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Another Holiday Gift Guide - Sam Levin shows us some really cool cameras from Pentax OPTIO WS80 Purchase on Amazon * 10 Megapixel CCD for detailed images, large print sizes, and cropping flexibility. * 5X internal optical zoom housed in a slim body less than an inch thick is ideal for vacations or every day adventures. * Large 2.7 inch LCD with 230,000 dot resolution for easy composition and playback of still images and video. * Waterproof construction can withstand depths up to 5 feet (1.5 meters), protecting against rain, snow, sand, spills, and allowing full underwater photos and video. * Capture high resolution, widescreen, HD video up to 720p at a full-speed 30 frames per second. * Fast Face Detection technology sees up to 32 faces in as little as 3 one-hundredths of a second for easy portrait photography. * Smile Capture automatically takes the pictures when your subject smiles, and Blink Detection alerts you if your subject’s eyes are closed during the exposure. * PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) technology features Pixel Track SR, Digital SR, and Movie SR, stabilizing your images and video for beautiful, blur-free results. * PENTAX Auto Picture mode automatically selects from 8 shooting modes for beautiful images in any setting. * Sensitivity up to ISO 6400 boosts shutter speeds to freeze subject movement for blur-free images even in low lighting. * Fashionable yet functional design is available in 2 bold color options: black with orange, and white with purple. * K-X * PURCHASE ON AMAZON * 12.4 megapixel CMOS sensor High resolution 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor features sensor-shift Shake Reduction for stabilized image and video capture up to 4 stops max. 2.7 inch LCD with Live View and Face Detection Large 2.7 inch LCD features Live View with contrast, phase difference, and Face Detection autofocus (up to 16 faces). 720p HD Video Capture widescreen HD video in full 720p resolution (1280x720) at 24 FPS cinematic frame rate, using any PENTAX 35mm lens. Compact Body Highly compact DSLR body design allows for 1 handed operation and comfort when travelling. Auto Picture and Scene Modes Powerful automatic modes, including PENTAX Auto Picture and scene modes, ensure the perfect shot in any situation, while helping new photographers learn DSLR photography. Creative Processing and Filter Modes Creative processing and filter modes produce high quality finished images, while offering the ability to explore artistic freedom through unique special effects. HDR Image Capture True HDR image capture blends 3 bracketed images into a single picture with outstanding shadow, highlight, and midrange detail. 4.7 Frames per Second Fast 4.7 FPS capture speed and 1/6000 second maximum shutter speeds are possible with the PENTAX PRIME II image processing engine. 11 Point Wide Angle Focus Responsive 11 point wide angle SAFOX VIII autofocus system focuses quickly and accurately, and can easily track moving subjects. AA Batteries Capture up to 1900 shots with universally available, easy-to-find AA lithium batteries (also compatible with AA NiMH rechargeable and alkaline batteries). K-x White Software CD-ROM S-SW99 USB Cable I-USB7 Strap O-ST53 Hotshoe Cover FK Eyecup FQ Body Mount Cover AA Lithium Batteries (*4) Sensor: Type: CMOS with primary color filter and integrated Shake/Dust Reduction sensor-movement system Size: 23.6 x 15.8mm Color depth: 8 bits/channel JPG, 12 bits/channel RAW Effective pixels: 12.4 MP Total pixels: 12.9 MP Recorded resolutions Still: 12M (4288x2848), 10M (3936x2624), 6M (3072x2048), 2M (1728x1152) Movie (resolution/FPS): 1280x720p24 (16:9), 640x416p24 (3:2) Quality levels: ??? Best, ?? Better, ? Good Dust Removal: Image sensor movement combined with SP coating (Dust Alert available) Lens Mount: Type/construction: PENTAX KAF2 bayonet stainless steel mount Usable lenses: PENTAX KAF3, KAF2, KAF, KA (K mount, 35mm screwmount, 645/67 med format lenses useable w adapter and/or restrictions) SDM function: Yes Power zoom function: n/a