Archive for March, 2015
So, you are a musician who happens to have a band going. The thing is, rather than making use of the usual slew of musical equipment, perhaps it is time you checked out something that is different? The $149.99 QuNexus Smart Sensor Keyboard Controller would certainly play a role here, where this happens to be no ordinary keyboard, but a very special one, that will certainly help bring your future gigs to new heights.
For starters, the QuNexus Smart Sensor Keyboard Controller happens to be an extremely durable, portable keyboard that will feature a smart fabric under each key so that it paves the way for complete gestural control. In other words, this keyboard will boast of velocity sensitivity as with any self respecting controllers do, but it also comes with tilt sensitivity, now how about that? This translates to the fact that in the proper mode, one will be able to wiggle one’s finger on a key to add vibrato and pitch bend, and the ilk. Rubbery and compact in nature, this paves the way for protection against spills and drops, and it can even be run over by a car and still work. Best of all is, the keys light up as you hit them for that added “oomph” factor.. Because everything, even the amazing QuNexus Smart Sensor Keyboard Controller, is better with lights!
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QuNexus Smart Sensor Keyboard Controller – tough, resilient and cool
We absolutely love our console games. While it is disputed as to whether it’s better having a physical game disc or a digital download, those with discs know that one thing above all is important, and that would be organization. If you don’t have proper storage for your many disc cases, things are going to get out of hand quickly. Even then, if you are a bit quick to change which game you’re playing, you might forget to put the previous game away.
If that last sentence fits you to a T and you are a bit lacking in shelving, then the Disc Dots may be your salvation for being organized while still allowing you to be lazy. These are literal dots that you would adhere to the wall that are just large enough to fit in the hole in your game disc. There’s a foam hub that prevents the disc from touching the wall, which will also give you enough space to get underneath the disc to pull it off.
The adhesive is not permanent, so you can stick and re-stick these whenever you feel like reorganizing. Seeing that discs aren’t heavy, you won’t have to worry about these falling off so long as the wall surface is clean and you hold it down for ten seconds when first applying these. By spending $9.95, you’ll get 20 of these in either black or white to begin cleaning up your space. Thankfully these will always have your games out and readily accessible, so that they won’t be a pain to get out or put up when you’re done.
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Disc Dots will help you organize your console game discs
The gaming industry has certainly come a long way since the 8-bit days of the NES, although that was a pretty successful period. Over the years, the graphical prowess of games has leaped many times, and we get more and more realistic looking titles hit the market with each passing generation of the game console. In fact, the quality of audio has also improved by leaps and bounds, and stereo audio is not going to cut the mustard any more these days. Having said that, while Virtual Reality titles might still be some ways off before it is perfected, motion controlled gaming, thanks to the Wii and its successor, the Nintendo Wii U, have definitely opened up the door to a new generation of games. In fact, motion controlled gaming would require some sort of sensor to be placed on top of the TV or in front of you before it can work, and Bracketron thinks that they might have something good going on here with the GamesSense TV gaming eye sensor mount.
The GamesSense, a TV gaming eye sensor mount, will be more than a welcome addition for avid gamers to maintain control of their game. What makes it so special in the first place to warrant a place in your living room? For starters, it will boast of a unique shelf design that will enable it to offer a wider mounting surface, making it play nice with just about all of your gaming sensors, and the entire shebang will include those for PlayStation, Xbox One, Wii & Wii U and Xbox 360.
Specially designed to securely hold your gaming system’s eye sensor, the GameSense is capable of attaching easily to the top of your flat panel TV for improved interaction and performance. Since your eye sensor will then be centered and secure, one will be able to bring gaze-based control to a whole new level, helping you maximize your gaming experience along the way. The asking price for the GameSense TV gaming eye sensor mount would be an extremely affordable $19.99 a pop.
Maingear is a name that many of us would associate with the churning out of gaming oriented computers (both desktops and notebooks, of course), and this time around, Maingear has decided to embark on a slightly different path with the unveiling of the Drift. The Drift is not some sort of interdimensional portal, but rather, it is a Steam machine as well as a gaming PC that has been specially designed in order to deliver a level of unparalleled gaming performance despite being located in compact spaces.
Needless to say, the Drift will pack some of the latest in gaming technology, where among them include an Intel Core i7-4790K CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 290X GPUs. It is said that the Drift is more than capable of delivering pixel-shredding performance which will rival other full-sized desktops, except that this bad boy would arrive in a console-sized unit instead. This compact speedster will have the equivalent of an F1 engine that features a stylish unibody aluminum chassis that is whisper quiet, made possible courtesy of an Epic 120 Liquid Cooling system and superbly designed airflow.
