Transporter is an online, but off-cloud storage solution for privately sharing, accessing and protecting all of your valuable files. By choosing the drive-less option, you maintain the flexibility of choosing the capacity you need and the drive manufacturer you trust….
The 2TB Transporter allows you to share, access, and protect up to two terabytes of data. That’s 2x the movies, music and photos. Better than the cloud, the Transporter is completely private with unlimited sharing and no subscription fees, ever….
Ever wonder why you need a DVR in every room? So did the people at DirecTV. The result is the DirecTV Genie ($TBA), a whole home solution for TV viewing. This crazy box can record up to five shows in full HD simultaneously, lets you pause, rewind, record, and delete shows from any room, recommends new shows based on the ones you already watch, and offers 200 hours of HD storage — so you don’t need to worry about running out of room due to a Honey Boo Boo marathon.
Having trouble deciding between analog and digital photography? Get the best of both worlds with the Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital camera ($160). Sporting a 10 megapixel sensor, 3-inch LCD, and SD storage, it’s a capable compact camera, but thanks to the built-in ZINK printer, it’s much more — on-board editing tools let you crop images and add effects before printing them out in full color, giving you both a digital file and a 2×3, smudge-proof, water-resistant print with a sticky back for good measure. Arriving in August.
Technical pro builds some of the best gear for today’s modern audio professional. They know that an innovative design and high quality components are the foundation for a superior sound. The engineers at Technical Pro used this same idea in designing the HPS820 Professional headphones. If you are a DJ or a studio professional you need a professional set of headphones for your mobile rig or in the studio. The ability to trust your headphones to output a clear and full translation to your music is priceless! The HP820 headphone series is quickly becoming the most trusted and go-to professional headphones on the market. The HPS820 come in a stylish and flashy silver design. If you are a DJ you will want to show your crowd you are using professional gear and one look at your phones they will know you are on the right level! The iconic silver design is seen being used by almost every professional DJ but we all know that looks are not the only aspect to high quality gear! And that is why the engineers at Tpro built these with quality in mind! Be sure to check out the other options in the HP820 series!
The HPS820 are able to pump out one of the highest quality sound outputs on the market. These cans are built with an enhanced noise reducing design. If you are listening in a studio to your mix or tracking a singer/instrument it’s imperative that you are able to block out unwanted outside noise. You want to hear the input and only the input and with these headphones you will do just that! If you are a DJ and are cueing up the next song or need a fast reference to your mix without crowd noise or other intrusions these headphones will keep the mix inside your phones and give you the exact sound you are about to mix in for the crowd. These phones are also built with a Dynamic Super bass driver. This driver is meant to properly reproduce that big full sound right inside your ear. You will be able to hear those low, thumping frequencies…again a needed feature if you are to mix music. If you can’t hear the low end how will you mix it down?! No need to worry…the HPS820’s have got you covered!
These phones are designed with a durable and extremely comfortable design. The body is contoured for a very high level of comfort. If you are a DJ or a sound professional in the studio you may be wearing your headphones for hours on end. It is important they are comfortable! The lightweight design and airtight construction are also a big bonus. You don’t want a heavy weight on top of your head! While wearing these phones you will feel them cup your ears which also helps with keeping any outside noise from entering your mix! Airtight! The super cushioned ear pads will also add to an already high level of comfort. Included is a portable headphone carrying case designed for safe storage. If you are a DJ or traveling with these phones no need to worry about breaking them…the carrying case will keep them safe and sound and ready for use! Also included is a 1/4” adapter…without this adapter plug these phones into any MP3 player or other component with an 1/8” input or connect the adapter and connect to any 1/4” input. These are the two most valuable and commonly used headphone connection options for the professional audio world!
The HPS820 Professional Headphones from Technical Pro are quickly becoming the benchmark for headphone needs. They are durable, translate a high level of sound and are available at a cost that won’t put you in the poor house!
Technical Pro’s groundbreaking new approach to industrial design incorporates advanced technology and striking good looks with rugged construction and a long list of features, providing years of audio enjoyment.
- Professional Headphones
- Dynamic Super Bass
- Contoured body for superior comfort
- Lightweight design and air tight construction
- Advanced design for serious music lovers
- Professional super bass driver
- Super Cushioned ear pads
- Portable headphone case designed for safe storage
- Enhanced noise reducing design
- Driver Unit: 50mm
- Impedance: 32ohm
- Sensitivity: 105dB ±3dB
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
- Magnet: NdFed
- Plug: 3.5mm Stereo plug
- Maximum power input: 100mw
- Adaptors included: 1/4” adapter
- Cord length: 12ft
- weight: 5 lbs.
- MSRP: $59.00
(Credit: CNET/Sarah Tew)The new MacBook Pro with Retina display has many noteworthy features, from a unique 2,880×1,800-pixel screen to new Nvidia graphics to large SSD storage options. But, the most surprising may be the multiple video outputs — something not seen on a MacBook before now.
