Thursday, March 20, 2014

IDW Supermount F and Qstand Tripod for Smartphone and Tablet Review…

Most of us don't really think about using a mount to hold our phones or even think about using one for our tablets? If you are, there is several mounts that are available but not all really built the same or work as good.

Since I am always looking for ways to hold my phone or camera that I use for shooting video or taking quick snapshots by using the voice command, I would always look for a place to stand the camera. I ran across the IDW Supermount F and Qsnap which you can pick up at Amazon. Made out of great quality aluminum, making the Supermount F and Qstand light weight to carry around.

Continue for a quick look…

Saturday, March 1, 2014

ZAGGkeys Cover Bluetooth Keyboard: Working with Kindle Fire HDX 8.9



With so little options for a good keyboard to use, especially for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, unless you're thinking of those you might find on Amazon. ZAGG has some very outstanding keyboards! As I use the ZAGGkeys Cover keyboard with the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 to get work done...

As I was looking for a good keyboard to use with my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, I went through Amazon and really didn't like the keyboard cases that were available. I was looking for something that had great battery life, a good keyboard, though looking for something that is portable is sometimes limited. Then I remembered reading James Kendrick's post of the ZAGG keyboards that he had tested and is using for his iPad. That triggered me to look into the specs of the ZAGGkeys Cover keyboard, so took a trip down to my local Best Buy to check it out.

What made me interested in the ZAGGkeys Cover keyboard was that it has the ability to tilt the tablet as if it was a laptop. Yes, I am not trying to replace my laptop, but wanted to be able to have the ability to tilt the screen as different situations always arise. So as I was able to slide the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 in the slot, though keep in mind that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 fits loose in the slot because around the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is thinner on the outer edge than the iPad Air by quite a bit, but sits in without falling out as you use. Let's take a quick look at the ZAGGkeys Cover with the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and see if it's something that you would buy.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Samsung announces KitKat 4.4 for 14 devices…

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With the recent release of the Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro tablet series, all running the latest Kitkat 4.4 OS. Samsung announced several devices that will be updated to 4.4 KitKat as well. This should make many users very happy, as we should start to see the update to start rolling out as of end of February 2014.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

LG G Flex coming to Sprint on Jan 31…

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Sprint announced it would be taking pre-orders for the LG G Flex starting January 16, 2014. The LG G Flex will officially go on sale on Sprint’s website starting Jan. 31 and you would be available at the Sprint’s stores starting Feb. 7.

I got some hands on the LG G Flex at CES 2014 and it is a great looking phone, if you are willing to carry a much bigger phone.

Sprint will be giving the Quickwindow Folio case if you pre-order the LG G Flex until Jan. 31. The case is something like Samsung’s S-View Folio cases, in which you can easly see reminders, text, etc…DSC05534

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Gear: Getting bad battery life on your Gear?

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Most will argue that a smartwatch is not an ideal solution just yet… But I on the other hand will say, a smartwatch can compliment your smartphone.

Getting really short battery life?

I have tested a few Galaxy Gear smartwatches, and I can really say that those of you getting really bad battery life can be due to a few things.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch Origami Case Review

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If you happen to acquire a Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch or a 8-inch for Christmas, then you should take a look at the Amazon Origami case for it.

The Origami case is available in black, purple and pink with a price tag of $49.99. You can shop around and you should be able to find the case for around $39.99.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lenovo Miix 2 8-inch is available at Best Buy…

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Lenovo joins the 8-inch tablet crowd by officially releasing the Lenovo Miix 2 8, and Best Buy is showing you can get it by the 24th. As expected, the specs are pretty much the same as the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet and the Toshiba Encore WT8 tablet. Performance will be on par with other Windows 8.1 8-inch tablets running the latest Bay trail quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor. So lets take a look at what to expect…

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Looking for a stylus: Bamboo Stylus Feel might be what you need…

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If you find that your stylus that was included with your new tablet like most of us, just isn’t the best. Well, take a look at the Bamboo Stylus Feel. The Bamboo Stylus Feel makes a great stylus, especially if you like the feel of a real pen with the ability to just put in your pocket or shirt pocket like you would normally put your pen.

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The Bamboo Stylus Feel has a matte finish, making it a pleasure to hold to write and take notes. The matte finish helps grip the stylus in your hand much better and prevent it from sliding through your fingers as you write. The Bamboo Stylus Feel has a cap that protects your stylus tip, by the way you also get replacement stylus tip included.

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With the extra included stylus tip, you get the option to change the stylus tip to a softer feel, this gives you almost a paper writing experience. Keep in mind that the Bamboo Stylus Feel will work only on Wacom digitizer tablets and all Galaxy Note tablets and phones.

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I will be holding on to the Bamboo Stylus feel for my daily writing and note taking on my Surface Pro 2 and other tablets. I use OneNote for taking notes, sign PDF files from email, and I actually create emails with the stylus using Outlook 2013.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Samsung Galax Note 3 Pink Edition Unboxing and Overview

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Samsung has made available the Galaxy Note 3 in either Classic White or Jet Black. We have heard and seen that the Galaxy Note 3 in Pink would be released, well looks like if you really want to get your hands on the Blush Pink Galaxy Note 3, you are going to have to import it. You can head over to Negrielectronics and place your order.

Here is a quick video review of the Galaxy Note 3 in the Blush Pink and I also ran a Quadrant test to compare the difference vs a US version of the Galaxy Note 3.

Remember there is three International versions. This is the N9005 that supports 4G LTE, not in the US though and there is the N900 which is 3G version and the N9002 which is a Dual SIM . If you are going to purchase a International version, I recommend you get the N9005. Even though you can’t use the LTE here in the US, you will have better resale value if you ever sold and so far works fairly well on AT&T H+ 4G network.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Surface Pro 2: Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap On Case Review

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If you are like most that like to keep your tablet in a nice case to help prevent scratches or dents. Incipio is selling the Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case for the Surface Pro 2 and also works for the first Surface Pro.

In the video I cover some details on the build quality and also how well the openings to the ports are. If you plan on attaching the stylus to the side, you won't like this case. The USB port opening worked great, as I tested a flash drive with the case.

If you plan on purchasing a screen protector or already have one, you can skip purchasing the Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On case, as this will left your screen protector, see in video.

Over all, the Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On case seem to be of lower build quality. The case is priced at $39.99 so you would expect a bit more solid case.