The problem of the battery of smartphones is a hard problem that many solve with an external battery or simply with a battery case. So far many of these cases with batteries are unofficial, but it seems that large companies are betting on it. So we have recently known how Apple has quietly launched its battery case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. It is a case with a design but at the back, it has a package that is the battery of the terminal.
According to Apple itself, this case connects perfectly with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S giving greater autonomy, in the case of calls, up to 25 hours of conversation; 18 hours of Internet use with LTE and 20 hours of video playback. Something interesting because many will allow them to arrive at the end of the day without any problem of cargo or without needing to take the shipper to any place.
The battery case of Apple will cost $ 99 and can be purchased online because silently Apple has already uploaded to your store. Besides, this case with battery connects well to the terminals of Apple. Since in addition to allowing the load to the two devices, that is to say, it can be charged both with the case on and without it, the iPhone recognizes the case with battery and notifies on the screen when the terminal is using its battery or is simply using the battery in the case.
Unfortunately, this case with a battery cannot use any smartphone, or even any iPhone since its connector is Lightning and therefore is different from other terminals. We also know that this case works only with standard versions and not with the Plus versions because the evidence does not fit into the dimensions of the iPhone Plus.
The truth is that this case with Apple battery is fascinating and a pity that only available for iPhone 6, the price is not very high and undoubtedly many users would buy it for your Android smartphone if you could, in addition to the autonomy it offers It’s interesting, do not you think?
Nowadays videogames have improved a lot, they are more complex, they have much more detailed graphics, they require more dedication and they make use of new technologies, but this has its disadvantages too, one of them has been dragged from the beginning of this industry , the screens.
As much as now the screens are not as harmful as they once were, by requiring more dedication or dedicating more time to this type of entertainment our vision is affected whether we like it or not, especially after long intensive sessions and in poor lighting conditions.
To solve this problem and prevent irreversible damage to our vision we must take certain protections, and I, as a gamer user, decided to check for myself to what extent the gaming glasses are useful or not.
Glasses that block the “high frequency” blue light coming from modern screens and thus prevent tiredness and dryness of our eyes as well as protecting us from future injuries by spending hours and hours looking at a screen? And all this for less than € 20? Come now!
That’s what everyone (or at least me) thinks when we read the description of this product, you know, the unknown miracle that they say is a placebo effect but that actually does nothing.
Nothing is further from reality
My surprise comes from the moment I put them on for the first time, at first you think “well, it seems that it looks better”, also if you are not used to wearing glasses the notes all the time, but as it is the first time the most Probably because you just bought them and that’s what you expect, however, as time goes on you get used to them, they are light, comfortable and although you do not believe it yourself … they work!
After about 4 or 5 days using them (especially if you are one of those who play with low light) you realize that you really do not notice how your eyes dry when it is getting dark, you do not have to be wetting them every 2 minutes because it costs you to close them, and you do not have to lower the brightness of the screen, because although it costs to believe it, the glasses allow you to see the screen with all comfort and your eyes do not react negatively to it as up to now, you can throw yourself all the time what you want and your game session (or any other activity that requires intensive use of a screen) will not be hampered by the “eyestrain”.
Today I can not play without them, at least not for a long time, if I do that discomfort returns in the eyes that forces me to stop every X time and end up finishing what I was doing in front of the screen to rest, without doubt this product will help those who are working or playing all day in front of the screen, and it works with any type of light.
How does it work?
As you will have seen in the photograph of the previous section, you can see an intense blue reflection that comes from the glasses, this happens for the following reason, to take the photo I used the flash to post, from the flash of my camera the lenses of these glasses have passed all the frequencies of light except blue light, the latter has bounced off the lens producing that reflection in the white background that EYE, as you can see is a pretty intense reflection, that same blue light that you are seeing the white background is the light from which these glasses would have protected our eyes from having worn them, and the difference is seen from looking at a screen until looking at a light source, we will notice that everything has a warmer tonality and yet let’s stop seeing the blue color, that’s why these glasses do not negatively affect our gaming experience.
