Truely Wireless bluetooth earphones : QCY-T1 Pro en

By dodge_911 on Tuesday 16 October 2018 17:30 - Comments (0)
Categories: Gadgets, Reviews, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 900

A couple of months ago I received one of the last packages courtesy of BangGood; it contained QCY's latest True Wireless bluetooth earphones : a pair of brand spanking new T1 Pro's. After having tested their predecessors to these (and having used them for quite some time) I was very curious about them, so I did the usual unboxing thing and also ran a charging test with them and a runtime test in the video below :

→ Conclusion
I love that they are truly wireless and I like the magnetic system that is used to keep the earphones in the charging case while charging. This is a big improvement over the previous ones which had a tendency to pop out of their charging holes and thus not make contact with the charging pogo pins, leaving you either with an uncharged earbud, or randomly connecting to your phone whenever it lost contact with the charging pins and thus turned on. Not with these, I'm happy to report. Another big improvement is the ease of pairing them with your phone and to each other. That could be a little troublesome with the previous model. About the sound of them I 'm quite happy, they're clear and quite loud if needed and don't show any distortion at volume. The fit in my ears is also excellent, thanks to the extra 'earhook'. One little niggle I have with them is that the entire top is actually a button and sometimes it's a little too sensitive to the touch, pausing playback.

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These QCY-T1 Pro's are available for purchase at BangGood.
➤ Product link @ BangGood : https://goo.gl/j3h9zV (referral)
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Special (USB Power) Delivery : Passmark PM110 USB Power Delivery Tester en

By dodge_911 on Thursday 11 October 2018 13:00 - Comments (0)
Categories: Equipment, Gadgets, Power Delivery, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Reviews, USB PD, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.961

A little while ago I got to emailing with the folks at Passmark Software about this particular product.
They were very awesome and sent me a review unit free of charge, as long a I'd pay for any duties incurred. It was a generous offer that I gladly accepted, it's a pricey bit of kit!
A couple of weeks later I made this video :
→ Conclusion
This is a very very nice piece of kit if you need to do some heavy duty USB PD testing; it can handle up to 100W of power, so you can test some quite powerful devices safely. I like the ability to control it from a computer as well as use it standalone. It's a welcome addition to my arsenal of testing gear!
A big thank you to Passmark Software for sending me their USB PD tester for the making of this video.
Thanks for the support!

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This charger is available for purchase at Passmark Software.
➤ Product link @ manufacturer's website : http://bit.ly/PMUSBPDT
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Power packaged in purple : ZMI QB815 15.000mAh QC3.0 USB PD Powerbank with USB hub tested en

By dodge_911 on Tuesday 2 October 2018 18:15 - Comments (6)
Categories: PBCC, Powerbanks, QC3.0, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Reviews, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.251

In today's video I'm testing a ZMI QB815 15.000mAh QC3.0 USB PD Powerbank with a built-in USB hub sent to me by BangGood. It's the first video where I really can test the USB PD side of things too, and also probably one of the last videos supported by BangGood.
For those of you who don't want to watch it, you'll find the review notes, conclusion and information below the video.


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Niko Smart USB charger on the bench en

By dodge_911 on Monday 16 July 2018 07:30 - Comments are disabled
Categories: Chargers, USB Power, Viewer Submissions, Wall Chargers, YouTube, Views: 4.123

And now for something sourced locally this time : in today's video I'm putting a Niko PM420 0051 Smart USB charger an anonymous viewer dropped off through its' paces on the bench. Our mystery man wanted to know if the specs were true. So I thought I'd oblige him :)
→ Conclusion
This Niko 420-00510 Smart USB Charger performs nicely.
Not too much overhead on the specs, but total output is available on a single port, which I like.
Another nice feature is the power usage in standby, which is none, kind of important with a product connected to mains power 24/7. It does what it promises on the box, so I can't complain.

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This Niko PM420 0051 Smart USB charger was dropped off by a local viewer for the making of this video. Thanks mystery man! The support is dearly appreciated!

This charger is available for purchase at your local installation shop.
➤ Product link @ manufacturer's website : http://bit.ly/2NeBYye

Fancy Schmancy USB Power monitor #4 : ChargerLab Power-Z KM001 USB Power Monitor en

By dodge_911 on Tuesday 3 July 2018 07:00 - Comments (0)
Categories: Equipment, UPM's, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.482

In today's video I'll be taking a look at another USB Power Monitor from Chargerlab.
I had the same problem with this as with some of the others : there is a manual, but it's translated very poorly so I had to try and figure it out on my own. That took quite a long time :)
But let's see what this thing can do in the video below :
→ Review notes & conclusion
I like this UPM, but the lack of a decent manual really bothers me. Some of the functions aren't very clear to me, and are not as self-explanatory as with other UPM's that I have tested in the past.
The lack of support from the manufacturer is another thing that bothers me.
I am sure I have missed some things in this video.
You can also connect this UPM to a Windows PC, unfortunately, my testing nettop (& only wintel box)
can't run the app. I really need to upgrade to something that can run a recent version of Windows.
It's clearly a nice piece of equipment, but it is let down somewhat by what is stated above.

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This ChargerLab Power-Z KM001 USB Power Monitor was sent to me by BangGood for this video.
This charger is available for purchase on BangGood by using the link below.
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