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Review of ZUS — The Best Car Charger and Locator

When was the last time you got excited about a car charger? Well, it’s hard to remember. Simply because it has never happened. At least, not to me.

I have a built-in USB port in my car, that charges my phone during those long journeys. However, the primary job of that USB port is to accommodate the pen drive loaded with hundreds of songs. Obviously, I have to sacrifice listening to songs, while on a drive, to charge my phone before its battery dies on me. Quite a hassle.

I considered a few car chargers, with single and dual USB ports, and various sizes. Nothing appealed to me for a few good reasons:

  1. They were not so good-looking
  2. Prettier ones were expensive, and had only 1 USB port
  3. Confusing ampere rating that may overload my car’s electrical system
  4. No value for money (cheap build-quality for the price)

I thought I should be content with that single USB port. Until, ZUS from No NDA Inc., which I got to try recently. In short, I can say that the search for THE car charger ends here.

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The ZUS’ package itself was quite good. The ZUS looks like a mini light-saber handle. The ZUS’ build quality is just fantastic! But, that’s not why I like the ZUS for, and there are quite a few I’d like to mention.

The Design

ZUS looks futuristic and well-designed. The all black finish blends well and adds a bit of contrast as well — just to my liking. And, that’s not all. The ZUS is designed in Germany, and conforms to US military standards. What does that have to do with a car charger? Well, I can charge two dissimilar devices, such as, an iPhone and a power-hungry Android phone, and be at peace that it will not melt or catch fire upon electrical overload. It’s rated at 4.8A, and it’s good enough to handle 2 power-hungry devices. It’s difficult to ignore how premium it felt upon holding it in my hand. I think the Titanium coating and German Bayer material should make it durable.

The visual appeal continues when plugged into the car charger port — the built-in LED lights up the ZUS just to the right amount that it paints the 2 USB ports and perforations on the top. Looks really elegant in the dark.

Charging Speed

ZUS’ product page says that the charging speed is 2x. May be this is relative to the other car chargers. I tested it with my iPhone 5S and my wife’s Moto X, and the charging speeds were much better than the respective company’s stock chargers. In my opinion, this exceeds my expectations. Here are the charging times from ZUS product page:

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Car locator

ZUS helps you find your car. Once, I forgot to keep a visual cue on where I had parked my car as I was already late for a late night movie. After the movie, I was finding it quite a task to remember where I may have parked my car. It was 2 a.m, and it was a frustrating experience.

ZUS addresses this common issue by storing the car’s location automatically. Of course, you have to download the app on your iPhone or Android and connect via Bluetooth. It’s as simple as that.

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The next time you park your car and move away from it, you will get a notification on your phone that the car’s location has been saved. I just checked how the locator works, and it’s quite intuitive. The ZUS app points you in the right direction with an arrow, and also indicates the approximate distance in feet or meters (depending on your preference). NEAT!

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I never thought I’d be reviewing a car charger on my blog. ZUS, is one of a kind, and I had to review it.

ZUS has raised about $273,000 via Indiegogo, and will retail at $49. However, it’s now available from Amazon at a teaser price of $29. Just go grab one while you can.

How to Perform Unformat with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

They say you never know the value of something until you lose it. In the land of Information Technology, there’s always a way to overcome the loss of data – by using an external drive recovery solution. Basically it means using an unformat software to recover it back. Also you need to have a FAT Recovery application standby just in case something bad were to happen.

Today we will be taking a closer look at EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free 9.9 which is considered by many to be the best free external drive recovery application to perform FAT recovery and a tool to unformat software from your PC, laptop or removable devices.

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You can use it to recover from all kinds of circumstances which includes accidental deletion, wrongfully formatted, perform an external drive recovery from a software crash, hard drive damage, virus attack, partition loss or from any other unknown reasons. This software is not that hard to use, it only takes a few clicks and in just 3 simple steps, you are on your way to doing a full FAT recovery process. Everyone can use it, from the beginner level to the most advanced users.

It has very powerful data recovery features which comes with 2 scanning modes. A Quick Scan which typically takes less than 1 minute to complete will help to find deleted files, while the Deep Scan which is a more thorough sector-by-sector scan, will ensure everything will be found. If you are using it for an external drive recovery, it will find all those formatted, inaccessible and lost files.

