This is one of the more exciting accessories I’ve seen for the iPhone. I’ve always wanted to control my electronics through my iPhone ever since my mom’s old PDA could (years ago). With ThinkFlood‘s RedEye unit and free app, you can control your infrared electronics from your iPhone. Back then, my mom’s PDA could only control a device with line of site, but the RedEye unit is controlled via wifi and therefore can be controlled in any direction, across the room, in another room, or outside the house as long as you can reach your wifi network. Just simply place the RedEye unit within range of your electronics. The great thing is you can control multiple units in multiple rooms or multiple people can control a single unit (which may be a bad thing :]). Another great thing is you have the ability to program your own remote. Which means you choose the buttons and functions of the remote control and can change it based on the different activities you want to perform. The RedEye and accompanying application seem like a set of very impressive tools for you universal remote control needs.

Right now while the RedEye is going through their beta process, ThinkFlood is offering each RedEye unit at cost $119 instead of the normal retail price of $149. This seems like an even better reason to jump on the bandwagon before they raise their price. It will be really interesting to see how well the unit works and I will follow up with what I think about the device and the software. I should have mine by the 16th. 🙂

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VAIS Tech SoundLinQ2 SL2i-UP For iPhone 3G

On Friday January 23rd, 2009, in Apple, Entertainment, iPhone, Music, Shopping, Technology, Travel, by Michael Watson
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The VAIS Tech SoundLinQ2  SL2i device is probably one of the best purchases I have ever made. I love that the sound pumping out of my stereo is nice and crisp. I love the fact that there is no static whatsoever. That means no scanning for new channels as you pass different mountains or repositioning the iPhone or iPod so that the signal is closer to the radio. I love the fact that I can choose a song on my iPhone and then switch songs from my steering wheel as I’d like. I also have the ability to control everything like playing playlists right from the touch screen in my Toyota Prius. If you have iTunes Plus music then playing it over the stereo sounds remarkable. They also have a model that will allow you to play video right through the screen on your car. Amazing!

The fact is that before I decided to get this module installed, I had purchased 3 different FM transmitters. The first Griffin FM transmitter I purchased worked pretty well and I really loved it but the issue was that they changed the charging method on the iPhone and so that old transmitter would not charge my new 3G iPhone. Because of this, I purchased another Griffin FM transmitter however the signal of transmitter was terrible. I could plug the new one in and the old transmitter would totally trump the signal of the new one. Plus they had a auto scan feature that was just worthless. I was truly disappointed at the dismal quality of the device. Then I purchased a competing transmitter from Belkin and it was just as bad as the new one from Griffin. I was totally done with these new crappy FM transmitters and soon looked into better setups. I searching I found VAIS Tech which specializes in modules for Toyota and Lexus cars. Everyone in the forums were talking about their products so I thought I would check it out for myself. I went down to the local Al & Eds Auto Sound. I got a quote and then had them install the device. I am definitely pleased. Al & Eds Auto Sound stands behind their work and offered to remove the unit free of charge if there were ever any issues with it.


  • Amazing Sound Quality
  • Charge your iPhone 3G – One of the first (SL2i-UP model only)
  • You can use the rest of your iPhone while listening to music.
  • Control your music with the steering wheel.
  • Uses Advanced noise canceling technology


  • There will never be a 100% assurance that the device will work in your car.
  • You cannot control both the iPod and touch screen in your car at the same time.
  • In simple mode (controlling music through the iPod) you cannot display track information on the car’s touch screen.
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Chipotle Mobile Ordering App

On Monday January 12th, 2009, in Apple, Family, Food, iPhone, iPhone Apps, by Michael Watson
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I was extremely excited when I woke up early this mornings surfing Macrumors when I found they released a Chipotle app so that you could place an order and not wait in line. i had made plans to have lunch with my mom today so as soon as I learned the news I gave her a call. I talked her into going to Chipotle and while I was on the phone I placed her on speakerphone and started ordering our lunch on my iPhone. We agreed to a time to pick it up and then I went up to the register there and our food was ready for us. We enjoyed our lunch and when I got home I received a call from a lady from Chipotle who made sure everything was satisfactory. I was deeply satisfied and very happy. I love Chipotle. 🙂

The best part is that of the app is it will remember your last and favorite orders so that you don’t have to go through the process again. The app also remembers your credit card information for ease. You decide what you want to add to you burrito, tacos or bowl and then you can also add more comments if need be.

Unfortunately Chipotle has removed the app from the Apple app store for some tweaking so it is no longer available to download right now.  They are looking forward to putting it up back soon. A bunch of users have explained that the app is buggy but I had no problem with it this morning,  thought it was a wonderful app, and  I was pretty darn impressed by it. Although i have noticed there is a problem with the last order and favorites appearing. I will try to post the link when they post the app back up in the app store.

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Brand New 3G iPhone

On Monday June 9th, 2008, in Technology, Web, by Michael Watson

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From the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference:

Apple figured out what the next challenges are.

1) 3G network support 2) Enterprise support 3) Third party application support 4) More countries (joking about unlocked iPhones in countries not officially supported) 5) More affordable

Introducing the iPhone 3G.

Apple has learned so much with the first iPhone. They have taken everything they’ve learned and more and created the iPhone 3G. Even thinner, black plastic back, solid metal buttons, same gorgeous display, camera, flush headphone jack, and dramatically improved audio.

How does the iPhone 3G tackle the challenges? 3G = faster data downloads, perfect for Safari and Mail. Comparing download speeds between 3G and EDGE. 3G finished in 21 seconds. EDGE finished in 59 seconds.

2.8X faster. Approaching WiFi speeds (WiFi scored 17 seconds). When compared to other 3G phones (Nokia N95 and Treo 750), the iPhone is 36% faster — and better looking.

3G has great battery life on iPhone. 300 hours of standby, 2G talk-time now has 10 hours (as opposed to 5), 5 hours of 3G talk-time (most phones only have 3 hour 3G talk time), 5 to 6 hours of high-speed browsing, 7 hours of video, 24 hours of audio.

GPS support now integrated into the iPhone.

Checking off 3G from the list of challenges. The second challenge, enterprise support, is fully built-in and can be checked off. The third challenge, third party application support, can also be checked off. The fourth challenge, more countries, can be checked off as it will be available in Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and many others — “It’s a Small World” is playing as countries continue to appear on the map.

Now on to the final challenge — affordability. Started at $599 for an 8GB iPhone, now $399. The iPhone 3G 8GB will sell for… $199.

$299 for the 16GB — a white version of this size will be available too.

The iPhone 3G will be available July 11th in 22 countries. The maximum price around the world is $199 USD. Now showing an ad.

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Ahh… The Weekend

On Friday April 7th, 2006, in Ministry, School, Technology, by Michael Watson

Yeah so Wednesday was a weird day. I crashed in bed? after I got home and didn’t get up til like 11pm and ate dinner and then stayed up til my dad told me to go to bed. Thursday was pretty cool going to youth group and all. I actually liked it that night, and will prolly go back next week. Then today was a pain in the butt doing stuff for Chapel but I thought worship was good. Yeah I noticed that I might need to pay more attention while typing in songs and especially spelling words lol. There’s nothing like attending the service urself and actually reading the words. lol. Anyways things are pretty good. Oh yeah it was Justine’s b-day and I’m pretty jealous cause she got a razr phone but yeah it’s all good. lates

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