Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910)

I won the Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) worth SGD$128 from TheGeekyBeng’s Great Nokia Giveaways.

This is the second Qi wireless charger that I have, the first being the Anker Ultra-Slim Qi-Enabled Wireless Charging Pad. Both wireless chargers have no problem charging my Lumia 930 and Nexus 5 with their cases on.

I kinda like the design of the DT-910 because as the product name sounds, it allows you to charge your phone in an upright position and that allows you to use the phone while charging.

The DT-910 also comes with NFC functionality that allows you to pair your phone with it. Once your phone is paired, tapping on the DT-910 will launch a pre-selected app. Personally, I have no use for this feature.

The only thing I don’t like about the DT-910 is it uses the Nokia 2.5mm charging connector, I wished it is using Micro USB instead so I can plugged it into my USB Wall Charger rather than wasting a space on my power extension cord.

Specifiations

  • Dimensions
    • Height: 112mm
    • Weight: 111g
    • Cable length: 180cm
    • Diameter: 85mm
  • Connectivity
    • Wireless charger: Yes
    • Wireless charging: None
    • Charging connectors: 2.5 mm Charging Connector
    • NFC: Pairing
  • Power
    • Charger standby consumption: Less than 30 mW, combined 169 mW
    • Charger input current: 750 mA
    • Charger input voltage: 12 V DC
  • LWireless charging standard: Qi
  • LED indicators: Charging indicator

Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) - Box Front
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) – Box Front

Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) - Box Back
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) – Box Back

Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) - Box
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) – Box

Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) - Box Contents
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand (DT-910) – Box Contents

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Just Mobile HeadStand

I am currently using a headphone stand that Li Xiang got for me on Taobao for CN¥190 (SGD$38). It is pretty expensive considering it is a rip off of Just Mobile’s HeadStand and the quality is shit/horrible.

I have been eying on the Just Mobile HeadStand for a very long time but similar to Just Mobile AluCable Mini, the shipping cost puts me off. In Singapore, I saw it being sold at Stereo for a ridiculously marked up price of SGD$89.90.

When I saw it being sold in Bangkok Siam Paragon Department Store’s Be Trend section (Level 3), I bought it immediately. Paid THB฿1590 (SGD$62) for it which is very reasonable considering the recommended retail price on Just Mobile/Amazon is about the same USD$49.90 (SGD$62).

Once you open up the box and get to hold the HeadStand, the quality is so much better than the Taobao’s version.

The assembly of the HeadStand is just securing the two screws between the base and the arm whereas for the Taobao’s version you have do so many steps to get it assembled and the screws will loosen overtime.

There are three colours available for the HeadStand: silver, black and gold. I saw on the box indicating that the gold is limited edition and has only 999 units available (not too sure whether it is worldwide or per country). I bought both the silver and gold but from different shops. As mentioned earlier for the silver I got it from Siam Paragon Department Store’s Be Trend whereas for the gold I got the last piece left from Central World’s iStudio.

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Front
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Front

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Back
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Back

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Inner
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Inner

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Open
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Open

Just Mobile HeadStand - Box Contents
Just Mobile HeadStand – Box Contents

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Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack

Targus unveiled their new T-1211 collection of laptop and tablet cases last month. The T-1211 is a collection of cases that are for travel, work, study and everyday commute. It is designed with a focus on creative details, original shapes, soft and comfortable materials. T-1211 cases are equipped with water-resistant exterior and non-scratch interior lining.

T-1211 Collection

I have received the Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack from the T-1211 collection for review and it is retailing for SGD$99 and is available in both black and grey.

Features

  • Functional Design
    • Dedicated laptop compartment with adjustable strap
    • Removable and adjustable accessory pouch
    • Phone pocket with pull-tab ejector
    • Adjustable strap for a perfect fit
    • Tablet pocket to protect devices while travelling
    • Side mesh pocket for convenient storage
    • Hidden file compartment for storage
    • Waterproof material and protective base allows for travel in any weather
  • Special Features: Can be slid over a roller bag like a trolley strap, once you turn it horizontally.
  • Comfort & Ergonomics: Padded straps allow you to adjust it according to your preference. Air mesh back panel allows for maximum comfort.
  • Compatibility: Designed to protect laptops of up to 17″.
  • Colours: Black & Grey
  • Material: Durable Polyester
  • Dimensions: 32.1 x 14 x 48.3 cm
  • Weight: 1.04kg
  • Price: SGD$99.00

Targus T-1211 13-17
Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack – Front

The bag measures 32.1 x 14 x 48.3 cm and weighs 1.04kg without any load. Personally, I think the backpack is too big for me because it can fit laptop right up to 17″ and I am using just a 13″ MacBook Pro Retina. I wish they have this backpack in different sizes for different sized laptops.

Targus T-1211 13-17
Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack – Back

At the top there is a mobile phone pocket with pull-tab ejector to easily allow you to take out your phone when needed. I think this is a pretty redundant feature for me because I always have my phone in my pocket.

Targus T-1211 13-17
Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack – Main Compartment

The bag has three front compartments, one side mesh pocket for your water bottle and a main compartment and in the main compartment, it has lots of internal slots including a removable/adjustable accessory pouch to neatly organise your gadgets/accessories.

Targus T-1211 13-17
Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack – Front Pocket

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Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable

· · · Cable

The USB 3.0 cable of my Western Digital My Passport Essential SE (USB 3.0) decided to give up on me after almost four years and hence I have to get a replacement cable.

I was expecting it to be difficult to find since USB 3.0 cables are not that widespread yet in physical stores. Luckily, I was wrong and I managed to find the Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable from Funan’s Challenger and it cost SGD$13.90 (after member’s discount: SGD$12.51).

I think Western Digital should start selling replacement USB 3.0 cables for their portable harddrives!

Daiyo Micro B Cable - Packaging Front
Daiyo Micro B Cable – Packaging Front

Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable - Packaging Back
Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable – Packaging Back

Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable
Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable

Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable - USB 3.0 Micro B Head
Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable – USB 3.0 Micro B Head

Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable - USB 3.0 A head
Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable – USB 3.0 A head

Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data

· · · Storage

I am a huge fan of Western Digital and I use their products for my backup purposes, I thought I might share their article on “Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data”. Personally, I am using some of the Western Digital products listed in the article below.

I am using Synology DiskStation DS413j as my NAS and inside it I have 4x 1TB WD Red hard drives. The NAS is used for backing up my media files for my Mac and PC.

For external hard drives, I am using Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo as my Mac’s Time Machine and it backups my whole iMac.

For cloud, I am a Dropbox Pro subscriber, paying USD$99 per year for it. I am using Dropbox to store all my important files and that ensure I have access to those files on the go and on all my computers.

For portability, I am still using an older Western Digital My Passport Essential SE (USB 3.0) to bring large files with me on the go. I think I might get a new My Passport Ultra (1TB: SGD$139) or My Passport Slim (1TB: SGD$149) to try out the WD’s SmartWare Pro that allows me to backup my whole Dropbox on it.

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