Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Pros And The Cons About The New Beats Solo3 Wireless Head phones, Jan 2017, Apple Tips News.

 Well my wifes iphone 7 plus came in the mail yesterday, and with it came another box...Apple beats wireless headphones. I opened them up and here are a few photos of what was inside. There was also a MUSIC card which gives 3 free months to some apple music place. The headphones were free for 3 hours from Apple if you bought a item from the Apple store that day. Its red to celebrate Chinese New Years and only given to Asia...so if you see a red solo3 beats...it came from Asia.

The great thing about these earphones is that they pair easily. Just push the button on the side of the earphones and a bluetooth screen will come up on all your Apple devices...my computer, phone, wifes phone, sons phone and my Apple TV all came up asking to pair them...but just used it on my computer. Also the battery life says it lasts 40 hours! If you only charge it 5 minutes, you got 4 hours of working headphones. Not bad.

Now with the cons, Apple really wanted to make a long batter life, I get it, its important, but they had to sacrifice something to do this...volume. The high volume that I am accustomed to using is now gone. I live in the big city and hear everything around me, but I only want to hear what I want...and these earphones don't let me do that. Now let me give you an example, take your old earphones you got with your apple phone...now cut that max volume by 25-30% and you have the max for Beats Solo3. Thats it, the only con of these headphones, but for people who like to block out the world...these headphones are not for you.

Also the Beats has a soft fake leather ear parts...these will shed their red rubber on them in about 9-12 months of use. 

I give Solo3 Beats 4 our of 5 stars, due to its limited sound. Its not a safety feature...its to increase much needed battery life, but I would gladly sacrifice 20 hours of battery life for higher volume. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Hand-Engraved and Apple Watch 42mm Can Be Yours If You Like DIY, Apple Tip News And Hints.

People are not settling for the normal standard Apple watches that are being sold. Now they are taking to their desk and engraving highly detailed and beautiful designs on the steel version of the watch. Some of these designs are selling for over ten thousand US dollars after completion, which is just ridiculous since any Tattoo artist could make this watch in under 3 hours. 

What I don't understand is why is it so expensive? Engraving is relatively easy if you purchase a simple $30-50 engraver pen from Ebay. If you are an artist already, then this is going to be even easier for you. The watch is small, and only the steel version can be done, the aluminum version is not strong enough to be engraved...but I got one and may have a go at it soon enough. 

Right now, I see two watches on Ebay being sold with engraving. One  is the 38mm size and they want over $800 US for it, the other is made in Ukraine and they want $1,400 US for ether 38 or 42mm sizes. 

So...why not let the artist inside...outside to play? Don't buy this watch engraved, instead create the watch with your own skills and a $30 tool and this way save thousands. 

Taiwan Gives Free Solo3 Beats Earphones With Purchase Of Mac or iphone. Jan 6, 2017 Apple tips News.

Today my wife ordered a new iphone 7 plus...not just because she needed one, but because here in Taiwan they have a FREE gift of Beats red earphones for one day only to celebrate Chinese New Years. My wife told me the earphones saved her 30% of the cost of the phone, so I have to admit...thats a really good deal. Its not available outside of Asia, but is right now open to Taiwan, China, Japan, Singapore. Its unknown if this is also with purchase of Apple watch, but I do believe it should be since the price of some watches are extreme. 

To be eligible, customers must buy select Mac or iPhone products as part of a one-day sale, which will take place starting 8AM on January 6. The products in question include any iMac, the MacBook Pro (minus the new model with Touch Bar), MacBook Air, Mac Pro, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, or iPhone 7 Plus.

Needless to say, I'm a bit jealous of my wifes good luck...litrally since red color on Chinese New Years is considered good luck.