All in Reviews

FirstLook: Nuraphone

As some of you may known that I’m not a person that tweaks sounds. I want clean reference sound as it was intended. However, music should move you, and you should feel it deep inside. I think Nura has hit the nail on the head here with something new. A technology I may not entirely understand but never the less one I can feel with clarity to match.

SwipeToMeet: How much time can it save you

We all know some time scheduling meetings can be more work than the actual meetings them selves. Meetin.gs has been leading the way with it’s intuitive scheduling service for professionals. 

With their latest launch of SwipteToMeet app they aim to simplify scheduling for everyone. Whether it’s about business or just trying to arrange a dinner with friends, SwipeToMeet make it simple to find a suitable time for a group of people. Instead of wasting days scheduling, a suitable time can be found within minutes.

FirstLook: Sensei Wireless gaming mouse

Steelseries is a cross platform peripheral company built by gamers for gamers. They claim to have solved wireless lag and dying batteries with their Sensei Wireless gaming mouse. With an accuracy of 1ms polling rate with readings of 150 inches per second and over 8200 CPI and a new style of charging dock keep you topped off and ready for your next gaming session. Does Steelseries meet these claims? Find out inside

FirstLook: RHA t10i IEM's

I strongly feel you need to use the right tool for the job. RHA has combined quality sound with premium builds for some time. The t10i are no exception a quality tool that has pioneered a new way of manufacturing and earned a spot in my personal toolbox.

FirstLook: Republic SOL Deck

In depth review of “DECK”, A slim sized bluetooth speaker from SOL Republic.

I don’t belive it was developed with just pumping out music in mind, but instead to be flexible enough to create a big sound with all types of media while creating a fun and easy experience with tons of features.

FirstLook: Pencil by FiftyThree

Paper by FiftyThree a beautifully design app allowing your creativity to fluidly flow right into your iPad. FiftyThree have done it again re-imagining the simplest tool there is. The Pencil. Join us as we take our first look and go hands on with Fiftythree's take on a stylus 

FirstLook: WayCharger

Journova is a relatively new company located in the San Francisco bay area with a mission. To empower your journeys by keeping the devices you carry charged, organized and ready so you can focus on whats's most important. With such products like the Waycharger that merges Maximum storage power, durability and style.

FirstLook: The new Jawbone ERA headset

Jawbone may have dipped it’s toes into fitness wristband trackers and Jambox speakers. But they have gone back to their roots with it's new version of the ERA headset. Jawbone made their mark in the headset market primarily due to their military grade noise cancelation technology (Noise Assassin). This technology set them apart from the competition.

FirstLook: WillyDigger Custom Cylon Commander Bead

Sometimes we have to take a step back from technology and mass manufacturing and appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of true artisans. Like Fred of Wabi-Sabi Skulls who hand-crafts custom beads ranging from skulls, Punisher, Boba Fett, IronMan, Serenity ships to where ever your imagination can take you. These one of a kinda custom beads can be used on lanyards, Key chains or  just used as  plain old collectables.

FirstLook: Dolry HiFi Stone S

The HiFi stone by Dolry is a 30-pin adapter compatible with AirPlay, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi. Offering you a way of connection your old docks with high 24bit connection. At first glance you may think its similar to other bluetooth device. But using bluetooth comes at a cost to audio quality. Bluetooth typical compresses audio up to 3 times. It also limits your range to shorter distances and line of site.

FirstLook: Whoosh Screen Shine

Whoosh is a new 100% natural and safe way to rid your screens and devices of dirt, grime, and bacteria while providing a high polish shine. Made with no Ammonia or Alcohol Whoosh is safe enough to eat, not that you would want to. Who doesn't want one less think to worry about when it comes to your children or pets.

Install: Ubuntu, Node.js, Git and Ghost

Their seems to be a bit of confusion amongst the Ghost community on how to install Ghosts first weekly update. I am not a developer or part of the Ghost team however I have backed Ghost as a VIP. I figured I could shed some light on how to go about this install. This walk through is intend for other Ghost VIP or higher backers. I will walk through the installation of a Ubuntu server 13.04 server as well as Node.js and Ghost and other recommended and suggested packages.

FirstLook: Karma HotSpot with Social Bandwidth

Having the ability to create a WiFi network wherever and whenever you need it is great, but prices nows days can cost you. With most Hotspots and Phone tethering requiring expensive plans. Most people don't use up all their data every month and this is a big waist. Karma sets out to fix that with its Social Bandwidth. Karma creates a portable WiFi hotspot that anyone can connect to. For every new users that connotes to your hotspot your both rewarded with an additional 100mb's of free data. On top of this social aspect this little WiFi hot spot uses a PayAsYouGo business model that never expires. Pay for your data and use it when you want.

FirstLook: R0DE - iXY iPhone Microphone

The RØDE iXY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone, iPad. With up to 24-bit/96k recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion, your iXY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate. At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of ½" cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment. This results in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail. The iXY is supplied with a foam windshield for outdoor recording as well as a reinforced protective zip case to ensure your iXY is available whenever you need it.

Review: R0DE Videomic

The Videomic line of microphones have always been geared towards videographers and journalists looking to stay mobile and improve their sound quality. R0DE has partnered with Rycote combining their Lyre suspension system with R0DE's VideoMic. In addition to providing a solid mount with resistance to shock and movement noise. They also benefit from Lyre's lower profile build as well. The Videomic uses a super-cardioid polar pattern reducing sounds from the sides. This results in a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.