Friday, September 23, 2016

Cambond Bluetooth Wireless Speaker



 $19.99 on Amazon; http://amzn.to/2d3TxyV

If you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker to stream audio from your smart-phone then you should check out the Cambond Bluetooth Wireless speaker. This speaker comes in two colors; the blue you see here as well as a solid black speaker. Personally I liked the blue as it added some flavor to my desk!

The speaker has a nice, loud sound to it. I would say it is easily triple the output of what the phone speaker outputs. It has some nice bass in the music too, depending on the type of music you listen to then this is something you probably want when listening to music.

The speaker also has features such as volume control, forward/reverse to next or previous song, play and pause, as well as the ability to plug in a phone via AUX cable. It does come with both the charging cable and the AUX cable for a wired connection. You can also take calls on the speaker as well.

If you bought an iPhone 7 / 7 Plus then this might be something to consider. Yes, you can use the adapter to connect the iPhone to this speaker via AUX cable. I have tested it and it works great with an iPhone 7.

A speaker like this is great for both music as well as podcasts; but, you can also connect your phone to the speaker if you want to watch a video or movie on your phone but want a better or louder sound when watching.


Friday, September 9, 2016

Cambond Milanese Band for Fitbit Alta



I recently purchased a Fitbit Alta to use to track my outdoor activities and I wanted to get a couple of different bands for my Alta. The Cambond Milanese band for Fitbit Alta is a beautifully designed strap that makes my Fitbit Alta look more like a fashion piece than a fitness tracker. I will most likely wear this band when I am not working out but when I am wearing my Fitbit Alta throughout the day to track my steps walked. The black Cambond strap matches the black Alta perfectly, the band is very easy to replace and takes no longer than 30 seconds to remove the stock bands and replace them with the Cambond Milanese band.

Here are some details for the Cambond Fitbit Alta Milanese band. It will fit wrist sized; minimum 5.71 in / 14.5cm to maximum 9.06 in / 23cm. It comes in two colors; black and silver. It features a magnetic clasp that will lock the band in place. I found the magnet to be very strong! Also, if your hand is too large to slide the band over, you can easily attach one-side of the band to the Alta, then put the Alta on your wrist and attach the other side of the band to the Alta; obviously your hand is much wider/larger than your wrist but even so it isn't an issue. I haven't noticed the band pulling on my arm hairs, but I don't have very hairy wrist so that is something I really don't have to worry about.

If you are looking for a second strap for under $20 for your Fitbit Alta then I highly recommend checking out the Cambond Milanese band. Not only does it feel great on the wrist, it looks terrific too!

$17.99 Black; http://amzn.to/2c1k6r0
$16.99 Silver; http://amzn.to/2cFiIJf










Reflex Labs Gaming Mouse Pad

I ordered a new gaming mouse pad on Amazon and it arrived today. It's from Reflex Labs, it is 36" long X 12" wide. It also is the tall mat, which you can choose between heavy or heavy tall. They also come in three sizes of length; 9", 15" or 36".

$19 on Amazon; http://amzn.to/2cjKpJC

I was using a Razer Firefly (https://youtu.be/-hl3GYEz8Fk) previously. I'll still use it but for certain games (BF / CoD) I need a larger pad area.

I like the thickness and mushy feel of the Reflex pad vs. hard surface area from Razer. Plus it will help with my keyboard from sliding when FPS gaming.

I have a short video of it here; https://twitter.com/tyrannicalchris/status/774307343274242048



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Cambond Bluetooth Earphones



Looking for a nice pair of wireless Bluetooth earphones but you do not want to play a lot of money? Looking for an inexpensive pair of Bluetooth earphones to use when working out or jogging? Then you need to checkout the Cambond wireless 4.1 Bluetooth earphones which are only $28.99 on Amazon.

The Cambond wireless 4.1 Bluetooth earphones offer up to 10 hours of play time (with volume about 1/2 way up) on a full charge; a charge that only takes about 3 hours to charge from zero to full. The Cambond earphones are also rated IPX4 sweat-proof which makes them perfect for when working out or jogging! The earphones will work up to 10 meters or 30+ feet away from your phone too, so you can wear them in the office or house and not have to worry about carrying your phone with or losing connection when streaming music or listening to a podcast. Another great aspect of these earphones is that they are noise-canceling so you will not hear most distracting noises in the background while wearing this headphones.

I have had these headphones for about a week now and I am still no my first full battery charge. The sound is a nice balance of bass and mids but neither are drowned out by the other. The bass wasn't too thick but it had an overall nice balance to it, or at least for genre of music I listen to. They were loud enough that I never felt like I needed to raise the volume on them but they didn't bust my eardrums either. With any Bluetooth headphone/earphone when you compare it to a corded pair of headphone/earphones; of course most corded headphones/earphones are going to be louder, but I would say these are more than adequate for the majority of users. I would have not problem recommending them!

Some other notable features include the ability to play/pause music or adjust the volume with the volume rocker that is on the cable attaching one earphone to the other. You can also use these earphones to take phone calls which is a nice addition. If you have an Apple Watch or Android Watch you could answer calls on your watch and never have to take your phone out of your pocket, use the earphones to talk and hear the conversation. I tested there earphones with both my iPhone 6s Plus and my Nexus 5x and it connected with both devices via Bluetooth with zero issues.

