Bang & Olufsen goes ergonomic with its lambskin lined, “ultraflexible” BeoPlay H2 headphones

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Bang & Olufsen are back with the latest introduction to its BeoPlay line of audio equipment. It has been a month seen we saw the announcement of its first Bluetooth speaker offering, today we are seeing a new addition to its line of headphones.

The BeoPlay H2 enters the crowded headphone arena with a few key specifications, making it an item worth checking out this holiday season. Built by Danish industrial designer Jakob Wagner, the H2’s feature 40mm drivers that “capture the signature B&O sound”, as well as a designated bass port.

Certainly, they have a visual appeal, with its clothing like textile design and lambskin ear covers. They also have the standard in-line mic and controls for music playback and an “adaptive headband” designed to mold to your head “within minutes”. The “ultra-flexible” design is meant to deliver a more ergonomic experience for users, versus the traditional rigid headphone band. The H2’s will be available in three color offerings: Silver Cloud, Feldspar Green and Carbon Blue.

The BeoPlay H2’s are available for pre-order today from Amazon for $199, with a release date slated for December 26th. They are also available direct from B&O at the same price point.

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Moleskin teams up with Adobe to take your notes and sketches from paper to the cloud

Products like the Livescribe smartpens, Pencil by FiftyThree and other digital notebook products help artists and designers get their ideas from the real world into a virtual one. Moleskin, a company who has been dabbling in digital notebook technology for a while now, is introducing a new smart notebook system in collaboration with Adobe to help users digitize their ideas to the cloud.

While there are a few products already available in this space as mentioned, its direct integration with Adobe’s popular suite of design apps allows the new Moleskine Smart Notebook differentiate itself:

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Griffin introduces new Rail Yard Studios iPad stand made from re-claimed railroad materials, free case + 15% off

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Griffin has announced a new line of iPad stands that have a unique history to the materials that they are made from. The new Rail Yard Studios collection takes pieces from old railroads (rails, ties, spikes and plates) and includes a certificate of authenticity detailing the location the materials came from as well as some other details.

Head below for more details, pricing, a coupon code to save 15% and a free case of your choice…

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Logitech AnyAngle is a protective case with an ‘any-angle’ stand for your iPad Air 2 and iPad mini

new logitech anyangle ipad caseThere are 2 problems with the current state of iPad stand/cases out there according to Logitech. 1: They don’t always match the sleek and slim style of the iPad, and 2: You typically get only 2-3 viewing options from them.

The Logitech AnyAngle, unlike current cases, uses a hidden magnet and hinge system that’s strong enough to hold your iPad at any angle. The case also looks pretty sleek and comes in six different colors.Logitech_AnyAngle

The Logitech AnyAngle joins Logitech’s lineup of protective cases – including the Logitech Big Bang and the Logitech Hinge, both of which are now compatible with the iPad Air 2. The Logitech AnyAngle is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in November 2014 for a suggested retail price of $59.99.

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ShotTracker brings Bluetooth LE and data collection to your hoop game

shottracker-ios-connectedThere is a new Bluetooth LE, iOS-enabled device on the market today that’s designed for high school basketball players, rec leaguers, LeBron James and everyone in between. Whether you are just beginning your career or in the fading glory of your YMCA runs, the ShotTracker wants to help you improve your game.

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littleBits introduces its own DIY Smart Home Kit, a look at your options for creating an internet-connected home

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Home automation possibilities are endless and what our homes will be like in the coming 5, 10 or 15 years is truly unknown. It is a constantly evolving sector of the technology scene that continues to grow each day with every new product announcement. From WeMo to SmartThings, Z-Wave to ZigBee, someone somewhere has something that will satisfy your home automation needs.

The reality is that we are in a time of great change, with internet-connected offerings in nearly every product category, even coffee makers. It’s an industrial revolution happening in your home and with that comes a lot of trial and naturally, error. So how does one choose?

There seems to be two options, one for the basic consumer, which includes your WeMo outlets, Philips Hue, etc. On the flip side you’ve got the open source crowd that wants to tinker and tweak and create their own system, and this is where littleBits comes in. While most of the aforementioned products have structured ecosystems and physical designs, with the ability to communicate via If This Then That (IFTTT) or the like, littleBits has gone to the complete opposite end of the spectrum.

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Twelve South makes the best iPhone 6/iPad dock even better by simplifying its setup and adding a gold color option

twelve-south-hirise-deluxe-iphone-dockIt’s been just about two months since iPhone 6/Plus were released in the US and there’s still no word from Apple regarding an official dock. And that’s fine, because the best iPhone 6/Plus dock has been available the entire time.

Today, Twelve South is introducing an updated version called the HiRise Deluxe. Its basic design and function remains the same, but Twelve South has updated two aspects that address the only (very minor) qualms we had with the original HiRise.

Now, the Deluxe model doesn’t require any tools for making size adjustments to accommodate nearly any case. Also, instead of having to provide your own charging cable, Twelve South is now including one Lightning and one Micro-USB cable. In addition to black and silver, the Deluxe HiRise will also be available in a gold finish.

The Twelve South HiRise Deluxe is available now for $59.99. The $25 up-charge over the original HiRise is reasonable since it includes a Lightning ($11-19 value) and Micro-USB ($2-3 value) in addition to other design upgrades.

Looking for something a little different? Our iPhone 6/Plus dock roundup has several different options from a range of major brands.

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Ollie gets murdered-out with the new Darkside bundle, Sphero 2.0 smartphone controlled robotic ball $40 off

Darkside_Ollie_prime_hubs_nubby_tires_1024x1024As industry “leaders” in connected play products, Sphero is a company that aims to create fun and intuitive smartphone/tablet connected devices. Initially starting with the Sphero, a small smartphone controlled robotic ball, the company is now ready to ship its latest gadget. The new black on black Darkside is an updated version of the cylindrical shaped remote control Ollie. It brings the same feature set as its predecessor but in a shiny new bundle.

Head below for details and pricing on the new Darkside Ollie as well as a discount on the Sphero 2.0 robotic ball:

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Incase’s new iPhone 6/Plus accessories: Quick Snap Case, Leather Zip Wallet, Sports Armband, more

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Incase is now ready with a new line of accessories for Apple’s latest smartphones. Already offering a wide range of cases, bags, sleeves and more for iPhone, iPad and Macs, Incase has a number of affordable new cases and covers now available for iPhone 6/Plus.

Along with a pair of simple Snap cases we are seeing a sports offering and a higher end wallet combo for 6 Plus owners, head below for more details:

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SanDisk launches Made-for-iPhone ‘iXpand’ USB flash drive w/ integrated Lightning connector

ixpand-flash-drive-right-top-angle-open-hrSanDisk is today launching a new Made-for-iPhone/iPad product called iXpand that integrates a Lightning connector into a traditional USB Flash Drive device. Like similar products that have recently started hitting the market, the iXpand makes it easier to transfer content between iOS devices and computers with standard USB ports by including Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector in addition to a traditional USB plug.

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DIYers! Belkin WeMo ‘Maker’ brings smartphone remote and IFTTT functionality to nearly any device, save 20%

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At this point, we are all familiar with the Belkin WeMo line of products. They’ve been empowering consumers with home automation products for some time now, from light switches to its newly released coffee maker.

While the WeMo line performs a number of simple tasks, it has not necessarily provided the level of open source capabilities that some consumers long for. Today, Belkin has taken a step in that direction with its new WeMo Maker.

This new product empowers DIYers to create their own custom WeMo setup, the possibilities truly seem endless.

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