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There are some moments in life where the old and the new meet, and retro is always in vogue – it is just a matter of which particular era that should take centrestage at that point in time. Well, the $39.99 iRecorder would be an interesting play of bridging both the old and the new, as it looks like one of those Retro Cassette Players, except that in reality, it carries a very different function – by being a portable speaker for the iPhone.
The iRecorder would play nice with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, anything older than the iPhone 4 would not work. Oh yeah, and one more thing – no longer do you need to keep a pencil around the house handy, as the iRecorder will not eat your tape. Those who grew up in the era where cassette tapes were the most popular choice for listening to music would be able to identify with me. The iRecorder would run on a trio of AA batteries, and connects to your iPhone via the standard issue 3.5mm plug. One thing that bugs me though, the gaudy color in which it comes in does not really appeal to my taste, how about you?
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We express ourselves in many different ways. Some need an outlet such as art or a physical activity to vent their emotions. Perhaps one of the most widely used methods though, is music. Listening to music is how we show others what we think of the world, how we’re feeling on a particular day, or in a specific moment. Most of the time though, it’s the music that other people have created, but has an element that we can relate to. What if you could create your own music, and didn’t even need an instrument to do so?
Much in the same way that we move to the beat of a song, the AUUG Motion Synth will allow you to create music based on your movements. It’s sort of the reverse of ‘feeling a song’. All you need is an iPhone or iPod Touch, and the Motion Synth will do the rest. There are three components of the Motion Synth you’ll need to make this work (excluding your phone), and it consists of the AUUG grip, app, and cloud.
The AUUG grip gives your phone a place to sit so that you don’t need to hold onto it. The app responds to intuitive natural movements, which means it will lessen the time it takes to start making something that sounds like music to your ears. The cloud will allow you to share presets with other AUUG Synth users, discuss techniques, and see tutorials. As it is motion-based, the sky is quite literally the limit when it comes to what you can create.This will cost you anywhere from $68-78 should you feel like dancing to the beat of your own drum.
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AUUG Motion Synth will turn movements into music
There are plenty of occasions where you might want to get a video of yourself. Whether it be a teacher recording a lecture. An aspiring singer that wants to “see” their own performance. Some kids practicing school presentations. A couple wanting to dabble in making a… well, you get the idea. Recording yourself can be awkward at best, and sometimes there simply isn’t anyone around to capture the action for you.
Welcome the Swivl, allowing you to easily record yourself, and follow your actions, using a nifty wireless marker. While recording, you just need to hold the marker, clip it to your clothes, or in the event that clothes are not available, you can wear it around your neck for both optimum sound quality, and fabulous image capture. The marker also allows you to start and stop your recording from almost anywhere in the room.
If you always wanted to shoot great looking videos of yourself with your iPhone or iPod Touch, this is the gadget for you. Using the specially designed marker device, and the included swiveling base, your iDevice will now be able to automatically follow you horizontally, vertically and it’ll provide your “show” with fantastic sound quality.
Swivl lets you you keep yourself in the picture, even with no one behind the camera. Just pair the wireless marker with the base, and connect your device and start shooting. The Swivl Complete Personal Cameraman base will smoothly follow your every move up to 33 feet away. It goes 360 degrees horizontally, 10 degrees down, and 20 degrees up vertically.
So the next time you want to watch yourself on screen, or make your next FaceTime chat a professional video event, or simply give that special someone the perfect Christmas present, head over to amazon.com and get the Swivl Personal Cameraman, for under 200 bucks. I’m ready for my close up!
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Swivl – Your Own Personal Cameraman
Seems like headphones are all the rage this holiday season, all sorts of high dollar, over the ear headgear, or even special, custom made silicone earbuds. Most of them are way over-the-top in terms of cost, so they’re not going to be handed out to too many people on my Christmas list. I have to find something with cool-factor, that’s not going to break the bank.
Check out Tooks (pronouced two-ks) Hats, a new take on your classic winter hat, Tooks are a 100% acrylic beanie style hat, with high quality removable headphones built right inside. Giving you a fashionable beanie look, while providing you with amazing comfort, excellent sound quality, and freedom from bulky headphones or pesky earbuds, and, oh yeah… warmth.
