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Hulkster
Posted on: Aug 30 2006, 01:28 AM


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hey people, i just flashed mines to 2005 with a sandisk ultra II 256mb and its super fast and not sluggish, like some are complaining. I highly recommend using only that card for the upgrade, there is no need for a qtek 8500 unless you need bluetooth and slimness.
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Posted on: Feb 14 2006, 12:54 AM


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Good luck in everything you do. It was a pleasure having you here helping noobs out with mpx200 stuff. Hope you show yourself time to time.

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Posted on: Dec 28 2005, 03:43 AM


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Posted on: Dec 28 2005, 03:40 AM


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I got a new vaio tx notebook. Now trying to unlock it to use tmobile internet which is 75% cheaper then shitgular!!
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Posted on: Dec 13 2005, 12:00 AM


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WTF, I can't stand these new smartphones comming out without wifi.
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Posted on: Nov 5 2005, 01:27 AM


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QUOTE (Sean @ Nov 4 2005, 11:18 AM)
I'm an audio junkie.  I love it, I love music and movies, I LOVE Surround sound.  I was a musician for years playing Drums in a metal band.  I consider myself a connoisseur of music.  I have an iPod and I listen to it all the time, I listen to music on my Dell PDA, on my MPx220, all over, all the time.  So, when Boostaroo asked me to look at their headphone amp, I jumped at the opportunity.

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The Boostaroo Revolution (we'll call it the BR from here on out so I don't have to get carpel tunnel) is a small device that you plug into your portable audio/video player and then plug your headphones into the other end.  The object of the device is to boost the audio signal and if you so choose, split it into two channels of HiFi audio.

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The unit is simple in design on the outside, a single 1/8" audio jack input (that doubles as the power switch, plug in and it turns on), two 1/8" audio jack outputs, a power on LED, and a battery door for the two AAAA batteries required for operation.  It comes with two input cords, one 4" long and one 7" and two AAAA batteries.

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Does it work?
You bet, it is hard for me to quantify the result other than to say that your headset sounds better when Boostarooed.  The sound is louder at a lower device volume level for sure (this will save device battery levels BTW), the bass has more punch, and the highs are a bit crisper and the sound is much more CD like than MP3 like.  I checked this device out under a pile of different configurations, here is what I found:

Source - iPod Nano > EQ set to Off
Sound file > U2 Vertigo ripped using the iTunes MP3 encoder at 192kbps (great reference tune with lots of range and killer low end)
Listening Device - Koss "The Plug" > These are my toss in the bag headphones of choice because of their bass response.  With the BR in line, there was surly more bass kick but the most noticeable difference was purely in volume.  Boostaroo does say on their packaging "Headphones rated under 32 ohms may be overdriven by the power of Revolution and are not recommended for use with this unit." Basically, you can easily blow your little ear drums out just as quick as you can blow out the tiny cheap speakers in your standard Kmart $15 set of headphones.  Don't take this caution lightly unless you just like to buy new headphones all the time.
Listening Device - iPod stock white headset > About the same as the Koss, a bit more bass, fuller sound and for sure more volume.
Listening Device - Phipps noise canceling headset (HN060) > These are a much higher quality headset than the first two on the list (rated at 72 ohm as I recall) and this is where you really start to hear a difference.  The sound with the noise canceling amp (built in to the lanyard cord) and the BR in line is fantastic!  Huge range of sound, thundering bass, super crisp high end.  Very pleasing.  With the noise canceling amp on as well, I found them to be a bit over-driven but acceptable lower NC amp volume.  Better without both amps running for sure.
Listening Device - Sony MDR-SA1000 Pro Headset > I borrowed this pair from a friend for the test.  They sound fantastic without the amp for sure but with I found a richer fuller sound with again, better low end and volume levels on the Nano down by a third.
Listening Device - Monster Cable RadioPlay™ Car Stereo Wireless FM Transmitter > This one is very exciting.  In order to get good sound out of the FM modulator, I have always had to run the Nano at full or at least 90% volume to drive the unit.  This is awful for the battery life, the 12 hour rated life on the Nano would only be about 6-7 hours cranked up like this.  With the Boostaroo in line, I was able to run the iPod at 1/2 volume and get better sound to boot increasing my range greatly.

