Oral-B Bluetooth toothbrush keeps your teeth white

Oral-B BluetoothEvery day we hear about some new device now equipped with Bluetooth. The latest, are Oral-B’s 5000 and 7000 series of interactive smart toothbrushes. Now back in March here at Canoe Tech Blog, we had a look at their latest plaque fighting tooth brush technology and learned the secret about how it all came about because a German engineer had an epiphany while brushing snow off the driveway. Their latest models, Oral-B SmartSeries with Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity 5000 and 7000 still incorporate the ridiculously fast oscillations and pulsations and still include their remote SmartGuide, but now you’re able to monitor and track your progress and even share the data with your dental professional because there’s now an app for that.

To get the lowdown on the brushes capabilities, have a look at the original article, as today, I’d like to focus primarily on the model’s Bluetooth connectivity and the app it brings to the table. What’s interesting is that not only does the brush send data to the app; the app also has customization capabilities that allows it to communicate back to the brush for personalized brushing.  Read full review at Canoe Tech Blog.

5 Gadgets for your listening pleasure

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With the school year now in full swing, you can’t be studying 24/7; you need some down time to tune out the world and tune in to your favourite tunes, podcasts or perhaps maybe a lecture. So here are a couple of gadgets suitable for whatever your listening pleasure.

Divoom Bike Mount Speaker

Wireless Bluetooth speakers are becoming quite common, but it’s amazing how the smallest little innovation can add incredible functionality to one. This is particularly true, if you like to bike everywhere. Such is the case with the wireless Divoom Voombox Ongo. It can easily connect to any compatible smartphone or tablet. But it’s also rubberized and rugged and water resistant, ideal for outdoors, but what’s really neat, it’s also configured with a detachable bicycle mount.  The mount clips onto your handlebars and screws onto the bottom of your speaker using a standard tripod thread mount, making it compatible not only with your bike, but any tripod, really. This makes it nice and snug and secure while riding but quick and easy to detach when you arrive at your destination.

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808 Hex XL Bluetooth speaker features bottom firing subwoofer

It never ceases to amaze me as to how creative manufacturers can be when trying to differentiate a product from the thousands already available. This is particularly true right now with the Bluetooth wireless speaker market.  There are so many out there, many of which I simply gloss over, but the 808 Hex XL Portable Bluetooth Speaker by Voxx International, did catch my attention.

Depending on your perspective, the Hex XL can either look like a miniature version of a speaker monitor that you’d find on stage at a concert or perhaps the latest fashion purse on display at a downtown boutique.

Since I rarely talk about purses, it must be closer to the former.   The 808 Hex XL (SP920) is a Bluetooth wireless 2.1 stereo speaker featuring two mid-drivers and a mini down-firing subwoofer at the bottom. It’s adorned with a black mesh grill, with mini honeycomb shaped cutouts that you can see right through to the speakers. I suspect the origin of the name Hex comes from “hexagonal” and that fact that honeycombs have six sides.   READ FULL REVIEW at CANOE TECH BLOG

Review: ID America TouchTone portable wireless speaker

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Every new vendor of Bluetooth speakers tries to somehow differentiate their products from the rest of the bunch and ID America is no different. Known for earbuds, their latest creation, the TouchTone, is a stylish portable speaker and wireless speakerphone that connects to your computer or portable device via Bluetooth.

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Get Vybe and never miss an important call again

Vybe - Lifestyle - IncomingHave you ever missed an important call because your phone was in your pocket or purse and you couldn’t feel it vibrate or hear it ring? I’m sure you’re not alone. Good news; there will soon be a gadget for that.

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iRig BlueBoard: first Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard controller

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There might come a day where there will be no wires onstage as IK Multimedia has just released yet another wireless first – the iRig BlueBoard Wireless MIDI pedalboard for Mac and iOS devices. It gives those on stage hands-free wireless control of their music apps easily and on the fly.

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CanoeTech Review: Mobile Home brings Siri to your car

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When you hear “mobile home”, the first thing that comes to mind is a house on wheels. But this mobile home is nothing like a house trailer; this one is a portable replacement for your iPhone’s home button.

Mobile Home is a creation of Plano, Texas based, Beanco Technology. It’s like they’ve detached your iPhone`s home button and put it in a little package that resembles a garage door remote. Just like the garage remote, simply mount Mobile Home on your dash or attach it to the visor in your car.  With a push of a button, you can bring Siri to life, leaving your iPhone’s features usable while it’s safely and legally in your pocket or purse. The concept is so simple you wonder why someone hadn’t come up with it sooner.

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CANOETech Review: Tenqa Fit Bluetooth Earbuds for Sports

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It’s rare to get on a bus, walk in the park or visit a gym and not see people wearing a pair of earbuds, tuned in to their favourite music or video. But it’s even rarer to see them wearing in-ear bluetooth wireless earbuds to get the job done and Tenqa Fit does just that.  READ MORE at CANOE TECH BLOG

Waterproof SurfSound-TALK Bluetooth Speaker and Handset

PBTWP24BLPyle Audio®, manufacturers known for their outdoor recreational sports gear and home, car and pro audio equipment, introduces the SurfSound-TALK Bluetooth waterproof speaker and handset.

It’s a funky lightweight, user-friendly Bluetooth speaker/handset, the SurfSound-TALK offers high end cellphone performance in a portable, waterproof audio device.

SurfSound-TALK users can connect and stream music, as well as take private phone calls with its waterproof handset. 

Pyle’s SurfSound-TALK Features Include:

·         Hands-free calling with built-in microphone or a handset for private conversations

·         up to 8 hours on one full charge

·         Small and durable design make it easy to take almost anywhere

·         Included metal carabiner design lets you clip it onto your belt, jeans or backpack

·         Available in 3 colours – blue, white or black

It should be  available  later today for $64.99 U.S. at www.PyleAudio.com.

 

Speaker caught between a golf and a tennis ball

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As the lyrics “between a rock and a hard place,” from a famous Rolling Stones song or perhaps words from Ancient Greek mythology roll around in my head, it seems the best way to describe the size of this new little portable wireless speaker is as being right between a golf and tennis ball.

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