TidyCar Organization System

 

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Declutter your car in seconds with this amazing TidyCar™ organization system.

  • Holds iPhones, iPads, tissue boxes, and so much more.
  • Convenient cup holders and numerous storage pockets.
  • Install in 30 seconds or less.

It comes in three colors, Grey as shown above Black and pink as shown below.

You can buy it HERE

 

Chilli Beans Sunglasses Photoshoot project

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I am so addicted to Chilli Beans sunglasses brand, so I decided to do a personal “non-commercial project” for their sunglasses and opticals !

It’s my first time to direct a photoshoot, I hired a photographer and a model both based in Dubai. I have chosen Madinat Jumeirah as a location for the photo shoot.

unfortunately the weather and sunlight did not help at some points which forced us to edit the pictures to modify the colors of the sky and some backgrounds.

Hopefully our next project will end up being much better than this. Below is the presentation of our project.

Director: Kalopsia Blog Team .

Photographer: The Crew Dubai

Model: @Maqreed

Brand: Chilli Beans

Master & Dynamic MW60

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Master & Dynamic aren’t quite at the level of a Beats or a Bose in terms of brand recognition, but they’re not unknown. You can find them in the Apple store and it’s not uncommon to see someone walking along rocking this brands headphones. Their products are quickly gaining recognition as they usually pair solid sound quality with very pretty design. We recently reviewed their brass in-ears the ME05 earbuds and figured we should take a look at their newest over-ear option, the MW60s. Personally I have always been a fan of B&O BeoPlay head phones but I decided to go with Master and Dynamics this time just for a change as I loved the design and was impressed by the reviews !

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What’s in the box

The box that the headphones came in is less like a box, more like a secret agent briefcase complete with combination locking system. It’s a travel case made in partnership with the brand Zero Halliburton and if you want to feel extra cool, it’ll cost you a few bucks more at the point of purchase. Opening it made me feel like James Bond accepting a secret mission. Inside the briefcase you’ll get the MW60s, a carrying pouch for the headphones, a 3.5mm audio cable, micro USB charging cable, an even smaller carrying pouch, and of course, the instructions and warranty information. Thankfully it didn’t self-destruct after I removed the headphones. If you decide not to opt for the baller traveling case, the regular consumer packaging is just a simple white box with the headphones pictured on the front. Simple and classy.

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Unfortunately, these beautiful headphones are not without their cons. The MW60s aren’t heavy, but they’re not light. I found that a small shake of my head causes the ear cups to flip outwards, forcing the headphones off of my head. Of course you probably won’t be shaking your head too often, so it might not be too big of an issue. Still it’s worth mentioning considering the price of the MW60s. They’re not exactly the kind of headphones you’d want to replace if they slip off of your head and break.

Connectivity

The MW60s aren’t just your average pair of Bluetooth cans. They’re designed with a special antennae on the left ear cup that’s supposed to increase the standard range of 30 feet by roughly four times. Over 100 feet of range is a bold claim to make but Master & Dynamic back it up, kind of. As long as there were no walls in the way I couldn’t get these to skip if I tried, and trust me I tried.

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Battery Life

Master & Dynamic claim a battery life of 16 hours, but in our testing we got closer to 14 or 15. This is still a really solid battery life and will probably last the average person a good number of commutes before they’re forced to charge them back up. Keep in mind, should you find yourself low on juice you can always plug in the included audio cable and continue listening to music.

Sound Quality

Testing was mainly done on portable devices like phones and tablets, but (spoiler alert) I liked the sound so much that I also tested them on my Scarlet 2i2 audio interface just to really see what they can do.

To wrap it up

Master & Dynamic is the best headphone I have ever purchased. (I previously used B&O, Bose and Beats) there is no comparison between Master & Dynamic and any of them.

You can buy this stunning headphone for $549 by clicking on the link below.

Amazon

 

This is Ground: MOD 2 and The Voyager Review.

 

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I have recently ordered a laptop case “MOD 2” , an extra organizer for the case and a bag “The Voyager” from the mad scientists of tech organization “The best description I have found for the brand This is Ground” this post is a review for both products.

This Is Ground’s Products aims to deliver a sleek and simple solution to your daily carry needs by offering elegant and easy access to your tech and small EDC. Does it deliver? We here put it to the test to find out…

For the last few months This Is Ground’s Voyager bag and the second version of their popular laptop Mod has been my pretty constant companion. Both travelled with me to work, cafes, meetings and my business/leisure trips. TIG have made absolutely Smart and stylish products that are made in LA, using materials and hardware sourced in the States. Broadly speaking the TIG Bags and mods do exactly what it says on the box – namely protect and carry the daily essentials, all the while acting as a good-looking folio/portable office.

The Voyager:


– The Voyager weekender sized bag that’ll not only store the stuff you need — but also help you get them easily without the hassle we all suffer from when we try to find particular thing in our carry-ons, The Voyager Bag from This Is Ground is a weekender-sized utility bag that comes with an integrated Karma Go WiFi unit “optional”, keeping you connected and collected at every turn. A pouch on the front, inspired by the brand’s Tech Dopp Kits, organizes all of your cords and gadgets. Inside, there’s enough room for five days of clothing. Made in Los Angeles of buttery soft leather, the Voyager is available in four color options, and — if you happen to love annoying WiFi logins at the airport — can also be purchased without the Karma Go for a little less. Though, once you get a taste of having your own good-looking WiFi network everywhere you, you’ll wonder why all your bags aren’t this smart. I tried carrying it on daily basis as a business bag and also as a weekender literally in my recent trip and it never failed.

