Tagged: speakers

Sonos One is your Alexa, and soon Google Home, or Siri with Spotify

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSmart speakers have come into our homes in the last year. Something that can play music, become a hub for your other smart devices, and even be a personal assistant. Sonos One is a speaker that not only connects with Amazon Alexa, but is focused for the music lover. With 50 music services available, Sonos One allows you to play music, podcasts, and other audio right from the unit. Attach your Amazon account, and say “Alexa, tell me a joke”. Multiple Sonos devices in different rooms can enhance your experience. You can even mix in services with the Echo series, although you might lose out on some of the music services if they are not skills. Sonos One Can Be Part of Your Sonos Theater System Sonos Play and One devices are pairable, to create stereo sound. If you purchase 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...

Rosewill SP 7260 Computer Speakers for Movies, Music, Gaming

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you are looking for a sub-$100 set of stereo speakers for gaming, movies, or music, the Rosewill SP-7260 speakers will fit the job. These 60 Watt speakers have a range of 60 Hz – 20 kHz to capture a full range of sound. I tested these speakers in multiple capacities – as the replacement speakers at the TV and in the studio for music and podcasting. My results were a decent 4 ohm speaker for your listening needs. One issue I found with the speaker was the “wood case”. Inside I saw press board, over an oak board they had in the graphic. While pressboard does also give a fuller sound over plastic casing, I was a little disappointing over this feature that Rosewill mentioned. Another issue was the 6 foot 4-pin cable used to patch speakers together. While it...

Rowkin Bit Charge Wireless Headphones

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWith the iPhone 7’s loss of headphone jack, you might be looking at wireless headphones for your music or movie listening needs. While I was on travel last week, I checked out the Rowkin Bit Charge. This is a Bluetooth headset that will give you about 2 hours of music and recharge in an hour. I can even use this for phone calls and as a headset microphone. While the latency won’t let you create music in Garageband, it will let you listen to music and watch TV or movies without issue. Pairing the headset is easy and it can pair with multiple items. The headset also has a microphone, so it can be used to answer phone calls, talk to Siri, or even record on Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope and more. I recorded a couple Instagram stories using the headset...

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Carbon Audio Zooka Bluetooth Speakers – CES 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSZooka speakers by Carbon Audio Inc is a bluetooth speaker system for mobile devices. with two 30 mm speaker drivers, a 30 foot bluetooth range and 8 hour rechargable battery, the Zooka is perfect for picnics, playing in the backyard or wherever you don’t have a power source. With the design you can place it on the ground or slide on top of a laptop. Get Zooka Wireless Speakers at Amazon Now! Zooka is available for $99.00 Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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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. [cessponsor]

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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...

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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...

Swissvoice: ePure Land Line VoIP, iPhone, Android Dock – CES 2012 0

Swissvoice: ePure Land Line VoIP, iPhone, Android Dock – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCompany Swissvoice has been around in Switzerland since 1893. They are bringing some of that technology to the US with the ePure. It’s a series of phones – a land-line version, but also a iPhone and Android version. The iPhone dock phone lets you put your phone in to charge, but then you can use the handset to answer phone calls. If you turn the receiver on the side, you can use it as a bluetooth speaker. The ePure also has a multi-phone solution. This is for your Android phone, or another smart phone. Once again, you can use the receiver as a cordless phone, or speakers when set on their side. We finally looked at another device that you connect up to your router, it then will push the call to multiple lines. If you don’t pick up the land line, it...

Aftershokz: Bone Conduction Headphones – CES 2012 0

Aftershokz: Bone Conduction Headphones – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSA couple years back at CES, we saw bone conductive speakers for the first time. It was pretty awesome to not have to shove headphones in your ears – Just put in on a bone and you can hear the music in your head. Aftershokz has taken bone Conduction further. They have a commercial headset, which uses the same technology that military Special Ops teams depend upon. It is actually illegal to have headphones in your ears while driving. With Aftershokz, you can become compliant with your headset. Aftershokz require the headset be charged (USB charging adaptor included). Once ready, plug the headset in and turn it on. Prices start at $59.95 Interview by Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]

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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...

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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...

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WOWee One Turns Furniture into Speakers

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSScott Friedman joins the TPN Live CES coverage to show off WOWee. WOWee is a driver that will turn any piece of furniture into a speaker. It plugs into whatever MP3 player or Smartphone. It is perfect for a portable solution. Place the player on a wall and amplify the tunes. Put it on your bed and you might have something to fall asleep or wake up to. There are 2 versions. The older model is $79.99 and the Slim is $89.99. You can get accessories like the Hug, which will stick to a window and turn it into the speaker. Interview by Esbjorn Larsen TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

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Ford Edge Drive Keynote Part 2 – Elaine Bannon on History of Ford Edge

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSPart 2 of the keynote brought up Elaine Bannon. She discussed the changes between the 2010 and 2011 Ford Edge. She also went into some interesting facts about the interior sound of the vehicle. Interesting to note the strides Ford made on the Interior quietness and the full design changes, implementing Sony’s sound system into the car. Elaine brings out some great information on this new design and how new items like the improved PowerTran system are implemented. This is part of the Geekazine Special Media Feed – Feel free to subscribe to this RSS for great special events.

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Ford Edge Drive Keynote Part 1 – Frank Davis

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNashville, TN – A group of reporters decended to Nashville to drive the new Ford Edge. I was one of those people. And while I cannot tell you how the car drives (we are under Embargo until Monday, Aug. 23rd), I can report about the rest of the 1 day event. I got in about 10 AM, in which I met other reporting crew. We piled into a Ford (no surprise, there) and headed to the Factory – an event Hall in Nashville. This was a floor with 5 stations so we could learn about this car’s partners: Nuance, Sony and Telenav. The main Keynote consisted of 4 Speakers: Frank Davis, Elaine Bannon, John Schneider and Amy Marentic. We split the session up into 4 parts. In this first video, you will listen to Frank Davis talk about the growing popularity...

Xantech – DDS Multi-Room Audio Distrobution – CES Unveiled 2010 0

Xantech – DDS Multi-Room Audio Distrobution – CES Unveiled 2010

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We might not have a full compliment of wires going through our house to connect speakers and other devices throughout. We do have phone lines and possibly an ethernet line. That is where Xantech comes in. The DDS, for example, runs through the wiring already throughout your house. It then gives you a switch to your iPod, stereo or whatever. Be able to listen to the sound from the basement, garage or where ever. Andy McCaskey talks to Mark about this great product that won an innovation award. Sponsor:  Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee

Ramblings – 5-02-09 – The CMS Expo in Chicago 0

Ramblings – 5-02-09 – The CMS Expo in Chicago

About 5 minutes back from Chicago and am I taking a nap? No. I’m back on the site. What am I, crazy? What a great time with Andy McCaskey and Kara Karsten putting together 2-3 days worth of content. Lots of video uploaded and produced. Also learned a lot about CMS systems. Most people there were either Drupal or Joomla shops, with a couple Plone and Alfresco speakers. Still, there was a lot of content to go around. Met some real influential CMS experts. There was a Joomla vs. Drupal theme going, though. They even wrote songs about it. I posted them both up – not great quality, so be forewarned.

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