More Phones Need To Be Like the Motorola DROID Turbo

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Right up front, you need to know that I was given a Motorola DROID Turbo phone for free as part of the VZWBuzz Influencer Program. We get access to a variety of devices and it is always fun when I like one enough to write about it.

I made the switch to Android from iOS last year.

Being able to customize my phone, use widgets and direct integration with all things Google makes my life easier.

I’ve only had the phone for a week, so I can’t do a full review, but what motivated me to write this post is several features that I’d love to see all phones have as soon as possible.

Turbo Charging

When I first heard about being able to “get 8 additional hours with only 15 minutes of charging” I was highly skeptical.

Battery life and recharging is certainly an area where all phone companies hype a lot and rarely deliver.

But, the marketing in this case was reality. With the Turbo Charger from Motorola, the phone does charge extremely fast. The lower the battery is, the faster it charges up to 80%

This only works with the specific charger, but talk about a huge help for those of us who plug in on the road for a quick hit of juice.

I need to order a second one of these chargers and permanently leave it in my bag so I’m never without it. Two weeks from now, I’ll really put this to the test to see how it does at surviving SXSW.

It also has built in wireless recharging that I look forward to a standard being set on. It would be great to see cafes and other places of business being able to install tables, desks and stations where all we need to do is set down our phone and it recharges.

Drive Mode

I hate that it is still legal to text and drive in our country. Here in Massachusettes you get a whopping $100 fine if caught doing it.

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I appreciate and support the #ItCanWait campaign.

My phone now knows when I’m in the car and driving. It knows this because I told it which Bluetooth pairing is my car. As soon as it connects, it knows I’m driving and automatically turns on a few special features.

  1. Anyone who texts me gets an auto-reply that I’ve written. Mine currently says “Thanks for the text, but I’m currently driving. #ItCanWait”
  2. When a text message does arrive, it asks me if I want to hear it or not. I can say “listen” and it’ll read it to me.
  3. When my wife texts me she also gets a link to Glympse that using the phone’s GPS lets her know where I am. Great when I’m commuting home and she wants to see how far away I am.

The Glympse feature is optional and I get to pick who gets them ahead of time.

They need to update the reading of messages to play through the car audio since my phone is always on vibrate and the connection is already made so this should be an easy fix.

More Colors

This is a minor thing, but the team knows how much I like black and red so they made sure that was the color phone I received.

I’d love to see Motorola parter with (RED) to make this even more special, but for now I’d love to see more phone companies step up and allow more colors. Having to add a case to customize the look of my phone is something I don’t want to do so I appreciate having options.

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If you are looking for more details, the full specs are online.

I’m looking forward to taking this phone on the road and seeing how it does. The camera has a lot of promise, but I have yet to fully put it through the paces.

What other features have you seen on phones that you wished were available on all?

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C.C. Chapman

Bio

Sketch of C.C. Chapman by Hey Instigator!There are many aspects OF who I am and what I do. Putting together THIS PAGE is one of my least favorite things to write because talking about myself is not my idea of a fun time.

When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”

Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.

Official bios and headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…

Writer

I’m constantly writing and always working on my next book. You may have read some of my published works including Amazing Things Will HappenContent Rules or 101 Steps to Making Video Like a Pro.

Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.

Photographer

If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.

My photos can be found on Instagram and Flickr.

Marketing Consultant

With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters and HBO.

I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.

Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.

Keynote Speaker

I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.

I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.

Advocate & Volunteer

I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.

I’m currently the President of the Board at Wediko, a member of the ONE Girls & Women Advisory Board, serve on the board of The Hockey Foundation and recently joined the No Kid Hungry Social Council.

Teacher

I’ve developed and taught courses for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and Treehouse. I’m also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Bentley University and hoping to do more teaching in the future.

 

On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.

I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.

I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.

Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.

Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.

To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.


Official Bio

C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.

He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better.  C.C. has taught classes for Lynda.com, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).

C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at CC-Chapman.com

 

Fun Bio

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.

C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.

He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.

 

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DISCLOSURES

I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course, will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.

I am open to being pitched and invited on press trips.

Companies do send me items in the hopes that I will review it or share with my community. If you send me something it does not guarantee a review.

With that in mind, my mailing address is:

9 C Medway Road #117
Milford, MA
01757

Current relationships include:

  • Verizon FiOS provides me with service in exchange for a monthly post on technology of my choosing

 

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