Bluelounge Kii

· · · Bluelounge, Cable

Bluelounge Kii started selling in Singapore this week and is retailing for SGD$49. I got mine from EpiCenter at JEM.

Kii is a compact charger-connector (Apple Lightning or Apple 30-pin) that fits on your keychain. For the Apple Lightning connector, 2 colors are available, black or white while for the Apple 30-pin only black is available. It seems that EpiCenter is only selling the Kii with Apple Lightning connector (both black and white).

One nice touch that Bluelounge added to the Kii is the self-locking system. You can’t just pull out the connector from the keychain cap, you need to push up the button on the keychain cap to release the lock first before the connector can be pulled out.

Bluelounge Kii - Box Front
Bluelounge Kii – Box Front

Bluelounge Kii - Box Back
Bluelounge Kii – Box Back

Bluelounge Kii - Box Back
Bluelounge Kii – Box Back

Bluelounge Kii - Box Contents
Bluelounge Kii – Box Contents

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CDN Serving Dynamic PHP Pages

· · · Programming

Mark Jaquith‘s presentation on Confident Commits, Delightful Deploys brought up something which I didn’t thought of, “CDN proxies everything including dynamic php pages”.

In his example, he pointed out cdn.wpengine.com and wpengine.com, cdn.page.ly and page.ly, cdn.zippykid.com and zippykid.com are all serving the same content with their CDN counterpart.

So out of curiosity, I tested mine, cdn.lesterchan.net and lesterchan.net, and I have the same problem! I did not link it because I have already fixed the problem before writing this blog post.

A common link between us are our CDNs are hosted by NetDNA. So I wrote to them asking is there anywhere I can solve this. They recommended me their EdgeRules add-on which provides a powerful method of controlling how edge servers interact with content and websites visitors.

I gave it a try and it works! What I did was to only allow URI with file extensions to be served by the CDN as shown in the screenshot below:

EdgeRules
EdgeRules

Match Type: Default
Directive: REWRITE RULE ^(.*)$ http://lesterchan.net$1 permanent
Conditional: $uri != RegEx (Case In-Sensitive) \.(png|jpe?g|gif|ico|html|txt|css|js)$
Rule Status: Active
Purge All Files: Yes

EdgeRules Main Page
EdgeRules Main Page

It is a bit “hack-ish” but I guess it will do for now.

A proper way which Mark Jaquith mentioned was to CNAME the CDN to something like static.yourdomain.com and have that subdomain serve only static files.

Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet

MobyShop is selling the Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet for SGD$48. The Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet is an excellent well-made stylish pouch that fits the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and even the HTC One.

They also have one that fits the iPhone 5 and it also cost SGD$48.

Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet - Box Front
Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet – Box Front

Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet - Box Back
Mujjo Galaxy S3 Wallet – Box Back

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PKG Slim Sleeve for MacBook Air 13″

PKG Slim Sleeve for MacBook Air is a nostalgic looking padded sleeve for the MacBook Air 11″/13″.

Upon touching it, you will feel that the sleeve is constructed using premium materials. There is a thick padding within the sleeve to protect your MacBook Air from knocks. The sleeve will fit your MacBook Air exactly, leaving no extra space behind. And hence you will not be able to fit in a MacBook Air with a hardshell casing.

It is retailing for SGD$159.00 at DISTEXPRESS or at Apple Premium Resellers like Epicentre, Infinite and Challenger stores.

Feature

  • 100% genuine top-grain full hide accents
  • 20 oz cotton canvas body
  • 100% cotton interior lining
  • Antique brass hardware
  • Collar tab closure system
  • Custom brass snap closure for additional security
  • Integrated leather carry handle

PKG Slim Sleeve for MacBook Air 13 Inch - Front View
PKG Slim Sleeve for MacBook Air 13 Inch – Front View

PKG Slim Sleeve for MacBook Air 13 Inch - Back View (Integrated Leather Carry Handle)
PKG Slim Sleeve for MacBook Air 13 Inch – Back View (Integrated Leather Carry Handle)

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limb.al USB Cable

· · · Cable

limb.al was the 10th Kickstarter project that I backed and the one that got delayed the longest! I backed the project on 15th May 2012, got funded on the 8th June 2012 and was supposed to ship in September 2012. But unfortunately due to delays after delays, I finally got it almost a year later on 1st August 2013.

I kinda regretted backing this. Paid USD$55 (SGD$70) which includes free worldwide shipping for 3x limb.als + 2x accessories (2m meter female USB extension cord or USB car charger). I chose 2x Micro USB limb.als and 1x Apple 30-pin limb.al. For the accessories, I chose 2x 2m meter female USB extension cord, but when I received it, I only got 1. If you look at the comments left behind by other Kickstarter members, they are basically condemning it.

There are some Kickstarter members that backed the Lightning version of this and I doubt they will be getting it any time soon or even getting it at all.

limb.al is supposed to be a strong USB cable able to hold your phone upright when plugged into your computer. It holds up my iPhone 5 well (using the 30-pin to lightning adapter), but for my HTC One, the weight of the phone is simply too heavy for the limb.al to take on.

Overall, it is not that bad a product but unfortunately because of the delays, it causes lots of knock-offs to be available in the market (like eBay) selling at one-fifth of the price of the limb.al. Now, I just need to find a practical use for it.

limb.al - Package Contents
limb.al – Package Contents

limb.al - White Micro USB
limb.al – White Micro USB

limb.al - White Apple 30-pin
limb.al – White Apple 30-pin

limb.al - Black Micro USB
limb.al – Black Micro USB

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