CanoeTech Review: ClipR turns your headphones wireless



Don’t you just wish your favourite headphones or speakers were wireless? If your wired audio accessories have a 3.5” connector or jack, a new little gadget –ClipR by Muse Mini – can turn them wireless through Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC (Near Field Communication).

ClipR acts as a transceiver in the form of a lightweight rubber polymer coated disc, shaped like a bulked up poker chip – 42mm wide and 8mm high.


Redesigned IK Multimedia GrooveMaker 2 released for iPad

groovemaker2_main_image_718x450GrooveMaker 2, by IK Multimedia has been totally redesigned and enhanced with more professional tools for creating non-stop loop-based music on the go on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

GrooveMaker 2 (latest version 1.1) is the most powerful mobile loop based music making app with a patented “groove generator” engine that lets anyone create professional quality non-stop grooves, beats and songs in real time. The latest version adds universal compatibility that provides iPad users with an intuitive groove making interface and full suite of professional tools and effects for creating music and grooves on the go on an iPad.

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HISY helps you snap the perfect selfie


The perfect gift for the self-indulgent

EDMONTON, AB, Feb 13, 2014/ Troy Media/ – Last November Oxford Dictionary declared “Selfie” the 2013 international word of the year. Simply put, Oxford define it as a photograph – typically taken with a smartphone or webcam – of oneself and uploaded to a social media website.

And while “Selfie” may have achieved a certain status because of the venerable dictionary, many of us still consider such self-indulgence as either vain or simply downright annoying. This is particularly true in crowded areas when those trying to get the ultimate self-portrait create chaos as they push and shove others aside. But no matter, people are happily snapping selfies in record numbers, and continually flooding Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other social media sites with them.

If you are one of them, you might as well at least do it right.

Unless you have a long arm or a gadget like the QuikPod – an extendible monopod – you’re still either at the mercy of the steadiness of your hand or your device’s 10-second timer to get a decent in-focus shot or the shot you really want. With HISY – pronounced “high-see” – however, that ends.
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Giftagram – send gifts with an email address


Giftagram Toronto is an app for iOS that sends awesome gifts to people in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) via email or text–no address required. They’re not virtual gifts, but real gifts. It’s just that you don’t need to know the recipient’s physical address to order them.


New gadgets by Divoom, Swann and Pyle

DivoomVoomboxThree veterans in the gadgets and accessories market announced the release of some new products today: Divoom rolled to their Voombox Outdoor bluetooth speaker, Swann, their SwannEye HD Indoor & Outdoor Wi-Fi All Weather Camera and Pyle unveiled a waterproof mp3 player with fitness tracker and pedometer.



Divoom: Voombox Outdoor
Rugged, powerful and water resistant Bluetooth speaker

  • Rechargeable, portable Bluetooth speaker designed specifically for rugged conditions
  • Water-resistant case that protects its components from splashing water and dust
  • Wirelessly stream audio from tablets, smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • 12-hour rechargeable battery and 15W of output power
  • Built-in microphone to make and take calls wirelessly
  • Available in a variety of colors: red, blue, black and green

 Available at:   Price: $99.99 


Swann All Weather

Swann: SwannEye HD Indoor & Outdoor Wi-Fi All Weather Camera

Indoor/outdoor camera offers remote watching and sharing capabilities and is able to withstand any weather

  • Wi-Fi internet, high-definition camera shoots real time 720p video or still images in daylight and at night
  • Built-in microphone captures audio
  • SwannEye HD app provides live viewing on PC, Mac, tablets & smartphones including iPhone, iPad & Android devices
  • Saves video & HD pictures to a micro SD card or your 3G/4G device & sends an email notification when motion is detected
  • Easy three-step set up using a QR code and your smartphone or tablet with no manual networking configuration required
  • All weather camera can be mounted on any flat surface indoors or outdoors

Available at: Microcenter  Price: $197.99  Visit for more details.



Pyle: Waterproof MP3 Player
4GB waterproof MP3 player/ fitness tracker comes with waterproof wrap-around earbuds for music enjoyment anywhere, anytime

  • Waterproof earphones are made of ergonomic soft silicon material to wrap comfortably around the ear
  • Built-in pedometer, stop watch and multiple swim fitness modes allows for tracking all your workouts
  • Waterproof up to 3 meters and stores approximately 1,000 songs
  • Features soft touch buttons to control power, volume, skip and play/pause functions
  • Transfer music and recharge via the included USB 2.0 cable
  • Provides up to seven hours of play time, available in black, white and blue

Available at: Price: $59.99

Watch for reviews at a future date.





Get Set Games opts for App Store exclusive for new Mega Jump 2


Redford and his friends are now jumping yet again in Mega Jump 2, the sequel to the smash hit jumping game Mega Jump that hit #1 in 28 countries. This time things will not only be better, they’ll be a little different or a lot different depending on how you look at it.


Techcessories just for her

Techcessories just for her

The ladies like their tech too, so how about creating gadgets and accessories that are not just functional, but are also attractive, stylish and designed with a lady in mind? There’s no reason not to, so here are a few items unveiled at the International CES 2014 that are just for her that would appeal to any Geekette, or Digital Diva.  READ MORE at G4 Canada

IK Multimedia announces new iRig Mic HD

irigmichd_iphone5_250srgbIK Multimedia,  today announced iRig® Mic HD, a high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac.

iRig Mic HD improves on IK’s groundbreaking and highly popular iRig Mic, by offering pristine digital audio quality and multi-platform compatibility for all generations of iOS devices and Macs, in addition to its practical handheld form factor and other convenient features.

It sports a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/96 kHz sampling rate, and a low noise/high definition pre-amp. It captures pristine audio that will suit the most demanding professional needs on the field or in the studio. Its accurate gain control and signal/level multi-color LED indicator make it easy to set an appropriate level for any sound-pressure situation, whether it’s a loud concert or a quiet, whispering vocal.

Universal support

iRig MIC HD supports the widest range of Apple devices via a series of three detachable cables. It’s the first handheld microphone that includes a Lightning connector cable for the newest iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, while a USB cable allows for connection to any Mac computer. A 30-pin cable for legacy iOS models is also available.

Bundle up

iRig Mic HD works with free apps, making it easy to start recording, processing and editing vocals or any other audio source right away. For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, iRig MIC HD works with VocaLive FREE a real-time vocal-effects processing, multi-track app, iRig Recorder FREE, a professional field recorder and audio processing app and AmpliTube FREE, a multi-effects, recording and studio app for guitarists and bass players, featuring stunning models of amps, cabinets and stompboxes. Mac users also receive a free version of AmpliTube and more to download with their iRig MIC HD.

Pricing and availability

iRig MIC HD supports all generations of iOS devices and Macs. iRig Mic HD will cost $99.99and will be available from music and electronics retailers worldwide in early Q2.

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Lightsaber Power Bank charges from the dark side


How Darth Vader charges his iPhone

You might have an interesting time, or not, at some airport security scans these days, but cast your worries aside. This interesting looking device despite its appearance is not a real weapon from the future, but rather a Star Wars licensed portable battery charger or more formally, The STAR WARS Darth Vader Lightsaber Power Bank.

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CES 2014: E-Go lets you skateboard to the next frontier


As a kid growing up I relied heavily on bicycles and roller-skates but when it came to things like skateboards, I didn’t feel like I had the combined agility and leg power needed to take me on longer distances. And while I’m much older now, the new Yuneec E-Go Cruiser skateboard just might coax me into reliving that time in my youth.

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