Wednesday, July 13, 2022

LUMOS NANO Projector Review: 5 Reasons Why I Love It!

I've been talking about getting a projector for the house for the longest time but I had many concerns on my mind. I thought a projector would be bulky and require a really huge wall to project on, and of course, crazy expensive. But when I saw the LUMOS NANO projector, my concerns were all thrown out of the window! Have you seen how cute, portable and handy (quite literally) the LUMOS NANO is?!

Case in point:

Yes, you are right. Literally fits snuggly into one hand.

And do not be deceived by how small it is, because the LUMOS NANO projector is one powerful machine. There are so many good things I can say about it, seeing how I'm owning a projector for the first time ever, but I'll just narrow it now to 5 reasons why I think you should get one for your home as well. Here goes:

1. Extremely Portable.

This projector weighs a mere 400g, so you can store it in your cupboard when not in use or bring it anywhere you want, really. Pack it in your luggage when you go for vacations or staycations, and you can bring your whole library of entertainment along with you. In fact, I am even contemplating bringing it along for my next camping trip! I can literally just project it on any surface! It also comes with a tripod stand to mount your projector on if you need to.

2. Inbuilt Netflix, Youtube & Other Apps.

The LUMOS NANO comes with Netflix and Youtube pre-installed. This is definitely a big plus for me because these two apps happen to be the most used apps in my household. The projector has its own inbuilt Android 9.0 operating system which makes it literally on and play. I use an Android phone myself, so I am familiar with how to download apps from the playstore etc. It is really as easy as A-B-C. I took maybe 3 minutes to get a hang of how the entire system works. And if a noob like me can do it, so can you. 

Apart from a controller, there is also a touchpad on the projector itself for you to easily navigate from point to point on the projection. It's really intuitive and anyone will have no problem operating it. Best of all, the projector can be charged and used even when not connected to a power source. Perfect for outdoor use, don't you think? =P

3. Widescreen Projection On Ceiling.

If you need only one reason to get the LUMOS NANO, this is it. My family of four laid down comfortably on our king sized bed and watched movies and Youtube videos, just like that! It was amazing to have such a huge screen on our ceiling - It was like our personal home theatre!! Needless to say, the kids were thrilled and I would say it's one of the most unique experiences of entertainment you can have at home. So, no need to fret even if you don't have a free wall in your home to project on. Look up instead! You'll see a 100" full-blown screen on your ceiling! =D

Yes, this was the image of the projection on my ceiling. Pretty cool huh? ;)

There are also two other spots in the house where we can project and watch our shows from. The long wall along my stairway is one, and it was perfect. We could sit on our staircase and watch our shows while munching on snacks (which I would not allow in the bedrooms LOL). 

Another place is my kids' bedroom. They have a feature wall with artwork on it, so I put up a projector screen (you can get yours from Lumos as well) and it works wonderful too. The kids can lie down on their beds and watch from there. Really quite a luxury!

Installed with the DLP technology, which is the most premium form of light display technology in projectors, this high brightness makes the colors more vivid in darkness (not grainy or washed out). You can expect high-quality visuals. Absolutely not an exaggeration.

4. Wireless Mirror Casting.

As if this cannot get better, the LUMOS NANO also allows for wireless mirror casting! This literally means endless options and fun! Simply open the inbuilt Air Screen app & connect via Wi-Fi to mirror smartphone. You can use it to play mobile games, use Spotify, or even Zoom call over a huge screen while lying in bed! How amazing, right?! =D

5. Top-Notch Audio Quality.

One of the main reasons why you would rate a projector good or bad is also its audio quality because it can make or break a show watching experience! You can rest assured that the LUMOS NANO projector comes built with superior audio quality - so good that it can even be used as a bluetooth speaker! The NANO is engineered with powerful Dolby Audio speakers to produce rich, strong & immersive sound, and I can totally testify to that. In fact, I was super impressed when I heard the audio for the first time myself!

So as you can see, we are pretty much in love with the LUMOS NANO projector and enjoying every minute of it. I can already foresee us using it in many other different ways, such as showing a montage of photos and videos during parties, or even for meetings and gatherings where I need to project powerpoint slides or screen a video clip. The possibilities are endless! 

Check out this little vlog I did on our review of the LUMOS NANO, and if you would like to know more, hop over to their website now and MAKE YOUR PURCHASE TODAY! =D In my opinion, this is a great and essential addition to any home. :)

The LUMOS NANO is priced at only S$599 with 1-year local warranty. It is now available for purchase directly from LUMOS Projector via their website at The company currently only ships in Singapore & Malaysia. 

Disclosure: The J Babies was provided with a LUMOS NANO projector for review purposes. All photos & videos are taken by The J Babies, and all opinions presented are solely our own.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Lucca Vudor: Most Comfortable Shoes I Ever Owned!

