September 28, 2012

Freakin' Friday! Holiday Hero Xbox 360 Bundle


Here comes the holidays. A new Xbox 360 Bundle is already available for preorder. It comes with Halo 4 Standard Edition. Also included in the Limited Edition are two wireless controllers with blue LED and rotating D-pad, Infinity Multiplayer mode, sound effects and a code for unique, downloadable content to dress up your avatar. Best of all, should the price drop before you receive your bundle, you will get the full package at the lesser price.

Via Xbox Bundles

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September 27, 2012

Kickstarter Adopts New Guidelines


We sometimes wonder about Kickstarter when we see some projects that are wishful at best and only supported by vague sketches. They seem to have the same attitude and have tightened up their requirements. Instead of simulations or renderings, projects must include a working prototype. There is also a "Risk and Challenges" section that will foresee any problems ahead. Finally, no more multiple quantities can be offered as a reward premium.

Via Kickstarter

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September 26, 2012

Dock Extender for Encased iPhones


Is your iPhone not compatible with most docks because you have it wrapped up in a case that looks good but is much too thick to make it compatible? Cosmos' black Dock Extender is good for most iPhones, iPads and iPods. The 30 pin male to female extender adds a bit of space and comes with a cable tie for ease of usage.

Via iPhone Dock Extender

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September 25, 2012

LIFX Smart Light Bulb


A Kickstarter light bulb project has been embraced by humans and will soon become reality. Not only can the LIFX be turned on and off with a smartphone, it has a few other tricks it can perform. Alter brightness, create a color scheme or use it to notify you when somebody tweets you or messages from Facebook. The LED bulb saves energy as well as impressing those who clearly will know that you are a great entertainer.


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September 24, 2012

iPhone 5 Third Party Accessories


It didn't take long for third-party companies to start producing generic accessories for the iPhone 5.iTronz already has a leather Wallet Case complete with credit card slots and Nanotek has a cheaper less expensive Cable for those who want the phone, but not the high price for connection to other devices. No doubt there will be plenty more generic alternatives in the days to come.

Note: Rumor has it that there is an authenticator chip in its adapters so you might want to see if there is a return policiy just in case or hold off on generic ones.

There's an authenticator chip in the official adapters, and third-party adapters probably won't work without it.
Via iPhone 5 Accessories

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September 21, 2012

Freakin' Friday! Breaking Bad Plushies


OMG! We absolutely adore Breaking Bad! The more evil Walt gets, the more we like it. Jesse now seems a wuss in comparison. So how much of an oxymoron are these plushies? Made by MissCoffee, another fan, the set was made for an LA art gallery and not for sale unless enough of us can convince her to mass produce.


Btw, if you haven't seen Breaking Bad, shame on you! Catch up on the current Season 5 as well as previous ones.

Via Breaking Bad

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September 20, 2012

Cassette to iPod Converter


If you still have some old cassette tapes stashed in your attic, (you know who you are) the Cassette to iPod Converter literally lets you play them. Set your device in one side and the tape in the other and your tunes will be converted to MP3 files. The converter also works with iPhones, has a headphone jack audio output and needs two batteries (not included.) Cassettes can also be played on PC or Mac with included software and yours for $79.95.

By the way if you heard about this as being available from Hammacher, they no longer carry it.

Via Ion Audio

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September 19, 2012

Go Retro With iClassic Dock Station


We seem to have come full circle with the iClassic iPhone Dock Station that makes your device a landline. It features a receive/disconnect button, built-in volume slide and flashing blue call indicator. The device also comes in classic white.

Via iClassic

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September 18, 2012

iPod nano Thinner Than Thin


We won't bore you by reiterating the debut of the iPhone 5 but we liked the look of the new 5mm thin iPod nano. The device has a 2.5" multi-touch display, built-in Bluetooth, a 30 hour battery life and super simple home, volume and play buttons. As a bonus, it comes paced with a pedometer and Nike + support. Look for it in October in one of 7 colors at a starting price of $149.00.

Via Apple

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September 17, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Price Reduced


Such a deal! We know that new iPhone 5 is shiny and tempting, but if you prefer Android, you can get a Galaxy S III for $199.99 with a two year contract and activation fee. This is a limited offer and you better act quickly because when this first caught our attention it was $99.00. You do get the luxury of choosing your carrier.

Via Samsung Galaxy S III

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September 14, 2012

Freakin' Friday! New Kindles


Pre-orders are now available for the November arrival of Kindles. The new WiFi Kindle Fire 4G has 8.9" display, Dolby audio, dual stereo speakers and 4G LTE. Amazon is offering a $49.99 monthly data package with a one year commitment. A WiFi only version is available for those on a budget.

