Headphones – Choose the best pair for you

Whether you are at home or on the go, music makes everything way better. Thanks to headphones, you can listen to your favorite bands and songs all the time. It’s nearly like having a personal soundtrack. But as there seem to be thousands of different wearing styles and sound qualities in headphones, how do you choose them?

Earbuds or Headphones?

Earbuds and in-ear headphones are tiny earpieces that go inside your ears. You mostly know these, as cheaper earbuds often come with smartphones and MP3-players. I f you want to keep them in a very small purse or your pocket, earbuds are probably a good choice. But some people find them less comfortable, because they’re uncomfortable with putting things inside their ears.
Headphones rest on your outer ears. Some models cover the entire surface of the ear, but don’t entirely seal them. Headphones can also block out ambient noise, such as that encountered when traveling on airplanes or walking on a busy street.

Wired or Bluetooth?

If you use your headphones with an iPod, smartphone or tablet, you have to decide whether you want a wired or wireless pair. Wireless headphones are pretty self-explanatory: they don’t have wires, letting you roam the world cable-free.

ARCTIC Wireless BT Headphones P614 BT

Taking a walk with wireless headphones

The great advantage of wireless Bluetooth headphones like the ARCTIC P614 BT is the greater freedom they offer. You don’t have to unknot the cables of your headphones when taking them out of your bag. Also, you can move freely without worrying about catching on obstacles like door handles or worrying about to little freedom to move because of short cables. And thanks to NFC pairing, it’s a breeze to connect the headphones to your devices in no time.

Sporty or Relaxed?

When do you want to use the headphones? If you like to listen to music while doing sports, in-ear headphones or headphones with a neckband could be the best for you. Thanks to their design, the sports headphones ensure you the perfect fit and don’t slip while running or jumping. Moreover, new models like the wireless P324 BT have exchangeable ear pads than can be easily washed and are just as new after cleaning. That way, no displeasing smell or discoloration can arise.

ARCTIC Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headset

Be active with sports headphones

If you like to listen to some music on the way to work or just for relaxing, headphones with a leatherette and comfortable headband are great. Especially on-ear headphones with soft ear cushions will guarantee a nice and smooth musical experience.

Charge Smart – How to keep your smartphone’s battery powered

Smartphones are quite magical devices. Within seconds and in just some swipes you can find a killer sushi place in your city, manage your bank account and reach all your friends. But unfortunately, phones always seem to die when we need them the most. Avoid this nightmare scenario and treat your little electronic helper right. With these quick tips to maintaining your battery’s health, you will never be without power, again.

The Right Setting

The first step to a long lasting smartphone battery is quite simple – use the best setting to save power. Obvious but easy to neglect is the fact that brighter screens need more of the battery power. Head over to your settings and turn down the lights to keep your phone running longer.
Also, if your phone uses an AMOLED display—many popular Android devices do, though the iPhone does not—each pixel on the screen takes a little bit of power to “light up.” So, the more black pixels you can get on your screen, the better. Just change your bright and colorful wallpaper to a darker and try using dark themes on apps when possible.
Also quite simple, but just as forgettable: If you’re not using your smartphone to connect to wireless internet, switch the wi-fi settings to “off.” This will stop your phone from sniffing out networks and thereby helps saving resources.

Power Up with Smart Chargers

It’s often easy to have one charger for different devices, especially when travelling. However, using the same charger for different gadgets can lead to problems. This is because different charges can output at different amperages — you can check these on your charger in the fine print somewhere on it – and every device needs the right input for a healthy battery.
Smart Chargers like the ARCTIC Smart Charger 8000 solve this problem with the usage of IC technology. Each port of the Smart Charger intelligently identifies your devices to deliver the optimal charge at the optimal speed. No matter whether you have a Samsung phone or an iPod, you can use any brand of mobile on this tool. This saves you hours of time and the trouble of malfunctioning batteries.

Smart Charger 8000 for all Smartphones, Tablets and all USB devices

Smart Charger 8000 for all Smartphones, Tablets and all USB devices

External Batteries – Power on the Go

If you just forgot to charge your smartphone at home or you are on the road for a longer time then planned, a power bank can be the life saver of your dying battery. The external batteries are so small that they get into any handbag, laptop bag or even trousers easily. Just connect the power bank with your smartphone via a mini USB-cable and it will charge while you run errands, go to work or take a walk.

ARCTIC Power Bank 4000 Charhing a Smartphones

ARCTIC Power Bank 4000 charging a smartphone