Friday FAQ’s, Waterproof Protection And China Customs

Author xlxmarketing 14.5.2010. | 20:25

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What a week it has been at Chinavasion.

We put together our very first Portuguese blog (Chinavasion em Portugues, Bem-vindo à Chinavasion) and had our very exciting Excalibur – 3G Android 3.2 Inch Touchscreen Cellphone put through the ringer by rigorous testers at redferret.

We’re not kidding. Just check out these videos that they put together of it in operation:

But then we also got a lot of questions. Lets take a look at the more frequently asked questions this week:

What’s the difference between Weatherproof and Waterproof?

A weatherproof gadget is made so so that exposure to the weather will not interfere with successful operation in rain, spray, and splash.

A waterproof object is one that is unaffected by water. However, just because something is waterproof it doesn’t mean that you should go diving with it. There is a ratio called the Ingress Protection Rating, which essentially defines how well a device will stand up against punishment.

If you look in our part two at devices we describe as waterproof there should be some guide to how well a device will stand up against pressure.

If you plan to go diving, or really put your LED flashlights under pressure then you might want to look for a gadget with an IP rating of IP68.

Why does it appear that my shipment is being held in Shenzhen and does not move for a couple of days?

Please do not worry, it has left our warehouse and is being sent to you. Occasionally the Chinese Customs hold shipment for inspection.

This doesn’t happen very often at all and it should clear within 5 days.

You’ve often got the latest cool gadgets, what should I look out for in the near future?

Amongst the gadget blogs we’re known a little for our mash ups. Next week look out for a phone which has two great phone concepts lovingly combined into one unbeatable package.

Mclovin 2
Mclovin 1

We’re thinking of calling it the Mclovin

Product Review


The Robot – 2.8 Inch Touchscreen Cellphone with Android OS [CVNC-M80]

It’s finally happened, the very first China cell phone with the Android OS has emerged and it is good. Behold….. the robot.

  • Is this a an original Android Cellphone?

    Yes, the Android (OS) Operating System is an Open Source software, available from Google for developers

  • Can I use this phone in the United States?

    No. This phone is a dual band GSM 900/1800 cellular phone. It will work in Europe and other parts of the world that use the 900/1800 mhz standard, but it will not work in North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)

  • Do I really need to set my computer to Beijing time in order for the software to work?

    Your computer needs to have its home city and date style to be Beijing style. You can set the date and time on your computer to your local time, but the computers home city and date format should be set to Beijing.

  • How can I forward or delete a text message?
    When you are browsing through your text messages, you can just touch and hold down on the screen for 2 seconds and a pop up window will appear with options to delete, forward, etc.

  • Is there a faster way to put the phone in silent mode?
    To put the phone in silent mode, press the power ON/OFF button and you will be given the option to switch off the phone or put it on silent mode.

  • How can I access the App Store directly from the Android superphone?
    First, go to using your computer, and download an app called “AndAppStore”, This app lets you access the (free) store directly on your new Robot Android superphone and download apps, wallpapers, pictures, and more. Download the “AndAppStore” and install it via the included Micro SD card, then run the File Manager on the Robot superphone, and install the “AndAppStore”.

For a bigger list of questions visit the Chinavasion FAQ page or to ask your own question leave a comment to this blog (provided you don’t mind the whole world knowing about it).

We’ll answer them here and, if they’re good enough we may even re-publish them in a future Friday FAQ.

Author xlxmarketing 14.5.2010. | 20:25
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