Are you a motorist who is searching for a headset that allows you to listen to music, communicate and operate it hands-free? Do you want a headset that allows multi-tasking but will not compromise the ease and safety of your journey? The best option for a user-friendly headset would be a Bluetooth-operated one. Luckily, there are several best motorcycle bluetooth by Ironhorsetrading available these days. However, what is a guarantee that the next motorcycle accessory you will buy is the best one for you as a motorist? Read on and find out the essential points you need to consider before purchasing a motorcycle Bluetooth headset.
Clear and crisp sound quality
As a rider who maneuvers the road directly under the sun, the wind might be the only sound you can hear aside from the honking of other vehicles. Choosing a headset is crucial for you because you want to find one that will produce clear sound despite the noise from the surroundings. Recent models of helmet Bluetooth headsets allow multi-communication, and if you want to hear your fellows during a call, you want your headset to be able to reduce static noise. Go for a motorcycle Bluetooth headset that has a noise reduction capability or that can produce a sharp sound even without this feature. With noise cancellation, you can listen to your music and hear a call better.
Long hours of battery life
With any device, battery life is a seriously regarded topic. We surely want a Bluetooth device that can last for hours. Especially for motorists who travel long distances; a Bluetooth headset could be a concern. Though wire headsets don’t have battery life problems, they lack the hands-free and multi-tasking features. So, as a motorist who is looking for a device that can satisfy your needs for good sound and clear communication, a Bluetooth operated one can still be the best option for you. Manufacturers have improved Bluetooth headset battery life. Now, you can find one that can last for 8 hours. Other Bluetooth headsets for motorcycles have 12 hours battery life, and these devices specialize in communication. They come along with a microphone and noise or echo reduction.
Multi-intercom possibility and distant communication
Bluetooth technology is improving fast especially on how it makes communication more efficient. Now, it is possible to communicate with some people just by using a Bluetooth device. Multiple-communication is available in most Bluetooth headsets for motorcycles. Choose a headset that has a multi-intercom feature or that allows at least two more riders to communicate with you. Furthermore, take note of how far communication is possible. Some models can connect at 2-5 miles, but there are also those that can connect at 55 miles. If you are a rider who needs to communicate with several riders at one call, then, look for a Bluetooth headset with the multi-intercom feature.
Resilience to environment conditions
As a rider, you are constantly under direct heat of the sun, sometimes battling harsh winds and suddenly encountering rains. Because of this, buying a device that can operate no matter what the weather is can be quite tricky. However, Bluetooth headsets for outdoors are now designed to be water-proof and sun-proof. As a motorist who wants to enjoy the full features of your Bluetooth device, prioritize the durability of the headset before purchasing. Go for one that has a thick encasement rather than a slender one.
Some Bluetooth headsets come with a smartphone application. It means you can use your phone while you are on-the-go. With a smartphone app, you can voice prompt your Bluetooth headset to make a call or change the music when you want while you are driving your motorcycle. If you want this hands-free ease from your device, go for one that can be connected to your phone.
What is beneficial with a Bluetooth device is its sharing ability. It means one or more devices can also connect with you. With a Bluetooth headset, you and your friends can listen to music together. Look for one that allows sharing especially with other headset brands.
Compatibility with other devices
An advantage of the recent models of Bluetooth headsets for your helmet is its universality. Many in the market are compatible with other brands. It is good especially for music sharing, communication, and other connection reasons. When choosing a Bluetooth headset, test the compatibility feature by connecting other devices with the headset. Ensuring this before buying will save you from linking devices in the future. You would not want to stop in the middle of your journey just to troubleshoot your device once your fellow rider requests a song from you.
Other features to consider
Because you are attaching a Bluetooth device to your helmet, having a light-weight one is a better choice. However, make sure that the weight does not compromise its other important uses. There are also Bluetooth headsets for motorcycles that have a camera, GPS and voice command abilities. These are advantageous for you especially when you are on the road. Now, you will not miss those beautiful sceneries while you are on your bike or know your location immediately without stopping for directions. Furthermore, you just need to talk to your Bluetooth headset to make a call, listen to music, turn it off and other prompts. Make sure that when buying, these features are available if they are your priority as well.
