News: GOgroove® introduces New BassPULSE 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speakers

News: GOgroove® introduces New BassPULSE 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speakers

GOgroove® introduces New BassPULSE 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Speakers
(Westlake Village, Calif) – The BassPULSE 5.1 is the newest addition to the GOgroove® product line and packs a powerful 5.1 surround sound experience, providing users with 360 degrees of audio immersion. The BassPULSE 5.1 features bass, volume, and LED controls. For users with a 5.1 enabled sound card the 5.1 surround sound feature provides a visceral pulse of sound throughout the room, taking gaming, music and movies to the next level.
For gamers, this innovative speaker system widens the audio range and offers directional perception for incoming threats. Immersing gamers in a 3D audio experience, users have the ability to hear someone sneaking up from behind, and can identify which direction gun shots are coming from. The BassPULSE 5.1 allows users to enjoy a new level of awareness that is sure to improve the kill ratios. In addition, gamers are engrossed in a room-filling audio experience, true surround sound audio experience at an affordable price. The BassPULSE 5.1 is also perfect for PC users who just want to enjoy their media with an added level of audio depth.
One of the key features of the BassPULSE 5.1 is the ability to switch from 5.1 surround sound to standard 2.1 for users that want to play music from their phone, TV or other devices. Thanks to the 2.1 mode, this universal sound system can play audio from any device with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition to high-quality sound, setting up the BassPULSE 5.1 speaker is fast and easy (unlike most 5.1 systems on the market). All audio cables are color coded, making setup and installation seamless, hassle-free endeavor.
What sets this speaker system apart is the unique fusion of quality audio and bold aesthetics. With clear, LED illuminated acrylic components and sleek, black knobs and subwoofer housing, the design of the BassPULSE is very eye-catching. When pulse mode is activated, the BassPULSE 5.1’s LEDs will power on and pulsate to heavy bass – further immersing users in their favorite games, movies, and other media. Watching your speaker’s LED lights fire to explosions, gunfire, and other effects is thrilling – and truly something that must be experienced to be understood.
The BassPULSE 5.1 also features 5 neodymium full-range satellite speakers with 5-watts of power in each and a side-firing 10-watt subwoofer making this a fully loaded system. Whether you are an avid computer gamer, someone who enjoys watching movies at your PC, or just want to enjoy your favorite album in surround sound, the BassPULSE 5.1 speaker system is a must-have.
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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
News: Clarity Speaker becomes First Standalone Device to Offer Access to Both Amazon and Google Voice Assistants

News: Clarity Speaker becomes First Standalone Device to Offer Access to Both Amazon and Google Voice Assistants

Clarityimage001The only Alexa-Enabled device with a built in touchscreen extends early bird pricing

New York, March 31, 2017 – The Clarity Speaker, the first standalone device to provide access to both Alexa and Google voice services, has announced the extension of its presale campaign to April 30, 2017, following an overwhelming response. Clarity, which is also the first and only Alexa-enabled product to boast a fully-featured touchscreen, has also announced that it will offer access to both Google Now and Google Assistant when it ships in June, well ahead of the rumored Amazon Echo touchscreen.

From blasting out favorite Spotify playlists to watching blockbuster movies, the android-powered touchscreen speaker offers great entertainment capabilities and acts as the hub for smart home automation while offering the power and skills of both Alexa and Google voice assistants. Clarity fuses the convenience and functionality of a conventional tablet with the dynamic possibilities of a smart voice-activated, connected speaker. During the extended presale period, Clarity can be purchased for $149 ahead of its shipping price of $199.

Awesome Audio

Clarity is a powerful, super lightweight, super portable Bluetooth and WiFi connected speaker, ideal for listening to music, podcasts or audio books. Content can be played from connected personal devices, internet radio stations or streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora.

Its two 5-watt speakers and spacious sound chambers deliver exceptional sound performance, and at just 2lbs with a six hour playback battery life, Clarity can be enjoyed anywhere.

Two Voices Are Better Than one

Clarity is the first device to allow people to use both the Amazon Alexa and Google voice assistants. A range of service and skills can be accessed through simple voice commands, such as “Alexa read the news”, “Alexa play Adele”, “Hey Google show me the route to the office” and “OK Google set my alarm for 7 a.m.” Because Clarity also has a built in touchscreen, it can display as well as play results found by these services.

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Hub of the Connected Home

With Clarity, users can control and manage every aspect of the connected home. Using voice commands to control Alexa or Google, or leveraging the 7-inch touchscreen, users can control a range of devices including Nest, TP-Link, Samsung SmartThings, Insteon, Ecobee, Wemo and Hue Personal Wireless Lighting.

There’s an App for That

Clarity’s 7-inch touchscreen and built in camera allows it act as an android powered tablet providing access to apps and services you would find on any traditional device. From watching Netflix movies to video chatting and Skyping with family and friends, users can access and enjoy any of their favorite apps from the Google Play store.

