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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Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637)

Bought my Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) for my Nokia Lumia 930 for SGD$39 at Funan’s Nokia Store. There are three colours available, Orange, Green and Black.

Looking for a case for the Lumia 930 is challenging because none of the gadgets/electronics store carries it. You can only get it from Nokia stores themselves or from their solutions partners’ stores like (GadgetWorld, 3Mobile or Handphoneshop).

Even when I went to the Nokia Care Centre at HarbourFront Centre, they don’t carry it. But luckily, I saw a Facebook’s post from TheGeekyBeng and he got his case from Funan’s Nokia Store and only then I realised they are selling it there.

Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) - Packaging Front
Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) – Packaging Front

Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) - Packaging Back
Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) – Packaging Back

Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) - Front
Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) – Front

Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) - Inside
Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) – Inside

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Nokia Lumia 930

· · · Mobile Phone

Bought my orange Nokia Lumia 930 from MobyShop on the same date as the official launch (Saturday, 12th July 2014) for SGD$699 (RRP is SGD$789). I traded in my old HTC One (32GB) for SGD$250, so I ended up paying SGD$449 for the Lumia 930.

Nokia Lumia 930 - Box Front
Nokia Lumia 930 – Box Front

Nokia Lumia 930 - Box Back
Nokia Lumia 930 – Box Back

Nokia Lumia 930 - Box
Nokia Lumia 930 – Box

Nokia Lumia 930 - Box Content
Nokia Lumia 930 – Box Content

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Just Mobile Xtand Go

Being a gadget enthusiast, I don’t have a car windscreen mount for my phone. When driving, I always place my phone on the cover of my car’s cup holder. So when I need to check Google Maps when driving, I have to glance down for a few milliseconds and look back up again which is kinda challenging.

So I decided to get a windscreen mount for my phone. I saw the Just Mobile Xtand Go at Bangkok Central Embassy‘s iStudio and it looks pretty ok so I bought it for THB฿1090 (SGD$42).

There are 2 ways to mount the Xtand Go, the first is on your windscreen and the second is at the top of your dashboard using the “Go Buttons”. For most people, the first option is the easiest. For the second option, it really depends on the design of your car dashboard. For my car, Volkswagon Jetta 1.4 TSI (2010), it doesn’t work quite well due to the curvature of the dashboard.

Just Mobile Xtand Go - Box Front
Just Mobile Xtand Go – Box Front

Just Mobile Xtand Go - Box Back
Just Mobile Xtand Go – Box Back

Just Mobile Xtand Go - Box Inner
Just Mobile Xtand Go – Box Inner

Just Mobile Xtand Go - Box
Just Mobile Xtand Go – Box

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Magnetic Organization System (MOS)

· · · Cable

Magnetic Organization System (MOS) was born out of a Kickstarter project 2 years ago. It raised a total of USD$29,376 while the initial goal is only USD$6,850 goal.

MOS “Magnetic Organization System” is a unique and elegant solution for organising and keeping track of your cables. Simply set the end of your cable on the MOS when it’s not in use and the MOS will magnetically hold it in place until you’re ready to put it to use again.

MOS is ideal for organising the cables on your desk or on the wall above your phone charger and countless other places. When placed on a desk, the MOS makes use of its micro-suction padding to affix itself to your desk without use of tape or glue and it leaves no residue if you decide to move it. When used on the wall, the MOS uses the included mounting circle to firmly and securely mount the MOS to the wall.

MOS includes multiple magnets that are designed to have the ideal pull force to hold your cables in place. Most cables are able to be securely held to the MOS without issue. Not all cables are created equally, however, and some do not respond to the magnetic field surrounding the MOS. For these cases, each MOS includes 3 magnetic cable ties that can be simple wrapped around these more troublesome cables adding the ability to be held to the MOS.

There are three colours available, black with plastic finish, white with plastic finish and hard anodised aluminium. I bought the hard anodised aluminium MOS in Bangkok at Central World‘s iStudio for THB฿1990 (SGD$77).

I did not see this selling in Singapore. If you do come across, do let me know in the comments and I will update this post.

Magnetic Organization System - Box Front
Magnetic Organization System – Box Front

Magnetic Organization System - Box Back
Magnetic Organization System – Box Back

Magnetic Organization System - Box
Magnetic Organization System – Box

Magnetic Organization System - Box Contents
Magnetic Organization System – Box Contents

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