Its here! You can feel the chill in the air, the leaves are beginning to change colors, and just like that, Autumn is upon us. Soon the kids will dress up as little ghouls and goblins and come knocking for Halloween candies. I love everything about the Fall, and look forward to decorating, and most of all, to making our Jack-o-lanterns. I’m thinking of of taking our pumpkins to the next level this year…
Check out the limited edition LittleBits Hack-O-Lantern. The simple Halloween pumpkin kit that lets your pumpkins illuminate by sound. LittleBits has been around for a while, and makes a wide variety of modular electronic toy kits for kids, so it’s not a shocker that this Halloween they’re taking aim at our pumpkins. Now your little ghouls can enjoy making a sound-activated jack-o-lantern with only three “Bits” from LittleBits, that include a bright LED light, the power source and the sound trigger, now your orange masterpiece will be able to light up when you clap!
Littlebits also offers another treat this holiday, allowing you to use LittleBits to turn an existing portrait or picture into the perfect haunted house accessory! Creep out Family and friends by making a set of eyes in a portrait blink as they walk by. Use a real photograph, a magazine picture, or even create your own. Excellent! I can display that year round.
Each LittleBits kit is available for a limited time, and will ship in time for your Halloween (if you order soon) Watch some videos, or get in on the spooky action at littlebits.cc. Kits start at only around 29 bucks. Trick or Treat!
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For those who happen to love different kinds of audio products, here is something that you might want consider the next time you are in the market for a Bluetooth speaker. After all, not all Bluetooth speakers are created equal – and here we are with the OM/ONE Bluetooth speaker, which is the first levitating Bluetooth speaker of its kind in the world. Pre-sales of it has been announced, after having raised more than $800,000 in its crowdfunding campaign, taking less than eight weeks to do so.
For those who would want to have it delivered to you in time for the holidays, you can place a pre-order for the OM/ONE before October 29th – and also to be on the receiving end of free domestic shipping to boot. Right now, the OM/ONE levitating Bluetooth speaker happens to be available for pre-order in the black or white edition, and it will be 100% portable thanks to an internal lithium-ion battery which is capable of lasting up to a whopping 15 hours. As a listener, all that you need to do is to pair it up with any Bluetooth device out there for instant music streaming.
In addition, listeners are able to stream music from apps including the likes of Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music, and Slacker, among others. David DeVillez, Founder and CEO at OM Audio, shared, “We have been overwhelmed with support and positive feedback from our community and have worked around the clock to be sure we can get OM/ONE into the hands of our supporters in time for the holidays. Thanks to the support, we’ve created a listening experience that’s sure to turn heads.”
The OM/ONE is capable of outputting a full 110 decibels thanks to its 3-watt RMS amplifier. Also, the OM/ONE will boast of an industry leading battery life without having to sacrifice any kind of audio performance. Listeners will be able to enjoy the OM/ONE by itself, or to have it pair up with another OM/ONE model so that your ears get to enjoy true stereo sound. A single button would allow you to have it power on/off, pair/dis-pair and answer call/hang-up. Expect to fork out $199 for the OM/ONE on pre-sale, where you can also pair up a couple of OM/ONEs for $398.
When it comes to a comfortable pair of headphones, there are definitely a slew options out there in the market. The thing is, which particular model do you think you need to pick in order to bring your listening experience to the next level? Here we are with the spanking new pair of SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones, where Bose claims that it delivers a totally new level of performance where Bluetooth headphones are concerned. Sporting crisp, powerful sound, a slew of new features, as well as a design which is not only lighter, it is also a whole lot more comfortable compared to a regular pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Just what kind of features does it carry? For starters, it will boast of a rather potent combination of Bose Active Equalization as well as TriPort technology, where they will mix well in order to deliver a smoother and more balanced sound. Not only that, there are mid-high frequencies which sound a whole lot more natural, and low-frequencies that are featured in detail and in full. You will be able to capture calls, enjoy a video, watch a movie or tune in to some music, all without having to be tethered to some sort of cable or wire.
In a nutshell, the new Bose SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones would allow you to be heard as well as hear, regardless of your physical location at that point in time. It will boast of a new two-microphone system that rejects distractions such as wind, allowing callers to hear just what you are saying – and then some. The sounds around you would be less as well, as the presence of Adaptive Audio Adjustment technology would be able to automatically change the volume level depending on speech level as well as ambient noise. You can then move from a quiet building to a busy street, all without having to say, “Beg your pardon?” to the other person on the line.
Expect the SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones to hook up to a couple of devices simultaneousat a time and let you switch between each, so you can watch a video from your tablet while staying connected to your smartphone. Simple voice prompts identify who is calling, battery status and source connection. With commands on the earcup, you’re in control without using your phone.
Choose from black or white shades, where they can be charged via USB and delivers up to 15 hours of listening on a full charge. If you happen to be in a hurry, however, a simple 15 minute charge is able to deliver up to two hours of listening pleasure.
