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Posted on Saturday, December 27, 2014 by Piotr Machacz

Introduction

I wanted to get a bluetooth speaker for quite a while now. Christmas came along and a relative asked me if there was anything specific I wanted. My first obvious choice was Jambox, because lots of people have it and, apart from the companion website being not very accessible, it's a very awesome speaker. However, thanks to someone on Teamtalk I got to hear comparison between a big Jambox and the Soundblaster Roar. The latter not only sounded more impressive, but is…

4 comments : last update or comment 3 years 8 months ago
Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2014 by Scott Davert

Introduction<

There are all sorts of battery packs on the market these days, some are very small and compact, and offer a capacity of just 4000 MAH(milliamp hours), while others offer as much as 24000 MAH. As a general rule, the larger the MAH rating, the more expensive the device and the larger the size and weight. For heavy duty users, they may wish to consider something of a higher capacity than 6000 MAH, as they probably carry several other devices in a bag of some sort…

5 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Sunday, July 6, 2014 by otrlibrary

The Phiaton PS210BTNC headphones are a bluetooth or corded useful and easy to setup headphone option for your iDevice.
I'll start with a description of the headphones and then provide a description of operation including pairing with your device.
These headphones are a simi-in-ear type. That means that the tips enter the far outside area of your ear canal.
They come with 6 choices for tips including a phome type that goes deeper in to your ear than the rest of the…

0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Christina

Though this case is rather expensive, it is definitely worth the expense.
I have had this case for a few months now and compared to various other cases I have tried, my experience with how well this case protects my phone is exceptional.
I am not someone that generally puts my phone in situations where it could get damaged however I drop things a lot and recently had my case in a backpack that flipped while canoeing. In instances of dropping the case, my phone has experienced no…

2 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Amber

This is a much smaller, cheaper version of the Logitech UE Boombox. Logitech and UE partnered to create both of these products and they are both great for different things. The Mobile boombox is tiny, small enough to keep in a purse or backpack. By its size, you would think it would not have the best sound quality, but the quality of the sound on this thing is impressive. Of course it is not going to shake the entire room with bass, but it sure did shake the coffee table. Unlike the Jawbone…

3 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Amber

This is the best Bluetooth speaker I have ever heard for the price. It sells fo ranywhere between $150 and $200, but it's worth it. The speaker has amazing sound quality and is easy to travel with. It has a thick, sturdy built-in handle for carrying it around, you can tell it's made for taking places or using outside. The whole speaker is made of sturdy metal except for the bottom and sides which are made of a hard rubber so that it doesn't slide or get tipped over easy. The…

0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by Amber

This is a very unique Bluetooth headset. It is somewhat hard to explain, the best thing is to go to a store and ask them to open a box and show it to you, but I will try my best to describe it.
This is a very light-weight piece of technology that goes around the back of your neck and sits on your shoulders. Earbuds are magnetically attached to the main neck piece by sliding them into cylindrical holes at each end of the unit. Small, thin, but durably attached cords connect the earbuds…

3 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014 by mehgcap

What Are Aftershokz?

Aftershokz  makes headphones designed to rest in front of your ears, conducting sound through your cheekbones. This lets you turn them up without risking your hearing, and hear sounds around you since your headphones are not blocking your ears. The company offers two types, one wired, and one bluetooth. There are two generations of the bluetooth model. The first generation has been reviewed already, but the second…

17 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by Scott Davert
Intro The Lumsing 11000mAh battery pack is a device that can charge your iPhone 5 times, or an iPad twice. It has some unique qualities and features which people may find of value over other related products. Read on to learn more. What's in the box? The Lumsing 11000mAh battery pack, 2 Micro USB cables, and a host of different types of ends to charge various devices. There is also a carrying pouch that comes with it, which you can use if you plan to travel a lot. The only drawback is that…
1 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Elena Brescacin
EasyAcc olive speaker is a sort of portable mini-stereo with a lot of functions, and an accessible price: 43,99 dollars on amazon, but it can be bought at 22.00 for a sale. It works as:
  • bluetooth speaker for computers, phones and tablets
  • wired speaker, thanks to the aux port and the 3,5 stereo cable included in the box
  • it reads MP3 files from USB flash drives and micro SD cards
  • FM radio, from 87.0 to 108.0 frequency
  • answers and rejects calls when…
4 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 by djflex90
Ipad Air Update. By Christopher O'Meally. Not long ago I wrote an article about the first couple of days with my new Ipad Air. I have noticed many new things about it, and I got a really good case to boot. So Lets get started. Needless to say I still love Apples newest Ipad, and even though I own a MacBook Air, the Ipad Air has become my main device. I perform most functions on it. Word processing, spread sheet creation, presintation creation, video editing, music composition, Netflix,…
0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Scott Davert
The Braille Sense u2 Mini is a note taker with an 18 cell braille display which has a large set of features outside of being used as a braille terminal with Apple products. These include a 32 GB internal flashdisk, software to handle such things as spreadsheets, an FM radio, daisy player, and many more. It's very lightweight to carry around both as a device, and you'll also find your wallet is much more lightweight after purchasing this product at $3995. You can read more about all of the…
4 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by mehgcap

