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5 Gadgets for your listening pleasure

- September 13th, 2014

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With the school year now in full swing, you can’t be studying 24/7; you need some down time to tune out the world and tune in to your favourite tunes, podcasts or perhaps maybe a lecture. So here are a couple of gadgets suitable for whatever your listening pleasure.

 

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Is Apple dumping the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

- June 5th, 2014

Apple has introduced a new hardware spec for its headphone manufacturers, according to a report by 9to5Mac.

Instead of making headphones or earphones that connect through the standard 3.5 mm stereo/mono (TRS) connector, its partners, through the Made-For-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) Program, can create headphones that connect to iOS devices via the Lightning connector instead (which is Apple’s proprietary alternative to USB).

Apple's iPhone 5s

Apple’s iPhone 5s. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/Files

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Wicked Audio Splitter offers dual volume controls

- December 28th, 2013

WickedAudioSplitter

It’s not often that you see two people sharing the same audio source from an iPod, smartphone or tablet, but when the need arises, it’s nice to know that each individual has the ability to control his or her volume with the new Audio Splitter from Wicked Audio.

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KidzSafe headphones are safe for kids

- October 9th, 2013

KidzSafeHeadphone

With kids tuning in at a much younger age than before, reports have found that millions of children ages three and up are being affected by some sort of hearing loss due to their exposure to noise. And while noise can come from a number of sources, two supposed culprits, which should be of no surprise to anyone, are headphones and earbuds. So KidzSafe has come up with a solution that not only has volume-limiting technology built right into them, they’re also fun and fully customizable for the little ones.

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