Archive for May, 2013
Have you heard of Outdoor Tech before? Just in case the name sounds familiar to you, that is because this is the very same outdoor designer brand which brought you the Turtle Shell rugged wireless boom box, and this time around, Outdoor Tech is raring to go with the Tuis premium headphone that is actually part of Outdoor Tech’s growing wireless assortment. The Tuis is no slouch when it comes to capabilities, where it will boast of a host of convenient and well-designed features, where among them include integrated music/call controls, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is capable of going on for a good 16 hours of play time and 19 hours of talk time, in addition to premium Hi-Fi sound quality, of course. After all, isn’t that why you decided to settle for a premium headphone in the first place?
Not only does Outdoor Tech’s new flagship Tuis headphones sound good and perform great, it is also highly portable since they are able to fold up for compact portability, and will be accompanied by a hard case for those moments when you are not in a rush to use them. Good to know that Outdoor Tech has decided to stick to conventional wisdom by featuring a 3.5mm jack which enables them to be used in situations which do not pave the way for use in situations where Bluetooth connectivity is not allowed, such as those moments when you are on an airplane or with a device that lacks Bluetooth capability.
In a nutshell, it is safe to say that the Tuis has the ideal combination of comfort, durability, style, and premium sound which ought to be able to satisfy the needs of every audiophile, design junky, and gearhead. The thing is, you are unable to show off your spanking new pair of Tuis premium headphones even if you wanted to this summer, since they will be made available only from this October onwards, where a pair of these puppies will set you back by approximately $149.99.
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I used to be pretty organized, then I got married, had a child and started collecting stuff. Now it takes me an extra 40 minutes just to get out the door and countless hours trying to keep track of things. Forget taking a vacation, it’s almost too much work, who’s got the camera, the keys, the suitcases? Do you have your phone? Something is always lost or forgotten, is there a way to avoid it?
Well, check out iFi Systems Smart Tags, working like a two way pager between you and your precious stuff. Utilizing a Bluetooth connection and able to be attached to a handbag, camera case, or just about anything else you’d like to protect, these Smart Tags act as a handy reminder that you’ve forgotten something, or worse, your valuables are walking off with an opportunistic thief!
You can attach multiple tags to multiple items and check the status of each one directly from the home screen. You can customize the names, and the alert sounds for each item individually, and you can even monitor battery life via your smartphone. Can’t find the phone you say? Simply use your tag to track it, the communication system works both ways.
iFi Systems Smart Tags come in both iOS and Android models and the associated app can monitor up to 6 different items at a time. You phone will alert you if you and your things are separated by more than 30 feet and will then send you a Google map of where it was at the time of separation. You can also set up safe zones, like when you’re at your office, so you do not have to endure alerts every time you walk to the water cooler.
So if you want to keep your belongings safe, primarily from yourself, get some iFi Smart Tags. Around 30 to 35 bucks, depending on your operating system, from iFisystems.com
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iFi – Stands for I Found It!
Gamers will be gamers, especially the hardcore ones who will definitely want to have nothing but the very best hardware each time they are out for some digital blood. Having said that, since there is a fair number of gaming hardware manufacturers to choose from in the market, you know for sure that you are spoilt for choice, and this is where brand loyalty steps in to save the day for your company. Roccat of Germany has just announced the availability of the Inferno Orange, Polar Blue and Hellfire Red variations of the limited edition Kone Pure Color, where it is similar to the original Kone Pure in terms of specifications, boasting of a high-end 8,200 DPI Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor as well as high quality Omron switches. Other features that you can find within the Roccat Kone Pure Color would include Easy-Shift[+], Easy-Aim and ROCCAT Talk, turning it into a formidable “weapon” in the hands of gamers fighting for point-streaks, lanes and bases.
In fact, the Roccat Kone Pure Color is one of a series of limited edition products which will be introduced to the masses in the course of this year, as 2013 has been said to mark the “Year of the Kone”, where Roccat is celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Kone range. Those who want the Phantom White variation of the mouse will have to wait until sometime later this year, in addition to a slew of other limited edition devices.
