Igloo Glide 110 Quart Cooler Review

Igloo Glide 110 Quart Cooler Review

This Igloo cooler stands out from many other coolers that are currently on the market. To me, it represents a fine blend of many of the classic cooler conventions and the modern trends found within higher end products in the industry. The large, oversized wheels make a statement, and are quite blatant and loud in presentation, which is quite in contrast with the rest of the slick polyethylene build. But these large wheels are a positive feature, in general, because they make the cooler extremely transportable, even when traveling on rocky or rough terrain. Besides, the design is interesting and impressive, and the cooler is filled with functional features.

The entire build is sturdy. Not only is the polyethylene body but to last, but even the zinc-plated hinges are well-made, and coolers featuring hinges that are made of metal instead of plastic are usually more durable than the latter. An easy way to tell the quality of the build of a cooler is how these seemingly minor details are dealt with, and this Igloo cooler passes that test, for sure.

The telescoping handle is unique, and is basically a horizontal, slide and lock feature that allows you to customize your leverage experience in relation to the amount of weight within the cooler. This adds ease to the process of lifting heavier loads.

The body of the cooler is insulated with Ultratherm, and the insulation system is very effective. At 90 degrees, this cooler will retain your ice for up to 5 days, which is pretty impressive. This is due not only to the Ultratherm insulation, but also to what Igloo calls their “Cool Riser” technology. All I know is that this cooler did the trick for me for 3 days, which is more than your standard cooler.

Also more than your standard cooler, however, is the price. Now, this Igloo cooler is also not as expensive as the most popular, modern, and high end coolers on the market today, but it is also priced above your standard Coleman…

This begs the question, is this a fair way of pricing this cooler?

My answer: I really think so.

In general, this is a cooler that finds itself right in the middle of pack in the current cooler scene, and it is priced accordingly. I think it is pretty good, and the mechanisms to make it easy to use and transport for the common consumer make the Igloo Glider a solid buy.

The Beacons battle: Apple Vs Google

Smartphones are now into optimum use and they are not just for connecting the cellphone nearby towers.  The technology of proximity beacon is around for the past few years through Apples iBeacon that permits iPad or iPhone to stay connected to beacons that use Bluetooth.

Retailers, sports stadiums, museums and any other place that receives smartphone users in large numbers can make use of beacons to offer hyper-local information to the exact exhibit, aisle or seat. In fact, the beacons prominence is continuously increased that the shopping malls, concert halls, zoos and airports are also fitted with Bluetooth powered beacons such that the users of smartphones receive notifications, adverts and they can navigate indoors easily. Right from 2013, the beacons launch, the iBeacon infrastructure is built for iOS users only. This has been surpassed now last year in 2015 by Googles Eddystone.

Proximity beacons, what are they?

 A beacon is a small Bluetooth radio that is placed anywhere. Google announces the beacons as lighthouses and thus named it after a Cornwall lighthouse. This is because these beacons help in navigating with precise context and location.

“A beacon can easily label a bus stop and this indicates your phone is aware that you must have your ticket ready, or if you have in your Smartphone a museum app, it can provide the exhibit background in front of which you are standing. Such environments may have beacons in a fleet to push information to smartphone. iBeacon and Eddystone use BLE, the Bluetooth Low Energy, a wireless communication that broadcasts identifiable message in an advertising mode.

What is Eddystone?

 Eddystone is from Google and is much more than iBeacon of Apples for Android. Firstly, Eddystone is an open format, available under the open-source on GitHub with the Apache v2.0 license. It is useful in communicating with iOS and Android devices, but Eddystone also works with web browsers and apps.

Eddystone beacons broadcast URLs such that if you are visiting a museum, you receive notifications to your phone without downloading any museum’s app. Conversely, it is anticipated that Eddystone will supercharge the Google Maps.

Eddystone compared to iBeacon

Eddystone and iBeacon share a common goal, contextual information, while both rely on BLE tech. however; Eddystone is built and developed such that it is an open source, interoperable and extensible that it can go further than iBeacon.

Eddystone promotes better location, by talking in longitude and latitude such that it can be used in national parks and wild areas where the walkers and hikers struggle with signals for the phone. Google will integrate Google Maps to offer faster access to public transport schedules faster, is anticipated.

Animal picture in tattoos

Animal picture in tattoos

 

You can take your love for animals to a much higher level by getting them inscribed in your flesh. Getting your favorite animal pictures tattooed on your flesh shows how much love and intimacy you share with these animals. These are not just animal pictures; each picture that is tattooed on one’s flesh has a complete story to tell. People, who get them inscribed, do that for a purpose. For example according to the Native American legends every person has his or her spirit animals. People under this legend’s influence may go for their own spirit animals’ picture on their bodies to amplify the connection they already have.

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