Bragi’s The dash – first short review

I kickstarted nearly 18 months ago The Dash from Bragi.

So what I can say so far after 2 weeks of testing:

  • The fit is excellent
  • Step no one is updating the software
  • Microphone quality is really poor
  • Bluetooth range is very limited

To summarise it is really a nice gadget if you want to listen to music while on a bike or running but doing phone calls is really a mess for the guy on the other end of the line.

What I really miss is an integration into third party fitness apps. But seems to be more like a general problem in the industry that everyone does his own hardware bundled with his own app. Hope that changes in the future.

But definitely this is the right direction of a device and I hope that more stuff likes this comes to the market.

I’ll keep you updated if I have more insights on The Dash.

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Flash Nexus 7 (2012) to Lollipop

After having my Nexus 5 and also my TF101 already running on Android 5.0 I really was waiting to get it also for my Nexus 7 because performance became quite bad on it and I was hoping for improvement. But it seems that the OTA is still not being rolled out to German tablets.

So I decided to flash it by myself and this is quite easy: Just download the image and follow this instruction.

I did it from my Mac and this page shows how to install adb and fastboot with just running one command.

So flashing worked perfectly but the performance is at least as bad as it was before or even worse. So I’m thinking about switching back to 4.4.4. But let’s see…

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Cool down your Moto G

Since a while I’m using a Motorola Moto G as business phone. After having it for 4 days in my backpack the battery was empty and I tried to recharge it. But nothing happened. I tried different chargers and USB directly at the PC but nothing worked.

So I was returning it to our ITOPS department to help me out. After an hour the guy returned the phone and it worked again. He told me that he also tried different chargers without success but then he read an article (German) that you should put your phone half an hour in the fridge. As he had nothing to loose he tried it out and it worked.

Still I can not believe it 😉 But it brought the mobile back to life.

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