Tagged: Bluetooth

Monster Clarity Bluetooth Headphones and Earbuds

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMonster unveiled some really amazing headphones at this years CES show. Jeffrey talked with Stephen at CES 2018 about not only the new Headphones and Earbuds, but also about the Joe Perry Sound of Rock Blaster. Monster Clarity HDX Headphones, Earbuds Monster’s Clarity HDX headphones are a breath of fresh air. They are packed with cool features. Let’s start with the Tile tracker circuitry that’s built in. This uses the same technology as the popular keychain finder tags, and you know what that means. It means that if you lose your headphones, you can find them using a smartphone app. How many times have you lost your headphones or earbuds? This is a great feature. Right now that technology is in their headphones and will shortly make its way to the earbuds. They also feature Google Assistant for voice-command features. These...

Monster Elements Hybrid Over the Ear Headphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI’ve had many pair of headphones since the 80’s. I’ve had dollar store phones to high-end audio driving sound. So when it came to reviewing these Monster Elements over the ear headphones, I was sure I’d get a great sound. I wasn’t disappointed. About the Monster Elements Over the Ear Headphones Monster has created a set of headphones for your need. Wired when you’re working on music or battery is low, wireless Bluetooth for those times a cord gets in the way, and even USB audio so you can connect that headset up to the computer. Elements headphones are not noise cancelling, but they do have plush ear cushions that knock out a lot of sound. There are also dual sound modes and echo suppression technology inside to deliver great sound, from music on the bus, to a movie on the...

Earin M-2 Wireless Earbud Headphones for iPhone, Android

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs we move away from wired headsets, we look for devices that will not only deliver great sound, but also stay in our ears. Last year, Earin came on the scene with a wireless earbud and power capsule to go with your new iPhone 7 or Lenovo Moto Z (both devices without headphone jack). The folks at Earin came on the scene last year with their M-1 earbuds. Bluetooth earbuds with a charging case for up to 9 hours of listening pleasure. This year at CES 2017 Bluetooth Conference, Earin shows off the new M-2 earbuds. These headphones now include a microphone technology so you can take calls, talk to Siri or Android Assistant, or record audio for podcasts or voice messages. The microphone drivers include a proprietary noise removal algorithm technology so you can have a phone conversation in a...

Cool Things You Should Have During a Power Outage

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSso your summer is going well, but that big storm hits and you lose power in the house. Sometimes it’s for an hour. Other times it could go all night. But fear not, because there are some simple things you can do to get through a hot, sweltering night and still have some creature comforts of home! Most items can be found at the store: http://geekazine.com/stormready USB chargers I get a lot of these at conventions – seems to be the new swag. The idea is to use these things to charge your phone when it’s down to 10%. Some can get you back to 50%, some can fully charge your phone 2-3 times. I have used many chargers. One in particular is the MyCharge Razor. 6000 mAh will allow you to keep a phone charged, and also turn it into...

Kinoma Create: JavaScript-Powered IoT Construction Kit

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhile at SXSW, I got a chance to talk with Andy Carle, Ph.D. about Marvell’s Kinoma Create. This is a device that allows you to create and learn hardware and software through the “Internet of Things” (IoT). We stood in front of a Labyrinth as Andy controlled the marble using the Kinoma. This device does a lot more than that. You can learn how to create and setup many different things. We saw a LED light change colors with the interface and a basic Red Blue Green toggle. Another Kinoma was set up to unlock a door. Sensors attached to another Kinoma could tell the temperature and time. The Kinoma create comes with a capacitive touchscreen, Wifi, Bluetooth, speaker and microphone unit, USB, micro SD card, battery compartment (AA Batteries) and a serial console port. Projects are found through Kinoma, or...

HERO4 Black from GoPro: Record 4K or 1080p 120fps

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s been an awesome time here in Vegas – I’ve been covering a conference and during the down time I’ve been playing with this – the GoPro HERO4 Black edition. This is the newest GoPro camera for live action recording. You might have seen skydivers, skateboarders, custom car owners, and other groups create some awesome video and this little device is ususally taking the video. As you can see, its a little larger than a box of Tictacs – with the waterproof case you could easily fit it in your pocket ready for any life moment to happen. There are three buttons on the HERO4 – a power button, shutter button and settings button. Each button has multiple options so you can create video, take stills or continuous shots. The best part is the quality of the HERO4. This camera can...

