In this episode of Budget Tech Buys, I give you a look at the fantastic Francois et Mimi Hydrolix #Waterproof #Bluetooth speaker! Let's see how it holds up to playing music from the iPhone 7 Plus, being submerged in water for a waterproof test, and more!
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Do you have a car that lacks built-in Bluetooth? The Nulaxy Bluetooth FM Transmitter is your answer. This device will allow you to use the Bluetooth streaming and phone call features of your smartphone in a vehicle that lacks Bluetooth. It's my latest budget tech pick, and I show you how it works in this episode!
You can pick up the Nulaxy FM Transmitter now.
iSounds Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds are perfect for when you're on the go, and don't want cords to get in the way - whether you are traveling, or working out. They're sweatproof headphones that connect to your smartphone or music player over Bluetooth. Once you put them on, you realize how comfortable they are despite the interesting appearance. The iSounds headphones are made of a soft-touch plastic, with hooks that go around your ears to ensure that these headphones won't fall out. The iSounds headphones can connect to two devices at once, allowing you to use them with two smartphones at the same time, or with a computer and smartphone, etc. For example, you could be listening to music on your notebook computer, and then have it pause when your smartphone rings, and seamlessly take the call.
The best part though might be the cost. These compare favorably to the Powerbeats headphones, but cost just a fraction of the price - the iSounds Bluetooth Earbuds are just $35!
You can pick up the iSounds Bluetooth earbuds now.
With the rumors that Apple will be removing the headphone jack with the introduction of the iPhone 7, many are hoping that wireless Bluetooth headphones and earbuds will be available in a big way come this fall. I ran into Kanoa at CES, makers of an amazing pair of truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds.
With Kanoa, there's no wire connecting the earbuds to your device or to each other. In addition, no wires are needed for charging either, as the earbuds are charges in a wireless case. Kanoa earbuds also allow you to hear the ambient noise around you if you choose - so, when you are out bike-riding and listening to music, you can also hear important cues around you.
You can pick up the KANOA Wireless Earbuds now.
Play-Fi is the whole-home wireless streaming technology from the audio experts at DTS. With Play-Fi, compatible speakers and receivers can be controlled from your smartphone, tablet, or PC, sending music from your favorite music services like Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, and Deezer, as well as songs stored on your local home network DLNA server.
You can find Play-Fi compatible audio components from companies like Phorus, Definitive Technology, Polk, Wren, and Hewlett-Packard.
You can get Play-Fi-compatible devices now!
The Fitbit Charge Activity + Sleep Tracker is the latest casual fitness tracker from Fitbit, and in this episode we open it up and give you a look at all the features that this wearable packs. With the Fitbit Charge, you can monitor your steps, distance walked, flights climbed, calories burned, and even track your sleep automatically. We will be bringing you a look at the Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge in future episodes!
In this video I chat with NBA legend, Shaquille O'Neal, about the new Monster Superstar Backfloat. The Superstar Backfloat is a small, Bluetooth speaker that's waterproof. Pour water on it, submerge it, get it wet, and it will continue performing. Throw it in the pool and it'll float while playing your favorite tracks. Shaq explains the philosophy behind the Superstar Backfloat here!
Fugoo. Weird name, right? Well, that's no big deal - Fugoo is a really cool Bluetooth speaker that sports a bunch of unique features. It's drop-proof, dust-proof, snow-proof, and even waterproof up to 3 feet for 30 minutes. We chat with Fugoo's Gary Elsasser about the new device to bring you all the news.
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We give you our review of the Jawbone JAMBOX in this episode. The JAMBOX is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that you can use with smartphones, tablets, and anything else that can stream audio or phone calls over Bluetooth. It also has an aux in, so that you can use it with non-Bluetooth devices as well. It's light and portable too! Take a look in this episode. If you wanna get one for yourself, the JAMBOX typically sells for $199, but you can get it on Amazon for $162.
In this episode we give you a look at MyStream, an iOS (and soon, Android) app that lets you share your music with multiple devices, eliminating the need to share headphones. Sharing of content happens over Bluetooth, streaming to up to 5 devices, or Wi-Fi, which will stream to up to 30 separate devices.
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