The New Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote Review

Last week Logitech gave me a demo of the new Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote and I posted the original article on my sister site Cutegeek.com. Unfortunately we may have made an enemy in cyber world because the article got hacked and botched. Since I pride myself on tenacity I am reposting the recovered and rewritten article on Hi-Tech Chic! Continue Reading →

Product Review: JETJAT ULTRA Mini Drone

jetjat-collageI feel like 2016 was the year of drones, well at least for me anyhow. They were all over the place during SXSW and ACL festivals in Austin; you could look up and see at least 20 drones. Not to mention I too own a medium sized drone.

Mota sent me their JETJAT ULTRA drone which is the world’s easiest drone to fly. It’s specifically designed for all ages starting at 8 years old for ease of use young or mature. When I got the JETJAT I immediately had to unbox it; who doesn’t like a little drone fun during the work day? I decided I wanted to record the unboxing so everyone could see for themselves how small the JETJAT drone really is.

When you unbox it you will notice that the drone is docked on the remote it comes with which makes it very portable to go anywhere. The JETJAT ULTRA mini drone fits in the palm of your hand with a weight of 7.2 ounces and the dimension of 3.5 x 3.1 x 1.7 inches. It has a 640 x 480 HQ Camera that can record high quality videos and take photos while in the air.

The JETJAT ULTRA drone comes with 4 propellers, Accelerometer and 6-axis Gyroscope, 4 Channel Controller with 3 Speed Modes, and remote with adjustable grips and dock for your smartphone and the  JETJAT ULTRA drone. The  JETJAT ULTRA has a 5 minute air time and can go up to 100 feet. The JETJAT also live streams to your phone, can do aerial flips, and has a powerful thrust coupled with some never before seen new features. The  JETJAT ULTRA also has been integrated with Mota’s latest product, the TAMO C-Future Virtual Reality Headset. In the app simply turn on VR mode and your phone is ready to be placed into the VR headset for virtual flight.

controlAfter unboxing you will need to add AAA batteries and to charge the drone with the USB cable that comes with the drone.  During that time I suggest downloading the JETJAT ULTRA app so you are ready for lift off after its done charging. When the JETJAT ULTRA is finished charging you will need to turn it on and set up the Wi-Fi for it. To set up your Wi-Fi for the drone go to your WiFi settings and there should be an option to connect directly to the drone, note that it must be turned on for your to connect your WiFi to it. Now you’re set for lift off!

To lift off go to the JETJAT ULTRA app and click play once you get to the app. You will be taken to a screen with your menu options up top that include photo, video, playback, speed, gravity, 360 flip, balance, reverse and controls tabs. Below the menu is your flying remote control with VR and the takeoff and landing buttons. This will be used as the remote control for your drone.

Once you’re ready press the takeoff button and your drone will immediately lift up then hover till you start using the controls to fly it. You can also press the takeoff button and throw the drone in the air, it will hover in the air till you start using the controls to navigate it.

When I tested out the JETJAT ULTRA drone it was very easy to lift off and I started recording it as soon as it was in the air. Unfortunately I am a horrible driver to a point where people don’t want me driving them anywhere. I’m also not so great at all the driving video games so I was interested to see how my driving skills were with a drone. As you can see from the videos below I had a few crash landings and finally landed it. It was very easy to fly somewhat except my navigation skill are also not so great so there were a few “”running into the wall” instances. Excuse the mess, I’m decorating for the holidays.

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I tried the throwing it in the air takeoff and the first 10 times I threw the JETJAT ULTRA it would drop straight to the ground. I also tried the 360 aerial flip which was easier to do vs. throwing it in the air lift off!

All in all it has been fun testing out this tiny little drone. I think it’s perfect for those who like to fly them indoors and for kids due to its ease of use. It starts around $107.00 on Amazon not including shipping. If you would like to purchase the JETJAT ULTRA on Amazon click here and it you want more information about Mota’s JETJAT ULTRA drone click here.

For your entertainment and giggles here is JETJAT ULTRA Save-A-Drone Flight Safety poster and my unboxing blooper. Happy Tuesday Hi-Tech Chic fans!

Mota’s Safety Poster

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Without further ado…

Blooper video of unboxing Mota’s JETJAT ULTRA

 

Product Review: Rowkin’s™ New Mini Wireless Bluetooth® 4.1 Stereo Earbuds

The World’s Smallest Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic and Portable Charging Case have arrived! Rowkin sent me their new Mini Wireless Bluetooth® Earbuds to test out for Cutegeek and Hi-Tech Chic. When I unboxed them I was pleasantly surprised! It was an exciting moment for me since I haven’t had truly wireless stereo earbuds with no cord connecting the earbuds. I couldn’t wait to check them out.row-penny

When you receive the earbuds the package will include: TWO (2) Rowkin Bit wireless earbuds to operate in the stereo Bluetooth headphones mode, various earbud tips, and the patented dual-earbud conductive portable charging system. The battery in the wireless headphones allows up to 3 hours for music and calls on a single charge. The small lipstick size portable charger can fully recharge the Bluetooth headset twice, providing additional 4-6 hours worth of music or talk time. budsAfter you unbox the charger and the earbuds you will need to attach both earbuds to the opposite ends of the charger to get a good charge before you begin pairing and syncing them via Bluetooth to your mobile device. Once charged take them off the charger and turn them both on making sure the earbuds are next to each other so they can sync with each other. Your smart device should be able to detect via Bluetooth and once found click connect. Continue Reading →

Product Review: JayBird FREEDOM Wireless Earbuds

 

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We are in a time where we are all migrating to wireless especially since the iPhone 7 does not have a 3.5mm jack. There are rumors that all consumer electronics will be wireless sooner than we thought. That said I have been reviewing more wireless products since that announcement and my favorite so far has been the JayBird Wireless Buds.jay

The JayBird Wireless Buds are micro-sized, sweat-proof premium metal buds that offer superior audio performance rivaling with the best in wired headphones thus far. I walk 5+ miles about 3 to 4 times a week in Austin, Texas and durable plus reliable wireless ear buds are key in this 100 degree heat.

What JayBird Wireless Buds offer is 8 hours of play time with on-the-go listen-while-you-charge mobile charging (4 Hrs on-board + 4 Hrs with the included Charging Clip). The 4 hour charging clip has been my saving grace when I decide to walk more than just 5 miles and music grove to walk more. The patented secure-fit buds are ready for anything you can dish out on the trail, on the streets, in the gym or on the slopes. I don’t ski and for good reason but I can attest that these buds are not only durable but the sound quality withstands most elements. Continue Reading →

TEKFORCE SERVER CRASH- 011

tekI’ve been listening to rap most of my life time and I honestly don’t know the correct vernacular referencing a newly released song or rap or album. Maybe I should create my own word so-rap-bum?!

One of my newest technology pal, musician and Emsee TEKFORCE just released another new song named “011” featuring Halo Sama” that you guys should check out.

In August I also covered TEKFORCE’s other new single called RetroDreaming and you can find the article here. For more information on performances and new “so-rap-bums” (my new music term) click here.

Enjoy!

New Pages on Hi-Tech Chic: Videos and Gag Reels

New pagesToday I published two more pages on the Hi-Tech Chic site; Videos and Gag Reel. After 7 years of writing for technology I realized I have more videos than I thought I did. It also reminded me of how much fun I have had working for Cutegeek, Examiner and now Hi-Tech Chic (my own company).

The Videos Page covers events I’ve attended, unboxings and product demos. To see the new Videos Page just click here!

The Gag Reels are just that, funny bloopers of me messing up a product demo or unboxing or just being silly. I promise it will make you laugh! To view the Gag Reels click here.

This is just the beginning of what I hope to be a long career writing for technology.Thanks to all the followers and fans! There is more to come in 2016!

Guide for Geek Travelers 2016

How many times have you missed a flight or delayed and the connecting terminal is all the way on the opposite side of the airport? Before the trip you thought having a carry on would be more convenient but as your sprint through the airport it now seems like not a smooth move. On top of that your playing frogger going around people at the airport who walk leisurely. I think I have solved your luggage dilemmas.

Introducing the MODOBAG The World’s First Motorized Rideable Luggage

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If you are like me I like to book it as fast as possible to the connecting flight in fear of missing it.  The MODOBAG luggage may resolve my traveling issues and get to my connecting flight easier since the MODOBAG goes 8 MPH. The MODOBAG combines the convenience of a standard suitcase with the innovation of personal transportability, GPRS-GSM tracking, and dual USB charging ports which makes it the world’s only motorized, smart and connected carry-on that gets you to your destination three times faster than the average walking speed.

