Pro Up 2.0 Blend

Jawbone Up 2.0 sports bracelet - officially in Russia, collects data and decorates the hand, as I chose the player for the car, the same design for different generations - good or bad.

About Jawbone Up 2.0

The Jawbone Up 2.0 sports bracelet was presented in Russia, the device is already on sale in re:Store, the distributor is Irson Digital, the price is 5,990 rubles. So far two colors, blue and black. They say that a gray bracelet will also be brought to Russia in the fall. If this does not suit you, you can safely buy the second generation Up in Europe or the USA, the choice is huge, I liked the green and orange options the most (there were all colors at the presentation).

In my review of the Up 2.0, I went over the device rather harshly, perhaps a little too harshly given the reactions of many readers.

The fact is that the market for such accessories has grown very much over the past couple of years, many have tasted all the delights of Fuelband, Up or FitBit, and it was said at the presentation why this is happening. People want to get more information about themselves, I absolutely agree with this. It's not even about which of the sports accessories is better, arguing here is largely useless. Especially considering that Jawbone is currently unable to meet the demand for the second generation Up. According to company representatives, now for the first time they have to act not as initiators of procurement negotiations, but as a host - they are approached by retail representatives from https://cars45.com.gh/d3BDgWFmUZbd6nerFJkLA2m1 in order to start selling Up in various countries. Let me remind you that Aliph (this company owns the Jawbone brand) initially dealt only with Bluetooth devices, headsets , speakers, developed special software, etc. In off-the-record conversations, I asked a question about how it happened that Up lacked Bluetooth. The answer is quite logical - they wanted to increase battery life, but FuelBand also works without charging so much the original concept, Jawbone wanted to simplify their "wearable computer" as much as possible, make it light, beautiful, waterproof, comfortable. Naturally, this idea was a success, many wear Up, even if the bracelet has sat down, and many wear it just as a beautiful thing, not using it to control themselves.It seems to me that in terms of design, Up is a typical European product, unlike FualBand, although both bracelets are well bought in the USA , and in the Old World. I also asked a question about the ill-fated Up caps - let me remind you that it is easy to lose it. You can charge and accidentally brush it under the table in a cafe, you can pull on the sleeve of a jacket and accidentally take it off. As I was told, spare parts will not be added to the delivery set, but in which case it will be possible to contact the place of purchase with such a question, we are talking about Russia. I hope re:Store really helps with this.

Another difference from FuelBand is sleep control, as practice shows, this functionality is really in demand. A few of my friends actually use Up 2.0 for this purpose, and they are not interested in other features (food, pedometer). There is an interesting “Recovery Sleep” function here, for those who can afford to sleep at work - just one friend sleeps in the office, according to him, after some time, Up really began to wake him up at the right moments. Moreover, this applies not only to restorative, but also to normal sleep, the bracelet can track light and deep sleep, choose when to wake up the owner - I think I will need to be patient and test these possibilities for myself.

In general, the main news is that Jawbone Up 2.0 is officially sold in Russia, a certified product with a guarantee and everything you need. And this is good news. Before the end of the year, Jawbone will have another announcement, I think, a new Bluetooth headset (mono).

Design

A review of Plantronics BackBeat 2 should already appear on the site, I will write about Jabra Stone 3.0 soon. And my question is related to this, earlier in firms they tried to change the design of new products. At least a little. Now I don’t remember when another practice began to keep what’s outside, but to radically change the filling - I’m not talking about examples like Nokia 6230/6230i, I’m more likely talking about the iPhone 4/4S. So, no one is surprised if the new generation MacBook Air looks the same as the old laptops. But now accessories manufacturers are doing the same. Apparently, they do not want to lose investments in design, they do not want to lose the consumer. On the one hand, this is logical. On the other hand, I was expecting smaller, sleeker headphones from BackBeat 2 - okay, but the remote control is more convenient here.

The Jabra Stone 3 headset has not changed either, this applies to the device itself, and a curious case with a built-in battery. Is that a different color, or rather, a combination of colors.

What do you think are the pros and cons of this approach? Moreover, it is not only about accessories, but also about the trend as a whole. God bless them, with headsets, but I will be very sorry if the new iPhone looks like the iPhone 5. After a year of use, even the most beautiful thing can get bored - that's the key word. A smartphone is with us every day, twenty-four hours a day. And I want something new. With the help of accessories, you can change the look or add functionality, but this does not solve the problem in general, right?

