Yamaha’s New Luxury Speaker/Lamp

by Tom Newman on September 1, 2014

In a world of making one thing do multiple things, the Yamaha Relit LSX-70 is a desktop lamp and bluetooth speaker.

What’s inside? 24cm-tall, 1kg cylindrical enclosure, containing a rechargeable battery, a Bluetooth receiver, two speakers and four adjustable LED lights.

Being bluetooth connected, the LED can also be controlled through the iOS and Android app, allowing you to up or dim the brightness, and have the lamp come on at a set time.

Bluetooth 2.1, aptX compatibility and two speakers (a tweeter and a woofer) allows you to get good overall sound quality from the lamp.

The LSX-70 manages 8 hours of battery life when playing music with the light off.

Considering buying one? You have a choice of black, champagne gold, and bronze. For the “luxury” price off £460 and will go on sale this winter.

Although not very informative, here’s Yamaha’s promo video for the product.

Samsung’s New Curved Soundbar

by Tom Newman on September 1, 2014

With curved TVs in the mainstream (for those with enough money), Samsung has released a beautifully designed soundbar to perfectly compliment there 55in and 65in television sets.
The HW-7500 and HW-7501 hooks directly up to the TV, so if you’re a wall-mounted person, no need for more drilled holes in the wall. The soundbar contains 8.1 channel surround sound that can be controlled through Samsungs standard remotes.

Samsung Soundbar

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RouteNote has partned with World Records for distribution of their entire Reggae catalogue.

World records has an amazing Reggae catalogue including Gregory Isaacs, Sugar Minott, Sanchez, Deborahe Glasgow, Maxine Harvey and many more.

World records releases have been number one in many reggae chanrts around the world including the UK, Japan and the USA.

Welcome World Records to the RouteNote family!

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Zach Lieberman’s ‘Play the World’ Piano

by Tom Newman on August 28, 2014

A Google event hosted in New York ‘Dev Art’ last month, saw developer Zack Lieberman’s world connect piano.

Zack’s passion behind radio, and the ability to be able to tune into a number of stations around the world at any time, lead to the build of this keyboard.

On pressing a single note, the computer will search all stations within a certain region for similar sounding frequencies being broadcasted live. Depending on where the region is, it will play through one of many speakers.

As he states in the video below, although the note can be distinguished, you will never get a particularly musical sound, but more “chaos”. There is a threshold to adjust how musical these sounds are, but he has set this low to hear voices and other odd sounds.

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless

Joining the likes of SMS Audio and Intel, Jabra will be releasing its own heart monitoring earbuds, but unlike competition, without the wires.
The earbuds will talk wirelessly via bluetooth to a specialised Smart Life app on your phone. IP55 waterproofing, the earbuds should run for 5-6 hours on a single charge, with heart monitoring continuing after battery depletes. The app will include a bunch of workout features, giving you heart rate zone goals and allowing you to determine your VO2 Max level which Jabra claims is 98% accurate compared to proper specialised medical gear.

The earbuds will release on 1 October in the US for $199 and can be pre-ordered here, with a load of buds and ear wings to ensure a quality fit for your ears.

LFO Monsta – Avalanche [Outertone Free Release]

by RouteBot on August 27, 2014

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