Category Archives: smartphone

High Quality Audio From Your Android Smartphone

High resolution audio is starting to gain popularity among many music listeners with more services online providing streaming of FLAC or Lossless audio formats. While this is great for computer systems where you can easily install a high quality sound card, there is a lack of products available for those who want to listen on the move.

A lot of Android smartphones have a 3.5mm audio jack built in for playback to headphones. While this is standard to almost all phones and widely used, it does not always provide the best audio experience and can sometimes seem a bit lack lustre. Lower end phones may seem like they do not have enough power behind the music, making it sound flat or tinny.

A cheap and easy solution to this is to connect our USB Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) with built in Headphone Amplifier to your phone using a USB 2.0 Type A to B cable, and a simple USB Micro-B On-The-Go Adapter.

The DAC supports up 24-bit 96Khz which is above CD or even Studio Quality audio.
This allows your phone to play high quality audio while still being portable and gives you much finer volume control.

Please note: Android phones running version 5.0 “Lollipop” or above will natively support audio over the USB port providing the phone has USB On-The-Go and the manufacturer of the device has enabled the feature. High quality formats such as Apple Lossless or FLAC may only be played providing they are supported by your music player software.

LINDY Gives Devices the Charge They Deserve

Devices that are hungry on power can make charging with a USB multi-plug frustrating since many won’t supply the current required if more than one device is connected. The end result is often the most demanding devices such as an iPad don’t actually charge, even when left overnight. LINDY’s latest travel adapter solves this issue by specifying the ports that supply the higher charge.

The LINDY USB Mains Travel Charger allows users to charge up to 4 devices with a combined maximum output of 5A at one time. When four devices are connected that require more than 1A, the device connected in the first USB port will take the maximum output it needs up to 2.5A, then the next, and so on. By connecting the devices that take the most charge in descending order, the LINDY charger ensures that all devices are charged and ready for use in as short amount of time as possible.

“It can be so frustrating on holiday to put your devices on charge before you go to bed, only to find in the morning that most of them are still showing the battery symbol in the red,” says Tony Jamieson, General Manager of LINDY Australia. “Our latest charger allows users to choose which devices get the maximum power, while replacing the need to take several different chargers on holiday, making more room in the suitcase for other essentials.”

Suitable for use with most USB powered devices including tablets, MP3 players, mobile phones etc, the LINDY USB Mains Travel Charger has over current, over voltage and short circuit protection and includes adapters for use in UK, Europe, USA and Australia.

LINDY Hub Turns Kitchen Table into Mobile Workspace

USB 2.0 OTG Hub

Connect four peripheral devices to your tablet or
smartphone without the need for a PC

OTG technology enables direct connection of peripherals to smartphone or tablet

We have recently launched a 4 Port USB 2.0 OTG Hub that makes it easy for users to connect USB peripherals to smartphones and tablets.

“Our latest hub can turn the kitchen table into a temporary work station in an instant and provide access to all those essential peripherals for a productive life work balance,” says Tony Jamieson, General Manager of LINDY Australia. “OTG, or on the go technology, allows for all kinds of extras such as a keyboard, mouse and card reader to be connected directly to your phone or tablet without the need of a PC.”

With 4 USB 2.0 ports and an integrated 13cm long cable with USB Micro-B connector, the hub enables data transfer speeds of up to 480Mbit/sec. It’s bus powered, enabling the hub to run directly from the smartphone or tablet. In addition, there is also a socket for an optional 5V DC 2.6A power supply that maybe required for power hungry peripherals such as webcams or external drives.

Our HF-20 Headphones recommended by Hi-Fi Choice!

The latest issue of Hi-Fi Choice magazine has a great review of our HF-20 headphones. They also gave us a recommended award!

Comments included:

…full and well balanced sound…so much more than I expect from such an affordable set of headphones.”

“For the money, it is difficult to find fault with them, and they are highly recommended for an audition.”

The HF-20’s are one of our best selling sets of headphones. For the price you get a pair of lightweight headphones that pack a really great sound – the kind of audio performance you would normally expect on much more expensive models. They’re perfect for us with your smartphone or tablet especially if you don’t get on with in-ear designs.

More details here…

Our CROMO IEM-75 Earphones receive an AV Forums Recommended Award

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Our CROMO IEM-75 Earphones have just received a great review from AV Forums.

The trusted online community of Audio Visual home consumer electronics enthusiasts have rated them 8/10 overall.

Commenting on their build quality they state that ‘everything feels solid and likely to last’ while ‘the bass response in particular is effortlessly deep’ and ‘the next real surprise that the IEM 75 is impressively sensitive’. Summing them up they conclude that‘they are really quite good’ and are ‘a sensitive, well-built and generally comfortable earphone with great sensitivity and an enjoyable sound’ and ‘if you are looking for a commuting companion, this would be a fine place to start’.

Read the full review here.

You can see more about our CROMO IEM-75 Earphones here.