CHOETECH T514 Pocket Wireless Car Charger

IMG_9556The CHOETECH T514 Pocket Wireless Car Charger provides charging on the go with Qi enabled devices. The product retails for $39.99 on, and was sent out for review.

The T514 is made of PU leather, but has the leather smell and feel to it. The build quality is good as it looks like it can take some damage and still work. The top portion of the pocket has a rubberized metal clip to hang the pocket off of one’s car air vents. Hanging the T514 off of the air vents is not ideal as it covers half of my car’s radio system. On the right side of the pocket is the stretchy material to fit one’s phone and the flat microUSB female adapter. CHOETECH provides a microUSB cable and car charger to power the device.

Many phones can fit in the product, including the iPhone 6 plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, as it has a wide base. The iPhone 5S was used in this review, and does not have Qi built in so a wireless charging case must be used to utilize the pocket car charger. This limits the cases one can use with the charger. The Okeler Ii100 Wireless Charging Case was also received for usage with the T514, but will only be reviewed in context to the T514. The Ii100 allows for wireless charging, but has limitations. The headphone port cutout is very narrow, and it seems like only the Apple certified headphones fit into the cutout so I had to carry around another case when I was not using the charging capabilities to listen to music.

Charging is simple as soon as the T514 is set up. The phone sits in the pocket and starts almost charging immediately. I do not drive my car that much during the weekdays as I use public transportation to commute to school so charging on the way home did not do much in terms of replenishing battery power. For longer trips, it may be useful if one knows where s/he is going.

The PU leather covers 2/3 of the phone screen so using it for GPS purposes or perhaps hands-free calling is difficult. It would be much easier to use a dash mount and supply one’s own charging cable during those times rather than use the T514. These problems could be solved with a clear front to the case so one can see the screen while using the charging capabilities. But, as a charger, it works well as it provides a quick way to charge one’s phone without having to plug one’s phone in. Also, it saves the lightning port from continual wear, which may help in the long run.

Overall, the T514 does the job in terms of wireless charging. It limits one’s ability to use the phone while charging, but the wireless feature does provide some benefits. For those who need a Qi enabled case to use this product, it is important to choose a case that allows for full functionality of one’s phone, such as access to all the ports as well as providing some protection to the phone.



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Kinivo 301BN HDMI Switch

IMG_9519Kinivo makes many awesome products, some that I have reviewed before, such as bluetooth speakers, headphones, and HDMI Switches. The product is currently out of stock on Kinivo’s website (link) and Amazon, but the 501BN (the 5-port version) is available on Amazon for $51.00 (link). The product was received for review purposes.

Kinivo’s 301BN offers up to 1080p output (depending on one’s device’s capabilities), 3D compatibility, 3 HDMI input ports  that allows one to connect 3 HDMI cables into the Switch box.  The switch comes with an IR remote and AC power adapter. The switch must be visible to the remote for changing HDMI ports. The remote comes with up and down arrows or the option to directly go to which port one wants with the 1, 2, or 3 button. There is also a switch button on the device if one wants to use the box itself to change HDMI inputs or the remote is unavailable for usage. The 5V AC adapter plugs into a wall outlet for powering the device.

The switch features a glossy finish on the top and bottom, which is a fingerprint magnet and collects dust. The sides have a brush aluminum look to them. The bottom of the case have four rubber feet to keep it from sliding, and also to protect the surface of the switch and the surface it is placed on.

Kinivo’s product allows the user to connect up to 3 different HDMI inputs into one’s TV so it allows for a greater number of connected devices, and can save on time to switch through video settings. I connect my xBox, Chromecast, and HDMI-in cord to the 301BN for usage. It saves on time to switch from video 7 all the way back to video 6. Also, since the Sony TV out in the den only has 2 HDMI ports, the switch allows for two additional devices to be connected.

Overall, using the 301BN saves a lot of time to switch between video inputs and allows for more connected devices. These two main features of the device are the reason why I would recommend this device to others looking to purchase or have the need for an HDMI switch.



Kinivo BTD 300 Bluetooth USB Adapter

IMG_9534Kinivo’s BTD 300 allows for laptops and computers without bluetooth capability to utilize bluetooth. The device is currently on sale on Kinivo’s website (link) and Amazon (link) for $7.99 (MSRP $29.99). The bluetooth adapter was sent out for review purposes.

The BTD 300 is small, and is about the size of a dime. It offers USB 3.0, but is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 2.1 It fits snuggly into the USB port of a computer or laptop and does not take up much real-estate. Once plugged into the computer, the adapter flashes a blue LED light a few times. It allows computers and laptops without bluetooth capability to utilize bluetooth for things such as connecting bluetooth speakers, mice, or phones to the desired device.

