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Watch Free TV on Android Devices

We all love to watch TV, whether it is sports, reality TV or high drama and now watching TV on an android device is possible.

iDTV allows free Live TV on Adroid

iDTV allows free Live TV on Adroid

Watching TV on an ipad or iphone has been available for a while and now  support for Android devices is also available.
The iDTV S for Android devices works much the same as for the ipad and iphone version but with the micro USB port connector, and like the iOS version there is no streaming of TV over a mobile network,  no internet connection, no wifi connection required and most importantly no data usage on your mobile plan.
Unlike other mobile TV products, this has a very simple set up.   Download the free Android APP which supports the iDTV S and provides an easy to use interface for watching, scrolling thru channels and recording your favourite shows all whilst on the go.    Once connected users can tune into Standard definition Australian TV channels which is done automatically when the app is first launched.

Of course like any Free to Air TV, users must be in a good DVB-T reception area.   We tested a number of Android Handsets, Samsung S3 and S4 and Note 2 and received great coverage outdoors.   The iDTV S also works on HTC One X , Plus and the Sony Xperia viewing was outstanding.  Some of the Android tablets as are great to use the Idtv S with, of course check the specs to see if your device is compatible.

Live TV on Note 2

Live TV on Note 2

A couple of key features you must have on your Andriod device to ensure viewing include support for dual-core CPU and Neon support in the device , Android 4.0.3 (“Ice Cream Sandwich”) or later and the android device must also support USB OTB.  Of course you will need DTT / Freeview  / DVB-T coverage
Head on over to http://www.mrmobile.net.au to read more

iFlashDrive for ipads, ipods and iphones

The i-FlashDrive HD is the only portable storage solution for iPads,  iPods and iPhones, with the ability to copy, swap, save, play and back up files across multiple devices.   The plug, play, drag and drop pocket-sized drive allows sharing of files across iOS devices without the need for icloud or wifi connections.

hard drive storage for iOS devices

The i-FlashDrive comes with both USB and 30-pin dock connector enabling a two-way data transfer between iOS devices and Mac or PC. It  allows files to be transferred and saved like a regular USB drive and then view the files on the iPad, iPhone or iPod simply by plugging it in to the 30-pin dock connector, or just use it like an external hard drive for your portable iOS devices
The first time the iFlashdrive is plugged into your iOS device it automatically launches a notification to download the free iFlashdrive app.

With the USB connector it can be connected to any Mac or PC to allow users to simply drag and drop their files onto the device and by-pass having to use iTunes. There is no need to install any software drivers

Over 30 files types can be viewed, saved, copied and can include pictures, videos, audio, Excel, PowerPoint and Word files along with Keynote, Pages and Numbers files.

For pictures the device will accept all of the major files types – BMP, TIF, TIFF, XMB, GIF, ICO, CUR, JPG and PNG while the iFlashdrive will also accept all of the major video files – MPV, M4V, MOV, MP4.

For Audio the iFlashdrive can play MP3, CAF, ACC, AIF WAV AIFF and M4A files

Users can organise the iFlashdrive by creating new folders and creating new text files, upload and download photo files and even use it as a voice recorder.

It’s also possible to delete files, move files and copy files within the iFlashdrive just as you would with a USB drive on a computer.

The iFlashdrive can even back up contacts and also link to a Dropbox account, save and views files from the cloud on the go.

If you own an iPad, iPhone or an iPod, then the iFlashdrive allows you to directly share files on the run and view files stored on the device’s flash memory instead of from the iOS products built in memory.

No need to to sacrifice precious space aboard your iOS.

The iFlashdrive is compatible with the new iphone 5 and ipads if a lightning dock adapter is used between the iphone 5 and iflashdrive

The iFlashdrive is available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB online from Mr Mobile Australia

www.mrmobile.net.au

Watch TV on your iPad or Iphone 4s

We all love to watch TV, whether it is sports, reality TV or high drama and now watching TV anywhere, anytime on your ipad or iphone 4S is possible.  Watching Australian Free to Air TV on your ipad2, new iPad or iphone4S is amazingly simple with the plug and play iDTV dock.  Simply download the free app from the app store, plug in your iDTV,  tune in your channels and start watching TV.

There is no streaming of TV over a mobile network,  no internet connection and no requirement to log into a wifi network .   No additional software and most importantly no data usage on your mobile plan.  The iDTV has its own built in battery so you wont drain the power from your devices.

We love our sport and with the Olympics just around the corner this TV dock is essential for viewing all the action and if you can’t watch your favourite program live, you can hit the record button and watch it later.

Of course like any Free to Air TV, users must be in a good DVB-T reception area , or if not simply use the optional supplied terrestrial antenna to receive a great signal and excellent TV picture .
Unlike other mobile TV products, this has a very simple set up.

