Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Car and Motorcycle Mounts

Samsung just announced the annual model upgrade to their successful flagship lineup.  The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ is the latest to consider.  It’s a complete redesign from the S7 and S7 Edge so mounts that may have fit your old phone may not fit the new models. They made these phones larger than the prior generation which is a bit of a surprise.  The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in with a 5.8 inch diagonal screen and measures 5.86 inches tall by 2.68 inches wide by .31 inches deep.  The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is even larger.  Sporting a crazy large … Read more

Should you Switch from an Apple to Samsung Smartphone?

The much-anticipated Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was released in September, 2016.  All hail Apple.  Again.  I guess.  Well, maybe not.  Is it time to switch from an Apple to Samsung smartphone? The key changes announced by Apple were: An upgraded camera on both models.  The Apple iPhone 7 Plus gets a second camera for focus enhancements.  Better cameras are always good. An IP67 waterproof case which is said to protect the iPhone 7 up to one meter.  Nice in case I drop my phone in a puddle. A new home button.  It’s no longer mechanical but seems to … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Car and Home Mounts

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 comes in two flavors: small and large.  The small Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 sports a 7.0″ inch screen which is typical for Samsung’s small end tablets.  The large flavor has a 10.1″ display which I think is a good size versus some of the larger sized displays I have seen lately from the likes of Samsung.  Both tablets feature a real nice 1280 x 780 display and have the ability to run two applications simultaneously. The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is a typical tablet in this midsize range as far as size is concerned.   Without a case … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Car, Motorcycle and Home Mounts

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 sports a 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor, 16 GB of flash memory (ROM), 1.5 GB RAM memory and (unlike an iPad) the ability to use a micro SD card.  The 9.7″ diagonal display has the ability to display 16 million colors at 768 x 1024 pixels.  The tablet has excellent battery life at up to 15 hours between charges.  It comes with the Android 5.0 operating system. The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is an interestingly shaped tablet.  Not quite as large as a full size tablet but a little larger than a midsize tablet.  Not surprisingly, this makes finding … Read more

Mounts and Accessories for the Big Giant Samsung Galaxy S4, Note, Mega

As everyone knows, the size of mobile phones have been growing at a rapid pace.  The largest phones are now pretty much the same size as a small tablet.  I recently used a friend’s Samsung Galaxy Mega.  With a 6.3 inch diagonal screen size, it is almost the size of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 which has a 7 inch diagonal screen size.  The Samsung Galaxy S4 isn’t far behind in size. To be truthful, it felt pretty awkward to use.  However, they are selling and the market is accepting these larger phones as the way to go as evidenced … Read more

Adding an External GPS Antenna to a Verizon Wireless Network Extender

While Verizon has some of the best coverage in the country, there are places where it’s not that great.  This is especially true when inside a brick building or deep within an office building.  It’s also the case in areas where building codes are stringent to minimize damage from earthquakes and hurricanes (Florida for example).  Verizon came up with a solution by offering a wireless network extender.  These extenders are made by Samsung.  These work real well in that they act as a repeater taking in the cell signal then re-transmitting within your building.  The issue is that the deeper … Read more