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Sonos One voice-controlled smart speaker

When it comes to audio products, Sonos is one of the names that would often crop up in a conversation. In fact, Sonos continues down the warpath with the introduction of the Sonos One, which is a totally new, voice-controlled smart speaker that is more than capable of supporting multiple voice services. Of course, it does not forget its primary reason for existence: to be able to play back your favorite tunes for all and sundry to listen to and enjoy, podcasts, audiobooks, as well as other kinds of sonic content from over 80 streaming services. The rich sound is well accompanied by a thoughtful design which will fade nicely into the background, where the asking price of $199 a pop for the Sonos One as it is released globally this October 24th is rather reasonable.

When the Sonos One is launched, music fans living in the US, UK, and Germany are able to interact with Amazon Alexa in order to gain control of the Sonos One right out of the box, now how about that? It even comes with full voice support for Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, and TuneIn. Alexa voice control for Spotify on Sonos One has been set in stone for arrival not too long after its launch. Apart from that, you will be able to enjoy voice transport controls such as pause, skip, volume up and down, not to mention asking what’s playing that will be available for all other music services under the support umbrella of Sonos. In other words, Sonos One will empower owners to make full use of voice in order to control their slew of Sonos home sound systems.

Support for music is not the only great thing about the Sonos One: owners can also enjoy everything else that has made Alexa so enjoyable, including hearing about the weather, set timers, listen to news and traffic reports, not to mention the latest sports scores. Regular cloud updates make it all the smarter, too.

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GoPro Hero6 Black is the latest all-round action camera

gopro-hero6It looks like it is time to get on with the times with a hardware refresh every single year. From smartphones to tablets and even action cameras, not releasing a new model each year is suicidal. GoPro knows this, which is why the company has decided to move forward from the GoPro Hero5 by unveiling the all new GoPro Hero6 Black, which will set the new bar when it comes to image quality, stabilization and simplicity where action cameras are concerned.

Touted to be the most powerful and convenient GoPro ever released, the GoPro Hero6 Black will be powered by GoPro’s very own custom-designed GP1 processor in order to help it achieve a whole new level of performance which includes stunning 4K60 and 1080p240 video, as well as bringing the most advanced video stabilization in a GoPro, ever. Apart from that, the $499.99 GoPro Hero6 Black will arrive in a rugged, waterproof, go-anywhere design that allows it to venture into the most adrenaline pumping experiences with you without missing a beat.

It will work best with the GoPro App that will automatically transform your adventures into cinematic QuikStory videos, which you can then opt to share with the rest of the world. The Hero6 Black has also greatly improved dynamic range and low-light performance in order to ensure that things really look spiffy, while the inclusion of digital zoom helps you get closer to the action if you are physically unable to do so. Even better yet is its ability to be waterproof up to 10 meters, and it captures photos in RAW and HDR formats for a wider range of editing options later on. Just in case you are unable to control the GoPro Hero6 Black with your hands, fret not: it comes with support for voice control in 10 different languages.

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Focal reveals the Clear reference headphones

Are you on the lookout for a brand new pair of headphones? If you have answered in the affirmative, then here you are with Clear, the reference headphones from Focal that is able to deliver high quality audio while making you look good wearing it. Focal is a leading French speaker and headphone manufacturer, and the Clear happens to arrive in a circum-aural open-back headphone design that targets audiophiles who are big on performance.

Sporting an ‘M’–shape aluminum/magnesium dome, it arrives equipped with a revolutionary copper voice coil which delivers remarkable dynamics across the audio spectrum. Not only that, the bass will always be controlled even at high volumes, while featuring exemplary linearity in the high-end. This new generation of perforated microfiber ear cushions will also ensure that the Clear’s open design remains as that, providing the headphones with a weightless and almost invisible feeling as if it is not even there.

Backed by three and a half decades of expertise, Focal’s ‘M’-shape inverted dome which is composed of an aluminum/magnesium alloy will deliver an ideal combination of lightness, rigidity and dampening. These traits in addition to an open-back design would enable listeners to feel as though they are using the best high-fidelity loudspeakers despite the fact that it is just a pair of reference headphones. Is it possible to say that this is magic at work? Apart from that, Clear will also offer a full range of connectors, including three different types of cables to ensure that users have the best solution ready at all times. The braided cotton sleeve alongside the 24 AWG oxygen free copper cable delivers low resistance to deliver sound with utmost transparency, while a pair of 3.5mm mono jack sockets located within the headphones can be locked to secure the connection of the cables.

Expect the Focal Clear reference headphones to retail for a whopping $1,499 per pair — not cheap at all, but the kind of quality delivered is mind blowing.

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TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones is light as a feather

When it comes to Bluetooth earphones, there are simply so many different brands and makes out there, it can be rather challenging and difficult to choose if you are on a limited budget. Hence, singling out the model that provides the best bang for your hard earned buck is always a challenge, but perhaps with the introduction of the TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones, this decision is easier to make.

