PAPAGO! Video Contest

The up coming PAPAGO! Video Contest has seemingly gathered interests from a variety of individuals whether those who are into filming or capturing the moments of outdoor adventures or just regularly recording your daily activities both inside or outside the car.

How to join the contest? Here are the mechanics:

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Contest Rules and Guidelines

Description
Part 1:

  • Contestants must create a compelling storyboard of the video they will make with our GoSafe 200 dashcam.
  • Storyboarding is a visual representation, using drawings and illustrations to map out the flow of your video.
  • Acceptable formats will be in pdf, jpeg, png, ppt, and Word document. Just get your idea across!
  • You can post your storyboard on Facebook, Twitter (facebook.com/PapagoInc; @PapagoInc) and email it to papagoinc@gmail.com by Sunday August 31st, 2014.
  • Three winners will be chosen and given a GoSafe 200 dashcam.

Part 2:

  • This is the fun part! Create one compelling 1-2 minute video from footage you capture on the GoSafe 200. Minimal use of graphics and other types of video footage are acceptable, but the focus must remain on the dashcam footage.
  • You can get as creative as you like. Take it out of the car. Record in the car. The possibilities are endless.
  • By accepting the dashcam you must agree to complete the video by Sunday September 28, 2014. These videos will get highlighted on our website and all Social Media platforms.

Part 3:

  • One video entry will be chosen and the contestant will win the grand prize of a $400 gift card of our choice.
  • We will announce the winner by October 15, 2014.

Eligibility Restrictions

  • The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are 18 years of age or older at the time of contest registration.
  • Employees of PAPAGO! Inc., affiliates, members of the immediate families (defined as spouse, child, sibling, parent, or grandparent), and members of the households (whether related or not) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate or win in this contest.
  • Participants agree to abide by applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.

Other Guidelines

  • Entrants must deliver a compelling video that focuses on the dashcams’ footage
  • Winners must agree to complete a video using the GoSafe 200.
  • All entries must use PAPAGO! dashcam footage. Other video is acceptable on the condition that the focus remains on the dashcam footage.
  • Each video must have one person as the entrant. Getting outside help is suitable but there can only be one winner per video entry.
  • Each entry must be between 1-2 minutes in length.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Finished video entries must be submitted by Sunday September 28, 2014 by 5:00PM PST
  • All entries must be submitted in either .mov or mp4 format.
  • No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for the contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
  • Content must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin and the United States. Content must not 1) promote illegal behavior; 2) support racial, religious, sexual, or other invidious prejudice; 3) advocate sexual or violent exploitation; 4) violate rights established by law or agreement; 5) invade the privacy of any person; 6) be otherwise inappropriate as determined by PAPAGO! Inc. in its sole and conclusive determination.
  • Prizes will be awarded only upon winner verification by approval by PAPAGO! Inc. The winner will be notified by email within 5 business days after winning. The winner or selected entrant will then have 5 business days to respond with their information. If the winner or selected entrant is unable to be contacted within 5 business days after being selected or is ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and another winner will get selected.
  • The only compensation for submitting a video is the right to publish it, for personal use, and the dashcam you will get for entering the contest. Unless you are the grand prizewinner.
  • The grand prizewinner will receive a $400 gift card of our choice! We reserve the right to decide this winner by October 15, 2014.
  • Each contestant should keep at least one copy of their video. PAPAGO! Inc. is not responsible for any films that are lost, damaged, or that do not upload properly.
  • If the contest is not able to run as planned, without limitation, PAPAGO! Inc. reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the contest at their discretion.

Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions:

  • Entrants grant PAPAGO! Inc. the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
  • Entrants also grant PAPAGO! Inc. the right to use reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, trade shows, or at any other venues.
  • By accepting the dashcam as a prize, winners agree to hold PAPAGO! Inc. and all PAPAGO! Inc. employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.
  • Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions made by PAPAGO! Inc. regarding this contest.

iRulu 7 inch Android Tablet PC 3G Smartphone Phablet Review

Tablets can be a little too chunky to carry around and at the same time, you can be a bit disgruntled of the small screen size of your smartphone. In such cases, a phablet is just the perfect device that will definitely create a haven for those who have these very same problem for their tablet and/or their  smartphone. One device worth considering for this category is the iRulu 7 inch Android Tablet PC 3G Smartphone Phablet. iRulu, a registered brand and trademark of USA111 Inc., manufactures and sells affordable Android Tablet PC, 3G Smartphones and Phablets in the market. Know more about their device through this iRulu 7 inch Android Tablet PC 3G Smartphone Phablet Review.

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As a tablet that runs with Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, you can bank on many features like easy multitasking, rich notifications, modifiable home screens, size-changeable widgets, and impressively responsive interface.

What are the best features of this phablet?

The iRulu 7 inch Android Tablet PC 3G Smartphone Phablet has a display that is bigger than traditional smartphones, thus, it provides a better visual experience for surfing the web or reading ebooks. It has a a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 dpi which gives a satisfactory view on selected angles. The processor used in this device is a Dual Core Cortex A7 1.2 GHZ MTK6572 with Google Android 4.2Jelly Bean as the operating system, where both of which gives it an above average performance and an adequately responsive system.

As this device straddles both the functions of a smartphone and a tablet, the phablet’s 3.7V 2800mAh Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery will certainly have the user enjoy longer running time for the device. Other features of this iRulu 7 inch phablet inlcudes Bluetooth 3.0, 3G GSM+WCDMA, a 5-Point Capacitive Touch Panel, Dual Sim Card Capability, and can be expanded to up to 32GB through a Micro SD Card.

PROS

  • Wide 7 inch screen display, best for reading and surfing the internet
  • Lightweight and ergonomic
  • Equipped with the latest Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • CORTEX-A7 Dual Core CPU (1.2GHz) with Quad core Mali-400 MP GPU
  • Fast and responsive system (satisfactory performance in opening multiple websites and average performance in playing 3D games)
  • Includes GPS capability
  • Built in 4GB storage capacity
  • With micro sd card slots (storage can be expanded up to 32GB)
  • Built-in 3G module, supports 3G telephone,2G network,GPS FM BT 3G/GSM
  • Built-in Bluetooth Technology for Wireless Data Streaming
  • Includes a stylus pen upon purchase

CONS

  • Front and rear camera is only 0.3MP which yields not so good camera resolutions and grainy pictures
  • Built-in loud stereo speaker has weak bass
  • Some angles make it a little difficult to have a clear view of the screen (especially when there is too much light)

For those who are looking for a phone tablet that is very friendly on the budget, the iRulu 7 inch Android Tablet PC 3G Smartphone Phablet is a good choice considering that it provides the basic features that the user needs.

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PAPAGO GH100-US GoHeart100 Ant+ Heart Rate Monitor Review

PAPAGO! GoHeart 100 is equipped with the standard ANT+ transmission protocol which allows you to link your devices that supports this protocol.  ANT+ is the wireless transmission technology that lets your monitoring devices to talk to each other. Although this protocol is primarily owned by Garmin, this technology are being used by a lot of electronics that transmit fitness-related information over the years. The GoHeart 100 pairs with a lot of devices which includes GPS watches, treadmills, mobile phones, and workout apps. Know more about this device through this PAPAGO GH100-US GoHeart100 Ant+ Heart Rate Monitor Review.

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This heart rate monitor is designed to give a snug and secure fit to a wide variation of body types. Thanks to its affable and easy-to-use, comfort-made modifiable strap the user is able to customize the GoHeart 100 according to personal preference.

What are the best features of this Heart Rate Monitor?

The ANT+ protocol has been well-established in the fitness monitoring market for quite some time now. Having said that, the PAPAGO! GH100-US GoHeart100 Ant+ Heart Rate Monitor‘s advantage is that is it ensures that in using it, the user gets the required accurate and reliable data whenever and whenever you want it. Essentially, the ANT+ technology of this device gives you the simplest, versatile and most reliable user experience possible. In addition, the band that is used in this device is very soft and flexible made from long-enduring material which allows for frequent regular washing. 