Focus System: Type: TTL phase-matching 11 point (9 cross) wide autofocus system (SAFOX VIII) Focus modes: AF Auto, AF Single (w focus lock), AF Continuous (available in Action mode including Auto Picture Action, Kids, Pet, Stage Lighting, Night Snap, P/A/S/M/B/Sv), Manual Focus point adjustment: 11 point auto, 5 point auto, AF point select, center/spot AF assist: Yes, via built-in flash Viewfinder: Type: Pentamirror Coverage (field of view): Approx 96% Magnification: Approx 0.85X (w 50mm F1.4 at infinity) Standard focusing screen: Natural-Bright-Matte II Diopter adjustment: -2.5 to 1.5 Depth of field preview: Optical & Digital (available via programmable Green button) LCD Monitor: Type: 2.7” TFT color LCD monitor w adjustable brightness Resolution: 230,000 dots Wide angle viewable: Yes Built-in Flash: Type: Retractable P-TTL auto/manual popup flash Guide number: 12 (100/m), 16 (200/m) Coverage: 25mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm) Flash modes: On, off, redeye, slow sync, slow sync w redeye, slow sync w trailing curtain, wireless Flash exposure compensation: -2 to 1 EV (1/2 steps) External Flash: Type: Hot shoe (P-TTL, high speed sync), wireless w PENTAX dedicated flash Synchronization speed: 1/180s Storage Media: Internal memory: n/a Removable memory: SD, SDHC Interfaces: Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out Video out: NTSC, PAL Printer interfaces: n/a Power Supply: Power source: 4 AA (lithium, NiMH rechargeable, alkaline) Recordable images: Approx 1900 (1100 w 50% flash, CIPA) Playback time: Approx 680 min Movie recording time: Approx TBD AC adapter available: Yes (optional) Physical Specifications: Body dimensions (W x H x D): 4.8 x 3.6 x 2.7” Body weight Without battery or removable memory: 18.2 oz Loaded and ready: 20.5 oz (lithium) Construction material(s): Fiber reinforced plastic polymer covers around a rugged stainless steel chassis Weather resistant: n/a Operating temperature: 32-104°F Language Support: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese Image Stabilization: Type: Sensor-shift Shake Reduction (4 stops max) Metering System: Type: TTL open aperture, 16 segment metering Sensitivity range: EV 1-21.5 (ISO 200, 50mm F1.4) Multi-segment: Yes Center weighted: Yes Spot: Yes Exposure compensation: +/- 3 EV (1/2 or 1/3 steps) Exposure lock: Yes (available via programmable AF/AE-L button) Exposure bracketing: Yes, 3 frames, up to +/- 1.5 (1/2 steps) or +/- 1.0 (1/3 steps) ISO Sensitivity: Auto: 200-6400 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expand to 100-12800 Manual: 200-6400 (1, 1/2, 1/3 EV steps), up to 1600 in Bulb, expand to 100-12800 White Balance*: Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent (D, N, W, L), Tungsten, Flash, CTE Manual mode(s): Yes * WB fine adjustment available in all modes Shutter: Type: Electronically controlled, vertical run, focal plane shutter Shutter speed: 1/6000 to 30 sec, bulb available Capture Modes: Mode selection: Auto Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off), Picture (Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night Scene Portrait, Standard Flash Off), Scene (Night Scene, Surf & Snow, Food, Sunset, Kids, Pet, Candlelight, Museum, Stage Lighting [JPG], Night Snap [JPG]), Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Metered Manual, Bulb (available in Metered Manual), Movie Custom Image Modes: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Muted, Monochrome. Color modes include gamut radar and fine adjustment for saturation, hue, key, contrast, sharpness (regular and fine adj). Monochrome mode includes adjustment for film filter effects (green, yellow, orange, red, magenta, blue, cyan, infrared), toning (sepia warm/cool), key, contrast, sharpness (regular and fine adj). Cross Processing mode available for creative random effect generation. Green simplified mode available: n/a P/A/S/M/B: P, A, S, M, B (in Metered Manual), Sv (Sensitivity Priority) Date stamp: n/a Digital filters (capture): Toy Camera, High Contrast, Soft, Starburst, Retro, Color Extract (6), Fisheye, Custom (8) Data record: Folder name (standard/date) Drive Modes: Mode selection: Single, Continuous (Hi, Lo), Self Timer (12s, 2s), Remote (0s, 3s), Auto Bracket, HDR Capture (+3, 0, -3 w 2 blend settings), Multi-Exposure Continuous FPS: Approx 4.7 FPS (Continuous Hi: 17 JPG, 5 RAW), 2 FPS (Continuous Lo: unlimited JPG, 11 RAW) Self-timer: Yes (12s, 2s) Remote control: Yes (infrared, 0s, 3s) Playback Modes: Mode selection: One Shot (no data, basic data, full data, color channel histogram), Multi Image Display (4, 9, 16, or 36 thumbnails), Calendar Filmstrip, Folder, Magnification (quick zoom available), Select & Delete, Movie Playback (no data, basic data, full data), Bright/Dark Indication Mode pallet: Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Resize, Cropping, Slideshow, Image Comparison, RAW Development, Index Print, Protect, DPOF Magnification: Up to 16X, scrollable Digital filters (playback): Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Extract Color (6), Watercolor, Pastel, Miniature, Base Parameter Adj, Monochrome (filter effects, toning), Color (6), Soft, Starburst, Fisheye, Slim, HDR, Custom Filter File Formats: Still: RAW (PEF, DNG), JPG (EXIF 2.21), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III Movie (compression): AVI (motion JPG) Custom Functions: Functions available: 22 Computer Requirements: *For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary. Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7, USB 2.0 port Mac: MacOS-X 10.3-10.5, USB 2.0 port K-x Black Go to all Digital SLRs K-x Navy Go to all Digital SLRs K-x Red Go to all Digital SLRs AF200FG Go to all Flashes Downloads: K-x Manual ► Updates: Software Updates ► Firmware Updates ► Live Chat: Have a question or concern you want answered right away? Chat with a knowledgeable PENTAX consultant online right now. Go to Chat ► Visit our support section to register products, research updates, download literature and contact customer care. GO TO SUPPORT ►
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Michael Butler suggests a music book for the reader on your shopping list Rock Roadie by James "Tappy" Wright Purchase on Amazon Sex and drugs and rock ‘n roll and packed full of conspiracy theories …….The Animals; Jimi Hendrix; Tina Turner; & Elvis………Super roadie Tappy Wright takes his readers on an exclusive access all areas tour during more than thirty years on the road with the biggest names in rock and roll as tour manager and close confidante. • 'After years of press speculation, Tappy finally reveals his "being there" experience of what happened when Jimi Hendrix died. How did it happen.....? Read Rock Roadie’s Revelation!' Geordie “Tappy” was there at the beginning when Eric Burdon and the boys formed the Animals and when they recorded their anthem ‘House of the Rising Sun’. He was there at the end when they re-formed for a world tour in the early 80’s. He was there at the beginning when unknown guitarist Jimi Hendrix played to a handful of punters in a smoky American club and next day recorded one of his biggest hits ‘Hey Joe’. He regularly took Jimi and his band to the VD clinic as groupies gave them more than their bodies. He looked after superstar Tina Turner and her fiery husband Ike on their first ever tour of the UK. He told the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Aaron Presley, in no uncertain terms to go away when he took the telephone call from who he thought to be an impostor, before grovelling to the great man and finally being given a private audience at Graceland. Rolling Stone Brian Jones and Beatle John Lennon were guests at his 21st birthday party…Lennon’s legendary sense of humour resulted in a cake fight between the two. He fended off sexual advances from sex-bomb actress Jayne Mansfield. He has seen it all. He has done it all. He’s been jailed and he’s been ‘press ganged’ into the US Army as a deserter. He came close to joining the ‘Monkees’. He was witness and victim to early racism in the music business. He has seen drugs kill and destroy. He single-handedly defeated the Spanish Armada’s attack on