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Pioneer’s Rayz is the first smart lighting earphones

Are all earphones created equal? Not really, as Pioneer’s Rayz happens to lay claim to being the very first smart lighting earphones that will boast of talk as well as charge functions for the iPhone, iPad, as well as iPod touch. The Rayz and Rayz Plus earphones is a whole new collection of “appcessories”, which is a whole new take on the word “accessories”. Bringing the intelligence of an iOS app alongside innovative Lightning accessories, these are able to deliver whole new experiences which was not possible via the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The whole point of the Rayz and Rayz Plus is to make use of Apple’s Lightning audio technology so that it can not only simply, but also to smartly solve the top challenges which today’s mobile consumers experience every single day. The Rayz earphones are able to maximize all of the benefits which are offered by the Lightning Connector, where they are powered by iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This means there is no more need to have these earphones pack an additional battery.

Not only that, the Rayz Plus model will also be the first and only Lightning headset that sports a sleek in-line charging node which can simultaneously charge the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as long as the earphones remain connected and in use.

These earphones take advantage of Avnera’s breakthrough LightX platform which will allow the earphones to operate in modes that make use of the lowest amount of power possible from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Each of these models will carry half a dozen microphones that allow Smart Noise Cancellation, exceptional noise cancellation capability thanks to a HearThruä mode, and embedded microphones which can implement sensor-less on-ear detection.

The Rayz earphones will arrive in Onyx and Ice and Rayz Plus, as they are available in Graphite and Bronze metallic finishes for $149.95 and $99.95 for the Rayz Plus and Rayz, respectively.

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This Etekcity Bluetooth Receiver Audio Adapter makes old equipment feel like new

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Technology is growing at an ever-increasing rate. While this is awesome and means that there will be a lot of advances in medicine, clean energy, and farming, it also means that it’s hard to keep up with all the toys, gizmos and gadgets. Crazy as it may seem, not everyone wants to throw away all of their electronics every year and buy the newest thing on the market.

If you fall under that category and are still enjoying your old speakers that don’t connect via Bluetooth, but sometimes wish that they did, the Etekcity Bluetooth Receiver will make what is old feel like almost brand new. This gives you up to 10 hours of 4.0 Bluetooth streaming on a full charge with a range of 33 feet. You’ll be able to use this for your home theater system, car stereo, or just your normal speakers for your TV or computer.

This easily adapts through A/V, RCA, and a 3.5mm jack. It was made to be portable so it can make any speaker system you come across Bluetooth compatible. The charge time to get it to full is around 2 hours, but thankfully you can use it while it’s plugged in. Obviously though, that will increase the charging time. You’ll be looking at paying out around $19 for this little device, but that is vastly better than paying for a brand new speaker system for all of your various devices.

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MudWatt can teach everyone about clean, dirty energy

You can make someone sit down in a classroom and read a book about how to put together an IKEA chair, but until they’re building it, not all of the dots are going to connect. Humans need real world experiences to understand why and how things are happening around them. Any day you don’t learn something new, you’ve probably died.

If you don’t know what to get someone for the upcoming holidays, a science project is always a fun idea! Well, that’s assuming the recipient has a vested interest in bettering themselves through play, like they would have to do with something like the MudWatt! This fun project is an award-winning STEM kit that will teach you about electricity, microbiology, and energy. Don’t be fooled by its cutesy looks, as this can teach first graders and seniors alike.

The kit harnesses the power of bacteria that creates electricity, and the best part is that you can use dirt from anywhere in the world to make this work. Not only that, but you can add food from your fridge and change the temperature to alter their power output. As the bacteria grows, you can track the progress through an app which will unlock an educational comic to give further insight into what’s happening. The classic version is a $39.99 kit, but there are several different sizes at varying prices for groups or classses ranging small to large.

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FlowMotion ONE compact stabilizer is also wearable

flowmotion-oneNow here is something that you do not see every single day. The FlowMotion ONE happens to come across as being the first compact as well as wearable stabilizer, where it will sport world-class stabilization software that allows it to transform just about any smartphone into a professional-quality camera. In other words, those professional looking videos that you see on your Facebook wall that has been posted by your mates and family members? Yes, those can be yours with the FlowMotion ONE, as it delivers the ability for anyone and everyone to capture smooth and vibration-free video.

