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Best Waterproof Cameras (Part I)

Water is no match for these cameras.

Regardless if you’re going to the beach, hiking, or diving, we’ve got a camera for you. If you’re going on holiday, the odds are you’ll get near the water, it doesn’t matter if it’s the deep ocean or the hotel pool.

Also, it’s likely you’ll desire to capture some pics of your aquatic adventures. Though, most cameras won’t thank you for carrying them anywhere near water.

Regarding their rugged qualifications, this bunch of waterproof beauties are right at home getting subaquatic scenes and will allow you to dive as deep as 30 meters to get the perfect shot. They’re all freeze-proof, shock-proof and some cameras are also crush-proof.

The fun doesn’t end there. Also, you’ll find several rugged, waterproof cameras come filled with features like Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS location tagging, and even action-orientated extras such as altimeter or a compass.

Choose the right waterproof camera and image quality will give the standard land-loving compact a run for its money. The only compromise you’ll have to make in exchange for the chance to shoot during some tumble and rough is a below-average zoom range.

If you desire a camera for a vacation with a longer zoom range, take a look at our pick of travel zoom compacts. Likewise, the video may be your key priority, which in that case, take a peek at a listing of the best action cameras and best GoPro cameras available (you can find the info on the web).

Therefore, don’t let your camera hold you back. All these waterproof and rugged cameras are created for wet and wildlife.

Best waterproof cameras at a glance

  • Olympus Tough TG-6
  • Nikon Coolpix W300
  • Panasonic Lumix FT7 / TS7
  • Fujifilm FinePix XP130
  • Ricoh WG-60

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to own a solid all-weather camera that takes high-quality, impressive photos. 



The iPhone 11 – The Phone You Should Get (Part II)

 

Apple’s states of enhanced battery life over the earlier phone aren’t really based on those tests. Instead, the business takes a big dataset of real-world iPhone usage and operates it against a model of the new phone that accounts for the different chipset, processor, display, and OS power improvements and the bigger battery capacity. One thing Apple phones and Apple products, in general, are known for being top dog at is having a fabulous battery life. 

It’s smart, but there’s no way for folks to repeat and authenticate that test. But consumer companies have run tests and the iPhone 11 easily went a full day and then some. It’s possible you can manage to destroy this battery in less than a day, but you’d have to truly try. The battery life is good just like the iPhone XR’s battery life was good.

The iPhone is great, but their charger’s need an upgrade.

Not So Good

What’s not so good is that Apple is still putting its old 5W charger in the box, even though the iPhone 11 Pro has an 18W USB-C quicker charger. If Apple doesn’t want to update the whole line to a quicker charger, it should just do the earth a favor and don’t put the 5W charger in the box. There are practically millions of them in the world. Chances are, you have one or more in your possession. 

Last year, the iPhone XR consistently beat out the XS models in battery life. Though this year, that gap has closed a bit with the iPhone 11 Pro models. The iPhone 11 is still on par as the best, but it didn’t get as huge of a jump in battery life as the Pro models did. This year, other models came out with batteries that gave Apple phones a run for their money (Samsung Galaxy phones). 

 



The iPhone 11 – The Phone You Should Get (Part I)

Apple has always had some great phone’s but the iPhone 11 takes the cake.

The iPhone 11 is the phone most folks who are upgrading to a new iPhone this year should buy. It’s a great phone with one of the top cameras available on a smartphone and a solid battery life.

None of this connotates the iPhone 11 is the perfect phone or that it possesses all the top features and specs you can get. It doesn’t. But it’s excellent where it counts, and it’s completely fine everywhere else. If you want to live on the edge of tech, you can splurge over $300 and get an iPhone 11 Pro. Or, you can take a look at one of the numerous high-end Android choices available. But most folks don’t need to over-process it. They will buy an iPhone 11.

The iPhone 11 is practically an S update to last year’s quite popular iPhone XR. From the front, it appears precisely the same. It possesses the same design, the same 6.1-inch 720p LCD with fancy rounded corners, the same big bezels, and the same aluminum body.

