The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Monday, 20 May 2019

#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek

Hi Friends,

Gammatek is the only importer who is bringing the nicest of the technology from various parts of the world to South Africa and selling it through it's online and retail partner stores. I have been aware of some of the brands like Zagg, Snug, Body Glove since 2010 when I was in London and saw these products on Amazon.com and really tried to win them too in some of their contests during Easter and Christmas season. Gammatek gave me a chance to do the same by sending me a product for review and to keep the same if I like it.

Body Glove is one of the biggest accessories maker brands who make several mobile cases for all types of popular smartphones. I received their Airstream Bluetooth Earphones which I not only loved but used them in my day to day life too. The case of these earphones was the most unique thing about this product. It can not only charge those earphones but also can charge your smartphone or any other device using the USB port built into the case. It has a 2800mAh battery which can surely charge any smartphone to its 50-75% capacity in extreme conditions.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones #bodyglove #GammaTek
The audio quality of Body Glove earphones is really good. It's clear and rich audio sound quality brings not only great music but also helpful during calls. The Bluetooth connectivity is really easy and fast using 4.1 version. The earbuds fit nicely into your ears and give decent noise isolation too. The specifications said it gives up to 3 hours play time and 3.5 hours talk time in case of hands-free calls. I could use these earbuds for at least 2 hours 30 minutes without any problems but the best part is that these can be charged again and again using the charging case provided on the run. I really loved the audio performance and call quality despite their invisible size which easily fits inside your ears.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones #bodyglove #GammaTek
Airstream has 2 earplugs for both sides of the ears and independent of each other. You can use either one of them if not using both. They get charged in their own independent shell inside the case. Unluckily for me, the review unit I received was not able to charge left side of the earphones and I got a replacement unit in 2 days delivered to my home. As I was using the replacement earphones, the attachment pasted using the adhesive came out on one of the earphones and I had to totally return the product to the Gammatek head office in Johannesburg. The brand sent me a newer version of their earphones which will be discussed in another blog post soon.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones #bodyglove #GammaTek
This is one of the rare occasions when I found myself so unlucky with BodyGlove Airstream earphones I loved because it has a unique case, can charge my other devices, I don't need to carry power bank and earphones separately, can keep them in my jeans pockets, can just throw them in my backpack and travel far and wide while enjoying the music and talking to friends and relatives using a single device. But the biggest risk is that if you lose the charging case, you won't be able to charge the earbuds in any other way.


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Thursday, 16 May 2019

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA #Movie @WarnerBros_sa #LaLlorona @LaLlorona #Contest

Hi Friends, 

La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. 

In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. 

Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying. 

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. 

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. 

Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. 

Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. 

And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona. 
THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA #Movie @WarnerBros_sa #LaLlorona @LaLlorona #Contest
Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC
Since May 3, 2019, this timeless Mexican legend comes to terrifying life in New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona.” 

The film is produced by Emile Gladstone, Gary Dauberman (“IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe). Michael Chaves, who won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film in 2016 for “The Maiden,” makes his feature directorial debut. 

The film stars Linda Cardellini (Netflix’s “Bloodline,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,”); Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Major Crimes”); Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “The L Word,” “The Mummy” films); and Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”). The cast also includes Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou. 
Chaves directs from a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Melanie Jones, editor Peter Gvozdas and costume designer Megan Spatz. The music is by Joseph Bishara (the “Annabelle” and “Conjuring” films). 

New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.” 

I am sure you have time as Game of Thrones is going to end and New SA Government is also in place and Cricket World Cup will only start a little later in 2 week time, so go and check out this Horror, Thriller Entertainment Movie at its best. 

If you want to win some goodies, send out your tweets about your stories/versions/experiences of La Llorona or other local legends and ghost stories www.twitter.com/thelifesway and Warner Bros using hashtag #LaLloronaSA

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6 Tips to Ensure YOU Are NOT a Victim of a Car Sale Scam! #ImperialAuto

Hi Friends, 

If you are starting up your own business, you will need to purchase all the tools and equipment you need to be able to operate it. Managing to obtain all the essential tools is a great achievement! If, however, your business requires you to go places – meet people, fetch and carry things – you’ll need to buy a car.

Where does one start? How do you go about purchasing the correct pre-owned vehicle for your business? Do you need a bakkie or a passenger car? Is it advisable to buy a used car for business purposes? Where do you go to find a reliable and affordable car? 

The first thing most people do is search online, here you will find a lot of used cars being sold by both private sellers and car dealers.

The process of buying a vehicle requires research and guidance, as there are so many fraud and new car scams floating around on the internet. According to an article featured in BusinessTech in January, a Sunday Times report claimed that approximately 20,000 vehicles are illegally registered and sold in South Africa each year.[1]

Here are a few useful tips to ensure you get the best car deal and avoid being scammed:

Avoiding scams
If a car is offered at a much cheaper price, ask yourself why? “If it looks and sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Make sure the seller has a valid address and telephone number – be wary of mobile phone numbers, always visit the seller at his/her home and never buy without seeing and driving the car first.

Payment
Never send money overseas – it’s often the preferred method of a fraudulent seller acquiring money illegally. Only pay for the car when you physically collect it from the seller. Be wary of requests for upfront payments or private information, a false sense of urgency or requests to provide unnecessary details – it could be a car export scam.
6 Tips to Ensure YOU Are NOT a Victim of a Car Sale Scam! #ImperialAuto
History check
It is important to make sure you have a history check on any car you’re interested in purchasing. It will tell you whether it is:
  • Recorded as stolen, written-off, or scrapped
  • Recorded as previously repaired by an insurer after an accident
  • Has outstanding finance or has been leased
  • It can also uncover mileage discrepancies and confirm registration details, the number of owners, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) as well as other original details. This allows you to confirm details with the seller against the car’s paperwork
  • History checks are also available for bikes and vans
The benefit of buying a car from a reputable car dealer like Imperial Auto is that they can provide you with the history check.

Test drive the car
It’s really important that you physically check the car and see the documentation. Never buy without seeing or driving the car first, preferably in daylight when it’s easier to spot damage.

Ask the seller if you can see the original NATIS (registration document) and Road Worthy Certificate. Check that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on these forms is the same as that on the car. This number is commonly found on the chassis or on the windscreen.

Price
Always check the car’s market value by getting a valuation or comparing the price with other similar models advertised. If it’s being offered at a much cheaper price, ask yourself why.

Paperwork
You must see the original NATIS (registration document), service history and Road Worthy Certificates before handing over any money. Ensure all documents are the originals and not photocopies.

Another option – that a lot of people never even consider because they assume it would cost a lot more (and it doesn’t!) – is to go to a trusted car dealership, such as Imperial Auto and see what deal they could give you on a pre-owned vehicle. The great thing about using reputable Imperial Auto dealers, is you are guaranteed that the car is not stolen or rebuilt.

They have car dealerships nationwide - so you can find one near you. You will need to present your valid driver’s license and you will be able to take the car for a test drive. They are also able to assist with financing and will help work out what your monthly payment and additional running costs will be.

For more useful info on purchasing your first car visit: https://imperialauto.co.za/first-time-buyer and join the conversation on Facebook - https://web.facebook.com/imperial.auto.sa.


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