Posts Tagged ‘ Bluetooth ’

The Next Step In Documenting Your Adventures… Soundsight Headphones.


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Every I have a gig, there is a minimum of one moment where I wish I could show my friends what I just saw.  Sometimes that could be someone jumping on stage and showing the world why not everyone should attempt twerking, or the immense reaction to bringing a special guest entertainer out to perform.  No matter how good a hired camera man may be, no one sees things from your perspective besides you.  The Soundsight headphones, and its app offer a way to get around that, presenting a new, unique angle to documentation.  I’m looking into picking some up for my next tour, especially after seeing the video below.

For any and all additional information about production, quality, components, (or a pretty dope promo video featuring UFC fighter Brandon Ruckus) you can click on any of the photos, or right here to check out their site.

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Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Earbuds


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While the media is still covering every angle of Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats, the brand built by hip hop superstar Dr. Dre continues doing what they do best – building headphones that millions of people will want to buy. Introducing the Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless Earbuds. Serving as the company’s first pair of wireless earbuds (they have already released wireless headphones), we imagine these will be a huge hit with avid gym goers and athletes everywhere. Each pair is completely wireless, and also completely sweat proof. A full charge will give you 6 hours of Bluetooth connectivity, while a quick 15 minute charge will give you enough juice for a 60 minute session. These lightweight earbuds were inspired by LeBron James, and have been packed with the power of dual-driver acoustics. These are the perfect companion to help you get back into shape this summer season.

Starwood Hotels Keyless Check-In


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The new feature, called a keyless key, would enable its Starwood Preferred Guest members to go straight to their rooms and open the door via their smartphone, rather than having to go through the process of checking in. It will be trialed at the Aloft Harlem New York and Aloft Silicon Valley California hotels and builds on Starwood’s existing Smart Check In service. With the Keyless Key all that a guest will need is an Android smartphone running version 4.3 or newer or an iPhone 4S or newer. The locking mechanism works via Bluetooth so as long as the app is running, the door will automatically unlock or lock. If the trial is successful, Starwood plans to roll the feature out to all of its W and Aloft hotels, globally by the end of 2015.

BMW i8 LCD Key Displays Cars Vital Signs


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Because this key is special, with its high resolution LCD displaying much of the vehicle’s vital signs at any time—your screen-viewing addiction just got worse. Wanna know how much juice the i8 has left? Check the key. Wanna know if you can make it to the beach and back without any worries? The key displays the current capable range. It even indicates whether the vehicle is locked or not. BMW says i8 key uses Bluetooth Low Energy, so you won’t have to worry about much battery drain when you’re outside of your car.

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Smarty Ring


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Smart watches have been all the rage on the tech scene, but we’ve yet to see a smart ring. Well that’s exactly what Smarty Ring is, and seeing that they just surpassed their goal on IndieGoGo, this concept may soon become a reality. Rather than having to pull out your phone a hundred times a day to check for updates on Facebook, you can now get all of your text, chat, and social network notifications sent right to your fingers. Utilizing Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, this smart ring will work on both iOS and Android powered devices (with an interactive app built for both), and also lets users manage their calls from their fingers as well. You can do everything from accepting/rejecting incoming calls to speed dial and emergency calls. There’s even a built-in butt call alert for those accidental dials. The Smarty Ring also comes with a built-in clock that displays five different time zones, and even includes a stop watch as well for training in the gym. The ring itself is crafted from allergy free surgical stainless steel, uses LED lights for the display, and includes a wireless charger.

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Vertu Ti Ferrari Smartphone


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Vertu has expanded its Ti line with a luxury smartphone whose design was inspired by the Ferrari F12 berlinetta. A limited edition of 2,013 smartphones will be produced and sold. The new Vertu Ti Ferrari is the result of a close collaboration between the luxury phone maker and the luxury sports car brand. Ferrari has supplied some of the red and black leather used in the seats of its sports cars for the leather accents along the smartphone’s casing. Vertu, in turn, has treated and conditioned the leather to ensure it will withstand the constant handling a smartphone is subject to. The smartphone’s casing is made of diamond-like carbon (DLC), a lightweight material ten times stronger than stainless steel, which Ferrari uses to protect its motors from extreme heat and friction. The back of the device is modeled after the aerodynamic lines of the F12 berlinetta, while the position of the supercar’s headlights is echoed in the position of the phone’s camera. The Vertu Ti Ferrari’s feature set is not particularly impressive. Equipped with a 3.7-inch screen, an 8MP photo camera at the back and a 1.3MP front camera for video chats, the smartphone runs under Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is equipped with Bluetooth, wifi and 3G+ connectivity. The start screen of the Vertu Ti Ferrari features the signature colors of the famous Italian car maker, and the Vertu for Ferrari App provides access to the latest Ferrari news from the brand’s social network pages and the automotive trade press. The on-screen clock is modeled after the F12 berlinetta’s tachometer, and the four available ringtones purr with the sound of the grand tourer’s V12 engine.

