NEW TECH PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: Razer Launches New Headphone Series

Combining killer sound, a sleek, robust, aluminum body and a convenient, compact carrying case, Razer introduces the Razer Adaro Series, a new line of headphones designed for personal entertainment and pure listening pleasure on-the-go. For those not familiar, Razer is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software, and systems. The Razer Adaro Series marks the company´s latest venture into the personal entertainment audio space.

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The new audio lineup will initially feature four models: bass-heavy earphones, analog stereo headphones, Bluetooth headphones and DJ-style headphones. Each member of the Razer Adaro family is designed with a heavy focus on durability, comfort and uncompromising sound quality for music listening. The above Razer Adaro In-Ear Analog Earphones provide a solid in-ear auditory experience with a look and feel that is as premium as its sound. It’s quality hardware (precision-milled out of aircraft grade aluminum), high-performance, diamond-cut edge finishing, and custom-tuned 10 mm neodymium drivers are sonically optimized to complement their inner acoustics chambers, producing crisp stereo sound. The interchangeable ear tips are available in three sizes and feature bi-flange attachments that are included to personalize the fit.

The Razer Kraken and Electra, two of Razer´s best-selling headphones, were tuned for music, as well as gaming. These are available for pre-order now on razerzone.com for $79.99/EU €79.99  and worldwide starting next month.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s Launches New Line of Headphones & Audio Accessories

Kudos to Snooki, she is slowly but surely growing her empire. With the success of her two fragrances, jewelry line, footwear collection, skincare, eyewear, and smartphone apps, she is continuing to make a name for her with her newest accessory launch – this time in the technology market. Combining the hot trend of fusing fashion and technology, Snooki has introduced the Snooki Couture by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi Collection of Headphones, Earbuds and Audio Accessories – the first ever “Fashion You Can Hear” collection by iHip.

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The adorable headphones double as fashion headbands with detachable ear speakers! The entire line ranges from $24.99 – $59.99 and is available at Walgreens and snookisounds.com. Also, keep an eye out for her next venture, the Snooki Couture apparel debuting in stores next year. As a headband fan, I love this idea and I have to applaud Snooki for doing great things. What do you think of her latest venture? Would you try out the products from the Snooki Couture by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi Collection?

Logitech’s UE Boom Portable Speaker is Big on Sound & Design

Logitech is known for implementing fashionable elements into their tech products and with their latest portable speaker, the marriage of style and performance has produced a very stylish tech accessory. With its compact size, innovative cylinder shape, modern appearance and powerful sound (maximum 88 dBC and a frequency range of 90 Hz–20 kHz), Logitech’s UE Boom Portable Speaker gives you a fashionable and ultimate audio experience.
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Available in a variety of colors, the UE Boom wireless speaker connects through Bluetooth®, letting you switch songs, adjust volume and take phone calls from up to 50 feet** away, even allowing you to pair a friend’s device and take turns sharing songs from the different devices (you can pair up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices) . It features a 360-degree design that blasts bold, immersive sound in every direction, a versatile go-anywhere shape, a plasma coating that makes it water and stain resistant, boasts a 15-hour rechargeable battery giving you non-stop music. Want to enjoy the UE Boom even more? You can wirelessly connect two or more UE BOOMs together in stereo through the UE Boom app for iOS™ or Android™.

The UE Boom Portable Speaker retails for $199.00 and is available on www.ultimateears.com.

Fashion Meets Technology | The Rebecca Minkoff for Stellé Audio Clutch

More and more fashion and technology has been intertwined with each other as we crave tech products that highlight our style and personalities. Fashion’s infusion into tech accessories has become more than just stylist mobile cases and colorful headphones; and companies like Stelle Audio are taking notice. The company has an amazingly innovative audio accessory called the Stellé Audio Clutch, a stylish audio accessory, which opens to deliver rich, clear sound in a fashion-forward package. Yes, ladies, this is no ordinary clutch.

Stellé Audio recently partnered with Rebecca Minkoff, the leader in luxury handbags, to create two very stunning styles – Minkoff’s signature studded look and a luxe stingray (the brand also has a basketweave and snakeskin style available). The Rebecca Minkoff for Stellé Audio Clutches are playfully edgy with a chic aesthetic. You can wear this new icon of style and sound to match your style whether you’re at work or play

What makes this stylish, portable speaker so amazing? You can play your music wirelessly through any Bluetooth®-enabled device or connect to your music device via a 3.5 stereo input cable and use the built-in microphone for speakerphone capabilities for hands-free conversations (perfect for conference calls). There’s no need to worry about being connected for 15 hours thanks to the Lithium-ion rechargeable battery which allows 15 hours of continuous play between charges at normal volume. For those times you can’t go wireless, the audio clutch comes with a universal power adapter for uninterrupted audio fun while traveling. The Audio Clutch also pairs wirelessly to any Bluetooth device within a range of up to 50 feet.

The Stellé Audio Clutch measures 9 x 2.2 x 4.7 inches, weighs 1.9 lbs and retails for $399.00. Get your hands on one of these fabulous clutches at www.stelleaudio.com.