Small and compact, the GoHeart 100 will not be so hard to bring with you anywhere. It’s designed with comfort and efficiency as its precedence. This band can be easily adjusted from 66 up to 92 centimeters in order to securely fit almost any body type. Fitness enthusiasts are given the confidence of accurately tracking their beats per minute on  a wide range thanks to the device’s heart rate transmission ability. ANT+ technologies require very minimal power, so, ANT+-ready watches or transmitters are able to function on a longer time even with one tiny battery and no charging to worry about.

PROS

  • Small, compact, thin and lightweight (weighs around 1.6 oz or 45.4 g)
  • Comfortable. soft fabric, adjustable strap
  • Uses ANT+ 2.4 GHz Transmission Technology (automatically connects to ANT+ devices when paired)
  • Powered with 3.0 V CR2032 lithium button battery
  • Detects Heart Rate from 30 to 240 BPM
  • Transmission Range of up to 16.4 feet or 5 meters
  • Impressive battery life
  • User friendly and syncs easily to your devices
  • Strap is made from breathable lightweight material

CONS

  • User must make sure that the device is tightly secured and is well in contact with the skin otherwise the device will not yield accurate data. Best results for the sensor is achieved by putting it at the exact center of the chest

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Newest PAPAGO! Dashcams the GoSafe 200 and 260 at Computex 2014

Something to watch out for on the tradeshow in Taipei on June 3-7, 2014 will be new products to be released by PAPAGO! like the Newest PAPAGO! Dashcams the GoSafe 200 and 260 at Computex 2014. Here is the official press release from Rachel Quaill, Marketing Representative for PAPAGO! Inc:

Papago DashcamPAPAGO! is pleased to announce that they will feature the newest editions to the GoSafe line at the Computex Trade Show this year.  The newest GoSafe dashcams are both incredibly different. Each covers specific creative technological qualities for consumers with specific needs in mind.  The stealth design of the GoSafe 200 is like nothing else on the market today with its’ ability to clip on your rearview mirror and a hideaway LCD screen. While the GoSafe 260 replaces your rearview mirror and records footage with a crisp, clear quality that overshadows all the similar products of its’ kind.

Computex is best known as the host to the top innovators and tech greats from around the world, so PAPAGO! will fit right in. You can find PAPAGO! in the Taipei World Trade Center, Exhibition Hall 1, 1F Booth #D0611a. COMPUTEX Taipei 2014 will be held at the Taipei International Convention Center from June 3-7.

The GoSafe 200 has an ergonomic design that clips on the back of the car’s rearview mirror and allows for the driver to use or hide-away the 2” LCD screen so you will not break any placement laws and avoid getting distracted while driving.  The GoSafe 200 has a mini-compact design that weighs 0.2 lbs. with a large viewing range of 140° angle and 1080p HD resolution so you are sure to record everything.  The PAPAGO! research and design team diligently works towards providing features that promote safety.  In line with that motto the sliding LCD screen was designed so the driver can put it away or use it when they want to snap a picture or manage the device.

Papago 260The GoSafe 260 is also designed with safety in mind for those individuals that do not want to add another device into the car but would rather just use it in replace of their car’s rearview mirror.  The GoSafe 260 outweighs its’ competitors by using a highly developed anti-glare mirror that helps the driver avoid obtrusive flares of light that can cause accidents. Far surpassing other rearview mirror dashcams, the 2.7” LCD screen allows the driver to have a wider viewing range of the events behind them, while the camera’s 1080p HD capture rate records vivid footage of your drive or lets the driver zoom in and out so they can snap a photo.

Starting June 6, 2014 the latest PAPAGO! GoSafe dashcams will be available for purchase in the US and Canada at select retailers. Please visit us.papagoinc.com for the latest retailers available.  If you are interested in becoming a distributor please contact sales_us@papagoinc.com.