The Differences

However, that design has been created just a little better: the water resistance is somewhat better, and Apple states the glass on the back and front is a bit stronger. The camera bump on the back is now milled directly into the glass, which is sort of neat, but it’s a camera bump. The complete design is a tad surfboard-y, and it’s not little. If you’re wanting to upgrade from an iPhone SE, this thing will feel huge to you.

Apple states the iPhone 11 will last for 60 minutes or longer on its battery than the iPhone XR, which already got a fabulous battery life. But the only concrete battery life numbers Apple publishes now are tests of single actions, such as audio and video playback on a loop. 

 



Have an Android Phone and a Laptop with a Mirabook

The Mirabook combines your phone and laptop making for a whole new mobile experience.

Use your Android phone as a personal computer!

Today, our cell phones have taken the place of every device we used before including cameras, GPS, music players much more thanks to numerous apps available on the Play Store.

Smartphones have changed significantly, powering each facet of our digital life. There isn’t an obstacle any longer in letting it serve as our personal computer.

The only missing items to change phones into a personal computer:

  • A larger screen
  • A similar desktop interface
  • A mouse
  • A keyboard

It is now doable to connect a keyboard and dock your smartphone, a mouse on a PC monitor or a TV.
Docking your smartphone lets you finally use Android OS as you would with Linux, Windows, or macOS.

Boost your Android desktop experience with the Mirabook Laptop dock

The mobile convergence revolution is an amazing opportunity to create sustainable products to respond ideally to the new use cases of Superphones.

Miraxess’s aim is to bring productivity to mobile phones and keeping a pleasant mobility.

This is where the Mirabook comes in. Change your superphone into a laptop and be mobile and productive at the same time. No more data synchronization between your numerous devices, no more drained battery. The Mirabook is the ideal laptop dock extension for your smartphone.

Make the most of its vast battery life and perform with your smartphone all day long while charging it. Get a neatly designed laptop for half the cost of normal notebook price tag. Take advantage of the Mirabook as the perfect mirror and external display for your Android phone.

Mirabook specifications

  • 10 hours of battery life (20 hours on its own)
  • 1x USB C for device
  • Black aluminum body
  • 13,3-inch 1080p screen
  • Feather weight 1.2KG / 2.6 Pounds
  • DisplayPort over USB C
  • 1x USB C for charging

 



What Makes AirPods So Great (Part I)?

Air Pods have become a hit at Apple, but what makes them so popular?

Debuted in 2016, Apple’s AirPods are highly regarded as one of the company’s best products in recent years. The AirPods provides portability, excellent battery life, simple charging, easy connectivity, and unparalleled Bluetooth range.

AirPods are so popular that Apple still has difficulty keeping them in stock at times. Even now, it’s not unusual to see AirPods everywhere, including in films, on the street, in TV shows, and everywhere else you look.

If you’re new to AirPods, thinking about buying a pair, or just want to pick up some new tips, this article is for you.

What are AirPods?

AirPods are Apple’s totally wire-free headphones, which look a bit like the Apple EarPods from older devices, but cable-free. AirPods have Apple-designed tech inside such as a special wireless chip called the W1 or H1 (based on the version), an accelerometer for gestures, dual optical sensors, dual beamforming microphones for Siri and phone calls, as well as a second accelerometer for speech detection.

AirPods come with the AirPods charging case, which is used for both storage and charging purposes so the AirPods don’t get lost. The charging case is around the size of a pack of dental floss, so it fits easily into a pocket. A lightning port at the bottom lets the AirPods and the case is charged with the lightning cables you already own. Also, the wireless charging case lets you charge with a Qi wireless charger.

How many versions of AirPods are there?

The AirPods were first up for sale in December 2016 and were refreshed in March 2019, so there are two versions of the AirPods: the original AirPods and the second-generation AirPods. Though both versions are referred to as “AirPods,” but there are some obvious differences between them.