Samsung Gets You JAY-Z’s New Album FREE; 3 Days Before It Drops

Want to be the first to get JAY Z’s new album? If you have a Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note II, you can….for FREE…and before anyone else. That’s right, Samsung Gets You JAY-Z’s New Album FREE! The mobile giant has been slowly releasing an inside look at the making of the new album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” – including lyrics, inspirations and more for Google Play app users – which will conclude with you receiving the entire album.

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On July 4th, app users will receive the Jay-Z’s new album for free, three days before it’s released to the rest of the world! In the meantime, all who download the app will continue to receive exclusive content including lyrics from Jay-Z’s song featuring Beyonce, “Part II (On the Run)” and more info behind his new album. The most recent Samsung insider release is of Jay-Z giving a personal look into how his own experiences growing up has served as the impetus for the song about his daughter – “JAY-Z Blue”

Later this week, expect to see more videos released on the app with additional Jay-Z songs including “Oceans” featuring Frank Ocean and “Holy Grail”  featuring Justin Timberlake. To get first access to other content, including the lyrics of “Jay-Z Blue”, download the “Magna Carta” app through Google Play. Are you looking forward to getting JAY-Z’s New Album FREE?

NOW HEAR THIS | The Coolest On-Ear Headphones

There are some amazing headphones out that will surely make your audio and video listening experience a mind-blowing one and I’m not just talking about the music. Electronic accessories such as headphones have also become fashion accessories. In a bid to showcase our personality and individual style, we have discarded the typical headphones (we all remember the days when you knew someone had an iPod or iPhone from at least a block away by their white in-ear phones). While we love popular products, as humans, the urge to show our individuality is strong, which is why something as simple as a pair of headphones can show the world who we are. I will highlight three of the coolest On-Ear Headphones I recently discovered (I might do a follow up on In-Ear styles later down the line)House of Marley On-Ear Headphones

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When you think of Bob Marley, you think of great music, a man of individual style and mind, and a man who loved the earth and the people who inhabit it. The House of Marley brand offers a collection of earth-friendly, innovative audio and lifestyle products that adhere to equality, unity, authenticity, sustainability and charity and uses natural, earth-friendly and renewable materials in its products and packaging. Above are just two of the awesome on-ear styles available from the brand.
The Positive Vibration On-Ear Headphone (seen above in Rasta), comes with or without an Apple-compatible three-button remote with microphone and retails from $59.99 – $79.99. Positive Vibration is designed and built with recyclable aluminum, steel, and canvas that adds to durability and comfort features ultra-soft ear cushions to provide comfort and isolation from outside sounds while the 52″ braided fabric cord helps reduce tangles. It is specially engineered to cut down on static so you get that clear sound and features a 17Hz – 20kHz frequency response that adds clear sound reproduction and 50-mm dynamic moving coil speaker drivers deliver detailed sound with great bass. The Stir It Up On-Ear Headphone (shown above in Harvest) features most of what is listed above for the Positive Vibrations with a few differences. The Stir It Up features a 15Hz-22kHz frequency response, 40mm dynamic moving coil driver, ultra soft leather cushioned earcups, durable canvas headband, FSC certified Beech Wood accents, Apple-compatible three-button remote with microphone and a 3.5mm gold-plated connector. This style retails for $199.99.

Monster Diamond Tears On-Ear Headphones

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You know what they say – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and this incredibly stunning diamond-designed on-ear headphone from Monster is in a class by itself. Created in collaboration with Korean Pop Mogul, J.Y. Park, this cutting edge headphones are “edgy like diamonds, smooth like tears”. The Monster Diamond Tears features ControlTalk Universal Cable and Apple ControlTalk Cable, for calls through your headphones, uses no amplification or noise cancellation circuitry that adds other frequencies and colors the sound, so you hear the music, pure, potent and uncompromised, just as the artist created it in the studio. No-hassle, tangle-free cables let you move freely and a low profile, the right-angle connector that allows a snag-free, secure fit and two folding hinges on the headband allows for easy storage. Like Diamonds, these are not cheap, the Monster Diamond Tears retails for $349.95.

Denon Global Cruiser On-Ear Headphones

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What’s better than a non-tangling cord? No cord at all. That’s right, Denon introduces a wireless on-ear headphone. Denon’s new Globe Cruiser On-Ear Headphones feature Bluetooth® 3.0 wireless connectivity, noise canceling circuitry to block out ambient noise, an integrated amplifier, a 10-hour rechargeable battery (a charging cable is included). It also features Denon’s patent-pending new Control Wheel which functions much like a volume control and provides easy use and full wireless control over Smartphones (Play / Pause, Answer Call / Hang Up). The integrated microphones on the ear cup to allow for crystal clear phone conversations. An audio cable is included for when wireless connectivity is not allowed (for example, when getting on a plane). The Globe Cruiser’s pentagon-shaped memory foam ear pads are removable, which allows you to fold the headphones flat to put away safely in it’s carrying case. So whether you’re running errands or running across the airport, eliminate getting tangled in wires as you switch between listening to music and making important phone calls. The Denon Global Cruiser On-Ear Headphones, which come in the above Silver as well as black, will be available next month and will retail for $499.00