Zagg Flex Universal Keyboard and InvisibleShield Review

It’s been nearly a year since we’ve had any Zagg products to review, but we were able to get some just in time for Christmas. First we’ll review the Zagg Flex Universal Keyboard. Then we’ll talk about a couple InvisibleShield products.

Zagg Flex Universal Keyboard

photo credit: Zagg

If you have a lot to type while you’re on the go, you’ll want to look at this keyboard that works with your phone or tablet. With a detachable stand that flexes in different positions, you have something to prop up your device to make it work just like a laptop.

Some cool features of the Flex Keyboard include keys that can be backlit in seven different colors. It can be paired with two different devices, so you can toggle back and forth from using your phone and tablet, or even smart TV. Seriously, it’s nice to be able to surf the internet on the TV with a real keyboard and not just a remote control.

The keyboard is 9 inches in length, which makes it compact, but still easy to type on. The battery is long- lasting as well. You can go up to a year without charging it if you only use it for an hour a day and don’t use the back lights on the keys.

The keyboard costs $79.99 and comes with free shipping from the Zagg site for new US orders.

Check out this video to see it in action:

Zagg Invisible Shield + Anti-glare

For $44.99, you can protect the screen on your iPhones XR, X/Xs, and Xs Max. Along with the protection for the screen, you can avoid annoying glares on your screen.

The screen is easy to apply. It comes with the EZ Apply Tray, instructions, a microfiber cloth, cleaning wipe, and a dust removal sticker.

Here’s a video that shows you exactly how:

Zagg InvisibleShield Glass+ VisionGuard

Also for $49.99, you can get the option to protect your vision with the technology to screen from harmful blue light that causes eye strain. This shield uses Eyesafe® technology.This technology also preserves the true colors of your screen.

This protective screen is available for the same iPhones as the Anti-Glare, and also available for the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL.

Both screens come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty- good for as long as you own your phone.

Thanks to Zagg for providing these products for us to review at no charge in exchange for our honest and unbiased analysis.

Lifeproof Slam and NËXT Cases Provide Protection for Your Phone

Here are some more phone case reviews coming your way. This time, we’re reviewing a couple of LifeProof cases for some phones. We’ve reviewed the LifeProof Slam in the past for the Samsung Galaxy S9. This time we have the Slam case for the iPhone 7 and 8 to review. We’ll also review the LifeProof NËXT for iPhone X and above and Samsung Note 9.

LifeProof Slam

photo credit:LifeProof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This case that LifeProof sent us for the iPhone 7/8 is one of LifeProof’s slim cases. The back is clear, and the bumper comes in different colors such as Night Flash (green/black), Aloha Sunset (pink/teal), Lava Chaser (red/gray), and Free Flow (purple/pink). This case is built to withstand drops from 2 meters.

The buttons on the side of the case may be a bit difficult to manipulate at first, but with some time it gets better. The front of the phone is open is not encased in this particular product, but you can get the Alpha Glass if you want the additional protection. This case costs $49.99.

LifeProof NËXT

The NËXT is a case in between the SLAM and the FRE. It is drop-proof, dirt-proof and snow-proof. This case is also built to withstand drops from up to 2 meters, but it has port covers to keep out dirt and such.

There are raised edges to protect the front of your phone, should you put it face down, but the screen is also open as with the SLAM. The Alpha Glass is also compatible if you want extra protection.

The back is also clear- allowing you to showcase your phone. The edges give it a nice pop of color, though. You can find these cases in colors like Black Crystal, Ultra (light purple), Zipline (green), Cactus Rose (pink), and Clear Lake (the blue, as shown above).

We were sent this case to review for the iPhones X, Xs, Xs Max, and Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but they are available for other devices as well. The price of these cases is $79.99.

So, if you want to protect those new devices you get for Christmas, we can recommend LifeProof. This is my unbiased review, but thanks to LifeProof for sending us these free cases.

 

BONX Grip Allows you to Communicate with the Group: Our Review

We review many earbuds and in-ear devices that people use to listen to music on the go, and take phone calls. Today, though, I’m reviewing a unique product that I think might be exciting to outdoor enthusiasts and people on the go. The BONX Grip provides some innovative group talk technology.

photo credit: BONX

What is the BONX Grip?

