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By Jeffrey Powers

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HP LaserJet Multi Function Printer Unbox M234dwe

April 16, 2021

If you’re looking for a good entry Black and White printer for simple tasks, HP LaserJet MFP M234dwe is a great all-in-one for office needs. This printer, along with last year’s HP Neverstop 1202W are affordable LaserJet printers for your office needs....

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New Caption Support, First Look at Transcribe Service in Adobe Premiere Pro

April 08, 2021

Adobe Creative Cloud has updated their Caption support in the March Update of Premiere Pro. I talked with Francis Crossman, who shows us how to use the new Captions tab, and features an upcoming service for caption transcription.

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WIDI Master Bluetooth 5.0 MIDI from CME Pro

April 05, 2021

CME Pro launched a new device that turns your MIDI into a Bluetooth MIDI for your computer. They have come out with three different devices that will connect your keyboard, drums, horn, guitar, lights, or other items together without a cable.

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Portable Air Purifier for your Car from Scosche

April 02, 2021

Ditch those pine trees, as Scosche has come out with a portable air purifier. You can take this anywhere, but it works best in a car or truck. The Scosche AFP-SP Air purifier is a 3 stage HEPA filter that collects 99.5% of particles, dust, and pollen.

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Energysquare Brings Power by Contact

March 31, 2021

Wireless charging is something we continue to utilize in our devices. Energysquare has extended that to a lot more of our mobile devices, including laptops, headphones, and more. Simply place the computer on a mat and with power by contact,

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Maonocaster AM200-S1 for Podcasts, Streaming

March 30, 2021

Maonocaster Lite S1 is a low-cost solution for recording podcasts, streaming, Clubhouse, and more. The unit can be run by itself, or connected to a computer (becoming the sound card). From there, you can control the microphones (up to 2),

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VEGAS Pro Adds VEGAS Stream for Live Streaming/Post Production

March 25, 2021

VEGAS Creative Software has released VEGAS Stream for content creators. A tool that allows you record and stream yourself live, then take the videos into post production for longer-term viewing. Working with New Blue and Microsoft,

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MOVO Edge DI Wireless Microphone

March 25, 2021

Wireless microphones can add more to your show. MOVO wants to give creators options with wireless 2.4 Ghz microphones. The Edge DI is built for the smartphone, where you can do your livestreams, Youtube videos, podcasts, and more.

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OWC Travel Dock and Envoy Express Drive

March 23, 2021

OWC came out with some new items for CES 2021. Larry from  @OWC  joins me to talk about the new docks including the USB-C Travel Dock E – with 6 ports, and Thunderbolt dock with Thunderbolt 4 cable (for M1 Mac) with 11 ports and 4K-8K display support.

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Paragon Reverb, Elements Stereoizer from Nugen Audio

March 09, 2021

If you are a home producer trying to build up your plugins for your audio rigs, Nugen Audio has been creating more affordable plugins. Today, we talked about the Paragon Reverb, and Elements Stereoizer. Paragon Reverb This is a convolution reverb,

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Lify Wellness, Nomad Plug, Catalyst Case, Bigger Inside

March 04, 2021

Lify Wellness is a single serve tea brewing system. Their pods include several teas that can help with wellness, comfort, and more. In the morning, you might want a tea that will power you through the day. In the evening you might be looking for a tea ...

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Beat Connect DAW Plugin, Portable Vocal Booth, Audio Technica M50x BT

March 02, 2021

Everybody is working in different locations. More important, everyone is working with different software to make music. Beat Connect is a plugin that allows you to use your software to record, then send to the audio editor and the DAW of their choice t...

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Air Pocket Oxygen, Elysie Creature V.1, Atlantic Inc Gaming Chairs, FinaLace Wireless 3D Audio

February 25, 2021

Many more interviews from CES 2021, including a smart backpack, gaming chairs, and Featured: Air Pocket When I’ve visited Korea, the train stations have large areas where oxygen masks are available. But what if you could have a mask that would deliver ...

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Smart Keybox 3 Smart Lock Box for Key Maintenance

February 24, 2021

Igloohome released a new smart lock box for those in the rental business. The Smart Keybox 3 allows you to store up to 3 keys for a home, or (with adapter) a car. How the Smart Keybox 3 Works If you have a rental property where a key needs to be close ...

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Softube Weiss EQ MP is a Precision Tool for Audio Equalization

February 23, 2021

Softube is a Swedish developer of music add-ons for editing. This year, they teamed up with Weiss to build a new EQ. At NAMM 2021, we learned about this new version of the software, the EQ1 by Weiss. Weiss EQ MP is a seven band mixing tools.

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TCL Debuts Affordable 85 Inch, 8K Televisions

February 22, 2021

TCL took to the online stage at the Consumer Electronics Show to announce its new TV series 2021. TCL XL 85-inch LED TV with 8K. At the same time as this virtual technology show, TCL unveiled its latest line of TVs larger than 65″ inches.

