Archive for May, 2016

Ricoh PJ HDC5420 home theater projector is their maiden attempt

ricoh-hdc4520Ricoh might be a name that many of us who work at offices are familiar with, what with the kind of photostat machines that they churn out. However, did you know that Ricoh too, has its fair share of projectors, and its first-ever home theater projector has been announced? I am referring to the Ricoh PJ HD5420 which will merge the benefits of a world-class business technology alongside the latest entertainment features. This is a spanking new home theater solution which is able to display up to a 300″ diagonal image in smaller spaces such as family rooms, now how about that?

This merry bunch of capabilities will come together in order to transform the Ricoh PJ HDC5420 into an excellent choice when it comes to entertainment applications, ranging from 2D to 3D movie viewing as well as video gaming where home theater environments are concerned, in addition to professional business uses such as clubs, museums and restaurants.

The abilities of the Ricoh PJ HDC5420 should not be underestimated, as it is touted to provide life-like images thanks to a six-segment RGBRGB color wheel which can deliver richer colors and faithful skin tone reproduction. As for the RGBRGB color wheel, it will include sections of cyan, yellow and white to increase brightness and provides the highest possible image quality for movie viewing, and when merging such a feature with the projector’s true high definition (1920 x 1080 dpi) resolution, it is a whole lot more suitable for home theater use than anything else.

A 0.65″ DLP chip underneath the hood and a 16:9 aspect ratio will be able to help ensure a true high definition visual experience, while other features include support for multiple image and color correction modes, letting users obtain the image quality that they want regardless of projection surface color, ambient lighting conditions, or video format. Heck, even Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is supported, allowing users to display content from a variety of devices. The asking price stands at $1,165 for the Ricoh PJ HDC5420 if you are interested.

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360fly 4k camera is now available

When it comes to camera technology, Full HD resolution recordings simply won’t cut the mustard anymore in this day and age. In fact, 4k video recording capability seems to be gaining the upper hand, and with that in mind, we are led to what 360fly as a company has on offer – a 4k camera with a difference. Why do we say so? For starters, this is no ordinary 4k camera, as it is a single-lens camera that captures stitchless 360-degree video with interactive and mobile virtual reality viewing capabilities.

Hence, with much fanfare surrounding the spanking new 360fly 4K camera, this particular product will roll hot off the manufacturing lines of its factory, arriving at retail locations and will continue to roll out through the month of June. Originally shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, the 360fly 4K camera will sport a higher resolution compared to its predecessor, boasts of intuitive filming and editing advancements, as well as live mobile streaming capabilities via the LIVIT mobile app.

The 360fly 4K camera will boast of a powerful new image sensor that nearly quadruples the resolution of the original 360fly HD camera, resulting in 2880×2880-pixel, 360-degree 4K video. Not only that, the 360fly 4K camera will come with upgraded and advanced features such as LIVIT Live Streaming, a front-facing cam, a Time-Lapse Video Mode, telemetry support, 64GB of internal memory, and OnePush Button Color-Coding.

The asking price stands at $499 apop, and one ought to take note that the 360fly 4K camera will be made available online at 360fly.com and in-store at U.S. retailers, where among them include the likes of Best Buy, Target, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and other specialty retailers. It is also nice to know that the 360fly 4K camera will not be limited to a US-only launch, as it is also set to be launched across internationally in regions in the vein of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Latin America, Canada, South Africa and China.

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Casio set to roll out two new color ways for the PRO TREK PRG300

It looks like it is time for a brand new look as the summer arrives, and so it makes perfect sense for one particular model of something to come with more than just a single shade of color, don’t you think so? Well, Casio also thinks along the same line, which means that they are pleased as punch to roll out the PRO TREK PRG300 in orange and grey shades, being known as the PRG300-4 and PRG300-8, respectively, with the two of them being ideal for a wide range of outdoor adventures from hiking and biking, to camping and kayaking.

David Johnson, vice president of Casio’s Timepiece Division, shared, “With summer on the horizon and Great Outdoors Month beginning in June, there is no better time to get outside to camp, fish, rock climb and more. Having a triple sensor watch on your wrist while out navigating mountain peaks or angling at your local riverbed is useful because it will analyze your surroundings and aid in keeping track of where you are, as well as provide the current and upcoming weather while on your journey. The new models offer outdoor enthusiasts versatility in stylish, vibrant colors, while providing a feature-set built to experience life’s most exciting adventures.”

The PRO TREK PRG300-4 and PRG300-8 will arrive with Casio’s Triple Sensor Version 3 Technology, where it will be able to deliver outdoor enthusiasts with fast, precise data readings in order to assist them to navigate through just about any adventure. The timepieces will comprise of a direction sensor for compass readings, pressure sensor for altimeter/barometer readings and a thermo sensor for temperature readings, allowing the user to effortlessly monitor all the required information on outdoor conditions. Not only that, Casio’s Tough Solar Power technology will let users charge the timepiece in low or fluorescent light, which means there is no longer any need for continuous battery replacement.

