Category Archives: Technology

Where To Pre-Order iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro in Kuwait

I am getting mixed feedback about iPhone 12. Some want to order it ASAP because their phones are very old and their batteries doesn’t last at all and some won’t upgrade until Apple redesign the iPhone. Having the same exact design as iPhone X isn’t exciting for some users, and they got bored of the design and specifically the notch. Now the question is where to pre-order iPhone 12 from in Kuwait.

The most common option I see is ordering it directly from Apple where they ship it directly to a forwarding address such as PostShipper which is tax free. This option is great because the charges aren’t much, but it lack warranty.

The other option is to buy from one of the local stores in Kuwait.

iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro in Kuwait:- 

Best Electronics

A Store

Eureka 

AlFuhod

Mobile 2000

  • Preorders are accepted via phone only 1852000

Xcite

  • No listings yet

Switch

  • No listings yet

 

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The Best Gaming TVs for Playstation 5 (PS5) & Xbox Series X | S

A lot of people are asking about upgrading their TVs for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. The question is how to take advantage of the capabilities of the new consoles. The first thing to keep in mind that both PS5 and Xbox Series X support 4K and 120Hz. Sadly there aren’t many TV’s that support 120Hz right now and especially in Kuwait. HDR 10 is another component that is really important, so don’t miss it out.

If you have a TV that support 4K and 120Hz you must use HDMI 2.1 cable, which a lot of people didn’t know about. Not only that, you have to use the HDMI 2.1 slot in the TV as the other slots could be normal HDMI slots. My favorite TV’s has been always OLED TV’s but there aren’t many options in Kuwait. The best ranked gaming TV isn’t available in Kuwait at all, and I have no clue if they will ever bring it to the market or not. Now we will focus on the best gaming TV’s with 4K or 8K, 120Hz, and HDR10.

LG CX/GX 4K Line

LG CX/GX 77 inch 4K Smart OLED TV is ranked the best gaming TV in the market. This is the TV I really want to buy, but it isn’t available in Kuwait. I found it in UAE, but I want to buy it from Kuwait, because shipping is extremely high. I know some people who are buying LG CX from UAE, and they paid high shipping cost. I talked to the distributor salesperson in Kuwait and he told me they won’t bring any new TVs from LG and they only have 2017 models. LG CX/GX and Samsung Q70T/Q80T/Q90T are the ones I can’t find in Kuwait yet, but the rest of the recommended TV’s are available.

Sony X900H 4K Line

This is the first line that Sony listed as Playstation 5 ready. This is a more affordable line than the Z8H which comes in 8K. For those who bought the X900H line, the update rolling right now will trigger the 4K 120Hz.

X900H : Xcite (55 inch, 75 inch, 85 inch)

X950H : Xcite (55 inch, 65 inch, 75 inch)

 

Sony Z8H 8K Line

The Z8H is available at Xcite right now, but it is a very expensive. I honestly wouldn’t buy 8K right now, so I will wait for prices to drop before switching to 8K TV’s. I think it will still take few years until it becomes a standard in the market. This is other line that Sony listed as Playstation 5 ready as well.

Xcite (75 inch, 85 inch)

 

Samsung Q70T 4K Line

My friends have been buying TVs from this line. They love it so far, but there is a newer line that isn’t released in Kuwait yet which is the Q80T and Q90T. The Q80T & Q90T are recommended much more than the Q70T. I personally saw them playing on the Q70T and it was really great. If someone wants to buy it, I would say wait few more months until they release the Q80T/Q90T.

Best Electronics (65 inch, 75 inch)

Samsung Q90 8K Line

This line is similar to Sony Z8H 8K Line and both are very expensive, because they are 8K. I can find this line in multiple retailers in Kuwait, but I still wouldn’t buy it yet due to the price.

Xcite: (65 Inch, 75 Inch, 82 Inch)

Andalus: (65 Inch, 75 Inch, 82 Inch)

Best Electronics: (75 Inch, 82 Inch)

From all of these options, I am interested in LG 77 GX OLED TV. I believe that OLED TVs look the best when it comes to gaming, so I will monitor the upcoming TVs and update this list.

Where To Pre-Order Playstation 5 (PS5) in Kuwait  |   Where To Pre-Order Xbox Series X | S in Kuwait 

What Accessories & Items To Buy With Apple Macbook in Kuwait

I just bought my niece a Macbook Air, and the first question that came to mind is what to buy to complete the package. There are few items that is very important to have for Apple Macbooks.

