Posted by dnovak on May 1, 2012 ·
The boys and girls over at HEX have just come out with a killer case for the iPad 3, the Code Folio. It’s spattered in smooth genuine leather and has an elastic-band closure attached. To close and secure, you simply fold the band over the other side of the case to lock in place. It keeps your valuable tab safe and sound.
Opening the Code Folio up, you’ll find a soft-touch [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 26, 2012 ·
With water-resistance as its selling point, design firm Boombang’s latest creation, the G-Project $69 G-Go Bluetooth speaker has hit the market with a fury. It just became available in Target stores, and is available in three stunning colors. This little baby not only give your portable hi-fi set-up some flair, but it also sound like a speaker that could be significantly more costly.
Posted by dnovak on April 23, 2012 ·
Kickstarter, financial and marketing backers of some brilliant tech inventions, is showcasing their latest winner, the Pebble ePaper Smartwatch. Allerta, the company that developed the product, posted their idea on a Kickstarter page less than a week ago and has already become the most funded project of all time on the site. If you’re not familiar with the way Kickstarter [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 17, 2012 ·
First introduced as the Satarii Star, a movement-tracking dock concept, the product is now being introduced as the Swivl. This gadget can accommodate devices from iPhones and Androids to pocket camcorders, and also features a vertical tilt functionality on top of its 360-degrees of horizontal movement.
Where to Buy: Swivl
This $179 dock rotates and follows [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 5, 2012 ·
A rumored Google project based around the concept of a pair of glasses that can deliver real-time information on a heads up display has gone public. In a Google+ post, the company is asking for feedback on their project to help shape what the end result will actually look like.
“We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 2, 2012 ·
The CamOne Infinity is more than just an action cam. It offers some sophisticated features in a compact package, including an interchangeable lens system. Measuring at 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.3 inches, 3.1 oz and shoots in 1080p at 30 fps and 720p at 60 fps.
The biggest distinguishing feature of the Infinity is, as mentioned, the interchangeable lens system. The camera marries novice [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 27, 2012 ·
The new Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard transforms the Vocaloid software into a ready-to-play device. 16-keys represent consonants and vowels, while at the same time selecting a tone on the keyboard. An LED display prints out each letter as its plays, ensuring that you aren’t making any playing errors. Experienced musicians who have used the device found that they were able to [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 26, 2012 ·
Adventurers wishing to record their outings on video now have another camcorder at their disposal, the Sony’s Bloggie Sport HD. It’s a ruggedized version of the company’s existing Bloggie camera, which includes a 2.7-inch touchscreen display.
The Sport model records 1080p video, and can also capture 5.1-megapixel stills, even while shooting video. It has a dust-proof casing, [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 23, 2012 ·
Almost a year ago, it was reported that Amazon was working on two new Kindles that would catapult them into the tablet market. The first was the Kindle Fire, a dual-core Tegra 2-powered slate, which launched this last summer. The second tablet was said to be a 10-inch version powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, but that has yet to come to market.
Many reports have mentioned [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 15, 2012 ·
Tech companies always want to start the latest trend. They want to discover uncharted territories. They want to dictate the market. They want consumers to gleefully hand over their credit cards and buy the latest “it” product. Everyone who comes after the trendsetter is just a mere copycat, a fake, some wannabe phony trying to be like the leader. Trends will come and go, and with each new technology [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 9, 2012 ·
If you have a few boxes in your closet full of 3×5 photos, and want to scan them into digital versions, you’ve got a long job staring you in the face. Add the process of also converting the pics into negatives or slides, and you’ll need a whole lot of equipment to accomplish that. That is, unless you have ION Audio’s new iPICS to Go.
The iPics 2 Go from ION Audio uses your [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 7, 2012 ·
Apple today unveiled their new Apple TV device, which as rumors had suggested runs $99, tops out playback at 1080p and is focused on renting TV episodes for a dollar or new films for five dollars.
There’s no hard drive in this incarnation either, with everything streamed via either 802.11n Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity.
The latest iteration of Apple TV has a new UI, which reminds us [...]
Posted by David on February 7, 2012 ·
If internet and computer costs are keeping you and your family from accessing what is now the only information resource used these days, the internet, a new program from Comcast called Internet Essentials offers high speed internet for $10/month, a laptop computer for $150, and free internet training, for families with children who receive free school lunches through the National School Lunch [...]
Posted by David on February 2, 2012 ·
The latest in gadget news has to do with JVC’s new tabletop home theater sound system, the NX-BX3 for iPods and iPhones. It’s JVC’s first 2x30W sound system for iPod and iPhone, and is designed to replace your actual nightstand!
Available in both black and white, the N-BX3 weight 20kg for a size of 500x300x110mm and offers all the features that can be found in other iPhone/iPod [...]
Posted by David on January 31, 2012 ·
Sony’s newest point and shoot camera, the TX-200V, is not only as durable as they come, but also sports a stunning design. It was announced along with two new W series shooters, the DSC-WX70 and DSC-WX50, this week.
This mini beauty, the TX-200V, kicks it in high gear with a massive 18 megapixel sensor, the biggest to date in the point and shoot marketplace. To complement the [...]
Posted by David on January 30, 2012 ·
When you position your camera vertically, getting the perfect shot can mean a stretch of the fingers to the shutter button when not holding the camera horizontally. Pentax has the solution with its new Optio VS20 digital compact camera. The 16-megapixel camera packs an accelerometer, which will flip your image to the correct orientation and a second shutter release and zoom lever on the topmost [...]
