Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Launch of Motorola Connector Website

This month we are proud to announce the opening of the Motorola connector resource site, is the best resource for all types of Motorola earpieces and connectors. With advice and news of the latest connectors and earpiece styles, is there for you and your questions. Currently with 7 connectors in circulation for an even larger range of radios, finding the correct connector and earpiece for the radio you're using can be difficult, and that is the reason that the website was created.

Motorola started in the early 90's with the GP300 series radios and the 2-pin configuration, of a 2.5mm plug and a 3.5mm plug with a 8mm distance between the pins. this method worked really well and was copied by many other companies and used on their radio. This connector was carried on for the CP040 radio, brought into circulation in 2005.

In the late 90's, the GP340 was brought onto the market. A re-mastering of the multi-pin connector seen on the GP900 and this allowed for a new wave of earpieces. instead of the TX and RX mono style 2-pin connector, the multi-pin allowed for faster programming, VOX control, TX and RX control as well as future proofing for any future accessories.

Using the GP340 model, this inspired Motorola to use a multi-pin connector for all their future radios. When the digital generation came along in the late 2000's, Motorola created the DP3000 range of radios, that included the DP3400 and DP3600 radio. Instead of using the already widely used GP340 sstyle connector, a newly designed connector was created, primarily to create a new range of earpieces for themselves.  Recently Motorola have created the DP2000 range of radios, with another new connector, this increases the confusion of the user, expecting one earpiece to work on all Motorola radios, instead they have a complicated mix of connectors to choose from and select for their radio.

With 3 other connectors available for the Motorola radio portfolio, including the MTH/MTP connector, used mostly on the Tetra radios, the new SL4000 connector, for the slim line mobile phone style radios and the similar, but not interchangeable leisure range single pin connector.

As we have shown above Motorola have a wide range of motorola connectors and earpieces, This new website is designed to guide and assist those people that are confused which earpiece and connector they need for their radio. has information that no other website has, providing a connection chart to match the radio your using with the correct connector and some example earpieces from around the internet.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Can you watch films on the apple ipad mini?

Commonly, the apple ipad Mini is ok for viewing movies (as well as doing basically everything else). The processing power is about the same as a apple ipad 4, so there is no real difficulty there and the playback is usually as easy just as one android’s bottom (Star Trek joke).

The only real concern with the iPad Mini may be the lack of a ‘Retina Display’, the stunning display tech featured on apple ipad 3 – 4, iPod Touch (4th – 5th Gen) and iPhone 4 – 5 (among the rest). The apple ipad Mini does suffer a little with the deficit of a Retina Screen, however it’s probably not a problem.

There is, evidently, the matter of that 16GB apple ipad Mini struggling to store information, however, but that’s mostly common sense

Gareth Beavis, in the authorized ‘’ appraisal of the Ipad mini, said:

“The iPad mini suffers from the same thing that all the other iPads do: namely that the 16GB version, which is the poster child of the new cut-size range, is too small to really pack with the movies and apps that you want”.

 He followed on to talk about the iPad Mini’s lack of file compatibility. This is, as far as I’m concerned, the Mini’s largest disadvantage as the media tablet.

“There’s the other issue here: the lack of file compatibility. The iPad mini will play .mp4 files fairly easily, but if you fancy chucking on a DivX or AVI option then that’s out of the question. There are third party applications you can use, but these can be extremely buggy and cost extra to put on your tablet…But that’s the griping out of the way – as a video player, the iPad mini is excellent. It’s just the right size and weight to hold two-handed in landscape mode, and if you’re OK with it not feeling as secure in one hand, a decent heft to hold with a single set of digits”.

 I feel that Beavis provides a pretty good rundown of the positives and negatives.

In a different place, the Head of Tech on the Daily Telegraph, Shane Richmond, addressed the smaller screen size in the review, when he wrote,

“In practice the smaller screen size is not much of a problem and it is because of that 0.9-inches, which gives 35 per cent more screen area than the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD”.

Additionally, the 7″ size in fact makes the apple ipad Mini easier to hold when watching a film; the device really uses its petite stature for a bonus. Moreover, the screen remains to be above sufficient. Devindra Hardawar, of ‘Venture’, wrote,

“Movies and games don’t look as sharp as they do on Retina Display-equipped iPads, but it’s a more than worthy tradeoff. It takes a discerning eye to notice the benefits of Apple’s Retina Display, but anyone can immediately recognize how much more convenient the iPad mini is. (And naturally, that’s a problem that will be fixed in future models when Apple brings Retina Display quality to the iPad Mini.)”

All things measured, the apple ipad Mini is ok for watching films, but I personally recommend you opt for the tablet with additional storage space (and also that you keep in mind the file type limitations of that iPad Mini).

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