The best way to describe the Gramofon is to think of it as a modern style of juke box with a smartphone as the remote control and devices connecting through a wireless connection to spread the musical pleasure around. Created by the people who created the wireless network Fon, this palm sized device is like a musical hub for the home or work place connecting though a sound or speaker set up and it will connect through either an Ethernet or wireless connection.
Using the free smartphone app the device is connected to the Gramofon and now it is ready to stream free radio or music storage sites such as Spotify through the connected speaker system, it could not be easier. Is there any other easier way to stream music through your home speaker system? The Gramofon will be launching this summer, but it can be pre ordered still from around $50. Fon wireless is available from Google Play for Android and iTunes for iOS.
Smart TV’s are brilliant but when you are watching in the dark it is hard to hit the right buttons on the controller, which is a bit annoying. However, Logitech have been busy with the solution the K830 illuminated keyboard, it comes with built in auto dimming feature that adjusts according to the ambient light at the time and completely disables the illuminated keys after five seconds. When its not being used as remote control the K830 works just as well with a computer and it has the added bonus of the built in trackpad and because of the 2.4 GHz connectivity it has a 33 foot range.
The keyboard measures up at 367 mm (14.4 inches) (W) x 125.3 mm (4.9 inches) (H) x 16.5 mm (0.65 inches) (D), with the touchpad size is around 80 x 52 mm (3.1 x 2.0 inches) and it weighs in at around 495 grams (17.5 oz). The illuminated living room K830 keyboard is going to cost you around $100, 100 Euros or £90 when it launches in a few weeks time.
It makes no difference if you are using your camera for taking snapshots or pro shots, the chances are that you are going to be needing a flash to put a little bit of light on the subject. But all of this equipment costs a lot of money and requires a certain skill level in order to make the most of it. However, this is the FlashQ device that allows any photographer to use flash in their photography. Basically, this is a 2.4 GHz wireless flash trigger that works with a wide range of cameras where it will act as a remote flash device when coupled with the photographers existing equipment.
The thing that makes the FlashQ different from any other device is its size, it will fit most cameras, has two buttons and three LED’s. Yet it measures just 25 mm (L) x 25 mm (W) x 15 mm (H) and is powered by a coin watch style battery. The entry level kit comes with the FlashQ transmitter, the FlashQ receiver, a cold shoe adapter, a sync cord, and a couple of CR2032 coin batteries. The FlashQ will be launching at the end of the summer, but it can still be pre ordered with the basic kit costing around $30 with a choice of midnight black, snow white, macaron pink or knight blue.
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We have said it before, it makes no difference how cool, interesting or expensive your smartphone is when the battery alert comes on you might as well have an old classic Nokia 3310 in your hand becuase at least you make a call. However there are options available to travellers and commuters, like this Yubi wireless charging network. Simply subscribe to the service and charge your smartphone or tablet device in the SmartDock or from the micro USB port.
These docks will be available in a cab, on a train or bus, in a bar or restaurant and many other places. Once the Yubi charging device is established in your city or places that you visit, $50 will buy you three months worth of unlimited Yubi charging.
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Normally no internet or mobile phone connection means that your cool new smartphone is going to remain silent when it is not being used for mobile games. This means that when you are at the beach, sports ground or exhibition hall, if you find something cool or get separated from your group there is little chance of you getting in touch by phone, which is crazy. However, it is not all doom and gloom because there is FireChat; it is an app for iOS powered devices that provides a way of chatting with family, friends and others on your smartphone even when there is no mobile signal or wireless connection.
If that sounds too good to be true, there take at a look at what the FireChat has to offer the iPhone owner with no signal. With FireChat the user is able to instantly send messages via the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Apple’s Multipeer Connectivity Framework. So they will be able to chat and share photos with one or more people and find out what people are talking about no matter where they are. FireChat will work without no internet connection or mobile coverage this is because it uses “Nearby Chat” which works up to a distance of 30 feet (10 meters) of the device, there are no social media logins required, it will not drain the devices battery and it can be used just about anywhere. The FireChat app is free to owners of iOS powered devices and can be downloaded from the iTunes store.
