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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

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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

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The Sensational Energizer XP4001A

Energizer Energi to Go XP4001

Energizer Energi to Go XP4001A

Join Steve from Mr Mobile as he reviews the latest technology to hit Australian shores. The Energizer Energi to Go XP4001A is a must for all your portable charging needs. It has two usb ports to charge two devices at the same time, as well as a separate port for the iPad or tablet, which requires more grunt!

This groundbreaking device comes with 6 Mobile Phone Tips: Apple (iPhone/Nano), Samsung, LG, Mini and Micro USB (Blackberry + More), Nokia 2.5 (MB02, CB31, CB04, CB06, CB18, CB19) and a travel bag.

Register your purchase and INSTANTLY qualify for two FREE tips a year for the life of your product – whether you can’t find the right tip in the package or you’re upgrading your laptop or cell phone. See the website for details.

Now check out the review!

5th Day of Christmas – iPhone Battery Pack & Case

5th Day of Christmas

5th Day of Christmas

It’s the 5th Day of Christmas and Steve has brought to you…..

The Energizer AP1000 with a whopping 1000 mili-amps of power! Have you got an iPhone 3 or given your old one to a family member? Then this is the perfect gift. The battery on the iPhone 3 isn’t that great and with this little gadget you’ll never get caught without battery again!

Check out the demo below.

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

Steve’s Favourite Thing: Smartphone Car Mount

Oprah's Favourite Things

Oprah's Favourite Things

You’ve heard of Oprah’s favourite things, well here is Steve’s favourite thing. This ingenious little invention is an in car smartphone holder…..that’s right – it holds all smartphones, not just one! Not only that, it plugs into your cigarette lighter and charges while you drive. No more messy cables, no more reaching for that phone……just plug this baby in and you’ll be hands free and fully charged.

Checkout the demo and order now to get in before Christmas!

Australian Motorcycle Expo Sydney 2011

We are very excited to be here today at the Australian Motorcycle Expo at Darling Harbour in Sydney. The motors are revving, the bikes are shining and the stunts are flying! Excitement is in the air and we’re in for a big weekend.

We’ve got the Sena bluetooth intercom products, which are always a hit with bike riders. We are here all weekend – so drop in and say hi!

Here are some of the sights so far!

6 Christmas Tech Gifts under $50

Christmas is only one month away….have you started your Christmas shopping?

We have 6 great technology gifts for the person who has it all. And they are all under $50! Some of the items are already discounted and there is a very special offer to say thanks for all your support throughout the year!

Use the coupon code BLOG at checkout to receive 15% off store wide before Christmas. Order your Christmas presents now and take the stress out of Christmas! www.mrmobile.net.au


Order now! www.mrmobile.net.au

Will You Kill Siri? Battery drain pain for iPhone 4S and iOS 5 users

Battery drain pain for iPhone 4S and iOS 5 users

Battery drain pain for iPhone 4S and iOS 5 users

Are you one of the lucky ones to have got your hands on the new iPhone 4S. Or are you secretly pleased that you didn’t take the leap as stories of terrible battery life flood the internet?

There is nothing more annoying than losing battery fast and it seems that the iPhone 4S is guilty. It isn’t just the chosen few who own an iPhone 4S that are plagued with trouble. Those of us who have upgraded to iOS 5 are finding that battery life on the iPhone and iPad is seriously affected. And it’s slow!

We’ve done the research and collated the best tips from the best sources, to help your battery life last longer. We’d love to hear your tips too!

One site has suggested killing off Siri. She’s the best thing about the iPhone 4S – so try these other tips first and let us know if Siri makes it out alive!

Back to Basics
There are things that always drain battery life regardless of the operating system or the device.  These include data services, screen brightness and mail.

Solution
–       Screen brightness – turn this down for longer battery life
–       Keep these off unless you actually use them: bluetooth, WiFi, 3G (for data)
–       Turn the push functionality off on your email. Or have it push less often.  Go to Settings – Mail, Contacts, Calendar – Fetch New Data

iCloud Backup
You now have the option of backing up to iCloud rather than through iTunes on your computer. This will be a great relief for many – but is causing headaches for some.

Solution
Turning off non essential features in iCloud will definitely save your battery life. Go to Settings – iCloud – Storage & Backup. After turning off the backup – it more than doubled my battery life!

Buggy Bugs
There seem to be some bugs in iOS 5 which are affecting battery life. Particularly with the Calendar Alerts.

