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Griffin Coiled USB-to-Lightning Cable

Got the Griffin Coiled USB-to-Lightning Cable from Challenger for S$39 (S$31.20 after a 20% member’s discount) for use in the car. I always have the thought that coiled cables are meant to be used in cars, am I the only one who thinks like this?

When it is coiled, it is 13″ (~33cm) (measured by me) and when it is fully stretched, it is about 4ft (120cm) (according to the specification printed on the box).

Griffin Coiled USB-to-Lightning Cable - Box Front
Griffin Coiled USB-to-Lightning Cable – Box Front

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Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning Connector

Been waiting for the Innergie MagiCable Duo Lightning Connector for a long time, ever since Apple announced the Lightning cable. After more than a year, Innergie finally released it!

I bought it at Wheelock Place’s EpiCentre for S$49. The only reason I bought it is to blog about it, otherwise I see no reason to get this overpriced cable. Seriously, S$49 for a cable that has just both Micro USB and Lightning connection? Amazon is selling it for US$30, which is slightly cheaper.

Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning - Box Front
Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning – Box Front

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Lifetrons – High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor (Lightning Edition)

Got the Lifetrons – High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor (Lightning Edition) when I was on the plane (Thai Airways) for US$69 (S$87). It is expensive, but I don’t think it is overpriced.

The High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor is like a Swiss Army knife for gadget. It has 3 cable heads (Mini USB, Micro USB & Lightning) for syncing and charging, a SIM card holder and a phone stand.

Lifetrons - High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor (Lightning Edition) - Box Front
Lifetrons – High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor (Lightning Edition) – Box Front

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Kero – Lightning Nomad Cable

Kero – Lightning Nomad Cable was born out of a Kickstarter project last year. I did not know about it and hence I did not backed it.

Kero – Lightning Nomad Cable is a 3″ Apple certified lightning USB cable for your key ring with syncing and charging capability.

Kero - Lightning Nomad Cable - Box Front
Kero – Lightning Nomad Cable – Box Front

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Belkin Audio Splitter

The Belkin Audio Splitter is exclusive to Apple Stores got it for me when she was there. It is retailing for HK$148 (S$24).

It is a very simple no frills 3.5 mm (1/8 in.) audio jack splitter and definitely way overpriced. If you are using headphones/earphones with a microphone, the microphone part of it will not work because the splitter doesn’t transmit it to the phone.

Belkin Audio Splitter - Box Front
Belkin Audio Splitter – Box Front

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Moshi USB Cable With Lightning Connector

Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector (available in both black and white) is retailing for S$31.90 which is about S$4 more expensive than the original Apple Lightning to USB Cable. Both cables are 1m in length and both are as official as it can gets.

The feature that makes Moshi’s version more expensive than Apple’s original is the aluminium encasing. The cable head is encased in aluminium and shielded to reduce electromagnetic interference. The Moshi’s version felt different (psychological effect maybe?). It is sturdier, more premium and slightly heavier. I think this is the cable that Apple should have made!

Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector
Moshi USB Cable with Lightning Connector

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Bluelounge Kii

Bluelounge Kii started selling in Singapore this week and is retailing for S$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).

Bluelounge Kii - Box Front
Bluelounge Kii – Box Front

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limb.al USB 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 US$55 (S$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.

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

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Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m)

My family got me the Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) from Apple Store at IFC, Hong Kong when they are there for a holiday. It is retailing for HK$288 in Hong Kong and S$48 in Singapore. Due to the weakening Singapore Dollar against the Hong Kong Dollar, it is about the same price after currency conversion. It used to be slightly cheaper.

You can connect your MacBook Air to your iMac using this cable and this will turn your iMac into a secondary monitor.

Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) - Box Front
Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2m) – Box Front

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