FELTaudio, a pioneer in ultra-mobile audio products for active lifestyles, is excited to announce the availability of its anxiously awaited Bluetooth speaker, PULSE. The first Bluetooth speaker of its kind, the PULSE delivers high-quality sound in a compact, lightweight device ideal for on-the-go music streaming and hands-free calling.
Equipped with a 39mm driver and USB rechargeable battery, the 2.3-ounce wireless Bluetooth speaker offers up to 8 hours of crystal clear audio from up to 30 feet away. The PULSE synchs up with any Bluetooth-enabled smart device within seconds, instantly offering users the ability to stream music and conduct hands-free calls with a built-in microphone on their mobile phone, tablet, or laptop.
The PULSE portable speaker is also outfitted with a polycarbonate convertible stand/clip on its back, allowing users to easily stand the speaker upright or attach it to clothing, car seatbelts, bag straps, and more. For amplified audio, the PULSE can also be paired with a FELTaudio phone case, which connects the mini speaker directly to the back of an iPhone or Samsung phone.
Unveiled at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the PULSE speaker is now available for purchase in both black and white colors for $79.99 at FELTaudio.com. The speaker is also available at Amazon.com and select office supplies stores nationwide, including Staples and BestBuy.com
For more information, visit www.FELTaudio.com.
iLuv is offering a wide variety of products that perfectly complement some of the season’s hottest devices. Available this holiday season is a wide array of cases, speakers, headphones and more to ensure that every shopper can find the ideal gifts for their entire list.
“We are delighted to provide holiday shoppers with such a wide selection of mobile accessories,” said Jason Park, Marketing Manager at iLuv. “With this year’s gifts, our customers have the opportunity to enhance their new and favorite devices with stylish and quality accessories.”
The following products are available at iLuv.com this holiday season:
Syren is a CES Innovations Award winning Bluetooth portable speaker. Its modern, elegant shape offers incredible sound in a compact and stylish package. At just five inches tall, it is perfect for on-the-go use. The lithium-ion battery in Syren powers it for up to 5 hours on a single charge. It also features a built-in microphone, NFC assist, voice prompt and a 3.5mm aux input jack for connecting older devices, making it truly versatile. Syren is available in black, pink, blue, red and white.
TimeShaker is a dual alarm clock and speaker that enables users to set two separate alarms and offers multiple alarm options. TimeShaker’s unique, detachable alarm shaker fits under a pillow and vibrates to wake heavy sleepers, the hearing impaired, or anyone who shares a room. The dock features an Apple Lightning connector for playing and charging the iPhone 5/5s/5c and iPods in Apple’s Lightning line.
ReF premium headphones were designed to fulfill the growing demand for accessories that look as good as they perform. As part of iLuv’s Fashionology series, these headphones combine fashionable elements with quality sound and unbelievable comfort. Consumers can plug these headphones into any Apple device or smartphone to enjoy hands-free conversations or their favorite track, and immerse themselves in rich, deep bass and precise treble. ReF headphones are available in 8 vibrant colors.
Snoopy Folio for iPad Air is an iLuv exclusive that features fun and playful Snoopy-themed designs. Its simple construction provides sturdy protection for the iPad Air and can also convert into a stand for easy hands-free viewing. Snoopy Folio allows gives users the ability to make full use of the iPad Air’s features and functions while keeping it safe.
FlightFit Gaudi for iPhone 5s is an artistic, 3D glow-in-the-dark case customized to fit the iPhone 5s perfectly. Its fused two-layer construction of sandblasted PC and soft TPE exterior guards the iPhone 5s with double protection while eliminating bulk. Its intelligent design structure maintains access to all ports and controls. FlightFit Gaudi’s glow-in-the-dark pattern illuminates at night or in black light and is available in fun colors to suit any style.
Vyneer for iPhone 5c gives the iPhone 5c a minimal look without skimping on protection. Featuring a polycarbonate base and a soft TPE frame around the edges, Vyneer keeps your phone safe from dings, scratches and dents. The translucent base shows off the back of the iPhone 5c while the wide opening at the bottom accommodates all ports and a variety of earphone plugs and cables. Vyneer is available in blue, pink, white, yellow and green.
Jstyle for GALAXY S4 was designed with fine details such as elegant top stitching and a customized fit that maintains access to all of the device’s ports and controls. It is crafted from full-grain, top-grade leather with a matte finish. This case contains four credit card slots, an ID window and two large pockets. It provides 360-degree protection from impacts and scratches. Jstyle covers all of the essentials with undeniable flair.