When it comes to high quality audio devices, you know for sure that there are several names on which you are able to count on, and Bose would be one of them. This time around, Bose has made a new announcement, where it will then usher in the SoundLink range of mobile audio solutions with the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker in which it is deemed to be the most affordable SoundLink speaker from Bose to date. With the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker, it will deliver renowned Bose performance alongside a brand new functionality and style. Let us take a closer look at this unique Bluetooth speaker, shall we?
First of all, the SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker happens to boast of a completely new SoundLink design. It will tip the scales at a mere 500 grams, where it measures 12.7cm wide, 5.3cm deep and 13.4cm high in oder to allow it to fit in easily into just about any handbag – or manbag, for that matter. The brilliant engineers over at Bose have managed to merge exclusive dual-opposing passive radiators alongside a pair of high-efficiency transducers which enable them to deliver full range sound, alongside deep, low-note performance. Thanks to its size and performance, the SoundLink Color speaker is a tiny wonder, as it would allow you to enjoy out-loud listening in a portable, powerful and fun manner. It relies on Bluetooth connectivity to hook up to a compatible device like a smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and voice prompts can be used for setup as well as inform of which particular source is connected.
To make matters all the more impressive, the SoundLink Color speaker is capable of remembering the last eight devices which have been paired. It will then automatically hook up to the two most recently used Bluetooth enabled device when switched on, and even better yet is your ability to switch between the two without missing a beat. While essential controls happen to be on the product; there is an extra 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input which offers added versatility.
Expect its lithium-ion battery to last for up to 8 hours of non-stop playback when fully charged, and it can be fully recharged with most USB power sources in as little as three hours. Choose from Black, White, Blue, Red and Mint colors.
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There are a few different ways to listen to music with your headphones on. You can turn the volume down and half-listen to the world around you, turn it full blast and act like you’re not dancing your socks off in your head, or turn it up and dance like no one’s looking. If you prefer to do the latter of those three, chances are you’re going to want a headset that isn’t going to tangle you in a mess of wires.
If you want to hear your tunes crisply and look stylish while doing so, then you’re going to love the Jabra Move. It is a simple, clean, over-the-ear design that comes in blue, black, or red. Through this headset, you can chat on the phone or pump up the jams for up to 8 hours thanks to the rechargeable battery. It connects to a music player through Bluetooth, so any enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop will do just fine. The most obvious usage is likely going to be your phone, since they stress the option to take calls while on-the-go.
If you find yourself in a situation where you’d rather be plugged directly into your music player, there is an included 3.5mm rubber cable. There is a microphone in the left ear cup, and there are buttons that will allow you to control your music and calls located on the exterior of the ear cup. This is said to be ultra lightweight, and costs $99.99. Should these be as great as they advertise, they would be a fair purchase for those who just can’t help but groove.
Available for purchase on Amazon
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We do take security very seriously these days – after all, you can never quite tell just when someone is going to break into your home, or if the maid whom you have hired and looks as though she is simply the warmest person you have met is actually harboring some suicidal thoughts when you are not around, having a closed circuit camera in the home or at the office is always useful. Sure, there are always privacy concerns to worry about, but you can always place such CCTVs in strategic locations without recording anyone in their more personal moments. Having said that, D-Link has just announced that they will start to ship their spanking new HD Indoor Mini Dome Camera, also known as the DCS-6004L if model numbers are your cup of tea, and this particular device is capable of delivering high quality video in a compact dome form factor.
Just how good is the alleged quality? Well, we are looking at a resolution count of 1,280 x 800 pixels, where it will be accompanied by the likes of a built-in microphone in order to pick up whatever noises or conversation in the background, as well as boasting of an integrated infrared illumination that will allow it to see – even in complete darkness, now how about that? There are also other features found in this HD Indoor Mini Dome Camera that will include an audio port which enables it to hook up to an external speaker and PoE (Power over Ethernet) for convenient single cable installation.
This new HD Indoor Mini Dome Camera will target small businesses and residential locations, thanks to its compact size and interchangeable white and black cases that make it more than an ideal solution for adding surveillance to any indoor location. There is also a built-in microSD memory card slot for local “in-camera” recording of event-triggered video, while snapshots can also be viewed later on through a web browser. Apart from that, one will find H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG video compression, multiple independent streaming profiles and ONVIF compliance.
Accompanying it would be the included D-ViewCam software that allows users to view, manage and record up to 32 cameras on a single computer from a central location, in addition to be on the receiving end of e-mail alerts should there be motion or digital input devices be detected. The asking price? $289.99 for some peace of mind, any takers?
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There’s no question that the world has gone high tech. Kids want toys that are “connected” they learn via the electronic screen. Kids see toys, and want to know what it is they do, and at first glance, you may wonder if something is being lost, like the art of creativity? I think that times are changing, and changing quickly. Gadgets for kids will help them keep up, and gadgets made just for kids can leave parents with their sanity.