Established in Taipei, Taiwan in 2001, PAPAGO! Inc. has now expanded to China, Russia, Australia, Japan, and now America and Canada. Here at PAPAGO! Inc. we are excited to finally bring our innovative designs and concepts to the US and Canada. With over 10 years experience in the GPS software and hardware industry we continue to branch out to other related products that are sure to become market leaders in car safety devices

Brydge+ iPad Keyboard with Speakers Review

One of the best designed iPad keyboards that became popular back in 2012 is manufactured by Brydge. This product was successfully funded through a Kickstarter project and it was backed by 3,266 people, astoundingly reaching the amount of $797,979 from their $90,000 goal pledge. The Brydge+ iPad Keyboard has an elegant style as it simply just makes your iPad look and feel like the MacBook Air. Having said that, it was not a surprise how this genius idea got the support of many. Know more about this device through this Brydge+ iPad Keyboard with Speakers Review.

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Not many keyboards in the market allows the iPad to be tilted from the closest angle up to a full 180 degree range. This gives the Brydge+ iPad Keyboard a distinct feature from all the rest out there that mostly uses indented slots or sometimes a stand to view the screen only at certain angles.

What are the best features of this iPad keyboard?

The Brydge+ iPad Keyboard is made from anodized aerospace-grade aluminum and this material and design gives it the very familiar look and feel of Apple’s products like the MacBook Air. It’s shell-patterned design allows you to tilt your device at any desired angle without flipping over through its sturdy hinges lined with soft silicone shimmies where the iPad is tightly held in place. These hinges also slightly elevates the back of the keyboard at a minimal angle, providing a comfortable typing angle for the user and the rubber tips at the back of the keyboard prevents it from sliding around on the surface. The iPad and the keyboard also automatically goes to sleep mode once it is neatly closed. 

One model of the Brydge+ iPad Keyboard has grille speakers located above the keys and it delivers a slightly louder audio output compared to the speakers of the iPad located at the back. Although the sound frequency and amplitude is impressively higher, the bass is weak and it seems not so good with higher tones (it muddles a little bit). Even so, the built-in speaker will be enough for watching a movie from your device in a quiet environment and marginally better than the one-sided audio of the iPad that is located away from the viewer. Battery life can last for months, and although as notable as it sounds, just like all other devices this is dependent on how the device is used. For example, using the speakers of the keyboard a lot may consume the battery much faster.

PROS

  • Classy, elegant and sexy-modish design
  • Made from quality, robust and sturdy material: full-sized aerospace-grade aluminum
  • Snug fit and tightly secures iPad 2, 3rd and 4th Generations
  • Clam-shell  design allows user to freely tilt the iPad at any angle up to 180 degrees (until it fully levels the keyboard)
  • Connects the keyboard and speaker of your iPad via Bluetooth (wireless)
  • Easy and convenient to bring wherever you go (small size)
  • Stylish Neoprene Carrying Case can provide protection to back of the iPad as well as the keyboard when travelling (sold separately)
  • Firm keys have more travel (about 2mm) and are snappy and very responsive
  • Large speaker grille produces a slightly louder sound output compared to the iPad’s built in speaker
  • Easy to pair with your device (uses control key commands)
  • Dedicated iPad control and media keys located on top row of the keyboard allow easy access for iPad functions (brightness, volume, iPad lock, etc)
  • Slight elevation of the keyboard as well as fully functional QWERTY keys provide a comfortable typing experience for the user

CONS

  • The keyboard is heavy for a reason. The device may double the weight of your iPad when it is attached to it but the same weight pulls your device and holds it in place thus prevents it from being toppled over
  • Some shortcut keys for iPad functions have incompatibility (not working) with iOS 7 (perhaps an upgrade will be available for this in the future)
  • It looks really like you have a “touchscreen MacBook Air” when you use this keyboard with your iPad, except that there is no backlight on the keyboard

Yes, this keyboard is quite expensive for an iPad accessory. However, the quality of this keyboard justifies its price as compared to other products of the same range in the market. It allows you to have a full notebook or laptop experience with your iPad and this is something that is not found in other products. It looks appealing and stylish also provides the best typing experience for the user.

Choose from these different models of the Brydge iPad keyboards:
Brydge+ with Speakers
Brydge+ Speakerless
Brydge+ Polycarbonate

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