One Plus 6 (Coupon Code inside! $20 OFF) OnePlus Six

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Short Review:  One of the best phones on the market for the best price out there!  This phone is powerful, I MEAN POWERFUL!!!  It’s fast, snappy, speedy, great battery life, and more!! Screen is huge!  Screen is bright!!  Build quality is excellent..  This phone is GREAT!!!  This review is from the heart, its about my use.  It’s not a professional review like you would see on the tech sites

Pros
1.) Size/Screen – The large 6+ inch screen is great!!  It does have the notch, but I don’t mind the notch.  It makes the screen even larger and it looks nice!!  The size of the phone is thin and it fits great in both my hands and pockets.

2.) Powerful – This phone comes with several different configurations.  One includes 6GB ram and the other 8GB.   6GB is plenty and super snappy paired with the best mobile processor on the market currently!  This phone feels as snappy as my MS Surface.  I mean, this thing is awesome and great for anything or anyone that needs a powerful phone!

3.) Battery Life – I consider myself a very heavy user and so far my phone hasn’t died on me YET!! it makes it all day/night long!!

4.) Dash Charge – Works very well and is quick!

5.) Oxygen OS – I like O2OS.  It’s snappy.  It’s clean!! It’s “Naked”… It’s google!!  I really enjoy using it

6.) Price – The best part of the OnePlus 6?? PRICE!!!  Where else can you get the most powerful phone on the market for under $550!! NOWHERE!!!!!

Cons
1.) No wireless charging, but wireless charging sucks anyways

2.) Can’t find accessories in stores.  But they have plenty online

Man.. What else can I say?? I love oneplus and always have!!!!!

VELAGOL Wireless Charger, QI Certified, 10W Fast Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone X/8/8 Plus Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus/Note 8/S7/S7 edge/S6/S6 Edge/S6 edge plus/Note 5 (Space Gray)

More and more phones are able to use wireless chargers.  There are some tradeoffs when it comes to using wireless chargers (For my device, slower charging vs the speed charger) but wireless chargers are SUPER easy to use!!  For example, everyone lays their phone on their desk at work, correct?  Lay it on this charger and while its on your desk it’s charging! Simple as that!!

Pros
1.) High Quality – Premium Materials

2.) Efficient Charger –  Charges as quickly as a wireless charger can.  This is a very efficient charger!

3.) Anti Slip Surface – Provides a soft surface that your device will not slide on!! This not only protects your phone from scratches of this tossing it on a table BUT ALSO protects it from falling on the floor!!

4.) Safe and reliable – Protects your device from overcharging.  Includes a status light letting you know if your device is charging or not.

5.) Value – Name brand chargers from Samsung, apple, and others cost over $30!! This, at the time of this review, is under $10!!

Specs Below

Specifications:
  •  Charging Status: Indicator
  • Charging Distance: 1-8mm
  •  Input: 5V-2A 9V-1.67A
  •  Output: 5V-1A 9V-1.2A
  • Color: space gray 

Compatibility list: 
  • Qi-enabled devices (no need to install additional Qi receiver).
  • But fast charging mode requires a QUICK CHARGE CHARGER (NOT INCLUDED).          
          – iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X with(ONLY standard charging, No Fast charging)
          – Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus(With Fast Change Mode)
          – Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge(With Fast Change Mode)
         – Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge, edge+, S6 active (With Fast Change Mode)
         – Samsung Galaxy Note 5, 8(With Fast Change Mode)

Package includes:
  • 1  Wireless Charger
  • 1  Micro USB Cable
  • 1 User Manual 

Cricket Wireless (Formally AIO Wireless) by AT&T

Today I want to review something a little different than my normal reviews.  I actually believe I have done this review before but hey another year has passed!  I want to review Cricket Wireless (The new Cricket by AT&T).  They have been my wireless provider since 2013 (The AIO Wireless days) and I am still VERY happy with them.  They have had their ups and downs, but all carriers have these.  The worst “down” was the so called “Cricket Crawl” where AT&T was saying they had no issues but thousands of folks posted daily to their Twitter, Facebook, and other channels but it was finally fixed.

A few things to note about Cricket

1.) They are tethered to 8Mbps – Don’t let this worry you!  I stream HD content, stream music daily, and even play multiplayer games with no issues.  8Mbps is PLENTY!  Apps from Google Play download very fast, system updates download in 15 – 20 minutes and so on.  While other carriers provide 15, 20, and even 40+Mbps on mobile phones, who really needs that?

