Jan 12

Modern design comes to the streaming of music from the cloud

Steaming music from the Internet to a computer or tablet has become more popular as the availability of the Internet has grown. What was once only done to a desktop computer through services like iTunes, a person can now stream music to their tablet via wifi at the local coffee shop.

The OD-11 goes back to the house music streaming, adding some design perfection to it. Instead of being another software solution to stream music or song sorting options, the OD-11 removes the desktop interface. The solution is a cube for the room that has several speakers, amplifier and pulls music from the Internet via Wifi. The control is a simple ‘puck’ that a person pushes or twists to adjust the speakers output. Sure, there isn’t a screen showing a long list of channel options or a view of details about the song currently playing. Instead, the OD-11 brings a modern design element to the room while music fills the room.

01 OD 11 Cloud Speaker

02 OD 11 Cloud Speaker

Jan 09

iKlip with desktop stand for the iPad Mini

iKlip has iPad and iPhone holders that mount your iOS devices directly to mic stands so they are easy to use on stage. Now, they have the easy to use holder mounted onto a desktop stand. Making it easy to have the iPad Mini at eye level whether for looking at while working on a computer or music keyboard.

All of the stands are available over on the iKlip site.

iKlip iPad desktop

Features:

  • iKlip Stand for iPad: Desktop riser stand for iPad 2 & iPad 3rd and 4th Generation
  • iKlip Stand for iPad mini: Desktop riser stand for the iPad mini
  • Sturdy, robust thermoplastic with metal reinforced base
  • Tall enough to fit a keyboard, mixer or other studio device underneath
  • Two independent articulations for maximum flexibility
  • Adjustable viewing angle
  • iPad orientation can switch from portrait to landscape
  • Available for iPad and iPad mini
Jan 06

Distro covers CES 2013

The folks at Engadget gather their weekly best and post to a electronic magazine called Distro. I keep an eye on it since there are times I may have missed a hot item since there is so many fun bits flying around the internet every day.

This week’s Distro, reading on my iPad, is about the upcoming CES 2013 event. Covering technology we will want to see at the event. And, for those that can’t be there, a way to enjoy the bits from the comfort of our home.

Jul 26

Motorola ES400 for Business users

Motorola ES400 for Business users.

You wont be finding this MS Mobile 6.5.3 based smartphone in the store. You will need to go through your IT department to get your hands on it.The microSD slot will handle up to 32 gigs… which will come in handy with all of the built in MS Office apps.

Hardware includes a 3 inch, 640 by 480 pixel resolution display and a QWERTY keyboard. While there isn’t much talk about the touch screen, many of the shots from Motorola show a stylus so it is looking a lot like an older Treo. ‘G’ Wifi is inside as is a 3.15 megapixel autofocus camera with flash that has the feature of being able to read barcodes.

I have yet to see real life batter life, but is comes with a good size 1540 mAh.

Dec 04

Sony MEX-BT5700U

Way up on the “I Want” list: the Sony MEX-BT5700U Bluetooth® CD receiver. Enjoy hands-free calling with your Bluetooth-enabled phone and wirelessly play back the tunes stored on your Bluetooth-enabled audio device. And with AVRCP 1.3 profile support, this unit can automatically detect and display contact information and music metadata from your devices. This receiver also features USB 1-wire which allows you to connect, control and charge your iPhone™, iPod® and Walkman® MP3 player. In addition to being satellite radio and HD Radio® ready, you can play your CDs loaded with MP3, WMA or AAC songs. Plus, searching for songs is a snap thanks Quick-BrowZer™ with Jump Mode and Zappin™technology. The XA-MC10 external microphone is also included.