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Intel Merges VR and AR in the Best Way

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Intel VRWe are all fascinated by Virtual Reality. There are numerous versions out there these days with varying degrees of sophistication, depending upon the price point. Always on the cutting edge of technology, Intel is working to create the ultimate experience. They have done just that with Project Alloy.

By merging VR and AR technology, the user experience is enhanced with this cool, all in one mounted display where the computer is built into the headset itself. There is also a set of cameras that can see what’s happening in front of you and put it in the scene with you. So you’ll be immersed in VR with the benefit of the addition of augmented pieces that create a merged reality. This will help you see where you are going as you’ll be getting feedback inserted into the scenery when picked up by the cameras.

Intel loves developing these concepts and taking them to the next level. So many of their partners are producing content that is amazing and immersive. Although Project Alloy is currently a reference platform today, they anticipate their industry partners bringing it to market within the next couple of years. As for power and specs, they believe the customer will be able to customize their unit based upon the things that are most important to them, just like when purchasing a new computer.

They are also excited about the commercial applications that will be available with this type of technology. They anticipate uses in healthcare, automotive, education, retail and more.

Interview by Allante Sparks of PLuGHiTz Live Special Events for the Tech Podcast Network.

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Embrace Your Little Monster Like Fitness Expert Nicole Chaplin

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Monster Products Nicole ChaplinWatch out! Nicole Chaplin, The Fitness Rockstar is the new Monster Products Ambassador for fitness-wear and she is seriously dedicated to her new role. Nicole took the world by storm as a fitness enthusiast through social media and was later featured in Sheen Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Essence, and was even awarded Leading Lady in her field of Health and Fitness. Nicole fell in love with Monster’s products early in her career and Monster knew that they needed her and her vibrant energy to join their team right away.

Nicole Chaplin is all about quality music that stays in her ear during vigorous training and that’s why she’s promoting Monster’s new line of iSport headphones: in-ear and over-ear. Nicole lives in New York City and never leaves home without her iSport ear buds. They are light weight and she uses them around the house, while traveling, and training. Monster’s number one focus is to bring you the sound quality that you deserve.

Nicole also swears by the new-age boom box, the Monster Blaster. This new addition to the Monster line is a high quality portable stereo that will knock your socks off. Nicole uses hers at the park, the beach, and as background music for speaking engagements. This cool new boombox celebrates the old classic but with a cool modern design and all the latest wireless technology. And we have to say is: the sound will blow you away.

The iSport Headphones have a starting price point of $59.95 and the Monster Blaster is $399.95 and you can get more information and purchase them at here.

Interview by Daniele Mendez of The New Product Launchpad for the Tech Podcast Network.

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Brilliant New TCL TVs are Amazingly Irresistible

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

TCL TelevisionsTCL is a company that manufactures an assortment of tech products across the world, such as phones, major appliances, air conditioners and more. Here in the U.S., they are the fastest growing TV company and they are set to continue with their momentum.

Their new lineup for 2017 is really exciting. For starters, the C Series brings style and design back to televisions. The series is available from moderate screen sizes all the way up to a giant 75 inch model. What sets this series apart from other televisions on the market today is the beautiful contemporary, European design and fantastic picture quality. They have full metal frames and metal legs, so the sets look good an fit into the room even when they are off. These high dynamic range sets have front firing speakers and the latest LED technology with advanced phosphors and Dolby Vision. And let’s not forget the included Roku interface with 4,500+ channels and 450,000 shows that are available to download and stream in an amazingly advanced and simple to use format.

Also new in 2017 is the P Series. This is their performance line. This is for that customer who wants a nice looking TV but performance comes first. This line includes all of the amazing tech of the C Series with the additions of contrast control zones that can control up to 72 individual zones. This offers the blackest blacks and the whitest whites on the screen at the same time. Screen sizes range from 50 inches to 65.

Both series will be available in the second quarter of 2017 and although the exact pricing has not yet been determined, prices are expected to start below $500. Once released, they will be available online here from Amazon, along with current models.

Interview by Allante Sparks of PLuGHiTz Live Special Events for the Tech Podcast Network.

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Turn the Tables on Silence with Monster’s Rockin’ Roller 3 and GLO Speaker

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

My Monster AudioAround the corner from the primary Monster Products booth we encountered My Monster Audio, home to some of the most unique Monster speakers available.

