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This Tiny HDMI Device Will Capture 4K Gameplay With Lag-free Passthrough

Screen-recording is nothing new, but this little guy called 4K HDMI Grabber from Taiwanese audio/visual products maker Pengo, touts compatibility with all latest 4K enabled gaming consoles, including Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Playstation 4, and Playstation 4 Pro. With Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber, you are free to use any UVC-enabled application to capture and stream with software of your choosing, including OBS, XSplit, and Bandicam. Continue reading This Tiny HDMI Device Will Capture 4K Gameplay With Lag-free Passthrough

Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver Packs A 24-bit DAC And Optical Output

Bluetooth device that turns any regular speaker or music system into a Bluetooth-enabled one is not new, but not many can claim to offer built-in DAC and digital optical output as standard, and at a price point that won’t break your bank. such are features that Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver has to offer. this sleek, compact device does what all Bluetooth music receiver does: lets you stream your favorite tunes from your Bluetooth-enabled sources, such as your smartphone, tablet or computer, to any music system or powered speakers. however, the B1 stands out as one that goes beyond just another Bluetooth device. while Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX offers superb high-resolution wireless streaming, its onboard 24-bit unsampling DAC ensures audio output to your speakers are of the highest possible quality. Continue reading Audioengine B1 Bluetooth Music Receiver Packs A 24-bit DAC And Optical Output

Gramofon Cloud Jukebox

the concept of jukebox seems irrelevant in today’s context, or so we thought. on the contrary, it is very much alive, but like a resilient bacteria it has evolved and survive as cloud music server in the guise of Pandora, Spotify and the likes. like many before it, Madrid-based crowdsourced WiFi network operator, Fon, wants you to turn any speakers, old or new, into a jukebox that dishes out music from the cloud, but it does so with a twist: it is also a WiFi router too. how the music streaming works is something most of us are familiar with: hook up this stylish box to your speaker system and connect it to the Internet via the Ethernet port or wireless network. then all that’s left is to induct your iOS or Android device to the new Gramofon WiFi network and you all set to stream Spotify or tune in to the web radio service Wah Wah. Continue reading Gramofon Cloud Jukebox

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

until the day when voice recognition comes to universal remote and smart TVs as standard, we still have to punch letter-by-letter to form the search terms when searching contents and manipulate arrow keys to control cursor on our connected TV. it is an excruciating experience which the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard seeks to relieve couch potatoes of. to be honest, this is why despite having a slew of connected devices hooked up the TV, i never actually got around using them. even the simple act of keying password is a gargantuan task. the Harmony Smart Keyboard solves this by giving you a full size keyboard, complete with function keys such as “Guide”, “Pause”, “Play” and Channel up or down, and a touchpad for easy menu navigation, as well as web surfing. it even has game console buttons to cover your gaming needs. Continue reading Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

Beep Turns Any Speaker Into Wireless Speakers

at this point time, it is safe to say most of us still has quite a number of speakers and/or audio system accumulated over the years, and wirelessly connected they are not. you can change that by acquiring the Beep, a nifty and uber stylish WiFi-enabled device that will turn any speaker into wireless speakers just by simply hooking up your existing speaker or audio system to the Beep’s 3.5mm auxiliary jack, RCA, or optical input. after which, it will need a quick setup on a companion app and you are pretty much all set. Beep lets you spin your favorite tunes from your iOS or Android device to any speaker that is connected with a Beep, which means if you have ten speakers or stereo systems that you want to go wireless, you will need ten Beeps, but as a boon, you can synchronize the music across the rooms for some serious partying mood. Continue reading Beep Turns Any Speaker Into Wireless Speakers

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Essence Music Controller

having our music files on different devices is a modern day ‘problem’ which the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Essence Music Controller wants to get rid of. how so? by letting you access your digital music stash “as easy as turning on the lights”, regardless of whether the music files are on the cloud, on your computer, Network Attached Storage, smartphone or tablet. unlike what the picture depicts, the BeoSound Essence actually consists of two parts: the 6.6 cm (about 2.5 inches) circular music control dial, which connects to a hideaway box (via Bluetooth low energy) that you can keep it hidden in a cabinet or something (but it is pretty enough to be out in open too). Continue reading Bang & Olufsen BeoSound Essence Music Controller

ROCKI PLAY WiFi Music System

so you think the audio coming from Bluetooth speakers are pathetic? then you are on the same page as the folks behind the ROCKI PLAY WiFi Music System. that’s the very reason they created ROCKI, a tiny, pocketable device that turns any speakers into WiFi speakers. turning existing speakers into audio streaming speakers is not the newest idea, but doing by means of WiFi certainly is. all you have to do is hook up your existing speakers or any speakers that you want to WiFi-ed via RCA or a 3.5mm cable, download and launch the free ROCKI app, and you pretty much good to go. the best part is, you can add as many ROCKI as you like and turn your home into a multi-room WiFi music system, plus it supports multiple users so family and friends can join in the fun and play DJ using their own smartphone. as the ‘master’, you will be able to set permissions to allow or disallow a person the control. you know, sometimes people can get too carried away. Continue reading ROCKI PLAY WiFi Music System

Grace Digital Bluetooth Integrated Amplifier

give your existing speaker system, be it bookshelf, floor standing, or computer speakers, an instant performance upgrade with the Grace Digital Bluetooth Integrated Amplifier. available in 24-watt (GDI-BTAR122) or 100-watt (GDI-BTAR502) models, the Grace Digital Bluetooth Integrated Amplifier not only amps up your existing system with its built-in class D digital amplifier, it also features the latest Bluetooth technology for wireless audio streaming from any Bluetooth enabled sources of your choice. Continue reading Grace Digital Bluetooth Integrated Amplifier

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 Nordic Sky Edition

don’t know how does a Scandinavian summer looks like? well, you can get a feel, or so we were told, by adorning your BeoPlay A9 speakers with these special edition Nordic Sky covers and legs. even if you don’t get the feel as per what the maker has intended, at least your BeoPlay A9 speakers will look a whole lot less like satellite dishes sitting in your pad. available in three different editions, namely, Dusk, Dawn and Twilight, the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 Nordic Sky edition lets you experience anything from the sweet blue lights of the twilight to the green darkness of the dawn to the eerie redness of dusk that are unique to the Scandinavian sky. Continue reading Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 Nordic Sky Edition

ASUS Xonar Essence STU USB DAC/Headphone Amp

looking for a USB DAC/headphone amp that is scalable without breaking the bank? well, the good news is, that ideal of yours ain’t too farfetched – thanks to the ASUS Xonar Essence STU USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier. while the Xonar Essence STU may looks like an external soundcard add-on for your computer, it is really more than that. based on ASUS Xonar Essence ST/STX, the STU offers an even more premium audio quality plus easy controls and connectivity for audiophiles who wants both a good DAC and headphone amplifier in one sleek unit. well, maybe it ain’t the sleekest of the sleek, but as far as geek’s gears go, it looks pretty ‘decent sleek’. Continue reading ASUS Xonar Essence STU USB DAC/Headphone Amp