Category: Audio


We’re hoping that the slick zipper action of these Rebecca Minkoff Zipped Up Earphones keeps them from becoming a tangled mess like all of our other sets. If they do become a crazy knot, at least we’ll look pretty damn cool once we get them untangled and in thanks to the edgy look of the zipper and the pyramid studs on the buds. Available at Nordstrom for only ($48)

Music may live in your heart, but it also lives right on top of it when you wear the ThinkGeek Electronic Drum Machine Shirt. Pair it with the drum kit jeans, and you’ll become a walking rhythm section.

The wearable, fully playable  shirt crams a whole lot of drum machine into a very portable format. There are nine different drum kits, including “bass invaderz” and “zapf dingbeats.” The rhythm is, indeed, going to get you.

The machine is triggered by a set of pads right on top of your chest. You can record loops up to three minutes long and then layer them for a fuller sound.

Available at ThinkGeek for only $29.99

Jam anywhere with world class tone in the palm of your hand!

The AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter and guitar and bass tone mobile software. With AmpliTube iRig, you can plug your guitar into your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad and jam anywhere with world class guitar and bass tone right in the palm of your hand. Simply plug the iRig interface into your mobile device, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download AmpliTube Free for iPhone or for iPad, and start rocking!

You’ll have at your fingertips the sound and control for up to 4 recombinable simultaneous stompbox effects + amplifier + cabinet + microphone just like a traditional guitar or bass stage rig! Add amps and effects as you need them – you can expand your rig with up to 11 stomps, 5 amps, 5 cabinets and 2 microphones in the AmpliTube iRig app custom shop. Available at ThinkGeek for only $39.99

Logitech, which makes plenty of PC speakers, has now moved into the tablet arena with the aptly named Logitech Tablet Speaker.

 

In case you’re wondering, this isn’t a Bluetooth speaker. It actually clips on to your tablet and has a jack that plugs into the headphone port.

While it isn’t wireless, at least it doesn’t require a power adapter: the built-in rechargeable battery drives the speaker for up to 8 hours and charges via USB.

It certainly offered better sound than the iPad‘s internal speakers. Just don’t expect a whole lot of bass. Available on logitech.com at 50$

Tired of tangled earbuds? Of course you are; they’re one of life’s biggest hassles, right up there with newspaper ink that gets on your fingers and highway traffic jams that seem to happen for no reason.

The iAngle is a triangular cord-wrap designed to keep earbud cords neat and tangle-free.


But it also serves a second purpose: to prop up your iPhone, which is great for watching movies, hands-free FaceTime chats, reading your favorite blogs at the breakfast table, and so on. Available at amazon at $12.99

Iogear is aiming to make surround sound convenient and portable with the USB Theater Sound Xperience, a gadget that simulates surround sound through your headphones or external speakers.

The device harnesses a technology called DTS Surround Sensation that clarifies voices, enhances the bass by augmenting the harmonics, and creates a phantom center channel to give the impression of greater audio depth. Available at Iogear at $39.95

The Wrist Charger, or as we like to call it, Bracer of Battery Life +2, straps comfortably to your wrist and plugs in to just about any electronic device you like. It’ll power cell phones, mp3 players, gaming systems, or any device compatible with mini USB.

Now you’ll have plenty of power to get through long days traveling (or long lines at the DMV, we’ve been there, too!). When you reach your destination, simply plug your bracer in and charge its battery back up so you’re ready with plenty of entertainment for the long trip home. Available at Think Geek for 39.99$ only.

It is a  shirt that you can play like a guitar! I kid you not friends, this is for real! This is the Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt from Think Geek. The shirt retails for $29.99 and is available on their site. I uses 4- AAA batteries to create it’s racket.  Also included is the mini-amp (that goes to 11..) and two magnetic picks. Wear this to your next party and rock out!

 

The 3830T sports a 13.3-inch screen, is 4.12 pounds but just 0.87 inches at its thinnest point, according to ZDNet . It features a dual-core Core i5 processor and discrete graphics courtesy of am Nvidia GeForce GT 540M. With 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive but no optical drive, the 3830T will sell for $779.99.

The 14-inch 4830T also comes with a dual-core Core i5 processor but substitutes Intel’s HD 3000 integrated graphics for the Nvidia. With the addition of a DVD drive and a hard drive bump to 640GB, the 4830T weighs in at 4.88 pounds and costs $699.99.

The cheapest of the new laptops at $599.99 is 15.6-inch 5830T, which features the less-powerful Core i3 processor and weighs 5.6 pounds.

Notebooks with integrated graphics should get up to nine hours of battery life, while those with discrete graphics will get up to eight hours.
Available at acer.com and Amazon

The Professional Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad 2 doesn’t have a catchy name, but this type of case isn’t about looking sleek or sexy. The leather case bears a solid, professional look, but its real draw is the Bluetooth keyboard and leather palmrest tucked into the lid. Much like cases like Logitech and Kensington before, the addition of a physical Bluetooth keyboard theoretically should make fast-paced typing an easier process than using the iPad’s serviceable virtual keyboard.

The keyboard detaches from the case via velcro, and can be used separately from the folio case–a nice touch we haven’t seen to date.

Instant impressions: the keyboard’s flat keys feel solid, and the palmrest is as comfortable as can be for the size, but some keys are too compressed.

Available at www.i-luv.com starting at $29