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Holiday Gift Guide: What’s Hot for Holiday Gifts from Monster Products

Tis the season for giving again, and boy do we have some ideas for you. Are you having problems getting the perfect gift for the tech lovers in your life? We’re here to make it easy for you with these amazing holiday gifts from Monster Products. Whether you’re looking for something they don’t have or just looking to upgrade their gadgets this holiday season, Monster Products has some great audio accessories that will make wonderful Christmas gifts to choose from.

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What’s Hot for Holiday Gifts from Monster Products? How about the gift of these great audio devices! These new audio products from Monster products definitely don’t disappoint in performance, design, and budget, and the music lover or techie on your list will love receiving any of these.

FOR COMMUTERS, STUDENTS, AND TRAVELERS

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Featuring Monster Performance for Less, these sleek ClarityHD High-Definition Headphones (wired and wireless) boast a low-profile modern design and texture. These technology and feature-packed headphones are the perfect gifts for students and commuters. Why settle for the earbuds that come with your devices, when any of these ClarityHD headphones provides industry-leading sound and flexible listening options. The ClarityHD In-Ears are the best sounding headphones under $99.00. The ClarityHD On-Ears boasts two sound profiles (natural and super dynamic), built-in high-intelligibility mics and Active Echo Suppression enable crystal clear calls, ultra-soft ear cushions, and a concealed adjustable headband with non-slip silicon, and several more features. It retails for $179.95.

FOR GAMERS

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Designed by world champion gamer Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel and Head Monster Noel Lee, the Fatal1ty FXM 100 and Fatal1ty FXM 200 gaming headphones feature Pure Monster Sound and provide ultra-clear sound to help gamers recognize game-critical audio details quicker, with no distortion. The best part is gamers can go from the virtual world to the real world without changing headphone. The Fatal1ty headsets have an elegant design aesthetic that easily translates to everyday wearability. The two models, the FXM 100 and FXM200 are available at Best Buy and BestBuy.com.

FOR FASHIONISTAS AND MUSIC LOVERS

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The Monster Elements is the company’s flagship line of premium, luxury headphones. Elements let wearers proclaim their discriminating taste, with a color pallet inspired by the natural elements that exude confidence. Elements headphones offer three options for premium listening modes: wireless, wired analog, and via a direct full-digital input, which leverages Elements’ high-quality D/A Converter for most android devices and makes them ready for any future devices that may only have digital outputs. These stunning headphones are popular with athletes such as NBA star Sean Kilpatrick and Zach LaVine and artists like latin star Veronica Vega, actor/rapper Stro. Get both models at Monsterproducts.com.

FOR MUSIC LOVERS WHO WANT TO TAKE AND SHARE THEIR MUSIC

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The SuperStar HotShot is perfect for students heading back to class or any music lover on the go. The portable huge-sounding Bluetooth speaker attaches right to your bag or just about anything with its carabiner hook. It’s integrated speakerphone allows for hands-free calling. Get the SuperStar HotShot at Walmart, Walmart.com, and Monsterproducts.com.

The critically-acclaimed Monster Blaster (which we previously highlighted from CE Week), is a reimagined boom box for the 21st century. It is the perfect gift for families who love to entertain, college students, musicians, and dancers. This powerful, portable Bluetooth speaker features a bi-directional driver design that provides 360˚ of music. Add to that a down firing integrated powered subwoofer and the sound is extremely powerful without the use of batteries! Get the Blaster at monsterproducts.com and select retailers around the country.

FOR FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS

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Monster’s iSport headphones are the most comprehensive line of fitness headphones in the market. Referred to as the athlete’s headphone, each headphone is designed to maximize different workouts and is sweat-proof. Used by NFL star Antonio Brown, NBA Forward Sean Kilpatrick, and golfer Seema Sadekar. Monster Products has iSport models ranging from $29.95 – $199.95 that are available at Monsterproducts.com.

Last minute shopping for the audio gadget and music lover will never be a pain again. We promise you can’t go wrong with these awesome holiday gifts from Monster Products. Whether your gift is as small as an iSport or as grand as the Blaster, your friends and family will absolutely love receiving a Monster product this holiday season.

