Nativ High-Res Touchscreen Music System Unveiled

Touchscreen Music System

Nativ a new state-of-the-art high-resolution touchscreen music system has been unveiled this month which has been designed to provide convenient access to all the world’s music as well as playing music videos on your TV in HD quality.

The Nativ has been designed and created by Michael Li and his team of 12 based in Hong Kong and offers a variety of different features such as multiroom playback, the ability to connect other audio sources as well as supporting, Bluetooth, wireless, AirPlay and Chromecast.

Touchscreen Music System

Watch the promotional video below to learn more about the inspiration, design and features of the new Nativ touchscreen music system. That has taken to the Indiegogo crowdfunding website this month to raise the $100,000 requires to make the jump into production.

The heart of our new high-resolution music system is Nativ Vita, an innovative music player with a stunning 11.6” touchscreen and up to 4TB capacity. It puts all your music at your fingertips, from your favorite music services—like Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal—to music on your computer, NAS or smartphone.

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And it is the world’s first to play music videos right on your TV. Simply connect Nativ Vita to your A/V receiver or USB DAC. Or stream directly to your wireless speakers and headphones. In spectacular quality. Simply tell Nativ Vita what music to play, adjust the volume or skip to the next track. The built-in multi-directional microphone and innovative voice control makes it possible.

AirJamz Wearable Air Guitar

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Anyone who enjoys playing a guitar, this sure to love this new piece of kit which has been designed by the makers of the jamstik+, Zivix and allows you to enhance your air guitar performances using a wrist worn wearable and a companion smartphone application.

Watch the video below to see how the new AirJamz wearable air guitar system can turn your moves into music and is supported by both iOS and Android devices.

AirJamz Wearable Air Guitar

The AirJamz wearable air guitar has taken to the Kickstarter website this week and is a third of the way to its pledge goal with still 35 days remaining on the campaign. Its creators Zivix explain a little more about his inspiration.

Have you heard of the jamstik? We’re those people. Last year we ran a very successful campaign for the jamstik+. True to our word, we manufactured and delivered thousands of jamstik+’s to our amazing Kickstarter supporters, including over 200 donated to schools, music therapy, veterans programs and other great causes. We’re ready to do it again!

We really mean that. Your support will not only get you one of the very first AirJamz, you’ll also be helping to put an AirJamz into the hands of hundreds of people who can benefit from the power of music. Our pledge: For every 20 AirJamz backed, we will donate an AirJamz to one of our charity partners in music education, music therapy, hospitals, and more. Let’s do this!

For more information on the new AirJamz wearable air guitar jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from $35 following the link below.

Oosh Design Q Minimalistic iPhone Dock

Minimalistic iPhone Dock

iPhone users looking for a very minimalist iPhone dock may be interested in a new design created by Oosh Design and named the ‘Q’. The cube shaped minimalist iPhone dock has taken to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this month and has already raised the funds it requires to make the jump into production.

Check out the video below to learn more about this small yet practical minimalist iPhone dock that is now available to back by Kickstarter from $29 for early bird backers.

Oosh Design the creators of the Q explain more about its inspiration and design. The iPhone dock Is available in a number of different finishes including brass and copper and is compatible with everything higher than an iPhone 5.

‘Q’ is the result of a minimalistic obsession. To take away complexity of our life, form and function become obvious. ‘Q’ is assembled with original Apple lightning cable, to create the most efficient design possible. Precisely machine crafted stainless steel, brass or copper, it becomes an truly authentic object that fits your domestic environments.

Facebook Unveils Surround 360, an Open Source 360-Degree 3D Video Camera

Facebook Unveils Surround 360, an Open Source 360-Degree 3D Video Camera

Taking video recording to the next level, social media giant Facebook unveiled its own 360-degree stereoscopic 3D video camera at the two-day F8 developer conference underway at Fort Mason in San Francisco, California.

The company calls this new device the Facebook Surround 360, and this summer, it will give away for free both the camera’s hardware designs and the complex software that weaves the camera’s myriad images into one complete three-dimensional landscape.

Built for $30,000 (roughly Rs. 20 lakhs), this black circular camera has a disk-shaped spaceship-like design that has 17 evenly spaced lenses.

