintendo on the list even though I am a really big fan of the company. We did bet on Nintendo during the Wii U era when the stock price was really low, and I personally believed that they are a creative team that will figure something out. They also have the greatest IP’s of all time. At this stage I don’t see Nintendo doing something very different that is aligned with the future even though they are using their IP’s much more than ever such as creating a theme park and movies.

Now I really need all my readers opinion, and I believe that we can build on each other’s ideas and come up with something.

Ayman’s | The Best Tea With Milk in Kuwait

Few days ago I was sitting in Souq AlMubarikeya Square where you find lots of outdoor chairs. People enjoy sitting there while their kids play in the middle area. The weather was perfect and I was sitting there wondering what was missing from that experience. I was telling myself that this experience is missing a cup of tea, but I had no clue where to get it from. 10 minutes later, someone walked towards me, and asked me if I wanted tea. I was really surprised and I told him that I need tea with milk. It took a long time to prepare so I assumed that he completely forgot about me. Later on, he came back with my cup of tea with milk. When I tried it, it immediately reminded me of the best tea with milk in the US. In the US, the best tea with milk is sold at Nubia Cafe in Anaheim, California. It tasted exactly the same, but it cost much less than the US. The guy who served me the tea with milk is called Ayman, and his phone number is 98788351. I have no clue where he gets his tea from, but it is definitely the best tea with milk in Kuwait.

La Fraise | The Best Chocolate Strawberries in Kuwait

For the past few months I have been addicted to chocolate strawberries with caramel from La Fraise. After coming back to Kuwait, I couldn’t find really good chocolate strawberries. I tried from multiple places, but nothing was worth mentioning. Back in the day, my favorite chocolate strawberries were from Godiva in California, but when I moved to Kuwait I couldn’t find what I was looking for. Now La Fraise is exactly what i was looking for, and I am eating the ones with caramel only. My friends liked the ones with Kinder or Flake, but I wasn’t a big fan. The thing with La Fraise is that it isn’t only tasty, but also it is very convenient to eat. The chocolate doesn’t break like most chocolate strawberries, so it is much easier to eat. Next time I will make a special request to remove calyx and cover the entire strawberry with chocolate to make it even easier to eat. I highly recommend trying La Fraise, so try it out and let me know what you think.