Divoom Voombox-Ongo speaker targets the active

When it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers, those are dime a dozen, where we have seen some pretty notable releases in the past such as the Braven 440. However, how many of those are actually rugged enough to be able to stand up to the rigors of your adventurous lifestyle? Divoom sees this particular niche as one that has to be filled, which is why they have come up with the Voombox-Ongo portable Bluetooth speaker that produces amazing sound without breaking the bank.

The next time you go cycling or whitewater rafting and would like to enjoy some music on the side, you might want to consider purchasing the Voombox-Ongo before that trip or outing. After all, it is water resistant in the first place, and has been specially designed to attach to your bike thanks to the included mount, although it would also be able to be carried around in a backpack if you so desire. With an 8-hour battery life, chances are you might be done with your cycling for the day before its batteries even run out in the first place.

The Voombox-Ongo is not only portable but versatile, and it can be used in indoor and outdoor environments, where it boasts of a range of colors that start from Light Blue and goes all the way to Light Green, Red, Orange and Black, allowing it to keep up with just about anybody’s style. It is not going to break the bank either with an asking price of $69.90 a pop.

Specially equipped to handle a rugged lifestyle, the Divoom Voombox-Ongo is also at home when you go camping, backpacking, bike riding and nearly any other extreme activity. As the weatherproof speaker come equipped with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology, it works great with any Bluetooth enabled device out there, all within 32-feet of working wireless range.

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The Schwinn CycleNav Bike Navigation – keep your eyes on the road

When you need to get from point A to B, you plug in the directions on your phone and make your way to where you need to go. This can be the case for walking, biking, taking the bus, and more. However, it’s easiest to keep track of where you’re going in your car as there aren’t exterior sounds to drown out what your GPS says, and it can sit right in front of you. When walking, you don’t need directions to come at you as quickly, as your pace isn’t going to be too fast.

However, when riding your bike you might want your information to be a bit more readily available. It’s not so easy to pull out your phone and check if you’re on the right path. If you wish you had a bit more assistance in finding your way, then the Schwinn CycleNav Bike Navigation system might be able to help you out. This is a Bluetooth device that will attach to your handlebars, and tell you which way to go.

This has an app which you will need to use on your smartphone, and it is compatible with both iOS and Android (4.1 or later). Since this is taking front and center on your bike, it only makes sense that this would also be an LED bike light to help you navigate when the sun is no longer making an appearance. If you don’t want to rely on pulling out your phone or keeping in earbuds to be able to hear what directions your phone is spitting out, this is a $50 purchase that will get you the CycleNav Bike Navigation, a bike mount, rechargeable battery, and a charging cable.

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The OwnPhones are customized wireless earbuds that will only fit you

In an effort to make something that will fit a large range of people, products are often put out in a few different sizes that don’t fully fit anyone. That’s why things like clothing are always going to sag or pull just the slightest bit somewhere when you purchase it off the rack. The same goes for ear buds, as the setup of your ear can be as unique as a fingerprint. We all have found a set that fits ok, but either starts to hurt after a while or falls out every few steps.

If you like how small earbuds are, but don’t think you’ll ever be able to find a pair that won’t drive you crazy, then you’re going to love the OwnPhones. These are personalized, 3D-printed wireless earbuds that will be made to fit your ear perfectly. Those interested in dropping anywhere from $299-449 will have to take a short video of their ears and send it to the company through their mobile app. From there, you can choose which kind of material and color you would like your personalized set to be.

These are said to let you choose how much exterior sound you hear, from nothing but your tunes to almost a hum with lots of background noises. There will be an indicator light on the sides which will illuminate green, yellow, and red to indicate to anyone around you if you are available, busy, or unapproachable for the time being. While this project is just about to become a Kickstarter, it seems like a decent idea if executed correctly.

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Increments Of Time LED Watch tells the time in style

I don’t know about you, but it does seem as though the smartwatch market is growing faster than ever before, with the likes of the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live spearheading this particular effort. Well, some of us might not want anything that is too fancy for our tastes, which is why a regular time piece will do. However, in order to gain an edge over the rest of your mates when it comes to style, why not settle for something that is slightly out of the ordinary in the form of the $129.95 Increments Of Time LED Watch?

