News: PowerBar: High Capacity Battery for All Devices by Jackery USA

News: PowerBar: High Capacity Battery for All Devices by Jackery USA

JACKERY’S ULTIMATE PORTABLE CHARGER LAUNCHES ON INDIEGOGO

Jackery debuts all in one battery with Quick Charge 3.0, AC outlet and solar charger

There was a time when heading to the great outdoors guaranteed a break from technology, but, according to a recent study, today’s travelers fail to switch off and instead pack at least five gadgets.

For people who need power on the move to take pictures, update social profiles, play music, light up the night, fly drones or straighten their hair, Jackery today launches the PowerBar on Indiegogo.

PowerBar is the ultimate all in one charging companion, it can power up to four devices simultaneously, super fast, super safe.

Works for a large range of devices

With in-built AC, USB-C and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 outlets the power bank can charge a host of devices from smartphones and laptops to drones, projectors and mini fridges. The high power UL certified 18650 lithium battery can recharge a Apple MacBook, 1.5 times; Microsoft Surface pro 4, 1.6 times; iPhone and Android devices up to eight times; and a GoPro, eight to 10 times.

Whether traveling for work, on the beach, hiking the wilderness or enjoying a festival, keep multiple devices powered up with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 outlet, which charges compatible gadgets up to 85% faster.

Airline friendly

At just 1.5 lbs the PowerBar is the smallest and lightest battery pack in its class and is safe for airline use as the 20800mAh / 77Wh capacity falls within Federal Aviation Administration’s safety limit of 100Wh.

Made from tough fireproof thermoplastic it is built to withstand more than daily wear and tear.

Efficient and safe

With its smart battery management system the PowerBar adapts to optimal voltage levels for each device when powering, and continuously manages inflow and outflow to ensure that both the device and PowerBar operate in the most efficient way.

AC or solar power recharge

Easily recharge in six hours by plugging into a wall outlet or from the car. If off the grid for days at a time then connect the optional solar panel and recharge wherever there is daylight.

Zhongwei Sun, Jackery’s CEO, explains: “We want to give everyone the ability to charge all their devices without the need for a wall outlet. The PowerBar has passed strict quality control tests and is the ultimate power-up companion for work or travel.”

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 29th August with a target of $50,000 to put the device into mass production with an SRP of $199.

Specifications

  • Battery

  • Cell Dimension: 18650

  • Capacity: 20800/77Wh

  • Lifecycles: 100 times

  • AC Outlet: 110V/85W (100W max)

  • USB Outlet: 5V/4.8A (total)

  • Type-C: 5V/3A (single)

  • USB: QC3.0  3.6V-6V/3A, 6V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A (single)

  • USB: 5V/2.4A

  • Product Dimension: 6.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 in

  • Product Weight: 1.5lbs

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About Jackery

Founded in 2011 and located in Santa Clara Jackery is known as the power source for mobility. It is committed to the creation of the safest, most innovative, versatile and intelligent mobile power products on the market. Its mission is to ensure anyone can have an energy source to keep them going for weeks on end.

For more information about Jackery visit http://www.jackery.com/.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
News: Clarity Speaker becomes First Standalone Device to Offer Access to Both Amazon and Google Voice Assistants

News: Clarity Speaker becomes First Standalone Device to Offer Access to Both Amazon and Google Voice Assistants

Clarityimage001The only Alexa-Enabled device with a built in touchscreen extends early bird pricing

New York, March 31, 2017 – The Clarity Speaker, the first standalone device to provide access to both Alexa and Google voice services, has announced the extension of its presale campaign to April 30, 2017, following an overwhelming response. Clarity, which is also the first and only Alexa-enabled product to boast a fully-featured touchscreen, has also announced that it will offer access to both Google Now and Google Assistant when it ships in June, well ahead of the rumored Amazon Echo touchscreen.

From blasting out favorite Spotify playlists to watching blockbuster movies, the android-powered touchscreen speaker offers great entertainment capabilities and acts as the hub for smart home automation while offering the power and skills of both Alexa and Google voice assistants. Clarity fuses the convenience and functionality of a conventional tablet with the dynamic possibilities of a smart voice-activated, connected speaker. During the extended presale period, Clarity can be purchased for $149 ahead of its shipping price of $199.

Awesome Audio

Clarity is a powerful, super lightweight, super portable Bluetooth and WiFi connected speaker, ideal for listening to music, podcasts or audio books. Content can be played from connected personal devices, internet radio stations or streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora.

Its two 5-watt speakers and spacious sound chambers deliver exceptional sound performance, and at just 2lbs with a six hour playback battery life, Clarity can be enjoyed anywhere.

Two Voices Are Better Than one

Clarity is the first device to allow people to use both the Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants. A range of service and skills can be accessed through simple voice commands, such as “Alexa read the news”, “Alexa play Adele”, “Hey Google show me the route to the office” and “OK Google set my alarm for 7 a.m.” Because Clarity also has a built in touchscreen, it can display as well as play results found by these services.

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Hub of the Connected Home

With Clarity, users can control and manage every aspect of the connected home. Using voice commands to control Alexa or Google, or leveraging the 7-inch touchscreen, users can control a range of devices including Nest, TP-Link, Samsung SmartThings, Insteon, Ecobee, Wemo and Hue Personal Wireless Lighting.

There’s an App for That

Clarity’s 7-inch touchscreen and built in camera allows it act as an android powered tablet providing access to apps and services you would find on any traditional device. From watching Netflix movies to video chatting and Skyping with family and friends, users can access and enjoy any of their favorite apps from the Google Play store.

