Category Archives: Vlog

Some Gave All… All Gave Some…

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. For those who live and work in Marseilles, every day is Memorial Day…. The large granite slabs that line the banks of the Illinois River are engraved with the names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country… your country.

And it hits you. These young men and women volunteered. They go months, years without seeing their families… a sacrifice not only on the brave soldiers, but also on their families. Why? Your freedom… Your safety.

Thank you Veterans, thank you to their families… for your sacrifices.

The Wall is constant reminder of what you gave, for us.

Join the thousands of motorcycles and military friends, family and supporters on June 16th in Marseilles for the 10th anniversary of the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run.   One gold star family plans to make the trip from Colorado to Marseilles on foot to honor their fallen son.  Read that story here.

Here is a tour of the wall from a few months back…

http://ilfreedomrun.org
https://www.facebook.com/MiddleEastConflictsWallMemorial

The Truth about Screen Protectors [VIDEO]

So you guys have battery problems? Cool.

I never did, until….I installed a screen protector!!

I realized after a few days that my battery life was drastically shorter. I also realized that I had inadvertently covered one of the sensors on the front of the screen by the speaker with it, because the whole was not lined up perfectly.

My guess is that it is possibly misreading the amount of light entering the screen and my “auto” brightness is pulling a lot of battery.

I took the screen protector off, put on a fresh one – lined up properly – and POOF! Battery life was doing great again. – Android Forums, January 2012

It is essential to get the right screen protector for your phone!  The screen protector should be made for your device and line up with the screen when installed.  We’ve seen devices get all jacked up for not having the proper screen protector.  If it’s too large, or not aligned properly — The device’s proximity meter gets screwed up, because it is covered by the screen protector… and the phone will appear to go dead.

Jon joins me to show you how a screen protector can cause issues.

The Truth About Liquid Damage [VIDEO]

Summer is coming… and after 8 months in a row of above average temperatures… it’s gonna be here before you know it!  That means, more time around water… and more possibilities to liquid damage your phone.

image from wikiHow

I talked with Jackie from IVC Wireless Solution Center in Marseilles about liquid damage, the importance of insurance, and how even moisture from the shower can liquid damage your phone.  What that means is… Liquid damage to your phone will void any warranty honored by the manufacturer.

The director of our retail stores told me a story about a customer who just bought a HTC Hero when it first came out, and as soon as they walked out the door, the phone slipped out of their hand and fell into a puddle.  Luckily, they had insurance, and they were able to replace the phone at a minimal cost.

See your IVC wireless solution center or agent location about adding insurance to your phone!

No insurance?  You may be able to save your phone with  a “Save-A-Phone” kit only $19.95 at Wireless Solution Centers:

Call it a virtual lifesaver, because Save-A-Phone comes to the rescue when an unexpected dunking happens. Just place your phone (or MP3 player, camera, gaming device or remote) in the resealable, airtight bag along with the Drying Agent Packs and the moisture will be drawn out. It works wonders when sensitive electronics have been in a high-humidity environment or have been completely submerged in freshwater. A moisture indicator lets you know when the process is complete. Made from Mylar foil and clear polyethylene with low Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate.  Includes two Drying Agent Packs. Process takes from four to 72 hours.

To learn more about drying out a liquid damaged phone, see this article from wikihow.

Sonim Tough [VIDEO]

Meet the Sonim XP 3400.  A phone that has stood up to some ridiculous torture tests from the IVC RnD Department.

Sonim XP 3400: Now Available at IVC.

Sonim vs Skidloader [VIDEO]

 

See More Sonim Videos here.

 

Some Gave All… All Gave Some…

Today is Veteran’s Day. For those who live and work in Marseilles, every day is Veteran’s Day…. The large granite slabs that line the banks of the Illinois River are engraved with the names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country… your country.

And it hits you. These young men and women volunteered. They go months, years without seeing their families… a sacrifice not only on the brave soldiers, but also on their families. Why? Your freedom… Your safety.

Thank you Veterans, thank you to their families… for your sacrifices.

The Wall is constant reminder of what you gave, for us.

http://ilfreedomrun.org
http://middleeastconflictsmemorialwall.org

Wrestlers Vs. Sonim [VIDEO]

SONIM XP3400 Launch Party

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IV Cellular launched the Sonim Armor XP 3400 October 28th, 2011 at Peru Mall Center Court with the help of Dreamwave Wrestling.

 

 

 

The Sonim XP 3400: Now Available [VIDEO]

http://ivcel.com/phonesphones.html#Sonim

The Sonim XP3400 Armor is a professional grade CDMA phone combining unparalleled ultra-rugged features with the speed and reliability of 3G. Backed by Sonim’s industry-leading 3 year comprehensive warranty the XP3400 Armor is the ultimate power tool of communication for workers doing the tough jobs. Completely dust-proof, water-submersible up to 6.5 ft, scratch and shock resistant make this one of the worlds Toughest phones.

Select Features:

• Dust/Scratch/shock Resistant

• Water-submersible (up to 6.5′)

• 2 Megapixel Camera

• Bluetooth Stereo 2.1

 Technical Specs:

Weight: 3.7 oz

Size: 4.95″ x 2.3″ x .98″

Talk Time: Up to 9.5 hours

Standby: Up to 35 days

SONIM SMACKS DOWN WRESTLERS [VIDEO]

See the WORLD’S TOUGHEST MOST RUGGED PHONE take on THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST WRESTLERS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th at PERU MALL.

BELL TIME AT 6:30 PM.

SONIM WILL SMACK DOWN THE DREAMWAVE WRESTLERS!!!

The Sonim is Falling [VIDEO]

This phone is ridiculous.  The World’s Toughest Phone the Sonim XP 3300 set a Guiness World Record of withstanding a fall of 82 feet….  How far will the Sonim XP 3400 fall with the help of Rook Nelson from SkyDive Chicago?

WATCH!


WIN FIVE RUGGED SONIM XP3400’s FOR YOUR WORK!

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