NETGEAR AirCard instant mobile hotspot for 15

netgear-aircard-785s-overviewIf you’re frequently on the road and travel with a lot of gadgets or with a family who needs Internet access and Wi-Fi is not always around, then the NETGEAR AirCard 785S 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot might just be a viable solution.

If you’re frequently on the road and travel with a lot of gadgets or with a family who needs Internet access and Wi-Fi is not always around, then the NETGEAR AirCard 785S 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot might just be a viable solution.

The AirCard 785S is an ultra-portable device, about the size of a smart phone measuring 4.3” x 2.7” x 0.6” and weighing only 127g. It connects to the TELUS LTE/4G network through a micro SIM, which in turn allows up to 15 wireless devices to securely share the data connection and giving them all 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity.  Read Full Review…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Phiaton BT-110 funky square bluetooth earbuds

bt110-manEvery time I come across a new set of earbuds or headphones I always hear from the vendors that theirs are a little bit different. Taking the opportunity to test drive the new Phiaton BT-110 wireless compact  sport Bluetooth earbuds, I have to admit that these do fit that description.

First of all, looking at them, they seem to be something you’d find as an implant on an episode of Star Trek. Rather than the typical round bodies you find on most earbuds, these are actually rectangular so they sort of cover part of your ear.

To make sure you have a good fit, you get three sets of Vulcan-style silicon ear wings, featuring their aptly named RightFit+ technology and four sizes of traditional silicon tips. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.


iRig Acoustic mobile mic for mobile players

irig_acousticIK Multimedia is proud to announce iRig Acoustic, the first acoustic guitar mobile microphone/interface specifically made for acoustic guitars. Inspired by a must-see documentary on flamenco guitar master Paco de Lucia, iRig Acoustic is an innovative and extremely compact patent-pending clip-on acoustic guitar microphone/interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Android.

iRig Acoustic features advanced miniature microphone technology, which gives it a rich quality of sound that beats piezo and magnetic pickups and rivals professional-grade studio microphones at a price that’s much more affordable. It installs (and uninstalls) in seconds: It simply clips onto the rim of a guitar or ukulele’s sound hole. iRig Acoustic also features monitoring and line-output capabilities for recording and performing live.

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Amplio: Retro radio inspired bamboo smartphone amplifier

AmplioAmplio is a cool sounding name for the latest smartphone sound amplifier dock trying to make its way to market through an upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The name implies amplification, but that tells you only part of the story. Amplio is totally wireless, eco-friendly and requires absolutely no power because it’s made from bamboo.

creator Vlad Butucariu, is a designer from Rotterdam, Netherlands who has been working on the project for the past six months. His goal was to create an amplifier for smartphones that had a unique modern desirable design yet still maintain the flavour inspired by the minimalist classic designs of radios from yesteryear. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.


Navigating the Tech Zoo

Whether it’s for your home, office or a gift during the upcoming holiday season, it’s no secret that sometimes it can feel like a zoo navigating crowded store aisles or the Internet wilderness while seeking out the right technology. But fortunately, I had an opportunity once again, to take in LDTECH 2015 – London Drugs Retail Tech Group Annual Conference or at east a portion of it . Not only did I once again get to see birds of prey but also “friendly” animals you wouldn’t necessarily find in your neighbourhood. Now, I didn’t get a chance to partake in the awards ceremonies, in-depth training sessions and other secret things the 650 LD attendees do to keep current and enlightened. However, I did get to partake with them getting up close and personal with many of the 75 vendors displaying many exciting gadgets and tech ware many new and soon available at your local stores.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.


Spider Charger to charge 8 USB devices at once

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Although everything seems to be going wireless these days the onslaught of new devices seems to bring out the need for yet more practical USB charging stations. We’ve seen them in all shapes and sizes including those embedded into wall sockets. But British Columbia based Lomiko Technologies; a wholly owned subsidiary of Lomiko Metals Inc. is taking this a few steps further. They’ve announced they have recently filed two key patents for their prototype of the new Spider Charger, their forthcoming product that will allow for charging up to eight USB devices from a single in-wall electrical outlet. Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog

IK Multimedia releases iRig Pro DUO

IK Multimedia just announce  iRig Pro DUO, the first truly mobile high-definition dual-channel mobile audio and MIDI interface for iPhone/iPad, Mac/PC and Android devices. The smallest fully-featured dual-channel interface, iRig Pro DUO finally frees musicians to create inspired music on the go with studio-quality audio and a whole suite of features found in interfaces costing three times the price. Designed and made in Italy, it comes fully loaded with everything musicians and producers need to record on the move.

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Satechi Wireless Gamepad attaches wirelessly to your smartphone


While it’s fun to sit in front of your big screen TV to play games, we don’t always have the luxury of time or a big screen to be able to do so. We can however play games on our smartphones and tablets but the touchscreen experience for many of us is just not the same of the real feel of a gamepad. So Satechi has just introduced a cross-platform wireless gamepad which might just be the answer for those hardcore gamers who just need to have a something to play always at hand.

Functionally, Satechi Wireless Gamepad resembles your typical controller. It has 14 buttons, two joysticks and a directional pad. What makes it stand out and ideal for handheld mobile devices is that it has an integrated spring-loaded holder to allow you to attach your smartphone right to the gamepad so you can use both hands on the controller. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

IK Multimedia releases iRig Mic Lav

October 20, 2015 – IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that it’s now shipping iRig Mic Lav, the ultra-affordable, compact, chainable and professional-quality lavalier microphone with built-in monitoring ability for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

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Misfit Shine fitness tracker now easier to tap


The developers of the Misfit Shine have finally found a way to deliver 50% more sensitivity to the Shine without sacrificing its six-month battery life. This was achieved without a physical hardware upgrade, but rather by creating a more responsive tap detection algorithm.

Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog.