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Review: V-MODA Forza Metallo In-Ear Headphones

Review: V-MODA Forza Metallo In-Ear Headphones
I recently tested out V-MODA’s Sport Earphones, and I liked them so much that they’ve since become my everyday earphones whenever I travel or exercise. Now, I’ve got my hands on the more premium model, the Forza Metallo.

Encode Ring Turns Your Voice into a Ring

Encode Ring Turns Your Voice into a Ring
How’d you like to have your voice permanently preserved in a piece of jewelry? Japanese startup Encode Ring is using a unique 3-D printing technology to turn your voice into a metal ring. These rings are visualization of 3 seconds of voice audio.
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Ears-on Review: Focal Utopia Open-Back Headphones

Ears-on Review: Focal Utopia Open-Back Headphones
If you’re a serious audiophile, nothing less than the best headphones will do. There are a handful of players at the very top end of the headphone market, and now French audio equipment maker Focal has joined the ranks with their ultra-premium Utopia headphones.

Deal: WALTR Audio/Video Uploader

Deal: WALTR Audio/Video Uploader
Out of the box, iOS devices can only play a handful of audio file formats. But if you’ve got files in other formats, you have to convert them, then bring them into iTunes, then sync them to your devices.

Russian Car’s Audio System Is Tearing It Apart

Russian Car’s Audio System Is Tearing It Apart
Sound is a powerful force. Think about how a singer’s voice can shatter glass. Some people even think that ancient humans used sound to break down walls during battles. Yes, sound is a powerful force that we barely even understand.

Researchers Create Headphones Using Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers Create Headphones Using Carbon Nanotubes
There are huge number of headphones available on the market today running the gamut from dirt cheap to incredibly expensive. There are headphones aimed at everyone from users who don’t really care what the music sounds like all the way up to audiophiles who will pay huge money to hear every little nuance in their favorite tracks.

JBL Pebbles USB Speakers are Perfect for SpongeBob SquarePants

JBL Pebbles USB Speakers are Perfect for SpongeBob SquarePants
JBL has unveiled a new set of USB-powered speakers called Pebbles. The speakers have an interesting design that looks a lot like a snail shell – enough like a snail shell to make Gary the Snail jealous.

Pioneer Unveils Its Cheapest DJ Controller Ever, The DDJ-WeGo

Pioneer Unveils Its Cheapest DJ Controller Ever, The DDJ-WeGo
Pioneer has a bunch of DJ controllers that it offers on the market today, and the one thing they tend to have in common is they are very expensive. If you ever thought it might be cool to learn how to be a professional DJ, but you didn’t want to spend thousands on your own DJ controller check out the new DDJ-WeGo.

California Silverado Headphones: No Pick-Up Trucks Involved

California Silverado Headphones: No Pick-Up Trucks Involved
These solid-looking, retro-styled headphones are made out of die-cast metal, leather and titanium by the California Headphone Company. They have a couple of cool features, on top of looking pretty good.

2Pac Hologram May Go on Tour

2Pac Hologram May Go on Tour
If you’re a fan of rap music, you may have already heard about the Tupac Shakur “hologram” that was on stage at the Coachella Music Festival in California back over the weekend. That means that the performance wasn’t simply a archival video running from an old performance, rather it’s a synthetic creation.

Queen 40th Anniversary Box Set Comes on Golden Orb Flash Drive

Queen 40th Anniversary Box Set Comes on Golden Orb Flash Drive
I’m of the opinion that anyone who’s been in high school since the 1980s will be familiar with at least a couple songs from the rock band Queen. I’m not sure it’s physically possible to make it an entire football season without hearing We Will Rock You played at least at one game or pep rally.

Universal Earphones Know When They’re in the Wrong Ear, Switches Channels Automatically

Universal Earphones Know When They’re in the Wrong Ear, Switches Channels Automatically
Another First World problem solved! Kohei Matsumura, Daisuke Sakamoto, Masahiko Inami, and Takeo Igarashi of the Japan Science and Technology Agency have invented a pair of earphones with ear buds that can detect if they are on the left or right ear and switch the audio channel if needed.

Ion Audio Vinyl Forever Looks Like a Tiny Turntable, Doesn’t Play Tiny Records

Ion Audio Vinyl Forever Looks Like a Tiny Turntable, Doesn’t Play Tiny Records
Earlier in the week I mentioned that at CES 2012, Ion Audio had unveiled a turntable that connected to your PC via USB to convert your vinyl and cassette tapes. Ion has unveiled another conversion device for those who already have a nice record player or tape deck called Vinyl Forever.

Wiretap Splitter Multiplies Usefulness of Headphone Jacks

Wiretap Splitter Multiplies Usefulness of Headphone Jacks
I was checking out the 2012 Time Traveler’s Calendar at Kickstarter when I stumbled upon – kickstarted upon? – this clever gadget by ESDevices. It’s called the Wiretap, and it’s a more versatile audio splitter because it also lets you use the headphone jack as a microphone jack.

XtremeMac Luna Voyager II Alarm Dock Slims Down, Supports iPad and iPhone

XtremeMac Luna Voyager II Alarm Dock Slims Down, Supports iPad and iPhone
XtremeMac rolled out a new iPhone and iPad dock today that actually looks really cool. The new dock is called the Luna Voyager II and it is an alarm clock dock that will charge your gadgets and wake you up.

Parrot Asteroid Android Radio Gets a Price and Release Date

Parrot Asteroid Android Radio Gets a Price and Release Date
We talked about the Parrot Asteroid car radio back in January when it broke cover at CES. The Asteroid is pretty cool and is a single-DIN car stereo that is powered by Android. The stereo is able to connect to the web and do all sorts of cool stuff.
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