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The Plinth. A great traveller.


The Plinth is not just any stand for your tablet device, It is a must have if you like to travel light and get your typing and browsing done easily and with no fuss.

The video above shows just how compact it really is, and how easily it can be opened and closed again down to the size of an iPhone 4.

It has a clean and simple design yet on closer inspection you will see that it is a pretty intricate collection of small carefully designed parts put together to create what is probably one of the most innovative designs this year.

I love it, and what’s more I just love playing with it, it’s just so satisfying when you set up and start typing from you’re iPad or whatever your choice of device, within seconds.

I funded it back in the Kickstarter stage and after it was very quickly funded and a few months later it arrived, I truly haven’t looked back, even though my iPad has a cover with a built in stand I still prefer this for speed and adjustability. Try it out, you should be quite surprised.

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The MPow Streambot mini Bluetooth 4.0 Music receiver.


I’ve been enjoying some music connectivity in my car lately. The thing is though I do not have a car with any connectivity in it.
So lets explain.

 

I have recently been given the opportunity to try out a great little device by MPow.

Little is the key word here as you can find out from watching the above video. The compact size was my first shock, the second shock was it’s great ability to stream music from my iPhone 5 to the sound system in my car seamlessly and without any problems whatsoever.

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It also has the ability to stream your calls however it has no microphone so an external mic would be somehow need to be connected to the setup, rendering it a not such a viable option for making and receiving calls although the sound quality when I tried it was impeccable, I just could not be heard by the caller or recipient of any call.

This brings me to the point of such a gadget. I have a good quality Surround sound hi-fi system which when purchased, some years ago before connectivity was used to transfer large amounts of data, was a rather expensive set up by Technics which is now relatively old but without cables is no use for modern forms of playing music digitally. This small but powerful device from MPow sorts this problem out and allows me to play high quality music tracks from all my connected devices.

So what are you waiting for? The financial benefit of this over buying a Bluetooth connected speaker is a no brainer.

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I’d like to extend a huge thank you to MPow for sending me this review unit and the links below direct you to the Amazon product pages for the respective countries.

US http://amzn.to/1qpt6ZC

UK http://amzn.to/1jKxwHy

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@Newtrent 4.2A Max Dual USB car charger NT81T


It has been a whole week now since I received this package so I immediately filmed the in car footage from the above video and after the initial shock of the iPad Air 64GB not charging when first plugged in it turns out, after a lot of trying out and cable checking, it was down to the fact that port B on each charger is not able to push enough power to feed the iPad Air’s requirements (unless I got a faulty batch). I didn’t after more research it would appear that the wattage to charge the iPad is not available at port B.

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This aside I have to say these chargers are amazingly quick at charging your devices and I found after just a half hour journey there was a battery percentage increase on the iPad Air of around 20% using port A. and on the iPhone 5 an increase of 25% whilst under use from a Bluetooth headset.

This now makes sense as to why it points out on the packaging that port A is for Apple devices, though port B worked with the iPhone 5 perfectly well, as well as charging a Newtrent IMP120D battery backup, a Bluetooth headset and although not seen on video there was my sons old Galaxy S1 which cheered him up no end when he needed to make a call.

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These two, yes TWO, (one black one white) in one box for this money is extremely good value for a very visually appealing and sleek device that does all that is offered from the manufacturer Newtrent it would be more common to see one device for not much less than the current asking price for such a premium product let alone two in one box.

Basically to round up this post I would highly recommend these for a family who travel with the children, a couple who need one each or even a power hungry techaholic like myself who likes to have full power wherever he go’s. A five star rating from me. Hit the Amazon affiliate links below for current pricing in your country.

 

UK http://amzn.to/RBvhK8

US http://amzn.to/1jpsWJt

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