The TicWatch Pro WareOS smart watch with always on display

Photo of an opened TicWatch Pro retail box showing the box and watch.

As a Pebble user I am accustomed to an always on display and not willing to downgrade regarding this feature. Consequently I wore my Pebble Time until its time was up - never finding a good enough WareOS replacement.

With a broken Pebble and forced to look for something else I discovered the new (summer 2018) Ticwatch Pro by little known Chinese tech company Mobvoi.

It comes packed with features and a large screen - and that screen is always on. Kind of.

Oculus Go - Why so Blurry?

Photo of an opened box containing the Oculus Go VR goggles.

There is a lot to like about Oculus Go. A quite capable Android device built into a pair of 3D/VR/360 -goggles for about 200 USD/EUR.

But why is the image so blurry? I have tried many VR goggles before and always thought that the weired blurry image is because I'm only trying them for a few minutes and they have not been properly adjusted to fit me.

Bluetooth Audio - the Codec Confusion

Screenshot of the aptX logo being displayed on an Android phone.There are many Bluetooth profiles and the one dealing with streaming music is called A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile). Handsfree headsets intended for phone calls might use the Headset (HSP) or Hands-Free (HFP) profiles but headphones intended for listening to music uses A2DP.

The A2DP profiles requires that all devices support the SBC codec (low-complexity subband codec) as a simple, fall-back codec to be used if nothing better is available.

Jabra Elite 65t vs QCY Q29 truly wireless earbuds

Photo of Jabra and QCY earbuds and charging cases.

The brand new Jabra Elite 65t are supposedly among the best truly wireless headphones/earbuds you can buy today and I paid €195 for them.

The Chinese QCY Q29 wireless earbuds are about as cheap as they get - I paid exactly €20 at Aliexpress.

Apart from the price, the difference between the two are surprisingly small. Let's compare.

Just looking at the retail boxes and opening them up might make you think the QCY headphones are the expensive ones.