Just some background information so that everyone else is on the same page – the very first Kone was the first product that Roccat developed way back in 2008, as CEO and Founder René Korte reminisced about the early days of Roccat. Korte said, “Early on, I was involved in the professional gaming scene. So, I was aware of the many professional players who were dissatisfied with their gaming devices. Since then our overall mission has been to build high-quality peripherals that satisfy the needs of all ambitious gamers.” Five years down the road and you end up with the Kone series, touted to be one of the most successful gaming devices in the world.
Roccat announces Kone Pure Color limited edition models
Etón Corporation has just announced that they have made available recently the Rugged rukus. The name of this particular peripheral sure makes it sound as though it is capable of creating a, well, ruckus, where it comes across as a portable, Bluetooth wireless, solar-powered sound system which should make it a decent candidate for those crazy summer parties that the young folk like to organize. After all, we are talking about the Rugged rukus coming in a durable and IPX4-certified splash-proof design, not to mention being able to play your favorite tunes while simultaneously ensuring that your handheld device remains juiced up and ready for use – as long as the Rugged rukus has not exhausted its battery supplies, that is.
Esmail Hozour, CEO of Etón Corporation, said, “The Rugged rukus is extremely portable and splash-proof, so it’s easy to take your tunes with you anywhere and everywhere. Because you’re able to charge your smartphone and take advantage of its built-tough design, it’s essential gear for any outdoor adventure.”
Coming in a lightweight and compact design, the Rugged rukus would be best described as an all-terrain, solar-powered, wireless speaker which was specially designed so that it can be uncompromising and tough without having to sacrifice awesome stereo sound. It is capable of pairing up with just about any other Bluetooth-compatible device out there, delivering crisp stereo sound thanks to a couple of its highly efficient, full-range speaker drivers.
The 20 square-inch high-efficiency solar panel is an alternative to its USB adapter to juice up its internal lithium battery, ensuring that even when you are in the great outdoors with nary a single power plug in sight, the Rugged rukus is still good to go. Thanks to the built-in USB port, you are able to juice up your smartphone to make sure that the tubthumpin’ party never stops. It takes approximately 5 hours in direct sunlight so that it can be fully charged, or you can opt for the traditional method of plugging it in, and the power outlet would juice up the $99.99 Rugged rukus in about 2 ½ hours.
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Are you one who is afraid of things that go bump in the middle of the night? Do you have a flashlight close to you at all times, so that you are able to identify the funny monsters that live under your bed? If you have a taste for the supernatural, you might want to check out the $19.99 Mr. Ghost EMF Detector For iPhone, where this unique plug and play device is capable of detecting electromagnetic radiation, where it will pair up with a free app so that you are able to explore the unseen.
Considering how you ain’t afraid of no ghost (even when you are up against the Marshmallow Man, of course), the Mr. Ghost EMF Detector For iPhone is the ideal accessory for you to tote around. Once you have downloaded the free app, all you need to do is plug Mr. Ghost into your headphone jack, and you can begin to pick up electromagnetic activity on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. It is also cool to use when checking the different levels of electromagnetic radiation sources, whether you are at home or at the office, as your eyes are suddenly open to the world of unseen forces which emanate constantly from your TV, video game console, alarm clock, or video camera.
Mr. Ghost EMF Detector For iPhone
When it comes to wireless speakers, there are dime a dozen models that are available in the market at this point in time. The thing is, as the consumer, just which particular model would you settle for? Of course, going to gadget review sites would definitely help in the long run, and there are other moments when brand loyalty plays a part, too. Well, with the bēm wireless mobile speaker, it will target those who love going back to school – or rather, college in this case, as we are talking about a college edition that allows you to proudly show off your alma mater at the next social function that you attend, or perhaps at a barbecue where you can select from one of two dozen available university colors.
The bēm wireless mobile speaker college edition comes in a form factor that is roughly the size of a tennis ball, where all you need to do is to toss it right into your backpack and you can experience an instant party regardless of where you are on the campus.
