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Panasonic Wireless Speakers

If you ever have mates over for a party or get together evening like I do regularly you will know how nice it is to have music playing to add to the atmosphere.

Gone are the days of the 70s where everyone had a turntable in the front room or latterly a Hi-Fi..  I’m now in my 30s and having MTV playing on the TV and all crowding into the front room isn’t ideal for a group of friends to catch up. That’s where Panasonic Wireless Speakers come into their own, allowing for a true multi room speaker system.

It seems everyone has their favourite playlists / albums with them on their smartphones, nowadays and i’m not sure I even own any cd’s anymore.  The panasonic ALL series allow for all the speakers to be networked so you can listen to what you want when you want.  I would say amongst my friends this type of setup is becoming more and more familiar and in fact expected in the modern home.

We had some friends over the other night and had music playing whilst we ate dinner and chatted before relaxing over a final nightcap in the front room and chatting the evening away.

My friends like the fact I tend to be the first person to show them modern tech in practical use around the home.  By the end of the evening we had the 90s pop right through to my current favourite group Walking On Cars playing and all this was done from a mobile phone and a wireless speaker, not a CD, turntable or MTV in sight..

The Panasonic Wireless Speaker range all support music streaming services like Apple Music & Spotify and other popular services.

My personal favourite device is the Panasonic SC-ALL6, there is a great review HERE which I think sums up my view on the Panasonic ALL range.  If you are after a solid sounding versatile multi room wireless speaker setup for your home then you should check out the Panasonic series, life is for living, so live it without limits.

 

 

 

 

KitSound Clash Evolution

My Best Tech Find 2016

As  we start 2017  I wanted to share with you My Best Tech Find of 2016.  As some may know I work as an infrastructure Architect so Tech & Gear are a large part of my life. To stand out as my best tech find for the year the product has to be good value, exceed expectations but also do the basics well.

The KitSound Clash Evolution’s came to my attention on Black Friday, Vodafone were selling them through their eBay outlet for £15 ( yes £15).  Normally I wouldn’t have given them a second glance but a friend has had some good experience with their products so I took a punt and bought a pair.

Unboxing:

 

 

 

 

 

The product far exceeded my expectations when opening the quality packaging, even more so when I got inside to find the headphones come with a nice “shell like” carry case, similar to what I have with my Bose QC35’s.

Inside there are the headphones neatly folded along with a audio jack and USB charge cable and a small well illustrated instruction manual.

Holding the headphones I was immediately struck by how solid they felt and the soft cushioning on the headphones themselves boded well for wearing..  The plastic parts of the headphones are the only part that feels less solid than the other parts, this is no bad thing but I am really looking for bad points at this point and its the only physical part that warrants a mention

 

 

 

 

 

Setup:

This part was a doddle, if you have setup Bluetooth before its the same as most devices, a long press of the power button and you are in pairing mode and my Iphone 7 plus was linked.

 

Sound Quality:

WOW!  That was the first of mine and anyone who has tried them impression.  I own and use Bose QC35’s daily and whilst these are not noise cancelling the sound quality and rich bass and clear  high & low tones are not far off from the Bose experience.  I’ve thrown Classical, Trance, Drum & Bass, Pop and videos at these and I still cant find a weak point with them.  Although they aren’t noise cancelling the comfortable closed feeling of the headphones immerses you in the sound very well and all but loud or sudden sound changes can be picked up.

 

Useful Features:

Being a Bluetooth headset if you are pairing these with your phone they are capable of taking a call, Ive tried this a few times and the quality has been good.

The case they come in is very handy if like me you chuck a pair in a bag, they fit well and are protected.

Where To Buy:

Amazon have them for sale at £29 at the moment which is still a steal in my opinion but keep a look out for daily deals on sites like hotukdeals as retailers are regularly undercutting each other.

Verdict:

If you are after a pair of inexpensive  Bluetooth headphones  and don’t fancy shelling out £250+ on a pair of Bose then you should get yourself a pair of these, you wont be disappointed.

 

C.O.L.P.O.W

 

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Dont Be The 99%

I was watching a video by Christian Guzman of Alphalete the other day and in the final few minutes of his VLOG I think VLOG 5.  The interesting take away that I took was where he talks about success and the road you need to take to reach your goal.  Something that really stuck for me is that you need to stay the course, be strong and don’t give up, and be like the 99%.  Its the 99% part that I keep thinking about, and its so true!  The example Christian gave was around YouTube success and how he started with very low activity on his channel but it grew slowly until he made big gains after a few years of trying.    This website and personal journey is what I have reflected on and how small my visitor numbers are now I have given thought to my goals and why I am doing this and will anyone read what I am writing.

Setting a goal for the site and having success is all well and good but my goals are also personal targets, and assessments on my progress and a log of my highs and lows.  I am sure hundreds of thousands if not millions of people have thought, Id like to have a website or blog but the 99% will more than likely fail.  This is not a criticism, its who we are as human beings, you may fail in one area only to excel at another, it all comes down to you motivation and passion, a blog is a nice idea that many people look at but often it involves more thought and planning than people think.

The motivation is another key factor, you need the fire in you or under your ass to keep going, to change, evolve and grow your site, for some its money, other its hobbies / interests to share with people, others its more personal and emotional.   One thing is for sure, success whatever that is to you means commitment and dedication the odds are staked against you and most will give up but if you really want it, stay the course achieve your goals and get after it!