The DryCASE Waterproof Phone Case
(DC-13) is a flexible, crystal-clear reusable case that allows for full use of your device while protecting it from water, sand, mud or pretty much anything else you can throw at it! Designed to create a watertight vacuum seal, this case allows you to use your smartphone underwater (up to 100 feet deep).
How it works: you merely slip your device inside the DryCASE and use the vacuum hand pump to remove all the air and then use the included neoprene armband to attach the case to your arm or other secure place. It’s a great way to keep your phone with you while swimming, kayaking, windsurfing and more.
A built – in three-way headphone jack lets you use both stereo headphones and a microphone to listen to music or take calls. And because of its flexible shape and size, the DryCASE can be used with almost any size phone, camera or MP3 player. It is priced at roughly $40.
The DryBUDS Waterproof Headphones
can be used while you’re out doing adventure sports and activities, such as snorkeling, swimming laps or playing water
We just discovered a very cool show called the Luxury Technology Show, which will be held this March 4, 2014 at New York City’s Metropolitan Pavilion, which is located in Manhattan at 125 West 18th Street.
They refer to themselves as being a one-of-a-kind luxury showcase, displaying the best in class in electronics and technology.
Because I’m a tech geek, an entrepreneur of sorts myself in tech and an avid traveler, this show grabbed my attention since I think we’re in need of more avenues where conversations can happen between vendors, manufacturers and consumers.
Some of the very cool exclusive vendors in the luxury product space who are involved this year include: ANDROID Watches, Astell&Kern, Audeze, Audio Doctor, Aura Breathalyzer, Avegant, Blendtec, Blueair, Cavoda Vodka, Control4, CEA, Crestron Electronics, Dark Energy, DBC City Bike Design, Elite Mobile Cigars, Equil, Forever Young Wine, Hasselblad, Honeywell, iWallet, Jetson Bike, Kaleidescape, Krell Industries, Libratone, Smartwatch by MetaWatch, Moen, McLaren Automotive, MWE Lab, NYNE, OPULUS Creations, Peloton Cycle, Peroni, PIM, Ploom, Prima Cinema, Puku, Quintessentially, Russell’s Reserve, SIM2, simplehuman, Stelle Audio Couture, Stir, SONY Electronics, Superhive, Trov, Vai Restaurant, Velodyne, Vision X by Vutec, Waterfall Audio, Wren Sound Systems, and Zensorium.
1. Find My Itin
As a traveler that specifically wanders off the beaten path, Find My Itin allows users to breeze through the planning process by using hashtags like #inspiration to discover your next destination. If you’re anything like me, hashtags are second nature, as you use them for pretty much any social platform so this integration is extremely intuitive for most users. The goal of the app is to alleviate the stress that often comes with booking flights, hotels and everything in between. Also technically not an app just yet, I personally like Find My Itin because it makes your passion the priority, and at the end of the day, that’s the most important factor.
Image: Find My Itin
Having just experienced one of the worst hotel stays to date, I have since downloaded CheckMate. As a professional travel writer and blogger, I’m often arriving to hotels at odd hours and the worst thing is having to wait in the lobby for an unknown amount of time. With CheckMate, users can check-in directly from their smartphone. The app allows…
I recently learned about Bluff Pants or is it Pants by Bluff, or is it Bluff Works
or is it a pair of Bluffs? All of the above, really. While they don’t yet have options for women, this male-only clothing line of pants was founded by Stefan Loble, who launched his idea via Kickstarter to get his clothing line into traveler’s hands.
Inspired by the performance of technical travel clothing, he built a pant that marries technical performance with office ready looks. In other words, designed with life’s overwhelming adventures in mind, which makes it ideal for avid travelers.
I decided to have one of the guys give them a try, so Stefan sent us a couple of pairs to put to the test. Built for travelers, there’s a side cell phone pocket for an iPhone or a Galaxy S4, hidden zippered security pockets in both front and back which are large enough for a passport or a travel wallet, and extra deep pockets with zips in the back. They’re very lightweight and can dry quickly, which is critical when you’re on the road.
