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Screw You Apple, The Daptr Case Puts The Audio Jack Back Where It Belongs

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Apple, as everyone knows, “courageously” ditched the audio jack in the latest incarnation of the phone that turned the company into the behemoth it is today. That made the purchase of the iPhone 7/7 Plus somewhat of a dilemma for people who like to listen to music while their phone is charging; would it be worth it, knowing you have to also upgrade your headphones or use an unsightly adaptor? Well, the Daptr case attempts to solve this issue by giving you the audio jack back. It does this by lengthening the phone somewhat and cramming it down there along with a Lightning port, so you can keep using the phone the way you want. Oh, and a second Lightning port for some reason. You’ll add just 3mm of thickness, but a hefty 20mm of length to an already long-ish phone. It’s available in December for $49.

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The Best Home Audio Systems

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Whether you have a lot or a little to spend, so many options in the home audio market makes it tough to choose the right system; especially for the consumer who isn’t too familiar with the terms and gimmicks manufacturers throw at them. One of the best sites to check out if you’re looking for a wireless home audio system is dewired.co.uk. They have a range of reviews on wireless and bluetooth products including wireless surround sound systems.

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Believe it or not the little device you can stream TV shows and movies with is also a great home audio system. Complete surround sound, ultra affordable, exceptional design and even far more superior sound quality. The ability to control in any room of the home, voice commands, and great features allowing you to listen to what you want in any room of the home, at any time, on command, is just the beginning of what the very low priced device offers.

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The ultra rich feature receiver providers users the ability to stream, listen to CD, sound from TV, your iPod or other streaming devices. Control the device with the touch of a button, 8 HDMI ports, Sonic Atmos, and additional sound control features, will give users the ability to truly control what they listen to and how they listen to it.

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A spacious sounding bar gives you far more control. Basically the compact device lets you listen from any room, and in far greater volume (space wise) than you might think it capable of. More dynamic, sounds bigger, sounds spacious and it will truly fill any room when listening to a live concert or your favourite jams on your iPod around the clock.

These are a few options to consider for home audio systems. Affordable, compact, well known brand recognition, and affordability in one package, make these some hot items to consider in home audio.

OhGizmo! Review: The Adv.Sound 993 Bluetooth Speaker

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There are tons of Bluetooth speakers on the market, but that doesn’t mean they’re all equal. We’ve spent the last couple of weeks playing with the Adv.Sound 993 Bluetooth Speaker, and have come away impressed with its craftsmanship, its sound quality, battery life, and overall value. Read on for our brief, but full impressions.

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Deal Of The Day Last Chance: 40% Off On Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar

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Bringing a full sized guitar with you when you travel isn’t always easy, but with the Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar you can keep on practicing your licks, and even put on quite a show with an instrument a fraction of the size.

Apply vibrato, bend a string, fingerpick—Jamstik feels and performs like a normal guitar, but also conveniently connects with all the Apple music apps and software you could ever need. Jamstik is perfect for all-level guitarists, and is ultra-portable to seamlessly fit your lifestyle.

“The Jamstik is cool-as-hell… Turn your iPad into a real instrument,” John Brownlee, Cultofmac.com

– Easy to set up
– No tuning required
– Extremely portable
– Includes quality teaching software
– Contains full MIDI controller functionality
– Allows you to see your hands in action w/ infrared light technology
– Includes D-pad control for changing octaves or swapping sounds
– Play without disturbing others, ultra quiet with headphones

Normally $250, today’s deal brings the price down to $149.99. But act fast, this offer last for just one more day.

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Deal of The Day: 53% Off On ION Vinyl Motion Portable Turntable

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Did you know that vinyl records actually produce some of the best sound? That’s of course if they’re in good shape and not full of dust and all scratched up. And believe it or not, but the vinyl industry is still going strong, probably because that’s still a DJs favourite way to ply their trade. The ION Vinyl Motion Portable Turntable is a cool looking turntable that’ll let you dust off that old collection and bring it back to life.

Breathe new life into your dusty vinyl record collection by spinning them on the Vinyl Motion Turntable. But don’t be fooled by the retro 1950s design, this turntable’s tech will impress even those born post-1950. Jam to high-fidelity audio using the built-in speakers, and convert your favorite LPs into digital files for convenient, on-the-go listening.

