It’s NOT all been done before – Holiday Tech 2017

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When it comes to gadgets, for me, sometimes Barenaked Ladies’ songs come to mind. Not, necessarily, If I Had $1,000,000, but rather the words of former band member Steven Page, It’s All Been Done (Before). But much to my delight with the scores of trade fair vendors at LDTECH 2017 – London Drugs Retail Tech Group Annual Conference, I did not walk away disappointed – in fact, it was the opposite! [Read more…]

Waterproof USB cables necessary for harsh environments

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While more and more products are going wireless, it’s not always possible to do away with USB cables. And if you do need to use them, the challenge of course arises when you have to use them in less than ideal conditions – particularly wet ones. Since not all cables can withstand moisture, having waterproof rated cables is imperative to ensure you maintain a solid connection especially in mission critical situations. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

IK Multimedia releases iRig Pre HD – high-def digital mic interface for iOS, Mac & PC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 19, 2017 – IK Multimedia has just announced iRig Pre HD a high-definition, ultra-compact digital interface for microphones with an onboard Class A studio-quality preamplifier designed to deliver top notch audio performance with iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC. It offers the ability to record anytime and anywhere using any kind of professional microphone with a XLR connector, including gain-hungry models and those requiring phantom power. Featuring an integrated 1/8″ headphone output for real-time direct audio monitoring, high-quality internal converters, LED indicators and a suite of professional audio apps, iRig Pre HD is the most comprehensive, portable digital microphone interface for professional applications on the market.

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Hartke bass amp incorporates hybrid paper/aluminum cones

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 In an attempt to make their new bass amp more powerful and lighter Hartke has just unveiled their new HD500 Bass Combo featuring patented speakers whose driver’s cones are crafted from a unique blend of half paper, half aluminum.

The new model boasts a serious 500-watt Class D amplifier (500 watts peak / 250 watts RMS) along with a pair of 10-inch Hartke patented HyDrive drivers with the new cones that the company says produces both an exceptional blend of warmth and attack that can’t be attained simply by using traditional all-paper cones. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Mood changing cases for new iPhones

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If you’re a fan of the mood ring or simply like its coolness factor, you can now bring that vibe to a new phone case as Case-Mate unveils Mood. It’s a new a case with an old twist for the latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the new iPhone X models that will no doubt be a great little conversation starter. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

IK Multimedia and Ampeg release Ampeg SVX 2 for AmpliTube Mac/PC

September 5, 2017 – IK Multimedia has announced the immediate release of Ampeg SVX 2 for AmpliTube, a new collection that brings some of the most sought-after and iconic bass amplifiers and cabinets from the Ampeg Heritage and Classic series to AmpliTube for Mac and PC.

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New rugged EcoLantern light and speaker 100% waterproof

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EcoXGear known for their outdoor products has launched EcoLantern a new portable light and speaker. It’s tough and rugged, ideal for the outdoors, and it’s totally 100% waterproof.

The new offering features five brightness settings and multiple light modes: bi-directional control, dimmable, multi-colour for partytime and if needed, emergency flashing. Despite being only total 10.4” tall still puts out a respectable 400 lumens with 360-degree light. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

iHeadBones Cyclist Headset uses cheekbone to transmit sound

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About five years ago I discovered an amazing little gadget called Rock-it! which using vibrations, could turn any hard surface into a speaker. Fast forward to 2017 and those good vibrations are even better as iHeadBones has just unveiled the R949 Cyclist Headset which actually uses your own cheekbone to transmit sound directly to your inner ear. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: UnGrip won’t let you drop your phone

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Johann Pascual had an epiphany noticing that while cellphones were getting bigger and bigger most people’s hands were not and that caused some difficulty for some people. So he invented Ungrip, a little gadget that adheres to the back of any sized smartphone allowing you to easily grip your prized device with comfort and care.

Now before you start quoting Capt. Obvious, the reality is that a larger phone means a higher chance of dropping it, a common occurrence particularly when taking Selfies. And haven’t you noticed how many of those phones aren’t even in a protective case Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

New hoverboards offer No-Fall Technology

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I can honestly say I’ve never fallen off a hoverboard, but then again, I only took one for a test drive once and someone was holding me for part of the way and when I finally decided to go solo I barely put the pedal to the metal. Now should I have truly revved it up, for lack of a better term, my feet and the hoverboard would surely have parted ways.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.