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Ni hao 你好 and a warm welcome to our expat community in Shanghai!

We are the only B2C English speaking tech company for Expats in China. We are here to cater for you gadget needs and settle you in to your home with all the essentials you need at your finger tips.

So lets get you started:

  1. How to access international websites in China. VPN is the only way forward!
  2. What Voltage and plug does China use?
  3. Power Extension, some house and apartments have limited plug sockets in the house and therefore having extra sockets for additional item is needed.
  4. Breath Clean Air: Polution in China can get very bad from time to time and it is imperative that a Air Purification system is need.
  5. Air Quality Monitors and why we need them.
  6. Do you miss watching TV? don’t worry we have you covered. You can watch international TV on our very own internet TV box, so you can feel right at home.
  7. Drinking Clean water and washing vegetables in clean water.
  8. Reliable computer and phone repair service.

We will cover all these points further down the page.

VPN Router Banner

A VPN router is a device that has a built-in VPN account that will direct all the Internet traffic through the router to remote servers overseas, which means any computer or TV box you have connected to the VPN router will be able to enjoy the VPN service.

So far we have four different kinds of services, one is based on Astrill VPN, TEK-Boost VPN, ConnectFree VPN and the other is a corporate VPN line, more expensive but more stable.

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Astrill VPN Router

¥2050 /one off
  • Response time 24 hours
    Hosted by Astrill overseas
  • Popular VPN Service in China
  • 328 VPN servers in 49 countries
  • All devices can be connected to the VPN Router
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Speed: 2-20Mbps
  • Mobile devices not support to change server locations.
  • No restrictions on content, can watch Netflix, HULU, Amazon Video, etc..
  • Server change required regularly
  • Membership is $99.90 USD per year
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TEK-Boost VPN

¥2000 /one off
  • Provides 4-8 hour response time
    Hosted by TEK
  • Popular VPN Service in China for Expats
  • 5 Servers
  • All devices can be connected to the VPN Router
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Speed: 4-8Mbps
  • Change servers using your portable device
  • No torrent download, can watch Netflix, Amazon Video, etc..
  • Servers are more stable
  • Renewal fee is ¥1500 per year
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ConnectFree VPN

¥2800 /one off
  • Provides 4-8 hour response time
    Hosted by TEK
  • Popular VPN Service in China for Expats
  • 3 Servers – USA, UK & HK
  • All devices can be connected to the VPN Router
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Speed: 4-8Mbps
  • Change servers using your portable device
  • No restrictions on content, can watch Netflix, Amazon Video, etc..
  • Servers are more stable
  • Renewal fee is ¥2000 per year
500-2000w Transformer in Kitchen

China runs on 220 volts, which is twice the standard voltage than in North America and some Latin American countries, with a big variety of plug types.

The most common ones are the two narrow round pins and three-pronged angled in a V-shape, as well as two flat pins.

To be sure that your appliance has the same voltage, check the label on your device. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states ‘INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’ the appliance can be used in all countries in the world.

This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.

100w Power Transformer ¥99.00

  1. Step UP voltage converter: Input: 100V-120V (Electrical supply for US, Canada, Mexico, Japan), Output: 220V-240V ( Apply for appliances from EURO, China, HK, Australia, Spain, etc.)
  2. Travel Design: it’s light weight, only 98mm x 77mm x 150mm (such as iPhone 6s Plus size), easy to put in the suitcase, suitable for traveling.
  3. Safety: Built-in recoverable temperature fuse, can protect voltage converter, safe use; CE & CQC Certified!
  4. Continuous capacity: Continuous power 100VA, can run 7*24 hours with full load.

For safety, it’s recommended by the manufacturer that the voltage transformer’s maximum power should be equal or greater than the power rating of your appliance multiplied by 1.5. For example, if you have an appliance rated at 100 watts, you will need to pick a transformer with a maximum power of 150 watts or greater.

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200w Power Transformer ¥199.00

  • CE Certified Step Up Voltage Transformer, Converts 100v & 110V to/from 220V-240V
  • EASY TO USE, 100V and 110V Input Selector for Easy Switch Between 100V and 110V Input
  • SAFETY GUARANTEED, Auto Shut Off When Max Load Capacity Exceeded, Fuse Protection Available for Extra Security
  • 2 AC Outlets Available
  • MAX 200 WATTS Load Capacity

For safety, it’s recommended by the manufacturer that the voltage transformer’s maximum power should be equal or greater than the power rating of your appliance multiplied by 1.5. For example, if you have an appliance rated at 100 watts, you will need to pick a transformer with a maximum power of 150 watts or greater.

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500w Power Transformer ¥499.00

CE Certified Step Up Voltage Transformer, Converts 100v & 110V to/from 220V-240V

  • EASY TO USE, 100V and 110V Input Selector for Easy Switch Between 100V and 110V Input
  • SAFETY GUARANTEED, Auto Shut Off When Max Load Capacity Exceeded, Fuse Protection Available for Extra Security
  • 2 AC Outlets Available
  • MAX 500 WATTS Load Capacity

For safety, it’s recommended by the manufacturer that the voltage transformer’s maximum power should be equal or greater than the power rating of your appliance multiplied by 1.5. For example, if you have an appliance rated at 100 watts, you will need to pick a transformer with a maximum power of 150 watts or greater.

500-2000w Transformer_1

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1000w Power Adaptor ¥599.00

  • CE Certified Step Up Voltage Transformer, Converts 100v & 110V to/from 220V-240V
  • EASY TO USE, 100V and 110V Input Selector for Easy Switch Between 100V and 110V Input
  • SAFETY GUARANTEED, Auto Shut Off When Max Load Capacity Exceeded, Fuse Protection Available for Extra Security
  • 2 AC Outlets Available
  • MAX 1000 WATTS Load Capacity

For safety, it’s recommended by the manufacturer that the voltage transformer’s maximum power should be equal or greater than the power rating of your appliance multiplied by 1.5. For example, if you have an appliance rated at 100 watts, you will need to pick a transformer with a maximum power of 150 watts or greater.

500-2000w Transformer_1

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2000w Power Transformer ¥699.00

  • CE Certified Step Up Voltage Transformer, Converts 100v & 110V to/from 220V-240V
  • EASY TO USE, 100V and 110V Input Selector for Easy Switch Between 100V and 110V Input
  • SAFETY GUARANTEED, Auto Shut Off When Max Load Capacity Exceeded, Fuse Protection Available for Extra Security
  • 2 AC Outlets Available
  • MAX 2000 WATTS Load Capacity

For safety, it’s recommended by the manufacturer that the voltage transformer’s maximum power should be equal or greater than the power rating of your appliance multiplied by 1.5. For example, if you have an appliance rated at 100 watts, you will need to pick a transformer with a maximum power of 150 watts or greater.

500-2000w Transformer_1

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3000w Power Transformer ¥799.00

  • CE Certified Step Up Voltage Transformer, Converts 100v & 110V to/from 220V-240V
  • EASY TO USE, 100V and 110V Input Selector for Easy Switch Between 100V and 110V Input
  • SAFETY GUARANTEED, Auto Shut Off When Max Load Capacity Exceeded, Fuse Protection Available for Extra Security
  • 2 AC Outlets Available
  • MAX 3000 WATTS Load Capacity

For safety, it’s recommended by the manufacturer that the voltage transformer’s maximum power should be equal or greater than the power rating of your appliance multiplied by 1.5. For example, if you have an appliance rated at 100 watts, you will need to pick a transformer with a maximum power of 150 watts or greater.

500-2000w Transformer_1

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Power Strip Banner

power strip (also known as an extension blockpower barmulti-socketmultiple socketmultiple outlet and by many other variations) is a block of electrical sockets that attaches to the end of a flexible cable (typically with a mains plug on the other end), allowing multiple electrical devices to be powered from a single electrical socket. Power strips are often used when many electrical devices are in proximity, such as for audio, video, computer systems, appliances, power tools, and lighting. Power strips often include a circuit breaker to interrupt the electric current in case of an overload or a short circuit. Some power strips provide protection against electrical power surges. We at TEK-Shanghai have a range of power strips from 1m, 2m and 5m power strips to extend your house power supply.

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If your device’s electrical plug has a different shape that the ones mentioned below, you may need to buy an electrical adapter.

Converter Adaptor
Air Purifiers Banner

Many foreigners arriving in Shanghai and get concerned about the air quality.

According to Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center, the situation with air quality is changing year by year, however, it still has a long way to go and we need to take some actions.

It is debatable how serious the health effects of air pollution are. We experienced some bad, polluted days in the winter of 2016 and 2017 when the air quality index reading jumped over 200.

It has been argued that the effects are less than smoking even one cigarette a day. Terrible air pollution can arrive quite suddenly, and we have to be prepared to protect our families and ourselves.

As winter arrives, northern municipalities start turning on more coal-burning boilers for their central heating systems. The northern wind then carries those dirty emissions south, having a large effect on Shanghai Air Quality.

Expats should stay prepared for serious Shanghai air pollution by also keeping pollution face masks on hand. Protection face masks suppliers create various sizes for the different age range.

At TEK-Shanghai we provide 3 different kinds of Air Purifying systems that can protect you when you are at home. These are Blueair, IQAir and Medic Filter.

Blueair Air Purifier Picture

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IQAir Air Purifier Picture

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Medic Filter Purifier Picture

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Air Quality Monitor Banner

Many developing countries like China are suffering from air pollution, especially the Particulate Matter with diameter of 2.5 micrometers or less (PM2.5). While quite a few air quality monitoring stations have been built by governments in a city’s public areas, the indoor PM2.5 has not yet been monitored and dealt with effectively.

So which attributes of air pollution do we really want to detect?

  1. PM2.5 – Research is increasingly showing this is a major villain.
  2. VOCs – Volatile Organic Compounds can cause irritation of eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, nausea, as well as damage to livers, kidneys, and central nervous systems.
  3. Temperature & Humidity – These two are usually covered with one sensor. Damp buildings are causally linked to asthma in kids, humidity and moisture are major health concerns.
  4. Carbon Monoxide (CO) – This common byproduct of combustion replaces oxygen in our blood, causing asphyxiation.
  5. Carbon Dioxide – CO2 is a good proxy for air freshness in a home. Outdoor levels are around 400 parts per million (ppm).

Air quality fluctuates from day to day for a number of reasons. Most obviously, air quality changes if more pollutants are put into the atmosphere. A large event such as a dust storm, wildfire, or volcanic eruption can dramatically darken the skies. Emissions also climb when energy demand goes up as it does on hot days.

Why is an Air Quality Monitor needed?

  1. Monitor the air my family breath in the home
  2. Put the air quality monitor near to your purifier
  3. The air quality monitor will tell you when its time to change your filters
  4. Built in battery allows you to monitor the air in different parts of your home
  5. The laser in the monitor give you an accurate reading
International TV Service Banner

Live international channels can normally be watched in place like hotels, but as the market is so big, there are always private channels for home use TV service that will allow you to watch live Sports or News at home.

Our suggestion is to choose them from a quality service and reliable resources. Most importantly, they will understand and help you when you need them.

There are two types of connections on the market in Shanghai, Satellite and Internet connection, the most used is Internet based, as installing a Satellite dish is not allowed in most places around Shanghai.

We at TEK-Shanghai have options that cover international TV channels, from English to Italian, French, Portuguese etc., from News to Sports, Kids Channels, Movies and more.

Clean Water Banner

The main source of Shanghai’s tap water is the Huangpu River, which is obviously not a perfectly clean water‘ resource.

While Shanghai’s tap water has improved in quality greatly over the last 5 or so years, the water is generally still considered not safe to drink directly. Even boiling tap water before using it will not remove the heavy metal content present in the water.

The most common pollutants in Shanghai tap water are high levels of chlorine, rust and toxic heavy metals. The heavy use of chlorine is necessary for disinfection but is also dramatically bad for our skin and hair.

It has been shown that during a hot shower, for instance, large amounts of chlorine can be inhaled and absorbed. When it enters the bloodstream more directly, through inhalation and skin absorption, it is much more harmful than when it is digested during drinking.

Fortunately, we can and must take actions against poor water quality and protect our health.

Drinking Water
You can consider to install the home drinking water purification system, which is based on RO (Reverse Osmosis) purified water technology, it has a lower cost but very efficient for family, you will be able to change filters by yourself at home. The price is 3,500 RMB, annual replacement cost is 1,200RMB.

For cooking and taking a shower
Using a water filter in your home can remove most parts of chlorine, pesticides and metals. In this case, 3-4 layers water filter can be installed on top of the water tap to eliminate this.

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SERVICES WE PROVIDE AT TEK-SHANGHAI

TEK Office

Repairs

  • Smart phone fixing: Broken screen, battery replacement, water damage and so on
  • Computer repair, upgrade, virus cleaning, system reinstallation
  • Speakers adjustment and repair

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Drones & Related Video Gadgets

  • DJI Spark, Mavic, Phantom, Inspire/ Parrot
  • GoPro and related accessories
  • DJI OSMO mobile stabilizer

Computers

  • Apple Macbooks and iMac,
  • Windows related laptops: Dell, HP, Acer, Samsung
  • DIY gaming desktop computer

Headphones/ Speakers & Audio Systems

  • Bose, Beats, Apple earphones, Shure,
  • Sennheiser, AKG, KEF, JBL, Weston
  • B&O, B&W, SONOS, Blue Mic
  • Home surrounding system

Tablets

  • iPad, iPad Pro, LearnPad, Samsung tablet,
  • Kindle, Microsoft Surface

Mobile phones

  • Apple, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia,
  • Huawei, XiaoMi, OnePlus

Activity and Outdoor gadgets

  • Fitbit, Apple watch
  • Garmin Sports watch
  • Fitness sensor
  • Vogmask (Adults/ Children)
  • IDMask 1 and 2
  • Livtech Air Scarf

Gaming Devices

  • XBOX, Playstation, Nintendo,
  • Games and accessories
  • Headphones

Home Office Supplies

  • Lumi / Sit-Stand desk, POLYCOM Voice Phone ,
  • Logitech conference video camera, Wireless printer,
  • Laserjet / InkJet wireless printer,
  • Mobile printer, Photo printer
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