Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cheap EDC Case for carrying Micro SD cards around

Found this mini Altoids tin in the travel/sample section of  a box store

Just doing this for now but plan to try using foam or something to make custom liner trays.

Neat EDC flashlights

I like SureFire as primary flashlights, since they use clicky switches and they start at high output setting.

But I have been looking for smaller flashlights for backup, and for when I have to dress more formally.

I like the Fenix LD15 since it uses a single AA battery, much cheaper than the CR123 batteries my Surefires use.

It has a twisty switch, but I don't mind that on my backup lights, IMO twisty lights are less likely to turn themselves on in my pocket.  This AA light has a High output in same range as my more expensive Surefires that use CR123 batteries.

I also found this cute little Fenix E05 in purple. This light uses AAA batteries, only has a low level setting but is small and light weight.

Thinking I might get my girlfriend this purple one as a gift and get myself a black Fenix E05.  I probably wouldn't carry this light often, probably only on more formal occasions were I can't carry the bigger flashlights I normally use.  But it is small enough to be carried anywhere.

These Fenix lights are all LED models, which I really prefer for EDC. I have switched my EDC Surefire's to LED heads. They get much better battery life, but more importantly they never really die. They just get dimmer and dimmer.

So you never go to use the light and have nothing. That happened to me more than once with the older, pre LED, bulbs in the Surefires. Couple of times when I really needed a light. That is why I pretty much always carry 2 flashlights now.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cool Bluetooth Speaker & Speakerphone, the Jawbone Jambox.

Updated 10/31/11 

Got my girlfirend one for her Birthday this last weekend, she really likes it, no problem using it via Bluetooth for her Ipad or Blackberry phone, also worked fine with the 3.5mm headphone jack hooked to her TV.

Now, hopefully she takes the hint and gets me one for Xmas!

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The Jawbone is really cool.

Very portable bluetooth speaker & speaker phone for iPod/iPhone/iPad or other bluetooth device.

I want one, though using it as speaker would be the primary function for me, I can see using the speaker phone functionality for video calling. I'm sure it would work for conference calling buy I don't have a need for that.

More information available at Jawbone Official site.