This particular watch will rely on an array of LEDs which will illuminate in increments according to the passing passage of time. This is made possible thanks to an array of 28 LEDs, where a dozen hash-mark and numbered LEDs (12, 3, 6, and 9) are located on the face’s outer perimeter in order to help you tell the hour, while there are 12 LEDs that are located in the middle which represent 5-minute increments. In addition, there will be another four numbered LEDs located in the center that let you know the incremental minute from 1-4. As time moves on throughout the day, the illuminated LEDs will alter accordingly to form an ever-changing display.
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ROCCAT Sova Wireless Modular Gaming Board development progresses

ROCCAT Studios have kept themselves busy over the course of this summer, and it does not look as though they will run out of announcements anytime soon. Recently, we did talk about how ROCCAT was about to work on what they call the ROCCAT Sova Wireless Modular Gaming Board, where this particular idea managed to gain traction and pick up positive fan and media response over the course of E3 that concluded not too long ago this year. Well, in order to take advantage of the growing wave of enthusiasm when it comes to this particular wireless keyboard/mousepad combo that will be custom made to deliver a comprehensive a living room gaming experience, ROCCAT has decided to step on the proverbial gas pedal in order to make the jump to its next phase of development for the Sova, and fans are invited to jump on board this exciting development.

René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT, shared, “We are thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we have received for the Sova. We realize that now is not the time to sit back and wait, but to give fans what they want as quickly as possible. We’re ready to go full speed into our refinement process, and want our fans to see the hard work that goes into moving a ROCCAT product from its development phase, into what you see at retail. The Sova is coming, it is going to be an amazing piece of gaming hardware, and you’ll get to follow every step on that journey in our newly launched Sova Development Blog.”

From today onward, the ROCCAT Sova blog will let fans dive right into the minds of ROCCAT’s designers and developers so that they are able to figure out just what makes this creative group tick. Not only that, fans can also discuss possible features, provide feedback, as well as check out the technical and aesthetic side of creating groundbreaking peripherals.

After all, there is nothing quite like having a deeper insight into an upcoming peripheral that you’re going to spend plenty of time with, as it will build that “bond” of attachment and increase the excitement of anticipation even more along the way.

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LG G Watch makes worldwide debut

Owning a watch can be a source of pride and joy for anyone, and after all, being punctual is definitely one of the better traits that one can exhibit, don’t you think so? While some of us rely too much on our smartphones to tell the time, perhaps it is time to jump aboard the smartwatch bandwagon that is starting to gain momentum. With a fair number of players in the market already peddling their respective wares, here we are with the LG G Watch that runs on Google’s very own Android Wear platform.

Those who are interested in picking up the LG G Watch will be able to do so now, where you can place your order via the Google Play Store. Of course, worldwide availability does not automatically translate to every single market getting this smartwatch, since it will still be subject to availability according to the various regions that LG is involved in. One thing is for sure – the LG G Watch happens to hold the status of being the first Android Wear device that boasts of a button-free design alongside a display that remains “always-on”, delivering maximum convenience and usability.

As for the hardware specifications of this chic yet modern timepiece, we are looking at a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor running proceedings from within, accompanied by a 1.65” LCD IPS display at 280 x 280 resolution, 4GB of internal memory, 512MB RAM, a 400mAh battery, Android Wear that is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, all crammed into a 63 gram chassis that is IP67 rated for dust and water resistance, measuring 37.9mm x 46.5mm x 9.95mm. Interested parties will be able to pick it up in White Gold or Black Titan colors.

The LG G Watch has arrived both online and offline in a dozen countries: United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Japan and South Korea. Another fifteen countries, where among them include key markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Singapore and New Zealand, will hit retail stores in due time. Pricign varies from market to market.

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The Aether Cone – Mind Reading Speaker?

Nothing changes a mood like music. The soundtrack you decide upon most often sets the tone for the entire party, a romantic evening, an afternoon luncheon, or a late night drinking session. Do you like to relax with some easy listening, and then get down to business with some heavy metal, or perhaps a few country tunes are more to your liking?

Well, the Aether Cone can not only figure out what music you like, but what kind of music you enjoy at different times, or even in different rooms. This interesting ability is carried out via the device’s built-in firmware in tandem with the company’s algorithms located somewhere in the cloud. Hmmm? Okay. The cone is designed to think and respond appropriately to you, and to continuously enhance the moment, and to make your environment more pleasing, wherever it is you happen to be.

To listen, you simply turn on your Aether Cone and turn the faceplate, if you like what you hear, just let it play. You can even give your Cone special requests, skip songs, pause them, or play them again. You must actively participate in liking and disliking songs, in order for it to determine your preferences, and of course the best musical selection will come at a price (around 10 bucks a month) although some services are free. Evidently, the speaker delivers a nice crisp sound, and the unusually designed Cone is sure to enhance any room in your house.