If you want a basic reader without the bells and whistles, try the Kindle Paperwhite or Paperwhite 3G with built-in front light. The claim is that there are 62% more pixels and a 25% better contrast and each comes with free wireless service.

Via Amazon Kindle

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September 13, 2012

TDK Wireless Charging Speaker


TDK has a new Wireless Speaker that charges while in play. With its built-in Bluetooth v2.1 technology and "weatherized" design, it is compatible with Qi devices, and features 4 full range left and right speakers and ported subwoofer. With both a USB port for charging and 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input, it comes with AC adapter and runs on rechargeable battery for up to 6 hours of play. TDK's signature sound will set you back $399.95.


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September 12, 2012

HD Connect Makes Smart TV


Once you plug the Dune HD Connect into your TV, you get smart TV access. Supporting most digital formats, it gives an HD 1080p quality picture and can connect to the interweb as well as apps. The media player features both a microSD slot and USB port, and has an option of Z-Wave connectivity. Brought out at the recent IFA Show in Berlin, the planet's smallest player will also have a 3D version with built-in Blu-ray access. Look for their debut with pricing details later this year.

Via Dune

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September 11, 2012

Marshall Hanwell Speaker


Marshall has been widely known for its amps and other electronics, and has decided to take on the digital radio market with the Hanwell. The active loudspeaker is compatible with almost every electronic device and has a vintage look with on/off switch, volume and tone knobs, and curled cord. No price or availability date as yet but look for them around the holidays.

Via Marshall

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September 10, 2012

Nokia Purity Pro Lumia Headphones


If you buy into the new Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 smartphones, then you may want to add their Purity Pro wireless headset to go with one of them. A simple touch or Bluetooth syncs it with one of the smartphones. Available in red, yellow, black or white, the Monster driven headphones will be debut during the fourth quarter of 2012 at a price of around $376.00.

Via Nokia

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September 7, 2012

Freakin' Friday! Lower East Side Speakers


Audyssey's Lower East Side Speakers claim to be the first to have both 3.5mm line and digital optical audio inputs. Usable with almost any electronic device, their Smart Speaker technology manages to produce a decent sound with little distortion. The bookshelf speakers have a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz and a 92 dB audio sensitivity.

Via Audyessey

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September 6, 2012

Digital Storm Gaming Notebook


Digital Storm claims that their x17E is the speediest gaming notebook on the planet. With a 17" 1080p display, it is available with either NVIDIA's GTX 680M or AMD's Radeon 7970M GPUs. Add to that up to 32 GB RAM memory, an Intel Core i7 3920XM, USB 3.0 port, eSATA connection and 9-in-1 memory card reader. Due out the end of September, expect a $2,453.00 price tag.

Via Digital Storm

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September 5, 2012

Logitech Washable Keyboard


For those who snack while they work, Logitech has developed a Washable Keyboard. The K310 can still work after being submerged in up to 11" of water. It features two holes for drainage on the back and has UV-coated, laser printed keys that will not fade. Plug into a USB port and play with no extra software needed. The keyboard is pretty much standard with 12 shortcut hotkeys, always a nice bonus.

Via Logitech Keyboards

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September 4, 2012

Sony Debuts 4K HDTV


Say hello to Sony's little huge friend, the XBR-84X900. Their first 4K screen has a humongous 84" size that also features passive 3D and a 10-driver speaker system. The edge-lit LED-based LCD has 4 times more resolution than Full HD and produces 8 million individual pixels with a 3840 x 2160 resolution. Price and availability not available at this time, but expect to spend some bucks to get this one.

Via Sony

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September 3, 2012

NAV Monthly Round Up - August 2010

We are a bit late this week, nonetheless, take another look at our Round Up for August.




Audio Devices

Audio Streaming

Freakin' Friday

Image Streaming

PC to TV A/V Streaming

Portable Media


Speaker Systems


TV Streaming


Twitter Support

USB Devices

Video Devices

Video Streaming


iPhone Streaming

iPod Streaming

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Solemate Speaker Multi-Functional


Jabra's new Solemate portable speaker can connect wirelessly through Bluetooth 3.0, USB or a 3.5mm input, with a cable tucked neatly inside its rubber base. With 3 speakers and two tweeters, the device can also double as a speakerphone with built-in mic. Teamed with ClubCreate, users can create and share tunes legally. In black or white, the Solemate only needs 2.5 hours to fully charge and offers 10 hours of playback.

Via Jabra

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