Category: Cable

Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable

The official retail price of the Apple Watch Magnetic Fast Charger to USB-C Cable is S$45 and on Apple’s Employee Purchase Plan (EPP) it retails for S$40.66.

But you can get it at S$37 at Apple Authorised Resellers on Lazada, Shopee, and Amazon.sg. That is what I tried to do, except that it is out of stock on all the above mention platforms.

Amazon.sg
Amazon.sg

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Ugreen HDMI 2.1 Cable

I have various HDMI cables from multiple gadgets, and I don’t even know what HDMI version they support. So I decided to standardize and future-proof all my HDMI cables at home to make them more uniform.

I opted for HDMI 2.1 because it supports all the latest standards, 8K@60 resolution, 48 Gbps bandwidth, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision, Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), etc.

Ugreen HDMI 2.1 Cable - Packaging Front
Ugreen HDMI 2.1 Cable – Packaging Front

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Ugreen USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

After my company changed my MacBook Pro to the new 16″ M1 Pro MacBook Pro, I can no longer use my Razer Core X Chroma since Apple M1 chips don’t support eGPU. Besides using my Razer Core X Chroma as my eGPU, I also use it as a 4-port USB-A Hub.

So I needed a 4-port USB-C to USB-A Hub. My usual first place to search is Ugreen shop on Lazada. I use their cables, chargers, and USB-C hubs, and their peripherals haven’t disappointed me yet.

Ugreen USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub - Box Front
Ugreen USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub – Box Front

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Plugable DisplayLink 4K DisplayPort and HDMI Dual Monitor Adapter

There are two variants of the Plugable DisplayLink 4K DisplayPort and HDMI Dual Monitor Adapter. One with 1Gbps Ethernet Port (USBC-6950UE) and one without (USBC-6950U).

My guess is the one without an Ethernet port should be cheaper, but sadly I can’t find it on Amazon.sg. I only found the one with an Ethernet port on Amazon.sg retailing for S$139. After a 5% discount voucher, I got it for S$132.05.

Plugable DisplayLink 4K DisplayPort and HDMI Dual Monitor Adapter - Box Front
Plugable DisplayLink 4K DisplayPort and HDMI Dual Monitor Adapter – Box Front

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Keychron Coiled Aviator Cable

I think Keychron K7‘s battery life is bad. Using it for about 8 hours a day, it could not even last through a 5-day work week on a single charge.

I disabled the auto-sleep mode because, for some reason, when the keyboard wakes up from sleep, it refuses to connect back to my MacBook Pro via Bluetooth.

Keychron Coiled Aviator Cable - Box
Keychron Coiled Aviator Cable – Box

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