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 Sonar FishHunter FishFinder transform you in a successful fisherman for sure!
Impossible to come back home empty handed with this new portable sonar!! It will help every single fisherman to localize easily fish and then don’t have to stop at the fish store and pretend they have fished them 😉
This floating gadget moves with the current and give you the depth of any water. It also shows fish swimming through a cone shaped listening field below.
FishHunter sends data via Bluetooth to an app on either Iphone or Android devices. These data are interpreted inside the world’s most evolved fishing app to make a very useful display. The sonar can talk to your smartphone within a 30m distance and is able to identify fish up to 36m below surface. It’s so portable and light than you can easily transport it and go fishing everywhere.
This gadget is naturally fully waterproof and shock resistant. Its accurate fishview mode will be readable by everyone as no particular fishing knowledge is required.
FishHunter offers you the most advanced tracking and mapping available in an app today. This app will help you pin your best fishing spots, attached some information (type of fish, weight and length, bait used…) and photos to the spot. The app will also notify you the water temperature and much more strategic informations.
FishHunter finally will be the perfect assistant for planning your next fishing trip giving you moon forecast (the best possible moon cycles target dates), short and mid-term weather forecasts (ensure that when you are out there the fish are biting) and access to a large database which tell you which type of fish like which bait and where they like to hide.
With all these tools, every single person will become a truly successful fisherman! So, stop waiting! Get your fishing gadget and run to your favourite river, lake or sea and enjoy a time out from your busy life!
The sonar comes complete with a charging base, a car/boat charger, a USB cord and a lanyard.
You have to see it to believe it! – Translate Image to Text/Voice – Google Translate is truly leading the way, giving you real-time, camera based translation. What an improvement for the google translate app!
Google recently had major updates to both their iOS and Android versions of the Google Translate app. We are LOVING IT here at GADGETS HIGH TECH. The new update brings both camera/image translations and conversation mode translation to the iOS app for the first time. We are finding the technology so revolutionary. It can potentially be a game changer in the world of business, travel and international LOVE! Being of French decent and having an English speaking girlfriend…. This would have been hand a few years ago!
Google Camera Translation via the Google Translate app lets a user simply point their camera at a sign or words they do not understand and in real-time, it will auto-translate the text on top of the other words. It will basically fade out the other language and replace it with the language you have selected. The first time you use it, you can’t quite believe your eyes!
This works with English, to and from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish at the moment. Google has stated more language support is coming in the near future.
More than 500 million people use Google Translate each month, making more than 1 billion translations a day to easily communicate and derive information across languages. Great tool for traveling! Nice to understand what you are ordering for lunch right!
If your smartphone, mobile phone or any other small electronic device has fallen in water or snow, it’s about time to take action and save it by using this rescue pocket for electronic devices 😉
You, then, only have to glide your smartphone inside this rescue pocket and wait until the drying process is finished. Its dehumidifier is 700% more efficient than rice!
This dehumidifier take away all humidity currently presents on the fragile electronic components and stop the smartphones from being damaged. The Kensington EVAP Rescue Pocket will even inform them when your smartphones are definitively dry and ready to be used again!
Some studies have shown that 2/3 of people are facing one day this kind of problem of wet smartphone so you will all have to use this incredible rescue pocket which will absorb all the humidity from their smartphones or other small electronic devices.
For optimum results, leave your items between 6 and 24 hours in the pocket and simply wait until the humidity light informs you that your smartphone is dry and ready to go again!
Price : US$16.06 + delivery (a few dollars or free if the order’s amount is going over 35 dollars).
Order it here soon : Kensington EVAP Rescue Pocket on Amazon
OSRAM presents an incredible connected Christmas light which let you personalize the lights of your Christmas tree from your smartphone : the OSRAM LIGHTIFY Gardenspot.
OSRAM LIGHTIFY brings the future of lighting into your home or business today.
Linked to the Lightify system, the OSRAM’s app give you the opportunity to drive your lights, bulbs… from your smartphone or your tablet, each mini-spot can be controlled and set up from one of the 16 millions colors available regarding your taste and the colours of your environment.