Just how is it possible for Maingear’s Drift to deliver 4K gaming to the living room despite the extremely squeezed out form factor? Well, it has a versatile design that enables it to be placed both vertically or horizontally, not to mention being able to support up to 16GB of DDR memory, with the ability to carry a pair of 1TB SSDs and a 6TB HDD, now how about that? Do not think that the list of goodies stop here, since it is also full well capable of being fully upgraded and customized thanks to Maingear’s true automotive paint finish available in any color and combination.
Those who are interested to giving the Drift a go will be able to place a pre-order with or without an operating system, with prices starting from $849, where you can also configure it to boot directly into STEAM big picture mode with Windows. As for the Drift Super Stock edition, that model will arrive in a special bodyshell travel case and a STEAM OS version, and will be released later this coming November.
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If you happen to lead an extremely active lifestyle, and absolutely need to have music to go along with your physical activities, then the different kinds of headphones would certainly play a role. Needless to say, if you are going to pound the pavement regularly with the possibility of carrying out your exercise regime even when the heavens decide to open up, perhaps a regular pair of earphones or headphones will not do. You will obviously need to call in the heavy hitters, and the SCOSCHE sportCLIP 3 adjustable sport earbuds do seem to be the perfect candidate for such a situation.
What makes the new SCOSCHE sportCLIP 3 adjustable sport earbuds so special? For starters, it will feature tapIT remote and mic, and it has been specially designed for the active user. Hence, the sportCLIP 3 would be the ideal workout accessory for those who are on the lookout for a comfortable, lightweight, in-ear headphone that delivers premium sound right to your ear canals.
With the SCOSCHE sportCLIP 3, it will boast of an IP4X splash and sweat proof rating, the SCOSCHE sportCLIP 3 will be able to withstand the most rigorous workout activities. There are two point bend-to-fit flexible ear clips as well as adjustable, pivoting drivers that deliver a secure fit and maximum comfort.
The sportCLIP 3 will boast of high efficiency dynamic drivers, where it will then be able to deliver a full range acoustic reproduction so that athletes will remain motivated. The earbuds are designed with durability in mind, and it boasts of a 3.5 foot, tangle-resistant, strain relief cable and antimicrobial earbud cushions so that there is no moisture and bacteria buildup. You won’t have much of a choice when it comes to the color though, as there is just one shade of black with a $34.99 price point. Fitness buffs, just which particular earphone model would you recommend?
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SCOSCHE sportCLIP 3 adjustable sport earbuds are now available
Music is definitely something which is full well capable of lifting up one’s soul, especially when one is down and would need some kind of encouragement and being spurred onward and forward. It raises morale of troops who have been feeling the blues, and can at times bring about a spiritual renaissance in the entire camp. Having said that, embarking on a long road trip without music is pretty much as bad as not having the car’s air conditioning work throughout the journey. While there are other Bluetooth accessories for vehicles, the Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit does offer you the ability to stream music in your ride as well.
The Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit happens to be ideal for those who plan to drive across the country this holiday season, or anyone else who will be spending plenty of time behind the wheel, actually. After all, it can be retrofitted to existing car stereos via a 3.5mm audio input port in order to offer an instant upgrade to the ride, rental cars included, with a Bluetooth compatible stereo system. Apart from that, the Bluetooth Car Kit will also boast of a built-in microphone and audio controls, so that one will be able to drive and at the same time, entertain whoever is calling you at the moment, not to mention its primary purpose, which is to stream music, although it does a decent job at letting you tune in to navigation instructions over the car’s speakers, too.
Kinivo VP Raj Srivastava did share, “We know that having music you love and turn-by-turn driving directions to your next adventure makes all the difference when you’re on a road trip. Kinivo’s Bluetooth Car Kit is a simple upgrade to your car to make a good trip great.” Surely there is no way to argue around that, right?
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Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit spruces up your mundane road trips
Bluetooth speakers seem to be dime a dozen these days, although there are some out there which intend to stand out from the rest of the crowd by being tougher than a regular piece of consumer electronics. Well, if you are not too much into the rugged lifestyle, but would prefer to still enjoy your music sans wires, perhaps checking out the collection of Doctor Who Bluetooth Speakers might be a good idea, especially if you are a fan of all things Doctor Who.
Depending on what you choose, the price will range from $99.99 to $249.99, where you will be able to select from a TARDIS, Dalek Sec (black), an Assault Dalek (bronze), or a combo pack. Each choice will feature half a dozen integrated sound clips from the show for that added bit of novelty, now how about that? This is a true blue Doctor Who sonic experience, where your ears will be treated to 2″ high power speakers and a 2.5″ passive bass radiator. Since they happen to be wireless, there is no need to crawl behind and all over the place to place the speakers. If you decide to purchase multiples, there is the added advantage of chaining them together and hear EX-TER-MI-NATE in surround sound. A single battery charge will be able to last for 10 hours of continuous use thereabouts.