Tooks feature small, (1.5 inch) very slim, removable headphones that are inserted into the inner layers of your comfy hat, and then adjusted to fit directly over your ears, with a small piece of velcro helping to keep them in place, and they’re also removable, so when the time comes, your hat can be washed.
Tooks come with a standard 3.5 mm connection plug, a 56 inch cord, and fits most folks ages 13 and up. Tooks come in many different colors and styles, with most prices right around 25 bucks. Perfect. If some Tooks Hats fit your gift giving needs, go ahead and get some at amazon.com.
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Tooks – Hats You Can Hear
The iPhone and iPod touch do come with above average camera sensors where a smartphone or smart mobile device is concerned, and we have seen some pretty stunning image compositions captured in the hands of a skilled photographer. The thing is, what would happen if you had additional tools to help you out so that you can increase the quality of your shots even further? This is where the olloclip Macro 3-in-1 photo lens solution comes in handy, where you can now shoot great looking close up shots with the iPhone 5s as well as 5th generation iPod touch, all for $69.99 a pop.
There will be a trio of different macro lenses available – 21x, 14x, and 7x macro magnification, so that you will end up with the right kind of detail level that you have always wanted. After all, looking at things from a different perspective will more often than not open up your mind to something new and fresh. With the olloclip Marco, you will be able to examine small objects such as coins, stamps, rocks, relics, insects, plants, gems, circuit boards, and even your own skin, looking at those with a renewed sense of wonder. It is also tiny enough to be stashed into your pocket or palm of your hand, and will play nice with a host of popular apps where among them include Instagram, Facebook and iPhone’s Camera, iPhoto and iMovie built-in apps.
The trio of high-powered macro lenses found in the olloclip Macro happen to be engineered with a grand total of half a dozen elements, allowing it to deliver additional edge-to-edge clarity, greater depth of field, nicely diffused light on the image, less pincushion distortion and a higher degree of bokeh, which is also better described as aesthetic blur in out-of-focus areas. The extremely high magnification will be able to let you focus in on details and textures which are not seen with the naked eye easily. Any takers?
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Olloclip 3-in-1 photo lens for your iPhone 5s and iPod touch
Oh, you’ve done it, and you know who you are. Out with friends, down at the beach, at your friendly neighborhood bar. You’ve pursed your lips, or stuck out your tongue while holding your iPhone at arms length and snapped a picture of yourself. Yup, the selfie… a powerful enough phenomenon to be named Oxford Dictionaries’ word for the year.
The tradition started almost a decade ago, and it hasn’t changed much, until now. Welcome The Selfie, a brand new gadget that brings your amateur self portraits to a whole new level. Forget about trying to stretch your arm like a rubber band in order to fit everyone in, or awkward overhead arm placements, bad focus or weird cropping, The Selfie is an iDevice shutter trigger attached to a 4 and a half foot cord that lets you place your phone in almost any position to get the shot you really wanted!
Simple to use, you just take the cable and plug it into your headphone jack, open up camera mode, put on your best duck lips and snap your photo, or even a video, and then post them to any (or all) of your favorite social media sites. No software, no learning curve, no installation… just fun.
So if you’re looking for the perfect little stocking stuffer for your Selfie-obsessed best friend, kid, office mate, or teacher, look no further. My daughter loves it! Find yours in one of five different colors, for under 20 bucks, at amazon.com.
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The Selfie – Hot New Phone Accessory
It’s holiday time. A time when we often get to see friends and relatives that we haven’t had a chance to catch up with all year. Time for family dinners, parties…and pictures. I’m never in the pictures, because I’m the designated picture-taker. Someday, my little girl is going to wonder where I was during all her milestone moments, I’ll explain that I was always there, I was just behind the camera!
Well, I have a New Years Resolution, this coming year I’m going to be in on all the action. Check out The Podo, a wireless Bluetooth camera that can stick anywhere. Podo can stick to a wall, allow you to “check yourself out” at every angle, and then remotely snap the pic.Take group shots, family pics, covert images, or selfies. Never again will you have to leave yourself out of the memories.
Using the Podo is easy enough, simply stick Podo on the wall and open the associated app (Android and iOS) preview your poses, and snap the shots remotely over Bluetooth, now you are ready to edit, add some special effects and then share your photos on all your favorite social media sites.