London, during a bad acid trip on LSD. He’s shed enough tears. He knows the real reason Hendrix and his manager Chas Chandler parted company at the height of his fame. And he’s telling. Tappy’s insight into the crazy world of rock and roll in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s is free of PR puff and fluff. He tells it like it is, like it was because he should know. He was there. His own sexual exploits are X-rated……he even ended up being photographed for a double page spread in girlie magazine Escort! This is no ordinary book. It is extremely funny and will appeal to rock and roll fans across the globe, those of us who were around in the free-love days of the 60’s (he was at Woodstock with Hendrix) will revel in the nostalgic trip down memory lane. It should also serve as a historical archive record of the birth of the Animals and beyond. Tappy was born in Whitley Bay, just outside Newcastle, the son of a miner and lucky to have food on the table of the family’s tiny, two up, two down, terraced house. His love of music and canny ability to be in the right place at the right time resulted in Tappy helping form the Animals, even playing second guitar on many of their hits. He went on to work with Jimi Hendrix, Ike and Tina Turner, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Chuck Berry, Jayne Mansfield and Jerry Lee Lewis and had professional encounters with Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jnr., Dean Martin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, and Frank Sinatra…an almost endless who’s who of music and film stars. His dream really came true when he got to meet his boyhood idol, movie star and comedian Jerry Lewis. He married a Polish Princess and spent much of his time with her looking over his shoulder for the Polish Secret Service; sure he was under surveillance and his telephones being tapped. Amazingly, he was approached by a mystery man in a London pub and invited to become a spy for the British. Tappy’s fame in his native Geordie –land helped him buy and run the very club where it all started for him and the Animals, the infamous Club-A-Go-Go. Recession and some bad business decisions saw Tappy’s world fall apart when the club and his other business interests went bust and he was left with huge debts totalling £500,000. But a natural survivor, Tappy has now cleared those debts and spends his time between his home in Whitley Bay and a holiday home in Florida, where he is a regular visitor to the famous Hard Rock Café, as the world’s only living rock and roll memorabilia, regaling diners with his fascinating tales of life on the road with the stars of rock and roll. He even owns one of Jimi’s rare guitars, given to him before Jimi’s death. The real-life Alfie, Tappy’s exploits and sex-ploits offer an affectionate, witty, and sometimes touching, dash through musical history experienced first-hand. Packed full of conspiracy theories, truths finally told and previously unheard anecdotes, Rock Roadie is a gripping and hilarious read from the man that famous names were hoping would keep his silence. But Tappy Wright is finally speaking out and he’s telling it all! Supported by a spoken-word tour of the US and with guaranteed media interest through revelations about Hendrix’s alleged murder, Rock Roadie is the autobiography that every 60s/70s music fan has been waiting for. As Eric Burdon wrote in his 1984 autobiography…”A good road manager is as important as a good lead singer. Tappy Wright was the best in the business”. Ends Tappy is soon to hit the road again, to begin a tour of a different sort – this time as the star of his own show, a “spoken word performance” – treating audiences at theatres and University campus’ to his account of life on the road and backstage…………access all areas. Who knows……..some of Tappy’s old pals may just turn up for old time’s sake. Tappy is represented by veteran music biz manager, film producer, agent and promoter Rod Weinberg, the man who persuaded the Animals to put their differences for each other aside to re-form for the 1983 World Tour.
