Category Archive: gadgets

Mar 17 2015

COOKOO 2 connected watch

I had been wanting to have a device that would notify me when I receive a phone call or text messages, could be a smart watch or some sort.  Thought about getting something like a Samsung Galaxy Gear or Sony smart watch 3 but of course after some researches, I found one that fits my needs the most, a COOKOO 2 connected watch.  A watch that connects to my phone using bluetooth, gives me notifications/vibrate when I get a call, message and tons more features and I don’t don’t even need to charge it. You can even use it to find your phone or use it as a shutter button for yor phone camera.  It’s super light weight, many different colors to choose from and best of all, it supports both Android and iOS.  I say this is a very high recommended watch if you are not looking to do texting or calling from a watch, well, who wants that really, hehe.

COOKOO 2 connected watch

COOKOO 2 connected watch

 

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Feb 18 2015

Sony XSP-N1BT (In-car smartphone cradle receiver)

I have had my Jeep Wrangler for 3 years now, one thing annoys me the most is my car stereo doesn’t have bluetooth connectivity and I talk on the phone a lot…  Tried using different bluetooth headsets and dongles, nothing works the way I wanted so I decided to get a new stereo so I can play music and talk using my Andriod phone without any problems.  After doing some research, I found that Sony just came out with a car stereo that was made for Xperia Z series phones (Z2 is what I have), but of course, it will work with other Android phones, you just don’t get to use the charging dock.  Sony XSP-N1BT, which allows me to use my phone as the control interface and comes with an external mic.  It was probably the best decision I had ever made, now I can listen to music, talk on the phone without any annoying background noise or echo to the people I am talking to, GPS, play movies or anything and much more!!!  The app is still a little buggy but I am sure Sony will fix the minor bugs soon 🙂

 

P.S. it works with your apple devices as well

 

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Feb 28 2014

La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

I use a lot of rechargeable AA and AAA batteries for my electronics, ever noticed your rechargeable batteries went completely dead after less than 50 charge cycles, then you blame the brand of your batteries sometimes and bought some other brands to try out?  And the end result is the same with even different brand of batteries?  Then you blamed on your charger and bought another one and same shit happened?

Well, tell you what, the problem is your charger, most chargers you can get in the market now they kill your rechargeable batteries even if they have auto stop.  Also getting sick of charging your ONE needed battery along with another because you have to charge them in pairs?  Well, here is a perfect solution 🙂  La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger which I bought it from Amazon for $60.  It is probablely the best AA and AAA charger in the market now.

La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

La Crosse Technology BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

Product features
– Works with all nicd and nimh “aa” and “aaa” rechargeable batteries
– Lcd shows capacity for each battery when charging is complete
– Charges aa and aaa rechargeable batteries simultaneously
– Select different charging current for each channel: charge, discharge, refresh, test; automatically switches to trickle charge when charging is complete to ensure maximum battery capacity
– Overheat detection to protect over-charging

What’s In the Bag?
– Sturdy Adjustable Nylon Carrying Tote Bag with detachable metal clips
– Spacious inside double pockets
– Webbed side sleeve for additional storage
– Includes 4 AA & 4 AAA NiMH rechargeable (shrink-wrapped) batteries
– AC power adapter
– Front Zippered kangaroo pouch includes individual pockets to carry included 4 C size 1.2v battery adapters which are included inside 4 D size adapters

This is probably the best buy of the year and it is strongly recommended for everyone that experienced the same problems I had 🙂

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Aug 30 2013

Sony Bluetooth madness!!

I am always a bluetooth fan, most of my gadgets have bluetooth connectivity built in, and yes, another temptation drove me nuts again.  A Sony bluetooth Headphones (DRBTN200W) and a Sony bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker (SRSBTV5W), all I wanted to get was the headsets because my other bluetooth headsets that I use at work don’t work so well, so it was a perfect excuse for me to get a new pair AND I found this bundle deal, an added bonus little bluetooth mobile speaker… which I totally fell in …  Anyways, I was pretty impressed with the sound quality of the headsets compare to my old ones, still trying to figure out how long the batteries would actually last, guess I will know it soon 😛  I was extremely surprised the sound quality of the little mobile speaker, I have tried a few other brands but they all sound horrible, but this one has bass and everything, I strongly recommend this to people if you are looking to buy something similar, tho it costs more but I think it’s well worth the money 🙂

Sony Bluetooth Headphones (DRBTN200W)

Sony Bluetooth Headphones (DRBTN200W)

Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker (SRSBTV5W)

Sony Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Speaker (SRSBTV5W)

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Jun 28 2013

SCOSCHE® motorMOUTH II Handsfree Car Kit

Instead of using a bluetooth headset while you are driving, this is a really good solution, SCOSCHE® motorMOUTH II Handsfree Car Kit.  If you have an auxiliary input in your car, all you need to do is pair up this baby and plug it in your AUX and you are done!  This thing is very small, rechargeable, it just turns your car stereo into a bluetooth handfree.  I have tried a few other bluetooth handfree kits including headsets but I am not very satisfied with them all, so I did some research and found this.  Keep it in mind that this is a lower model that I bought which means cheaper, a higher model motorMOUTH II stereo is awesome as well because on top of being a handfree kit, it would also allow you to play music from your phone to the device, but it’s a little bit too expensive for me since I can still play music from my car stereo 😛  Anyways, just wanted to share this with you all because I am sure someone out there must be looking for something like this 🙂

SCOSCHE® motorMOUTH II Handsfree Car Kit

SCOSCHE® motorMOUTH II Handsfree Car Kit

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