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Rdio is the ground-breaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 12 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. Discover what friends, people with similar tastes, recording artists and more are listening to in real-time and share across Twitter and Facebook. Build a digital music collection thatâ€™s available everywhere – on the web, in-home or in-car, on an iPad or smartphone, and even offline.
Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, one of the creators of Skype. Currently available in the US, Canada and Brazil, Rdio is funded by Atomico, Janus Friis through his investment entities, Skype and Mangrove Capital Partners.
Made from 100% pure organic cotton this beautifully made oversize tote will fit all of that extra stuff we need day to day! Stylish with a sense of humour it is also durable, environmentally friendly and will last a lifetime; the perfect plastic bag alternative.
Tired of wearing funky backpacks or otherwise lugging your lengthy board around? the Snap skateboard ($120) has you covered. Made from three separate pieces of high-grade aluminum, the Snap’s deck folds up via patented hinges to go from 32 inches to 14 inches for maximum portability, snaps together using high-strength steel support pins, and sports regular griptape. In addition, the bearings, wheels and trucks can all be easily removed and replaced with standard skateboard parts, so you can make it your own should the monotone look not rock your boat.
Advantages of Bluetooth Speakers
Bluetooth has been around a lot longer and is built-in to lots of devices. If you get a Bluetooth speaker chances are you’ll be able to use it with more than just your Apple gear. Bluetooth is also peer to peer which means you don’t have to be on a network to use it. Once your device is paired to the speaker you can just use the speaker wirelessly anytime you’re within 30 feet of it regardless of whether or not a Wi-Fi network is within range.
Advantages of AirPlay Speakers
AirPlay is new so the performance is yet to be seen. However, seeing how it’s built on AirTunes that has been around for a while I’m not expecting any major issues. video performance will be the only unknown factor at this point. AirPlay has the advantage of distance. While Bluetooth has a limited range of about 30 feet, AirPlay is based on Wi-Fi and therefore can go several hundred feet. You could fire up your iPad that is docked in the living room and pump music out to a speaker on the deck. AirPlay is also not limited to just audio. With AirPlay in theory someone could build a speaker with an LCD in it to be able to watch video content on, in addition to listening to audio content. I don’t think we’ll see a lot of devices in this category because in order to make sense the device would have to be the size of a TV. However, that does beg the question: will we see big screen TV’s with AirPlay built-in? Now that would be cool! Lastly AirPlay has the advantage of being able to stream audio to more than one AirPlay speaker at a time. With AirTunes the current limitation is 3 devices. I use this ability now all the time by sending music from an iMac to the stereo in the living room and the Bose speaker in the Kitchen.
Every once in a while, we run across a product that’s more or less self-explanatory. Such is the case with the Hot Tub Boat ($TBA). Capable of holding six people on the water or eight at the dock, this buoyant soaking tub is powered by an electric motor that pushes you along at a leisurely pace of five-or-so knots, so as to not splash around the water inside — that’s your job, after all. [Scouted by Brian] Source:Hot Tub Boat
Evolution of the SUBWING, told by the inventor, Simon Sivertsen
It all started in the beginning of the summer of 2011, back then I was 18 years old. My brother, father and I were going to attempt a circumnavigation around the globe. We had bought a sailboat in Turkey and started our journey from there.
When sailing through the Greek islands, I was astounded by the clarity of the water, it almost felt like flying when diving, just missing the speed and thrill. The first ideas of an underwater wing, towed behind a boat, started emerging deep in the right hemisphere of my brain.
A piece of driftwood was perfectly suited for a first simple test of the concept. A waterski rope was attached to the plank and pulled by our small RIB. The idea worked and I was able to control the up/downward moment without too much effort. But it was far from perfect and felt somewhat static, like a 2D videogame, it was missing a third dimension.
After sailing for some weeks we arrived in Italy, and a new idea had evolved on paper. A simple, but clever solution which involved two separate fins (or wings which we like call it) connected together with a twistable joint. We went to the local supermarket and hardware store and bought two chopping boards, some gardening hose connector links and some fiberglass. After a lot of mess and with limited access to proper tools, the very first SUBWING was created at sea.
