Friday’s LogicBUY Deal is the Bose (BOSEAE2) Black AE2 Audio Headphones + $50 Gift Card for $149.95. Features:
- TriPort Acoustic Headphone Structure
- Fold-flat design
- Bose Acoustic Equalization
$149.95 plus a free $50 eGift card with free shipping.
This deal expires June 17, 2013 or sooner. Check the above link for more details on this deal, and check the LogicBUY home page for other deals.
We’ve been seeing a huge influx of portable wireless Bluetooth speakers on the market in the last year or two, but now there’s something new on the horizon that will make streaming music from your mobile devices even easier. The Musemini DBoom portable speaker connects to your smartphone via NFC (and Bluetooth if you don’t have an NFC capable device). If you’re not familiar with NFC, it stands for Near Field Communication. It’s a special chip that is being included in a lot of newer phones/devices that allows them to transfer small amounts of info just by putting the device within an inch or so of a tag or other NFC enabled device. The original idea for this technology was for quick payments at stores, but it’s being used for all sorts of things now, including connecting to wireless speakers like the DBoom. The Musemini website doesn’t have a lot of info about how it works, but I’m guessing you have to place your phone on top of the speaker for it to connect. The speaker also allows for customization using different face plates. the DBoom will be available at the end of the month for $129.99
The Satechi USB Portable Humidifier is a small screw-on device that fits on most brands of bottled water and can be used as a humidifier, mister or aroma diffuser. Just fill the bottle with purified water, screw on the device/filter and plug in to a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. The USB Portable Humidifier will immediately start providing a fine mist of water into the air to help relieve colds, coughs, flu symptoms, itchy dry skin, congested sinuses and more. It’s small enough to go with you when you travel and is priced at $22.99.
Thursday’s LogicBUY Deal is the 22″ Dell S2240L 1080p LED-backlit LCD monitor (2013 model) with IPS panel for $152.99. Features:
- 1920 x 1080 resolution with extra-wide viewing angle
- 7ms gray-to-gray response time, 1,000:1 typical contrast ratio, 250nit brightness
- VGA/HDMI inputs
- EPEAT Silver rated
$199.99 – $30 instant savings – 10% coupon code = $152.99 with free shipping.
This deal expires June 19, 2013 or sooner. Check the above link for more details on this deal, and check the LogicBUY home page for other deals.
‘The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 1: Amazing Vehicles’ is the latest how-to LEGO book by Nathanäel Kuipers from No Starch Press. Available next month (July 2013), this 136 page book offers step-by-step instructions with full-color renderings for 10 vehicles ranging from a simple go-kart to a rescue truck. The idea is to use your existing collection of bricks to build these models instead of buying pre-defined kits. According to former LEGO Group designer Nathanäel Kuipers, it’s not how many bricks you have but how you use them. The book will be priced at $19.95 and will be available from No Starch Press.
Summer’s here, and it’s already hot here in the south. A good way to stay cool is to play in the water, but what can you do if you don’t have a pool? You can have a water war, of course, and you don’t have to limit yourself to water balloon grenades, either. With the Monster Water Cannon with Tripod, you’ll have all the fire-power you’ll need to vanquish your enemies and the heat. It shoots water up to 100 feet, and it attaches to the garden hose for continuous ammo. You don’t have to feel guilty about wasting water, because you could combine watering the garden with some fun for the kids. The Monster Water Cannon is available from Gadgets and Gear for $39.95.
Have you ordered one of the newly announced MacBook Airs with upgraded CPUs, WiFi, and battery life? You know that new gadgets require new cases and covers, and Waterfield wants you to know that they have just what you need to protect and carry your new Air. They have a line of cases, sleeves, and bags that fit the 11″ or the 13″ MacBook Air. They offer more than than shown here, but these images will give you a taste of their product line (click the image for a larger view). At the top left is the Laptop Muzetto, with room for much more than just the Air. It comes with a shoulder strap and offers options to customize the colors; it’s $219 for the 11″ Air and $239 for the 13″. The sleek CitySlicker (top right) has room for a few accessories with the Air. You can customize the colors and add a carrying handle and/or a shoulder strap. Prices start at $129 for the 11″ and $139 for the 13″. The Smart Case (bottom left) is a sleeve case. It has a leather bottom and sides, and you can select the color of the water-resistant nylon exterior. It’s $79 for the 11″ and $89 for the 13″. The MacBook Air Wallet (bottom right) has a padded sleeve for the Air and pockets for everything from cables to a mouse and a SuperDrive. You can select the color and choose to add a shoulder strap to this bag. Prices start at $89 for the 11″ and $99 for the 13″. Click here to see the complete line of Waterfield bags and cases for the MacBook Air.
