Review: iRig Pro I/O compact mobile audio/MIDI interface

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If you’re a mobile musician or just like to keep things on the ultra-compact side and require the use of a pocket-sized Audio/MIDI interface, then you might want to have a look at the iRig Pro I/O, the latest offering from IK Multimedia.

Those unfamiliar with the iRig interface; it’s a studio quality audio/MIDI interface that can be used with a number of instruments including the guitar, bass or MIDI keyboard. And maybe a surprise to some is that the iRig Pro I/O can also be used with a studio condenser microphone as the unit can supply 48V phantom power right to the XLR jack by simply switching it on. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

LectroFan micro wireless speaker helps you sleep better

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It may sound unusual to hear that a gadget that’s a wireless speaker and had the word fan in the name would help you sleep better, but the Lectrofan Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Adaptive Sound Technologies will do just that.

I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that it’s a multi-functional device but alas, it’s not actually a fan, either. Confused yet? Read on.

In a nutshell, it’s a pocket sized combination white noise and fan sound machine and a wireless Bluetooth speaker. It’s designed primarily to be used in a bedroom or hotel room as a sleep-aid to help people get some good shut-eye, which I’m sure is a challenge for many of us, particularly when you have noisy neighbours, late-night barking dogs or maybe even someone close-by who snores. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

iRig Pro I/O advanced mobile Audio/MIDI interface now shipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

IK Multimedia today announced that iRig Pro I/O, the pocket-sized mobile audio/MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Android devices is now shipping worldwide.

 iRig Pro I/O, the successor to IK’s highly popular iRig PRO, raises the bar for personal mobile interfaces, with a new set of features and included software and apps that are unmatched in the category. iRig Pro I/O is an ultra-compact, plug-and-play, truly portable interface that lets musicians hook up all their gear – guitars, basses, studio mics, vocal mics, keyboards and more – to their mobile devices or computers and record 24-bit/96kHz pro-quality audio and MIDI tracks anywhere. iRig Pro I/O features a high quality 1/8″ headphone/line out with level control for use with the latest Apple devices like the iPhone 7 to connect to headphones, mixers or powered monitor speakers in an ultra-compact enclosure that fits in a pocket and can be taken anywhere. Additionally, iRig Pro I/O is the first interface of its kind that includes built-in device charging for extended playing sessions, using an optional power supply.
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Groove Ring perfect for water sport enthusiasts

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If you’re a huge sports enthusiast particularly those that involve water like boating, fishing or swimming, but often worry about losing or damaging your rings or wedding bands and can’t leave home without one on your finger, then the Groove Life Groove Ring might give you and your significant other one less thing to worry about.

It’s not high-tech in the sense that it’s electronic or Wi-Fi enabled but it is made of high quality low-profile medical grade flexible silicon. And their designers seem to have really thought this one though. It features recessed grooves, which allows for proper airflow between your fingers while keeping the water out but still hugging nicely to your finger without stopping your blood’s circulation. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

New Atari Flashback & Sega Genesis Flashback consoles arriving this Fall

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If you can’t get enough of your Sega Genesis or Atari consoles and want to relive your childhood, you may be thrilled to know that these consoles and handhelds are not only making a comeback this Fall,they are getting a full modern reboot. AtGames has formally announced they’ll be releasing a lineup of classic gaming hardware for Fall 2017 including new HD versions of the hardware like the Atari Flashback 8 Gold, the Sega Genesis Flashback, and more. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

Give dad the gift of sound this Father’s Day

EDMONTON, Alta. Jun 16, 2017/ Troy Media/ – Every Dad is different and similarly every Dad likes to enjoy his music in different ways. So here are a few gift ideas for Dad so he can listen to his tunes, podcasts or simply news, any way he likes. Read the full post and find about three cool gifts for sound at Troy Media.

Philips compact pasta making gadget for Dad

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Is Dad already an old pro on the barbecue? Do you think he might like to try something new in the kitchen? If so, then how about getting him his own pasta maker? The Philips Compact Pasta and Noodle Maker is a funky little gadget that doesn’t take up much room on the countertop and allows Dad to easily create his own homemade pasta or noodles in as much time as it takes for him to watch a TED talk.

And it’s easier to make pasta or noodles than he might think, especially since the maker is easy to use and comes with a recipe book that will give him tips and tricks to make great pasta. Even better it also includes ideas for creating different pastas, some maybe he’s never heard of, like ones that contain beet juice, carrot juice or even spinach. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Gifts for Dad great for the outdoors

When it comes to finding Dad the right gadget for Father’s Day, there are so many choices; so here are three gift ideas for a Dad who likes to spend time outside, whether on the field, on the road or otherwise.

Ultimate Mini DashCam

You know Dad loves car gadgets but you also know he wouldn’t want to be gifted with some big clunky camera that would clutter up his dashboard. If that sounds like your Dad, then he might be surprised at what big features can be found in the compact Magellan MiVue 420 DashCam. 

At only 3.5”x1.9”x1.5” the MiVue 420 is packed full of features. The camera is equipped with a wide-angle lens camera (140° horizontal field of view) that captures Super HD (1296p) video both during the day and at night. It will also timestamp on the video GPS coordinates, date, time and speed, etc. These are also locked-in should Dad need proof of an event or if the unit senses the car’s been hit or moved erratically.

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Gadgets for Dad for Father’s Day

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Some find it tough to find Dad just the right gift for Father’s Day, so here are a few ideas for the outdoorsy Dad, cord-cutter Dad or Dad with a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 7 series smartphone. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus world’s thinnest gaming laptop

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While gaming laptops are likely to be known for their power and substance, the new Zephyrus, the latest offering by ASUS, under the Republic of Gamers (ROG) product line is not only powered by powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, with 120Hz Full HD G-SYNC display, it now appears to be also the world’s thinnest gaming laptop. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.