2.) No Tethering except on THEIR phones and only limited phones at that – BUT I have an unlocked Huawei Mate 9 and I can tether just fine.  It’s mostly just “Carrier” phones that have tethering blocked.

3.) Network Priority – You will hear that Cricket receives lower priority and that a user will be deprioritized if they go over 20 or so GBs of data on the unlimited plan.  Let me tell you, this has NEVER happened to me and I used 50+ GBs of data all the time, every month!

Pros
1.) Network Coverage – While different locations might be much worse, around my home AT&T is about the best.  Most will say they are about the best anywhere.  Be sure to check coverage before you buy but hey its prepaid.  If it sucks, change carriers!

2.) No Contract – Need I say more?

3.) Cheap or Free phones – Remember when prepaid meant buying you own phones?  Cricket runs promos and normally has very cheap or even free phones!  I however buy much nicer phones than Cricket provides!

4.) SAVINGS – Lets do the math.  T-Mobile  $70 for their cheapest postpaid plan, plus a discounted IPhone 7 for say $15/month.  That’s $85/month for two years (to pay off the phone).  That’s $2040.  Me, I can purchase an iPhone 7 outright for say $549 (Plenty online for this price right now) pay $55/month for my plan and only pay a total of $1869!  So you think there is really a “DEAL” in T-Mobiles IPhone 7?  Yeah, your only paying $360 for the phone but T-Mobile is making up for it with the “plan”.. Why pick on T-Mobile?  I’m not! They are just the cheapest Postpaid carrier out there so OTHER CARRIERS will cost more!!!

5.) Not locked to a phone – Who likes paying for their phone over 2 years?  There is a reason why carriers lock you into 2 year contracts or device payment plans for 2 years.  It’s to KEEP YOU but I like changing phones, sometimes every year.  I can do that with Prepaid and Cricket

6.) Easy Payments – Back during the early days of prepaid you had to buy air time cards and whatnot.  Not anymore, I am billed monthly just like a postpaid carrier.  If you need access to airtime cards, they are still available and you can still pay in person at Cricket Stores but payments are just as simple as postpaid.  It’s billed monthly, to my credit card, on Auto-Pay

7.) Advanced Features – You really don’t lose any features on prepaid.  I have international features, I have unlimited everything, I have visual voicemail, and more!

Overall:  I am very impressed with Cricket Wireless.  Below is a speedtest that I would like to share, and this is normal with Cricket.

Villain Multi USB Charging Station Organizer For Multiple Devices – 4 Built-in USB Ports – Fast & Safe Charging, Smart IC – Ideal Charging Dock for Apple, Samsung, Sony PSP Controllers And More..

Use: Purchased this so I had a small charging station for work.. I wanted it to charge my phone, my tablet, and maybe anyone else’s phone that needed charged.

Short Review: great charger with a lot of attention to detail.. I have purchased a few chargers of this style from various companies, but the attention to detail from Villain is great! Charger works well and charges all my devices fine!

Pros
1.) Soft Top Surface – the top surface (part the phone lays on) is soft to the touch and slip resistant.. This protects your device from sliding out and keeps the charger from scratching your device. This is what I mean by great attention to detail

2.) LED Lights – when the device is charging on a channel, the device lights up blue.. not a bright blue but a blue that doesn’t keep you awake at night.. a low light led just so you know it’s working

3.) Packed and packaged very well – all clear parts were shipped with a plastic coating to protect from scratches

4.) Charges very quickly!

5.) Easy to assemble

6.) Long power cord

Tested with
1.) Huawei Mate 9
2.) Nexus 6P
3.) iPad
4.) iPhone
5.) Kindle Fire HDX

Charged all those devices quickly and safely!

Overall great charger! I highly recommend it. It’s built very well and very durable!

BabyCam HD Cute Smart WiFi Home Security Video Camera with Two-Way Audio to Monitor Baby, Pet, or Elderly with Apple and Android Apps by brobot

Short Review:  Easy to setup, secure (As long as your WiFi is secure) and overall a decent little camera.  It is an excellent camera for the price!  Video is crystal clear and video has a great large viewing area.  As a little background, I work for a security company and install these things and they are great!

Pros:
1.) Quality – This camera is excellent quality.  The camera is built well, the software is very well done, and overall the camera is a top quality product!