Choosing a microphone is not an easy task. As it usually happens in everything related to technology, the cheap in the end is expensive, and expensive does not guarantee that it is the best for your purposes. The offer of microphones is huge, and the different types of micro are well suited to some needs but are not suitable for others. Dynamic or condenser? XLR or USB? Omnidirectional or Cardioid? In this article, we will show you what the different types of microphone and in what situations are more appropriate are. In this way, you will be able to choose with less risk to make mistakes and knowing in what you are spending the money. Because not always spend more means that you will have best results.
Types of microphone
There are many ways to classify the microphones but here we are going to focus on the most important ones:
Depending on the type of connection: USB or XLR.
According to their directionality: omnidirectional or directional.
According to the type of membrane: dynamic or condenser.
USB or XLR
Usually, when one starts in the world of recording, it is fixed first on the USB microphones. They are cheap and offer you everything you need without having to buy other accessories. The USB microphones are connected to your computer through the cable they incorporate, and you can start working with them. However, everyone who decides on this type of microphone will finally leap the XLR. USB microphones offer poor build quality, at least those that are within the most affordable price range, and the audio you get with them is also of low quality. They are usually microphones, therefore suitable for occasional use without great demands.
XLR microphones usually offer many more alternatives when choosing the model, and although the microphone itself is usually not expensive (although there is everything) needs more accessories to connect to your computer. A mixer is required that is connected via USB to which you will connect the microphone, or at least an XLR interface easier than the mixer. A few days ago I was reviewing the Behringer Q802USB mixer that for price and performance is an excellent option to combine with this type of microphones. In return, when you want to change the microphone you can quickly do so while keeping the rest of the equipment, and the sound quality you get will be much better.
Omnidirectional or directional
Depending on how they pick up the sound you can choose between omnidirectional (from all directions) or directional. Within these the most common is the “cardioids,” so called because they capture the sound like a “heart,” giving priority to what is right in front of it and ignoring what is just behind it.
Omnidirectional microphones offer a massive variety of sounds as they capture everything around them. So they are ideal when we want precisely that, but if we ‘re going to be only heard from us without disturbing the passing cars On our side, we must then choose a cardioid micro that just captures our sound and rejects the rest.
Dynamic or condenser
The dynamic microphones are very robust, and they will last you a lifetime unless you mistreat them intentionally. They are also resistant to moisture. They do not need an energy source to operate, which is very interesting, and they also handle high volumes very well without distortions. They tend to be less sensitive to the noises that surround us, but they are very apt to produce “papers” an annoying little noise that occurs when pronouncing the letter “P” and that is easily eliminated with an “anti-pop” filter.
The condenser microphones have a higher audio quality but as long as it is recorded in optimal conditions. They are very sensitive and pick up all kinds of noise. So if you record in a studio with the padded walls and quietly the result will be excellent. But if you do it in your room, as a rule, they will give you more of a headache because it will capture all kinds of vibrations, echoes, noise from the outside.
Examples of microphones
The Samson SAGO Mic is a perfect example of what a USB microphone can offer us. It is a condenser microphone, and it can be omnidirectional or cardioid thanks to a switch that it has on the side. A very tight price (€ 35-40), a very simple handling and an ideal design to always carry with you. A single USB cable to connect to your computer serves to give you enough power to operate, and also has a headphone output to monitor the audio. However, the sound quality it offers is enough to accompany small video recordings but not to achieve optimal results.
The Blue Microphones YETI microphone has long been one of the most recommended for podcasting. A price not very high (€ 125-150) and its USB connectivity make it an excellent candidate for those looking for something simple and affordable. It is a large membrane condenser microphone, which means it will catch the last fly flying in your room. Although it offers the possibility of selecting different patterns (omnidirectional, cardioid, bidirectional, etc.) it is advisable to use it in places equipped for recording and thus avoid annoying echoes and other noises.
