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Blue Microphones outs iOS Spark Digital and Mikey Digital mics, plus intelligent Tiki

Blue Microphones outs iOS Spark Digital and Mikey Digital mics, plus intelligent Tiki

Blue Microphones has outed its CES range, a trio of mics targeting both computer musicians and - thanks to iOS device compatibility - Garageband musicians. The Spark Digital leads the range, a USB and iPad compatible studio-grade condenser microphone suitable for vocals, drums, guitars, piano, speech, location recording and other uses, with a zero-latency headphone output, volume/gain control and its analog predecessor's "Focus" control.

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IOGEAR USB 3.0 SuperSpeed card readers and 4-port hub announced

IOGEAR USB 3.0 SuperSpeed card readers and 4-port hub announced

This week IOGEAR has announced three new USB 3.0 devices, each of them with data transfer speeds up to 10 times that of previous generation USB 2.0 devices. What we've got here is a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4-point hub, a Multi-Card Reader/Writer, and an SD/Micro SD Card Reader/Writer, each of them available for under $50. What USB 3.0 allows is improved connectivity and efficiency between computers and peripherals that transfer digital content and create and store it as well - 5Gbps speed at the head of the pack.

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ioSafe Rugged Portable revealed, bulletproof protection for your data

ioSafe Rugged Portable revealed, bulletproof protection for your data

If there's one thing you can expect from ioSafe as an external harddrive manufacturer, its hardcore physical protection for your data, and with this ioSafe Rugged Portable, you don't have to be in the comfort of your own home to get that bulletproof love. Though this one-pound wonder does not give you the same fire-proofing that its 18 pound bigger SoloPRO cousin offers, it's essentially battle proof in every other respect. You can connect with such universal options as USB 3.0 or a USB 2.0/Dual Firewire 800 combo, and the rig comes in 500GB or 1 TB 5400 RPM flavorings. And it's all one color silver aluminum to match your MacBooks, of course.

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Mimo Magic Touch revealed, world’s first USB capacitive touchscreen

Mimo Magic Touch revealed, world’s first USB capacitive touchscreen

Over at MIMOmonitors headquarters they've released information on a brand new product by the name of Mimo Magic Touch, otherwise known as the world's first USB-drive capacitive touchscreen monitor. This oddly enticing piece of equipment has a 10-inch touchscreen, connects simply with one single USB cord for both image and power, and is available in 2 models soon! You can use this device as a tiny television that taps or as a tethered tablet for home entertainment control - whatever you like - including turning your PC into a touch machine.

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Cinq second laptop screen now available

Cinq second laptop screen now available

Working from a laptop is no fun for a couple reasons. One the keyboard is generally too small for my tastes and the second issue is the screens are too small. If you have to work from laptop, but you are tired of the small screen issue the Cinq screen for laptop users is now shipping. This is a little screen that is 10.1-inches that clips onto the side of your laptop.

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AVIIQ Portable Charging Station Review [Video] – a real life saver, to say the least

AVIIQ Portable Charging Station Review [Video] – a real life saver, to say the least

Every once in a while there's a product that comes out on the tech circuit about which a fellow like myself says wow, I am glad this thing exists, and I will certainly use it to the fullest. That time has come again, and it's come at the advent of the AVIIQ Portable Charging Station. You're going to see an iPad 2 and an iPod plugged into this device if you see the box on the shelf, but myself being an Android sort of person, you'll be seeing a Galaxy S II, an HTC Sensation, and a Verizon LTE mobile hotspot plugged into this device instead. A multi-port mobile charging station is what it is, and having literally utilized it whilst traveling from Minnesota to Texas for a three day trip to HP, I can tell you that yes, it's definitely pretty awesome.

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Pioneer DDJ-ERGO-V DJ controller makes your mix flashy

Pioneer DDJ-ERGO-V DJ controller makes your mix flashy

Pioneer continues to polish its virtual DJ controller line-up, with the latest DDJ-ERGO-V model packing so many LEDs you could probably outshine a half dozen glitterballs. Hooking up to your PC or Mac via a single USB connection, the DDJ-ERGO-V offers a pair of 115mm controllers, an integrated audio interface, the ability to control up to four decks from one unit, and various blinking light patterns to show you how well you're doing on your mixing, beat matching and more.

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