After discovering the incredible dynamic handling one could achieve underwater with this contraption, it was no doubt this was a great idea which possibly could evolve into a whole new watersport if made available for the public.
The dream of navigating the globe was set on hold and we sailed home to Norway.
Since then, many prototypes have been developed, and a lot of testing has been done. Not even the cold winter of Norway could stop us from jumping in the sea to perform essential testing. Even if it meant we had to wrap our head with duct tape, to prevent icy water entering the wetsuit.
Technical pro has got its finger on the pulse with the release of the DPU55 professional Double USB/SD Player. This professional MP3 mixer provides the solution for the DJ that does not want to risk setting up a laptop in a club setting, it’s perfect for the DJ that wants to integrate his or her vinyl collection into their growing collection of MP3’s. Easily integrated into a venue’s PA system via stereo RCA outputs, the DPU55 is a tool for the DJ that will be forever valued.
Or you can bring Multiple USB flash Cards and swap them in and out like CD’s. With this amount of music at a gig you have choices you previously did not have. Bringing 30 crates of records to a party is not a fun thing! Now you can bring hours and hours of music in varying genres and never worry about whether or not you brought that one special cut!
The unit hosts an LCD display that will show all of your ID3 tags on from your files and a BPM readout which will allow you to match the beats on both songs to achieve that blend that only the elite can pull off! The face has a number of controls including a folder/track browsing knob with push feature! That means once you scroll to the song you need, use the same knob and push it in to cue it up. No need to search for another function or even move your hand! Other features include and essential loop function, repeat, reverse playback, built in brake effect which allows you to stop or start a song an achieve the same sound a record would make when starting or slowing down (A great DJ effect that will always come in handy!)
Use the onboard scratch function! In today’s modern era it is impossible to get that scratch sound like the old days when DJ’s used all vinyl. Knowing a scratch function should not sound like a robot’s bleeps and blips but rather a warm, thick “wiki wiki” the engineers at Technical Pro put a little extra time into this effect making sure your scratches sound as thick and “fresh” as they did in 1980!
Use the cue, search and pitch control at a varying rate of + to – 16%. This will allow you to play it like you would a CD deck with all the extra options that a CD deck doesn’t provide or that in the past would require efx boxes and other bulky equipment. DJs, if you are going to make the transition to the future you need this!
In an audio studio, club or venue setting the speakers are the last piece of equipment that will hold your sound before it hits the listener. Utilizing cutting edge technology and built with high quality and ever-lasting parts, the PW1250UI ABS molded 12” Two way active Loudspeaker with USB / SD Card Inputs & iPod™ Docking station will properly translate your sound and remain consistent in the most rugged conditions. This loudspeaker is not only a self powered loudspeaker..it is an iPod DOCKING STATION…it can also play music from your USB flash drive and SD CARD! The options that Technical pro built into this amazing speaker are the options you need in today’s professional audio world. The design boasts durable wheels, a top handle and two side handles for easy mobility. This can be mounted on a pole or left on the ground. The built in wheels make it a snap to transport and position. This is a great speaker for a mobile set up! This is a great speaker for your deck or yard…easily roll it out, plug in and you’re ready for your party!
The PW1250UI is an active loudspeaker that can push out a massive 1100 watts of peak power. It is a powered loudspeaker…this means the amplifier is built in…there is no need for an additional amplifier! The outside casing is built to withstand harsh conditions and will hold up in transit and while in use. The front is covered by a rugged steel grill that will allow your music out while keeping your speaker safe from harm. The insides hold a 12” woofer with 2” voice coil and 40 oz. magnet long-excursion driver. The high frequency speaker is a 1” Harmonic 10 oz. titanium driver. Both types of speakers are constructed to give a long, clean throw of booming lows and crisp highs…the technology inside is meant to provide the most professional sound in today’s market! This speaker will achieve that professional “club” sound you seek.