The camera records images from all 17 of those lenses and produces a 360-degree spherical video for viewing virtual reality headsets like the Samsung Gear (stereoscopic 3D) and on ordinary smartphones, tablets, and PCs (monoscopic).

surround_360_fb_1.jpgSimilar types of videos are already popping up in News Feeds on the Facebook social network.

You can think of these videos as a bridge to the kind of full-fledged virtual reality Facebook plans on offering through the Oculus Rift, the VR headset it released late last month.

Facebook said that although the Oculus is primarily a way of playing games, but soon the headset will foster a new breed of communication and entertainment atop its social network.

JBL Reflect Aware C Noise-Cancelling Headphones With USB Type-C Launched

JBL Reflect Aware C Noise-Cancelling Headphones With USB Type-C Launched

JBL has launched the Reflect Aware C in-ear noise-cancelling headphones, which have a USB Type-C connector to connect to smartphones. The headphones can receive both audio and power from the smartphone itself through the USB connection, and therefore do not need to be charged and rely on a built-in battery, as is the case with other noise-cancelling headphones.

Apart from this, the headphones are also sweat-proof and come with fin-style ear tips which keep them in place while running or exercising. Noise cancelling can be controlled through the in-line remote, which also has volume controls and a microphone for hands-free mobile use. The Reflect Aware C is powered by 14.8mm drivers.

JBL has not announced any details on availability or pricing for the Reflect Aware C, which was launched alongside the new HTC 10 smartphone. This phone, along with other popular models such as theNexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Xiaomi Mi 5 all feature USB Type-C connectivity. It’s possible that apart from JBL, other headphone manufacturers will also be launching USB Type-C headphones in the coming months, as an increasing number of Android smartphone manufacturers adopt the Type-C connector and port.

This shows that Android devices may be following in the footsteps of Apple, which is rumoured to beaxing the 3.5mm headphone socket on the iPhone 7. This will mean that headphones designed to be used with the new iPhone will have to sport Lightning connector cables, similar to how the JBL Reflect Aware C will plug in to the all-purpose Type-C port. However, the HTC 10 and other Type-C Android smartphones also sport the industry standard 3.5mm socket, so you aren’t limited to using only USB Type-C compatible headphones.

Logitech Buys Wireless Audio Wearables Maker Jaybird for $50 Million

Logitech Buys Wireless Audio Wearables Maker Jaybird for $50 Million

Logitech on Tuesday announced it has agreed to acquire Salt Lake City-based Jaybird for approximately $50 million in cash. The company in a press statement added that an additional earn-out of up to $45 million is planned “based on achievement of growth targets over the next two years.”

Jaybird is best known for its wireless audio wearables, focused on athletes and other active users. The acquisition will help Logitech cater to the wireless audio wearables market, rather than develop such products from scratch. The move is also being speculated to help the company be a frontrunner in the race for wireless and USB powered audio products, what with rumours of Apple doing away with the 3.5mm jack on its next iPhone, and several Android manufacturers adopting the USB Type-C specification. Logitech said it will not phase out the Jaybird brand.

“Logitech and Jaybird share a passion for products,” said Bracken Darrell, Logitech President and CEO. “We’re impressed by the technology, products and marketing Jaybird has brought to this business. As one team, we can address the fast-growing wireless audio wearables market with all the advantages of Jaybird’s strong brand and sports expertise, and our combined audio engineering and design capabilities. With both the Ultimate Ears and Jaybird brands in our portfolio, we are expanding the long-term growth potential of our music business,” he added.

Judd Armstrong, Founder and CEO of Jaybird, said of the acquisition, “It has been an incredible journey. We love what we do, and we’re stoked to continue to innovate and bring amazing new products to our fans. Jaybird will benefit from Logitech’s global distribution network and deep engineering prowess. We’ve watched as they’ve connected incredible products with passionate consumers under the UE brand, and we’re thrilled to be part of the team.”

In its press statement, Logitech added that it does not expect the acquisition to materially impact its FY2017 guidance, and added that the buyout is subject to customary closing conditions but is expected to close in the “coming weeks.”