Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack

Targus unveiled their new T-1211 collection of laptop and tablet cases last month. The T-1211 is a collection of cases that are for travel, work, study and everyday commute. It is designed with a focus on creative details, original shapes, soft and comfortable materials. T-1211 cases are equipped with water-resistant exterior and non-scratch interior lining.

T-1211 Collection

I have received the Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack from the T-1211 collection for review and it is retailing for S$99 and is available in both black and grey.

Features

  • Functional Design
    • Dedicated laptop compartment with adjustable strap
    • Removable and adjustable accessory pouch
    • Phone pocket with pull-tab ejector
    • Adjustable strap for a perfect fit
    • Tablet pocket to protect devices while travelling
    • Side mesh pocket for convenient storage
    • Hidden file compartment for storage
    • Waterproof material and protective base allows for travel in any weather
  • Special Features: Can be slid over a roller bag like a trolley strap, once you turn it horizontally.
  • Comfort & Ergonomics: Padded straps allow you to adjust it according to your preference. Air mesh back panel allows for maximum comfort.
  • Compatibility: Designed to protect laptops of up to 17″.
  • Colors: Black & Grey
  • Material: Durable Polyester
  • Dimensions: 32.1 x 14 x 48.3 cm
  • Weight: 1.04kg
  • Price: S$99.00

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Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack – Front

The bag measures 32.1 x 14 x 48.3 cm and weighs 1.04kg without any load. Personally, I think the backpack is too big for me because it can fit laptop right up to 17″ and I am using just a 13″ MacBook Pro Retina. I wish they have this backpack in different sizes for different sized laptops.

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Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack – Back

At the top there is a mobile phone pocket with pull-tab ejector to easily allow you to take out your phone when needed. I think this is a pretty redundant feature for me because I always have my phone in my pocket.

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Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack – Main Compartment

The bag has three front compartments, one side mesh pocket for your water bottle and a main compartment and in the main compartment, it has lots of internal slots including a removable/adjustable accessory pouch to neatly organise your gadgets/accessories.

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Targus T-1211 13-17″ Backpack – Front Pocket

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Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable

· · · Cable

The USB 3.0 cable of my Western Digital My Passport Essential SE (USB 3.0) decided to give up on me after almost four years and hence I have to get a replacement cable.

I was expecting it to be difficult to find since USB 3.0 cables are not that widespread yet in physical stores. Luckily, I was wrong and I managed to find the Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable from Funan’s Challenger and it cost S$13.90 (after member’s discount: S$12.51).

I think Western Digital should start selling replacement USB 3.0 cables for their portable harddrives!

Daiyo Micro B Cable - Packaging Front
Daiyo Micro B Cable – Packaging Front

Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable - Packaging Back
Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable – Packaging Back

Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable
Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable

Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable - USB 3.0 Micro B Head
Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable – USB 3.0 Micro B Head

Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable - USB 3.0 A head
Daiyo USB 3.0 A To Micro B Cable – USB 3.0 A head

Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data

· · · Storage

I am a huge fan of Western Digital and I use their products for my backup purposes, I thought I might share their article on “Smarter Ways To Backup Your Data”. Personally, I am using some of the Western Digital products listed in the article below.

I am using Synology DiskStation DS413j as my NAS and inside it I have 4x 1TB WD Red hard drives. The NAS is used for backing up my media files for my Mac and PC.

For external hard drives, I am using Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo as my Mac’s Time Machine and it backups my whole iMac.

For cloud, I am a Dropbox Pro subscriber, paying US$99 per year for it. I am using Dropbox to store all my important files and that ensure I have access to those files on the go and on all my computers.

For portability, I am still using an older Western Digital My Passport Essential SE (USB 3.0) to bring large files with me on the go. I think I might get a new My Passport Ultra (1TB: S$139) or My Passport Slim (1TB: S$149) to try out the WD’s SmartWare Pro that allows me to backup my whole Dropbox on it.

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Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637)

Bought my Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) for my Nokia Lumia 930 for S$39 at Funan’s Nokia Store. There are three colors available, Orange, Green and Black.

Looking for a case for the Lumia 930 is challenging because none of the gadgets/electronics store carries it. You can only get it from Nokia stores themselves or from their solutions partners’ stores like (GadgetWorld, 3Mobile or Handphoneshop).

Even when I went to the Nokia Care Centre at HarbourFront Centre, they don’t carry it. But luckily, I saw a Facebook’s post from TheGeekyBeng and he got his case from Funan’s Nokia Store and only then I realised they are selling it there.

Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) - Packaging Front
Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) – Packaging Front

Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) - Packaging Back
Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) – Packaging Back

Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) - Front
Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) – Front

Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) - Inside
Nokia Lumia 930 Case (CP-637) – Inside

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Nokia Lumia 930

· · · Mobile Phone

Bought my orange Nokia Lumia 930 from MobyShop on the same date as the official launch (Saturday, 12th July 2014) for S$699 (RRP is S$789). I traded in my old HTC One (32GB) for S$250, so I ended up paying S$449 for the Lumia 930.

Nokia Lumia 930 - Box Front
Nokia Lumia 930 – Box Front

Nokia Lumia 930 - Box Back
Nokia Lumia 930 – Box Back

Nokia Lumia 930 - Box
Nokia Lumia 930 – Box

Nokia Lumia 930 - Box Content
Nokia Lumia 930 – Box Content

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