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Timbuk2 Dime Bag

I think the Timbuk2 Dime Bag is a discontinued product, I could no longer find it on timbuk2.com. That explains why it is 50% off at Cineleisure’s Timbuk2 shop. The usual price was S$29, and now it is selling for 50% off (S$14.50). The only colors available are red and green.

Do note that the Timbuk2 shop at Cineleisure has moved from #02-03 to #02-10 (beside Xin Wang Hong Kong Café). The shop name has also been changed to Bratpack.

Timbuk2 Dime Bag - Packaging Front
Timbuk2 Dime Bag – Packaging Front

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Elevation Dock With Lightning Adapter

When I bought the Elevation Dock, it was shipped with iPhone 30-pin connector, because the Kickstarter project was planned before the new Apple Lightning Connector was announced. Elevation Lab has been hard at work since then to manufacture the Lightning adapter for the Elevation Dock.

Finally on the 8th November 2012, the Lightning adapter is production ready! The Lightning adapter cost US$15 (S$18.30) and shipping cost US$7.22 (S$8.80), paid a total of US$22.22 (S$27.10) for it. This bring the total cost of the Elevation Dock to S$148. At that price, it is very expensive for a dock, but the quality is awesome and it is Made in the US product. The dock is future proof as the adapter is exchangeable as long as Elevation Lab is able to produce it.

Elevation Dock with Lightning Adapter - Packaging Front
Elevation Dock with Lightning Adapter – Packaging Front

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Elevation Dock

Elevation Dock was the 8th Kickstarter project that I backed. I backed it this year on the 7th February 2012 and the project got funded on the 12th February 2012. They raised a total of US$1,464,706 out of the initial goal of just US$75,000. It was supposed to be shipped in April 2012 before iPhone 5 was announced but unfortunately, there was a delay and I only received it 6 months later on the 18th October 2012.

I pledged US$79 for the Elevation Dock+ in glass bead blasted finish. The Dock+ adds shielded Line Level audio out plus USB power adapter and for international shipping it is an additional US$20. Paid a total of US$99 (S$121).

Elevation Dock - Box
Elevation Dock – Box

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Fabrix Utility Pouch

Ordered the Black Denim Utility Pouch from Fabrix Cases together with my Fabrix Sleeve For iPhone 5. Paid US$29.90 (S$36.67) for the utility pouch and an additional US$6 (S$7.35) for shipping via SingPost Registered Mail (within Singapore) for both items. Bought it on the 24th September 2012, shipped on the 26th September 2012 and I received the items on 28th September 2012.

Since my order is above US$50 (US$29.90 + US$21.90), I am entitled to the coupon FABRIX5OFF50, which gives me US$5 off and in total. Ended up, I paid US$51.80 + US$6 = US$57.80 (S$70.89) in total for both the Fabrix Sleeve For iPhone 5 & Fabrix Utility Pouch.

Fabrix Utility Pouch - Packaging Front
Fabrix Utility Pouch – Packaging Front

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Fabrix Sleeve For iPhone 5

Ordered the Neutral Pack Gray Sleeve for my iPhone 5 from Fabrix Cases. Paid US$21.90 (S$26.85) for it.

It fits the iPhone 5 precisely to the point that it is a little too tight and hence removing the phone from the pouch is difficult. I hope after some season usage, it will be improve.

Fabrix Case For iPhone 5 - Box Front
Fabrix Case For iPhone 5 – Box Front

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Western Digital My Passport Carrying Case

Bought the Western Digital My Passport Carrying Case from Changi City Point’s Challenger for S$9.90 (member’s price is S$8.90).

I am using the My Passport Essential (2011) and Li Xiang is using the My Passport Essential (2012) and the carrying case fits the harddrive just fine along with the USB cable.

Western Digital My Passport Carrying Case - Packaging Front
Western Digital My Passport Carrying Case – Packaging Front

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Infinite Loop Tablet And Smartphone Stand

Infinite Loop Tablet and Smartphone Stand was my 3rd project backed on Kickstarter and I think so far this is the only project that I am pretty disappointed with. The build and quality of it is just horrible.

For the unaware, Infinite Loop Tablet and Smartphone Stand as the name suggest is a coil-like stand which you can twist and turn to your liking and it will hold up your mobile devices using a suction cup (Infinite Loop Smartphone Stand). The Infinite Loop Tablet Stand on the other hand allows you to rest your tablet on it’s pre-molded u-shaped base (instead of suction cup).

Infinite Loop Tablet and Smartphone Stand - Boxes
Infinite Loop Tablet and Smartphone Stand – Boxes

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Cocoon Grid-It – 7.25 x 9.25

When I first got my Cocoon Grid-It last July, it was from Amazon. That was before ESA Distribution Pte Ltd brought it to Singapore. Now you can find it in Singapore pretty easily. I saw it selling at Kinokuniya, NBC Stationary, Takashimaya (level 3), Cumulus, etc.

This time round, I got the Cocoon Grid-It – 7.25 x 9.25 from Takashimaya for S$19.95. I compared the price in Singapore and it is about the same as Amazon when you factor in the shipping cost. For the Cocoon Grid-It – 7.25 x 9.25, Amazon is selling it for US$14.29 and the shipping to Singapore alone cost more than the item (US$14.86).

Cocoon Grid-It - 7.25 x 9.25 - Front View
Cocoon Grid-It – 7.25 x 9.25 – Front View

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Chef Sleeve For iPad

I was sent the Chef Sleeve (for iPad) for review all the way from the US. The Chef Sleeve is essentially a transparent plastic bag that you can place your iPad in when you are using it in the kitchen when cooking or baking.

This ensure that your iPad will not be dirtied by the grease on your finger or flour on the table when you need to use it in the kitchen (for checking recipes online or even watching YouTube for cooking/baking tutorial).

Chef Sleeve - Box
Chef Sleeve – Box

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Crumpler Sleeve – The Fug (13 Inch MacBook Air)

Brought Crumpler’s The Fug (Black) which is a very slim neoprene sleeve for my 13″ MacBook Air from Paragon‘s Crumpler store, it cost S$55, but if you are a CitiBank credit card holder, you enjoy a 10% discount. I ended up paying S$49.50 for it.

I was contemplating between this and the SwitchEasy’s Thins, but ended up I went for this instead because:

Crumpler Sleeve - The Fug (13 Inch MacBook Air) - Packaging Front
Crumpler Sleeve – The Fug (13 Inch MacBook Air) – Packaging Front

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