Phones now a days are tough, but every so often you accidentally drop one on asphalt, or your child tries to eat it, or someone sits on it while it’s open and then you’ve got some ornamental piece of trash sitting around.
The basic theory behind the Nokia Morph is the use of nanotechnology based flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces. These new materials should enable Nokia to make a cell phone which is flexible, easy to use and can be folded into any shape.
Now don’t we wish the future came sooner…
Well, I’m sure if I conducted a survey with a crowd of 100 viewers in person and asked them how many of you have dropped and damaged you’re phone before, all 100 viewers would raise their hands. Now most phones get scratched but they can only take so much trauma and eventually give out one way or another, and if they function after all the damage they intake, then it just pisses the owner off knowing their lovely gadget that they cared for so much and spent so much on is now a ugly, and almost worthless piece of junk. I have come to conclusion and will share with you all that only if you take care of your belongings is when your belongings will take care of you. I use to lose and drop my belongings, not just phones, but my hand watch, my sun glasses, the car alarm, garage opener, etc. I now have decided that I will always drop these items no matter how sticky my hands are. So I bought myself a watch box that holds up to 10 watches. The watch goes from my wrist to the box when I’m done with it. I got myself this sexy brown leather case for my sun glasses. My car alarm & keys are now clamped to my beltline. I got a new garage opener that has a healthy clip on it so it won’t ever fall off my sun visor again. Oh and of course, I needed to protect my phone! In this case I recommend to all the Otterbox Commuter case. They are built for phones like the iPhone, BlackBerry’s, and others.
Along like many others, I am a daily commuter. I take the metro, ride the bike, go up a bunch of escalators, walk the dog, etc. All this is called…living life. From all this commuting what I hate the most is dropping my phone all the time. I have tried many cases, some slim but slippery, others protected but bulky. None have met in the middle with good protection from having it bumped out of my hand, yet fit happily in my pocket. This has been the case until I received the new Commuter case from Otterbox. The name really fits. The Otterbox Commuter TL is a soft yet tough hybrid case. It features a rubber sleeve that is secured within a hard shell, outer lining. The rubber surface of the sleeve keeps the phone firmly in your hands and the hard outer shell helps to protect the phone if you were to drop it.
- Turn the phone off. This is probably the most effective and most simple way of conserving your battery’s power. If you don’t plan on answering the phone while you’re sleeping or after business hours, just turn it off.
- Turn off all off all unnecessary sounds. Do people really like hearing their phone beep or chime every time they press a button? You might like it, but by turning these off you will save you a good amount of battery juice. Think of all of the processing it must take to load up those midis when you touch a key. I’m sure we can survive without it.
- Stop searching for a signal. Searching for a signal can really take its toll, and the more constantly you’re doing it, the greater battery drain you’ll see. On my way home from work I pass through 5 long miles of valleys in which I consider the Valley of Signal Death. I prefer saving that battery mojo throughout these 5 miles considering I am usually in afterhours traffic. I also go to my favorite theatre in town once a week where I make sure to turn it off as well since I wouldn’t even want someone to be calling me, other than the fact that I don’t ever have service there.
- Vibration Off. Ringtone On. If you’re looking for ways to save battery life, this is one big area you can improve in. The vibrate function uses up a lot of battery power. Keep the ring tone volume as low as possible.
- Close applications when you’re not using them. If you know it will be a while before your phone’s next charge, don’t use the camera, G.P.S., or connect to the Internet. Flash photography can drain your battery especially quickly. Why do you need to keep that game on pause when you’re not using it? Just save and close them and you’ll minimize the amount of battery wasted.
- Keep the backlights off as much as possible. The back light is what makes the phone easier to read in bright light or at night. Most phones these days will allow you to adjust the amount of time your backlight stays on once you’ve stopped touching buttons. It takes battery power to turn on your phone’s lights. When your screen is on, it’s draining battery. The default length on most phones is probably around 15-30 seconds, but there are settings that are much lower. I would suggest turning this down to 3-5 seconds to increase your battery life.
- Turn off Bluetooth. It will drain your battery very quickly. Turning the Bluetooth off when you’re not using it will save your phone from having to go out and check if the headset is there every few seconds.
