Archive for June, 2012

HMDX Audio delivers HMDX Jam Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

HMDX Audio has just announced the availability of their latest consumer electronics device – the HMDX Jam Bluetooth Wireless Speaker. This latest speaker was last seen at CEA LineShows during CE Week New York, and just what kind of performance does it offer? For starters, this sleek device is capable of delivering sweet sound quality in a tiny footprint without breaking the bank – after all, many of us are in a particularly tight spot financially, and we would do well to spend each penny wisely.

We are talking about a retail price of $39.99, where the HMDX Jam Bluetooth Wireless Speaker sports the ability to connect sans wires up to 30 feet away – and since it has a Bluetooth chipset inside, it will most definitely play nice with just about the entire gamut of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops/desktops in the market. Underneath the hood, you will find a rechargeable, lithium-ion battery that is said to offer up to four hours of wireless play.

HMDX Jam will come in half a dozen colors – some might even say, “flavors”, where they would be Strawberry, Grape, Blueberry, Blackberry, Apricot and Apple, and is available nationwide, just about virtually anywhere portable electronics are on sale – and those places include Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, and Kohl’s amongst others.

Ron Ferber, President, HMDX Audio, said, “We believe the HMDX Jam is, ‘ounce for ounce’ the sweetest sounding Bluetooth wireless speaker you can buy for the money, especially when compared with other wireless speakers that sell for double the price or more. The HMDX Jam squeezes Bluetooth audio technology into an amazingly small package that bursts with exceptional sound quality. Finally, there’s an affordable Bluetooth wireless speaker for everyone that doesn’t make you sacrifice your musical tastes.”

Its diminutive size betrays its ability to deliver sweet audio, and has been deemed to be perfect by many for just about any setting, regardless of whether it is in the kitchen or the bedroom. The tapered cylinder-shaped HMDX Jam will be presented in a distinctive clear jar, topped with a metal lid, and featuring vibrant, fruit-inspired colors.

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Child Minder – Hey Don’t Forget the Baby!

Were you ever driving down the road and automatically just took the turn that takes you to work, even though that’s NOT where you were going? Have you ever experienced an automatic pilot type daze, where you just do what your body is programmed to do, like waking up and putting on your suit only to realize that its Saturday? Usually the consequences are minimal, but what about parents that don’t usually take their infants to daycare? What if they just go to work, and leave their child sleeping in the backseat of the car. It happens more often than you would care to imagine. It happened in my area during last weeks heat wave – with tragic consequences.

A company called Baby Alert, introduces us to The Elite Pad System, placed between the carseat and its cloth cover, the Elite Pad System is activated when a child is placed in the seat. The System will then sound an alarm six seconds after a you walk more than fifteen feet away from a vehicle while your bundle of joy is still in their car seat. It seems so ridiculous to think a device like this would be necessary, but when you are not the parent that typically drops off your child, well, lets just say I’d much rather be safe than sorry…

This simple device is easy to install, comes with a keyring alarm, works with wireless technology, and has all the necessary fail safes, like low battery indicators, and self testing features and with different packages, meant to protect from one to three kids, starting at only $69.95 I guess it makes an excellent baby shower gift and it gives you valuable protection against the unthinkable. Available at www.babyalert.info

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Carbon Audio Zooka slide-on speaker bar for your Apple devices

We all know that Apple churns out some really spiffy looking devices, and have done so for a fair number of years already, without any hint of them stopping anytime soon. Well, if you happen to own at least one of the following – the iPad, iPod touch, iPhone or MacBook, then you might want to check out the Carbon Audio Zooka slide-on speaker bar which was specially designed as an accessory for the mentioned devices.

Of course, for anything to work in tandem with Apple’s devices, they will certainly need to look their best – or at least, flow along with the general design principles over at Cupertino. Good to know that the Carbon Audio Zooka slide-on speaker bar conforms to such lofty standards, and we shall take a closer look at just what it is capable of delivering for your ears to enjoy right after the jump.

First and foremost, we are looking at what Carbon Audio claims as “extraordinary sound quality”, where the Zooka is tipped to deliver a concert hall experience which is capable of significantly enhance the kind of music you hear, movies you watch, and games you play – amongst others, of course. Not only that, you can live in complete wireless freedom with the Zooka thanks to the ability to “project” sound via wireless Bluetooth, leaving you with the choice of placing the speaker a good 30 feet away from the primary device.

There is also an integrated microphone thrown into the mix, allowing the Zooka to work in tandem with the iPad, transforming it into a high quality speakerphone that will make your Skype and Facetime experiences a whole lot more pleasant. Of course, having said that, it will also play nice with other communication software to boot. Sporting a unique patented design, the Zooka can slide onto the edge of an iPad or MacBook without getting into the way of the camera.

