Monday, July 10, 2017

Product Review: JBL Everest Wireless In-Ear Headphones in a Gunmetal Finish

These wireless in-ear headphones are very light, comfortable and affordable. They have decent but not perfect balance of bass reproduction for the size that they are. They include a charging cable, and several sleeves/earbud options to fit most ears, even the small ones. The one thing they lack is a carrying case. They provide 7 plus hours of use between charges. These are a nice pair of headphones, they include all the controls one would expect on the go. They are a perfect addition to the go bag, being so light and small, giving you the wireless option for where ever you find yourself.

I would suggest these JBL Everest Wireless In-Ear Headphones to my budget conscious family and friends.

*I do have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or it's manufacturer*

**Images supplied by JBL.com**

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Product Review: Nyne - Rebel Portable Bluetooth Speaker

 This modern day boom box, called the Nyne - Rebel Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a really nice unit for a modest price.

It has plenty of bass.

It has a huge battery.

It has an input jack.

It has an output jack.

It can charge a device.

It is durable.

It is splash/dust proof.

It has a built in handle.

It has back-lit buttons.

It has NFC for easy pairing via Bluetooth.

It Rocks!!!

I wish it charged via a usb cable and not it's proprietary charging cable.

I wish it had a little better balance of highs to it's great bass response.

Ultimately this unit was surprisingly well built with great bass. I would recommend it to a friend.
The NFC is my favorite part of this device, making it uber easy to connect.


























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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Product Review: LifeProof - AQUAPHONICS AQ11 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

I love this new LifeProof - AQUAPHONICS AQ11 Portable Bluetooth Speaker. It's perfect to have poolside, lakeside or just about anywhere. This unit is water proof, drop proof, easy to use, and has a dry compartment that not only fit's your phone but also has the ability to charge your phone while it is kept dry. The volume is good, it lacks a bit of punch in the bass. But ultimately has a pretty good balance with no distortion at it's highest volume setting. I didn't test it but it's specs say it floats, and it also has a 15 hour battery. A bonus, the buttons light up so  you can see them at night to skip songs, or turn up the volume.

The simple fact that it is waterproof, dustproof, and drop-proof, makes it a great companion to play your music, no matter where you are, or what your doing.

The only thing I dislike about this device, is that the charger is proprietary, and not a standard connection like Micro Usb or Usb Type C.

I would recommend this to a friend.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Product Review: Samsung - 3-Channel Hi-Res Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer

This Samsung 3 Channel Hi-Res Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer is an excellent choice for a soundbar without an external subwoofer. It was super easy to install, with several options of inputs. It also is wifi enabled so you can stream using the Samsung Multi-Room app, or wirelessly connect your samsung wireless enabled tv. This device is not only versatile with it's connections, it has a very rich sound with great quality reproduction of bass and treble while obtaining a balance throughout different volume points. It also has unique metallic finish, bringing a high quality look to a high quality unit.

I would recommend this unit to a friend.

*I do have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or it's manufacturer*

**Image provided by Samsung.com**

Monday, June 19, 2017

Random: Missing An Orange

For our most recent camping trip I was packing and planning and I had the urge to send off an email with the situation I was presented with. Here is the email:

I was so excited to get the Summer Shandy Sampler package today to take camping and fishing, upon loading my cooler I noticed that one of the Orange Shandy's were laying down on the job, which means I actually received one less can of delicious Orange shandy in my case of Summer Fun. Just wanted to make sure you were aware that may you have a packaging issue, or one drunk worker , ii they are drinking one out of every case that passes by...

Thanks for brewing excellence!

They reached out to me, and will let me know what they find with their investigation. I hope I didn't get anyone in trouble... I just don't wish this anguish on anyone else!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Product Review: LifeProof Aquaphonics AQ10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

So I have had different low end Bluetooth speakers, but this LifeProof Aquaphonics AQ10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a huge step up in performance and engineering. It's small footprint is great so you can easily find a place to put it, on your boat, next to your camper, or on the ground while you work. We used this over the past weekend while we camped. I was surprised at it's range, It was playing at our camper and we walked down quite a few sites to a family members site, and my daughter verified that it was still playing my playlist.

Some of the positive aspects of this unit, is it's rich and balanced sound quality, it;s lastability (13 hour rechargeable battery), it's submersibility up to 1 meter for 30 minutes (which I have not tested yet), it's drop-ability from 1.2 meters, it's sealability from dirt, dust and snow, it's charge-ability (yes it can charge other usb devices) it's dry-ability (for money, credit cards, id, or mp3 player, and finally it's call-ability (it has it's own microphone). This is a unit with a ton of capabilities...

Now for the one thing that really bothers me about this device, and it actually had a considerable impact it's overall rating and lost a star because of it. At this point we all have plenty of chargers with Micro Usb connectors on it. I love that most of my devices use this type of connector, so I am not searching every time I want to charge a device for their specific charger. This has a proprietary charger included with it. So I will always have to keep up with where I have this stored this bugger.
The hope the engineers of this device designed it in this way solely to maintain the durability of the charge port.

I would recommend this to a friend, even with it's charging shortcomings. You can grab one of these here.





*I do have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or it's manufacturer*