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Sam Levin shows us the new high performance wireless music system from Sonos. Sonos ZonePlayer S5 (S5) Purchase on Amazon The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 is a high-performance wireless music system with 5 speakers powered by 5 dedicated digital amplifiers. With 2 tweeters, 2 mid-range drivers and 1 subwoofer, the S5 delivers crystal-clear, room-filling sound that rivals much larger, more complicated audio equipment. Plus, the all-digital sound architecture provides precise sound reproduction, just as the artist intended. With the S5 you can quickly add a room of music anywhere you want — simply plug it in and enjoy. And thanks to the S5’s superior wireless range, no room is out of reach. When it comes to controlling your S5 and the vast array of music on your computer and the Internet, you can simply reach for your iPhone™ or iPod® touch. The free Sonos Controller for iPhone app makes it easy to find and play any song, in any room. The S5 also includes free software for control from your Mac or PC. Or you can get even more control with the dedicated Sonos Controller 200. *
[LESS INFO] 21 VIEWS | ADDED 09:42:20 12/05/09
Sam Levin shows us some more great gift ideas. Products showcased in this episode: CorePack Fly Messenger Bag Purchase on Amazon Glide through Airport security with the new CorePack Fly by your side! Designed to match TSA requirements, CorePack Fly unsnaps to lay flat on security conveyor belt so your up-to-15-inch laptop is exposed, relieving you from burden and repetition of removing it every time you pass through a checkpoint. Adjust the dual-position shoulder strap to your liking for ultimate comfort during long tramps through airports, or in the urban jungle beyond! Or, remove it all together for a professional briefcase-style look. Custom pockets for your mp3 player, water bottle and other devices, and plenty of room for your important books and documents make CorePack Fly the unparalleled leader in convenient laptop travel. * Designed to fit up to a 15" MacBook Pro or similar-sized notebook * Cool, comfortable and spacious messenger-inspired design * Quick-access extra-plush micro-fleece padded notebook compartment * Media player pocket/organizer with headphone cord pass-through * Tuck-away carry handle and expandable water bottle pocket * Convenient detachable key leash fob * Deep-well pockets, zippered pouches and plenty of organizers * Durable exterior with double-needle stitched bindings * Comfortable detachable shoulder strap and vented body padding * Duraflex high-performance buckles * Extra-secure velcro and buckled front flap closure * Holds notebooks sized up to 1.5" thick, 9.5" deep, 14" wide * One year Speck limited warranty Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 Noise-Isolating Earphones Purchase on Amazon The sonic equivalent of sitting in the world's best recording studio. How much clearer can we get? * - Three drivers: Low, mid and high frequencies are directed to their designated speaker to give you a sonically rich experience. Shape of things. * - Audio filters: Shaping the sound for the closest experience to custom personal monitors available. Plug and go. * - Find your fit: 3 different-sized silicone ear cushions and 2 Comply™ foam ear cushions are included to find your "magic seal." * - Case included: Metallic hard case for safe travels. Otterbox Commuter Series iPhone Cases Purchase on Amazon Interactive and trend-setting, the OtterBox Commuter™ Series for iPhone™ 3G/3GS includes 3 slender, yet sturdy layers to safeguard your precious smartphone. First, a self-adhering clear film protects your touch screen from scratches. Second is a soft, silicone skin that wraps around your device. Finally, a one-piece, custom molded polycarbonate shell hugs tightly around the silicone. While in the case, all functions of the iPhone remain fully intact. Plus the silicone plugs provide access to all ports while keeping out dust and debris when not in use. This case was designed to slide easily in and out of your pocket or purse.
