With summer in full swing, expect to see gadgets that carry functionalities that will be of maximum use to people who want to stay outside now that the weather is warm. One of the more versatile and, frankly, clever gadgets Iâ€™ve seen that definitely spell S-U-M-M-E-R Â is the Umbrella Pole iPod Dock and Light. [Read more…]
Don’t you just love singing to your favorite tunes while you’re in the shower? Come on, admit it – this is one guilty pleasure that most people have. If you live alone, then your secret is safe. Otherwise, you have probably heard some feedback about your musical habits while going about your daily hygiene rituals.
I don’t know about you, but I know that my singing skills would probably improve a hundredfold if I had a music player inside the shower without me having to worry about it going bonkers due to the steam and moisture. Of course, there are a lot of choices for shower radios – hence my strong belief that people do love singing in the shower. Still, don’t you just hate it when the batteries die on you just as you’re belting out the chorus of Bohemian Rhapsody?
Enter the H2O-Powered Shower Radio. ((Get it from Firebox for $56))
This nifty gadget might very well be the practice tool that will help you become the next American Idol (or the Idol of whatever country you are in), but it does more than that! What makes it stand out from your run-of-the-mill shower radio is the fact that it runs purely on water power. You got that right – it does not need batteries with lots of “bad” things for the environment. All that you need to do is to hook it up to the shower hose and the water running through the device will provide the power that it needs to give you all the FM radio goodness that you want.
Shower music + reduced carbon footprint. What more can you ask for?
Digital radio manufacturer PURE has announced five new home audio systems: the Siesta Flow, Elan II, Chronos iDock Series II, Chronos CD Series II, and the Siesta iDock.
The Siesta Flow, retailing at around Â£100, is PUREâ€™s most affordable Internet-connected radio, and has features which make it an ideal bedside alarm.
Bored by the same old alarm call every morning? The Siesta Flow has 365 different alarm tones, all downloaded from the PURE Lounge. Of course, thereâ€™s all the types of radio youâ€™re likely to want built in as well: DAB, FM and Internet radio.
Wires: who needs them? They’re so twentieth century which is why audio equipment manufacturers are embracing Wi-Fi in order to stream music around the home.
Take the latest Squeezebox music players from Logitech, which connect up to Internet radio stations, digital music files stored on PCs, and music subscription services.