The built-in microphone on your iPhone & iPad isn’t that great. If you want to record stuff like live music or an interview and truly capture clean, full-range sound, this mic will actually do it. It can handle input up to 130dB—that’s loud. It also features a 230º swivel head so you’re always aimed right at your subject & a 1/8” stereo input let’s you plug straight in.
How interested are you in your own sleep data? If there answer is somewhere between somewhat and super, the Sense sleep tracker will be useful. It tracks your sleep patterns as well as info about your sleeping environment: noise, light, temp & humidity giving you plenty of info about why you’re feeling so tired/rerfeshed. It also works as an alarm clock. A funded Kickstarter project.
Upon its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung’s 105-inch curved-screen 4K UHD TV became the biggest & sharpest TV of its kind available. While most 4K displays offer a 16:9 aspect ratio & 8 million pixels clarity, this one boasts a 21:9 aspect & 11 million pixels for brighter, clearer images. Now it can be yours for an insane price.
Plug your Flux Capacitor car charger into the lighter socket and your passenger might think your Prius is going to drive them Back to the Future. It actually won’t but it will charge two USB devices at once.
It takes a musician’s ear to discern between the warm, fuzzy analog synthesizer sound of say Kraftwerk or the Pet Shop Boys & today’s high-tech digital synths. But the team behind the Modulus 002 has that ear & used it to create this next-gen polysynth; combining new technology with that old analog magic, it produces 12 polyphonic voices & more than 50 different waveforms for classic tones in a modern package.
Using a low frequency 2-way radio signal, the GoTenna is an off-grid communication device that pairs with your phone via Bluetooth LE to let you send encrypted messages up to 160 characters & share GPS data over a 32-mile range. You can also set up your networks with others. It’s weather-resitant & rugged, just as it should be. Sold in pairs. No subscription fees.
In terms of sound quality, it wouldn’t take much for Samsung’s new Level headphones to beat Beats. The Level line ranges from the luxury, studio-style over-ear wireless model to a compact pair of buds; all similar in style & price to what Beats is peddling but obviously a welcome alternative for music fans who actually care about sound.
Here’s another simple-to-use-option for cutting the cord and watching your live TV shows, movies, sports, & DVR content from anywhere on virtually any device. The M1 features built-in Wi-fi for fast, easy set-up & let’s you access devices like Apple TV & Roku through SlingPlayer apps.
With Soundsight headphones, you’re basically wearing a studio on your head. These premium Bluetooth headphones allow you to record 1080p HD video, edit, and mix your music through the SS app.
Toughness is a trait that’s all too rare when it comes to wireless portable speakers but the Tough Speaker from Fugoo looks ready for battle. The body is made of fiber-reinforced resin and aluminum. A rubberized slide-on jacket makes it shock resistant & dustproof as well as waterproof to 1.5 meters for up to half-an-hour. The design also offers 360º sound & a 40-hour battery.