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.


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.

Review Razer OUROBOROS ambidextrous wireless gaming mouse

Razer Ouroboros

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


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”.


Review: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8


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.


Texting and Tweeting with Twittens


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.



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


Review: TomTom Ease portable GPS

Living in Edmonton and not doing a substantial amount of annual driving, I never thought I would have the need for a GPS.  So when the opportunity arose to head south on a 4000km+ round trip journey to Salt Lake City Utah for my good friend Luigi’s wedding, I thought this might be the time to use a little technology to ease the pain of long distance travel.  READ FULL POST AT CANOE TECH BLOG

Test Driving the iPhone 3GS

Putting Apple’s iPhone 3GS through the tests
By Greg Gazin, The Gadget Guy

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It’s one thing to see a list of specs of as new gadget; it’s another thing to actually have one in hand and truly put it through the tests of actual true everyday use. I put Apple’s iPhone through the paces of my hectic everyday activities.


Read the Companion Blog Post with Photos and Video at CANOE SPACE: