For action-sports fanatics, the Braven BRV-1 does not disappoint. It gives its users up to 12 hours of music that can be enjoyed in practically any outdoor environment (including rafting rapids or skating in parks). Boasting an IPX5 certified water resistant, shock absorbency, and Bluetooth compatibility, this ultra-lightweight device comes in a compact design. But, its small-sized speaker should not deceive the user since it can rock any environment all night long! The Braven BRV-1 is also able to stand up to water splashes (but don’t take it swimming) and other tough environments given its rubber protective case. Another feature that has gained it popularity is the capacity to apply a bit of extra pressure to the volume buttons which results in the track skipping back or forwards that makes it easier to use for one not holding the handset in each arm.
Power on and power off emit different tones and the LED light on the front of the speaker shows when it’s been ignited. Ultimately, given all these features and more the Braven BRV-1 is fabulous for playing music and has an impressive audio system using its two 1-9/16″ full-range drivers.
One way to avoid skin cancer is to monitor the amount of sunscreen one applies. But it is often not so easy to remember to keep reapplying throughout the day. Now however, thanks to a new special bracelet invention made by two teenagers, this is no longer a problem. 17-year old Danielle Watt and Sarah Mount have created a bracelet with a sensor which changes color when one needs to apply additional sunscreen. The girls were inspired to create this, since they both know people with skin cancer. It is thus now their hope that the bracelet will prevent others from going through the same ordeal.
The Exposure Band has a UV monitoring face that, because of UV reactive materials, changes from white to bright yellow to alert the user when additional sunscreen need be applied. Made from soft plastic with a resin face, it comes in seven colors and is suitable for both children and adults.
For outdoorsy types, the Optrix XD5 camera is a must-have. Specially-designed for the iPhone, it has been described as “the first ultra-rugged camera optimizing system…that will allow users to record wide-angle HD videos.” It makes no difference what conditions are like since this system comprises a 175 degree lens (to enhance optics) and a clear protective membrane (enabling users to keep using their iPhone 5). It boasts a thinner and lighter unibody to its predecessor as well as a new rail mounting system which helps it snap on quickly for helmets, handle mounts, etc. Indeed, its design concept is very similar to that of a Formula 1 race car, with a unique waterproofing seal with a capacity of up to 15 feet.
Location Based Technologies, a company advised by Omniview Capital Advisors with AJ Discala, was recently presented with a Gold Stevie award for Sales & Customer Service.
The Stevie Awards organizes numerous world-leading business awards, including the American Business Awards and the International Business Awards. The Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service is the most impressive sales, contact center and customer service award in the world.
Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards, said:
“From our perspective, this was the most successful Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service yet. Not just because of the increase in the number and variety of entries, but in the extraordinary quality of the entries. Judges have told me how impressed they were with the success stories that reviewed this year. All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are truly deserving.”
Location Based Technologies CEO Dave Morse added:
“We are honored to win a Stevie. We are a customer-center organization. We pride ourselves on building world-class products and providing five-star customer service. To have out company formally acknowledged by the Stevie Awards is something we’re extremely proud of.”
The Outlet Speaker – manufactured by bēm wireless – was recently released. This extremely powerful mobile Bluetooth speaker can plug directly into any outlet. Since it is very small (company marketers liken it to that of a juice box), it only adds to any décor as opposed to subtracting from it. Despite its minimalism, this does not take away from its capacity to deliver crystal clear sound. As company Marketing and Product Development Director, Bryan Katzel explains, “our thought behind the outlet speaker is to enhance the consumer’s everyday life. We believe big sound doesn’t necessarily need to come from a big speaker. The beauty behind the outlet speaker is in its simplicity. Plug it in while cooking dinner without taking up any counter space, stick it in an outlet behind your desk at work to hear your favorite tunes to spark your creativity, or tuck it behind the living room couch to fill your home with great music.”
The Outlet Speaker comprises: wireless range up to 25 feet; built-in USB port; Aux In and Aux Out and retails at $99.99.
Zarsha Leo that recently opened up in Middletown, Middlesex, CT, is nothing short of a guy’s dream. One sees men entering it for the first time, with a look in their eyes that is unmatchable in other similar restaurant-bars. Why? According to CEO Evan Burschkopf, this is because it has all the gadgets and gizmos little boys who grow into men dream about.
“I know that Middletown has some great bars so I needed to find an edge,” Burschkopf explains. “Installing interactive urinals (video games a guy has to control by urinating), specifically-man-based theme nights and board games at this branch of Zarsha Leo gets these guys yearning to come back night after night. I feel it is the way to success,” he added.
This year’s CES showed the Samsung S9 UHD TV which is the next generation to full HD (at 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution). This renders the TV even sharper, presenting an even more lifelike picture than the incredible full HD. This particular model also boasts a very large 85 inch screen, making it even more watchable. In addition, the audio quality is top notch, incorporating a 2.2 speaker system pumping out 120 watts. So there is no compromise at all on visual or audio quality. The new TV has a quad-core processor inside. Prices start at over $35,000! South Korea is launching the first sales (at 40 million wan).
Get creative with your iPhone, iPad (or Android device) with the iCrayon Touch Stylus. This hi-tech device also safeguards against dirty fingerprints impacting on the screen device, simultaneously acting as the perfect touch-typing tool. One can even use the tool when their fingers are clad in gloves! And for wannabe Van Gogh’s who love to draw, the iCrayon is both child-friendly and hi-tech, making it the perfect tool for the whole family.
For those adults who miss their childhood creative years, the iCrayon is the perfect solution. In its design it is old-school design, but in its technology, it is extremely modern. For creating apps and games and letting your kids draw a house, stick-man and more, it can do it all. it is also a great business tool; next time you need to do a presentation, use it for an added boost. It certainly will keep the audience awake when they see you “drawing” with a “crayon”!
For those looking for increased couch-computing capacity, the Thanko Wearable Mouse looks likely to become a thing of the future. More and more people are going to be fitting their homes with personal theaters. So wearing a wireless glove mouse makes sense. One is able to control the cursor through their wrist. Two buttons are placed on the index finger which are used for the left- and right-side mouse buttons. Retailing at $62, it could make a nice Christmas gift for the gadget guy who has it all.
The AppWheel Version 2.0 is a great way of holding a variety of devices safely in place at the same time. This means all driving apps that use the accelerometer. Being the second version of the app, it provides an even better, more realistic driving experience than its earlier version. To use, one just needs to secure their device into the app and start playing their favorite game. It enables the user to touch all game play buttons on the screen. It’s a great virtual reality game play and easy to learn!