For more information on products from iLuv and to order yours today visit: www.iLuv.com
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One team race driver Lewis Hamilton introduces the new Z30 smartphone, which brings BlackBerry 10 to the big screen for a richer, more powerful experience. With the new BlackBerry Z30, you will see more, hear more, and do more. Lewis Hamilton demonstrates features including: BBM Video with Screen Share and BlackBerry Natural Sound; BlackBerry Priority Hub; BlackBerry Keyboard and Battery. Find out more about the BlackBerry Z30 here: http://blck.by/GHQxrr.
Powerocks www.powerocksusa.com www.powerocks.com, creators of fashionable power banks, announced today the new Super Magicstick line of beautifully designed, light easy-to-carry lipstick/cigar-shaped power banks to charge smartphones on the go, in two versions: Super Magicstick and Classical Texture/Super Magicstick. Designed to fit in a pocket, purse, or bag, the Super Magicstick line provides 2800 mAh of power in a compact package for two full emergency charges for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. It quickly and safely charges your phone when away from a power source or outlet, so you’ll never miss a call or be in an emergency without your cellphone when away from home. Just plug Super Magicstick into your phone and it will immediately charge the phone, instantly turning it on. After charging, Super Magicstick can be re-charged when you get home using the included USB cable. Its smart LED indicator shows remaining capacity and charging status, turning red when charging, and blue when fully charged.
The essential travel companion for smartphones, including iPhones, Blackberrys, Androids, and HTCs, Super Magicstick also charges Bluetooth headsets, cameras, GPS devices, tablets, and more (depending on device charge requirements). The Super Magicstick line comes in two versions: Super Magicstick and Classical Texture/Super Magicstick, both with a capacity of 2800 mAh. Both versions have a cylindrical lipstick/cigar shape, measuring 3.4 inches (length) x .86 inches (diameter), with brilliant colors and textures to fit your style:
- Super Magicstick: available in Silver, Red, Black, Blue, Golden, and Purple.
- Classical Texture/Super Magicstick: available in Red Crocodile, Yellow Leopard, Blue Leopard, Grey Leopard, Grey Paisley Lace and Black Paisley Lace textures.
The Powerocks Super Magicstick and Classical Texture/Super Magicstick are available immediately, priced at $34.99 from www.powerocksusa.com, www.powerocks.com, www.amazon.com and other stores. Super Magicstick comes with a Micro USB/USB cable, water resistant pouch, and user manual. In addition, Powerocks also offers a complete line of power banks with capacities up to 12000 mAh, including the Magic Cube, Stone3, Rose Stone, and more See www.powerocksusa.com
The aptly named product, juiceBee, is an innovative 2-in-1 battery backup pack and wall charger that can solve a myriad problems for frustrated owners of smartphones and other rechargeable electronic devices.
Their Kickstarter campaign has received an enthusiastic amount of support from consumers nationwide.
Raising over $25,000 in pledge money, juiceBee is more than halfway towards their startup goal.
The inspiration behind the product came from the need to keep a smartphone or game console charged and backed up without having to carry multiple cords and chargers.
Thus, the idea of juiceBee was created! Consisting of a battery backup and wall charger dock together via a built-in USB port, juicBee can be used separately for one electronic device, or together, allowing consumers to power up their mobile phone and battery backup pack simultaneously, a plus for those who tend to forget to recharge their backup pack. This new solution allows users to utilize either an electric wall outlet, computer or any other device with a USB port.
A fully charged juiceBee stores enough power to load an Iphone 5 from dead to fully charged with lots of power to spare (Whereas a typical backup carries 2200 mAh, juiceBee carries 3000 mAh.)
Additionally, it is lightweight, fits in the palm of your hand and can be used anywhere in the world, even while traveling by car or plane. As a final touch, the design team gave it a built-in LED light for those occasions when lighting is less than adequate.
JuiceBee’s dual 2-in-1 power solution system still needs starter funding, but with so many features and an enthusiastic development team behind it, Kickstarters from across the country are hurrying to get in line to back it up themselves.
For more information, visit the www.juicebee.com or visit their kickstarter page here. They make a powerful case.
To support juiceBee on Kickstarter visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/671390578/juicebee
The product will have a final retail price of 59.99 but will be offered at 39.99 as an early bird investment on KickStarter.com
Play that funky music – loud, clear and anywhere with Jabra Solemate. About the size and weight of a water bottle, the Jabra Solemate is small, light weight and features a thick carrying strap that makes it easy to carry around and use in any environment. A unique rubber ‘sole’ stores a 3.5 mm audio cable and a sound bag provides an extra layer of protection from sand, moisture and sunny outdoor conditions.
