MobileLite WIRELESS introduction
MobileLite WIRELESS card reader was introduced by Kingston in August 2013. MobllrLite was designed to work with mobile devices running under iOS and Android operating systems. In addition to wireless access to files kept in various SD cards and external USB hard drivesKingston MobileLite provides a range of other useful functions.
- Kingston MobileLite Wireless comes with built-in battery. The battery is capable for powering the device as well as works as a power bank and external battery charger that could be used for charging mobile devices while away from power outlets. The battery is powerful enough for charging modern smartphones but does not have enough capacity for full charge of tablets. Integrated Lithium – Polymer Battery has capacity of 1800 mAh that is enough for 5h of work of the device.
- Mobile Lite has built-in card reader that supports various modern standards of memory cards such as SD, SDHC and SDXC as well as microSD via included adapter.
- Mobile Lite works as a simple wireless router/bridge providing wireless connectivity to memory cards and/or usb storage for up to 3 users at a time. MobileLite Wireless allows to download movies and music to iOS device bypassing Apple iTunes. Kingston developed special MobileLite software that is used for downloading and playing movies and music as well as copying them over to tablets or smartphones. Finally iOS users got the device that helps extend available storage via wireless connectivity.
- Kingston MobileLite could be used as a 802.11n access point providing 150 Mbit/s wireless connectivity and serving up to 3 connections on the frequency of 2.4GHz. All communications could be encrypted using WPA2 encryption standard. Please notice that encryption is disabled by default but may be easily enabled via provided web interface.
MobileLite Wireless sizes are 124.8 x 59.9 x 17.3 mm that is close to the size of the average smartphone. The weight of the device is only 100 grams. Such light weight and compact sizes make device extremely portable and convenient for frequent travellers.
Mobile Lite body is made from high quality plastic and consists of two parts with different colors, The front panel on the top of the body has a black colour and comes with manufacturer logo. There are USB and mictoUSB connectors on the panel. They are used for charging of MobileLite and smartphones as well as connectors to USB hard drives and/or memory cards.
In addition to the on/off switch there are three LED indicators on the side of the device. First LED is related to the power of the device and other two are indicating the activity of the wireless network and internet access respectively. Built-in slot for SD cards is located on the back side of the device.
MobileLite review Summary
Kingston Digital MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader for Smartphones and Tablets could be useful for Apple iOS and Android mobile gadgets owners that would like to expand existing available storage by connecting external hard drives and SD cards via wireless network. Provided functionality allows sharing of multimedia files including movies and music stored on external storage between a few users. Due to the lightweight, portability, built-in power bank and low price MobileLite could become popular among frequent travellers.
MobileLite price and availability
Kingston Digital MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader for Smartphones and Tablets is available in the most of electronics stores. The price may vary between $40 and $60. Current amazon price of the device is $43.99
Limeade Blast – high capacity power bank chargers
Limade Blast family of high capacity power bank chargers was developed by small team of developers that launch successful project on one of the crowd funding resource. The team was able to get financial support of 280 thousand dollars vs to planned 30 thousand. Limeade Blast high capacity power bank charges quickly become popular. Limeade Blast external battery pack series seems to be among the best in the market competing with such brands as Anker Astro and PowerGen .
Limeade Blast: series of external battery packs
The series are presented by three models of high capacity power bank chargers that differ in battery capacity. There are 13000 mAh , 15600 mAh and 18000 mAh models that have similar design and features. Compact external charger L180X Limeade Blast has the largest capacity but relatively high price. The best in terms of capacity/price is 15600 mAh model L156 that could by twice cheaper than L180X. The reason of such price policy is competition. There is not much competition on external battery packs with capacity over 16000 mAh. On other hand there are a lot of products such as Anker Astro and Powergen batteries that are in the range of 10000-16000 mAh.
Limeade Blast high capacity power bank: technical specifications
Limade Blast models come with 2-in-1 Micro USB to 30-pin Apple Adapter Cable. Limade Blast has built-in 2 USB connectors for simultaneously charging two gadgets. One of the USB connectors provides 1A output and should be used for charging small devices such as smartphone s. The other provides 2.1A and could be used for charging tablets. 4 LEDs will notify the owner of the charge level of the device. Also, the device is equipped with a mechanism to protect the battery pack after a full charge.
The manufacturer claims that 2A output can significantly reduce the charging time. Fast charging time is a great advantage of LimeadeBlast compared to other brands. LimeadeBlast high capacity chargers are good for normal everyday usage within the city, and for hiking and traveling. Rubberized body of external battery pack is resistant to slipping, scratches and abrasions. There is a a small flashlight on the side of the device that could be usefull during the dark time.