Nokia Lumia 1080 Concept Phone


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Check out the Nokia Lumia 1080 Concept Phone and what it has to offer. The phone is inspired by the 5-inch plastic OLED display that features Full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). Future-proof, the concept believes in wearable technology hence the use of a flexible display. Expect to find navigation buttons, control buttons and ports from outside similar to current Lumia devices. Proposed specs include .8 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB RAM, storage options of 32GB/ 64 GB, support for 2G/ 3G/ 4G LTE network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC for connectivity. Such a grand Smartphone is going to need power hence the battery of Lumia 1080 will be of 2500 mAh capacity.

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HipKey Proximity And Movement Alarm


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HipKey specializes in finding lost items. This small this proximity sensor device connect to iDevices via Bluetooth and immediately notifies the user if he/she leaves the items behind, plus conversely it can also help you to find left-behind iPhone. The hipKey works within the 50m range. No matter what, you can attach it to a friend, handbags, phones, computers, keys and more.

Boompack By GivingShape Studio


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Boompack is a portable audio + projecting system. Conceived by an Italian design studio “GivingShape”, the Boompack packs everything you’d need for your party. It features 8 (100 watt) speakers and an integrated projector. The audio can be delivered using iPhone. Once the user puts an iPhone on docking station, it automatically sync the content on one or multiple Boompack. It can take commands via remote controls, bluetooth. The best part is its ingenious design that have this much possibilities. The hard case is made of impact-resistant, waterproof composite material and this whole thing can be wore using adjustable straps.

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Nintendo Gameboy Converted to Android Gamepad


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Once Nintendo Gameboy was the most favorite gaming consol. Now again you can revive those memories. A geek at Instructables has hijacked the Dot Matrix Gameboy and gutted it to take advantage of an Android Gamepad. The smart-jacking procedure involves a Wii Controller IME and a faulty Dot Matrix Gameboy that has no use nowdays. The Gameboy, after the successful alteration into Gamepad, works for any application or game that involves Android keyboard input and needs only a Bluetooth connection to get connected with android tablet/phone. Currently, it’s only been tested on Galaxy Nexus and as a SNES emulator but may work for any Android based tablet or phone, as said by its creator.

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Wireless Speaker System


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Take a look at nicely crafted portable Wireless Speaker System that accompanies solid bass and excellent treble with added optimal quality and audio effects. The Bluetooth technology is the core of innovative gears these days, so don’t think about a sound system that doesn’t even have a wireless control. With integrated audio 3.5mm jack, this speaker system is good for wired music players as well. Play the music on demand right away and enjoy the soul soother.

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Duo Gamer – Wireless Game Controller for iDevices


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The Duo Gamer app connects the controller via bluetooth and is fully compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Turn your iPad into a gaming machine with this wireless game controller.

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Beats by Dr. Dre – Pill


Small (19cm length, 4.5 cm height), Light (0.31kg) but quite powerful, Pill brings both sound & design into the same product. Working with bluetooth, and delivered with USB & 3.5mm jack cables, you’ll be able to listen to your music everywhere and anytime. But the Pill will also fit perfectly any room, and will let you answer your phone and handle any phone call hands-free.

The Turntable Riders.


You know the situation.  You want to go for a ride on your bike and mix some music at the same time.  Normally you’d have to settle on just doing one or the other.  Not anymore.  My homegirl’s jaw literally hit the floor watching this.  And even I don’t even know what to say. I mean, that is simply way too dope. I can totally envision crazy competitions that involve using your skills at both biking and mixing… and I really like what I see.  The technology in question is called a Turntable Ride by Cogoo.

Classical Musicians Finally Getting High-Tech.


Ah orchestra. Twas not long ago when I was playing in a band and one of my biggest peeves was carrying butt loads of sheet music. The EMS (E-paper Music Score) solves that mess by using E-paper technology. This single flexible screen can be unrolled and feed sheet music via bluetooth from a computer. Best part is the included foot peddle which virtually turns the pages. Clever clever.

The Jawbone Jambox.


JAMBOX delivers stunning hi-fi audio in a portable wireless speaker so compact you won’t believe it when you hear it. It’s loud. With an output capacity of 85 decibels, JAMBOX fills even the largest rooms. Unlike other portable speakers, JAMBOX is powered by a pair of proprietary, highly sophisticated acoustic drivers, unmatched in their ability to produce extreme high (tweeter) and low (woofer) frequencies from a single, ultra-small dome speaker.

They work in concert with an innovative moving-wall passive bass radiator and airtight enclosure to deliver shimmering highs and thumping lows that you can literally feel – the richest sound all in the palm of your hand.  JAMBOX is the only speaker in the world that gets smarter every time you plug it in.

Just sync it with Jawbone’s industry-first MyTALK online platform and JAMBOX downloads apps, software upgrades, and the latest features. Its integrated intelligence allows you to personalize JAMBOX to your specific preferences. No other speaker on the planet is intelligent and updateable – but then again, nothing else is quite like JAMBOX.