- Keep your phone in cool climates. You carry your phone with you almost wherever you go, but whenever you’re somewhere like in your car during a hot summer afternoon, stash it somewhere where the sun can’t get it. If you’re at home, don’t leave it next to the microwave or stove when you’re cooking, keep it cool and this will prolong battery power.
- When you’re phone is done charging, unplug it. When your phone is charged it no longer needs to have electricity running through it. This will only rise up the temperature of your phone. A batteries best friend is the cool environment.
- Don’t let your battery fully discharge. If you let your battery die frequently, you’re putting extra strain on the battery. Avoid this by plugging in your phone before it dies all the way.
The Verizon Droid, the newest and best option to Verizon users, is quickly picking up strength in the cell phone industry. The Droid is the only phone currently out there that can challenge the iPhone. With the features that have been included in this phone, it is justifiable that Verizon customers are extremely excited about.
When the word got out about the release of the Droid, I made it a top priority to have my team of sales, designers, and engineers supply Foryourcell.com with accessories for the Droid to accommodate all of its users. Phones with a similar design to the Droid in the past have been extremely fragile, especially at the joints.
Upon doing research and testing, the product that all users should invest in for their Droid is the BodyGuardz Body and Screen Protector. Purchasing such a nice and expensive phone, it is worth paying a little more in order to enjoy the phone for a long period of time. It is only a matter of time before we drop our phones and cause irreversible damage.
With so many different options for car chargers, I made it clear to my design and engineering team, that we should develop a car charger for the Droid that will shield it against any type of power surge, to protect the phone. The For Your Cell Car Charger Motorola Micro USB is primarily designed to shelter the Droid.
We have all heard of counterfeit cellular accessories (especially Bluetooth) being sold all around the internet, such as Ebay and Buy.com. The places that have a hard time regulating fly by night merchants that open up shop then disappear. What caught me by surprise was seeing a Counterfeit Bluetooth Headset at one of my favorite electronics store.
I went to pick up a new PC for the new guy we hired. As I was getting ready to pay, when I walked past the Wireless department and my eye caught the Jawbone Prime. Something with the way it was packaged didn’t look right. Mind you, I see hundreds of these in any given month. It’s one of our more popular products. Then I noticed the price tag marked wayyyyyy below MSRP and I thought to myself something isn’t right here. I went ahead and bought one to try to understand the reason behind the large discount.
After taking it back to the office and comparing it to ours, I noticed something else I hadn’t at the store. IT’S NOT THE RIGHT COLOR!!! This color isn’t offered by Aliph, nor has it ever existed. Upon further inspection, I noticed it didn’t have the Government and regulatory markings within the ear bud. These are all the tale tell signs of a fake product. The next step was to start the pairing. While pairing, my phone found a device called “Bluetooth 3.” I don’t know what a “Bluetooth 3” is, but it wasn’t the Jawbone Prime that I had purchased.
Again, this was really surprising to see a knock off product at the national big box chain (which will remain unnamed). I am sure it wasn’t done intentionally, but these days you never know.
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About 6 months in the making. From the blueprints of an Electro-engineer to manufacturing and finalizing at our warehouse’s delivery dock, it’s finally here! We pretty much re-invented the wheel because it was necessary. In our opinion, this wheel wasn’t smooth enough and didn’t ride right. I personally go through multiple car chargers a year. They either fall apart from wear and tear of being thrown around in my car, or they just stop charging. Being in the cellular industry for over 10 years now, I know I am not the only one. When we decided to carry 1 main line of car chargers, we tested and took apart over 20 different types. Some were “Econo-Chargers” some “Premium Car Chargers”, OEMs like Motorola, LG, BlackBerry and so on. We noticed some chargers had some great components like the IC Chip that protects from over charging the battery but lacked a proper gage wire, or they might have used ceramic resistors instead of the better cement resistors. At the end we didn’t find one perfect type of car charger. Therefore, we decided to design and develop a car charger that brought together all of the great features of each, such as: over charging protection, resettable fuse, thick gage wire to handle rapid charging, 2-way short circuit protection (into the car and into the phone) and put it all into one unit AND keep the costs relatively low AND having the confidence to give a LIFETIME warranty.
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