The last several generations of MacBook have had either a mini-DisplayPort or combo Thunderbolt/DisplayPort jack. HDMI has been on our most-wished-for lists for years, so Apple finally adding HDMI (which is found on pretty every other current laptop) is a big move, especially when combined with a second Thunderbolt port.
The initial review of the Retina Pro was largely concerned with CPU/GPU performance, the high-res display, and battery life. Now that I’ve had a little extra time to spend with the system, there’s a chance to look at some areas in more detail. One of the first follow-up questions I received was: “Can the Retina Pro do multiple video outputs?”
Arrange your monitors on this settings menu.
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Staying connected to the Net while on the road is something business travelers and college students do without thinking about twice. The easiest solution is investing in a smartphone with a Mobile Hotspot data plan, or plunking down some extra cash for a MiFi, such as Verizon’s Jetpack device. But if you’re looking for a solution to facilitate your at home connection as well in hotel rooms, look no further than d-Link’s Shareport DIR-505.
This almost pocket sized device is effectively a router, minus the LAN ports. Built into the device is an AC plug, so there are no cords to travel along, and you can even add a storage device to the network or charge your smart device thanks to a USB port – it’s all accessible via an Android or iOS app. You may have already noticed, but in the event you didn’t, there is a switch that sits atop of the DIR-505. This allows you to select one of three of its wireless options. You see, it can serve not only as an wireless Hotspot (aka router), but as a repeater station or a repeater station/access point. Of course, for it to work you’ll need a stand alone Internet connection via an Ethernet plug, but that’s pretty common place even in the most dingy of hotel rooms. We particularlly like the repeater functionality since it makes the DIR-505 a much more suitable invesetment for anyone looking to wirelessly expand their home’s WiFi network.
D-Link’s Sharepoint DIR-505 is available now from Amazon for $69.99.
mobile devices have changed the day-to-day workplace routine for many people. However, that doesn’t mean we’ve completely removed paper from the equation. This is where the clipboard+ accessory comes in, a new Kickstarter project whose creators are now looking for funding.
Created by a team of Penn State students, Clipboard+ came about because of the frustrations associated with using smartphone technology to aid in doing work on paper. The result is an all-in-one solution that works simultaneously with mobile technology and the traditional pen, paper, and clipboard.
Clipboard+ is available in two varieties: iPad and Smartphone.
The first, which works with both the iPad 2 and new iPad, is made of lightweight anodized aluminum and includes a cushioning foam liner.
Clipboard+ iPad features include:
- With a simple flip, Clipboard+ iPad allows for an effortless transition between working with paper on the clipboard side to working with your iPad on the backside.
- Paper and iPad together in one package means that you never have to carry both again.
- Sleek design encourages easy storage and transportation
- Holes at the top of the clipboard allow for attachment of a shoulder strap for maximum portability and use of both hands.
The Clipboard+ Smartphone, meanwhile, fits any smartphone or case with a flat, non-porous rear surface. It includes an industrial strength suction cup that maintains a firm grip on the device. Additionally, the phone can be oriented both horizontally and vertically.
According to Clipboard+ founder, Kevin Merlini:
You can get your hands on a Clipboard+ Smartphone accessory with a pledge of $20. For $40, you’ll receive a Clipboard + iPad. Additional levels of support are also available.
The Clipboard+ team hopes to raise $10,000 by July 18 in order to get the project into production.
Take a look:
The Clipboard+ looks like a functional, yet inexpensive solution for anyone that needs an iDevice and a clipboard to get their job done.
Creating this bread box charging station is pretty simple: Drill a hole in the back for the power-strip cord and insert a rubber grommet. Then use MDF board for the divider, with 1/4-inch slits for the cords.
You want to be organized and prepared when you’re walking around, but you don’t want to lug around 10 pounds of gear and ruin your back with a mega-wallet. These essential carry-around Tools are discrete, super-handy, and oh so brag-worthy.
We’ve previously covered the gear our editors and readers find handy to carry in their “Go bags” and laptop bags, and some of those tools (like a certain USB key) cross into the pocket-worthy realm. Otherwise, we tried to stick to very small tools and printables that do a really good job for this roundup.
10. Foldable Organizer
The PocketMod webapp is more than a simple printout maker. It’s an expandable, customizable system for creating an 8-page, super-slim booklet with anything you want on any side. You can track your business mileage on one side while keeping your calendar and important contacts on another, or print out an entirely new pocket stuffed with travel maps and local attractions. Cool stuff, and definitely worth the wallet space. (Original post).
