Archive | April, 2014

Breaking news, 10% of the Man-Pack!

29 Apr

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You want your very own Man-Pakc too ?
And you like gift ?
Check the official website man-pack.com and get 10% off your cart using the promo code #chaseit (valid until May 31st).
Enjoy!
Don’t forget to read our review of the Man-Pack 2.0!

The return of the ManPack!

28 Apr

The ManPack 2.0I loved my Man-Pack even if I’m a girl, and it’s not a girlpack, it’s a ManPack!
When I received my first Man-Pack I loved it and carried it everywhere with me.
Then I handed it over to brother who was begging me to have it.
Then I received the Man-Pack2.0, this time hubby was into it so much that I offered him my Manpack 2.0.
I’m too nice … or they are too tall …

Why is the Man-Pack2.0 so cool ?
Because
1/ The Man-Pack 2.0 has lots of pockets.
. A hidden padded pocket in the back for the iPad.
. 2 exterior pockets perfect for the iPhone/Blackberry/Samsung.The ManPack 2.0
. 4 inside pockets (great to fit my wallets (the Crabby wallet and the Simple wallet, never put all your eggs in the same basket), my portable battery Sherpa 50)
2/ The Man-Pack looks plain and simple and that works with me.
3/ Pencil slots under the hood but easy to grab. Perfect for my SpacePen.
4/ The collapsible bottle pocket that I’m using with my PolarBottle, or a pack of Kleenex when I’m not thirsty 😉
5/ The adjustable chest strap is handy and comes with a pocket and a quick-release clasp.
6/ The Man-Pack 2.0 is rugged and will fit all usages: from camping, to going to school or to the office as well as traveling, … And it’s rainproof.

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Did you know that Aaron Tweedie (the creator of the ManPack) is launching a new Kickstarter campaign to promote his brand new Kid-Pack?
Check it out and get 10% off using the code #ChaseIT.

More on the Man-Pack
. Follow @manpack1
. Official website Man-Pack.com
. support The Kid-Pack campaign on Kickstarter
. Buy the Man-Pack on the official Man-Pack website

PS: on the picture, you’ll have recognize the S-Biner by Niteize, the Sherpa 50 by GoalZero, the PolarBottle, the Yurbuds earphones, the Grid-it by Cocoon, the NewEra Bluetooth earpiece by Jawbone, the Fisher Spacepen, the Crabby wallet and Simple wallet.

A new Era in my ear

22 Apr

NEW Era by JawboneI never hold the phone to my ear!

Why? Because it tires my arm, it warms my little brain and I have to stop playing 2048 …

That’s why I’m always using earphones. I like the iPhone ones I received with my iPhone 5S, then I switched for the waterproof/sport/never fall off the ear from Yurbuds (that I use when I do my gym) and now I just switched to the brand NEW Era by Jawbone.

Why?
Because it’s cool to have a wireless earpiece (no more cables to untangle while your phone is ringing), because it’s a small earpiece, light, comfortable to wear all day long and because you can pair it with more than one device at the same time.

What is inside
the very small, eco-package that comes with the NEW Era?
The earphone comes with 4 silicone buds 1 medium right and left, 1 right large and the small one on the NEW Era.

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The NEW Era comes with a free iPhone and Android app, but it’s with your computer (PC or MAC) that you will be able to completely configure your earphone. Indeed, you will be able to
. Manage your Jawbone connected devices
. Personalize the voice that guides you in your earphone
. Know who is calling you by saying the name of your contact (up to 20 names will be recognized)
. Find your Era when I don’t know where you left it

But before starting toying with it, we need to pair it to the phone (just switch the little inside button down, the blue color will appear, then the extremity of the earphone will start blinking red/white until it’s paired with your phone).

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Let’s do some downloading now
. And download on the computer.

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The NEW Era is so smart that it can announce the name of up to 20 of my contacts.
To add a “name your contact”,
. go through the Jawbone website
. select your Jawbone accessory, in this case the NEW Era
and start customizing the earphone
. enter name (last name is not mandatory) and phone number, click and here it is.
It’s a great feature but too bad you have to enter the number manually … but you can also synch with your Google contacts.

Then, I decided to change the voice of the girl guiding me in the earphone.
I went for the arcade voice, but I had the choice between different styles from Mobster, Baseball, Bombshell, Rogue, Thinker, Catch, Ace, Hero or the regular Jawbone voice.
If you want the earphone to talk to you in another language than English, you’ll have many choices too as the NEW Era speaks Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Portuguese or Italian.

Every configuration changes you make will be done from the computer and will then be physically synced by linking the earphone to the computer.

This is the downside for me as more and more people have tablets and smartphones … Should have been cool to use the phone app to apply the changes.

Anyway, when the synch done, you are ready to kick. No more computer in the way.

Let’s download the app on the iPhone or Android phone

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The app on your phone will
. help you remember the shortcuts of your earpiece (f.e. triple-tap the Talk button (the one on the top of the NEW Era, and launch your favorite music (from iTunes, Deezer, Rdio, Spotify playlists)
. give you information about which voice you chose as audio-guide through your journey with your New Era
. show you the devices you paired your New Era with (in my case my iPhone and my iPad)

Chase it, because
. it’s small, light and you won’t feel it in your ear all day long
. You’ll hear clearly and be heard clearly thanks to the noise assassin
. You’ll be able to listen to you favorite music just by 3 pushes on the talk button

But be aware that
. talking time is up to 4 hours which not very much if you use your earphone to listen to music, talk to people, …
. It’s so small you can loose it easily, so be careful when you take it off your ear

More info
. The NEW Era by Jawbone
. Follow @Jawbone
. Pinterest Jawbone
. Instagram Jawbone

The polar bear has his very own bottle, me too!

1 Apr

Photo 19-03-2014 5 24 28 pmI love bottles, I carry mine everyday from home to the office and back home.
I also love to have my bottle when I travel.
My collection includes
. 2 aluminium Kleen Kantean (one double-wall, one regular simple wall),
. one Bryta with a filter,
. one spill-free Contigo,
and since a few days, a super cool Polar Bottle!

Again, I left home without my bottle, I was desperate and needed a bottle for the next 10 days in hot and sunny Miami. I couldn’t buy just any bottle! I needed a cool bottle that I would keep using back home.
After “a little benchmark of the market”, my choice went for the Polar Bottle.
A double-wall plastic bottle with a cool design but also practical and optimized for the best usage.
The characteristics of the Polar Bottle are the following
. light because of plastics,
. safe for your health because BPA and phthalate-free,
. dishwasher-safe (put in the top rack),
. freezer-safe,
. easy to maintain thanks to a removable valve,
. spill-free, and I tested it in my backpack where it’s laying on the bottom full of liquid and not a drop!

It’s not only a cheap ($10,95 for the 20 ounces) but also a trusted and stylish bottle.

More infos
. Official PolarBottle website
. Follow @PolarBottle
. Instagram PolarBottle

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