Duct Tape and Tablets Don’t Mix

Protective gear and proper mounts like iKlip 3 keep your tablets safe and secure

Today, it’s not uncommon to see video being captured on a tablet with high-definition cameras now built-in. However, if you plan on using one to stream Facebook Live, Instagram or collect footage for your next viral YouTube video make absolutely certain it’s properly secured before you hit the record button. I’ve witnessed just one too many examples of people being pumped up, energized and excited capturing the moment only to see enthusiasm hit rock bottom. They watch in horror the slow motion descent of their precious iPad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire or other tumbles to the ground and there’s little they can do to stop it.

But don’t let that painful visual deter you. [Read more…]

Roku introduces Press Paws Remote pet-friendly streaming remote

Roku,  believes TV is for everyone – even for pets! According to their customer feedback, many of you lean on the TV to help entertain their playful pooch when they’re not at home. For our favorite furry friends, the television viewing experience can be static, and dare we say, unfulfilling…and that’s ruff. [Read more…]

TP-Link Unveils Deco M4 AC1200 Whole-Home WiFi Mesh System

If you’re looking for an affordable wireless mesh systemTP-Link Canada announced the availability and newest addition to the brand’s lineup of mesh solutions, the Deco M4 AC1200 Whole-Home WiFi Mesh System. It delivers seamless AC1200 dual-band speeds to multiple wireless devices in your home while you move from room-to-room and floor-to-floor, removing buffering delays over a maximum area of up to 5,500 square footage (with a 3-pack system). [Read more…]

Air Deck 2.0 – The ultimate travel playing cards

You don’t always need to be attached to electronic devices, especially when you are travelling; Sometimes you just need to sit back chill and play a little cards. But after a while, they get worn, torn and depending on where you are can sometimes be bulky especially when playing in tight places like an airplane. [Read more…]

Sessionwire Releases the First, Easy-to-Use Collaborative Social Media Platform for Musicians

A truly live online collaboration tool for creators to connect music creators across the world:  Live Audio Connections. Easily. Anywhere.

January 23, 2019 – Winter NAMM Booth 1840, Hall E – Sessionwire Communication Inc. is proud to release their updated online collaborative creation, social media and sharing platform for musicians, songwriters and producers: www.sessionwire.com. Sessionwire is the first live online music production environment that comes with a growing community of like-minded musicians and creators, and enables musicians to work with their own macOS recording software and connect with other musicians and producers anywhere in the world. Sessionwire is now available as a subscription service and offers a 14-day trial period. A full membership subscription to Sessionwire is $15 monthly or $150 annually. After the trial, Guest members can continue enjoy the use of the software for free, however there is no outbound calling available for Guest members. [Read more…]

New Spider Holster Tripod plates keep your camera secure

Spider Holster Tether Plate

Last year we had a look at the SpiderLight Holster for your camera – a two-piece plate and holster system that allows you to carry your camera at arms length and get quick access to it without the need for a strap. However, we often want to use our cameras on a tripod, so Spider Holster has come up with three new Tripod adapter plates that allows you to secure you camera to your tripod but to also move from your holster to your tripod and back quickly and securely.

The three new models are the SpiderPro Tether Plate is an adopter plate that protects your tether cable and camera port by locking the cable to your camera. It helps eliminate the risk of your cable pulling out and damaging your camera. [Read more…]

Review: All-New Waterproof Fitbit Charge 3 Health Tracker

If you want to get a good jump on this year’s New Year’s resolutions or looking for a great health and tracking gift for the holiday season, the all-new Fitbit Charge 3 might sit on the right side of your Naughty or Nice list. The latest reboot of the tried and true offers a number of new features and enhancements, the biggest being that’s it’s now waterproof. You no longer have to worry about frying it when you get caught out in the rain, you can wear it 24/7 except for when charging; then happily take it into the shower or pool and track your laps in water up to 50m deep.

It has virtually all the features from its predecessor, the Fitbit Charge 2 we recently reviewed at Troy Media. [Read more…]

New waterproof Kindle Paperwhite takes quite a splash

Fourth generation model resists liquids, has wireless audiobook support and is cheap. That all adds up to a good Christmas gift

The newest Kindle Paperwhite looks more or less like its three-year-old predecessor. But drop old faithful into the tub and you’d be buying another one. In contrast, the fourth generation model now available has a waterproof body that can soak in up to two metres of fresh water for an hour – simply dry it off and you’re good to go. [Read more…]

3 gadget reboots by Kindle, Fitbit and iRobot worth another look

New Kindle Paperwhite, Fitbit Charge and the iRobot Roomba models make for great contenders

Have you ever hesitated to buy a gadget because it wasn’t quite right? Or perhaps you bought something but found the technology wasn’t up to the job?

You’re not alone, but there are always new things coming onto the market or retooled devices that might fit the bill. So we’re having a first look at the all-new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, the Fitbit Charge 3 and the iRobot Roomba i7+.

These three rebooted and upgraded gadgets have enhancements that put them on our top picks list and might prove to be good choices this holiday season. [Read more…]

We’re “all ears” for our holiday headphone roundup

 Holiday picks from Beats by Dr. Dre, Mixcder, Jabra & Wicked Audio

With the weather turning cold and the leaves falling, holiday season is right around the corner. While many are thinking about keeping their ears warm, others might be thinking of keeping their ears filled with sounds of their favourite tunes and podcasts. Ears come in all different shapes and sizes and so do earphones, earbuds and headphones, so instead of toques and earmuffs, let’s look at a couple of pairs of over-the-ear headphones and in-the-ear wireless earbuds to meet different budget needs. [Read more…]