OnePlus Turns One

OnePlus One

OnePlus, the company that makes the One phone, just turned one year old today. With all my posts about OnePlus, you’d be forgiven to think that my blog has become a OnePlus fan page. It isn’t. The One is a really unique phone, and there are indeed some newsworthy developments to share, particularly if you are interested in the One…

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Buying Invites for OnePlus One

OnePlus One

The OnePlus company may only be just one year old, but their One phone has won Stuff Gadgets Awards 2014 readers’ gadget of the year, and also tops in Lifehacker Best Android Phone 2014. I’m surprised. But the OnePlus One is indeed a really good phone, and also very much sought after. The biggest problem with the One, of course, is…

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Logitech Keys-To-Go Review

Logitech Keys-To-Go

Logitech unveiled their new Keys-To-Go Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad in late October. This is a nice svelte looking standalone Bluetooth keyboard. It doesn’t attach itself or doubles up as a cover for any iPad, so in that sense it is for all iPads, or all iOS devices as Logitech describes it. As a Bluetooth keyboard, the Logitech Keys-To-Go actually…

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Jabra Stealth Review

Jabra Stealth

If you need to use a Bluetooth headset, but don’t like the clunky kinds that draw too much attention to yourself, the diminutive Jabra Stealth might be just want you’d want. The Jabra Stealth may be small, and quite affordable too, but it is not short on quality and features. Weighting at less than 8 g, the Jabra Stealth is…

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Nillkin Protection for OnePlus One

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Many of us purchase some kind of protection, be it a case or a screen protector, to keep our smartphones safe. Considering the cost of most flagship smartphones, it makes sense to protect your investment. The OnePlus is an awesome bargain, but it’s such a rarity that it also deserves some insurance. I set out to try some Nillkin protection products….

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Jabra Motion Review

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Messaging apps are a big hit on our smartphones. But for some of us, we still need to use our phones to make voice calls. If you find yourself making frequent calls or long calls, and in particular also need to keep your hands free, Bluetooth headsets like this Jabra Motion are a godsend. The Jabra Motion is a behind-the-ear…

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OPPO Find 7, 7A and OnePlus One

OPPO Find 7, 7A and OnePlus One

The OPPO Find 7, 7A and OnePlus One are awfully similar phones. The 7 and 7A are, in fact, practically indistinguishable exteriorly. I’ve blogged about the awesome OnePlus One several times. Now, wouldn’t it be fun to also look at the Find 7, Find 7A, and see how they compare with the OnePlus One? Fun. So I asked for OPPO…

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Building a Private Cloud Storage

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I’ve started to run my own private cloud storage service. It’s fronted by ownCloud, and the storage is backed by Btrfs across three hard disk drives. They run off a CentOS 7 home server. This has been something planned for some years, and it has taken longer than expected before I finally arrived at something I’m ready to label as production-ready. The…

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Western Digital My Passport Wireless

My Passport Wireless

Western Digital launched last month a new addition to their line of My Passport portable storage solutions, the My Passport Wireless. The My Passport Wireless is not only a portable hard disk drive, but also a mobile wireless drive with an integrated SD card slot, making it possibly the most versatile mobile storage solution at this time. Apart from functioning like other USB bus-powered…

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OnePlus One Battery Life

OnePlus One

Battery life is often a constant pain point for many modern smartphone users. We’re not asking to go back to the days of Symbian phones and before. Just one full day with a bit of buffer would be great. However, most of our phones don’t even last a day. I’m pleased that with my OnePlus One, battery hasn’t been a concern. Prior…

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