The Canary – Much Better than a Watchdog!

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We are all getting used to the idea of a connected home. It feels good to have the security of knowing your house is being looked after, when your not there. Some of the set-ups seem a little more complicated than others. So it would be nice to have a simple device, easy to install, that kept an eye on things, and could notify me of any problems.

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Vizio announces 2.1 Sound Stand

vizio-sound-standWhen it comes to affordable home theater systems and set ups, you can be sure that Vizio has got your back. Not only does Vizio deal with the visual aspect of things, they also roll out other audio solutions to complement both your eyes as well as your ears. After all, what good is the highest resolution movie out there when all you can experience with your ears would be mono sound? At the very least, one ought to be able to enjoy stereo audio, right? Assuming that all of us are on the same page with this, then the Vizio 2.1 Sound Stand makes plenty of sense.

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The Companion Owls Headphone Splitter makes listening to music together a hoot

Owl Companion Headphone Splitter

Just about everyone you know has some form of a music player anymore. While you could both pull up the same song and listen to it separately, we often want to watch someone’s expressions by listening to something with them completely in sync. It’s the little nuances that help us characterize what makes our friends laugh, cry, and make us wonder why we don’t think the same things are funny. While you could offer one of the two earbuds you have to them, chances are you’re going to have to deal with the waxy substance that will usually come back on it.

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The MiC from Apogee will let you record anywhere you feel inspired

Apogee MiC

If you’re a musician or voice actor, then you know exactly how important it is to have a home setup with a quality microphone. You can’t really rely on listening to yourself talking or singing, as your voice always sounds different than it does to everyone else thanks to all of the reverberation in your skull. Practice aside, you also need a good mic so you can send professional-grade materials in for auditions.

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Sceptre introduces new HDTV with integrated DVD player

sceptre-32-hdtvWhen it comes to HDTVs these days, the market is more or less saturated to an extent where there are just so many different models from various manufacturers to choose from, that the end user or consumer would be spoilt for choice. If you are on a budget, chances are just about any entry level or mid-range HDTV ought to be able to fit the bill perfectly, although from time to time, there might be a gem out there which allows you to indulge in a little bit more. Take Sceptre for instance – the company bolsters its latest range of HDTVs by rolling out a model that comes with an integrated DVD player.

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W2 QI Wireless Charger is a chip off the ole block

W2 QI Wireless Charger

If there is one thing no one likes dealing with, it’s charging cables. There are always more than one, and it’s quite difficult to keep track of which one went where. There are always the questions of whether or not you brought the right adapter, if you’re going to have to untangle it, and if it’s going to be long enough to reach.

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