The bēm wireless mobile speaker will be able to hook up to any Bluetooth-enabled device in order to deliver crystal clear music anytime, anywhere. The presence of an on/off switch located underneath the speaker in addition to a touch sensitive volume control and play/pause button definitely makes life a whole lot easier. Pairing the bēm wireless mobile speaker to your compatible smartphone or tablet, and you can start to play your favorite tunes in a jiffy. The presence of a non-slip bottom allows it to remain stable so that it will not slide around on your desk or table.
This 2.5” cubed device also boasts a soft-touch finish that will offer a smooth and sleek appearance. Located at the back of the mobile speaker are Aux In and Out ports which pave the way for multiple connecting options, in addition to a Mini USB port so that you can juice up your phone or other devices. With a wireless range of approximately 25 feet, this puppy also sports approximately half a dozen hours of battery life before it requires a recharge. You can pick up the college edition of the bēm wireless mobile speaker for $69.99 a pop.
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bēm wireless mobile speaker gets a college edition
Ah, here we are with yet another two wireless speaker systems from the folks over at Cambridge Audio, where they have just announced the Minx Air 100 and Minx Air 200 wireless speaker systems for the masses. The adage of not judging a book by its cover would apply beautifully with these Cambridge Audio Minx Air 100 and 200 wireless speaker systems, where their diminutive size belies the fact that they can deliver powerful audio without missing a beat. In fact, this would mark the first time a Hi-Fi wireless speaker would carry integrated AirPlay, Bluetooth, and built-in Internet Radio connectivity, now how about that?
Thanks to the vast Hi-Fi expertise that the folks over at Cambridge Audio have, they claim that the audio quality which comes out from these two speakers are simply stunning. The Minx Air 100 and 200 have been specially designed to deliver maximum possible detail from stored tracks and streaming services. Thanks to the patented BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) speakers, your ears will be able to enjoy a rich sound which is more room-filling compared to similar-sized traditional speakers. BMR’s unique, hybrid design of pistonic and flat panel technology guarantees that you no longer need to look for the “sweet spot” in order to enjoy your music. Apart from that, there is a custom-developed digital amplifier that guarantees heart-thumping performance, even if you decide to crank up the volume.
Both Minx Air wireless speaker systems also boast of sophisticated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) that relies on advanced algorithms which were specially developed for music and movie production by Waves Audio. This would enable Cambridge Audio to obtain the biggest sound possible from Minx Air’s compact enclosure, at the same time delivering an experience which is louder, crisper and fuller compared to other portable systems that are in the market.
The Minx Air 100 is perfect for small spaces such as kitchens, bedrooms and living spaces, as it packs a 100W punch of power from a cabinet which measures just 14” wide. As for the Minx Air 200, it is more than capable of filling the largest rooms with crystal clear audio, thanks to a 200W set of digital amplifiers alongside a built-in active 6.5” subwoofer that delivers a supercharged audio experience which measures a mere 18” wide.
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Cambridge Audio announces Minx Air 100 and 200 wireless speaker systems
Fashion works the same way as video games – there is always room for retro to make its mark. It is said that you should not throw out your fashionable clothes, as you can never quite tell just when it might come into fashion once again, many decades down the road. When it comes to computer games, however, older games will never come back in vogue as technology progresses, but one thing is for sure – there will always be folks who do not mind playing games from an older era. This is where the $149.99 a380 Pocket Retro Game Emulator comes in handy, where this handheld gaming system that contains a slew of classics in your pocket.
We are talking about thousands of games in your pocket here, as the piece of hardware looks a wee bit like the GameBoy Micro, but it is capable of so much more. We are talking about the likes of NES, SNES, GBA, Sega Genesis, and Neo Geo ROMs running on a piece of hardware that loves nestling in the palm of your hand. The a380 Pocket Retro Game Emulator would sport 4GB of internal memory with a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes, while doubling up as a portable media player to boot. Just in case you get sick and tired of your MP3 playlist, you can always rely on the built-in FM radio for some random entertainment. The a380 Pocket Retro Game Emulator comes with a 3.2” WQVGA LCD display at 400 x 240 resolution with a 500MHz processor and USB 2.0 connectivity.
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