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EC Technology reveals Bluetooth 4.1 Magnet Attraction Headphones

iec-bt-headphonesWhen it comes to headphones, there are dime a dozen models to choose from. Of course, some of us would prefer earphones, while others prefer headphones, wireless or wired, it really boils down to what suits the shape of your ears better, not to mention your budget and the ilk. Well, with so many different models out there, why not throw caution to the wind and try something that hails from a lesser known name? I am referring to the Bluetooth 4.1 Magnet Attraction Headphones by EC Technology.

Yup, I myself have not heard of EC Technology before, but they happen to be a supplier of high quality consumer electronics products, and they have just introduced the spanking new EC Technology Bluetooth 4.1 headset that will boast of headphone functionality, and not only that, will also come with a microphone as well as stereo with Magnet Attraction, now how about that? There will be a top-of-the-line CSR8635 Bluetooth 4.1 chipset which has been integrated and thrown into the mix in order to achieve a wire-free connection to smartphones, tablets, PCs and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Through this, one will be able to enjoy a steady Bluetooth signal, and when coupled with an independent in-line control and HD microphone, users will be able to enjoy incredible wireless freedom regardless of whether they are listening to music or simply making a call to friend or family.

There will also be selectable soft medical grade earbuds that allow a fit for various ear sizes, ensuring that users will never have to feel uncomfortable, even after wearing them for a long time. There will also be an adjustable buckle that makes it possible to set to their most favorable length. It has a 10-meter working distance, allowing you to enjoy your favorite thumpin’ tunes whenever you are pounding the pavement or hitting the mills at the gym. With a form factor that measures all of just 4.2” x 3” x 1”, this is one ultra-light and ultra-small device that will surely underline its comfortable design and sets users’ ears free.

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The Lightpack will make staring at a screen more interesting

Lightpack

We are not necessarily kind to our eyes. Not only do we forget our sunglasses all the time, but we then spend hours upon hours staring at a screen every day. We also get so into our work that we forget to blink, drying our eyes out and burning our corneas. It’s a very real thing. While making sure to blink more while you work can help, trying not to put one focused light in front of your eyes can lessen the damage as well.

If you want to minimize the strain of looking at a screen in a darker room, a backlight behind your monitor can help. The Lightpack will do just that, as this a content-driven lighting system that will not only give you more lighting, but will have it be the same color as what’s on the screen. This gives you a tad more indirect lighting, but also broadens what you’re looking at to be more of a visual experience.

You won’t need to worry about installing drivers as this will be automatically recognized on the first connection. It will play nicely with Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Android, connecting through USB to your setup. While there are options for screens under 52 inches at $79, there is also a Lightpack for TVs that are 65-86” if you’re wanting the same sort of effect for your living room.

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Urbanears pays homage to French Open with new Active Hellas headphones edition

Urbanears-rolland-garrosThe French Open is one of the famous four in the tennis world, where winning all of these four tournaments in a single calendar year would mean that one would pick up the elusive Grand Slam. This is truly a unique ground where clay brings about a whole new dimension of tennis. Urbanears has decided to pay homage to the hallowed grounds of Rolland Garros thanks to its latest Active Hellas headphones edition.

Swedish headphone brand Urbanears is more than pleased to be part of the Roland–Garros tradition, thanks to this particular maiden collaboration effort. As a result, one would behold the clay-red edition of Hellas, which would be a pair of sweat-friendly wireless Bluetooth headphones that happen to hail from the new Active collection.

Oscar Axhede, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Urbanears, shared, “This official collaboration is an epic moment for us. Our special edition Hellas celebrate that creative flair and passion we see played out at Roland– Garros each year. We’re delighted to work alongside such a design-conscious brand like Urbanears to color a pair of headphones in our trademark clay-red.”

Sports headphone Hellas ensures that things remain classy on the courts thanks to a washable headband as well as ear-cushions, an integrated microphone, and a swipe interface which would allow you to cycle through your power-playlist without having to use anything else other than your finger, now how about that? If you are going to make your way to Paris this spring to attend the French Open, then you can pick up the Roland-Garros edition at Roland-Garros stadium shops, at select stores and online at Urbanears.com for $120 a pop. Surely this is one pair of headphones that are extremely stylish, and even if you do not reach the kind of playing skills like that of Rafael Nadal on clay during his heydays, then at least you look darn good while bowing out to your opponent.

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Braven BRV-1M is ready to rock and roll

brv-1mWhen it comes to portable speakers that not only function well, but also look good at the same time, then you can be pretty sure that one of the names that would pop into the minds of many most of the time would be Braven. After all, they have come up with their fair share of portable speakers in the past, and does not look as though they are going to shy from continuing down that path in the near future. Braven’s BRV-1M happens to be a next-generation compact Bluetooth speaker that has been specially designed to deliver the most powerful sound in the most extreme environments.

The BRV-1M has been engineered for adrenaline and adventure seekers, as this latest portable Bluetooth speaker model boasts of an IPX7 waterproof rating as well as an impact-resistant housing that is able to withstand even the most aggressive spills, bumps and drops. Just which particular target group would the BRV-1M cater to? We are looking at cyclists, bikers, snowboarders and hikers, as the BRV-1M can be secured onto almost every surface with integrated tie-down bars and included heavy-duty strap. If you are going to use it in other activities, the BRV-1M will also boast of an included Action Mount accessory that is compatible with GoPro and popular action sport mounting systems.