[LESS INFO] 11 VIEWS | ADDED 09:45:08 12/04/09
Sam Levin shows us some cool accessories for the iPhone user on your shopping list. Items shown: Pong iPhone Cases Purchase on Amazon The first scientifically-proven radiation reduction case. Let the embedded Pong module protect your head while the form-fitting case protects your iPhone 3G and 3GS from the rigors of heavy duty use. Pong's special silicone formula guarantees that your phone maintains full signal strength and battery life. Designed by a leading industrial design firm. Features * Pong Gold PCB Module * Durable iPhone 3G and 3GS protection * Lightweight Silicone Case * Easy access to all controls and device features $59.95 Kensington Windshield/Vent Car Mount with Sound Amplified Cradle for iPhone Purchase on Amazon A car mount that doubles the volume. Give your iPhone GPS, podcasts, and phone calls a sound boost. The built-in amplification system in the cradle doubles the volume coming from your iPhone speaker, making it easier to hear your turn-by-turn directions, calls and more. The cradle mounts in seconds to the windshield or vent and holds your iPhone securely on even the roughest terrain. Features * Amplifies iPhone speaker for twice the volume with no added battery drain * Insert and remove your iPhone with one hand * Provides a safe, secure mount on even the roughest roads * Includes both windshield and vent mounts * Cradle pivots for vertical or landscape modes * Flexible arms securely hold your iPhone-even when in a case * Includes 4 sets of swappable rubber inserts to fit 2G/3G/3GS iPhones with and without a case * NOTE: Because the design of cases can vary from brand to brand, the acoustic amplifier may not perform as specified when a case is used Specifications * Cradle compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone * Sennheiser MM 60 Headphones Purchase on Amazon With outstanding sound reproduction, the MM 60 iPhone does justice to great music and makes every call go smoothly. A lightweight and very comfortable stereo headset for Apple’s iPhone or iPods (all generations). Features * First-class music sound quality – dynamic open headset for outstanding sound reproduction * Easy-2-GO – award-winning, foldable design, ideal for travel * Comfort – lightweight headband with split padding * Convenience – integrated in-line microphone with one-touch call answer/hang-up button * Compatible – 4-poled, 3.5mm stereo plug ideal for Apple’s iPhone (all generations) and iPod * 2-year guarantee TUFF-'N'-TINY™ USB Drive from Verbatim Purchase on Amazon Penny-thin and travel-tough, the Verbatim TUFF-‘N’-TINY™ USB Drive offers secure storage in one of the most compact, durable USB flash drives available. Designed for everyday handling and resistant to dust, water and static discharges, this drive measures up to its name and is compatible with all USB ports. It offers password security for Windows users and is enhanced for Windows® ReadyBoost™ for Windows 7 and Vista users. Perfect for carrying the files you use every day, the TUFF-‘N’-TINY™ drive comes with key ring lanyard to attach to mobile phones or key rings. Choose from capacities of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. See for yourself how the Verbatim TUFF-‘N’-TINY™ sizes up! Features & Benefits * Tiny, rugged USB drive measures 1.19 x 0.5 x 0.06 inch * Resistant to dust, water and static discharges * Compatible with ALL USB ports * Password security for Windows users * Enhanced for Windows® ReadyBoost™ * Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP or 2000, Mac OS 9.x or higher, Linux kernel 2.6x or higher * Bonus key ring lanyard for mobile phones or key rings * Available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities
[LESS INFO] 11 VIEWS | ADDED 06:12:36 12/02/09
Sam Levin joins Michael Butler for another holiday gift guide. This time they show the Bose SoundLink Wireless Music System. PURCHASE ON AMAZON SoundLink™ wireless music system * Enjoy digital music and Internet radio from your computer in and around your home * Easy setup—just plug the USB key into your computer. No wires, no software * Lifelike Bose® performance from proprietary waveguide speaker technology * Easy portability from room to room * Hours of playing time with the rechargeable lithium-ion battery iTunes®. Internet radio. Podcasts. Sports. There's an abundance of content available from your computer these days, much of it accessible nowhere else. Now, the SoundLink™ wireless digital music system lets you enjoy that content in more areas around your house—your living room, kitchen or deck. It's easy: no wires, no software, no setup. And the system's robust sound quality will breathe new life into your music. Just plug and play How easy is it? Simply plug the small USB key into your computer, turn on the SoundLink™ system and select your music—iTunes, Pandora®, whatever you like. That's it. There's nothing to configure and no cables to run. And you can control your music using the handy remote. Room-to-room portability And when you're ready to move—say, from the family room to a bedroom, or maybe out to the patio—your music moves with you. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery and convenient carry handle make it easy to take the system from place to place without missing a beat. Bose quality performance And all this convenience comes with no compromise in performance. Exclusive Bose waveguide speaker technology brings music to life, with the depth and clarity you were meant to enjoy. Voices sound natural and vibrant. Instruments sound clear and distinct. You may hear details you've never noticed before. Get closer to your music—by moving away from your desk. The SoundLink™ wireless music system takes computer audio to exciting new places. PURCHASE ON AMAZON
