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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Griffin PowerDock 5

I have been eying on the Griffin PowerDock 5 since it was announced back in January 2013. But unfortunately it wasn’t released till last month (July 2013).

The Griffin PowerDock 5 is retailing for USD$99 (SGD$126) directly from Griffin’s website. I doubt it will come to Singapore anytime soon. Griffin offers free shipping within the US and they do ship to Singapore directly and for the PowerDock 5, the cheapest shipping is about USD$12 (SGD$15.30) without tracking. But I did not choose that option, instead I shipped it to HopShopGo, which is a freight forwarder and paid USD$20.08 (SGD$25.50) for DHL Express shipping to Singapore.

Now comes the discount part, the coupon code GTSUPPORT15 (code valid till 31st December 2013) entitles you to have 15% discount storewide at store.griffintechnology.com and hence I paid only USD$84.99 (SGD$108) for the PowerDock 5.

In total, I paid USD$84.99 + USD$20.08 = USD$105.07 (SGD$133.60). I Placed order on the 16th July 2013, got delivered to HopShopGo on the 23rd July 2013 and I got it on 29th July 2013.

What so special about the Griffin PowerDock 5 is that it has 5 USB charging ports and EACH port is capable of producing up to 2.1 amps of current. That means that you can charge 5 iPads at the same time!

Griffin PowerDock 5 - Box Front
Griffin PowerDock 5 – Box Front

Griffin PowerDock 5 - Box Back
Griffin PowerDock 5 – Box Back

Griffin PowerDock 5 - Box Content
Griffin PowerDock 5 – Box Content

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Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable

· · · Apple, Cable

Got the Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable for my brother at Challenger’s VivoCity for SGD$28.

It is 1.8m in length and it is thinner than all the HDMI cables I saw/I have!

Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable - Box front
Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable – Box Front

Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable - Box Back
Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable – Box Back

Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable
Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable

Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable - Cable Head Front
Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable – Cable Head Front

Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable - Cable Head Back
Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable – Cable Head Back

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Protag

Protag (SGD$59) (official site) is a loss prevention device that is engineered in Singapore. It allows you to keep watch of your belongings at all times.

You have to pair your Protag with an Android phone (no iOS support yet) and place your Protag in your belongings (like in your bag or wallet).

When the Protag in your belongings detects that you are almost out of range, your phone alarm will go off. This is extremely useful when you are travelling and may help to prevent pickpocketing.

If you have not figured it out yet, it works both ways. When your phone is stolen and out of range with the Protag, it rings as well. The default distance is about 8m in open air and 4m in belongings but you can set it.

The audio level of the alarm depends on your phone volume.

There are a few other features such as:

  • Proximity Alert: Your phone will alert you when it detects your belongings is nearby after you have lost connection with it
  • SIM Card Security: When an unauthorised SIM card is inserted into your lost phone, it will sent the number to your secondary phone

My only wish for this device is for iOS support and make it even smaller!

Specifications

  • Size: 85mm X 57mm X 3mm (credit card size)
  • Weight: 18g
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 2.0
  • Batter Capacity: 260mAh
  • Charging Time: 1.5 Hours
  • Battery Life: 6 days
  • Max. No. of Paired Devices: Pair up to 7 devices

Protag - Packaging Front
Protag – Packaging Front

Protag - Packaging Back
Protag – Packaging Back

Protag - Front
Protag – Front

Protag - Back
Protag – Back

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