– Listen to crystal-clear audio w/ cutting-edge tech
– Deck out your space w/ the classic 1950s retro aesthetic
– Play all your 33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM records
– Convert any LP to a digital file w/ included converter software
– Use the built-in stereo speakers
– Conveniently carry around w/ portable suitcase design
– Easily recharge the built-in battery

Normally $130, it’s $59.99 after today’s rebate.

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The Wearable Bass Pack Lets You Feel The Bass, Without Busting Your Eardrums

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Are you into bass? Like, really into it? Then you’re probably the kind of guy who has a pair of dual 16-inch woofers in his car, shaking the ground around you as you drive. That’s alright, we feel ya, but you know, you don’t have to destroy your eardrums and wake the entire neighbourhood to get the same feeling. The Subpac is a backpack that thumps the bass right into your chest, bypassing your ears altogether. The company is calling it “patent-pending tactile audio technology”, and the idea is to channel all frequencies between 5Hz and 125Hz to the backpack, allowing your ears to focus on higher frequency sounds while the bass is fed straight into your chest. The battery will last 8 hours, and can be connected through a standard 3.5mm audio jack or through Bluetooth streaming. It’s $399.

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Competitors take note: THESE Bluetooth Earbuds are BENDY #winning

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by AshleyJane Kneeland @LivingIncurably? and 1byOne. -Ed.

And my latest product introduction for you, courtesy of 1byOne…bendy earbuds! Or as the company like to call them, 1byeOne’s Wireless Sports Earphones for music & calls.

Wireless earphones play a special role in my life. I wear them for most of my waking hours to absorb the awful ringing/screechy noise I hear constantly due to Tinnitus. (In 2016 my family is endeavoring to have one day a week with no complaining. Today is that day so I won’t dive further into how frustrating Tinnitus is.) For more details check out an April 2015 post here.

After having now tried a handful of different wireless earphone systems, 1byeOne’s stands out because the strap which runs behind your neck connecting the two ear pieces is BENDY. The benefits of it being BENDY is twofold. One, it’s easier to store and carry around with you and two, it’s more discreet to wear. Instead of a large piece of hard plastic connecting your ears there is instead a thin bendy cord which can be tightened if desired. Great feature.

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Other notes I made on this product include the following. They were easy to pair with my iPhone. The sound was excellent. They came with 3 sizes of both earbuds and those wing-shaped pieces that hold the bud in your ear. (By the way, those wing-shaped things were a nice soft rubber not a hard painful plastic as found in other products.) The multi-function button, used to answer/reject calls, start and pause music, is nice and slim and right behind the ear on the right side. As it has in other products recently, 1byOne’s packaging was also noticeably chic. I especially enjoy a product with nice packaging and it also makes me more inclined to give the product as a gift. (I’d give a new one. Not one I’ve already used.)

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Chromecast Audio: A Must Have Wireless Music Streaming Device

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The following article is brought to you by The Tech Info Group – Ed

The Google Chromecast is an audio-focused device that plugs into your speakers and streams music via Wi-Fi. If you have an interest in streaming wireless audio on your smart phone, tablet, or to any of the speakers at home, and are on a tight budget, seriously consider purchasing the Chromecast audio device.

This cute little device looks like a cross between a microscopic vinyl record and a lens cap. One side of the device has a smooth surface and the other has molded grooves. The device has a micro USB port (for power) and the 3.5 mm input jack enables it to connect to virtually any audio system. The Google Chromecast supports both optical and RCA inputs as well. Google thoughtfully included a five inch auxiliary cord and power adapter in the box with the Chromecast.

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Deal Of The Day: 30% Off On Lyrix Axis Levitating Wireless-Charging Speaker

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The reason we like working with StackCommerce for our daily deals is that the stuff that’s on special is also stuff we’d like to post about, regardless of whether there’s a rebate or not. Like this Lyrix Axis Levitating Wireless-Charging Speaker. It’s a Bluetooth speaker that floats in mid-air. It’s cool. It’ll impress your guests.

Your dreams of levitating weightlessly while jamming to your favorite tunes has finally come…mostly true. This hovering orb will mesmerize you as it floats in thin air, and the quality sonic power will be music to your ears. Unlike other levitating speakers on the market that require constant recharging, the Lyrix Axis employs wireless charging so you can keep the tunes rolling all day long.

– Impressive, multiple LED color setting
– Handy USB output for recharging your USB-compatible devices
– The perfect gift for the person that seems to have everything
– Convenient wireless charging
– Powerful audio quality

So you get a convenient wireless-charging floating speaker for $139.95, down from its usual $200. That’s a pretty decent deal.

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