We were deeply saddened to hear last week of the passing of Steve Jobs. Every day at Mr Mobile we all use Apple products as part of our business and whilst Apple is much more than just Steve Jobs, he founded and lead the company with inspiration and vision. He contributed to the world of technology in a way that will go down in history. He will be remembered in many ways, for many things, by many people. He inspires us to provide the best service in our business.
Tributes have poured out across the globe, with unprecedented numbers taking to social media to reflect on his life and the contributions he made. We wanted to share some of the beautiful tributes and reflections that we have come across in the past week. Please add other links to the comments if you have seen other meaningful ways that he has been remembered and honoured.
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks. If you haven’t seen this video – it is truly inspirational and gives a wonderful insight into the human side of Steve Jobs.
Biography.com follows the rise of entrepreneur Steve Jobs from his early life to the co-founding of Apple Computers and beyond.
Jobs imagined technology as a force to make human lives better. He took technology invented by others and through his genius as a manager and designer, translated those technologies intro transformative commercial …
Steve believed in creating value above all things. Everything he ever worked on was focused on creating something that didn’t exist before. He was crazy to try and change the world, but he was brilliant enough to do it, …
Celebrities and CEOs share their most memorable moments about Apple and its most famous Chief.
Recently, the world has learned about the death of one of the most famous and respected people of our planet. Steve Jobs has brought personal computers to our.
May his legacy continue on with others filling his footsteps. They are big footsteps to fill!
Have you noticed the explosion in the Tablet market? If you think I’m talking pharmaceuticals, then you’ll be disappointed. Every month there seems to be the launch of a new tablet. Everyone is getting in on the action and with some of the low price points; the Apple iPad is facing tough competition.
There’s the popular, Blackberry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tabs and the iPad to the latest and cheapest to hit the market, the Amazon Kindle Fire at just $200. Even Sony, Fujitsu, Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, Asus, Motorola and HP have launched their own versions (just to name the brands – there are more!). HP quickly halted production, but only after selling massive volumes at a reduced price. It will be interesting to see if this has the iMate effect (when Vegemite launched a product that failed – and everyone bought them to hold onto and sell later).
Either way…..do you have a tablet? What do you use it for?
We have the perfect accessory to accompany your tablet, so it never runs out of battery in the middle of watching a movie, in a client meeting or on that last level of Angry Birds!
The Energizer® Energi to Go® portable power packs pack a punch when it comes to charging your tablet battery. Many of the above mentioned tablets have quite poor battery life, so this handy solution will help you when you need it most.
Below we compare the two most popular battery packs the XP 4000 and XP 8000 to help you decide the best solution. The XP 4001 and XP 18000 are also great options. We’ve also put together a table to highlight the available connectors for your tablet. The folks at XPAL power are always updating this list as more tablets come onto the market.
Recently Sena Technologies, attended the Outdoor Retailer Show 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They’ve shared with us this fantastic video, made by the American Outdoor TV Show, showcasing all the features of their products, particularly the new SPH10. They also showcase the SR10 and the SMH10. This is the best demonstration we’ve seen of these great products. And remember…..Mr Mobile is the first to bring the new products to Australia. So order now!
The other day while waiting for a mate to put fuel into his Harley-Davidson® CVO® Street Glide® at Gloucester a group of fellow riders asked me a few questions about the Bluetooth device attached to my helmet. They were looking for something that they could use to talk to each other while riding.
I’ve had my Sena SMH10 Bluetooth intercom unit for at least 18 months now and have been very happy with it. I’m a bit of a technology luddite, so I need things to be simple to use. I don’t push the Sena SMH10’s to its capabilities using it only 2.5 different ways.
- I pair the SMH10 to my Tomtom Rider 2 GPS (product names now changed) when riding down busy highways so it can tell me where the speed cameras are. Setting it up is just like the instructions, simple and it works a treat. I also pair the GPS to my iPhone so it acts as a hands free device and receiving calls is almost seamless. It’s worth noting I already had the SENA SMH10 before I got the Tomtom so I’ve never used the Cardo bluetooth unit that came with it.
- I pair the SMH10 Bluetooth Intercom straight to my iPhone when I don’t need the GPS. This is seamless as well. The only issues I really have with that setup are my fault. I leave the SENA turned on while I go into a cafe and when the phone rings the SENA answers. I have an impression that sometimes when you walk out of range and back into range the phone doesn’t reconnect. Not sure if that’s the phone, the SMH10 or my mind playing tricks so out of habit I switch the bluetooth unit off and back on and when I hear the two beeps I know all’s good.