One of the most affordable and reasonable results (for the price you have) is the Behringer Ultravoice XM8500. A dynamic and cardioid microphone with XLR connection that will be more than adequate for most situations. I am the one I use with the mixer that I indicated before, and the result is quite good, without capturing the echo of the room. As with this type of microphone, the pope is a problem, but it can be minimized by speaking at the proper distance or by buying a filter. It has a price of € 19.90 on Amazon that makes it an ideal choice to start with your recordings.
One of the most affordable and reasonable results (for the price you have) is the Behringer Ultravoice XM8500. A dynamic and cardioid microphone with XLR connection that will be more than adequate for most situations. I am the one I use the mixer that I indicated before, and the result is quite good, without capturing the echo of the room. As with this type of microphone, the pope is a problem, but it can be minimized by speaking at the proper distance or by buying a filter. It has a price of € 19.90 on Amazon that makes it an ideal choice to start with your recordings.
One of the best options for podcasting recordings is without a doubt the Shure SM58 microphone. As the previous one is dynamic, cardioid and XLR. The audio quality it gets is excellent, and that’s why it’s the choice of many podcasters, rock bands and even preachers in the United States. Apparently, its price is higher than the previous model that I mentioned, reaching € 125 on Amazon.
Most users have complained about the battery of our mobile device since the day we bought it. Luckily in recent times have proliferated the power bank or external batteries that have made life a little more comfortable, taking us out of many problems and allowing us not to run out of battery in our terminal at any time. For those who do not know what we are talking about, these devices are small portable batteries that allow us to charge our smartphone or tablet at any time and without depending on having a plug nearby.
Today there are hundreds of models of external batteries in the market, ranging from ridiculous prices to very high prices, depending in most cases of their capacity, but also depending on their design or even the manufacturer. So that to acquire one of these devices is not for you a headache today we are going to show you 7 of the best external batteries of the best that are available in the market.
If you need to buy an external battery or are thinking of giving it to a family member or friend this Christmas, take out paper and pen, and especially pay close attention to all the devices that we will show you throughout the article. Also, we will give you some small tips to help you get acquainted when purchasing your power bank. Get ready that we started. Xiaomi Power Bank (16,000 mAh)
Xiaomi does not officially sell its devices in too many countries, although fortunately if they are available through third parties. One of the star gadgets is undoubtedly its power bank, with a capacity of 16,000 mAh. Which can charge for example two smartphones in a contemporary way (in this case the load power is limited to 3.6 A, which is divided between both, but if you use only one you can load it at 2.1 A) and it also has a little price.
With a beautiful and reduced design, this device can be the perfect companion for any trip, and that will allow us never to run out of battery on our smartphone or another device. EC Technology (22,400 mAh)
If we are looking for an external battery with a massive capacity and that allows us several charging cycles, the perfect choice is without a doubt the EC Technology that offers us 22,400 mAh.
The huge amount of mAh that it offers us, along with three USB ports, does not prevent us from finding a compact (8.1 x 2.4 x 16.1 centimeters) and slim design that allows us to carry this battery in almost any pocket or bag.
Its price despite what you can believe is not at all high and is that we can buy for only 29 euros. Who does not want to have a superpower bank for a handful of euros ?. Energy Sistem 420056 (10,000 mAh)
One of the significant problems with external batteries is that we usually lose the cables used to connect the power bank to the devices. The Energy Sistem, with 10,000 mAh solves these problems and is that it has the built-in cable and allows to collect it merely to avoid losing it. It also allows us to correctly perform several charging cycles without any problems thanks to its huge amount of mAh.
Its design is also one of its great strengths and is that this small and compact device is available in various colors. The price is quite low, although in the case of this model we could say that it is not as cheap as other versions that we can acquire.
RAVPower (10,400 mAh)
As we have already said in the market, there are hundreds of different models of external batteries that are similar at the same time. However, some of them are differentiated by small details that are interesting and sometimes decisive for us to lean towards buying one or another device.
