Archive for the 'Gadget' Category
Remember that classic look of radios from the late 80s and 90s? Relive the past in three colors along with the ability to stream from your Bluetooth device. That’s right, the Geneva WorldRadio lets you listen to FM, wakes you up, belts out Pandora via your smartphone, and even supports DAB+ if you are in Europe. It’s a bit on the pricey side at $300 but it sure is versatile and stylish.
If battery life has got you down on your new iPhone 5 and you’re looking to extend it, now you can while protecting it as well. iBattz brings the first-ever battery case that is also a snap-on case for your iPhone 5. According to iBattz, “The Mojo Hi5 case is a two-part protective case that features a detachable 2500mAh aluminum battery to keep users powered up on the go.” You can use it to charge other USB devices as well. The unique thin case will set you back $80 but for extra juice in a “…minimalistic design…”, you are getting off with a pretty good dea.
The dearth of iPhone 5 docks is disappointing and the few – literally – that do exist are complete nonsense. Sorry Belkin, I do not wish to advertise your company when docking my phone. Fortunately, within sixty days, you can have a truly fitting dock for your iPhone 5, or older, that not only looks killer but compliments your Mac and as a magnificent bonus, keeps things tidy!
The OC Desk Display Stand ingeniously removes any hint of cables by placing a super thin cable under your Mac’s stand. Routing the cable up the rear and through the wire hole of the stand allows the cable to never be seen by the casual user. Even looking behind the Mac reveals a clean cable connection. The stand itself sticks onto the lip of the stand but is easily removable, leaving no evidence of stickiness once removed. The adhesive is strong enough to allow you to remove your iPhone single-handed without any fear of the stand coming up with your device. If you like to protect your investment with a case, no worries, as the OC Dock even allows for you to dock the phone inside the case. For those that prefer to show the beauty of your iPhone, you can purchase the more slim OC Dock for naked iPhones.
This is a Kickstarter project, so I would strongly recommend helping the boys out and donating to the cause so we can all clean up our desk and dock it right!
For your new product/tech/organization features, please consider OC Desk – revolutionizing the workspace organization industry, OC Desk iPhone docks eliminates excess wire with a wireless appearance due to its paper-thin cable connection that runs underneath the stand. Often referred to as “Obsessively Clean Desk,” OC Desk has a missive to clear wasted space – allowing for a minimal, simple workspace, which results in performance efficiency.
Today, launches the official Kickstarter campaign to raise awareness and funds before the e-commerce launch set for mid-December.
Affordably priced at $79 to $98, OC Desk has the capabilities to fit iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 (upgrade kit is priced at $98) and will be available for purchase at www.ocdesk.com.
USB seems to be the replacement plug of the future but until homes are built with a USB port in the wall, you’ll still need adapters to charge your plethora of devices. Sadly, many of those adapters are large, bulky, and ugly. Today Staechi takes the ugh out of that and brings beauty and versatility to your adapter. The cute little green receptacles has a slot for your USB cable along with a few holes for your 110 plug. Ya, so while you’re charging your smartphone or such, you’re not wasting a spot for something like your lamp. Bonus, there’s a light on the plug to let you know that the built-in surge protector is, well, protecting! Take a read below for all the details.
SAN DIEGO – Sept. 18, 2012 – Satechi, a leading mobile accessories manufacturer, is pleased to announce the availability of its new Compact USB Surge Protector. The invaluable surge protector features one grounded outlet and a 1 amp USB port to charge most smartphones and other electronics while protecting them from potential electrical spikes and surges.
The Compact USB Surge Protector features a sleek lime green and white design with a LED indicator which illuminates when the surge protector is providing sufficient protection to the connected electronic devices. The surge protector is small enough to conveniently fit into any backpack, purse or laptop bag allowing users to keep all electronic devices safe while on the go.
Established in 2005, Satechi is fully committed to offering unique accessories that people can integrate with their electronics in their homes, cars, and on the go. Satechi offers a broad selection of accessories from FM transmitters, battery chargers and speaker systems to car mounts, stands and keyboards. For more information, please visit www.Satechi.net.
I always dig cool things that I can do from my iPhone and iPad. From turning off the lights in my home hundreds miles away to logging onto to my Mac remotely from my iPad, my iDevices gives me a lot of flexibility. Now one can add weather station to the neat tricks that your iOS device can do! Be prepared to pay for the this adventure that can give you a seven-day forecast as we well as report your C02 levels as it comes in at a pricey $180. But hey, if you want to impress your friends and you have some extra cash, why not go for it? Or at least read the press release.
PARIS – August 27 2012 – Netatmo, a company dedicated to designing products that monitor the weather and environment, unveils its Urban Weather Station, a new device specifically designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that allows users to monitor indoor and outdoor environmental elements including temperature, humidity, air pressure, CO2 levels and more.