Does this clear through customs? Indeed it does pass the TSA carry on guiedlines. To learn more about the MODOBAG or purchase a MODOBAG click here. Below are the features and specification for the MODOBAG

Mechanical Features and Specifications

  • Motor – Belt Driven, Maintenance-Free, High Torque 150 Watt Electric
  • Top Speed – 8 MPH
  • Speed Control – Indoor and Outdoor Settings
  • Thumb Action Throttle
  • State-of-the-Art Lightweight Lithium Batteries
  • Range – over 6 Miles (based on 180 lb rider)
  • 80% charge in 15 minutes
  • Battery Life – over 4,000 full charge cycles
  • UL approved Smart Charger
  • Dual Wheel Braking System
  • High Performance CNC-Machined, Sealed-Bearing Steering Column
  • Telescoping Aluminum Handlebar Assembly

The Joey Everyday Carry JacketTravel Jacket

The Joey Everyday Carry Jacket is the most resourceful jacket with several different customized pockets for your electronics. When I first saw The Joey Everyday Carry Jacket via email the first thing I thought was Marty McFly’s in Back to the Future 2. I believe this product is probably the closest we will get to Marty’s jacket currently.

The Joey has 6 pockets that are different sizes for your different electronics. The Joey comes in two different fabrics, the Sturdy Waterproof Jacket or the Sweatshirt that both have similar features. I received the Sturdy Waterproof jacket to review and LOVED it. Talk about perfect timing because it was during Austin’s rain season so I got to test out how waterproofed it was first hand.  It was a rainy day but I had to go on my daily walk so I put on the jacket and headed out in the torrential rain. It was perfect and I stayed dry for the most part. It’s also very light and doesn’t take much room at all in your luggage.

 

EnerPlex Jumpr Slate 10K

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The EnerPlex Jumpr Slate 10K is a power bank that has up to 16 hours of talk time. What makes this power bank different from others on the market right now is you can charge several devices like Samsung® AndroidGSM & CDMA phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, action cameras, GPS, iPods and more. This is perfect for traveling if you have multiple devices and it’s very light.

The EnerPlex Jumpr Slate 10K made me a popular lady at E3, SXSW, and Comic Con since it can charge 2 devices at the same time. Also your devices don’t have to be one brand or another to charge extra electronics just don’t forget your lighting cord.

Mechanical Features and Specifications:

Product Dimensions:213mm(8.39″)/139.6mm(5.47″)/6.67mm(0.26″)
Additional Information:User manuals, data sheets, and other supporting documents can be found in the ‘Downloads and Support Tab’
Battery Capacity:10,000 mAh
Battery Type:Lithium-Polymer
Recharge By:Micro USB
Input:Micro USB Port
Output:Dual USB-A Ports
Power Output:2.4 Amps
Warranty:1 Year

Stowaway Cosmetics

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Stowaway Cosmetics are a line of makeup in sizes you can carry on with you in the plane. Stowaway Cosmetics the right-sized makeup since it’s half the size and half the price of other brands on the market. I received the Essential Eye Palette to test out specially since I travel allot lately. It’s very light, the shades are beautiful and it’s the size of a credit card.

Stowaway Cosmetics are great for ladies who travel a lot and going through security check. Each time I tend to lose a beauty product due to the ounces (Thanks TSA). I have traveled with the Stowaway Cosmetics Essential Eye Palette a couple time already and it made me realize, what in the world have I been doing carrying around my huge eye shadow compact?

The STM Grace deluxe sleeve/ tote

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The STM Grace deluxe sleeve/ tote is perfect for traveling with your electronic devices. the STM Grace deluxe sleeve/ tote is small, colorful but not too colorful, and the inside has protective foam plus it’s very plush. It has leather straps which makes me feel like this is a sturdy purse. The STM Grace deluxe sleeve/ tote has a magnetized front flap and a zipper for the smaller pocket.

The Grace’s main compartment can fit up to the 15 inch MacBook Pro and the front can carry a smartphone or any other small accessories. I tried it with my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and it fit perfectly.

Safe Travels Everyone!