What's a RiVO?

The RiVO (remote interface to Voiceover) is made by Mobience, a company in South Korea, but they ship world wide. The RiVO is a small device, about as wide and deep as a credit card and roughly 1/3 inches thick. It has a total of twenty buttons, and is meant to be a remote control of sorts to VoiceOver users and a keyboard/media controller for everyone, sighted users included. You can flick, change the rotor, scroll pages, read…

27 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2014 by Jackie Brown
If you are the sort of person who puts their iPhone down and can't locate it, or you live alone and would like something uncomplicated to use as an extra security measure, then consider HipKey.  Here's why! HipKey is a small gadget you can pair with your iPhone using Bluetooth that will emit an alarm if you become separated from your device.  Using the free HipKey app that you download from the App Store to your iPhone, you can configure HipKey to work within a specified radius.  You can also…
1 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by djflex90
So I picked up my iPad air a few days ago, and the first thing I noticed was how small the box was. I had the chance to play with an iPad 2 the day before, and the box with everything inside felt like it weighed about the same. So what did I find when I opened the box? Simple packaging thank goodness. I felt like a kid with a new toy and I didn't want to waste time with complicated packaging. Once I removed the plastic cover, the iPad in all of its shiny glory could be lifted from the box…
0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 by Maya Pureseva
Hello Applevis community! It’s my first review, so I apologize if there are any formatting issues or other inconsistencies. I’ve been browsing the Applevis website but didn’t find much information related to these Braille displays here or on the web, so maybe my experience will be somehow helpful for those who are picking a Braille display for their I-OS devices and would like to use their display as a standalone notetaker. Introduction Esys Braille displays are produced by the French…
11 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Jackie Brown

I am not alone in my dislike of Apple's iTunes, and recently came across a product that seemed to fit the bill for bypassing the software to play my music library on an iOS device.

The Seagate Wireless Access is a small external hard drive that allows you to copy music, videos, photos and documents between it and iOS or Androidusing the Seagate Media app. Furthermore, the Wireless Access runs on battery for up to 10 hours, and connects wirelessly to your network and Apple or Android…

6 comments : last update or comment 3 years 8 months ago
Posted on Sunday, January 12, 2014 by thebigt
The iphone fits nice and snuggly in to the Boxwave Buddy case so you don't have to worry about it sliding out. The keyboard keys feel nice under the fingers but theey are kind of small. You can feel the buttons well. The bad things are that the keyboard will double type meaning you have multiple letters. You have to type slowish to make sure that you won't have to correct lots of mistakes but it can still double type. If you are somewhere where it's hard to get signal the keyboard will…
0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014 by Scott Davert
Introduction For the power user, which I consider myself to be, one of the challenges is keeping all of your devices charged and ready to use. As someone who owns an iPod, iPhone, Macbook Air, and who requires braille support, I demand a lot of power each day. A problem for me is that most power strips are huge in size, or they do not have enough outlets configured in the spacing which will allow me to charge many devices simultaneously. For example, a few different AC adapters. This was…
0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago
Posted on Saturday, December 28, 2013 by blindgator
One of the many fun things about being blind is reading about a product and saying to myself, oh that sounds cool, and then thinking, well will I be able to work it. Yes, it’s great to have to think about that last part every time I buy something. I recently set out to buy a new pair of Bluetooth desktop speakers. I wasn’t sure if I wanted Bluetooth or Air Play speakers, all I knew is I wanted something that sounded great, and cost under $100. I settled on the Logitech Z600, and after using…
0 comments : last update or comment 1 year 3 months ago