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Are all earphones created equal? Not really, as Pioneer’s Rayz happens to lay claim to being the very first smart lighting earphones that will boast of talk as well as charge functions for the iPhone, iPad, as well as iPod touch. The Rayz and Rayz Plus earphones is a whole new collection of “appcessories”, which is a whole new take on the word “accessories”. Bringing the intelligence of an iOS app alongside innovative Lightning accessories, these are able to deliver whole new experiences which was not possible via the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The whole point of the Rayz and Rayz Plus is to make use of Apple’s Lightning audio technology so that it can not only simply, but also to smartly solve the top challenges which today’s mobile consumers experience every single day. The Rayz earphones are able to maximize all of the benefits which are offered by the Lightning Connector, where they are powered by iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This means there is no more need to have these earphones pack an additional battery.
Not only that, the Rayz Plus model will also be the first and only Lightning headset that sports a sleek in-line charging node which can simultaneously charge the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as long as the earphones remain connected and in use.
These earphones take advantage of Avnera’s breakthrough LightX platform which will allow the earphones to operate in modes that make use of the lowest amount of power possible from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Each of these models will carry half a dozen microphones that allow Smart Noise Cancellation, exceptional noise cancellation capability thanks to a HearThruä mode, and embedded microphones which can implement sensor-less on-ear detection.
The Rayz earphones will arrive in Onyx and Ice and Rayz Plus, as they are available in Graphite and Bronze metallic finishes for $149.95 and $99.95 for the Rayz Plus and Rayz, respectively.
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You can make someone sit down in a classroom and read a book about how to put together an IKEA chair, but until they’re building it, not all of the dots are going to connect. Humans need real world experiences to understand why and how things are happening around them. Any day you don’t learn something new, you’ve probably died.
If you don’t know what to get someone for the upcoming holidays, a science project is always a fun idea! Well, that’s assuming the recipient has a vested interest in bettering themselves through play, like they would have to do with something like the MudWatt! This fun project is an award-winning STEM kit that will teach you about electricity, microbiology, and energy. Don’t be fooled by its cutesy looks, as this can teach first graders and seniors alike.
The kit harnesses the power of bacteria that creates electricity, and the best part is that you can use dirt from anywhere in the world to make this work. Not only that, but you can add food from your fridge and change the temperature to alter their power output. As the bacteria grows, you can track the progress through an app which will unlock an educational comic to give further insight into what’s happening. The classic version is a $39.99 kit, but there are several different sizes at varying prices for groups or classses ranging small to large.
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When it comes to modern day computing accessories, there is one particular name that we should always keep in mind — Satechi. After all, they have rolled out their fair share of peripherals over the years to keep us convinced that there is nothing but quality behind their lines, and the same can be said of their latest expansion in the Metallic Series which will keep company the new rose gold MacBook, iPhone® and Apple Watch.
After all, the color of rose gold is definitely one that is taking the tech world by storm, as the pink-hued iOS devices will no longer be left alone without similarly colored peripherals from Satechi, where among them include the likes of wireless headphones, a handy headset stand, convenient charging stations and even the all time popular and useful Type-C Hub with pass-through charging. This fashionable finish of the new Apple products will definitely brighten up the day of any user, and Satechi hopes to be the one to facilitate a seamless transition.
The Aluminum Wireless Headphones and complimentary Slim Aluminum Headset Stand are perfect for any desktop, as these Bluetooth 4.0 headphones sport a luxurious and comfortable design as well as premium sound quality from up to 33 feet away, delivering up to 16 hours of playtime or up to 18 hours of talk time. These should be more than enough to last the entire day, while folks who prefer a tethered experience can have that thanks to an auxiliary cord. The Aluminum Wireless Headphones and Slim Headset Stand will retail for $69.99 and $27.99, respectively.
Not only that, there will be a couple of Type-C offerings that arrive in the new rose gold hue, comprising of the Type-C Pass-through USB Hub and the new Type-C Micro/SD Card Reader. The former boasts of a charging port and expands Type-C USB 3.1 ports into a trio of Type-A USB 3.0 ports, an SD Card slot and a Micro SD Card slot, while the new Type-C Micro/SD Card Reader delivers a solution for simultaneously reading and accessing both your SD and Micro SD cards. These will arrive in rose gold for $44.99 and $24.99, respectively. Any takers?
