Holiday Tech this year a myriad of wonders

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From hoverboards and inconspicuous HD Dash Cams to DSLR viewfinders to instant wireless printing and even USB Christmas trees, this holiday season is sure to provide us with a myriad of wonders and once again way too much to choose from.  So here are just a few of the tech gadgets I thought would make for great holiday gifts that I had an opportunity, along with other fellow media types, to check out live and in person this year at the trade event at LD Tech 2016.
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Flashionable Flash Cube speaker features lighted woofer and tweeter

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You’ve heard about lights that flash with the music but how about lights that are actually embedded right into the speaker?  That’s what the Ion Flash Cube Bluetooth Speaker is all about.

I caught my first glance of this cool flashing beauty from Ion Audio amongst other cool things recently at London Drug’s LD Tech 2016. As the name says, it’s shaped like a cube and looks like the old flash cube.

First and foremost, it’s a Bluetooth enabled wireless speaker. It can punch out 50 W of power from its 5 1/2 inch woofer and 1 inch tweeter. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

FLO touch-free smart thermometer tracks child’s temperature

FLO1 I remember long ago, as a child, not feeling well; the first thing Mom did was check my forehead for a possible fever and then force that awful glass thermometer which was never that accurate anyway, under my tongue. There has certainly been progress in this area over the years with technological advances. In fact, the new FLO Smart Thermometer by Zeraph can take temperature readings without entering or even touching any part of the body.  Read more…Full review at Canoe Tech Blog.

iLoud Micro Monitors deliver big studio sound – Review

iloudmm_sl_macbook_handsDesktop speakers are plentiful, but if you’re a musician, producer, podcaster or maybe you’re just particular about sound reproduction it’s a good idea to have a decent set of monitors for accurate audio playback like the new iLoud Micro Monitors by IK Multimedia.

If the name sounds familiar, we reviewed the original iLoud brand speaker back in 2013 here at Canoe Tech Blog. It is a small footprint four-speaker wireless portable personal monitor that featured a 40W amp, guitar input and could run on battery power; this new model isn’t replacing it, it’s just different. It’s AC powered, comes in a pair, can sit right on your desktop and yet still small enough to be portable. Read Full Review at CanoeTech Blog.

 

Review: Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal canister vacuum never stays down

 

I have to admit it’s been a while since I reviewed or regularly used a traditional canister vacuum. However, I can remember eons ago, not so fondly mind you, how often the darned thing tipped over and the hose became twisted and tangled. I had no choice but to stop, put it up right and untangle myself. So it piqued my curiosity when I heard that Dyson had developed a new Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal vacuum which they said self-rights itself when toppled.

Remember the Weebles?

I have to admit, at first, I had an immediate flashback to the 70s. The TV commercial forever ingrained in my brain and the slogan, “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.” Anyone old enough to remember? If not, I’m sure it’s on YouTube.

Apparently, I’m told, the team at Dyson had the same experience when founder James Dyson really put his engineering team to task to come up with a solution for the toppling canister.  Read more…Full review at CanoeTech Blog.

IK Multimedia announces MODO Bass 1st physically modelled virtual electric bass – Mac/PC

bassIK Multimedia has just announced MODO BASS, a breakthrough physical modeling technology that brings a completely new level of realism and playability to the world of virtual bass instruments. MODO BASS is a completely customizable physically modeled virtual bass that recreates the electric bass and how it’s played – from the physical instrument and everything that makes it sound the way it does, to the human technique of how the instrument is played and its sonic performance, to the entire sound signal chain – no detail is left out.
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IK to unveil Modo a new level of realism

modoteaserIn a shroud of secrecy, IK Multimedia offered up a teaser of a new product to come on October 18th. All we know is that it’s called Modo and it will be, “a new level of realism.” Click “more” to check out the teaser video and come to your own conclusions.
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WHOOSH! now makes tech hygiene shareable and portable

Whoosh-MicrofibreBack in May here at CanoeTech Blog, we had an opportunity to test-drive and introduce you to Whoosh! Screen Shine. Created by a Toronto-based company, it’s a unique spray solution that wipes out your smartphone’s bacteria leaving behind a simple nanofilm designed to repel dust and fingerprints. The company is expanding the line and introducing the same formula but in a convenient single-use wrapped wipe.

“We are very fortunate to have customers that love our original Screen Shine Spray and asked for a wipe version for convenience to use on the go and to help share the product they love so much with others,” said Jason Greenspan, chief executive officer, WHOOSH. Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog.

TERK Trinity XTEND Antenna lets you watch free HDTV and stream Wi-Fi faster

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You might have heard of antennas that allow people to cut their cable cords and catch over-the-air HDTV channels for free. You also may have heard of Wi-Fi range extenders that allow for better Wi-Fi coverage in the home. Now, you can now get both in one gadget with the new Trinity XTEND Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna with Wi-Fi Extender by Terk.

The nice thing about the antenna/extender combo is that it sits on top of your TV or thereabouts. It’s very easy to set-up, no tech or climbing up on your roof is necessary and it can all be done through the free TERK XTEND App available for both iOS and Android from their respective stores.  Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Star Wars: Rogue One another excuse to shop the galaxy

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The official release of upcoming feature film Star Wars: Rogue One is still 2 1/2 months away, but if you want to add to your vast collection of new-in-box collectibles, based on the new flick, you can get on board right away. In fact, Amazon.ca is having an early celebration with a preemptive strike of an entirely new line of products based on Lucasfilm’s first stand-alone Star Wars feature.

The movie isn’t even out yet but you can still get more stuff to put on your shelf. There isn’t five or 10 or even 20 new products, there are actually over 80, consisting of toys, games and even books based on the new movie, story and all of its characters. Some of them include Jyn Erso, K-2SO, and the new Imperial Death Trooper (shown above with Rebel Commando Pao). Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.