Design Out Loud! Cardboard Speakers is a cool DIY project

cardboard-speakersIt is not everyday that you purchase a pair of speakers in which you need to assemble the various parts yourself, that is for sure! Of course, it is always a whole lot easier purchasing a brand new speaker without having to go through the motions of fixing the various parts together, but where is the fun in that for all of you hands-on folks? The $24.99 Design Out Loud! Cardboard Speakers sounds (pardon the pun) like a whole lot of fun, where this entire kit will come with its fair share of markers and paint to boot.

This set of two small speakers (don’t expect to use the to rock out an entire room, that is for sure!) will help you unleash your creative juices as each design perfectly reflects the music on the mix and the mood it creates. This special kit has been designed for DIY creativity at its best, where you will make use of the markers, paint, and others to create a unique and personal set of mobile speakers. Once you are done, just plug their 3.5mm standard audio jack into your PC or device and you’re good to go.
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Nikon D3400 is a shooter that’s lightweight in nature

nikon-d3400Nikon is one name that we are all more than familiar with when it comes to digital cameras and imaging devices, and while they have had their fair share of shooters like the Nikon D750 a couple of years back, here we are with the Nikon D3400 that has just been revealed. It might be a DSLR which could turn off some folks these days due to the extremely portable nature of mirrorless cameras that are in vogue at the moment, but Nikon has ensured that the Nikon D3400 is a shooter that is lightweight in nature.

Make no bones about it, the Nikon D3400 will be an entry-level DSLR, but even so, this does not mean that one cannot capture and share some of the more amazing images out there. The spanking new Nikon D3400 will offer a simple and seamless method to share stellar images from nearly anywhere thanks to the Nikon SnapBridge. Thanks to always-on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, Nikon SnapBridge will enable photographers to transfer images from the camera to a compatible smart device.

Not only that, folks who are interested in getting their hands “dirty” when it comes to learning more about photography, the Nikon D3400 will also boast of Nikon’s acclaimed Guide Mode, where it will offer step-by-step assistance when one makes adjustments to the camera settings in order to assist individuals in learning how to capture the best photos possible.

There will also be four exciting lightweight lens options which will be perfect companions for the new Nikon D3400, which will include the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G, which are versatile zoom lenses for everyday shooting, not to mention the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED that are compact telephoto options which will help one capture action from afar. Ideal when it comes to travel, these new portable lenses will be able to offer fast, smooth and quiet autofocus operation as well as assist users in capturing life as it unfolds with stunning clarity and detail. Depending on the package that you choose, pricing starts from $649.99 onward.

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LG delivers slew of new portable Bluetooth speakers

Our smartphones are a whole lot more than just communication tools these days, as they tend to be our personal organizers, not to mention our timekeeper, portable media player that carries both music and videos, in addition to our social networking hub. Well, if you simply cannot live without good music, and would like to share your eclectic tastes with others, LG has just the thing for you with its new range of portable Bluetooth speakers that have been specially designed for use at home or while you are on the move.

These new LG Bluetooth speakers will bring together versatility in addition to premium sound for an enhanced listening experience regardless of where you are. They have been specially equipped with cutting-edge features while boasting of sleek, innovative designs. The new LG portable Bluetooth speakers will be known as models PH2, PH3 and PH4, where they function as versatile audio solutions regardless of the listener type. Everyone from audiophiles to casual listeners who need portability to match their active lifestyle will be able to find something that is right up their alley.

Those who are on the lookout for portability and durability as the main selling points can settle for the PH2 and PH4 Bluetooth speakers. Tipping the scales at less than half a pound, the resilient, splash proof and compact 2.5-watt PH2 (3.8 in x 1.5 in) has been specially designed to bring high-quality audio with a rich, deep bass so that even the most active users will be more than happy with the audio that pumps out from it. A sturdy connected strap will make it easy to attach it to a range of surfaces or to carry with you on the go, while it does offer subtle lighting for a unique, sophisticated style.

As for the 16-watt PH4 (2.5 in x 3.1 in) which is a wee bit larger, it delivers complex, powerful and rich sound, which makes it ideal for outdoor gatherings like camp-outs or barbecues, or simply to have it laze around the house. There is 360-degree sound and a rich, deep bass that is provided by dual passive radiators, while its compact, sleek form factor and a connected strap makes it a snap to tote around. Not only that, it has a water resistant design that makes it durable enough to withstand splashes of water or sweat.

Expect these new LG portable Bluetooth speakers to launch later this fall, although there is no word on pricing just yet.

