There are some of you out there who love singing in the bathroom, while others prefer to sing in the kitchen instead. Well, if you’re the resident chef of your household, then you would do well to check out the £9.99 Sing-A-Long Tongs.
Conveniently shaped to look like a microphone, they’re perfect for you to serenade the corn as well as other side dishes while you’re busy marinating some of the meat. Just make sure that while you sing, you wear a face mask over just in case your saliva starts to splash all over the place.
Being dishwasher safe, it is a snap to clean up once you’re done with your meal preparation, while the metal tong with silicone covered tips are heat resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit for your cooking pleasure.
Sure, the iPhone and iPad have microphones, and there are other iPhone accessories and iPad accessories like mini-microphones out there for the devices, but what about a full-sized mic? IK Multimedia thinks there’s a need for one, offering up the iRig Mic as a solution.
The unidirectional condensor mic is designed for singers and vocalists, but can also be used to record speeches, instruments. It also comes with three official apps: VocaLive, which provides realtime vocal effects and processing, AmpliTube, which enhances instrumental recordings with effects and levels, and iRig Recorder, which . The mic uses the 3.5mm jack on the iPad/iPhone and has a second jack built in so you can plug in headphones for monitoring audio levels.
That’s great and all, but what it really needs is an epic Karaoke app for the iPad. The iRig is available for preorder now and will cost $60 when it comes out.
I first encountered the Mikey at CES 2009, and the first version was a handy microphone made to plug into the charging port end of an iPod.
They have since come out with the Mikey 2.0, which is made for the iPhone and iPod Touch. I happen to have the latter, and I found that Mikey 2.0 works as well as the original.
For those who are not aware, the iPod Touch comes with a voice recorder, but an external mic is required for earlier generations of it. Unfortunately, the Voice recording app is pretty poor and records in mono. Fortunately, Blue Microphones has a free App known as Blue FiRe, which can record audio in CD quality, and is very easy to use.
For some reason, Mikey 2.0 is more curvaceous and less angular than its predecessor, and it can bend in 7 angle adjustments “for any environment”. I’m not sure how many angles the first version could do, but the 3 gain settings have been effectively passed on to version 2.0.
All in all, Mikey 2.0 is a very advanced external microphone, and if you are looking for something to record lectures, concerts, voice memos, interviews, or audio journaling, you should get it. It is available on Amazon for an affordable price of $73.39.
Yesterday I wrote about the new mouse, and in continuation of the subject it would be good to mention something related to them. And what could be closer to the mouse than the rug? And this new rug is the subject of our new discussion. Naturally, this is not an ordinary cork “litter”, even a functional gadget, and with very unusual abilities.
One can argue about the need of such a “tuning” of a usual mat, but the gadget, however, deserves attention.
So, in the market appeared a rug with an integrated USB hub, speakers and microphone. It is fully compatible with USB 1.1 and 2.0, equipped with 4-port USB, stereo speakers and microphone.
Gadget connects to your computer via USB and standard audio jacks.
Mat Dimensions: 25x21x2 centimeters, and weight – 439 grams.
You can buy this gadget on the SourcingMap website for $ 36.99.
Now microphone connected to the computer is considered an irreplaceable attribute of a modern user. And it varies from the usual “clip” that can more or less a normal transmit sound when communicating online, to professional microphones used by podcasters. But there are microphones that stand out not only with their abilities but also design. USB Retro Microphone belongs to them.
First of all this microphone will delight all lovers of old technology, as implemented in the form of a microphone used in radio studios a few decades ago.
But the gadget is quite consistent with our time. The microphone has a built-in audio decoder, supports MSN, AOL, iChat, Skype and other popular applications, has a volume control button and plugs (mute).
This gadget weighs 151 grams and its dimensions are 88mm x 88mm x 210mm.
The microphone will go on sale in October. The approximate price of this retro microphone is $32.
Bubblehead Webcam does not only carry out its direct purpose – shoots video for transmission over a LAN or the Internet, but it is a good decoration for any desktop.
Head position of this camera, where, in fact, the lens can be adjusted to achieve the best possible review, but the hands are used for fixing the gadget, such as side or top of the monitor.
Bubblehead Webcam has a resolution of 1.3 megapixels, built-in microphone and a button that allows taking pictures. The gadget is available in green or pink colors, but you can buy it for about $50.
Karaoke has long been one of the most popular items in the organization of parties. But manufacturers of gadgets do not stop to improve this device. So welcome this new gadget: Karaoke Groove Station.
At first sight it’s a standard microphone with a few buttons. But in fact it’s a music center with 4 standard AA batteries.
When playing music you can change pace and high tones, if you cannot reproduce the original voice. In the case when the song originally performed the voice of the opposite sex, you use the “sex change” button. No, it will not change your gender; it will only adjust the music for you. For those who have a desire to hear how their voices would sound from a big stage, there is a button “Spatial Effect”.
“Harmony” button will effect a three-voiced presentation, and “Doubling” will allow you to sing a duet with yourself.
It looks like an excellent gadget for entertainment. But there are a couple of drawbacks. The music and lyrics of the karaoke are recorded on special cartridges and there you can find only English-language songs.
The price of this gadget is $100.
Today we are going to introduce a pen with a camera and microphone.
New spy toy called “DVR-BP” has been released by a Japanese Digital Cowboy company.
DVR-BP is equipped with a camera, microphone, battery, enough for two hours of continuous recording, and two gigabytes of memory for storing video.
Separately it is necessary to mention the convenience of interaction with the computer – DVR-BP features a standard USB connector.
The cost of the novelty is ¥17,800 (about $175), but you can only buy it on the site of the manufacturer (where everything is, unfortunately, in Japanese).
Keychains have different forms. But not all of them are able to perform the functions of similar devices.
New pendant microphone can truly serve for its intended purpose. Of course, it can’t be used for karaoke or performance of songs from the stage, can be used only as a voice recorder.
In this little gadget you can save just 10 seconds of recording, but this is enough to, for example, leave a reminder of the place where you park your car.
To use the microphone you are to click on the button Rec. To listen to tge recorded files – click Play. Simple and convenient.
You can buy this gadget for $12.99.
Probably every family is used to leave notes at home. For example, when a child goes somewhere, he/she writes that he/she will be at home by 7. Now, you can easily send SMS, and write everything that you need. But you can do it in a different way. This interesting novelty from AudioVox, which was announced recently, is designed only for this kind of notes.
First of all, it is a display, on which you can write something and erase, but in addition it is also a photo frame. But this is not the most interesting feature of the gadget. In addition, there is a special microphone to record audio messages and video camera for video messages. All messages can be tied to any date on your calendar and you can view them at an appropriate time.
For example, if mother goes somewhere, she can leave messages like “dinner is in the refrigerator”, and so on. And no longer will need to write any SMS messages.
This gadget will be available in three colors: white, silver,and black.
Two versions of this gadget are expected – with the possibility to record video ($200) and without this function ($160).