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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Just Mobile Xtand Go

Being a gadget enthusiast, I don’t have a car windscreen mount for my phone. When driving, I always place my phone on the cover of my car’s cup holder. So when I need to check Google Maps when driving, I have to glance down for a few milliseconds and look back up again which is kinda challenging.

So I decided to get a windscreen mount for my phone. I saw the Just Mobile Xtand Go at Bangkok Central Embassy‘s iStudio and it looks pretty ok so I bought it for TH฿1090 (S$42).

There are 2 ways to mount the Xtand Go, the first is on your windscreen and the second is at the top of your dashboard using the “Go Buttons”. For most people, the first option is the easiest. For the second option, it really depends on the design of your car dashboard. For my car, Volkswagon Jetta 1.4 TSI (2010), it doesn’t work quite well due to the curvature of the dashboard.

Just Mobile Xtand Go - Box Front
Just Mobile Xtand Go – Box Front

Just Mobile Xtand Go - Box Back
Just Mobile Xtand Go – Box Back

Just Mobile Xtand Go - Box Inner
Just Mobile Xtand Go – Box Inner

Just Mobile Xtand Go - Box
Just Mobile Xtand Go – Box

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