Archive for January, 2016
If you are one who plays host to parties all the time, then I am quite sure that you have a ready list of vendors available at your fingertips, or should I say, in your smartphone contact list. Well, a good party would obviously comprise of wonderful food, great company, and of course, having the right kind of music in order to set the mood and vibes properly. Since the caterers that you engage can differ in terms of food quality as well as service, why not leave that to the professionals and concentrate on what you can do to be the perfect host? If you love hosting intimate parties and sessions, then the £29.99 Disco Cube Speaker is perfect – as this chunky speaker certainly rolls back the years, offering lights that flash according to the rhythm of one’s music.
If there is no vinyl player in the vicinity, fret not – you can also opt to hook up your smartphone or MP3 playback device via Bluetooth to the Disco Cube Speaker, allowing you to enjoy seamless and wire-free audio playback for the masses. It is extremely portable in nature as you can tell by its size, and it will be powered by a rechargeable battery to keep it going. Always remember that you can carry a backup folder of your favorite tunes on an SD memory card, since there is a corresponding slot to boot. There are five different color-changing light modes to choose from, and this is certainly one Rubik’s cube-inspired speaker that will be able to get the crowd going.
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There are Bluetooth speakers, and then there are Bluetooth speakers. Just like many different kinds of devices that are in the market, there are different ranges available for the consumer to choose from, and the same applies to speakers. Fluance is a name not to be trifled with, and they have just announced the new Fi70 Bluetooth speaker that intends to make a statement no matter where you place it in your office or the living room. The Fluance Fi70 will harness the power of incomparable audio to deliver true enjoyment for your ears.
The Fluance Fi70 holds the distinction of being the world’s first wireless speaker that will be able to hold dual 8” woofers which will help push the limits on all bass driven tracks, ensuring that one gets to enjoy concert rivaling performances which are sure to reinvigorate consumers’ passion for music. Being an evolution of Fluance’s critically-acclaimed Fi Series, the Fi70 has been specially engineered to recreate the music user’s love with harmonious perfection. It does not matter if you are about to indulge in the elegance of a jazz performance to the raw power of a live rock concert, the Fluance Fi70 has resulted in a new expectation in home audio.
One can stream music wirelessly from services such as Spotify and Pandora, as well as to enjoy pre-loaded tracks from one’s favorite playlists in an easy manner. Right underneath the hood of the Fluance Fi70 would be powerful dual 8” woofers, 5” woven glass fiber midrange drivers and 1” neodymium tweeters, where all of them will work in tandem with one another to offer superior sound quality that is unmatched by any speaker within its price range. There is also a 280 watt built-in amplifier that delivers big performance and offers exceptional bass response starting as low as 30Hz. Not only that, the Fi70’s ability to deliver such incredible sound enables it to replace complete home stereo systems, sound bars and other high-quality audio solutions.
The asking price? $499 a pop.
I think it is safe to say that many of us already happen to own at least a single pair of headphones in our collection of devices and peripherals. Perhaps some of us have one pair that is dedicated for gaming purposes while there is another pair that is meant for audio performance, while yet another pair is used to handle conference calls and the like. Regardless, you might want to explore picking up yet another pair of headphones, in the form of the Stereocap. The Stereocap will merge a user’s love of music, fashion and unique style, where it will drop the pretenses of standard headphones that are more often than not uncomfortable or too cumbersome to wear with a cap or hat, while earbuds fail to provide the same sound quality or comfort level as headphones. Stereocap headphones will boast of an innovative notch design that makes them a perfect fit to wear with caps.
Stereocap headphones were designed with both comfort and function in mind, not to mention to deliver overall aesthetic appeal. The foam as well as the end-caps on the earpieces are easily removed and interchangeable so that they can create a personalized look. The team behind the Stereocap headphones shared, “For all those who wish to stand out from the traditional, finally there is a headphone that can highlight your own unique style. Interchangeable accessories such as foams and caps can be customized to match your personal brand, mood or outfit.”
