Geneva has introduced the Model S’s successor, which gains not only re-engineered innards but also makes an important gain by losing something. Gone is the iPod Dock, which limited you to small 30-pin small like iPods and iPhones, and in its place is Bluetooth streaming. The Model S Wireless aims to provide the same superlative sound as the original from a much broader range of devices.
Sennheiser has announced three new headphone models with what they’re calling a universal inline remote. Rather than have a dedicated cable for each type of smartphone (one for iPhone and one for all others), these new headphones are designed to work with most popular iOS, Android, and Blackberry phones.
Retro details like chrome-covered earcup sliders mix with modern carbon fiber texture on the earcups themselves for a look that’s unmistakably Ferrari, though they are designed to look more like the pit crew’s headphones than a race car. Featuring 50mm drivers, the Scuderia Ferrari P200 headphones deliver sound that’s just as big as they look, but boldness often sacrifices nuance.
You may be shocked to learn that there are still breakthroughs to be made in backpack design; that people are still working on ways to arrange pockets, and not just make them look like whatever cartoon their company has licensed. But I have to say that the Boa Squeeze by Booq has a slick, sci-fi design with lots of pockets to keep your digital life organized and mobile.
Scosche—purveyors of headphones, iDevices accessories, and car audio—has just announced availability of their RH1060 Bluetooth headphones. The RH1060 are reference grade, and feature built-in controls on the ear cups that allow you to both enjoy and control your music wirelessly. AppleTell has looked at a number of impressive Scosche products over the years, and they’ve always delivered excellent audio, to which they’ve now added the freedom of wireless.
The company whose tagline is “The original maker of bombproof gear for living and riding the city” has introduced two new bags for the urban commuter. Whether you’re biking, walking, or taking the train, Chrome Industries’ new Postbag or Rucksack can get your gear there safely. Hopefully your commute doesn’t require bombproof protection, but if you are less than delicate with your Macbook, iPad, and other gear, Chrome has got you covered.
We’ve heard about the paperless office, but how easy is it really to live a paperless life? With cumbersome scanners and poorly designed software, the answer is “not very,” but the Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 and accompanying mobile app are a confident step in the right direction. You can now scan documents straight to your iDevice and send them to your chosen cloud storage, meaning your vital documents are available whenever and wherever you need them.
The Epson Expression XP-850 Small-in-One Printer does make some concessions in order to accommodate the needs of as many users as possible. If you’re doing nothing more than printing photos or printing documents, you can get faster prints and better quality for your money. But if you want a printer that does it all, can do it wirelessly from many sources, and can grow with you as your needs do, the Epson XP-850 is an exceptional value.
Packing two speakers and a mic, the BOOM Movement Urchin Bluetooth Speaker is a great option for sound and the occasional conference call on the go, and it features a handy trio of accessories that let you clip it, stick it, or hang it just about anywhere.
Logitech has updated their Logitech Gaming Software for their Logitech G gaming mice and keyboards to support OS X. Prices range from $40 – $100 for the mice and $60 – $200 for the keyboards, all of which have enough buttons to take your gaming to the next level.