Posts Tagged ‘electronics’

Running Without Wires – A Review of the Jaybird Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

If you’re like me, an iPod is an essential running accessory. When I run, I typically listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc. to help pass the time. In the winter, I could not survive on a treadmill without some form of distraction, and the TV in my basement or my laptop set on a shelf in front of the machine are as necessary as the treadmill itself. The one problem with all of this is how to get the sound produced by these devices into your ears. Wired headphones like those little white earbuds included with the Ipod are manageable outside, though the cord can be annoying, but on a treadmill the wires become a major nuisance. More often than not, I find myself batting the cord about with my arms, and on more than one occasion I have nearly pulled the Ipod off of the treadmill console. Enter the Jaybird wireless Bluetooth headphones. (more…)

TellMe vs Siri

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Video comparison between Microsoftt’s Tellme and Apple’s Siri.


Kindle Fire a worthwhile bargain

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Written Review by Mark Milian, CNN

If you view a tablet as a guilty pleasure, like I do, then buying the Kindle Fire should make you feel a little less guilty.

Amazon’s new device doesn’t replace a computer for doing e-mail or composing documents, but it’s a fun hub for personal entertainment. And at $199, Amazon has managed to greatly undercut the price of Apple’s iPad, the dominant tablet, and still churn out a good product. (more…)

Are You Smearing Fecal Matter on Your Face?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Nobody ever cleans or disinfects their phone, so the germs and bacteria just keep building up. British researchers recently found cell phones often contain staph bacteria. But that’s not all, 16 percent of the cell phones tested contained E. coli or fecal matter.

Frequently used cell phones are warm, which makes them a great breeding ground for bacteria. And with the advent of touch-screen phones, the same part of the phone you touch with your fingertips is pressed right up against your face and mouth, upping your chances of infection. (more…)

Apple’s Plan for a World Without Wires

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Apple is reportedly working on a way to sync iPods with iTunes wirelessly. It’s just another step in Apple’s steady march toward making wires and cords a thing of the past.

Steve Jobs is apparently pushing hard to make the next generation iPods capable of this type of wireless sync, according to Cult of Mac‘s sources. iPods with wireless sync would make the USB cable obsolete. Instead of importing music, movies and apps through Apple’s iconic 30-pin connector, it would automatically sync whenever a user was connected to his or her Wi-Fi network.


Stretching Tips

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I recently attended three stretching seminars, all taught by experienced health and fitness educators, on three consecutive weekends. One seminar focused on stretching muscles that are tight, one focused on activation for muscles that are weak, and the third dealt with how both approaches can be effective. There are many different ways to effectively stretch, so to make sense of all that information, it might be helpful to start by saying this: not everyone responds the same way to stretching, and not every body needs every stretch.


Exercising with Your Dog

Monday, April 25th, 2011

By Jen Mueller

You come home from a long day at work, ready to put your feet up and relax for a while. When you open the door to find your furry friend waiting, hoping that it’s time for a walk or a game of fetch, what do you do? Do you ignore the wagging tail, those big eyes, and that look of excitement? Of course not! You decide that relaxing can wait, and you head out with Fido for a little activity.


Battery Life Problems on Your Smartphone? A Whole New Research Has Got the Answer.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

It’s no secret that Mobile phones, while indispensable inside the modern life, have a trouble with battery longevity. I have found that in most cases, my Android mobile phone and iPhone will run out of power in the mean time they’ve fallen into sleep mode while unplugged from the wall for approximately 24 hours. This can be a bit frustrating, especially if I need the phone to operate without power for a set period of time, for example on the road trip when I neglected to pack a car charger and won’t have access to a power source for several days.


Review: Jaybird Sportsband passes 12 of 12 tests

Monday, April 11th, 2011

by PPCApache

Jaybird released their update to their very successful Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones range with the release of the Sportsband 2. Monday to Friday I spend about 45 mins travelling to work one way, this includes a 5 min walk to the train station, 30 min train ride and a 10 min walk to work from the train station so most days I like to listen to music on my walks and watch a movie on the train, now I used to use cabled headsets like Jaybirds Tiger Eyes, SkullCandy, HTC and even Apple headphones, they all have one thing in common the cable. Some are great like the Tiger Eyes and SkullCandy and pump out some pure sound and some just don’t cut it – they don’t stay on or the audio sounds flat. So I was delighted to have a go at the Sportsband 2 Headphones, it eliminates the cable saga.


Bluetooth for your iPad

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

JayBird’s Sportsband Bluetooth Headphones are a gorgeous looking way to make your iPad audio spring to life without the necessity of those frustrating wires.

We’ve all been tolerant of wired headphones for so long that we have just got used to them in everyday life, but why should we? These JayBird bluetooth headphones are leading the way in ridding our lives of those pointless wires by allowing you to listen to your favorite music, watch movies and play games with wireless sound.