. I will have to say that I wasn’t the audience for these products, but the iRig Voice is a microphone for a smartphone or tablet.
Who wouldn’t want an actual microphone for an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or other Android device? I believe that the iRig Voice is targeted to those who love to use their mobile device as some sort of portable vocal studio, or anyone who just likes to do karaoke. The microphone plugs into the regular 3mm jack, and you can even plug in another headphone into that.
So how good is the mic? Well, it is optimized for vocal frequency range reproduction, and utilizes a compact cardiod parttern for close voice pickup which minimizes feedback when use diwht speaker systems. Yes, I did pick that up from the company website, because I’m not a true audiophile and just know “sound sounds good”.
If you want to get the iRig Voice, it is available in 5 colors of Green, Blue, Yellow, Pink or White for a price of $39.99 on the IK Multimedia site
Normally, I don’t show the packaging for the products that I review, but I couldn’t resist this one. I realize that I am a day late for Throwback Thursday, but this packaging for this Jam Rewind Wireless Pocket Speaker looks just like an old-school cassette.
Yes, we have come a long way since cassette tape was the way to listen to our tunes. That sound was, in comparison, pretty poor. The Rewind has a four-speaker system with two active and two passive speakers, and it is Bluetooth compatible and quite pocket-sized.
I got a chance to try it out for myself, and it has some very good sound. Other features include voice prompts, speakerphone compatibility, and it has a battery good enough for eight hours. You should be able to purchase it for about $99.99 on the Jam Audio site
It seems like I am doing a lot of reviews of Steam Games, and this one from Phoenix Online is a lot better than I thought. Heroes and Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar might not be tied with any franchise that you have heard of, but I will be danged if the gameplay didn’t draw me in.
I’m not certain how to describe it, but it is mostly a Role-Playing Game, but with more emphasis on combat. What you are seeing here with screenshot is a typical fight in this game. I found this confusing at first, but essentially the fighting is done for you. What you the playing needs to do is change the warriors’ weapons, and do special moves. Eventually, you clear the level, and it is all about getting an artifact for a queen, or something.
Like I said, the emphasis in this game is on combat and not story. After a battle is over, you can exchange the spoils of war for a form of currency and make even more valuable stuff. You can also change characters, but I can’t seem to get my characters to get more special moves when the properly level up. Something tells me there is a glitch in this game, but it will probably be fixed.
In case I didn’t do a good job describing the excitement of this game, then you will have to trust me, it is very addicting. I mean, this is a generation that is addicted to Bejeweled and Candy Crush, why not something like this? I don’t think I have a price as yet, but when it comes out on Steam or any other platform, try it.
I will have to say that I like my job of testing out products, but there are times where I try them out and cannot see the effects. The Vision Protective Shield from Konnet Care is one of these products.
The Vision Protective Shield stops a problem that you probably didn’t know that you had. According to the official site: “numerous neuron research had evidently illustrated that blue light and ultra-violet from LED screen of all electronic devices, such as smartphone, tablets, computer display, television, etc. adversely impact to our eyes”. In other words, the screens on our mobile devices can hurt our eyes.
I have no idea how much damage this can do for your eyes. In all honesty, the cell phone is pretty new technology, and I have heard some claim that cell phones have inherent radiation that will harm us over time. Tine will indeed prove these theories to be true, but I believe that a little prevention could help.
However, most users want a screen protector for their phone, so why not have one that can block out UV rays? Now, I can’t really see how it does it, which is why I included a video after the jump which attempts to show the difference.
You can get the Konnet Care Vision Protective Shield for your smartphone for about $19.99, which covers most models. If you want it for the tablet, it costs about $24.99. You can find out more about it here
yesterday, I figure that I can cover another home accessory from Simplehuman, the Sensor Mirror.
The Sensor Mirror is made of stainless steel, and it feels at home in any type of room. In front of the mirror is a sensor that will turn the ring of light on if you step in front of it, and yet somehow knows when to shut off.
Now here’s the thing: you may not like what you see. You see, the mirror magnifies at about 5x, so it is an amazing close-up. The light is also good for simulating natural sunlight, and it shows just about every pore (whether you like it or not). For those who do make-up (which is not me) this is the mirror for it.
Like the Rechargeable Sensor Pump, the Sensor Mirror is USB chargeable. You might have to take it to a USB port for charging every once in a while, but it is a pretty good product on many levels.
I mentioned that Tech Armor produces some very thin cases for the iPhone 5, and I had a chance to try out the FlexProtect Case for the Galaxy S5, as well as the HD Clear Screen Protector.
There isn’t really much that I can say about the FlexProtect Case for the Galaxy S5, other than the fact that it is the thinnest that I have ever seen. Sure, I have already said that before, but it really does keep the scratches away from the back.
As for the HD Clear Screen Protector, it protects. I’m not certain what else that I can say about this, but you need protection for the front of the phone on the touchscreen, so you should use this.
If you have a Galaxy S5, and you are looking for an inexpensive way of protecting it, then I will recommend this package. You can purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5 FlexProtect Case + FREE HD Clear Screen Protector for about $16.95 on the Tech Armor site
You may notice the “Part 1″ in the title, and this is because I had a chance to try out some Simplehuman products this week. I will start with the Rechargeable Sensor Pump, a definite way to get soap on your hands without the germs.
The Rechargeable Sensor Pump is made of brushed nickel that can hold 11 ounces of liquid soap. All you have to do is wave your hand underneath, and you will have 0.2 seconds of quick soap.
In other words, you can have the liquid soap without hitting the top of a dispenser. In case you are worried about clogs, it has a silicone valve to prevent those. By the way, the top opens up very easily so it is easy to put soap inside.
So how is it powered? Not by batteries. That’s right, you plug in the Rechargeable Sensor Pump with the included USB cord, and you have the power.
If you want to get some of this power on your bathroom or kitchen counter, head on over to the Simplehuman website
, a pair of headphones that doubled as a life-logging video camera. Today, I reporting on a pair of headphones that are also unusual, the Kusky GloSync.
The Glosync is a pair of headphones that will glow while you are playing your music, and will even keep the beat. Just think of it as a way of giving your headphones life a personal soundtrack with matching lightshow. They even have a patented electroluminescent 3.5 cable that can glow as well.
In addition to the glowing feature, they also features advanced ear cushions to block out ambient noise. This means that you will have some good sound along with light, and it even comes with a built-in microphone with Smart Voice Commands.
Much of the time when I report on a gadget, it is because I encountered a situation where I needed it. For example, I was at the pool the other day with my kids, and since I have three, I have to keep track of them off and on. My third kid was playing in the shallow end, and I wanted to check in on him to make certain he wasn’t getting in any trouble.
If I had the iSwimband, I could use its power of water-detection coupled with a Bluetooth sensor to monitor my youngest. This iSwimband can send an alert to my smartphone if my child’s head went underwater. Assuming that I was nearby, I could quickly get to my kid before he drowned.
I have to admit, it might be easier to just watch my kid rather than depend on a headband like this. For those that might own a swimming pool and are worried that their children might accidentally fall might find it helpful.
Yeah, I honestly think that there is a definite market for this iSwimband. You should be able to purchase it for about $100 on the iSwimband site