The BONX Grip is an in-ear piece that is water resistant and shock resistant. It connects to an app that allows you to connect with up to 10 other people who have the device in walkie-talkie fashion.  It’s not a walkie-talkie, though, as you need to have cell service in order not to drop your conversation. The great part about this device is that it responds only to your voices and blocks out all other background noises. It has a multi-layered wind noise reduction system so you can communicate with others in the harshest of conditions. It also saves on battery life and data by only using data when the user is speaking. You can also listen to music on the earpiece.

What’s in the BONX Box?

For $139, you have your choice of a black, white, green or pink earpiece. There are 3 different sized earloops, and two earpieces to help you find your customized fit. A small USB charger will give it a charge up to 7 hours. The app can be found in the app store for Apple devices iPhone 5 and later. Android users can get the app in Google Play for Android systems 4.3 or later.

I think this device is great, and would find it useful when biking, hiking, and rockclimbing- as long as there is 3G, 4G or wi-fi connection. It also assumes that other friends in your group would have their own. You could still use it to answer phone calls and listen to music.

In closing, here’s a cool video of how this product has helped a blind mountain biker.

Blind Mountain Biker Bobby McMullen Shreds with BONX from BONX Inc. on Vimeo.

Disclaimer:Our opinions at the GeekChurch are our own, and not influenced by the companies we review for. We did receive a set of BONX products free of charge to use for our review.

Reliefband 2.0 Offers Relief From Nausea

Those who struggle with nausea and vomiting may find relief after using this product. Reliefband 2.0. If you have these problems due to motion sickness, morning sickness(or all day sickness) or chemo, read more to find out if this band is for you.

photo credit: Reliefband

There are many drugs and other bands out on the market to combat motion sickness. This product is unique in that it looks like a FitBit, and works to provide relief through mild electronic pulses. These pulses can be adjusted in 10 different intensity modes. The first version of the band only offered 5 modes.

 

 

 

 

What you get with Reliefband

Included in the box is the Reliefband 2.0 device- offered in Charcoal or Denim Slate Blue. There’s also a magnetic USB charging cable, and conductivity gel that you apply a small amount of with each use. Of course, instructions come along to explain more.

Features of the Reliefband

The two contacts of the band are placed at the underside of your wrist. The top wavy indicator lets you know that therapy is happening. The straight, dashed line is an indicator of intensity. The circle light indicates how charged the battery is. On the side of the band are buttons to increase or decrease intensity. The bottom button decreases the intensity, and also powers the band on and off.

Will This Band Work for You?

Many reviews are singing the praise of this band- especially with the extra settings since the former band. There seems to be a very small percentage of people it doesn’t work for, but that could be due to their physiology. However, if you have problems with nausea or vomiting due to  vertigo, motion sickness(including use with virtual reality), morning sickness, chemotherapy, and even postoperative in order to avoid drugs, this could be a great product for you to use.

This great device costs $174.99 on the Reliefband website. There is a 60 day limited money warranty, so there is a small window to see if it works for you.

Thanks to Reliefband for providing us a unit to review free of charge in exchange for our unbiased and honest evaluation.

Blackloud’s Soundot AF1 Earphones Allow Access to FM Radio Without Wi-Fi

photo credit:Blackloud

What is Blackloud Soundot AF1?

These excellent earbuds, made specifically for iPhones, provides something that other earphones don’t. When these babies are plugged into your iPhone, you can access FM radio signal without WiFi access.

The Soundot app, available in the iTunes store, is user friendly. It allows for easy control of the FM tuner and adjusts Equalizer and Sound Effect settings.  You don’t need the app to enjoy music on these earphones, though. They have the ability to save EQ and sound effect settings into the headset. This way you can listen to quality music on other music apps and iOS devices.

As with other earphones, there is a microphone that allows you to take calls, or control Siri. The multi-function controller on the mic has controls to adjust volume and select between songs as well.

The bass is quality with its dual dynamic driver design.  The build overall is impressive, and you can experience the premium sound quality advertised on the box for yourself.

Soundot Specs

Driver size: 15mm and 7mm
Codec: 21-bit audio Codec with 24-bit DSP
Microphone: Omni-directional
Material: Metallic Case
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 11dB/mW at 1kHz

Looks Great! How do I buy the Soundot?