Touted to be the lightweight partner for music lovers as well as the physically active, the TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones ensures that the wireless revolution is moving in the right direction. The high quality sound and stable connectivity provided by 3.5mm wired earphones is something that the Bluetooth earphone market needs to meet and exceed, and this is exactly what the TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones is all about. After all, nobody likes to run a marathon with the wires to a pair of earphones making a tangled mess out of things.

Being a budget-friendly option without compromising on quality, the TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones will target sports and fitness enthusiasts. Featuring a lightweight build, fast pairing, stable Bluetooth connectivity, and a long battery life, these are the right kind of qualities rolled into a single device. Even better yet is the fact that they offer a secure fit in order to remain in place, regardless of how vigorous that exercise is at the moment. An integrated CVC 6.0 noise cancelling microphone is also part of the setup that allows you to entertain phone calls without any kind of outside distraction. Hence, even if your surroundings are noisier than usual, the microphone will work its wonders to ensure that only the crisp, clear sound of your voice gets through to the other end. The asking price of $25.99 makes the TaoTronics Bluetooth earphones an attractive proposition for everyone.

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Polaroid Pop instant digital camera that is now available

Earlier this year, we brought you news of Polaroid shaking things up in the world of digital photography, going to show everyone just how they intend to remain relevant in this fast changing world while maintaining the kind of uniqueness that made Polaroid such a household name all those decades ago. CES 2017 saw the advent of the Polaroid Pop, or at least, the announcement of such a fine looking piece of hardware. This time around, the Polaroid Pop instant digital camera is now available for the masses to purchase, so read on to refresh your memory on what it is capable of doing.

The Polaroid Pop instant digital camera will bring together a sleek, modern design alongside modern day digital technology, getting the job done using 3.5” x 4.25″ border prints. Touted to be the premier all-in-one solution when it comes to capturing and sharing images while you are on-the-go, the Polaroid Pop instant digital camera will open up a whole new world of possibilities. Users can now shoot and instantly print full color photos as 3.5” x 4.25″ Polaroid border prints, regardless of where they are. I suspect that photobooths at weddings and other social functions will appreciate the flexibility of such a Polaroid device.

Not only that, you can also opt to edit and enhance photos right before printing them using creative filters and digital stickers. Polaroid has even thrown in a draw feature which will provide the ability to write or draw right at the bottom of the photo. Wireless connectivity arrives in the form of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, enabling the Polaroid Pop to quickly and easily hook up to a mobile device using either one of the two mentioned standards so that users can save photos taken with the camera, and in the opposite direction, print photos using the Polaroid Pop that are stored on your connected mobile device. The asking price for the Polaroid Pop stands at $199.99.

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Philips 276E8FJAB display looks good, performs great

Philips has come up with their latest display which is known as the Philips 276E8FJAB, where it claims to be able to deliver vivid colors packed in an elegant form factor. This is a 27-inch Philips QHD LCD display that will boast of Philips’ Ultra Wide-Color Technology, where it is made out of a brilliant Crystalclear QHD display that delivers crisp looking images, while offering the richest and most vivid colors without cramping your home’s style.

Just what will the Philips 276E8FJAB display bring to the table? For starters, it will feature Philips’ very own Ultra Wide-Color technology that can deliver a wider spectrum of colors in order to end up with a more brilliant picture. The IPS panel itself produces a wider color gamut, resulting in more natural-looking greens along the way, not to mention vivid reds as well as deeper blues. It does not matter what kind of media you play back on this — entertainment, images, and productivity will all end up as more alive via this technology. Apart from that, there is an extremely narrow border which paves the way for minimal distractions while enabling maximum viewing size. In other words, if you are gunning for a multi-display setup, the Philips 276E8FJAB is the way to go.

Making use of IPS panel technology, it ensures that users end up with extra-wide viewing angles of 178/178 degrees, allowing one to view the display from virtually any decent angle. Being different from standard TN panels, IPS displays will enable users to enjoy remarkably crisp images, making it perfect for entertainment in addition to professional applications, which require color accuracy and consistent brightness all the time.

Other features and technologies packed underneath the hood include Philips’ very own Flicker-free technology, SmartContrast and SmartImage Lite. Any takers for this handsome looking monitor from Philips?

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Turtle Beach delivers Stealth 600 wireless gaming headset

tb-stealth-600Turtle Beach has come up with their fair share of wireless gaming headsets in the past, including the Stealth series, but this time around, the company has worked on something very special for Xbox One consoles — having unveiled the Stealth 600 wireless gaming headset. This is a highly affordable wireless gaming headset that retails for all of $99 apiece, making it the first of its kind in the market that will take advantage of the Xbox’s wireless technology in order to hook up directly to the console — sans wires or pesky cables, of course.

With the name Turtle Beach in the picture, you can be sure that your ears will be treated to high quality game as well as chat audio. This is crucial when it comes to high stakes situations, where the clearest form of communication is always the ultimate aim, especially when it comes to a team game. The all-new Stealth 600 wireless surround sound headset will be compatible with the entire Xbox One family: the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. It has been specially optimized to deliver immersive Windows Sonic surround sound (Windows Sonic Surround Sound happens to be Xbox One’s feature that touts to offer immersive virtual surround sound so that everything: movies, games, and music, will sound more true to life than ever before) as well as crystal clear chat via large, powerful 50mm speakers, while arriving alongside a new flip-up version of Turtle Beach’s renowned high-sensitivity microphone.

