Using Karaoke Microphone on your iPhone!

I guess its no secret that I'm always relying on the mic on my earphones to sing on singing application. However, I recently discovered that we do have some spare microphone lying around that we hardly use.




So I did some research online and discovered that its possible to use them with my iPhone and sing with them! There are a few ways to do this, the more expensive way (by getting a cable that connect the mic straight to your phone) or cheaper way by using adapter.

It's obvious which way I chose, right?

Anyway, here is what you need:

1) Microphone and XLR Cable (obviously) - $0.
If you already have a microphone, you probably have these already.



 2) XLR to Mono 3.5mm TRS - $1.

I'm no expert with these audio jacks and their segments. However, I realised that only those with one line will work. 
3) An audio split that works with iPhone. - $2.



Note that the number of lines should be as the photo. (3 lines) And you should get one that work with iPhone!


The audio split will ha…

Remax Youth Edition Multiple Ports (5 Ports) USB Charging Hub Review (Part 2)

I continued my observation of the Remax Youth Edition Multiple Ports (5 Ports) USB Charging Hub few days after my first post (Read here).

Remax Youth Edition Multiple Ports (5 Ports) USB Charging Hub
This time round, I've gotten 2 charging cables (1 for Android, 1 for IOS) that comes with current tester, which means much more accurate readings.

Lightning Cable with Current TesterLightning Cable with Current TesterLightning Cable with Current Tester


I've used similar setup as the one in the previous one, with some minor changes.

The ports use are as follow:

Port 1 - 3: Power Bank (10400mAh, 7800mAh and 4800mAh)
Port 4: DC5V/2.1A - iPad Mini 2
Port 5: DC5V/2.4A - iPad Mini 1

I started off with the iPad Mini 1 in Port 5 and work my way up, so meaning if I say, use with 2 devices, it'll mean Port 4 and 5, 3 devices means Port 3, 4 and 5... You get it.


1 Device
 Detected Max charger current as 2.1A (As reading on the iPad Application) but charging at 1300 - 1400ish mA (Max)

*Detected Max charger current is the Maximum output of the charger/port not the current supplied or being drawn by the device*

2 Devices
Port 5 - Detected Max charger current as 2.1A (As reading on the iPad Application) but charging at 1100ish mA (Max)
Port 4 - Detected Max charger current as 1.0A (As reading on the iPad Application)


Remax Youth Edition Multiple Ports (5 Ports) USB Charging Hub
3 Devices
Port 5 - Detected Max charger current as 2.1A (As reading on the iPad Application) but charging at 900 - 950ish mA (Max)
Port 4 - Detected Max charger current as 1.0A (As reading on the iPad Application)
Port 3: 10400mAh Power Bank, 600-750ish mA




4 Devices
Port 5 - Detected Max charger current as 2.1A (As reading on the iPad Application) but charging at 750-900ish mA (Max)
Port 4 - Detected Max charger current as 1.0A (As reading on the iPad Application)
Port 3 - 10400mAh Power Bank, 400-650ish mA
Port 2 - 7800mAh Power Bank, -

Remax Youth Edition Multiple Ports (5 Ports) USB Charging Hub



5 Devices
Port 5 - Detected Max charger current as 2.1A (As reading on the iPad Application) but charging at 700-800ish mA (Max)
Port 4 - Detected Max charger current as 1.0A (As reading on the iPad Application)
Port 3 - 10400mAh Power Bank, 150-300ish mA
Port 2 - 7800mAh Power Bank, -
Port1  - 4800mAh Power Bank, -

The overall charging time is about 4 hours (the time taken for the iPad Mini 1 to charge from about 48% to 100%.

Additional Observations:

Charging seems to get a little "unstable" and I see the readings fluctuating a little when all ports are utilized.

The charging hub get pretty hot to touch when all the ports are used and cool down with every lesser port used. So if you're only using 1-2 ports, the charging hub remains pretty cool.

The smell I've mentioned in my previous post is still there but seems to have gotten a little better. My guess is that it might just go away with more use.

Overall, I find the Remax Youth Edition Multiple Ports (5 Ports) USB Charging Hub a decent charging hub. However, just don't expect it to charge your device really fast. It's better with lower capacity devices.

Overall Score: 7/10

If you're interested in getting one, it's available on:

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