About player for car

In the car, I listen to music using the iPhone 5, I connect my smartphone with a cable. He replaces my navigator. I have long wanted to find a player to free the device from such tasks. I wanted the device to be easy to charge, no special connectors, I needed normal sound quality, a convenient menu, a minimum size, there were no special requirements for memory - the player is needed to listen to mixes downloaded from Soundcloud. I sat down at Yandex.Market, began to search, compare, opened my own reviews on MR and found the most correct model, in my opinion. This is a Sony Walkman B-173F. But first, a small lyrical digression.

This series of playdrives is still interesting in terms of sound quality, ergonomics - maybe next year Sony Walkman B will become smaller, but even if it does not, it will not be worse.

Alas (or, conversely, cheers), the MP3 market is traditionally dying, now most of the sales are for cheap models (up to two thousand rubles, or even up to a thousand). You should not expect any miracles in the near future, you will not surprise consumers with a device only for playing music, even if it is completely magical. Any phone, smartphone or tablet now can help you listen to music, and moreover, in a variety of ways - even Sony smartphones now have FLAC support. Accordingly, next year players with basic capabilities will cost even less, three or four hundred rubles, and even now such models can be found more and more often. Sony is unlikely to close the Walkman direction, but a metamorphosis can also occur with prices there - I won’t be surprised if the updated Sony Walkman B is offered for a thousand rubles or less. There will be buyers, such a playdrive can be used in tandem with a car audio system, on a run or in the gym - scenarios, as you know, are somewhat far-fetched, but they are still relevant. As you can see, even the model came in handy for me, and my girlfriend immediately asked for the same Sony for jogging, she doesn’t like to use her phone to listen to music.

About the handling, the B series is close to perfect. On the front is a spinning ring, reminiscent of the Jog Dial in Sony phones and some Sony Ericssons. For use in a car, this, alas, is a minus - to perform an action, for example, go to the next menu item, you need to tighten the ring until it clicks. Need a habit - to play with the player for at least a few minutes. And you have to hold the player with two hands. On the other hand, most often I just turn on the music and do nothing along the way, except to turn down the volume (but the buttons on the steering wheel help here). In the center is the Play / Pause button, it is also responsible for confirming the action. At the bottom is the back button, when you hold it, you go to the main menu. On top there is a volume rocker, a button to start and stop recording, a button to activate the Zappin function, if you hold it longer, the Bass preset is activated, it works, I like listening to music that way. During playback, the screensaver appears on the display, the balls move. The control, I repeat, is close to ideal, Sony is not shy about adding more buttons for various functions, and this helps a lot in life. With the help of the ring, you can also move from track to track, activate rewind within the track. It is not progressive, it speeds up, but when listening to long mixes, the transition to the right minute takes time.

As for functionality, there is a voice recorder, a player (understands MP3 and WMA), and a radio. In the equalizer presets, I immediately turned on Bass, the music changes, becomes more lively and interesting - however, I mostly listened to electronic music. I want to pay special attention, when connected to the car system, the player gave a better sound than the iPhone, it surprised me.

The claimed battery life is about 18 hours, there is a quick charge function, after three minutes of connecting to a computer, you can listen to music for about ninety minutes. It is curious that this “feature” really works, only I got not ninety minutes, but a little more than an hour. For most, this will be important - imagine finding a discharged player in the morning and, while you are about to leave the house, quickly recharge it and listen on the way. For many, the entire journey from the door of the house to the door of the office is just about an hour.

4 GB memory is enough, there is a Zappin function - you hear excerpts of compositions, you can choose between listening to short or long pieces, this is regulated in the settings. The cost of the considered model is about 2200 rubles, you can find cheaper (and much more). All in all, perfect for a car, especially when it comes to sound quality - it was amazing to feel the difference from an iPhone when used in a car. I don't even know what's the matter. In general, I strongly recommend to motorists. Next time I plan to talk about Bluetooth receivers, write in the comments if this topic is of interest to you.

Pro Up 2.0 Blend

Jawbone Up 2.0 sports bracelet - officially in Russia, collects data and decorates the hand, as I chose the player for the car, the same design for different generations - good or bad.

About Jawbone Up 2.0

The Jawbone Up 2.0 sports bracelet was presented in Russia, the device is already on sale in re:Store, the distributor is Irson Digital, the price is 5,990 rubles. So far two colors, blue and black. They say that a gray bracelet will also be brought to Russia in the fall. If this does not suit you, you can safely buy the second generation Up in Europe or the USA, the choice is huge, I liked the green and orange options the most (there were all colors at the presentation).