A multifunctional portable wireless speaker, the Jabra Solemate enables music lovers to enjoy the freedom of big sound with strong, deep bass from an integrated subwoofer and rich, vibrant acoustics from dual tweeters. The Jabra Solemate connects to any device that can play music – either corded or wirelessly – using Bluetooth technology, a 3.5mm audio cable or USB cable, and caters to all types of uses, indoors or outdoors. Whether connected to a mobile phone, tablet, iPad®, iPod®, mp3 Player or laptop, the Solemate is the perfect audio companion to play music clearly and loudly.
PLAY ON! – Playmusic while lying at the beach, hanging out in a park, hosting a barbeque, or relaxing at home. Or, amplify the volume while streaming YouTube videos or watching movies.
DANCE ON! – Dance to unbelievable sound quality at the next social event, birthday party, or holiday extravaganza.
GAME ON! – Turn-up the volume on mobile videogames and beat the top score.
TALK ON! – Catch up with friends, family and colleagues via phone or video chat services like Skype and on a mobile phone, PC, or tablet.
CARRY ON! – Solemate is meant to travel. Small, light and it comes with its own sound bag!
PARTY ON! – Sweat, dust, splash and shock resistant.
Beats Electronics LLC (Beats), the leading audio brand co-founded by legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, today proudly introduces the next generation of the company’s iconic Beats By Dr. Dre Studio headphone. The original Studio put Beats on the map, capturing the hearts and ears of consumers and creating demand for a premium sound experience. Today, the new Beats Studio marks an elevated standard of quality, innovation and design for everything Beats brings to market moving forward, reinforcing the company’s commitment to exquisite form, function, and most importantly sound.
“Music is my first love,” said Dr. Dre. “It’s how artists and producers communicate with their fans, but if the sound isn’t right then the emotion isn’t right and the meaning gets lost in translation.”
“With the original Studio headphone we set out to prove that people all around the world care enough about sound to invest in it – and we did,” said Jimmy Iovine. “Now we are taking it a step further. The new Studio is tuned with balance, accuracy and emotion, has a breathtaking design and truly innovative technology. This is the sound of the future.”
Introducing the new Beats Studio headphone
Sound: Each pair of the new Beats Studio headphones is precisely tuned with new custom digital software called the Beats Acoustic Engine (BAE), to perfectly deliver a reengineered and reimagined Beats sound experience.
Design: Every detail in the new Beats Studio was specially crafted to create a streamlined look, feel, and fit. The new design features lighter materials, increased strength, improved flexibility and an acute attention to detail. There are no visible screws. There are no straight lines. The new design also features an ergonomic adjustment mechanism around the ear cups that enables them to adjust to the head without restriction via a single floating pivot.
Noise Canceling: The new Beats Studio features adaptive noise cancellation (ANC), which switches between two modes. In music mode, sound quality and noise cancellation are perfectly balanced to deliver a premium listening experience. When unplugged, the headphone provides a more aggressive noise reduction experience. All of the materials – from the ear cups to the headband – work in concert to isolate sound and improve the acoustics of the new Beats Studio.
Power Management: No more changing batteries. The new Beats Studio is a noise- cancelling headphone with a rechargeable, 20-hour, Lithium-Ion battery. Charge it in any USB port or outlet. A 5-light LED battery fuel gauge indicates how much charge is left while an auto on/off feature automatically shuts down the headphone once it is unplugged.
Newly formed Inteliscope, LLC announced the launch of the Inteliscope Tactical Rifle Adapter and Apple device app. Development efforts are proceeding quickly and the company expects to have the product ready to ship in mid-June, 2013. Customers may pre-order now at www.inteliscopes.com.
Inteliscope is a creation of inventor and entrepreneur, Jason Giddings, who established TransluSense, LLC to bring to market the Luminae glass multi-touch keyboard and touchpad. With production facilities in place and TransluSense development ongoing, Giddings took advantage of a lull to challenge his mechanical, software, and business teams to create the device on an aggressive 10 week schedule.