Posted by David on January 26, 2012 ·
As home theater systems evolve, including the addition of the soundbar and the super tweeters, for the most part, a wide array of companies produce them and offer packages that range from just a soundbar (2-channel), to a soundbar with a subwoofeer (2.1-channel), to a soundbar with a subwoofer that supports a set of wireless rear speakers (5.1-channel). Add in a PS3, which has a Blu-ray player [...]
Posted by David on January 18, 2012 ·
The iMainGo XP is a portable speaker system designed for the iPad family. It delivers big sound on the go, and sports a clever design. It’s a breeze to setup making this accessory a must-have if you want to enjoy multimedia while you’re on the road. It’s also not bad for a portable business presentation system.
Using Portable Sound Laboratory’s sx149 digital [...]
Posted by David on January 17, 2012 ·
Oregon Scientific announced a new DLP pico projector this week at CES. The Portable WiFi Projector can display FWVGA 854 x 480 at 1,000:1 contrast and a 80 lumens of brightness. If it’s plugged into the USB alone, it only shines at 50 lumens. At about 3.2 meters from the wall, it will display a 120-inch wide picture in total darkness. The Oregon Scientific projector will also [...]
Posted by David on January 14, 2012 ·
Last week rumors began to circulate that Apple was planning to open small retail stores in as many as 25 Target locations. During a presentation on Thursday at CES, Target confirmed that it will have 25 stores featuring “special displays” of Apple products.
Neither company has provided details on the partnership, however it will likely be similar to Apple’s deal with Best [...]
Posted by David on January 13, 2012 ·
Vizio, manufacturer of ground-breaking TVs and accessories, has announced two Google TV powered set-top boxes, the VAP430 and the VBR430.
The VAP430 Stream player picks up where the Revue left off , adding the Google TV experience and access ot streaming media in any existing setup. Meanwhile, the VBR430 Blu-ray player adds discs to the mix of a VIA platform (standard and Plus) that [...]
Posted by David on January 12, 2012 ·
The Polaroid SC1630 has a 16-Megapixal Zoom Point-and-Shoot Camera
At CES this week, Polaroid surprised everyone when they revealed a new camera powered by Android. The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera is a 3.2-inch device, and it features a huge 16-megapixel camera capable of 3x optical zoom on a 36-108mm lens. When connected to Wi-Fi, users can instantly upload their images to social networking [...]
Posted by David on December 30, 2011 ·
Logitech just announced the Mini Boom Box, an audio device for owners of tablets, smartphones and anything else that can play audio files and can communicate via Bluetooth.
The Logitech Mini Boombox is not just any audio output device. Though the main principle of audio generation is the same, the role of it is quite specialized compared to the general crowd of headphones, headsets and [...]
Posted by David on November 27, 2011 ·
The beta version of Skifta appeared back in February. It was a cool app for beaming media on your smartphone to any DLNA capable device, especially internet-connected TVs. Now the full version is available, and it’s added a sweet new feature, which allows you to stream media from your other gear to your Android device, over 3G.
The makers of Skifta, Qualcomm Atheros, also announced [...]
Posted by David on November 21, 2011 ·
Bob Marley Family develop Premium headphone and earphone line for the masses
Billions of people can’t be wrong about Bob Marley. The reggae icon challenged main stream music and harvested devoted fans all over the world with his music. Now, the Marley family continues to deliver music in the form of hardware….more specifically a media accessory line called “House of Marley”, [...]
Posted by David on November 17, 2011 ·
The tablet market, which was cited as the fastest growing sector in technology by every tech publication imaginable a couple of months ago, might be seeing an abrupt shift in this designation. While industry experts saw every manufacturing giant scrambling to come out with their own best-selling slate this year, the emerging consensus today cites a trend that might be leaning back towards [...]
Posted by David on November 17, 2011 ·
Kids are hoping to get a lot more than board games and coloring books this holiday season
A new Nielsen survey looked at which consumer electronics are the most desired by kids and found that Apple appears to be the consumer electronics brand to beat. Kids ages 6-12 covet the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, while teens showed heightened appeal for the iPad, computers and e-readers. Many [...]
Posted by David on November 10, 2011 ·
Remember the Polaroid? Of course you do….the only device ever made that could instantly gratify us with a ready-made photographic print. I bet you were assuming that the likes of Polaroid cameras would never see the light of day again, considering our digital era.
Wrong! Emerging from a protracted dormancy, the company that Edwin Land created, introduces its first new instant [...]
Posted by David on November 8, 2011 ·
A brand new gadget with incredible sound is now available for all your wireless needs, whether it’s for your laptop, iPhone or iPad! The JBL OnBeat Air ($249.95; available now) uses Apple’s Airplay wireless technology, so no matter where you are in your home, you can stream music from an iTunes collection or Internet radio station. This versatile music player features digital sound [...]
Posted by David on November 8, 2011 ·
SoundFreaq just announced the successor to their SFQ-1 iPhone dock. It’s called the Sound Stack, a speaker that accepts wireless audio streams from any Bluetooth-compatible device. It also has the company’s DubSub technology on board for superior bass.
“After two years in development, we’re extremely proud of the acoustic bar that Sound Stack sets. It delivers power with [...]