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Audio How To Kill An Hour

Car buff or not, there’s something so exciting about buying a new car and investigating all of the technology that’s packed inside it, not to mention opening up the engine and seeing how powerful your new motor is. This is especially exciting when you’ve bought your car either outright or on finance through a company such as Motor Mill because you just know that the technology is going to blow your mind. However, when your car is a little outdated, the technology simply isn’t going to be as good. Luckily, there are a plethora of ways that you can turn your drab car into a fab technology-packed car! Check it out!


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Speaker system

There’s something so exhilarating about turning up the radio station and belting out your favourite tunes, especially on a long journey. However, many older cars don’t come with speakers that can handle loud volumes, thus sacrificing your listening quality. Why not install a speaker system into your car so that you can enjoy music, whether it’s a quick trip to the store or a long road trip, your journeys will be much more enjoyable! Your local car part retailer will stock speaker systems, and may be able to install them for you for a small fee!

No aux cable? No problem!

One of the biggest problems with older cars is not being able to plug in your own music and enjoy some advert-free listening and most importantly, be able to pick all of the songs you listen to. The easiest way of doing this is through an auxiliary cable, but if your car doesn’t cater to think, what’s the solution? If your car has a cigarette lighter (and let’s face it, most cars do), then you can simply buy an FM transmitter for your car, match it with an unused radio station, and you’ll be able to plug your phone into the transmitter either via aux cable or Bluetooth! They’re super cheap to buy and last for many years!

Driver safety and protecting your no claims

Being safe on the road is imperative, and so is building up your no claims. As you’re aware, the more years you have without claiming on your car insurance policy, the cheaper it’s going to be with each renewal. However, no matter how safely you drive there’s one thing you can’t count on – other drivers! One thing you learn quickly when you start driving is that the only person you can trust on the road is yourself. Do yourself a favour and buy a dash and rear camera for your car so that if you’re ever in an incident, you can prove that you were driving safely. This can also help bring the cost of your insurance down too, so it’s a win-win situation!

Footwell lighting

Finally, technology doesn’t always have to do something spectacular to impress, it simply needs to look good! Why not jazz up the interior of your car with some LED footwell lighting? Many taxi services do this to entertain and invite customers back time and time again, and it’s a great way of turning your motor from drab to fab.

Usmain Speaker

Usmain speaker

Check out the Usmain egg-size super mini bluetooth portable speaker! Music: Rumble –

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 19 September 2017

  • Small but Mighty: This Bluetooth Speaker is super mini. It’s small as an egg and ideal for use on the way, in the garden or on the beach. At the same time, it is distinguished by a powerful bass and clean sound.
  • With Hands-Free Calling: Thanks to the built-in microphone, you can call with this small portable speaker anywhere with your friends and familymembers as you want. It is a good solution to avoid headache when making longtime calling.
  • All in One Button Control: The wireless speaker has only one button. It allows you to set the voice, answer calls, adjust music, turn on and off.
  • Two Methods for Audio Play: This shower speaker of Usmain gives customers not only the opportunity to connect Smartphones over Bluetooth, but also can be used to work with other devices over 3.5mm Aux Input.
  • Excellent Customer Service: Usmain provides customer service in English and German with the response time of less than 12 hours on average.


Purchase your own Usmain Speaker by clicking here!

Taotronics Bluetooth Shower Speaker

  • Take a shower with the full band and sing along to your favorite songs
  • Wireless Bluetooth and stereo A2DP meaning you can put your mobile phone or tablet in a safe place while enjoying tunes or making phone calls
  • Water resistant IPX4 rating – protect against splashing water. Great for shower room, pool side, boat, bath tub, playground, etc.
  • 6 hours of audio playback with a soft rubber coating and strong silica gel suction cap
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Smartphones, tablets, Windows phone, Bluetooth transmitter and other Bluetooth enabled stereo music devices

To listen to the guys chatting about this please click here!

To buy your own Taotronics BlueTooth Shower Speaker please click here!

