Chromecast Audio : The music you want when you want it launched from your phone!
After already many years enjoying the Google Chromecast, I discovered the Chromecast Audio. And now, on top of casting videos on my TV, I can cast my music, radio or podcasts on my sound system easily for just a few dollars.
Chromecast Audio is a small device with a vinyl record look that plugs into your speaker through Jack, RCA or Optical cable and stream music through WiFi.
The puck has just two ports and is delivered with a cable to plug into each. The first is a hybrid 3.5mm/optical port and it’s coming with a 5-inch yellow 3.5mm analog cable. The other port is a Micro-USB power port, and a compatible cable and power adapter are furnished. You can also plug the USB straight to your system.
Once set up, simply use your device to cat your music with the touch of a button. It’s compatible with IOS or Android, Mac and Windows.
Search, play, pause, queue songs and change the volume right from your phone to anywhere in the house.
The Chromecast Audio is the best way to enable multiroom music in your house. It will give you the highest quality sound, play it without disruption, even if you get a phone call or a notification and control the music from anywhere within your WiFi network. All of these without consuming extra phone battery!!
Here’s the apps compatible with the Chromecast Audio:
Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, Google Play Music, DS Audio (which streams home music collections from Synology servers), NPR One, Rocket Player, TuneIn, Deezer, Plex, Rhapsody and many more… Apple Music and Amazon Music ar not currently supported by Chromecast Audio. However, there is a workaround for these ones: the Chrome browser (on Windows and Mac machines) and the Chromecast app on Android.
Hexo+ : The french self controlled drone who will stick like a leech!
Go the frenchies ! Squadrone Systems, a company from Grenoble has created a drone which will change the domain of these flying devices, as well as the on-board camera market. Name of the device : Hexo+.
If you are a thrill seeker wanting to record all your sport achievements and fun times, you are certainly used to have an on-board camera placed on your helmet, your bike’s handlebar or even your skateboard. Well now, with the Hexo+ drone, your life will suddenly become easier.
Thanks to this little french drone, you won’t worry anymore about the position of your camera or about the shooting and filming technics as this device is self controlled and will follow you everywhere by itself!
Made up of six helices and capable to fly up to 70Km/h for about 15 minutes, it also contains a GoPro camera and don’t require any pilot to take off and fly around; to enjoy this amazing feature, you will have to jump on its dedicated application available on both Android and IOS and set up the distance from where you want the Hexo+ drone to film you as well as the angle given on the Go Pro to shoot you from the best perspective. The device will then keep track and follow your smartphone everywhere thanks to its embedded GPS tracker so make sure that you will naturally keep your cellphone in your pockets, hands or anywhere else on your body.
This revolution has already convinced and captivated thousands of people on the internet! In fact, the Hexo+ has been introduced to the world through a Kickstarter campain and has collected over 50 000$ in no more than 37 minutes and finished with nothing less than 1,3 million dollars to help launching and manufacturing it.
More info from their website: www.hexoplus.com
Price for this Hexo+ self controlled drone: $1349.
Yesterday, Google has released a new version of the Chromecast! This Google Chromecast 2 displays some new features and compatibilities as well as being easier to plug on the back of your TV.
By redesigning it round and easily pluggable thanks to his new HDMI connector based on a flexible built-in cable, the new Chromecast is now coming out in black, red or yellow.
It has seen its WiFi upgraded from a single-band 2.4GHz 802.11n solution to a dual-band 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac, improving by this way the overall bandwidth to the Chromecast. Google also shows during their presentation that the Google Chromecast 2 uses multiple antennas to improve reception.
The Chromecast app is your one-stop shop for exploring what you can do on Chromecast. Easily browse featured content across your apps and search for where you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows. Plus, it’s your central place for finding the latest on new apps, offers, and new features added to your Chromecast.
The chromecast app is available on all platforms: iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, and Chromebook. Nobody is left behind 😉
When you’re not casting, you can use your TV as a beautiful picture frame that you can customize with Google Photos (recently updated too) as well as Facebook content, Flick, news, weather and so on…
You can also mirror your android’s screen to TV and duplicate your Chrome browser content on bigger screen!
For the fun, turn your TV screen into a game board, racetrack, dance floor or trivia quiz. With Google Chromecast 2, everyone can play games using their phone as their personal controller, while watching the action live on the big screen, awesome aye?!
This Google Chromecast 2 will be available in 17 countries on the 30th of September for $35.
Here is the link to their website for more information: https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/chromecast/tv/
The Waterproof Headphones Sony NWZ-W273, the perfect MP3 you can swim with!
