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Magnetic Organization System (MOS)

Magnetic Organization System (MOS) was born out of a Kickstarter project 2 years ago. It raised a total of US$29,376 while the initial goal is only US$6,850 goal.

MOS “Magnetic Organization System” is a unique and elegant solution for organising and keeping track of your cables. Simply set the end of your cable on the MOS when it’s not in use and the MOS will magnetically hold it in place until you’re ready to put it to use again.

Magnetic Organization System - Box Front
Magnetic Organization System – Box Front

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Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable (2)

In my previous post about Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable, I mentioned that it is not available in stores because it is exclusively available at Apple Online Store (Singapore). I was somewhat wrong, apparently you can get a similar Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable in stores.

However, instead of the four colors which is sold online, there are only two colors in stores which is black and white. I saw it in Funan’s Challenger and is retailing for S$22. You will need to take note of the length of the cable indicated on the box because there are a few lengths available. Apparently, the 6″ (15cm) is the hardest to find. I only saw one box left in that store while other lengths have a few boxes left.

Belkin 6 Inch Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable - Box Front
Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable – Box Front

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Just Mobile AluCable Mini

Just Mobile AluCable Mini is a short (4″/10cm) USB to Lightning cable that is finished in aluminium. I always wanted to get it and it is on my Amazon’s wishlist for a good period of time. However the shipping cost is just not worth it (doesn’t qualify for free shipping to Singapore).

The AluCable Mini is 5cm shorter than the Belkin 6″/15cm Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable and that makes it the shortest good quality Lightning to USB cable that I owned after Kero – Lightning Nomad Cable.

Just Mobile AluCable Mini - Box Front
Just Mobile AluCable Mini – Box Front

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Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning Connector (2014)

When I first bought the Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning Connector in October last year, my main complain with the cable is that the base of the Lightning head is too wide and it will not fit some cases like the Apple iPhone 5s Case or the Power Support – Air Jacket Set for iPhone 5/5s.

Apparently, Innergie refreshed the cable quietly and this time round, the base of the Lightning head is much slimmer and there is a slight allowance right below the lightning connector to allow it to fit most if not all iPhone 5/5s cases.

Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning Connector (2014) - Box Front
Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning Connector (2014) – Box Front

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Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable

I bought a few cheap China imitation USB to Lighting cable from DealExtreme and the quality is really horrible especially when it comes to fitting the Lightning end to your iPhone. After that, I told myself I will never get any cheap Lightning cable anymore.

The Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable is the shortest USB to Lightning cable that I can find that is of good quality. Apparently, it seems to be an Apple exclusive and I can only get it from the Apple Online Store in Singapore. I can’t even find the cable being listed on the official Belkin Singapore website.

Belkin 6 Inch Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable - Box Front
Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable – Box Front

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Ozaki O!tool Combo Cable – Charge & Sync For Lighting & Micro-USB Devices

The Ozaki O!tool Combo Cable is a charge and sync cable for Lighting & micro-USB Devices similar to the Innergie Magic Cable Duo with Lightning.

It retails for S$39 and is one meter in length. It weighs 35g and you can choose from two colors (black or white).

Ozaki O!tool Combo Cable - Box Front
Ozaki O!tool Combo Cable – Box Front

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Griffin Retractable USB Charge Cable With Lightning Connector

Bought the Griffin Retractable USB Charge Cable with Lightning Connector from BestBuy‘s 5th Ave store for US$24.99 and after a 8.875% tax, it cost US$27.21 (S$34.62).

I always wanted a good quality retractable lightning cable just for the fun and “less messiness” of it. This Griffin retractable lightning cable measures 10cm in length, 4cm in width, 1cm in thickness and weights 35g! The total length of the lightning cable when it is fully unwind is about 0.7m.

Griffin Retractable Lightning Cable - Box Front
Griffin Retractable Lightning Cable – Box Front

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Apple Lightning to USB Cable (0.5m)

Apple’s first Lightning to USB Cable was 1 meter in length when it was first launched in September 2012.

In February 2013, Apple released a shorter variant of it which halved that length and again in September 2013, Apple released a longer variant of it which is twice the length.

Apple Lightning to USB Cable (0.5m) - Box Front
Apple Lightning to USB Cable (0.5m) – Box Front

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Kero – Micro USB Nomad Cable

Backed the Kero’s Micro USB Nomad Cable on the 18th September 2013 and it got successfully funded on the 18th October 2013 after raising US$24,313 out of their initial goal of US$14,000.

The project was on schedule which is rare for Kickstarter projects. It was due to ship on November 2013 and it got shipped from the US on the 29th November 2013 and I got it 4 days later on the 2nd December 2013!

Kero Normad Cables - Box Front
Kero Normad Cables – Box Front

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Moshi 3.5mm Audio Jack Splitter

Moshi 3.5mm Audio Jack Splitter is retailing for S$20.90 and has a feature that most audio splitter doesn’t have (even the overpriced Belkin Audio Splitter), which is the ability for one of the two connected earphones to support microphone.

An audio jack splitter allows two person to share music from just one device each using their own earphones. Moshi did a very good implementation by allowing one of the earphones to be the master (the one with the microphone icon) and hence the ability to use the microphone (if your earphones comes with it) to answer any incoming voice/Skype calls. Of course, if the other party’s earphones are still plugged in, he or she will be able to listen to your conversation.

Moshi 3.5mm Audio Jack Splitter - Box Front
Moshi 3.5mm Audio Jack Splitter – Box Front

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