Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Ultra Hybrid Case

Before the official launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there are already quite a few cases out there in the market for the phones. I think some manufacturers bet on the leak schematics rather than waiting for Apple’s official schematics.

For iPhone 6 Plus, I found three clear cases in the market from Spigen and one from Tunewear. For Tunewear, there is only the Tunewear eggshell for iPhone 6 Plus (S$32).

For Spigen, they are the Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Ultra Hybrid Case (S$32), Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Capsule Case (S$25) and Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Thin Fit Case (S$25). All three cases can be found in Challenger stores.

The difference between the Capsule Case and Thin Fit case is the material used. Capsule Cases use Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) which makes it flexible, elastic, and durable. This give it a soft and comfortable grip. Thin Fit cases on the other hand is a hard case and it uses polycarbonate which makes it lightweight and durable.

For Ultra Hybrid Case, it is actually a hybrid between a case and a bumper. The case back is a hard case where as the bumper portion of it is made up of TPU that features Air Cushion Technology corners for secure drop protection.

I would recommend getting the Ultra Hybrid Case instead because the iPhone 6 Plus might be too big for some hands and it might easily slip off your hands. You will need the bumper to protect the sides of your iPhone 6 Plus when it falls.

I bought my Spigen Ultra Hybrid Case from VivoCity’s Challlenger for S$32 (after 10% member’s discount is S$28.80).

Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Ultra Hybrid Case - Packaging Front
Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Ultra Hybrid Case – Packaging Front

Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Ultra Hybrid Case - Packaging Back
Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Ultra Hybrid Case – Packaging Back

Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Ultra Hybrid Case - Packaging
Spigen iPhone 6 Plus Ultra Hybrid Case – Packaging

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case is retailing for S$68 and my brother ordered it together with the iPhone 6 Plus. But unfortunately, the case got shipped first and we received it yesterday while the iPhone 6 Plus is still stuck in the status, Processing Items.

There are five colors available for Apple iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case: Black, (PRODUCT) Red, Midnight Blue, Olive Brown and Soft Pink.

Surprisingly, I chose Soft Pink despite not being a pink person at all. I think among the five colors, Soft Pink best matches the Gold iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus.

I will update this post again with new pictures when I received my gold iPhone 6 Plus.

*UPDATE (7th October 2014)* Updated the post with the photos of Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case in Soft Pink with Apple iPhone 6 Plus in Gold.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case - Packaging Front
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case – Packaging Front

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case - Packaging Back
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case – Packaging Back

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case - Packaging
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case – Packaging

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case - Black, Soft Pink & Red
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Leather Case – Black, Soft Pink & Red

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SingTel iPhone 6/6 Plus Price Plans

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be launching on Friday, 19th September 2014 at 8am at Marina Bay Sands, Exhibition Hall A, level 1.

With regards to LTE networks in Singapore, for the iPhone 6 model we are getting the A1586 and for the iPhone 6 Plus model, we are getting the A1524.

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)

For the iPhone 6 without contract, it maintains the same pricing tier as last year’s iPhone 5s. Note that the 32GB is phrase out, so for the same price of iPhone 5s 32GB, you will get 64GB iPhone 6 instead and for iPhone 5s 64GB, you will get the 128GB iPhone 6 instead.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in three sizes (16GB, 64GB and 128GB) and in three colors (Silver, Gold & Space Grey).

iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus Price (in Singapore Dollars S$) (Unlock + Without Contract)

iPhone/Size 16GB 64GB 128GB
iPhone 6 $988 $1,148 $1,288
iPhone 6 Plus $1,148 $1,288 $1,448

SingTel Postpaid’s price plans (in Singapore Dollars S$) for SingTel iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus
SingTel has revamped the naming for their postpaid price plans from SuperLite, Lite, Value, Plus and Prestige to Combo 1, Combo 2, Combo 3, Combo 6 and Combo 12 respectively. There is a new plan called Combo 4 which sits in-between Combo 3 and Combo 6.

