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Movie Night with the Projector Mod for the Moto Z Force Droid

We all have heard of or participated in movie night. I love movies, and it’s one of my favorite nights of the month. On occasion I’ve even brought a big projector home from work and had a viewing outside by the pool. It’s always fun, but can be kind of hassle lugging around a big item like that. That has all changed. Now I can hook up a mobile projector mod to my phone!

I just got a new Moto Z Force Droid from Verizon. The screen is much more rich than any other device I’ve had before, and the battery life is incredible. I’ll write a separate post for the phone, because it really deserves one. The device’s add-on capability is what steals the show. The Moto Z Force Droid has a magnetic plate on it’s back where you can hook up many different types of “mods”. This is simply modification hardware to enhance your current device.

Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod

Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod

The Projector Mod

This is where the projector comes in to play. You can actually buy the Moto Insta-Share Projector mod and use it to project whatever you are viewing on your phone! It sounds like something straight out of a science fiction masterpiece, but it isn’t. This new innovation is mind-blowing.

This mod will project a crisp image up to 70″ (being the rebel that I am, I can tell you it will actually go much larger without losing resolution if the room is dark enough, I tried it). It will also display on any flat surface. The handy kickstand underneath lets you also project at any angle. I’ve found it particularly fun to project on the ceiling while I lie in bed.

My son and I used it just the other night to watch one of our favorite movies, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. My son is 13, but when he saw what it would do his eyes lit up and he said, “Daddy this is magic!”. I would have to agree with him, I’ve really never seen anything like it. My family also loves to watch sports, but I haven’t got to test it yet on that. Next weekend kicks off college football though, so I’ll test a few situations, and update this post.

Disclaimer: As a member of a great group of Verizon influencers, I occasionally receive cool products to test drive and share my honest thoughts on. No additional compensation is provided, neither were any favorable comments promised. All opinions are my own. 

 

 


Moto Z Force Droid with Insta-Share Projector Mod
Insta-Share Projector Mod
 

Smart Home Innovation with the MyQ Garage Door Controller

We love our homes. Technology makes that even more so today. The MyQ Garage Door Controller is an easy way to start integrating smart technology into you home. These days there are many options for smart home devices. Most smart home tech helps save money and time, while making some of your day to day home owning easier.

What Is MyQ Garage?

Chamberlain MyQ Garage lets you open or close your garage door from a compatible smartphone or tablet. MyQ comes with a door sensor and a Wi-Fi hub. The MyQ app and your smartphone will allow you to know when your garage door is open, and gives you the ability to close it from anywhere.

Installation is easy. Just mount the wi-fi hub near the garage door opener and plug it into an outlet. The hub will then wirelessly communicate with your garage door opener over your homes Wi-Fi. Then mount the door sensor on your garage door. After those two are installed, just download the app, follow set up instructions, and you’re ready to rock!

MyQ

MyQ

Compatible Garage Door Openers

MyQ Garage works with most garage door openers manufactured after 1993. Your garage door opener must have safety-reversing sensors. Those can be found at the bottom of the track of the door. These sensors prevent the door from closing when there is something blocking the path of the door. If you’re unsure, just roll a basketball our your door while it’s closing. If it doesn’t reverse, you don’t have them. Very easy to check (and equally easy to install if you don’t have them).

Most garage door openers manufactured by the following brands are compatible: Chamberlain, Craftsman, Genie, LiftMaster, Linear, Overhead Door, Raynor, Stanley, Wayne Dalton.

Your MyQ also works very well with the Nest Learning Thermostat, but that is a post for another day!

Disclaimer: As a member of a great group of Verizon influencers, I occasionally receive cool products to test drive and share my honest thoughts on. No favorable comments were promised, nor was additional compensation is provided. All opinions are my own. 

Tile Can Help You Find Anything

Now, more than ever, our world is filled with technology that is competing for our attention. Couple that with the normal human interactions with family, friends, and co-workers and it’s amazing we can remember anything. We have all lost our keys before, or misplaced our wallet or phone. What if you never had to worry about that again? Thanks to the Tile Bluetooth Tracker, you don’t!

The Tile is a round-cornered square about 1.5 inch across and 0.2 inch thick, made of white plastic. A round opening in the top left corner lets you attach a keychain, lanyard, or similar tether. Tile is amazing. When you get one, all you have to do is download the app to your phone or tablet and it walks you through the easy setup instructions. Once set up, then you can ring lost items just like you’d call a phone. The app automatically records the last time and place it saw your item. This way if you left it somewhere you know where to look first.

It’s easy to put a Tile on your keyring, in a backpack, or inside your computer bag. Tile is less expensive than it’s competitors with an even lower price if you buy multiple Tiles. It also has the longest range, making it the most useful for finding your stuff. The alarm is absolutely loud enough to help you find your stuff. I was able to hear mine at the end of a thirty foot hallway at the office.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then Verizon has what you need. They are normally $25 a piece, but right now you can buy a four pack for $69.99.

 

tile app

tile app

 

 

Disclaimer: As a member of a great group of Verizon influencers, I occasionally receive cool products to test drive and share my honest thoughts on. No additional compensation is provided, neither were any favorable comments promised. All opinions are my own.