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
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,
:::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.
“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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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