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.
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.
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.
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.
I bought it from the Apple Store at Regent Street when I was there in London for Nokia World 2011. I think it is a good gift to give to people who are Apple fans because you can’t get it anywhere else in the world!
Bought the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit before my flight to London in iStudio located in Changi Airport Terminal 3 for S$54.21. Since I was departing to London and have a valid boarding pass, I do not need to pay the 7% GST/tax, if not the normal price is S$58.
The Kit is designed to work with iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple MagSafe Power Adapters (for MacBook and MacBook Pro), Portable Power Adapters (for iBook and PowerBook), and AirPort Express.
Bought a pack of 2 Taiyo 3-Pin Plug Adapters from Challenger at Funan for S$14.90 (after 10% member’s discount is S$13.41). I like it because it has individual switch to control power to each of the 3 3-pin sockets.
I find it weird that some countries do not have the concept of switching off an individual switch on a power strip but rather leaving all the switches always on, if you look at Belkin Surge Protectors, there is no on/off switch available.
When I first got my iPhone 3G back in 2008, I searched high and low for the dock adapter for my universal dock. I could not find it on Apple Singapore Online Store or in any authorized Apple Reseller Shops.
I only got it a year after (in 2009) when I went to Taiwan for my graduate trip and I saw it selling in an authorized Apple Reseller Shop.