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CES 2015 - Being pushed to the market for a low price of $39.99, Samson have just announced the release of their new Go Mic Direct to the public. This portable microphone solution connects to your PC or Mac via USB technology, said to be small enough to not block surrounding ports on laptop devices.
Coming with Samson's Sound Deck Noise Cancellation software for PC and Mac, this product is designed to be small enough to carry everywhere you go - stating in their recently issued press release that "With Go Mic Direct, you'll never want to use your Computer's internal microphone again."
I don't think that statement is too far from the truth. My laptop microphone sucks, as does the one in my girlfriends All-in-One Toshiba PC - if this microphone is as small and well-performing as they state, I'll be picking up a couple for myself.
CES 2015 - Audio maker Divoom has unveiled its Voombox-Party wireless speaker during CES, a weather-resistant product that can be used outdoors.
The Voombox-Party has a 3" built-in subwoofer with dual passive radiators, 2" full-range drivers, and can deliver 20 watts of sound. The NFC-enabled device allows for easy pairing with smartphones, tablets, and other mobile electronics. Owners can expect up to eight hours of battery life, and can recharge the Voombox-Party via micro-USB.
The Divoom Voombox-Party is scheduled to launch by the end of January with a $119 MSRP.
CES 2015 - Audio maker Scosche publicly launched its sportCLIP collection of earbuds for athletes and active people. The company showed its sportCLIP BT Bluetooth headset and sportCLIP 3 with tapIT remote and mic during CES 2015.
The earbuds promise good quality sound with integrated controls so wearers can play/pause music, skip tracks and adjust volume directly with controls located on the cable.
The Scosche sportCLIP BT and sportCLIP 3 will be available during Q1 2015 for $79.99 MSRP and $34.99 MSRP.
CES 2015 - Sennheiser has launched its URBANITE XL Wireless headphones during CES 2015, offering the new headphones to deliver high-quality sound.
The headphones make use of the apt-X codec and has Bluetooth and NFC support to mobile users. A touch control panel is located on the right ear cup so wearers can easily adjust volume, skip tracks, and receive and make phone calls. Voice prompts also are available.
With the Sennheiser URBANITE series, we've created a range of headphones that deliver an emotional, powerful club sound on the movie," said Dr. Christian Em, director of product management at Sennheiser. "But the generation of Millennials knows more and demands more. Now we can offer the URBANITE design including wireless freedom."
CES 2015 - Audio company A-Audio has unveiled the Rose Gold Lyric On-Ear Headphones during CES, the first addition to its LUX line.
The headphones have a diamond-quilted leather band and octagonal bezels located on each ear cup. The ear cups have memory foam padding to better isolate sound and still feel comfortable. A-Audio also provided dual jacks so owners can share music with friends, along with 40mm customer drivers and anti-vibration aluminum.
The headphones will be available for early-access in February, sporting a $199 MSRP.
CES 2015 - Optoma announced it acquired NuForce at the end of 2014, and didn't waste any time before adding to the NuForce line, launching the NE750M and NE800M earbuds.
The NE750M are made of an aluminum body that was designed to be comfortable and durable. Owners can answer and disconnect from calls directly through the earbuds, along with navigating their playlist.
The NE800M are made from carbon fiber, promising reduced vibrations that help provide a clearer sound quality. With a frequency response from 10Hz to 40kHz, there is a bit of additional sound quality delivered when compared to the NE750M.
NFC is a fantastic addition to any audio or technology device, unless you own an Apple product. All you've got to do is enable it, tap your phone on the system and you're connected and good to go in a matter of seconds. Don't believe me? Take a look at our overview of the Artic S113BT and see how easy it is on my Samsung Galaxy S4.
Patriot's BeatStreet has this great feature, but you can also connect it to your device through general Bluetooth methods or even a 3.5mm AUX cable, enabling you to listen to your tunes as you please. As with most of these products, it's charged via a microUSB port located at the rear of the device and features the ability to work as a hands-free device for your smartphone.
Daring to be a little different, the Patriot BeatStreet also doubles as a clock, giving you a white light display at the top of the product.
CES 2015 - HDTV and display maker Sceptre has unveiled the SoundBase TV Audio System, a mix between a Bluetooth speaker and sound bar. Powered by Bluetooth 4.0, the SoundBase allows users to connect devices and stream audio wirelessly directly to the unit.
The SoundBase supports HDTVs up to 55-inches and under 65-lbs, with four speakers and subwoofer combing for 75 watts of surround sound audio.
"The SoundBase is a two-in-one speaker with the power to immerse you into a movie and wirelessly stream your favorite songs via your cell phone, tablet or computer," said Cathy Chou, VP of operations of Sceptre. "Our SoundBase gives users the ability to enjoy high-quality sound without having to purchase expensive and unattractive home theater speaker systems."
CES 2015 - Speaker and audio company ECOXGEAR is now working with SunCore, a semiconductor solar-based product company, to develop the ECOXGEAR high-density solar panels. The lure of solar-powered outdoors products isn't necessarily new, but was rather inefficient until recently.
The PV panel technology utilizes a solar panel made with a 3D crystalline structure, so light is captured more efficiently during daylight hours. The SunCore solar panels are more efficient than traditional panels, so ECOXGEAR HD solar panels will be able to save more energy each day.
"By exclusively utilizing SunCore's impressive solar technology, we will be able to give our users an untethered experience like no other," said Greg Fadul, ECOXGEAR co-founder. "Our devices will harness the incredible power of the sun at all times of the day, literally making the brightest star in the galaxy your power plug."
CES 2015 - Set to provide gamers with immersive and deep sound quality, ROCCAT's last installment to their CES 2015 onslaught is the Kave XTD 5.1 Analog headset.
Designed with Noise cancelling technology build into their dual-mode, in-cable remote means full immersion without distraction. ROCCAT proudly states that sound quality is paramount when designing their Kave models, stating that "our tweaks based in part on customer feedback and our own sound engineering goals have catapulted the XTD 5.1 Analog's audio to new heights."
Alongside increased sound performance, ROCCAT claims that 25 percent of the total weight has been taken from this headset, when compared to previous Kave models.