When it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers, the market now has a number of options and across price bands. The Ion Party Starter speaker is another one that joins the list, but at a very affordable price of Rs 990. The speaker projects multi-coloured party lights on walls and ceilings for those who really want a disco feel, but on a strict budget.
Interestingly, the Ion Party speaker’s pulsating lights tune their projections as per the music that is being played. The Ion Party Speaker is portable, compact and easy to carry around. It easily fit in my hand and its cylindrical shape helps with grip. The Bluetooth speaker comes with on/off button, play and pause button as well as buttons to turn off or on the LED lights. A thick rubber band at the bottom helps the speaker stay at place.
Ion Party Starter speaker can be turned on by long pressing the power button, and there is an LED indicator that turns Blue to show when your Bluetooth device is connected. The sound quality is good enough to fill a medium-sized room, though the audio starts to crack at really high volumes. There are no volume controls on the speaker itself, which is a bit disappointing. Still, the party speaker will stand out for its light show no matter where it is kept.
The speaker does a very good job of projecting light and can easily turn a small room into a mini disco. We wish it did an equally good job with the audio, but then one cannot have everything on a budget.
Ion, Ion party starter, Ion disco lights speaker, disco light speaker, Ion bluetooth speaker, portable Bluetooth speaker, Ion party starter review, Ion party starter price Ion Party speaker’s pulsating lights tune their projections as per the music that is being played.
What I really liked is that you can switch on the LED lights even when there’s no music on. It was fun to watch LED lights pulsating as the projections got faster with fast music and slower while it played slightly slow songs. You get projections in all colours, including red, blue, and green, which is great. The cylindrical speaker has a crystal dome on top, which projects light. Frankly, this is most the interesting and fun part about the speaker.
Ion Party Starter speaker uses a standard USB Type 2.0 charging port. You can also connect your device via a 3.5mm audio jack on the speaker to play music. It also has an in-built mic that allows you to take calls, but I’d not recommend it as the voice is clear only when you hold the speaker really close to you and speak into it.
The Ion Party Starter speaker is currently listed on Amazon at Rs 990, which makes it a really affordable option. The lights bring the fun element, but honestly if you want better audio prepare to spend more.
How to remove annoying advertisements from Xiaomi phones running MIUI 10
Xiaomi is known for its budget smartphones that offer high specifications at attractive prices but it is also known for its advertisement and push notifications that come along with it. The pre-loaded apps in the phone not only show advertisements while running, but also send promotional messages via notifications.
Under the settings of each of these apps, the “recommendations” are turned on, which is basically Xiaomi’s name for advertisement. Fortunately, Xiaomi has kept the option to turn off these recommendations but the process is quite frustrating as there is not a master switch to turn all of it in an instant.
You have to go to each of the apps showing “recommendations” and turn them off one by one. Follow this guide to turn off these push notifications and in-app advertisement in the latest MIUI 10 skin from Xioami.
Turn off msa and personalised ads in MIUI 10
Before starting to disable the advertisement in the MIUI 10, first of all, connect your phone to the internet and go to Settings > Additional Settings > Authorization & revocation. Now turn off the “msa“. You will have to wait for 10 seconds before you can tap Revoke.
The revoke option does not turn off easily. When we tried to turn it off, the system showed an error at least four-five times but it was turned off eventually. Now go back and tap on Privacy (Settings > Additional Settings > Privacy) and go to “Ad services” and turn this off. Now you need to go to each system app, find
“recommendations” and turn them off.
Disable personalised ads in Xiaomi devices running MIUI 10.
Turn off advertisement in File Manager in MIUI 10
*Open Mi File Manager
*Tap the hamburger icon on the top-left and go to About
*Turn off Recommendations
Turn off advertisements in Mi Cleaner in MIUI 10
*Open the MIUI Cleaner app
*Tap the brush icon on the top right corner
*Tap the gear icon and turn off the recommendations on the next screen
Turn off advertisement in Mi Music app in MIUI 10
*Open the Mi Music app
*Tap on the hamburger icon on the top left corner
*Tap on Settings > Advanced Settings
*Find “Receive recommendations” at the bottom part and turn it off
Disable ads in Mi Video app and other in MIUI 10.
Turn off advertisement in Mi Video app in MIUI 10
*Open the Mi Video app
*Tap on the hamburger icon on the top left corner
*Tap on Settings
*Turn off “Online recommendations” and “Push notifications”
Turn off advertisement in Security
*Go to Settings > System app settings > Security
*Turn off recommendations
Turn off advertisement in Mi Browser
*Open the Browser
*Go to Settings > Privacy & security
*Turn off recommendations
Also, go to Advanced and tap on “Set start page“. Now enter any URL you would like to visit when you choose to open the Mi Browser app. It will remove the default start page which shows promotional content.
Turn off advertisement in Folders in MIUI 10
If you have made app folders ion your phone, you will need to turn off “recommendations” for all these folders. Tap the name of the folder the same way you tap to rename it. You will see a tab for Promoted apps, turn this off.
If you happen to have installed an app that is showing you unwanted spammy notifications, as a bonus tip, we are letting you inform how to shut it up. Go to Settings > Notifications & status bar > App notifications. You will see all the apps with a switch before them to turn off notifications.
Google Stadia controllers won’t be Bluetooth compatible at launch
Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming streaming service named Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers, at the Gaming Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., March 19, 2019.
Google Stadia controllers would not work with Bluetooth headsets at launch, rather they would connect directly to the Stadia server using Wi-Fi to help with the problem of lag while gaming.
“The Stadia controller comes with a headphone jack for wired audio, but won’t support Bluetooth audio at launch in November. If you’re playing on the computer or a Pixel phone you can connect the BT headset to it directly and use it in Stadia,” Andrey Doronichev, Stadia Product Director, wrote on social news site Reddit AMA.
For Bluetooth connectivity, the Stadia product page says, “Product contains Bluetooth Classic radio. No Bluetooth Classic functionality is enabled at this time.
Bluetooth Classic functionality may be implemented at a later date.”
Google has confirmed that Stadia would be available from November in 14 countries, including the US, the UK, and Canada. There’s no confirmation yet about when other areas and territories will get it.
Google Stadia is Google’s vision of the future of gaming — a cloud-based service available on a range of devices, not just high-end gaming PCs and consoles.
Making Golmaal films is my duty: Rohit Shetty
Filmmaker Rohit Shetty feels that his successful franchise ‘Golmaal’ has become a household brand, so much so that it has become his duty to make a new film in the series every now and then.
“I feel making ‘Golmaal’ has now become my duty. It’s not my product anymore. It has become a household brand, and I have to just make a new ‘Golmaal’ film every now and then, and offer it to the audience.
The characters of ‘Golmaal’ are simple and happy. They don’t question and analyse everything. Feeling happy is good for health, and ‘Golmaal’ lets the audience do that,” said Rohit, at an interaction with the press at a book launch in Mumbai.
The first ‘Golmaal’ film released in 2006 and was declare a hit, and till date there have been four films in the franchise, over 13 years.
Rohit is right now busy filming the Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Sooryanvanshi’. “There is still a lot of time for ‘Sooryavanshi’ to release. It is scheduled for next year,” he said.
Rohit said owing to the needless running-around of modern life, simplicity and peace of mind is missing among us.