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OCDock

I was one of the early backers for OCDock (Kickstarter). I backed the project last year on the 4th December 2012 and the project got funded on 22nd December 2012 after raising US$107,979 despite the initial goal was only US$49,000.

The project was delayed by a few months, it was suppose to be shipping in January 2013 but I only got my last week on the 10th May 2013.

OCDock - Box
OCDock – Box

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Flybridge – iPhone/iPad Lightning Dock Adapter

I was one of the early backer of Flybridge. I backed the project on 29th December 2012 and the project got funded on 1st February 2013 after raising US$19,365 (the goal was US$15,000).

As I was the early backer, I am entitled to get the Flybridge for just US$10 and hence I bought two and shipping is an additional US$10. In total I paid US$30 (S$37.20). Flybridge shipped on 28th February 2013 and I received it on 27th March 2013.

Flybridge - Black & White
Flybridge – Black & White

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Timbuk2 Custom Laptop Messenger Bag

Bought the Timbuk2 Custom Laptop Messenger Bag from timbuk2.com when they are having a 20% off custom bags from 5th to 8th March 2013. I placed order on the 6th March 2013, my bag got shipped on the 12th March 2013 and I received it on the 18th March 2013.

Paid US$119.20 for the bag and an additional US$15 for the Navy Custom Strap Pad. Shipping via UPS Worldwide Expedited is an additional US$30. After the discount, the bag comes up to US$164.20 (S$205.30)

Timbuk2 Custom Laptop Messenger Bag - Front View
Timbuk2 Custom Laptop Messenger Bag – Front View

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Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag

I got the Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag (oxford nylon black in medium size) when I was in San Francisco back in December 2011. It was retailing for US$130 which after 8.75% California tax comes up to US$141.375 (S$176).

This bag is Transportation Security Administration (TSA) friendly in the US because the laptop compartment can be unzipped separately to flatten the bag for it to pass through the X-ray. In this way you do not need to take your laptop out from the bag. I have not tested this in Singapore Changi Airport yet, but my guess is that you still have to take the laptop out from your bag.

Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag - Front View
Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag – Front View

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Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger Bag For iPad

Received the Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger Bag for iPad from my brother as my birthday present last year. I think at that time it is retailing for US$89 (S$111), but it is on offer now, timbuk2.com is selling for US$54 (S$67.40).

Despite it is a bag for the iPad, it is able to fit in a 13″ MacBook Air at the main compartment (not the padded iPad compartment). I am guessing a 11″ MacBook Air should be able to fit in the padded iPad compartment.

Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger Bag for iPad - Front View
Timbuk2 Freestyle Messenger Bag for iPad – Front View

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Côte&Ciel – Spree Messenger Bag (Grey Melange)

Bought the Côte&Ciel Spree Messenger Bag (Grey Melange) from city’super at Harbour City in Hong Kong for HK$1,250 (S$200). The size I bought is medium and it will fit up to 13″ laptops.

I think I just become a fan of Côte&Ciel bags, their bag design is unique and nice. If you want to get their bags in Singapore, you can check out Cumulus at Wheelock Place or their online store cumulus.sg.

Côte&Ciel - Spree Messenger Bag (Grey Melange) - Front
Côte&Ciel – Spree Messenger Bag (Grey Melange) – Front

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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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