To make sure the Zooka lives up to its purpose, there is also a removable kickstand that lets your iPad stand up, making it ideal for watching videos on the go without leaving your hands tired. The Carbon Audio Zooka slide-on speaker bar can be yours for $99.95 each, where it will come in nine colors including black, blue, dark grey, green, orange, pink, purple, red and teal as it rolls out sometime this August.

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iNuke Boom – Really Big Sound for your iPod

First I need to call your attention to the tiny white rectangle in the upper left quadrant of the above picture… That’s an iPhone, and the rest of the picture is the speaker dock. Yes, I agree, a picture that included a small car might have brought the whole size thing into a bit more focus, but we work with what we have. Suffice it to say, this thing is huge.

This enormous speaker system measures a ridiculous 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall and weighs in at more than 700 pounds. This steroidal system offers up a deaf defying (yes, that was on purpose) 10,000 Watts and over 130 decibels of mind numbing, chest thumping power. The threshold of pain comes it at around 120 decibels, just thought you should know.

The dock comes equipped with a 30-pin connector on top of the unit that allows you to connect your iPhone or iPod touch and, luckily, in case there isn’t enough room to connect your iDevice, the speaker also has Bluetooth connectivity in order to play your audio selections wirelessly from any iPhone, iPod touch or most other Bluetooth compatible devices.

Look inside this gigantic monster dock and you will find a 3-way system with two 18-inch sub-woofers, dual neodymium mid-range woofers, and two titanium-diaphragm compression drivers for pumping out the high notes (think glass breaking). Look closer, and you’ll see me living in it, with a $30,000 price tag I’ll have no choice. While not yet listed on the Behringer website, it is technically available… I may need to wait for the iNuke Boom 2… maybe the prices will come down a bit.

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Bicycle Rearview Camera

If you are someone who loves cycling, then chances are you would have your fair share of cycling gear. The thing is, being on a bicycle is green and all, but it is not exactly the safest mode of transport to work and back home out there, considering how many accidents there are which happen to cyclists due to motorists who did not take heed of proper road rules and drive around carelessly. Basically, whenever you cycle, it would be prudent to always look behind from time to time to make sure no one creeps up on you – whether it is on two wheels or four.

This is where the $179.95 Bicycle Rearview Camera comes in handy, where it can be mounted onto a bicycle that will offer you a clear view of what is right behind you. The camera which measures 2.25″ x 1.5″ will be mounted on your bicycle’s seat post, where it offers a rear-facing 75º field of view that is perfect for you to check out whether there are any approaching vehicles or other cyclists. A 3.5″ TFT color monitor is capable of fittings bars up to 1.25″ in diameter, sporting a quick-release mechanism that allows you to remove the monitor in a jiffy from handlebars for charging purposes. I suppose it makes sense to remove this whenever you park your bicycle as well, as it might not be there any more when you finish work and want to take off on your bike.

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Flexcope Roadtrip Mount – Makes your iPhone a Roadtrip Camera

I take movies and pictures of everything. I love the idea of preserving memories of our family vacations and events. I always enjoy watching them myself, but my hope is they will bring back wonderful memories for my daughter someday. I never thought to record the actual journey. I can think of a few that would have been really nice to have on tape.

Well, Flexcope has developed a camera mount that’s compatible with many recording devices like the Flip HD, Kodak Sport, Galaxy or Droid and even the iPhone that turns your device into a roadtrip video recorder, one that will stick to virtually any smooth, non porous surface and provide a unique hands free documentation of all your travels.

The Flexcope mount comes with a heavy duty suction cup and two flexible adjusting knobs, which will allow you to achieve almost any angle you might require for mounting your portable electronic device,  this multipurpose universal mount secures your portable electronic, while you are on-the-go, and while it was developed for windshields, it has also been used on motorcycles and other vehicles where you would like to document a special ride.

So eliminate the need to hold or adjust your video camera and get ready to capture every twist and turn on your favorite scenic route, and when you no longer need to record something, simply replace the camera with your GPS device or music player. At only 20 bucks this mount is a must-have for photography enthusiasts who are ready to take to the open road. Get yours at amazon.com Please check the website for device compatibility.

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USB Typewriter Computer Keyboard – Put some Old School in your High Tech

I’ll lie if you ask me in person, but on paper I’m not afraid to admit that I grew up before computers, took typing lessons in high school and always envisioned myself writing the great American novel on an old typewriter in a cherry paneled study. I still have that old typewriter, now it seems, I just have to write the darn book.

Check out the USB Typewriter Computer Keyboard, a genuine antique typewriter that has been modified to work as a real USB keyboard for your PC, Mac or even your iPad. Already have that gorgeous old typewriter? That’s no problem, with the do-it-yourself typewriter conversion kit,  you can easily bring that baby right back into 21st century functionality.