 To be honest, I have not heard of Lucca Vudor before I was approached to review their shoes. For one, I don't buy shoes often. And these days, I am mostly in casual or sporty footwear because comfort has become my top priority over the years. But I was totally amazed when I tried on their shoes for the first time at their Suntec City outlet. IT WAS THE MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES I HAVE EVER WORN.

This is hardly an exaggeration. You would think that sports shoes would be the most comfortable with good cushioning, but these Lucca Vudor shoes top them all. I literally felt like I was walking on carpet - The shoes are well made with high quality calfskin from Italy with good cushioning and the icing on the cake is that they are beautiful and stylish as well! Take a look at their website right now, and you'll understand what I mean.

I chose three pairs of shoes for myself and I can't decide which is my favorite.

The Felix 2022-8 is crafted from burnished leather for a sleek and textured finish. It wraps my feet snugly and the comfort level is top-notch. This is suitable for both casual weekends or a dress-down work day, and is so versatile and easy to match with my attires. Can you see it even matches my bag?! =P

The Fantasia A888-3 is the perfect covered shoe that protects and gives a height boost because of its platform sole. At first glance, I thought it actually looked like bowling shoes! Leather sneakers go well with both jeans and pants - definitely a good investment and you can literally wear it anywhere you want.

The third pair I chose is a little different from the usual styles I go for, but I've been looking around for a pair of 'dressy' shoes and this is it! The Shelby 808-17 is super comfortable and made with signature Lucca Vudor pressure relieving sole. Wearing this pair makes me feel like I am walking on clouds!

There are many other styles and options you can choose from, and best of all, comfort is guaranteed! Whether you are looking for a casual pair of shoes or something more formal for your work, you will bound to be able to find something awesome. Furthermore, they are having a 35% discount off all shoes right now on their website, so make sure you hop by to make your purchase right now. They deliver island-wide free of charge! 

If you would like to try on the shoes for yourself, they have several outlets islandwide as well.

Experience the Lucca Vudor difference today. :)

Disclosure: The J Babies was sponsored three pairs of shoes for purpose of this review. Photographs are taken from Lucca Vudor website and ours. All opinions are solely ours.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Revive: Healthy Snacks & Breakfast Options (Media Review)

 I made a decision at the beginning of this year to live a healthier lifestyle by eating clean and exercising regularly. I had just gone for my annual body checkup and found that my blood pressure and cholesterol are on the higher ranges. It's the first time my medical report showed anything like that, so I knew I had to do something about it. Working from home has taken its toil on my health, having travelled much lesser and eating unhealthy meals by convenience. So when Revive approached me with their range of healthy snacks, granola and nut butters, I was all excited to be on board!

Just look at all the beautiful packages sent over. Love the packaging - sleek and clean.

I used to make Overnight Soaked Oats for breakfast for a period of time, but got lazy and stopped. I had to remember to buy milk, fruits and nuts in order to complete the oats. But look what ingenious creation Revive came up with: Literally a dummy's guide to Overnight Oats

Just scoop out the ingredients, pour in milk and store in fridge overnight! Seriously, it doesn't get any easier than that - Especially for an ultra lazy person like me, this is godsend. There are many flavors to choose from, and each of them come with their own combination of superfood, freeze-dried fruits and rolled oats. Best of all, they taste super good and refreshing - Trust me, I've tried every single flavor! If I have to choose a favorite, it would be Chocolate & Banana!

Just one small bowl like this would fill me up for breakfast and provide me with all the nutrients I need to kick start my day. It used to be that I would start getting hungry by late morning, but this bowl of goodness actually lasted me till lunch time at 1pm! Fuss-free, filling and fabulous.

I usually add granola and other nuts such as almonds & pecans to make the breakfast even more tasty. Their range of granolas are amazing! Just look at the different flavors they offer - are you excited to try too? =P

The granolas are in large chunks and give a good crunch and bite to your breakfast. Best of all, it's nutritious and healthy, not to mention tasty too! I especially enjoyed the Earl Grey Granola - It is so fragrant and yummy!

Revive's nut butters are really great as well, and definitely healthier choice compared to conventional nut butters. I love it that they are fragrant but with very little sweetness and they go so well with toasted bread.

There are four types of nut butters available - Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter & ABC Butter. Of these, the ABC Butter might sound more unique to you, right? It's basically their Almond, Brazilian Nut & Cashew Butter - combination of all the healthy nuts! You will be pleased to know that all their nut butters are naturally cholesterol free, unsweetened and unsalted! Furthemore, they are diabetic friendly and free from palm oil and hydrogenated oils so that you get all the nutrients the natural way.