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Fibonacci Clock offers an interesting way to tell the time

When it comes to telling the time, there are many different ways of doing so, although the sundial has been more or less out of fashion for quite a while already ever since the clock and watch have made their presence known. Of course, you might want to wear a watch in addition to the digital clock on your smartphone, but this does not mean that you should ditch the clock altogether in your home. With the Fibonacci Clock that costs anywhere from $84.99 to $134.99 depending on the model, it is a truly unique — and of course, geeky method of telling the time.

This can be considered to be the ultimate clock for tinkerers and math geeks, where it boasts of 10 color palettes and a couple of lamp modes which will be able to show off the beauty of math. You can pick your DIY level, which is selected from a kit of parts to fully assembled. At the end of it all, three colors on the clock will matter: red and blue for the hours, and blue and green for the minutes. The minutes will be rounded to five minute increments, so a wee bit of brain power is required in order to perform some basic multiplication in order to obtain the precise timing.
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Sony XAV-AX100 in-car audio system has plenty of smartphone connectivity

sony-xav-ax100Music is definitely something that inspires us, and it can lift us up whenever we are feeling down or defeated. Of course, some music are more soothing than other genres, and if you happen to do a whole lot of driving every single day, it would be best if your vehicle could be equipped with a decent sound system so that you can soothe away the rough edges of potential road rage situations with a hint of Bach or Mozart, or even Taylor Swift. Sony intends to bring smartphone connectivity to the driver’s seat with the new Sony XAV-AX100 in-car audio system.

The Sony XAV-AX100 receiver is touted to offer just about everything that you need and more for those long car journeys, where among them include the latest smartphone connectivity alongside what Sony claims to be the best user interface, in addition to the ability to play a range of media files as well as ensuring that one can enjoy the most up-to-date information while on-the-move.

Taking advantage of Sony’s unique technology, the XAV-AX100’s high power sound and EXTRA BASS feature will transform your vehicle into an elaborate sound system, without compromising on the safety of your vehicle and driving experience, thanks to rotation volume control and voice command features.

The option of Apple CarPlay also makes it easier than ever before to hook up your smartphone to the car, as CarPlay lets you to use your phone in a safe and smart way whilst staying focused on the road. This would mean you can access Apple Music, Maps, make phone calls, and send messages all through the touchscreen, or vocally with Siri. As for Android Auto, it will extend the Android platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving.

Those interested to soup up their respective rides can do so with the $499.99 XAV-AX100 in-car audio system when November rolls around.

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New LG Minibeam projector set to make a giant leap

Did you know that LG Electronics happens to be the world leader in LED projectors since 2008? Well, this might be a little known fact, but it is still a fact. In fact, LG has just announced plans to expand its Minibeam range of portable projectors, where a couple of these new projectors that hail from the LG Minibeam series would arrive in the form of models PH450U and PH150G. These two models will bolster screen sharing capabilities with Miracast and wireless display, where it comes with expanded brightness and superior portability in order to deliver flexible viewing regardless of the space in question.

The PH450U is touted to be one of the brightest battery-powered ultra short-throw projectors available in the market when released, where it will sport up to 450 lumens, letting users create a cinematic experience inside or outside of the home with the ability to display a sharp 80-inch HD (1280 x 720) image from a distance of a mere 13 inches from the screen. Not only that, the PH450U will also be able to be set upright so that it can render images on any flat, horizontal surface, letting users transform desks, tables and even floor surfaces into movie screens.

In terms of connectivity, users can seamlessly transfer content directly to the projector via an HDMI cable with MHL capability, or to do so via a USB drive, which would mean it offers the ultimate in viewing versatility. The rechargeable 2.5-hour battery will allow you to bring this 2.4-pound projector virtually anywhere, using it anytime without having to worry about plugging into a power source — unless you are going to watch Titanic or go through a Lord of the Rings trilogy marathon viewing session.

As for the new LG PH150G projector, it is even more compact at a mere 1.1 pounds, delivering up to 130 lumens of brightness and up to a 100-inch screen in clear HD resolution (1280 x 720) along with a rechargeable 2.5-hour battery built in. Regardless of which model you select, both will arrive with LG’s triple wire-free connectivity for a viewing experience free of wired connections for power, audio and video sources. The PH450UG and PH150G will retail for $649.99 and $349.99, respectively, as they arrive later this October.

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Smartphone Projector 2.0 lets you watch movies on-the-move in style

smartphone-projector-2A smartphone is a smartphone, and so too, is a projector just that, although the world of convergence technology has seen the likes of Samsung make a move to integrate a projector into a smartphone a few years back. That did not prove to be a hit among the masses, but it still was quite a decent idea that never really took off since the final device did not exactly excel in its work. Enter a peripheral that might just make you love your smartphone all the more — the £19.99 Smartphone Projector 2.0 which will arrive in Black & Gold and Copper shades.