The Inteliscope adapter system attaches an iPhone or iPod Touch securely to any firearm with a Picatinny (Mil-STD-1913) or Weaver tactical rail and sports a number of features:
• High Strength Composite-Reinforced Polymer
• Ruggedized Tactile Rubber Finish
• Quick-Release Portable Protective iPhone or iPod Cover
• Rail Mount via Thumb-Toggle Cam
• Adjustable Mount Position
• Portrait or Landscape Orientation
• Shoot Around Corners with No Head Exposure
The on-screen, heads-up display of the Inteliscope app is packed with features including:
• Intuitive User Interface
• Selectable Crosshairs
• 5X Digital Zoom
• Video Record and Playback
• Sight-in w/Ballistics and Windage Data
• Built-in Compass
• GPS Position
• Local Prevailing Winds
• Shot Timer
• Flashlight and Strobe
The Inteliscope firearm adapter and Apple mobile device app sells for $69.99. Interested customers may pre-order at www.inteliscopes.com to reserve the first units off the production line in Sandpoint, Idaho. Payment is transacted at the time the product is shipped.
Onstage at the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Thorsten Heins, President and CEO, BlackBerry just announced that all of you BlackBerry Z10 customers are in for a treat. An update to BlackBerry 10 software has been released with new features designed to keep you moving. BlackBerry 10.1 is a free update that will be rolling out with carrier partners over the coming weeks.
I’ve chatted with the product development team about what you can expect in the update and there are definitely some exciting changes and features to highlight, and best of all updating is free and easy to do over a WiFi® network.
New BlackBerry 10.1 Features:
- BlackBerry Hub: The BlackBerry Hub lets you access all your messages and notifications in one place. With BlackBerry 10.1 support for PIN to PIN messages for direct communication between BlackBerry smartphones has been added to the BlackBerry Hub. Plus, improved attachment support in the BlackBerry Hub makes it easier to view emails which have been sent as attachments to other messages.
- Notifications: With BlackBerry 10.1 you can personalize the notifications for your accounts and contacts so you always know what is happening around you. Customize ringtones, vibration and the LED light by contact or by account for more personalized notifications.
- Fine Cursor Control: BlackBerry 10.1 makes it easier and more accurate to pinpoint exactly where you want to type. Tap once to bring up the cursor. Grab the blue circle and drag it around to place it exactly where you need it. Tap either side of the circle to move left or right by just one character. It’s easy to move around with speed and precision.
- Camera: BlackBerry 10 lets you create the perfect shot by moving parts of your picture backwards and forwards in time with Time Shift mode. BlackBerry 10.1 adds an HDR shooting mode for beautiful images in tricky lighting conditions. A standard image takes a picture at one exposure level. Where you have high contrast between light and dark areas of the photo, fine details can be lost. High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode takes multiple pictures at different exposure levels and layers them automatically to produce a single photo that combines the best of the dark and light areas.
- Lots more to discover: You’ll find lots of new improvements across the BlackBerry 10 OS like landscape support for the calendar, easier international dialing, improved red eye reduction in the picture editor and much more. The first step to discovering these new features is to update your BlackBerry 10 software.
How to update to BlackBerry 10.1:
Updating to BlackBerry 10.1 is free and easy to do. To update your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone to BlackBerry 10.1 look for the alert in the notifications section of the BlackBerry Hub. You can also check for software updates through the settings menu by visiting the software updates section. The download will happen in the background and the update will be applied without needing to back up your smartphone. All of your information remains safe. As always, we recommend you have a current backup of your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone readily available. For more information on how to update your BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, visit www.BlackBerry.com/update
Easily Capture your Extreme Adventures in Stunning HD with the Affordable Polaroid XS80 Mountable Hi-Definition Action Camera
Polaroid, the 75-year-old brand synonymous with instant imaging, sharing and fun, is expanding its line of mountable hi-definition action video cameras with an affordable model that allows consumers to easily capture their every adventure. At only $129.99, the XS80 action camera joins the already extensive Polaroid product offerings, and will provide users with the ability to take 1080p video at 30 frames per second (FPS), guaranteeing that they never miss an instant of the excitement.
Be it biking, surfing, mountain climbing or any other outdoor activity, Polaroid offers the perfect action video camera for action sports enthusiasts and fun-seeking families to capture and share all of life’s thrilling adventures – at a price that is very affordable. Built in a tough waterproof housing with anti-shake technology, the Polaroid XS80 is also shock and impact resistant allowing it to be used in all types of daring environments. Additionally a variety of mounts that come standard allow video and still images to be captured virtually anywhere.
“The Polaroid XS80 is an exciting addition to our line of hi-definition sports video cameras, which bring the Polaroid ideal of sharing life instantly to a new level,” said Polaroid President and CEO, Scott W. Hardy. “Whatever the sport or activity, the XS80 offers the portability, durability and versatility needed to capture and share life’s most exhilarating and memorable moments in an instant, all at an affordable price point.”
