bling my thing reverie iphone x case - alabaster

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bling my thing reverie iphone x case - alabaster

bling my thing reverie iphone x case - alabaster bling my thing reverie iphone x case - alabaster

bling my thing reverie iphone x case - alabaster

A massive problem I quickly found with the headphone port was that the tablet wouldn't work properly with earphones that feature a built-in microphone and remote. Although music is audible, it's distorted and altered to the point of being totally unlistenable. Given that a good proportion of earphones on sale nowadays feature these mics, it's something of a problem. I tested it with several pairs (including on-ear cans) that use mics and they all threw up the same problem. That's a huge shame as the audio quality is otherwise high. A pair of Denon AH-D1100 that didn't have a mic built into the cable was able to play the music normally. But If you've spent a couple of hundred quid on some delicious new 'phones with a mic, don't expect to use them with the 101 XS.

Supplied in the box with the 101 XS is a screen cover that can be used as a keyboard bling my thing reverie iphone x case - alabaster dock, turning your 10-inch slate into something resembling a netbook, It's an idea that's already proved very useful on tablets such as the Asus Transformer Prime and it's a great way of making a purely touch-based device more comfortable for typing on at length, Sadly though, I'm not convinced Archos has made such a good job of its dock, I'll begin with the positives, The Coverboard, as Archos likes to call it, functions as a protective hard cover, using the same metal panelling found on the tablet to repel any attacking objects that would otherwise harm the screen, Pull it apart and inside is an Android-specific keyboard with a flip-out stand that lets you dock the tablet and type away as if it were a laptop..

When the cover is on your tablet, it only fattens to 13mm thick, which is considerably slimmer than the 23mm of the Asus Transformer Prime. The magnets used to keep the tablet docked keep it fairly secure, so long as you're not moving it around. On the downside, Archos' attempts to make the cover so thin have resulted in it feeling very cheap. It's extremely easy to bend. It connects to the front of the tablet using magnets but unlike the iPad's Smart Cover, it has no bar guiding it in -- you have to spend a moment positioning it correctly so everything lines up, which is a little annoying.

The magnets don't seem to be particularly strong either, Archos has evidently made them weak enough for you to easily peel the cover off, but I'm pretty sure if you popped it in a rucksack and bumped it through airport security, you'd open your bag to find the two pieces separated, A big issue for me though is the stand that supports the tablet when it's docked, It's a plastic flap that you need to manually fold out and then fold again, which sits flush bling my thing reverie iphone x case - alabaster against the base when not in use, When it's in the upright position, however, it's very exposed and feels as though even a slightly heavy hand would cause it to snap off, It's a very inelegant and risky solution to the 'how do we stick the keyboard to the tablet?' problem..

The keyboard itself is fairly standard. The keys are spaced evenly across the surface and are about as easy to type on as the Asus Transformer, or indeed any 10-inch netbook. If you've got huge hands you might struggle, but I found it perfectly usable. You'll probably want to put it on a secure surface as it's a bit too lightweight to sit comfortably on your lap and you can't alter the rather steep angle of the screen. I noticed the tablet didn't always recognise the keyboard was attached, meaning I wasn't able to type. Archos assures me this was simply a firmware issue on the very early sample I was testing and won't be evident on the finished model. Here's hoping.