For example, the RAVPower that offers us a capacity of 10.4000 mAh has an iSmart technology that allows the crashing of the devices at high speed. For example, the charge of our smartphone unlike with another power bank will occur faster.
It also officially has a life exceeding 1,000 load cycles, which is something positive and suitable for any user.
Its price is also a significant advantage and is that we can buy this RAVPower through Amazon for 22.90 euros.
Aukey (3,000 mAh)
When external batteries made their first appearance on the market were large devices, which offered us very few load cycles and had a fairly high price. Today there are many powers bank of all kinds and hundreds of designs. This Aukey of 3,000 mAh is an example of this.
And is that with a small size and a fair charge to be able to charge almost any smartphone fully, will be presented as the perfect travel companion. Also, its price of fewer than 10 euros invites, for example, that we acquire a battery of this type and another of larger dimensions and capacity for better occasions.
You can buy this Aukey external battery through Amazon for a price of 9 euros.
Nauc (30,000 mAh)
A large number of users are given the same design of their external battery, and all they are looking for is that it has a large capacity. If you are one of those, this power bank will fall in love with you, and it will offer you nothing more and nothing less than 30,000 mAh that will allow you to charge your mobile device or tablet in a lot of occasions. You can be the perfect complement for that trip to nowhere and in which you will not have access to the electric current that allows you to charge your different devices.
Manufactured by Nauc, does not have the best design or the most successful, but that is in an entirely secondary plane to look at the available mAh. Its price is another of its significant advantages and is that unlike other gadgets of similar characteristics is not too high.
You can buy this external battery signed by Nauc on Amazon for a price of 30 euros.
Mr. Wonderful (2,600 mAh)
To close this list with the best external batteries that we can find today in the market, we have not wanted to forget the one that will fall in love with your design and leave you a little indifferent for its price and capacity. We are talking about the power bank of the well-known Mr. Wonderful brand that with a beautiful design will allow us to show off and show off our battery at any time and place.
Unfortunately, its capacity is only 2,600 mAh, which for example will not be enough to fully load a large number of mobile devices on the market. Its price also shoots up to 25 euros, although it is quite usual to find it with the odd discount.
If what you care about your new power bank is the design, you can buy this precious Mr. Wonderful through Amazon in the following link.
After seeing the entire list of external batteries that we have shown you, we could not leave without giving you a series of tips that we believe can be useful and interesting. First of all, we must strongly recommend that you buy a device with a large capacity that allows you not to have to charge it, like your smartphone every day. Also in the case that someone else needs to charge your smartphone or tablet you can offer some of your mAh. In the case that you buy a power bank with a beautiful design, but a reduced capacity you should only charge your terminal, and also with total security you should connect it every night to the current.
Another important advice is that you buy your external battery in a well-known and recognized store, since more and more this type of devices proliferate in Chinese stores, from where they take weeks to arrive, and in many occasions, they do not do it in the normal conditions. Its price is usually much lower than what can be found in our country, but the quality is also really different.
In short, we could tell you that you should look for a good and quality battery, pretty if possible without being the most important, cheap and exceptionally high capacity so that we can make several charges to our smartphone or tablet. If we can also find a gadget with some other features such as fast charging, resistance to water or other things better than better, but I believe sincerely that should not be the most important in any case.
Motorola has unveiled its latest MOTOROKR S305 stereo wireless headset. Like others, they use the standard A2DP Bluetooth profile for connection with compatible devices and the reception of a stereo signal with the controls. The 30mm unit (about 1.2 inches) for each of the headphones are relatively large and deliver a broader range of music, offering on one of the outer decks the controls for the navigation of the tracks, volume controls and calls.
The headset allows users to make phone calls and the music that stops when a call comes in automatically resumes when the call finish. Motorola says that the MOTOROKR S305 is compatible with more than 200 Bluetooth phones.
They come with an integrated lithium-ion battery that offers 6.5 hours of talk time, 6 hours of music playback and 100 hours of standby time.
There is still no information on the price, but the MOTOROKR S305 headphones will be available in early April.