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.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive

Today my pre-ordered 32GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive was dispatched.

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A perfect review can be read on storagereview.com so no need to reinvent the wheel:

http://www.storagereview.com/sandisk_connect_wireless_flash_drive_review

Specification from http://www.sandisk.co.uk/products/wireless/flash-drive/

“ The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive includes all the benefits of a regular flash drive with the added convenience of wireless mobile access to your movies, photos, music, and documents from anywhere in the house or on-the-go. Avoid common hassles such as cables, attachment limits, and Internet availability and enjoy access to the content that matters most—anytime you need it.

  • Store, share, and stream files across multiple mobile devices
  • 8 simultaneous device connections, 3 media streams
  • Works with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire and Android™ devices
  • No cables, router, or Internet connection needed
  • Provides up to 4 hours of wireless streaming per charge**
  • Wi-Fi Password Protection (WPA2)**
  • Download the SanDisk Wireless Flash Drive app for easy access
  • Form Factor: USB flash drive
  • Charging: USB port
  • System Requirements:
    • USB 2.0 connection interface or higher
    • For mobile device: iOS version 5.0 or higher, Android version 2.3 or higher
    • For other Wi-Fi® enabled devices: a web browser
    • PC or Mac computer: Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP or Mac OS 10.6 or higher
  • Security: Optional Wi-Fi password protection**
  • Dimensions: 3.07 x 1.04 x 0.54 in. and 77.96 x 26.64 x 13.76 mm
  • Operating temperature: 32° – 113° F (0° – 45° C)
  • Storage temperature: -4° – 158° F (-20° – 70° C)
  • Support: One year limited warranty „

(c) http://www.sandisk.co.uk/products/wireless/flash-drive/

 

 

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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Sphero

Looks like a funny gadget to play with. The Sphero :

„Sphero is like nothing you’ve seen before.

It’s the first robotic ball gaming device that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet.

You can even use Sphero as a controller for on-screen gameplay.“

On theirs site are alot of videos.

(c) gosphero.com
(c) gosphero.com

VW Golf 6 Media-In Adapter – iPhone

http://www.volkswagen-zubehoer-shop.de/shop/product_info.php?info=p87_iPod-Adapter-fuer-MEDIA-IN.html

In combination with the VW radio RCD-310 my Golf 6 Team Edition can use the iPhone as the media storage device. When buying my car a USB to Media-In-Adapter was included.

The radio button are used to control the iPhone media and the hands are free for driving. When connecting the iphone with the media-in adapter in the middle console the external device was detected, but an error appears on the iPhone screen that the external device is not verified by Apple and can result in sound problems.

Volkswagen has an update on the website to update the radio.

I’m still locking forward the day we can update our car with an new firmeware by ourself.

Personaly I haven’t experienced any sound or other problems. It’s still low priced an can be bought for 36,20 online at the VW e-shop or the local VW dealer.


How do you hold your Nokia?

Personally I’m still unsure if I upgrade to the new iPhone, because I like to hold my phone in different ways. But the nokia article is very amusing.

„We’ve been looking around and noticed there are many ways to hold your Nokia device. Whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, there’s no shortage of ways to hold your phone.“

http://conversations.nokia.com/2010/06/28/how-do-you-hold-your-nokia/

found via http://www.gizmodo.de/2010/06/29/nokia-tritt-nach-unsere-handys-konnen-sie-halten-wie-sie-mochten.html

iPhone RFID with ID-12

That’s cool, on http://blog.section9.co.uk/2010/03/iphone-rfid-reader.html you can see the work process  in pictures. The RFID chip is from http://www.id-innovations.com/new%20launch.htm.

„The idea behind this project is to see what the iPhone’s serial is capable of and to try and have a little fun with RFID along the way. This reader works with the low frequency (125Khz) tags but I have a half working version for MiFARE Hi-Frequency as well.“