A portable wireless hard drive is a relatively new way of backing up data as the vast majority of external hard drives are connected by USB cable. Normally this would be the easiest way to back up or copy your data from a computer. But when you are wanting to back up say photos and videos from a smart phone or tablet, then a wireless external drive is an alternative to the cable variety.
How can I use my wireless external drive?
It should also be remembered that a wireless portable external drive is not just for copying or backing up, but can be used as a media streaming source for your smartphone or tablet. These devices don’t typically come with huge storage options, most being between 16 and 128GB. Some allow Micro SD cards to extend the storage but if you own an apple device, this is not an option. Videos in particular can take up very large disk space.
If you are travelling then a portable wireless drive is a
great option to be able to watch movies or transfer data to and from your
device. USB ports are not always readily available for a conventional external
hard drive so there is much greater flexibility with a wireless version. Most
PC’s and laptops now have a wireless card so connecting to your computer
couldn’t be easier to back up files.
In recent years the solid state (SSD) external drive has
come to the fore. Unlike conventional drives that use a disk to write to and
have moving mechanical parts, solid state drives use flash memory and therefore
are more suited to being moved about for those doing a lot of travelling. And
most have a battery which adds to their ability to be used when on the go. Some
drives even have an SD card slot to back up content from the drive or to make
it easy to transfer photos from your phone or tablet.
If you buy a wireless hard drive with wifi you will want to check
the apps that come with the drive. This will in the main be with your
smartphone or tablet device.
Wireless connections aren’t quite as fast as wired but they
will still give you fast transfers than won’t make you wait too long for data
to be transferred. And the convenience of not having to plug and unplug every
time will make your wireless external hard drive ofr smartphone, PC mac or
tablet a great option for your storage and streaming needs.…
You can’t really argue about the comfort and ease of use of bluetooth headphones for over the ear. Without those annoying cables, they give greater freedom of movement and flexibility when out and about. In recent years audio quality has risen while the costs have dropped. That has been since Apple introduced their Airpods with their wireless element, there has been a greater than ever demand for this type of headphone.
So what are the pros and cons of the two types that are Bluetooth heaphones on the ear or good in ear headphones. Over the ear headphones will give a greater noise cancelling element and produce a fuller sound but are obviously larger and more bulky than in ear phones. There are foldable Bluetooth headphones which are compact and make this type far easier to carry. This will be an important factor in where and how you will be wearing them. For instance if you are travelling a lot, particularly on trains, then the ability to cut out external noises will be more important. However if you are doing a lot of exercise like running or working out in the gym, then in ear wireless earphones will much more likely appeal because of their size and weight.
When wearing Bluetooth wireless headphones it is important to keep them within range of your smartphone or tablet. Unlike wired headphones, it is very easy to wander about and forget that you may suddenly get outside the range of your device. There are few things more frustrating than have your audio drop out momentarily or even for longer periods. Bluetooth connectivity can sometimes be slightly problematic, either getting the devices paired, or maintaining the connection. Firstly always check that your headphones are compatible with your smart device and then make sure that there aren’t too many other devices connected wirelessly. Overload can affect the ability to connect or stay connected via Bluetooth.
There is such a choice these days that it is difficult to decide what are the best Bluetooth wireless headphones over the ear or in ear. It is best to go on Amazon or Google and check reviews and find out what other people are saying. Then decide what type you want. You might want to find the best bluetooth headphones under 200 for cycling or running so check what people are using for those activities.
There are loads of quality brands like Beats, Sony, Sennheiser, AKG and Bose so you will be spoilt for choice. Whatever make and model you choose, the freedom that these types of headphones offer will enhance your music listening for a long time to come.…
The Bose Bluetooth Speaker Mini Soundlink is one of the most popular of the smaller sized Bluetooth speakers. Bose is such a well known brand that it is almost a guarantee for quality and this particular model lives up to that claim.
How does it sound?
It produces a fulsome and clear sound and unusually with this size of speaker, a deep bass that will have you wondering if you weren’t listening to something twice the size. All the more surprising when you consider it only weighs in at 0.68 kilograms which makes it an ideal mini Bluetooth speaker for music on the go. It may not be the most powerful you can get but it will be plenty for most. If not then consider a party bluetooth speaker with internal sub woofer.
Another great feature of this Bose Soundlink is that it has a built in microphone for making and taking calls which adds another dimension to the versatility of this little unit. Voice prompts are also a great addition to this model for those with sight problems. Pair any smartphone or tablet that has Bluetooth and you can listen to any music, podcasts or audio that you like. It will also remember the last eight devices that were paired so reconnecting is even easier. And with a range of nine meters it gives great flexibility of use. Battery life is excellent up to 10 hours of use.
So what does this Bose Bluetooth mini speaker feel like? It is a one piece design with an aluminium casing which is very compact, sturdy and will last a very long time. It also looks great with its carbon colouring, an ergonomic and stylish design and a simple and unobtrusive presence. And of course if you prefer a different look, then you can customise it with optional soft covers in grey, charcoal black, navy blue, energy green and deep red.
What is in the box when you buy a Bose Soundlink Mini? Well it comes with a wall charger, charging cradle and micro-b usb cable.
You only have to look at the majority of reviews on Amazon to see that most buyers are loving using and enjoying this particular model of Bose Bluetooth speaker. You can use it as an outdoor wireless speaker or even as a bathroom bluetooth speaker. If you are looking for a quality mini portable Bluetooth speaker to carry around with you, this is one you should definitely consider.…