Belkin Valet – Charge Dock for Apple Watch & iPhone is an exclusive item available to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. It is retailing for S$194 in Singapore and is available in three colors, Silver, Rose Gold and Black. If I am not wrong, Rose Gold and Black might be an Apple Online Store exclusive.
It is expensive for a dock, and I will probably not get it unless it is an impulse buy, which is what I did.
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.
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).
Google Chrome on iOS
Been waiting for this day! Google Chrome is finally here for iOS and it is an universal app! Played with it on both iPhone 4S and iPad 2 and it works beautifully, it has replaced Safari on my iOS devices!
The sync (bookmarks, history, tabs, preferences and devices) works great out of the box after entering my Google credentials!
CableKeeps was the 4th Kickstarter project that I backed. I backed it last year on the 11th August 2011 and the project got funded on the 9th September 2011. They raised a total of US$37,498 out of the initial goal of US$35,000.
My pledge was US$28 and an additional US$10 for shipping (total US$38) for a choice of any two units (Nibbles, Goldie, or Gulp). I chose Goldie and Gulp.
Li Xiang got me the Mohzy’s Loop Micro USB & Apple iPhone/iPod Cable from Taiwan. I did not see it selling in Singapore. She got it for NT$390 (S$16.67) from Studio A which is a Apple Reseller in Taiwan.
It is essentially a Micro USB cable that have magnets on both end of the tip that attracts to each other to form a loop shape. You can wear it on your wrist or loop it around your bag’s strap. You can even place it on your computer tower or even on your fridge holding up name cards or to-do lists. I would consider the magnet within the cable to be slightly stronger than your average fridge magnets.
The Innergie Magic Cable Trio – Charge & Sync 3-in-1 USB Cable and Innergie Magic Cable Duo – Charge & Sync 2-in-1 USB Cable are the most expensive USB cables from Innergie. Each retailing for S$29 at Challenger but there is a 10% discount for members, so it adds up to S$26.10 each.
I got the Innergie Magic Cable Trio instead since it has 3 tips (Mini USB, Micro USB & Apple 30-pin connector) whereas the Innergie Magic Cable Duo has only 2 tips (Micro USB & Apple 30-pin connector).