Why choose between a wireless speaker or a docking system? With the Bowers & Wilkins Z2 AirPlay Speaker System ($400), you don’t have to. A fresh take on the Zeppelin Mini, the Z2 features a top-mounted Lighting dock that fits iPhones and iPods, as well as built-in Wi-Fi for AirPlay support. Other features include class d amplifiers, custom 3.5-inch drivers with fiberglass cones, a glass-reinforced ABS enclosure, a 3.5mm auxiliary input, and your choice of black or white bodies. Source:Bowers & Wilkins Z2 AirPlay Speaker System
You knew it was just a matter of time. So far, your smartphone has been able to do pretty much anything you ask of it — except tell you when you’ve had one too many to get behind the wheel. Thanks to the Breathometer ($20 and up), now you can. This keychain-friendly device plugs into the headphone port of your iPhone or Android device, and interacts with an app to give you an accurate measurement of your BAC. Shipments start this July. Source:Breathometer
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Technical pro has been consistently providing some of the highest quality audio and video gear in today’s sound and picture world. Technical Pro designs all of its gear with the fundamental aspects of reliability and professional craftsmanship. This can be heard and felt while using their equipment. From their microphones to their interfaces, the professional sound achieved is of the highest caliber!
Staying true to your needs and wants they have designed a professional recording and playback device to meet today’s demanding world of recording. The UREC7 is a professional rack mountable USB / SD recording device built to capture professional audio and also play it back at the highest level of quality! This is a must have for anyone recording professional sound! Record your DJ set, record your studio session or singer, record a religious sermon or record a board meeting or conference!
The UREC7 is and USB / SD recording & playback device. Plug in your USB flash drive SD card of up to 32GB and record straight onto them. This will give you approximately 136 hours of recording time at 128kbps. If you need to record a long meeting or a series of meetings you can put them all onto one USB flash drive! DJ’s, if you want to record your long set, no need to worry about any time limits like you had to with CD’s and tape recordings! Just hit record and you’re all set! The UREC7 is also a playback device. Using the same USB flash drive or SD card you will be able to play back your music and recordings. Input your recording device by using the RCA or 1/8” (AUX) inputs…this will allow you to send devices such as instruments, and DJ mixers, CD player or cassette decks. The output consists of a stereo RCA to plug this unit into your sound system’s audio input and playback your recordings in stereo!
The front panel of the UREC7 hosts all of the user controls. They are all very accessible and very user friendly. The controls consist of playback / pause, stop, next track and previous track. Organize your USB flash drive or SD card from the UREC7’s front panel interface…no need to jump back and forth from a computer! Use the bass and treble and bass knobs to fine tune the sound output. Complete with a headphone output and removable rack mounts, this professional recording and playback device can be integrated into any studio or showroom or mobile rig. This is a must have for anyone wanting to record and archive…and at a price that is too low to believe!
On top of that the UREC7 allows you to play your recording in either repeat or random playback. The unit is also equipped with a remote allowing you playback from or record onto a USB flash drive or SD Card from a distance. The built-in equalizer has four different settings allowing you to choose the most appropriate sound for your audio.
High performance is the very definition of Technical Pro CD, DVD, USB and SD players, and our engineers have designed them to deliver pure audio reproduction and exceptional convenience in a sleek Rack-Mountable housing. Our passion for quality ensures that you’ll enjoy accurate, noise-free playback and recording for years to come.
Take away the house advantage at your weekly poker game with Bold Poker ($2). This ingenious little app runs on iOS and lets you replace your standard deck of cards with an iPad and a bunch of iPhones or iPod touches. Each Hold’em player views their cards on a separate device, while an iPad in the middle keeps track of the board cards and automatically re-deals when you move the dealer button. It may handle betting, but at least it can’t be accused of stacking the deck. [via] Source:Bold Poker
Keep your electronics going through the next power outage with the Eton Boost Turbine ($60). This portable power pack features a 2000 mAH lithium-ion battery pack, a durable aluminum body, an LED charge indicator, a Micro-USB DC input for use with standard phone chargers, and your choice of one of four exterior colors. The big deal, however, is the built-in hand turbine power generator, which lets you juice up the battery, no electricity required.
Not sure what to do with all those cassette tapes you found while cleaning out your garage/old room? Well look no further than to your own iPhone to convert music from the outdated tapes! Yeah you heard right, you can easily convert audio tape cassettes into MP3 files using your iPhone or iPod touch with this nifty device from Hammacher Schlemmer that stores the MP3 files on your device. You can convert all your favorite old tapes, old mixtapes from the days you used to record directly from the radio and more! The device allows you to scan forward or reverse so that you can select individual tracks for digital conversion. There’s also a free app that makes conversion to an MP3 file easy! Cassettes can also be converted to a PC running Windows 7, XP, or Vista or a Mac using the included software. Its small footprint allows easy portability for conversion anywhere at anytime. It requires two AA batteries and measures 4 1/2″ L x 3 1/4″ W x 1 1/4″ d, while weighing only 8 oz. You can get it for only $79.95!
BY TOMMY LY
Like its big brother, the iCade, iCade Mobile aims to enhance your iOS Gaming sessions by providing you with a four-way directional pad, four front-facing buttons, and four shoulder buttons to play your games with. that sounds much better than obscuring your view with on-screen controls, doesn’t it?
More features of the iCade Mobile include:
- Fun and fast mobile gaming for your iPhone or iPod Touch
- Adds physical buttons and d-pad to make your gaming experience better
- Rotating cradle allows for landscape and portrait viewing
- Connects using wireless Bluetooth technology (set up once and you’re good to go!)
- Works with over 100 games and apps (search “iCade” in the app store)
- Ergonomic design lets you play for hours in comfort
- True control with eight action buttons and two-axis directional pad
- Compatibility: iPod Touch (3rd & 4th Gen), iPhone 3/3G/3GS/4/4S
- iPod Touch Insert included
- Batteries: 2 x AA (included)
The iCade Mobile will set you back $69.99, plus the cost of the games you intend to play with it.
For those who are extra careful with their iPhones and want only the best to protect it comes the TAKTIK iPhone case by LUNATIK. The Kickstarter project has been entirely funded and provides iPhone users the peace of mind thanks to their rugged case that balances strong iconic aesthetics with innovative performance features.
The shockproof suspension features a patent-pending 9mm Impact Truss silicone perimeter compressed between two durable Ballistik polymer bezels or anodized aluminum bezels. The front bezel includes an adhered compression seal liner to protect from water seeping into the case. Their design for the rear bezel features an open, unobstructed camera pass through that maintains brilliant photo and flash quality almost as if the case wasn’t there. And because the iPhone already uses Gorilla Glass, they’re doubling down with an optional upgrade: a sealed Gorilla Glass protective lens on the front bezel including anti-glare and anti-smudge coatings. You won’t even know you are using protection and there’s no loss of sensitivity or performance.
From the high sensitivity display protection of their Gorilla Glass Lens to our patent pending shockproof suspension system, LUNATIK has gone above and beyond to transform the iPhone into a refined and rugged everyday warrior that can handle any kind of beating. You can still pledge some money to the campaign, with $75 or more getting you a case for your iPhone 4 or 4S.