We understand the fun of feeling the sun and the surroundings around you when you are on your bike. Thus, a device that will give you continuous enjoyment while on the road is so much more favorable. The Bluetooth headsets, expectations for functionality, durability, and efficiency are high. Hopefully, this guide has given you the basics before buying a Bluetooth headset that will match your bike. For comments, please post below because we want to hear from you too. We hope to know your suggestions and stories about having a Bluetooth headset for your motorbikes. Please remember to share this article with your fellow bikers. We hope you had fun and thank you for reading!
The right sound can transform any piece of visual entertainment into a world you can immerse yourself in to. Digital surround sound systems today maximize that immersion by letting you experience music, not just hear it.
With the right surround sound system, you should be able to complete your suspension of disbelief and let the movie or TV shows take you to a whole new dimension.
Of course, getting the right surround sound system is essential in achieving the effect you desire. Here are some tips to help you out:
1) The size – picking the size of the speakers requires you to take note of the room dimensions. Remember that you aim to immerse yourself in whatever you are watching or whatever you are listening to. This requires you to fill a room with sound. The size of the speakers, therefore, should be directly proportional to the scale of the room you’ll be placing them in.
2) Subwoofers – if you are relatively new to buying sound systems, then you might opt to buy your subwoofers packaged with the entire system. However, you might want to think about getting the subwoofers separately –this is so that you can match the subwoofer perfectly with the room and make the sound a whole lot better.
3) Brand matching – If you want to buy various components of the surround sound system separately, you should stick to the same brand. This has very little to do with brand loyalty and more to do with matching the sound quality. By purchasing your components from the same manufacturer, you would be able to make sure that the tones are evenly matched, therefore adding to your total immersion.
4)Get help – whether you are looking for the perfect surround sound or trying to find the right placement of your speakers, you should always consider getting help from experts. This will allow you to make much better decisions and ultimately enjoy much better surround sound.
Hopefully, this short article will help you get the best surround sound system for your money. Just make sure to think of it as an investment, and you’ll be okay.
The presence of facilities at home is something which is awesome for everyone because they can find what they need at the same time enjoying the self without going to anywhere else. The Certain facility might be categorized as expensive stuff since it requires a significant amount of money to fulfill it such as swimming pool, personal music studio, and mini bar and so on.
Those are available in celebrity o rich people’s house. It might be completely okay and worth for them to have it at home since they can afford it. Actually, expensive and high tech stuff does not determine the quality and the comfort of the house because happiness in life within the family member is determined by each family member.
Home becomes the nicest place for a parent when they can gather with children while for each child, they have their demand for homes such as privacy and freedom when they are the teenager. Above all, luxury and expensive stuff will mean nothing when there is no other beloved one to share with. Gathering among family member is important that is why arranging friendly, fun and the happy moment is necessary. Many things can be done together with the whole family member. The most common thing is spending the time with watching television or seeing movies.
It seems simple, but this is very effective to strengthen the relationship. To make this precious moment feel better, it is important to provide high-quality equipment because when people are entertained, they can find happiness and comfort that they need.
The determiner from the comfort that they require is not only based on the quality of the picture from the screen but also the presence of clear and sharp sound. The public might already know the presence of home theater product that is offered in the market. This is the thing that people need to create theater atmosphere at home.
The problem that people should face is the high price that they should pay to grab this product. The solution for surround sound system in the country or anywhere else is surround sound bar. The function might be the same as surround speaker that can be used as the minimalist sound system problem. Many new products are coming from different manufacturers in different brands that people can find on the market.
Since it is quite a lot product to choose, it might be better for people to compare each product before deciding to buy an individual product. Looking at the detail and its feature lets people find whether a certain product can give better sound or not. Besides the price, checking the quality might be the better thing to do for the customer. The demand on this sound bar in the market is getting higher because people are already aware of the comfort and the fun in enjoying television with surround sound system.
Full-screen HDTV or new flat panel becomes more impressive while it is attached to this kind of bar.