The Soundot is priced at $79.89 on the Blackloud website. Great Christmas present if you know someone who wants quality sound, and would like to listen to FM radio without needing WiFi!

Thanks to Blackloud for sending us this product to review free of charge in exchange for our honest and unbiased analysis. No other compensation has been given.

A Numerous Amount of ITSKINS Cases to Review

ITSKINS is a company based in China, but run by a French man. We’ve reviewed some of their great phone cases in the not so distant past. They just sent us a lot more to review. Some of these cases are repeats from before, but available for the new iPhones.
Buckle up. Here we go.

Nano Ice

All photos courtesy of ItSkins

These cases are slim and rigid. A basic case that has a clear back with trim in colors of black, light green, light blue, pink and purple. This is available for only the newer iPhone models as far as I can tell. Raised beveled edges will protect the front of your phone if placed on its face. $19.99 USD will pay for this case that is drop tested up to 1 meter.

 

 

 

SpectrumFolio

Moving on up to the 2Meter drop protected cases, the SpectrumFolio offers drop protection, but also has RFID protection, which is meant to protect your credit cards that fit in the inside pockets of this case. The corners have airpocket technology to absorb and disperse shock. There’s also the honeycomb design on the inside that is known for absorbing shock as well. This case is available for $29.99 for the new iPhones, but also for some older ones and Samsung Galaxy phones, too. Many different colors to fit your style- you can check them out here.

HybridFolio

Almost exactly the same as the case above, but this folio is made of real leather. Offered in black, black with red stitching, blue, white, or brown for $39.99, it offers the same protection as the above.

 

 

 

 

HybridMKII

This case looks similar to the NanoIce, but it offers a dual layer protection up to a 2Meter drop. It has the same air cushion technology that their other cases offer at this level. The design is a crystal clear back with edges in red, green, pink, purple, black or clear. $25.99 will buy this protective case for your new iPhones and also the Galaxy Note 9.

 

 

HybridGlass

In colors of black, sliver, rose pink, gold, and white mat, this case is backed with a 9H tempered glass panel. This is the first ever made Drop Certified cover of its kind. There’s a specialized blend of the HEXO-TEK technology for beauty and strength. A built-in magnet makes this case compatible with all ITSKINS magnetic mounting system. This design is also thin enough for wireless charging, and yet is anti-shock up to 2 Meters.

HybridEdge

This case with a transparent cover, has soft, black bumpers, and a metallic-feeling frame. You can interchange different colors to make it fit your personality. The colors offered are rose gold, gold, black piano, silver, black matte, and space gray. For $29.99, this case can be bought to fit many iPhones and even Samsung Galaxy phones 6 and higher.

 

 

Itskins Spectrum

The Spectrum is another case that looks basic, but offers the level 2 drop protection. The translucent case is offered in colors of clear, black, purple, pink and light blue. $19.99 will buy this for new iPhones, and also for other phones that I’ve never heard about before. You can check to see if your phone is covered here.

 

And finally, we have the

SUPREME FROST

This is an extreme impact case that has been drop tested up to 3 Meters! It has 4 layers of protection to give it great high impact absorption. The back of the case is frosted, and the sides are also available in different colors. Red, blue, baby pink, grey… just some of the colors available for the newest iPhones at $34.99.

 

 

We hope this gave you some ideas for new cases for Christmas. Thanks to ITSKINS for sending us these cases to review. Our analysis is our own, and not influenced by any monetary compensation.

 

Our Review of the ANGLR Bullseye Fishing Tracker

We’re not really anglers, but we know people who are. If you like to fish, or know someone who does, this would be a good item for a Christmas stocking stuffer. This review is for the ANGLR Bullseye Fishing Tracker.

photo credit:ANGLR

This little button doesn’t look like much, but this tiny little button comes with a clip that attaches to a lanyard,keychain, or other item. One click of the button will record catches with weather, water, and location details. Two clicks drops waypoints. All this information is helpful to anglers to keep track of vital data.

How does it work? An app that is free to install pairs your phone to this little button, and helps you track your fishing trip while building up your own personal data base of things like best days to fish, time of day, barometric pressure, lure colors, etc. You can share these things with other people if you desire, or keep your fishing secrets to yourself.

The button also has an adhesive backing in case you want to stick it to your hat or boat. There is nothing to charge. One button has a battery life of 2 years. The battery is not replaceable.