MOD laptop 2:


If you love a good flat lay you’re going to like the Mop Laptop 2. When closed it’s got the clean lines of a traditional leather folio – but unzip the solid UCAN zip, open up the Mod and you’re in stationery organizing heaven. One side is dominated by the dedicated laptop pouch – with its protective raised lip of Buffalo Felt. There’s also a canvas-lined pocket designed for a tablet, but it works just as well for a diary or notebook.

The ‘spine’ has two Romag magnets embedded in it so you can plug and play with any of This Is Ground’s specialized carry inserts. TIG assures us that these magnets won’t affect your electronics. The other side of the Mod has three pockets, suitable for phones, glasses, hard drives, notebooks and the like. There’s also some slots for business cards and space for pens, headphones and cords.

The outside of the Mod has a clever diagonal slit pouch designed for bulkier chargers, or for things you need frequent access to. There’s also a removable leather strap which clips onto D-rings that can be hidden away should you prefer to go strapless (as I must confess I did).

However, when I looked at it as a laptop case with benefits the Mod really made sense. Diary, pens, notebook, laptop and the other essentials all went in there. So if I had meetings, or went to work in a café all I needed was the Mod. It looked good and I could access anything I needed quickly. It’s kind of like a corporate bug-out bag.

Who This is Ground carry-ons Suit

TIG goods are clearly designed for career carry, and if you’re a professional or creative type who’s looking for something above and beyond the usual laptop sleeve and bags, then their products are definitely the perfect thing for you.

Who It Doesn’t

If you’re into active gear, on a budget or simply carry lots of odd-shaped objects on a regular basis you should probably keep looking.

The Not So Good

The biggest stumbling block many will have with the TIG products is the price. For example the MOD 2 a 13-inch model is priced at $450 USD. Add in one of their modular inserts and a fancy monogram and you will end up with $500. That’s getting close to the ‘luxury’ space. The leather, while soft and with a nice grain, has scars and other blemishes, and the stitching and cutting is in places irregular. While none of these elements are deal breakers, it doesn’t live up to the glossiness of their Instagram account. It seems to me that This Is Ground is trying to straddle both the artisanal maker and mid-tier luxury market segments, and as a result their promise is compromised.

Others to Consider

One of the greatest strengths of the This Is Ground products  in general is that there’s not a whole lot like it out there. Sure, there are millions of laptop solutions and bags – something like the Hard Graft All in One Laptop Folio comes to mind, but it lacks the organized storage. Also the variety of colors TIG offers is unbeatable as other brands force you into one or two options. TIG products “the major carry-ons” come in six magnificent colors: Cognac, Bomber “over worked brown leather”, Pacific “Blue”, Toffee, Charcoal and French Grey.

Conclusion:

This Is Ground products offer plenty of function for the café workers and will certainly impress in meetings. Add to that the there’s nothing like it out their in terms of design, functionality and organization. This makes their goods irresistible for organization freaks like me, and price won’t affect your decision whether to buy any of what they offer or no. All in all the highly priced products are incomparable to high end brands when it comes to organizing your daily carried stuff.

Hotel Review: Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf Hotel

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In my humble opinion being a traveler who roamed all 5 continents this hotel is by far the best hotel I have ever stayed in for several reasons I that I am going to going on this post.

Located in Dubai Coast within a short walk of Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Dar Al Msyaf has 283-room spreader over 25 Villas, The 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 indoor and 15 outdoor pools “13 pools are private” and a private beach. Each Villa “summer house” has 5-10 rooms accomidating 5-10 families only, a summer house would have its own lobby “very intimate check-in /Check-out experience”.  Each villa also have its own butler and private transportation method according to the guest will ” a baggy AKA golf cart”, walking through sensational views or take a heritage boat ride through the water channels of the resort which is my favorite one. For example to go for breakfast, beach or dine you can take one of the above mentioned transportation method, taking the boat is the most convenient taking into mind the views you will stumble on with just one ride.

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Dining
This resort is home to 20 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee. Also if you paid for a halfboard which I always do, you will get a voucher for second meal in any of these 20 restaurants all over the resort.

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Rooms
The 283 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies and afford space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect 36-inch TVs with digital channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Select Comfort beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus ensure a restful night, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Sofa beds, minibars, and free newspapers are other standard amenities. Make sure to always ask for an upper floor water faced room.

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Property features
Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf – Madinat Jumeirah features a private beach, a full-service spa, private lobby, private pools and 2 indoor pools. You can take advantage of free valet parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for AED 375 per vehicle roundtrip. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 15 outdoor pools, a free water park, and couple of nightclubs and lounges.

 

Highlights

  • Close to Wild Wadi Water Park and Burj Alarab hotel.
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining
  •  Private lobby
  •  Happy hours at the private lobby for each villa from 6-8pm providing free drinks and refreshments.
  •  Private pools
  • The most scenetic place in Dubai.

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Outdoor Art Gallery


I was walking to my car out of Toby’s Estate Cafe and saw that outstanding “according to my taste” art gallery, It’s by the artist and French teacher Kamel Faras. It is located next to Al Makan Restaurant. There is a book that explains the story behind every single painting.

If you are interested in any of his paintings his contact is:

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My favorite piece was the one below. Titled: The Masked.

There is a poem for painting explaining the story behind this masterpiece, its pretty long I am translating it in short:

Drop off your mask and reveal your true side.

No one has lived fake forever.

 

And here is a slideshow for all his work:

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