The folks over at Sound World Solutions have come up with the second model in their technologically advanced Bluetooth Series of personal sound amplifiers, calling this particular device as the CS50. What makes the CS50 so much more special than all of the other sound amplifiers in its range in the market? For one, it will boast of an Apple iOS 7-compatible customizer app so that users are able to adjust sound performance from an iPhone itself, now how about that for added convenience?
The CS50 has been specially designed for consumers who require the occasional help hearing, and yet do not want to rely on a hearing aid. Apart from that, it will also function as a high-quality Bluetooth headset for mobile phones, being able to operate up to 15 hours on its rechargeable battery. There is also the ability to stream a variety of audio sources including music, audio books and podcasts if you so desire. The CS50 is said to be able to feature improved directionality for listening assistance in noisy environments, and among these places would include restaurants where conversations are more often than not boisterous.
Right out of the box, users are able to adjust the volume level as well as access settings which were specially designed for specific environments. They are also able to toggle between three preset amplification profiles. The CS50 itself will pave the way for greater personalization thanks to a free app for Apple iOS 7, Android, Windows or Mac OS X platforms. This particular app would be able to usher users through a short personalization program so that one creates a customized sound profile. Apart from that, the app also boasts of an equalizer that enables users to adjust treble, mid-range and bass frequencies to further personalize their sound. The CS50 will retail for $349.99 a pop, where it comes in right- or left-ear versions.
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I would suppose that it is anathema for a musician to play out of tune, unless of course, you are playing something which requires alternate tuning where certain quarters would call that to be out of tune. Having said that, there are folks out there who have a perfect pitch, while others would need a little bit of help. Thankfully, technology has advanced to such a point where we can carry the $16.99 Pocket Tones Electronic Pitch Pipe in C about without missing a beat.
The Pocket Tones Electronic Pitch Pipe in C is so small that it is highly portable, and yet do not let its relatively diminutive size fool you. Being a tiny device, it can play pitches at the touch of a button. Sporting an extremely dynamic volume control, the Pocket Tones Electronic Pitch Pipe is able to go from super quiet for personal tuning to extremely loud for sectional (or larger) tuning. Not only that, one can also make use of it to play back fun and campy bleepy music. Carrying the Pocket Tones Electronic Pitch Pipe in C around is not an issue, where you can just place it in your gig bag, on your keyring, or basically at a place where you know where it is for sure.
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Just when you thought that the design for wireless Bluetooth speakers could not get any more generic, here we are with an offering from the folks over at 420 Audio – with their spanking new High-Fi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. Just in case you were wondering, 4/20 happens to be the holiday that cannabis enthusiasts have been waiting to celebrate across the country on April 20th. This would mean the unique design of the High-Fi speaker flows with the celebration, where the form factor itself expresses your affinity for the green goodness.
The High-Fi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker will hook up to compatible smartphones as well as tablets using Bluetooth connectivity, and the best part of it? It will be legal in all 50 states, so there is no need to worry about having the authorities in place bashing down your door because you happen to be in possession of illegal substances.
The High-Fi Wireless Bluetooth Speaker will be able to transform any moment into a high time, letting you kick back and connect with those around you. The speaker itself will be tiny in size, small enough to pack away in your stash box, letting you pull it out in double quick time so that you can add your favorite jams to any smoke session. Not only that, it also has fun operating sounds for you to discover, and depending on what other substances you’ve been taking, you might be in for long hours of laughter.
For instance, when you start to pair the speaker to your phone, it will cough, and when it’s successfully connected to the speaker, it giggles. Other sound effects will include a bong rip when you power up, and an “I’m Hungry” cry when you power down.
As for its pricing details, it will cost $39.99 a pop as at press time, but we do know that the USB rechargeable lithium-ion battery within would let you enjoy your music for up to half a dozen hours before it requires a trip to the nearest power outlet.
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NuForce, a name that would be familiar with those who are interested in professional and consumer audio gear, has recently announced the introduction of the NuForce Primo 8, which so happens to be its flagship audiophile-quality in-ear headphones. The NuForce Primo 8 will see the unification of coherence and seamlessness of one-driver earphones alongside the detail and transient speed of balanced armature drivers, resulting in an extraordinarily natural, lifelike sound. This translates to the Primo 8 excelling in its ability to reproduce vocals unlike any other in-ear headphone on the market at this point in time.
NuForce has ensured that every individual Primo 8 earpiece will come with a quartet of proprietary balanced armature speakers in order to form a unique 3-way design. The four balanced-armature drivers that are located in each earphone are capable of delivering smooth, extended response, explosive dynamic realism and fatigue-free sound. Out of that, two of them would operate as one for bass frequencies, where one speaker will cater for the midrange while the other is for treble.
