let’s talk about the moto z2 force

the following was recorded in conjunction with jessie’s audio blog

We take a brief look at some of the functions of the moto 2z force. This is a phone with 4 gigs of ram, 8 cores and a lot of power for its price, at the time of this recording on sale at tmobile for about $500, normally about $750 with out taxes. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

By the way we are now on patreon which is a site for collecting patrons and funding. I really love their concept and depending on how much is donated the patrons will get anything from shout outs to access to paid content no one else will get to private youtube casts etc. Check it out.

let’s use an xbox with narrator, shall we?

In this episode we take a look at the Xbox and narrator, the screen reader that ships with narrator. To activate narrator on the xbox you can either

  • go to settings, ease of access, narrator or
  • hold down the home button until the controller vibrates then hit the start button. And then go left to yes, or maybe it’s right? And hit a to confirm

I love the accessibility of the unit and there is so so much you can do with narrator and the xbox. Now, if only developers of games would work to make the games more accessible for the visually impaired as fighting games are fun, however some of want to play RPG games and go through menus etc. Let’s get the word out there folks.

let’s scan some bar codes with a galaxy

I take a look at he ID Mate Galaxy by Envision America. This is a machine that will read bar codes of items you either buy or custom bar codes you affix to items yourself. I forgot to go over that, but maybe in another podcast I can if all of you want.

I had a bit of trouble with uploading a recording, however and I edited the network out of the podcast, but over all I hope the listener gets a feel for how the product works.

Any feedback can be left in the disqus frame. Enjoy.

a look at the targus hd3 gaming chill mat

I take a look at the targus hd3 gaming chill mat which really works very well. You won’t be able to hear it well in the recording but I hope you enjoy.

Let’s look at the hooke verse for the very first time.

I take a look at the hooke audio headphones and the companion android app I go over what’s in the box, then pairing the device and you get to hear recordings of what it sounds like right from the app.

I would like to thank @jessiepp for joining me on the podcast. If you want to contact hook audio you may do on their [twitter](http://twitter.com/hookeaudio]

If you want to contact the podcast you may do so on the contact form.

a look at aira

Happy new year to all. We start this year with a special demo from the folks at ira. This is an informational service for the blind and visually impaired. I’m very impressed with what they have done the last two years. I hope you enjoy this demo as much as I did.

I don’t have a link to the iOs app as of yet, but I will update this post once I get it.

Any comments about what you heard can go in the comment section.

blog post; a review of the braven r-1 water resistant bluetooth speaker

the following will cover the braven r–1 bluetooth speaker. A description will be covered , followed by pros and cons.

Description

The braven r–1 bluetooth speaker is about 5 inches long and maybe 2–3 inches high. There are 4 buttons that operate the unit. Both sides are sloped On the left top slope is volume up and down. You can skip back and forth with these 2 buttons, just hold them down. [1] On the right hand side is power and play. Hold down power and turn it on. You will get a low bass tone that is the same pitch as the droid sound.

The play button also acts as the pair button. To pair a device, hold down play for about 3 seconds until you hear 4 slow beeps that echo, twice. Then follow the directions on your device to pair. If you need to enter a code enter 4 0’s.[2] The play button is also answer and end. If you need to answer a phone call, you hold down play. [3] To end the call hold down play. If no bluetooth signal is present the unit will shut off after 0.5 hours. To turn off the unit, hold down power for 3 seconds. You will hear two tones an octave apart. Warning, they can be loud so turn the unit down first just in case.

On the back of the unit is a cap. Unscrew this to access the other ports. You will find a regular usb 2.0 port that is for charging a device. And a micro port for charging the unit. You will also find a button that shows the battery indicator. There is also a reset button but I’m not sure yet where that is. On the left hand of this circle next to the usb port is the aux port. Use the provided mini patch cord to plug it in. If you need a longer one I’m sure best buy has them. Screw on the cap to make the unit water resistant again.

pros

I love this unit. It is loud and can cover a midsize room. I’ve done it when I’m cooking and the sound is excellent. Not much base from a mono speaker, but enough to make it heard and sometimes felt. The speaker is lite weight and easy to carry.

con

The only con I have with it is it cannot do sd cards or even micro sd cards. Over all though this is an excellent unit.

exit

If I have forgotten anything please let me know. Over all the speaker is a very good sounding speaker and I recommend it to anyone in need of something small.


  1. Note, this will not work everywhere. For example in vlc you cannot skip, nor in the quick look. I had the opportunity to test this in some places and it works fine. It is trial and error.

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  2. the code comes from the manual which you can download from braven’s site. The pdf is accessible to voiceover users. It will take trial and error to learn the buttons.

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  3. A note to voiceover users. For some reason when a call comes in the phone does not pipe the voiceover and the ring through the speaker. This has been an ongoing issue since about iOs 8 or so.

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Looking at the soni PCMD100 digital recorder: a podcast done by Neal Eurs

Neal takes a look at the Sony pcmd100 digital recorder. He talks about the layout of the recorder, compares mics and has a surprise and fun mishap that turns out all right in the end.

Neal does several reviews on this podcast so check this one out. You won’t regret it.

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unboxing my mac: recorded may 7 2014

macbook air, osx, hardware, unboxing, having too much fun]

This is an unboxing of my new mac book air I got on may 9 2004. This is also up on audio boo, unedited and with out my contct info. Any comments and questions are welcome. The mac book air has 8 gigs of ram, 256 gigs of hard drive space, is an 11 inch early 2014 and has an i7 1.7 gig processer terbo boosted up to 3.7 gigs when needed.

A look at the zoom h6 recorder: a podcast done by Neal Eurs

Neal takes a look at the zoom h6 recorder. He has several podcasts out on the unit but the place it was hosted at has now pod faded.
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