What is the foremost indestructible headset product in the market?

“Good music” said conductor Thomas Beecham in 1950 “is that which penetrates the ear with facility and quits the memory with difficulty.” Its the part regarding the ear that today’s audiophiles will most readily gravitate to. We’re taking Mr. Beecham out of context to some extent, but the fact remains that we have to properly hear music so as to actually love it.

 

Headphone technology has come some distance since the days of the Walkman (remember those?) and also further since the appearance of 8-track. Whilst it could be argued that music itself has tumbled into a downward spiral of mindless repetition and dim exercises in empty ‘cool’, it can’t be unnoticed that the facilities for listening to music on the go have improved an amazing deal. Continue reading

Archos GamePad review: Can it make a market for itself?

Archos were inside the tablet pc and Music player trade for a while, over ten years ago they were building and making devices with hard-drives, screens and with input and outputs. So why it’s taken this long for that french business to provide a good tablet pc, is beyond us! But as a company that likes to do things in a different way they are going for that gap between the pc tablet and handheld console.

 

The Archos GamePad is a 7-inch Android handheld console that holds a lot of promise. Is it a decent affordable alternative to the PS Vita? Continue reading

Is the TV set on the way out? Record numbers of television programmes watched on smartphones, tablets and online as viewers turn to on demand.

Latest news – It was always inevitable that when on-demand and on line services came to the laptop and tablet of the fact that decline of the TV would come. But this decline has come quicker than anyone thought and that could be why the Television is getting smart.

 

More than one in ten television programmes are watched via an on-demand service rather than a TV set, according to industry data.

A record number of people now choose to save their viewing for later rather than watching it live, with more than half now owning digital recorders. Continue reading

Is it true that Headphones Becoming More Common?

 

The answer to the one is simple. Headphone sales are increasing because more folks are buying portable devices. The more devices you buy, the more headsets you’ll need.

 

Headphones are useless without gadgets, ergo, if headphones are selling well, it stands to reason that devices are too and vice versa.

 

Not only are Tablet PCs selling like hot cakes now, but also increasingly more individuals are buying iPods and other MP3 players. The iPod’s effects on society have been enormous. If I cast my mind back to when I was little, only kids and sad looking adults wore headphones. These bizarre nerdlings always looked odd, they walked around in a peculiar manner, like a kangaroo that needed a sh*t. Continue reading

Is The Computer Mouse Finished

Pcs have revolutionized the way people do business and conduct their existence. They widely-used for shopping online and they’re used for leisure. They used to have very humble beginnings, however. They did not come with a mouse. And, now, the issue is, is the computer mouse finished?

The pc started off as a very large machine that wanted to take up a large room. They quickly became much smaller and could execute very limited tasks. They only came with a slot in them to ensure that you would insert a floppy disk and had a keyboard very similar to the types of nowadays, but today’s keyboards are much more complicated. Continue reading

The Most Discussed Gadgets of 2012 (According to Google)

Update – Google have recently confirmed their highest searches of 2012, our acquaintances at techland of time magazine have compiled the list devices by the trending searches in 2012. These Devices are compiled by the most traffic compared to 2011. Meaning these are the gadgets that everyone most desired to find out about.  
Nokia’s Lumia 900 Windows Phone handset was shown off in early January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as a comeback for the Finnish phone maker, which used the handset to announce its re-entrance into the U.S. market alongside carrier partner AT&T.

Our own Jared Newman referred to the Lumia 900 as “what is supposed to be the first Windows Phone in the United States worth caring about.”

You may wonder why Apple’s flagship smartphone for 2012 isn’t higher on the list, but seeing that this is a list of trending searches “that had the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 as compared to 2011,” the placement makes more sense.

In 2011, expectations for something called the iPhone 5 were rampant. Instead, we got the iPhone 4S. And Apple launched the new handset in October, bucking previous June launches for iPhone handsets and almost certainly prolonging iPhone 5-related searches throughout the year. So there were a lot of “iPhone 5″ searches last year — enough to dilute this year’s searches down to the number nine slot.

Plenty of people have already moved on to Samsung’s Galaxy S III this year, but the Samsung Galaxy S II, released stateside late last year, showed some nice staying power.

With its big screen and powerful innards, the Android smartphone won enough awards and critical praise to make itself a viable alternative to the iPhone.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphone line literally went big this year. The first Galaxy Note sported a 5.3-inch screen and was unveiled in Germany in late 2011 but wasn’t available for purchase stateside until early 2012. The Galaxy Note II — with its even bigger 5.55-inch screen — wasn’t unveiled until late 2012. Splitting the difference between phone and tablet form factors is no easy task, but Samsung is apparently making it work.

Microsoft is making its own hardware, that’s why the hoopla. In an attempt to show its hardware partners how it’s done, Microsoft took the bull by the horns and designed its own tablet to showcase the company’s overhauled, bold and touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system. As searches for “Microsoft Surface” in 2012 relate to searches for “Microsoft Surface” in 2011, the term’s high placement this year shouldn’t be too terribly shocking. Before this year, Microsoft Surface referred to giant touchscreen tables; that project has since been renamed to Microsoft PixelSense.

In late 2011, Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire, a $200 tablet with access to Amazon’s cache of digital books, videos, music and more. In a time of the $500-and-up iPad and a slew of so-so Android tablets, the Kindle Fire’s low price point and simple interface made it a popular choice for people who wanted a tablet but didn’t want to spend a ton of money to get one. Since then, Amazon’s repeatedly dropped the price of the Kindle Fire and rolled out the 7- and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD line of tablets. It would be interesting to know which of this year’s “Kindle Fire” searches came from people looking for the old version of the tablet or one of the new versions, minus the “HD” at the end.

In late 2011, Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire, a $200 tablet with access to Amazon’s cache of digital books, videos, music and more. In a time of the $500-and-up iPad and a slew of so-so Android tablets, the Kindle Fire’s low price point and simple interface made it a popular choice for people who wanted a tablet but didn’t want to spend a ton of money to get one. Since then, Amazon’s repeatedly dropped the price of the Kindle Fire and rolled out the 7- and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD line of tablets. It would be interesting to know which of this year’s “Kindle Fire” searches came from people looking for the old version of the tablet or one of the new versions, minus the “HD” at the end.

Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone can arguably be called the anti-iPhone poster child. Those Samsung ads making fun of Apple fans waiting in line? The current crop of those ads are for the Galaxy S III. Before its release in May, 2012, the phone reportedly became the most preordered gadget in history with 9 million early orders. As of November of this year, Samsung claims to have moved 30 million Galaxy S III handsets.

Some have clamored for a smaller, cheaper, easier to handle iPad since before Steve Jobs voiced his disdain for smaller tablets back in late 2010. It took a couple years, but the world finally got its miniature iPad. There was no shortage of rumors, speculation and crossed fingers leading up to the announcement, which almost certainly accounted for all the Google searches between 2011 and 2012.

Amusingly enough, when the iPad 3 was officially rolled out in March, Apple dropped the “3″ from the name, simply referring to it as “iPad”. The iPad 2 was kept around and discounted, but the year-long wait between the iPad 2 and what many believed would be called the iPad 3 apparently resulted in plenty of “iPad 3″ search terms between 2011 and 2012. Even now that Apple’s released the fourth-generation iPad to replace the third-generation iPad, it’s still tempting to search for “iPad 3″ when trying to differentiate the two.

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10 iPad Benefits: appropriate now as much as ever

Update – This was originally posted in 2010, when the ipad was in it’s early development, the very first ipad continues to be important today, much like this article. The points within the article are now obvious to us now, but back then we would make fun of the suggestion that we could watch videos or TV on a thin device, and many detractors were amazed by the lack of an keyboard, and how would we type on this alien tablet! but with 80+ million ipads sold, as of the end of 2012, and 70,000 apps to choose from, the ipad is and was a success. Continue reading

Two Way Radio Earpieces (…And Why Scottie is Unlikely to Beam you up, Ever)

 

For those of you mad enough to actually read my numerous articles, think pieces and terrible jokes (usually held together by only the thinnest of links to the product in question), you’ll be aware that I spend most of my time wishing that life was more like ‘Star Trek’.

 

Here, then, with the advent of these new two-way radio earpieces, is a product that can help us get a little closer to that wish. We may still be light years away from warp drive and many decades away from even a rudimentary holodeck, but the classic TOS communicators and TNG ‘com badges’ aren’t all that far fetched. Continue reading

New eVerge™ Two-Way Radios by Vertex Standard Help Customers Improve with Better Communications and Performance

Digital technology in two way radio communications has had an enormous increase over the last couple of years, led by motorola, firms like hytera, kenwood and icom have followed with their very own variations of digital technology. Vertex are a great business in asia and now have designed the eVerge digital comminications to compete with the other companies. Below is the Press release for the newest technology.

 

Vertex Standard continues its commitment to developing land mobile radios (LMR) that are precision-engineered for more value with the introduction of its new eVerge™ digital two-way radio series. eVerge™ digital radios help customers evolve to better communication and do digital right the first time – getting the right radio with the right protocol and right performance – all at a better cost to connect without compromise. Continue reading

Nexus 7 vs Nexus 10 tablet comparison review

Latest News – The nexus 7 is a great tablet, so is the nexus 10, how can these 2 be contrasted? well this isn’t as complicated as it looks, one is designed by asus and the other is made by samsung, one is 7″‘s and the other is 10″‘s. we do not wish to spoil the piece of writing below, as it is more interesting than this editorial. So for everybody who is deciding which Nexus to get, here are some valuable ideas to guide you through.

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