Way up on the “I Want” list: the Sony MEX-BT5700U Bluetooth® CD receiver. Enjoy hands-free calling with your Bluetooth-enabled phone and wirelessly play back the tunes stored on your Bluetooth-enabled audio device. And with AVRCP 1.3 profile support, this unit can automatically detect and display contact information and music metadata from your devices. This receiver also features USB 1-wire which allows you to connect, control and charge your iPhone™, iPod® and Walkman® MP3 player. In addition to being satellite radio and HD Radio® ready, you can play your CDs loaded with MP3, WMA or AAC songs. Plus, searching for songs is a snap thanks Quick-BrowZer™ with Jump Mode and Zappin™technology. The XA-MC10 external microphone is also included.
Sure, no sooner than I post up a quick way to make your own iPhone/iPod Touch stand… I find this iBend thing. They run from 5 to 8 bucks, two in a package. While they are super thin and the bending tension is what holds their shape and device… the outside diameter when flat means you wont be carrying this in the same pocket as you ‘Business Card’ stand. But… cool and fun just the same.
If you travel much, you most likely have a SmartPhone or some other device that will allow you to play videos. Normally, when I fly, I watch a movie then spend the rest of the hour or two doing Power Points or Spreadsheets. That first bit of the flight, enjoying a movie or recorded TV shows helps keep the flight less serious. After traveling a few times I found that holding my Touch or iPhone up to watch was making my arm uncomfortable for the following hour of work typing.
I have tried carrying a few different stands with me. Many have worked well, but it’s another thing to remember to pack. I tried a couple little bendy stands that broke after a few uses in the bendy area. Recently I found a nice article over on instructables.com that has lessened my concern about carrying a stand.
The post, and step-by-step guide was how to make a business card into a little stand. No longer am I worried about carrying a stand, I always have a Business Card with me… or at least a magazine with a stiff insert marketing cart that works nicely too. Grab the image for the card cuts and bends for later use when you tired of holding your device. This quick trick has proven to be a great conversation starter too… if you want to talk after your movie rather than work.
It has been too long since I posted here. Lately, I have been keeping the next step to this site working (www.igotechnews.com). I really need to get this, my original Tech site back up to date. I hope I haven’t lost all of my ‘fans’. It’s time to rock-n-roll with everything Tech Notes!