Jabra Solemate Max: More than a Wireless Bluetooth Speaker-Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s tailgate time! You have your grill, you have your mini-bar. But do you have an awesome audio system to run the music through? Today, I’m going to show you the Jabra Soulmate Max – a speaker system for whatever you need. The Solemate Max is the largest of the solemate series. This 6.6 pound brick is set to blast some sound for long periods of time. This is also a great speaker system for all devices – mobile to laptop and even works well as a TV bar. The Max is a 90 Watt amplifier with 2 tweeters, 2 woofers and a passive bass radiator. This means it can sound even better if you set it on a wood surface but the rubber footed bottom keeps it from vibrating around. The 3 cell 2200 mAh Lithium Ion battery gives you...

Acoustic Stream is a Bluetooth Wireless Guitar and Microphone

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSImagine a device that can send your guitar signal and vocals to the amp, then give you a wireless in-ear. That is what Acoustic Stream is all about. Acoustic or electric guitar – Acoustic stream could be the bluetooth wireless alternative. Backed as a Kickstarter, Acoustic Stream was able to raise the money to continue development to this device. The Bluetooth dongle pairs with an iOS or Android device to turn into a recording unit, tuner, or push the signal to an amplifier. Best part is you don’t need a pickup on the guitar – the Acoustic Stream will become that pickup. I talked with Bob Bean – creator of the device. He has been working on this project and plans to turn this into your 4-in-1 wireless device. That means you will be able to also connect a microphone and...

Mimi Smart Hearing Uses iPhone to Improve Hearing – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEver been in a location where you cannot hear the other person because of the bounce of a room? MIMI has a solution – throw your headphones on and adjust the room sound so you can hear the other people. I personally have a hard time hearing female voices due to the fact I am a drummer. Even the noisy bustle sound at Disrupt and the quieter voice of Eva Maria Zoll made it tough to hear. The best part was I put my headphones on and ran the app – I was able to hear her voice better. The app brings you through a quick hearing test which can tell you where your loss is at. Switch over to the active part and adjust the levels so you can hear the conversation. MIMI is also working on a Bluetooth LE...

Women’s Hidden Wearable Technology with MEMI – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor men, wearable technology might be the coolest thing and we’re all running out to get some. For women, you might be into technology but those watches and headgear don’t work with your fashion statement. Further, you want something because your phone is in your purse and you cannot feel it vibrate. Enter in MEMI – Hidden wearable technology. At first glance, MEMI looks like a bracelet. What it is: a chic iPhone compatible wearable that will vibrate when you need notification. Connected to Bluetooth LE, when you get a text message, phone call, calendar alert, or more the bracelet will send a vibration through your wrist. You can even set up the vibration pattern for specific messages or people calling. MEMI will be part of a collection so you will have different statements for when you go out. To find...

Black Friday From Underwear? Better Than Doing it on Thursday!

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The first snow of the season hit Madison Monday. I actually had to break the shovel out – and Google Glass. Since the update to Google Hangouts, I thought I would try TWIGG as a hangout so you can watch live. Man – the problems I had with that… I am now a Helpouts mentor – Get help with Podcasting and Wirecast. Finally, want to take a moment to shout out to my Aunt Pat and Uncle Ed who both passed away in the last couple weeks. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365 Geek Smack! episode 283 Tech News: 

R360UND: Collects G-Force, GPS, Speed, Orientation of Your Run – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSR360und is actually pronounced “Rebound”. This is a small rugged device that will map your location, the G-Forces you hit to the orientation of how you land. All this information is transferred via Bluetooth for you to see in an action video. It’s important to note that this is not a camera. R360und is a sensor that models your activity so you can find out what you did and how it looked. R3b0und works well with an action camera so you can record the journey and get the full stats, too! R360und is expected to be out by this summer. In the meantime, check out their website at www.r360und.com Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live.

Freer Logic Body Wave: Brainwaves through Bluetooth – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBody Wave is a product that helps you increase mental capacity by using your mind in a different way. Brainwaves go through Bluetooth to control your devices. The crew at F5 Live had a fun interactive time at the BodyWave booth as they got to wear the device – which is no bigger than an iPhone (along with the sensors taped to your back). If you focused on specific items you could get them to move. If you were distracted you could even unintentionally move items. This is more of a concept piece, Freer Logic is looking to reduce the device so you can strap on and go.  (www.freerlogic.com) Video by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live.