Here’s a video that explains it more:

This handy device is available for $29.99. You can buy packs of two or three as well, and save more. Get them as gifts for your fishing buddies, or have a spare in case you lose one.

Thanks to ANGLR for sending us this product for free to review. No other compensation was given in exchange for our fair and unbiased analysis.

Pet Photo Saver Finds and Stores Pet Photos with Ease

We all know someone who loves their pets- a lot. I’m a dog lover, too. Our dog, Yuki, is a part of our family. Just like I want an organization of the photos of my kids, I also want to organize photos of my dog. The product I’m about to review will help with that.
photo credit- Pet Photo saver

This is the Pet Photo Saver. It’s a 16 GB storage device that plugs into your Apple or Android device. It pairs up with the free downloadable app. This app will only work if you buy the product, though.

The app detects your pictures of your pet and organizes them on to the device. It also connects to Facebook, so you can find those pictures, easily.  Within the app, you can order prints, accessories and other gifts. More than one drive can be connected to the app, and you can create different profiles for different pets.

Compatible devices for the Pet Photo Saver include: iPhone/iPad/iPod 6 and newer (iOS 10+) and most Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Nexus and other Android devices running OS 4.3+.

Our Yuki

If this is something that would make a good Christmas gift for the pet lover in your life, you can buy it for $89.99. Their website currently has a 15 percent off deal, so get in on it quickly!

Disclaimer:Pet Photo Saver sent us this product for free to review. Our opinions are our own. No other compensation has been given.

N-Range by SureCall Improves Cell Signal on the Road

It’s happened to all of us, or maybe most of us. Has it happened to you? Do you get dropped calls while out driving in the middle of nowhere? This product that I’m about to review will help with that issue. Last year we reviewed a similar product. Today, we are reviewing the N-Range by SureCall.

photo credit: Sure Call

What is N-Range?

This device by SureCall attaches to the roof of your vehicle via a magnet (or you could use the adhesive attachment option). Your signal is boosted to the nearest cell tower, so you can have a broader range. This is the most powerful cell phone signal booster available.

Installing N-Range

Installation is simple, and can be completed in 3 steps. The fin part sticks on top of the vehicle roof via magnet. The magnetic phone holder is connected to the fin by a cord. Once your phone is placed on the phone mount, you plug the 12v power adapter into your vehicle’s power port. It’s now ready to boost your signal. It’s so easy, you can transfer it to other vehicles as well.

Buying N-Range

We think this product that works for all cell phone carriers in the U.S. (and other countries as well), will be beneficial to those wanting more coverage on the road. If this is you, the N-Range can be purchased for $199.99 at Amazon.com, and also at other places like Best Buy.

Surecall sent us this product for free to review in exchange for our fair and honest analysis. No other compensation was given.

iHome and Aquio Pair up for Your Drinks and Your Tunes

iHome makes a lot of great audio products, and we’ve reviewed some in the past. This new and exciting product combines a way to hydrate with a Bluetooth speaker to listen to your music. The iBTB2 Aquio is something that would make a great Christmas gift for your work-out fan or beach-goer.

photo credit- iHome

There are two separate parts:

The Aquio Bottle

The bottle itself is a great item. It keeps cold beverages cold for 24 hours. If you want to put coffee or soup in it, those liquids will stay warm for 14 hours. It has a great build, and is designed to fit most cup holders. It’s only 16 ounces, though. Hopefully, they will get some demand for bigger water bottles. A little loop at the top allows for easy carrying. You could clip a carabiner to it and carry it hands free. You could also clip your keys to it. It’s BPA free, and for easy cleaning, you can separate it from

The Aquio Speaker

For a little speaker of this size, there is excellent 360 sound. All the sound is controlled through your phone or Bluetooth device once they are paired. There is 6 hours of playtime after charging with the provided cable. The speaker has a waterproof rating of iP67, so you can feel safe taking it to the beach or by the pool.

Combine them together, or use them separately. Either way, you can find them for $69.99 and free shipping at their site. Different colors include Midnight(black), Seafoam (aqua blue), Merlot (maroon) and Blush (pink).

Thanks to iHome/Aquio for sending us a free product to review in exchange for our fair and unbiased analysis. No other compensation was given.