A new fitness wearable is determined to become the ultimate wellness tracker. It’s called BioRing. Instead of wearing it on a clip or around your wrist, you wear it on your finger like a ring. Beyond its novel form factor, it’s designed to automatically and seamlessly measure 10 components of nutrition and fitness – more than just your typical fitness tracker. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.
EDMONTON, Alta. June 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Looking for the right gadget for Dad on Father’s Day? If so, here are a few ideas that will certainly put a smile on his face.
If Dad spends a lot of time in front of his keyboard and likes to stay comfortable, the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Wireless Desktop may be something he’ll enjoy. It consists of an all-wireless ergonomic keyboard with a cushioned palm rest, a multifunction ergo-mouse and a separate numeric keypad.
Unlike a typical keyboard, this one offers a domed design and arc style split key set which allows Dad to keep his wrists and forearms in a very natural and relaxing position.
The mouse has a nice ergo shape to keep Dad’s wrists from getting tired. It also has a four-way scroll wheel, so Dad can navigate left and right, up and down. It has a Back button and Windows button to quickly get to the start screen without moving the cursor. Read full article at Troy Media.
It’s always fun yet sometimes challenging trying to pick out a gift for the Dad who likes gadgets, as there are so many to choose from. Here are a just a few ideas of some of the newer, perhaps a little more buy-as-a-family type gadgets and gifts to hit the market for you to choose from.
For starters, the Kindle Oasis, the newest Kindle e-book offering seems to have been made with Dad in mind. It’s thinner, lighter and shorter yet a tad wider than previous models.
Like other models, it has a 6″ display e-Ink display and 300 ppi (pixels-per-inch) resolution found on most models and is enhanced with the use of 10 LEDs for even better page readability. In addition to a touch screen this model also has two physical page turning buttons and a larger frame area on one side so Dads with larger hands can easily grip it in one hand.
And it doesn’t matter if he’s right or left handed as Kindle will automatically adjust the page’s orientation to suit the hand. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.
IK Multimedia has announced the release of Lurssen Mastering Console, the first iPhone mastering app that lets musicians master their mixes with a model of the console and settings used by the engineers at Lurssen Mastering, Inc., in Los Angeles, California. Lurssen Mastering Console is a totally unique approach to audio mastering that incorporates the Lurssen “whole is greater than the sum of its parts” philosophy by recreating not only the gear chain used but the interactions and influence the processors have on other gear in the chain during the mastering process. Lurssen Mastering Console is available as a universal iPhone/iPad app and it is also available separately for Mac/PC.
According to a survey commissioned by Jabra, almost 80% of respondents offered that they would prefer to have a single set of headphones for both calls and music, but often found call quality lacked on those devices designed for music. So Jabra came up with their Jabra Halo Smart wireless headphones that give both voice and call, top priority.
The Halo Smart is a rubberized in-ear headphone that wraps around behind the neck. To enhance call quality, they incorporated a high-end mic with integrated wind noise protection. In addition, to make sure you don’t miss a call they added subtle vibrations in the neckband of the unit to alert you when the phone rings. Read More at CanoeTech Blog.
You can do time-lapse recording on many devices these days, but if you could have just one device that can sit out in the middle of nowhere that can instantly produce time-lapse HD video in varying light conditions, then the new BRINNO TLC200 PRO TIME LAPSE CAMERA might be something to look at.
Brinno claims it’s the world’s first time-lapse HDR camera. It’s a pocket sized standalone unit 64x 52x 107 mm with a built-in 1.44″ TFT LCD monitor and viewfinder. It has a wide-angle (112° field of view) and comes with an f/2.0 19mm lens (equivalent to 35mm). The lens can also be rotated up to 120° and the focus can be set manually. The lens is removable and can be interchanged with any compatible CS Mount lenses. Read Full post at Canoe Tech Blog.
When you plug your smartphone or tablet in for recharging, you might not know how fast it’s really charging and if it’s doing so at its proper or even maximum speed, particularly if you are not using the original cable or charger. PompAdapter is a new little adapter that’s trying to come to market that will possibly boost the charging as much as 200% and even tell you how fast it’s charging. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.
No matter what kind of smartphone you have, I’m sure there are times where a stylus could come in handy. The challenge that usually arises – where do you keep it when not in use or put it where you won’t forget it? Enter StylusFlex, a new creation being made available on KickStarter. It’s a bendable stylus that not only cleverly attaches to your phone making it easy to carry around; it also performs other valuable duties as well.
It’s uniqueness starts with one end; it’s shaped like a standard headphone plug. This is how it stays attached to your phone. Plus, beyond being bendable, it’s totally flexible so it can wrap around your phone and you can easily slip it into your pocket without any excess bulk. It’s also long enough that it can reach any part of your screen without removing it from the jack. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.
It comes in the form of a kit that consists of a clear spray solution and an anti-microbial 6″ x 6″ orange microfibre cloth. There’s no alcohol or ammonia in the solution, which can be harmful to the coatings on some screens, particularly those like the oleophobic coating found on the iPhone.
Screens like the iPhone are designed for capacitive touch. This means that it relies on the ever-minute electrical particles found in the human finger that makes touchscreens possible. That’s why touchscreens don’t really work if you’re wearing regular gloves.
It doesn’t matter where you are in Canada you’re certain to find potholes of every shape and size and it’s no secret they can cause some serious car damage not to mention a less than smooth driving experience. While Ford can’t fix the potholes, what they have done is added some new pothole detection and avoidance technology amongst other innovations into the 2017 Ford Fusion to help alleviate some of the stress attempting navigating the roads that can seem like a landmine obstacle course.
Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.