Livio Bluetooth Car Kit for Android by Livio Radio–a tech review from Technewszone

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I ran into Livio Radio at CES 2012. I recently had the opportunity to do a test and review of their Livio Bluetooth Car Kit for Android by Livio Radio

I was very impressed by the Design. It was very easy to operate.

I live in Las Vegas, and the radio spectrum is pretty full on our radios, however once I was able to find a frequency that worked, I found that the device did a nice job with the handsfree communication with my cell phone.

One option that would enhance the experience of using the device would be a longer stalk on the part that connects to the cigarette lighter for vehicles like vans and trucks, even if it were an add on option at an additional fee that would be help full.

The setup is very easy, and the device works well. The audio quality varied greatly depending which vehicle I tested the device in.

Overall I was impressed with it’s handsfree capabilities. It worked in a decent manner when it came to the streaming of music over the radio. I liked the external input which allowed me to play music from my Android phone over my car as well as my son’s ipod.

Livio Radio in Car Hands Free and Streaming Audio
Livio Radio in Car Hands Free and Streaming Audio

Images of the device, it’s inputs, and design:

The Livio Radio Bluetooth Internet Car Kit’s controller module looks sharp. It’s made of matte black plastic, with a pleasant textured surface and a faux metal flake finish. It measures 1.9 by 3.6 by 1.1 inches (HWD) and weighs 1.6 ounces by itself, or 2.9 ounces with the gooseneck adapter attached.

Close up Livio Radio Blue Tooth Adapter
Close up Livio Radio Blue Tooth Adapter
Inputs for Livio Bluetooth adapter
Inputs for Livio Bluetooth adapter

Information about the product and company:

http://www.livioradio.com/kit/

Livio Radio Information
We love radio. Really, it’s the driving force behind our work. Like our products
themselves, we’re a hip and laid-back bunch. No frills. No crazy features. No
cumbersome junk. We do our jobs so you don’t have to, and we find ways to
bring online audio to more people, in more places.
Thank you for your purchase and enjoy!
aBoUt RadIotIme
RadioTime is the leading radio tuner that powers Internet services and
devices by connecting them to radio broadcast DJs, talk personalities, and
sports programming. Listeners easily access free, live, local, and global radio
programming through RadioTime service. Its service enhances other products
and services by powering them with thousands of radio channels and
programming. RadioTime, founded in 2002, is based in Dallas, Texas. More
information is available at www.radiotime.com.
teChnoLoGIes InsIde
1. Bluetooth hands-free (HFP): Wirelessly connects to your
mobile phone for hands-free calling.
2. Bluetooth stereo audio Receiver (A2DP): Wirelessly connects
to your mobile phone for easy music streaming.
3. fm transmitter (FM-RDS Transmit): Wirelessly transmits audio
and data (artist/title/station) information to any FM radio that can
receive RDS.
4. Line Input (AUX Input): Receives a stereo audio signal from any
connected audio player (MP3, CD, etc).
5. Line output (AUX Output): Sends a variable stereo audio
output to any car stereo equipped with a 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo
auxiliary (AUX) input. Use with the included 3.5mm AUX cable.
6. UsB Charging: Provides 5V 1A charge that will charge most USB
chargeable devices like phones and other electronic devices.

Other reviews of the product:
PC Magazine:

http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,3253,l%253D288112%2526a%253D288122%2526po%253D1,00.asp?p=n

Wired Magazine

http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/05/livio-radio/

To sum it up, I was pleased with the device, its quality, the functions it provides. It shined the best for its handsfree capabilities. It was easy to tune to the fm frequency. I was impressed with the call quality that it provided. It needed an option for a longer stalk for vans and trucks. Overall I found it to be an excellent product and is worth considering as an option for those that want handsfree capabilities in the vehicle as well as the fm modulation features such as for streaming and using other devices in your vehicle for those of us who do not have an auxiliary input.

M-Edge Super Shell for Ipad 2 a product review from Technewszone

I recently had the opportunity to try out M-Edges Super ShellCover for ipad. I was quite impressed by it’s design and durability. It should be a nice product to use for special needs kids who use Ipad’s as well as younger ones too. I let a local preschool borrow it for a day and they really liked its design, construction and ability to protect the Apple Ipad 2 from harm.