2.) Videos Quality – Video quality is clear and bright.  No matter what your use might be, a buyer should be very happy with the video quality.  Even used as a security camera, the quality is AMAZING

3.) Viewing Area –  Along with the video quality, one of the best aspects of video quality is a large viewing area

4.) Super easy setup!!

5.) Wonderful APP – A lot of these cameras might be nice but their apps are lacking.  Not with the brobot.. With the brobot, the app is beautifully done and very easy to use!

6.) Secure – This camera is secure, just make sure you have a secure wireless network and you will be fine.

7.) Value – Under $50

8.) Works with Android & IOS – Also works with Android tablets and Ipads

9.) Includes everything needed.  Mounts, Cat5 Cable (If you want a wired connection) and more.

Overall:  There are a lot of this style camera on the market so which camera is best?  Well, a lot of them are!! The goal is to find one that meets your budget, one that is secure, and one that offers the features you need.  Some of the features of this camera are below and this is a camera that I recommend!

Features
1.) Wireless
2.) Secure
3.) Easy Setup
4.) Works with Android and IOS
5.) High Def
6.) Offers two way sound

True Wireless Earbuds, Dockin LED Wireless Bluetooth Earphone with Charging Dock Truly Wireless Stereo Headphone Mini Twins Waterproof Earphones Black

Short Review:  In the world of truly wireless earbuds, you have a lot of options.  You can spend $300+ on a pair or get some as cheap as $30.  All have very mixed reviews, even the expensive versions.  I opted to try these from Dockin and must say I am very IMPRESSED.  Do they have issues? Yes but not many and the issues I have seen are present in all of these that I have tried (Even my Bose and JayBirds)

So what are those issues?

1.) Video Sync – When using both earbuds SOMETIMES the video and audio is out of sync.  I will admit, these actually have less sync issues than my JayBirds!

2.) Earbuds losing connection with each other – This normally happens outside in congested areas. I have this issue with all my wireless earbuds.

Pros
1.) Performance – These perform VERY WELL.  I experience VERY FEW connection issues or drops! Battery performance is great and so is sound performance!

2.) Audio Quality – Audio Quality is GREAT for the price.  Some of the best I have heard on truly wireless earbuds.  They have plenty of bass, plenty of volume, and most everything sounds very good on them.  I watch movies, listen to music, and have voice calls. Everything is GREAT

3.) Battery – Depending on Volume, content, and other factors I get 2 – 3 hours from the earbuds themselves PLUS I get 4 – 5 charges from the battery case. So you are looking at 8 – 12 hours or so total on average!

4.) Touch Controls – I have used several different brands with very sensitive touch controls making them hard to use.  These have GREAT touch controls.

5.) Can use individually (The right earpiece is the “main”)

6.) Excellent quality charge case

7.) Easy pairing – They go into pairing mode when you turn them on.  Nothing else needed

8.) Holds very strong connections

9.) Quickly charges

Tested with

1.) Android

2.) IPhone

3.) Microsoft Surface

4.) TV

5.) Kindle Fire

Overall: These are GREAT and something I highly recommend!  They are super simple to use, have great sound quality, and the price can’t be beat!

ICE Orb Levitating/Floating Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker


Short Review: There are a lot of lower cost generics out there that work like this but cost a lot less.. don’t fall for the low price of those! While they “float” and while they play music, they don’t do it nearly as well as this! The ICE Orb feels like a premium product, it sounds like a premium product, and it looks like a premium product!

Pros
1.) Sound Quality – This speaker is still small so don’t expect room filling sound! But this is plenty for office filling sound or small room filling sound! The speaker is loud and clear.. it has just the right amount of bass.. lows and highs sound great on it! It has plenty of volume..

2.) Easy to pair

3.) Premium Materials – I owned one of the cheap generics once.. it felt cheap! It looked cheap! It even sounded cheap! Not this speaker, it looks premium, feels premium and sounds premium! Materials are great and this feels like a premium product

4.) Floats and floats well! Making this a great conversation starter!

5.) Includes USB port on base to charge the speaker! One of the generics I owned you had to charge the base from USB and then the speaker.. you couldn’t charge he speaker from the base like you can here.. Excellent feature!

6.) Callers can hear me very loud and very clear!

Tested with and works with
1.) iPhone
2.) Android
3.) Windows Computer
4.) Apple computer
5.) iPad
6.) Kindle fire HDX

Overall: I highly recommend this speaker! It’s wonderful quality and works very well..