Tech Specs and Availability

Clarity will ship in June 2017, priced $199. An early bird price of $149 is available through to April 30, 2017, on Indiegogo. Its full features include:

  • Compact lightweight design – Dimensions 326 x 110 x 160mm | weight 2lbs
  • 7-inch multi-touch screen with 1280×800 resolution
  • Advanced near and far field capabilities
  • Alexa, Google Assistant and Google Now enabled
  • Powered by quad-core CPU
  • Two 5-watt speakers
  • Two megapixel camera
  • 16G internal memory with expandable storage via Micro SD cards available
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1600 mAh Li-Poly battery providing six hours of audio and 2.5 hours of video playback
  • WiFi (2.4G and 5G Dual-Band) and Bluetooth (4.0) connectivity

 

Clarity is designed and manufactured by Pan Sea Co., Ltd., a company with a proven track record specializing in intelligent electro-acoustic products such as SoundPad. Its team has more than 20 years of experience in consumer electronics and acoustic technology and has spent three years developing Clarity.

“The response and demand for Clarity has been fantastic, beating all of our expectations,” said Dake Liu, CEO of Pan Sea Co. “We are proud to have developed an intuitive device with a number of industry firsts and are extending our presale campaign after popular demand to give even more people the chance to secure the Clarity Speaker at a discounted price.”

For further information visit www.clarityspeaker.com

 

 

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).
News: Xooloo launches digital coach app for teens and announces full U.S. launch

News: Xooloo launches digital coach app for teens and announces full U.S. launch

 

CES 2017 BEST OF INNOVATION AWARD

 

XOOLOO LAUNCHES DIGITAL COACH APP FOR TEENS AND ANNOUNCES FULL U.S. LAUNCH

New family device management solution puts teens in control of data to teach positive media habits and brings France’s successful Xooloo App Kids to the U.S.

 

San Francisco, CA –  – Today, family device management company Xooloo (www.xooloo.com) launches Xooloo Digital Coach, its first product aimed at providing teens and parents with insight into teen media usage. Xooloo Digital Coach empowers teens to use relevant data and metrics to explore new technology responsibly. Xooloo is also announcing its global expansion from France to the United States, making Xooloo’s successful children’s app Xooloo Kids, available in the US, for younger kids to safely use their parents’ devices. Together, both Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo App Kids, now available via Google Play on Android, help families manage all aspects of their digital lives.

 

Xooloo Digital Coach enables pre-teens and teens to autonomously learn to understand and manage time spent on their devices through real time in-app notifications, self-monitoring dashboards and benchmarks of their phone and app time usage. It also lets teens view data on what their peers are consuming to give a realistic understanding of how their usage compares to other teens, prompting them to practice better digital habits (ex: How much time 14 year olds in their area are spending on Instagram per day).

 

Xoolo Digital Coach is managed through the corresponding app, Xooloo Parents, which gives parents  insight into their teens’ digital landscape and the ability to have a comprehensive view of multiple children’s habits. Using the Xooloo Parents dashboard, parents use the data and metrics they are provided to set more effective and fair rules for their children as well as create custom boundaries per child. Parents are able to set time limits for individual apps or disable certain apps at specific times of the day (ex. No games or Snapchat after 10pm).

 

“Our goal is to empower children and teens to be responsible digital citizens. We strongly believe in facilitating open conversations between parents and their children about their digital habits,” says Gregory Veret, Founder and CEO of Xooloo. “We’re excited that Xooloo’s apps can open up that dialogue and encourage parents and children to work together in this space.”

 

For younger children without a personal device, Xooloo App Kids allows parents to safely share and transform their smartphones and tablets into a child’s personalized space that is fun for the little ones with approved games, apps, contacts, secure browsing, and more.

 

Xooloo Digital Coach (Ages 10+) Available through Xooloo Family Pack

(managed by the companion Parents app)

  • Self – Regulation:  Digital Coach helps teens and their parents see a full picture of their app and internet usage, with personalized advice given by Digital Coach  to help teens adjust their habits. With this ability, parents can give a sense of autonomy to their children, allowing them to build responsible digital habits for themselves.

  • Real time insights + benchmarks: By showing how teens compare to peers to help them understand how their usage stacks up, teens can analyze and adjust how much time they are spending on apps, social media, and the internet accordingly and parents understand how their kids compare to their peers, allowing them to set realistic expectations.

  • Time Requests: Teens can send their parents requests for additional time in certain apps, and view notifications that their parents have sent via the companion Parents app. Teens can also receive extra time-in-app rewards for practicing great digital habits.

  • Privacy is respected: There’s no geo tracking software and the content of messages or phone calls is never exposed.