Video Enhancement: DarbeeVision DVP-5000S Digital Video Processor

We confess, while we’re far ahead in technology in other areas of our lives, our television set hasn’t exactly met today’s innovative standards (shameful, we know). As you can imagine, our tv viewing experience could use a bit of a boost, a much-needed boost. Visually, the colors of our favorite shows are not as crisp or vibrant as they should be but thankfully there’s a wonderful device to solve that problem, the DarbeeVision DVP-5000S Digital Video Processor, which promises to add depth and clarity to your video experience.

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You know that hazy film that seems to plague your vision when you’ve been staring at a computer or tv screen for a long time? That’s how we always described our television viewing experience, nothing is as sharp or as crisp as it should be (reading small, on-screen text is quite annoying) but as soon as we hooked up the DarbeeVision DVP-5000S Digital Video Processor, our lowly picture quality and text on our dinosaur of a television set was instantly sharper, the colors were richer, the and resolution much crisper. We call that a major success!!! Check out this before and after picture quality photo on a tv more recent than ours.

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Let us introduce you to the amazing features of the DarbeeVision DVP-5000S Digital Video Processor. This HDMI Video Processor enhances all video on Blu-ray, Video Games, Digital TV, Cable/Satellite, IPTV Video, and Projector experience. It boasts three preset settings: High Def, Gaming, and Full Pop picture, that enhance the fine details, contrast, and picture depth, has a 360 degree IR sensor, is HDMI 1.4 compliant, works with 3D, and Dimmable LEDs. The DarbeeVision DVP-5000S Digital Video Processor supports all standard- and high-definition video resolutions up to 1080p, and also supports 3D video up to 1080p.

So if you find yourself needing crisper picture quality when you’re watching tv, gaming, or binge watching Netflix, get to know how the very small DarbeeVision DVP-5000S Digital Video Processor can enhance your viewing experience. The best part, if you act now, you can save on this amazing device using the promo code “getgeeked16” at checkout for the special price of $179.00!! It normally retails for $249.00. That’s an incredible savings of $70.00 and the piece of mind of knowing you won’t need to buy a new tv or computer to experience great picture quality. Are you ready to enhance your video experience?

Game On: The Latest Gaming Tools from Logitech G

We are in the middle of tech heaven, a wonderful time when we’re surrounded by innovative gadgets from our favorite tech brands. This week we’ve been immersing ourselves in the latest from Logitech G, the Gaming device division of Logitech. Whether you’re an avid Gamer, an occasional hobbyist or just getting into Gaming, the latest gaming tools from Logitech G should be your must-have gaming tools. However, today we’re highlighting three Logitech G products that are essential to the serious Gamer – the G933 and G633 Artemis Spectrum RGB Gaming HeadsetsG303 Daedalus Apex Performance Mouse, and the newly launched G410 Atlas Spectrum RGB Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Get ready for lots of tech drooling.

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G410 Atlas Spectrum RGB Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Let’s begin with the newest addition to Logitech G. This genius keyboard is a much for anyone who’s serious about getting the upper hand in their gaming experience. Say goodbye to uncomfortable gaming positions, tight desk spaces, and much more thanks to this comfortable and very portable keyboard. Below are just some of the features and serious gamer should take advantage of with the G410 Atlas Spectrum Gaming Keyboard:

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  1. The G410 Gaming Keyboard gives you the edge on the competition thanks to its exclusive Romer-G™ switches that give the Atlas Spectrum™ compact mechanical keyboard up to 25 percent faster key switch actuation.
  2. Its built-in audio controls allow you to play, pause, stop or skip tracks right from your keyboard, as well as the ability to control your audio volume or mute your audio without having to leave your game.
  3. it’s ultra-light, compact, portable design makes the Atlas Spectrum easy to carry. It boasts only the vital keys needed for gaming and is designed to comply with pro gaming tournament regulations. For low-DPI gamers, the compact design  of a tenkeyless keyboard gives you extra space to make wide swipes with your mouse and enjoy a more comfortable gaming experience.
  4. Thanks to its brilliant illumination, you can find the right keys in-game or in the dark with its backlit keys. Logitech Gaming Software gives you control of lighting for optimum glow patterns and effects and lets you synchronize lighting effects with other Logitech G devices. Keep track of spells and other commands, games or game events by marking the keys from a palette of up to 16.8 million colors, or change colors to match your setup. The Atlas Spectrum has centrally lit keycaps and more uniform lighting coverage across each keycap for cleaner, more readable key lettering.
  5. The Logitech Arx Control app for Android and iOS, adds second screen capabilities that allow your mobile device to display in-game info, vital system statistics, and more. Just place your device in the Atlas Spectrum’’s removable Arx Control dock, which is stored conveniently in your keyboard.
  6. never be afraid to accidentally leave a game when you activate game mode to prevent you from accidentally leaving your game by hitting the windows button.