Offered by C&A Licensing LLC, an authorized Polaroid licensee, the Polaroid XS80 hi-definition action video camera comes standard with a helmet mount and a limited one year warranty.
Polaroid XS80 Specs and Information:
• HD 1080p, HD 720p, VGA
• Waterproof up to 30’
• Motion record (video and photo)
• 16MP, 5MP, 3MP VGA
• 3 Photo Modes (single, burst (10), time lapse (1,5,10,30,60))
• Micro SD Card up to 32GB
• 120 Degree field of view
• G Sensor (auto rotation)
• Built in Lithium ion battery
• HDMI output
• High Impact & Shock Proof
The Polaroid XS80 has a suggested retail price of $129.99 and is currently available at www.polaroid.com, Canadian Tire, Tiger Direct and other select retailers.
X6 Innovations is launching BlueBee, a unique smartphone accessory that uses the first cloud-based crowdsourcing technology to track and find your things quickly and easily.
BlueBee is a small electronic location device, the shape of a mini cassette tape that will make your life easier. It can easily be attached to your keys, your purse or left in your car.
BlueBee then communicates with your iOS or Android smartphone using the BlueBee app that locates all your tagged valuables on a map (up to 8 Bluebees),
and make them ring when you are close by. Whether you’re looking for your keys, your purse or even your car, the BlueBee app is there to help.
BlueBee taps the power of the crowd to help find your lost valuables
BlueBee uses a unique crowdsourcing technology, “Blue Crowd Search,” to find your things, with the help of all the other BlueBee users. Wherever your lost stuffs are, it can be automatically detected by the smartphone of a BlueBee user passing by that will immediately notify you with its exact location.
This passive and fully automated user collaboration network is the first cloud-based « lost-and-found » service, and fully owned and operated by X6 Innovations. And in a near future, tens of thousands of « moving radars » will be able to
help everyone find their lost property, every day.
“Security and privacy protection were paramount to architecture the ‘BlueCrowd network’, » explains Cyril Haoudi, the co-founder of X6 Innovations. “It is absolutely impossible to track BlueBees which don’t belong to you, because of the way we have built the Blue Crowd Search network and the security algorithms.”
A remote control
BlueBee can also remotely control your smartphone. By pressing the BlueBee button, you will be able to quickly find your phone by making it ring, even in silent mode. This button can also be used to trigger your smartphone’s camera and easily take group pictures.
BlueBee is available for $25 on Indiegogo.com, starting from April 30th, 2013. A price that includes a lifetime subscription to the Blue Crowd Network, which will only be available to premium users after the Indiegogo.com fundraising.
For more information visit: http://x6innovations.com/
The FS1 Air boasts a sophisticated design inspired by the Scuderia Ferrari racing team and a balance between the GT Car’s innovative lines, creases and curves. The 2.1 speaker system incorporates Apple AirPlay technology enabling users to stream music wirelessly from iTunes or Apple devices. This flexible speaker system is also Bluetooth-enabled to wirelessly play music from Android and Windows based devices, and an Apple Dock connector to charge and play your Apple Device.
What is the netTALK DUO Wi-Fi? The device is a way for you to cut the cord and get out of yet another monthly bill payment for a landline phone. The netTALK DUO Wi-Fi is the third generation in their lineup and now no longer needs to be tethered to your PC.
netTALK has recently given an upgraded to their VOIP phone service via a Wi-Fi add-on that makes their device much better. You’re no longer tethered to your PC, as I mentioned above, and can now place your new device where you want as long as you have a stable internet connection to place and receive calls from your home or office.
Canadians don’t have much choice when it comes to who provides a landline but with netTALK duo Wi-Fi you have a relatively simple and cheap solution barring you can set up with no hassle. (more…)
The Mojo Earbuds incorporate its fashionable color finish from the bud to the cord and is available in 7 different shades such as Red, Purple, Yellow and more. They also feature enhanced bass for deep and rich sound. Three bud sizes (Small, Medium and Large) are also include in package, to ensure a comfortable fit.
Developed to redefine the way we live, the GALAXY S 4 makes every moment of our life meaningful. It understands the value of relationships, enables true connections with friends and family, and believes in the importance of effortless experience.
Highly crafted design with a larger screen and battery, thin bezel, housed in a light 130g and slim 7.9mm chassis. The new Samsung GALAXY S 4 is slimmer, yet stronger.
The GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, and brings your world together.
For a richer, simpler and fuller life.