The OSRAM LIGHTIFY GardenSpot lighting system begins with a wireless Gateway that can be plugged into any wall outlet in your home or business, and wirelessly syncs with your existing WiFi network. The Gateway connects to LIGHTIFY devices (up to 50 per each Gateway) via standard ZigBee Home Automation protocols.
The Gateway can also operate other smart lighting devices from a variety of manufacturers that use standard ZigBee Home Automation protocols. This gateway here for US32.59$.
The app is compatible with IOS7 or above and Android 4.1 and above.
This light can be used indoor as well as outdoor.
Price : US87$ (including postage in US). OSRAM Lightify GardenSpot on Amazon
Google has released a few days ago its new app called Google Fit which help you track your physical activity and keep a look on your fitness.
Google Fit is a single set of APIs that blends data from multiple apps and devices. Lots of important companies on the fitness market have already join it like Nike, HTC, LG, Withings, Motorola, Noom, Runtastic, RunKeeper and Polar.
Like Apple’s HealthKit and Samsung’s S Health before it, Google Fit aims to help you lead a healthier life by keeping track of your activity and other health metrics.
There’s a Web version of Google Fit, which missing on Apple’s iPhone-only system. That means you can record fitness data on your Android smartphone or smartwatch, and then review it on a desktop or tablet—a scenario Apple doesn’t currently allow.
The application was launched to the public on October 28, 2014, and is available to all Android users running 4.0 or above. It does sync with Android Wear devices, which are much more reliable when it comes to tracking users activity.
The app pulls data from your smartwatch to populate its own graphs and give you a better idea of how much exercise you’ve had today. For now, Google Fit only tracks running, walking, and bicycling as activities, but it can monitor your heart rate from your Android Wear watch.
Much more functionalities to come around health and exercise make the app really promising.
Click here to download : Download Google Fit
High quality and affordable with many great features of which you control from your smart phone. Features include an inbuilt scale, phone charger (charge your phone up to 6 times). Track location, lock and unlock with your phone. It will notify you if someone tries to open or if you have accidently left it behind. Built with quality and style in mind Bluesmart Smart Luggage offers a protected frontal pocket to protect your computer and devices alike.
In addition to this innovation the technology can provide you with trip data and help to become your personal assistant.
The Bluesmart smart luggage holds a Travel Sentry® Approved Lock which is accepted by the TSA. But wait, there’s more! You can have your bag personally engraved with your name.
Bluesmart realised there was a hole in the market and have identified there have been no advanced luggage innovations on the market for a long time. We need to move with the times. This company have been crowd funding and have an innovative team behind them. They have blown their crowd funding goal out of the water! Great forward thinking and it looks like they are a company with further innovations in the horizon. A company to watch.
Take a look at their amusing yet informative video!
This luggage is more than a suitcase, it’s your new personal travel assistant. Finish the time where you were losing your suitcase…
Price: Bluesmart are currently offering pre-release pricing between $195-$295 US for this Bluesmart Smart Luggage – After pre-release pricing is much more expensive so take a look if it is something you may want to purchase.
You can order and view more information here. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bluesmart-world-s-first-smart-connected-carry-on
This is a cute and fun photo printer for smartphones which uses the sublimation technology.
With silver printing, custom stickers, UV resistance and fingerprints as well as economic consumables,
Pringo allows you to keep the best moments of your life.
Unlike other brands, Pringo is compatible with both Apple & Android systems, which allows all smartphones to connect Pringo. The application also features basic photo editing, effects, and borders for enhancing your images before sending them to print.
Each print features a resolution of 290 dpi and is created in approximately 65 seconds. This is all possible due to the power from a rechargeable 550mAh lithium-polymer battery.
The Pringo Wifi Portable Photo Printer also includes a battery charger, a 10-pack of paper, and a dye ribbon ready for printing.
Price : US$149.
Order on Amazon now in white here : Pringo Wifi Portable Photo Printer White
Or pink here : Pringo Wifi Portable Photo Printer Pink