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Some days it seems impossible to fall asleep. There’s too much going on in your brain and while you’re not necessarily hearing voices in your head (that’s reserved for the clinically insane), it’s just…loud. The only way to calm your mind enough to catch some z’s before the sun rises is to drown out the hustle and bustle of your brain with music, but the problem is that most headphones aren’t exactly comfortable to wear when you’re laying down.
If you don’t like using a speaker because your walls are paper thin and you’re a considerate neighbor, or you just prefer to hear every note as crisply as possible, you’re going to need a more comfortable option. These Gen 3 Bedphones might make sleeping with headphones on a less painful experience as they’re less than 1/4” thick, and use memory wire ear hooks to make sure they fit exactly as you want them to. Of course, even being as thin as they are may still be a bit too uncomfortable for some people.
These will plug into your music-playing device through a 3.5mm headphone jack, which means you’ll need to keep your device near your head. There’s also an app for iOS and Android that will automatically shut your music off when you fall asleep. One of the newer features is that it is now equipped with an in-line mic and a button to let you control music and handle calls for those of you who want to use these as more than a sleep aid. This $59.99 purchase comes with replacement foams, a carrying case, and a satin eye mask.
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While many of us already happen to own a decent pair of headphones, this does not mean that we should neglect the possibility that wireless or portable speakers could be worth checking out, too. After all, there are moments in life when you would like to play back a video or watch a movie on your computer, but the speakers on your notebook simply does not do the video clip justice. What then, are you supposed to do after that? A pair of decent portable speakers would certainly come in handy – and the folks over at Libratone have done pretty well in that department, with their latest efforts involving with the introduction of the ONE Click and TOO portable Bluetooth speakers.
Both of these happen to be the newest additions to the family of wireless speakers that will boast of 360-degree premium sound that has been created by leading acoustic and product engineers, all the way from Denmark. Make no mistake about it – these are very, very different creatures from other portable Bluetooth speakers out there in the market, as Libratone’s speakers have been designed with versatility in mind, being married to exceptional sound quality to boot. After all, it is no surprise that folks would carry portable speakers when they travel, from the beach to the campsite to the bridal shower to the barbeque, which is why Libratone’s designers have come up with a sleek, highly adaptable speaker that resists water without sacrificing on its design aesthetic.
The Libratone ONE Click shares the approximate size and shape of a paperback book, where it will boast of grommets that enable it to be carried in myriad of adaptable ways. It will arrive surrounded by a rubber bumper and housed in a sleek, water-resistant mesh covering, where one can choose from Graphite Grey, Caribbean Green, Cloudy Grey, and Cerise Red colors. Expect it to be out later this August, where a single click or two will allow users to change the way it is hung, carried or worn.
As for the TOO, it is a playful, portable speaker that will boast of big sound that has been packed into a convenient, diminutive grab-and-go package. Looking more like an overstuffed hot dog, the TOO fits snugly into a bag or back pocket.
Having the right kind of home security does provide us with much needed peace of mind, and that is exactly what the folks over at D-Link have in mind with their latest Wi-Fi camera. This is no ordinary model, as the DCS-8200LH is a totally new High Definition 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera that will also be the latest entrant to the mydlink Connected Home Series.
This particular High Definition 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera will be able to deliver a wide range of advanced features such as the 180-degree ultra-wide angle lens, 720p HD video quality and a microSD memory card slot for local recording, transforming this into the perfect solution when it comes to home security. Making use of the free mydlink Home app, the DCS-8200LH will then be able to play nice with, as well as react to, mydlink’s Connected Home Devices. With IFTTT (If This Then That) support, users too are able to integrate a number of other apps and devices for a truly automated home.
Carina Tsai, product line manager, D-Link, shared, “The Internet of Things (IoT) Connected Home has really advanced in the last few years, and now with the HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera, homeowners can have a secure Connected Home. The DCS-8200LH with IFTTT support gives users the ability to integrate new and exciting recipes to control their home, allowing them to know what’s happening when they’re away and see what caused a motion detection or water sensor alert.”
