It’s been a little over 1 year since Nokia released the Lumia 1020. The phone was highly focused on photography and had an accessory that really geared it that way, the grip case. Snappgrip aims to bring this sort of functionality to the iOS and Android world and doesn’t do a bad job at it. The Snappgrip case isn’t the most stylish, but it’s a great concept that can definitely go the mile.
In the Box
Snappgrip really didn’t put to much thought into the actual case design, the only aspect of the case that can stand out is that the Snappgrip name is placed on the back. It’s available in two colors, or lack thereof, black and a creamy white. Design-wise, the case doesn’t stand out, I do wish they’d give the case a bit more of a camera oriented design like they did the controller, the entire design as a whole would be a lot more...
Up until now, the only NuForce IEMs I’ve tried have all been sub-100 dollar IEMs, entry-level really. The Primo 8 seems to be the first foray into the higher-end IEM. The Primo 8 utilizes a quad-driver setup like the UE 900, Westone W4, and Heir Audio 4.Ai. It proves to be able to match up toe to toe with these heavyweights becoming a strong contender in this league as well.
Driver: Quad-BA (dual-woofers, single-mid, single-high)
Frequency Response: 18 Hz – 22 kHz
Impedance: 38 ohms
Sensitivity: 118 dB
In the Box
NuForce Primo 8
Cable with Remote and Mic
Ear Tips (single-flange(x2): S/M/L/XL; Comply foam: M/L)
The NuForce Primo 8 takes its core design from the likes of Westone and Shure as they have a similar form factor, however, the unique, bicycle-helmet like design...
The Brainwavz S1 is the first of two new over-ear IEM models introduced by Brianwavz recently. It sits itself near the mid-range tier for the Brainwavz lineup, though I would still consider it entry level. It’s a lively, fun IEM that is casted in an aluminum housing that has a nice metallic shine to it.
Driver: 10 mm Dynamic
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance: 16 ohms
Sensitivity: 93 dB
In the Box
Silicone Tips (Black: S/M/L; Translucent: S/M/L; Duo-Flange: M; Tripl-Flange: L)
The S1 has a very simplistic design. It’s available in only one finish, which is a gun-metal aluminum finish that looks metallic. The Brainwavz name is silkscreened into the side of each housing. Dark purple is used as an accent color for the rubber strain reliefs, y-split, and headphone jack. Overall, the...
ThinkSound has always been one of my favorite brands of headphones. Their products generally are quite affordable, eco-friendly, and have a great consumer-friendly sound that is still technically strong. Up until now, however, they have made a huge focus on doing wooden in-ears, the On1 represents ThinkSound’s first foray into something bigger, and as the name implies, on-ear headphones. It proves to be quite a good first step as well.
Driver: 40 mm Dynamic
Frequency Response: 5 Hz – 22 kHz
Impedance: 50 ohms
The one thing that has really always set ThinkSound apart is that all of their headphones use a full-wood design. The On1 is no different as the wooden housings look quite beautiful in the right light. The...
I have been working on a icon pack that i will release on the play store. I am in need of people to test and give me feedback and activity names for their phone. I will try and create icons for most phones depending on the users willing to help me out, hence i will need a one phone make per member, I own an HTC One M8 and a Nexus 5, so those are taken care of but i am in need of others i.e. a Samsung s5, Sony Xperia etc.
Those willing to help out will get the icon pack for free, and a thank you shout out as well. So one member per device, and please be available, if you don't have much free time, it probably won't help me much, but the thought is appreciated. If not already, join our apps page in Google+ if you are wanting to get involved.
Ever since updating to iOS 7.1.x or iOS 8 beta, many users have noticed that the battery life of their devices has been dramatically reduced. Whether it’s because of the introduction of the new features such as Background App Refresh or the brighter, whiter interface straining the display, users have had to recharge their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches much more frequently than before the update. However, not all hope is lost, as there are a few things you can do to alleviate the battery issue. Here, I have compiled some tweaks and settings for both jailbreak and stock iOS users to try out.
Although this guide was written while testing a device running iOS 7.1.1, settings should be applicable to any device running iOS 7.0 to 8.0.
This guide is still in progress, images and the jailbreak section will be added in a future update.
First Things First
1. In order to track your battery usage, it’s important to enable battery...
Open Google Search
Type "Okay Google Everywhere" without quotes
Go back to Google Now homepage type thing
Scroll to bottom and tap on three dots (or use menu button if you have it) then Settings
Tap on Voice
Check Audio History
Tap on "Ok Google" Detection
Check where you want it enabled from
This personally worked for me on all my devices (6) and my parents S3's.
As a new Apple developer, I've had the honor of trying out OS X Yosemite. I certainly wasn't enthusiastic about Apple's direction towards an iOS 7-esk design for a professional desktop operating system. To say the least, I'm glad I gave it a try.
My first impression was layered with my pessimistic expectations, however, I am happy to say that Apple did a wonderful job designing Yosemite. I was taken aback by the beauty of Yosemite–truly. Yosemite is far (far) better designed than iOS 7.
What I Enjoy:
I very much enjoy the new design. I have Yosemite on my external backup drive, so when I called it a day after downloading it, I booted off my computer's internal storage and back to Mavericks. Immediately upon booting into Mavericks, I was hit by the sheer primitive design that Mavericks carried. The Stoplights, Dock, folders, and name what you want–all looked drab and ugly.
T-Peos has been in the headphone business for the last few years and really made some head-way in the hybrid-design that they deal with. With a manufacturer whose focus is on the hybrid design, it’s no doubt that they have improved. The H-100 II is the revision to their original H-100. It proves to be a much more neutral model with very good control and design.
Driver: 8 mm Dynamic + Single BA
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Sensitivity: 102 dB
In the Box
T-Peos H-100 II
Tips (Single-flange: S/M/L, Hybrid: M, Foam: M)
T-Peos uses a cylindrical design with a little bit of finesse and uniqueness in their design. There are 3 rings around the main housing, reminiscent of the rings around a barrel. They stick out a couple millimeters to give the housing a unique shape. The ends are capped in black...
Hello again! Some of you might remember a while back I wrote a review about a Galaxy S5 clone phone called the "HDC G900F" which was a fairly decent quad-core MTK device. This time around, I was able to get its octa-core sibling, the HDC G9006V (it's also been marketed as the MAC A215_MULA_4G or the Thunderbird Galaxy S5 despite all of them being the same thing). Here's my review of it.
Note: All photographs featured in this review were taken by me of the actual product and are not renders or promotional pictures supplied by the seller. Therefore they will accurately represent the product from the perspective of the end-user and will not in any way attempt to show off the device as something that it is not.
You know the drill already, right? The packaging is pretty much the same as the original product, although this time they included a Smart Care...