Today was probably the heaviest rain to hit California coast this year and I thought it would be a great idea to test out the microphones of latest flagship smartphone in extreme storm weather with 30+MPH wind. It seems that in this extreme weather, most smartphones have trouble, which one you think did the best?
Last week someone asked me about a magnetic smartphone mount and I have been using the WizGear Vent Mount. This is a magnetic smartphone mount you can mount on your car’s air conditioning vent. It comes with 2 adhesive plates that can be attached to back of any smartphone along with an extra non-adhesive plate that you can place inside your smartphone case. I prefer the non-adhesive method since I switch phones often.
If you guys want to watch Amazon Prime videos(which are free to any Amazon Prime members) on any Android device, you can sideload the Amazon Underground APK, which will allow you to install Amazon Video app to play back any Amazon Prime movies and TV shows. Now this works on ANY Android device and does NOT REQUIRE ROOT.
In this video, we try to simulate a real Galaxy Note 7 explosion test, does it really blow up? Find out!
(Above is my Note 7 fully charged to 100% and with green icon, this is an ORIGINAL Note 7, not the second edition.)
In this Top 5 Smartphone Gadgets edition, we take a look at some cool tech gifts you can give to your family and friends.Polaroid ZIP mobile printer is a really easy to use mobile printer that spits out 2×3 smear-free photos on the go. Completely portable you can bring it to parties, weddings, and print out photos wherever you want. The photos are also stickers that you can peel off and stick them anywhere! Works using bluetooth on both Android and iOS, connection is worry-free so even your gramma can figure out how to use it. This would make a great tech Christmas gift for anyone looking for something around $125. Smartphone LED flash has 16 mini LEDs to help you take better photos and videos in the dark, adds around 10 times more light than a regular smartphone LED. You can also easily attach to your smartphone headphone jack for hands-free LED that is powerful and tiny. You can recharge using micro-USB which is a bonus and adjust the LED brightness from low to high. Only $7. 6-in-1 multi USB cable will allow you to easily charge multiple devices without carrying multiple cables as it supports USB Type B, mini-USB, USB Type C, and even lightning cable for iPhones. Traveling? Grab one cable and forget the rest, this would also make a great gift for anyone. Only $10. Aukey ORA Wide-angle/Macro Lens allows you to easily turn any smartphone camera into wide-angle or macro camera. This has very high-quality lens that gives you minimal lens distortion and works well on any smartphone. On sale for $25. Aukey 10,000mAh USB Power Bank w/ Quick Charge 2.0 is on sale on Amazon for just $19.99, this is the lowest cost 10,000mAh power bank you can buy “right now” that also supports Quick Charge 2.0.
I will be doing app of the week on every Tuesday, this week’s app of the week is Mobdro, an app that allows you to watch free TV on Android. This is a really cool free app that is not on the Play Store yet it allow you to watch free LIVE TV that includes hundreds of channels from all over the world including U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, etc…etc… How this app works is it looks for existing free online TV streams and brings it to the app so you can enjoy free TV. While resolution quality isn’t the best in the world, this will allow you to enjoy free TV from anywhere in the world. When you are outside of your home country and the country you are staying at doesn’t have any U.S. TV channels, this is a great way to watch them overseas right on your Android device.
Here’s unboxing of LePro 3 I got on Black Friday for $250! Not bad of a deal considering it comes with latest Snapdragon 821 processor, 64GB of storage, 4070mAh battery, USB Type C earbuds, and all-metal unibody design. Camera isn’t the best I’ve tried and I would avoid this if you absolutely needed great camera but otherwise it is a terrific phone with great performance, long battery life, and stereo Dolby speakers.