Have you indulged in that 3D TV yet as part of that home theater system? Then it is time to match it with audio that may actually save you a bit of coinage. The Sceptre Speaker Sound Bar delivers 3D surround sound with dual 20W speakers. In addition, it provides High Efficiency Amplifier technology, pre-set sound modes and auto-fading LED display. Included is wall mounting kit and infrared remote.
Show a touch of creativity with Jawbone's Jambox. With 9 cap and 13 grill colors, design it yourself and then show off your work on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and through email. Jambox will still have that MyTalk platform that can be personalized with AudioApps and an affordable $199.99 price.
For a mere $69.99, the upcoming Leap is a small USB peripheral that has motion sensing technology so you no longer have to physically mess with that touchscreen. Control your PC with motions, finger tracking and pens for pointing. The company claims their device is 100% more accurate than any other system and lucky you can pre-order now for a Feb. 2013 ship date. Developers can fill out applications to get their SDK to create apps for the Leap.
Once you plug your iPhone/touch into the AOC myStage, you get a 23" HD display with 50,000,000:1 DCR contrast so everyone can watch. The dock also has two 5W SRS speakers and both VGA and HDMI support. You can stream photos or videos that you have stored as well as access to YouTube and other video-sharing sites. Connect with USB cable to a PC or Mac and you can sync iCloud content. MyStage carries a £224 (~$352.00) price.
Klipsch headphones continue to provide style and substance with their latest line. Their Image S4 and S4A (for Android) models look cool and sound great. They now have flat cabling for tangle-free usage in addition to 4.2 ft. bass response, 10 - 19000 Hz frequency response, three sizes of oval ear tips and each comes in a stainless steel carrying case. The elite S4i comes with 3-button iPhone/iPod control.
Liquid Image's appealing Ego can double as a WiFi hotspot. The HD video camera attaches to sports equipment and can be positioned to shoot the user. The camcorder shoots both HD 720p video at 60fps and 12-megapixel stills, and can be used in continuous photo mode. Remote control by smartphone is possible for on/off/recording and to change cam settings. The Ego supports microSD cards, has a two hour battery life and is available now.
Merchant Customer Exchange has courted the likes of Best Buy, Target and Walmart to bring you simplified smartphone purchasing. The mobile app plans to include rewards like loyalty programs, coupons and rebates. MCX plans to include retailers, restaurants, gas stations and supermarkets in the months to come. This is clearly not the first nor the last company to come up with this plan and it remains to be seen if their efforts are successful.
We say it's about time. Come October, Avatar will finally become available on Blu-ray 3D. Supposedly, Fox's Collector's Edition was stalled because of a lack of 3DTVs and director James Cameron insists that this version is "the way it was meant to be seen." We agree, as it was the first movie we actually went to see in a theater in years. Who knew blue could still be so cool? Pre-order the $2.7 billion flick now and in the meantime, enjoy this video incentive.
Sony has released its latest eReader earlier than its expected September debut. Available in white, black or red , the PRS-T2 has a glare-free touchscreen, 2GB storage, preloaded dictionaries and translators, Facebook and Everclear access and a 2-month battery life. The eReader also comes with a voucher for the first Harry Potter ebook. As with its previous version, it can access Sony's library that allows borrowing from more than 15,000 public libraries. The PRS-T2 carries a $129.99 price, with optional cover and cover with light also available.
Dockem has released the Koala Tablet Wall Mount that fits all iPads, Motorola's Xoom, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and other tablets. Attachable by 3M Command adhesives that won't harm your wall, it comes with built-in cord clips and allows full access to buttons and port. Useable in portrait or landscape mode, the mount can even be used with in conjunction with other iPad covers.
Sharper Image has a Workstation designed to be a simple solution to those with little space. This laptop desk is made of steel and weighs a mere 20 lbs., and comes with a set of stereo speakers, a USB cooling fan and a 3-port USB hub with audio input. With a desktop area of 30 x 16", there is plenty of room for extra devices and non-marking casters make it portable.
Since audio systems need the capacity to connect with all kinds of input these days, Kenwood makes this super easy. The CLX-30 Audio System plays tunes from CDs, SD memory cards, MP3 players and USB flash drives. Each input has its own button and the unit itself has two 64mm cone speakers for a crisper sound. The system includes remote, AM loop antenna and power cord, comes in three different colors and carries a price of $499.99.