About M-Edge:

About M-Edge

M-Edge Accessories was founded in 2006 as a solution to the growing demand for fashionable and protective accessories for e-readers. Since its inception, M-Edge’s product offerings grew rapidly to include several lines of accessories for the most popular e-reader and tablet devices on the market, including iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the Kindle and Nook family of devices. M-Edge’s innovative e-reader and tablet accessories exude style and sophistication while providing complete device protection. M-Edge’s mission is to enhance the experience of everyone who comes in contact with the brand by creating innovative and stylish products, evolving with fast-changing technology, and inspiring them to reach their full potential.

M-Edge products are currently available in Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, and RadioShack stores nationwide, as well as select Bed, Bath, & Beyond and Nordstrom stores. M-Edge has been featured in national publications such as InStyle, O, The Oprah Magazine, People Magazine, Engadget, Wired, and CNET.

Specifications:

FEATURES

Made from ultra-protective closed-cell foam that helps absorb shocks if iPad is dropped
SuperShell wraps around all iPad borders with thick, high-impact corners for maximum protection
Opening for rear facing camera and speaker
Allows access to all ports and buttons
Push buttons for volume and power
Finely dimpled texture allows for no slip grip
SPECIFICATIONS

Patent Pending
Compatibility:

Weight: 9.6oz
Dimensions: 9.5in x 11.3in x 1.1in

OVERVIEW

Look – it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait – it’s SuperShell! This kid and family-friendly foam frame for iPad is the perfect addition to the superhero’s utility belt. The SuperShell is made from ultra-protective closed-cell foam that helps absorb shocks if the iPad is dropped. The case wraps around the iPad and provides access to the rear facing camera and speaker, with push buttons for volume and power. The finely dimpled texture and ridges create an easy, handheld grip while the thick, high-impact corners provide maximum protection. Available in superhero colors like Atomic Green, this case will save the day!

M-Edge, a leading edge manufacturer of innovative tablet and smart phone cases, now has a case they say can be said to be kid proof. They can also be used by people that are rough on such products.

I would definitely recommend it anyone who needs to protect their Ipad 2 from harm!!!

Here are some images of the product that I tested-->

A video review from CES from our friends at State of Tech:

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I wish that they had one for my HTC View 4g in blue or orange.

It is available on their website at http://www.medgestore.com/products/ipad2-supershell.psp?device=ipad2

If we ever get funded to give away Ipad’s to autistic children and young adults as is our mission and dream, these would be a great addition to include with each one!!!

Please check out our other autism related articles and reviews as well-->http://technewszone.com

Our week long review of Lethal Audio’s High Performance Earsubs with Microphone

While I was at CES 2012, I was given a set of Lethal Audio’s “High Performance Earsubs with Microphone.” They are edgy, interestingly designed, sort of appealing to the young rocker crowd. To put it mildy I am very impressed by them.

I have used them to watch Netflix videos, listen to music, and do conference calls for my full time job with Pitney Bowes.

The sound quality is very good, they are lounder than other head sets with microphone that I have used, and the microphone works well.

I like that the cords that go to the earphones are wrapped in a nice solid covering. The covering also helps to stop them from tangling as well.

I like their fit and finish, as well as the cool little bag that they come with to store them in your pocket with.

If you are looking for nice quality ear buds with a microphone for music, conference calls or gaming these are an excellent choice.

They have nice sound, great bass response, and a nice design and image.

Here is a link to their site as well–>http://lethalaudioheadphones.com/earsubs/5554/5554.htmls

CES 2012 Mitsubishi MIEV New 4 door electric car!!

While at CES 2012, I had the opportunity to take a look at, film a video of and examine the new Mitsubishi MIEV verhicle. I was reasonably impressed. I am 6 feet 2 inches tall, 225 lbs, and I sat in the car and fit fairly comfortably. It would be a great vehicle for college age folks, commuters, or the elderly since it requires no gas whatsoever. I was impressed by the design, the interior design, the seating and the room. Compared to the Smart cars by Mercedes they MIEV seemed to offer much more for the money. The other nice thing is that you get a tax credit for owning one as well as saving on not having to buy gasoline at nearly $ 4.00 per gallon.

I would definitely recommend the car as a nice around town vehicle.

No tailpipe. How literally refreshing.