We love color so of course we’re excited about the lighting and color options setting on these incredible devices. Want to see some of the glow patterns in action? Check out this video below:

G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless and G633 Artemis Spectrum RGB Gaming Headsets

Ready for a gaming experience that surrounds you with incredible, immersive sound? Corded or wireless, expect cinematic sound from the G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless and G633 Artemis Spectrum RGB Gaming Headsets, whether you’re listening to your favorite music or expansive game soundtracks. See all the incredible features below:

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  1. The G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless and G633 Artemis Spectrum RGB Gaming Headsets boasts advanced Pro-G™ audio drivers (40mm Pro-G) made with hybrid mesh materials and 7.1 surround sound quality for unprecedented audio, and the ability to hear even the most subtle sounds.
  2. They both work with PC, mobile, and game consoles, including PS4™ and Xbox One™. With the G933, you can even connect your home theater to the USB-powered wireless mix adapter and listen to TV shows, music, or movies wirelessly without disturbing the people in your home.
  3. Both boast two customizable lighting zones: The light strip and logo, each of which can each be programmed to different colors or effects, or can be synchronized with your Atlas Spectrum Keyboard and Daedalus Apex Mouse. you can add a set of custom tags to enhance your look even further.
  4. The G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset gives you the best of both worlds, with the option to play wirelessly or wired. Play lag-free on 2.4GHz wireless for up to 12 hours per charge, without lighting, or 8 hours, with default lighting. You can also use the 3.5mm analog input on the headset gives you the freedom to play wired without using battery power.
  5. Want to program your G Keys? Customize your G key buttons using Logitech Gaming Software to enhance your gaming or media experience giving you better fingertip command and control.
  6. Customize your audio settings and sound profiles to your preference for each game you play and your music.
  7. Getting calls while you’re gaming? No problem, both headsets allow you to answer calls without having to pause or take your eyes off your game.
  8. What gamer doesn’t like Easter eggs! Get crystal clear sound with the foldaway, noise-cancelling boom mic that’s hidden away in the headset. When not in use, the noise-cancelling boom mic can be folded back into the headphones and is nearly invisible.
  9. Wearing uncomfortable headsets in those hours-long gaming sessions can hurt. Thanks to the new sports mesh materials used in the earcups and headband, your ears are covered in soft and breathable for maximum comfort. The Over-the-ear earcups on both Artemis Spectrum Headsets are designed to fit around most ears without applying pressure on soft tissues.

G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Mouse

Everything about this mouse is mighty. From its super sleek shape to its incredible features, this mouse does everything you need and more for precise gaming experience and targeting. Read all about the advantages of gaming with the G303 Daedalus Apex below:

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  1. Boasting a core, the PMW3366, with Logitech’s best optical sensor,  and built with Delta Zero™ technology, the G303 Daedalus delivers exceptional tracking while minimizing speed-related accuracy variance, commonly known as “mouse acceleration”, allowing for quicker reactions and more consistent targeting. For maximum responsiveness, the PMW3366 sensor has zero smoothing or filtering across the entire DPI range—even at high sensitivity. The sensor can be tuned, optimizing sensor parameters, not just LED intensity, to match the properties of your mouse surface for maximum high-speed performance and lower lift-off distance.
  2. Logitech G took customer feedback from the community and used it to build a gaming mouse that meets the special performance needs of enthusiast gamers. They combined their highest-performing components, including the PMW3366 optical sensor, and put them in a lightweight, compact body.
  3. The G303 Daedalus Apex™ metal spring button tensioning system keeps left and right buttons precisely positioned to reduce pre-travel and backlash, delivering an optimal response and feel. get ready for fast and accurate in-game actions.
  4. Bring your mouse to life with “breathing” light patterns or set your lighting to sleep when you aren’t using your system. Choose lighting color and brightness to match your style, system or environment from a palette of incredible color options.
  5. The sleek shape of the Daedalus is designed for comfort and durability. It was is rigorously tested to make sure it can stand up to even the longest gaming sessions….and we know how long those can be.
  6. You can fine tune the optical sensor in the Daedalus Apex to your playing surface to reduce lift-off distance and enable better accuracy, precision and responsiveness.
  7. You can also program up to three profiles for individual players or games, including keyboard macros, lighting, report rate and DPI settings on your PC, as well as others with no additional software required.
  8. In gaming, you need to move fast and precise, with the Daedalus Apex, you can switch through up to five DPI settings, from pixel-precise targeting, 200 DPI, to lightning-fast maneuvers, up to 12,000 DPI, in 50 DPI increments with zero pixel rounding.

