Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning Connector

· · · Cable

Been waiting for the Innergie MagiCable Duo Lightning Connector for a long time, ever since Apple announced the Lightning cable. After more than a year, Innergie finally released it!

I bought it at Wheelock Place’s EpiCentre for S$49. The only reason I bought it is to blog about it, otherwise I see no reason to get this overpriced cable. Seriously, S$49 for a cable that has just both Micro USB and Lightning connection? Amazon is selling it for US$30, which is slightly cheaper.

Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning - Box Front
Innergie MagiCable Duo With Lightning – Box Front

Lifetrons – High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor (Lightning Edition)

· · · Cable

Got the Lifetrons – High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor (Lightning Edition) when I was on the plane (Thai Airways) for US$69 (S$87). It is expensive, but I don’t think it is overpriced.

The High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor is like a Swiss Army knife for gadget. It has 3 cable heads (Mini USB, Micro USB & Lightning) for syncing and charging, a SIM card holder and a phone stand.

Lifetrons - High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor (Lightning Edition) - Box Front
Lifetrons – High Tech Multi-Tool Adaptor (Lightning Edition) – Box Front

Panasonic – USB Portable Power 10,260mAh (QE-QL301)

· · · Battery & Power

In my blog post about Panasonic Mobile Booster QE-QL101 last year, I did mention about the large capacity portable battery from Panasonic which has a capacity of 10,260mAh. I did not manage to find that in Singapore. Instead, I saw it in Thailand and I bought it for TH฿3,990 (S$160.40), and after a 7% VAT refund, it cost about S$150.

Don’t let its massive physical appearance deceive you. It is pretty light weighing at 490g. It is slim as well, and the thickness is almost the same as a standard USB port.

Panasonic - USB Portable Power 10,260mAh (QE-QL301) - Packaging Front
Panasonic – USB Portable Power 10,260mAh (QE-QL301) – Packaging Front

Kero – Lightning Nomad Cable

· · · Cable

Kero – Lightning Nomad Cable was born out of a Kickstarter project last year. I did not know about it and hence I did not backed it.

Kero – Lightning Nomad Cable is a 3″ Apple certified lightning USB cable for your key ring with syncing and charging capability.

Kero - Lightning Nomad Cable - Box Front
Kero – Lightning Nomad Cable – Box Front

lesterchan.net v4.1

· · · Site

Been almost 9 months since I did an upgrade to this site, so I guess it is time for me to post a site update. Most of it is about optimising the site so that it performs faster and better.

This site now has a performance score of 90 out of 100 for Pingdom’s Website Speed Test!

lesterchan.net Pingdom Website Speed Test Results
lesterchan.net Pingdom Website Speed Test Results

SingTel Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Price Plans

· · · Mobile Phone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be officially launching in Singapore tomorrow, 28th September 2013 for S$1,048 without contract. Only the 32GB model will be available in Singapore. Two colors will be available at launch, the Jet Black and the Classic White.

Accessories compatible with the Galaxy Note 3 includes:

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Jet Black)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Jet Black)

Energizer XP3000A Portable Charger

· · · Battery & Power

The Energizer XP3000A Portable Charger is retailing for S$59.90. It has a capacity of 3,000 mAh which is able to charge your iPhone 5 about two times before needing a recharge and it weighs 130g.

What makes the XP3000A special is the built-in lightning cable. This means you do not need to bring along another cable if you are using it with your iPhone 5.

Energizer XP3000A - Box Front
Energizer XP3000A – Box Front

Belkin Audio Splitter

· · · Cable

The Belkin Audio Splitter is exclusive to Apple Stores got it for me when she was there. It is retailing for HK$148 (S$24).

It is a very simple no frills 3.5 mm (1/8 in.) audio jack splitter and definitely way overpriced. If you are using headphones/earphones with a microphone, the microphone part of it will not work because the splitter doesn’t transmit it to the phone.

Belkin Audio Splitter - Box Front
Belkin Audio Splitter – Box Front

Twelve South PlugBug World

· · · Battery & Power

Twelve South PlugBug World was announced beginning this year and I have no idea why is it not selling in Singapore yet, not even the Apple Online Store in Singapore.

When Li Xiang went to Hong Kong last week, she bought it for me from the Apple Store in IFC Mall, Hong Kong. It is retailing for HK$348 (S$60). Li Xiang also mentioned that the Twelve South PlugBug World is not displayed on the shelves and you might need to request the store assistant to get it from their storeroom.

Twelve South PlugBug World - Box Front
Twelve South PlugBug World – Box Front