The second-generation AirPods, or AirPods 2, have an enhanced H1 chip instead of a W1 chip. The H1 lets the AirPods switch between your devices twice as fast and connecting a phone call is 1.5x faster. The new AirPods have the same typical battery life, however three hours of talk time instead of two. You won’t see any design differences between AirPods 1 and AirPods 2 since they’re identical.



What’s New at Apple

Apple has some impressive products and you’ve come to the right place to discover what’s new.

In a typical year, Apple has around four events. There’s usually a spring event in March, the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, a September event that’s concerning the Apple Watch and iPhone, and sometimes an October event if there are new Macs or iPads debuting in the fall.

2019 iPhones

In 2019, you can expect three new iPhones, similar to the 2018 lineup. Rumors state there will be one LED model (XR successor) and two OLED models (XS and XS Max successors) with no serious design changes. However, there might be new colors and a new frosted glass back for the next-generation iPhone XR.

The iPhone XS and XS Max successors will have a new triple-lens camera that could provide ultra-wide-angle shots for the first time, while the iPhone XR will use a new dual-lens camera system. There are some rumors indicating Apple may use USB-C for the new iPhones, but it’s looking like the company plans to stick with lightning.

Also, you can expect an A13 chip along with quicker WiFi and LTE, bigger batteries, and a cute new bilateral wireless charging feature that will let the 2019 iPhones wirelessly charge other devices such as the AirPods with wireless charging case.

There is no information on what Apple is planning to call its 2019 iPhone lineup. Yet, given that there’s no clear follow-up to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR names, most rumors refer to these devices as the “2019 iPhones.”

Apple Watch Series 5

Rumors suggest the Apple Watch Series 5 will have a new ceramic casing design, indicating a return of the Apple Watch Edition alongside the typical stainless steel and aluminum casing options. Besides this, we don’t have a good amount of information about what to expect from the Apple Watch in 2019.

Also, new health features have been talked about for years like non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. A micro-LED display is a possibility along with solid-state buttons.



The Best Bluetooth on the Market Today (Part IV)

If you like to talk, then you need a Bluetooth headset.

Plantronics M70

Big features, a small price

The Plantronics M70 is the successor to the popular M55, and similar its forbear, it is an affordable headset, but you get plenty for your money. While it doesn’t have a maximum build it’s quite comfy to wear, it supports voice commands for real hands-free use and the sound quality is excellent, especially when aided by the built-in noise-canceling tech. Also, the M70 has a DeepSleep mode which activates when it’s detached from a paired smartphone for 90 minutes and leaves it with up to five months of battery life, but just bring your phone within range and it will swiftly wake up again.

Jabra Wave

The top Bluetooth for chatterboxes

With a talk time of over eight hours, the Jabra Wave is a Bluetooth headset that just keeps going and going, making it the perfect choice if you’re going to be away from a charger for a long period of time. The fairly large size means it’s not the most discreet of headsets, but it’s a worthy trade-off for all that battery life. Also, it has strong audio quality and is good at muffling noise, especially wind. Add to that easy pairing and the capability to connect it to two devices at once and the Jabra Wave is a solid choice.

The era of the traditional Bluetooth headset is coming to an end. If you look at Amazon or any other big retailer, you see that the single-ear headsets of 10 years ago have quickly evolved into stereo Bluetooth headphones, practically all of which include microphones for you to make calls with. While there are still mono headsets on the market, many of them are either no-name products, several years old or no quality.



The Best Bluetooth on the Market Today (Part III)

These headsets have a sleek and comfortable design.

Jabra Stealth

Stylish and small

The Jabra Stealth is one of the nicest designed Bluetooth headsets on the list. Not only does it look good, but it also is comfortable to wear. It’s not quite as unnoticeable and small as its name suggests, but with such an incredible design, you won’t really care. Most importantly, the sound quality on this headset is fantastic and it does a fabulous job of limiting background noise picked up by its mic. This is definitely a Bluetooth headset worth investing in if you depend on voice-free calls.