I recently discovered shoes by Juil, which are perfect for travelers. Here’s why! Their sandals connect you to the greatest energy source – the earth itself through the shoe’s sole conductors, so they’re extremely comfortable and light. Juil’s shoes come in a variety of colors and designs, but I opted for Nala in a sandy beige leather, which also comes in a light turquoise blue and a black as well.
I loved the packaging, which is sustainable and eco-friendly of course.
They have sandals, thongs, flats, flip flops and also offer options for men as well.
The notion is that the surface of the earth is teeming with a continuous supply of electrons, however traditional standard shoes stop the necessary flow of electrons into our bodies. This separation can have a devastating impact on our health. When we’re not insulated from these electrons, we quench the free radicals that accumulate in our bodies, radicals which over time can lead to chronic inflammation and other diseases.
Most of the sandals are in the $79-89 range so if you like to connect to nature, want to make…
Sony debuted the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES in January, noting that the consumer who prefers to have a smaller device does not want fewer features.
Could Sony take the experience in their flagship smartphone and pack it into a much smaller package without reducing the functionality?
In the marketplace, the relative power of a phone in terms of specifications and capability seems to be dependant on the screen size.
The more powerful phones will have the larger screens, while the smaller phones (at a lower price) will not be a match for the larger brethren. It’s not a perfect rule, but in general it holds across a manufacturer’s product range.
Let’s put aside the point that a 4.3 inch screen is not a ‘small’ smartphone in the history of the smartphone, because Sony have actually done something I have been looking for in the last few years – a ‘small’ smartphone that has the same specs as the larger handsets.
With a 2.2 GHz Quad core Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, microSD, and a 4.3 inch TFT IPS screen, the Xperia Z1 Compact is a little bit of a pocket rocket.
Klipsch in-ear headphones utilize patented contour ear gels that are anatomically designed to accurately fit inside the human ear canal. These soft oval silicon tips reduce ear fatigue as well as provide an amazing seal for excellent noise isolation and bass response. Because ear canal measurements vary Klipsch headphones come with different washable ear gel sizes. Their ear canals are oval shaped, not round so they patented the exclusive oval ear tip for the absolute best in style, sound, comfort and fit.
The vision behind the buds came before buds - Paul Klipsch was a relentless perfectionist who spearheaded the Hi-Fi movement with the company’s foundation product: the Klipschorn (patented in 1945 and still manufactured today). A true music lover, Paul’s ultimate goal was to reproduce the excitement of a live orchestra performance in his living room. Since then, their products have evolved and they now manufacture and sell tiny headphones as well as massive professional cinema systems….and their renowned in-ear headphones.
They also do headsets which feature a 3-button mic and remote system to give you full music and/or voice control on compatible Apple products while delivering award-winning sound performance. In addition to…
Southern culture is alive and well and apparently having a great time in Charleston, South Carolina.
The inaugural Jubilee Made in the South Weekend celebrated the best of the South’s food, drink, crafts, music and more on the grounds of historic Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, December 6-8, 2013.
“In the South, there’s an appreciation for things that are made right,” said David DiBenedetto, editor-in-chief of Garden & Gun, the Southern lifestyle magazine that helped sponsor Jubilee. “It’s an appreciation of the high and the low,” DiBenedetto said. “(Barbecue master) Rodney Scott is as much of an artist as the painter John Alexander.” Both of them have had their work celebrated by Garden & Gun, and Scott’s barbecue served as the culinary centerpiece of Jubilee’s culminating event, a traditional Southern pig roast.
In fact, visiting Jubilee felt like a walk through the pages of an issue of Garden & Gun, its glossy pictures, characters and crafts coming to life in the shade of live oaks covered in Spanish moss. Among the festival’s features: a flycasting station, a concert from country guitar legend Junior Brown, and a Southern Food Pantry offering samples of…
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