The back panel hosts the controls, input/outputs, and iPod docking station. You can plug your iPod or iPhone™ into the docking station and play your music through this loudspeaker. Plug in your USB flash drive or SD Card and play your music from these sources as well! The LCD display on the back panel will show track information such as remaining time and title of song. IPOD DOCKING STATION, USB THUMB DRIVE AND SD CARD INPUT!!!
Technical Pro really stepped things up with this release allowing you play the most common audio sources without any other bulky equipment or adapters! Additionally there is a balanced RCA and balanced XLR input for connected sources such as a CD player, DVD player audio, a DJ mixer, etc. This speaker can take any current source and push out the highest quality sound that exists! The PW1250Ui has two 1/4” and two XLR microphone inputs. Plug in a couple of microphones and host a vocal performance, a karaoke style party or talk over your music to your crowd. Each microphone has its own volume control!
The PW1250Ui ABS molded 12” Two Way Active Loudspeaker with USB flash drive / SD Card Inputs & iPod™ Docking Station is a self amplified wonder! This high powered and professionally constructed self amplified speaker is quickly changing the game and becoming the industry standard for serious audio professionals!
If you are shopping for a powerful speaker that can surely give you the power you need with a superior design you can trust from a name like Technical Pro, The PW1250Ui is a must have! With a total power output of 1100 watts this speaker will provide the sound clarity you need in your nightclub, outdoor/indoor venue, live stage sound set-up, home patio, or mobile DJ rig. The extremely powerful 12” woofer with 2” voice coil and 40 oz. magnet long-excursion driver will give you the deep, booming bass and acoustics that you need to keep the music pumping all night or day. The harmonic 1”, 10 oz. titanium driver will translate your high frequencies precisely providing a crisp and snappy sound to your high end. Yield ultra-wide sound dispersion with the unique horn design. With this type of technology built-in, these speakers will make sure your club sound achieves the warm and bumping lows that you music demands. In a jazz or classical music setting, you will be more than satisfied at the output, able to properly translate all of your dynamics…from the soft tones of a violin to the strong tones of a tuba or trumpet.
The PW1250Ui is a Two Way Active Loudspeaker. “Active” means the amplifier is built-in and does not require any other amplifier. This will give you the luxury of not having to hook up an additional amplifier…it’s all inside! Use the ergonomically shaped handles and top handle for easy transport or use the pole mount and raise your speaker to any height you need!
In almost every indoor venue with a dance floor or large audience, a stage with gear or outside in the sun, you have to anticipate your equipment becoming warm and sometimes getting to the point of overheating and possibly becoming useless until it cools. Built with cutting edge digital circuitry you need not worry! The superior technology inside will keep this baby cool and removing any worry of overheating!
The outputs are a passive XLR connection. This allows you to send your signal through input of the PW1250Ui to anywhere with an XLR input. This signal will remain passive and be unaffected..it will pass through..what goes in through the RCA input, comes out. This will give you even more options while setting up your sound design. The inputs consist of RCA (Unbalanced), XLR (Balanced), USB, SD card, a 1/4” microphone input, and an input for a 30 Pin iPod™ Loading Dock. Connect your standard audio sources like a mixer or tuner to the RCA or XLR inputs. Connect a USB flash drive or SD card up to 8GB’s and play your MP3’s. Connect your IPod to the docking station, push play and let your music fill the room. Connect your microphone and talk over your signal like you would a PA system. Use the separate volume control for the microphone and adjust your levels so you can sing or broadcast any voice while properly mixing your music and voice level. Or use the separate volume control for the line input or USB flash drive / SD card input and mix all of your sources.
An LCD display on a speaker?! Yes, use the built-in LCD display with controls for the USB flash drive and SD card inputs. The LCD will show useful information such as remaining time and title of track. The PW1250Ui is hands down the best choice on the market for an active loudspeaker with enough options to satisfy even the most demanding sound set up!