My review on the ToHLo battery pack.
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My review on the ToHLo battery pack.
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My Review of the LAX 4000. Purchased on Amazon as I needed a charging solution with a lightning cable built in.
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Testing out my drone for the first time. Didn’t really cut and edit. In fact, I didn’t even charge the battery to full, I was too excited. I just uploaded this to show a few friends, but ended up making it public anyway!
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Christmas came pretty early for geeks everywhere with the release of the highly anticipated Xbox One and Playstation 4. Earlier in November, Apple launched the new iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini just a few weeks after. If you’re a hardcore geek/gamer/nerd etc… it has been a hell of an expensive month. Not too long ago, Apple released the iPhone 5S, Samsung with the Note 3, Sony with the Xperia Z1, and now Google/LG with the new Nexus 5 running KitKat 4.4 (now 4.4.2 at the time of this writing)! I must say that it has also been an expensive 90 some days and trying to find the best mobile devices comes with hefty price tags. Let’s get on with November shall we? Continue reading→
Is Bigger Better?
Before I start, let me say this: the iPhone 5S is a great phone. Probably one of the best all around phones there is round now in terms of performance, camera quality and huge selection of apps. But unfortunately for me, I got bored of the small screen size and iOS7 within a matter of weeks. The small 4-inch screen size makes viewing photos and videos difficult. I think my eyes are starting to wear out on me because when I was trying to watch my video podcasts or Netflix while on the treadmill or on the stairmaster in the gym, it was a real strain. And I gave up trying to read subtitles on anime on that tiny screen! iOS7, while a decent upgrade from the previous version is still a letdown with limitations that other mobile operating systems had for years, such as smart dialing and Swype/Swiftkey features. I don’t want to turn this to turn into an iOS7 vs Android debate so let’s focus on the hardware…
Here we have the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – a powerhouse smartphone with the latest Snapdragon 800 quadcore processor and a dominating 5.7-inch screen (outdoing the previous Note 2’s 5.5-inch)! Is bigger really better? Or is this just another giant box full of short-lived gimmicks? Let’s find out! Continue reading→
I’ve been a fan of the MOGA game controller concept since it was first released about a year ago for the Android phones. The XBOX-like controller turns your phone into a fully functional game console with it’s built in retractable grip that holds your phone at a comfortable viewing angle for portable play. I’ve reviewed the first generation controller (MOGA Pocket) in the past and it’s quite effective and well thought out. As most of us know, playing games on your smartphone, especially graphic intensive games are a huge strain on battery life and having a phone without any power left in this modern world is no fun at all.
MOGA tries to solve this problem with the release of the MOGA Pro Power and the Hero Power by being able to charge your phone using the controller’s power source. Is this the right solution? That’s what we are going to find out!
I don’t get the chance to post as often as I want to these days but I do update my Flickr and Instagram pretty frequently so you can see a lot of my food porn on both of them. If you haven’t noticed already I’ve switched from using the iPhone 5 and am now proudly sporting a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which better suits my needs because of the customization, larger screen, and expandable capabilities. Although the iPhone 5 is a nice phone, I like most people have gotten bored of it and tired of Apple’s restrictions on how I can use my phone. I love the fact that I can load as many songs and videos I want in several different formats and it’s great that I can pop in a 32GB MicroSD card and not worry about space. I like it so much that I’ve pretty much broken free of the Apple eco-system and eliminated the need for having an iPad Mini because it was redundant having both. The Note 2 is good enough to cover both the phone and the tablet for my uses. The eco-system thing is all hype anyway. I have no issues surviving without iMessage which can easily be substituted with apps like LINE or Facebook Chat. The people who matter to me have them already and if they don’t, they like me enough to install them! PhotoStream was an annoyance and uploading photos to Dropbox is a better solution. I could go on and on but people who gave Android a chance and love it have already said the same things over and over.
This session of Geek Life covers the usual food, tech, and I also went to Mardis Gras in New Orleans as well as take a cruise to the West Caribbean! Don’t worry, I wasn’t stranded on that Carnival Cruise! Continue reading→
One of the largest complaints about the iPhone is that it doesn’t have a user replaceable battery and it has always been that way since the very first that was released in 2007. One solution is to have a separate battery pack and have it charge with the USB cable but there will be many occasions where that will be inconvenient. A much better alternative is the battery case and there are a handful of vendors that make these at a cheap price but they are often poorly designed and are very bulky.
Mophie has created battery cases for years, which are usually very lightweight and make your iPhone look and feel as least awkward as possible. I’ve been a fan of their Juice Pack cases since the iPhone 4 and 4S and the case for the iPhone 5 has been long overdue. Let’s see how the Mophie Juicepack Helium for the iPhone 5 fares over its predecessors.
This has been one crazy year as I have been changing my gadgets like how women change their shoes and purses! I would say that in the past 6 months, almost all of my gadgets have been refreshed and a lot of it has to do with the way I work. I used to work at home and in the office more often but now I’m out in the field quite a bit so I need a lot of power (I’m talking both batteries and system performance) on the go these days. 2011 wasn’t really an impressive year, but 2012 has been a great leap for mobile tech for both work and play. This is what I have been working with recently… Continue reading→
Let’s face it, the iPhone 4S battery pales in comparison with any of the iPhone’s that were released. You use your phone to text, send emails, look up something in the web, and make calls and the battery dies out in the worst possible time. What are your options? Carry around a power adaptor and cable? It’s a hassle. Get a battery case? Too bulky. Go out and buy a Mophie Juicepack for $35 or more? Too expensive!
When looking around on Amazon, I was actually looking for deals on the Mophie products for portable power backup solutions and stumbled onto the Stitchway UltraPower 1900 mAh for about $4.50 with free shipping. Mophie (don’t take this the wrong way, they make excellent products) has their Juicepack Reserve for $34.95 with a capacity of 700 mAh. The Stitchway isn’t as stylish but it gets the job done. You may feel a bit insecure that it looks like it’s cheaply made but I’ve had this for over a week already and it’s bounced around, thrown in backpacks and laptop bags cramped with portable hard drives and other equipment and it still looks new. I’ve dropped it a couple of times too on hardwood floors and sidewalks as well.
The battery isn’t enough to charge your iPhone 4s to completely but just enough to get through a busy workday and get a few hours of extra tweeting or Facebooking until you’re able to charge your phone at an outlet or computer. This also works with previous iPhones and iPod Touch but I haven’t tested the battery on them. The Stitchy brought a dead iPhone 4S back to life along with 45% – 55% battery which is quite impressive for something so cheap. For something less than $5, this product is a no brainer! You can find it on Amazon by clicking this link.