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SmartBrick Adds Bluetooth To Your LEGO Technic, Boasts 300 Feet Range

LEGO Technic kits are awesome. in fact, it is so good that those kits hardly need any change, or is it? if you dabble with LEGO Technic kits long enough, you will soon realize that its communication component, namely the infrared, is a tad dated as compared to say, Bluetooth technology. IR has limited range and demands line-of-sight, which seriously limits the fun. before LEGO acts on it, there is a new Kickstarter project that aims to give your LEGO Techno creations a piece of the Bluetooth action. the SmartBrick is basically a Bluetooth LE receiver that replaces the IR unit of your Technic kit, if it has one, that lets you control your creation using your iPhone. Continue reading SmartBrick Adds Bluetooth To Your LEGO Technic, Boasts 300 Feet Range

Turtle Beach Outs Ear Force Elite 800, Touts DTS Surround Sound

now that major consoles are already out and about in the market, all eyes will be on the new games and peripherals for these consoles at this year’s E3, happening between June 10 and 12. speaking of hardware, Turtle Beach has a trio of headsets to show off and among them, it is the Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800 Headset that caught our attention. with the Elite 800, Turtle Beach brings DTS to your sound holes, offering surround sound gaming audio with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Channel Sound and DTS Surround Sound modes, and has Active Noise Cancellation to boot. both features are unheard of for console gaming headsets until now. the Elite 800 boasts a completely re-imagined preset system that allows the surround sound modes to be preset for different genre of games, movies and music. a mobile app lets you customize and manage these presets with ease. Continue reading Turtle Beach Outs Ear Force Elite 800, Touts DTS Surround Sound

The ADAPT by Outdoor Tech

The ADAPT by Outdoor Tech
The ADAPT by Outdoor Tech | US$39.95 | www.outdoortechnology.com

at this age, it is hard to find a media player (which usually happens to be our smartphone) that is without Bluetooth connectivity but if you happen to have a few lying around, then this nifty little gadget, dubbed The ADAPT from Outdoor Tech, is a must have for you to save them from being technology outcasts. they got to keep up with time if they want to be loved, don’t they? the concept is simple: a pretty looking device powered by a built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that, when hooked up with your non-Bluetooth devices, turn them into Bluetooth-equipped devices. The ADAPT also features a built-in microphone with Continue reading The ADAPT by Outdoor Tech

Motorola S11-FLEX HD Wireless Headphones

Motorola S11-FLEX HD Wireless Headphones
Motorola S11-FLEX HD Wireless Headphones | US$129.99 | www.motorola.com

the problem with wireless headsets are, most of them follows the mantra of ‘one size, fits all’ which means that it will not be a ‘comfortable fit’ for all users. no kidding. some people actually have really bad abrasion after long hours of using headphones but then, it is a seemingly minute problem that we have learned to live with. however, Motorola begs to differ and in fact, it thinks that a good headset should have five points of adjustability for that ‘custom fit’ that will see through your rigorous workouts or whatever you might be doing without the strain or insecurity Continue reading Motorola S11-FLEX HD Wireless Headphones

Bluetooth Bulb

Bluetooth Bulb
Bluetooth Bulb | US$tba | bluetoothbulb.com

as if flipping a simple light switch is a mammoth undertaking, mankind has tried ways and means to make it a more bearable task such as remotely control the them with methods ranging from voice activation to clap-activated – all in the name of making switching our lights a little easier and with more control. soon, we will have yet another way for flipping the light switch: via Bluetooth 4.0. the aptly dubbed Bluetooth Bulb is a LED light bulb that pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled phone, therefore allowing you to control it via an app. Continue reading Bluetooth Bulb

Motorola SF600 Bluetooth Headset

Motorola SF600 Bluetooth Headset
Motorola SF600 Bluetooth Headset | US$106.99 | www.motorola.com

there is nothing like an untethered music experience, especially if you have an active lifestyle where cable is yet another hindrance. fortunately, the market is not lack of Bluetooth headsets that allow us to enjoy our music wirelessly while we knock ourselves out in the gym. one of such BT headset is the Motorola SF600 Bluetooth Headset. it features advanced materials such as hydrophobic mesh on the earphones to keep the moisture out, strong and lightweight KEVLAR fiber to endure the most demanding workouts, deep bass HD sound, wired-quality audio with lossless wireless technology, customized fit with five types of ear cushions, and music controls including one-touch music pause. Continue reading Motorola SF600 Bluetooth Headset

Nike+ FuelBand Ice

Nike+ FuelBand Ice
Nike+ FuelBand Ice | US$149.00 | www.nike.com

remember the Nike+ FuelBand? the sleek computer-on-your-wrist that tracks almost every aspect of your exercise routines like calories, steps, time and NikeFuel? it has a new sibling, dubbed the Nike+ FuelBand Ice. well, it is actually technically the same as the original and the “Ice” there simply means that this is the translucent model. if you are a geeky type of sports person (is it even possible? anyway…), then you be glad that the clear enclosure lets you take peek at the glorious inner workings of the FuelBand – if that makes any sense at all. Continue reading Nike+ FuelBand Ice

Plantronics BackBeat GO

Plantronics BackBeat GO
(photos: Plantronics) Plantronics BackBeat GO | US$99.99 | www.plantronics.com

all this while, Bluetooth-based accessories makers have been peddling Bluetooth headset that’s either too cumbersome (read: awful) or only offers audio streaming in mono. both are the very reasons why we, style-conscious freaks, shy away from them. however, things are looking to change with the Plantronics BackBeat GO. what looks like a set of regular in-ear buds is actually a full-fledge Bluetooth headset that, when paired with a smartphone, allows you to enjoy A2DP audio streaming and take calls. Continue reading Plantronics BackBeat GO

Nike+ FuelBand Fitness Tracker and iPhone App

Nike+ FuelBand
Nike+ FuelBand Fitness Tracker and iPhone App | US$149.00 | www.nike.com

what Jawbone did with Up, Nike did it with a little bit more of Nike-eqsue stylishness. don’t know what i am talking about? well, i am referring to the Nike+ FuelBand, an accelerometer-equipped fashionable wristband that helps you to track your calories, steps, time, and “NikeFuel” of your daily activities. user can choose to let the band track your daily activities or set goals, which are then displayed via the LED display and/or the accompanying iPhone app. the Nike+ FuelBand is available for pre-order with a price tag of $149 each. still don’t know what am i talking about? perhaps, the short product video after the break will help lift the mystery. Continue reading Nike+ FuelBand Fitness Tracker and iPhone App

Motorola ELITE SLIVER & ELITE FLIP Bluetooth Headsets

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(image: Motorola Mobility) Motorola ELITE SLIVER and ELITE FLIP Bluetooth Headsets | from US$99.99 | www.motorola.com

if keeping your hands free and appearing to be talking to yourself is your cup of Earl Grey, these pair of Motorola Bluetooth headsets, the ELITE SLIVER and ELITE FLIP, should be worthy of your consideration. up till today, i am still pretty amazed by how technology has progressed this far and these duo here are good examples because, despite their wee sizes, they are packed with cutting edge technology that allows you to do the aforementioned, worry-free. plus, this duo have the look too. these headsets are equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that allows for a quick pairing with your phone with just a tap. Continue reading Motorola ELITE SLIVER & ELITE FLIP Bluetooth Headsets