For those of you out there who absolutely cannot live without music, and need to have some sort of tunes playing in the background, be it over a pair of headphones or via a speaker, then it might do you some good to actually invest in a decent portable speaker One that would fit in line with your hectic traveling lifestyle, all the while delivering audio quality that is above the par, surprising even naysayers and the like. The $39.99 X-Mini WE might not look like much at first glance, but that would be making the mistake of judging the proverbial book by its cover.
In fact, this next generation of X-Mini speakers happens to be a portable Bluetooth micro speaker that can kick some serious audio butt, as it boasts of connectivity options that keep up with the times and then some such as Bluetooth 3.0 as well as NFC. This means you no longer need to rely on pesky wires and cables to get in the way of your listening pleasure, where it has up to 5 hours of standard playback on a full battery charge on average.
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Don’t you wish for the times when life was so much easier? If your PC game needs to play back sound, then get a sound card. It needs better graphics, purchase a superior graphics card than the one you have running today. Stuff were much more hands-on back then, and it was more or less considered a prerequisite for you to be able to take apart a computer and put it back again, not to mention making your own hardware upgrades and installations instead of the no-brainer plug-and-play scenario today. Sure, technology is a whole lot more accessible, but along the way, it would have also lost its mystery. If you want a plug and play sound card that offers more than what the integrated soundchip on your motherboard does, things do not get any easier than the Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2 USB sound card.
The Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2 USB sound card happens to be able to deliver a true-to-life 3D audio soundstage, and noiseless recordings for podcasts and video conferencing. It will play nice with a slew of analog headsets and earbuds, where your ears will be able to enjoy powerful audio via SBX Pro Studio technology, full audio settings customization via Sound Blaster Play! 2 Control Panel, and optimized profiles for select earphone brands. Gamers will be able to find that the Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2 USB sound card resonates with them, since the proprietary Scout Mode technology allows one to hear their enemies before their enemies hear them, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in a deathmatch or RTS scenario. However, one must ask themselves – what happens when both parties use the Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2 USB sound card? Does this cancel out the benefit?
The Creative Sound Blaster Play! 2 USB sound card will support both Windows OS and Mac OS platforms, and it will be priced at SGD$29 a pop when it arrives later this month.
Picture it, you’re rushing to pay your credit card at the last minute, or looking to check out on the auction site you’re so fond of, but you’re on a different computer. You know the one… the one that doesn’t have your passwords saved! Thus begins the endless, lost password scenario. Everything is password protected these days, let’s look at a brand new way to handle that.
Check out MyIDkey, the most complete solution for managing your passwords and protecting your files. MyIDkey is meant to be carried with you, on your keychain, and uses cool biometric technology to authenticate your identity, and safely display all your password information on the go. Using military grade encryption, your MyIDkey unlocks with the swipe of your finger, and will even self-erase if the fingerprint security feature of the password vault is breached.
MyIDkey not only guards your precious passwords with a unique fingerprint scanner, it also connects to your devices via WiFi, USB or Bluetooth, has a voice search feature so you can find what you need effortlessly, and it provides you with 16 GB of storage for important files, folders or photos. Simply download the mobile app, enter your information and passwords, connect MyIDkey with your devices, then swipe with your finger to authenticate, and everything you need is displayed on the screen.
MyIDkey also stores confidential files and folders, like passports and banking information, credit card numbers and insurance documents. MyIDkey helps you manage all your sensitive information in one place, safely and securely. Who can out a price on that? So if you’d like to start using proper passwords, and safeguard your identity, and all of your personal data , MyIDkey might be just what you’re looking for. Visit myidkey.com to buy one for around 250 bucks, or just to learn more about MyIDkey’s other impressive features.
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Swann Security is no stranger when it comes to security monitoring, and this time around, they have yet another device that will cater to those who would love to perform a covert operation from time to time. I am referring to the HD RemoteCam, which is the latest device from their range of covert recording devices. The HD RemoteCam was specially designed to look like that of a standard issue car remote complete with a keychain to boot, as you go about your business discreetly recording your target in high definition glory, not to mention it being full well capable of snapping photos as well as capturing audio with but a single push of a button. Once done, you can even opt to share what was recorded onto different websites.