There is a free App from the Apple Apps store which supports the iDTV dock and provides an easy to use interface for watching, scrolling thru channels and recording your favourite shows all whilst on the go.    Once connected users can tune into the Australian TV channels which is done automatically when the app is first launched.

The iDTV is MFI certified (made for iphone/ipad)  and you will also need to be running your iPad 2, New iPad or iphone 4s with the latest iOS .  The iDTV has its own built in battery which means it wont run the power down on your iOS devices, during testing we got over 6 hours of viewing time.

Available from www.mrmobile.net.au 

Communication on the Move: Sena SMH5 Review

Sena SMH5

Sena SMH5

Building on the success of the “SMH10, The Best Motorcycle Headset and Intercom”. Sena have now introduced a new  version the SMH5.

The Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Intercom headset for helmets is designed specifically for Motorcycle and Scooter riders and allows wireless communications via a mobile phone or intercom conversations with other riders or your pillion passenger.

The SMH5 supports Bluetooth connectivity with up to 4 riders using the Multi-Pair Intercom functionality.   Stereo Speakers means you will experience great sound whilst listening to music or talking with a pillion or other motorcycle riders.  Pairing a GPS to the headset also means turn by turn instructions are heard loud and clear.   Additionally a UHF two way radio can also be connected to the SMH5 via the bluetooth adapter SR10

Like the SMH10 the SMH5 is available in a single or Dual pack

Get your SMH5 today from Mr Mobile, read on for more information and download the Data Fact Sheet.

We get asked a lot what the difference is between the SMH5 and the SMH10. Here is the comparison:

Sena SMH10 v SMH5 Product  Comparison
Features  SMH10 SMH5
Motorcycle intercom  Scooter
Talk time:  HOURS  12 8
Standby time:  DAYS 10 7
Working Distance (Intercom) in open terrain  900metres 400 metres
Headset Dimensions 84.1mm x 56.5mm x 38.6mm 70mm x 45mm x 30.6mm
Clamp unit:  224mm x 85.5mm x 30.6mm 49mm x 39mm x 22mm
Headset Weight  60 g 40 g
Clamp unit Weight  84 g 37 g
Headset Profile,  Yes Yes
Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Yes Yes
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Yes Yes
Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Yes Yes
Bluetooth  Bluetooth V2.1+EDR Bluetooth V3.0
BT Multipoint connectivity  Yes Yes
Built-in SBC Codec Yes Yes
noise cancellation Yes Yes
wind noise reduction Yes Yes
wide volume control Yes Yes
sample rate: 48kHz (DAC) Yes Yes
auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Yes NO
Battery Charging time:   2.5 2.5
Optional Clamp Kits  Attachable Boom, wired mic & earbuds Boom & wired mic Only, NO Earbud
Bluetooth Connection to SR10 Yes Yes
Intercom Conferencing  YES  up to 4 YES  up to 5
Intercom VOX Yes Yes
2 Year Warranty  Yes Yes
Whats in the Box  SMH10 BT Unit SMH5 BT Unit
USB Power Cable USB Power Cable ONLY
DC Power Charger Boom Microphone + mic sponge
Cigarette Charger Wired Speaker
3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack Cable Clamp Unit
Speaker – Microphone Clamp Unit Velcro Pad & a spacer
Glued Surface Mounting Adaptor Glued Surface Mounting Adaptors
Velcro Pad Hex/Allen Keys
Microphone sponge
Hex/Allen Key

Announcing the Sena SMH10 Trade-in Program

Sena SMH10 Trade In Program

Sena SMH10 Trade In Program

Mr Mobile Australia is pleased to announce the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth Trade-in Program! The SMH10B Upgrade kit is a new kit designed to support Mr Mobile’s Sena customers who have purchased a SMH10 prior to September 2011 and wish to make use of the firmware upgrades from Sena.

In some instances customers are experiencing connectivity issues with a NEW model phone eg: an iPhone 4s, and require the new version with the USB Bluetooth module, SMH10B.

This kit will be made available via a trade-in Program by Mr Mobile Australia and includes FREE SHIPPING

The SMH10B upgrade kit consists of

  • 1 x bluetooth main module with Micro USB charging port
  • 1 x micro USB Power Cable
  • 1 x cigarette charger with micro USB

New Features of SMH10B

  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Pairing with selective profile A2DP stereo or Handsfree.

This is a TRADE-in Program ONLY.
Please follow the process below to receive your upgrade kit(s)

  1. Purchase and Pay for the SMH10 Updgrade kit(s) online.
  2. Click here to download trade in form  to return your trade-in units
  3. Return the old version BT module only, DO NOT SEND any other components.  Post to Mr Mobile, Shop E, 1 Shirley st Alexandria NSW 2015.
  4. The New units will ONLY be sent after receipt of trade-in units.

