Pixel 6 stuff

To begin with, the links here are Amazon associate links, what this means is that buying things using those links will result in a commission for me ! to recap. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”

What I am trying to do is to create a cover that allows me to switch between USB OTG devices easily at the workshop, so i created a 3D printed connector that fits with the following parts, the STL for that model will be provided once I use it and make sure it works, In addition to the pixel 6 pro, have made the 3D printed connector holder for the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, Ulefone Power 5, Ulefone Armor 3,

The external camera also has a 3D printed case design which I will also share… the screen protector has nothing to do with the project, but i am getting it anyways because it is nice if you have screen protection at the workshop, the screen protection uses UV curing adhesive ! which may or may not ruin your oleophobic coating on your screen (remains to be seen)

Things that I am getting

Screen protector Here said to work best with the fingerprint sensor (Once you use the penny trick), and tough enough to stay put with those curved edges !

2 phone covers here (Shaded Spurce (Green) and Slate (Grey))

4 of USB C Magnetic Adapter here, 2 Elbow and 2 Flat Elbow

Things that I don’t want to buy but are worth mentioning

Google’s Air Buds (Pixel) are on sale for $99 (here) and the pro are discounted at $199 (Here), I personally like my ugreen with qualcom chipset, So i don’t think i will get the google ones any time soon, but they are here for ref.

C16-PD-QI Power Bank from banggood

This review of the C16-PD-QI Removable 16-section Power Bank Shell Mobile Power Bank Assembly Kit Diy18650 Battery Box Wireless&Quick Charging Version also serves as a guide because I am not very good at keeping user’s manuals and data about the hardware I have

Experiment number one, at what voltage does it stop charging, most chargers would stop at 4.2V which is the full voltage, while better chargers stop before that voltage, which is better for battery longevity !

Experiment number two, The wireless charger

Experiment number three, do any of the chips overheat

Does it accept a chargein QuickCharge

we already know it can quick charge devices, but also, on the box, multiple voltages are stated as input, so here I’m checking if it can get charged in quick charge

Specifications of the power bank !

* Model: C16-PD-QI
* Wireless & Quick Charging Version: maximum power: 5V-3A 9V-2A 12V-1.5A 3.4V-5.5V-5A, wireless charging 10W
* Applicable battery: 18650 battery (length 6.5cm, straight down 1.8cm) But you could adapt other types of batteries as long as they are Lithium with similar chemistry !
* Note: The appearance of the battery should not be damaged, and the voltage should be between 3.2-4.2V. (Not sure what this is supposed to mean)
* Size: 44*80*186 mm

Backside of power bank

Power Bank
Model: C16-PD-Qi
OUTPUT: 9V-2A , 12V-1.5A , 4V5V-5A 4V-4A
WIRELESS CHARGING : 10W
INPUT: 5V-3A 9V-2A 12V-1.5A

Remax TWS-10 Plus, not bad for $10 earphones

I got a pair of small speakers, the Remax-10 Plus which are priced at $10 !!! they come with a power bank to recharge the earpods, and a pair of earpods that simply work, the sound on the other end of the conversation is lower than when you are using the handset, but if you raise your voice a little, they work fine for me

the battery life is more than you might need, and the box (Power bank box) is small and can recharge the speakers a few times

the only thing that is annoying about it is that it charges with an iPhone cable, one of which is indeed shipped with the box, but i would have preferred a USB C cable !

Anyway, I am creating this post so that i can tell you a bit about the speaker, but more importantly because i need the user manual handy 😉 since i accidentally switched to Chinese and now i want to switch back again, so i had to look for the manual that came with it!

REVIEW: UGREEN HiTune X5 TWS earbuds

UPDATE: After around 2 months of using the earbuds, I am facing no problem, calls are clear, battery life is good, the difference in price between those and the $10 remax speakers is definitely worth it ! if i have one complaint about them is that using the touch button (the whole part of the speaker outside the ear is a button) takes some getting used to, I will also post the instructions on how to use them here.

After trying the $10 Remax TWS-10 Plus, i decided to check out and review the $40 UGREEN HiTune X5 TWS earbuds with Qualcomm aptX

The earbuds come with 4 sizes of ear tips, x-small, small, medium and large

  • HiTune X5 True Wireless Stereo Earbuds
  • Qualcomm chipset: True Wireless Mirroring  tech with the Qualcomm QCC 3040
  • Version: Bluetooth 5.2
  • ENC noise cancelling
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20KHz
  • Latency: 70ms
  • 4 microphones with cVc 8.0 Noise Cancelling Technology
  • Ipx5 waterproof
  • 70ms ultra low delay  for  game mode
  • Profiles: HSP, HFP, AVRCP, A2DP
  • Bluetooth Frequency: 2400MHz-2483.5MHz
  • Bluetooth Range: 10m
  • Codec: Qualcomm® aptX™, AAC, SBC
  • Speaker Impedance: 32Ω±15%
  • Speaker Sensitivity: 100±3dB
  • Driver Speaker (Dynamic driver): 10mm PU + Peek Diaphragm
  • Operating Time: 7h music play on a single charge, 21h case, total 28h music play with charging case
  • Charging case capacity: 400 mAh
  • Earbud battery capacity: 40 mAh
  • Charging case input: 5V=320mA
  • Charging case output: 5V=100mA
  • lithium polymer battery
  • Charging port: USB-C
  • Fully charge the earbuds: 1.5H
  • Fully charge the case: 2H
  • Earbuds dimensions: 21.926.328.6mm
  • Package Dimensions: 100*139*44mm
  • Net Weight: 5.1g(0.18oz)
  • Total Weight: 47.6g(1.68oz) in the box
  • Waterproof: IPX5

with the HiTune X5 earbuds, the box contains 4 x Interchangeable Ear Caps, a charging cable, a charging case, and a user’s manual

Up to now, the Microphone is much nicer than the Remax, in the car, with the AC on at medium, the other party had no complaint’s about sound quality.

Even though the processor, the Qualcomm QCC 3040 is the most relevant chip in the earbuds, the truth is, the quality of the other components is very important, the microphones, the speakers, the power bank, etc… so it is very hard to endorse any other pair of earbuds simply because they have the same chipset.

A simple google search yeilded many other earbuds that use the same chipset, but again, having the same chipset does not mean much…

  • EarFun Free 2
  • Tribit Qualcomm QCC3040
  • Tronsmart Onyx Ace Pro
  • SoundPEATS Air3