I love this video from Nokia Conversations. It shows Nokia’s commitment and passion to connect all people.
In recognition of the annual United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities we have this lovely video about a Nokia Accessory called Wireless Loopset (LPS 5) for people with hearing difficulties.
It helps those in particular with hearing aids and cochlear implants to use mobile phones.
NokiaUser’s very own Micky Fin has noted that he’s started wearing a hearing aid and a similar solution he’s found at the hospital is at least twice as much in price as the LPS-5. (112GBP).
The LPS-5 has an additional feature in vibrating to signal where your phone is as well as filtering out background noise.
In the video below you’ll meet Katya Vis who has been using the Loopset for about a year.
She notes that the loopset has improved her self-confidence. Being able to phone has made her life so much better and easier as she doesn’t need to travel to that person to explain herself properly.
Compliment your N8’s award winning Sat-Nav prowess and position your Ovi Maps machine perfectly in your car with the Nokia N8 Mobile Holder CR-122 (how teleshopping speak was that? :p)
But seriously this is a great accessory for drivers and sat-nav phone users in general. If you haven’t got a phone mount, this is really one to consider.
- Detachable suction pad with adjustable ring to maintain that vacuum and keep it stuck to your windshield.
- The grasp mechanism to hold your N8 is pretty cool too just widen to let your N8 in and just squeeze it closed again.
- If I understand correctly (I don’t speak Russian, just guessing from the video), you get a sticky pad which has a surface that the mobile holder itself can stick to. This means you don’t necessarily need a perfectly flat attachment. Perhaps the dashboard itself, or even the back seat
- Not just for Sat-Nav. In car enttertainment – sort of.
- You can connect your N8 over bluetooth if your car system has it or just simply STREAM over the FM Transmitter.
Now this isn’t just useful for SatNav. Stick the N8 to the backseat for your kids and let the N8 playback a movie. Though it might have helped if the arm was a little longer (not sure if that sticky pad itself can attach to material of the head-rest/back seat).
This retails for around 15GBP UK.
Blog-N8 has found a pic of the silicone cases, official accessories for the Nokia N8 called CC-1005. Now the N8 has already passed scratch tests due to it’s super durable anodized aluminium casing, but just in case you wanted that added bit of protection or just wanted to give it a different look.
The official Nokia page calls them a second skin. Perhaps if you can’t decide which N8 colour N8 to get, there’s always the possibility of changing them with official and third party skins! Like if you’re getting a rebellious green but you’re in a professional setting – hide it with the black silicone case. Or vice versa, you’ve got a black N8 and want some colour on it :).
These cases surfaced a couple of weeks ago on play.com coming in yellow, black, blue and pink and can be bought for £5 each (via Mobile Review forum member, though I forgot which one)
CHECK IT OUT on play.com (no not being paid by play.com, they’re just the only ones with a price listing)
They’ve got all four colours as well as other N8 accessories (cases). They’ve even listed the black N8 for £449.99 Sim Free. In comparison, a year old iPhone 3GS is 599.99GBP.
Hey. Super quick video again, didn’t have time to edit this one. [Man I forgot it was Saturday. What a day to have exams >_<]
I received a few emails asking whether the music buttons actually worked and how to go about pairing it.
- As you can see in this button, yeah, all the music buttons do work.
- Music buttons also control video
- The only one that doesn’t is the voice dialling because N900 doesn’t have this. HOWEVER
- [forgot to mention in video] but you can accept calls and then end the call by using the call button. You just can’t initiate one using N900.
- Other voice dialling capable phones, (e.g. N97) this is fine. I’d have included it but none of my other phones are charged up.
- Pairing with N900 is super simple. Just find the BH-505 connect. DONE.
- Connecting back up to the N900 is super simple. Just turn BH-505 on, it’ll find N900 and auto connect. DONE.
Will get around to doing more demoes and such after exams. Thanks for your emails/questions/suggestions!
Also forgot to say that the BH-50 makes a chime when you turn it on and a different one when you turn it off.
Also when you reach max or min volume it also bleeps to let you know.
Let’s call this a sneak peak…I’ll find the time to cover it a bit more.
Today, I have just received a couple of packages today from DHL guy.
Both from WOMWorld. One was the Ovi Bag (that I was informed yesterday was being sent over! Thanks Lyd!) and the other was a rather suspicious box.
In the white box was:
- Two wigs
- Nokia MD-9 speakers (looks like air freshener. Takes AAA which I haven’t got so I can’t test it)
- Nokia stereo headset (one that comes with X6? I forget the model number)
- Nokia BH-505 (ZOMG…I just tried them. They’re amazing! They’re so snug and they won’t fall off my head no matter how much I shake it! Great for running! They’re really, really comfy and could say one of Nokia’s best headsets ever….I’ll see how long battery lasts…)
- Sprinkle Snow
- An apron
- An arm band
- A3 jotter pad
- Plastic flowers
- The lid has a barcode which sent me to youtube.com/error … might be a barcode reader problem.
I’m sorry I haven’t gone and done a proper unboxing and taken decent photos but I’m absolutely pressed for time.Sooo much stuff I still need to revise 😥
I have done a quick video and taken some snaps though to share with you guys. [YouTube failed the upload twice so I’ll update YouTube decides to let that upload]
What’s it all about? Well the Ovi Bag was a Barcelona gift, and the Box I think is connected with the Nokia WOM event going on next week (14th May) where it’s about Nokia Original Accessories. Remember that mynokiablog interview with Nokia’s Antti Kujala about Nokia Original Accessories?
Unfortunately due to exams, I can’t actually attend that event and I think the box might have been specifically for participants. Just been told it’s not connected with the May 14th meetup and this is completely separate.
OK. Going back to revision :(. From May 17th service will be back to normal. I just got to do well in these exams as I need to get a certain grade to do this thing in Sept. ANYWAY…that’s it for now.
UPDATE: BARCODE leads to this:
We’ve seen photos of the Laser Cut stands for the N900, now here’s a video.
- Demonstrates how to assemble stand
- Shows the improved viewing angle
- Tilted N900 can now be used without falling over
- Differences between the wooden and acrylic stands
- Stress/Break tests
The Maemo Community isn’t just about software. From talk.maemo.org one of the users is creating custom cut stands for the N900!
Now, the N900 already has a stand, but you might want to enhance the angle a little more. Plus,
- this one has a rest for the stylus,
- is more stable on both sides [you can press the screen and it move about as much]
- it would look marvellous on the office or home desk!
Pricing? Where to get one?
The wooden models will be priced as follows:
One for $10. That includes shipping.
Two for $15. (The “home&office” set)That includes shipping.
Three for $20. That includes shipping.
Clear acrylic stands will cost:
One for $17, shipped
Two for $30, (The “home&office” set) shipped.
The order form is filling up: Click to head over to talk.maemo.org and see what it’s all about.
I guess it would also fit other phones, like the 5800?