SteelSeries, the leading gaming headphone manufacturer, recently introduced a set of headphones that will really turn heads. The SteelSeries Siberia Elite pack some serious specs including Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound and Dolby ProLogic IIx for an even more immersive soundscape. The Siberia Elite cans also feature a retractable noise-cancelling microphone; they retail for $199.99.Read more
I preordered my Xbox One Day One edition months ago. I got to my local Best Buy around 7pm last night, expecting to wait in a long line. Although there was a long line of people who hadn’t preordered, I was the first preorder in line and the first customer at that Best Buy to purchase an Xbox One.Read more
There have been attempts to unify all of your payment methods in the past using Near Field Communication technology (NFC). However, NFC really hasn’t caught on like some had expected. Coin is trying to bring to market a truly universal product that will unify all of your credit cards, gift cards, and loyalty cards into one swipeable card.Read more
Equil’s smartpen offering, the Jot, is a truly useful tool, especially for those who often take handwritten notes. With Jot, your written notes are digitally translated to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac in order to collect and organize your ramblings. There are two free companion apps, one for writing and one for sketching. The Jot retails for $149.99.Read more
The Best Case Scenario iPad 4 case is a nice-looking leather case for your iPad that serves a couple secondary functions past just protecting your iPad and making it look good. The Best Case Scenario iPad case is also perfect for taking photos of business cards, and it comes with a sound enhancement device. It retails for $59.95.Read more
MeCam is a wearable 720p video camera that can also record video and has Infrared LED lights to be able to shoot in low light and dark conditions. The small camera comes with a pin and a lanyard so it can be pinned to fabric or worn as a necklace. The MeCam starts at $49.99 with 4GB of memory.Read more
Xbox Live’s Larry Hryb AKA Major Nelson announced today, via Twitter, that the Xbox One will receive the same Games for Gold program that the Xbox 360 currently has. The Games for Gold program gives Xbox Live members free access to certain games chosen by Microsoft each month. What could be better than free games every month?Read more
If you’re anything like me, you’re extremely excited for November 22nd to roll around; that’s the day that the Xbox One is being released to the salivating masses. Today, Microsoft gave us a bit of a teaser into what the next-gen dashboard looks like and how it operates. Let’s just say that this only feeds the flames of desire.Read more
Developer NimbleBit has teamed up with Disney and LucasArts to bring you Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, where you take the helm of the Death Star in order to build, develop, and prepare the planet-sized Death Star. The gameplay is extremely similar to NimbleBit’s Tiny Tower. It’s available for free on the App Store, Google Play, and WindowsRead more
Ever since I learned about the magic of wireless charging back when the Palm Pre and Touchstone charging device came out, I’ve wanted to try it out for myself. Although the inductive charging experience with the Duracell Powermat isn’t perfect, it’s a pleasure to use. The Duracell Powermat retails for $49.99 and the Powermat PowerSnap Kit retails for $99.99.Read more
It wasn’t too long ago that I was posting about Valve’s announcements for their Steam Machine and controller. The living room focused gaming PC has finally been brought out into the light of day, and Valve has allowed a few select technology websites to take a peek at the pre-beta hardware and first-hand accounts have started to come out.Read more
The Kingston MobileLite Wireless is a very interesting and handy gadget. With it, you’re able to read and write files to an SD card as well as a USB thumb drive, right from your phone with Kingston’s companion app. You can also use the MobileLite Wireless as a backup battery to charge your phone. Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless retails for $49.99.Read more
Designed in France, Noreve’s leather iPhone cases are made of high quality leather for the discerning individual; they are customizable and come in a ton of beautiful colors and fabrics. While closed, this flip-down case allows access to all exterior iPhone buttons other than the home button. These cases can be purchased directly from Noreve for €59.99.Read more
The Penclic Mouse R2 is designed as an ergonomic alternative to the typical computer mouse. Designed in Sweden, the Penclic was created to coerce it’s owner to use healthy and natural movements to prevent Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI, which may be caused by regular use of a typical computer mouse. The Penclic Mouse R2 retails for $80.Read more
The problem with high-tech gadgets is their huge power needs. The best way to make sure you don’t run out of juice before the end of your day is to use an external battery. The Naztech mAh Power Case packs a ton of backup power into an easy-to-use case for $89.99.
Rare has announced that Kinect Sports Rivals, Xbox’s answer to Wii Sports, will be available in a free trial form at the launch of the Xbox One on November 22nd. It will be called Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason. The “trial experience” will come with the wake racing event, one of the six events that Kinect Sports Rivals will eventuallyRead more
View N Me is a new online dating site that provides an alternative to the sometimes awkward and oftentimes generic online dating profiles. While View N Me allows users to have written profiles, the main selling point is the ability for their users to upload video profiles. This allows users to connect on a different level than traditional dating profiles.Read more
Boston Acoustics has come out with a great midrange Bluetooth speaker system that sits on your table and pumps out quality sound. The MC100 Blue is an attractive tabletop speaker that also has NFC technology built-in for easy pairing with your wireless device. The Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue retails for $149.00 and can be found at many online retailers.Read more
If you’re stuck deciding between whether you want a new laptop or a new iPad, the iHome Type Pro Bluetooth Keyboard Case may make your decision a lot easier. The iHome Type Pro is an iPad case with an attached Bluetooth keyboard that turns the iPad into a clamshell similar to a laptop. The Type Pro retails for $99.99.Read more
Known to some as one of the ultimate mulitplayer experiences on Xbox, Halo 3 is now free to download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers until the end of the month. Originally released in 2007, Halo 3 quickly became one of the most popular multiplayer games on Xbox. Now, you can take part in Master Chief’s epic adventure for free.Read more
Taking a rather disappointing turn, Ubisoft has decided today to delay the release of Watch Dogs until the Spring of 2014. It’s a gutsy thing for Ubisoft to do, but they have taken an admirable stance and won’t compromise the quality of the game in order to push out an unfinished product just to be ready for the holidays.
I am a huge fan of sports, whether it’s watching professionals or playing myself. When the weather is right, I love playing tennis with friends. Unfortunately, I get too into the game itself and forget to keep score. Now, there’s a Score Band on my wrist to keep track for me; Score Band sells for $24.99.Read more
Have you ever said to yourself, “You know what I need? A portable Bluetooth speaker in the shape of a travel mug that fits right in my cup holder in my car.”? If so, you’re in luck! iCreation’s speeCup is a very convenient, nicely powered speaker that fits your criteria. The speeCup retails for $129.95.Read more
Video games and exercise don’t often go hand-in-hand, although attempts at calorie burning games by major consoles have been made in the past. However, with the new Kinect 2.0 technology included with the Xbox One, Microsoft is trying to lure us couch potatoes off of our favorite La-Z-Boy by combining videos by popular fitness instructors with Kinect’s new ultra-sensitive cameras.
November 22nd is right around the corner and the Xbox One will soon be one of the most fought over holiday gifts of 2013. There has been lots of discussion over the Xbox One hardware, Microsoft’s inclusion of and subsequent back-pedaling on DRM, and the bundled Kinect 2.0. But in my opinion, what makes a console successful are the games.