Podo will take an 8 megapixel image and it will record HD video clips. The case features an LED ring to indicate status and shutter timer, and an on board accelerometer will keep you shooting straight. The battery will last a full day of normal use and the camera charges via micro-USB. Unfortunately, Podo isn’t available just yet, but you should keep an eye on their website at mypodo.com because for under 40 bucks, this could be fun.
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There are iPhone speaker docks, and then there are iPhone speaker docks. The $8,500 Formula One Speaker Dock would definitely fall into the latter category, where the entire iPhone speaker dock has been made from a material that is not easily found – that is, using the exhaust manifold of a Formula One race car that is no longer in used. This particular iPhone speaker dock has been specially crafted in Modena, Italy, which is the city which many have already touted to be the cradle of Italian race car innovation.
It uses either left or right manifold of a retired eight-cylinder F1 engine of your choice, where among them would include a 1978 Cosworth DFV, 2006 Renault RS26, and 2007 Ferrari 056, among others. Within the openings of the manifold’s four headpipes, there will be neodymium magnets, a couple of silk-dome, 70-watt tweeters and two PPM-cone, 70-watt mid-range speakers each in order to deliver clear highs and mids. At the end of the manifold’s collector tube, you will find a doped-paper cone 140-watt active subwoofer that is being driven by a high-density flux ferrite which will pump out booming bass. This particular iPhone speaker dock will play nice only with iPhones and iPods with 30-pin connectors.
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Give the joy of Apple accessories to the Apple lover in your world. Whether phone or pad or pod – they will be suited up with the latest gadgetry to let their device continue to rule their world.
- amPen (TM) Ultra-sensitive Capacitive Stylus$5.95
- Rapid Car Charger + FM Radio Transmitter$6.90
- 10 ft. Cable for iPad & iPhone$14.99
- Binocular Adapter For iPhone 5$17.99
- iDuck – Bathtub Music$29.99
- iClassic Phone Docking Station$39.99
- Bluetooth Tablet Station with Wireless Keyboard$39.99
- Converge – USB Charging Hub$39.99
- Stick-N-Find Bluetooth Location Tracker$49.99
- The Wireless File Sharing Hard Drive$49.99
- PowerPak+ High Capacity Portable Charger$54.99
- The Call Me Gloves$79.95
- iConvert Scanner for iPad Tablet$79.99
- Pocket Projector$98.00
- The iPad Charging Floor Stand$99.95
- Virtual Keyboard$99.99
- HAPIfork Bluetooth®-Enabled Smart Fork$99.99
- Romo – The Smartphone Robot$149.99
- WiFi Photo Cube Portable Printer$179.99
- The Inductive iPad Charging System$349.95
Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery unveiled for those who want something different in portable gaming
The name Logitech itself does invoke a sense of respect when it comes to computer peripherals, as this particular company has certainly come a long way from making functional mice as well as tiny speakers to accompany your computer. In fact, Logitech has also thrown itself into the gaming peripheral scene with a fair number of interesting efforts that are able to duke it out with the very best in the industry. The mobile scene, too, has changed its face over the years and have gotten a whole lot more complicated than the standard issue Game & Watch from Nintendo. This time around, Logitech has announced the new PowerShell Controller + Battery that offers a unique portable gaming perspective.
Of course, you would first need to own an iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, or iPod touch (5th generation) that runs on iOS 7, before you are able to enjoy the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery. Basically, with Logitech’s latest offering, it will be able to transform your compatible iOS7 device into a pocket sized mobile console. Needless to say, there is one particular drawback for all portable consoles, and that would be a lack of battery life. You would be pleased to hear that the PowerShell Controller + Battery from Logitech would not be a vampire and sap juice from your device, but rather, it will have the ability to double your play time thanks to its on board battery.
This can be considered to be a first-of-its-kind mobile gaming console, where all you need to do is to insert your compatible iPhone or iPod touch into the controller just like how you would do with a standard issue case, and you are good to go. Expect to enjoy a familiar console experience with this puppy thanks to the inclusion of a D-pad, shoulder triggers and face buttons. Delivery of this bad boy is expected to happen next month.