Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid

· · · Case, Dock & Bag

Together with my Nexus 6, I bought the Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid from MobyShop for S$26.

MobyShop only carries the Metal Slate and Crystal Clear version of the Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid. I chose the metal slate because I don’t like the frosted and silicone look of the TPU bumper on the crystal clear.

Features

  • Clear Hard Back Panel + Flexible Matte Bumper = Dual protection
  • New bumper case design with back protection
  • Embossed volume and power buttons flushed with the bumper
  • Secure Drop Protection – Air Cushion Technology Corners
  • 4-point Rear Guard for backpanel protection
  • Lay on the table design: 0.8mm lip for optimal screen protection
  • Scratch-Free Design: The lips on both front and back protect the screen and the back panel from scratches

Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid - Packaging Front
Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid – Packaging Front

Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid - Packaging Back
Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid – Packaging Back

Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid - Packaging Contents
Spigen Nexus 6 Case Ultra Hybrid – Packaging Contents

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Nexus 6

· · · Mobile Phone

Bought my Nexus 6 from MobyShop for S$870 and traded in my Nexus 5 (16GB) for S$200. Ended up paying S$670 for the phone.

When I first held the Nexus 6, it gives me a a sense of premium feeling because the phone frame is made of aluminum. For once, the Nexus phone series doesn’t look and feel cheap. Maybe that is why the Nexus 6 is so much more expensive than the Nexus 5.

Note that there are two models for Nexus 6. One is Model XT1103 for use in America and the other is Model XT1100 for the rest of the world (International). Hence, Singapore’s version of Nexus 6 is the Model XT1100.

The Nexus 6 has been available in Singapore since last Saturday, 28th February 2015.

Enjoy the unboxing pictures.

Nexus 6 - Box Front
Nexus 6 – Box Front

Nexus 6 - Box Back
Nexus 6 – Box Back

Nexus 6 - Box
Nexus 6 – Box

Nexus 6 - Box Open
Nexus 6 – Box Open

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Nexus 6 Now Available in Singapore

· · · Mobile Phone

4 months after the launch of Nexus 6, Nexus 6 is now officially available in Singapore for a recommended retail price of S$998.

Only the 32GB variant will be available and in both colors, the Midnight Blue and Cloud White. Since the Nexus 6 will only be retailing exclusively though open channel (retail stores), it will not be available at Telcos like Singtel, Starhub or M1.

If you are interesting in getting the Nexus 6, checkout MobyShop. They are selling the Nexus 6 for S$870 and offering a trade-in for Nexus 5 (16GB) for S$200 and Nexus 5 (32GB) for S$250.

Nexus 6
Nexus 6

Specifications

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Screen: 5.96″ 2560×1440 QHD AMOLED display (493 ppi), 16:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 3
  • CPU: Quad core Krait 450 CPU 2.7GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC)
  • GPU: Adreno 420
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 32GB
  • Rear Camera: 13MP with optical image stabilization, Dual LED ring flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video capture at 30fps
  • Front Camera: 2MP, HD Video Conferencing
  • Audio Output: Dual front-facing speakers
  • Wireless: 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • Ports: Micro USB 2.0, Nano SIM, 3.5mm audio
  • Sensors: GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer
  • Size: 82.98mm x 159.26mm x 10.06mm
  • Weight: 184g
  • Color: Midnight Blue, Cloud White
  • Battery: 3220mAh with built-in wireless charging and support for turbo charging
  • Network:
    • Rest of World (International):

      • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
      • CDMA: not supported
      • WCDMA Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
      • LTE Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/9/19/20/28/41
      • CA DL: B3-B5, B3-B8

Dell UltraSharp U3415W 34″ Curved Monitor Review

· · · Monitor, Review

The Dell UltraSharp U3415W 34″ Curved Monitor has been available in Singapore since mid-December 2014 (I didn’t realised that) for S$1,499.

Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor (U3415W)
Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor (U3415W)

Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor (U3415W) - Working Desk
Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor (U3415W) – Working Desk

I personally think that the price is pretty reasonable since Dell’s high-end monitors are always about that range. In fact the U3415W is the cheapest of the high end Dell monitors. The Dell UltraSharp UP2715K 27″ Ultra HD 5K Monitor cost S$2,699 and the next in line is the Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q 32″ Monitor which cost S$2,259 and followed by the Dell UltraSharp U3014 30″ Monitor which will set you back S$1,749.

As mentioned in my previous Dell UltraSharp U3011 30″ Monitor Review, all Dell’s UltraSharp monitor comes with Dell’s Premium Panel Guarantee, which means you will receive a panel exchange even if there is only one bright defective pixel on your monitor during the limited hardware warranty period which is 3 years.

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ARQ Dock 2.0

ARQ Dock by 2040 Design Studio is an aluminum modular nesting dock for smartphones or tablets with or without cases on. It’s unique feature allows you to group several ARQ Docks together so that it looks neater. Looks can sometimes be deceiving because the cables from the group of ARQ docks is pretty messy as well.

The default packaging comes with a micro USB cable. It supports official and third party Apple 30pin cables, Apple Lightning cables, micro USB cables and Samsung USB 3.0 cables.

ARQ Dock 2.0 as the name sounds is the second generation of the ARQ Dock. Both versions of the ARQ Docks are crowded funded on Kickstarter. I didn’t manage to back the ARQ Dock 1.0 but I did back the ARQ Dock 2.0.

ARQ Dock 2.0 was successfully funded on Kickstarter on the 19th November 2014 after raising US$24,575 out of their initial goal of US$12,000 from 512 backers.

I backed four ARQ Dock 2.0 on 22nd October 2014 and each of them cost US$25. Shipping is a flat fee of US$15. In total, I paid US$115 (S$157).

This is so far the only Kickstarter’s project that I backed that was on time. Under the rewards, they mentioned they will ship in December 2014. They did keep to their promise and they finished shipping on 16th December 2014.

But for some reason, they left out my order. Nevertheless, they rectified it the next day and it was shipped out to me on 1st February 2015 and I got it 2 weeks later on 16th February 2015.

ARQ Dock 2.0 - Box
ARQ Dock 2.0 – Box

ARQ Dock 2.0 - Box Contents
ARQ Dock 2.0 – Box Contents

Each ARQ Dock 2.0 package comes with one Arq Dock, two support Arq pins with protective silicone caps, two connector inserts, one Arq key (L wrench) with 2 screws (already screwed in) and one micro USB cable.

ARQ Dock 2.0 - Free Capta Stand
ARQ Dock 2.0 – Free Capta Stand

I was surprised 2040 Design Studio included two Capta in the package. I am guessing for every two ARQ Dock 2.0 you bought, you get one Capta. Capta is a hybrid accessory that combines the features of a tripod mount, a phone stand, and a cable management system.

ARQ Dock 2.0 - Red
ARQ Dock 2.0 – Red

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