The all-new Mitsubishi i is 100% electric. It will never burn a drop of gasoline or emit one single molecule of exhaust gas from its tailpipe. In fact, it doesn’t even have a tailpipe. Here, the internal combustion gasoline engine has been entirely replaced with a clean, efficient electric motor and a high-tech drive train that produce zero on-road emissions—and all kinds of good times. Welcome to a whole new era of transportation.


Every amp, watt and volt is accounted for.

The Mitsubishi i is a finely-tuned energy conservation machine. Here’s a quick look at some of the technology that combines to get the most out of every charge.

The stunning dashboard offers easy-to-read feedback, letting you know when your driving is most efficient.
Mitsubishi’s proprietary MiEV operating system constantly oversees the major components of the all-electric drivetrain to achieve the best possible eco-friendly performance.
Regenerative brakes convert the energy from deceleration into electricity and recharge the battery as you drive.
The shift selector offers a choice of three driving modes. Choose between maximum fun, maximum economy and maximum regenerative braking.
Strong yet lightweight materials help keep you safe and improve mileage dramatically.

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CES 2012 The amazing new AR Drone 2.0 I could not be more impressed!!!

I had a chance to see the amazing Parrot AR Drone 2.0 and it is amazing. It flys, records video and is a truly amazing piece of technology. I would love one to experiment with and review it. I could not be more impressed by it.

1) Corporate video from Parrot

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2) Another Corporate overview video

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Press Release

Parrot ‘AR.Drone 2.0’:
High-Definition Excitement!
At CES Las Vegas 2012, Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, reveals the AR.Drone 2.0, the new generation of its renowned high-tech quadricopter that can be controlled by Wi-Fi using a smartphone or tablet1.
With a new high-definition camera, video recording, flight data sharing, new piloting mode, increased stability and brand-new look, the AR.Drone 2.0 offers an experience like no other!
A flying HD camera
While in flight, the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0’s front camera transmits real-time what the quadricopter sees onto the pilot’s device screen.
For the first time the AR.Drone 2.0 camera, with a 1280x720 resolution, shows a view from the sky in high definition with smooth and unbelievable images.
The pilot enjoys an experience like never before, as if he was on board. For gaming purposes, this camera also can recognize specific shapes and colors to show augmented-reality elements on the smartphone’s screen.
Record and share flying experiences
Thanks to the new AR.FreeFlight 2.0 piloting application, players can record their own HD videos and watch them or share them with the AR.Drone community.
Additionally, with the “travelling” feature, the pilot can film HD video sequences like a professional! Simply select the direction of travel (forward, back, sideways) and the duration, and the AR.Drone 2.0 does the rest.
1 List of compatible smartphones and touchscreen tablets available at www.parrot.com
Press Release Las Vegas, 9 January 2012

AR.FreeFlight 2.0, a new piloting and sharing platform
In addition to flying the AR.Drone, new application AR.FreeFlight 2.0 – available to download for free from the AppStoreSM and AndroidTM Market – offers players a new interface and several options.
FreeFlight: Access to the piloting application. The pilot can record flights, take HD videos or photos and save them in the piloting device. All the flight data (altitude, speed, duration and place) can be saved, checked by the pilot and shared with the community.
Guest Space: Access an overview of the AR.Drone 2.0, the best flight videos and practical information.
Drone Update: Access the AR.Drone 2.0’s free software updates.
AR.Drone Academy: Get geolocation data of the best flight zones, watch other pilots’ videos and access their shared flight data.
AR.Games: Access applications/games available for the AR.Drone.
Photos/Videos: Directly access your own videos and photos. Watch or upload to YouTube
for the community to enjoy.
‘Absolute Flight’, a revolutionary ultra-intuitive flight mode
After the AR.FreeFlight 2.0 pilot application has been loaded onto an iOS or AndroidTM smartphone or tablet, the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 connects to the device via Wi-Fi. After connection, all the on-board instruments appear on screen with a cockpit view.
Press the take off button briefly and the four brushless motors turn on. The AR.Drone 2.0 takes off.
Flying is very simple. With your thumbs placed on either side of the screen, a control button automatically forms beneath:
 Press and hold the left button and the AR.Drone 2.0 follows the movement of the pilot’s device: it moves forward, backwards or sideways when you tilt the tablet forward, towards you or to the left or right.
 Slide your finger over the right button, and the quadricopter rises, descends or rotates right or left.
Thanks to Parrot’s patented new ‘Absolute Control’ mode, the player accesses an even more intuitive piloting system.
With a 3D magnetometer, the AR.Drone 2.0 knows its precise orientation with respect to the smartphone, which becomes the reference point. The pilot no longer needs to care about the orientation of the AR.Drone 2.0’s front camera, which will accurately track the smartphone’s motion and tilt.
Experienced players will select ‘Relative Flight’ mode, the conventional flight mode. This disables Parrot AR.Drone 2.0’s magnetometer. The pilot manages the quadricopter’s orientation with no assistance.

