Thursday, September 16, 2010
Hi everybody, today we will be reviewing the AF-6.132. This is the newly released FM transmitter PLUS Remote combo from A-Fone, and is currenly retails for $17. This is what it looks like:
As you guys can see, this accessory is designed to work with your car. Now, the good thing about this particular accessory is that you do not need to plug in the car charger for the FM transmitter to work: plugging into the car charger simply charges the phone while you are on the go. If you would just like to use the accessory for FM transmitting, feel free to just carry around the transmitter and it will work with your phone's battery. The sound quality from the FM transmitter is pretty mediocre, but the remote makes up for whatever coolness that the FM transmitter does not have. This little gadget is perfect for flipping through songs while you are on the go and takes little to no effort. Good for showing off to your friends. The build quality is a bit lacking, but for $17 I am not going to complain. As well, the FM transmitter has a blue backlight light that illuminates very well during low light conditions.
Overall, I would give this accessory a 8.5/10.
Downsides: The hole that fits into the FM transmitter is loose, and causes the cable to fall out at times.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Today, we will be reviewing A-Fone's external battery, with the model number A3.BY-11.
Here are the specifications before we begin.
From first impressions, the battery is made quiet solid and comes with a top case to protect the port from damage. It also includes a string that allows you to attach it to your phone (if you have an external case) so that you will never forget to bring it out. With 800mAh, the battery is good for about 50% charge of your phone, and takes roughly 15-30 minutes to charge. Now, this is not the most ideal situation because we expect to get a full charge, but with it's size and portability (as well as it's price of only 27$), we feel that it is quiet worth it's money. The build quality is also good as it is made from good quality plastic with metal roundings. The port fits snugly into my iPhone 4, and even with a hard plastic case on the phone it had no problem charging my phone. Definitely recommended for people that travel often.
Suggestions : A longer charge time