1- Anker USB C Hub : As you know the Macbook doesn’t have any ports except USB C, so a dongle is required to use normal USB, HDMI, and SD Card. The best one from the ones I used is Anker USB Hub

2- AUKEY USB C Adapter : Sometimes for a mouse only, you don’t need to use an entire hub, so I use a normal USB C adapter to use the normal USB

3- Power Adapter Extension Cord Wall Cord Cable : Apple Macbook Pro and Air come with a short power cable. I prefer to use extension cord which used to come with Apple previous laptops. Now I always buy it whenever I buy a new Apple laptop.

4- Macbook Pro or Air Case : Sometimes a laptop hit a surface and you don’t want the nice aluminum to be bended, so it is very important to buy a case. The one I am showing is for Macbook Air, so make sure you select the one fitting your laptop.

5- Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse : It is important to use a mouse with a laptop and it is better to use an Ergonomic mouse which is better for the wrist for using it for a longtime.

6- Kids Headphones / Adult Headphones : Buying a headset is important especially for Zoom meetings. Check the adult version and the kids version and both come with a microphone.

7- Laptop Bag or Backpack: There are tons of options in the market, but I personally prefer a brand called incase. Their quality is superior.

Extreme Laptop Shortage in Kuwait Due To Online Classes

There is an extreme laptop shortage in Kuwait due to online classes. Supply is very limited because the manufacturers aren’t working at full capacity yet due to Covid. Even used laptops increased in value which is something I never expected will ever happen. Sadly I sold my Macbook Pro for 150 KD right before Covid. If I haven’t sold it, it would have been worth more than 200 KD. Few days ago I ordered 4 laptops for the company and the prices were very good. I usually buy from Amazon because it is much cheaper than Kuwait even with shipping and customs. For parents who are looking for laptops, you can buy a mid level laptop within these specs below. Usually the price will be around 190-210 KD if you buy it from Amazon plus shipping and customs.

Processor: Intel i5

Hard Drive: 256 – 512 GB NVMe SSD (Avoid HDD at all cost)

RAM: 8 DDR4

I think this is good enough for a mid level laptop that will last a good amount of time. Going with the lowest specs isn’t a good idea, because it doesn’t last as long. Let me know if you need any guidance with buying a laptop.

The Most Attractive Offer By Zain 5G Unlimited (10TB) for 15 KD in Kuwait

When I received the ad from a family member about Zain Unlimited 5G for 15 KD. I thought it was a joke, because I know that the price was 100 KD per month. I told him that can’t be true, I don’t see the package dropping in price by 85%. He asked me to check, so I went to Zain’s website and I was really surprised when I saw the offer. I upgraded my personal router and my home router to that 5G package. I wondered what does unlimited means when it comes to usage. It appeared that there is a cap of 10TB, which is sill a lot. The maximum I have reached so far is 1TB, and my average is between 300GB – 500GB. Most of the usage is because of downloading PS4 and PC games. I honestly think that this is the best deal in a very long time. My 4G speed was averaging between 80 to 120MB. Now with 5G I am getting up to 577MB which is much more than what I need.

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Extremely High Demand For Nintendo Switch in Kuwait That Caused Increase in Prices

There is so much demand for video game consoles during the corona crisis. The highest demand is for Nintendo Switch and then Playstation 4. I am so surprised that Nintendo switch cost about $300 which is around 92 KD before the crisis. Now the world wide stock of Nintendo Switch is so low that caused increase in prices due to demand. Before the corona crisis, Nintendo Switch was selling for 115 KD in Kuwait, and sometimes 106 KD + a game. Now the cheapest price I found was 145 KD at AlFuhod and the most expensive is 169.9 at Xcite. I asked my friends who own stores in Rehab Comples about the reason that Nintendo Switch is selling out. They said parents need to keep their kids quite at this time since they are spending time with them much more than ever. Playstation 4 was at the end of cycle so it isn’t worth the investment right now and Playstation 5 is releasing at the end of the year.

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Where To Pre-Order Xbox Series X | S in Kuwait

This year is the most exciting year for video game consoles. The release of PS5 and Xbox Series X is making everyone wait for the end of year to arrive ASAP. The competition between Sony and Microsoft is getting much more intense. In 2013, the comparison was mostly about console power. In 2020 things have completely changed and it became about console exclusives. Now the question is where to pre-order Xbox Series X  | S in Kuwait. Both consoles will be sold through the same distributors in Kuwait

To pre-order through one of the local stores in Kuwait. The ones that will have Xbox Series X | S during release is the following

Xbox Series X: Eureka | Xcite | Best Electronics | Geekay

Xbox Series S: Eureka | Xcite | Best ElectronicsGeekay

 

I will update the links to actual listings as soon as they are live, so stay posted.

