Thursday, April 28, 2011

Car Ownership Cost

2010 Kia Sportage A/T LX (current rego ends May 2011)

First 6th-month maintenance: $274.45
Registration renewal: $446.00
Comprehensive Insurance renewal (NRMA): $1,191.35
CTP Greenslip NSW (NRMA): $468.67
Annual maintenance: TBD (May 21 update: $540.50). Next servicing is after 12 months.

Average fuel consumption is around $60.00 every 2 weeks. So that's around $1,600 annually. Plus depreciation...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Parking PF

$86.00

Monday, April 11, 2011

iPad 2

After disposing out our 1st-generation iPad, we got our iPad 2 last week. Along with iPad 2, we also got Apple's Smart Cover (Polyurethane - Grey) and Gecko's Screen Guard (Clear).

I went to a few stores in Sydney CBD and found no backcover that works with Apple's Smart Cover. So I went DIY and got XtremeMac's Tuffwrap Shine backcover. With steel ruler and fine cutter, I modified the backcover. Now, our iPad 2 is well protected:



Modification only took around 10 minutes as XtremeMac's Tuffwrap Shine is made of soft material. It could be a different story and tools with XtremeMac’s Microshield as material is made of hard plastic.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

iPad 2 64GB Wi-Fi only

Start: April 6
Est Delivery: May 6

11.4.11 update: cancelled the order and got one last Saturday (9.4) thru Apple's reserve-and-pickup system. Saved me the agony of waiting ;-)
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