How to install Vial firmware on the Keychron Q1 Knob (and other Keychron QMK keyboards)

The Keychron Q and V series of QMK keyboards come with VIA support out of the box. But Vial offers much more customisable options.

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Newbie’s Guide to Installing Vial and QMK on the GMMK Pro

The default Glorious Core software may be decent, but unfortunately there are certain functionality, such as reprogramming the Fn layer, and customising the rotary encoder functions, that require you to flash the QMK firmware or one of its variants.

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Akko Macaw PBT ASA Keycaps Review

I was looking at attractive keycap sets to go along with my new mechanical keyboard (the hotswappable wireless version of the Keycool KC84) and I fell in love with the colours of the GMK Nautilus. However, GMK keycap sets are notoriously hard to buy (unless you wait for a group buy) and wildly overpriced relative to the cost of my keyboard.

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Choosing a DC Standing Fan in Singapore

While searching for a good standing fan review recently, I came to the realisation that, unless you’re looking at one of those snazzy offerings from Dyson, it’s pretty hard to come across a review of a standing fan, much less one that has a direct current (DC) motor as opposed to one powered by a conventional, alternating current (AC) motor. So here’s a quick primer from the research I’ve done recently, as well as a quick review of the Mistral MIF400RI, the 16″ DC standing fan which I eventually settled on.

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ASUS ZenBook 14 UX425 (UX425JA) Review – Almost Perfect

The ZenBook 14 UX425JA was launched quietly in April via a press release on Asus’s website, and reached Singapore’s shores about two weeks ago. Currently, it seems that only Singapore, Australia and China (known as the Lingyao 14) are fortunate enough to have ‘early access’ to this model. Based on its price positioning (at $1,398 for the i5/8GB/512GB and $1,698 for the i7/8GB/1TB version) and the lack of a 16GB option in Singapore, the UX425JA competes against the likes of other mid-range laptops, such as the HP Envy 13 and x360, Acer Swift 5 and the Dell Inspiron 7490.

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