Noitavonne EGO Series Joystick: Remote Control, Joystick and Hotspot – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAll in one devices are getting better and better. For instance, take this joystick from Noitavonne. Noitavonne focuses on all types of mobile devices and the technologies that surround. The EGO Series joystick that features a 64 GB drive. Connect via bluetooth to the phone then use it as a remote for tablet or Windows 8 device with voice functions. Connect it with your TV and when a call comes up you can answer right from the remote. Noitavonne Joystick even has a small flip-up 1080p screen to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard and dedicated Facebook button. Noitavonne Joystick is expected to be released in the spring of this year with a price point of “between $249 and $349”. Interview by Don Baine, the Gadget Professor.

Netatmo: Urban Weather Station Monitors Air Quality Monitor – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAir quality continues to be an ongoing issue. As long as our cities grow and people are living closer together we will continue to breathe in the toxins that we and the others are making. NetAtmo is working to fix those problems. They have designed a micro air sensor that is controlled through iOS or Android device. NetAtmo’s air quality monitor can give you a picture of what the atmosphere is like and how its changing throughout the day. Inside and outside the home. NetAmo air quality links to your mobile device via Bluetooth. It monitors air quality, pollution, humidity, air pressure and more. SENSORS AND MEASUREMENTS Temperature (indoor):  0°C to 50°C / 32°F to 122°F Temperature (outdoor): -40°C to 65°C / -40°F to 150°F Humidity (indoor and outdoor): 0 to 100% Barometer: 260 to 1260 mbar / 7.7 to 37.2 inHg CO2 meter (indoor): 0 to...


BodyMedia: Smaller Wearable Body Monitors – CES 2013 Live

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBody Media is back with a new multi-sensor technology. This makes the armband smaller and more comfortable. With a patented technology the Bodymedia pack can store data for up to 10 days. The BodyMedia unit has an accelerometer, galvanic response skin conductivity monitor, skin temp and heat flow. The BodyMedia monitors can download via bluetooth to your mobile device. It can report weight loss, activity and more. In conjunction with IBM, Body Media is initiating recommendations based on the data to help subscribers become more active. There are commercially oriented applications as well. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

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.

Cambridge Audio: DacMagic Plus at 24-bit / 384kHz – CES 2012

Cambridge Audio: DacMagic Plus at 24-bit / 384kHz – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSScott Ertz talks with Ben Beaumont of Cambridge Audio. He shows off the new DacMagic Plus, the second generation to the DacMagic. There is a seperate volume control from the headphones. They also removed the limitation of the bit rate in the audio area. That brings you to a full 24-bit/384kHz audio through up-sampling. However, if you are on a Windows machine, you can only play back a 24 / 96kHz, but if you download a driver from Cambridge Audio, you can get 24-bit/192 kHz. Get DacMagic Plus on Amazon We also learn about the BT-100, a bluetooth receiver. It’s an extra for the device and plugs into a special port. It uses the Aptex Bluetooth audio Codec (less compression, better audio). That means your Bluetooth will also get 24-bit /384 kHz sound. Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network.

Acoustic Research: AirPlay Wireless Frees Your iTunes Library – CES 2012

Acoustic Research: AirPlay Wireless Frees Your iTunes Library – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJeremy Stoehr from Vox International stopped into the TPN CES Live coverage. His company is part of RCA, Jenssen, Advent and more. He represented Acoustic Research, and their new AirPlay Wireless Audio System. AirPlay is just that – to free you from wires. The device is a system that frees your music from your PC and iTunes, then allow it to play without your house. Acoustic Research AirPlay also has a tether option. You can expand it so the music can enter more than one room. If you want to separate one box from another tether, you can. AirPlay is a 10 W x2 system. AirPlay will be available this April for $129.99. They are also planning Bluetooth and 900 MHz wireless antennas and more. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

Vertix: Helmet Communicator for Bikers, Skiiers – CES 2012

Vertix: Helmet Communicator for Bikers, Skiiers – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCommunications have gotten better in our world. So it would only go to say that Wireless headsets for bikers or skiiers have improved, too. Vertix Ltd introduced two solutions. A boom mic for an open helmet, and a small mic for a closed helmet. The VERTIX™ Raptor-i provides convenient and uninterrupted mobile communication while on the move. Vertix will hit the North American market for about half the retail price of conventional motorcycle communications gear at CES2012. They are looking for a $160 price range. Interview by Andy McCaskey of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network.