Sonos Play 5

Sonos Play:5

We killed time with a MASSIVE Speaker this week. The beautiful Sonos PLAY:5

  • Fills a large room with pure, brilliant sound.
  • Bold. Pure. Dynamic. Intense. With deep bass that packs a punch.
  • Uncompromised sound whether vertical or horizontal.
  • Convenient, ultra-responsive top panel touch controls.
  • Line-in. Plug in any device you want.

Attention obsessive audiophiles and hard-core music lovers. PLAY:5 is your speaker. It’s our biggest and best-sounding. So whether you’ve got a big room to fill with music or a discerning ear for divine sound, we’ve got you covered.

You’ll hear each separate instrument, voice, and sonic detail in all its glory. Six Class-D amplifiers with six dedicated speaker drivers deliver crystal clear, rich, deep, stereophonic sound with zero distortion. So go ahead and crank up the volume.

Thanks to three mighty woofers and a completely sealed architecture, PLAY:5 delivers big, precise bass response without reverb or echoes.

To buy your own Sonos Play:5 please click here!

To listen to the guys chatting about this please click here!

Siri Speaker

Apple could announce their own take on the Amazon Echo at this years WWDC in June according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. A Speaker with integrated Siri basically. With superior sound and computing power than that of Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, with an end of year release date.This isn’t the first time an analyst had predicted this, leaker Sonny Dickinson has also predicted that the Siri Speaker will make an appearance at WWDC.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise Apple want to dip their toes into this market with the improvement of HomeKit and the continued growth of Apple Music. We shall see in June. (Maybe)

To listen to the guys chatting about this please click here!


iFrogz Coda Pop Bluetooth Speaker

Marcus recently checked out the iFrogz Coda Bluetooth speaker for the show and absolutely loved it!

Please see below the many features it has and click the links below to buy your own and check out Marcus talking about the speaker on the show:

– Wireless: The POP connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® and offers a 30-foot reception range.
– Portable: Small and with a water-resistant speaker, it brings a party everywhere it goes.
– Clever: A built-in microphone allows users to take calls hands-free.
– Powerful: Its 300mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery delivers two to three hours of tunes.
– Versatile: It’s compatible with 3.5mm AUX cables and includes a micro-USB charging cable.

To buy your own iFrogz Coda Pop Speaker please click here!

To listen to Marcus chatting about this please click here!

Sonos Play 3

We reviewed the Sonos Play:1’s now we have got our hands on the Sonos Play:3’s!

Click here to listen to our thoughts on them and check out the detailed information below to learn more!

PLAY:3 delivers richer, more robust sound than PLAY:1. Deeper bass, too. And it can play in stereo. All of which makes it just right for places like bedrooms. Home offices. Garages. Living rooms. Wherever you’re doing the kinds of things that deserve a great soundtrack.

  • Versatile. Fits perfectly in tall and narrow, or short and wide spaces.
  • Stereo sound. Intense and immersive, with surprisingly deep bass for a speaker its size.
  • Vertical or horizontal, the sound is always amazing.
  • Two PLAY:3s work as Sonos home cinema rear speakers.
  • Wall or stand-mountable.

For more information please click here

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Sonos: Play 1’s

We love our music here at How To Kill An Hour and we love our wireless speaker technology even better! Ever since Apple took the 3.5mm adapter away from us all we have been looking at ways at getting your music out there and in the room wirelessly. We love the Bragi Dash’s but what about if you want to share the music?! Well the SONOS:Play 1’s are here to save the day!

These little speakers pack an incredible punch and they sound absolutely magnificent! Pack some great base and some decent high ends these guys really sound good! But what’s even better is that if you have more than one or a selection of SONOS speakers you can control them all from the SONOS Controller app. Adjust the sound levels independently of one another. So the one in the bedroom can be quiet and the one in the office can be incredibly loud or control the sound levels at exactly the same time. But what’s cool about them is that they will be playing the same piece of music at the same time from the exact same source! They can also:

  • Two PLAY:1s work as Sonos home cinema rear speakers.
  • Or as Stereo Speakers
  • Wall or stand-mountable.
  • Be updated over Wi-Fi
  • Uses Trueplay Tuning


To download the SONOS Controller app please click here!

To buy your own SONOS Play 1 please click here! 

To listen to the guys chatting about the SONOS: Play 1’s please click here!