The device comes with installation disks for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 to install the device on one’s computer/laptop. Windows 8 is also compatible, but one must go to Kinivo’s website to install the necessary drivers. It also works with Mac10.3 or later.  My previous laptop, a Sony Vaio running Windows 7, did not have bluetooth capabilities so plugging in the BTD 300 to connect my bluetooth speakers to it was quick and simple.

Kinivo’s bluetooth adapter allowed me to connect my bluetooth headphones to the Sony Vaio laptop for playing music and games. The ability to connect to bluetooth is great for a multitude of different uses. I would recommend the BTD 300 to those that have bluetooth devices, but not a bluetooth enabled computer/laptop.


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An Overview of Online CRM Tools and Its Customers


Can an online business that wants to venture into the e-commerce eco-system actually survive without a proper CRM? The answer, in the final days of 2014 is as loud as clear: No. With competition rising and companies trying to reinvent the way leads turn into customers, new and returning alike, there is no better moment than to give CRM a proper shot. This is an overview of online customer relationship management tools and the profile of companies willing to spend an extra dollar just so they can get closer to potential and existing customers.

CRM Tools to Choose From

First off, let’s start with what choicesdo businesses have. Depending on the direction of business, you can choose between 4 major types of CRM tools:

  1. The Leaders – oldest CRM software on the market, they cover business needs on an international scale, hold market shares and scalable, measurable data-driven results. Top 3: SalesForce, Nimble, Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
  2. The High Performance – almost matchable to the Leaders in terms of performance, satisfaction, reliability, however they do not hold market shares or enough data. Top 3: PipelineDeals, Workbooks, Salesnet.
  3. The Contenders – highly valuable resources and options, great performance, however they lack data-driven results and the user list is relatively low. Top 3: Oracle CRM, SAP CRM, Sage CRM.
  4. The Niche Vendors – these CRM Tools perform extraordinary, however they are limited to regional factors (language, tools, indicators etc). Top 3: Zoho CRM, ACT!, Goldmine.

User Ratings of CRM Tools

The most frequently used CRM tools were rated based on Satisfaction, G2 Score (Score on the G2Crowd review platform), Name, # of Ratings and Market Presence. PrintScreens were taken from the G2Crowd review platform for Satisfaction, G2 Score and Market Presence.



The top 5 most satisfactory CRM tools are: Workbooks (97), followed by Nimble (96), PipelineDeals (95), Salesforce (91) and Salesnet (87). 3 out of 5 tools are from the High Performance group, while the remaining 2 are from the Leaders group. (Image 1)

G2 Score Review


Top 5 most rated CRM tools were SalesForce (88), Nimble (73), Workbooks (70), PipelineDeals (70) and Microsoft Dynamics CRM (67). Out of 5 most rated CRM tools, 3 of them belong to the Leaders group, while the other 2 belong to High Performers group. (Image 2)

Market Presence


Top 5 most rated CRM Tools in terms of Market Presence are Salesforce CRM (86), closely followed by Microsoft Dynamics CRM (83), Oracle Siebel (67), SAP CRM (65) and Sage CRM (64). 2 out of 5 tools belong to the Leaders CRM group, while the other 3 belong to the Contenders group. (Image 3)

CRM “Consumers” – Businesses Using CRM Tools

According to UXC Eclipse’s case studies, there are roughly 5 types of businesses that use CRM Tools, and these are:

  • Any business that have a Sales Department and plan to activate in the e-commerce scene. A CRM software will help the sales team to identify customer behaviors, trends, providing assistance in selling, up-selling or cross-selling products, as well as getting closer to closing deals.
  • Any business that have a Marketing consultant. Statistics and data about customers can help a marketer build the campaign and strategy that actually sells.
  • Any business that use online payment systems and accounting tools. Creating quotes or invoices, tracking and performing follow-ups are crucial in keeping the financial health of your organization.
  • Any business that values their customers. Customers are the most valuable asset when striking for success. Keeping your customers happy means being true to your mission and vision and respecting not only those who purchase your goods, but also the brand identity your company has built over the years or months..
  • Any business that values efficiency. Translation of efficiency: work done in less time, with less money spent, using all the available resources. Translation: automation tools such as CRM tools that help save effort, time and money.

Ask yourself where do you stand as a business owner, as an entrepreneur, as a company and as a leader, then choose the most appropriate CRM tool. Remember to respect yourself and your clients more than anything else. Stay away from bad publicity and don’t give satisfaction to your competitors.

Special thanks for UXC Eclipse for providing insightful information related to Customer Relationship Management software and tools. You can read more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM on their blog.