Surprising stability at any altitude
The heart of the AR.Drone 2.0 contains MEMS (microelectromechanical systems). A 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis magnetometer and a pressure sensor give the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 surprising stability, complete with:
2 ultrasound sensors, which analyze flight altitude up to 6 meters.
New! A pressure sensor completes the device and provides great vertical
stability.
4 blades, specially designed for the AR.Drone 2.0, make it possible to carry
out smooth flights.
A second camera, placed beneath the quadricopter and connected to the central inertial unit,
measures the craft’s speed using an image comparison system.
2 hulls made for both types of flight
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 has 2 hulls with specially designed contours. Made of EPP (a material used in designing car bumpers), they are light, highly resistant and protect the quadricopter.
For outdoor flight, the contoured hull, available in three colors (orange/yellow; orange/green; orange/blue), reduces wind resistance and preserves the AR.Drone 2.0’s handling and stability.
When indoor, a second hull protects the blades
from any impact. The black-and-white cockpit, underlined with a red stripe, reinforces the quadricopter’s mysterious,
thrilling appearance.
Finally, light-emitting diodes (green in front, red in rear), positioned on the landing gear, help the
pilot track the orientation of the AR.Drone 2.0 for easier flying.
An Open Development Platform
In order to expand the use of the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and its compatibility with other operating systems and to develop new flying games and applications, Parrot is providing developers and members of the Apple® and AndroidTM communities with a software development kit.
By logging in at https://projects.ardrone.org and accepting the terms of the license, developers can access the source code used to fly the AR.Drone 2.0. A wiki and a tutorial also are available. A forum is available to discuss new developments and share feedback with Parrot engineers.
***
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (included).
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 will be available for purchase at selected retailers in Q2-2012 in the United States for $299 MSRP
For more information, visit www.parrot.com or contact: PARROT
Vanessa Loury / Fabien Laxague vanessa.loury@parrot.com / fabien.laxague@parrot.com Tel. +33 (0)1 48 03 60 58 / 89 83
Tel. +33 (0) 6 86 56 81 33 / +33 (0) 6 80 90 97 59
About PARROT
***
AGENCY for Parrot
Tim Wieland
parrot@airfoilpr.com
Tel.248-304-1414
Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living.
Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars. Its globally recognized expertise in the fields of mobile connectivity and multimedia around Smartphones has positioned Parrot as a key player of in-car infotainment.Additionally, Parrot designs and markets an exclusive ‘Parrot by’ range, consisting of a prestigious line of high-end wireless multimedia products in collaboration with some of the world’s most well-renowned artists; and the AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via Wi-Fi and using augmented reality.
Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 650 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO)
More information: www.parrot.com / www.ardrone.com / www.parrotoem.com

CES 2012 Samsung Amazing new OLED and Plasma TV’s images and Press Release

I was quite impressed by the vendors showing oled televisions at CES 2012, especially exciting new offerings from Samsung.They had amazing image quality, offered very thing screens, and impressive design. We would love to review more of their products.

