Outdoor Tech Adapt makes any headphones or speakers wireless

Adapt-Wireless-Receiver-Orange-Front-180x180You’ve invested in a great pair of headphones, but that was eons ago, long before wireless and perhaps before in-line microphones. But you now have a dilemma. You’d like to take advantage of the latest wireless features but don’t want to let go of your tried and true speakers or have to payout big bucks for something else. With Outdoor Tech’s Adapt, you won’t necessarily have to.

In fact the Outdoor Tech Adapt is a Bluetooth headphone adapter that will make anything that has a 3.5mm audio jack wireless – whether it’s your favourite set of well-worn headphones or the earbuds from your iPod Touch. Adapt also ports a built-in sports clip so while you might think it’s designed to be clipped to your clothes or backpack, it isn’t limited to things you wear on your head. You can even connect it to the set of speakers you have on your desk right now. Even better, you can connect it to your car’s AUX-in to stream tunes from any Bluetooth enabled device through your car’s speakers.

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RMDLO Colander hi-tech kitchen strainer

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Colanders or strainers, as some people call them, take up way too much room in the kitchen. Whether one is a gourmet chef, a bachelor or a starving student, it’s one of those necessary items we always need to have around the house.

Given an implied demand and premium for real estate in most countries around the world – the creators Fred & Ran based in London, UK – set out and created the ultimate colander, a true breakthrough in kitchenware design.

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Waterproof flash ideal for an Octopus’s Garden

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Underwater photography just got a little more serious as Nikon unveils a flash for underwater use that even ex-Beatle Ringo would love. It’s the Nikon SB-N10 Underwater Speedlight to help you capture the beauty beneath the sea –  whether it is of a shallow reef, an octopus’s garden or places where light may be nonexistent.

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Bracketron robust SmartLantern charges and lights

There are a number of high capacity external battery charging packs on the market that are ideal for a camping trip or emergency preparedness kit.  If you’re looking for a robust solution that also helps you light the way, then it might be worth giving the SmartLantern by Bracketron a look.

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Tennis goes high-tech with Canada’s first connected racquet

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Tennis, as we know it, has been around since 1875. Today, a new door opens up in Canada asBabolat (based in Lyons France), the inventor of the natural gut string racquet (or racket if you prefer), over a century-ago, introduces Babolat Play Pure Drive in Canada offering our country’s first connected tennis racquet.

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Bottle opening timepiece focuses on Happy Hour

 

HappyHourISH1I don’t usually find it a challenge to come up with a headline for a story or review, but while tossing around a couple of ideas, this one certainly made me want to have a “beverage”. And so it should, that is, for the simple fact that when staring at it the entire face looks somewhat fuzzy, the hour and the minute hand appearing somewhat blotchy and none of the numbers visible with the exception of the “5″.

Now I know what you might be thinking – that I’ve already decided to partake in the human ritual known to many as Happy Hour which begins around 5 “ish” and that I’ve already had a few too many. Others might nod their heads in agreement, because after a long day, Happy Hour is the only time that matters. But truth be told, I haven’t had a sip – yet – and that’s the way the watch was designed – really!           Read full article At G4TV Canada

araHub engineered for beauty and perfection

 

 

 

AraHUB picFor most of us, a USB hub is not something that you would call sexy or exciting, but when you need one to be fast, reliable and functional that’s when you really start to pay a little more attention to it.

That’s exactly what happened to Waterloo, Ontario inventor James Morrison when one day, he needed a professional grade USB Hub that he could rely on. So he decided to take action and went out and designed his own.  He also also believed that while the hub needed to work just the right way, there was no reason why it couldn’t also be sleek and fashionable.

His invention, a 7-port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed hub called the araHUB. Morrison and his company ARA Innovation are trying to bring this to market and make it a reality through a Kickstarter campaign

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Create touch-free music with iRing

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In the past, unless you were a vocalist, it would have been pretty tough to create music without your hands. Now iRing, a new nifty little product by IK Multimedia, changes all that. It uses motion-tracking technology to control music apps that will allow you to create musical masterpieces with your iOS devices using simple hand gestures and without even touching your screen.

iRing is a cleverly designed reversible double-sided wearable ring that you wear between your fingers rather than on a specific finger that acts as a real-time wireless motion controller for your iOS device.

It’s powered by hand gestures that can control three parameters simultaneously on each of the two rings (six parameters in total) through the simple process of moving your hands in front of your device in specific motion patterns.

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Street Blaster Bluetooth speaker packs a 1000 watt punch

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Pyle Audio’s latest speaker system is like a ghetto blaster on steroids.  Looking more like a rocket engine than a speaker, Street Blaster is a true stereo boombox that packs 1000 watts of power. You can stream music to it via Bluetooth using any iOS or Android device plus connect via NFC (Near Field Communication) if your device supports it.

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Review: Nest Learning Thermostat

We can use Home Automation devices to monitor our homes, keep us secure and turn our lights on and off. So why not use technology to help monitor and control the energy used to heat and cool our homes? The Nest Learning Thermostat can do just that – on its own- via the web and also through an app. Nest isn’t totally new, but the latest version, the 2nd generation model, is certainly much improved and you don’t have to be a geek to make the most of it. Great news if you’re a resident of Alberta, you may have an opportunity to get one free from Direct Energy.

The biggest thing to appreciate is that Nest is more than just a programmable thermostat – setting the device to turn on and off at predetermined times. It knows when you turn it up and knows when you turn it down and even knows when you’re away. It monitors usage and learns your habits, when you want to be toasty warm and when you want it a little cooler. It does this for about a week or so after installation and then it programs itself. When you configure it upon set up, you also give it your postal code, so it knows what the temperature is like outside so it can also learn vis-a-vis your actual environment.

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