We would like to present you the new waterproof headphones Sony NWZ-W273. Another revolution if you like to exercise underwater!! Be aware still that these headphones are waterproof but shouldn’t be used in salted water because of corrosion. The W Series Sports Walkman’s unique design is lightweight (29g) and ideal for sports and active lifestyles. It allows you to be wire-free and waterproof down to 2 meters.
The Waterproof Headphones Sony NWZ-W273 includes an MP3 player where you can easily drag and drop your music from ITunes or Windows Media Player (you can also copy your playlists). The model presented here is the NWZ-W273 which contains a 4Gb memory card but the NWZ-W274 reach 8Gb for more capacity.
Your device is flat but you running out the door? Charge the W Series Sports Walkman in just 3 minutes and get 60 minutes of use. With up to 8 hours on a full charge, this device got a pretty impressive battery lifetime for his small size! Full charge takes 1h30.
The replaceable earbuds plus adjustment strap enable a personalized fit. And the new NWZ-W273 has special swimming earbuds with higher water resistance for more comfortable listening under water. The swimming earbuds prevent water penetration inside the headphones; due to their special design, the sound may be softer so you might have to adjust your volume.
Sound quality is specially good for the size of these earbuds, the 13.5mm drivers deliver deep bass and dynamic audio reproduction!
It comes with a lanyard, 4 different sizes of basic earbuds and 4 different sizes of underwater earbuds, a USB cable and a guide.
They also exist in blue, white, pink and red.
Price : US$ 89 (free delivery in US) for the 4Gb.
US$120 (free delivery in US) for the 8Gb.
This Bluetooth speaker is an incredible speaker you can carry everywhere with you. Made of aluminium and fiberglass resin, it resists to bumps, sand and water! It’s offering a very powerful sound (95 dB) despite its little size and this beach speaker Fugoo Touch got a 4 hours autonomy.
The perfect wireless speaker for the beach and in extreme conditions to keep the party alive!!
Price : US$229.99 with free delivery.
Order it on my Amazon store here: Beach Speaker Fugoo Touch
Two earbuds that together work as one Bluetooth headphone, no cables at all and delivering a high quality sound. This stuff is for music lovers only, it doesn’t have a microphone. Packed with the latest Bluetooth and battery technology, the amazing world smallest wireless earbuds Earin are coming into a compact capsule for storing them and it will easily fit in your pocket.
To create more flexibility when you’re on the go and to increase the playback time, the capsule also functions as a charger. Just place the earbuds in the capsule and they will be charged automatically.
The catch of the day! Check this out! It’s pretty awesome 😉
AirDog company have just fund-raised 1.3 millions dollars as they were targeting 200 000!! And they created the AirDog auto follow Drone capable to follow you everywhere and video you with your Go Pro in many situations.
AirDog is a small, agile, foldable quadcopter, especially designed for filmmakers and action sports enthusiasts.
How it works? It autonomously follows you by tracking your position via receiving signal from AirLeash. The AirLeash is a small waterproof computerized tracker with clever software and sensors inside. It sends signals to the AirDog via Bluetooth (up to 300m), indicating exact movement trajectory. It will have multiple attachment opportunities (helmet, snow-googles, wrist, bike handle-bar, etc).
AirDog is Fully autonomous from take-off to landing. No remote control skills required. It also have a gyroscope and clever stabilized gimbal that will always point camera towards you and eliminate shaky footage.
The AirDog Auto follow drone got 6 preset modes with different views and angles for professional recording as you got your personal camera man!! The associated application (Android & IOS compatible) does allow users to set the distance, height and angle of the flying camera. Users can also use the app to create custom flight paths.
Price: US$1295 pre-order. Otherwise: US$1495.
Pre-order it here : AirDog Auto follow drone
The company Hidden Televisions propose Samsung LED Mirror TV with different sizes and frames to transform your TV in a mirror when it’s not on! Your TV is then becoming a real peace of functional art in your room! The frames are really thin with a depth of only 2″ and they are available in a huge variety to suit perfectly your house style. They are hand crafted and manufactured with high quality mirror. TV are available on both high quality 2D or 3D! A definitively good way to hide your TV in your decor…
Installation is easy and similar to any flat screen TV. Sizes from 35 to 76″.
Price: from US$4299 till US$12999.
Choose your size and frame and order it right now here: Samsung LED Mirror TV
Here an awesome gadget I wanted to start my page with! This is the new Google Chromecast who let you connect any of your devices (Android, Iphone, Windows phone, Chrome OS, Mac …) to any TV equiped with an HDMI port! It’s using your WIFI network to stream movies, online channels, photos… on your TV and all of this with remote control from your device!!
Price : US$29.35 +$4.99 delivery or US$35 with free delivery. Order on Amazon : Google Chromecast
And early July, they add some new awesome features as the screen mirroring, check out this article for more infos: More infos on Chromecast