FoxL Dash 7 speaker offers big bass in a tiny bar

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A speaker designed by the legendary audio designer Dr. Guenther Godehard a former NASA scientist and former nuclear physicist would need to be somehow out of this world. Now it’s not something you would use out in space, but space is the operative word as it can deliver big sound and takes up little space. It’s called the FoxL Dash 7 Portable Speaker by Soundmatters and it’s designed for the discerning audiophile.

The Dash 7 is a small yet powerful, almost flat like a candy bar wireless speaker or perhaps more appropriately, a sound bar. It’s Bluetooth enabled, so you can use it wirelessly, but your can also use its 3.5mm input for direct connect.  It’s also configured with a echo/noise cancelling microphone so you can utilize your phone functions while listening to your tunes.  Read more…… at CANOE TECH BLOG

Review: Divoom Voombox Travel – Wireless Portable Speaker

VoomBox Travel wetSummertime is a great time to take a portable Bluetooth speaker on the road and the Divoom Voombox Travel is suited just for that purpose. It has a cool round shape similar to that of a giant pocket watch topped with matching loop-style carabineer to conveniently hook it to your backpack, your bike or wherever you see fit.

VoomBox Travel features a sturdy rugged heavy-duty construction, that Divoom’s products are known for, complemented with rubber trim that makes it water resistant. It’s housed in a metal enclosure with speaker grills on both top and bottom with three discrete rubber strips on the underside that act as stabilizing feet.

It measures about 3″ in diameter with a depth of less than 2-inches and weighs in at 312g. It’s onboard controls are located on the rubberized circumference including a microUSB port which can be used for either charging or wired connectivity, which you can expose by simply lifting a small rubber gasket.  READ FULL ARTICLE AT G4TV CANADA

Nokia Lumia 625 4G on a Tight Budget

image.gifNCA-Lumia625-PP-Hero-Image-Carousel1-2000x1000-jpgEDMONTON, AB, Jul 8, 2014/ Troy Media/ – If you’re in the market for a budget 4G Windows smartphone without being tied down in a two-year contract, you’ll be surprised to find out that the Nokia Lumia 625 might just fit the bill. And the price is right; for only $200, you can have one with no strings attached.

It’s a recent model that’s only been available in Canada for a few months. The polycarbonate shell measures 133.2 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm and weighs 159 grams. It houses a 4.7” LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 at 201 ppi (pixels per inch), is powered by a respectable 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and comes with 8GB of internal memory, expandable to 64GB with a micro SD card. It houses two cameras: a 5MP megapixel rear camera with LED flash and delivers hi-def 1080p video at 30fps (frames per second) and a second camera that offers basic VGA resolution. It has 802.11n Wi-Fi and comes with a hefty non-removable 2000mAH battery that’s rated at 14 to 15 hours of talk time and 23 days standby.

The Lumia 625 feels solidly built, albeit a little on the heavy side. But even with a 4.7″ screen, it’s easy to hold in one hand. If you favour your left hand, you might find yourself accidentally hitting the power button located half way up the right edge. Powering it up, you get the Windows 8 tile-like interface that tells you right away that it’s not an Android or iOS handset. It also has three soft-touch buttons (back, Windows and search) on the lower portion of the screen, which offers super-sensitive touch. The same also holds true for navigating from screen to screen and operating the large key on-screen keyboard – they’re fast.

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Review: Edifier Bric Bluetooth Connect Wireless Speaker

Edifier Bric Bluetooth Connect Wireless Speaker

Edifier is not only known for their Bluetooth speakers; they’re easily recognized by their elegance in design and styling and the Edifier Bric Bluetooth Connect (iF335BT) is certainly no exception.

It has a built-in microphone allowing it to operate as a hands-free speaker kit when you’re using your phone and a neat little output device when you’re streaming your tunes. Its appeal is further enhanced with a pocketsize wireless multifunction remote. It has a beautiful black frame with a matching grill. It’s quite square at the front with rounded edges and curves to the backside. It has two chrome reflex bass ports on either side and two front-facing 70mm drivers under the hood. While it’s classified as portable, at 11.8” x 3.54” x 5.23” (W x H x D), this unit is not really designed to be thrown in a backpack or purse and used on the go. It can run on batteries, albeit six AA cells, but it also runs on AC power with the supplied adapter.

READ FULL ARTICLE AT G4TV Canada.

Review: Belkin Lego Builder Cases for iPhone 5, iPod touch

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If you’re a big fan of LEGO and have an iPhone 5 or iPod touch (5th generation) then you might be excited to know that Belkin has just released its LEGO Builder Case for iPhone 5. An official product created in partnership with LEGO, it’s both a protector case and a novelty item, featuring a built-in official LEGO base platform for having fun or putting your creativity to work while typically not using your phone.

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The model for iPhone 5 is slim and form fitting with a sturdy plastic back and quasi-flexible easy to grip frame. It’s ruggedly designed to protect your iPhone from scratches or against accidental drops. There’s no protection for the bottom edge or front face, so you’ll need another option for that. However the case’s wrap around design does leave the outer shell with a raised edge. So when it’s laying face down, your iPhone is slightly raised and the glass is not touching whatever surface it’s on.
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Review Razer OUROBOROS ambidextrous wireless gaming mouse

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Any way we can improve game play is a good thing, especially for those of us who struggle to keep up with the pros. One way, of course, is to use a better mouse. We’ve seen a number of them over the years, but the folks at Razer are trying to take it to the next level with the Ouroboros Elite Gaming Mouse .

So let’s review it.   MORE AT G4TV Canada

 

If iPad mini was a car it might be a BMW 1 Series

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Being accustomed to using an iPad, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to leave the iPad at home and take along the iPad mini. I wanted to see if it would live up to my expectations and the claim by “Sir” Jonathan Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of Industrial Design, that the iPad Mini is a “concentration and not a reduction of the original”.

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Review: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8

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After all the buzz and announcements regarding Apple’s Mountain Lion, or OS X 10.8 the OS X’s 9th major release and the over 200 new features it would bring, I couldn’t wait to take it for a test drive. I quickly recalled the events of a year ago during the last major release, Mac OS X Lion. It was then l made the unfortunate choice of sitting and watching the screen anxiously as the new OS downloaded and proceeded to install. So this time, acknowledging the comprehensive update of Apple’s latest cat, which weighs in at a hefty 4.05GB, I decided I would do it a little differently.

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Texting and Tweeting with Twittens

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We can’t seem to keep out hands off our smartphones, but it’s no surprise that it’s tough to answer a call, let alone text and tweet when a slim tuft of leather, wool or polyester stands between your fingers and your touchscreen.

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Apple TV 2010 Makes a great Stocking Stuffer

Released in 2007, the original AppleTV was Apple’s attempt to crack into the home theatre business, creating a network connected set-top box designed to get content from your computer and Internet to your big screen TV.  READ FULL REVIEW AT CANOE TECH

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