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TuneBug Sits Well with Sound

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TuneBug Sits Well with Sound

Shown for the first time at CES 2009, the new “TuneBug” solves a problem for any Tour de France wanna-be and anyone who has a hobby with a helmet. (OK, hockey players and other contact sports excluded…)

How do you get real sound while racing around on a bike, skateboard, skis? TuneBug's licensed technology provides an answer. Activities that require helmets don’t easily allow headphones (and if not dangerous, it’s certainly illegal in some places to use headphones on a motorcycle, bike, skateboard, snowboard or skis.)

Bypassing traditional stereo speaker technology, the TuneBug uses “exciter” technology that projects sound waves through the surfaces it rests on. When placed on a helmet, the TuneBug creates a type of surround-sound that lets the sound of the surroundings slip through. The diminutive 40 oz. TuneBug attaches to helmets and functions as an independent unit (MP3 Player + Speaker), or can be connected to an iPod (or Zen or Zune) and used as a speaker. The helmet-friendly device with a Micro SD slot can store 2GB (about 400 music files), and approximately 5 hours play time.

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Sonance Designs Outdoor Rock Speakers

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Sonance Designs Outdoor Rock Speakers

Sonance developed three new models for the company’s Landscape Series. Two of these UV-resistant speakers, the RK83 and RK63, are outdoor “rock-like” speakers designed to blend into the environment. The RK63 Rock speaker is a 6.5” 2-way, roughly 10 x 11 x 14 inches and is rated for 100w maximum power handling; the 8” 2-way RK83 Rock speaker measures roughly 14 x 15 x 18 inches and is rated for 150W maximum.

The third new product, the SoundHenge Redux is actually an enclosure that looks like Continue reading...

The Master of (Accessories) Universe

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The Master of Accessories was next to me, standing on the ultimate accessory, a Segway, further emboldened by a red Porsche logo.
  Noel Lee, president and CEO of Monster Cable, doesn’t need a Porsche Segway to highlight his status. After all, most in the business would agree Noel invented the category of cable accessories for audio and video…

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The Master of the (Accessories) Universe

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The Master of the (Accessories) Universe

The Master of Accessories was next to me, standing on the ultimate accessory, a Segway, further emboldened by a red Porsche logo. 

Noel Lee, president and CEO of Monster Cable, doesn’t need a Porsche Segway to highlight his status. After all, most in the business would agree Noel invented the category of cable accessories for audio.

“Come see this demo”, invites the Head Monster, leading the way on the Segway, looking very much like a general headed for a mortar shooting Continue reading...

Support Grows for Universal Power Adapter

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Support Grows for Universal Power Adapter

Driven by the proliferation of devices like cell phones, MP3 players and digital cameras, at least 3 billion power adapters will be shipped worldwide this year, up from 2.2 billion only three years ago.

Find a way to eliminate the need to ship a separate power adapter to convert AC into the required DC power for each and every electronics device…and you’ve found a technology that can really help the environment.

And that’s exactly what one start-up company has found: Green Plug& Continue reading...

Satzuma, King of USB

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Satzuma, King of USB

MPCIf you’ve attended any of my speeches, you know I am a big fan of the humble USB.

The USB is about the greatness standard this industry ever launched. Hundreds of millions of units later and the public still loves USB.

In fact, you can almost say the public has carried the USB to extremes. In every speech in the years since USB was launched, I have shown USB items highlighting the public’s USB mania: a toy missile-launching USB, the USB coffee cup warmer, aromatic USB, noodle-making USB…and more Continue reading...

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