Stereocap headphones happen to be totally wireless, where they also boast the ability of being fully recharged in under an hour. One single, full charge will be able to last up to 12 hours in call mode, 18 hours in music mode and 450 hours in standby. Stereocaps come with ANC (Active Noise Control) technology, which delivers heightened sound quality by eliminating all external noise interference. They also happen to be Bluetooth equipped, letting them be linked to a smartphone and used to answer phone calls, or to listen to messages without worrying about privacy being invaded. Stereocap headphones will play nice with the slew of major mobile and wearable devices, from iOS to Android and Windows.
Owlet Baby Care has just announced that they are working on an Android-compatible version of its smart baby monitor which will be known as the Owlet Monitor, and this particular baby monitor will roll out this coming June 6. The Owlet Monitor intends to stand above the rest of the crowd as it makes use of hospital technology that have been specially designed to alert parents should their baby stop breathing, and also enables parents to check out live vitals through a simple app on their smartphone, and this particular app had in the past been available only on the iOS platform ever since the product launched in the previous last year.
Zack Bomsta, CTO and co-founder of Owlet, shared, “The release of Android compatibility will enable even more parents to use the Owlet Monitor, empowering them with hospital technology made appropriate for the home. The feedback and stories we have already heard from parents using the Owlet Monitor with its current iOS companion app has been incredible. More than a dozen families have shared stories of being alerted by the monitor when their babies stopped breathing, allowing them to intervene.”
Owlet will be running a private beta test period on the Android version before it is rolled out to the public, and here are more details on how Owlet has miniaturized hospital technology. Pulse oximetry has been incorporated into a baby sock, which is the Owlet Smart Sock, which will connect via Bluetooth low energy to a Base Station, and it has been designed to alert you should your baby stop breathing. The Base Station will connect via Wi-Fi, where it sends vitals data to your smartphone so that parents are able to monitor from down the hall, across town or around the world. The Owlet Monitor will retail for $249.99 a pop if you are interested.
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There are times when we would be way too busy with life to be able to juggle so many different kinds of tasks at the same time. For instance, when you need both hands to attend to a particular action item, and then there is an incoming phone call – just what do you do then? A hands-free speakerphone would certainly come in handy, whether it is a huge device sitting on the desk or in the form of a Bluetooth headset, it does not matter, as long as your hands are free to move around. The $149.95 Call Announcing Smartphone Outpost happens to be a speakerphone that connects wirelessly to a smartphone, and it does more than that – it announces the names of callers, so that you can pick and choose whether you would like to answer those calls or not.
The speakerphone will automatically pair with a smartphone when you come home (up to 200′ away), so that you can leave your smartphone to charge in another room while still being able to answer calls. Incoming calls will be answered or sent to voicemail simply by saying “Answer” or “Ignore,” and the speakerphone plays a tone to signal incoming texts and emails. The unit will hook up to a couple of smartphones at once, boast of a trio of ring tones, and does not require any kind of Internet connection to boot, and a 3-hour charge delivers up to 10 hours of talk time.
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Totino’s Pizza Rolls has teamed up with Twitch, where the latter is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. The reason behind this particular partnership? They intend to end up with what they deem as the ultimate gaming showdown with the use of a one-of-a-kind “Totino’s Bucking Couch.” This coming February 7th, which falls on a Sunday, will see Twitch users have the opportunity to spin, roll and buck some of the top names in gaming right off the couch they’re sitting on in the first ever “Totino’s Bucking Couch Bowl.” It is like riding a rodeo, except that there is no risk of you being trampled upon when you fall off, and neither do you have to worry about ending up in a pile of steaming dung. It is like one of those specialized gaming chairs, but a whole lot more fun!
Developed by Totino’s, the first ever bucking couch has been specially set up like a mechanical bull with a full range of motion and controlled via chatroom commands by Twitch commentators, where it will highlight the Totino’s “Live Free. Couch Hard.” lifestyle. Specially designed to disrupt anyone who takes a seat, the couch also offers a challenge to skilled gamers as well as a thrilling live event for Twitch users to enjoy.