Here is an image from their press event as well as press release on their new products:–>

Press Release

Samsung Unveils the Super OLED TV – The Ultimate in Picture Quality
CES Best of Innovations Award Honoree features elegant design, dual-core processor and Smart Interaction technology
LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled its 55-inch Super OLED TV, a masterpiece that will be acclaimed by home entertainment and design enthusiasts alike. The OLED TV will be produced from a single pane of glass and uses Samsung’s Super OLED technology to deliver the ultimate in picture quality and thinness.
Super OLED technology eliminates the need for a color filter as the OLED pixel unit comprises self-emitting RGB sub-pixels laid directly on the display panel, each emitting its own light. The technology is also able to differentiate varying degrees of blacks and shadows, so that users can enjoy unparalleled detail even in the darkest of scenes for the ultimate TV experience.
“Samsung has had a long and successful history of creating innovative OLED products, including mobile phones, digital cameras and tablet PCs. Today, we are proud to extend our OLED leadership to the TV category with this spectacular 55-inch Super OLED,” said Hyunsuk Kim, executive vice president, Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “By incorporating true-to-life picture quality with ultimate speed and vividness, Smart Interaction, Smart Content and ultimate thinness, Samsung is delivering the ultimate TV today.”
The Samsung Super OLED TV, a Best of Innovations Award Honoree at 2012 CES, will be on display at the 2012 International CES, booth #12004, in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) from January 10-13, 2012. It will be available commercially worldwide this year.
The Ultimate in Picture Quality and Design
Samsung’s Super OLED TV represents the culmination of Samsung’s latest engineering technologies, and marks a new era of minimalistic design.
It features unmatched vivid and true-to-life picture quality in both 2D and 3D, with significantly improved color accuracy compared to conventional LED TVs. Since light output on the Super OLED is controlled on a pixel-to-pixel basis, the truest blacks and purest whites can be achieved.
Further, the Samsung Super OLED offers faster response times than LED, virtually eliminating motion blur even in the fastest-moving scenes.
Because Super OLED technology features self-emitting RGB sub-pixels which do not require a backlight, the TV weighs significantly less than a standard LED TV.
The design of the Samsung Super OLED is an engineering feat that provides a breathtaking form factor that blends into any environment. The Super OLED was also recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for its flawless design.
When powered on, a bright, vibrant picture illuminates the screen from edge to edge. When turned off, the TV appears like a framed piece of luxurious floating glass; when hung on the wall, it more closely resembles a work of art than an electronic device.

Intuitive Controls and a Camera with Smart Interaction Technology
Consumers can use Samsung’s new Smart Interaction technology to easily manage their TV experience. By using Voice Control, Motion Control and Face Recognition features to complement the remote control, users can turn the TV on or off, adjust the volume or activate selected apps through speech. They can also use voice to activate the search function in the web browser and “tell” the TV what they are searching for.
The Super OLED’s built-in camera recognizes movement in the foreground to enable intuitive control, and two unidirectional array microphones recognize voice at an incredibly accurate rate. Noise cancellation technology helps to separate any background noise from the users’ commands.
Richer Content for Outstanding Entertainment
The Samsung Super OLED TV is equipped with Samsung’s new dual core processor, which allows users to run multiple apps simultaneously for a faster, uninterrupted experience, as well as a smoother web browsing experience.
The Super OLED TV also offers the latest improvements to Smart Hub, Samsung’s integrated destination for access to all types of content from a single screen. The interface has been updated for easier navigation and faster performance. With a new tabbed web browser, users can conveniently open multiple pages at a time for an improved web experience.
Additional first-of-its-kind signature services such as Family Story, Fitness and Kids will allow users to get more out of their TV experience, and help foster closer connections between friends and family members.
Samsung’s AllShare Play offers a seamless way for users to access, manage and share content through cloud storage and access that content on supported smartphones, tablets, cameras, computers or TVs, regardless of their location.
Please visit our booth to experience this future technology firsthand. Samsung’s product line will be displayed January 10-13 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: www.samsungces.com. The press conference will also be streamed live from : www.samsungces.com, www.global.samsungtomorrow.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com
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CES 2012 Blackberry Playbook and Deals on the Playbook

I had the opportunity to check out the new os update for the Blackberry Playbook 64gb version. It is a great deal for $ 299.

With the new version of the OS I am more impressed by it than in the previous iteration.

It reminds me of the HP Touchpad with a better user interface and support.

The application support is getting better.

Here is a video overview of it:

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and one on their communications from Blackberry’s website.

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and another-->

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Features-->http://us.blackberry.com/playbook-tablet/#!tabletFeatures

HELO TC: Helicopter, Remote-Controlled by iPhone, iPad or iPod touch at CES 2012

While at CES 2012 I visited the Griffin booth and wound up “winning” a Helo TC remote controlled Helicopter. On of my fellow aspie sons and I were very impressed by it. We plan on doing some tests and videos of it this weekend. I would like to the thank the folks at Griffin for it.