If you’ve only got a few keys, and an eye for something different, you don’t have to go with the typical ring-shaped chain. You really only need washers and a rivet to create a minimalist, quiet keychain. You can take it further by shaping those keys into a mini-Leatherman with a few tools kept in, attaching the rivets onto a money clip, orcrafting your own compact key device. (Original posts:compact keychain, mini-Leatherman)
8. Universal club card
Some stores require them, some stores provide discounts with them, and others offer passive rewards and points for using club/membership cards and bar codes. Combine all of your codes onto a single card with Just One Club Card, or choose between a card and keyring tab at KeyRingThing. Actually, the two sites seem to have gotten together, and now offer combination cards with a nice laminate finish and firm back, so you won’t have to worry about wear, tear, and faint barcodes. We love it when great webapps find each Other. (Original post: Just One Club Card, KeyRingThing)
7. Indestructible, keychain-friendly USB drive
Maybe you don’t need this exact model, but having a nearly-indestructible USB drive that fits on your keychain is convenient in ways you can’t quite fathom until you’ve added it. You’re almost never without a bit of storage for transferring or grabbing files. If you’re the PortableApps type, you’ve always got a working Firefox/Pidgin/Thunderbird setup handy for being productive on someone else’s system. At the moment, the 4 GB IamaKey sells for $22 directly, so it—or something like it—might make a great recommendation as a last-minute stocking stuffer. (Original post)
6. Compact calendar
Designer David Seah has been making “candy bar calendars” for some time now, and his 2010 compact calendar is just as beautifully efficient as ever. His are monthly calendars you line up and customize in Excel. If you’re looking for more of an all-in-one solution, try The Small Calendar 2010from Grafish Designs, or the Thumb Calendar 2010 Design, both of which offer clever ways of peeking at today, tomorrow, and the future from a wallet-sized slip of paper. (Original posts: The Small Calendar,Thumb Calendar).
5. A baby (or really cute pet) photo
Wallets get lost, left behind, and lifted more often than you’d like to think. If your wallet is more misplaced than stolen, having a very cute baby photo in your wallet, even if it’s not necessarily yours, seems to seriouslyboost your chances of getting it back. A not-too-close backup is having a cute pet picture. As they say in journalism school, every story (and wallet, maybe) needs a dog—or at least a really interesting human. Photo by °Eli.(Original post).
4. earbud de-tangler
Ever pull out your tangled, knotted headphones and wonder if they’re secretly holding gymnastics practice when they’re tucked away? Keep your earbuds, cords, and plugs in place with a de-tangling tool. Our inner stylist loves this laser-cut earbud owland its old-time-y wooden look, but you can also cut something similar from plastic. In fact, you can fashion an earbud holder out of a junk or expired credit card. If you’ve got no room for a single-purpose flat piece, at least train yourself in manual de-tangling methods like the devil horn wrap, thearound-the-player wrap, or get fancy with a daisy chain or chain sinnet style. (Original earbud owl post)
3. A darned good pen
Yeah, you still need to write now and again. Whether it’s a credit card receipt scrawl or a note you really want to be able to read later, having a pen that actually makes you want to write is always worth the price. We asked our script-friendly readers what pens they liked, and they came back with impressive results. In describing his trusted PenAgain, for example, Cowboy Bill wrote: “Helps my horrible handwriting. Busted knuckles from nuns’ rulers.” That’s an endorsement from the heart, or at least the memory of hands.
2. Multi-tool, credit-card or standard
We agree with Steve Sussex’s assessment of the Leatherman Micra—it’s just as useful to computer geeks as to outdoor types. If carrying an actual knife on your keychain won’t fly with security at work, or you don’t want to clutter it, consider the 11-function, credit-card-sized survival tool, alsorecommended by Cool Tools. You get a ruler, a knife and screwdriver plane that can work in a pinch, and, perhaps most helpfully, a bottle opener you never forget at home. Even if you forget to pull it from your wallet before a flight, it’s only around $5, and a fairly clever conversation starter. (Original posts: Leatherman Micra, credit card tool).
1. A backup system
The wallet is where you should keep all your essential IDs and cards, but it’s good to have a fallback plan for when you leave it at home, or in the cab. Inspired by a Real Simple article (now dead-linked) on using clear pockets and cords to separate ID badges, Gina wrote up a diet plan and backup system for your wallet, based on her own use of a Slimmy minimalist wallet and just the bare essentials. If you find yourself holding up the line to dig through a virtual filing cabinet of receipts and cards, consider putting your own money holder through boot camp.
What’s the most essential item on your own keychain, in your wallet, or loose in your jacket pocket these days? Share your stuff in the comments.
the popular Apple iPhone has become an all-around device for most people. Not only is it a mobile phone, most owners use it as a media player as well as a portable device to surf the Web. It is also a digital camera and a storage device as well. And as people would want to share its contents more and more, this new Pop video iPhone projector can also add to the popular smartphone’s many features.
The Pop Video iPhone Projector is a portable pico projector that iPhone owners can use conveniently with their device. This 3.5 ounce projector can easily be attached to the iPhone or iPod via a retractable 30-pin connector. Once attached, it is able to display video at iPhone’s full 960 x 540 resolution. It has enough power for up to 2 hours of continuous use, more than enough to share those video clips or even a full length movie stored in your iPhone. The Pop Video iPhone Projector is available at Pop Video for US$100.
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