Flashback to fifth grade: the coolest kids in the class were beginning to get their own cell phones. This was just about the time when the first generation iPhone was being introduced. At this time, iPhones were for adults. Out of all my peers that had their own cell phones, maybe one had an iPhone. The rest were flip phones or slide phones. My first phone was the Samsung Intensity.
This week Apple announced their newest pair of flagship smartphones: the iPhone 7 and 7+. Consistent with many controversial rumors, Apple removed their headphone jack and released a wireless version of their EarPod headphones hoping to compensate for the change. Here are my thoughts!
These are the wireless earbuds from TaoTronics. At the time of this review, they are on sale on Amazon for $29.99.
Welcome to morningcoffeetech.com, a relaxed, reliable and enjoyable source for tech news, reviews, opinions and more. I am excited to announce some subtle changes here on the site that I believe will make our content more informative, enjoyable and easy to read. Here’s what’s new:
Let’s face it: when you are looking to buy a product and may be comparing several different options in one category, the last thing you want to do is read thousands of words saying something that could be said in twenty. We hope to maintain a style and personality in our content, but keep things short and to the point.
We love Twitter. We think it is a great tool to get a message across to followers. Instagram, however, is a platform that can be used to do more than just share selfies with your friends. Here at Morning Coffee Tech, we want to use it to display an image of the products we are reviewing as well as some quick bullet points on our testing experience. Make sure to give us a follow! @morningcoffeetech
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Bluetooth keyboards can serve a wide range of purposes for mobile users. They can provide an alternative keyboard for those unhappy with their device’s built in keyboard or can be used with devices such as tablets, which don’t have physical keyboards. There is some level of variation between different keyboards, but many of them are quite similar in terms of functionality and build. MoKo’s Bluetooth keyboard is different. This keyboard has a wide range of unique features that make it quite special and actually excellent. A quick disclaimer: I have written this entire review using this Bluetooth keyboard.
MoKo’s LED Desk Lamp is a sleek and powerful lamp that runs on a rechargeable battery. It makes a great accessory for small spaces and a powerful backup for power outages.
In early 2013, Sony changed mobile technology with their Xperia Z which was fully waterproof. Many of Sony’s succeeding phone and tablet models also had this feature. Over three years later, this feature is still rare. Samsung is probably the biggest manufacturer to adopt this feature with their Galaxy S5 and now their Galaxy S7 (now rumored to NOT be fully waterproof after all!) Moko has produced an accessory that can turn any phone (under six inches) into a fully submersible (up to 98 feet) waterproof one!
Many new car models enable drivers to use their own device to play music on the car’s stereo. Whether this be through an auxiliary wired connection or a Bluetooth wireless connection, it certainly comes in handy! For those driving older cars without this ability, there are many devices available to serve a similar function. Previously, I was using the Mpow Bluetooth Adapter to play music from my phone to my car speakers. This device is currently on sale for under $25 on Amazon. For $15 cheaper, there is the Moko FM Transmitter. This inexpensive device performed consistently and with high quality, but lacked a key feature for devices of this type.
We have all heard the saying “there’s an app for that”, indicating that yes, your phone can do almost anything for you. This is one of the things that I love most about technology: innovation and simplification. Welcome to a new series here at Morning Coffee Tech where we find the funny, interesting, awesome, and bizarre things that app developers are enabling our phones to do.
Have you ever wanted to wake up like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson does? Of course you have! Well, there’s an app for that! This is The Rock Clock, an alarm app that will utilize the charismatic presence of The Rock to motivate you for the day ahead.
Image courtesy of time.com
Recently, metal has become the preferred material for premium cell phones. Companies that primarily made phones with plastic builds have switched, in order to keep up with consumer demand. At this time, phones with metal bodies have batteries soldered into the device, making it impossible to remove or switch it out. This change has placed a level of dependence on locating outlets to quickly charge up a phone or other mobile device on the go. There is another option for times where wall charging may not be possible. This is a review of the Anker PowerCore+ 10050 portable battery charger.