When there are two speakers that work in tandem in order to reproduce the lowest frequency ranges, the listener will be able to experience the purest, most natural bass possible. The Primo 8’s fast, rock-solid bass serves as the foundation for dynamic sound reproduction that was previously available only in the most costly over-ear dynamic and electrostatic designs.
Apart from that, the Primo 8’s proprietary crossover design would also see the earphone’s four speakers singing together in unity as one. Such technology would be clearly audible, where listening to plucked strings would make you feel as though you are attending a “live” event, while percussion explodes in a truly three-dimensional sound stage. The NuForce Primo 8 would retail for a whopping $499, but that is the price one has to pay for quality.
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Accidentally Extraordinary looks to Kickstarter to roll out the AE 51st Studios Unplugged headphones
Not all headphones are created equal, and you can tell by referring to Accidentally Extraordinary, the headphone startup that is the main driving force behind the highly-rated 51st Studios over-ear walnut headphones. Well, they have decided to turn to Kickstarter in order to raise funds for the manufacturing and roll out of their first ever production wood headphones that will boast of Bluetooth connectivity, calling it the AE 51st Studios Unplugged.
I would like to think that the AE 51st Studios Unplugged intends to continue from where its highly successful predecessor, the AE 51st Studios, left off. Relying on the popular design, Accidentally Extraordinary (AE) hopes to raise $60,000 in the next 22 days on Kickstarter so that they can begin to produce the AE 51st Studios Unplugged.
Founder and CEO of AE Kunal Dalal shared, “This launch is important for us. We were thrilled with the love our first headphones received, and now we are trying to build on that success in market as seemingly crowded as this. Because, actually, when it comes to headphones like ours at this price-point, I don’t think there’s that much in the way of competition.”
The AE 51st Studios Unplugged model will support wireless connectivity obviously as it handles Bluetooth connectivity with ease, sporting a multi-function button that can handle power/playback/call functions, with an embedded microphone that caters for wireless calls. There is a sleek looking slider on the left ear cup for next/previous track, while the Volume Slider on the headphone will work too, regardless of whether it is in wired or wireless mode. Walnut wood is used for a distinguished look and a richer listening experience, while the clever implementation of anodized stainless steel for its headband delivers a clean, crisp, ultra-modern finish. Just in case the rest of your devices have not caught up with the Bluetooth program just yet, there will be a detachable 3.5mm cable that caters for wired listening.
When it comes to headphones and earphones, this particular industry seems to settle comfortably into a unisex mindset, ranging from its fit to acoustics and design. Well, Skullcandy, ever the innovator, intends to turn things on its head by introducing a range of products that will feature reimagined acoustics, engineering, and industrial design. We are talking about the extremely functional yet relentlessly forward Skullcandy Women’s collection that was specially developed via careful thought and extensive research, having drawn inspiration from within Skullcandy’s very own team of Olympic and Athlete Ambassadors, where among them include the talented pro-snowboarder Kimmy Fasani and pro-surfer Leila Hurst. This particular collection would be a representation of youth, passion, strength, and singularity of the female consumer market.
Michelle Whitehead, Skullcandy’s Director of Brand and Sports Marketing shared, “The truth is there are real anatomical, acoustical, and behavioral differences in how male and female consumers experience our product. Our goal was to understand these differences well enough to design products, from the ground up, that would legitimately improve the audio experience for our female consumer. We are extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished.”
All three products, the Knockout, Bombshell, and Dime, did include acoustics, comfort, materialization, fit, and even hygiene during the development process. Apart from that, the collection’s audio drivers have also been custom-tuned to reflect field research that supports the fact that both women and men hear differently (no doubt about that!), as Skullcandy engineers worked round the clock in order to come up with what they deem is the perfect headband fit for the ladies, in addition to earbud size and shape.
Fine tuned and specially engineered for women, this range will be further complimented by premium fabrics and materialization. There are floral prints, rose gold finishes, and subtle stud embellishments which happen to be bold fashion-forward aesthetics that will add a dash of feminine edge to the predominantly unisex category, functioning as a mirror to what female consumers and their unique styles and perspectives carry. Expect Skullcandy Women’s to have launched in the U.S. already, where it will cost anywhere from $29.99 to $99.99, depending on the model that you choose.