So, if you are interested to get started on healthier diets just like me, check out their website right away here ->

To a healthier us! :)

Monday, December 27, 2021

It's Never Too Early for CNY Pineapple Tarts! (Review & Giveaway!)

 The festive Christmas season has come and gone and if you are still unaware, the Lunar New Year is coming in slightly more than a month's time! I LOVE the Lunar New Year for the festivities and joyous feeling in the air, but most of all, I love the CNY goodies - Pineapple tarts, love letters, cookies... so much to eat and enjoy!

Now, if you think it's a tad early to buy the CNY goodies, I tell you, it's NOT! Pineapple Tarts Singapore has started their Early Bird promotion (a whopping 40% discount!) and you won't want to miss it! Purchase your CNY goodies before 31 December 2021 to enjoy great savings and of course, get a head-start on all those yummy goodies! =D

Pineapple Tarts Singapore has been popular among their customers over the years because of their award-winning recipes passed down from generations. They are 100% homemade and handmade using only premium ingredients. Now, they also offer free tasting of their products at 22 New Industrial Road, Primax  #03-15, if you would like to do so.

They kindly sent over some of their signature products and we got to try all of them - They are all really good! My all-time favorite is always the Pineapple tarts - love the sweet and tangy flavors on savory flaky tart base. Their version is well-balanced in terms of flavors and very appetizing. I always cannot stop just at one, two or three! If you are the more funky type, you can opt for their cheese, salted egg or mala flavors even!

We also tried the Almond Brittles - so fragrant and crispy. The prawn rolls are all-time favorite as well with spicy and savory notes to balance out most of the other sweet goodies.

And of course, who doesn't love Love letters? I can't decide whether I like the rolled-up ones more, or the flat ones. The flat ones come in Charcoal flavors as well and they are so thin and crispy. Every bite is a delight!

The goodies are packaged in pretty containers and they make good gifts for your family and friends this festive season. 

Before everyone makes a rush for these online purchases, be an early bird and grab your goodies now from! It's the last few days before the early bird promotion ends!!


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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

At The Artscience Musuem: Beyond Earth (Media Tour)

 It's been a while since our last trip to the ArtScience Musuem, but when I heard that they have a new exhibition named "Beyond Earth", I knew I had to bring my kids. 

My elder girl, especially, has been showing keen interest in things of the outer space, black hole, planets etc. It's surprising that she is suddenly into all those stuffs, but I also think it's very cool for a teenager to want to find out more about the mysterious outer space that have boggled human beings for millions of years.

I was especially excited about this new VR show that they have - Spacewalkers - where you will literally step into the shoes of astronauts from the famed Apollo missions and explore the future of space travel. It sounded way too cool and I needed to experience it for myself! It turned out to be super mesmerizing and I was really impressed with it, to be honest. It was my first VR experience and it was nothing short of amazing! (Do note that Spacewalkers is a ticketed attraction on top of the museum admission ticket, so get your tickets online before you visit the museum)

We arrived on time for our scheduled slot and entered the Gallery. The setup was adorable! I had envisioned that I would be standing throughout the show, but every person got a comfortable egg-like seat. It was comfortable and cosy, and felt very private. 

After we put on the VR headsets, we started on a 30-minute journey to outer space, as we followed the setting off of the rocket from Earth, arriving in the outer space and eventually landing on the Moon and then Mars. The whole show featured two VR artworks, which both debuted at the first-ever Expanded section of the Venice Film Festival 2020. These works were painstakingly moulded using exclusive archival footage and recordings from NASA on the Apollo missions.

In that 30 minutes, I was completely mesmerized. I looked everywhere - it was like a 360-degree movie! I could look up, down, left, right and all the way to the back - The special chair allows swiveling for that purpose! It felt as real as possible - standing on the Moon and Mars, staring into an endless space. It was breathtaking to say the least, and very impactful for me. I definitely recommend this attraction at ArtScience Museum. =D

After the show ended, we took a walk through some of the current exhibitions at the museum as well. They have a very interesting one named Örchestral Manoeuvres: See Sound, feel sound, be sound. This is basically art exhibited in sounds and movements and every artwork was interesting to watch. There was even this big space where you can be seated right in the centre with speakers facing you from all angles. The result is a surround-sound orchestra performance - except the sounds are all made up of voices of people and chatters from all directions. It was quite a treat for the senses, I must say! And very fun indeed. 

And of course, we couldn't miss the Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition. Walking through it is always enjoyable. 

I've always enjoyed a visit to the ArtScience museum - It's just a great treat for all my senses! And very therapeutic as well, as I walk around appreciating the beautiful and delicate fusion of art and science in this space. Before the school holiday comes to an end, bring your family and spend some time there!

Tickets can be purchased online from their website.