- I pair the SENA SM10 to my phone and try to use the phone as an pod and play music through it via blue tooth. Not sure what goes on here, it often randomly dings in my ear and jumps to the next track. But that’s not really a problem, there’s an input in the SENA you can plug the pod/phone straight into with a cable provided and bypass blue tooth for this use. I’ve never used the cable and I have only tried to use the setup for music a couple of times for the heck of it, preferring to hear the purr of my Vance and Hines Power Duals to the poppy tones of Miley Cyrus while I’m being a biker type.
One outstanding feature of the SENA is how long the batteries last. I’ve done 12+ hour days without a sign of it going flat, my iPhone’s not that lucky but I’ve got a 12v adaptor in my King Tour Pack to keep it going as long as the intercom.
I’ve also ridden in some serious rain dumps and it’s never failed or leaked internally. A couple of times after riding through major storms I’ve even noted some moisture between the bluetooth unit and where it clips onto the microphone cradle (attached to the helmet) it’s still not failed. Very cool.
The sound quality is pretty good with two speakers a good size and it’s stereo, so the music sounds good when you have it on. I’ve had no problems setting an appropriate volume with it to overcome the Harley-Davidson sound and earplugs. Sound quality the other way is also good, my better half has never complained about problems on the other end of the phone hearing/understanding what I’m saying. I do use a full faced helmet with the mic inside.
Downsides, it’s a bit big. While I haven’t noticed any additional wind noise or any detrimental effect from the size you can certainly see it from almost any angle and it frankly doesn’t look that great IMHO. Having said that, the jog dial and button on the back are really easy to use with gloves so I guess there’s a plus for the size too. The last bluetooth unit I had looked small and cool, but I have to go for function over form in this one and stick with the SENA Unit.
Apparently you can connect up to four of the units for intercom use, even though I’ve got a dual set I’ve never used it for chat with a pillion or fellow rider, so I can’t talk on that point but I’d assume that since everything else works so well, there’s no reason this feature wouldn’t.
I bought my SENA SMH10 Bluetooth Intercom Dual Pack from Mr Mobile, I don’t know if there’s cheaper pricing out there but the service is great and I had a warranty issue sorted by them quickly, very efficiently and followed up by a phone call to make sure everything was OK.
All up, the SENA SMH10 gets three thumbs up from me, for what that’s worth 🙂
This article was reproduced with permission from the author and was originally published on his blog ‘My Harley-Davidson‘.
Do you run events and have staff that need to communicate with you or each other on the run? Ever missed a stage cue or an important instruction and its affected your client’s function?
Communication between staff at events is a vital key to ensuring that all planned tasks and tight time frames happen when they are meant to. Keeping everyone in the loop and on time can be a challenge, even for the best event managers.
We have an exciting new product that will help you do just that. We will shortly have the first Sena SPH10 stereo headsets with long-range Bluetooth intercom in Australia.
They’ll address your event management needs in the following ways:
- You need to hear each other: these bluetooth headsets are optimized for noise suppression and high volume, so you’ll hear each other over music, crowds and other noise distractions. They provide crystal clear natural sound quality, and it is integrated with audio booster providing sufficient sound level for the noisy environments.
No wires and hands free: No wires, just bluetooth headsets that allow you to communicate with each other, answer phone calls and much more, providing the ultimate convenience! They are voice activated – so no buttons to press either.
- Different locations: These headsets transmit wirelessly up to 900 meters (with line of sight), so you and two other staff can be in different locations and still communicate. Need to talk to the chef, wait staff or DJ – it is all possible if they are within a 900 meter radius.
- Non-intrusive communication: the comfortable behind-the-head design allows staff to wear the headsets and still look professional at all times. No more bulky walkie talkies or having to dial a mobile. It is ergonomically designed to reduce pain on ears and provides a stable and secure alternative to older forms of communication.
- All weather conditions: is your event an outdoors one, then this is perfect. The headsets are water resistant and are designed stable and secure to support active events staff.
- Never run out of juice: ever had your walkie talkies or mobile run out of battery at a crucial time during an event? The Sena SPH10’s are equipped with long lasting battery keeping the device up to 10 hours of talk time, and 7 days of stand-by time.
These fantastic new devices will change the way you communicate with your staff, providing easy access to each other so you stay on track at all times.
Tell us in the comments section what challenges you face as an event manager and we’ll see what we can do to help!