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There are two words in the English language that are my absolute favourites, Free Wi-Fi! You can forget everything else, with a good wireless connection you can work, surf and stay in touch. Who needs anything else? Nevertheless, you still have to watch these marketing people; they will try anything to catch you out!
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This is the Nakamichi NBS 10 it might look like a ball, but in actual fact it’s a portable Bluetooth speaker that comes in some interesting colours such as; black, blue, pink, yellow and purple. This is a real fun speaker, that offers the buyer a quality sound with no need for any cables, so it can be placed just about anywhere within the ten metre range.
Here are the details for the Nakamichi NBS 10; it is a wireless stereo offering a 3D sound effect and it uses a low energy Bluetooth connection with a wireless range of up to 10 meters. It has a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery with handy LED indicator play time of up to seven hours and is charged up through a Micro USB charging port. The power output is just 2W x 2 and it features a 3.5 mm aux in jack so it can connect with other devices such as an MP3, CD or Laptops.
The prices do vary for the Nakamichi NBS 10 speaker system, the retail price is £83, but there are some cool deals to be found if you know where to look!
Soap is the latest device to hit the market that turns your home into a smart home, it does this by connecting devices, doors and windows to provide the user access and alerts from home while they are not there. They might just be around the around corner, but if a door or window opens the user know about it and can take the appropriate action. It’s not all about security, Soap is about comfort too, so imagine being able to turn the lights, oven and TV on before you get home, how comfortable would that you feel instead of entering a dark house at night.
So, we already what the Soap can do, but what actually goes into the device to make it so cool and interesting, let’s take a closer look at what the Soap is made from; The Touch model comes with a touch screen display, as you might expect. It will be running on an Android operating system and powered by the capable ARM quad core processor. For parents there is an easy to set up parental control system. The routers connectivity comes from the 802.11 AC Wi-Fi connection, Zigbee, Z-Wave, Insteon, Bluetooth 4.0 and there is RFID & NFC built in too, with the latest virus and malware protection.
The Soap is looking for a summer launch, where it is expected to start from $100 or around £64, but for a short while, it can be pre ordered from just $70 or around £42.
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If you are going to go for a cool looking speaker system, you will be looking for a quality brand, so Jarre has that covered. When spending a reasonable amount of cash, you are also going to need something a with a great design and a choice of colours too! The AeroSkull XS covers those points too, just take a look at the images to see why! There is no point in looking at a cool speaker without checking out the specs; so from what we can see the AeroSkull will be offering high definition quality sound that goes without saying, it will work with iPods and iPhones from virtually every generation. It will also work with most other smartphones, such as Android and Windows powered devices, as well as working with most MP3 devices, so there are a lot compatible devices for the AeroSkull XS.
The AeroSkull features and colours provides the consumer with a unique, innovative and it has to be said outstanding design. It will also work with any line in device too, so it is able to play most CD players or virtually any device that have been designed to play music. The AeroSkull is ready to go and will set you back around 200 Euros, which is about £166.
More or less everyone has heard about the Swiss Army Knife, it is a classic pocket that comes with a whole of tools. However, these days those tools are in need of an upgrade to modern day needs and standards. So, here is the Swisskey, it has a sort of look and feel of a Swiss Army Knife, yet it provides the user with a much more modern bunch of tools, in fact once used we suspect that the user will wonder how they got by without it. Naturally, we need to take a closer look at this and so here we go, this is what the Swisskey has on offer; it has been designed for one hand use this leaves the other hand free for other important stuff. It has a tough outer case that is said to be lifetime proof; its design means that the bulk of those bunches of keys will be significantly reduced.
Its design is such that it virtually eliminates metal noise of keys touching each other. From design perspective, it looks great next to a smartphone and the users other gadgets. The user is able to pair keys to a smartphone either the Apple iOS or Android OS. It is easy to add or takeaway items or tools from the device and there is a useful tool locking function. There some useful life saver type tools which are ideal in an emergencies and for first aid. Finally, for the cyclist the Swisskey can holds bike repair and hex tools for those road side incidents. We are expecting to see the Swisskey going on sale this summer, but if you are looking for a bargain then it can be pre ordered from just £19 or around $32!