The modification is quite simple, and leaves the typewriter looking, feeling, and working just like a regular typewriter. You will be able to use the USB Typewriter Keyboard as your regular keyboard, or you can actually turn off your high tech monitor and type on decidedly low tech paper, all while simultaneously saving your work to disk. How cool is that? If an iPad is more your style, the Typewriter also functions as the most awesome keyboard dock your iPad has ever seen.

There’s no special software required and it seems to work with almost all desktops, laptops, iPads and tablets, but please check with the manufacturer just to make sure. The USB Typewriter Computer Keyboard sells for 699 bucks, and the conversion kit to renovate your old clickity-clack is only $74 and available at etsy.com.

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Handmade Leather Wings with Harness

Yes, I know, I know, Halloween is still a long way off, but you can never be too early in your preparation, can you? After all, how many people do you know will actually dress up while wearing Handmade Leather Wings with Harness? Only a select few, I believe, and to those who want to, you will need to fork out a rather handsome $199.99 in order to have this as part of your wardrobe. It certainly looks far cooler than the tried and tested fairy wings at your local costume superstore.

You can be sure that these leather wings are going to be far more durable compared to the pastel and flimsy fairy wings that are made up of plenty of fibers not found in nature. These leather wings have been individually handmade by an artisan in Seattle, where they boast a flexible wire frame which runs down the “fingers,” allowing them to be shaped according to you look like the dragon or bat form as you wish. Built on a sturdy leather harness with five different buckles, make sure of your wingspan prior to walking through doorframes. I wonder if Batman ever had any such troubles.

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Hydroview – Visit Under the Sea, without Getting Wet

I am fascinated by the oceans, I am a certified diver and try to check out our underwater world as often as I can. I definitely don’t get down there as much as I’d like, if only there was a way to visit, without so much of a commitment.

Check out the Hydroview, an amazing remote controlled, underwater vehicle that actually records live video and takes photographs in full HD and then streams them straight to your iPad so you, and all your friends, can see deep under the sea, without any of you even getting wet.

The Hydroview is of benefit to all levels of deep sea explorers, but it has some extremely practical uses as well, one can use the Hydroview to search for lost valuables, inspect anchors or  boat hulls, actually study sea life, or  inspect underwater cables or walls.

It’s easy to “drive” your Hydroview via specialty software located on your iPad, android phone or laptop, whilst searching for mermaids or sunken treasures. The unit is extremely portable and has been designed by engineers who envisioned a vehicle that could “fly” through the water and provide us with some amazing scenes from the sea.

The 8 pound 1 MP Hydroview has a 2 hour runtime and comes with a rechargeable battery, it moves forward at up to 5 knots with 1 knot in reverse. Hydroview comes with it’s standard 75 foot cable, LED lights, waterproof carrying case and the topside wi-fi box. Options include 150 foot and 300 foot cable lengths, hovering control, deluxe pontoon lights and an extended battery.

Hydroview is available at aquabotix.com for $3995.00 which seems a bit extravagant for the camera capabilities, although in checking out the sample videos posted on their website, the Hydroview could be a very valuable underwater tool, but what’s the justification on pricing. Does anyone know?

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Hydroview – Visit Under the Sea, without Getting Wet

I am fascinated by the oceans, I am a certified diver and try to check out our underwater world as often as I can. I definitely don’t get down there as much as I’d like, if only there was a way to visit, without so much of a commitment.

Check out the Hydroview, an amazing remote controlled, underwater vehicle that actually records live video and takes photographs in full HD and then streams them straight to your iPad so you, and all your friends, can see deep under the sea, without any of you even getting wet.

The Hydroview is of benefit to all levels of deep sea explorers, but it has some extremely practical uses as well, one can use the Hydroview to search for lost valuables, inspect anchors or  boat hulls, actually study sea life, or  inspect underwater cables or walls.

It’s easy to “drive” your Hydroview via specialty software located on your iPad, android phone or laptop, whilst searching for mermaids or sunken treasures. The unit is extremely portable and has been designed by engineers who envisioned a vehicle that could “fly” through the water and provide us with some amazing scenes from the sea.

The 8 pound 1 MP Hydroview has a 2 hour runtime and comes with a rechargeable battery, it moves forward at up to 5 knots with 1 knot in reverse. Hydroview comes with it’s standard 75 foot cable, LED lights, waterproof carrying case and the topside wi-fi box. Options include 150 foot and 300 foot cable lengths, hovering control, deluxe pontoon lights and an extended battery.

Hydroview is available at aquabotix.com for $3995.00 which seems a bit extravagant for the camera capabilities, although in checking out the sample videos posted on their website, the Hydroview could be a very valuable underwater tool, but what’s the justification on pricing. Does anyone know?

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