Aspen Mics is getting the holiday shopping season started early with a huge deal on their high quality lavalier microphones. Use them to pump out high quality audio from your smartphone, DSLR camera, audio recorder, and even your laptop. According to their product page, you can save anywhere from $20-$50 when purchasing from their website this week. More details at AspenMics.com
DEAL ALERT: For video geeks and filmmakers alike, sometimes a camera & lens just isn’t enough. In order to beef up your DSLR Rig with that slick new matte box, smooth follow focus, or ergonomically comfortable shoulder rig, you’ve gotta have some high quality rails (rods) to put them all together.
With that said, we have an offer that our fellow DSLR shooters may be interested in. When making a purchase of $25 or more at PVGear.com, simply enter our exclusive promo code GEAR during checkout to receive 10% off your total purchase.
15mm Carbon Fiber Rails/Rods (6 inches – 20 inches)
So a few weeks ago we met the folks from Hyper and they introduced us to the MagicBox MagSafe Modifcation Kit for Apple MacBooks. Though it’s not a battery itself, the Magic Box is a kit that allows you to modify your own Apple MacBook MagSafe Power Adapter and connect it to an external battery source. And hence you’re now able to power up and charge your MacBook laptop without directly plugging it into a power outlet. Check out the video below for the full lowdown.
FROM THE MANUFACTURER: The Magic Box modifies your existing Apple MagSafe Power Adapter for use with the HyperMac/HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries. FREE HyperMac Car Charger to charge your MacBook in the car
- It takes only two minutes to attach two ” Magic Box” adapters to MagSafe Power Adapter cord.
- Create your own MagSafe charging cable to charge any MacBook with the HyperMac External Battery or Car Charger.
- Recharge HyperMac with Apple MagSafe Power Adapter. No need to carry separate HyperMac power adapters.
- Use as normal MagSafe Power Adapter to charge MacBooks.
- Designed for all MacBooks including Retina
- Dual 12W USB ports
- 4 Stage LED battery level indicator
- MacBook matching aluminum casing
- Available in 60Wh, 100Wh 150Wh & 222Wh
Since Hyper/Sanho setup the Magic Box for us, we weren’t able to give you the DIY demo that we had originally planned. So here’s a step-by-step instructional video shows you how to do so.
And if further insight is needed, here’s one in good ol’ English.
Perhaps one of the most dangerous things that we currently do on a daily basis is using our smartphones while driving. Whether it be controlling music, sending text messages, or taking selfies, you definitely run the risk of putting yourself and everyone else on the road in danger. With that, Pioneer Electronics came up with a very safe and innovative solution to help you stay connected, while still allowing you to keep your eyes on the road. All behold AppRadio 3, an in-dash receiver that you allows you to connect and sync to your smartphone. With AppRadio 3, not only can you play music and make calls hands free, but you can also take advantage of the full range of apps that they offer. I take an extensive look at some of AppRadio’s standout features in the video below.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. continues to offer consumers the most smartphone connectivity options for the car with two versions (SPH-DA210 and SPH-DA110) of its next generation AppRadio 3 smartphone connected in-dash receiver. Expanding on Pioneer’s philosophy to enable consumers stay connected , both AppRadio 3 models feature compatibility with MirrorLink™ enabled smartphones in addition to the current AppRadio compatibility with both iOS (iPhone® 4/4S/5) and select Android™ OS smartphones. Additional features are also integrated into each model for enhanced smartphone control and added convenience, including voice control for Siri Eyes Free and Google® Voice Recognition, a revised graphical user interface, Bluetooth® audio streaming, and a built-in DVD/CD mechanism (SPH-DA210 model only).
Through the use of Pioneer’s free AppRadio application (available for both iOS and Android OS) and compatible third-party apps, both AppRadio 3 receivers offer control of supported app functions using similar touch and motion gestures of the connected smartphone devices on a high resolution 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. Additional convenience and control incorporated in the two new models includes:
MirrorLink – An in-vehicle connectivity standard created by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), MirrorLink technology enables consumers to connect compatible smartphones to AppRadio 3 (or other compatible in-dash receiver) via a USB cable to access certain music and map applications for a more convenient and safer in-car experience. Similar to AppRadio Mode, MirrorLink is now integrated into AppRadio 3 receivers and offers a vehicle-specific interface and connectivity with MirrorLink certified devices from smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Nokia and others.