In my review of the Up 2.0, I went over the device rather harshly, perhaps a little too harshly given the reactions of many readers.

The fact is that the market for such accessories has grown very much over the past couple of years, many have tasted all the delights of Fuelband, Up or FitBit, and it was said at the presentation why this is happening. People want to get more information about themselves, I absolutely agree with this. It's not even about which of the sports accessories is better, arguing here is largely useless. Especially considering that Jawbone is currently unable to meet the demand for the second generation Up. According to company representatives, now for the first time they have to act not as initiators of procurement negotiations, but as a host - they are approached by retail representatives from https://cars45.com.gh/d3BDgWFmUZbd6nerFJkLA2m1 in order to start selling Up in various countries. Let me remind you that Aliph (this company owns the Jawbone brand) initially dealt only with Bluetooth devices, headsets , speakers, developed special software, etc. In off-the-record conversations, I asked a question about how it happened that Up lacked Bluetooth. The answer is quite logical - they wanted to increase battery life, but FuelBand also works without charging so much the original concept, Jawbone wanted to simplify their "wearable computer" as much as possible, make it light, beautiful, waterproof, comfortable. Naturally, this idea was a success, many wear Up, even if the bracelet has sat down, and many wear it just as a beautiful thing, not using it to control themselves.It seems to me that in terms of design, Up is a typical European product, unlike FualBand, although both bracelets are well bought in the USA , and in the Old World. I also asked a question about the ill-fated Up caps - let me remind you that it is easy to lose it. You can charge and accidentally brush it under the table in a cafe, you can pull on the sleeve of a jacket and accidentally take it off. As I was told, spare parts will not be added to the delivery set, but in which case it will be possible to contact the place of purchase with such a question, we are talking about Russia. I hope re:Store really helps with this.

Another difference from FuelBand is sleep control, as practice shows, this functionality is really in demand. A few of my friends actually use Up 2.0 for this purpose, and they are not interested in other features (food, pedometer). There is an interesting “Recovery Sleep” function here, for those who can afford to sleep at work - just one friend sleeps in the office, according to him, after some time, Up really began to wake him up at the right moments. Moreover, this applies not only to restorative, but also to normal sleep, the bracelet can track light and deep sleep, choose when to wake up the owner - I think I will need to be patient and test these possibilities for myself.

In general, the main news is that Jawbone Up 2.0 is officially sold in Russia, a certified product with a guarantee and everything you need. And this is good news. Before the end of the year, Jawbone will have another announcement, I think, a new Bluetooth headset (mono).

Design

A review of Plantronics BackBeat 2 should already appear on the site, I will write about Jabra Stone 3.0 soon. And my question is related to this, earlier in firms they tried to change the design of new products. At least a little. Now I don’t remember when another practice began to keep what’s outside, but to radically change the filling - I’m not talking about examples like Nokia 6230/6230i, I’m more likely talking about the iPhone 4/4S. So, no one is surprised if the new generation MacBook Air looks the same as the old laptops. But now accessories manufacturers are doing the same. Apparently, they do not want to lose investments in design, they do not want to lose the consumer. On the one hand, this is logical. On the other hand, I was expecting smaller, sleeker headphones from BackBeat 2 - okay, but the remote control is more convenient here.

The Jabra Stone 3 headset has not changed either, this applies to the device itself, and a curious case with a built-in battery. Is that a different color, or rather, a combination of colors.

What do you think are the pros and cons of this approach? Moreover, it is not only about accessories, but also about the trend as a whole. God bless them, with headsets, but I will be very sorry if the new iPhone looks like the iPhone 5. After a year of use, even the most beautiful thing can get bored - that's the key word. A smartphone is with us every day, twenty-four hours a day. And I want something new. With the help of accessories, you can change the look or add functionality, but this does not solve the problem in general, right?

About player for car

In the car, I listen to music using the iPhone 5, I connect my smartphone with a cable. He replaces my navigator. I have long wanted to find a player to free the device from such tasks. I wanted the device to be easy to charge, no special connectors, I needed normal sound quality, a convenient menu, a minimum size, there were no special requirements for memory - the player is needed to listen to mixes downloaded from Soundcloud. I sat down at Yandex.Market, began to search, compare, opened my own reviews on MR and found the most correct model, in my opinion. This is a Sony Walkman B-173F. But first, a small lyrical digression.

