Twist-O-Flex for Apple Watch – what’s old is new again

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It’s hard not to remember your Father or Grandfather’s wristwatch with that funky Speidel Twist-O-Flex expansion band. Well, this almost 60 year-old technology has been reimagined with a classic twist as an expansion watchband for the modern Apple Watch.

What’s always been great about the Twist-o-Flex band is its ability to stretch and quickly snap back into place, making it so easy to put it on and take it off of your wrist. There’s no need to muss or fuss with buckles and straps and less worry your watch will fall off and get lost. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Apple’s Back-to-School promo Beats music to your ears

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If you’re a student or a parent of a student and was seriously contemplating picking up a new Mac or iPad Pro in the Fall, you might want to consider getting it early. Apple Canada is putting a new deal on the table with Back to School incentives that will certainly bring music to your ears but also just in time for fun in the Summer sun. Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog.

SwitchLight transforms your light switch into a night light

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Night lights can be handy, particularly if you’re one who stubs their toes finding furniture in the dark. The challenge with night lights is most need plugging in and even if they happen to be app enabled you’d always have to keep your smartphone on your hip. So SnapPower Products created the SwitchLight which instantly transforms your nearby light switch into a convenient night light.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: iRig Pro I/O compact mobile audio/MIDI interface

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If you’re a mobile musician or just like to keep things on the ultra-compact side and require the use of a pocket-sized Audio/MIDI interface, then you might want to have a look at the iRig Pro I/O, the latest offering from IK Multimedia.

Those unfamiliar with the iRig interface; it’s a studio quality audio/MIDI interface that can be used with a number of instruments including the guitar, bass or MIDI keyboard. And maybe a surprise to some is that the iRig Pro I/O can also be used with a studio condenser microphone as the unit can supply 48V phantom power right to the XLR jack by simply switching it on. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

LectroFan micro wireless speaker helps you sleep better

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It may sound unusual to hear that a gadget that’s a wireless speaker and had the word fan in the name would help you sleep better, but the Lectrofan Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Adaptive Sound Technologies will do just that.

I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that it’s a multi-functional device but alas, it’s not actually a fan, either. Confused yet? Read on.

In a nutshell, it’s a pocket sized combination white noise and fan sound machine and a wireless Bluetooth speaker. It’s designed primarily to be used in a bedroom or hotel room as a sleep-aid to help people get some good shut-eye, which I’m sure is a challenge for many of us, particularly when you have noisy neighbours, late-night barking dogs or maybe even someone close-by who snores. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Groove Ring perfect for water sport enthusiasts

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If you’re a huge sports enthusiast particularly those that involve water like boating, fishing or swimming, but often worry about losing or damaging your rings or wedding bands and can’t leave home without one on your finger, then the Groove Life Groove Ring might give you and your significant other one less thing to worry about.

It’s not high-tech in the sense that it’s electronic or Wi-Fi enabled but it is made of high quality low-profile medical grade flexible silicon. And their designers seem to have really thought this one though. It features recessed grooves, which allows for proper airflow between your fingers while keeping the water out but still hugging nicely to your finger without stopping your blood’s circulation. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Give dad the gift of sound this Father’s Day

EDMONTON, Alta. Jun 16, 2017/ Troy Media/ – Every Dad is different and similarly every Dad likes to enjoy his music in different ways. So here are a few gift ideas for Dad so he can listen to his tunes, podcasts or simply news, any way he likes. Read the full post and find about three cool gifts for sound at Troy Media.

Gifts for Dad great for the outdoors

When it comes to finding Dad the right gadget for Father’s Day, there are so many choices; so here are three gift ideas for a Dad who likes to spend time outside, whether on the field, on the road or otherwise.

Ultimate Mini DashCam

You know Dad loves car gadgets but you also know he wouldn’t want to be gifted with some big clunky camera that would clutter up his dashboard. If that sounds like your Dad, then he might be surprised at what big features can be found in the compact Magellan MiVue 420 DashCam. 

At only 3.5”x1.9”x1.5” the MiVue 420 is packed full of features. The camera is equipped with a wide-angle lens camera (140° horizontal field of view) that captures Super HD (1296p) video both during the day and at night. It will also timestamp on the video GPS coordinates, date, time and speed, etc. These are also locked-in should Dad need proof of an event or if the unit senses the car’s been hit or moved erratically.

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Gadgets for Dad for Father’s Day

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Some find it tough to find Dad just the right gift for Father’s Day, so here are a few ideas for the outdoorsy Dad, cord-cutter Dad or Dad with a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 7 series smartphone. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Paracord great for more than just cables and parachute lines

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It’s not uncommon to get comments and e-mails offering thanks for suggestions in finding the right gift for their loved one for the right occasion. And we thank you, our readers, for those times. However, I can’t ever recall an instance that a holiday gift roundup inspired a new creation of its own from a single $20 product suggestion. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.