[LESS INFO] 13 VIEWS | ADDED 09:02:45 11/30/09
Pam McCracken from Logitech shows Michael Butler their super smart Harmony Remotes Harmony® 900 Buy Now on Amazon Features: RF wireless capability With the included RF Extender, you can control devices even when you can’t see them*—so you can keep your entertainment system behind cabinet doors. Learn more. Full-color touch screen You’ll enjoy easy, one-touch access to any entertainment activity. Sculpted, backlit buttons Backlit buttons in logical zones allow you to find the right channel—even in the dark. One-touch activity controls Say good-bye to cheat sheets. Everyone in the family can select what they want to do—such as “Watch TV”—and your Harmony remote does the rest.Learn more about one-touch activity-based controls. Replaces up to 15 remotes You can control all of your home-entertainment devices with one remote—reducing clutter and complexity in your living room. Works with 225,000+ devices Support for 5000+ brands and 225,000+ devices, so you know it will work with what you have today and what you’ll add tomorrow.See how your home-entertainment setup would work with Harmony Harmony® 700 Advanced Universal Remote Buy Now on Amazon Features: Replaces six remotes It’s easy to say goodbye to that jumble of remotes on the coffee table. Color screen You’ll see just what you need, like icons for your favorite channels as well as the commands you need for the devices you’re using. The smart display can even provide help if you need it. One-click activity buttons No more complicated lists of what to turn on or which button to select. Once you’re set up, you just select what you want to do—such as “Watch a DVD”—and your Harmony does the rest. Rechargeable Your rechargeable remote can go a week between charges. You won’t be looking for batteries when you want to be watching TV.
[LESS INFO] 18 VIEWS | ADDED 11:45:54 11/25/09
Sam Levin visits Logitech and shows us the Logitech Squeezebox Radio Save money on Amazon About the Squeezebox: A compact all-in-one network music player—that lets you rock the house with digital music. Compact design Your Logitech® SqueezeboxTM Radio fits easily just about anywhere in your home—the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, even the patio—without taking up a lot of counter space Easy access to digital music You can play songs from your personal library, tune in to thousands of Internet radio stations, or connect to online services like Pandora®, Slacker®, and Rhapsody®.* Wireless connectivity No wires needed—true 802.11g wireless technology lets you enjoy the music on your computer in any room. Big sound from a small package You’ll enjoy high-quality sound with very low distortion thanks to a two-way speaker and support for 24/48 kHz encoding Simple, guided setup You’ll be listening within minutes—it’s easy to get connected, browse Internet radio stations, and sign up for online music services. Or attach your iPod.Learn how easy it is to set up a Squeezebox. 2.4-inch color screen It displays album art, track and station information, visualizers, screen savers, and more. Plays most digital music formats It supports just about any format you’ve got, including MP3, FLAC, WMA, WMA Lossless, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF. Support for Wi-Fi and Ethernet No wires needed—seamless integration with your existing home network lets you listen to the music on your computer in any room. FIND OUT MORE AT LOGITECH.COM
[LESS INFO] 15 VIEWS | ADDED 09:30:39 11/23/09
Sam Levin and Mark Dwight give us a tour of the Rickshaw Bagworks factory and we get a bag made from scratch! Rickshaw Bagworks was founded by Mark Dwight, who used to work for Timbuk 2 Bags. Until now, I used a Tumbuk 2. No Longer. This bag is by far the best bag I've ever owned. First off, the looks: you can choose your design from the many fabrics they have in the factory or you can bring a piece of your own fabric in and they will make the bag for you out of that! (It needs to be upholstery fabric though, otherwise it wont' be durable enough for a quality bag) More important than the looks, the bags are lined with a waterproof rubber like material so if you spill beer or soda inside, just wipe it clean. Also, the bottom of the bag is also waterproof so if you spill beer on the floor and drunkenly sit your bag down in the spill, the bag is safe. The fabric on my bag is material used to make sails on sailboats so it is rain and beer resistant as well. Rickshaw bags are locally made in San Francisco, CA. If you are in the area, you can go right in the factory, pick out your fabric, go have a cup of coffee or a beer and come back in 20 minutes and your custom bag will be ready for you.