This series of playdrives is still interesting in terms of sound quality, ergonomics - maybe next year Sony Walkman B will become smaller, but even if it does not, it will not be worse.

Alas (or, conversely, cheers), the MP3 market is traditionally dying, now most of the sales are for cheap models (up to two thousand rubles, or even up to a thousand). You should not expect any miracles in the near future, you will not surprise consumers with a device only for playing music, even if it is completely magical. Any phone, smartphone or tablet now can help you listen to music, and moreover, in a variety of ways - even Sony smartphones now have FLAC support. Accordingly, next year players with basic capabilities will cost even less, three or four hundred rubles, and even now such models can be found more and more often. Sony is unlikely to close the Walkman direction, but a metamorphosis can also occur with prices there - I won’t be surprised if the updated Sony Walkman B is offered for a thousand rubles or less. There will be buyers, such a playdrive can be used in tandem with a car audio system, on a run or in the gym - scenarios, as you know, are somewhat far-fetched, but they are still relevant. As you can see, even the model came in handy for me, and my girlfriend immediately asked for the same Sony for jogging, she doesn’t like to use her phone to listen to music.

About the handling, the B series is close to perfect. On the front is a spinning ring, reminiscent of the Jog Dial in Sony phones and some Sony Ericssons. For use in a car, this, alas, is a minus - to perform an action, for example, go to the next menu item, you need to tighten the ring until it clicks. Need a habit - to play with the player for at least a few minutes. And you have to hold the player with two hands. On the other hand, most often I just turn on the music and do nothing along the way, except to turn down the volume (but the buttons on the steering wheel help here). In the center is the Play / Pause button, it is also responsible for confirming the action. At the bottom is the back button, when you hold it, you go to the main menu. On top there is a volume rocker, a button to start and stop recording, a button to activate the Zappin function, if you hold it longer, the Bass preset is activated, it works, I like listening to music that way. During playback, the screensaver appears on the display, the balls move. The control, I repeat, is close to ideal, Sony is not shy about adding more buttons for various functions, and this helps a lot in life. With the help of the ring, you can also move from track to track, activate rewind within the track. It is not progressive, it speeds up, but when listening to long mixes, the transition to the right minute takes time.

As for functionality, there is a voice recorder, a player (understands MP3 and WMA), and a radio. In the equalizer presets, I immediately turned on Bass, the music changes, becomes more lively and interesting - however, I mostly listened to electronic music. I want to pay special attention, when connected to the car system, the player gave a better sound than the iPhone, it surprised me.

The claimed battery life is about 18 hours, there is a quick charge function, after three minutes of connecting to a computer, you can listen to music for about ninety minutes. It is curious that this “feature” really works, only I got not ninety minutes, but a little more than an hour. For most, this will be important - imagine finding a discharged player in the morning and, while you are about to leave the house, quickly recharge it and listen on the way. For many, the entire journey from the door of the house to the door of the office is just about an hour.

4 GB memory is enough, there is a Zappin function - you hear excerpts of compositions, you can choose between listening to short or long pieces, this is adjusted in the settings. The cost of the considered model is about 2200 rubles, you can find cheaper (and much more). All in all, perfect for a car, especially when it comes to sound quality - it was amazing to feel the difference from an iPhone when used in a car. I don't even know what's the matter. In general, I strongly recommend to motorists. Next time I plan to talk about Bluetooth receivers, write in the comments if this topic is of interest to you.

Pro Up 2.0 Blend

Jawbone Up 2.0 sports bracelet - officially in Russia, collects data and decorates the hand, as I chose the player for the car, the same design for different generations - good or bad.

About Jawbone Up 2.0

The Jawbone Up 2.0 sports bracelet was presented in Russia, the device is already on sale in re:Store, the distributor is Irson Digital, the price is 5,990 rubles. So far two colors, blue and black. They say that a gray bracelet will also be brought to Russia in the fall. If this does not suit you, you can safely buy the second generation Up in Europe or the USA, the choice is huge, I liked the green and orange options the most (there were all colors at the presentation).

In my review of the Up 2.0, I went over the device rather harshly, perhaps a little too harshly given the reactions of many readers.

