GrooveMaker 2 (latest version 1.1) is the most powerful mobile loop based music making app with a patented “groove generator” engine that lets anyone create professional quality non-stop grooves, beats and songs in real time. The latest version adds universal compatibility that provides iPad users with an intuitive groove making interface and full suite of professional tools and effects for creating music and grooves on the go on an iPad.
Three veterans in the gadgets and accessories market announced the release of some new products today: Divoom rolled to their Voombox Outdoor bluetooth speaker, Swann, their SwannEye HD Indoor & Outdoor Wi-Fi All Weather Camera and Pyle unveiled a waterproof mp3 player with fitness tracker and pedometer.
Divoom: Voombox Outdoor
Rugged, powerful and water resistant Bluetooth speaker
- Rechargeable, portable Bluetooth speaker designed specifically for rugged conditions
- Water-resistant case that protects its components from splashing water and dust
- Wirelessly stream audio from tablets, smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices
- 12-hour rechargeable battery and 15W of output power
- Built-in microphone to make and take calls wirelessly
- Available in a variety of colors: red, blue, black and green
Available at: Divoom.com Price: $99.99
Swann: SwannEye HD Indoor & Outdoor Wi-Fi All Weather Camera
Indoor/outdoor camera offers remote watching and sharing capabilities and is able to withstand any weather
- Wi-Fi internet, high-definition camera shoots real time 720p video or still images in daylight and at night
- Built-in microphone captures audio
- SwannEye HD app provides live viewing on PC, Mac, tablets & smartphones including iPhone, iPad & Android devices
- Saves video & HD pictures to a micro SD card or your 3G/4G device & sends an email notification when motion is detected
- Easy three-step set up using a QR code and your smartphone or tablet with no manual networking configuration required
- All weather camera can be mounted on any flat surface indoors or outdoors
Available at: Microcenter Price: $197.99 Visit www.swann.com for more details.
Pyle: Waterproof MP3 Player
4GB waterproof MP3 player/ fitness tracker comes with waterproof wrap-around earbuds for music enjoyment anywhere, anytime
- Waterproof earphones are made of ergonomic soft silicon material to wrap comfortably around the ear
- Built-in pedometer, stop watch and multiple swim fitness modes allows for tracking all your workouts
- Waterproof up to 3 meters and stores approximately 1,000 songs
- Features soft touch buttons to control power, volume, skip and play/pause functions
- Transfer music and recharge via the included USB 2.0 cable
- Provides up to seven hours of play time, available in black, white and blue
Available at: PyleAudio.com Price: $59.99
Watch for reviews at a future date.
iRig Mic HD improves on IK’s groundbreaking and highly popular iRig Mic, by offering pristine digital audio quality and multi-platform compatibility for all generations of iOS devices and Macs, in addition to its practical handheld form factor and other convenient features.
It sports a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/96 kHz sampling rate, and a low noise/high definition pre-amp. It captures pristine audio that will suit the most demanding professional needs on the field or in the studio. Its accurate gain control and signal/level multi-color LED indicator make it easy to set an appropriate level for any sound-pressure situation, whether it’s a loud concert or a quiet, whispering vocal.
iRig MIC HD supports the widest range of Apple devices via a series of three detachable cables. It’s the first handheld microphone that includes a Lightning connector cable for the newest iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, while a USB cable allows for connection to any Mac computer. A 30-pin cable for legacy iOS models is also available.
iRig Mic HD works with free apps, making it easy to start recording, processing and editing vocals or any other audio source right away. For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, iRig MIC HD works with VocaLive FREE a real-time vocal-effects processing, multi-track app, iRig Recorder FREE, a professional field recorder and audio processing app and AmpliTube FREE, a multi-effects, recording and studio app for guitarists and bass players, featuring stunning models of amps, cabinets and stompboxes. Mac users also receive a free version of AmpliTube and more to download with their iRig MIC HD.
Pricing and availability
iRig MIC HD supports all generations of iOS devices and Macs. iRig Mic HD will cost $99.99and will be available from music and electronics retailers worldwide in early Q2.
For more information, please visit: www.irigmichd.com
Apple and China Mobile today announced they have entered into a multi-year agreement to bring iPhone to the world’s largest mobile network. As part of the agreement, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available from China Mobile’s expansive network of retail stores as well as Apple retail stores across mainland China beginning on Friday, January 17, 2014. Products will be available for pre-registration from China Mobile’s official website and customer service hotline “10086″ beginning December 25, 2013.
“Apple’s iPhone is very much loved by millions of customers around the world. We know there are many China Mobile customers and potential new customers who are anxiously awaiting the incredible combination of iPhone on China Mobile’s leading network. We are delighted that iPhone on China Mobile will support our 4G/TD-LTE and 3G/TD-SCDMA networks, providing customers with high-speed mobile service,” said Xi Guohua, China Mobile Chairman.
“Apple has enormous respect for China Mobile and we are excited to begin working together. China is an extremely important market for Apple and our partnership with China Mobile presents us the opportunity to bring iPhone to the customers of the world’s largest network,” said Tim Cook, Apple CEO.
China Mobile now has over 1.2 million 2G/GSM, 3G/TD-SCDMA, 4G/TD-LTE base stations and over 4.2 million Wi-Fi access points, providing broad coverage to quality networks for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c customers. China Mobile is rolling out the world’s largest 4G network. By the end of 2013, China Mobile’s 4G services will be available in 16 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. By the end of 2014, China Mobile plans to complete the rollout of more than 500,000 4G base stations, which will cover more than 340 cities with 4G service. The collaboration between Apple and China Mobile will give a big boost to the development of China’s homegrown 4G/TD-LTE technology. iPhone on China Mobile supports major cellular network standards, making a global phone a reality for China Mobile customers.