First up was the Rockin’ Roller 3, a truly multi-purpose device. This 100-watt speaker offers an internal battery, which allows for portability and 100 hours of playtime, NOAA weather radio for when you’re using it while camping or during a storm and IPX4 water resistance. Here’s where things get really interesting: it also has microphone and guitar inputs, making this a Monster-branded guitar amp. All of this makes the speaker a little heavy, but fortunately it comes on wheels.

Finally, we saw the GLO, a lantern-inspired outdoor speaker. On two sides of this speaker are LED panels, keeping the lantern functionality, while on the other 2 sides are speakers. A combined 20-watts, the GLO has 8 hours of battery life and is IPX5 dust and water resistant. This makes it perfect for regular outdoor usage, which is exactly where you want a lantern. It also offers the ability to sync up to 8 speakers, both GLO and others, together to fill a large area, like around a pool, with music.

The Rockin’ Roller 3 is available at Sam’s Club for $179, and the GLO will be available in March for $129.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology for the Tech Podcast Network.

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Truly Wireless Earbuds That are Fun and Affordable

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Altec LansingMusic is such an important aspect of our lives. We listen to our favorite tunes everywhere we go. And now it’s easier than ever with Altec Lansing’s truly wireless earbuds.

These new earbuds differentiate themselves from the competition by being extremely lightweight and comfortable enough to easily wear for hours. And rest assured, they also remain firmly in place during all of your activities. They have an impressive 6 hour battery life and come with a case that not only can charge them but also holds the equivalence of 2 additional charges so you’ll actually have three full charges when you set out for the day. You can also charge them independently and charge time is about 4 hours. They come in the same great colors as the rest of the headphone line, so you’ll also be able to express yourself with your favorite color.

The wireless earbuds will be available in the 2nd quarter at big box stores, just in time for spring break and summer activities and will retail for $149.99. For more information, check out their website at www.alteclansing.com.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology for the Tech Podcast Network.

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Declare war on crappy earbuds and treat yourself to a better headphone experience with new Monster headphones.
Blast to the future with the Monster Blaster: the boombox reimagined.
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Fantastic Waterproof Speaker Can Pair Up to 50 Devices

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Altec LansingIn a world of ever-advancing technology, everyone is looking for the next best thing. Some crave the newest and best video capture devices while others want the most innovative smartphone tech. If you’re one who desires top of the line audio speakers, look no further than Altec Lansing’s new Bluetooth speaker. With this waterproof lightweight device one is able to keep the party going for up to fifty hours at a time.

If you like your tech to be multi-functional, you’re in luck with this speaker. It boasts two A/C outlets as well as three smartphone chargers, so it will definitely be the center of attention. Due to the hundred foot range, feel free to pair your device and mingle as you please. If you really feel like turning it up a notch, this speaker is able to connect with up to fifty other speakers with little to no latency between them.

With a reasonable price point of $249.99 this innovative product will be coming soon. Look for it in all of the big box retailers this spring break. For other products, questions or information, visit www.alteclansing.com.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology for the Tech Podcast Network.

Sponsored by:
Declare war on crappy earbuds and treat yourself to a better headphone experience with new Monster headphones.
Blast to the future with the Monster Blaster: the boombox reimagined.
Meet the Microsoft Surface family, the most productive devices on the planet.
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Blast Your Way to Fantastic New Sound with DJ Clue?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

MonsterThis year Monster Products has outdone themselves with their new ambassadors. DJ Clue?, a mixtape DJ and founder of Desert Storm Records, has stepped up, and has joined forces with Monster Products to create the new Clue Radio Blasters. These Blasters are based on the existing Monster Blaster and come in a brilliant gold color that will add energy and excitement to any party to turn up the fun and music. The new Blasters have linking abilities so that you can link two or more together, creating a Monster party with quality sound.

That is not the only thing that DJ Clue? has to tell. He is launching his own app: Clue Radio. This app allows people to live-stream songs and station, with exclusive curated content by DJ Clue? himself, Monster Products, Rick Ross, Future and others. Another perk to this app is that songs can be downloaded to phones, and then played without using up any service or data. This app comes with its own videos, chat forums and media platforms. This makes it easy for customers to enjoy and talk with other music enthusiasts.

The Clue Radio Blaster is coming soon. Clue Radio is free to download but additional features are in-app purchases. This app is currently available for iOS and will be coming to Android in the future.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology for the Tech Podcast Network.

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Declare war on crappy earbuds and treat yourself to a better headphone experience with new Monster headphones.
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Superior Wow Factor in the Look of These Headphones

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

KlipschJust when we thought that we had seen every possible cool set of headphones, we stumbled across the new Heritage Headphone series while we were at the Klipsch booth checking out the inspiring speaker line by the same name. Once again, we couldn’t help but fall in love.