*Quotes and pictures are from MODOBAG, TRAVEL JACKET, STOWAWAY, 

Review: Celeste Prayer Bowl

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When I was diagnosed with Pan Ulcerative Colitis (UC) I relied on myself will, friends and family prayers or well wishes for support. It was because of all of them I persevered. There were days I was in so much pain all I could think is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).” Though I seldom go to church since I travel allot I do pray for all of my loved ones health or strength through good and hard times.

Recently I’ve been undergoing another UC attack and major chest/ lung issues which truthfully has been exhausting. I got the Celeste Bowl prayer bowl in the mail randomly. I’m not sure who sent it but I THANK YOU; my eyes watered of appreciation and thoughtfulness. I had never heard of a prayer bowl before so I had to look into what it all meant.

Prayer Bowl

The creator, Karen Berry, of this unique prayer bowl had a similar situation and created this beautiful bowls to pray for your loved ones or anyone else that needs a prayer. The one I received was the “Celeste Bowl” it has a intricate cross in the middle five hand-applied Swarovski Crystals, gold-scalloped edges, and around the edge it read Romans 12:12 “Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfast in prayer” scrolls around the delicate edges of the prayer bowl including bundle of Prayer Cards is included.Pray

The purpose of the prayer bowl is each day you put who you pray for and at the end of the day all prayer requested are prayed for.  When anyone in my family sick or down on their luck we pray and it gives me some peace and serenity during a difficult time. It’s a great reminder to help or pray for those daily. The Prayer Bowl also has an app that you can use if you are out traveling and have a prayer request or if you want to pray for a loved one from afar.

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My first prayer request was for the family and friends who were impacted by the Orlando shooting.

My second is for those suffering with Crohn’s or Colitis and to give them strength and DON’T GIVE UP. Where’s there is a will there is a way.

Below is the creator, Karen Berry, and story of her Prayer Bowls. Such an amazing lady! If you are interested in her prayer bowls click here; they are absolutely beautiful and reminds you to think of and pray for others.

“I am a believer in the power of prayer. A few years ago I was extremely sick. Family, friends, and even strangers lifted me up to God in prayer as I went through many surgeries, procedures and treatments.

One day, I was again amazed by Christ showing His love through others: a woman named Angie whom I had never met before told me that she had prayed daily for me for a year. She went on to share that she kept a prayer bowl, and each day, she’d ask the Lord’s blessing on the people who were in need at that time. I loved the idea so much that I quickly decided to create a distinctive prayer bowl for myself and a few others, and with that, Prayer Bowls were born.

So many times we hear of a prayer request at church, Bible study, or even through email, and we pray for, lift up those friends in need to the Lord.”

Ironically I’m not in remission with my Pan Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and this just happened to show up at my front door step and a blessing in disguise. Sometimes when you are ill focusing on helping others provides serenity to an otherwise rough time.

Thank you Karen Berry and whomever sent me this prayer bowl. Its gifts like these to remind us to fight, pray, and help others.

My Chargers and Me

Charger 3Yesterday I posted an article on examiner.com in regards to smart phone chargers. Since my pictures were too large I was unable to add these pictures to the article. I decided to post on Hi-Tech Chic some of these cool pictures of the chargers that were not included in the article. My favorite of these all is the myCharge STYLEPOWER and EnerPlex Jumpr Slate 10K.

When I was at SV ComicCon the EnerPlex Jumpr Slate 10K made me a popular lady since it can charge 2 devices at the same time. I became “that girl” with the power! The myCharge STYLEPOWER is something I use daily because of the design, size, and its light weight.

For those who have not seen the article you can find it here along with the review of Mophie Juice Pack Air, Mophie power reserve 1X, Nomad Road Trip, myCharge STYLEPOWER, Flip 20 Recharger and EnerPlex Jumpr Slate 10K . Enjoy the slide show!

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NEW PICTURES of my Dell Rugged Lab Tour with Mike Libecki

Dell 5Last week I did a post on my Dell Rugged Lab Tour with National Geographic explorer-climber Mike Libecki on SF Examiner. Unfortunately due to their media files guidelines I was not able to add all the fun pictures and videos. Fortunately for your viewing pleasure here are all the pictures and videos that did not get posted with Examiner.

For those that didn’t get a chance to check out my article on the Dell Rugged Lab Tour with Mike Libecki on SF Examiner you can click here!

Enjoy!

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