[LESS INFO] 3 VIEWS | ADDED 16:03:50 11/13/09
Michael Butler and Sam Levin show some cool gift suggestions from Griffin Auxiliary Audio Cables 1/8"(3.5mm) stereo-mini connector cables An essential cable for iPod, iPhone or any music player with a 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo-mini headphone jack. Use this handy, high-quality stereo cable to connect your iPod, iPhone or other music player to car stereos, boomboxes, home entertainment systems ... anything that uses a 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini port for headphone or auxiliary audio input. BUY - Griffin Technology Auxiliary Stereo Audio Cable TuneBuds Mobile Earbuds, headset & control for iPod & iPhone Great sound and control, all in one. TuneBuds Mobile combines the powerful lows and crisp highs of Griffin’s TuneBuds comfort earphones with Griffin’s new ControlMic: a high-sensitivity microphone and control module. TuneBuds Mobile give you great sound and one-button control convenience. TuneBuds Mobile's slim headphone/mic plug connects to the headphone jack of your iPhone or iPod, allowing you to talk, listen, or control your music, recordings, and phone calls. BUY - Griffin TuneBuds Mobile for iPhone 3G, 3G S (Black) Simplifi Charge/Sync dock, media card reader, and USB hub De-clutter the top of your desk and simplify your digital life with Simplifi ... one compact unit that handles your iPhone, iPod, USB connections, and all kinds of media cards. Simplifi charges USB-rechargeable iPod models as they sync with your computer through the included USB mini cable. Use Simplifi's USB ports to plug in keyboards, printers, cameras, flash drives, scanners, external hard drives, anything USB 2.0-compatible. Simplifi ships with an AC adapter for those USB devices that need a powered port. Buy the Simplifi on Amazon
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Sam Levin shows off his great fashion sense with matching backpack and shoes from Keen Go from the officeto the trailhead with the Newport Pack from KEEN . Versatility is builtinto the pack with a laptop sleeve and hydration bladder pocket. Paddedshoulder straps adjust to your preferred comfort level. Zipperedpockets both inside and out allow easy access to essentials on and offthe trail. www.keenfootwear.com
Holiday Buying Guide - iSkin Keyboard Protector and Cerulean Bluetooth Receiver - Rock and Roll Geek Video
[LESS INFO] 39 VIEWS | ADDED 08:38:23 11/09/09
Rock and Roll Geek Holiday Buying Guide - iSkin Keyboard Protector and Cerulean Bluetooth Receiver Sam Levin joins Michael Butler with some holiday gift ideas. CERULEAN RX Stereo Bluetooth Receiver Take advantage of your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S' Bluetooth® wireless stereo streaming capability with the CERULEAN RX! Designed to bridge the connection between your iPhone and a favorite docking speaker system, the CERULEAN RX docks easily to your speakers, pairs instantly with your iPhone, and gives you the freedom of wireless sound! ProTouch for MacBook/Pro/Air The all new line of ProTouch® Keyboard Protectors for Macintosh® delivers the most advanced combination of style and protection ever. It works full-time to keep your keyboard safe from everyday hazards that could lead to permanent damage. Built-in Microban®* protection provides continuous cleaning action, inhibiting the growth of damaging microbes, such as bacteria, that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. %nbsp
[LESS INFO] 13 VIEWS | ADDED 13:41:32 11/03/09
Michael Butler and Sam Levin show some iPod and iPhone speakers from Logitech. Rechargeable Speaker S315i * Supports iPhone™ and all iPod® models with dock connector * Uses the Apple Universal Dock specification * Supports other portable music players via 3.5 mm auxiliary input Portable Speaker S125i
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