Designed by folks that used to work for Google, Apple and Nokia, the Cone weighs in at just under 3 pounds, comes in black/copper or white/white, with an eight-hour rechargeable lithium-ion battery, so you can take it almost anywhere ( you need WiFi). Learn more, or reserve one from aether.com for around 400 bucks. For that price, I’d like to see it be able to download a playlist for true portability, but I can see one on my bookshelf all the same…
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The Kisai Sequence LED Watch is a modern, yet eclectic timepiece

We become so used to our surroundings that we start to view everything as commonplace. Oftentimes we get bored of seeing the same things day in and day out. All we need is a break in the monotony, however small it may be. You can get a new trinket for your desk, or maybe even get a new watch that has a little bit of flare.

If you really like going overboard, but still want to have a stylish, modern feel, then the Kisai Sequence LED Watch might be the change you want. This is a digital LED watch that is both cryptic and easy to read. There are two time modes programmed into the watch, the first being a regular digital time which shows hours in the top portion, and minutes in the bottom. The second mode is cryptic, which removes some of the lines, but has the same setup. Once you understand how to read the cryptic, it is just as easy to read as the regular digital time.

The hours can be displayed in 12 or 24 hour increments with either blue or red LED lights. You’ll have the option of a black or white leather strap to accompany the highly-polished face and casing. The date and alarm time are shown in a similar fashion to the time. Should you choose, there is an animation mode which will let you choose an animation pattern to play which will display every 15 minutes between 6pm and midnight. This is a USB rechargeable watch, but will only need to be plugged in every month or so. Should you have interest in getting this snazzy watch, you’ll be looking a $109 price tag.

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Adesso iMouse G3 3-Color Illuminated Gaming Mouse

When it comes to the sensitive topic on the kind of gaming hardware that you use, you can be sure that just as there are many different camps out there, you too, will find different factions that swear by the quality and accuracy of a particular brand. Regardless of whether you live and “die” by the Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable gaming mouse or the ROCCAT Kone Pure Military gaming mouse, to each his or her own. Of course, with so many different models to choose from, sometimes it can be a case of actually narrowing down to what would work with the shape of your hand best, since there is no one size fits all solution. The Adesso iMouse G3 gaming mouse intends to step in and offer gamers new levels of immersion thanks to its stylish design, colorful LED colors, and other features for hardcore gaming use.

All that it takes would be a single click of a button for the Adesso iMouse G3’s illuminated lights to be turned on, where you can then opt to have it switched between green, blue or red as you play around with 800, 1200, 1600 and 2400 DPI settings. Needless to say, the higher the level of DPI, the more control you will gain when it comes to mouse precision, making it ideal regardless of intense gaming situations, or for general application use.

Not only that, this would also make the Adesso iMouse G3 ideal for dim environments, since it has a moody, soft glow that ensures an immersive experience. Your hand will not experience fatigue after spending hours with it too, since it has been shaped for maximum comfort and the rubberized outer layer will help improve gripping traction. Apart from that, you can be extra productive thanks to the built-in Back and Forward buttons for internet navigation, while it has a rugged gaming cable that adds to its durability.

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AudioTechnica QuietPoint Headphones remove distractions from your mental oasis



There are times in the day where we need to be thinking on our feet, plowing through work and daily challenges as if there were no tomorrow. While that takes up a good portion of the day, we find respite in small moments of listening to music, watching movies, or playing games. If any of those things happen to occur while you’re on the bus, during a break, or around the public, exterior sounds can break your mental peace.

The best thing to do to block out external annoyances is to use headphones, but sometimes even that is not enough. Audio-Technica knows of this problem all too well, and created the ATH-ANC70 QuietPoint noise-canceling headphones. These are said to give you “clear, high-resolution sound, with intense bass, a detailed midrange, extended treble and accurate imaging in an immersive soundfield”.

They use memory-foam padding and 40mm drivers which should provide a 90% reduction in background sounds. If you need to take a call while using these with your phone through the 3.5mm jack, you only need to press the illuminated logo on the earcup to start chattering away. These will cost you around $199 if you are in need of a portable oasis for your mind through sound. These are rechargeable (by using rechargeable AAA batteries), and will last up to 40 hours on one go.

More information available on Audio-Technica, found via thegeekchurch
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