In terms of wearing them they were decently comfortable, the body is a tad large but since they hand over your ear they are not heavy or they don't weigh your ear down while wearing them. The ear-hook is adjustable so they will fit most ears comfortably. The hook is something I think makes these better to wear than Bluetooth earphones without the hook, you never have to worry about them falling out of your ear as the hook keeps them in place. These earphones also come with different size rubber earplugs so you can fit them perfectly in your ear for an optimal user-experience. I plan on wearing these all winter, I can keep my phone in my pocket and not have to hassle with running a cable through my jacket just to listen to music when outside in 20 degree weather!

The Cambond Earphones come in 2 colors;
Black on Black Earphones; http://amzn.to/2crfpW5
Black and Blue Earphones; http://amzn.to/2bN0w33

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Power of Makeup by Too Faced and NikkieTutorials



This is The Power of Makeup I bought at Sephora this past weekend. I love the color palettes, my favorite color is Sugar Coated, it is so sparkle-y. ☺️

The Power of Makeup; http://amzn.to/2bZgAeV ☺️

One of my favorites:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Palette from Too Faced;
http://amzn.to/2bsrJGM ☺️

I would love to have you as a subscriber, you can subscribe here; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYhfcFI8b3KbM58OomZgKAQ?sub_confirmation=1 ☺️

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About this post. This is my daughters first YouTube video that she shot on her iPhone and edited in Final Cut Pro X. So as a show of support I am sharing it to as many places as I can to show her how I proud I am of her. If you have any interest in fashion or makeup, I would love it if you could give her a thumbs up and maybe even subscribe to her YouTube channel, or just leave a nice comment for her. 

I am trying to promote her continued creativity by encouraging her to keep creating content for YouTube. 

Thanks,
Christopher

Belkin USB-C cable

I finally grabbed a USB-C to USB-A cable for my Nexus 5X, so I can use it with my Phantom 4.

I tested flying my 5x today in split-screen, it works but is buggy. I was using YouTube as the second app which is good if you want to Live Stream to YouTube from the Phantom 4 and will enable you to actually see comments that you can respond to in the YouTube app when in split-screen. Currently only Facebook allows you to see comments and you can't respond to those either other than commenting verbally.

I grabbed my 3-foot cable on Amazon for $23.. it supports USB 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1.

Belkin 3 ft USB-C cable; http://amzn.to/2bv4qJe

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ChromaGun on Steam (Mac, Windows, Linux)



ChromaGun a fun puzzler, I have enjoyed playing ChromaGun for hours and hours, it is nice to relax from the fast paced run and gun FPS I normally play. If you are looking for a relaxing game that you can sit back and enjoy while working your brain muscle instead of your fingers and wrist reflexes then check out ChromaGun. Highly recommended!

ChromaGun is only $12.99 in the Steam Store; http://store.steampowered.com/app/408650/

"ChromaGun is a first person puzzler about colors. The basic principle is as easy as applying it is complex: Exit the chambers via the exit doors. Use the ChromaGun to colorize walls and WorkerDroids to progress in the chambers. WorkerDroids (the players’ main cause of headaches in ChromaGun) are attracted to walls of the same color and can be used for a variety of tasks like opening doors, activating triggers or removing the danger of deadly electrified floor-tiles by mercilessly sacrificing them. ChromaGun encompasses eight chapters of mind-melting puzzles and witty background-narrative."

Developers Website; http://pixel-maniacs.com/chromagun
Download Steam; http://steamcommunity.com/

ChromaGun is also available on the iPhone and iPad; http://apple.co/2byx8tn (I plan on doing a separate video for the mobile version)







Sunday, August 21, 2016

Cambond 12 inch Lightning Cable for iPhone (Phantom 4)



I wanted a shorter USB 2.0 to Lightning cable to use with my Phantom 4 and my iPhone or iPad for when flying my Phantom 4 drone. I found this cable on Amazon and it does the job.

Buy Cambond 12-inch cable on Amazon; http://amzn.to/2btE9gY

I like the fact that the cable is not only much shorter than the cable that came with my iPhone 6s Plus, but also it is braided so it will be tangle free. The gold tips match my iPhone 6s Plus more or less, there is a slight difference but it is not noticeable unless you are holding this close up and looking closely at the two gold colored items.

The cable comes in six different colors; black, silver, gray, gold, full gold, and solid silver. Pick the cable that matches your iPhone if you want.

Update: When I bought this cable it was only $11.99, it seems to have went up since then, after uploading this video it now shows as $13.99. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fragment - Prismatic Photo Effects


Fragment is a prismatic photo effects editor for iOS. It will work on both the iPhone as well as the iPad. Fragment only cost $1.99 in the App Store or you can purchase it in a Pixite bundle for $7.99.

Fragment: http://apple.co/2bll0fb
Pixite Bundle: http://apple.co/2biTTVa

Monday, August 15, 2016

Matter for iPhone and iPad



Matter allows you to add awesome 3D objects or effects to images on your iPhone or iPad. The objects you add can be animated to create a .gif like image. You can also add audio to your clips and and animate the objects to the beat of the music.

You can import objects to your projects as well or you can create your own.

Download Matter for iPhone or iPad for only $1.99;
http://apple.co/2bcZE3s

Download the Pixite bundle for only $7.99 (includes Matter);
http://apple.co/2biTTVa

Matter is an awesome application, my short review here does not do it justice. Download it for yourself and you will see how powerful this application is! Highly recommended!