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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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).