Disgruntled former Beats By Dre headphone guy Steven Lamar has launched his own brand, Roam. His high-end buds are called Ropes & what makes them unique is the pendant attachment that contains a small amp using “noise equalization” technology to produce more dynamic sound.
Bose pretty much perfected the noise-cancelling headphone with its QC15 model but after 5 years without an update, Bose got bored and finally spruced up their old standby. The new QC25 is every bit as awesome but is now a bit lighter with a slimmer profile and improved battery life, operating for 35-hours on a single AAA battery.
The time has come for Apple Watch. Available in 2 sizes, 3 models and a choice of finishes, including aluminum, stainless, and 18-karat gold, some may think it looks a bit like a small iPhone you wear on your wrist. However, the list of features is extensive and some quite useful. And as you would expect from Apple, the polished design and use of premium materials is a step ahead of competing smart watches. The crown controls scrolling as you choose options for fitness tracking, messages & alerts, the built-in heart rate monitor, Apple Pay and more. A stack of dedicated watch apps are reportedly on the way.
Apple’s new iPhone 6 & 6 Plus have what no other iPhone has had before: NFC connectivity. This not new but new-to-Apple technology finally makes mobile payments possible with iOS. The launch of Apple Pay allows users to securely link their card to their iTunes account and pay with their phones (and Apple Watch) at places like, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Walgreens, Subway, McDonald’s, & Whole Foods.
The iPhone 6 is finally here. It’s bigger, featuring a 4.7” screen. The iPhone 6 Plus has also arrived and it’s even bigger, with a 5.5” screen. Both displays boast more pixels and updated technology, called Retina HD. Both phones also include the 50% faster A8 chip, NFC technology for the convenience of touch–to-pay, and battery life that is as good if not better than current models. Available in 16GB-128GB.
The new TiVo Mega offers 24TB of recording capacity; that’s about 3-years worth of TV programming. The rack-mountable design also features 6 tuners, multi-room networking using Ethernet/MoCA, and controls via TiVO app, RF remote, or IP. Take that year off and head into the woods for some unplugged soul-searching – everything will be queued up when you return.
Disguised as a compact Marshall half stack, the 200-watt Woburn speaker features classic Marshall design details & high-powered sound plus Bluetooth connectivity, 3.5mm & RCA inputs, and an optical input for linking up with your TV and other entertainment devices.
For those tired of texting or touchscreen typing, this universal wireless keyboard gives you the comfort and speed of a full-size keyboard you can use with your phone and/or tablet. A switch on the side of keyboard lets you choose & connect between 3 devices.
Take your air-drumming to the next level. The Cliphit from Korg turns anything into an electronic drumkit. Attach the three cabled clips to almost anything, turning it into a drum pad that triggers different realistic sounding samples. You can also choose to use its built-in drum sound effects. via
Dyson didn’t rush the release of its robotic vacuum cleaner. 16-years in development, the Dyson 360 Eye is the first robotic vac to feature a 360º camera, enabling it to take 30 pics-per-second to create a live map of the room, ensuring it will never go over the same spot twice or bump into furniture or a sleeping cat. Available Spring 2015.