Siri Eyes Free – Users of an iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 device can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality with a touch of the AppRadio 3 touchscreen. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle’s speakers and the user’s questions and commands are received and transmitted using the external microphone provided with both AppRadio 3 models. Siri Eyes Free provides access to many iPhone functions, such as music selection, listening to and composing text messages, Maps, calendar information, reminders, and more.
Voice Recognition for Android – Users of compatible voice enabled Android smartphones can utilize Google Voice for hands-free calling by simply touching the microphone icon in the Contacts section of the Pioneer’s AppRadio App (version 2.0.0). Voice recognition can also be used to conveniently find and play stored music through Pioneer’s free of charge CarMediaPlayer App (version 1.2.0).
Bluetooth – To maximize the connectivity options available in today’s most popular smartphones, both AppRadio 3 models offer both Bluetooth hands-free calling1 and Bluetooth audio streaming and wireless control of compatible devices. Each model includes Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for wireless audio streaming and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) version 1.3 for wireless control of devices and related metadata (if available) to be viewed directly on the Pioneer touchscreen display.
Enhanced Touchscreen User Interface – Designed with the smartphone user in mind, the AppRadio 3 touchscreen user interface (UI) provides easy access to the most commonly used features such as apps, music and calling.
Some may call it a drone, others call it a quadcopter. We simply call it awesome. It’s been a long time coming, but Keiko finally her hands on DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter. If you’re unfamiliar, the Vision 2+ is the latest in DJI’s family of HD camera copters, fully equipped with a 3-axis gimbal, and capable of shooting breathtaking aerial photos at 14 megapixels, and HD video in full 1080. Check out the video below as she gives you out-the-box setup instructions and guides you how to prepare for your first flight.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The Phantom 2 Vision+ from DJI brings ready-to-fly into the professional realm. With its 3-axis gimbal supporting an all new custom 1080p video camera with Wi-Fi first-person-view (FPV) on your iOS or Android device, you’ll be creating super smooth cinema-quality videos in minutes. The Vision+ eliminates setup headaches with the gimbal and camera already securely mounted and aligned at the factory. Just open the box, charge the batteries and screw on the props. This is the highest quality ready-to-fly solution ever made and will quickly become the standard for independent film makers, journalists, farmers, emergency personnel, extreme sports enthusiasts and aviation hobbyists.
- Super smooth video thanks to the 3-axis gimbal
- Crystal clear stills & live streaming video from the redesigned HD video camera w/ built-in FPV link
- Extra-long flight times of up to 25 minutes from the intelligent 5,200-mAh battery
- More flight power and security from the high-efficiency self-tightening propellers
- Advanced GPS-based navigation and programmable features you can set up via the built-in USB port
DEAL ALERT: SAVE 30% on GOgroove Retro Wood Bluetooth Speaker. Bring old-school design back with this new-school, wireless speaker. Made with real walnut wood, its retro design produces a unique sound quality where its metal/plastic counterparts fail. If you don’t have any Bluetooth devices available, simply connect it with the 3.5mm cable that’s included to power it up. Built-in microphone makes it an added convenience for your phone calls.
• The GOgroove Universal Retro Wood Bluetooth Speaker is made with real walnut wood and works with your Apple , Samsung , LG , HTC , and Sony Smartphones , Tablets and MP3 Players
• Fun retro style speaker encased in wooden housing for crisp, acoustically natural sound
• Integrated carrying handle makes the speaker ultra portable and travel ready
• Equipped with NFC technology which allows “tap-to-pair” functionality with enabled devices
• Tech Specs: Speaker power: (3W x 2) 6W RMS ; 10W peak / Drivers: 50mm Full-range stereo / Audio input: Bluetooth ; 3.5mm audio port / Dimensions: 8.85 x 4.52 x 2.10 inches
PRICE CUT: SAVE 56% on GOgroove AirBand Bluetooth Stereo Headphones. Groove to your favorite tunes with these headphones. It’s compatible with practically any of your smart devices, and has a built-in microphone to take calls, allowing you to multi-task with the greatest of ease. Navigating through songs and controlling the volume is also a cinch.
FROM THE MANUFACTURER:
The GOgroove AirBand streams a rich listening experience from your Bluetooth-enabled media device straight to your ears! A sleek, contemporary design is coupled with SonusMAX Technology to add depth, bass, & treble to your music while also eliminating static for clean, crisp audio! Best of all, the headset is so light and comfortable, you can wear it for hours of listening pleasure!