Exogear's Exovolt Plus is a handy battery pack that charges via MicroUSB port as a full sized USB port provides the power to your electronic devices. With 5,200mAh of power, it can charge anything with a USB connection. They can even be stacked to create an ultimate charging unit with circuit and overheat protection. The main unit will set you back $89.95, while each sub-unit will be available for $49.95. There is no specific date of release as yet.
TuneIn radio service claims that it now has 40 million subscribers, 10 million more than this time last year. After raising $16 million investment funding, the company will soon have even more than its current 70,000 stations and 2 million on-demand programs. A free app browses by location or genre and for songs, artist or station. Bump that up to a $.99 Pro account and users can also record tunes.
As computers and TVs continue to converge into one useful tool, here is further proof. If your TV is HDMI-equipped and you have either a WiFi or ethernet connection, the Logitech TV Cam HD can hook you up with other Skypers. Log into your account and make local video calls and even when the set is turned off, it will alert you to incoming calls. Landline and international mobile numbers can also be reached with a Skype subscription. Equipped with Fluid Crystal technology and Carl Zeiss optics, the cam is available for $199.99.
For parents of kids who won't get up even when called, the Zazoo multimedia Photo Clock can be set for both nighttime and naptime settings and has an optional traditional alarm clock and time display. With a 7" rotating screen, 128MB memory, flash drive and SD card capability, it comes with remote and AC adapter. It has 11 built-in tunes with ability to upload your own and can be personalized with family photos. The clock is available in white, green, pink or blue.
Philips combines a speaker system and dual-deck docking station with two 5.25" subwoofers and 2" tweeters. The DJ-Dock allows the user to mix and scratch with iPhones and/or iPods while including glowing, pulsing speaker rings. Features include a cross fader, power boosting, treble/bass control and mic input. A USB port allows for flash drive control and an aux-in port means other MP3 players can be used. Available in the UK for now, it comes with a hefty £299.99 (~$469.00) price tag.
The latest appliance to make life on the fly easier is the LG Lightwave Oven with time and temperature controlled by smartphone app. Equipped with both a grill and microwave, it uses halogen light technology to cook the food. It can also ferment, toast and be used at a convection oven. At a cost of ~$746.00, for now it is only available in Korea.
The AudioGlove uses natural sound amplification technology to up the audio on your iPhone. The case claims to raise the audio by 10+ decibels, enhance tonality and improve the microphone with background diffuser. This means video chat and sharing media is available while not draining your battery. The durable polycarbonate case means extra protection and there are enough colors and styles available to please everyone.
It seems there is no end to what the Galaxy S Lightray can do. MetroPCS has teamed with Dyle Mobile TV to bring live, local broadcasts via antenna. The smartphone has a 4.3" AMOLED touchscreen, front and back facing cameras, a 1GH processor and a 16GB SD card to improve its 1.38GB memory. The carrier offers their 4G network with unlimited data access in plans starting at only $40.00 and after purchasing of the smartphone for $459.00, the TV service is free.
Here's a rarety. Grace has designed a Speaker/Dock especially for the Kindle Fire. The Digital MatchStick delivers 16W power while charging and works in portrait and landscape mode with viewing angles of 38 or 50º. It comes with a remote that can turn on/off, adjust volumes and equalize sound, while an aux jack can bring in alternate audio. An optional rechargeable battery pack is also available.
It's nice to see that Polaroid is still among us and branching out. After partnering with ASDA, they are now making a 42" LCD 3D TV. It has 3 HDMI sockets, a SCART socket and PC input. Because it is a passive HDTV, it can be connected to Blu-ray or DVD player. The price includes 4 sets of 3D glasses. It carries a MSRP of £399.00 (~$628.00.) The co-companies have also teamed with a wooden DAB radio dock for iPhone/iPad, a portable DVD player and Bluetooth Speaker.
We dig that this iPhone case not only looks sweet but can attach to your refrigerator with a magnetic cover. The Magnetic Smart Cover for iPhone 4/4S comes in two parts, a plastic shell and triple folding stand. With the stand it can be used in both landscape and portrait mode and will accommodate earbuds as well.