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(Published March 2018 in TechDirections Magazine)
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Samsung’s S-Wave focuses sound waves into a directional wave that can be projected as if the sound was a focused narrow beam of light. The light beam is a tool to help you understand how the sound is focused into a directional beam. Their directional sound beam, which is totally invisible, can only be heard if you are located in a physical sweet spot aligned with the beam of sound.
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CES 2018 New Products Reviewed
EARGO Max Hearing Aids Review (MSRP $2,500)
At CES 2018 I talked to the representatives of EARGO about their newest product the EARGO Max.I found their EARGO Max hearing aids, in a sense very similar to a high quality set of fully wireless earbuds. The earbuds boost the volume of your favorite tunes for personal listening and the EARGO Max boost the sound of your natural environment to compensate for your slight loss of hearing.
Kingston’s Nucleum 7 Ports From 1 USB-C
At CES 2018 Kingston introduced Nucleum. Plug it into any computer with a USB-C port to run your accessories. Use its charging port to charge your MacBook at the same time Nucleum’s other ports are running all your other accessories. The review shows all it can do and includes a link to a video that shows it in action.
OWC Thunderbolt 3
13 Ports From 1 USB-C
OWC Thunderbolt 3 provides connectivity needed if your occupation demands
the full transfer rate of thunderbolt USB-C 40 Gigabits per second - now found on the new iMac and the MacBook Pro. The review shows all it can do and includes a link to a video that shows it in action.
Jabra Elite 65t Earbuds
At CES 2018 Jabra released its newest completely wireless earbuds, the Jabra Elite 65t. These earbuds refine some of the design characteristics and features of their very successful Elite Sport earbuds that were released in 2017. The first thing our testing determined is that the Elite 65t will work equally as well with your Apple or Android smartphone. The full review goes into specific plus and minus features of these earbuds. See photo 1.
Sound Oasis BST-400
Sound Oasis has built the perfect product to blast your music during the day and help you sleep at night. It combines a Bluetooth Speaker with a white noise machine that runs 8 hours of sound masking recordings to help you sleep. Sound Oasis is a company that sells products designed to create the optimal sound conditions for a user to fall and stay asleep.
Kwilt Shoebox (MSRP $49.00)
The Kwilt Shoebox was designed to be your own personal cloud that will give you unlimited added storage for your phone. Simple directions to follow don’t always bring about the expected results. During my testing I found that the app from the Play Store could not properly complete the installation. I contacted the company and they sent me a link to download the beta version of their app from Crashlytics. This app version wasn't available from the play when this review went to press.