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Truely Wireless bluetooth earphones : QCY-T1 Pro en

By dodge_911 on Tuesday 16 October 2018 17:30 - Comments (0)
Categories: Bluetooth, Gadgets, Personal Audio, Reviews, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.351

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.

→ Information
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, Reviews, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 2.065

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!

→ Information
This charger is available for purchase at Passmark Software.
➤ Product link @ manufacturer's website : http://bit.ly/PMUSBPDT
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No in-car line-in/aux/bt? No problem! Testing a Xiaomi Roidmi 3S smart car charger en

By dodge_911 on Friday 15 June 2018 19:31 - Comments (0)
Categories: Car chargers, Chargers, Gadgets, Reviews, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.508

A couple of weeks ago I received a Xiaomi Roidmi 3S smart car charger from GearBest to make a video.
It's a combo of an FM transmitter and a BlueTooth audio receiver, so you can pipe your music via BlueTooth over FM to your car stereo; really nice when your car stereo doesn't have a line-in. But, I'm not going to focus on that side of the product, plenty of videos and reviews that show how to use it. I want to know how this kajigger performs regarding output. It's also the first 12V 'cigarette lighter'-powered device I test.
So, let's find out what's what...

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Sun's out, panel's out! BlitzWolf BW-L3 28W 3.8A SunPower foldable solar charger en

By dodge_911 on Tuesday 1 May 2018 07:12 - Comments (2)
Categories: Chargers, Gadgets, Reviews, Solar Chargers, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 3.193

In this week’s video I’m taking a look at a BlitzWolf BW-L3, a 28W 3.8A SunPower foldable solar charger, and BlitzWolf’s latest addition to their solar charger line-up.
Jump to review notes and conclusion in the video.
➤ Productlink in the description of the video.

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And now for something completely different (part 01): taking a look at a Xiaomi Mi Music Alarm Clock en

By dodge_911 on Thursday 5 April 2018 19:30 - Comments (0)
Categories: Bluetooth, Gadgets, Reviews, Speakers, USB Power, Unboxing, YouTube, Views: 1.203

As the title states, time for something completely different!
In this video I'm taking a look at a Xiaomi Mi Music Alarm Clock that Gearbest sent to me for this video.
They gave me a chance to review something besides powerbanks, cables and chargers.
➤ Productlink in the description of the video.
Don't worry, the focus of this blog and my channel will still be USB power related stuff, but this month, I'm throwing in some consumer electronics as a test...