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For many the term file sharing means illegal sharing of copyrighted content, but file sharing has been around for a long time and many businesses use it to make files and data available. With the BitTorrent app for Android powered devices, it means opening up a completely new world of entertainment and media. The BitTorrent app is free and because it uses a wireless connection, it is not going hike up your mobile data either. It is easy to use too, the interface is clean, smart and easy to use, which makes all of the difference with an app!
So why switch to the BitTorrent app? Here is what it has to offer the user. There are no size or speed limits in place, you can take advantage of the latest technology in torrenting and it will only use a wireless connection so it is not going to be downloading using mobile data. You are able to access licensed BitTorrent content and download both torrents and magnet links. Create a playlist from your favourite tunes, subscribe to RSS feeds and enjoy your Android device more than ever.
This BitTorrent app is for Android powered devices and is available to download now from Google Play!
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Not everyone likes to or even has to lock and unlock their computer every time they leave it. However, if you are working in a strange place, or in an environment where there are all sorts of different people wandering around it does pay to secure the computer. However, this means that every time you leave and return to your computer you have to log off and log in again. It all seems like too much hard work and you just know that on the one occasion when you actually forget to lock the computer, that is when a problem or issue is going to occur! There must be an easier way.
As it happens this is exactly what the Gatekeeper has been designed for, basically it’s a proximity based locking device for your computer and its small enough to fit comfortably on your bunch of keys without getting in the way at all. It is simple to use too, when you walk away from the computer it locks and when you return it unlocks, being secure has never been so easy. It even comes with a handy Smartphone app, this is where you are able to manage the Gatekeeper device and keep even get an alert when you have moved out of range and the computer has been locked down.
As ever we need to know what is underneath that colourful exterior; the Gatekeeper uses the low energy Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to devices, even so, it is able to provide the user with a range of up 30 metres. It works with most operating systems such as Windows, although Apple OS will come later and it uses high quality AES encryption to communicate wirelessly. This thing is tiny, measuring up at just 36 mm (L) x 20 mm (W) x 5 mm (H) and weighs in at just five grams with the battery in place that is said to last up to six months depending on usage.
We can expect the see the Gatekeeper going on retail sale this summer, but if that seems too far away it can be pre ordered from the lower than retail price of $30 or around £18.
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One of the main features that you will notice about this is the amount of colours available, twenty four in all so there is bound to be a colour that suits your style. In fact, these colours are actually based on US College colours, but that only matter if you went to college in the states. This cube shaped speaker is wireless with a Bluetooth connection for paring with your Smartphone, tablet or music player. It is neat and tidy, being only two and half inches square, it is highly portable and yet provides a good quality of sound that you are able to take with you.
The College Cube speaker has up to 25 feet of working wireless range; it has the aux in and out, as well as a micro USB connection. It is auto pair capable, with charging and active Bluetooth indicators, there are touch sensitive buttons and a soft touch finish to the casing. This colourful cube shaped speaker has up to six hours of battery life, approx size of 2.35 inches (W) x 2.35 inches (L) x 2.5 inches (H).
The Bem Bluetooth wireless speaker is available now and will be priced at around $70 or £42. Each speaker comes with a the mobile speaker, micro usb cable, 3.5 mm cable, USB AC Adapter and the user guide.
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Having your TV, games console, computer and music system all connected for cool sound is brilliant, the only trouble is the cables they get everywhere and look terrible. This is probably why a lot of people do not bother with speaker systems for this purpose, which is a shame because they are missing out on a whole new world of audio pleasure. However, with the Beep device, it is now possible to make any speaker wireless and that means connecting all of your device together with no ugly wires to tuck behind the furniture or under the carpet. It is easy to set up too, simply plug it in and connect the Beep to your speakers with the cable and log into your home or office wireless network. There is a handy app available for both Android and iOS powered devices, so not your sound is being controlled from your smartphone, how cool is that? Another cool feature playing your favourite music stored on your smartphone through the speakers, you can now see how the Beep will change your life for the better.
When it goes on sale it is going to cost around $149 or £92, but for a short while, it can be pre ordered at the discounted price of just $99 or £61.
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