To find out more, click here http://www.samsung.com/galaxys4/
Sony today announced that the Xperia Tablet Z, which it pitches as the world’s slimmest 10” tablet, will launch globally in Q2 of this year. The tablet measures 6.9 mm in thickness and weighs 495g.The Xperia Tablet Z runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz asynchronous quad core processor and has a 10.1” HD 1920x1200p display utilizing Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. Camera-wise, the Xperia Tablet Z features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Like its smartphone counterpart, is dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57), making it immune to accidental spills and splashes.
Corporate Vice President and Head of UX Creative Design and Planning at Sony Mobile Communications, Kaz Tajima, said “Xperia Tablet Z reinforces our intention to be a leading player in the premium Android device market, by building on the principles established by Xperia Z and perfectly optimising them for the tablet form factor.”
Xperia Tablet Z will be launched on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), but will be upgradable to 4.2 after launch.
Meanwhile, Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z, goes on sale in-stores worldwide today. The phone was widely praised after it was showcased at CES 2013 and many will be eager to get their hands on the device.
Ooma, Inc., the leading provider of HD-quality free home phone service, today announced that it is expanding into the Canadian market. Beginning today, Canadians can now choose to receive free crystal-clear calls to any phone number within Canada with the one-time purchase of the Ooma Telo. For Premier subscribers in the U.S., Ooma has now expanded the free-calling area to Canada as well.
The innovative Ooma Telo device plugs into a high-speed Internet connection and existing home phone to provide free phone calls and bundled features including voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and 911 service. After the initial purchase, customers pay only applicable taxes and fees. Based on an average phone bill of $40/month, the Ooma Telo pays for itself in just six months and customers will save more than $200 in the first year, more than $600 in just two years and nearly $2,000 in five years.
“Since Ooma began offering free home phone service in the U.S. with the Ooma Telo, our subscriber base has grown quickly, doubling in the last year alone,” said Eric Stang, Chief Executive Officer at Ooma. “We’ve received frequent requests to bring Ooma to Canada because of the high cost of phone service there and we anticipate a healthy level of interest in eliminating expensive monthly phone bills. Free home phone service, outstanding voice quality and advanced features are an unbeatable combination.”
The Ooma Telo is able to deliver superior call quality because of its PureVoice™ HD technology, a bundle of five technologies, including:
- Adaptive redundancy to avoid voice quality sounding stuttered or garbled due to packet loss. The Ooma Telo detects packet loss on the Internet connection and automatically sends redundant packets to boost the clarity of phone calls.
- Advanced voice compression that reduces bandwidth consumption by 60 percent over standard VoIP technology and is more capable of withstanding packet loss without degradation.
- Wire-speed QoS allows the Ooma Telo to prioritize voice packets without slowing down the rest of home network to help ensure crystal-clear calls.
- Secure, encrypted calls using the same encryption technology that governments use to protect classified data. Using the Ooma Telo, phone conversations are even more secure than over a traditional landline.
- Ooma HD Voice technology doubles the fidelity of phone calls by capturing twice the speech information of a standard voice call so conversations sound more lifelike (HD-compatible phone required).
Customers who select the optional Ooma Premier service for $9.99 a month can enjoy advanced features like call screening, three-way conferencing, call forwarding, blacklisting, 911 notifications, distinctive ringtones and a multi-ring option so home and cell phones ring at once.
Ooma customers have the option to choose a new home phone number for free or to port their existing phone number for a one-time fee of $39.99. Annual subscribers to the Ooma Premier service can choose to port an existing home phone number at no additional charge. Ooma also offers an affordable international calling plan to 61 countries for as little as a penny per minute. Calls made between Ooma devices anywhere in the world are always free.
Ooma customers can save even more money on their mobile calling plan by tapping into their Ooma account on the go and making phone calls over any Wi-Fi or 3G network with the Ooma Mobile HD app. The Ooma Mobile HD app is compatible with Android devices as well as the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It costs $9.99 to download from app stores.
The Ooma Telo is now available at Amazon.ca and London Drug in Canada at an M.S.R.P. of $229.99 CAD. Ooma Telo includes a one-year limited warranty, a 30-day money back guarantee and a free 60-day trial of Ooma Premier service. Live customer service is available by phone in both English and French. See http://www.ooma.com/ca for more information.
