Review: TP-Link Archer Wireless C5400 Tri-Band router

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You can never get enough bandwidth or speed out of your Wi-Fi and chances are that the stock unit that came from your service provider likely does the job, but barely, so we’re going to have a look at the TP-Link Archer Wireless C5400 Tri-Band Gigabit Router (AC5400) that doesn’t have one or two bands, but three. [Read more…]

Review: iRig Keys I/O all-in-one portable digital audio workstation

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If you’re a budding musician or musician simply tight on space or spends time on the road, then you might be interested in IK Multimedia’s iRig Keys I/O. It’s a brand new self-contained digital audio workstation (DAW) for your Mac, PC, iPhone or iPad. It’s a MIDI controller with full-sized keys (25 or 49), a high resolution digital-audio interface (DAC) suitable for plugging in directly your guitar, bass or microphone, and a built-in pre-amp. All this comes in a self-contained compact lightweight portable unit along with with a bundle of software and apps. [Read more…]

Hardware encrypted PIN authenticated diskAshur2 drives keep data secure

We keep our computers on lockdown, encrypt our data and secure them from prying eyes and online predators, but what about our backups, what about those external drives? UK-based iStorage has come up diskAshur2, an updated line of virtually bullet-proof PIN authenticated and hardware encrypted hard drives. So even if the drive was stolen, your data is fully protected.

The beauty of this system is that you data will be secure and there’s really no need to worry about installing software, which operating system is running or what platform you are using. All your data’s encryption (AES 256-bit XTS) is done through hardware thanks to the drive’s built-in secure microprocessor. Read more…and full review at Canoe Tech Blog

 

Review: Jabra Evolve 75 open office headphone

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Almost every over-the-ear headphone I’ve ever reviewed has been primarily designed for music or video games but if needed could also be used to take calls. This time, we spin things around looking at the new Jabra Evolve 75 wireless Bluetooth stereo headphones optimized to suit the noisy call centre or with the open office in mind .

The Evolve 75 is lightweight and designed to be worn all day. With its spring-loaded extension headband and padded faux-leather ear cups, it fits comfortably over your ears without completely covering them. They also pivot on an angle allowing them to flatten for storage. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: UnGrip won’t let you drop your phone

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Johann Pascual had an epiphany noticing that while cellphones were getting bigger and bigger most people’s hands were not and that caused some difficulty for some people. So he invented Ungrip, a little gadget that adheres to the back of any sized smartphone allowing you to easily grip your prized device with comfort and care.

Now before you start quoting Capt. Obvious, the reality is that a larger phone means a higher chance of dropping it, a common occurrence particularly when taking Selfies. And haven’t you noticed how many of those phones aren’t even in a protective case Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

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.

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.

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.

Review: Philips Beard Stubble Trimmer boasts 17 settings

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Some men live their whole adult lives wearing a beard; others grow one or try to grow one at this time of the year as a tribute to Hockey, Canada’s Winter Sport. Regardless as to why, there might come a time when you either need to shave it off or give it a trim. Unless you’re somewhat of a barber, stylist or artist, keeping the exact same look can be a challenge, unless you have something like the Philips Beardtrimmer Series 5000 Stubble TrimmerRead more…at Canoe Tech Blog.