Go Pro Hero4 2014 revealed on video with 30FPS 4K video/120FPS 1080P, current version goes on sale

How’s your Russian? Apparently Rozetked who got the iPhone 6 ahead of time got their hands on what appears to be the next GoPro4 camera out there with some nice specs in tow. 4K videographers will appreciate the 30FPS and the 120FPS on the 1080P. For still images, you’ll be able to capture 12 megapixel photos at 30 frames per second.

Audio capture is also improved, with the new system capturing 2x the dynamic range.

On the front of the camera is an ultra-wide angle glass lens, and the camera can be set to three different field-of-view settings: Ultra Wide, Medium, and Narrow.

There will be new manual settings for both photography and videography — controls such as color, ISO limit, exposure, and more.

The camera is waterproof down to 131 feet (40m). Other features include built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, exposure settings for nighttime shooting, a “HiLight Tag” feature for marking key moments in footage, a QuikCapture feature for powering up and recording with one button press, and auto low light features.

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A few more versions of the new round of GoPros was profiled by Petapixel earlier this week.

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If you are looking for a deal on the current version: Best Buy has $50 off the Black version to $349 and  AT&T Accessories Store will give you 25% off when you buy 3 items like the below. So you can get $75 off the GoPro Hero3+ Silver and two accessories. Or you can just add 2 $5 fillers to your cart for $7.50:

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Headphones: Sennheiser HD 439 over-ears $42 (orig. $100), more

Updates (9/26 1:50pm):

Newegg is offering the Sennheiser HD 439 Over-Ear Headphones for $59.95 + $2 shipping. Using code EMCPAHD72 during checkout drops your total down to $39.99 + $1.99 shipping. That’s $58 under the original price tag, $33 better than Sennheiser’s current sale price, $18 better than Amazon, $2 under our previous mention and the best price we can find.

These have a closed circumaural headphone design to reduce noise, and are made to work with iPad, iPod, iPhone and other mobile devices. They come with a 5 ft. extension cable, a 3.5mm to 1/4″ (6.3mm) adapter and a limited 2-year manufacturer parts and labor warranty. They have received a 4.5/5 star rating from 180 Amazon customers.

Next up, Newegg is also offering the MEElectronics Air-Fi Venture AF52 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones (HP-AF52-BK-MEE) for $59.99. Using code EMCPAHD74 drops your total to $39.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the original listing, $20 better than MEE direct, $18 under Amazon, and matching the best price we’ve seen. They feature up to 18 hours of battery life, a built-in microphone for headset functionality and can be used both wired and wirelessly. They ship with a 1 year warranty and have a 4.2/5 star rating from over 180 Amazon customers.

In other headphone deals, Daily Steals has the Bose MIE2 or MIE2i In-Ear Mobile Headset for $89 (within $10), the Sennheiser Momentum over-ear headphones (brown) are still availbe at $180 (orig. $380), and Adorama is offering the Logitech Ultimate Ears 500vm Noise Isolating Headset With On-Cord Mic and Controls for only $13.99 shipped.

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Faster 2.1A car/chargers/batteries/surge protectors for iPhone 6/Plus quick charging (roundup)

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Yesterday, it was revealed that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be charged faster (in some cases as fast as 2 hours to full) using a 2.1A AC charger like the one that comes with the iPad. Curiously, Apple has only included the typical  5W 1A iPhone charger that it traditionally has with its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus meaning that your iPhone charge times coming from much smaller iPhones are going to go through the roof.

Not to worry! The 9to5Toys team will get you updated to 2.1A USB ports across the board with the best products/deals we could find for a wide range of 2.1A USB needs… Read more

Small States: The jamstik wireless MIDI guitar controller for iPad, iPhone and Mac, $560 worth of giveaways

Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States. 

Introduction

Founder Dan Sullivan started the journey that would eventually lead to the development and release of his music products in the Apple Store as a synth circuit designer. Being a banjo and guitar player himself, he was always interested in bringing the two worlds together to create unique musical performance technology that would accommodate string players. Born out of that motivation, Minneapolis, Minnesota based Zivix is comprised of a small core group of passionate individuals set to create and release innovative new music products that meet the demands of modern day musicians.

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Apple isn’t making an iPhone 6/6 Plus dock, here are your best options

gravitas-henge-dock-iphone-6-plusIf you were one of over 4 million people who preordered an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus this weekend, then you may have noticed that one of Apple’s most popular accessories for previous gen iPhones is curiously absent from its online store. As of right now, Apple seems to be sitting on the sideline and will not be releasing a dock designed for its newest smartphones.

Docks position your iPhone in a way that makes it easier to keep tabs on incoming notifications, all while helping create a clean workspace by wrangling messy cables.

There are already several iPhone 6 and 6 Plus dock solutions. Here are our favorite docks, stands, mounts, and more:

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Native Instruments’ iMaschine now available for free on iOS (Reg. $5)

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The Native Instruments line of Maschine beat production products marry hardware controllers with rich software instruments, loops and effects to create an all-in-one music making suite. The hardware controllers range from the $349 Maschine Mikro up to the $999 Studio model, but Native Instruments also makes a stripped down, yet still very powerful version of its Maschine platform for iOS. Regularly priced at $4.99, iMaschine for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available as a free download inside of the (also free) Apple Store iPhone/iPod touch app.