Here is a nice and funny video on Youtube with regards to it.

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Press Info:-->

Rule the office airspace with HELO TC, the touch-controlled RC helicopter you control with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Download the free HELO TC app onto your iOS device, load your device into HELO TC’s Flight Deck and you’re ready to fly indoors in either of two ways:

Touch Control: Use a virtual joystick on your Multi-Touch display to maneuver the chopper.
Tilt to Steer: Tilt your iOS device to move the chopper forward, backward, and side to side.
Use the app to record and store up to three Flight Plans so you, or another pilot, can easily repeat a favorite flight pattern. Make up routes among the furniture, missions to fly, obstacles to avoid, goals to achieve, and replay them later with your friends.
Ready to Fly?

HELO TC comes complete with a precision twin-rotor remote-controlled helicopter and Flight Deck. The Flight Deck plugs into your iOS device’s headphone jack and translates your commands into infrared signals that beam to the helicopter.

HELO TC’s intuitive, easy-to-learn controls and twin-rotor design make for stable, controlled flight. And the HELO TC app provides features not available with other RC helicopters, such as Auto Land so you can bring HELO TC down for a safe landing with just a tap of the Multi-Touch display.

HELO TC requires full volume output from your iOS device, and will not work properly with devices purchased in the EU, the UK, or any other region with volume limitations that cannot be turned off.

Features

Control HELO TC from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad using the HELO TC app
Use joystick controls on the Multi-Touch Display, or tilt your iOS device to fly
Make up missions and record up to three flight plans for later recall
Control the chopper’s five super-bright onboard LEDs
For indoor use only, designed for ages 14 and up
HELO TC is AppPowered
HELO TC requires full volume output from your iOS device, and will not work properly with devices purchased in the EU, the UK, or any other region with volume limitations that cannot be turned off.

Toshiba Excite X10 Tablet Demo CES 2012 – HotHardware a nice review from our new friends at Hothardware.com

I am a lover of tablets, especially since they show promise for autism education.

I had heard about Toshiba’s new Excite Tablet, missed it a the show, will take a look tomorrow.

I found this nice review from the fine folks at www.hothardware.com, link--> http://hothardware.com/

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XtremeMac™ InCharge™ Duo Plus, InCharge X3 and InCharge X5 Unveiled at CES 2012

Since I am a lover of Apple products and technology, I was intrigued by XtremeMac’s offerings at CES 2012, please take a look at the release below.

Powerful 10 watt multi-docks simultaneously charges any
combination of iPod®, iPhone® or iPad®

Oakdale, MN – January 10, 2012 – XtremeMac, a leading designer and manufacturer of accessories and audio solutions for Apple devices, is thrilled to unveil three new charging docks – InCharge Duo Plus, InCharge X3 and InCharge X5. Each multi-dock charger provides 10 watts per dock for quick and efficient simultaneous charging any combination of iPod, iPhone or iPad – up to five at a time with InCharge X5 charger. XtremeMac charging stations are perfect for the individual or a whole family of Apple devices.

The InCharge Duo Plus is able to charge any two iPod, iPhone or iPad devices while the InCharge X3 charges any three devices and the InCharge X5 charges up to five devices simultaneously. The case-friendly charging docks feature an adjustable rear support to accommodate various device depths. Additional features include rubber feet to provide a stable platform and bi-color LED charging status indicators.

The InCharge Duo Plus, InCharge X3 and InCharge X5 will be available in Q1 2012.

For more information on the InCharge Duo Plus, InCharge X3, InCharge X5 and XtremeMac’s entire line of award winning products, follow us on Facebook.com/XtremeMac and @XtremeMac.

About XtremeMac:
Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, XtremeMac is a portfolio brand of Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN). Founded in 2001, the same year Apple introduced the first iPod™, XtremeMac provides innovative solutions to protect, power and play Apple devices. The brand’s award winning cases, speaker docks and charging solutions incorporate leading edge design and advanced technology to enhance customer experience with Apple products. Additional information can be found at XtremeMac.com, Facebook/XtremeMac and Twitter/XtremeMac.

XtremeMac, InCharge and the “X” logo, are trademarks of Imation Corp. iPod, iPhone iPad and Apple are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.