The Netatmo Weather Station quantifies personal environments like the home and office, and wirelessly transmits data through Wi-Fi to the Netatmo App, which features an intuitive, easy-to-read interface.
“Air quality and weather conditions are a daily concern for city residents around the globe,” said Fred Potter, CEO, Netatmo. “By integrating Air Quality sensors into an easy-to-use Personal Weather Station, specifically designed for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch, we’re able to help users improve their indoor wellness and adapt their outdoor activities – creating a better way of life for everyone.”
With this Wi-Fi connected Personal Weather Station, Netatmo also aims to create the largest Weather and Air Quality monitoring network ever established.
A key innovation in the station is its ability to evaluate indoor air confinement by measuring CO2 concentration. When C02 reaches an excessive level, the user is alerted directly on his or her iPad, iPhone or iPod touch and can take action like ventilating his or her home.
The Air Quality conditions reported by the Netatmo App also allow users to assess the best times for outdoor physical activity, when to commute versus drive to work and more – all instances where Air Quality is of the utmost importance.
In addition to receiving real-time notifications on Air Quality and Weather conditions, users have access to a lifetime online account, free of any subscriptions, where all station measurements and data are stored. Over time, users can access data history and review it using the Netatmo App.
On a much larger, more impactful scale, Netatmo allows users to contribute to its Urban Weather Program, creating a wider network for weather data monitoring and pooling to help meteorologists, environmental activists, scientists and people living in urban environments gain a better understanding of the city climate landscape.
The data collected from the Netatmo Community could possibly turn into a crucial resource for climate research, helping us all get a stronger connection to the world in which we live.
Other functions of the Urban Weather Station include a detailed seven-day forecast and a light indicator for reading CO2 levels. The Urban Weather Station can even detect sound to make sure average noise levels in the home remain at a healthy balance, a helpful feature for parents looking to protect their family from noise pollution.
The Netatmo Urban Weather Station comes with one indoor and one outdoor module to monitor each living environment.
The shell for both modules, constructed from a single piece of durable aluminum, features a smooth, clean design. The indoor and outdoor modules are powered by the included USB wall Adapter and 4 AAA batteries, respectively, and come packaged with a wall mount kit for outdoor installation.
Netatmo’s Urban Weather Station is now available for $179 at www.netatmo.com. The Netatmo App is available for free on the App Store.
To download press kit materials, please visit www.netatmo.com.
For more information on Netatmo and the Urban Weather Station, contact PR representative Jenny Bahun at (305) 374-4404 x 124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Netatmo manufactures the world’s first personal weather station for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Netatmo was established in 2011 by Frederic Potter and Jean-Pierre Dumolard, both highly successful and experienced entrepreneurs in the technology space with companies such as WITHINGS or CIRPACK. Netatmo strives to bring consumers a better way of life through using connected devices technology for environment monitoring while maintaining a commitment to elegant design. Visit www.netatmo.com for more information.
I was just thinking the other day how cool it would be to shove my Plex video to my AppleTV that is connected to my projector and the audio to a Bluetooth receiver connected to my Denon AVR-5803 system for optimal sound. But alas, I couldn’t since the Denon is too old for Bluetooth (even though BT existed upon is release) and there was no accessories to be found to stick into the Denon’s Line In RCA input. Until today.
New Potato Technologies has welcomed the brilliance of Bluetooth and brought to us the TuneLink Home using the same great technology it has applied to its auto product. Coupled with the iPhone or Android app, you will be able to do much more than just shove audio to your receiver but also get a universal remote that does not require a dongle or IR blaster. Score! For these two sweet features alone, you could pay nearly $200 but New Potato is bringing it home for half that cost. I’m thinking of scoring this myself. Take a look at the release below.
New Potato Announces TuneLink® Home, Simplicity for Your Connected Lifestyle
WILMINGTON, NC–(Marketwire – Aug 14, 2012) – New Potato Technologies, an innovator and developer of app-enabled accessories for mobile devices, introduces TuneLink Home for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices.
TuneLink Home provides a wireless link between the user’s device and home entertainment system providing both hi-fidelity streaming audio and universal infrared remote control functions. TuneLink connects audio via analog or digital output to the entertainment system and includes a powerful infrared blaster that broadcasts commands from your device to your media equipment.
TuneLink Home allows users to experience their music or audio from ANY APP in their home without the hassles of wired connections or the complexities of other solutions. Just like TuneLink Auto before it, TuneLink Home includes a best-of-class Bluetooth transceiver that operates over ranges of more than 120 feet to deliver crystal clear audio to your entertainment system along with unique auto connecting and sharing features not found in other products.
