Call it conditioning, developed over many years: Tiny speakers always make me think, “Oh boy, is this going to sound tinny.” That’s why I was so pleasantly surprised by the Democracy Revolving Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Made by folks with backgrounds in car audio, Democracy handles deep bass with aplomb and displays no noticeable distortion even when it’s cranked all the way up.
Every year around the holidays, I start to get an anxious feeling. My mind and body instinctively know deep down what’s coming shortly after New Year’s Day: another grueling trek to (and, shudder, within) Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
Weren’t we supposed to have universal mobile phone charging by now? I think I remember hearing that discussed at various conferences and in position papers about technology standards. But we’re not there yet- Apple’s insistence on the new proprietary Lightning connector starting with the iPhone 5 may have had something to do with that- and so until then, we’ll have to be content with the Digital Treasures ChargeIt! Universal Power Bank. And I certainly am.
Wireless speakers have recently been making a bit of a turnaround in terms of design vs. quality. The ultra-portable fist-size type are being eclipsed by bigger and more robust versions. People are looking for better sound quality in a design that they can still bring anywhere.
With many newly released headphones featuring Bluetooth and/or NFC, I’m sure that many of you are starting to feel left out. It’s worse if you’ve actually tried wireless headphones, since you know exactly what you’re missing out on. Once you go wireless, it’s seriously hard to ever go back.
Just in time for the holidays, the Lumen TL800 Bluetooth smart bulb is available for purchase. It provides energy-efficient light in over sixteen million color options, selected via an app for your Apple or Android device.
With the holiday shopping season practically in full-swing and counting down, the fervor for gift-purchases can get pretty competitive. It’s no big deal when you have your list and attack plan for the friends and family in mind, but what about something for that someone who practically has everything?
Winter is upon us, and with it comes the blankets of snow for all the snow-sports we love. A lot of these winter activities can get pretty rowdy – more so than just biking or walking. With that in mind, having a proper headset is key for communication and personal enjoyment.
A New York startup called KeyMe is expanding an app-based service that has a chance to be hugely disruptive- to the locksmith business, at least.
Tablets and smartphones are great media consumption devices. You can practically watch or listen to whatever you want wherever you want. But things can get complicated if you’re ready to binge. Aside from collecting your snacks and pillows, and shutting the drapes or door, you’re probably going to want to prop up your device. Oh, more »
Michael Bay and his movies are well-known for big explosions and terrible everything-else. No matter how often media or stand-up comics poke fun at these facts, you can’t ignore how much money the guy has raked in at the box office. I may not be a movie critic, but the one thing I do know is more »
As a pianist and keyboardist with at least fourteen varying and glowing brands of 66 and 88 key-action-hammers, I am happy to finally review a high quality, priced-right pro instrument that is as easily mobile as an electric guitar. The Casio Privia PX-5S, at just 24 pounds is lightweight, the lightest 88 keyboard I have found in the market today.