This certainly makes the DCS-8200LH a very, very different creature from other kinds of Wi-Fi connected home cameras that are in the market.
You will also be able to take advantage of the added benefit of home security which reacts with other devices. For instance, users are able to create an IFTTT recipe so that the DCS-8200LH will automatically begin recording whenever they leave the house, or take a snapshot when their doorbell rings. Imagine being able to check-in live or playback footage from anywhere on a phone or tablet as well, that would surely give worry warts some much needed peace of mind.
Expect the HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8200LH) to be available from next month onward for $139.99 a pop.
D-Link reveals new W-Fi camera
We’re all about that bass, but to be honest, we like to hear treble and midtones too. It’s easy to sink tons of money into headphones that say they’ll give you the best audio quality around. Of course, they’re usually giving you the best audio quality for their price point. If you’re an avid gamer, lover of music, or work in a field that requires you to be able to decipher each aspect of sound in great detail, you’re going to need to sink some serious cash into your headphones.
If you are one such person, then you know how important it is to hear every aspect of sound as clearly as possible. NURA is combining ear cups and in-ear headphones with some serious software to make sure you not only hear the sound, but hear it attuned to your specific hearing profile through soundwave technology. This means you’re not only going to hear your sound, but feel it too as the bass will be bumping through the cups while the high tones come in through the buds.
This plugs into your lightning/USB port of your phone, and will have you listen to tones while it calibrates for about 30 seconds. It measures the feint sound that comes out of your ear from hearing something, so once it understands how you hear things, it will adjust everything you hear through the headphones from then on regardless of what app or program it’s in. You can even have multiple profiles if you want to let your friends borrow it, though you probably won’t because they’re in-ear. These will cost you around $199, and will give you the perks of getting custom headphones without having to be an audiophile to find them.
Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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Wearable technology is a pretty big industry right now, and if you’re interested, you have to wade through a swamp of choices that range from awesome to terrible. While you want the most bang for your buck, you also have to take how it looks into account, as something you’re going to wear every day is going to factor in to your style. While there are tons of options already on the market, it wouldn’t be a proper Monday if there wasn’t a new and improved version on a crowdfunding site.
After you’ve read about smartwatches enough, you come to expect some measure of fitness tracking, customizable features, and app integration. The CoWatch has all of that, is affordable, and will work with Alexa, Amazon’s voice-recognition software. This houses a dual-core processor (1.2GHz), 1GB RAM, 8GB of memory, and has a battery that will last for around 32 hours in always-on mode.
This will play nicely with iOS and Android alike, and thanks to Alexa integration you’ll be able to do everything from controlling your smart home to ordering an Uber. You’ll be able to get this in either carbon black or mineral silver stainless steel, and there are similarly colored metal bands and ink black, dark coffee, or charcoal grey leather bands to choose from as well. You can pay $208 to get a watch and two bands, or you can pay $310 and get two watches for you and a friend.
The CoWatch was built to make life easier
Do you take so many business calls in a day that it’s hard to keep track of what you need to get done within the next 24 hours? You likely take notes as best you can, but human error can and does happen, even if you have safeguards in place. Normally you can’t remember a call with complete clarity, especially if you’re taking it while you’re getting a coffee, running errands, or doing chores.
If you wish you could play back the entire call to make sure you know without a doubt the intricacies of what you need to do or keep track of, then this Phone Call Recording Device can help. This is a simple Bluetooth device that will connect to your smartphone and record whatever call you need it to. This will play nicely with almost any smartphone be it Android or iOS, and gives you up to 4GB to store your conversations, translating to be around 144 hours of talking.
The battery will last through even the longest conversation as it can keep recording for up to 12 hours. If you’re not just wanting to record calls, this $109 device will also let you record meetings, lectures, dictations, and more. There’s also a speaker built-in, so you won’t have to transfer any files before being able to hear what you’ve captured. It will definitely give those who are notoriously bad at paying attention a chance to catch up on what they missed.
Available for purchase on Amazon
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