The benefits that people can get from installing sound bar is more than just having better, clearer and surround sound but people can save a lot of money either. When it is compared with installing the home theater sound system, people should spend a lot of more money to receive the same comfort in hearing experience.
Another benefit is the possibility to make the room space larger. People can imagine how many areas that it is required for people to put the home theater sound system or most of the people prefer to place speaker all around the room for a surround system. It might be wasting time and room space because by single sound bar people can receive and experience surround system. One slim speaker bar can make people can have great hearing experience from different devices with the presence of four models channels.
The digital surround technology which is applied in the restaurant let people should not be troubled in installing rear speakers. When people have a new television and like to have the more enjoyable moment by a large surround system, installing this kind of product might be suitable without requiring spending too much money on it.
However, if you feel the need to have is surround sound bar, We recommend one of the following:
I’ve been using my Droid for about three months now, and I like it more and more. I’ve read up on some of the tech stuff, and I thought you’d be interested.
The Droid OS is Android 2.0, while the Motorola network is the Verizon CDMA 1X 800/1900 EVDO (I knew you’d want to know that). Motorola claims up to 270 hours of standby time on a single charge and up to 385 minutes of talk time, but that must be with email, messaging and everything turned off because I’ve never come close to that.
I’ve been using the built-in 5MP camera with its 4x digital zoom and dual LED flash a lot more than any other camera phone I’ve ever had. It’s so easy to use (despite my shooting my 1st video with the camera turned sideways!). The camera sports auto focus and cropping, rotation, and Geo tagging tools. The Droid will play music and video and can record DVD quality video at 720 x 480.
I now have three separate email accounts on my Droid and integration was straightforward. I’ve been a Google slut for some time now—Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, AdSense, AdWords, Google, Google Docs… You name it if it’s Google I probably use it.
It’s a treat to jot down a note in GDocs (the Droid Google docs app) and find it waiting in my Docs folder when I get home. Likewise for calendaring and adding new contacts. I admit to being a bit paranoid about “the cloud” – what if the cloud blows away? – But the convenience is just compelling. I do backup my contacts and email.
If you’re used to the lightweight iPhone, or even a Blackberry (my previous smartphone), the Droid is strange at first. It’s hefty – mine weighs 6.5 ounces – and the bottom edge of the phone overhangs the lower part of the screen about 3/8”. The phone’s mic is located on the bottom edge, so you don’t cover it with your cheek when you talk, and it’s a useful little handle to slide open the QWERTY keyboard.
The Droid is a lot quicker on the draw than the iPhone or other phones. Its accelerometers switch the screen from landscape to portrait almost instantly when you rotate the phone. The soft keyboard also has excellent visual and audio feedback. I make a lot of typing errors, but I can correct them quickly.
I started with the native Droid browser but switched to the Dolphin browser and like it a lot. I provide the gesture enlarge and reduce and allows you to program your gestures. That said, I am eagerly awaiting the first Firefox browser for the Droid.
The screen is bright with great color reproduction and is excellent for video. I am watching YouTube on it with great enjoyment.
The slide out keyboard has a D-pad that lets you scroll and select things when you are surfing the web, which is ideal for correcting my numerous typing errors. The screen resolution makes it easy to see an entire web page without needing to zoom in or out.
Most iPhone users are fiercely loyal, but even they complain about AT&T 3G coverage. 3G with Verizon is so much faster than the AT&T 3G connection, and call quality on the Droid is outstanding.
The Droid keyboard is hard for fat-fingered me to get used to. I am getting better, but it would be much improved with rounded instead of flat-top keys. I wind up using the soft keyboard often, despite the lack of a D-pad. I might feel differently if I had ever owned an iPhone, but I’ve used one often enough to be convinced that the Droid can only get better, and the tight integration with Google apps is just great.
The final grade for the Droid? A-.
When Steve Jobs returned to Apple a few years ago, the company was heading for bankruptcy. Since then the iPhone series and the iPad have returned Apple to winning ways. Now Steve Jobs has been forced to take an indefinite leave of absence through illness. Will Apple survive?
