Timbuk2 Singapore Store

· · · Case, Dock & Bag, Shop

Timbuk2 opens its first in-store customisation outside of the United States right here in Singapore. The Timbuk2 Singapore store officially opens yesterday, 31st October 2013 and is located at #03-26A Bugis Junction (200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021). The opening hours are from 10.30am to 10pm daily.

The Singapore retail store measures 280 sq ft and will showcase 75% of its product line of more than 100 styles of bags and accessories from the United States. There is an interactive custom station where you can design your custom bags or accessories made to order in the Timbuk2 San Francisco factory. It takes about 2 weeks from the moment you order till you get your bag.

Timbuk2 Singapore Store - Before Opening
Timbuk2 Singapore Store – Before Opening

Griffin Coiled USB-to-Lightning Cable

· · · Cable

Got the Griffin Coiled USB-to-Lightning Cable from Challenger for S$39 (S$31.20 after a 20% member’s discount) for use in the car. I always have the thought that coiled cables are meant to be used in cars, am I the only one who thinks like this?

When it is coiled, it is 13″ (~33cm) (measured by me) and when it is fully stretched, it is about 4ft (120cm) (according to the specification printed on the box).

Griffin Coiled USB-to-Lightning Cable - Box Front
Griffin Coiled USB-to-Lightning Cable – Box Front

Spigen SGP GLAS.tR Nano Slim Screen Protector For iPhone 5/5c/5s

· · · Mobile Phone

Bought the Spigen SGP GLAS.tR Nano Slim Screen Protector for iPhone 5/5c/5s from MobyShop for S$52, including free application of the glass screen protector.

Do not get mixed up with a similar glass screen protector called Spigen SGP GLAS.t Nano Slim Screen Protector for iPhone 5/5c/5s (note the R, GLAS.t vs GLAS.tR). The R stands for rounded because the GLAS.tR glass screen protector have rounded edges for a more precise fit and hence it is slightly more expensive.

Spigen SGP GLAS.tR Nano Slim Screen Protector - Box Front
Spigen SGP GLAS.tR Nano Slim Screen Protector – Box Front

Power Support – Air Jacket Set (Clear) For iPhone 5/5s

· · · Case, Dock & Bag

This is my first time using the Power Support – Air Jacket Set (Clear) for iPhone 5/5s. I got it when I was in Thailand from Siam Paragon for TH฿990 (S$40). It is selling for S$59.90 in Singapore, and in case you are wondering, the one I got in Thailand is definitely original.

Despite this being a set which comes with one Power Support anti-glare screen film and one crystal film, I am not using it on my phone. Instead I am using the Spigen Screen Protector GLAS.t NANO SLIM for iPhone 5/5c/5s (next blog post).

Power Support - Air Jacket Set (Clear) for iPhone 5/5s - Box Front
Power Support – Air Jacket Set (Clear) for iPhone 5/5s – Box Front

Case-Mate’s Waddler Penguin Case For iPhone 5/5s

· · · Case, Dock & Bag

Bought the Case-Mate Waddler Penguin Case for iPhone 5/5 for Li Xiang from Amazon for US$15 + US$7 (shipping) = US$22 (S$28). It is the same case I bought for her when she had an iPhone 4S.

After 2 years, her iPhone 4S started to hang and crash frequently and she bought a iPhone 5s 32GB (gold) and I think it would be good to get back the same case for her if Case-Mate produce the same case for iPhone 5/5s which they did!

Case-Mate's Waddler Penguin Case for iPhone 5/5s - Box Front
Case-Mate’s Waddler Penguin Case for iPhone 5/5s – Box Front

Western Digital My Passport Slim (1TB)

· · · Storage

Last week on the 17th October 2013, Western Digital launches the new My Passport Slim. It is the first thin drives to offer up to 2 TB capacity, a metal enclosure, and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.

The included WD SmartWare Pro data protection software will allow you to backup your data on the My Passport Slim and keep an extra copy on your Dropbox account. Similarly, you can also back up your Dropbox account to the My Passport Slim.

Western Digital My Passport Slim (1TB) - Box Front
Western Digital My Passport Slim (1TB) – Box Front

Google Chromecast

Bought the Google Chromecast from Amazon for US$35 (S$44) excluding shipping. Google Chromecast is similar to Apple’s AirPlay technology using Apple TV.

If you are in the US, you can watch Netflix, Hulu Plus as well as movies, TV shows, and music from Google Play. However for normal users in Singapore, there is nothing much you can do with it beside streaming YouTube videos and mirroring your Chrome tabs.

Google Chromecast - Box Front
Google Chromecast – Box Front

Anker Uspeed USB 3.0 9-Port Hub + 5V 2.1A Charging Port With 12V 5A Power Adapter

· · · Battery & Power

Got the Anker Uspeed USB 3.0 9-Port Hub + 5V 2.1A Charging Port with 12V 5A Power Adapter from Amazon for US$59.99 (S$75) excluding shipping.

Ignore the long product name, it is basically a 9-port USB 3.0 powered hub with an additional USB charging port. Technically you can use all the 9 ports for charging as well but they might not be enough current because each of the 9 port can output a maximum of 900mA. From the USB 3.0 specifications, 900mA is the maximum amount of current that can be output from a USB 3.0 port.

Anker Uspeed USB 3.0 9-Port Hub - Box Top
Anker Uspeed USB 3.0 9-Port Hub – Box Top

Dell New Inspiron 7000 Series Laptops, Inspiron 11 3000 Series Laptops & Inspiron 23 All-in-one

I was invited to a Dell event 2 days back and they announced new laptops (Latitude, Inspiron & XPS) and new tablets (Venue 7, Venue 8 & Venue 11 Pro). Since most of the stuff are still to be announced (TBA), I will start off with this post on Inspiron 14/15/17 7000 series, Inspiron 11 3000 series & Inspiron 23 all-in-one as I got all the prices for it and you can already get it now from Dell.

Inspiron 11 3000 Series Laptops

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series
Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series

Crabby Wallet

· · · Fashion

Backed the Crabby Wallet on Kickstarter on 9th April 2013, the project got funded on 3rd May 2013 with a total of US$308,838 raised though the initial goal was only US$10,000. I bought 2 Crabby wallets, an orange for myself and a pink for Li Xiang. Paid US$16 + USD $16 + US$5 (shipping) = US$37 (S$46).

They have some mixed up and instead of pink, they shipped a purple to me despite the contents on the delivered envelope stated pink. But Ryan from Crabby Wallet is kind enough to send me a new pink Crabby Wallet and at the same time I get to keep the purple! Thank you Ryan!

Crabby Wallet - Orange & Purple
Crabby Wallet – Orange & Purple