The “Totino’s Bucking Couch Bowl” competition will place two top gamers to face up against one another in two distinct scenarios. One of the gamers will be on the Bucking Couch, while the other gamer would be on a “normal” couch. The Bucking Couch will no doubt offer the massive disadvantage of distractions controlled by Twitch commenters, hence the expert gamers who sit in it will be at the complete mercy of the viewers who are watching and engaging at home, while they ensure their utmost best to remain on it. Opponents who are comfortably seated on the “normal” couch will be subjected to various in-studio disruptors that have been specially geared to distract all of the other senses, which means both sides have its own disadvantages.
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Traveling for work can be fun from time to time, but the downside is that you’re always stuck on your laptop. It’s just not the same as the home setup where you have your overpowered PC, two or more monitors, and a mouse and keyboard that are comfortable to use for more than a few hours. While you can’t bring all the comforts of home with you, that doesn’t mean you can’t at least have an extra monitor or two on the road.
While the Packed Pixels will pale in comparison to what we have at home, they’ll at least make us feel more comfortable working from more than one screen. This will give you a pair of mounting brackets for your laptop, a desk stand, all the necessary cables, and of course, a Packed Pixels Monitor. These screens use Hi-Res 2048 x 1536 9.7” screens that are the same as the iPad, which means you’ll get all that visual crispness without having to clutter up your work space.
To put this on only requires you to slide on the bracket since it can fit a variety of screen thicknesses and sizes. Yes, this means whether you have an 11 or 17” laptop, the brackets will fit. Since it will plug in directly, you also don’t need to worry about any drivers. Whether you need it for work or play, this will give you a lot more visual room to get the job done as you can have it in portrait or landscape mode. If you’re only looking for one extra screen, you can get the whole kit and kaboodle for around $230.
Available for purchase on PackedPixels
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We live on our phones just as much as we live in the real world. In a flash we can talk to our family whether they’re two doors down or on the other side of the world. Not to mention we can work on our phone, play games, watch movies, keep up with the news, pay bills, and just about everything else you could imagine. Of course, some people don’t like to keep their several hundred dollar phone in a protective case.
If you are one such person, you might want to take at least some measure of precaution to keep your phone from falling out of your hand or bag so easily. These Gear Gripz will not only give a custom look to your phone, but will give it extra grip so it’s a bit harder to escape you. This is grippy tape that you will have to adhere your phone, and while it won’t damage your device, it may leave behind some residue after it has been on for a while that might need some serious cleaning to get off.
Of course, if your phone is safely in an Otterbox or some other casing, then maybe you have a thermos, flashlight, controller, or some other slippery device that needs a bit more grip. If you’re willing to shell out $19 you’ll get 6 sheets of pre-cut tape. It will be easy to start adding grips to everything, and you may find yourself wanting more! Although, try not to take it too far.
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They say that a man’s home is his castle – well, castles in medieval times are definitely well fortified to say the least, and most of the time only a long term siege would be able to bring a castle to its knees and get looted. What if there was a different way to do things for the modern day home when it comes to settling all of the security concerns that one has? A video surveillance system would more often than not be something that most homeowners would look forward to in installing, be they solar powered and motion triggered or otherwise, but Swann wants to take things further by another step – to make sure that whatever video it captures will be of the highest quality in terms of resolution, which is why they have launched the Swann 4K Ultra HD Security System.
Specially designed to offer peace of mind, the system will comprise of a quartet of 4K, 8 megapixel HD cameras with IR cut filters in order to have it capture more detailed items at night up to 100 feet. It will also come with an IP66 rating that makes the 4K Ultra HD Security System more water resister, ideal for outdoor and indoor uses. One can also easily locate incident video before transferring it to an external storage through the accessible USB port or their network.
Not only that, one can also gain access to live viewing, alerts and playback on smartphones and tablets thanks to the free SwannView Plus app for iOS and Android, in addition to doing the same on an HDTV and LCD screen or monitor via an HDMI or VGA connection or VGA port. It taks mere minutes for users to connect using the SwannLink ‘Peer-to-Peer’ easy network connection software. The DIY-friendly system boasts of an easy installation process, and will feature an Ethernet cable, HDMI cable, power adapter and splitter, mouse, TVI cables, mounting screws and plugs, theft deterrent stickers and a quick start guide. Pricing details have yet to be determined though.
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