The HD RemoteCam itself would come with an integrated microphone as well as a fixed focus lens which is capable of capturing full color, high definition 1280×720p AVI video in addition to still photos (at 1600 x 1200 pixels resolution). In order to snap a photo, just press the record button quickly and the lens will get the job done, and if you prefer to get a video recording of whatever’s happening at that point in time, then you can always hold the button to record video. Doing so would allow the HD RemoteCam to start shooting video, where it will also continue to do so until you press the very same button again.
The presence of an LED light would inform you that the power is turned on, but whenever you perform a video recording session, this very same LED light would be turned off in order to let you discreetly go about your business without letting your cover slip. Each HD RemoteCam will arrive with a 2GB microSD memory card to help you get started right out of the box, but that is a paltry amount in this day and age, leaving you with just 20 minutes of video. For those who want to maximize their recording time, it would be better to purchase your very own memory card, especially those that can go all the way to 32GB.
Once the recording is complete, just transfer the relevant videos and photos to your computer via USB, with the option to share them on the likes of Facebook and YouTube. The $69.99 HD RemoteCam would have a recording time of 60 minutes per full battery charge.
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When you can hear every note and word of a song, it’s easy to be immersed in it. Hearing muffled versions of our tunes when our headphones or ear buds crap out only serves to make us a tad crazy. If you’re accustomed to constant quality sound like what you would get out of your home computer setup, then you know how annoying ear buds constantly falling out or putting themselves in awkward positions in your ear can be.
If you prefer over-ear headphones, then why subject yourself to anything other than that just because you’re using your smartphone? The ATH-AX5iS SonicFuel Over-Ear Heaphones can make your daily music dosage all the better. These were meant for smartphones, and have 40mm drivers that can pack a decent punch. These have cushy earpads, and a headband which is said to be comfortable for extended wear. The cord is flat, which somehow means tangle-free (if it’s a cord, it will find a way to tangle itself).
As these are meant for mobile devices, they needed to have a more portable aspect to them, so the earcups are capable of folding flat, and this set comes with a carrying case. They are made of ABS plastic with aluminum accents, and are available in black or gun-metal grey. There is an in-line microphone, as well as volume and track controls so you can take calls in between jamming out. These will cost you around $90, but won’t be available until this summer.
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You know what they say, a wounded animal who is cornered as its most dangerous, and some folks out there are willing to cut off the nose to spite the face. When you have run out of options in a NERF fight, there is still hope to take down everyone else around you – regardless of whether they are friends or allies, and you can do so with the $99.99 NERF Nuke which will definitely be regarded as the BFG of the NERF world the next time you sit around a campfire and regale one another with war stories of your NERF exploits.
The NERF Nuke will be able to deliver what we like to call “mutually-assured NERF destruction”, as this functions as the NERF weapon to end all NERF wars. In fact, the NERF Nuke works this way – it will be able to shoot 80 NERF darts in every direction, where you can opt to hold it up in the air as a “grenade”, throw it up in the general direction of the enemy, or to make use of the included high-powered launcher, the choice is yours. These NERF darts will be sent speeding all over the place at a range of up to 30 feet, now how about that? Happy April Fool’s!
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NERF Nuke is the BFG of the NERF world
Do we all remember learning how to brush our teeth? In my day that meant those little red disclosing tablets that you would chew, and they would leave bright red stains on the teeth you neglected. My kiddo should know how to brush, but I’m not sure she gets the consequences of not doing it properly. Of course modern technology has a solution…Check out Kolibree, a cool new gadget designed to help you brush smarter. Used like your regular toothbrush, Kolibree sends real-time data directly to your smartphone. Easily check to see if you’ve brushed for long enough, or brushed in all the right places, using intelligent sensors and connected technology. Yup, its a Bluetooth toothbrush with a nifty associated app.