Simply download the free Apple Store app and boot it up. Hit the “Store” tab along the bottom and scroll all the way down to the iMaschine icon, then tap on download now for free.

While you certainly won’t find all of the features in iMaschine you’ll have at your disposal in its full fledged counterparts, we are still talking about a very wide range of possibilities here. There are 16 pads for rhythm programming, as well as a keyboard for melodic parts and sampling possibilities from your device’s mic or your iTunes library. It supports the purchase of additional sound packs via in-app purchases much the same as the Maschine hardware, but it does come packed with 100MB of content including 10 projects, 25 kits, and over 400 samples.

You’ll find more features along with quick demo video of musician Jamie Lidell putting this thing to the test below:
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Up to 65% off LifeProof Cases for iPads, iPhones, and more

LifeProof-LogoUpdate: Your best bet for the iPad Mini is still the Nuud case for iPad Mini

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For the next two days only, Daily Steals is taking up to 65% off their stock of LifeProof cases for the most popular devices.

“LifeProof cases are Waterproof, Shockproof, Dirtproof, Snowproof, and they are the Thinnest, Lightest, Toughest, Most Advanced Cases Ever Made.”

Here are our picks from the sale:

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Review: Omaker MOMI Ultra Portable Metallic Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in Pink or Blue: $16 (Orig. $80)

616U90NfcFL._SL1500_Amazon is offering the Omaker Ultra Portable Metallic Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in Pink or Blue for only $15.99 Prime shipped when you use the coupon code: VBM26USJ at checkout. That’s a $64 savings off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen for the speaker.

Omaker sent us a review unit this week and it works darn well for a $16 speaker.
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Their words:

It has a metallic finish with simple design. It features Bluetooth 3.0+EDR and it’s “unique and compact ostrich egg fashion appearance slips easily into your bag for use on the go.” It’s high definition and surprising fullness realized through a 4W driver and bass port – outclassing other similar-sized portable speakers. Built-in big capacity Polymer Lithium Batteries allow for a playback time of up to 8 hours.

Ours:

Is it going to give something like Logitech’s Boom line a run for its money?  No, not at all. But it is pretty nice and a nice accessory for a mobile device. It pairs easily and it actually says in broken english “MOMI IS WAITING FOR YOUR CONNECTION” and then confirms your connection. Then when you lose connection, more broken English.

It sounds a little bit better than the speakers on a MacBook Pro and yet it can fit in your pocket and make speakerphone calls very nicely though we heard an echo in our testing).  It has lasted over 5 hours in our brief testing.

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Jabra Stealth Bluetooth headset goes next level with Siri and Google Now control

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After being announced in late June, Jabra’s next generation Stealth Bluetooth headset has become available for purchase starting today. One of the key features of this new product is the inclusion of Siri and Google Now control, allowing you to pull up your virtual assistant at the touch of a button. This addition allows you to keep your iPhone or Android device in your pocket while still accessing key information on the go.

Continue on for more details and availability information.

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1Password developer confirms iOS 8 update will be free for current users, continues sale

Update: AgileBits is offering 1Password for Mac at 30% off right now for $34.99 (Reg. $50). The iOS version remains on sale for $9.99 (Reg. $18).

AgileBits, the team behind the 1Password security app that we’ve reviewed over at 9to5Mac in the past, announced on in a company blog post that the upcoming iOS 8 update for the software will be free for all owners of the current version of the app.

The update, which is expected to debut around iOS 8’s launch this fall, is currently in a semi-public beta and takes advantage of new features in the operating system like Safari extensions, Touch ID, and more. If you don’t already own the current version of the iOS app, you can grab it at the steeply-discounted price of $9.99.

Clear tasks and reminders app up to 60% off: Mac $5 (Reg. $10), iOS $2 (Reg. $5)

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Realmac Software has put its popular Clear app for Mac on sale for $4.99. Regularly priced at $9.99, this is the lowest we have ever seen the app go for on the Mac App Store by $2.

“Over 2 million people” use Clear for its to-do and reminders tools. With a simplistic gesture-based design for the Magic Trackpad or a mouse, Clear for Mac features built-in iCloud syncing, multiple/separate lists for every situation, customization with list themes and full syncing compatibility with the iOS version.

Speaking of the iPhone and iPad version, iOS users can pick up Clear for just $1.99 today down from $4.99. The mobile version packs much of the same features as its OS X counterpart and shares the same great hands-on impressions from reviewers. Both versions have received 4.5 stars from thousands of ratings.

For more iOS price drops and freebies, be sure to keep an eye on our daily game deal roundups.

LifeProof nüüd drop/waterproof iPad mini case $30 shipped (orig. $120)

lifeproof-nuud-ipad-miniStaples again offers the LifeProof nüüd Case for iPad mini for $29.99 shipped. That’s $90 off list and $68 better than Amazon, where it is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.

This is an excellent case for iPad mini users, especially those that are tough on their devices or give them to kids. It is fully submergible to 6.6 feet for 60 minutes in water and meets military standards for drops up to four feet. LifeProof declares that it is the “thinnest, lightest, toughest, most advanced tablet case ever made”.

Note that this is listed for non-retina iPad Minis because it covers the backside noise canceling mic on the sliiiiightly thicker iPad Mini Retina but should otherwise work properly.

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