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There are times in life when we do not see the need to actually perform an upgrade to our existing hardware or car, simply because we love the current model, and have no need for something newer and better. However, technology moves at such a breakneck speed, that whatever is deemed as top of the range today might end up as obsolete just a short few months down the road. Let’s say you have a really good pair of headphones that you purchased a couple of years back, and love it to bits. Now that everyone’s jumped aboard the wireless bandwagon, what choice have you? Enter the $39.99 Smartbean Bluetooth Wireless Receiver, where it is capable of turning your favorite pair of headphones into a Bluetooth-compatible model.
The audio controls on the Smartbean Bluetooth Wireless Receiver would let you adjust the volume level, pause, and skip tracks, with the ability to switch seamlessly between audio and phone functions to boot. It will also be able to work with a speaker if you so desire, despite being designed for headphones primarily. Sporting a wireless range of 30 feet, the Smartbean Bluetooth Wireless Receiver has a rechargeable battery that delivers approximately 6 hours of talk time on a full charge.
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Gamers can be a fickle lot, and it can get pretty tricky trying to figure out what it is exactly that they are looking for. Well, if you have been waiting to pick up a new gaming keyboard for the longest time, but have never really managed to get around to it, perhaps you might want to see what the Corsair Vengeance K70 is all about, where this mechanical gaming keyboard has been specially designed for PC gaming performance with German-made Cherry MX mechanical keyswitches for that ultimate gaming experience.
I am quite sure that gamers too, would have heard about Corsair because of their exploits in the RAM department as well as SSD storage. They aren’t a slouch in the high-performance PC gaming hardware department, either, having announced the award-winning Vengeance K70 mechanical gaming keyboard to arrive in black aluminum with red backlit keys, where it will also be available with Cherry MX Blue and Brown keyswitches, if variety is what you would like to have in your life.
First of all, your eyes will definitely appreciate the sophisticated aesthetics that have gone into the refreshed Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard, where it sports an anodized black aluminum chassis for long-lasting durability and timeless style. There is also a vibrant red backlight that shines through each key, oozing an industrial look that is capable of complimenting any gamer set up. The overall backlighting is adjustable to four different levels of intensity, where the lighting for each key can be independently enabled or disabled. There is key-by-key lighting customization that opens the door for users to highlight just the keys they require to emphasize, including WASD, before one saves the setting directly to the K70′s onboard memory.
You should not miss a keystroke ever again, thanks to its 100% anti-ghosted matrix, full n-key rollover and 1000Hz reporting rate, while multimedia controls provide you with quick access to volume, skip tracks, play, stop, and pause. There are also a nifty USB port that supports accessories including Corsair’s very own Vengeance gaming headset or mouse. Expect the new versions of the Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard to be available this month with an asking price of $129.99, where each of these will feature a 2 year warranty.
It is not every single day that everyone goes out to purchase an amplifier, or at least, are in the market to look for one. Just in case you happen to be on the lookout for an amplifier, you might want to get on with the program and settle for something that keeps up with the times – by being wireless, of course. This is what the $39.99 Wireless Touch Phone Amplifier is all about.
With the Wireless Touch Phone Ampiflier, any avid music lover would be able to play their favorite tunes over it, loud and clear, without having to worry about its audio quality. Sporting a Magnetic Induction Amplifier, your work is actually very simple – all that you need to do is to rest your handset on the tri-sided amplifier, and you’re good to go. In no time at all, the soundtrack of your life will be pouring out out of its snazzy high quality stereo speaker. Forget about Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity, it requires none of those, and has a 10 hour non-stop playback time on a full charge. Basically, the Wireless Touch Phone Amplifier will play nice with smartphones and other mobile devices that have external speakers. You can pick from either black or white shades.
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Getting a Game Boy growing up was certainly a defining moment. You could play all the games you wanted, and the only thing to stop you would be the batteries dying. It is a marvelous age, that we can now play a huge variety of games on our phone. The only major difference being that your D-pad, A, B, start, and select buttons are flat.
There are of course, a huge variety of games out there that don’t have these controls such as racing games or Angry Birds. If you primarily play phone games like Mario, Sonic, or Donkey Kong that do have those controls though, then you know how important that tactile feedback is (it’s nice for all games, but a smartphone can only do so much). If you wish you could get back that glorious feeling of button-mashing, then the G-Pad is here to help. This is a lightweight silicone rubber phone cover that will give you squishy buttons. This is mainly meant for iPhone gamers who are tired of being at a disadvantage because they can’t feel if they’re on top of the buttons or not.
While this is a great idea, it is a bit specific in its audience. If a game doesn’t have this button comp, then you’ll have to take this off and have one more thing to stash in your bag. They’re not terribly expensive at around $13, but they are for a niche audience.
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The G-Pad turns your smartphone into a Game Boy