Update 1:- Pre-order starts September 22, 2020 in the US and the release date will be November 10th, 2020. The pricing of Xbox X Series is $499.99 and Xbox S Series is $299.99

Update 2: Geekay will take Pre Orders on 22nd of September at 11 AM.

Update 3: All retailers have Xbox Series X Now. Eureka | Xcite | Best Electronics | Geekay

 

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Where To Pre-Order Playstation 5 (PS5) in Kuwait

The release of Sony Playstation 5 (PS5) this year will be totally different than previous years, because Sony PS5 will release globally at the same time. Now the big question is where to pre-order PS5 in Kuwait. I honestly don’t want to pay above market prices, which is something I used to do a lot back in the day. Going to Rehab Complex and seeing prices where they switch the original price in $ to KWD and still buy the product will never happen again. The first week of release usually have the highest prices then it drops gradually.

Pre-order through one of the local stores in Kuwait.

Playstation 5 Console in Kuwait:-

Playstation 5 Accessories in Kuwait:-

Xcite (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

Best Electronics (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

Eureka (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

Geekay (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

Game Store (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

Mobile 2000 (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

Blink (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

Games Q8 (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

Switch (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

Lulu Hypermarket (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera, Remote)

3roodQ8 (Controller, Charging Station, Wireless Gaming Headset, Camera)

Game Center (Controller, Wireless Gaming Headset, Remote)

Pricing for the Playstation 5 (PS5) was released and it will cost 166.9 KD for the one that comes with CD drive and 133.9 KD for the digital edition. The release date in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea will be November 12th, 2020. For the rest of the world including Kuwait & Europe will be November 19th, 2020.

Update: PS5 is selling out everywhere in minutes and sadly they released them before the promised dates. I was sleeping when they released in Amazon US. For Amazon UK, it should have been next week but sold out in the morning and it only lasted 6 minutes

Update 2: Eureka & Best Electronics just announced that they will have Playstation 5 on November 19th, 2020. Sadly no date for when to Pre Order yet. I think even in Kuwait it will sell out very fast, so be ready.

Update 3: Playstation 5 (PS5) official price has been revealed. The price for PS5 Disc Edition is 166.9 KD and The PS5 Digital Edition is 133.9 KD

Update 4: To increase you chances of Pre Ordering follow Xcite, Best Electronics, Eureka, and Gamestore on Instagram and turn on notifications, so you get notified when they post. PS5 supply will sell out very fast, so everyone must act fast.

Update 5: All retailers have PS5 Now. Eureka | Xcite | Best Electronics | Game Store | Geekay

Update 6: All suppliers are sold out online, I will monitor for restock.

Update 7: Eureka,  Geekay, and Xcite are accepting orders at their physical stores.

Update 8: Suppliers in Kuwait are prepaaring for round 2 for Pre Orders. I don’t know it will be, but they are talking to Sony about it. Also suppliers will have more Playstation (PS5) stock on Launch Day November 19th, 2020. There are suppliers who couldn’t do Pre Orders but they will have PS5 on launch day.

Update 9: You can register your interest for PS5 at Zain, STC, and Ooredoo. Not sure if they will release them on the date of release. AlFuhod mentioned that they will have it on day of release

Update 10: Xcite, Best, Eureka, Game Store. Geekay is the only one that haven’t restocked yet, so I think they will very soon.

Update 11: Game Store have PS5 in stock right now. Game Store (Disc Edition | Digital Edition).

Update 12: All retailers in Kuwait are sold out again.

Update 13: Retailers should have stock on November 19th which is the day of the release. Meanwhile I am monitoring all sites for restocking so follow me on Twitter and turn on post notification because I will tweet the moment they come back in stock.

 

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Phones Resale Value in Kuwait

Few months ago, I decided to sell my Google Pixel 3 XL. I went to phone shops in Sharq Kuwait City, and I was really surprised that I got a low selling price from all the shops. All of the shops told me that they are only interested in buying Apple iPhones or Samsung phones. They are also interested in buying phones that has a warranty in Kuwait. Since I bought my phone from the US, it made it even less attractive. The problem is that I keep changing smartphone brands, and now I am using a OnePlus from the US. I loved OnePlus so much, but again I am worried about the resale value.

If you want a smartphone that holds value, then stick to Apple and Samsung.

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Waiting For Zain 5G Offer Via Call

Some of my friends have been getting calls from Zain for 5G offers. The offer is really amazing and I can’t wait to get a call to get that offer. The offer is 17.5 KD for 600 GB + 5G Router. The commitment is for 2 years as usual, and the speeds that my friends are getting are around 280 MB. This offer isn’t available at stores, and Zain has to call to get that offer.