This unformat software also comes with a Preview before Recovery feature. Before you even begin, there’s an option that lets you specify the file types that you wish recover – and the result would be a very precise searching results. Once the FAT recovery scanning is complete, you can then filter your search by file name, type and date to find files quickly and it even saves you precious time. This external drive recovery solution then lets you to preview all the recoverable files and check up on all the details and quality, before you confirm which files to recover. So if it is an image file, you can then preview a thumbnail of that image.

All this makes EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free 9.9 as a very good and reliable external drive recovery solution. The features found in this application rivals even the paid version from others. It is so easy to get started, just download, install and launch this software – and follow the step-by-step guide.

XNSPY—the iPhone Monitoring App that Requires No Jailbreak in 2016

The problem with most mobile monitoring apps is that most of them don’t deliver what they promise. Half the features they say they have don’t actually end up working. And those that do work are only functional if your iPhone has been jail broken. This puts the user in a difficult position. People who use mobile monitoring apps are generally caregivers or people of authority—parents that are looking after children, or employers watching over employees. So we’ve decided to go out and scour the internet ourselves and find if there is in fact an application that works perfectly and requires no jail break. So what software fit the criteria? An app called XNSPY. This is our review.

The Purchase Experience

XNSPY can only be purchased off their official website. While this may seem inconvenient at first, I actually ended up thinking this is a much safer process. To make the transaction, I have to use account information and other sensitive data. I always feel more comfortable when the source I’m providing this data to is reliable. So on to the XNSPY website I went. Their “Buy Now” page gives you several options to choose from (since they also cater to the Android market). But I was here to buy XNSPY for iPhone monitoring that required no jail break. Next, you have to pick a subscription. You can choose a monthly one, a quarterly one, and a yearly one. It is fairly simple, you pick the package you like best and check out.

The Installation Process

Next up is the installation process. Keep in mind that you have to physically install the app onto the target iPhone. When you purchase XNSPY, you will be emailed an installation manual. This contains step by step instructions on how to install the application onto your phone. It is pretty easy to follow; the manual has screenshots to tell you what your phone is supposed to say at every step, so you’re never really lost. However, if you do find yourself in trouble, contact their live customer support. They are always online and are usually already aware about any issues that may come up.

Setting Up the Control Panel

Next up, you’ve got to set up your account. Each person has a unique online account. Basically what the app does is record all the data as it happens on the iPhone/iPad and uploads it onto the online Control Panel. To access it, you simply have you put in your Login and Password. These are also emailed to you at the time of purchase. Next, you’ve got to set up iCloud monitoring. The way iPhone monitoring works without Jailbreak is by monitoring through iCloud. For this, you need to know the Apple credentials of the target phone. If you’re a parent or an employer and own the target iPhone, this shouldn’t be an issue. Tap in the information and you’re all set.

The Main Features

The control panel is the place where information recorded from all the features is stored. The main features of XNSPY are:

  • Call recording
  • IM monitoring (WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, Kik, Line)
  • iMessage monitoring
  • Web monitoring
  • GPS tracker
  • Photo and video monitoring

There are about 35+ features in total, each of which record a certain activity or data from a particular app on the iPhone.

Our Personal Favorite Function

Out of all the functions of XNSPY, I was most intrigued by the Watchlist. Now this is a feature that applies to all other functions because it serves as an alarm of sorts. On the Watchlist, you can mark as trigger certain contacts, words, or names. Any time there are activities pertaining to those trigger marks, you receive an instant alert. This is important because it helps you take action right away, and also helps you in saving time. I realize no one is actually going to be reading their monitoring app reports all day. So might as well have an alarm for activities you actually want to keep an eye on.

The Drawbacks

So there are definitely a few things the app could improve upon. First of all, they don’t have monitoring for popular apps like Snapchat or Vine. These are the apps that kids in particular are very fond of using these days, and so parents would be interested in using those. Another problem I noticed with XNSPY was the lack of a “censor” feature. Yes, the Watchlist helps you mark certain activity, but it does not let you block it. A blocking feature would be extremely useful. And finally, the app isn’t free. You have to pay around $5 for it.

Final Word

At the end of the day, however, if you want an app does have multiple features that actually work and don’t require a jail break, paying just about $5 doesn’t seem so bad. Because XNSPY is a premium app that doesn’t harm your iPhone and gets the job done at the same time.