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Erato Apollo 7 Earbuds Dominate The Delayed Apple Earpods — And They’re Available Now

Erato Apollo 7 Earphones

Of course you have heard how Apple revolutionized wireless audio listening with its debut of Airpods and the controversial missing headphone jack. But before that, there’s already a compact wireless headphone that’s been around the market — Erato’s Apollo 7. It’s the industry’s first waterproof, truly wireless headphones and the highest quality true wireless earbuds out on the market.

In fact, the earphones have received notable reviews from tech sites like CNET and Digital Trends, gaining remarks such as being the “first truly wireless headphones that work well and delivers decent sound”. Here are more reasons why you might want to own a pair:

Perfect synchronization between left and right channels

Since Erator has spent the last decade perfecting this technology, Apollo 7 has balanced audio with no sound dropouts and signal interruptions, which other wireless earbuds fail to completely eliminate.

Award-winning design

Reviews revealed that the earbuds are extremently convenient to use. Its construction was meticulously designed that it has won the 2015 Red Dot Homourable Mention Award. The earphones also come in different sophisticated colors including Silver, Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold.

On-the-go case charging

Erato Apollo 7 Earbuds Wireless Charging Case

The earbuds are housed in an elegant, one-finger open glide aluminum casing that has the capability to recharge the earbuds twice.

Erato is leading in the wireless audio category. Investing in a pair of Apollo 7 earbuds will be well worth your money.

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How To Know Which VR Glasses You Should Buy

Tattooed guy with VR Glasses

Everybody has easy access to the virtual world these days. Thanks to the surge of various VR glasses in the market from both huge tech companies (Google, Samsung, and HTC) and from small tech brands. You can even get a pair for less than $10! Owning one isn’t really the problem now; it’s which pair of VR glasses to get.

Before you go get the most expensive and the latest VR glasses just because you think it’s the best, here are the things that you need to ask yourself:

How will I use my VR glasses?

Will you use it just to watch movies on using your smartphone or do you want to use it with your PlayStation VR? HTC Vive is perfect for movie streaming, but for console gaming, the PlayStation VR is the winner.

Is comfort your top priority?

You may still want to go for another round of games, but if your neck is easily strained with all the weight, you may want to go wtih an extra slim and lightweight one like the ACCUPiX Mybud.

How much is your budget?

If you’re after a high-end VR, you need to prepare somewhere between $400 to $800. But if you want an affordable option, which is still one of the overall best for virtual reality, the Samsung Gear VR Headset is highly recommended.

Need more help in deciding which VR glasses to buy? Here’s a detailed guide:

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3 Smart Light Bulbs That Are As Awesome As (But Cheaper Than) the Philips Hue

Smart LED Bulbs

When it comes to color-changing bulbs, the Philips Hue bulbs stand out. There’s no denying in that, but they can be awfully expensive. Also, you need the Hue bridge to control them as part of your smart home automation. If you’re not willing to spend a lot, but still wanted reliable and automation-ready light bulbs, here are some Philips Hue alternatives for you.

For seamless integration into your existing smart home

GE Link Wireless A19 Smart Connected LED Light Bulb

GE Link LED Bulb

 

The one which doesn’t need a hub
LIFX Color 1000 A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb

LIFX Multicolor and dimmable bulbs

 

Lights which also play music
Pulse Dimmable LED Light
SengledPulse Dimmable LED Light with Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Hope this has shed some light on what smart bulbs you would shop for next!

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3 Cool Things You Didn’t Know Your Wi-Fi Doorbell Could Do

3 Cool Things You Didn't Know Your Wi-Fi Doorbell Could Do

Wi-Fi doorbells are handy. You don’t need to go to your door to tell expected visitors that they can already come in. You’re obviously using your doorbell like this, but there are other cool things that you can do with your Wi-Fi Doorbell. Here are some.

Take deliveries for you when you’re out

If you’re expecting a package, but you’re not home, you can leverage technology. When the delivery guy shows up on your live video feed, remotely open your doorlock and ask him to leave the package inside your door.

The August Video Doorbell in tandem with the August Smart Lock can do this trick seamlessly.

Shoo away burglars — even when nobody’s home

Most doorbells have a motion alert feature that lets you see who’s at your door and a two-way audio for communication. Let sketchy people who are snooping around your door think that you’re home and drive them away.

The Zmodo Torch Pro will play this role nicely, especially when burglars come at night to your empty home. You can remotely switch on the light that comes with the doorbell and talk to them. Plus, you get a snapshot alert of the person at your front door the moment motion is detected.

Immortalize your pranks or surprises.

Use the doorbell to record priceless moments like welcoming your dog after being gone for a few days or trolling your wife by lipsyncing to Zayn’s PillowTalk like what one guy on YouTube did.

If cloud recording is one of your priorities, the Ring Doorbell Pro is the one to go with. It also lets you easily store and share video footages.

There you go. Have fun with your doorbell of choice!

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Why Having Multiple Amazon Echo Devices Is Actually A Good Thing

Multiple Amazon Echo

You probably have an Amazon Echo at home, but can it support your entire home’s smart home automation and keep up with everybody’s unique demands? If you’re still unsure of buying an additional Amazon Echo, here are the things that will convince you that having multiple Echoes at home might actually be a good thing.

The second Echo will arrive already pre-configured.

When you decide to order a second Echo, you will receive a pre-configured unit and you can readily copy music settings, snart home devices, Alexa skills, household profiles, and more.

You can have different alarms and timers for 2 Echoes.

The alarms and timers won’t be synced for the 2 Echoes and this is perfect; you and your teenager have different time schedules anyway.