Sennheiser Presence UC

Multi-connectivity headset

The Sennheiser Presence UC is a marvelous Bluetooth headset if you work in a fast-paced setting where you have to multitask. It has a multi-connectivity feature that connects to both your computer and phone, so you can swiftly alter between the two. It has excellent recording and sound quality, and talk time is also quite impressive. It’s not the most comfortable headset, though, so if you need something that you’re going to wear all day long, then consider the Jabra Motion to better satisfy your needs.

Jabra Steel

A robust headset for outdoor usage

If you work outside in noisy spaces and need a robust Bluetooth headset that can get rid of background sounds, then the Jabra Steel is the top Bluetooth headset for you. Resistant to water, dust, and dirt, it can also endure high drops, making it a great headset for outdoor use. It has a 5-year warranty too. It also has aggressive noise cancellation which will make your voice calls clear and clean, even if you work somewhere where there is lots of background noise. However, there are no physical volume control buttons on the actual headset, making it a little annoying if you want to adjust loudness.

 



The Best Bluetooths on the Market Today (Part II)

These Bluetooth’s will fit your every need.

Plantronics Voyager 5200

Solid for play and work

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 is one of the top Bluetooth headsets around from a brand name that is very respected when it comes to headsets. It’s crafted with comfort in mind, so you can wear it for long periods without it bothering you and it sits securely in place too, so it doesn’t fall off.

It’s also totally hands-free, as caller ID will tell you the name of whoever is calling you and you can just say “answer” to take the call. Its noise-canceling is efficient even in busy environments and several microphones guarantee good voice quality, for an excellent all-round Bluetooth headset. It also covered in sweat proof material which gives it a durability that other Bluetooth headsets lack.

Sony MBH22

Dependable, smart, and simple

The Sony MBH20 headset was an easy-to-use, simple headset with excellent battery life, but it’s since been replaced by the MBH22. Though they both have a simple, similar design, this latest model is offering some new features.

There are the same minimal buttons, though now there’s a USB Type-C connector in place of an older micro USB port. It’s still a comfortable, good fit though there is only just one earpiece.

You can link two phones at the same time to switch between calls if you’re that in demand. You also have smart access to Siri and Google Assistant.

Plantronics Explorer 500

Discrete and compact

Plantronics produces amazing Bluetooth headsets, which is why it isn’t any surprise that this isn’t the first Plantronics headset to make it on the list of the top Bluetooth headsets, and it most definitely won’t be the last.

The Plantronics Explorer 500 is crafted to be discreet and compact, but there is a big amount of tech built into this small package like a boom arm and three microphones for stellar voice quality. Its little size does mean its battery life isn’t on the same level as some competitors, but at seven hours of talk time, it’s still quite good.



The Best Bluetooths on the Market Today (Part I)

If you’re into Bluetooth devices, we know where to find the best ones on the market.

Go fully hands-free with the best of the best Bluetooth headsets

If you’re looking for the best Bluetooth headsets, then read on. Below is a look at the top devices that let you easily make and receive hands-free phone calls. It doesn’t make a difference if you’re at work or behind the wheel of your vehicle, this article will help you purchase the ideal Bluetooth for your needs.

The best Bluetooth headsets are critical bits of kit for those who depend on their phones and make lots of calls each day. When putting together this list of the top Bluetooth headsets, the devices chosen can take calls safe, quick, and easy if you’re driving, typing on a keyboard, or using the equipment.

Bluetooth Features

Each headset presented delivers top audio quality. A headset is useless if you can’t hear what your caller is saying. Therefore, each entry on this top Bluetooth headset list provides both top-end audio quality from your callers, while also offering exceptional recording quality too. The best Bluetooth headsets will also provide noise cancellation, which is vital as it means regardless of how loud the spot you’re in, the person you’re talking to should be able to hear your voice without any problems.

Though a good Bluetooth headset can make your consistent cell-calling life much simpler, once you go out looking for a good headset, you’ll see that picking the best Bluetooth headsets among the myriad knockoffs and imitations can be a headache. Also, even if there are some Bluetooths that look the same, the actual features and functionality can differ drastically.

But no worries, you’ll find the very best Bluetooth headsets presently available, and we’ve used our price comparison tool to aid you in finding the best deals too.




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