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JBL Speaker Mod for Moto Z Force Rocks!

JBL Soundboost Moto Mod for Moto Z Force Rocks!

Most of that know me know I love music. Always have. Last month I wrote a post about the Projector mod, which is still mind-blowing by the way, so this time I want to focus on the speaker. JBL has been a recognized name in the sound game for years. As a matter of fact, I have owned many of their speakers over the years and been delighted with them. Never in a million years would I have guessed that they would make a speaker that mounts on the back of my phone!

We now know that is exactly what happened. If you haven’t experienced it yet, then it will be hard to explain it to you, but I’ll do my best. As with all the mods, the back pops off. After the back is taken off, you simply apply the speaker to the back of the phone. Once secure, you’re ready to go. Once ready, just test it. The first time I listened to it I was blown away. You can hear the difference clearly as soon as you snap it on.

Where Can I Use it?

It’s still hard for me to imagine how portable this great sound quality is. I’ve used it everywhere. In the kitchen while cooking, by the pool, in the living room, at my desk, and when I’m in the shower. It’s so cool because it has a very strong kickstand on the back. This allows you to set it up almost anywhere and blast tunes. The kids love it as well. When they have friends over they usually plug their phones into the stereo with an auxiliary cord. Now they constantly ask if they can use my phone and bypass the home stereo altogether.

JBL Moto Mod

JBL Moto Mod

Even though the mod packs a lot of punch for sound, it isn’t very big. Obviously it is the same length and width as the back of the phone. The curious thing is that it doesn’t sit very high either. It does add weight to the phone, but not much more that the battery pack mod you can buy for it. The battery life is excellent as well. I’ve used it a ton, and haven’t had it die yet so I’m not sure exactly how long it lasts.

All in all, if music is a big part of your life then this is just another great reason to own this phone. You can buy the speaker mod at Verizon right here.

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. 

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!



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.