Bought the Apple Lightning to Micro USB Adapter from Apple Online Store (Singapore) for S$28. Initially it was only available in Europe as in Europe if you are selling mobile phones, it has to come with Micro USB connectivity. But last Saturday, in a surprise move by Apple, they decided to make it available for all.
It is difficult to get the cable during this period as it is out of stock almost everywhere as everyone is rushing to get a spare cable for their car or office, and Apple Online Store lead time is 2-3 weeks!
Looks like they already have ready stock in Singapore. I went to Funan’s Multimedia Integrated and could not find it, apparently they have not distributed it to the resellers yet. I really wish Apple would open a store here in Singapore, like what they did in Hong Kong.
Recoil Winders was the 7th Kickstarter project that I backed. I backed it this year on the 6th February 2012 and the project got funded on the 26th February 2012. They raised a total of US$141,465 out of the initial goal of just US$10,000. After 3 months in the works, I finally received it 2 days ago on Monday, 4th June 2012.
I pledged US$55 for 2 complete sets of Recoil Winders and 2 Racks (2 Small, 2 Medium and 2 Large Winders) and for international shipping it is an additional US$9. Paid a total of US$64 (S$82.31).
CableKeeps was the 4th Kickstarter project that I backed. I backed it last year on the 11th August 2011 and the project got funded on the 9th September 2011. They raised a total of US$37,498 out of the initial goal of US$35,000.
My pledge was US$28 and an additional US$10 for shipping (total US$38) for a choice of any two units (Nibbles, Goldie, or Gulp). I chose Goldie and Gulp.
As you are aware by now the MacBook Air does not come with an ethernet port because of its slim design, so if you need to use a LAN cable for MacBook Air, this adapter is your best and only bet. Call me old fashion but I still prefer to transfer files over LAN as it is the speed is much faster and more stable.
When I first saw the Innergie Magic Cable – 3-in-1 Retractable USB Cable (Amazon.com link), it was at Challenger in VivoCity last year, but when I wanted to get it, it was out of stock and hence I settled for the 3-in-1 Retractable Charging Cable from Deal Extreme.
During my vacation in Thailand, I spotted it again in Power Buy, a shop located in CentralPlaza Bangna shopping center. It cost TH฿390 (S$16) and of course, it goes without saying, I bought it. In fact, it is the only thing that I bought in Thailand during my 4 days vacation over there.
I have problems finding MHL cables in Singapore for my Galaxy Nexus. MHL stands for Mobile High-Definition Link and here is the definition from Wikipedia:
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is a proposed industry standard for a mobile audio/video interface for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable consumer electronics (CE) devices to high-definition televisions (HDTVs) and displays. The MHL standard features a single cable with a low pin-count interface able to support up to 1080p high-definition (HD) video and digital audio while simultaneously charging the connected device.
Placed my order for the Multifunction 3-in-1 Retractable Charging Adapter – Black from Deal Extreme on the 4th February 2012 and it arrived in my mailbox on the 5th March 2012, it took exactly a month for it to reach my home. Paid US$5 for it and with Deal Extreme, shipping is always free.