Featured

Power options for home or on the go: 2 items reviewed

Accell Power BLOCK Mini


To lay the BLOCK Mini flat, play around with the thick main wire (see fig. 4) in the back, or else out of the box it might not. The most reliable parts of this power block are the 2 protected AC outlets with 300J surge protection (see fig. 2) They’re on both sides, 1 on each. The 3 USBs on the top (see fig. 1) are also extremely handy and in a prime position. The wireless charging area (see fig. 3) can act as a simple stand for landscape viewing too.
Retail price: $39.99 on the Accell site Comes in black or white.

myCharge Unplugged 10K (UPB10WW-A)


The name alludes to the 10,000 mAh of power. Works with all Qi enabled devices. There’s nothing bad to say about this. Mostly I charge one thing at a time but sometimes two. It’s portable unlike the Accell BLOCK Mini.  To activate the wireless charging surface on the myCharge Unplugged 10K, you need to push the button found on the lower front. This charger is good if you want to charge a phone while in bed without the risks of cords on your bed.
Retail price: $34.90 on Amazon


See all past guests on Techmania411: Click here



Contact me
how to subscribe Techmania411 techblog

Guest article: “Apple and Google as Cyber Nannies: Trying to Curb Phone Addiction”

This guest article was written by Charles Watson

While the United States is dealing with an opioid crisis, there’s another creeping issue that is being overlooked: phone addiction. No civilization before the internet has had such easy access to a wealth of information. But there’s an ugly side — when the first iPhone was introduced into the market in 2007,

Click to continue

Plug types around the world! And more

⬆⬆⬆Click for video⬆⬆⬆


Contact me

how to subscribe Techmania411 techblog

Hey NYC, Snap Spectacles are available today til New Year’s Eve


.

.

Early morning on day one: Wasn’t so bad before 7:30 AM: Periscope.tv/GeoffGolberg/1YqKDjEzYWaJV

Address to buy: 5 East 59th Street around the corner from the Sherry-Netherland hotel

When: Starting today (Nov. 21, 2016) until Dec. 31, 2016.

Earliest time you’re allowed to buy: See below

:::IMPORTANT::: Spectacles are compatible with Android devices running Android 4.3 and higher with BLE and Wi-Fi direct capabilities only. If you have an iPhone, it must be an iPhone 5 or better running iOS 8 or better.

Snap Inc Spectacles pop up store

how to subscribe Techmania411 techblog


how to subscribe Techmania411 techblog

Gadgets roundup: IconQ Boundless S4 bluetooth speaker, Kensington Expert Mouse trackball, more

Oct. 5, 2016

Gadget gift ideas roundup: 2016


“Tis the season” – okay, not yet, but it’s around the corner. How about tech suggestions to get you started? First on the list, Hand Liberation, a.k.a. “HANDL” by artist Allen Hirsch. Allen created this product out of a necessity. As you might infer from the name, it gives more freedom to your hand, resulting in less fumbling. It’s also conducive to live streaming. HandLiberation.com 

kensington-mouse-trackball
My comments about the Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball are included in the roundup summary video below. Scroll down!

reachcase

lumee
lumee-wow

chatlight

Chatlight is a great tool and it’s easy to charge with a regular USB. It can also be attached to tablets as well as smartphones with flat backs. I added some additional comments about it in the roundup summary video below, so scroll down.

satechi-fullsize-keyboard-highly-recommended

Tweet this entire article with one click: Cick here: ctt.ec/7G10F (Be logged into Twitter first)

innergie-magic
My comments about the Innergie MagiCable are included in the roundup summary video below

Subscribe to this blog by going to follow.blog.SocialAlex.com  then follow the directions on that page.

My comments about the IconQ Boundless S4 are included in the roundup summary video above

Note: If you don’t want a fullsize keyboard like the Satechi, you could go with the Zagg (see video below) or the Jorno, but to be honest, neither are as stellar as the Satechi, but of course you sacrifice size by going with the Satechi. The compact Jorno or Zagg could be handy in a pinch ..but to use them daily? Not my cup of tea. (I gave both of mine away. Sorry Zagg, sorry Jorno. But the people who received the keyboards told me they were satisfied. I’m hard to please!)

And that’s my 2016 list for now. You can leave comments or questions here on this blog or just email me at alexyongnyc@gmail.com.

Disclaimer re: opinions on products: All product opinions seen on this page originate from me, not a company or an agency. Products provided for free were: Kensington Expert Mouse, ReachCase, LumeeCase, ChatLight, Satechi keyboard, Innergie MagiCable, IconQ Boundless S4 speaker, Jorno folding keyboard, Zagg folding keyboard. Please read my sitewide disclosure page: Sitewide disclosures

how to subscribe Techmania411 techblog

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Rio Olympics edition, pretty cute, especially if the 2016 games were your favorite


Samsung Olympic Galaxys7edge

short wide break utility image file
Oh hey, since we’re talking about Samsung, sales of the Galaxy Note 7 are supposedly going to resume in October. Let’s hope it doesn’t come back with a bang!

screenshot-2016-09-20-at-01-07-44
Click this image to read the report on VentureBeat

The S Pen on the Galaxy Note 7 will hopefully still have a “GIF maker” to make custom 15-second GIFs

short wide break utility image file

how to subscribe Techmania411 techblog

Former NFL star Mark Clayton did a video interview about LIVV headphones


Click the video above! I interviewed former NFL star Mark Clayton about LIVV headphones and why he created them. 🎧 Also in the video: Some cool stuff about Mark growing up in OKC, university life, what it was like having 🏈Ray Lewis🏈 as a teammate, and more 🏈 It’s cool stuff! After you watch the video, share it out by using http://ctt.ec/e2atm
LIVV headphones interview with Mark Clayton
Get info about the LIVV Headphones Kickstarter – Click here
Follow @LIVVheadphones 🎧

tech-influencers-IWI-lands0PR-friendly
short wide break utility



Contact me
how to subscribe Techmania411 techblog

Tweet Mark’s video: Click or tap: http://ctt.ec/e2atm

Shortlinks:
wp.me/p2S0et-1P6
bit.ly/1T4XSoD