TuneLink Home device is also a powerful programmable universal remote control and includes a comprehensive and growing database of over 80,000 pre-programmed remote control codes, the ability to learn new codes, and allows the user to create custom macros, personalize their remote skins, layouts, and functions. Equipped with a wide angle infrared LED array and an IR extender port, user commands reach their intended control target.
The TuneLink Home device is controlled by a free application that can be downloaded today from the iTunes App Store and soon from Google Play. It is a snap to setup, and is the only simple-to-use connected accessory that provides BOTH crystal clear streaming audio link and full featured dongle-free, battery-free, and truly powerful universal remote.
“Finally, the mobile device in your grasp is both your player and your remote, so stream your tunes and take control!” says Bill Leland, Chief Marketing Strategist of New Potato.
“Our mobile companions have become the center of our universe and we rely on them to provide our communications as well as our entertainment. These amazing devices hold all of our stuff and as users we want really seamless ways to access them within our connected lifestyles. TuneLink Home provides a simplified solution for connecting to and controlling your home entertainment system from your mobile device,” says Stuart Ross, CEO of New Potato.
TuneLink Home works with all A2DP Bluetooth capable iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android phone and tablet models. For more information on TuneLink Home, please visitwww.newpotatotech.com. The TuneLink accessory is available now at www.newpotatotech.comand in select retail locations for $99.99.
San Diego, Calif. – (August 21, 2012) – ECOXGEAR by Grace Digital Inc, a leader in rugged, outdoor and waterproof products for the adventurous lifestyle, is pleased to announce the ECOXPOWER pedal powered headlight and smart phone charger for bicycles. Equipped with a universal mount, ECOXPOWER attaches to most standard and oversized hubs and comes with a handlebar mounted, water-resistant and touch-screen compatible smart phone/GPS case. The ECOXPOWER is available today for $99.99 at www.ECOXGEAR.com and retailers nationwide.
ECOXPOWER features an ultra-bright LED front headlight and red rear taillight that mounts to your bike’s front wheel hub. The included USB adapter cable runs up the front fork and into the handlebar mounted, water-resistant smart phone case. As the front wheel of your bike turns, the ECOXPOWER’s clutch engages between the tire’s spokes, fueling a generator that powers the lighting system, the integrated lithium ion rechargeable battery and the power jack for you smart phone. The smart phone case is touch-screen friendly and accommodates all major GPS devices and smart phone models including iPhone and Android. ECOXPOWER also comes equipped with an on/off remote switch that can be mounted to the handlebars, allowing for full control over the headlight and taillight while on a ride.
“Typical bike lights have a short life expectancy, most of which are only 10-15 hours or even as low as five if on high brightness,” says CEO of ECOXGEAR, Greg Fadul. “Bicyclist either have to routinely buy batteries, remove the light for recharging, or replace their lights completely. ECOXPOWER is self-powered and with the built-in rechargeable battery, extra costs and inconveniences are non-existent. And if you’re using your smart phone for GPS or music on a long ride, you never have to worry about running out of juice.”
ECOXPOWER features include:
• Pedal powered ultra-bright LED front headlight & red rear taillight
• Includes water-resistant touch-screen friendly, easily removable handlebar case with pedal powered USB adapter cable
• Handlebar mounted on/off remote light switch
• Universal hub mounting bracket fits most standard and oversized wheel hubs
• Built-in rechargeable battery keeps your cell phone charged and road bright
Product Page: http://www.ecoxgear.com/ecoxpower/
We’ve seen this concept before starting with the Apple II and many computers there after. As graphics advanced, TVs really no longer were needed but now with HDTVs, having a way to connect to an HDMI port and have an instant computer is beyond cool; it’s productive! Take a view of the video above for an overview and get the full deets in the jump below.
Lots of people use their smartphone for portable recordings and while the iPhone 4S has a great mic, it’s not designed for great recordings. If you’re in the need for such a device but do not want to shell out some major cash for something like the pros use, then you should head down to your local Best Buy and give Zoom’s new H2n Handy Recorder a look. The H2n comes with five studio-quality microphones that are offer, “Mid-Side (MS) stereo, a technique used for many years in film and broadcast, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound.” The 1.8-inch backlit LCD display helps you monitor your recording as it happens along with built-in speaker. Basically, you’re getting a sweet recording tool for two bills and you can get it now from Best Buy.
Zoom Launches the H2n Handy Recorder, Available Nationwide at Best Buy
First and only portable handheld recorder with five studio-quality microphones onboard
Hauppauge, NY – (November 3, 2011) – Zoom’s new H2n Handy Recorder is now available nationwide at all Best Buy locations. Representing a new generation of portable recording, the H2n is Zoom’s most innovative handheld recorder to date. The H2n packs groundbreaking features into an ultra-portable device that allows you to record pristine audio anywhere you go. Affordably priced, the H2n is available for $199.
