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Showing posts with label headphones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label headphones. Show all posts

May 21, 2018

Wireless Earphones Review - Trial in Travel - Sbode Sports Headphones

Wireless Earphones Review - Trial in Travel -
Sbode Sports Wireless Headphones

Please note, I did receive this product free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

If you have been to this site before you know I am a huge fan of my Plantronics wireless headphone, and listen to them almost daily on my commute. I have had them for quite some time now and was wondering what new cool wireless headphones are now out there.
As we were preparing for our makeup Aruba trip, I was contacted by Sbode folks to take a look at their wireless headphones. I have not heard of the company before, though after some research it looked good and the headphones looked really nice.

Aug 22, 2016

No Headphone Jack On The New iPhone, What To Do

Apple’s New iPhone Will Not Have A Headphone Jack, What To Do

Update: Galaxy S8 smartphone kept the 3.5mm headphone jack on its new line.

Next iPhone (7) is expected to be at the forefront of a new generation of phones that are sine a slot for the most universal of audio connectors.


Jul 27, 2015

Travel Gadget Review - Plantronics BackBeat Bluetooth Headphones

Travel Gadget Review - Plantronics BackBeat Bluetooth Headphones

Disclosure: I purchased this product for my own use. I am reviewing it on my own initiative and my opinions are my own. I am not being compensated for this review.

I have been going back and forth about wireless headphones for a few months, probably ever since I had iPhone 5S and loaded it up with music. Though once I got the iPhone 6 with much more memory, I have been considering it a lot more. I research most of my gadgets decisions and same goes for this purchase. Some of the wireless headphone on the market have strange designs or headpieces. I also wanted one that could withstand daily use during a city commute, occasional jog, and would not have to take off in the rain.
My search resulted in these, and with a sale (currently 30% Off), I made the jump:

These headphones have easily accessible on-ear controls let you keep moving while you control your music or calls. BackBeat FIT continues to function through rain, sweat, and even the splash of a drink. Headset battery meter automatically displays onscreen for iPhone when it is connected. Plus every time they turn on, they let you know if the battery level is high, medium, or low. You can wirelessly update your BackBeat FIT using a free smartphone app. No connection to a computer or internet is needed to use the actual app. Moreover, the app has a Find MyHeadset feature, similar to Find My iPhone, that would help you locate your headset if it is misplaced.
Why good to have on a trip:
- Waterproof, sweatproof
- Long battery life - around 8 hours
- Easy to charge via USB cable or with USB travel USB charger adapter
- Flexible earbuds and band - can be folded to fit into pouch or pocket
- Receive and answer calls via headphones
- Adjust volume and playback all from the headphones without taking out your phone
- GPS type of tracker to find headphones if they go missing

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Aug 27, 2014

Labor Day Travel Gadgets and Deals to Take with You

Labor Day Travel Gadgets and Deals to Take with You

Why We Celebrate Labor Day
- Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers.

Two other things that it signifies - Day off and End of Summer
It is also one of the busiest travel periods. "More people will get away this Labor Day weekend than have in the past six years" USA Today

Top Labor Day Escapes That Are TOTALLY Worth the Money,13035/

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Labor Day Traffic

Cinema Seat for iPad is great gadget to take on a roadtrip for watching movies while riding in the car. It mounts on the back of the headrest and becomes instant entertainment for the passengers. Just insert an iPad with some movies and shows pre-loaded.

Labor Day Deals:

Travel Cooler

Koolatron 14-Quart Electric Travel Cooler
With cool name like Koolatron, this cooler will keep your food and beverages chilled throughout the trip. It plugs into all 12V cigarette lighters, so it is easy to power it up. Koolatron features an easy access zipper top, adjustable storage pocket, exterior beverage holder and is made of durable nylon

Celebrate Labor Day

Philips DOT Wireless Portable Bluetooth Splash Proof Speaker

Save 12% on Philips Fidelio X1/28 Premium Over-Ear Headphones

Over 40% Off JBuds EPIC Earbuds by JLab

Almost 40% Off LG Electronics Tone+ HBS-730 Bluetooth Headset

43% Off Jabra DRIVE Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone

Save Over 30% on the Currie Men's eZip Eco Ride 2

12% Off AmazonBasics 2-Port USB Car Charger

Over 50% Off Ambient Weather WR-333 Emergency Solar Hand Crank Weather Alert Radio, Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger

Over 60% Off Pyle PWR90DBL Aqua Blast Waterproof Bluetooth Floating Pool Speaker System

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Jan 30, 2013

5 Essential Winter Travel Gadgets

5  Essential Winter Travel Gadgets

Grip Track

It does not happen often, but when it does, it is bad. Snowstorms in NYC are a pain for drivers. Not only is your car gets snowed in, but you will also be piled on by the snowplows if you are parked on the street. And since the actual snowfall does not last long, you would have to deal with the frozen ice that will be left on the ground. I had to deal with this a few time since I got my car. Most of the time had to dig down to the asphalt to get some grip under the tires. And on our recent trip up north, I had some issues getting up a hill after a snow storm (more here: Travel Essentials of Nearcation). Grip Track, laid under the spinning tires, would give some traction, especially for front-drive cars. This could be helpful in the snow as well as on the icy roads, mud, and loose gravel.

Metal-rimmed snow shovel

Shovel, of course, is very useful to dig out your car if you are caught in a snow storm. During travel, especially during winter and in places known to get snow, you want a compact shovel that is with you throughout the season, packed away in the trunk or another compartment. I have learned it the hard way to keep one around in the car as soon as the temperature dips below 40. Last year I found and purchased a foldable metal shovel, similar to this one: Aluminum Sport Utility Shovel. While most shovels will do the job of digging, they are not all made the same. I had a plastic one previously and it barely lasted a season, and I looked like I was playing in the sand box when trying to dig my car out.

Ice scraper

Cars come equipped with defroster on the front windshield and in the rear. The older models might not have these or working as well. An ice scrapper that heats up on its own would help clear out the snow and ice from the side windows. This gadget plugs into the car's cigarette lighter. Small and convenient in size it can be easily stored in the trunk. My preference, though, is a standard ice scraper. I had a couple of heated ice scarpers, however, neither worked very well. Maybe if I combined the two into one, they might have had enough heat to melt the ice. The human powered scrapper works well with my cars defrosters.

Touchscreen Winter Gloves

Touchscreens on the smartphones are sensitive and react to the energy in our fingers. In the cold winter months, taking your gloves off to work your phone is not much fun in 10 degree weather. Hence the innovation to make gloves function with the smartphones. Yarn woven into these gloves mimics the energy and accuracy of human touch, allowing gloved hands to manipulate touchscreen devices. This cold-weather accessory also protects screens from smudges while using the phone by wiping down the screen with the material. The touchscreen gloves are warm enough to stand up to harsh winter conditions, but are soft and breathable.

Ear Warmers with Headphones
Just because it is cold outside, does not mean you would want to stop listening to your favorite tunes while en route. However, listening to regular earphones would leave your ears vulnerable to freezing temperatures.  Ear warmers with headphones, such as Urban Headphones Ear Warmer, are a great solution. Their behind-the-head design snuggles the back of the head without disheveling hairdos, while delivering high-definition stereo sound on your walk or run.

Ears are warm but your head is cold and you still want to listen to fav tunes?
There is a hat for that -

Sound Disk Sports Beanie
The disks in the cap are positioned on either side, partially behind the ears. They can be adjusted to fit over the ears to drawn out the sound. Though while traveling, placing slightly off, would let listen to music and be aware of your surroundings at the same time. Beanie's sound disk connection also comes with built-in microphone for use with iPhone®, Android based smartphones, and other mobile devices.

Did You Know?:
Cold can decrease your smartphone's battery life. When the temperature dips below freezing, the lithium-ion batteries can loose some of their charge. However, this is not permanent. Best operating temperature for these type of phones is 32 degrees to 95 degrees F (0 degrees to 35 degrees C). Stepping inside a warm place and restarting your phone should bring the power levels back up.

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