The fact is that the market for such accessories has grown very much over the past couple of years, many have tasted all the delights of Fuelband, Up or FitBit, and it was said at the presentation why this is happening. People want to get more information about themselves, I absolutely agree with this. It's not even about which of the sports accessories is better, arguing here is largely useless. Especially considering that Jawbone is currently unable to meet the demand for the second generation Up. According to company representatives, now for the first time they have to act not as initiators of procurement negotiations, but as a host - they are approached by retail representatives from https://cars45.com.gh/d3BDgWFmUZbd6nerFJkLA2m1 in order to start selling Up in various countries. Let me remind you that Aliph (this company owns the Jawbone brand) initially dealt only with Bluetooth devices, headsets , speakers, developed special software, etc. In off-the-record conversations, I asked a question about how it happened that Up lacked Bluetooth. The answer is quite logical - they wanted to increase battery life, but FuelBand also works without charging so much the original concept, Jawbone wanted to simplify their "wearable computer" as much as possible, make it light, beautiful, waterproof, comfortable. Naturally, this idea was a success, many wear Up, even if the bracelet has sat down, and many wear it just as a beautiful thing, not using it to control themselves.It seems to me that in terms of design, Up is a typical European product, unlike FualBand, although both bracelets are well bought in the USA , and in the Old World. I also asked a question about the ill-fated Up caps - let me remind you that it is easy to lose it. You can charge and accidentally brush it under the table in a cafe, you can pull on the sleeve of a jacket and accidentally take it off. As I was told, spare parts will not be added to the delivery set, but in which case it will be possible to contact the place of purchase with such a question, we are talking about Russia. I hope re:Store really helps with this.

Another difference from FuelBand is sleep control, as practice shows, this functionality is really in demand. A few of my friends actually use Up 2.0 for this purpose, and they are not interested in other features (food, pedometer). There is an interesting “Recovery Sleep” function here, for those who can afford to sleep at work - just one friend sleeps in the office, according to him, after some time, Up really began to wake him up at the right moments. Moreover, this applies not only to restorative, but also to normal sleep, the bracelet can track light and deep sleep, choose when to wake up the owner - I think I will need to be patient and test these possibilities for myself.

In general, the main news is that Jawbone Up 2.0 is officially sold in Russia, a certified product with a guarantee and everything that is supposed to. And this cannot but rejoice. Before the end of the year, Jawbone will have another announcement, I think, a new Bluetooth headset (mono).

About design

A review of Plantronics BackBeat 2 should already appear on the site, I will write about Jabra Stone 3.0 soon. And my question is related to this, earlier in firms they tried to change the design of new products. At least a little. Now I don’t remember when another practice began to keep what’s outside, but to radically change the filling - I’m not talking about examples like Nokia 6230/6230i, I’m more likely talking about the iPhone 4/4S. So, no one is surprised if the new generation MacBook Air looks the same as the old laptops. But now accessories manufacturers are doing the same. Apparently, they do not want to lose investments in design, they do not want to lose the consumer. On the one hand, this is logical. On the other hand, I was expecting smaller, sleeker headphones from BackBeat 2 - okay, but the remote control is more convenient here.

The Jabra Stone 3 headset has not changed either, this applies to the device itself, and a curious case with a built-in battery. Is that a different color, or rather, a combination of colors.

What do you think are the pros and cons of this approach? Moreover, it is not only about accessories, but also about the trend as a whole. God bless them, with headsets, but I will be very sorry if the new iPhone looks like the iPhone 5. After a year of use, even the most beautiful thing can get bored - that's the key word. A smartphone is with us every day, twenty-four hours a day. And I want something new. With the help of accessories, you can change the look or add functionality, but this does not solve the problem in general, right?

About player for car

In the car, I listen to music using the iPhone 5, I connect my smartphone with a cable. He replaces my navigator. I have long wanted to find a player to free the device from such tasks. I wanted the device to be easy to charge, no special connectors, I needed normal sound quality, a convenient menu, a minimum size, there were no special requirements for memory - the player is needed to listen to mixes downloaded from Soundcloud. I sat down at Yandex.Market, began to search, compare, opened my own reviews on MR and found the most correct model, in my opinion. This is a Sony Walkman B-173F. But first, a small lyrical digression.

This series of playdrives is still interesting in terms of sound quality, ergonomics - maybe next year Sony Walkman B will become smaller, but even if it does not, it will not be worse.

