Blockey

· · · Gadget

Blockey is a key management system that can simplify your pockets without spoiling the integrity of design and practicality. It is made of Aluminum 7075 which is known for its strength and scratch resistant components. Aluminum 7075 can also be found in bike shafts, rock climbing gear, aerospace applications, etc.

I backed Blockey on Kickstarter on the 12th October 2013 and it was funded successfully on 14th January 2014 after raising US$39,742 out of their initial goal of US$21,000.

The estimated delivery date is in May 2014 but it got ship on 12th June 2014 and I got it on the 27th June 2014. They delay is only a month which is pretty good for a Kickstarter project.

I am one of the early birds, so I paid US$27 + US$7 (Shipping) and that amounts to US$34 (S$43). I chose the extended version “5 key set” in silver.

Blockey - Box Front
Blockey – Box Front

Blockey - Box Back
Blockey – Box Back

Blockey - Box Contents
Blockey – Box Contents

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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note In Singapore

· · · Mobile Phone

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note will be available in Singapore tomorrow, 8th July 2014 at 12pm for S$199.

On that day, 5,000 units of Redmi Note will be available. But if you are paying attention to Xiaomi weekly sales which normally happen every Tuesday at 12pm, there is always 5,000 units available. If you fail to get it next Tuesday, be patient and you should be able to get it on the 15th July 2014, if not 22nd July 2014.

Similar to Redmi and Mi 3, Redmi Note doesn’t have LTE as well.

Specifications

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6592 8-core 1.7 GHz CPU frequency (enhanced)
  • GPU: ARM Mali-450
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Flash memory: 8GB (Expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD card)
  • Display: 5.5″ HD (1280×720) IPS display
  • OS: Android 4.2 optimised with MIUI version 5
  • GPS: GPS + GLONASS, AGPS
  • USB OTG: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 LE + Bluetooth 3.0 HS
  • WLAN: 802.11b/g/n
  • Network: 2G GSM 900/1800/1900MHz, 3G 900/2100MHz
  • Dual SIM: 1 WCDMA slot for 3G data and 1 GSM slot for 2G data
  • Battery: 3,100mAh Lithium-polymer battery
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels
  • Back Camera: 13 Megapixels
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass
  • Dimension: 154mm x 78.7mm x 9.45mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 199g

Redmi Note
Redmi Note

Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable

· · · Cable

I bought a few cheap China imitation USB to Lighting cable from DealExtreme and the quality is really horrible especially when it comes to fitting the Lightning end to your iPhone. After that, I told myself I will never get any cheap Lightning cable anymore.

The Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable is the shortest USB to Lightning cable that I can find that is of good quality. Apparently, it seems to be an Apple exclusive and I can only get it from the Apple Online Store in Singapore. I can’t even find the cable being listed on the official Belkin Singapore website.

The cable is retailing for S$24 and is available in four colors: Pink, Green, Blue and Orange.

The shortest cable offered by Apple is 50cm whereas for this cable it is only 6 inch or 15cm in length. This length is just nice for portability especially if you are constantly on the move and charging your iPhone using a power bank.

You could also use this cable with the Griffin PowerDock 5!

Belkin 6 Inch Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable - Box Front
Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable – Box Front

Belkin 6 Inch Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable - Box Back
Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable – Box Back

Belkin 6 Inch Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable - Box
Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable – Box

Belkin 6 Inch Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable - Boxes
Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable – Boxes

Belkin 6 Inch Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable - Boxes
Belkin 6″ Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable – Boxes

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Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

Recently, my company bought for me an Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13″ (Late 2013) and it uses MagSafe 2 instead of MagSafe 1 power adapter because all MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina after June 2012 ships with MagSafe 2 power adapter.

I have an extra Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter at home and I needed a converter for it.

Luckily there is an official converter for it, the Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter, and it cost only S$13!

Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter - Box Front
Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter – Box Front

Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter - Box Back
Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter – Box Back

Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter - Box
Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter – Box

Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter - Box Contents
Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter – Box Contents

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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13″ (Late 2013)

· · · Apple

My current work laptop is a Apple MacBook Air 13 Inch (Mid 2011). Despite getting it back in March 2012, the laptop itself is a 3-year old model. My company, migme, has a policy to change laptop every 3 years and this time round, they bought for me a 13″ MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013).

The processor is a 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) with 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM and 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage. This configuration cost S$2,368.

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) - Box Front
Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) – Box Front

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) - Box
Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) – Box

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) - Box Open
Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) – Box Open

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) - Box Inside
Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) – Box Inside

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) - Box Content
Apple MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013) – Box Content

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