Sharper Image: Connect Wireless Speakers – CES 2012

Sharper Image: Connect Wireless Speakers – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWireless speaker systems are nice to have. You don’t have to bring the whole stereo with you. Especially if you are in the kitchen or bathroom, where space is limited and water can get around. Shaper Image is here to help. Their latest Connect Wireless Speaker a device that can help out. The Connect Wireless Speaker plugs directly in your AC outlet. The product allows you to listen to music via BlueTooth and also has a built-in microphone to answer the phone or use voice recognition like Siri. Connect Wireless speakers will be available for $49.99, and in May. Interview by Steve Lee of Waves of Tech

Chevy MyLink Smartphone Integration – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis year, Chevy is working hard at integrating devices to your car so you can stay safe on the drive. Chevy MyLink Radio will be available for Spark and Sonic – two entry level vehicles. Half of all mobile phones will be smart in some way. Consumers will want to connect their phones to the cars so they can use the cool apps. Connect a device via Bluetooth or USB to play through the car’s speaker system. MyLink becomes the control and you can be hands free of your device. The music plays directly though your car speakers and you can find out what is playing, and not lose focus of the road. With additional applications such as Pandora and Stitcher Radio, you will also be able to get internet radio content right into your car. Gracenote will also be able to identify the song. The MyLink Radio is an optional...

Invoxia NVX 610 Handset Uses iPhone, iPad – #CES 2012

Invoxia NVX 610 Handset Uses iPhone, iPad – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are a business that looks for inventive ways to stay connected, then check out this new phone by Invoxia. Invoxia introduced a VoIP handset phone (Which won a showcase engineering award from CES), that connects to the smartphone interface. The NVX 610 uses Skype or a SIP telephony provider. Control of the desktop phone is via an app on the iPhone which uses Bluetooth to communicate with the dock. The magnetic smart holder keeps the handset in position when not in use. You can get the smart holder in multiple colors. The NVX created In Vivo Acoustic technology – 8 microphones and 8 speakers inside the device to “feel” the room. voices can be projected through different speakers so you can differenciate and hear the voices better. The NVX 610 is available now for $599. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast...

Geek Smack! #194: Password Vulnerability with OSX Lion using Firewire

Geek Smack! #194: Password Vulnerability with OSX Lion using Firewire

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSwww.thegeeksmack.com – Thanks to all that watched and commented on the Lion OSX Multitouch tutorial. There will be more in the future. Check out the Social Media Breakfast video also – It’s on a local bank doing Marketing Contests. New “Into the Cloud” segment, too! Note for those who receive the email – I am switching out to Google Groups. You will be getting an invite this week. The Techpodcasts group has created a document to find out who our fans our – Please add your name! Geek Smack Sponsor board! Tech Assitance in a Flash try secure and reliable Goto Assist Express Today! Sponsor: Carbonite.com 15 Day Free Trial. Get yours today at Carbonite.com! Sticher: Sign up, download and you could win $100 The video portion of this show is shot using Wirecast for Windows – Also for Mac OS X Check out the Geekazine Store Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at)...

Supertooth Disco Bluetooth Speakerbar

Supertooth Disco Bluetooth Speakerbar

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSRemember those boom boxes of the 80’s? Big and bulky, with a radio and tape player. Now, we have smaller devices and thousands of songs on MP3. But our smaller devices really don’t sound better than the big bulky boomboxes. Not anymore. The Supertooth Disco lets you play from your iPod, iPad or iPhone with a speaker system that is portable and easy to hold. The Supertooth Disco is a Bluetooth device that can be charged up, so you have no wires when you use it. If you don’t have Bluetooth on your device, you can connect via a stereo headphones jack. The Disco has a 28 Watt speaker system with 12 Watt Subwoofer. The Disco also has a Ni MH power pack, with standby time of up to 500 hours and up to 4 hours play time at full volume. Get the...