It does not matter if you are looking forward to your weekly YouTube shows or even shorts, such as the weekly dose of Honest Trailers, you can always enjoy having a blown up view with the smartphone alone — aided by the Smartphone Projector 2.0, of course. With the Smartphone Projector 2.0, you will be able to transform everyday YouTube videos into grand cinematic events, where it will also perform its task of projecting films from your smartphone onto the wall. This is made possible thanks to a high-quality glass lens with an impressive 8x magnification, and it itself is made from rugged cardboard printed to look like a retro projector. Since it arrives fully assembled, there is no need for any kind of construction. Pretty cool, yes?
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Whyd delivers first wireless intelligent home speaker

Speakers are dime a dozen out there, so when it comes to making a choice, you can be hard pressed when presented with a myriad of options. After all, you might also want to take into consideration the likes of wireless capability in a pair of speakers just for aesthetics or practical purposes’ sake. Whyd has come up with its wireless intelligent home speaker that will boast of a premium design, delivering high quality sound as well as voice control to the masses.

Elegantly and simply known as the Whyd speaker, this it the first ever home speaker to comprise of an elegant 360-degree design complete with full voice control, as it delivers crystal clear 360 HiFi sound with deep and dramatic bass. This is made possible thanks to a quartet of full range drivers and a solitary dedicated subwoofer.

This new speaker was created as Whyd intends to redefine just how people experience and interact with music. One does not need a smartphone, as one can now speak directly to the Whyd Speaker and ask for a specific track, artist, playlist or even a radio station — now how about that for interactivity? The speaker will also play nice with a slew of streaming services such as Spotify and Soundcloud, and will also pave the way for touch control via the stylish, intuitive glass-made touchpad on the top of the speaker.

Key features that are found in the Whyd speaker would be voice control, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth integration, an intuitive touch control panel, a LCD display screen, 360 degree omnidirectional sound, all crammed into a body that measures a rather portable 11.5″ x 7.5″ while tipping the scales at 134 oz. After all, music is inspiring, and hence, your speaker should also follow in the same footsteps, which is why the Whyd speaker is touted to be the perfect combination of design, technology and music.

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The Cubii Mini Elliptical helps your mind and body keep active while you’re at work

When you’re sitting at a desk all day with constant stress on you, it’s hard to want to do any physical activity when you get home. Waking up earlier in the day is your best chance of getting in a workout, but if you falter in the slightest with your morning routine, you’re not going to make it to the gym. That isn’t your only hope though, as you can find some options that will keep you active without requiring a chunk of time out of your day.

While the Cubii isn’t going to give you a six pack, it will at least keep your body in motion. This is an elliptical that will sit under your desk so you can pedal your way to some quality cardio, or put you on a pleasant stroll to nowhere. It was made to be as ergonomic as possible so that you are at the best angle and won’t be smacking your knees with every rotation. Just to make sure everyone can use it, this comes with 2 wheel stoppers so rolling chair users don’t feel left out.

You won’t just be peddling along without any challenge as there are 8 levels of adjustable resistance, and best of all is that it is completely silent. Coworkers around you won’t even know you’re burning mad calories on your FitBit. This is equipped with Bluetooth and works with an app so yes, you can track your strides, time, distance, and set goals. This is going to cost you around $347, and comes in black and red or various shades of grey.

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The ROCCAT Skeltr is a Smart RGB Keyboard for multi-taskers

If you are a do-er of all things who loves to play games, then you know how hard it is to get through a competitive match on Overwatch when your phone is constantly blowing up. You want to stay connected, but when you only have a few seconds to unlock your phone, get to the message, and tap out a response the moment after you die, there’s a good chance you’re going to respawn and waste precious milliseconds sending your fam those dank memes. To make sure you can shave off those precious moments in time of switching up devices, ROCCAT made a solution.

It’s called the Skeltr, and it is a smart communication RGB keyboard that will let you integrate your phone and tablet. Not only will it give you a dock on your keyboard that will put your devices at the optimal viewing angle, but it will connect to them so you can type messages to your phone and tablet from your keyboard. You won’t have to fiddle with either device, and will be able to send your lols and emojis without having to lift more fingers than necessary.

Just to make sure this is worth the price, which will definitely be over $100, you can also pair your phone and headset so you can take calls on while gaming, or play music from your phone directly into your earcups. You’ll get 3 thumbster keys, 5 macro keys, 1000Hz polling rate, and membrane keys to press. This keyboard will be up for purchase on the first of September, and seems like it would be a must-have for multi-tasking gamers.

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