Just in case you are not aware, from 19th August 2014, SingTel increases the price plan by S$3/month for all price plans except for Combo 2 and Combo 12.

Take the S$3/month as paying for the 4G VAS because for all the Combo plans, the 4G VAS are waived permanently. It seems that M1 and StarHub took the cue from SingTel and decided to waive their 4G VAS permanently as well. If not, for M1, the 4G VAS is waived till 31st December 2014. After that, you will also get charged at the usual rate of S$10.70/month. For StarHub, they charged extra S$2.14/month for 4G VAS from 1st July 2014 till 31st December 2015. After that, you will get charged at the usual rate of S$10.70/month.

SingTel Plans Combo 1 Combo 2 Combo 3 Combo 4 Combo 6 Combo 12
Monthly Subscription $27.90 $42.90 $62.90 $82.90 $102.90 $239.90
Calls 100 mins 200 mins 300 mins 400 mins 700 mins Unlimited
SMS 500 1,000 1,200 1,300 1,500 Unlimited
Data 100MB 2GB 3GB 4GB 6GB 12GB
SingTel WiFi 2GB. Unlimited usage from launch till 31st July 2015
4G VAS Waived Permanently
iPhone 6 16GB $648 $508 $328 $68 Free Free
iPhone 6 64GB $788 $648 $448 $208 $98 Free
iPhone 6 128GB $928 $788 $598 $348 $248 Free
iPhone 6 Plus 16GB $788 $648 $476 $208 $98 Free
iPhone 6 Plus 64GB $928 $788 $616 $348 $248 Free
iPhone 6 Plus 128GB $1,058 $928 $746 $488 $388 Free

Notes

  • Prices stated includes 7% GST
  • All postpaid plans come with unlimited free incoming calls
  • Data Usage Bill Cap: S$10.70/GB capped at S$188/month

Links

Previous SingTel iPhone Price Plans

Direct URL To Apple Store To Add iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus To Cart

· · · Mobile Phone

During the pre-order of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on the Apple Singapore Store at about 3.30pm, I am one of the many users who ran into problems buying the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus because clicking on the Select button as shown in the red box below does nothing. It should redirect you to another page so that you can add that into the cart. But unfortunately, that doesn’t happen.

Apple Store - Select Button
Apple Store – Select Button

Thanks to my colleague, Li Soon, who spotted the link and sent it to me. So for the next wave of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, just use the direct links below and click “Add to Cart” button on the right.

Apple Store - Add to Cart Button
Apple Store – Add to Cart Button

Of course clicking on that button now will redirect you back to the iPhone 6 store page because the current batch of phones have sold out. Try that for the next batch instead.

The links below are for Apple Singapore Store only.

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures

· · · Toy

I was staying at Empire Hotel Subang for MTV World Stage 2014 (Thanks to GoodStuph for the sponsor). Below the hotel is a shopping mall called Empire Shopping Gallery.

What caught my eye was a shop named Anime Trend and they are located on the first floor of the shopping mall. The shop sells lots of figurines related to anime and I spotted them selling the Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures! Of course they are not the official items since there are no official Lego Dragon Ball Minifigs.

Since I am a huge Dragon Ball fan, I bought all six boxes as there are only six different minifigures. They are selling 2 boxes for MYR10 (S$4) and hence it only cost me MYR30 (S$12) for all six minifigures.

I only saw one shop selling the same thing in Singapore. The shop name is called Peek A Box and they have a branch at West Gate (3 Gateway Drive, #03-42, Singapore 608532). Peek A Box is a box rental concept shop and one of the box shop is selling it for S$25.90. Of course, you can get them from ebay as well.

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Box Front
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Box Front

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Box Back
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Box Back

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Packaging (Master Roshi & Krillin)
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Packaging (Master Roshi & Krillin)

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Packaging (Goku & Vegeta)
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Packaging (Goku & Vegeta)

Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures - Packaging (Yamcha & Gohan)
Dragon Ball Z Lego Compatible Minifigures – Packaging (Yamcha & Gohan)

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