The FlowMotion ONE is also small enough to fit in your pocket, making it the one and only smartphone stabilizer which is able to be worn as a wearable, now how about that? Its diminutive form factor also enables you to use it as a handheld device, as it arrives in a unique compact and portable design. There are three ways to use the FlowMotion ONE: firstly, when it is mounted to your GoPro or other camera mounts, to have it paired with FlowMotion’s smart handle with joystick, and last but not least, have it attached to FlowMotion’s carbon extension pole.

The stabilizer is not the only thing that helps the FlowMotion ONE deliver smooth and stable looking videos — it also has the FlowMotion app which delivers auto-follow technology. All that you need to do is to frame a target on the phone screen, and regardless of whether your subject is a person or an object, the FlowMotion ONE will ensure that it remains in focus.

In fact, it is said that the advanced stabilization found on the FlowMotion ONE is so accurate, it will even play nice with the optical image stabilization of new smartphones, such as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from Apple. Those who are interested in seeing the FlowMotion ONE in action can pre-order theirs from Kickstarter for $199 a pop, where it will be compatible with Android and iOS devices.

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Satechi expands Metallic series to keep new rose gold Apple products company

When it comes to modern day computing accessories, there is one particular name that we should always keep in mind — Satechi. After all, they have rolled out their fair share of peripherals over the years to keep us convinced that there is nothing but quality behind their lines, and the same can be said of their latest expansion in the Metallic Series which will keep company the new rose gold MacBook, iPhone® and Apple Watch.

After all, the color of rose gold is definitely one that is taking the tech world by storm, as the pink-hued iOS devices will no longer be left alone without similarly colored peripherals from Satechi, where among them include the likes of wireless headphones, a handy headset stand, convenient charging stations and even the all time popular and useful Type-C Hub with pass-through charging. This fashionable finish of the new Apple products will definitely brighten up the day of any user, and Satechi hopes to be the one to facilitate a seamless transition.

The Aluminum Wireless Headphones and complimentary Slim Aluminum Headset Stand are perfect for any desktop, as these Bluetooth 4.0 headphones sport a luxurious and comfortable design as well as premium sound quality from up to 33 feet away, delivering up to 16 hours of playtime or up to 18 hours of talk time. These should be more than enough to last the entire day, while folks who prefer a tethered experience can have that thanks to an auxiliary cord. The Aluminum Wireless Headphones and Slim Headset Stand will retail for $69.99 and $27.99, respectively.

Not only that, there will be a couple of Type-C offerings that arrive in the new rose gold hue, comprising of the Type-C Pass-through USB Hub and the new Type-C Micro/SD Card Reader. The former boasts of a charging port and expands Type-C USB 3.1 ports into a trio of Type-A USB 3.0 ports, an SD Card slot and a Micro SD Card slot, while the new Type-C Micro/SD Card Reader delivers a solution for simultaneously reading and accessing both your SD and Micro SD cards. These will arrive in rose gold for $44.99 and $24.99, respectively. Any takers?

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The Bedphones Gen 3 are functional and comfortable

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Some days it seems impossible to fall asleep. There’s too much going on in your brain and while you’re not necessarily hearing voices in your head (that’s reserved for the clinically insane), it’s just…loud. The only way to calm your mind enough to catch some z’s before the sun rises is to drown out the hustle and bustle of your brain with music, but the problem is that most headphones aren’t exactly comfortable to wear when you’re laying down.

If you don’t like using a speaker because your walls are paper thin and you’re a considerate neighbor, or you just prefer to hear every note as crisply as possible, you’re going to need a more comfortable option. These Gen 3 Bedphones might make sleeping with headphones on a less painful experience as they’re less than 1/4” thick, and use memory wire ear hooks to make sure they fit exactly as you want them to. Of course, even being as thin as they are may still be a bit too uncomfortable for some people.

These will plug into your music-playing device through a 3.5mm headphone jack, which means you’ll need to keep your device near your head. There’s also an app for iOS and Android that will automatically shut your music off when you fall asleep. One of the newer features is that it is now equipped with an in-line mic and a button to let you control music and handle calls for those of you who want to use these as more than a sleep aid. This $59.99 purchase comes with replacement foams, a carrying case, and a satin eye mask.

