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December 31, 2012

BlackDiamond3 Speaker With Eye-Catching Lighting

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Acase's BlackDiamond3 Speaker is a great way to bring in your own private New Years. Compatible with many Apple, HTC and Samsung Galaxy devices, the 5 x 4.7 x 5.1" Brilliant Wireless Speaker has a top half with LED lighting in up to 16,000,000 colors that syncs with the music in 3 different modes. The bottom contains two stereo speakers, equalizer and bass tube. A remote controls both the audio and video at a range of up to 10m via Bluetooth. The BWS package includes a 2-in-1 mini-USB/3.5mm to USB cable and a AC-to-USB Power adapter.

Via Acase BlackDiamond

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December 6, 2012

Tubalr - Super Music App

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Most music services cost too much, are too complicated or involves too much angst. So we were really impressed with Tubalr, a free app that makes it easy to find your tunes commercial free. While it draws its music from YouTube, the main screen has a search box that you can input your fave artist and there is also a "similar" button to find others that you might relate to. Watch videos, make playlists and share with friends. You can register for a free account or you can simply use it as an online radio station. Easy, peasy.

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November 1, 2012

iPad and iPad mini to Finally Arrive

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While Apple finally unveiled both the iPad mini and the 4th generation of iPad, it remains to be seen how well they deliver as the mini white has already sold out. Those who pre-ordered from the Online Store will undoubtedly see a delay and those who still want them are camping out at Apple's retail shops. Those who get them in their eager little hands will have at least four days of play before standing in line at their local Polling Place.

Via Apple Store

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October 31, 2012

Belkin WeMo Baby Monitor

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Belkin's WeMo Baby Monitor can be controlled with an iPhone/iPad with almost no range limit. The WiFi device has both visual and audio indicators and can be used with up to 6 devices simultaneously. Download the free app to get access to your baby's status, including cry notifications via email or text. Take it to the next level with an Evoz $9.99 monthly premium service for cry analysis, history and sleep patterns.

Via Belkin WeMo

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October 9, 2012

CDs Turn Thirty Years Old

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The CD turned 30 Oct. 1, and although it has been mostly replaced by digital downloads, we figured we should pay a bit of tribute. Long story short, Phillips released the audio platform in 1974, soon collaborated with Sony and the CDP-101 was released to the public in 1982. The first CD was Billy Joel's 52nd Street, his 6th studio album, that was re-launched as a disc. You can check out its history and learn all the details or you can do what we are doing, chilling out to "Big Shot" by the fine musician as a fitting homage.

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August 16, 2012

Kenwood Audio System Multi-Versatile

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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.

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August 14, 2012

TuneIn Brings Radio Back to the Masses

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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.

Via TuneIn

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August 10, 2012

Freakin' Friday! Zazoo Photo Clock

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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.

Via Zazoo Photo Clock

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July 2, 2012

Nexus Q Keeps The Beat

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Disguised as a sphere, Google's Nexus Q is their latest contribution for tuneful sharing. With a 4.5" diameter, it connects with Google Music and if you have an Android device you are good to go. There are 32 LEDs that dance to the beat and shift hues for a bit of whimsy. When used with Google play and YouTube apps, view movies and videos, play music and web surf without downloads or syncing. Music Manager allows for uploading of over 20,000 titles. Let's not forget the built-in amplifier and connection to AV receiver or HDTV. Pre-order now for $299.00.

Via Nexus Q

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June 28, 2012

Audible for Windows Phone

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Audible has been available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry for a while now and it was only a question of time before Windows Phones got theirs. The audio book application is free and there are over 100,000 titles to choose from. A fee of $7.49 for each of the first three months is being offered and then users pay $14.95 for one credit per month and 30% off other books. Subscribers can cancel any time with no penalty. WP 7.5+ is supported on phones Nokia Lumia, HTC Titan and Radar, and the Samsung Focus S.

Via Windows Phone

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June 18, 2012

JVC Audio Tower/Dock Doubles as Ionizer

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JVC has a new 4.1Ch Audio Tower that almost does too much. The iPod/iPhone dock comes with HD Audio, CD playability, MP3 and WMA support and can offer regular or 360ยบ stereo from its four speakers. Available in black, white or red, the NX-SA5 has the additional benefit of not only purifying your device, but the built-in Ionizer will clean the surrounding air.

Via Akihabara News

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May 31, 2012

Narrator IAAIS Compliant Radio Tuner

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Insignia has created the first IAAIS-compliant HD Radio Tuner with voice response. Good for the visually impaired or those who like the simplicity, the Narrator features a 2.4" color LCD display with station song and artist information. It has 10 AM and 20 FM presets, bookmarks, a dual alarm with snooze function and 3.5mm headphone jack. Included with the package is Radio Reader Service, an adapter and both AM and FM antennas.

Via Insignia

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May 8, 2012

Sirius XM Updates Android App

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Sirius XM has just released a free update for its Android Internet Radio App. Tune Start allows listeners to restart a current song and Live Radio can be paused and continued or skipped forward to catch what is coming up. Start Now lets the user go back up to 5 hours on various channels. Show Finder is a programmable guide to set reminders up for an entire week and organize favorites. Current subscribers should receive it automatically and newbies can get the app from Google Play.

Via Google Play

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April 20, 2012

Freakin' Friday! JVC Kaboom

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Check out JVC's all-in-one Kaboom. The boombox/dock can play almost any audio type with support for iPod/iPhone and features twin super woofers, full-range speakers and twist auto-door lock. The 40W NB90-B also features an FM digital tuner with 30 presets, a CD player and a CD player. And for the serious, it also has mic and guitar inputs. Now all you need is a shoulder big enough to carry it.

Via JVC

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