Monthly Archive: February 2012

Corsair: Gaming Keyboards for MMO and RTS – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAt CES, Corsair brought some new gaming devices to make our MMO experience even better. The Corsair 90 Series is optimized for MMO and RTS games. The 60 Series are designed for first-person shooters. With Cherry MX Red keys,these keyboards handle the sensitivity of the gamer. Each of the mice also rate 5700 DPI, and can change for your need on the fly.The M60 mouse also has a “sniper” button, which drops your DPI immediately to 800 (default). Interview by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network.

Zimri Speakers: Little Speakers with Big Sound – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Zimri Speakers are small speakers with big sound. Bluetooth or 1/8″ input – These speakers can go for 6-8 hours on only a 2 hour charge. Zimri speakers have a microSD slot to listen to music from the device, and volume controls on the bottom. Zimri also has a charging solution battery pack, in both 3,000 and 6,000 mAH capacities. These chargers have two USB slots, with one being a rapid charger and go hand-in-hand with the speakers that they have. Interview by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network.

Shogun Bros: X-1 Combination Mouse – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSShogun Bros. shows off their X-1 combination mouse, gamepad and demonstration device. This is an all-in-one tool. Shogun Brothers have partnered up with Assassin’s Creed to deliver customized versions of X-1. The X-1 is available in Altair White & Ezio Grey and sport a genuine leather look. Interview by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network.

Sennheiser – HD700 Headphones – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNick from F5 talked with Eric Palonen from Sennheiser to talk about some new products. The HD700 brings a brand new sound. This has a wide soundstage, because the transducers come in at an angle. The HD700 also has a ventilated magnet system. This channels air pressure so you don’t get turbulence in your ears. That means the headphones will not create any type of air flow obstruction, so the speakers can work more freely to give you the best quality sound. End result is crystal clear, unadulterated sound. Finally, the HD700 has a Vibration damping frame. It will reduce the vibration from one transducer to another. Pure sound all the way through. Get the Sennheiser HD 700 Headphone at Amazon This is for critical listening – audiophiles and recording agents. Anyone that is looking for those subtle nuances to create their wall of sound. The HD700 headphones...

Geek Smack! 217: Leap Year Edition – Apple Going in a New Direction?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I took a week off because of health issues and also needed to get the CES videos out. The last 48 hours I unplugged myself as best I could just to try and get assemblence. Lots of things are bleak right now as I am waiting for contracts to pay me. Did go to the Milwaukee Auto Show and joined the Milwaukee Social Media Club learn a little bit more about Ford and their Social Media practices. Also, thanks to Coke for sending some original prints because of a hangout at the Coke archives I attended two weeks ago. Also talk about plans for SXSW and what’s going on with me and BlogWorld Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) Download the audio version  Subscribe: Feedburner – Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter –  Facebook Group – About.Me – Google Plus Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365...

Perch: Never Forget Charger – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS  Perch developed a product that will help solve the multi-charger programs. Perch Alarm is a device where you plug the charger into the Perch Alarm and then both into the outlet. Connect your device and you are charging as normal. When you are ready to leave if you try to disconnect the device and leave the charger behind, you will hear a chirping sound reminding you to take the charger with you. There is a home mode so you can turn the alarm off. Perch was a semifinalist of the Last Gadget Standing Award at CES 2012. They hope to release the product within 60 days and will be $9.95 one-third the cost of a replacement charger which cost around $29.95.

Prize Monkey: Un-Kiosk Gives Instant Gratification – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPrize Monkey is about instant gratification. They call him the Un-Kiosk. The idea works like this: you pass by a monitor, and a monkey is jumping around. You connect on your smartphone and interact with the monkey. After a while, you win a prize. Prize Monkey tries to work with companies that help reach consumers. It runs on the iPad (in this case). The redeem from the mobile device drops a prize from the kiosk. It’s all about rewards for connecting and distributing. Interview by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network.

Fulton Innovation: Qi Power Teams with Wireless Power Consortium – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFulton Innovation joined the Wireless Power Consortium and teamed up to create the Qi. This is the standard using E-Couple technology. Over 80 companies that allow interoperability across their devices and chargers. Motorola, Sharp, Energizer, LG and Samsung are these companies which will allow consumers to charge essentially any compatible device. There is even an option to retrofit the device. The possibilities are endless and we’ve mentioned it throughout our CES coverage on our shows which you can find here. Interview by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network. Also See CES Live Coverage: Phillips, Yale Locks, Vivick Fulton eCoupled Lights Up Cereal Boxes

Canon: VIXIA cameras – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe guys at F5 talked to Ben Thomas about the Canon VIXIA line of cameras. The M series, the higher end of the two model lines, features built-in WiFi, severl new menu enhancements, a new image stabilizer called Intelligent IS and a 20% increased low-light performance than that of its predecessor. The R series, these entry level models now pack a punch as they too include built-in WiFi. Interview by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network. Also check out – Canon VIXIA: Six New Models With WiFi, iPhone Tethering Check out – Canon G1X Camera with Professional Features

Snoball: Donate to Non-Profit Charities by Setting Triggers – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWesley Faulkner is the Digital Strategist of Snoball. He joined us on the TPN CES Live coverage to talk about this great website. Snoball is a great way to get donations to non-profit organizations. Log on to Snoball and set up a trigger to give money to an organization. Example: You can set a goal, and when you do, you can donate to a cause. So if so many people did this on social network (like on Facebook, checkin on Foursquare, Tweet with a hashtag), I could give X amount of dollars to my charity of choice. This also works with businesses – after so many Twitter follows, a business could donate to their charity. So many Yelp reviews, they donate. And if a Snoball goes viral, you can place a cap on your donations so you don’t give more than you can afford. There...