Check out the New InnoTab MAX, now featuring a powerful dual-core CPU and a high resolution 7″ multi-touch screen, the InnoTab MAX is VTech’s fastest Wi-Fi tablet yet. Made with your kids in mind, the new InnoTab MAX is built to grow with your child, and provide them with years of learning fun, and it still leaves you in the drivers seat, completely in control of all their content, and with your own electronics safely in hand.
InnoTab MAX includes the 2nd generation version of Premium VTech Kid Connect, at no additional charge. This exciting feature allows you to exchange voice and text messages, photos, drawings, and fun stickers in real time between your child’s tablet and your smartphone. Premium VTech Kid Connect is loaded with things designed to delight your child, but keeping security in mind, including things like parent-controlled family group chat, approved contact lists, approved groups, and One Touch Sharing, that lets you post your child’s drawings directly to your Facebook account. (oh, your friends will be thrilled)
So if a fast and powerful, kid friendly tablet is on somebody’s holiday list this coming season, look no further, The InnoTab MAX is packed with the user experience of an adult tablet, with all the educational value and safety controls that kids need, and should fit the bill very nicely. InnoTab MAX has just been released, is recommended for kids from 3 – 9 and is retailing for only $109.99 at amazon.com.
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When it comes to the TV series Doctor Who, you can be sure that you will run into fans of all different age groups as well as gender, and that does not matter. The more, the merrier, but when it comes to actually identifying the different kinds of Doctor Who collectibles that will be able to resonate with you, that can be a little bit more tricky. Case in point, if the little princess in your home too, has picked up the nuances of Doctor Who and would like to parade her passion for this particular TV series, what can you get here that suits her age? Enter the $15.99 TARDIS Light-Up Headband of course.
Wearing this would obviously turn her into a TARDIS with an attitude, as it arrives in the form of an adorable light up headband. Not only that, there is also an on-off switch that is located on the side of the lamp housing to help you get started, and it will be powered by a pair of LR41 batteries. You can rest assured in the knowledge that this is an officially licensed Doctor Who merchandise, allowing you to shake off accusations of purchasing bootleg products with consummate ease. This blue headband comes with a smooth underside, and it is made out of plastic. This is definitely one of the more docile TARDIS collectible that we have come across.
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It does look as though life gets pretty much monotonous after a while, and the search for the next big thing tends to require something which is whole lot more outrageous than before, prior to it picking up the relevant amount of attention along the way. Well, if you have ever gone for some adrenaline pumping activities like bungee jumping and tried describing the experience to your friends, a thesaurus might not do you justice – which is why it is better to record the entire jump. What better way to do so than to capture it on video for posterity? GoPro is an old hand at rugged adventure cameras, and their latest device, the high performance HERO4, has just been announced.
Basically, the GoPro HERO4 will arrive in two different editions – the GoPro HERO4 Black which will retail for $499, while the Go Pro HERO4 Silver will cost $399. Both of them will make use of GoPro’s Emmy Award-winning imaging technology that merges enhanced ease-of-use and powerful new features such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver), making it a whole lot easier and more convenient for you to capture a video selfie while you are embarking on an adrenaline pumping experience.
The GoPro HERO4 Black is touted to offer up to double the performance of its best-selling predecessor, where it is now capable of capturing cinema-quality 4K video at 30 frames per second, 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at a blistering 120fps, which more or less does way with the rolling shutter issue in many scenarios, all the while paving the way for time-bending slow motion effects. Not only that, the HERO4 Black will also come with an entirely redesigned audio system which will be able to capture high fidelity sound with twice the dynamic range of previous models. There will also be other enhancements such as improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface, making this the highest performance GoPro to date.
As for the GoPro HERO4 Silver, it comes with similar professional image quality as the HERO4 Black, although it lacks some of the higher performance video capture modes such as 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p at 120fps. There is a brilliant built-in touch display though, paving the way for convenience and ease-of-use.
Expect the spanking new GoPro HERO4 line to arrive this coming October 5.
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While much focus has been placed on the recent slew of smartwatch releases, such as the Motorola Moto 360 as well as the Apple Watch, this does not mean that a regular timepiece that you wear on your wrist no longer has any more value. No sir, far from it – in fact, here we are with what is known as the Kisai Vortex, which is a unique watch as it sports a spiraling time display that is located right under a sleek concave lens.
Not only that, the Kisai Vortex prides itself in being a limited edition touchscreen watch that will boast a slew of other features. There will be a couple of time zones that will help frequent travelers keep track of the time at home as well as what the exact time it is right there and then with but a single glance. You will also be able to know just what date it is after crossing way too many time zones to keep count, and there is also an alarm function, some animation, a light up LED as well as audio feedback – all of it housed within a stainless steel case.
Right now, the Kisai Vortex can be yours for just $179 with free shipping thrown into the mix, and this offer is good until October 2nd, 11am Japan time – whereby after that, do expect to see the price gain a jump.
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