Solution
Turn off notifications in the settings for your calendar. Go to Settings – Notifications – Calendar and switch it off. It appears that the notifications feature is constantly sorting your appointments and this is sucking huge amounts of battery life.

It’s All about Location
Geo location apps need to know your current location in order to work. The new iPhone 4S has a major push on these apps and the new iOS 5 pings more regularly to find your current location. This is going to suck your battery dry faster than a starving vampire!

Solution
Go to Settings – Location Services and select the ones that you wish to be kept regularly updated. Some are a no brainer like Maps, but all those games and other apps that really don’t need to know where you are……Turn them off!

Sneaky System Services
There is a new feature in the iOS 5 update called System Services. This has features such as sending your data to Apple for their stats and information for location based ads and other services. These settings are hiding under Settings – Location Services – System Services (right down the bottom!)

Solution
Turn these ones off:
–       Diagnostics and Usage (sends stats to Apple)
–       Location Base iAds (on free apps that have advertising – this makes sure it is local advertising – do you ever read it anyway?
–       Setting Time Zone (leave this on if you travel regularly – otherwise remember to adjust your time zone if you travel into a new one)
–       Traffic (I use the traffic apps so I like the programs that use this to see where there is congestion – however turning this off will help your battery life!)

Another Solution

There are other things you can do and our bestadvice: Never get caught without a battery backup. We have a full range of iPhone battery skins that double your battery life as well as portable battery packs for your iPad and Smart phones.

Check out our range today and it will be in the post tomorrow!

Tablet Explosion: Are you charged up?

XPAL Lucy for iPad2

Super charge your Tablet!

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.

Compare Energizer Energi to Go XP 4000 and XP 8000

Compare Energizer Energi to Go XP 4000 and XP 8000

Click here to see more pictures of the whole Energizer® Energi to Go® range and snap yours up today….will be in the mail tomorrow!

Sena SR10 – Mass Communication Made Easy!

Sena SR10

SR10 Mounted on Bike

Do you use a UHF radio for communicating or wish you could communicate to many people at once? Don’t be limited by old technology…..jump into 2011 and experience the latest innovation that allows you to integrate the best of headsets, bluetooth and UHF. Mr Mobile will be the first to bring this powerful technology to Australia.

The brand new Sena SR10 has numerous applications. Whether it is motorcycle group riding, outdoor sports and activities or security, the Sena SR10 is a Bluetooth two-way radio adaptor based on bluetooth 2.1 and EDR technology.

This technology will change the way you communicate and all hands free! The unit is about the size of a small mobile phone and comes with clips and attachments for easy positioning. It is powered by a USB rechargeable battery and also comes with a power adaptor.

You can connect various non Bluetooth devices such as two-way radios to the SR10 and talk wirelessly using a Bluetooth headset. The SR10 also allows you to connect other non-Bluetooth devices such as a radar detector or a GPS.

Sena SR10

Sena SR10 Bluetooth Two-Way Radio Adaptor

The SR10, allows you to talk by phone or by two-way radio, listen to an alarm signal from a radar detector or to the guidance from your GPS.

The idea is to connect your devices to the SR10 “hub” which streams everything to your Sena or other Bluetooth headset or intercom.

The features of this funky unit are:

  • Bluetooth hands-free adapter for two-way radios
  • Bluetooth hands-free gateway for mobile phones
  • Connect 1 two-way radio and 1 mobile phone simultaneously
  • Compatible with standard stereo or mono Bluetooth headsets
  • AUX input for GPS, radar or Radar detectors
  • Handlebar mounting & belt clamping
  • Wired PTT button extension for handlebar grip mounting
  • Optional 12V bike-powered kit with on/off control by ignition switch
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Two-year limited warranty

It has 12 hours talk time a whopping 10 days standby, making it the perfect accessory for long trips or critical communications.

We will have these in Australia by early October….so pre-order yours now so you don’t miss out!

Here are some recent comments left on the Sena Facebook page:

I have an SMH-10 now, and an SR-10 would really make for the ultimate motorcycle electronics setup. I already have GMRS radios that will work, and the Motorola 75-785 CB that should, so with 2 wires I’d be able to use either one. I could wire my radar detector with external speaker port to it, and even a Sony Walkman I have with an FM tuner. GPS, MP3, phone, GMRS, CB, FM and radar!

Can’t wait to get my hands on the SR10. I think of this as a Bluetooth router. Cool.