First Android triple driver earphones with 3-button mic support

Triple driver three-button models are not the most common when it comes to earphones and really non-existent for Android users – until now. Degauss Labs, a manufacturer based in Stockholm Sweden has just introduced HOWL, a pair of handmade hybrid in-ear monitors to fill that void.

HOWL incorporates three individual drivers into each earbud allowing for the proper separation of low, midrange and high frequencies.

Dynamic Driver & Balanced Armatures

To optimize the sound and get the best possible results, the company has combined their own Degauss Dynamic driver with two Balanced Armature drivers to allow a three-way crossover to complete the triple play.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

LG V20, world’s first Quad DAC smartphone coming in September?

In the days where it’s getting harder and harder to add significant innovations to smart phones, LG has taken a bold step to appeal to the discerning audiophile. They’ve announced their upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG V20 will feature a built-in 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analog converter) — a smartphone industry first.

Inclusion of a high-quality DAC is not new to LG. The V20′s predecessor, the LG V10 already includes 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC by ESS Technology, but the new DAC, will feature four channels. The company claims the new addition will allow the new phone to deliver ultra-crisp and clear sound that comes close to replicating a live performance. Of course, you’ll need to use compatible wired headphones to really take advantage of this. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

World’s First Drone Racing Game – 2 days left

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If simply flying a drone isn’t fun enough, how about an affordable kit that comes with everything you need to have an awesome drone racing game?  If so, there’s one being offered right now by New Yorked-based Autonomous through an Indiegogo campaign that’s soon coming to a close.

The Drone Racing Game being offered through the campaign, or as Indiegogo calls them, perks, is being offered in the form of a kit that comes in a few different flavours including the Pro and Ultimate. The game, the company is claiming is said to be the world’s first.

The Pro Drone Racing Kit perk, includes everything that you need to start a race; two drones (one black and one white) each with a 2MP built-in HD camera, compass and Wi-Fi, two matching remote controllers, two headsets and the mobile apps for either iOS or Android. It’s being offered for US $99. (50% off the expected retail price) READ DETAILED POST AT CANOE TECH BLOG.

 

 

 

Sub $200 HP Chromebook Android app friendly boasts 12.5 hr battery

Chromebook G5HP is rebooting its 11-inch Chromebook, announcing a newer sleeker stylish laptop that offers an optional touchscreen, all-day battery life and designed to be Android app friendly.

The new model the HP Chromebook 11 G5 will come with a totally redesigned chassis. It’s thinner, has narrower display bezels and at only 2.51lb. (non-touchscreen model), it’s over 10% lighter than its predecessor, making it ideal for an ultra-mobile road warrior.

It will have an 11.6″ (1366 x 768) display and will be available with or without a touchscreen. The standard screen will feature anti-glare and the touchscreen model is made with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Expect battery life will vary slightly with the different screens – 12.5 hours and 11 hours respectively. Read full post at CanoeTech Blog.

iRig Keys and iRig Keys PRO go universal

irigkeys_universalOctober 1, 2015 – IK Multimedia announced today that its iRig Keys range of mobile keyboard controllers is going universal, meaning they will be compatible with Lightning-compatible iOS devices and Android devices as well as Mac/PC right out of the box and at the same price as before.

Both the ultra-portable iRig Keys and mobile full-size keyboard iRig Keys PRO controllers will now come with a Micro-USB to OTG cable for Android devices in addition to their Lightning and USB cables. (30-pin cable is still available as an option)

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Did I just miss a call from myself?

CallerIdSpoofingIf I told you that I just missed the call from myself, you’d likely think either I had started Canada Day celebrations just a little bit early or I was totally losing it. But it’s true. My phone rang and my caller ID had my own number on it. However, it wasn’t me or my voicemail calling, it’s just another way that telemarketers and phone scam artists are trying to get you to pick up your phone.

I have to admit, it took me by surprise. I’ve become wise to the “unknown name unknown number”, “private caller” and the mysterious 1-800 or 1-888 numbers and even repeated calls that originated from my local area code. But when I got a call from my own number it caught me little off guard.

Wouldn’t you be curious enough to pick up the phone call coming from your own number?  READ MORE at CanoeTech Blog.

 

iRig UA: First near-zero latency Android guitar effects processor

 

iRig UA _02Apple iOS has been the mobile OS of choice for many artists and musicians for many reasons with one factor being the inconsistency of Android devices/OSs with respect to audio latency – the time delay as audio passes through the system. So when IK Multimedia decided to create an Android version of iRig, their digital guitar interface and effects processor, instead of trying compensate for the myriad of Android flavours, they used a novel approach. The result: iRig UA, the first of its kind guitar and effects processor for Android devices with near-zero latency.  READ FULL REVIEW at CANOE TECH BLOG

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PowerSkin launches ONE CENT battery pack promotion (US ONLY)

POPN SkinIf you live in the continental US and are looking for a portable charging solution, then until May 16th at 11:59PM ET, you will be able will be able to purchase select PoP’n portable battery pack for only a penny, plus shipping.  The battery packs are available for select Android phones and iPhone 4 & 5/5C/5S and currently sell for $49.99 U.S.

PoP’n is not a battery case, it’s a hybrid. Its unique design allows for quick, on the go power, only when needed. Press PoP’n right onto the back of a smooth surfaced smartphone or case, charge the phone up, pull PoP’n off and it’s ready to go!

PoP’n’s slim design easily fits in a pocket, any bag, clutch, or purse and adds a bold dash of color to a phone should you want to accessorize and show your own personal style.  The PoP’n chargers feature a 10mm case and lightweight design, weighing only 3.03 ounces and have a respectable 2000 mAh battery.

You need to visit PowerSkin’s PoP’n promo page and use the codeword “ONECENT” at the checkout. It’s a limited time offer and of course, quantities are also limited. There is a limit of one unit per order.  The chargers are available in a variety of colors including white, black, red and pink.

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IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube LE now free with Samsung Galaxy S6

ati-se_main_image_718x450_np_cIK Multimedia announced today that Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users will receive a complimentary copy of AmpliTube LE for Samsung Pro Audio. This special version of the popular guitar amp and multi-effects processing app allows guitar and bass players to play their instruments through their Samsung Galaxy devices with high-quality professional guitar tone. AmpliTube LE is now a part of Samsung’s Galaxy Gifts program, a generous selection of curated apps that come with Samsung’s Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Note 4 and Note Edge which demonstrate the versatility of Samsung’s flagship Android mobile devices.

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Connected AwoX colour SmartLIGHT a modern day disco ball

 

smartlight_color_600x300Connected smart lights are becoming a lot more commonplace and many models are more than just another pretty white light. Thus is the case of the new smartphone controllable A SmartLIGHT Colour light bulb by AwoX based in Montpellier France, fairly new to the Canadian market. It looks like a regular light bulb, compatible with most common lamps, but since it’s LED, it consumes much less power and not only offers up to 16 million colours including multitude of shades of white, it can also sync to the beat your dance music giving you your own modern day disco ball.

The AwoX SmartLIGHT offers a simple smart solution powered from the AC socket of your lamp, but controlled by your iOS or Android device, pairing easily via SmartBluetooth 4.0. The free SmartCONTROL app you can get from the App Store or Google Play will allow you to control the colours, tones, intensity and more. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog