In this Weeks Segment Andy Taylor features products for enhancing the Drive. Have an Older Car but not a radio to todays Technology? Check out the JVC Bluetooth Enabled Radio, Headphones for the Kids? The iFrogz Little Rockerz is designed for young ears. Old School Cassette Radio in the Car? Monster iCarPlay can connect that smartphone, media player or tablet to your older car radio through the Cassette and finally, want some really good studio quality headphones? The JVC XX Series is fantastic!
Thanks for checking out our most recent KMSB Fox 11 Segment! In this weeks segment we take a look at the DXG IronX Action Camera. This Sturdy small action camera is packed with features for the Action Enthusiast. 1920×1280 HD Capture at 60fps and for those in intense action, 120fps at 1280×780! Capture High definition stills and video and easily controlled through a Wi-Fi Connection to the Phone or paired with the included Watch which allows for easy capturing of video in action with a simple press of a record button.
Waterproof to a depth of about 60 meters, the IronX is an affordable solution with high quality. See more at http://www.ironxcam.com
Also featured is the Muvee Reveal 11 Software program for creating stunning montages and video presentations easily. No heavy video editing experience required and with many options for output, the Reveal 11 program is a must have for anybody looking to create videos! Try it with a Demo at http://www.muvee.com
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Jim Barry, the Digital Answer Man from the Consumer Electronics Association visited with Andy Taylor and Mark Stine on KMSB Fox 11 Daybreak to share some of the latest gadgets and talk about the trends during the show.
We also get a chance to first hand see what some of the awesome new technology we may see this year or coming in the next few years!
We talked about the growth in Technology on our vehicles and some of the announcements focused on this technology inside vehicles!
From the Mobile In Car, we talked about Mobile Wearable Technology. Some of the Products we took a look at in this first segment were:
The Scosche Rhythm – This wearable technology allows you to wear this pulse monitor to check and manage your pulse rate, calories burned during a workout, the distance of your workout and of course others such as speed, rate or repetition and your pace. Many people listen to music while working out and The Rhythm allows you to not only monitor your workout pattern but at the same time control your music within the Rhythm interface. More Info at http://www.scosche.com/rhythm
The FitBit Flex – This Wearable technology not only helps to monitor your activity but can be used to monitor your sleep! The FitBit can monitor how often you wake up, how long you slept and can even gently wake you up with a slight vibration in the wrist unit! The FitBit Flex doesn’t just report, it gives you goals to hit. Pre set your activity levels and as you approach these goals, LED lights will illuminate to show you are working towards your goal! More Info at http://www.fitbit.com/flex
The Tinke from Zensorium – In the Wearable Health category we also took a look at the Zensorium Tinke which plugs directly into your iOS or Android Device and then monitors your Heart and Respiratory Rate as well as a few others checks for keeping you aware of your wellness and fitness. You can find more info at http://www.zensorium.com/tinke/
During the segment we also talked about Wireless Technology with Wireless Speakers, one that looked like a large coffee mug from iCreation called the Speecup. It’s design makes it not only handy to fit into a coffee cup holder in a car or as Mark Stine put it, In a golf cart – great for the ride on the greens but also resonates some great sound in this small form. The Speecup also can be used with gesture technology which means not having to fumble to push a button, a gesture of the hand across the top can perform functions such as answering a call with this Bluetooth connected device. For more info check out http://www.icreation.com
Jim is always a blast to have on the show! Part Two will be posted in a few days!
When traveling with the laptop it can be sometimes cumbersome to carry all of the components and still sport style and personality. Many of the laptop bags and totes on the market have a very industrial look to them and scream laptop! For many women that like to accessorize and have stylish designs this can be a bit of a challenge to find.
MobileEdge has the solution with its recent introduction of a Herringbone design of a laptop bag which not only looks good but is very functional. The company backs the design and function with a Lifetime Warranty. Inside the line, users will find 3 different types of bags. A Small Design which retails for around 99.99 and features room for ultra portables, padding in the compartment for safer travel with the device, an additional poly fur lined pocket for the addition of a tablet or iPad, a separate accordion file section and a matching clutch for a variety of accessories. I loved the fact that the bag also includes a zip down workstation which allows access to cell phones, memory sticks and even a place to store keys. It is a great solution to a mobile office and having the needed items on hand.
The Larger version fits some of the larger laptops, desktop replacements and the features listed above. The SRP for the larger bag is only an increase of about 20.00 from the small bag. If you are looking for a simple but stylish solution for your Ultra or tablet, Mobile Edge also carries a tote designed for around for a SRP of 59.99. Even with its smaller size, this tote still features a mobile workstation inside of it for easy access to cell, memory cards, pens and even keys. The tote features a front pouch for carrying magazines and material for the traveler. We find the same back type pocket on the small and large bags as well.
MobileEdge also produces products for Men as well as some awesome accessories for the mobile user . We found products from a USB 10 Key Keyboard add on to a mobile power add on for your car.
Take a look at the Herringbone Collection and others at http://www.mobileedge.com
Every other week Andy Taylor of TechtalkRadio visits KMSB Fox 11 to share the latest in Tech and Gadgets for the Consumer and Small Business. In one of our recent segments, Andy talked with Mark Stine about a drive from the Arizona Technology Council to recycle used electronics.
Everything from Big Screen Televisions to Old Computer Towers were recycled in this drive and while the push was on for a set period of time, the effort continues. Check with your local Electronics and Computer dealers on how they can help recycle your older systems.
Locally in the Tucson Area, SWS Electronics and Computers will work with you and recycle your older computers and the Arizona Technology Council may be able to provide an expanded list.
We also shared a very cool product from Apogee Digital for the Desktop which is for recording directly into your iPad, iPhone or Mac. Field Reporting just got a whole bit easier!
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Cables, Cables, Cables!! It seems that we can never get rid of our cables. They probably wouldn’t be that much of an issue if they didn’t always seem to fall behind the desk or turn into a mountain of spaghetti. Cable organizing devices have come along that usually place the cables out of site and still require some fumbling to find them when needed. That’s where Andrew Adams and Greg Peterson put their concept to work on Kickstarter.
The MOS or Magnetic Organization System helps eliminate cable and cord clutter with its base made up of a stylish anodized aluminum that can be wall mounted or set on the top of a desk to easily access the cord needed. Two other options in the MOS look is a white plastic or black plastic base. A fine example of the use of the MOS is the plug in of a cell phone device to transfer files to the computer. No having to fumble through a desk or finding the right cable, this MOS device easily helps eliminate the frustrations of cable mess!
Priced at around 25 bucks the MOS also ships with 3 color coordinated ties which can be used on the cables without a great deal of metal in the base. The MOS is one of those devices that will sit on the desk, you may not think about it much once it’s in use however you will likely appreciate what it “brings to the table!” My only concern is to remind this is a magnetic device. While it can sit on your desk, preferably not under your monitor, you will want to keep your cell phones and other electronics clear of this. It certainly looks good on the desktop and more projects are funding through Kickstarter to bring these items from Andrew and Greg to manufacturing.
For more information on the Magnetic Organization System, take a look at http://www.mosorganizer.com
The Kickstarter Project can be found at this link