All three gaming devices are available now on www.gaming.logitech.com. What’s the word gamers? What are your thoughts on the latest from Logitech G?

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.

Adaro In-Ear Analog Earphones

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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.

Virtual Romantic | Guy Proposes to Girlfriend via Video Game!

We’re suckers for all things romantic (really sappy movies and commercials – yes some of those get us too – can sometimes test our waterproof mascara) and while we’re generally annoyed (re: jealous) by public proposals, we have to admit that this is a pretty cool way of getting proposed to, especially if you’re an avid gamer.

Robert Fink, an artist from Portland, Oregon aka Knightman proposes to Angel, his Wicked Princess via a game he designed on the Gaming console OUYA. OUYA allows any developer, big or small, experienced or new, paparazzi-famous or up-and-coming, to easily build games for the big screen – and every game is free to try. Ladies, be prepared for the onslaught of tears as Lana del Ray’s aptly chosen “Video Games” plays while Angel tries to win enough points to rescue the princess and to her surprise proposal (…as for you guys – sorry if your girlfriend is giving you the side eye or you’re beginning to feel the pressure.

The project took him five months to complete and tells the story of a white knight who tries to save a princess via a series of challenges. Fink even designed a website (you can see the screen shot above) that resembles the vintage-looking game which gives the full story of their non-virtual love story. Check out Angel playing the game and her reaction below (are your tissues ready?):

We must note we found one part kinda hilarious – at the end when her points filled up the heart to 86%, it said “You can do better”. Hope that doesn’t mean anything. Anyway, Fink gets major points on creativity (and that this isn’t another flashy dance blitz proposal) and integrating digital into the romantic world. Now excuse us while we drown the sorrows of our bare ring finger into a pint of ice cream. Congrats to the happy couple.

Majesco Entertainment Launches NBA Baller Beats on Kinect for Xbox 360

I’m taking a slight break from covering Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to let you know about a new interactive video game launching today – NBA Baller Beats. I had the pleasure of attending the preview for this unique video game in July and was wowed by how it allowed the player to develop real Basketball skills and get a real workout (check out my video of a player trying out the game later in this post).
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NBA Baller Beats is the first ever motion-based sports video game that requires you to actively play using a real Spalding Basketball in an interactive beats-driven experience. Players earn points while dribbling the basketball to a hot soundtrack that includes Kanye West, Common, Skrillex, LMFAO and more. The video game comes bundled with an official, full-size Spalding® NBA game ball replica for $59.99 and features Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets point guard and two-time NBA All-Star, on the cover. Not a great Basketball player? The game has Move School where you can practice difficult moves like the cross-over

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Another great feature is venue select – want to play at surrounded by Knicks or Timberwolves themed basketball courts? NBA Baller Beats gives you the option

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Want to see what this exciting game is all about, check out video of Curtis R. Smith (who helped develop the game with Majesco Ent) as he plays the hardest song (Missy Elliott’s Get Ur Freak On) on the hardest level (Baller).

Check out all of NBA Baller Beat’s awesome features below:

  • A fun, high energy and first-of-its kind basketball video game where Kinect for Xbox 360 tracks every move and every bounce of the ball.
  • The first time a video game requires a real basketball in your hands for real physical gameplay.
  • An officially-licensed NBA game ball replica from Spalding® comes packaged with the game.
  • Time your dribble to the beat and perform a variety of skill moves displayed on-screen, to score points, earn achievements and unlock assets and additional gameplay.
  • Train alongside your favorite NBA franchise as all 30 teams are represented through unlockable virtual assets and team-themed court environments.
  • The music is your guide as you aspire to perform like a pro and master ball-handling skills.
  • Features a slammin’ soundtrack including 30 licensed tracks spanning decades and genres including hip-hop, rock, and old school favorites.
  • Score bonus points by performing 20 special baller moves displayed on the skill move flash cards including crossovers, between the legs, behind the back and more.
  • Unlock songs and difficulty levels as well as over 100 NBA posters and Panini’s 2012 NBA HOOPS basketball trading cards showcasing NBA pros’ greatest moves from unforgettable games.
  • To maximize your performance, visit the extensive in-game tutorial where two-time NBA champion and Emmy Award-winning TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith dishes tips for success.
  • Multiple game modes extend the action in your living room court:
    • Move School: Practice different skill moves to become a better all-around baller.
    • Single Player: Play in one of four unique environments and unlock songs, difficulty levels, player posters and trading cards as you master the skills of NBA pros.
    • Battle Mode (Up to 8 Local Multiplayer): Go head-to-head against multiple players – the highest score wins bragging rights.
  • Show-off your baller skills as the Kinect sensor takes pictures that you can upload and share on Facebook.

