FirstMix lets you play DJ without the real vinyl records [video]

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(credit: Gemini) Gemini FirstMix USB DJ Controller | US$100.00 | www.geminidj.com

most of us listens to digital music these days and so why should DJs stuck to vinyl records to spin their tunes? interestingly, even when Compact Disc was introduced years ago, many DJs chose to go with vinyl records in name of tactile feel. it’s kind of like ‘no feedback, not a real deejaying’ kind of thing. however, that is about to change with the new FirstMix USB DJ Controller from Gemini DJ which offers a few advantage over the ancient vinyl records. Continue reading FirstMix lets you play DJ without the real vinyl records

cool stuff: Munitio SITi: Nine Millimeter Earphones

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(credit: Munitio) Munitio SITi: Nine Millimeter Earphones | from US$159.00 | munitio.com

9mm bullet shell cases are the last thing you will associate with music gear, much less earphones but that’s exactly what the Munitio SITi (Standard Issue Titanium): Nine Millimeter Earphones are. whether you are a firearms aficionado or a person who feel the need for novelty gadgets every now and then, this pair of buds will definitely appeal to you. fashioned after the 9mm ammunition shell cases, these earphones also feature what Munitio dubbed as SiliconeHollowPoints, a soft silicon buds with hollows that ensure both comfort fit and noise isolation. Continue reading cool stuff: Munitio SITi: Nine Millimeter Earphones

SnapSights SS-1000 satisfies your lo-fi needs underwater

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(image credit: via Photojojo) Intova SnapSights SS-1000 Underwater Camera | US$35.00 | www.intova.net

lo-fi photography and water hardly mix. you can sleep, eat and do whatever with your dearest Dianas or Holgas but when you hit the beach or pool, it is time to say goodbye to them. what you need is a camera that satisfies your lo-fi photography needs regardless where you go, even in the shower if you choose to and that’s where the SnapSights SS-1000 underwater camera comes in. its 1.3 megapixel (no, that’s not a typo) lets you capture those dreamy lo-fi images and videos both in and out of the water, and it goes as deep as 100 feet. Continue reading SnapSights SS-1000 satisfies your lo-fi needs underwater

SoundFreaq Sound Platform: minimalist and well rounded

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(photos: SoundFreaq) SoundFreaq SFQ-01 Sound Platform | US$229.00 | www.soundfreaq.com

touted as the “most versatile home speaker in the world”, the Sound Platform from Sound Freaq offers four ways to fill your room with music: streaming via its Bluetooth connectivity from any Bluetooth-enabled devices, iPod dock, Aux In or the good old FM radio. under the hood of this minimalist sound dock is a pair of custom engineered 2.75-inch full-range drivers with built-in D-Class amplifier, dual chamber ports and SoundFreaq proprietary UQ3 DSP technology. adding to its versatility list is the ability to control the Sound Platform remotely either by its accompanied IR remote control unit or via a full remote control app for iPhone and iPad that’s available free on the AppStore. Continue reading SoundFreaq Sound Platform: minimalist and well rounded

iPhone 4 slippers case turns your iPhone into a, well, slipper

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(credit: via GeekAlerts) iPhone 4 Slippers Plastic Case | US$10.00 | shop.brando.com

there are the iPhone cases and then there are the novelty iPhone cases. you can either go for former and look like everyone else or you can choose the latter, like this iPhone 4 slippers case and be uniquely individual. fashion protects your iPhone 4 while looking like a slipper, albeit being a little too squarish. the slipper strap also act as a holding strap too and it is totally removable when desired. available in several translucent hues, including blue, yellow, red, green, orange, ice and black to suit a variety of taste. oh, the ‘ice’ is basically transparent but the strap is in black though. Continue reading iPhone 4 slippers case turns your iPhone into a, well, slipper

Xploderz is the new age weapon for any water gun battle

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(credit: Xploderz) Xploderz | from US$14.99 | www.xploderz.com

if you think swappable water magazines are cool, wait till you hear this: how about a swappable water magazine that contain water pellets (dubbed as the H2GROW) at your opponent. yeah, that’s right. you can probably call it a paintball and water gun hybrid. the Xploderz guns just took water gun battling a notch up the chart. this revolutionary water gun features a H2O grown magazine that holds up to 70 of those enemy smashing pellets and is capable to reach up to 85 feet. time to arm yourself with the xploderz and blow your competition out of the water. Continue reading Xploderz is the new age weapon for any water gun battle

Speck’s HandyShell iPad 2 case comes with a handy handle

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(credit: Speck) Speck HandyShell Case for iPad 2 | US$54.95 | www.speckproducts.com

after forking out a good $59.95 for a DODOcase, it seems like nothing is too expensive when it comes to iPad cases, especially it offers at least one other functions aside its primary duty of protecting your iPad 2. that’s what exactly the Speck’s HandyShell iPad 2 case is blessed with: it features a multi-function handle that let you get a hold on your iPad 2 regardless of what you do. you can use is as a thumb ring for one-handed grip, use it as a stand for both landscape or portrait mode and even hang it on the wall. though, i am not sure why you would want to do that. Continue reading Speck’s HandyShell iPad 2 case comes with a handy handle

Bowers & Wilkins announced PM1 bookshelf speakers

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(credit: B&W) Bowers & Wilkins PM1 Bookshelf Speakers | £1,995.00 | www.bowers-wilkins.com

there is always the middle ground between entry level and high end products, and the new Bowers & Wilkins’ (B&W) PM1 bookshelf speakers are one of those speakers that sit on that middle ground. the PM1 features a Nautilus Tapering Tube tweeter loaded with a brand new type tweeter, dubbed as the Carbon Braced Tweeter that raises the break-up frequency to 40 kHz and beyond. the speaker sports a 5-inch woven Kelvar driver and a 1-inch tweeter driver. Continue reading Bowers & Wilkins announced PM1 bookshelf speakers

Hoverbike might be a reality sooner than Hoverboard

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Hoverbike | US$tba | www.hover-bike.com

the name says it all: Hoverbike is a bike that hovers and in fact, it does much more than just hover. invented by one Chris Molloy from Australia, this awesome personal air transport can actually reach an airspeed of 150 knots (278 km/h) and is able to reach an altitude of more than 10,000 feet – all done while riding it like a motorcycle. while i am excited about the hoverbike but the idea of flying up to 10,000 feet riding like a motorbike does give the chill. perhaps, a parachute backpack will be a good idea here. more images of this exciting aircraft after the break. Continue reading Hoverbike might be a reality sooner than Hoverboard

Joby roll out two new stands designed for iPad 2 [photos]

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GorillaMobile Ori and Yogi for iPad 2 | from €39,95 | joby.com

we just can’t enough of accessories for our Apple products, don’t we? if you are in the market for a stand for your iPad 2, well, here’s the good news: Joby, designer and maker of the odd but famous Gorilla stand is back with two new stands for iPad 2. the first stand, dubbed the GorillaMobile Yogi for iPad 2 sport a pair of legs formed by the familiar Gorilla leg joints that are capable being bent and rotated like a pro Yoga master. Continue reading Joby roll out two new stands designed for iPad 2 [photos]

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