A good illustration of just how tough it will be is in the tablet market. Apple under Steve Jobs created the tablet market. Before the iPad, tablets were a neglected, geeky, dead zone. The iPad has made it the fastest growing sector in the computing business. Now the completion is moving in with 80 new tablets announced at the recent CES. More will certainly follow in the coming months.
The most impressive of these new offerings is the Motorola Xoom. With Google’s new Android 3 operating system- as refined as Apple’s iOS- and a new chip from NVIDIA, it makes the iPad look puny.
In fact, anything the iPad can do, the Xoom can do twice as well. That chip from NVIDIA is twice as powerful as the iPad chip and packed with gaming potential as well as the power to display full HD video. It has a full GHZ of RAM making multitasking a cinch. There are front and rear facing cameras for video calls and taking HD video respectively. The iPad has no camera of any kind.
The real question though is: what will the iPad 2 have? If it cannot catch up, Apple could be on a slippery slope.
Here is a list of things the iPad 2 must have if it is to keep its place:
- A dual core 2 GHz processor
- Front and rear cameras
- Better RAM
- Better connectivity than the iPad- at least USB 2 and, even better, HDMI to match the Xoom.
Anything less than this will not do the job.
Of course, Apple have the advantage of being in the market early. Their App store outguns the Android Apps Store by 2 to 1. There is also a sizable industry of accessory makers for the iPad supplying sleeves, cases with keyboards, headphones and speakers. The Xoom accessory industry will be a way behind when it launches in March/April. But even as we speak Amazon are showing ads for new Xoom related products…
It is not just the tablet PC market where Apple is vulnerable to new Android 3, dual core NVIDIA chip powered competitors (there are several already announced). That new chip will power new smartphones too. Motorola believe their Atrix smartphone- also powered by the Tegra 2 NVIDIA chip- can replace laptops and even desktops with all that computing power. It will certainly put the iPhone under pressure and the new version will have to shape up to the new world or die.
If the future of computing is the mobile market- and all trends point that way- Apple will need to improve on every level in 2011 to keep its pre-eminent position. Google will not give up easily and its latest partners- Motorola and NVIDIA- are top class too.
I’ve been using Android phones pretty much since they first hit the market, and the only thing I can say I still craved when it comes to getting a lot of work done is a phone with a physical keyboard. Don’t get me wrong, I love touch screens, and having a large screen to use for browsing, reading, etc., but for me, there’s nothing like typing on a physical keyboard, especially when you need to type a lot, often and fast.
Now there have been several Android phones with physical keyboards, but nearly all of them have been in the form of a slide-out landscape keyboard. Apart from me preferring a portrait / Blackberry-style keyboard, a slide-out mechanism means more weight, more bulk and more chance of something breaking when you drop your phone.
So this is where the Motorola Pro comes in. An Android phone that combines a touchscreen and a Blackberry-style keyboard, without resorting to any sliding mechanism. It’s also got pretty decent specs regarding processing power, resolution, memory, etc. Sure you’ll find other Android phones that have better specs, with this phone has excellent specs AND a portrait keyboard. Is it everything I’ve been looking for?
Since this phone is not yet available in the UK, and I’m not patient enough to wait for the UK release, I purchased an unlocked Verizon Motorola Pro from eBay, and a few days later I was clicking away. First impressions… A quality device. It feels solid, yet lightweight. The screen looks good, it’s quite fast even with several apps installed, and everything seems to work pretty well.
It’s all about the keyboard
For me, this is the one feature that was going to make or break the phone since it’s also responsible for taking away some valuable screen real estate. And from my usage, I can say it’s well worth it. It’s a great keyboard, and thanks to raised ends of keys, I find it quite easy to locate various keys and type at a fast rate without making mistakes. If I have one complaint, it’s that the keyboard is too narrow, due to the shape of the phone. So if like me you have large hands, you may find it a little cramped, but still very manageable.
A true workhorse?
