Headphones are a personal, subjective thing, and so is one’s affinity for the movie TRON. Monster’s T3 earbuds are a tie-in with the recent TRON remake—the website boasts that they feature “Disney’s futuristic styling and the phosphorous glow of the TRON universe.” Well, they don’t actually glow, and if we hadn’t been informed that they were TRON-related we never would have recognized the silver-and-blue TRON-ish T design on each earbud. But they are pretty cool looking.
The Neo-i stretches the very definition of what a pico projector is. First off, it’s too good to be a pico projector—the internal lens and engine are pulled straight from Optoma’s critically acclaimed PK301—but it also boasts an impressive stereo and iPod dock. Second, it’s too big to be a pico projector. Weighing in at 2.5 pounds, it’s neither handheld nor mobile. So what exactly is this thing?
When you start running with a heart-rate monitor, the health benefits hit you as quickly as a refreshing splash of cool water. Instead of judging how hard your run was based on unscientific means—how sore your legs feel, how bad your lungs hurt, or how much you’d rather be playing Infinity Blade—a heart-rate monitor keeps you accountable to the cold, hard science of how fast your heart is beating. And that info encourages you to pick up the pace (or slow down) to maximize your beats per minute and meet your health and fitness goals.
When an Apple product becomes scarce in stores and online, it isn't too long until talk of a product refresh hits the interwebz. This has been the way of things amongst the Apple faithful for time immemorial. With this in mind, let us talk of products in need of an overhaul, exasperating shipping times and iPod Classics.
We’ve learned to expect big, wonderful things from Apple’s tiny little boxes. But unlike a Mac mini or iPod nano--which both do a lot in a relatively small space--the Apple TV doesn’t do much more than its 3.9x3.9x0.9-inch form factor and $99 price would suggest. That’s because it’s primarily a cloud-focused streaming device…but it only connects to a small, wispy tendril of the cloud, rather than the thunderstorm of awesome streaming content that can easily be accessed on other devices.
Every year, Apple releases new iPods, forcing us all to consider whether its time to upgrade our music player. The 2010 crop of iPods--revamped shuffles and nanos, and a refreshed iPod touch--represent some of the biggest changes to the iPod lineup in recent times. Apple curiously left the classic out of this round of updates, and as the sole remaining hard drive-based iPod, we suspect that the venerable classic is on its way to being a relic remembered by music geeks alongside other forgotten audio tech like wax cylinders and, uh, those CD things.
The Dualie is a portable hard drive and a docking station for your iPhone or iPod. It connects to your Mac via USB, enabling you to sync or otherwise manage either device while it’s in the dock. But it’s also powered via AC adapter, so you can recharge your phone or audio player even when your computer’s switched off.
iHome’s new iA5 is billed as an “app-enhanced” alarm clock. In plain English, that means you can augment this standalone clock and speaker dock by downloading the free iHome+Sleep app for your iPhone or iPod touch to unlock additional functionality.