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Able Planet Gamer’s Choice

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 9:30 AM on March 1, 2013

able Able Planet winner of several awards over the years for their Linx Audio Technology showed off their new gaming headphones at CES 2013 the Gamers’ Choice. Linx Audio Technology enables you to hear frequencies you can’t hear normally or with other technology. It splits the signal in to three tone harmonics . This technology enhances sound quality and clarity, reduces distortion and because it is an analog technology it also reduces interference from other digital devices.

The new gaming headphone with the Linx Audio Technology comes in eight colors. It has an adjustable headphone strap. You can easily move the microphone to the position you want. It also has an inline volume control, The headphones come with several adapters so you can use them with portable gaming devices, laptops and an Xbox. One headphone for all your gaming needs. The adapter for the laptop is also a must for podcasters with older laptops it will turn your audio into 16 bits and reduce the hissing sound. For more information about these headphones, lynx technology and other Able Planet products visit the Able Planet website

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iOmount’s New iOstand

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 10:52 AM on February 28, 2013

iOmount iOmount introduced a system for mounting and displaying your device, either tablet or called the iStand. The iStand system consist of a disc that adheres to the device, the nub and a stand with a solid steel ball on top. The disk can either adhere directly to the device or to a cover. The nub, which goes between the device and the steel ball has two magnets in it one that adheres to the disk on the device and the other one adheres to the steel ball on the stand. These are rare earth magnets and they are available in different strengths depending on the size of the device you are going to be mounting to the stand. The use of magnets lets you to have your device at almost any angle you want it.

iOmount newest product is a travel stand which has a hollow ball making it lighter than the traditional desk stand which has a solid steel ball. The travel iOStand also comes with a clamp so you can clamp it directly on to an airline tray if you need to. iOmount is working on a way to bring power up through the stand.

The iOstand is $100.00 for the Black and White Powder coated and $120.00 for the stainless steel coated. You can purchase one at the iOmount website. iOmount also sells the iOmini for smartphones and the iOwall which allows you to mount your tablet to the wall.

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3M MP300 Mobile MHL Projector

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 5:26 PM on February 27, 2013

3M If you are a business traveler or maybe an app developer, and you want to show off your app or device to a client. They like what they see and they want to show to their partner, pretty soon you are passing your iPad or iPhone around a circle, which can get awkward after a while. 3M is offering a new solution a mobile projector, the 3M MP300 Mobile Projector.

This mobile projector is a sixty lumens projector and can project up to eighty inches in diameter. It will mirror your device instantly. It is a plug and play projector. It will work with a regular HDMI cord and also a HD-MHL device. With the MHL cord and a MHL capable device you can project an image and charge your phone or tablet at the same time. Many Android products especially those made by Samsung are MHL enable. This 3M projector is the only mobile projector with this capability.

The 3M MP300 Mobile Projector is available for around $250 on Amazon and at various retail locations. If you need a small mobile projector to carry with you and you have MHL compatible devices then the 3M MP300 Mobile Projector maybe the device for you.

Behringer’s iStudio

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 12:35 PM on February 27, 2013

Behringer iStudio Behringer showed off the iStudio at CES 2013. They recently added a version that works with the iPad 5’s Lightning Connector.  This is an audio interface which the iPad docks into. There is all the connectivity you need to do professional audio work when you are mobile. There are inputs for both condenser or dynamic microphones. There is also an RCA input for line in or turntable and a Midi interface to plug a keyboard into. There is an output to connect to a studio monitor. The iStudio is great for professional musicians and also for podcasters.

The iStudio with the traditional connector is available now for $199.00. The nine pin Lightning connector will be available in quarter two and will also sell at $199.00. Information about where you can purchase the iStudio is available at the Behringer website

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The Tea Maker

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 10:45 AM on February 27, 2013

Tea Maker I drink coffee, but I also like to drink tea and since my husband doesn’t drink either a single serving machine with capsules is a great option for me. There are many single serving coffee machines on the market that use capsules, however there have been no machines that use capsules to make single serving of tea until now. The Cambridge Consultants Group has created a single serving capsule machine that is made specifically for tea.

The capsule with the tea in it is submerges in water. The capsule spins so the water goes into the center of the capsule and then out the sides and then back in through the center. This circulation is similar to the traditional tea making system. Then air is bubbled through the system to get rid of the bitterness that tea will often have. Right now the Tea Maker is still a prototype showing proof of concept and they are looking for companies who might be interested in manufacturing it. Once it does come out the Tea Maker should be priced around the same as similar coffee machines.