Not only that, there is the special ProSpecs Glasses Friendly and comfort-driven design which will keep company the exclusive Superhuman Hearing sound setting, ensuring that players will always have that competitive edge over their opponents in terms of hardware in a game.

There will only be limited quantities of the Stealth 600 being made available in the US, so make a beeline for it while supplies last!

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WASPcam ROX range of action cams do not break the bank

waspcam-roxMost of the time, when we think about action cameras, the first name that comes into most people’s minds would be GoPro. The company has certainly done well enough for themselves to deliver a high quality action camera that is more than able to handle just about anything and everything that you throw at it. Well, what about the other folks who are unable to fork out that kind of money in the first place? It is a good thing then that we have the likes of WASPcam, delivering high performance yet affordable HD action cameras in the form of the new ROX series.

The ROX Series will boast of three new cameras, namely the ROX 9940 HD, the ROX 9941 4K and the ROX 9942 CAMO. The ROX 9940 will come with Full HD video recording up to 1080p resolution, whereas the ROX 9941 and ROX 9942 models take the next logical step in the right direction — by delivering 4K resolution. The ROX 9940 and 9941 models will arrive in a sleek matte black, waterproof case so that you can shoot seemingly impossible shots while looking good doing so.

As for the ROX 9942, it has been outfitted with a camo case that makes it perfect for the outdoorsman. Regardless of which particular model out of the three that you pick, all of them will come with integrated Wi-Fi connectivity to hook up to corresponding apps, and all of them are also more than happy to enjoy some time underwater — as long as it does not go beyond the 98 feet deep mark with the accompanying waterproof case. The ROX series will retail for $99.99 when it comes to the ROX 9940 HD, $129.99 for the ROX 9941 4K while the ROX 9442 CAMO will cost $139.99.

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AOC 27-inch C2789FH8 monitor delivers an immersive viewing experience

Are you on the lookout for a brand new monitor? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you would very well want to consider the all new AOC 27-inch C2789FH8 monitor. This is one particular monitor that takes after the current bezel-less craze in TVs and smartphones, dropping most of the bezels in order to provide a maximum viewing area with a minimal footprint. In order to achieve this effect and further augment it, it will arrive with a curved Full HD VA panel for a beautiful and immersive experience.

Being well capable of delivering fantastic image quality at its Full HD resolution, the other part that appeals about the C2789FH8 would be its gorgeous ultra slim design. The display’s premium design will sport svelte gold legs and a close to borderless frame. Thanks to the curved VA panel, your eyes will be treated to a detailed 1920×1080 resolution and fast 60Hz refresh rate. Boasting of wide-viewing angles, users are able to enjoy consistent color uniformity and accuracy regardless of which particular angle they are viewing the monitor from. Other specifications of the C2789FH8 of note include a 50 million-to-1 contrast ratio with a response time of 4ms, alongside a curvature of 1800R.

The asking price for the AOC C2789FH8 stands at $249.99 apiece, which is not too shabby at all considering the kind of performance it comes with. AOC has also thrown in their very own Super Color technology which will enable a wider color gamut. In other words, the color spectrum has been enhanced so that one will be able to view true-to-life colors. With Flicker Free technology thanks to a direct current (DC) backlight system as opposed to pulse width modulation (PWM), you can use the AOC C2789FH8 longer without tiring your eyes out. Seems to be fantastic for the office drone or dedicated gamer, the AOC C2789FH8 is worth looking into.

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Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker revealed

When it comes to audio products, there is one particular name that virtually everyone has heard of: Bose. In fact, the company knows that not everyone would love to listen to their music in a room or in a car. Some of us would prefer to bring our music with us, which is why the portable speaker market niche has seen its fair share of offerings in recent years. Bose’s latest effort will certainly provide plenty of value for money in the form of the Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker.

It might be small in size, but make no mistake about it — the SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is certainly able to churn out some really loud tunes. Bose proudly acclaims the SoundLink Micro to be its smallest and most rugged portable speaker to date. It measures a mere 3.75-inches wide and deep, with a height of 1.5-inches. All of it will weigh just 0.64 pounds, meaning the SoundLink Micro is extremely tiny. Turn it on and you might wonder how did Bose fit in such a beast of a portable speaker into something so small, delivering unmatched sound for its size.

Apart from simply enjoying music on the SoundLink Micro, you will also be able to receive and make calls, or talk to Siri or Google Assistant regardless of where you are. Being built to be able to meet just about anything or any situation, the SoundLink Micro will feature a new custom transducer, miniature dual-passive radiators, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. You get up to half a dozen hours of audio playback with something that fits into the palm of your hand. Not only that, it is tough enough to survive extreme temperatures, while the IPX7 rating makes it waterproof from the inside out. Soapy water, chlorinated water, or salt water, the SoundLink Micro asks you to bring it on!

The Bose SoundLink Micro will retail for $109.95 a pop if you are interested.

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