Another advantage of the BR is that you can drive two headsets off the unit with no loss in audio quality.  The same can not be said about a $2.99 splitter from Radio Shack.

Overall, I am very pleased with this product.  It claims to "expand and image the compressed audio of MP3s into vibrant, high definition three channel surround sound" and I would say for sure that it does this.  Along with providing more punch on the low end and crisper highs, the sound from the player is more CD like than any of the above combinations without the boost.  The audio quality of the output, especially on high end headsets, is extremely good.

It is not all rosy though, like any product, there is always some downfall.  In this case, what do I not like?  The batteries.  AAAA batteries are not something that I keep on hand and in fact, they can be downright hard to find.  Item two, while it amplifies your audio source, it can also amplify the flaws of your source, when plugged into my POS desktop computer at work, I get the standard hiss of the port (created by electrical noise in the box) at a boosted level.  And the last point of contention is the price.  $80 is steep for sure.  Now is it worth it?  I would say that if you are an MP3 junkie or you use an FM modulator a lot, you will be able to justify the funds but for the standard occasional user, you may be better suited with the standard Boostaroo inline amplifiers which are more in the $30 price range and give you the loud but not the richness of sound you find the the BR.

Overall, I am very happy with this product and it has earned a spot in my gadget bag.

Check it out...
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Will this work with a laptop with it's built in speakers to boost the power?
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Posted on: Oct 29 2005, 01:29 AM


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I actually want to add an extra note on my earlier post:

I had the cingular rom 1.43 on the phone and the phone died after 2 days. I put asian 3.45 rom back and it lasted 4 days +hours.

100% true and guranteed with the factory unlocked mpx220's when they 1st came out before cingular.
  Forum: Motorola MPx220 · Post Preview: #43714 · Replies: 10 · Views: 1,620

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Posted on: Oct 26 2005, 12:33 AM


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I can do up to 4 days and about 12 hours with mines. No BT, No GPRS, Just 5-10 5 minute calls. Also Channels off, and version 3.45. This is with T-Mobile prepaid.

Much better then the piece of shiit mpx200.......
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Posted on: Oct 26 2005, 12:31 AM


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How do you know if your getting the brand new version cingular re-release version, other then the old models? Bet you new ones are awesome, but anyone can sell you a cingular mpx220, then you just unlock it. Has to be the NEW ones that came out again in October.
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Posted on: Oct 15 2005, 12:36 AM


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You guys are the best. Don't know anyone smarter then the whole crew here. Now at least I know its the smartphone issue and not that 3.45 rom.

Thanks for the help and the expertise
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Posted on: Oct 13 2005, 11:46 PM


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I have the MPX220 with T-Mobile on the 1.43 Cingular Rom, and everytime I want to reply back to a person with a text message, it won't go through although it says "message sent". Instead I would need to go to Contacts and then find the person then right press "Send Text" in order for it to work. Anyone know if its a bug or something with the rom? unsure.gif unsure.gif

Thanks!!
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Posted on: Sep 29 2005, 01:45 AM


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QUOTE (smeg36 @ Sep 28 2005, 04:49 PM)
I have had the i730 for six weeks now, and can whole-heartedly say I LOVE it.  I have done similar speed test, with one result reaching 968kbps!  Take that GPRS, EDGE, and even UMTS.  EVDO is just amazing.  I have only turned on the wifi a few times since I got it because the EVDO is about as fast as most wifi connections.  I absolutely love the keyboard.  It slides away when not in use, and is excellent for typing.  My WPM, while I haven't actually timed it, is probably in the 20-30 range.  In fact, I wrote all this using the i730 on EVDO in Miami Beach..
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Hows the speakers on the phone? Are they nice and loud? Any Bass or such?
Are they better then the old mpx200 speaker sound?
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Posted on: Sep 24 2005, 07:11 PM


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Posted on: Sep 5 2005, 03:39 PM


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Will it work with a Sony vaio T350 laptop with the built in EDGE technology, but with a tmobile sim instead of the cingular one??