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Olloclip

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 2:55 PM on February 26, 2013

Olloclip The Olloclip is a three way lens that you clip to the corner of the iPhone or iPod Touch and it goes over the lens of the phone. It works with the iPhone 4/4S, the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 4, 4s and the 5th generation iPod Touch. The lens can work as a fish eye, a macro lens or a wide-angle lens. The macro has 10x magnification, the wide-angle doubles your field of view and the fish eye gives you a 180 field of view. It comes in a pouch.

They are going to release a case that works with the Olloclip in March. Currently most people who have a Olloclip either use it without a case or an easily removable case. The new case has a tripod mount in both landscape and portrait mode. It also has an option for cold shoe mount for a light or microphone, It will work with a regular shoe mount. The Olloclip works with any photo application including Instagram, Flicker and Camera+. The Olloclip is available for $70.00, the website, at Best Buy, Amazon and other retail stores.

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iDevices’ Devices and Services

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 4:26 PM on February 24, 2013

iDevice iDevices which is well known for its iGrill. Introduced the iShower in September 2012. Now offers together with Targus the iNotebook. The iGrill is a bluetooth enabled meat thermometer, with a corresponding application for your iOs or Android device. You can keep track of your meats temperature from as far away as five hundred feet. This allows you to keep an eye on your meat while still entertaining your guest.  The app also allows you to see where everyone else is who is using the iGrill. If you click on the link on a location it will take you too their post on Facebook if they made one. You can post directly from the application to Facebook. The iGrill is $79.99 and is available on the website from Amazon and other retail locations.

The iShower solves the problem of having music in the shower or bathroom. They are water-resistant shower speakers. The iShower can handle up to five users. Simply pair the speakers with your phone and you are good to go. It will pair with your phone from up to five hundred feet away. Any music or podcast you have on your phone, be it from iTunes, PandoraSpotify and more can be streamed through the iShower speakers. TheiShower is $99.99 and is available at various retail locations

The iNotebook which runs around $179.99 and was developed along with Targus wirelessly transmits handwritten notes, drawings, and sketches to your iPad. The bluetooth enabled sensor and premium pen saves and transfers everything you write on the paper to your iPad. There is no special paper needed and it will work with any standard 8“ by 5” notepaper. The iNotebook can hold up to a hundred pages if the iPad is not available for later transfer. The notes are embedded with their geo-location, so you can later search for them by location.

iDevices also has a small in-house consulting service that works with businesses both large and small who are trying to build mobile apps for the iOs Eco-system. For more information about iDevices and their various products and services visit their website. I have to admit looking at the pile of notebooks I have I wished the iNotebook had been available when I was younger.

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Handable

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 10:48 AM on February 24, 2013

Handable The Handable was created to make it easier hold on to your portable device. The idea came when Aaron Block, President of Mobile Innovations kept dropping his phone and he also noticed that other people he knew had trouble holding on to theirs also. After almost two years of development, starting with a cardboard mock-up, the Handable was created.

The Handable is a small disk 1.5 inches in diameter and collapses down to 5/16″ high along with retractable strings that allows you to tighten it down to your hand. It comes in multiple colors and designs. It is held to the device with VHB (Very High Bond) adhesive. The Handable can be easily removed when ino longer needed.  The Handable works on a smartphone, tablet, or ereader.  They do take special orders from corporations with a minimum order of fifty. It was developed and is made in California. The Handable is $12.95 and is available on the Handable website

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Luxury Cases by Evutec

Posted by Andrew at 6:49 PM on February 23, 2013

0001028_freed_iphone_5_cherry_wood_260Although the name might be new, Evutec have been around for over fifteen years, producing luxury cases for smartphones and tablets from leather and wood. Andy and Scott find out more about the cases and the creative process from David, one of Evutec’s designers.

Evutec have a wide range of cases for smartphones and tablets, including Apple, Samsung, Blackberry and Motorola devices. Offered in a luxury range of materials, particularly fine wood veneers and DuPont’s Aramid (aka Kevlar), these are high-end cases beautifully made. Prices seem to be in the $20-$50 range depending on material and size. Definitely a little bit more expensive, but this isn’t plastic pretending to be something it’s not.

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Stanton SCS 4dj Digital DJ Controller

Posted by KL Tech Muse at 6:32 PM on February 23, 2013

sc4dj-frontStantonDj which is now part of the Gibson family of products showed off the SCS 4DJ DJ Controller. Unlike many DJ system the SCS 4DJ works without any external devices. All the software and hardware needed is built-in. It works under the Unix operating system using proprietary software. There are four USB to connect hard drives, two on the outside and two more in compartments under the main area of the device. All the music and tracks the DJ needs to perform his set can be put on the hard drives and accessed by the SCS 4DJ Controller. You can bypass the internal controls and use the SCS 4dj Controller as a mini player.

The SCS 4dj Digital Controller runs around $499 and is available at major music stores, Amazon and some big box retail locations.  You can find more information about it and other Stanton products at the Stanton website

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