Monthly Archives: June 2011

PowerSkins to hit Australia; Slip one on today!

PowerSkins in Australia

PowerSkins now available in Australia!

They’re not called PowerSkins for nothing!

Imagine being stuck on the train and your battery runs out – no music, no phone, no email. Or you’re about to snap a quick photo of your kids on holiday and the phone goes dead. Or you leave your charger at home and your battery is low at the office. We have the solution! Slip on a PowerSkin and recharge your phone in a matter of minutes. You’ll never be left short on power for your phone again!

PowerSkin®, maker of shock-absorbing, battery-boosting smartphone cases, has announced the availability of skins for the HTC Inspire 4G and HTC Desire HD, boasting 1500 mAh of power. Mr Mobile is hot on the trail and has stock arriving in a few weeks for the BlackBerry, HTC and Samsung…..and of course the iPhone 4.

“Until now, Android users have been faced with very limited choices to extend battery life on these energy-guzzling phones,” said David Becker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PowerSkin® / XPAL Power. “PowerSkins® fill that gap, providing a convenient, compact source of power, ideal for use on-the-go.”

PowerSkins® are made of flexible, silicone rubber that protects against those inevitable drops, and they feature technology that extends battery life up to 8 hours.

Don’t be caught short again. At just $89.95 these will go fast – so make sure you pre-order today!

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Live Demo! Sena SPH-10 Bluetooth Headset

See Steve demonstrate the brand new Sena SPH-10 helmetless, bluetooth headset. This is the first demo in Australia and Mr Mobile will be the first to have these units for sale (coming July). Check out yesterday’s blog for the full specifications and let us know how you will use your new bluetooth headset!

Sena SPH10

Sena SPH-10 Helmetless Headset – first in Australia!

Sena SPH10 Helmetless Headset

Mr Mobile will be the first place in Australia to supply the new Sena SPH10 – a full featured, long range, helmetless, bluetooth headset and intercom! This exciting innovation will transform communication for cyclists, workers, music lovers and users of CB radios. The possibilities are endless.

We are looking forward to revealing the product this week at the Queensland Safety Show. The Sena SPH10 will be available for pre-order in a couple of weeks – with stock available mid-July. These units will move fast – so make sure you get your pre-order in. Just contact us through the website and we’ll let you know as soon as the pre-order is up.

With the SPH10 you can call hands free on your mobile, listen to music through your MP3 player, listen to your GPS navigation instructions and have intercom conversations with others up to 900 meters away.

Features
• Bluetooth Specification v2.1+EDR
• Bluetooth Intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards)
• Multi-way Conference Intercom for multiple persons
• Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players
• Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: play, pause, track forward and track back
• Easy Headset Controls by versatile Jog Dial (Patent Pending)
• Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster
• Bluetooth hands-free for Bluetooth mobile phones
• Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigations
• Durable, Sweat and Water resistant for active conditions
• Crystal clear and natural sound quality
• Detachable Microphone support
• Firmware Upgradeable
• Up to 10 hours talk time, 7 days stand-by time
• Can be used while charging on road trips
• Individual volume control for each audio source
• Stable and secure fit for active conditions
• Peace of Mind – thanks to the 2-year warranty

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Got any questions? We’ve got the answers. Let us know what you think and how you might use the headset!

Blackberry Accessories – the top 3 must haves

Blackberry users love their accessories. They want to know that they can talk on the move, charge on the move and listen on the move – so we’ve brought you the top 3 must have accessories for your Blackberry.

1. ENERGIZER® ENERGI TO GO® MICRO ENERGISTICK
Ever been stuck without a charger when you’re on the go? This little wonder sits on your keyring and will charge your Blackberry* even as you talk. This handy charger will make sure that you’re never caught powerless! It holds charge for up to 1 year and can be recharged up to 500 times. Order Energizer Energi to Go Micro Energistick now for just $29.95
* Please note this product is not compatible with the Blackberry 9700

2. ENERGIZER ENERGI TO GO XP2000K SMART PHONE PORTABLE CHARGER TRAVELPACK
Need a bit more grunt? This handy travel pack gives you everything you need to make sure the whole family stays charged when you’re out of the home or travelling. This compact kit includes the Energizer Energi To Go XP2000K, an in-car charger and an AC adaptor, with mobile phone tips (connections) for not only the Blackberry, but also HTC, iPhone and more. You’ll be most popular when you can save the day for any mobile that runs out of juice. Energizer Energi to Go XP2000K Smart Phone Travel Pack is great value at $89.95

3. BLACKBERRY RETRACTABLE MICRO CAR CHARGER WITH USB PORT
Not so fancy? Just need a simple in-car charger? This retractable micro car charger will get your Blackberry fully charged and comes with a USB port.
Will suit Blackberry Storm or handsets with the new micro USB charging port. Usually this product sells for $34.95 – but Mr Mobile will get you the Blackberry Retractable Micro Car Charger fast for just $29.95 + postage.

Got a product you’re looking for to make your life easier? Either check out the Mr Mobile website or drop us line. We’re always here to help.

Live from Taipei! XPAL Powerskins for HTC, Samsung, Blackberry and iPhone 4

Live from Computex in Taipei Mr Mobile looks at the full range of XPAL Powerskins for the HTC Desire, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Sensation, Samsung and iPhone 4. With LED status light and on off switch, you’ll never be caught out again!

HTC Powerskin

– Outfitted with impact-resistant silicone rubber
– One piece tough case featuring a non-slip grip for ultimate protection
– Patented XPAL Powered™ battery technology that provides twice the power, extending phone life 4.5 to 8 hours
– 100% recycled case (except for the battery and internal components)
– Micro USB recharge port
– LED battery status lights that indicate exactly how much power remains
– On/off button (Most Models)

We’ll have these in stock soon. So check out our website for details.

