Doch nicht zum tauchen geeignet – Apple watch series 2

Eigentlich dachte ich gestern Abend noch,  bis 50m das reicht mir beim tauchen, aber daraus wird nichts !

„Apple Watch Series 2 has a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch Series 2 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.

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Apple Watch Series 2 is Fine for Swimming, but Scuba Diving and Waterskiing Not Recommended“

http://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/07/apple-watch-no-scuba-diving-or-waterskiing/

Also brauche ich mir auch keine Gedanken über die Verbindung zum Flaschensensor machen.

Clever schalten – Apple HomeKit Steckdosen

Steckdosen die über Apple HomeKit gesteuert werden können sind noch etwas übersichtlich im Angebot.

Eigentlich kommen im Moment nur zwei in Frage, die Elgato Eve Energy oder die Parce One.

  • Elgato Eve Energy nutzt Bluetooth Smart
  • Parce One funktioniert mit WiFi

Die Übertragungstechnologie ist der entscheidende Unterschied zwischen beiden Steckdosen und somit auch das Entscheidungskriterium. Sofern die Anwendung von Bluetooth Smart durch die räumlichen Gegebenheiten möglich ist, kann man mit der Elgato Eve Energy für 46 € einige Geräte ’smarter‘ machen.

Parce One mit WiFi deckt etwas weitere Entfernungen ab, dafür kostet die Steckdose auch knapp 60 €. Im Betrieb leuchtet vorn am Gehäuse ein weißer illuminierter Ring. Das kann beim Heimkino eventuell etwas stören. Im Standby verbraucht die Parce One circa 1,2 Watt im Gegensatz zum > 0 Watt Verbrauch der Elgato Eve Energy. Dies ist der Übertragsungstechnik geschuldet. WiFi hält eine Verbindung zum WiFi Gateway, während Bluetooth Smart nur bei aktiver Verbindung Energie verbaucht. Im Standby ist dies daher > 0.

Protection Cases for iPad Air 2 and Co.

It’s been a while since I seen the Kensigton iPad Case especially for Kids. Today I get an email with advertising for the iPad Case again.

Thinking about my now 3 year old son, it’s not that bad to have one.

But beside the Kensington Case there are a lot of competitors, like i-Blason and Cooper Cases looking very similar to the Kensington, but much cheaper.


 

Update

The actual price for the Kensington case is only €24,00 and therefore the same price as the Cooper one.

 

Siri aufrufen mit Bluetooth Button

Im Auto ist es ja bekanntlich verboten das Handy auch nur in die Hand zu nehmen. Um Siri aufzurufen, muss ich aber trotzdem den Home button drücken, obwohl eigentlich das VW Multifunktionslenkrad diese Funktion haben sollte. Vielleicht habe ich diese Funktion aber auch einfach noch nicht gefunden.

Aber als Alternative gibt es einen ‚mobilen‘ Bluetooth Button von der Firma Satechi®. Bisher habe ich diese nicht auf dem Radar gehabt, finde aber das Button / Remote Angebot interessant.

Mal schauen wie lange es trotz Poststreik dauert bis ich meine Bestellung bekomme. Glücklicherweise kommen die Pakete ja zumindest noch zeitnah.

Nie wieder zu wenig Speicherplatz auf iOS Geräten – Leef iBRIDGE Mobile Memory

http://www.leefco.com/ibridge

„Leef iBRIDGE is the iOS mobile storage solution designed to easily expand the storage capacity on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod without ever worrying about deleting memories again.“

Erhältlich mit 16, 32, 64, 128 und 256 GB. Preislich geht es mit 59$ für die 16GB Variante los.

Die Leef iBridge App ist im Appstore und bietet zB. Backups, Medien Wiedergabe und speichern von aufgenommen Fotos direkt auf der iBridge.

TI SensorTag CC2541 iOS application

After downloading the application from the App Store and activating Bluetooth, in the application the SensorTag can be connected to the iOS device.To enable the connection, the push button of the SensorTag must be pushed once. The LED on the device will start blinking and the SensorTag can be connected now by the application.

Pictures coming soon …

TI CC2541 SensorTag Development Kit unpacking and first experience

Texas instruments TI offers with the CC2541 Sensor Tag a nice development tool with quite a lot of functions. The SensorTag includes these sensors:

  • IR Temperature Sensor (TMP006) from TI
  • Humanidity Sensor (SHT21) from Sensirion
  • Pressure Sensor (T5400) from Epcos
  • Accelerometer (KXTJ9) from Kionix
  • Gyroscope (IMU-3000) from InvenSense
  • Magnetometer (MAG3110) from Freescale

The complete SensorTag is optimized to low power consumption by TI. When not used the sensors been in sleep mode.

The communication between the SensorTag and the iOS device needs Bluetooth 4.0 and the TI application.

 

Choosing a new mobile phone

From time to time, exactly every 2 years customers have to choose between quit or extending the mobile contract. The business terms of t-mobile been fine and when extending the next choose will be between invoice credit or a new phone. Mostly my decision had been the new phone, but which one ?

The technical data was discussed alot and I’ll not repeat it here. I hadn’t experience with the Microsoft Windows 8 OS until now and no time to test. Still Android and iOS on the list. The new Nexus and the Sony Xperia Z wasn’t available at the time of ordering and the other competitors are to heavy in their dimensions for a mobile phone. Decision between Android, iOS and Windows 8 was a neck-and-neck race and the key point had been the invested money in Apps. Binding the hardware and the software in the way Apple does makes it some kind of difficult to change the operation system.

iPhone 5 slims in weight and is still good-looking, overall a good decision.



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An iPhone case that can do MORE – TaskOne

„Now you can carry a multi-tool built right into the case of your iPhone.  Sixteen of the most useful tools engineered into a thin and trim package. And at 89 grams TaskOne adds suprisingly little weight to your phone.

Utilizing quality hardened tool steels, aircraft aluminum, and polycarbonate, TaskOne is the next generation of multi-tools.

Not only is TaskOne functional, but it is also stylishly designed. Its total thickness is as thin or thinner than many other cases, and comes in a variety of brilliant colors, including Slate Grey, Cherry Red, Jet Black, and the Indiegogo only color Orange Flame.  TaskOne does not sacrifice performance, yet is elegant and beautifully integrated with your phone.“

Unfortunately only for pre order until now.

http://thetasklab.com/products/

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Home automation with iOS – WeMo from Belkin

Another nice device offered in the Belkin store is the WeMo. The category is Connected Home and they offer an WeMO Baby device, which looks interesting and it’s worth further attentation.

http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F7C027

„Finally, Your Home Gets Its Own App

The Belkin WeMo Switch, lets you turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere inside–or outside–your home. The WeMo Switch uses your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of TVs, lamps, stereos, and more. Simply download the free WeMo app, plug the switch into an outlet in your home, and plug any device into the switch. You’ll be able to turn that device on or off using your iPhone or iPad. You can even set schedules for your devices and control them remotely using a mobile Internet connection. You can also add additional switches to your home to control more devices.“

The good news, the WeMo is offered with european standard switch too and the price of 49 € is awesome. Buy the way, while looking around the belkin shop, I spot a few really nice products.