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Friday, October 21, 2011

The Sweet Sound of Quality: Win a Set of $399 Audioengine A5+ Speakers

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://audioengineusa.com/Store/Aud...5-Plus#overview

I may be selling these sites and working full time for HTC now, but who says I can't have a little more fun giving away a great prize before I go? Last week I posted about the new Audioengine A5+ powered desktop speakers; the generous folks at Audioengine have offered up a set of these new speakers for a contest. With dual inputs (3.5mm and RCA, the latter of which is easily converted to an addition 3.5mm input with a cable) and a USB charging port, the A5+ speakers are a great companion to an endless variety of devices: desktop computers, laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, and yes, even the humble Zune. Ringing in at $399 USD, these are high-quality speakers that I guarantee will blow you away.

How do you win this contest? Simply post a comment to this discussion thread (one entry per person) telling me what your current audio solution for speakers is and how the Audioengine A5+ speakers will be better. One winner will be randomly selected from amongst all the entries and they'll get to chose either a set of black or white A5+ speakers. Due to the size and weight of this prize, it will only be shipped within the continental USA. The contest will remain open until Friday the 28th at 12 PM mountain time (GMT -7).

Best of luck everyone, and I look forward to reading some interesting entries. :-)

UPDATE: The contest is now over, and the winner is ITforSmallBiz. Thanks to everyone for entering!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Altec Lansing InMotion Air Wireless Bluetooth Speaker System Reviewed

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.trustedreviews.com/mp3/r...eaker-System/p1

"Every year the gadget world is swamped by new buzz words, technological breakthroughs or product types that we simply must buy into. For music fans the must-have gadget is a dock and the buzz word it must now have is 'AirPlay' - Apple's wireless streaming connectivity capable of supporting lossless audio. So can we take a wireless speaker with none of this functionality seriously? Actually yes..."

Bluetooth-based speakers tend to be more on the "suck" side of the spectrum than the "awesome" side, but it seems Altec Lansing has pulled a rabbit out of their hat here and delivered a system that actually allows Bluetooth-transmitted audio to sound good. Go figure! If you've got a Bluetooth device and want to listen to music without having to connect it to a speaker dock, this looks like a good solution.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MacBook Upgrade Includes HDMI Bonus

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...dio_output.html

"Apple's updated entry level white MacBook now supports audio and video output via its Mini DisplayPort, enabling users to drive an HDMI HDTV using a single cable or adapter."

This brings it even with the MacBook Pros so now you can hook a MacBook up to your TV via HDMI and get both sound and picture without having to have a separate audio cable.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Mac Pro Audio Update 1.0

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/146...ss_products_mac

"Apple may have skipped out on this year's Macworld Expo, but the company at least marked the first day of the annual Mac trade show with a release-Mac Pro Audio Update 1.0."

What better way to celebrate the first day of Macworld than with an update from Apple right? This update is for the Mac Pro models circa early 2009, that are running Mac OS X 10.6.2. This update "reduces processor utilization during audio activities such as playing or recording music." For more info, check out the support page from Apple. 


Monday, April 27, 2009

FiRe Audio Recorder Now Available

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.mtechmarketing.com/AFE_042309_FiRe.html

"Audiofile Engineering, a leading audio software developer for the Mac, announces the world's first professional field recorder built exclusively for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Created for audio professionals by audio professionals, FiRe brings several firsts to the iPhone platform. Audio pros can now use this mobile platform for serious field recording with an accurate real-time waveform display, audio markers, support for professional Broadcast WAVE metadata, and the instant downloading of audio files in multiple formats."

I've always had a need for a field recorder, but never had (and still don't have) the money to buy one. Enter my iPhone, which already does pretty much everything in my life anyway, and now I may not need to shell out for one. It even supports external microphones!

At $5.99, maybe it's worth looking at regardless. Anyone else in the market for a field recorder and liking what they're seeing here?


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

SkypeCap for Mac 1.0 Released

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 PM

http://www.skypecap.com/SkypeCap_for_Mac/

"Have you ever wanted to save your Skype sessions so that you could see or hear them again later or share them with someone else? Now you can with SkypeCap! Have you ever missed information during a session and wish that you had a rewind button? Now you do with SkypeCap!"

I've used Audio Hijack Pro for this for years, but one of the hardest part of doing a podcast is recording the Skype call itself. This seems to take the voodoo mumbo-jumbo out of it, but it's a hair pricey at $39.99.


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