The voices in my head aren’t clear….Speakers.

Decisions! Decisions! Recently we have had a series of unfortunate events happen, but its part of life. I shall not digress into what happened but what comes next.

I am now left with the decision of what speakers I should get to replace my older, broken computer speakers.

The speakers that will be replaced was bought some 5-6 years ago, and up to the unfortunate end of its life performed excellently.

The speaker is the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1. Am I allowed to say that I LOVE these freaking speakers. They sound amazing.

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The bass is tight, mids is clear as if you’re actually sitting right there in the front row of a concert. The highs are amazing, it reproduces the sounds of instruments in amazing details. With all of these combined, it makes for some excellent sound with a wide range of music genre.

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The design is a great combination of both high quality plastics for knobs and controls, and wood for the enclosures. This combination allow for a pleasing blend with the rest of the computer equipment.

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Now that the fanboy description of an awesome speaker is over and done with, I have to get to the real issue at hand.

With the location of my computers being moved into a smaller more cramped space, I need to reduce the size of the accessories I use. Thus the speakers is the first on the chopping block. I cannot replace the dead Klipsch with another of the same type (even though I would like to). I have to get something smaller, and this is where the headache starts.

Over the past weeks I have been looking at a wide array of speakers, this includes bookshelf speakers and studio monitors.

I am quite big on the quality (accuracy) of the music not so much in the quantity (loudness), and I am also on a budget. Looking for something between the price of $85 to $200, with that in mind I decided on the BOSE Companion 2- Series 3 as the replacement. But, there is always a but, I have never heard these speakers play before. After hours and hours of reading reviews and videos. It looks like everyone who own these speakers are very impressed with the quality of sound coming from these little speakers.

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This post is actually a plead for help, I am asking for any of the readers who has had first hand experience with these speakers give me a personal no biased review of what they think of these little bad boys.

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I think i have my mind set on these speakers, and will further look to see where I can find somewhere that have them in stock to I can actually hear what they sound like before I commit to this one.


Image Sources and further reading can be found for Klipsch here and Bose here.

Shields Up! – Protect yourself while you’re mobile people (Android Protection)

Do I need protection for my device?

I get this question at least two to three times weekly. Friends that are casual users of mobile device, whether it is a tablet, phone or Android on the TV, or believe it or not even the Apple users ask this question.

In short the answer is really NO you don’t! These devices basically for the most part look out for themselves and monitor in the background.

Android Protection

But if you consider yourself one who venture outside of the approved application store to do what is called, “side loading” of applications where you would basically download an application from a third party website and load it on your device I would recommend having a look at some kind of protection for you device.

This goes for even the Apple users of Mac OS X on your iMacs or MacBooks. Currently, there is no need for or any antivirus protection available for the iOS devices (iPad, iPhone or iPods). This is due to the fact that Apple has a team of people that inspect each and every application that is on the iOS app store.

That said, remember no one is immune to some kind of exploit. It can affect all devices from Apple to Android to Windows.

 

Follow the link below to Android central for more information on ways to protect your Android device.

Five basic steps for protecting your Android device from viruses | Android Central.

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So Saraphina love to doodle daily, and s

So Saraphina love to doodle daily, and she’s getting really good at it. But…. she is going through so many sketch books really fast and as such we are looking for a digital replacement to a physical sketch pad.

In comes:

I have been looking at the “Pencil Digital stylus for iPad” for her, the specifications on this little bad boy is amazing.

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Any other ideas on a digital replacement is always welcomed.

BYOB- Bring your own body. We have what you need.

Recently mirror-less cameras are starting to take the place of big DSLR cameras. Rather than carrying around a big bulky DSLR camera, more and more photographers are opting to carry something smaller and lighter that would perform in the same way a bigger DSLR would.
But theres always more room for improvement in the camera world since the introduction of the point and shoot camera down to the phone with a camera. Now with more people ditching the traditional point and shoot that they carry with them in favour of the camera phone. We are now seeing a shift in the photography industry, starting with Sony. To stay relevant the camera companies have to reinvent the wheel and look at the way people are now taking pictures. The point and shoot market is almost dead because of the quality of the photos produced by the camera inside of a phone has caught up with the them.

The approach now is slightly different, what if you can take the power of a mirror-less camera and attach that camera to your cellphone. Over riding the internal camera with something that is vastly better? Well, this is the aim of the new clip on camera industry. It is a simple idea, make a camera that looks like just a lens that clip on to the users phone which would take the place of a traditional camera body.

Take for instance the Olympus Air as shown in the image below. This a brand new release from an old photography company who is keeping up with the shift in the industry. This is a brilliant concept and design, it looks like a lens for a DSLR/Mirror-less camera but is actually a full blown camera system.

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This isn’t the first of its kind, the electronics manufacturer Sony has done this for some time with their QX series lens as seen below. Of course there are some growing pains in this industry since it is a small niche market for this kind photography accessory. As for example the first versions with these kind of lens/camera combo was the slow focusing and shutter speed since the image seen on the camera/lens is being transferred to the user via wifi to the user.

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From the first of these types of camera introduced a few years back to the new Olympus now, it has made tremendous strides in the right direction. Some has worked out most of the kinks in their device and has sold quite a number of these cameras.
I have seen a few of these camera in the wild while out an about, right here in the USA and abroad, so this must mean that the concept is catching only. It might be slow to catch on but at lease we are moving in the right direction.

Check out the video here for an example of how this camera could be used on a day to day basis.

More information on the products can be found in the links:

Sony

Olympus