How many times have you turned up at a party and found the music to be less than appealing? How many times have you tried pulling out your Android or iOS smartphone to try sharing the latest radio station hit that you have just downloaded only to find out that the phone is willing but the speakers are weak? Admittedly, not really that often for me.
However, there is indeed the possibility that could happen to you soon and if you do not mind spending $25 to safeguard yourself against that eventuality, the boonCAN Speaker may be the gadget for you.
The nature and shape of the device is actually quite self-explanatory. That it booms and that it looks like a can is probably the simplest way to describe this nifty little device. At just 2.5 inch tall, this speaker would fit right into your laptop-carrying Samsonite or messenger bag, giving you the ability to bring it everywhere you go.
Perfect for filling a relatively small room with music that rings out with strength and clarity, you will never need to worry about power as long as your laptop is powered. Batteries are rechargeable via USB and can last up to 7 hours for every single charge. If you have the extra cash, it is even possible to get two of these gadgets and link them together for the perfect audio sensory experience.
You know what is amazing in this world of ours? We can get beautifully crafted miniature games of real sports which we can enjoy in the comfort of our own home. Forget about games like foosball which are so yesterday. The in thing to enjoy now would be a game of bowling – right smack in the living room. If you think I am going balmy, have a look at this. The 8 Foot Tavern Bowling Game is exactly like that it says. It is fully automated and gives you the ultimate sensation of playing bowling in your house without the hassle of finding the right size shoes, which is a huge blessing in my book!
The rules are of course similar to regular bowling. All you need to do is push the steel puck down the lane and strike as many of the pins as possible. It is really miniature size. The fun is also in using the right amount of strength to get all ½ inch pins at one go. What I love about the 8 Foot Tavern Bowling Game though is the fact that it has internal mechanisms that automatically moves the pins once you have struck them down. How is that for an exact imitation of what goes on in bowling alleys around the world?
There are two speakers attached to this bowling game – one is 30 watt and the other 100 watts which is perfect for the commentary which goes on throughout the whole game. You also have a 27 inch LCD screen display which shows you just where you stand where scores are concerned. At $6000 a piece, it might not be within everyone’s budget. However, it still is an awesome way to spend a weekend with the family.
Everyone enjoys the warm weather that the summer brings. Going to the beach, river, or lake is always a pleasant experience, with today’s inflatable gadget you could have an even better time. It is called the Sea-Doo Aqua Lounge 4 Person Inflatable with MP3 System. This inflatable is capable of keeping up to four people afloat in a seated position while floating along on the surface of the water.
The comfortable positions on the inflatable lounger also provide drink holders enabling you to put your drink down without spilling it.
Some people would enjoy just chilling with the friends, others prefer to float along in peace and quiet, and some people enjoy listening to music whilst relaxing. Listening to music is not a problem as there is a waterproof MP3 system featuring 2 speakers within the aqua lounger.
Getting in and out of the lounger is easy as there is a boarding platform that provides low level access and handlebars to ensure entering and exiting the lounger is a piece of cake. During this process there is no need to hang on for dear life as the four chamber design prevents the lounger from tipping over when one quadrant is put under pressure.
The lounger is manufactured from heavy-gauge PVC with durable nylon surfaces and as with most inflatable’s comes with a puncture repair kit should a hole or tear appear. There is no need to worry about floating away either as a anchor and rope is provided. All this for $299.
There is always a big debate going on as to whether the Xbox or the Playstation 3 is the better console to play First-Person Shooter (FPS) games on. Personally, I am an Xbox fan but some of my friends have Playstations so I have played on both and cannot decide which is better. One thing is for sure, the Call of Duty games are a must have.
Turtle Beach is a brand renowned by gamers for producing excellent headsets. This time they have went one step further and produced a series of Limited Edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Co-branded Gaming Headsets for PC, Xbox, and Playstation gamers.
If you are keeping up-to-date with the development of Modern Warfare 3 you will understand that various parts of it are being developed by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. What makes the headsets special is that Turtle Beach have worked with Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer to produce unique audio presets that have been configured for guaranteed high quality audio.
Ear Force DELTA (EFD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3-Optimized Programmable Wireless Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Headset with Bluetooth Chat. The top-of-the-line EFD headset comes packaged in a specially-themed carrying case and is pre-loaded with unique custom Modern Warfare 3 presets and voice prompts. Ear Force Delta is the ultimate Xbox 360 and PS3 weapon for the most avid Modern Warfare 3 players. MSRP: $299.95.
Ear Force BRAVO (EFB)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Optimized Programmable Wireless Universal Gaming Headset. Featuring the same custom Modern Warfare 3 presets as the EFD, the EFB provides players with the same optimized experience in a universal headset that’s the perfect Call of Duty® companion on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. MSRP $179.95.
Ear Force CHARLIE (EFC)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Optimized Multi-Speaker Surround Sound PC Gaming Headset. With eight amplified, acoustically-angled speakers delivering discrete surround sound, this tournament-grade, Modern Warfare 3 optimized wired headset is the perfect choice for competitive PC gamers. MSRP $129.95.
Ear Force FOXTROT (EFF)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Optimized Universal Gaming Headset. For Modern Warfare 3 players seeking effortless cross-platform performance, the EFF provides gamer Possible the most anticipated game this year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is out November 8th, if you want to get your hands on a Turtle Beach limited edition MW3 headset then check out major retailers at the beginning of October.
[Source: Turtle Beach]
For all you Apple iPhone and iPod Touch owners, here’s another treat for you. The iKlip MINI is a universal microphone stand adapter which is designed to work with virtually all versions and models of iPhone and iPod Touch models.
It can be easily mounted on a microphone stand, pole or tripod and is made from thermoplastic which is a sturdy and durable material. The iKlip MINI provides you with the option of rotating your gadget between the horizontal and vertical positions. All you have to do is loosen or tighten a knob accordingly.
However, different viewing angles normally lead to visibility problems on the screen. Luckily, the designers of the iKlip MINI had foreseen this problem and included a multi-angle adjustable design to enable optimal viewing at all angles. This feature also enables users to easily access every control, button, connection port and camera.
The iKlip MINI universal microphone stand adapter is also compatible with the iRig, another mobile device accessory. A detachable bracket support which is included in each purchase allows for use with the iRig’s guitar interface adapter.
Besides that, the iKlip MINI works just as well with the iRig Mic, which is a handheld microphone for iOS devices. Vocalists and speakers can operate their iOS device at a close distance on the same microphone stand when they use both devices together.
[Source: IK Multimedia]