• Adjustable design with plush padding offers complete comfort while the built-in rechargeable battery allows for up to 8 hours of wireless music on one charge – AC Adapter Included
• Equipped with onboard playback controls, integrated microphone, and A2DP Bluetooth 2.0, AirBand supports hands-free calling and lets you control your music and phone calls from up to 30 feet away from your phone!
• Easy setup allows you to pair in seconds – ideal for your smartphone , tablet , computer , mp3 player and other Bluetooth-enabled media devices!
• TECH SPECS: Charging Input Voltage: DC 5v / Charging Time: 2.5 hrs / Weight: 5 oz / Bluetooth Profile v2.1: Headset, Hands-Free, A2DP, AVRCP / Frequency Response: 2.402 GHz-2.480 GHz
• Guaranteed Quality – 3 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
PRICE CUT: SAVE 50% on Jackery Air Portable Charger. If you’re constantly on the go, and your smart device isn’t always quite charged to where you need it to be, you may want to consider this charger. It adds an extra 20 hours of talk time for your Android or iPhone. Ultra-thin design makes it easy to store in your pocket or purse.
• High-capacity portable phone charger with 5000mAh rechargeable battery power capacity with 1A output. Adds 20 extra hours of talk time or 2 full charges to your iPhones. This external battery charger adds 200% extra battery life.
• Package includes: Jackery Air External Battery, premium Micro USB to USB 2.0 cable; compatible with USB charger, USB battery, USB battery pack, USB charging station, and USB power adapter.
3-color LED indicator to indicate the charging status; Jackery Air can be used for Samsung Galaxy S5 charger, Samsung Galaxy S4 car charger, Samsung Galaxy, S3 extended battery, Samsung Galaxy S2 battery, iPhone 5s portable charger, iPhone 5c charger, iPhone 5 charger, iPhone 4s portable charger, iPad external battery, HTC battery bar, and much more.
• Grade A Li-ion polymer cell and premium microchips create high-quality portable charger; Premium aluminum case; Secured battery safety with 4 layers of smart safety protection circuit; Advanced power lock technology with standby time up to 6 months after fully charged. 500+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery.
• The world’s thinnest external battery charger; Fits easily into any bag or pocket; Compact, portable & stylish design; Easily fits into your bag to provide instant power; Perfect for long flights, road trips, or whenever you need to charge your mobile devices; often used as a substitute for a car charger, such as an iPhone car charger, dual USB car charger and iPad car charger.
DEAL ALERT: SAVE 20% on Tekfusion In-ear Headphones. Listen to your favorite songs in the clearest of clarities! Noise and distortion are reduced to a minimum with this in-ear design. A carrying case is included for safekeeping.
• The 10mm dynamic drivers are designed to accurately re-produce sound, giving you a wide-range frequency response. You, therefore, get to hear your music more clearly than an ordinary pair of in-ear headphones. The drivers are optimized to deliver deep and precise bass.
• The all-metallic structure of the Twinwoofers attenuates unnecessary resonance which is one of the major sources of noise in many other in-ear headphones. Get pure and distortion free sound.
• With any of your preferred pair of eartips, sound is isolated well enough, so that you can enjoy your noise-free music in busy places, whether you are on a plane, bus, or ant other noisy environment, let nothing get between you and your music!
• The Twinwoofers come with a high-quality protective carry pouch in which you can store your pair when not in use
DEAL ALERT: SAVE 14% on Logitech X300 Wireless Stereo Speaker. Experience deep bass sounds and mid-to-high-range sounds, wirelessly. Speakers are engineered to give more of a “mobile theater sound experience.” Also designed with a mic to take calls, for your convenience.
FROM THE MANUFACTURER:
POWERFUL SOUND DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE. Play your music out loud anywhere in big, bold sound. A completely new go-anywhere design with unique angled drivers pumps out a more expansive sound spectrum. Instantly connect your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet or laptop with one touch to enjoy music and calls in richly detailed sound.
• Powerful, go-anywhere sound: Deep bass response with detailed mid and high range in a compact design
• Wireless freedom: 30 ft. wireless connectivity to Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets and notebooks
• Calls + control: Adjust volume and manage calls from the speaker or your mobile phone
• Expansive sound spectrum: Unique angled drivers deliver a wide-range mobile sound experience
• Extended playtime: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers 5 hours of continuous music