  • “Dinner Time” feature: Parents can temporarily disables phones for a desired amount of time, giving families the option for tech-free dinners and meetings.

  • In-app Notifications: Children have free range to download apps, and parents receive a notification on their companion Parents app so that they can assess whether each one is appropriate without being intrusive.

 

Xooloo Kids (For Ages 8 and Under) – Available through Xooloo Family Pack

  • Security: Parents can turn their existing device into a safe device for children; parent’s existing settings, contacts, messages, and apps remain secure while the child has access to the device, giving parents peace of mind.

  • Time Management: Parents can set quotas and time slots for each day of the week to limit the time spent on a device.

  • Fun Zone: Children can easily enjoy a selection of games approved by their parents and watch cartoons on Xooloo TV.

Pricing Details (After initial free 30 day trial)

  • Though the family pack users get all of Xooloo’s services and can choose whether Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids works best for their family, depending on the age of their children.

    • 1 Device (1 license of either Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids)  = $2.99 a month or $29.99 per year

    • 3 Devices (3 licenses of any combo of Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids) = $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year

    • Unlimited device/licenses (Unlimited amount of Digital Coach or Xooloo Kids) = $6.99 a month or $59.99 per year

 

For more information, please visit Xooloo’s website: www.xooloo.com

About Xooloo:

Xooloo creates innovative solutions designed for kids that allows them to access their favorite technology without restrictions. Xooloo launched its suite of apps, Xooloo Digital Coach, Xooloo Parents and Xooloo Kids, in France by siblings Gregory and Aurore Veret and has recently expanded to the U.S. in 2017.  Xooloo Digital Coach and Xooloo Kids are available for download on Google Play, companion app Xooloo Parents is available on iOS and Android.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
 News: UNGLUE KIDS FROM ONLINE ADDICTION BY EMPOWERING THEM TO MAKE THE BEST ONLINE CHOICES

News: UNGLUE KIDS FROM ONLINE ADDICTION BY EMPOWERING THEM TO MAKE THE BEST ONLINE CHOICES



 

Los Angeles, CA (February 3, 2017) — When we were kids, finishing all your homework or cleaning up your room might be rewarded with a whole hour to play outside with friends or some allowance money! Today’s wired kids may be enticed to bring down the dirty laundry and set the dinner table with the prize of precisely 30 minutes of Internet access – to be used on their smartphone, tablet, or laptop. This teaches kids that time is money. That’s because mom or dad can now completely control a child’s time and access on the Internet with a clever service, appropriately called, unGlue.

There is no denying that children have been glued to their screens for some time. Kids today spend an average of 6.5 hours per day in front of screens, outside of school activities! Starting at a very young age kids enjoy watching, playing and chatting — typically on multiple devices. That’s the new electronic reality. They watch YouTube, chat on Snapchat, like on Instagram, and build on Minecraft. Parents, on the other hand, want to limit the time they spend on those and balance it with other activities.

“The digital world is an important part of our kids’ life,” explains unGlue CEO and co-founder Alon Shwartz who is also a father of three. “As parents, we need to have a way to balance screen time with their other activities. We created unGlue to enable parents to define the total online ‘fun time’ their kids can spend in a day. At the same time, it allows their kids to decide how and when to spend it. Everyone wins.”

The simple-to-use service works across all devices including smartphones, tablets and computers without the need to install anything on any device! It also works whether kids are home or on the go. Parents create Internet schedules for each child (for example: Olivia can use the Internet between 6am and 10pm). Then, within those schedules, mom or dad can limit the amount of minutes each child can spend on videos, social media, and games each day. unGlue coins it “Entertainment Time.” When they run out of Entertainment Time, they can still access the Internet, do homework, listen to music, and check the weather. They just can’t watch anymore cat videos or chat until the next day.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “recommends that parents and caregivers develop a family media plan that takes into account the health, education and entertainment needs of each child”. unGlue provides parents with this media plan via internet schedules, Entertainment Time limits, Chores, and Time Bank.

Targeted at kids ages 6 and up, unGlue is free (for now) and can monitor any iOS or Android mobile devices, and any number of WiFi home devices such as computers, tablets, game consoles, and so on. To get started parents can download the unGlue app from the App Store. Android support is coming in February 2017.

To support WiFi devices at home, parents have the choice of downloading the unGlue Home Monitor software onto a single desktop computer (hardwired, not a laptop) to control all devices at home. If families don’t have a computer with a permanent Internet wire connection, the unGlue Puck can be purchased for $30 through the app during the setup process.

Parent app

unGlue: Parental Control & Screen Time Manager unGlue: Parental Control & Screen Time Manager by unGlue Inc.
Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 79.65 MB

$FREE

Kids app

unGlue Kids unGlue Kids by unGlue Inc.
Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 39.43 MB

$FREE

 

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

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