The BRV-1M will arrive with just about everything an adventurer requires to rock their next experience, sporting up to a dozen hours of uninterrupted playtime as well as a 2,200mAh power bank which will also double up as a smartphone charger. Heck, it will also support hands-free calling in the wild, thanks to a built-in noise-cancelling microphone. There is also a newly designed quick release cap system which will shield connections from water and dirt, and a battery level indicator provides a quick glance as to whether this needs to head off to a power outlet or not. The $99.99 asking price will see the BRV-1M arrive in Black/Red and Gray/Black color combinations.

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JOBY GorillaPod Speaker Stand changes the way you use portable Bluetooth speakers

joby-gorillapodWhen it comes to the name JOBY, you know for sure that it is all too familiar for those who want a particular accessory that will be able to provide a really, really tough grip on whatever it is supposed to hold, and yet being sure footed enough, so to speak, to remain stuck on the place of your choice. Sort of like a gorilla or other apes on trees who are able to navigate through the various branches with nary a scratch, and perching on perilously close edges without missing a beat. Well, the latest JOBY GorillaPod Speaker Stand would fall under that category as well, while maintaining the dignity of its brand name, by changing the way you use portable Bluetooth speakers.

JOBY intends to elevate the listening experience of portable Bluetooth speakers using the GorillaPod Speaker Stand, where this particularly iconic and award-winning GorillaPod design would be able to deliver a compact, lightweight, and flexible solution which can be set up anywhere. The GorillaPod Speaker Stand will fit majority of the top-selling wireless speakers out there, including the likes of the Beats Pill, Ultimate Ears Boom, Jambox, Sony SRSX2, and JBL Pulse, among others.

Tim Grimmer, vice president of Brand and Product for JOBY, shared, “Placing portable speakers on surfaces like the ground or tabletops can often result in a decrease in the quality of the speaker’s sound with an increase in sound vibration. With the GorillaPod Speaker Stand, music lovers can now achieve ultimate sound quality and a premium listening experience with their portable speakers by placing them on virtually any surface or location.”

The GorillaPod Speaker Stand now allows music lovers and podcast enthusiasts to securely hold their speaker and place it almost anywhere. The inclusion of sturdy rubber feet as well as wrappable GorillaPod legs would allow to secure a wireless speaker in all kinds of places, uneven surfaces and challenging terrains such as on a tree limb, tent, rock, the beach, a vehicle tailgate, and many more surfaces, holding speakers up to two pounds in weight. The asking price? A relatively affordable $39.95.

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The Orcinus Digital Grand Piano might be a bit overkill

Orcinus Orchestral Digital Piano

Learning to play an instrument takes a lot of practice. If you are pursuing music as a career you need to be playing for 6 or more hours a day to really hone your craft. Once you get to be familiar enough with your instrument, it starts to become an extension of you, and you begin to notice how it plays in comparison with other makes and models of its kind.

If you play the piano, everything from the weight and response of the keys to the resonance in the body will all become very obvious to you. Changing to a digital counterpart can feel a bit strange since much of that natural aesthetic is taken away. The Orcinus Orchestral Digital Grand Piano is for serious pianists who want all of the bells and whistles of digital, but also want that real piano sound and feel. This was designed after the body of the Orcinus Orca, mimicking its shape in an abstract way with the lid resembling a dorsal-like fin.

Under the hood is a 500-tone Roland audio processor that will make each note from the 88 Ivoplast and ebony keys sound like they may as well belong to the real thing. There are five built-in speakers which make up the 200-watt audio system. There are also two XLR jacks, 4 MIDI ports, and 2 USB ports to let you record directly. This weighs around 992 pounds and costs $105,000, so you can imagine the shipping isn’t going to be a pleasant matter to deal with. Although, anyone who’s buying this is likely a highly-paid musician that can afford such a luxurious keyboard.

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The ONE Light Keyboard is a smart piano

onelight-kbHmmm, is it me, or is just about everything around us getting more and more smart? There is the smartphone, the smart home, and of course, the smart car where autonomous driving starts to pick up and undergo testing all over the world. How about a smart piano? This is what the $299.99 ONE Light Keyboard is all about, where it will boast of 61 red backlit, touch-responsive keys while delivering 64 note polyphony. Not only that, it comes with an integrated sustain and optional pedal socket in order to help you get started right out of the box.

The ONE Light Keyboard is ideal to help those who have always wanted to learn how to play the piano, but simply never had the time or space. With this 3 feet long device that tips the scales at all of just 11 pounds, it will be able to travel with you just about anywhere, and neither will it rap your knuckles when your hands are in the wrong position. There are light-up keys that will greatly help beginners learn to play, as well as assist former players to select the instrument back up. A free app will be made available for both iOS and Android platforms, and it comes with sheet music, instructional videos, and games.
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