Different tastes, different playlists.

Music is also another thing that can’t be played over multiple Echoes at the same time, so everybody at home can play the music to their liking.

You can get your second Echo (or your first) for $140, down $40 from its regular $180.

Three 4K TVs that Cost Less Than $1000

It’s the dilemma of every entertainment system owner out there: You really want a display upgrade, but you can’t pay thousands of dollars for it – and if you’ve checked the latest, fanciest TVs available these days, you know they are well over thousands of dollars, especially when it comes to big new features like 4K.

The good news is that 4K TVs are finally growing common and prices are falling. The even better news is that we’ve searched the very best 4K TVs of 2016 to find those under $1,000, so they can fit both your living room and your wallet!

Before we begin, here are two important points to remember:

  • Screen Size: Look we love 4K resolution, but it does have a screen problem. On smaller screens, you really can’t tell the difference between a lot of pixels and a whole lot of pixels. The bigger the screen, the more 4K matters. It’s a good idea to get a screen that’s at least 50 inches to benefit from 4K: After all, if you can’t tell the difference then why bother paying more? Also remember that the distance you sit from the TV is also important when it comes to resolution.
  • HDMI: Remember that you’ll need HDMI 1.4 or HDMI 2 port for wired connections on your 4K TV. Early HDMI standards don’t support 4K, so you won’t get a 4K picture, end of story. Other port options won’t support it either, so you have to be careful on this point. Wireless streaming directly to your TV is a different matter: Make sure you have plenty of bandwidth!

Hisense 50H7GB2 – $550

Hisense 50H7GB2

If you really want to save money, this model is absolutely your best bet: We haven’t seen any other 4K TV with such a low price, and we probably never will again. This 50-inch screen includes a 120Hz refresh rate and plenty of outputs, including four HDMI ports. The backlighting is pretty simplistic and may decrease the quality of bright images, but at this price you can live with the knowledge of all the money you saved – it’s a fair trade, right?

Vizio P552ui-B3 – $1,100

Vizio P602uiB3

Okay, so we’re cheating a little bit on this one, although we will note that the 50-inch version of this TV is well under $1,000 so there are options to save even more money. The great thing about this TV – in addition to its wireless capabilities – is the 64 active LED zones, a feature that tends to provide better backlight for clearer contrast. Otherwise extra features on this TV are sparse, but as we like to say, what do you use your TV for anyway? With so many features provided on receivers, set-top boxes, and consoles, most people just need a few HDMI ports and great screen quality – and that’s what you get here.

Sharp LC 50UB30U – $750

Sharp LC 50UB30U

This 50-inch sharp TV increases LED backlighting yet again with a full array, which means the enter screen is backlight instead of just the edges, a feature that also tends to provide clearer, brighter images and so is usually worth the extra money (unlike many of those super special tech “features” that are just branding language). The refresh rate, however, is only at a native 60Hz, which may disappoint some hardcore gamers. Inputs include two USB ports and four HDMI ports, which should be plenty!

Skintrack Turns the Surface of the Arm into a TouchPad

skintrack smart ring

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The Skintrack is a new emerging technology that allows smartwatch users to transform the surface of the arm into an interactive touch pad. Developed by a research lab at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh called Futures Interfaces Group, the Skintrack uses a ring and a sensor to make the entire arm an interactive screen for the smartwatch. This eliminates the annoyance of trying to input commands into the small surface of a smartwatch screen, one of the main issues regular smartwatch users in the IT services field face.

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Our Top 2: Best Radar Detectors

Top Radar Detectors

Save money and time with our top radar detector picks.

A radar detector sits quietly on your dashboard, using its instruments to provide information not just about radar signals, but about many different road and traffic conditions. They’re valuable auto tech devices for many kinds of drives, but when the time comes to actually buy one, many people don’t know what they’re looking for…which is why we’re here to break it down for you.

Radar detectors sense not only radar lasers and frequencies, but also traffic lights, road conditions, and even driver behavior, depending on the model. The more advanced versions come with iPhone apps and are equipped with GPS for an even more comprehensive look at road around you. Notable features for top models include the ability to filter out false positives, an alert if it looks like you’re getting sleepy, real time traffic updates, and of course detailed maps and information on radar hotspots and detection.

When looking at what to buy, focus on the readout screen and any associated apps or car accessories, because this is how your information is relayed, and you want it to be clearly legible while you are driving. You should also look at the radar detection quality – radar signals function on a number of different bands, and a good detector will search for all types of radar in use on the streets at a handy range. After that, the extra features are largely about personal choice. Truckers may enjoy the many add-ons, but they may not be necessary for the average driver. Let’s take a look at a couple strong candidates for our best radar detector list.

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Our Top 3: Best Chromebooks

Top Chromebooks

The best 3 Chromebooks

Chromebooks are a special category of ultrabooks designed with Google’s Chrome OS. Contrary to some assumptions, that does not mean they are produced by Google – there are actually a few different brands that work with Google to produce them – and does not mean they are connected with Android (Chrome OS is really more of an advanced version of the Chrome browser).

What is a Chromebook? A lightweight, slim little laptop that is designed to keep both costs and size small by focusing on cloud-powered activities rather than storage space. That means you need to expect plenty of Google Docs and Dropbox, and less access to traditional software like Microsoft Word.

Still interested? Then be sure to watch the specs carefully: the best Chromebook in 2016 come in an array of different speeds, hard drives, screens, and other features. In many respects shopping for a Chromebook is like looking for any ultrabook…except the prices are much lower, and the hard drive is less important. Pay particular attention to batter life when possible, Here are some of our top picks.

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