Alas (or, conversely, cheers), the MP3 market is traditionally dying, now most of the sales are for cheap models (up to two thousand rubles, or even up to a thousand). You should not expect any miracles in the near future, you will not surprise consumers with a device only for playing music, even if it is completely magical. Any phone, smartphone or tablet now can help you listen to music, and moreover, in a variety of ways - even Sony smartphones now have FLAC support. Accordingly, next year players with basic capabilities will cost even less, three or four hundred rubles, and even now such models can be found more and more often. Sony is unlikely to close the Walkman direction, but a metamorphosis can also occur with prices there - I won’t be surprised if the updated Sony Walkman B is offered for a thousand rubles or less. There will be buyers, such a playdrive can be used in tandem with a car audio system, on a run or in the gym - scenarios, as you know, are somewhat far-fetched, but they are still relevant. As you can see, even the model came in handy for me, and my girlfriend immediately asked for the same Sony for jogging, she doesn’t like to use her phone to listen to music.

About the handling, the B series is close to perfect. On the front is a spinning ring, reminiscent of the Jog Dial in Sony phones and some Sony Ericssons. For use in a car, this, alas, is a minus - to perform an action, for example, go to the next menu item, you need to tighten the ring until it clicks. Need a habit - to play with the player for at least a few minutes. And you have to hold the player with two hands. On the other hand, most often I just turn on the music and do nothing along the way, except to turn down the volume (but the buttons on the steering wheel help here). In the center is the Play / Pause button, it is also responsible for confirming the action. At the bottom is the back button, when you hold it, you go to the main menu. On top there is a volume rocker, a button to start and stop recording, a button to activate the Zappin function, if you hold it longer, the Bass preset is activated, it works, I like to listen to music that way. During playback, the screensaver appears on the display, the balls move. The control, I repeat, is close to ideal, Sony is not shy about adding more buttons for various functions, and this helps a lot in life. Using the ring, you can also move from track to track, activate rewind within the track. It is not progressive, it speeds up, but when listening to long mixes, the transition to the right minute takes time.

As for functionality, there is a voice recorder, a player (understands MP3 and WMA), and a radio. In the equalizer presets, I immediately turned on Bass, the music changes, becomes more lively and interesting - however, I mostly listened to electronic music. I want to pay special attention, when connected to the car system, the player gave a better sound than the iPhone, it surprised me.

The claimed battery life is about 18 hours, there is a quick charge function, after three minutes of connecting to a computer, you can listen to music for about ninety minutes. It is curious that this “feature” really works, only I got not ninety minutes, but a little more than an hour. For most, this will be important - imagine finding a discharged player in the morning and, while you are about to leave the house, quickly recharge it and listen on the way. For many, the entire journey from the door of the house to the door of the office is just about an hour.

4 GB memory is enough, there is a Zappin function - you hear excerpts of compositions, you can choose between listening to short or long pieces, this is adjusted in the settings. The cost of the considered model is about 2200 rubles, you can find cheaper (and much more). All in all, perfect for a car, especially when it comes to sound quality - it was amazing to feel the difference from an iPhone when used in a car. I don't even know what's the matter. In general, I strongly recommend to motorists. Next time I plan to talk about Bluetooth receivers, write in the comments if this topic is of interest to you.

Pro Up 2.0 Blend

Jawbone Up 2.0 sports bracelet - officially in Russia, collects data and decorates the hand, as I chose the player for the car, the same design for different generations - good or bad.

About Jawbone Up 2.0

The Jawbone Up 2.0 sports bracelet was presented in Russia, the device is already on sale in re:Store, the distributor is Irson Digital, the price is 5,990 rubles. So far two colors, blue and black. They say that a gray bracelet will also be brought to Russia in the fall. If this does not suit you, you can safely buy the second generation Up in Europe or the USA, the choice is huge, I liked the green and orange options the most (there were all colors at the presentation).

In my review of the Up 2.0, I went over the device rather harshly, perhaps a little too harshly given the reactions of many readers.