Kolibree’s toothbrush actually contains a sensor that can track the areas of your mouth that you’re brushing, and it lets you know what sections might need a little more attention. The toothbrush measures how often, and for how long you spend brushing and, if you’re not gettin’ it done, you’ll get a low brushing score. Good for kids and adults alike, Kolibree will help anyone who cares about their smile, to brush smarter.
Kolibree tells us that it’s an open platform, which means they can create limitless digital dental experiences through the use of creative apps, including games, music & video apps, healthcare & well-being apps, even interactions with your dentist. I think Kolibree will do more for kids learning to brush their teeth than a musical toothbrush and an egg timer ever did. Watch for the Kickstarter campaign sometime this summer… they’re expected to price out between 100 and 200 bucks depending which one you get. It seems like brushing your teeth might never be the same. To sign up for notices, or for more info, visit kolibree.com.
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Razer is a company that has had plenty of experience when it comes to rolling out gaming hardware that caters for high performance gamers as well as professionals. Having said that, they have also introduced their fair share of game tie-ins in the past, and it is not too different this time around with a mouse and mouse mat combo that has been stylized with design elements from Wargaming’s tank MMO action game
Razer, working hand in hand with Wargaming, where the latter happens to be the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, have announced a new range of gaming peripherals for World of Tanks, where part of the package would include a customized Razer DeathAdder mouse as well as a World of Tanks Razer Goliathus mouse mat.
The custom-designed Razer mouse will come with a well-known DeathAdder ergonomic design, where it will also boast of an aggressively orange illuminated World of Tanks logo. Virtual tank commanders will have no issues pairing the premium gaming device with a World of Tanks Razer Goliathus mouse mat, where the latter has been specially designed for those who use their gaming mice to earn a living with the required surface for steady aim.
Be an early bird and you will be able to take advantage of the first 20,000 units of both products that will include in-game bonus codes for World of Tanks, featuring the exclusive Pz. Kpfw. IV Hydraulic Tank, only available to World of Tanks Razer DeathAdder users.
Just how much of a premium would an avid fan have to fork out for the World of Tanks Razer DeathAdder? It will cost you $79.99 a pop, and having been released in 2006, it still remains as the world’s best-selling gaming mouse to-date. I am quite sure that if you already own a DeathAdder mouse, getting this would not be too much of an issue if you also happen to love World of Tanks to bits.
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In this day and age, many of the devices that we own run on battery power, and while most of us take the necessary care and precaution to recharge whatever device that we’re using the night before so that it will be ready for a full day of action afterwards, there are times when our memory fails us. Those who own the Xbox One might want to check out this Nyko Power Kit that will be able to let you achieve a literal balance of power, as it plays and charges simultaneously.
You can opt from either Regular or Plus models (which will feature either 1 or 2 batteries), and hence it does away with the need for you to purchase disposable batteries that would do our earth no good as landfills get poisoned. Do bear in mind that the Nyko Power Kit will target the Xbox One’s wireless controller, where it would come in handy during those marathon gaming sessions. I might want to recommend the Nyko Power Kit Plus though, since with this, you ought to have a fully-charged battery on hand for Xbox emergencies all the time. It plugs in straight into the USB ports on the Xbox One console, and with a Multi-LED charge indicator that shows off its charging status, you ought to be in full and total control all the time.
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Kids these days tend to spend a whole lot of time in the virtual world, instead of exploring the real world outdoors. Take away smartphones and tablets from a summer camp, and chances are you will see more restless kids than usual who have not gotten used to solitude and quietness in the middle of the woods. Well, how about getting them reacquainted with the real world with the $199.99 Kids’ Zipline? It allows you to place a zipline in your backyard, a campground, a park, or wherever decent enough for it, and is capable of supporting a kid of up to 250 lbs. I guess adults, too, are able to give it a go.
The Kids’ Zipline would feature an easily removable seat to boot, and it targets those who are aged 7 and above. It also boasts of a specially designed hardware bracket that enables both rope and seat length to change in order to make an adjustment for different riders’ height. It is nice to know that it arrives fully assembled, although it will require more than a single person to set it up. Just make sure that it is anchored to a healthy tree that measures at least 12” in diameter. Geronimo!
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