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The weather has finally turned cool here in Texas so thinking about swimming right now is enough to give me chills. If you live where it is warm all the time or have an indoor pool you like to use, H2O Audio has a new set of waterproof earbuds that will also stand up to sweat without breaking on you. The new earbuds are called the Flex All Sport buds and they are offered in four different colors.
You can get the things in Super Hero Blue, Envy Green, Onyx Black, and Power Pink. They look nice and the Super Hero Blue ones remind me of Superman. The Flex earbuds promise clear and rich sound in up to three feet of water and the ability to stand up to the sweatiest of workouts without breaking down. They ship with three different earplug sizes for a comfortable fit and you can pick up a set in any color right now for $29.99.
I have never felt the need to have the artificial sound of crickets, waves, or anything else to fall asleep or stay asleep. I really don't need any colored lights to sooth me into dream land either. I guess some folks need that sort of stuff though and if you are one of the Pure has a new audio device for you called the Twilight. The thing might actually be a pretty cool radio for a kids room.
The white dome on top of the radio hides a light that changes between several colors. The light can be white, blue, green, purple, red, or orange. It also has built-in lullabies for kids including 'twinkle, twinkle, little star' and 'rock-a-bye baby'. It also has a built-in FM receiver that will let you listen to your local stations and you can plug in an iPod or MP3 player via the aux input.
I have a few friends that always want to go somewhere and sing karaoke. One of my hard and fast rules of life is that I don't dance and I don't sing in public. I will humiliate myself with some Rock Band at my house, but singing in front of drunken people at the local Mexican food restaurant isn't my idea of fun. If you like to sing karaoke and want a portable system that will let you belt out your favorite songs and can be used for meetings and more Samson has a new product for you.
The new product is called the Expedition 40iw Portable Pa system. It has an integrated iPod dock and a wireless microphone. This is the first system to feature a wireless mic with an integrated rechargeable battery from Samson. The system can be used for karaoke, meetings, pool parties or any other task where you need to be heard by a group.
I have tried out a bunch of different earphones over the years. I have grown to love the lightweight and compact ones the most. Heavy earphones tend to fall out of my ears when I am moving around a lot at the gym and it drives me crazy. The lightweight earphones are much more comfortable and stay in place with exertion much easier. A company called Lift Audio has pulled the covers off a new set of earphones that it clams is one of the smallest in the world.
Looking at the earphones, it's easy to see that Lift Audio is telling the truth. The tiny 6mm earphones have a case that is smaller in diameter than the ear tips on the Icon by default. The tiny 6mm drivers are encased in an aluminum alloy case that weighs only 1.6 ounces. The ear tips are made from silicone and are snug fitting. The Icon earphones ship with small, medium, and large ear tips.
When the new iPod nano launched with its touchscreen and the face that could be a clock, there were geeks everywhere that had the same though. The new nano would make a really cool and geeky watch with the right case. So far, we have seen a number of watchbands for the nano surface and some were cooler than others were. Griffin has jumped into the game with a new nano watchband called the Slap.
My kids will recognize right away that this is one of those slap bracelets that they play with. The Slap from Griffin Technology is a silicon case with a flexible metal inside. Once you put your nano into the area that holds it all you have to do is slap the thing onto your wrist. The band will wrap around your wrist automatically making for a snug fit.
I am sure that we are all familiar with wireless headphones. Typically, we are talking about headphones that use Bluetooth or headphones that use special 2.4GHz dongles to connect to computers and other things from across the room. Elecom has unveiled a new set of Wireless headphones for the iPod shuffle that are far from what you would expect in wireless headphones.
The headset doesn't need wires, but it is not what you would expect to find. Rather than having Bluetooth gear or 2.4GHz wireless connectivity inside, the thing has a 3.5mm headphone jack on one of the earpieces of the headphones. Rather than having to run a wire from the headphones to the shuffle, the Elecom headphones - called the Actrail - have a headphone plug and the shuffle sticks to the side of the earpiece.
Apple has come to terms with one of their long time foes and Beatles fans everywhere who use iTunes are rejoicing. Apple, EMI, and Beatles-founded company Apple Corps have come to terms and now all 13 of the Beatles studio albums are now available on iTunes.
If you've visited Apple's homepage today, you've already noticed the Beatle-centric flavor that their site has taken. In addition to the studio albums being available, iTunes also has links to the Beatles box set, video highlights, and even a Ping page for those using the new function. "It has been a long and winding road to get here. Thanks to the Beatles and EMI, we are now realizing a dream we've had since we launched iTunes ten years ago," said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Most Bluetooth headsets tend to look the same with black and silver designs that are more for function than fashion. The average Bluetooth headset is fine for many of us, but there are some out there that want their headsets to work well and look really good. For these folks there are are some fashionable headsets out there such as the offerings from Jawbone that put a lot of focus on looks and functionality.
Jawbone has unveiled a new product called the Jambox that is a Bluetooth speaker and hands free system that will work with any Bluetooth device including music phones, computers, and more. The speaker has a pair of drivers and an ultra small dome that claims to make a spectrum of sound almost as wide as the human ear can hear.
When it comes to headphones and earphones, anything will do for some users. For some listeners they want a set of headphones with good sound and the ability to control music. If these listeners are on a music phone like the iPhone, most folks also want headphones that have a mic and the ability to take calls without having to unplug or use speakerphone. Urbanears has unveiled a new set of headphones that is specifically for the iPhone.
The headphones are called the Urbanears Plattan Plus. The headphones have a 3.5mm headphone jack and a remote integrated into the cable. They are made for iPhone certified meaning they function perfectly for controlling the music on the device and for making and receiving calls. The Plattan Plus headphones have controls for answering and ending calls and for adjusting the volume of the tracks.
Audiophiles won't be caught dead using the earphones that came with their MP4 payer or music phone. They are always out for a set of earphones or headphones that offer better sound quality and look cool while sounding good. Future Sonics sells a line of earphones that are certainly aimed at the audiophile and the companies latest are called the Atrio Special Edition.
The ASE earphones use a new MG7 transducer and have TrueTimbre audio quality to deliver rich, full sound to the listener. The earphones use multiple drive earphones have no crossover allowing them to be used on stage, in a studio, or plugged into your iPod. The earphones also have noise-isolating tips and come with several tip sizes for a custom fit. The drivers are also designed to deliver quality audio for a rich sound at lower volumes to protect the wearers hearing. Future Sonics earphones have been used by musicians like U2 and Phil Collins.