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Everyone exceeds the speed limit whether they mean to or not. When you’re on a long stretch of road for seemingly endless miles with no cars coming or going, you’re going to be a bit lead-footed so you can get to where you’re going faster. Of course, there are police officers who need to do their jobs, and sometimes we forget how fast we’re going when we get closer to civilization.
If you ever find yourself in need of a reminder that you should probably slow down your speed demon ways, then the Escort Max II Radar Detector should help you out. This is a receiver that incorporates military technology, has a multi-color OLED display, and is updated weekly on the whereabouts of red light and speed cameras in North America. It also features a community aspect as other users in the area will give you real-time alerts, warnings, and local speed limit data.
It has a great range, uses voice alerts, and is Bluetooth-equipped for access to Escort Live. This is basically just a network to help you avoid tickets, but it’s pretty obvious that you should be driving safely in tandem with using this. This is one of the more expensive models at $399.99, but seeing that it can save those who can’t seem to help but speed check themselves before racking up tickets which will easily equal that price after 2 or more tickets.
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We all love our music. After all, music does get the body moving, not to mention it is a way to recover emotionally and mentally with the right kind of tunes. Just step into any spa, and the soothing background music would then do its job of bringing you to another place mentally, as you lose yourself in the massage and environment. Having said that, some of us are unable to live without any music, regardless of where we go or travel. That means getting a good pair of earphones or earbuds, and with so many different choices that are available on the market, just which particular model should you settle for? If you haven’t yet parted ways with your money, then the Skybuds wireless earbuds might be worth checking out.
These are touted to be “true” wireless earbuds, where they were also picked out to be part of the Wearables 2016 CES Innovation Awards Honoree. Thanks to Alpha Audiotronics, Inc., the Skybuds claim to offer a truly wire-free solution with premium sound quality as well as reliable connectivity, hoping to transform the way users experience sound.
Skybuds make use of Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) technology, which are more often than not, seen in action in hearing aids. With NFMI technology, it should be able to ensure uninterrupted, high-quality sound in the headphone industry. Accompanying the NFMI technology would see each earbud make use of a top-of-the-line, balanced armature driver and psychoacoustic features, including base enhancement, so that a premium audio experience can be created. These earbuds have been specially designed in such a manner that they boast of Passive Noise Cancellation, which will suppress unwanted and distracting external audio.
The Skybuds will juice up and can be stored in a light, portable case known as the Skydock, which conveniently delivers up to another 24 hours of on-the-go charging time. Apart from superior sound quality, each Skybud will be fitted with an omnidirectional microphone, and have been ergonomically designed to comfortably sit in users’ ears.
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Whenever one travels in a car or in something larger such as an SUV or even MPV, chances are the radio would be turned on at the very least. Well, there might be more than meets the eye for longer distance routes, especially when you take into consideration how children would fit into the ride without asking you “Are we there yet?” every 10 minutes. Keeping them occupied with the latest movies on a mobile device is fine and dandy, but won’t it be better if they had a larger sized screen located into the back of the headrest? VOXXHirschmann latest foray into automotive rear seat vehicle infotainment has resulted in EVO, which intends to bring the in-home TV entertainment experience in your vehicle.
This next generation Evolution Series (“EVO”) Rear Seat Vehicle Infotainment (“RSI”) solution will be part of models rolled out by General Motors (“GM”) for forthcoming model 2018, 2019 and 2020 vehicles.
According to Pat Lavelle, President and CEO of VOXX International Corporation, “With EVO, we are redefining rear seat vehicle infotainment, moving far beyond DVD-based systems intended to entertain our children, to a truly mobile, wireless infotainment hub for global vehicles. By incorporating advanced media playback and streaming capabilities with wireless in-car connectivity and easy-to-integrate form factors designed for OEMs, EVO was created to enable consumers to seamlessly take and share their content across multiple devices such as tablets and smartphones, no matter where they go. We look forward to working with GM and our other OEM partners to bring the vision of the Connected Car to life.”