Weight of L156X model is 364 grams and dimensions are 124 x 79 x 24 mm. In order to charge the device to the full capacity it needs to be plugged in for 9 hours to the power source.
To be continued …
KOSS PortaPro headphones review
Koss PortaProis one of the best over ear headphone under $50 due to the sound quality and impressive design.
Koss: company profile
Koss is well known and respectful company among musicians and studio professionals. Koss high quality headphones are in the list of the best headbuds and the best in ear headphones. Koss headphones compete with such brands as Sennheiser and AKG. There are 16 lines of headphone models manufactured by Koss for professional and home use. KOSS is paying a lot of attention to its consumer segment. The company developed an extensive line of headphones for portable devices. At least two models of Koss headphones “The Plug” and Porta Pro became a legend in the consumers’ world. There were a multiple factors of such success but the main of them are still the same: best quality sound for a small amount of money. The cost of Koss PortaPro is less than $50. “The Plig” is even cheaper. Koss PortaPro could be taken as an etalon in the list of the best over ear headphones under $50 price category.
Koss PortaPro design
The first model of Koss PortaPro was introduced back in 1984. Surprisingly since that time the design of Koss PortaPro headphones did not change much.
Koss PortaPro over ear headphones are a medium sized. They made in a folding form factor with a metal headband that consists of two thin metal plates moving freely in relation to each other. Koss PortaPro speakers are able to change their angle relative to the headband providing additional comfort in wearing headphones. Convenient size adjustment allows a very compact fold of the headphones for transportation.
The headphones have a standard 3.5mm mini jack plug type and comes bundled with an adapter for 6.3mm professional format .
Koss PortaPto headphones are made from durable plastic that has a sufficient strength to serve for several years. All parts of the head[hones are stamped and assembled accurately. Hinges and guides solidly fixed at their locations.
Headphone ear pads and special lining are made of black foam. Black, blue and silver colors are used in Koss PortaPro headphones. Such colors generally fits into almost any style of dress. Though it might be not a good idea to wear them with a business suit. Overall design of headphone is considered quite successful. They look surprisingly modern especially taking into account silver color parts and a metal headband.
Headphone cord has a length of 1.2 meters and a fairly large thickness. High thickness means greater reliability. Unfortunately, by virtue of design features, a separate wire is supplied to each of the headphones , unlike many current models , where the main wire is fed to one of the earphone and the second signal transmitted on the headband .
Porta Pro is reliable and durable headphones that can withstand intensive daily usage for at least a couple years .
Koss PortaPro sound quality
The popularity of Porta Pro is based not only on perfect design and a relatively low price. The main factor of popularity is the sound quality. Koss PortaPro headphones provide one of the best sound quality in the class. However do not expect too much from $50 headphones. Indeed, Koss PortaPro headphones reproduce excellent basses. In this matter Koss PortaPro are comparable with the best models of Panasonic Shockwave. There is no problem with high and medium frequency sounds while at a medium volume level. Vocals and cymbals in rock ‘n roll songs sound very incendiary. However at high volume levels the sound quality of high and medium frequencies becomes worse while listening to music with a player with a powerful amplifier such as Apple iPod.
By the way there is a special Koss PortaPro model for Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod – Koss Porta Pro KTC. KTC stands for Koss Touch Control: remote and microphone control features made for iPod, iPhone, and iPod.
Koss PortaPro: Technical Specs
Impedance: 60 ohms
Sensitivity: 101 dB / mW
Frequency: 15 Hz – 25 kHz
Cord Length: 1.2 m
Plug: 3.5 mm, 6.3 mm adapter included
Koss PortaPro: Impressions and summary
Koss PortaPro models are legendary headphones with famous classic design. Koss PortaPro headphones sound is great at a medium volume level. No matter what you are listening loud and dynamic electronic music, rock or hip -hop Koss PortaPro headphones provide superior quality and does not cost an arm and leg.
Sales of the newest full-size Apple iPad Air tablet started on Friday, November 1st. The new apple tablet is thinner and lighter than the previous model of iPad. There are also some improvements on design, processor, battery and cameras.
iPad Air Price
The price range for the newest Apple iPad tablet is between $499 to $929 depending on their internal memory capacity as well as networking capabilities.