In honor of President’s Day, Mimoco makers of the collectible line of MIMOBOT designer USB flash drives proclaims the latest in their Legends of MIMOBOT Series featuring icons, geniuses, and stars of the human race. Celebrating the American spirit, democracy, freedom, and equality galaxy-wide, and following the second inauguration of the 44th President of the US, new MIMOBOT flash drives in the form of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln have arrived on planet Earth. Mimoco is proud to announce the availability of two of America’s forefathers in MIMOBOT stylistically illustrated flash drive form and function in conjunction with the birthdays of these great presidents. George Washington MIMOBOT and Abraham Lincoln MIMOBOT drives, produced in limited editions, are available in up to 128GB capacities and come preloaded with bonus George and Abe wallpapers, icons, and avatars.
In just a few years, Rachelle Wilde has taken the modelling world by storm, quickly rising through the ranks to become one of Canada’s hottest models to say the least.
She has decided to do her own unique BlackBerry Z10 review video on YouTube and it’s stunning. So is She!!!
You can find out more about Rachelle here.
Sennheiser reimagines its acclaimed MOMENTUM headphones with the launch of the new MOMENTUM Black. Featuring a sleek look, MOMENTUM black combines pure design and uncompromising performance with the signature blacks of this season’s fashion collections.
The MOMENTUM Black is the beautiful new addition to Sennheiser’s Style Selection. Following close on the release of the successful MOMENTUM, MOMENTUM Black delivers a perfect fusion of style and substance; urban design that promises no compromise on sound.
Minimal black designs are dominating the latest collections from the leading fashion houses. The look of right now is dark and sophisticated; with elegant silhouettes that emphasise purity and subtly accentuate textures and fine materials. This is the world of the MOMENTUM Black, which marries an elegant headband slider of premium stainless steel with earpads and a headband worked from soft and supple leather of the finest quality. A pure design, reimagined with black leather and coolly contrasting subtle red stitching that’s very much of the moment.
Beneath its stylish exterior, the MOMENTUM Black headphones refuse to compromise on sound quality. Sennheiser has taken technologies from its high-end headphone range to ensure a clear sound with excellent detail.
“Combining form and function is key to the allure of the MOMENTUM. It’s a formula that has proved successful with critics and discerning music lovers alike and its now coming in a black version, with a new look that takes the premium sound experience to the world of fashion”, said Maurice Quarré, Director Product Lifecycle Management at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics.
People love them for how they look and also for how they feel: high-quality, predominantly natural materials; ensure these headphones offer the ultimate in comfort for hours of listening. Other smart touches include the circumaural ear cups that insulate the listener from noisy urban environments, and an optional cable with a smart remote and microphone for taking and receiving calls and controlling the music on Apple devices. The MOMENTUM from Sennheiser is the perfect companion around town: Experience sound in style.
For more information visit: www.sennheiser.ca
GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and enabler of immersive life-experience capture and sharing, announces global availability of its new line of next generation HERO3 cameras. Debuted earlier this month to global media, the HERO3 is now shipping worldwide and is available in three models. GoPro’s flagship model, the HERO3: Black Edition, is the most advanced GoPro camera ever. With no expense spared in its development, the HERO3: Black Edition is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable, gear mountable, and waterproof to 197′ (60m), the HERO3: Black Edition is capable of capturing ultra-wide angle HD video at 1080p-60 frames per second (fps), 1440p-48 fps, 720p-120 fps, 2.7Kp-30 fps and 4Kp-15 fps. The HERO3: Black Edition can also capture 12MP photos at a staggering rate of 30 photos per second. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility, and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition arguably the world’s most powerful and versatile solution for capturing and sharing immersive and engaging footage of your favorite life experiences. With well over 3 million HD GoPro cameras sold since debuting in November of 2009, the HERO3: Black Edition is well positioned to be another global best-seller.
Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces, the HERO3: Black Edition is 25% lighter and 30% smaller than previous models.
2X Faster Video Performance
The HERO3: Black Edition captures professional, cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance. Slow-motion aficionados and industry professionals will love the HERO3: Black Edition’s 1080p-60 frames per second (fps), 720p-120 fps, WVGA-240 fps, 960p-100 fps and 1440p-48 fps video modes while those desiring the highest possible resolutions will appreciate the 2.7KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps video modes. 4Kp-15 frames per second video mode also represents a powerful still image capture mode in that it can be used to capture continuous 8MP+ video stills at a rate of 15 frames per second.
3X Faster Photo Performance
The HERO3: Black Edition’s photo performance is 3X improved, now boasting 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second with 2X better low light performance compared to previous models. Still Photo and Time-lapse Photo modes remain the same but are now joined by a new Continuous Photo mode that captures continuous 12MP stills at a steady 3, 5, or 10 photo-per-second rate, up to 30 photos at a time.