The H2n features Zoom’s best microphones yet and is the only portable recorder with five studio-quality microphones onboard. This design enables the H2n to offer four unique recording modes: Mid-Side (MS) stereo, a technique used for many years in film and broadcast, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound. With its newly designed user interface, 1.8-inch backlit LCD display for crystal-clear monitoring and built-in reference speaker that allows you to playback recordings on the spot, the H2n is remarkably easy to use in any application.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Best Buy for the nationwide H2n release,” says James Tsaptsinos, Vice President of Sales for Zoom. “Our original H2 audio recorder became the standard in portable recording, and the H2n has continued with that tradition, becoming the new standard within the music, broadcast, and film industries.”
Zoom H2n features include:
• Four recording modes including Mid-Side stereo, 90° X/Y stereo, 2-channel and 4-channel surround sound
• Data recovery to eliminate recording loss due to accidental power down or power outage
• High-speed USB 2.0 interface and 20 hours of battery life powered by 2 AA
• 1.8 inch backlit LCD and built-in reference speaker that allows play back instantly
• Optional accessory pack with windscreen, tripod, protective case, and remote control
No matter the application, the H2n handheld recorder brings the very best in stereo recording in a convenient, user-friendly package that fits in your pocket.
Zoom H2n Handy Recorder. The new standard in portable recording.
The H2n is available now at Best Buy stores nationwide for $199.
To request additional information about Zoom, please contact PR Representative Brad Hobbs at (305) 576-1171 x119 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Zoom is renowned all over the world for its recording and guitar effects gear. Headquartered in Tokyo, Zoom has continuously created a diverse line of original, innovative audio products from effect processors, to rhythm machines, samplers and recorders. Samson Technologies is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Zoom products. Samson is based in Hauppauge, New York.
zoom.co.jp / samsontech.com
Are you looking for a way to put some pizazz into your next USB drive? Do you like Spider-Man, Iron Man or Wolverine? Okay, then we’ve got something for you! Marvel Classics has allowed Dane-Elec to bring these Super Hero’s to a computer near you and in quantities of 4GB. You can slap one of these three guys into your USB port for $14.99. Take a look at the press release below for more info and stop by Dane-Elect for more deets.
Dane-Elec USB Drives Make Being a Super Hero a Reality
Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine All Come to Life Just in Time for the Holidays
Irvine, CA – November 3, 2011 – Dane-Elec, a global leader in consumer electronics, today announced that it is launching its newest USB drive product line with Marvel Entertainment, LLC. Three of the most exciting members of the Marvel Classic heroes – Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine – will be brought to life in the form of 4GB flash drives, just in time for the holidays.
“The combination of the Marvel Classic Heroes and Dane-Elec’s leading manufacturing capabilities has produced an amazing and iconic line of USB drives,” said Sherry Chapman, director of marketing for Dane-Elec. “Kids of all ages, even adults who are kids-at-heart, will be able to tap the superpowers of the new Marvel USB drives for all their file transfer needs.”
Dane-Elec transports users’ files into the superpower world of three of the most popular Classic Heroes:
• SPIDER-MAN: Step into the world of Spider-Man, one filled with superhuman strength, super-fast reflexes, and a precognitive sense of approaching danger. The Spider-Man USB Drive comes in the life-like shape of the Amazing Spider-Man himself.
• IRON MAN: Experience the engineering genius of the infamous Iron Man and Tony Stark’s masterful gold- and titanium-armored suit. Dane-Elec brings the power and mystique of Iron Man to life with the Iron Man USB Drive.
• WOLVERINE: Possessing animal-keen senses, retracting adamantium claws, and the ability to heal from virtually any wound or toxin at an accelerated rate, Wolverine is a true legend.
Make being a Super Hero a reality with Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Wolverine. Each USB drive includes exclusive content and a one-month subscription to Marvel Digital Comics, giving access to more than 10,000 comics online.
Pricing and Availability:
Dane-Elec’s new Marvel 4GB USB drives are available at retailers at $14.99 (MSRP). Each USB comes with a five-year warranty.
For more information regarding Dane-Elec, visit www.dane-elec.com
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.
Dane-Elec is one of the largest manufacturers of flash memory products, storage and consumer electronic devices in the world. For over 25 years Dane-Elec has provided consistent quality and industry-leading products to customers across the globe.
Leading brands including Duracell, Marvel, Blizzard, Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, Disney and many more around the world, rely on Dane-Elec’s expertise to deliver high quality, customized storage solutions. Acknowledged as one of the authorities in quality memory products, Dane-Elec Memory designs, assembles and distributes its products through its own network in the U.S, Europe (France, United-Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia, Holland, Italy and Spain), Asia and Israel.