Details of pricing and availability of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c for China Mobile will be available at a later date.
For more information on iPhone, please visit www.apple.com/iphone.
China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile services provider by network scale and subscriber base, serving over 760 million customers. The Company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and was recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (“DJSI”) for six consecutive years. China Mobile has recently launched a new commercial brand “and!”, literally meaning connect, and as the acronym of a new dream. a new dream aims to bring the world’s most cutting edge technology to Chinese customers in 4G era, reflecting the friendly, intimate, mutual trust, and harmonious relationship between China Mobile and its customers and the society
IK Multimedia, unveils GrooveMaker 2 for iPhone and iPod touch, the most powerful mobile loop based music making app. It features their patented “groove generator” engine that lets anyone create professional quality non-stop grooves, beats and songs in real time. What’s great, no previous music-making experience is required.
GrooveMaker 2 provides a completely new and intuitive way of making music by using groups of loops called songs (60 loops per song) that always sound good together, and users use these to build grooves and complete songs. You have total control over the creation, mixing and remixing process from a newly designed iOS 7 style interface and intuitive controls, loop import, automatic mixing controls, loop effects, mastering effects, groove sequencing and export controls. With GrooveMaker 2, anyone can make music and be a DJ, anywhere, any time.
We all want to be able to be better at playing sports like golf, tennis and baseball, so Zepp is unveiling a new sensor-based sports platform to radically improve the way we practice, play and experience sports. It uses a tiny 1″- square 3D motion sensor encased in a molded rugged rubber shell that you can attach to your golf club, tennis racket or baseball bat – there are 3 models depending on the sport you’re playing.
Each sensor contains a powerful ARM processor, multiple motion sensors, storage for up to 200,000 swings (200,000 tennis swings / 2,000 baseball and golf swings) and up to 8 hours of battery life (varies by use). It captures 1,000 data points per second So combining that with a dedicated app which transfers all of this data to a user’s iOS or Android device (smartphone or tablet) via Bluetooth for you to review, you’ll be able to analyze, learn from it and improve your swing.
Zepp Baseball, Zepp Golf and Zepp Tennis will be available for purchase at zepp.com and select retail outlets in November for a suggested retail price of $149.99 (U.S.).
IK Multimedia is pleased to announce a new version of AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the full-featured guitar studio and recording app for mobile musicians, which adds iOS 7 compatibility as well as the ability to use AmpliTube as a filter app in the new iOS 7 “Inter-App Audio” feature.
Inter-App audio allows audio apps to communicate with each other and stream the audio output from one app to another. This feature is extremely handy for adding effects, and processing the audio stream from one app and sending it to another. AmpliTube can be used as a “filter” app in iOS 7 for processing the audio from other apps, allowing musicians to use all of the stompbox and amplifier effects with any live (real-time) or recorded material. This feature is similar to AudioBus functionality, but provides the opportunity for more complex routing. AmpliTube is fully AudioBus compatible as well, making it the most flexible audio-processing and recording app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The size of a credit card, the KeyClip series holds keys, cards, cash and more keeping your pockets in order.
- KeyCase: a key organizer approximately the size of a credit card (0.2 inches thick) that slips easily into a wallet.
- CardClip: a super-resilient money-clip, slightly longer than a credit card, designed to securely hold cards, ID and cash. Specifically engineered to resist fatigue and last a lifetime, the low-profile CardClip (only 0.34 inches tall) can hold up to five credit cards and reliably spring back to grip a single bill.
- KeyClip: combines the KeyCase and CardClip to serve as a compact, integrated key organizer and slim wallet that unobtrusively carries the essentials.
These products are being made available through KickStarter Project.
For more information about Left Field Design and Left Field Productions, visit www.leftfielddesign.net.
Pyle’s SurfSound-TALK Features Include:
· Hands-free calling with built-in microphone or a handset for private conversations
· up to 8 hours on one full charge
· Small and durable design make it easy to take almost anywhere
· Included metal carabiner design lets you clip it onto your belt, jeans or backpack
· Available in 3 colours – blue, white or black
It should be available later today for $64.99 U.S. at www.PyleAudio.com.
Just in time for Back-to-School, VoIP provider netTALK and handset manufacturer VTech have teamed up to provide a low cost turnkey home phone bundle for under $80. It can be used almost anywhere; all you need is a high speed Internet connection.
The bundle combines a netTALK DUO VoIP adapter and a VTech CS6619-2NT expandable cordless phone system, complete with two handsets all in one box. It’s priced at $79.76 is a available exclusively through a select number of Walmart Canada stores. Purchasing a bundle is better deal than buying the two items individually which would run you $124.90, over $40 more.
The bundle price includes a full year of free calling throughout Canada and the U.S. It also comes with a number of free calling features. These include: call waiting, call forwarding, conference calling, enhanced 911, 411 directory assistance, visual voicemail, call blocking, 3-way calling plus a number of others. You also get a free phone number and your line may be eligible to optionally port over your existing phone number from your current service provide for a one-time fee.
While I have not personally reviewed the the netTALK DUO, back in February, I reviewed its wireless version, the netTALK DUO Wi-Fi, which you can read about here, so it can give you a good idea of what it’s all about.