Tag Archives: headphones

Eye-controlled earphones hint at video, 3D user interfaces

Here’s a patent that seems particularly interesting, particularly if you spend any time thinking about 3D future-focused user interfaces and the notion of video eyeglasses for media players – eye control. Specifically, eye-controlled earphones.
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Bluetooth music streaming comes to the iPhone

For reasons best known to itself, Apple doesn’t enable its iPhone to stream music to Bluetooth-equipped speaker systems and headphones, a feature most music-capable phones provide. Now there’s a solution to the challenge, as RXS launches two new Bluetooth Adaptors in the UK

These gadgets let you stream your music from your device through virtually any Bluetooth accessory including speakers, headphones and car stereos.

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MP3 headphones may affect pacemakers

OK, here’s a tale that’s set to circulate this morning – heck, since the American Heart Association put out it’s press release Sunday afternoon, even the Mail’s picked it up.

Before the story went through the usual media circus of whispers and slight opinion, we thought you may want to take a look at the original research. Also to let you know there’s a video report on these new findings here. Release follows:

MP3 headphones interfere with implantable defibrillators, pacemakers

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‘Won’t be fooled again’: iPhone tool for audio pros

Here’s the iPhone app I’ve been looking for – SoundCheck – so, what’s it do?

OK – you’re in some shop testing headphones, a car stereo system, maybe a mixing desk or a PA. You know what the sound frequencies the product’s meant to support are, and because of the nature of these things you must make a subjective decision to see if they deliver their tech spec. claims.

You don’t have to do that any more.

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iPhone spawns new musical essential…

We’re not all about iPhone applications here, promise – they’re just becoming ever more interesting, we think, but this one’s been attracting so much attention, Four Track for iPhone – a multitrack audio recorder for the iPhone and iPod touch.

FourTrack is a songwriting and practice tool for singers, guitar players, piano players and other musicians who want to capture musical ideas and record songs on their iPhone. “Plug in a microphone, arm a track, record, and repeat,” the developers say.

The app works with the iPhone built-in microphone, a headset mic, or an iPod touch with a third-party mic and headphones. WiFi sync allows FourTrack recordings to be downloaded to any desktop computer with a browser. Tracks can then be loaded into any recording software (DAW) to continue working on songs.

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Logitech acquires Ultimate Ears

Logitech has agreed to acquire leading in-ear monitoring and headphone company, Ultimate Ears, for $34 million in cash.

Ultimate Ears offers solutions for professional musicians along with an extensive range of in-ear consumer earphones for MP3 players and the iPhone.

An estimated 75 per cent of today’s top touring rock musicians now use the Ultimate Ears custom-fit in-ear monitor while performing.
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