Feb 02

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III Review
Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Speaker

There are so many Bluetooth speakers out there, deciding on a premium portable model with great battery life has now been made easier. Enter the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III.


Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III Unboxing

Continue reading Review: Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Speaker With Premium Sound

Feb 02

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 AT&T Smartphone Review
Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Smartphones and wearables are seemingly everywhere. When it comes time to choose the right premium pair, it’s sensible to research how well they work in everyday situations. Samsung’s 5th generation phablet Note and the slightly older Gear S were my choices for testing during several grueling events and a busy travel schedule. Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Gear S devices are enabled with cellular technology from AT&T.

Samsung Gear S Connected Smart Wearable
Samsung Gear S Connected Smart Wearable

Continue reading Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 & Gear S Smart Wearable Mobilized My World

Dec 28

Gogo Office Downtown Chicago Logo
Gogo Office Downtown Chicago Logo

Imagine flying across the world being able to stream your favorite Netflix shows, YouTube videos, download large app updates and live stream a soccer match. That is the promise of Gogo’s new all satellite based 2Ku in-flight WiFi hardware. The technology available from Gogo up until now has either been air-to-ground or ATG, ATG4 with double the modems and triple the bandwidth and a single Ku satellite connection.


Installation of 2Ku on Gogo’s 737
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Nov 25

Verizon Jetpack AC791L NETGEAR Hotspot
Verizon Jetpack AC791L NETGEAR Hotspot Review

I travel frequently and finding secure WiFi at restaurants, hotels or in airports is an exercise in futility. That is why I also carry a wireless hotspot. Verizon and NETGEAR have come up with their new Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. I like to use the Verizon Jetpack while waiting at crowded gates in airports as nearly everyone else is always trying to connect to an overloaded access point. I enjoy having a stable and speedy connection via Verizon. Enter the Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot AC791L From NETGEAR.

Overview


Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot AC791L Unboxing by Chris Rauschnot @24k

The Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot AC791L from NETGEAR is a compact, easy to setup, dual-band mobile device. It took me only five minutes from inserting the battery to turning on the hotspot for it to acquire Verizon 4G LTE signal. It presented me with an information screen that showed its wireless SSID name and WiFi password. It also displayed the WiFi band in use. A blue light will blink slowly on the top right corner of the LCD screen while the hotspot is in operation and a connection is successfully established. Continue reading The Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot AC791L Keeps Me Connected

Nov 03

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Revelstoke Canada
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum - SEMA Show 2015 Begins

Chris Rauschnot @24k and Bill Cody @VegasBiLL will be live posting and engaging their following from the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, Nevada today. @24k and @VegasBiLL have been invited by the Ford Motor Company to attend their press conference and convention overall.


Attended by over 60,000 people annually, the SEMA Show is the premiere Las Vegas convention for specialty vehicle products, car unveilings and networking opportunities. It draws professional drivers, celebrities, and international buyers for three days at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Continue reading Chris @24k & Bill @VegasBiLL Invited to SEMA Show 2015 In Las Vegas By The Ford Motor Company

Oct 30

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Revelstoke Canada
Sony Premium Audio In The All New 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

All great adventures go well when the best tunes are playing. The all-new, technology forward, 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum edition includes an exclusive Premium Sony Audio System with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics.


2016 Ford Explorer Platinum 360 At North American International Auto Show 2015

  • Ford Explorer Platinum series introduces an industry-first audio experience with a 500-watt Sony Audio System
  • System includes two industry-first features previously offered only in high-end home audio systems
  • Live Acoustics and Clear Phase technologies
  • Algorithm in Explorer Platinum audio system tuned to authentically reproduce the sound quality and signature ambience of concert halls in Amsterdam, Berlin and Vienna

2016 Ford Explorer Inside
2016 Ford Explorer Inside

“Explorer is about pushing boundaries, and authentic high-end home theater sound isn’t just for the living room anymore,” said Craig Patterson, Ford utilities marketing manager. “The new Platinum series gives customers everything – including a sound system that will knock your socks off.”

Continue reading Sony's Premium Audio In The All New 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

Oct 28

HTC One M9 Front and Side
HTC One M9

HTC is known throughout the smartphone industry as creating premium quality, solid phones with metallic designs that keep fans coming back to each year. A few years ago I tested the HTC One M7, HTC’s first in this line. They incorporated a premium metallic curved back, two excellent sounding forward facing speakers, great battery life and the first UltraPixel rear facing camera. HTC has continued with refining this phone line for the US market and is now available on Verizon.


HTC One M9 Unboxing

When Verizon Wireless selects a phone to be on their flagship roster, you know it is going to be a great one. The M9 fits that flagship moniker and then some. This year’s model, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, brought us the world’s first forward facing UltraPixel camera. Continue reading HTC's Latest One M9 Smartphone Has A Refined Design & Is More Powerful

Oct 19

Mezzacorona Cliffhanger Vineyards Wines
Mezzacorona & Cliffhanger Vineyards Wine Pairings

Two wineries were nice enough to send me a few bottles of Italian Mezzacorona Rose and Cliffhanger Vineyards pinot grigio. Cliffhanger Vineyards is a brand of wine from the makers of Mezzacorona. To enjoy a paired wine with the perfect dish might sound daunting, but recommendations from my friends and this post will make it much easier for you.

Continue reading Enjoy Mezzacorona & Cliffhanger Vineyards Wines By Pairing With Foods

Oct 08

VeryKool S5518 Maverick Phablet Dual SIM Unlocked Android Smartphone
VeryKool S5518 Maverick Phablet Dual SIM Unlocked Android Smartphone

Large 5.5″ unlocked phablets for less than $200 are hard to find, even in a crowded Android smartphone market. VeryKook makes one, it is called the Maverick and my time with the s5518 smartphone with dual SIMs was fun.

Overview

VeryKool S5518 Maverick Stunning 5.5 Inch IPS LCD Screen
VeryKool S5518 Maverick Stunning 5.5 Inch IPS LCD Screen

VeryKool’s Maverick Android dual SIM unlocked smartphone is plus sized with a 5.5” screen and a curved metal bezel. Two micro SIM slots offer 4G connections to nearly any GSM provider. It comes at a nearly unbeatable value of $149.99. Easily switch between those two SIM cards via an Android app and avoid high roaming charges while traveling.

VeryKool Maverick s5518 1.3Ghz Quad-Core CPU
VeryKool Maverick s5518 1.3Ghz Quad-Core CPU


VeryKool Maverick s5518 Android Smartphone Unboxing

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Oct 07

NUU Mobile Z8 Smartphone
Review: NUU Mobile Z8 Dual SIM Unlocked Android Smartphone Is High-End

Want a 5.5” Android Lollipop Unlocked GSM Dual SIM 4G LTE smartphone with better resolution than an iPhone for less than $250? This is where NUU Mobile excels with their new flagship Z8 smartphone with high-end performance.

Overview

Forget about carrying around two 4G LTE enabled phones for work and play. NUU Mobile’s New Z8 Android 4G LTE unlocked dual SIM phone reaches to max the connection speed and keep fresh with security firmware updates. Pop in nearly any SIM and enjoy 4G LTE data from your favorite GSM provider. It comes unlocked and is an excellent value at $249.99 direct from NUU Mobile. Easily switch between two SIMs via an Android app and avoid high roaming charges in other countries. Continue reading Review: NUU Mobile Z8 Dual SIM Unlocked Android Smartphone Is High-End