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Casio is a well known watchmaker from the Land of the Rising Sun, and if there were to be a defining timepiece from the Japanese company, I would definitely say that it is the G-Shock range that has captured the imagination of the masses for many years now. However, it must be noted that Casio does not just dabble with G-Shock timepieces, they too, have rolled out watches of varying models and functionalities from time to time. This time around, we see Casio raise the bar with the introduction of the rugged and versatile Casio PRW-3500 watch. Part of the PRO TREK range, the PRW-3500 is the first model from that line to boast of 200-meter water resistance, Casio’s next-generation Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, and Tough Solar Power, which means this is a must-have accessory for outdoor enthusiasts.
Those who have a penchant for adventure will definitely appreciate the fact that the Casio PRW-3500 comes with a high level of water protection, allowing one to wear the PRW-3500 with full confidence regardless of the kind of outdoor activities that one would indulge in, including surfing, diving, kayaking, and rafting.
The 200 meter water resistance found in the PRW-3500 will enable one to plumb new depths in their outdoor adventures, where the Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology that comes with a direction sensor and pressure sensor for compass and altimeter/barometer readings will definitely be handy to have around. Apart from that, the atmospheric sensor will also boast of a pressure trend alarm so that users will remain informed of any sudden pressure swings which might be overlooked otherwise. Not only that, this timepiece will allow the user to effortlessly check and record all of the required information on outdoor conditions.
There is also no need for battery changes courtesy of Casio’s Tough Solar Power technology, where a full charge using the sun’s powers will offer a battery life of approximately 23 months – and this without further exposure to light, mind you! Heck, it can even be charged in low or fluorescent light, making this a truly unique and durable timepiece. The asking price for the Casio PRW-3500 would range from $300 to $450, depending on the colors that you pick.
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Casio introduces PRW-3500 timepiece
Eyes – digital ones especially, are cool to have around. After all, with all of us getting a whole lot more connected in this day and age than ever before, a digital camera that is capable of recording whatever that is going on in real time, and transferring all of that to a device remotely is useful when it comes to DIY home security solutions. Hence, for those who would like to up the ante in their own “castles”, the $219.95 Outdoor Wi Fi Live Monitoring Camera does seem to be the perfect deal, as this weatherproof Wi-Fi video camera will automatically record real time video when it detects motion.
The camera itself will hook up to a home’s wireless network, letting you view the exterior of your home in real time regardless of where you are geographically, as long as you have a decent Internet connection on your device – be it a smartphone, tablet or computer. An integrated motion sensor will be able to detect movement up to 30′ away, where it will then turn on the camera while capturing 720p high-definition color video at a rapid 30 frames-per-second. Not only that, the unit’s IP65 weatherproof housing would let it withstand precipitation and temperatures ranging from -13° F to 113° F. It also has the ability to automatically send still pictures or video clips to your email account, alongside a remotely controlled 10X digital zoom. Even when dusk falls, fret not, as this camera sports night vision that allows visibility up to 15′ away, accompanied by a microphone and a SD memory card slot.
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Outdoor Wi Fi Live Monitoring Camera keeps an eye when you are not around
Just in case you have not noticed, TVs have become larger and larger in size over the years, while its thickness has dropped – with the largest ever visible leap being that of the fat and chunky CRTs going to fat camp and coming out as slim LCD TVs at the beginning of the revolution, which has since also seen the advent (and demise) of the plasma TV, with LED and OLED TVs being all the rage these days. Of course, with such downsizing in thickness, how does the audio department fare? TV sound, too, has progressed, although the lesser models might deliver dull, tiny, flat and lifeless audio. Cambridge Audio wants to buck the trend with their brand new Cambridge Audio TV5 and TV2 Stereo TV Bases which will deliver class-leading sound with incredibly wide sound dispersion, making either model ideal for any flat panel TV through a discrete solution that avoids the clutter of multiple surround sound speakers.
Being different from a traditional soundbar, the TV5 and TV2 are more than capable of delivering punchy performance without the need for an external subwoofer, and neither do you have to settle for the added inconvenience of wall mounting.
The TV5 and TV2 from Cambridge Audio will see the company take baby steps into a new product category. Specially designed in the heart of London by the same team of Cambridge Audio’s engineers which tuned the company’s Aero and AeroMax speaker range, the TV5 and TV2 will both come with a 100W digital amplifier that pumps out impressive power and control, whereas the built-in subwoofers guarantee that soundtracks will be able to deliver a big and full experience to match the on-screen action.
Sporting a pair of patented 2.25’’ (57mm) Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) speaker drivers, the TV2 comes with an active, down-firing 6.5’’ (165mm) subwoofer, while the TV5 throws in another 6.5’’ active subwoofer. Both models also stream high quality aptX Bluetooth audio, and the new TV5 and TV2 Stereo TV Bases will retail for $399.99 and $299.99, respectively.
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