Viseeo – Launch of new MB3 Mercedes Bluetooth kit

Viseeo Visit in Taipei

Last week we visited the Viseeo factory and head office in Taipei for a demonstration and training of the new MB3 Mercedes Bluetooth kit. The picture shows William Ho (global sales director), Steve McDermott (CEO of Mr Mobile), Peter Huang (sales manager) and Mark Liu (global technical service manager).

MB3 Mercedes Bluetooth Kit

LATEST NEWS FROM VISEEO – here is the latest news about the launch of this exciting product. Mr Mobile will have them in stock mid to late June, 2011.

MB-3, the latest product from ViseeO, is a totally redesigned Bluetooth upgrade adaptor for your Mercedes (UHI version). Build up on the success of the popular MB-2 Bluetooth upgrade adaptor, ViseeO engineer team has always been looking for more possibilities than just a Bluetooth communication device. That is why they have gone back to the drawing board and come up with a premium Bluetooth device that would bring even better communication and entertainment experiences to your prestigious cockpit.

To start with, MB-3 is equipped with the new CK5050+ Bluetooth module supplied from Parrot, the leading Bluetooth handsfree company worldwide. This particular module will bring you amazingly fast phonebook sync performance, excellent compatibility and brilliant sound. With more pairing device support you can now pair up to 4 phones with MB-3 and each pairing setting can carry up to 1000 phonebook number individually to gives you total of 4000 phonebook entries* for each MB-3.

During the past 2 years, ViseeO marketing team has been endeavoring to find out the most wanted features to be added to the MB-2 and A2DP music streaming has come up as the No.1 desired function. However, our engineers did not stop there and they have thought all kind of possibilities for playing music therefore, iPod/iPhone and AUX-IN have all been included into the MB-3’s main features.

As Mercedes UHI interface was originally designed for mono sound communication hence, it can not carry any stereo music to your console. ViseeO team has come up a relative easy solution for playing the external music in stereo sound which is via the FM transmitter. Every MB-3 has a built-in FM transmitter with 3 memory channel to allow you broadcasting the A2DP/iPod/iPhone/AUX-IN music to your car radio with near CD quality sound.

Our engineer team has also thought out the problem of battery life of your music and phone device during a long journey and has included a PC-like USB charging feature that allows you to charge your iPod/iPhone, phone, MP-3 player, and many other devices that can be charged via PC’s USB port.

As the functions on MB-3 get more complicated than before, it is important to ensure the smooth operation of the unit is possible, to do this our engineer has added the beautiful OLED display on the device to enable you an easier way to operate the unit. The standard wired remote control will enable you to perform simple music control function such as Play/Pause/Next/Previous songs. There is also an optional wireless remote control that will be able to allow you to perform the music function with no wire attached**.

*Depending on your Mercedes console, you can display either 1000 or 650 phonebook entries. CK5050+ can actually load 5000 entries per each paired phone however, due to the console limitation it will only display up either 1000 or 650 entries.

Major Features:

Compatible with Mercedes UHI interface
CK5050+ Bluetooth module
Super fast phonebook sync
Support iPod/iPhone music play
A2DP/AVRCP functions for wireless music playing
Integration with the steering wheel buttons

* Each MB-3 can actually receive up to 5000 entries per upload however Mercedes console has limited the number of entries to be displayed on its screen therefore depending on the console it can show either 1000 or 650 entries. With up to 4 devices can be paired therefore, each MB-3 can carry up to total of 4000 phonebook numbers.
** A2DP will only work with A2DP enable phones. Some phones may not have full AVRCP functions therefore, may not have the full music control (i.e. Play/Pause/Next/Previous Song). For instance Apple only support Play/Pause AVRCP control on their iPhone therefore, you will not be able to go to next or previous song via AVRCP.
***The charging port simulates PC-USB charging environment therefore, you must check whether your phone or music device can be charged via PC’s USB port before this function can be effective.

SP1001 Solar Charger from Energizer

We are very excited about the new SP1001 Solar Charger from Energizer. Looking forward to bringing this to you in a couple of months. For now – check out our people on the ground at Computex, in Taipei, who discovered the product!

What will you do with your solar charger?

The SP1001 Portable Solar Charger is a great backup battery for you micro USB, smartphone, or mobile device. The lightweight, but durable compact size is designed for outdoor use and includes a convenient carabineer clip for easy positioning or carrying around.

How will you use it?

Mr Mobile in Taipei!

The Latest in Technology

This week Mr Mobile is off to Computex, Taipei.

What is Computex I hear you ask? It is a place where the greatest technology is showcased before it is seen anywhere else in the world. Which is why we go every year! That way we can bring you the latest and greatest in mobile technology.

When it comes to electronics, Taiwan leads the world.

Whilst there will also be attending the Energizer Energi to Go annual conference and be there for new product releases.

We will also be visiting the Viseeo factory to check out the new MB3 Mercedes Bluetooth upgrade that will give you stereo streaming from your iPhone through you car stereo. So Mercedes owners, stay tuned for the release of this new product through our website soon!

We will also see all the latest iPad accessories and a massive range of mini speakers suitable for both iPhone and iPad.
In the last 12 months mini speakers have really taken off the sound quality has really improved dramatically and the Taiwanese lead the world in this area.

The other area that Computex always has a huge range is LED projectors. These too are becoming smaller, lighter and more powerful.
The picture quality has been improved dramatically and the pricing is being reduced not only by the Aussie dollar but as the volume of sales globally increases. So it will be interesting to see what is on offer.

We will send the latest info as we get it from Taipei and we look forward to releasing some new products into the Australian market in the coming months. Let us know if there is anything in particular you want us to keep an eye out for!