Forget about legacy DVD-based players — the new EVO product range will be the next evolutionary step in rear seat vehicle infotainment. Users are able to create and securely log into their own wireless in-car rear-seat infotainment networks, not to mention share and stream media content across all occupants of the vehicle. It does not matter whether the content is stashed away or viewed on the EVO system, or even on a passenger’s mobile device.
The EVO system will also accept content from SD card and HDMI/USB-based devices, offers support for Miracast and DLNA functionality, and boasts of the EVO Slingplayer, resulting in consumers enjoying a live TV experience in the car via VOXXHirschmann’s exclusive partnership with Sling Media. Looks like traveling has become all the more fun with EVO!
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Are you about to bring your family for a holiday trip this summer, building and creating new memories for them to bring with them well into their adult years? A road trip should always be part of the bucket list, although it can be rather difficult or challenging if your little ones start to exhibit their curious nature. Questions are sure to come in thick and fast, with “Are we there yet?” being one of the main, recurring questions. Having said that, if you will indeed bring your little bunch of troopers along, then Kenu has just the thing for you in order to lighten up your load – with the introduction of a coupe of trailblazing products, the Airvue and Groovies.
The Airvue is a car tablet mount that will retail for $49.95 a pop, where this patent pending car tablet mount is a snap to attach to the back of your car’s headrest in a secure manner. It boasts of spring loaded jaws that will be able to securely hold just about any iPad or tablet. Installation is a snap – just simply flex the curved mount to position it between the headrest bars, and you’re good to go. Both the ball and socket joint pivots for multiple viewing angles and rotates 360 degrees allowing both portrait and landscape mode in order to keep your kids amused on the road. The moment you arrive at your destination, Airvue can then be used as a tabletop stand, or even a luggage handle mount. Airvue will be compatible with all popular tablets, ranging from the iPad mini to the iPad Air and iPad Pro, in addition to majority of the other Android tablets out there.
As for the $24.95 Groovies premium kid headphones, these offer premium sound at safe listening levels, thanks to a volume limiting technology which will help maintain the sound pressure at 85dB as recommended by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. As for the ear pads themselves, they are made with hypoallergenic materials in order to provide comfort for all day use. Sounds like a combination that can’t be beat, don’t you think so?
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Speakerphones do come in handy if you happen to be a busy bee all day long, and have plenty of phone calls to attend to and yet would need to use both of your hands for whatever task you’re involved in. After all, not only do speakerphones let you keep in touch with the caller, it also makes traveling safer, especially when you are the one behind the wheel. Hammacher has what it claims to be the best Car Speakerphone that will retail for $99.95 a pop.
Why did this particular car speakerphone pick up “The Best” rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute? For the simple reason – it delivered the clearest audio when tested. This is made possible thanks to the Best model’s dual microphone that does away with background sounds courtesy of its noise reducing technology. Being different from lesser models that caused muffled sounds or echoes, The Best unit’s three-speaker virtual surround sound offered audio that was deemed to be as clear as listening to the radio. One can mount it to a visor and have it connect automatically to your iPhone or Android handset via Bluetooth when you enter the vehicle. The included software will enable one to make and answer phone calls using voice commands and an FM transmitter leaves the door open for one to stream phone calls, podcasts, music, and GPS directions via the car’s stereo speakers. It takes two hours to juice it up with the included USB charger, where a full charge delivers 14 hours of talking time or 960 hours of standby time.
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With the cost of consumer electronics in many areas becoming more and more affordable these days, so too have the introduction of rear view video cameras (as well as dashboard cameras) in vehicles seen the market grow by leaps and bounds. Rear View Safety, which is the industry leader in the sales and distribution of backup camera systems, has recently announced its LK-7950 Lukas Dual Lens Dash Camera that comes complete with Wi-Fi and GPS support.