So is it the ideal work and play android phone for me? No. And the reason is the battery life. It’s bad, and I mean bad. If you’re making full use of it (Bluetooth, wifi, browsing, emails, some calls), then it will not even last you half a day! So I got an additional charger for the office and bought an extra battery when on the road. Still, I was often anxious about the battery running low, wondering whether I remembered to charge the second battery after I last used it…. In short, it was a pain.
Now some people say that most smartphones suffer in this area, so you need to manage your power usage. Turn off Bluetooth, turn off wifi, turn off data sync, reduce the brightness, etc., etc. I’ll tell you what, why don’t I then just use standard feature phones that do nothing but make calls and send SMS, the battery will last for days. No thanks, I bought a smartphone because I want to use it as it should be utilized.
Hot alternative: new and improved Blackberry?
Just when I was contemplating changing phones again, I read about the new Blackberry Bold 9900, combining the traditional blackberry keyboard and a touchscreen without any sliding mechanism. A slim, powerful phone with a touchscreen, a large keyboard, and the legendary Blackberry battery life? Yes, please. Just picking it up and clicking the keys makes me realize how much better this keyboard is, more spacious, much easier to type. And although the screen is shorter, it’s wider than the Motorola.
So stay tuned for my upcoming review of the Blackberry Bold, as I’ll have to be convinced that adding a touchscreen has not compromised the normal Blackberry battery life. And although the battery life will almost certainly be less than a non-touchscreen blackberry, how will it compare to an Android phone in the same format?
Our new and improved Motorola Pro (Plus)?
As if someone in Motorola was listening to me (or more likely to an army of angry customers), they announce the Pro Plus. It resembles the Pro, just more rounded edges vs. its predecessor. Most of the specs are pretty much the same, apart from the battery, which is the only much-improved spec. Maybe improved is the wrong word. Let’s go with fixed.
So the Pro will no longer be launched in the UK, the Pro Plus taking its place with an expected launch in October/November 2011. This will give me more than enough time to get the Blackberry Bold and see if I can be tempted away from Android, or if it will be a temporary switch until the Pro Plus is launched.
Motorola Xoom tablet may include craving for the goods or technology enthusiasts who only want to join the trend. But they seemed to be thinking twice to buy it because Xoom price is too high.
Leakage of technology site, Engadget, said that the best gadgets would sell Honeycomb began February 24, 2011, in the United States with the official price of USD 800.
Some technology media consider that the Xoom price is too high. In fact, it is not possible to make the high price of Xoom ultimately less able to compete with the iPad or a fellow brother Android, Galaxy Tab.
Issue price was deemed sensitive in a fight in the tablet market. Moreover, Motorola Xoom tablet is eventually going to compete with BlackBerry Playbook and iPad 2. If iPad 2 or Playbook price is lower.
Consider the reason why the Xoom price too expensive:
It can not be denied, IPAD is king tablets and dominant with 87% market share. Well, the iPad the cheapest version costs just $ 500 and most expensive U.S. $ 829. Given the iPad is a favorite tablet, not a consumer may not waive Xoom and choose the iPad, although the actual features of Xoom far above the iPad.
2. Xoom Price Equivalent to Secondary Laptop
With prices reaching $ 800, another opponent to be dealt with Xoom is a laptop with equivalent costs; specifications probably be good enough.
3. Hardware Xoom Not Proven
Yes, Xoom has the specs look great and may exceed the row of other tablets. But no one has proved whether the flashy features Xoom proved reliable when used. High price for an untested product is deemed risky.
4. Consumers Not to Know What Great Honeycomb Android
Motorola’s Android Xoom Honeycomb used differently than previous versions of Android. Again, users do not yet know whether the operating system is indeed as good as imagined.
5. Price is $ 600 Match
With a price of $ 600, Motorola Xoom can be considered competitive. Most of the general consumer and corporate circles may be more glances at this tablet with a price at that level. Indeed, Motorola’s profits shrink, but they must think long term.
7. Apple Could Be prepared
iPad 2 has not been rolled, and Apple has the advantage. They can just add features no less classy with a lower price than Xoom. If you have this, it could be defeated by Xoom will be given the reputation iPad tablet two is more embedded in the minds of consumers.