LogicBuy’s Deal for Wednesday is the configurable 14″ Alienware 14 gaming laptop for $1149. Features:
- 4th-gen Intel Core i7-4700MQ “Haswell” CPU, Intel HM87 chipset
- 8GB RAM
- 750GB 7200RPM hard drive, DVD burner
- 1GB GeForce GTX 750M graphics
- NIC 1202 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Magnesium alloy frame and anodized aluminum shell
- AlienFX system lighting controlled by redesigned Alienware Command Center 3.0
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
$1199 – $50 coupon code = $1149 with free shipping.
This deal expires June 14, 2013 or sooner. Check the above link for more details on this deal, and check the LogicBUY home page for other deals.
Summer’s here, and that means cookouts and picnics. If you prefer using disposable plates but feel guilty about the loss of trees to make the often-flimsy plates or the non-biodegradable styrofoam, you might prefer using bamboo ware. Terrain sells disposable plates and “boats” for hotdogs or ice cream sundaes that are made of renewable, decomposable bamboo. These pieces are single use and rather expensive, but they may be just what you need to off-set some of your carbon-footprint guilt. A set of 25 Bamboo Picnic Boats are $20; 10 Bamboo Picnic Plates are $18.00. They also have a line of Whittled Picnic Spoon, Forks, and Knives; it’s $12 for a set any one type.
The Sumo Emperor beanbag chair is certainly aptly named. This is a big beanbag chair from SumoLounge. How big? Really big. Like, massive. It’s just a beanbag chair, so this isn’t going to be the longest review ever. Did I mention it was big? Oh, and it comes in Red, or red. Yep, it’s a big red beanbag chair. [click to continue…]
One of my nephews will be a father (again) soon, so I’ve been looking at potential new baby gifts. This isn’t exactly a gift for the baby because it will be useless by the time the baby is here (any moment now). The Kickbee is a band the mom-to-be wears around her tummy. It has vibration sensors inside that register when the baby is kicking and a micro controller that wirelessly sends signals to an app running on a nearby computer. The app then emails or Tweets a “I just kicked Mommy” message, so Dad, the grandparents, and everyone else who follows will know that Baby is awake and moving. You can even archive the Twitter feed for a keepsake of your pregnancy. I could have used this when I was pregnant with my daughter; I would have liked knowing she was moving around even if I was asleep and missed it.
The website promises the Kickbee is coming soon, but there’s no price listed for it yet.
LogicBUY’s Deal for Tuesday is the customizable HP ENVY 15t-j000 Quad Edition laptop with Intel Haswell chip, starting $724.99. Base features:
- Intel 4th-gen Core i7-4700MQ 2.3GHz Quad-core CPU
- 8GB RAM
- 1TB hard drive, card reader
- 15.6″ 1366×768 LED-backlit LCD
- 802.11n WiFi
- HD Webcam
- Beats Audio with four speakers and dual drive sub-woofers
- Four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI
- Windows 8
$799.99 – $75 coupon code = $724.99 with $9.99 shipping. Build a system over $899 and use a $150 coupon.
This deal expires June 15, 2013 or sooner. Check the above link for more details on this deal, and check the LogicBUY home page for other deals.
Besides reading our news and reviews here on The Gadgeteer, how do you decide which portable Bluetooth speaker is the right one for you? Do you go by size, style, functionality or price? If it’s battery life, you need to check out the new Minx Go from Cambridge Audio.
Like every Cambridge Audio product, Minx Go was created by the company’s own design team based in London. Minx Go is acoustically loaded with an array of five premium quality speakers and the latest Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology to deliver massive power from the smallest possible footprint with sound that really fills your room with music. Perhaps most impressive is the amount of detailed bass that Minx Go pumps out thanks to the Bass Radiator neatly integrated into the rear panel.
Minx Go boasts a battery life of up to 18 hours, twice that of some competitive products, and only takes two hours to fully charge. While Minx Go is refuelling, it can charge a tablet or phone with the onboard USB charging port. Minx Go works with any phone, tablet or computer that supports Bluetooth including iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, or just about any MacBook or laptop PC. Just pair with Minx Go, play your music and enjoy. Minx Go remembers up to 8 previous phones, tablets and computers so family and friends can easily connect and enjoy their favorite music.
Sound good to you? It’s available in high gloss black or white, The Cambridge Audio Minx Go comes with a travel pouch and is priced at $149.00.
There are various attachments for the back of tablets designed to give you a better grip on those slippery little suckers. They may work fine in most situations, but they aren’t always easily cleaned. When you’re a doctor using a tablet for data records, viewing X-rays, and sharing information with patients, you need to have a firm grip on the tablet. Most importantly, you need to be able to clean that grip so that germs don’t get passed from patient to patient. Dr. Paul M. Webber, an emergency room physician, developed the BakBone so that it could be disinfected with standard cleaning solutions like alcohol wipes or hand sanitizer. The BakBone requires you to adhere a rare earth magnet to the back of your tablet or case. After the magnet is secure, you can pop the ring portion off the tablet when you aren’t wearing it or leave it on and use it as a stand. It works in an educational environment, in the office, or for personal use as well as it does in the medical environment. It’s available now in off-white, graphite, or pink for $34.95. Volume discounts are available.