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Just got SleepPhones, which are headphones within a soft fuzzy headband for listening to music/podcasts while you fall asleep. I am literally incapable of falling asleep without a podcast, while my fiancé needs either light music or silence. These are so much more comfortable to wear than earbuds, she can’t hear my podcasts at ALL, and the sound quality is amazing. It’s only been two nights but I love them and have no idea how I lived without them, hahah! —Kathleen M., Facebook
Downloading and reinstalling all Windows 10 apps reportedly fixes a stuck Start menu. This isn’t as drastic as it sounds — ‘Windows apps’ are the ones built into Windows 10 and available from the Windows Store. They used to be called ‘Modern’ apps and, before that, ‘Metro’ — Microsoft just changed the name with Windows 10.
But if we had to pick the best headphones overall then we’d go for the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless. They’re wireless, which makes them more convenient for portable use, and they’re noise-cancelling for those who want to use them on a noisy commute.
The Hi-Lite also fell within another category that was very popular at NAMM: hacky add-ons for the gear you already have. While numerous companies were debuting new models of synths, turntables, and more, others were showing clever ways they had figured out to augment the instruments and hardware you’ve got at home. OneManBand’s guitar attachment converts signals from the guitar into MIDI via simply pressing strings (it does not require plucking), produces an on-the-fly backing band based on your playing, and more.
A USB Drive With Steampunk Style! If you are a fan of steampunk and tech gadgets, then you are going to want to check out this steampunk inspired USB flash drive. Each flash drive is handmade in Latvia and the attention to detail as well as the technical abilities are…
There’s nothing tougher for folks with hand troubles than trying to open a jar that even Hercules couldn’t budge. How many times has that happened to you? You’ve tried everything: Run the lid under hot water… Tap it on the counter… Pry it with a bottle opener… Swear…
So, these were just some of the highlights from this year’s NAMM. Yes, we also saw amazing new gear from the likes of Pioneer DJ, Roland, Alesis, Native Instruments, and more, but these two little corners of the show wound up being incredibly intriguing. Companies are not just thinking about how to make music and music-making easy to approach, but how to provide solutions for consumers that enhance the gear they already own and cherish. Most of the aforementioned products fell in the price range of a couple hundred dollars — the The ONE Piano Hi-Lite is $229 and the Phase should retail for around $300 — and these slight investments can have much bigger payoffs for musicians.
Sony has come up with that it deems to be the world’s first truly wireless noise cancelling sports headphones, in the form of the WF-SP700N, and the WI-SP600N and WI-SP500 in-ear sports headphones. All three of them will boast of splash-proof designs in order to let the wearer enjoy sound while they are on the move. Targeting the active yet stylish music lover, the WF-SP700N truly wireless and WI-SP600N in-ear headphones will offer wireless noise cancelling in a manner that noise cancelling has not been done before, including in a high intensity cardio class or while walking or jogging. As for the WI-SP500 in-ear headphones, it will allow the wearer to train for longer with up to eight hours of battery on a full charge, certainly more than enough time for you to complete a marathon and still have juice to spare!
The Xiaomi Bluetooth speaker is a portable wireless speaker that allows you to listen to all your favorite tracks wherever you are in audiophile-grade quality. Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker – Built-In Mic, Bluetooth 4.1, 10M Range, 1200mAh Battery, LED Indicator (Black)
Kohler’s signature line of high-tech showers now has an app. Kohler Konnect lets you set your shower to a specific water temperature and flow rate as well as control music and lighting with voice commands.
When it comes to modern day homes, many of us would like to see our humble abodes be more connected and are technologically advanced than ever before. Our forefathers had to make use of charcoal stoves, while we revel in flameless induction cookers in this day and age. Back in the day, a kerosene la…