Improved Sharpness, Less Distortion
The HERO3′s reduced-distortion, 6-element aspherical lens combines with user-selectable Ultra-wide, Medium and Narrow field-of-views to deliver more perspective-capture options than ever before. Add the totally updated flat-lens waterproof housing that delivers stunning image sharpness both above and below water and you’ve got one of the most powerful and durable image capture solutions on the planet.
Redesigned Audio System
Understanding that sound quality is as important as image quality, GoPro engineers completely redesigned the HERO3 to be as adept at capturing the subtle, natural sounds of voice and music as it is at capturing the immersive sounds of sport. Also improved is GoPro’s already famous wind-noise reduction, ensuring that you’ll hear more of your passion, be it your engine or expletives, and less of the wind during high-speed activities.
For more information visit: www.GoPro.com
The Sennheiser Orpheus originally debuted back in 1991. It was designed and sold as a complete system: a table-top stereo tube amplifier, the power supply, an internal DAC, all the cabling, and of course the headphones themselves. The engineers in Germany used exotic materials to give the Orpheus sort of a timeless, Art-Deco-meets-steampunk vibe. It’s an electrostatic system — instead of traditional speaker cones inside the earcups, you’ll find thin pieces of film that vibrate when stimulated by electrical currents. The sound is amazing: lively, super-nuanced, and intimate.
Only 300 units were produced, and each one sold for $13,000 — a very large sum of money for a headphone rig, even by today’s standards.
For more information visit: www.sennheiser.ca
The ’70s, ’80s and ’90s were incredible decades for the counter-culture world of skateboarding. From the Z-Boys, backyard pools and the Ollie, to the McTwist, handrails and the 900, skating bore witness to many dynamic individuals executing revolutionary and incredible feats of creative athletic ability. Element Case is proud to announce its partnership with a select group of legends from skateboard history and Powell Peralta, to present the first edition of our Element Case SKATE LEGENDS SERIES. With this exclusive limited series we are bringing some of the most iconic deck graphics from those explosive eras to the iPhone 4/4s, by combining them with three of Element Case’s premium iPhone 4/4s protective cases. Sport your favorite skateboard graphic from the past on your iPhone 4/4s.
To check out the full line of cases visit: www.elementcase.com
iON Worldwide, the global consumer electronics company known for bringing Shoot/Share Wi-Fi connectivity to point-of-view (POV) cameras, recently announced the iON Adventure, the latest addition to its iON line of action cameras. The iON Adventure re-invents the POV camera for long-distance and longtimespan activities, with GPS functionality, a unique loop recording mode and dual SD-card storage to ensure there is ample storage space available for wildlife seekers, climbers, hikers, travelers and other adventurers to effectively document and share their biggest moments, whether they involve summiting Mount Everest or reeling in a 200-pound Marlin. The iON Adventure is one of three cameras iON is unveiling at CES 2013 in its quest to deliver a full line of cameras tailored to meet the diverse needs of a broad range of pro and consumer users. Also being announced are the iON Air Pro 2—the second-generation of the company‘s flagship Air Pro line, and the iON Speed Pro for motor and marine sports and racing.
A built-in GPS receiver, which allows users to add location, speed and altitude data to their videos, makes iON Adventure the ideal accessory for activities that take place over long distances and varied terrain, such as mountain biking, hiking/trekking, climbing, ATV-riding, deep-sea fishing, hunting and long-distance racing. The addition of GPS data also allows users to analyze their performance; for example, mountain climbers can use it to study how altitude changes affect their ascent. Users whose adventures span hours, and even days, will especially appreciate the loop recording mode that allows for continuous, non-stop recording between two memory cards, eliminating the hassle of manually restarting recording and swapping out memory cards.
A new iON body design—with a side-mounted lens—enables the camera to be comfortably strapped across a user‘s chest. A new, ultra-sensitive image sensor is capable of capturing full 1080p HD video even in difficult lighting conditions. Like the iON Air Pro series, the iON Adventure is ultra-lightweight, weighing in at just 4.2 ounces, and fully compatible with the iON PODZ accessory system. When iON Adventure is used with the Wi-Fi PODZ and the iON app for iOS and Android, users can transform their smartphone or tablet into a powerful remote for the iON Adventure as well as instantly share their moments via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, email and the iON Cloud service.
The iON Adventure will be available online in March 2013 for $349.99 at ioncamera.com and select sports and consumer electronics retailers.
More information and details about iON cameras, mounting kits and accessories for iON cameras can be found at www.ioncamera.com.