Month: July 2012

Jaybird Freedom 3 Bluetooth Earbuds

When my Motorola S9 wireless headset broke after a few workouts, I started my search for a set of versatile wireless headphones that could be used at the gym, biking, running, doing yard work, and at the office. I found the Jaybird Freedom 3 wireless earbuds ($99.00 on Amazon.com). At first I was reluctant to drop $99 on a headset, but after reading some reviews and a receiving a few recommendations I decided to give them a try. Unfortunately, the first set of headphones wouldn’t hold a charge for more than 30 minutes of use and had to be returned to the store. In the short time I was able to use them, they impressed me and I decided to exchange them for another set. The new pair worked perfectly and held a charge for over 6 hours of straight music play. My phone’s battery usually dies before the headphones do. The headphones charge fairly quickly, around an hour or 2 on a low-powered USB port for a full charge. Like most high-end earbuds, the JF3’s came with 3 different sizes of soft plastic eartips, a premium hard storage case, usb cable for charging, and documentation. These headphones also come with 3 secure fit ear cushions to better hold the buds in your ear. However, I have never seen a need to use the cushions while running or any other activity as...

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Fluent Conference 2012

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of attending O’Reilly Media’s “Fluent Conference: JavaScript and Beyond” in San Francisco, California. This was a fantastic 3 day event with many amazing workshops and presentations. The conference featured many of O’Reilly’s authors, some of who work for companies like Google, Mozilla and Twitter. The conference offered sessions and workshops through a variety of tracks including General JavaScript, JavaScript in the Browser, Mobile, Node.js, Ancillary Technologies, Business JS, and Gaming. My personal focus was in the General JavaScript, Browsers, Mobile, and Node.js. The conference was a busy, feature packed event, pushing me to full 10-11 hour days. There were 3-5 sessions and events happening at the same time. It was hard to be in that many places at once. Fortunately, as part of my All-Access pass, I recently received access to the videos from the sessions I missed and have plans on reviewing them very soon. The conference presentation was very professional with a casual, comfortable feel from the speakers and the audience. Unlike some “conferences” I have been to where sponsors are shoving their products down your throat, strangely, it was almost difficult to get the vendors to talk about their products. The diversity of the audience at Fluent was amazing. Attendees came from all over the world and were of all ages, genders and skill sets. It was a very impressive...

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My name is Josh Zeigler and live in Powell, Ohio. I am a family guy, tech geek, sports nut, Disney addict, and amateur triathlete. This is my personal blog site and digital playground. Here, I write about my life and anything that is on my mind...

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