The NBA Baller Beats soundtrack features an exciting mix of 30 licensed tracks ranging across decades and
genres from hip-hop to rock to old school favorites.

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The full set-list includes:

“Access Hollywood” – Consequence
“Autobiotics” – Calling All Cars
“Canon” – Justice
“Championship Fever” – Najee
“Disparate Youth” – Santigold
“Don’t Sweat the Technique” – Eric B. and Rakim
“Get Ur Freak On” – Missy Elliott
“It’s Ok” – Cee-Lo Green
“Music Makes Me Feel So Good” – Static Revenger
“Night By Night” – Chromeo
“O.N.E.” – Yeasayer
“Roll Up” – Wiz Khalifa
“Satellite” – Rise Against
“So Good” – B.o.B.
“Surf Hell” – Little Barrie
“Amazing” – Kanye West ft. Young Jeezy
“Another One Bites the Dust” – Queen
“Bangarang” – Skrillex ft. Sirah
“Blue Sky” – Common
“Bust A Move” – Young MC
“Chillin” – Wale ft. Lady Gaga
“C’Mon Catch ‘Em By Surprise” – Tiesto vs. Diplo ft. Busta Rhymes
“It’s Tricky” – Run DMC
“Let It (Edit Remix)” – Machine Drum ft. Melo X
“New Fang” – Them Crooked Vultures
“Obstacle 1” – Interpol
“Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
“Slam” – Onyx
“Stylo” – Gorillaz ft. Mos Def and Bobby Womack
“Tightrope” – Janelle Monae

NBA Baller Beats hits shelves today. Get it while you can.

Gifts for the Gamer from Nyko Technologies

I am far from what one would call a gamer (let’s just say my gaming experience is at 3% out of 100) but I cam across a company at two separate events (Pepcom and Propel Holiday Gift Guide) that has created some fun gaming accessories to entice novices like me and of course seasoned (and deadly serious gamers) like 95% of the population.


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is a premium, full featured, wireless controller with a soft feel surface for PlayStation 3. This ergonomic designed controller features motion sensing wireless, a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for up to 25 hours of playtime and a faster response time thanks to the trigger inspired shoulder buttons. This baby also comes in both standard and swapped Xbox-style joystick layout. It offers so much more and only retails for $34.99.


Now those who know me will know exactly why I love this next item from Nyko technologies as soon as they see the photo below

Yes, my love of the color Pink knows no bounds. This Pink Nyko’s Wand for Nintendo® Wii (which is also available in Black, Blue, Purple, and White) is a motion sensing for IR controller, is fully compatible with Wii Motion Plus AND all Wii software. Don’t let the barbie pink fool you, this little lady counts full motion technology which provides advanced one-to-one movement detection for the most accurate motion control input as one of her many talents. Not impressed yet – she’s only $29.99

The next item is perfect for anyone who’s purchased the PlayStation Move. You already have your PS3 System, Your PlayStation Eye and your Move Remote….so what’s missing?

The Nyko Technologies Charge Station for Move of course. Not only can you charge your PlayStation Move controllers but this duo port charging dock allows you to charge the internal batteries of Move Motion Controller or Move Navigation Controller with no additional wires back to the console. Two separate LED charge indicators inform you of when each controller is done charging. The Duo Charging Station is more than a steal at $19.99 and for your serious gamers out there, you may want to get your hands on the Nyko Technologies Charge Station Quad for Move

At a mere $29.99, the Charge Station Quad for Move holds 4 Move controllers allowing you to charge the internal batteries of Move Motion Controller or Move Navigation Controller. Just as the duo has two separate LED charge indicators inform you of when each controller is charged, the Quad has four separate LED charge indicators.

Happy Gaming!!!