The fact is that the market for such accessories has grown very much over the past couple of years, many have tasted all the delights of Fuelband, Up or FitBit, and it was said at the presentation why this is happening. People want to get more information about themselves, I absolutely agree with this. It's not even about which of the sports accessories is better, arguing here is largely useless. Especially considering that Jawbone is currently unable to meet the demand for the second generation Up. According to company representatives, now for the first time they have to act not as initiators of procurement negotiations, but as a host - they are approached by retail representatives with https://cars45.com.gh/d3BDgWFmUZbd6nerFJkLA2m1 in order to start selling Up in various countries.Let me remind you that Aliph (this company owns the Jawbone brand) initially dealt only with Bluetooth devices, headsets, speakers, developed special software and not only. In off-the-record conversations, I asked a question about how it happened that the Up lacked Bluetooth. The answer is quite logical - they wanted to increase the battery life, but the FuelBand works just as much without charging, if not more. Apparently, the point here is in the original concept, Jawbone wanted to simplify their “wearable computer” as much as possible, make it light, beautiful, waterproof, and convenient. Naturally, this idea was a success, many wear Up, even if the bracelet has sat down, and many wear it just as a beautiful little thing, not using it to control themselves. It seems to me that in terms of design, Up is a typical European product, unlike FualBand, although both bracelets are well bought both in the USA and in the Old World. I also asked a question about the ill-fated Up caps - let me remind you that it is easy to lose it. You can charge and accidentally brush it under the table in a cafe, you can pull on the sleeve of a jacket and accidentally take it off. As I was told, spare parts will not be added to the delivery set, but in which case it will be possible to contact the place of purchase with such a question, we are talking about Russia. I hope re:Store really helps with this.

The fact is that the market for such accessories has grown a lot over the past couple of years, many have tasted all the delights of Fuelband, Up or FitBit, and at the presentation it was said why this is happening. People want to get more information about themselves, I absolutely agree with this. It's not even about which of the sports accessories is better, arguing here is largely useless. Especially considering that Jawbone is currently unable to meet the demand for the second generation Up. According to company representatives, now for the first time they have to act not as initiators of procurement negotiations, but as a host - they are approached by retailers with https://cars45.com.gh/d3BDgWFmUZbd6nerFJkLA2m1 https://cars45.com.gh/d3BDgWFmUZbd6nerFJkLA2m1 in order to start selling Up in a variety of countries. Let me remind you that Aliph (this company owns the Jawbone brand) initially dealt only with Bluetooth devices, headsets, speakers, developed special software and not only. In off-the-record conversations, I asked a question about how it happened that the Up lacked Bluetooth. The answer is quite logical - they wanted to increase the battery life, but the FuelBand works just as much without charging, if not more. Apparently, the point here is in the original concept, Jawbone wanted to simplify their “wearable computer” as much as possible, make it light, beautiful, waterproof, and convenient. Naturally, this idea was a success, many wear Up, even if the bracelet has sat down, and many wear it just as a beautiful little thing, not using it to control themselves.It seems to me that in terms of design, Up is a typical European product, unlike FualBand, although both bracelets are well bought both in the USA and in the Old World. I also asked a question about the ill-fated Up caps - let me remind you that it is easy to lose it. You can charge and accidentally brush it under the table in a cafe, you can pull on the sleeve of a jacket and accidentally take it off. As I was told, spare parts will not be added to the delivery set, but in which case it will be possible to contact the place of purchase with such a question, we are talking about Russia. I hope re:Store will really help with this.

Another difference from FuelBand is sleep control, as practice shows, this functionality is really in demand. A few of my friends actually use Up 2.0 for this purpose, and they are not interested in other features (food, pedometer). There is an interesting “Recovery Sleep” function here, for those who can afford to sleep at work - just one friend sleeps in the office, according to him, after some time, Up really began to wake him up at the right moments. Moreover, this applies not only to restorative, but also to normal sleep, the bracelet can track light and deep sleep, choose when to wake up the owner - I think I will need to be patient and test these possibilities for myself.

In general, the main news is that Jawbone Up 2.0 is officially sold in Russia, a certified product with a guarantee and everything you need. And this is good news. Before the end of the year, Jawbone will have another announcement, I think, a new Bluetooth headset (mono).

Design

A review of Plantronics BackBeat 2 should already appear on the site, I will write about Jabra Stone 3.0 soon. And my question is related to this, earlier in firms they tried to change the design of new products. At least a little. Now I don’t remember when another practice began to keep what’s outside, but to radically change the filling - I’m not talking about examples like Nokia 6230/6230i, I’m more likely talking about the iPhone 4/4S. So, no one is surprised if the new generation MacBook Air looks the same as the old laptops. But now accessories manufacturers are doing the same. Apparently, they do not want to lose investments in design, they do not want to lose the consumer. On the one hand, this is logical. On the other hand, I was expecting smaller, sleeker headphones from BackBeat 2 - okay, but the remote control is more convenient here.

The Jabra Stone 3 headset has not changed either, this applies to the device itself, and a curious case with a built-in battery. Is that a different color, or rather, a combination of colors.