Compare the Energizer XP1000 and XP2000

In this episode of Steve’s Favourite Things he reviews the Energizer Energi to Go XP1000 and XP2000.

The XP1000 Portable Charger is the best Emergency Charger for most mobile phones and more. The ultra slim size makes it convenient to carry, yet it packs long lasting, reliable power. Will work with all iPhone models, including the new iPhone 4. It also includes 4 Mobile Phone Tips: Apple (iPhone/Nano) , Mini (Blackberry + More), Micro USB (Blackberry + More), Nokia 2.5 (MB02, CB31, CB04, CB06).

The XP2000 Portable Charger will recharge and power most smart phones (Blackberry, HTC, iPhone plus more)  with a full charge and more – and mobile phones up to 3 full charges! Great for music or game players too!

Steve will answer all your questions about the differences and discover which is best for you! www.mrmobile.net.au

First in Australia! Mercedes Bluetooth ViseeO MB-4

First ViseeO MB4's to Arrive in Australia

First ViseeO MB4's to Arrive in Australia

We have exciting news! The brand new ViseeO MB-4 is on it’s way and Mr Mobile will have the first units available in Australia!

The ViseeO MB-4 is a Bluetooth adapter designed for Mercedes cars built between 2005 – 2009.
The MB-4 Bluetooth kit will allow full integration between your Mercedes command module and a Bluetooth phone of your choice.

The Viseeo MB-4 replaces the MB-2 (no longer available), and has many new software and hardware improvements.

The MB-4 is now powered by a Bluetooth module from Parrot, (the industry leader in Bluetooth technology). It also features a clever multiple pairing mode, which allows up to 4 phones to be paired at the same time. You can easily switch between each phone to use with the car kit by the press of a single button.

The MB-4 also features USB charging which will allow you to charge any mobile phone via a USB charger. Once paired, your phone will automatically connect everytime you turn the ignition on. When a phone is connected and in use the MB-4 will mute the radio system and the conversation will be conducted through your mercedes existing speakers and microphone.

The MB-4 works in almost all cars with a UHI connector. If you have an existing cradle, simply unclip it and remove it, then clip in the MB-4.  You MUST have the UHI connector to be able to use the MB-4. The MB4 allows use of the factory fitted Mercedes phone system including steering wheel control with any Bluetooth phone. Requires no installation, easily self installed. Order yours today!

Detailed ViseeO MB-4 Features:

  • Bright OLED display
  • SYNC Now Button
  • Install it yourself
  • Phonebook transfer for each paired mobile phone
  • Compatible with most Bluetooth mobile phones including iPhone 4 and 4s
  • Steering wheel control integration if available in the Mercedes
  • Command keypad control
  • Phonebook displayed on the Mercedes Dash
  • Multiple phone memory – pair up to 4 phones each with its own memory
  • Dashboard display in instrument cluster where fitted
  • Microphone volume control to prevent echo
  • Privacy feature – transfer calls to handset
  • Voice dialing with compatible mobile phones
  • Maintains call logs
  • Clear call history feature
  • Object Push Profile for sending contacts when Auto-Sync is not possible
  • Includes full manual with instructions
  • Full 12 Month Manufacturers Warranty
  • Mr Mobile 12 month support and service
  • Quick Switch button for paired phones

Top Technology Precictions for 2012

Technology Predictions for 2012

Technology Predictions for 2012

Facebook, smartphones, smart TV’s, tablets, huge success and massive decline…….all part of the speculation on what is to come this year. Hear from some of those in the know! We’ve done the work for you and found a couple of the best posts and videos.

Tell us your predictions in the comments below or on Facebook and we’ll be sure to keep bringing you the latest technology!

Top 10 Tech Predictions for 2012 from http://www.news.com.au

The Tech Predictions for 2012 from http://www.siliconrepublic.com

4th Day of Christmas – iCharger

4th Day of Christmas

4th Day of Christmas

It’s the 4th Day of Christmas and Steve has brought to you…..

A clever Christmas gift. It’s a retractable car charger to charge your iPhone or iPod. Also available for Nokia, Micro usb and mini usb. No more cords to get tangled and no more getting caught without battery!

Check out the demo below.

Order online and receive 15% off your purchase when you use the coupon code BLOG at checkout.

3rd Day of Christmas – iStand

3rd Day of Christmas

3rd Day of Christmas

It’s the 3rd Day of Christmas and Steve has brought to you…..
A funky stand for your tablet or iPad. Great novel gadget for the person who has to have it all. Check out the demo below.

Order online and receive 15% off your purchase when you use the coupon code BLOG at checkout.