Tech Specs and Availability

Clarity will ship in June 2017, priced $199. An early bird price of $149 is available through to April 30, 2017, on Indiegogo. Its full features include:

  • Compact lightweight design – Dimensions 326 x 110 x 160mm | weight 2lbs
  • 7-inch multi-touch screen with 1280×800 resolution
  • Advanced near and far field capabilities
  • Alexa, Google Assistant and Google Now enabled
  • Powered by quad-core CPU
  • Two 5-watt speakers
  • Two megapixel camera
  • 16G internal memory with expandable storage via Micro SD cards available
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1600 mAh Li-Poly battery providing six hours of audio and 2.5 hours of video playback
  • WiFi (2.4G and 5G Dual-Band) and Bluetooth (4.0) connectivity

 

Clarity is designed and manufactured by Pan Sea Co., Ltd., a company with a proven track record specializing in intelligent electro-acoustic products such as SoundPad. Its team has more than 20 years of experience in consumer electronics and acoustic technology and has spent three years developing Clarity.

“The response and demand for Clarity has been fantastic, beating all of our expectations,” said Dake Liu, CEO of Pan Sea Co. “We are proud to have developed an intuitive device with a number of industry firsts and are extending our presale campaign after popular demand to give even more people the chance to secure the Clarity Speaker at a discounted price.”

For further information visit www.clarityspeaker.com

 

 

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).
News: SenCbuds: The Earphones That Pause For You back on indiegogo

News: SenCbuds: The Earphones That Pause For You back on indiegogo

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SenCbuds: The Earphones That Pause For You

Meet SenCbuds, the first earphones that can automatically detect when to pause music! With the help of patent pending sensor technology, SenCbuds instantly know when they are taken out of your ear, and pause the media you are playing accordingly.
Patent Pending Smart Sense Technology
SenCbuds unique functionality is powered by motion-sensitive, patent pending Smart Sense Technology (SST) located inside the earbuds. SST allows SenCbuds to instantly pause music, podcasts or movies when taken out of the user’s ear, and to restart when they are put back in. This function is extremely useful during workouts, when working in an open office space, while travelling and in many other day-to-day situations.
Convenient Cable Management System
SenCbuds come with a handy management system to avoid tangled cables! The system also features buttons that can be used to control music and accept calls manually in case the earphone’s battery ran out.
Superior Sound Quality
SenCbuds are designed to provide the most excellent audio quality possible, and are therefore equipped with 9mm drivers, sensitivity to 98DB, an impedance of 16Ω and a frequency range of 5Hz to 25kHz.
Other Features
  • Built-in microphone
  • SenCbuds works with iOS and Android
  • The battery of SenCbuds lasts up to 17 days on one charge.
  • SenCbuds Plus additionally feature noise isolation through memory foam, a do-not-disturb light and a gold plated audio jack.
Pre-Orders

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
Review of the Zus Smart Car Charger from Nonda

Review of the Zus Smart Car Charger from Nonda

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Summary

Zus is a smart car charger that not only charges 2 devices at once at maximum speed, meets military spec standards, keeps cool whilst charging and has lighted USB ports but also locates your car for you without using cellular data

Our Rating

 

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Have you ever parked your car and then forgotten where exactly you left it? I know I have. For me this happens most often when I’m in an unfamiliar environment – parking on a side street in an unfamiliar city, or in a huge car park at an airport or train station. This makes it extra stressful when I have to start hunting for my car. The Zus smart car charger is a great solution to this problem, it not only charges 2 devices at once from your car cigarette lighter socket, but also helps you find your way back to your car!

The Zus has a sleek and stylish design, but doesn’t just look good, its smart too! It works with a free Smartphone app– available for both iPhone and Android, I tested the iPhone version.

iPhone Screenshot 1Before using it for the first time you need to download the app, then when you are in the car plug the Zus into the car, launch the app and pair it to your phone. After the first time you no longer need to think about it, you don’t even need to have the app open until its time to find your car. The app runs in the background, as long as Zus is plugged in it detects your phone when you start the car, and when you switch off the engine it automatically saves your location. When its time to find your car just open the app and a large compass-style needle shows you which direction your car is in and how far away. Then you just follow the arrow until you find your car. If you can’t walk in a straight line due to buildings or objects, that is fine, just walk in the general direction and it will keep adjusting for you new location. It can’t tell you which floor you are on in a multi-story car park, so you still need to remember that. I did find occasional spurious readings, where the direction or distance was off for a short time but it corrected itself very quickly (in a few steps) when that happened and overall did a great job of locating my car. I love that it works via GPS and doesn’t require you to have a wifi or cellphone signal which is great if you are traveling.
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Zus is also a great car charger – it will charge 2 devices at once, delivering up to 4.8 A total. It detects the maximum amperage your device will accept and is powerful enough to charge 2 iPads or an iPhone and iPad simultaneously at maximum charging speed. I tested the output from the Zus vs the output from a variety of other chargers I had in my car. When charging an iPad the Zus consistently had a higher output than the other chargers, even vs hi- quality brand name chargers it had 5-10% higher output and 100% higher vs the generic charger. It has titanium coated parts and is the only car charger to meet US Military MIL-STD-810G High Temperature Standard. This means it keeps cooler as it charges, which is better for the Zus’ longevity. Zus also has lights inside both USB ports, making it easier to plug in your charging cords at night.

Overall, I’m very impressed with all the features in this car charger – for under $30 you can quickly charge 2 devices simultaneously, it stays cool when charging,its easy to find the ports in the dark and helps you find your car! I love how it saves my car location without me having to think about it, and that it does so without using wifi or cellular data.

Zus is currently available on Indiegogo for less than $30 with delivery before Xmas. It has smashed its funding goal, it is almost 2,000% funded at time of writing, and is aiming for a stretch goal of $250k to add on a parking time alert. You can view their Indiegogo campaign, and order Zus by following this link. Update: Zus was fully funded and can now be ordered from nonda.com

 

NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.

 

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

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