What do you think are the pros and cons of this approach? Moreover, it is not only about accessories, but also about the trend as a whole. God bless them, with headsets, but I will be very sorry if the new iPhone looks like the iPhone 5. After a year of use, even the most beautiful thing can get bored - that's the key word. A smartphone is with us every day, twenty-four hours a day. And I want something new. With the help of accessories, you can change the look or add functionality, but this does not solve the problem in general, right?

About player for car

In the car, I listen to music using the iPhone 5, I connect my smartphone with a cable. He replaces my navigator. I have long wanted to find a player to free the device from such tasks. I wanted the device to be easy to charge, no special connectors, I needed normal sound quality, a convenient menu, a minimum size, there were no special requirements for memory - the player is needed to listen to mixes downloaded from Soundcloud. I sat down at Yandex.Market, began to search, compare, opened my own reviews on MR and found the most correct model, in my opinion. This is a Sony Walkman B-173F. But first, a small lyrical digression.

This series of playdrives is still interesting in terms of sound quality, ergonomics - maybe next year Sony Walkman B will become smaller, but even if it does not, it will not be worse.

Alas (or, conversely, cheers), the MP3 market is traditionally dying, now most of the sales are for cheap models (up to two thousand rubles, or even up to a thousand). You should not expect any miracles in the near future, you will not surprise consumers with a device only for playing music, even if it is completely magical. Any phone, smartphone or tablet now can help you listen to music, and moreover, in a variety of ways - even Sony smartphones now have FLAC support. Accordingly, next year players with basic capabilities will cost even less, three or four hundred rubles, and even now such models can be found more and more often. Sony is unlikely to close the Walkman direction, but a metamorphosis can also occur with prices there - I won’t be surprised if the updated Sony Walkman B is offered for a thousand rubles or less. There will be buyers, such a playdrive can be used in tandem with a car audio system, on a run or in the gym - scenarios, as you know, are somewhat far-fetched, but they are still relevant. As you can see, even the model came in handy for me, and my girlfriend immediately asked for the same Sony for jogging, she doesn’t like to use her phone to listen to music.

About the handling, the B series is close to perfect. On the front is a spinning ring, reminiscent of the Jog Dial in Sony phones and some Sony Ericssons. For use in a car, this, alas, is a minus - to perform an action, for example, go to the next menu item, you need to tighten the ring until it clicks. Need a habit - to play with the player for at least a few minutes. And you have to hold the player with two hands. On the other hand, most often I just turn on the music and do nothing along the way, except to turn down the volume (but the buttons on the steering wheel help here). In the center is the Play / Pause button, it is also responsible for confirming the action. At the bottom is the back button, when you hold it, you go to the main menu. On top there is a volume rocker, a button to start and stop recording, a button to activate the Zappin function, if you hold it longer, the Bass preset is activated, it works, I like listening to music that way. During playback, the screensaver appears on the display, the balls move. The control, I repeat, is close to ideal, Sony is not shy about adding more buttons for various functions, and this helps a lot in life. With the help of the ring, you can also move from track to track, activate rewind within the track. It is not progressive, it speeds up, but when listening to long mixes, the transition to the right minute takes time.

As for functionality, there is a voice recorder, a player (understands MP3 and WMA), and a radio. In the equalizer presets, I immediately turned on Bass, the music changes, becomes more lively and interesting - however, I mostly listened to electronic music. I want to pay special attention, when connected to the car system, the player gave a better sound than the iPhone, it surprised me.

The claimed battery life is about 18 hours, there is a quick charge function, after three minutes of connecting to a computer, you can listen to music for about ninety minutes. It is curious that this “feature” really works, only I got not ninety minutes, but a little more than an hour. For most, this will be important - imagine finding a discharged player in the morning and, while you are about to leave the house, quickly recharge it and listen on the way. For many, the entire journey from the door of the house to the door of the office is just about an hour.

4 GB memory is enough, there is a Zappin function - you hear excerpts of compositions, you can choose between listening to short or long pieces, this is adjusted in the settings. The cost of the considered model is about 2200 rubles, you can find cheaper (and much more). All in all, perfect for a car, especially when it comes to sound quality - it was amazing to feel the difference from an iPhone when used in a car. I don't even know what's the matter. In general, I strongly recommend to motorists. Next time I plan to talk about Bluetooth receivers, write in the comments if this topic is of interest to you.