Also the cheapest is $4.99!!!!?!??!?!?!
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Posted on: Aug 26 2005, 12:40 AM


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Can you add wifi to it with the sandisk SD wifi and the drivers that came out??

Also does it have stereo speakers built into it??
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Posted on: Aug 18 2005, 01:17 AM


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He deserves it other than anyone else. Always helping noobs on howardforums every second. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted on: Aug 8 2005, 11:47 PM


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QUOTE (omega2008 @ Aug 8 2005, 06:21 PM)
It will only work on the MPx 220 or any other smartphone with a hotswapable miniSD slot. So you can rule the SMT and its varrients out, not only that but the SMT and its varients miniSD hardware is not SDIO. The MPx 220 is SDIO and requires drivers, wish it was SDIO NOW! then it wouldn't need drivers from the manufactuer.
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Awesome! Now I know the drivers will be made for the card. Thanks to omega and everyone for responses!!
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Posted on: Aug 8 2005, 02:18 AM


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Anyone have any news if that spectrec minisd wifi card works on the mpx220 and not a stupid, bulky IPAQ crap???

Are drivers avaliable or have to use the ones for pocket pc at the spectrec site??

Thanks!!
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Posted on: Jul 8 2005, 10:46 PM


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Russians are known for hacking and doing damage..........
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Posted on: Jun 20 2005, 04:23 AM


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You got to try that .345 rom with wm10 on it, It think its the best asian made rom with decent battery life. At least 48 hours straight on standy.
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Posted on: Jun 20 2005, 04:20 AM


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Mines is a factory unlocked one that says "mpx220" on bottom and don't have any problems with the charging? Is it a cingular branded one? Before doing anything, try that .345 asian rom and master reset, never know what wonders it might do to the hardware side of the phone??? Just a suggestion though??
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Posted on: Jun 14 2005, 11:19 PM


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Will it work with a real unlocked mpx220, that says MPX220 on the bottom of the phone? (non cingular version). I found a buy it now for $200 on ebay and the seller sent me a non-branded silver mpx220 with a hong kong 1.10 rom version with no usb cable! Can't freaking update this phone!! Cheap ebay jerkoffs......
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Posted on: Jun 13 2005, 02:06 AM


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For Gryph,

Yeah, the mpx220 really does come a long way from the 200. You get to use java games and such, and it's much faster. Plus the wm2003se is very reliable and this time, the battery stays at 100% when you charge it, unlike the 200 that is actually goes down to 97%!!

But I know it's a t-mobile sim that kills battery life on the mpx200, because it's my 4th one that I tried and always had the same sim.

For smeg,

That audiovox phone really is that good? Sucks, it's a candybar phone, and not a nice flip phone. I once has a audiovox stereo system and it really sucked, returned it back to bestbuy, lol.
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Posted on: Jun 11 2005, 05:05 PM


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If I had xBar my life would be better because:

I can switch over from using SmartNES to Betaplayer with ease. More memory usuage I could benefit from it because these smartphone integreated memory is very low and with one button can wipe the useless programs hogging it all up. Copy and paste really would be awesome with the shortcuts I make when using pocketsnes and other emulators reading from the memory card.

Edit: Opps, didn't realize I was too late, on Saturday, but the home page has a banner on 1st news though..
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Posted on: Jun 10 2005, 02:17 AM


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QUOTE (smeg36 @ Jun 9 2005, 04:34 PM)
That's the spirit!  Battery life still won't be great, but it should be better.
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You mean to tell me mpx220 has the battery life problems too? Just went ahead and bought it since the 200 is a piece of crap with t-mobile, draining 3x more power then any other sim.
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