Wow. I’m happily surprised with the performance of the Joyroom JR-T04S bluetooth earphones. As in. At first, I was a bit skeptical considering its very cheap price (I’ll get to that later). So, when I tried it, I didn’t expect to enjoy it more than I thought I would — and that’s a good thing!Read more
Ever since I got my iPhone X, one of the features that I’ve been so fascinated with is its wireless charging capability. It was one of the things that I was really excited to take advantage of.
If you know me well or have been with me during any of my trips, you’d understand why. Anywhere I go, I make it a point to bring along a power bank and a charging cable. I never want my phone’s battery charge to dip below 90%. It gets me all restless and uneasy. I’m “praning” like that. LOL!
You can just imagine my joy when I learned that Baseus, a brand I have trusted for quite sometime now, have come up with their own line of wireless charging solutions.Read more
Hey, everyone! I can’t wait to share with you these new gadget accessories I’ve been using with increasing frequency the past few months.
If you’ve been following me on my blog and on social media, you probably already noticed that I’ve been putting out more and more videos recently. In fact, I started going heavy on vlogging as well (You can check out my videos on YouTube and on my Facebook Page).
What I normally do is shoot my footage using the Nikon D5600 DSLR and Nikon KeyMission 170 action camera, then work on them on my laptop. But, as much as I love editing my videos on my laptop, a 17″ portable workstation isn’t something you can always bring along anywhere you go. That’s why I sometimes find myself having to wirelessly transfer video files from my DSLR and action camera onto my iPhone especially when I want to put out videos on Instagram and Facebook.
But transfering videos files via bluetooth or even through a wifi connection isn’t really the ideal way to go. Can you imagine how big these video files are? It would take an eternity waiting for wireless transfers to complete. Not only that, long transfers eat up a ton of battery power, too.
But boy am I glad that all these woes are now a thing of the past — all thanks to my PhotoFast iOS Card Readers. Particularly, the PhotoFast CR-8710 (for the regular sized SD Cards) and the CR-8800 (for Micro-SD Cards). These lifesavers are designed to work seamlessly and effortlessly with iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.
You probably already know just how obsessed I am with streaming media at home. I spend a good chunk of my downtime kicking back in bed while enjoying a number of shows on my UHD (4K) TV using my smartphone and Google Chromecast.
Google Chromecast has always been my “go to” device when it comes to streaming entertainment content. So much so that every TV at home is equipped with its very own Google Chromecast.
But it seems that there is a new device that is slowly taking Chromecast’s place in my heart. This, my dear readers, is the Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV.
I recently got my hands on a nifty (but not uncommon) device that many people use nowadays — a Bluetooth headset. But this one isn’t the kind of headset used for listening to music or drowning out external noise. It’s the kind one wears for phone calls mostly.
And it’s not just any kind of Bluetooth headset… this particular unit is made by one of the most reputable brands in the industry. Plantronics.
This, my friends, is the Plantronics Voyager 5200. It’s a handsome little earpiece that you wear on either ear and comfortably sits there, ready to assist you during phone calls.
Acer sure knows how to throw a party. A #TooZesty party no less!
Just last week, the wonderful folks of Acer Philippines brought me and a couple of friends to the powdery white sands and crystal clear blue waters of beautiful Boracay to celebrate our zest for life and be one with them as they launch their newest smartphone – the Acer Liquid Zest.
Every now and then I’d like to surprise myself by using a variety of smartphones which I consider to be standouts in the market. It’s a great way to gauge the development of technology and the beauty of competition.
One particular standout that I have recently started playing with up until now and couldn’t get enough of is the ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0. It is an elegantly designed Android device currently running on the Lollipop version (5.0) of the operating system.
Storage, storage, storage. It’s one thing that we gadget geeks can never get enough of. Well, that and battery power of course.
Here’s the thing folks… as our devices get better and better and as the cameras of our smartphones are constantly upgraded with better sensors and higher megapixel capabilities, the file sizes of our photos and videos naturally get bigger. There’s no problem with that. By all means, anything better is always welcome. The dilemma lies in our device’s storage space. Storage has to keep up with the pace of how fast our hardware is improving.
Expandable memories such as Micro SD Cards are great but they slow down the performance of devices to a certain degree which is somewhat of a bummer. This is one of the reasons why a good number of smartphone and tablet manufacturers (like Apple) opt to take the built-in storage route instead.
If you’re one who enjoys photography, listening to offline music and dabbles in a lot of videography, storage limitation could prove to be a huge problem. Backing up and transferring media files can be quite a headache. It’s tedious and very tiring.
If you find yourself nodding and agreeing to some of the things I’m talking about right now, then what I’m about to introduce to you may well be considered a lifesaver.
Music. It motivates people with active lifestyles to push further and train harder.
It guides your rhythm. It keeps you company.
That’s why I absolutely make sure to have music with me every single day I go out to train… whether lifting weights at the gym or doing a couple of laps outdoors.
This is why having a good music streaming service, reliable mobile data and a dependable set of earphones are absolute musts for me.
While I’m pretty much an avid fan of Spotify and have never had the need to switch to a different service, my set of earphones are a totally different story. I’m constantly on the lookout for better ones that can keep up with my kind of lifestyle – a pair that doesn’t get in the way of my physical activities, yet doesn’t mind getting soaked by the intense sweat of my training.
Right now, I am currently trying out the BlueAnt Pump Mini.
The BlueAnt Pump Mini is a sturdy pair of bluetooth earphones that promises 6 hours of play time on a mere 1 hour charge. And though, I haven’t really worked up the battery of this baby enough to see if it does last that long, using it for 2-3 hours at a time during long hauls and intermittent training proves its power to be very promising.
Pasta is good for you. In fact, it’s the better kind of carbohydrate compared to white bread and rice.
But did you know that pasta is good for your smartphone and tablet as well? It’s true! Just not the kind of pasta you think, though.
The Pasta I’m referring to is the cool looking charge and sync cable created by thecoopidea (The Coop Idea).