Louis Senecal has been a mobile enthusiast since 2001 with the release of the HP Jornada Series Pocket PC. He reviews products for BostonPocketPC.com. He uses mobile tech to make his life more organized and entertaining. In addition to being a dad and a husband, Louis has a career in the Loss Prevention industry. He has been a volunteer firefighter for more than a decade and supports his community in various volunteer capacities.
You have probably read Tim Hillebrands’ review of the Griffin Helo TC remote control helicopter a few weeks ago. If you have not, I suggest you do and will place the link below. I also had the opportunity to play, I mean test, this new product out (pics at the end of review).
The kit comes with the Helicopter, a control pack, instructions, charging cable, missiles and some extra parts. The setup is pretty straightforward.
It’s important to note that this is designed for indoor use. I did try it outside and it did not function well.
For the last few weeks I have been using the iHealth Blood Pressure Dock. This is the first product of this type that I have actually used so I don’t have any comparison products to judge it against. But I can say its one of the easiest things to use right out of the box (My pics are at the end of the review)
The kit comes with the dock, instructions, power USB cable for dock, and your choice (out of two sizes) of arm cuff. The free app required needs a minimum of iOS 3.0 or greater (There was an app update this month). The dock itself contains a rechargeable battery that powers the blood pressure system / cuff.
The Mobile Grip Mini Fold-up Tripod from Arkon is a neat accessory to carry with you, especially if you use the camera function on your device a lot. This is a universal design so it should fit most smartphones, as well as an iPod Touch and similar devices that sport a camera. With the exception of the adjusting screws, the kit is all plastic which is one of the reasons it's so light. Check out the video from Arkon below for actual use of the stand.
The stand consists of three pieces. The tripod mount, mobile grip adaptor, and mobile grip holder.
Last Month I used and reviewed the SGP Klasden Levanaus Backpack. The link is below. These last few weeks, I have been using the shoulder bag, which is part of the Klasden Neumann series. I was very impressed with the quality and functionality of the backpack, that I requested a test drive of this messenger style bag. The bag looks a little bigger in person than I thought it be based on the pictures on-line, but it’s been working out rather nicely for me.
For my fulltime job, I work from home so I don’t use a briefcase or bag obviously. But I work a second part time job outside of the home where this bag has been put to the grind.
I have been using SGP Klasden Levanaus backpack for a few weeks and I can honestly say I am digging it. The photos will follow my review at the end. This backpack series is very durable, sleek, and provides a lot of storage inside.
I believe I stated in a previous review that I usually use my Swiss Gear backpack the few times when I travel with my gear for work and for all of my play. The Swiss Gear bag is also very tough but the biggest drawback is the weight. It’s heavy even before you put anything in there. The Levanaus is the opposite as far as I am concerned.
Here is another Freebie I found yesterday when I was flipping through Zite on my iPad. "Zombie Gunship" was free (and still is at the tike of this posting). I have played it for a couple hours. It prevented me from going to bed at a decent hour. The problem I am having is that I am wiping unacceptable amounts of civilians but I figure I will get better as I proceed. Links and screenshots below. I am having a blast playing it.
Here is a press release from last week that I thought was very worth putting on my blog. In spring 2012 (no exact date yet) ALK Tech will be releasing a free version of their copilot app, which seems to include built in maps, if you read below. Of course, if you want more features, you can upgrade via in app purchase. I use Copilot now and am very happy with it. This will also be available for Android (I use that version too)
I think the big deal of this is the free offline on board map.
Whether you're an iOS, Android, or other O/S fan (or multiple), then you are most likely (or will be) someone that may need a bunch of digital storage.
I'm a big fan of Dropbox and have been using their free 2 GB for a while. I don't want, nor have the cash, to pay for extra monthly online storage. I just participated in Dropbox's latest beta and got and additional 4.5 GB free. I was very happy with that for my needs.
Today i was reading in Zite and came across a post about Box.com offering 50 GB online free storage for life. This particular offer is related to their updated Android app. I immediately took advantage of this and downloaded the app on my Tab. 50 GB free. Nothing wrong with that.