8. Other competitors may Tablets Android More Affordable Price
Xoom will not be the only tablet that will be marketed Honeycomb. If for example the LG with Optimus Pad tablet cheaper, consumers may be more glances remember Optimus also took Android Honeycomb Pad.
9. Xoom is Motorola’s First Experiment
Motorola has not proven capable in the realm of tablets and Xoom is their first product. They still have to prove you that Xoom is a great gadget.
Motorola has introduced a new Android Smartphone which supported 4G LTE Connectivity, i.e., Droid RAZR. The Droid RAZR comes with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS, powered by a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 540×960 pixels resolution.
Other features of Droid RAZR, such as a 8-Megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording and front facing 2-Megapixel camera for video calls, 16GB internal memory storage, 16GB microSD card included, up to 32GB via microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, LTE connectivity, 3.5mm headset jack, Webtop dock support and a 1780mAh battery.
Prices and Availability
The Motorola Droid RAZR smartphone is expected to be available in November and will begin sales for pre-orders at Verizon on October 27th with a price around $299.99.
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First Review: Great Camera!!
I am 13, and I got this camera as a gift. It is awesome and is compatible with many disks including Maxwell disks and Sony Handycam disks (those are the ones I use.)
Shoots pretty well indoors.
No manual reading required, but I did so to find out the features.
It also can take pictures and capture photos from a video.
I recommend Hitachi Camcorder Accessory Kit 2 for Hitachi DVD Camcorders. The bag fits the camera, batteries, disks, cords, and the manual nicely. I bought this because of the battery (a couple of hours life). Plus you get 3 Maxwell DVD-R disks (disk cases included)
Overall, this is a great buy for beginners and pros.
Second Review: Good all round performance.
I have the GX5020 and have found it to shoot real footage both inside and outdoors. The quality of the camera is good with intuitive controls, no manual reading required!
The only shortfall is the battery provided does not last more than around 40 minutes, so an extended life battery is a wise investment.
Third Review: Great Product – Hitachi DZGX5020A DVD Camcorder
Small, quick and easy to use! I love the ability to save a picture to an SD card from any frame. We bought digital frames for the grandma’s this Christmas, and I was able to save pictures from the camcorder directly to the SD cards for use with their frames – I didn’t need the camera at all. And I have the best pictures because I was able to pick the perfect frame to make a picture! That perfect smile that I would have missed with my 2-second delay camera – I got it this year using the camcorder. There was no learning process, and it is very user-friendly. The only downside so far is that the lens cap doesn’t stay secure when clipped on and I tend to zoom way too fast! This is my first camcorder, and I am very pleased.
Fourth Review: Great camera
The camera is easy to use. Light camera; fits comfortably in the palm of my hand. Works well in dim light. Good value for the money.
Fifth Review: Great Camera
It takes amazing pictures and does not easily create shaky images.
All you need is a simple DVD ripping software, and you can upload directly to youtube.
The quality is superior to most HDD camcorders out there and well worth the purchase.
Sixth Review: Good Value
Have had this camera for over two years. Takes great pictures if you use the best quality setting. The only problem there is that, at least with the disks I have, there are only 19 minutes per disc at this quality. This has not been a major problem as we use it mostly for vacation video and we do short clips anyhow. The disks that I have are re-writable, so we have used them over and over. After many rewrites, the camera can be somewhat fussy about re-formatting them. But we have used the same 12 or so disks for the last 2+ years, and only 3 of them have bit the dust the rest are still recording great video. We love that we can record 16:9 and with that setting fill our whole 40″ TV screen with stunning video. It has a great zoom, and we have been able to capture great pictures of wildlife at a distance. We love the color view finder and that we have the option to use this in bright sunlight. It is small but large enough to be able to hold and reach controls quickly without undue shaking picture trying to get to zoom or stopping recording. Captures sound well. We have not checked the settings well so it may be user error, but it does not do as great in low light. We like the digital recording. The recorded disks, if finalized, can be played directly back on some DVD players.