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Roadie 3 Instrument Tuner for Quick Tuning

February 20, 2021

Our friends at Roadie Music have updated their popular tuner to fast tuning. The Roadie 3 has been released, as I talk with them at NAMM about the improvements. New Roadie 3 Tuner Features This new design and setup gives you better noise immunity,

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Pioneer Debuts New In-Dash Receiver and Subwoofer for CES 2021

February 19, 2021

Pioneer announced a new compact subwoofer and in-dash receiver at CES 2021. The DM- WC5700NEX receiver is the first of its kind in the world, as the screen detaches. The TS-WX010A compact powered subwoofer is only 6.7 x 3.

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WooBloo SMASH is a Portable Smart Projector

February 18, 2021

Movies and TV shows in the living room, bedroom and garden, or even in the middle of the night on the bedside table or couch. That is what WooBloo SMASH is all about. About WooBloo SMASH The voice assistant can be used to power devices without any prob...

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Zolder, Tanoshi, Petpuls, Biohacking ORB, Earin at CES 2021

February 16, 2021

There were a lot of smaller companies at CES 2021 that had some great product. It was a lot harder to find them at times, but for those who reached out, I was able to get some deep dive interviews on great companies. Here are a few of them.

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Yamaha YC88 Stage Keyboard for with Drawbars for Organists

February 15, 2021

At NAMM 2021, Yamaha showed off two new keyboards in the YC73 and YC88. These are ready for stage keyboards with many sounds at your fingertips. This is also a keyboard which can cater to the organ player. These keyboards join the YC61,

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New Onyx Mixers, SRT Loudspeakers from Mackie

February 12, 2021

Mackie announced new versions of their SRT loudspeakers and Onyx mixers at NAMM 2021 this year. We talk about the new products in this video. Mackie SRT Powered Speakers to 1600W With 1600W and 133db, the SPL series is perfect for bands, DJ’s,

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Feher ACH-1 is an Air Conditioned Motorcycle Helmet

February 11, 2021

Feher Helmets makes a cool motorcycle helmet – literally. This is the first self-contained motorcycle helmet that distributes filtered air throughout the head, cooling it 12-18 degrees. How the Feher Helmet Works The helmet uses a patented technology t...

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Led Zeppelin Pinball Machine for Your Home from Stern Pinball

February 10, 2021

?Stern Pinball released the Led Zeppelin Pinball machine in 3 versions this year at CES. From All My Love, to Your Time is Gonna Come – enjoy the music while you rack up the points. This machine is based on the Zeppelin tour days from 1968-1980.

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MOVO Updates their Product line for 2021

February 09, 2021

MOVO is refreshing their product line for 2021, which includes new microphones, and devices for your video recording. MOVO VXR10-Pro This is MOVO’s best selling microphone. It’s a simple mic on a shock-mount that can be set on many different phones or ...

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Albi Home M Smart Wine Dispenser

February 08, 2021

Albicchiere is a smart wine dispenser that allows you to keep wine on tap for up to 6 months from when you open the bag. The dispenser keeps the wine at the ideal temperature for when you need it. Wine in a Bag? Interesting enough,

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Yamaha YDS-150 Hybrid Digital Saxophone with Real Feel

February 05, 2021

Yamaha showed off a new digital saxophone in the YDS-150. This is a hybrid instrument to bring ease of playing, and versatility to different woodwind users. A series of haptics, and the brass bell allow for a more real-feel playing.

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Typewise Reinvents the Smartphone Keyboard

February 04, 2021

Phones and tablet keyboards still use the design of the standard typewriter. Typewise has re-designed the on-screen layout so you can use your smartphone – smarter. And you can use this keyboard without your movements talking back to a server.

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Switch Back M8RX is a Dante Headphone Monitor and PreAmp

February 02, 2021

I talked with Hear Technologies about their newest product – the Switch Back M8RX at NAMM 2021. This is a Dante Audio Interface that is both a 2 channel pre-amp, and headphone monitoring system. Perfect for the musician that wants to mix their sound on...

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Otterbox Levels Up Your Mobile Gaming

January 31, 2021

At CES 2021, Otterbox unveiled a new gaming accessories division to help bridge the gap between console and mobile gaming. New accessories that will work with your XBox controller, and give you comfort, control, and ease of use.

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Crew in a box is an At-Home Interview Production Video Box

January 30, 2021

Remote production and At-Home production have been issues creators have been scrambling to do. Wavemaker Creative created a solution for quality video with Crew in a Box. This box allows to be set up at a home, have the person interview for TV,

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TASCAM US-HR Audio Recording Interfaces

January 27, 2021

Setting up your at home studio has gotten better for 2021, as TASCAM released a new line of personal recorders in their US-HR series. These are recorders for music, podcasting, voice-overs, and even those daily Zoom conference calls.

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V-MODA M-200 ANC Bluetooth Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

January 26, 2021

V-MODA announced the new M-200 ANC headphones, their first ever Bluetooth, active noise cancelling headphones with hybrid noise cancellation. I talked with V-MODA at CES 2021 to find out more. V-MODA M-200 ANC Specs The headphones are 40mm drivers with...