There are many different ways to make use of dash cameras, where they would certainly come in handy whenever there is an accident, or perhaps you have the need to prove the timeline of the event from footage for insurance purposes, and even in certain cases, to dispute traffic tickets or to record a summer road trip. One of the most important features that one ought to to look out for in a dash camera would include video quality, viewing angle and design. The LK-7950 Lukas Dual Lens Dash Camera with Wi-Fi and GPS will hopefully not disappoint, thanks to the slew of features that have been thrown into the mix.
For starters, the LK-7950 will arrive with not one, but two cameras, where there will be one in front while another is located at the back, delivering full HD video recording either way. In other words, it is as though you have a couple of dash cameras in one, where the front camera boasts of an ultra-wide 135° viewing angle, while the rear lens has a 130° viewing angle. The camera will include not one, but two cards (one SD and one microSD card) to help you save space while ensuring that all important footage will be protected. Sporting a combined storage capacity of 512GB, you as the driver will never need to worry about running out of space ever again.
With its built-in WiFi and the free Lukas app for smartphones, one can view live footage wirelessly as well as download them sans wires from both cameras, while the built-in GPS records your vehicle’s location and driving route to boot. Any takers?
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A turntable might be seen by some to be an antique, while for the others, it might be a plaything for folks who have some extra dough to splash at the end of each month. After all, vinyl records are not all that cheap in the first place, and they do tend to wear out with constant listening, so you might want to use them sparingly. Well, a device that does CD playback and has USB compatibility is extremely common and affordable, but if you would like to go all out, then the $94,000 Swiss Engineered Quad Calibrated Turntable might be just the right thing for you.
This happens to be a turntable that provides vinyl enthusiasts the pleasure of listening to LPs using one of four precisely calibrated tone arms. It has been specially crafted in Bern, Switzerland, where it is composed of a magnetically suspended aluminum platter that is nestled within a special wooden cylinder, ensuring it delivers a stable, silent base that will remain unaffected by environmental vibration. A quartet of smaller cylinders will surround the platter of each house, letting you listen to different styles of music with whichever tonearm provides your preferred sound quality. Not only that, there is also integrated damping technology that does away with the troublesome sonic aberrations generated by common consumer models, as each cylinder sports a trio of adjustable steel feet that enable precisely calibrated height placement for the central platter and four tonearms. Definitely a purchase for the filthy rich!
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The world does not consist of solely your city, state or country. We are living in a global village in the here and now, and hence, it is far from surprising to see the likes of Focal, a leading French speaker and headphone manufacturer, introduce not one or two, but rather, three pairs of premium headphones. These three will be known as the Utopia, Elear and Listen.
Focal’s high-end headphones did not come about by chance. Rather, they were the result of more than 35 years of development and manufacturing of loudspeakers in France, and Utopia is one of those models where no expense was spared during its development in the quest for the ultimate listening experience.
What is so special about Utopia that will hopefully live up to its name in terms of performance? It is the first full-range loudspeaker in a pair of headphones in the world. In other words, this open-back reference headphones have been specially to offer the ultimate listening experience for even the most critical audiophile, where it makes it far more than just an ordinary pair of headphones.
Focused on the ideals of perfection, no stone was left unturned in the creation of Utopia, where even the raw materials were also looked into, in addition to the construction of the drivers, the padding used in the ear cups, and the leather used to wrap them for the ultimate comfort. Heck, even the quality of the cable and packaging used were inspected so that Utopia is given a premium look and feel.
Its driver will make use of beryllium that is 30 times higher cost than gold, where it will boast of a completely open front and open back design. When used alongside a proper headphone amplifier/DAC, it will feature a frequency response from 5Hz to 50kHz, and since the driver assembly is so light, it is able to vibrate 50,000 times per second, resulting in some of the most airy, open-sounding, yet sonically accurate music in any genre.
The Utopia is set to retail for a whopping $3,999, while the lesser Elear is going for $999 a pop with the new Listen headphones being the most affordable of the lot, sporting an asking price of $249.