Just like the speakers, these headphones were designed with a lot of character. For this line, Klipsch took on the specific challenge of making sure that none of the surfaces were plastic. Each pair is finely designed with a craft made look. They took the time to focus on the individual materials: the leather, the real wood, metal, copper and steel.

And, just like the speakers, don’t think that these headphones are just a pretty package alone, because that couldn’t be further from the truth. They are definitely engineered for function as well as style. They boast superior sound quality with new leading edge driver technology. They offer an open, airy sound that is very natural. There is no added bass or effects because they truly believe that music is art and their goal is to recreate the musical experience as the artist intended.

There is a large assortment in both style and aesthetic in the Heritage series. You can choose from open and closed ear models accompanied by either oak, ebony or walnut finishes. There are options in the closed ear models that also include features like Bluetooth and ambient noise cancellation technology.

Series pricing goes from $399 to $999 and you can get more information from their website at Klipsch.com.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology for the Tech Podcast Network.

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Speakers with Wonderful Retro Feel and Cool New Tech

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

KlipschIf there’s one thing we love here at PLuGHiTz Live, it’s great audio. It was so refreshing to visit the Klipsch booth this year at CES 2017. Having been in business for 71 years, they know how to rely upon tried and true sound technology while mixing in our favorite modern features.

We also love sleek, shiny new tech, however there’s something to be said for old school craftsmanship, especially when it comes to speakers. Klipsch agrees: that’s why their new Heritage line of speakers are a throwback to the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s with nice wood grain cases, legs with modern and retro stylings combined with copper spun knobs and switches. They are a real nod to history with the feel, look and touch that can blend into your home design. But they don’t just look good. You’re getting pure Klipsch sound in every speaker from a company that is famous for engineering their own drivers and horns.

Even though these speakers are a great throwback to many years of listening to stereo and hi-fi systems, you don’t have to worry about missing out on hip new amenities. You’re also getting great modern features like Bluetooth, various inputs and wireless capabilities for semi portable use around the house.

The Heritage line has multiple speakers in varying size and capabilities. From the newly launched Demi which is a basic, entry level model that is the perfect size to sit on a desk or table for streaming music wirelessly, to the Heritage Wireless 1, 2 and 3 that each have better sound and features than the last. Then to the more traditional looking speakers, the Heritage Wireless 6’s which are a pair of wireless speakers that are amplified with superior sound quality. Last but not least, the big boys that will debut later this year… the Heritage Wireless 15’s. They are the ultimate throwback speakers that are truly reminiscent of our old stereo system speakers, but with even more impressive specs and sound.

Pricing starts out at $199 and you can get more information by visiting their website at Klipsch.com.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology for the Tech Podcast Network.

Sponsored by:
Declare war on crappy earbuds and treat yourself to a better headphone experience with new Monster headphones.
Blast to the future with the Monster Blaster: the boombox reimagined.
Meet the Microsoft Surface family, the most productive devices on the planet.
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You Will Treasure These Futuristic, Intelligent Headphones

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

VinciEverybody is searching for the perfect pair of headphones that have great sound and a personality of their own. Inspero Inc has done just that with Vinci, the first intelligent headphones that truly understand you. Vinci is considered an all-in-one device and that’s because you have the option to listen to music or content without connecting to your phone or tablet at all. These headphones have local storage that can connect to your Spotify, SoundCloud, or Amazon accounts, 3G Wi-Fi capability, and Bluetooth.

Vinci over-ear headphones are very attractive to the eye with a colorful touch screen that allows you to select your music, speak to Alexa, view your health data, and even just show off cool visuals while you’re listening. They come equipped with GPS sensors and a heart rate sensor.

Vinci is certainly a device that will grow with you the longer you have it. It will learn what you listen to when you feel different emotions or do different activities, will keep a track-record of those moments, and will recommend music that is tailored for you.

Find yours at Vinci.im or find them on Indiegogo (30% off) at the retail price of $149 for the Regular or $299 for the Pro. Get them as early as April!

Interview by Daniele Mendez of The New Product Launchpad for the Tech Podcast Network.

Sponsored by:
Declare war on crappy earbuds and treat yourself to a better headphone experience with new Monster headphones.
Blast to the future with the Monster Blaster: the boombox reimagined.
Meet the Microsoft Surface family, the most productive devices on the planet.
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