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Bowflex VeloCore Bike, Treadmill 22 and Max Trainer M9 Elliptical

January 26, 2021

Bowflex wants to help build your home gym. During CES 2021, they announced a new line of machines that will allow you to work out to your favorite training system – Bowflex, or otherwise. Bowflex VeloCore Bike This stationary bike was a 2021 Honoree fo...

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Sensel Morph is a Multi-Touch Controller Solution for Applications

January 22, 2021

Need a special keyboard that can sit on your desktop to make music? Got a drum layout you want to play with? Maybe also need a hotkey manager for your audio or video production. Sensel Morph has all that in this multi-touch controller.

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Skin Your Phone with Axiom Armor

January 21, 2021

Axiom Armor is a way to put a wrap on your phone. Whether screen protector, or full phone wrap, this tool will cut a protector for many different devices. Phones, camera screens, game systems, and much more.

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Kingston Workflow Station is a Modular Dock You Didn’t Know You Needed

January 18, 2021

One problem with using any dock is what the dock can offer. You might not need USB-A plugs on your dock, nor HDMI plugs. That is why Kingston made a modular dock for people who have different needs on different shoots. They can keep their bags small,

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Shure Aonic 50 Headphones, Shure MV5C and MV7 Microphones

January 14, 2021

Shure has been working on some new audio devices for not only music listening, but also for daily conference calls. Refreshing the headphone line, and giving you a couple microphones so you sound better on Zoom or Microsoft Teams. At CES 2021,

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Targus UV-C Cleaning Station, Backpack Goes Antimicrobial

January 13, 2021

Targus introduced 4 new items at CES 2021, and has gotten into the anti-microbial area with a way to disinfect a workstation. They also have announced a new backpack that you can take everything home with, and a dock for the tablet and phone.

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SenseGlove Nova Gloves Creates A Set of Haptic VR Hands

January 07, 2021

SenseGlove is a leader in haptic feedback for VR environments. At CES 2021, they debuted their newest version of VR glove, the SenseGlove Nova. A wearable device that reduced the size from their previous model.

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Top 10 Must Give Gifts for the Holidays

December 14, 2020

It’s the zero hour, and you’re trying to find gifts to give last minute. In the holiday episode of “Family Ties” (A Keaton Christmas Tale), Alex (Michael J. Fox) only had a convenience store to go to for his zero hour shopping.

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Apple HomePod Mini Unbox, Setup, and First Thoughts

November 20, 2020

At the November event, Apple announced a new addition to their Homepod line in the Homepod mini. This is a smaller assistant speaker that can be placed in multiple rooms to play music, get information, or set up as an intercom system.

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Amazon Halo Unbox and First Look

November 13, 2020

Amazon is getting into the wearable market. Before you think it’s Alexa on your wrist, this is a very focused wearable that’s only job is to keep tabs on your health. This includes new ideas like the tone of your voice. At this point,

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ATEM Streaming Bridge Setup and Configuration

November 06, 2020

The Blackmagic Streaming Bridge is a companion device for your ATEM mini pro or ISO which will allow you to stream from in-house, to across the world. Similar to streaming to Facebook or YouTube, the bridge allows you to get a 1080p video signal to the...

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Kingston DataTraveler DUO drives, Encrypted Drive, Nucleum

November 03, 2020

Kingston launched some new DataTraveler USB drives for fast read/write speeds. DUO, and Kyzen drives for fast storage, and the DataTraveler 2000 for encrypted data. We take a look at the series. DataTraveler DUO This is a dual-sided USB drive.

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TCL Series 6 TVs, Alto 3.1 Sound Bar

October 29, 2020

I talked with TCL about their new Series 6 TV lineup, along with their new sound bar offerings with Alto. We talk about all the new features, sizes, and more. TCL Roku Series 6 TVs The new series 6 TVs, available in up to 75 inches,

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ThinkPad Legion 7i Laptop, ThinkPad X1 Fold Tablet from Lenovo

October 26, 2020

Most 2-in-1 computers only have one side for the screen, and either the keyboard detaches, or folds over. Lenovo has changed this idea with the X1 Fold, as the screen can fold to laptop, or a full 13.1 inch tablet. During the Pepcom event,

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ViewSonic Adds 4k Projectors, Portable Gaming and ELITE Gaming Monitors

October 23, 2020

ViewSonic showed off a line of new monitors, a projector, and entered into the portable monitor ring. These new monitors will help up your PC gaming ability, or add to your home computer for those conference meetings we’re all a part of nowadays.

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Gateway 14.1 inch Ultra Slim Notebook with THX

October 11, 2020

If you had a computer in 2000, you might have owned this iconic brand. Gateway has since changed, and currently owned by Taiwan based Acer Computers. They have continued to release new Windows models, including this Ultra-slim notebook (Model GWTN141-4...

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What to Expect from the iPad Air 2020 4th Generation. Should You Wait?

October 01, 2020

The New iPad Air – Same as the old iPad Air. Except with a new chip. Oh, and a fingerprint sensor. Last week’s Apple announcement gave us a new watch with fitness and health apps. I talked about it last week in the first Focus. Now,

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