Entries in Mobile (5)


Just Mobile Gum Plus Backup Battery Review

So far, every Just Mobile product we've reviewed has proven to be a great success. Just Mobile's love for aluminum surely shows a strong dedication towards creating perfectly matching accessories for Apple's most desired products. Today, we've got our hands on the Gum Plus. A battery backup pack that will not only charge your iPhone, iPad, iPod, but also any other gadget that can be chargers over USB. Hidden beneath that little aluminum enclosure is a huge, 4400mAh battery that promises to recharge your iPhone up to 3 times, and within just an hour, recharge your juiceless iPhone up to a 90% charged state. Oh boy, do we love these glorified product descriptions. We've put the Gum Plus thru its paces that's for sure. So get past that break for the full review!

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Razer Ferox Portable Speakers Review

Razer, one of the biggest names in the gaming scene. Their gaming mice are considered to be the best or shall I say, the creme de la creme. Razer's newest gaming oriented peripheral is the Ferox which are portable speakers for gaming and music listening. Razer calls these "tiny but mighty", and I can tell you one thing, these are very tiny but are they really mighty? Find out in the full review right after the break.

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Joby Gorillamobile for iPhone 4

This is the most flexible and durable tripod around, meet the Gorillamobile for iPhone 4 from Joby. You may already know these grippy creatures from Joby's other widely known tripods like the Gorillapod made for larger cameras like DSLR's. The Gorillamobile is built exactly the same way as all of Joby's tripods but in a smaller scale made exactly to hold the weight of the iPhone 4 but also other similar small point-n-shot cameras using the supplied adapter should you choose to use your Gorillamobile not only with your iPhone 4. This is an extremely versatile tripod unlike any other, it can be manipulated in many ways to wrap around various objects like bike handles, poles, railings, branches and whatever else you need to place this tripod on in order to get the perfect shot. More after the break!

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The Munkey Mobile Stand

The Munkey Mobile Stand is one simple stand that can attach to your car's head rest or even an airplane's tray table by using a strap, so that you can enjoy watching your videos without having to hold your mobile device for more than an hour, or whatever duration. The Munkey is made from solid lightweight anodized aluminum which is available in five colors. You can also use The Munkey stand by itself on a desk. For this review I used an iPhone 4 with a SwitchEasy Colors case on, and I'll go into why I used a case later on. This stand is limited to a landscape position only, so that means you cannot position your device upright. The viewing angle isn't adjustable but I feel that it's just right. The biggest issue I have with this stand is that it does not have any sort of rubber feet on the bottom for traction and this can also potentially scratch your surface. This is also the case with the inside of The Munkey's pegs that hold your device, there are no rubber coating and such so I would not recommend using a naked device with this stand.

With that being said, I The Munkey does a great job of securely holding your device in place using bottom and side pegs. The Munkey is compatible with all iPhone models, all iPod Touch models, Motorola Droid, HTC Hero & Imagio, BlackBerry Storm and the Zune HD. included with The Munkey stand is a nice travel carry pouch and the strap that is used for attaching. Price $29.99.



Devotec Solar Sound 2 Solar Powered Portable Speaker Review

Devotec's Solar Sound 2 is probably the best portable speaker for travel currently. There are some issues with the Solar Sound 2 but we will get to those later on. The Solar Sound 2 can both be used over Bluetooth or 3.5mm audio cable. The best thing about the Solar Sound 2 speaker is the fact that it's powered by the sun! Yes it can be charged via USB but who wants to do that when you have a big solar panel built onto the top. I've used the Solar Sound 2 for days without having to charge it over USB, the sunlight has kept this ting going and going. I have yet to actually charge it myself, and this I really like. So we covered the biggest function about this portable speaker which is the fact that it can be powered by the sun. 

Now onto the sound quality -- The Solar Sound 2 is pretty compact and portable with two speakers at each side that provide stereo sound at very high volumes. I was able to get a very loud sound level in a big living room, so sound level isn't the issue really. The sound quality is much better than what your iPhone or other mobile phone can produce. The Solar Sound 2 has a nice clear sound at normal sound levels. However, once you go beyond the 80% mark, you will start to get sound distortion effect on most songs. The bass quality isn't bad but nothing too exciting, definitely not punchy. I would say Devotec needs to improve the sound quality a bit here. The sound quality improves if you directly connect your audio source with the supplied 3.5mm audio cable but it isn't something really noticeable. The Solar Sound 2 has touch sensitive control buttons that work very well but you will mostly find yourself not using them. 

The build quality is very solid and doesn't feel cheap. If you want to use your Solar Sound 2 over Bluetooth with anything other than an iPhone or a different mobile phone, you will not be able to as it will not be compatible. You can directly plug any audio device right into the Solar Sound 2 without any issue though. The Solar Sound 2 could definitely benefit those who need a mobile speaker that does not need any batteries or the hassle re-charge times. With the Solar Sound 2 you will get a USB wall charge with a USB and 3.5mm audio cables as well as a travel case. Price $99.99.