California Audio Technology: High End Sound for Theaters, Planes, Boats – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCAT, or California Audio Technology was in the Venetian at CES. California Audio Technology is a high-end consumer audio company, and has been doing it for 22 years. CAT is showing off the best 2-channel listening area. Using Theta Digital amplifiers, CAT speakers can really show their stuff in audio sound. California Audio Technology uses materials like Corian, Avonite, Stainless Steel, concrete, marble, granite. They use CNC machines to build their speakers to wristwatch quality.  Every component has a Neodymium Magnet driver. They sit in over 120 pounds of MBX 105 material. This can be accurate wherever you stand. That also improves depth quality and ease of hearing. California Audio Technology, along with Theta Digital – can create awesome home theaters, recording studios, mega yachts, planes and more. They can even hide the speakers in the walls. They are also waterproof, so these speakers...

Kidzvuz: Child Safe Social Media Site – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRebecca Levey from KidzVuz joined the TPN CES Live show to talk about Kidzvuz. This is a safe environment for eight to ten year olds. Rebecca was a mommy blogger. As she reviewed, she thought – why am I reviewing the product? My kids should be doing that. However, young kids shouldn’t be on Facebook or YouTube like that. Therefore, she helped create KidzVuz. This is a completely moderated site where parents have control over what is sent across the network. Kids can then comment and make videos, just like adults do. KidzVuz also can teach parents about how they are sending their kids digital footprint across the internet. With KidzVuz, there is no identifyable information. They worked with Badgeville to put a competitive edge to the site. Kids that love to collect or build get excited about this site. LEGO and other building blocks....

KB Covers: Protect Your Keyboard, Learn Program Shortcuts – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe first met KB Covers at CES last year. Bruce is back on the TPN CES Live show. KB Covers is a protective cover for your PC or Mac, but they also have shorcut keys – perfect for CAD, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, or other programs. There are color coded keyboard covers and language conversion on their keyboard. KB Covers has them for US, European, Italian, Japanese, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Sweedish, Norwegian, and many other languages. There are also all blank keyboards, for those who are learning how to type. Keyboard shortcuts allow you to keep your fingers on the keyboard – for some, using the mouse can be a time killer. If you learn the keystrokes, you might not have to use the mouse at all. Get KB Covers at Amazon The best part is you learn...

Feedair: Information Notification from a Smartphone App – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS As a video content creator, I always look for these cool items to put in the background. Feedair is a LED messageboard that  provides a display of information that is important to you. With the Feeder app loaded on a smartphone, you could have your text notification on many different things. What they are calling “Vidgets”, you can get programs that will post information across your screen. For example, you can find out if someone is in the office with one Vidget. You can also send messages, gmail, CNN News or more. There is a developer section so you can create your own vidgets. Feedair is available for purchase now, and will ship in March, 2012. Feedair will run around $50. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.

ClarityOne: Improving Sound by Repelling EM Interference Fields – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDean Kurnell joins the TPN CES Live coverage with ClarityOne Audio. They were on the show last year talking about their technology. Now, they are ready to bring this set of earphones to market. Any audiophile will tell you that Electro-Magnetic (EM) Interference occurs, which causes speakers to counter-respond. That means you might not get the best sound from a speaker, simply because it’s too close to another electronic device. ClarityOne simply makes an opposing EM field to counter. Not cancel out, but neutralize the incoming EM field. The end result is the speaker can work naturally to deliver quality sound. Some have even said they hear more sound in the music so they can enjoy what is being performed. ClarityOne Audio headphones will be out in the next month. It is priced starting at $109, but for something that adds this much quality, it will...

Breffo Spider Podium: Unique Tablet, Smartphone Mount – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNick McMahon from Breffo joined us at the TPN CES Live coverage. Breffo Spider Podium is a bendable tablet / smart phone mount. You can wrap this around your device, then wrap a couple arms around another item like the back of a seat, or a place where you need to be hands-free. Breffo has a one year warranty as the flex cycles are tested to over 100. I talk about it on iPad365 – the best part is the rubber legs hold a device in place, so uneven surfaces are no problem for Breffo. returns with a new improved version of the 2011 CES Innovation Award winning “SpiderPodium” mounting system for mobile devices that looks like a nightmare sized spider. In real life, it’s a practical and novel way to attached tablet or smartphone to almost any structure – vertical, horizontal or...

Craftsman Surelink: Worlds first Internet Connected Garage Door – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSalvatore Parlatore from Craftsman joined us at the TPN CES Live coverage. They have over 6,000 products, and a lot of gear that is improved by technology. Craftsman Surelink is no different – It’s the world’s first internet connected garage door. If you’ve ever left in a hurry, you start to think 5 minutes later if you closed the garage door. Now, with this new device, you can check with your mobile device. It will tell you if it’s open, so you can close the door. Craftsman Surelink app is available for Android and iOS devices. When you log in (password security), you choose the garage door and find out if it’s open or closed. The best part is you don’t need to be around when the repairmen need to come in. You don’t need to hide a key, and you don’t...

TPN Roundtable – WordPress Plugins

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRountable #2: Jeffrey Powers talks about the top 5 WordPress plugins you should have installed to help create posts. These include: Duplicate Post Quick Page Post Redirect SEO Links Simple Tags QR Code Todd Cochrane of talks about PowerPress 3.0 and the new Meta Marks feature along with an assortment of other new features.. Sponsor: GoToMeeting with HD Faces makes it easy to collaborate online anytime. Try it for 30 days for Free!