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NURA Headphones are over-ear, in-ear, and calibrated specifically to you

We’re all about that bass, but to be honest, we like to hear treble and midtones too. It’s easy to sink tons of money into headphones that say they’ll give you the best audio quality around. Of course, they’re usually giving you the best audio quality for their price point. If you’re an avid gamer, lover of music, or work in a field that requires you to be able to decipher each aspect of sound in great detail, you’re going to need to sink some serious cash into your headphones.

If you are one such person, then you know how important it is to hear every aspect of sound as clearly as possible. NURA is combining ear cups and in-ear headphones with some serious software to make sure you not only hear the sound, but hear it attuned to your specific hearing profile through soundwave technology. This means you’re not only going to hear your sound, but feel it too as the bass will be bumping through the cups while the high tones come in through the buds.

This plugs into your lightning/USB port of your phone, and will have you listen to tones while it calibrates for about 30 seconds. It measures the feint sound that comes out of your ear from hearing something, so once it understands how you hear things, it will adjust everything you hear through the headphones from then on regardless of what app or program it’s in. You can even have multiple profiles if you want to let your friends borrow it, though you probably won’t because they’re in-ear. These will cost you around $199, and will give you the perks of getting custom headphones without having to be an audiophile to find them.

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The CoWatch was built to make life easier

Wearable technology is a pretty big industry right now, and if you’re interested, you have to wade through a swamp of choices that range from awesome to terrible. While you want the most bang for your buck, you also have to take how it looks into account, as something you’re going to wear every day is going to factor in to your style. While there are tons of options already on the market, it wouldn’t be a proper Monday if there wasn’t a new and improved version on a crowdfunding site.

After you’ve read about smartwatches enough, you come to expect some measure of fitness tracking, customizable features, and app integration. The CoWatch has all of that, is affordable, and will work with Alexa, Amazon’s voice-recognition software. This houses a dual-core processor (1.2GHz), 1GB RAM, 8GB of memory, and has a battery that will last for around 32 hours in always-on mode.

This will play nicely with iOS and Android alike, and thanks to Alexa integration you’ll be able to do everything from controlling your smart home to ordering an Uber. You’ll be able to get this in either carbon black or mineral silver stainless steel, and there are similarly colored metal bands and ink black, dark coffee, or charcoal grey leather bands to choose from as well. You can pay $208 to get a watch and two bands, or you can pay $310 and get two watches for you and a friend.

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The Snooperscope gives your smartphone night-vision, for better or worse

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When walking at night, are you the type of person who waits for their eyes to adjust to the light, or do you prefer to have a flashlight with you? Both feel a bit ominous at times in completely different ways, mainly because we can’t see a full picture of everything that’s in front of us. If you could see it all whether it’s day or night, would you want to?

If that was met with a quick yes, then the Snooperscope will be an item worth looking into. This is an attachment for your phone or tablet that will let you see in low or no light situations. It uses special optics to let you see the world of night in a green tint. This would be useful for nighttime wildlife watching, action or sport cameras, or ghost hunters who want to see what goes bump in the night. For that last one, we all hope the answer is nothing.

This runs through WiFi peer-to-peer connection, giving you secure H.264 compressed video feed. It has its own battery which will continue working for up to 4 hours, and won’t be draining your device in the process. To use this, simply connect it to your smartphone and be on your way. You can also configure it for sound or motion detection while leaving it on a stationary tripod where it will send you an email if anything causes a stir. This works with iOS and Android, and will cost you $139, coming in black, white, green, and camo.

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The iPhone Lumee Case makes perfect selfies, every time

Your phone has a wonderful little light on the back that is perfect for illuminating group pictures or guiding you around at night. However, when you want to take a selfie, there’s not a light on the front, and the forward-facing camera is usually not as great of quality as the one on the back. That being said, having less light and not as great a camera means you’re going to get pictures that aren’t what you’d want them to be.

If you want perfect photos every time, then you’re going to need extra help in the light department. The Lumee Phone Case can help you get the results you want, as it provides you with a bright light that will fill in all the shadows on your face. It thankfully comes with a variable dimmer, which you can change to fit your surroundings by holding down the on/off button.

This light is powered by a lithium-ion battery inside the durable plastic case which can keep lighting up your face for up to 36 hours on the lowest setting. This could also be used as a flashlight if for some reason the light on the back of your phone isn’t enough. Since this was designed by a photographer for the sole purpose of taking amazing pictures, this is going to cost you a whopping $49.95. There are options for black, white, and rose colored cases, and you can get different models at various prices for different types of phones aside from the 5 or 5S.

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