Whilst at today’s Gadget Show Live I took the opportunity to replace my previous portable power pack. My previous being the trusty Ted Baker battery pack, which unfortunatly is unable to charge my iPhone 3GS.
The Powerstrap is a portable battery charger built into a wrist strap. The wrist strap is made up of a soft foam, and features LED lights to indicate the current charge held by the power strap.
The strap had a single micro USB port on the site which is both the input and output for charging. Inside the strap is a 1500mAH Li-ion battery which is charged through the mini USB port via either a pclaptop or power USB adapter.
Once charged it can then be used to provide approximately 1.5 full charges to an Apple iPhone, and varying levels to other battery based devices depending on the draw required.
Being strapped to your wrist means you can quite happily play your games console without having to sit 2 feet away for a power socket. Perfect for the beach or pool side!
This is certainly going to save valuable pocket space and prevent scratches on my tech from sharing a pocket with a bulky battery.
Any forum admin worth his salt will already know about Tapatalk. Tapatalk is a mobile application designed for most handsets which renders forums in such a way it makes using them from your mobile simple.
LogMeIn Rescue is used by IT helpdesks to provide instant remote support to customers and employees. Gain control of a remote PC, Mac, or smartphone* over the web in seconds, without the need to pre-install software.
After only 4 days of use the service has already saved the return of 6 mobile phones back to head office. Which in turn has saved 6 account managers ‘downtime’ from their phones, and has saved the business £££’s from postage and packaging costs.
We have used the service not only to guide users through simple tasks, but to install the latest release of Mail For Exchange, reconfigure settings transfer some photo’s from a users phone to his pc, and even record a video tutorial on how to change the settings on the phone. Which has since been distributed to the phone users. With features like complete file manipulation, and remote reboot the installation of software updatesfixes is a breeze!
The web based interface saved me the hassle of having to install software to the PC’s that the analysts use, and having the service hosted took the burden out of hardware allocation in the server room!
The interface is simple, and easy to navigate allowing the analysts to take on support calls with minimal amounts of training! All be it simple, it is in no way limited in functionality. It has also enabled us to brand the service with our own company logo’s, making the integration to our other helpdesk solution seemless.
As part of the LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile licence the desktop remote support is included. Although we didn’t intend on using this, and simply purchased the licence for our Nokia’s, we found ourselves in a situation which required access to a laptop which was behind a hardware firewall. A situation which isn’t normally easy to resolve! Yet again, LogMeIn Remote+Rescue saved the day! Saving the account manager the long drive back to head office for us to resolve the issue.
Over the next few weeks, I am going to look into using this as a replacement for the current remote support solution, no doubt I will post up the results of the new trial.
LogMeIn Remote+Rescue supports a variety of operating systems including:
As per the picture below, several phone are available for complete emulation. The phones not yet emulated, can still be supported and navigated using simple key combinations on your normal PC keyboard.
Once I had received confirmation from the business to go ahead with the order I found our account manager Jakob Thusgaard extremely knowledgeable on the subject and always happy to help. Answering any question I threw at him with speed andprofessionalism. Making him easily approachable, and boosting my confidence with the purchase.
I have already recommended LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile to several of my friends in the field, and will continue to do so!
If you would like more information on the product and pricing, check out the official website.
If your a fellow user, or you took on the product thanks to the post – please let your comments below!
If you are looking for a twitter client for your Nokia E71 Jakob over at Thusgaard.com recommends twittix
Now, Twittix is a native S60 client for Twitter. It costs about €5 and brings you all the things you’d expect from one of the top two applications in the market: timeline, tweeting, replying, direct messages, My Tweets, people you follow, followers, etc. In my last post on this topic I said that Gravity has set the bar, so naturally we will be comparing Twittix to Gravity. In the following I will focus less on what these two great applications have in common and a lot on what makes them different from eachother.Thusgaard.com 2009, May 2009
You should really check out the entire article over at Jakobs site!