Review: Crumpler Flock of Horror

Do you have an iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab? Are you looking for a bag that would provide you easy access to it or your favorite gadget without sacrificing the security of your device? Then, look no further. Today, I’m reviewing the Crumpler Flock of Horror.

Crumpler Flock of Horror bag review

If you’ve read my past reviews of Crumpler bags, you know I’m a big fan of their high quality and durable products. And, of course, their lifetime guarantee is one reason people don’t mind the price point because you know you’re getting your money’s worth with your favorite Crumpler bags and accessories. This one is no different.

Let’s check out the compartments. For your tablet, the back zippered compartment will provide you that quick, secure and easy access to your favorite gadgets. The zipper doesn’t go all the way through the compartment and will only open halfway.

Crumpler Flock of Horror - Easy access to your tablet or iPad, plus it's a laptop bag!

As I was checking out the bag and after reading the description on their site, Crumpler Flock of Horror is mainly for those who usually bring tablets and laptops with them, may it be for work or travel.

Crumpler Flock of Horror's concealed front pocket for easy access

The interior padded sleeve with velcro closure can fit 15-inch laptops (or smaller). You have one zippered side pocket inside too.

Inside cargo space for Crumpler Flock of Horror bag

The top opening of the main cargo space is also zippered. You get a concealed top opening zippered stash pocket for other small items you need quick access to like pens, business cards, etc.

Crumpler Flock of Horror's top zippered pocket for iPad, tablets, etc

The whole bag is made of soft yet evidently strong materials making this comfortable to bring anywhere. The carry handles are also padded. You can adjust the shoulder harness so it’ll fit your body better.

As always, the bag is ultra-durable, with reinforced joining and stitching on stress points. It comes in variety of colors, but I love this camouflage-colored bag I’m reviewing.

This bag is made of Crumpler's ultra-durable materials so it comes with their lifetime guarantee

Since rainy season is a few months away and our weather lately has been unpredictable, you wouldn’t want your precious gadgets to get wet. This bag is made of water-resistant materials and zippers for maximum protection against the rain or storm. Perfect to safeguard the gadgets you can’t leave home without.

Price: Php 4,550

Flock of Horror is available at the following Crumpler Philippines stores:

  • Crumpler Robinsons Magnolia
  • Crumpler Trinoma
  • Crumpler Bonifacio High Street
  • Crumpler SM Megamall
  • Crumpler Robinsons Manila

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Website Promotion is Important

If you’re not yet aware, aside from being a blogger and social media manager, I am also a freelance web designer. Because of my hectic schedule, I have only dealt with a couple of web design clients and it’s alarming to know that most of them think putting up a website or an online space for their business is enough.

Online Marketing Techniques

As an online marketer, I know for a fact that with the tons of competing websites being launched every single day, the chances of your business’ website to be noticed is decreasing by the day. And if you are not familiar with how the internet works, especially social media, then, you should hire an expert to help you out.

Once your website is up and running, one of the important steps you can take in promoting it online or being seen is through SEO directory submission. This will definitely boost your business’ online presence.

When I started blogging, I honestly had no idea about the impact of directory or even search engine submissions. I’m just lucky to have such curiosity in SEO that I learned about the small tasks you can do regularly to promote your business and website online.

This is why I love my job as a social media manager. Somehow, there’s SEO involved. I help clients reach an audience who are ready to be engaged – those who already liked them on Facebook, followed them on Twitter or Google+, or added them to their lists on Foursquare. We want to keep our connection with them and hopefully, they’ll spread the word about our clients.

I enjoy the more personal approach of social media marketing. It’s important to note that businesses can get a lot of valuable feedback and information through their social media channels.

Moving forward, I hope more business owners will realize the power of social media marketing and website promotion in helping them drive more sales to their business. It’s a big, big online world out there, don’t you agree?

Review: Inboosta Travel Booster Rechargable Li-ion Battery

If my favorite gadget from last year was my Samsung Galaxy SIII, this year, I think I already found what could be my top must-have device for 2013. I’m talking about this Inboosta Travel Booster Rechargable Li-ion Battery.

Though I am completely in love with my smartphone, its battery power is just not enough to survive 6 to 10 hours of nonstop internet use. Because of my work and my usual online activities, my battery normally lasts for 5 hours before I have to limit my internet use. This sucks, especially when you’re traveling and you don’t have immediate access to a charging station. That’s where the Travel Booster by Inboosta comes in.

First off, the Travel Booster comes in various stylish colors in Inboosta’s IB4400 Rainbow series. For my fellow ladies who love pink, just look at how gorgeous and chic this looks!

It’s lightweight and can fit easily inside my bag or any carry-on when I’m traveling.

It’s compatible with many portable devices like smartphones, tablet PCs, music players, handheld games, or any gadget that can be charged through USB. The package comes with 4 plugs aside from the USB connector you use to charge the Travel Booster.

This means you can charge a wide variety of devices. This is especially useful for those who travel light and want to avoid the hassle of bringing separate chargers for their devices.

Most of our devices here use micro USB for charging, so I only got to use one plug with my S3 and my other Samsung phone.

How to use? Once you’ve connected this battery pack to your device, press the power button in the middle and the LED lights will turn on.

When charging is done, inboosta will detect it and will shut down automatically to prevent overcharging your device. I usually charge my smartphone when I sleep, so I sometimes end up overcharging it (I know, I’ve stopped doing this). So, this feature is extremely useful for me.

To charge this Inboosta Travel Booster, you connect it to your computer or a compatible AC adapter with a USB outlet. If you don’t have access to a computer though, this might be a problem since the package doesn’t come with its own adapter. Good thing my S3’s charger can be used for this purpose.

I am extremely happy with this Travel Booster by Inboosta and I can’t see myself traveling or even going anywhere without it. 😀 So, yes, the price tag is justifiable.

PRICE: inboosta Travel Booster comes in these mAh capacities:

  • 4,400 mAh – Php 1,990
  • 5,200 mAh – Php 2,490.00 (featured here)

SPECIFICATIONS (the one I’m reviewing here):

  • Input: DC 5V==500mA / 1000mA
  • Output: DC 5V==60mA to 2100mA automatic change
  • Battery Capacity: 5200mAh
  • Dimension: 60 x 25 x 70 mm
  • Weight: 125g
  • Built-in battery: Lithium-ion battery 3.7V @ 5200mAh
  • Charging Time: Approx 7-13 hours
  • Output Time: Approx. 240 mins
  • Product included: Mini-USB cable, Manual, Micro-USB, Nokia, PSP, Samsung adaptors


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