Tag: Bluetooth

Olixar ToughBeats Outdoor Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Toughbeats speaker in the bathroom

Portable audio solutions have come quite a long way over the years when we consider early innovations such as the Sony Walkman through to the iPod and modern smartphones. With the introduction of Bluetooth, we’ve seen external speakers rise in popularity in and outside the home for both personal and social enjoyment. One niche that has been carved out …

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Aftershokz AS500 Bluez 2 Open Ear Wireless Stereo Headphones Unboxing

Bone Conduction Headphones

I have gone through a number of headphones over the years as I’ve either been interested in or required specific features, such as: noise-cancellation, Bluetooth connectivity (to use with my Lumia 1520), built-in microphone, software integration with other peripherals (i.e. keyboard and mouse). My Logitech UE9000 headphones seemed to easily cover all of those features …

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Olixar AquaFonik Bluetooth Shower Speaker Review

It has happened to all of us at one point or another – you’re in the shower and your mobile phone rings. It’s one of those important calls you’ve been expecting on the day but hoped would have held off long enough to finish off your bathroom rituals. You attempt to get yourself out of …

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Avantree Audition Bluetooth Headphones Review

I’m changing things up a bit for this article which will be an amalgam of what I’ve traditionally done in separate articles. Introduction First up, I want to thank MobileZap for sending me a pair of Avantree Audition Bluetooth Stereo NFC Headphones to review. These Avantree headphones are just one pair of a wider range …

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Logitech UE9000 Headphones Unboxing

Well, after a small wait I have managed to get my hands on a new pair of headphones to use at the gym. To recap, I was looking for a pair of wireless headphones to avoid those moments of uncoordination whilst running on the treadmill and whacking the stereo cable with my arm or hand. …

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Incoming Gadget – Samsung Galaxy Express

Samsung Galaxy S III

Another quick update. I had an unexpected acquisition last week when Samsung visited my workplace and, to cut a long story short, I managed to score myself a Samsung Galaxy Express in a competition. It’s not from the top shelf of the Galaxy range where you would find the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note …

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Fitbit One Wirless Activity and Sleet Tracker Unboxing

A couple years ago I unboxed the original Fitbit after having it shipped out from the USA given that you couldn’t buy one locally. It has served me well but after going through three plastic clips which broke, losing it overnight and finding it again as well as surviving a session in the washing machine …

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Turn Off Bluetooth on Microsoft Surface

Another quick tip for Microsoft Surface owners. By default, Bluetooth is enabled on Microsoft Surface devices which can take its toll on battery life so if you’re looking to improve battery life then this is worth turning off. It’s fairly simple to do as follows: Swipe in from the right of screen to get the …

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Unsticking Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on Smartphones and Tablets

Despite how incredible smartphones and tablets can be when they are operating correctly there will come the odd occasion where your device might get its knickers in a twist and fail to connect to a local Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device automatically. This can be frustrating but there is a simple solution to get your …

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Second Generation Toyota Prius – Interrupted Rear View Camera Viewing

Despite owning a second generation Toyota Prius for nearly four years now I’ve not experienced this issue until this week. When you put a Prius into reverse gear the touch screen automatically switches to the rear view camera. This has always worked well for me however when a phone call comes in and your phone …

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