The cost of Wi-Fi only iPad Air with 16GB of internal memory starts from $499. The price tag starts from $629 on models equipped by additional cellular module.
iPad Air Technical Details
Apple introduced iPad Air the newest generation of iPad last week. It is a fifth generation of Apple full size 9.7- inch tablet.
iPad Air Design
The design of iPad 5 is similar to the one iPad-mini has. The frame around the screen of the table become thinner changing the gadget look to more compact. Glass touch screen of the previous iPad model was replaced by GF2 film based touch screen. As a results of the innovation the body of 5th generation of Apple tablet become thinner 7.5 mm vs 9.4 mm and the overall weight decrease from 652g to 453g
iPad Air colors
Newest iPad will be available in white, silver and dark gray colors. Currently there is no plans to release iPad Air in golden color as it was with iPhone 5S.
iPad Air processor and display
The new device come with famous 9.7 inches high resolution Retina display. New A7 64-biy processor was designed keeping the new iPad generation in mind and therefore we could expect superior graphics performance of the gadget. A7 processor was introduced with iPhone 5S. However it did not have a chance to demonstrate the full power due to the screen size limitations of iPone 5S.
iPad Air Battery
According to Apple the battery life of iPad Air is about 10 hours. Those who already had worked with the new gadget noted the power of batteries. The most of experts claiming that the gadget could work 12 to 13 hours with enabled Wi-Fi.
iPad Air Camera
iPad Air come with improved 5 megapixel iSight camera.
iPad Air other details
The tablet is available with the various range of internal storage starting from 16GB and up to 128 GB.
iPad Air Accessories
IPad Air tablets were just released for the sale but there are tons of accessories already available for them. Here are two of them that are ranked #1 on Amazon Best Sellers list. They are :
- MoKo Apple iPad Air Case – Slim-Fit Case with Stand for 5th Generation of Apple Tablets
- Apple iPad Air (Apple iPad 5) Screen Protector
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Mobile cinema for iPhone, iPad and iPod in your pocket
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D is a compact projector that belongs to the family of so called pico projectors. Pico projectors are typically very small and could be easily placed in your palm. Such mobility is greatly appreciated by frequent travelers. Pico projectors are normally used with mobile devices. For instance Aiptek MobileCinema i50D designed for Apple mobile gadgets such as iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D pico projector review
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector could be used for watching movies and pictures as well as presentations. Although the quality of the picture providing by the compact projector is not that high as with modern powerful office projectors but portability and light weight make them very useful while traveling.
Mobile projector for Apple gadgets
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector is especially designed for Apple gadgets: iPhone, iPad and iPod. The mobile projector is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, 3rd and 4th generation of iPod Touch, as well as with iPad tablets up to 4th generation. Aiptek MobileCinema projector connects to Apple gadgets through a standard 30-pin connector. In general Aiptek MobileCinema pico projector could run on iOS version 4 and above.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector design
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector comes with aluminium case with top and bottom panels made from black glossy plastic. Such combination of materials provides the optimal balance of size and weight of the device. The size of the device is 67x74x20 mm and the weight is 110 grams
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D main features and functionality
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector leverage DLP-technology for image projection with a diagonal of 6 to 60 inches. The minimum distance to the surface on which the projection is performed is 20 cm and the maximum is 2 m. Naturally, the larger the diagonal, the lower the brightness of the image. If maximum projection area needed then all lights should be off in the room in order to get good quality picture.
MobileCinema i50D compact projector projects pictures with a resolution of 640×480 pixels and the light output of 35 lumens. The projector comes with advanced energy-saving RGB-LEDs with a service life up to 20 thousand hours.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector controls
The management of the device is controlled by two buttons and a small wheel. One button functions as a power switch turning power on and off. The second button controls built-in rechargeable battery. When pressed it activates charging of connected mobile device. The battery is capable to fully charge iPhone and iPod. iPad could also be charged up to 80% Focusing the image is controlled by the small wheel located at the left end of the projector.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector Battery
Built-in Li-Polymer battery 1850 mAh battery provides up to 120 minutes of working time to the projector. The battery could be charged via the microUSB-socket – either from the PC or from the power outlet using standard Apple charger. There are three led lights located nearby control buttons indicating the status of the battery charge.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D integration with Apple gadgets
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D pico projector could work with Apple gadgets out of the box without any additional settings. You just need to connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to the projector and you are ready to go. Just use your favourite multimedia applications. For example, AV Player transmits the image to the projector just in one touch. Some games also support video output mode. “Video” and “Photo” embedded applications are also supported.
Aiptek MobileCinema i50D compact projector software
For better integration of Aiptek MobileCinema i50D with Apple devices manufacturer developed Aiptek Viewer software that is available for free in App Store. The application contains six menu items:
- Photo & Video essentially duplicates the functionality of iOS embedded utilities
- Browser is a simple browser
- Social Network brings to the big screen information from social networks like Twitter, Facebook and others
- YouTube – projects videos from the popular online service
- Google Maps that make the projector works with the famous maps service.
MobileCinema i50D compact projector price and availability
MobileCinema i50D is currently available for the price of $237.45