The Way Wireless Music Should Sound

To hear music at the highest level requires a couple of factors. One, that the vessel being used, AKA the speaker, and two, that the sound file itself is high quality.

Here at CES they’re featuring the super Hi-Fi wireless speaker system, Bluesound.

This smart music system allows you to play music through a series of wirelessly connected speakers placed throughout the house.  The Bluesound speakers sync up to play the same song but can also be set to have a different song playing in every room of the house.  The high-res audio is beyond compare with other smart speaker systems on the market.  Now to solve the second issue, the sound file itself…

MQA is a new technology that delivers a listening experience as close to the artist’s original performance as possible. To do this they take the original master recording of the song and put it through their encapsulation process to preserve all the nuances of the sounds.  It can then be streamed or downloaded. This is the way that music is supposed to sound. In their own words “Our hearing is incredibly adept at determining where a sound is coming from. As sounds reach us, microseconds apart, our brains build a 3D sonic ‘picture’. It’s this same capability that allows us to position the individual instruments by their sound at a live performance. It’s also why live music feels so powerful and emotive, and why recorded music often feels flat in comparison. MQA IS THE FIRST TECHNOLOGY TO CAPTURE THIS CRUCIAL TIMING INFORMATION – TO TRANSPORT YOU TO THE ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE.”

Bluesound and MQA work hand in hand to deliver the highest quality sounds imaginable.  Bluesound goes for $299 while MQA will be announcing their streaming partners in the near future.

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Cocoon Innovations

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Smart Designed Device Bags

The number of devices and accessories that the average person tends to own is staggering. Between tablets, phones, smart watches, and laptops – add in the chargers for each and it can get overwhelming. And at CES 2016, just when we were struggling to wrangle all of our equipment and devices, just when we thought all hope was lost, we found the Cocoon Innovations booth. With their unique Grid-it system you can keep all of your tech necessities organized while keeping them safe at the same time. We happen to know a device addict or fifty that could use this kind of organization in their lives.

Grid-it is a unique weave of rubberized elastic bands made specifically to hold personal objects firmly in place. However, Grid-it stands out because it goes beyond just tech.  With this unique Grid-it organizer you can pack everything from make-up and medicine to glasses and toothbrushes, and everything in between. Grid-It will take care of everything you need organized. And once you packed it, your items will be safe and secure until you are ready to use them again. It is extremely versatile and practical.

To top it off, it looks good. The Cocoon line has fashion covered. There’s a wide variety of choices but their fashion-sense is especially evident when you look at their new Urban Adventure line with it’s modern and rugged design. This new line is suitable for iPads, tablets, laptops, Macbooks and much more. You can purchase a wide array of products for each necessity. They also come as a sling, sleeve, bag, backpack, and even a convertible carry on travel backpack.

The Urban Adventure line, which is the new jewel in their crown, its products that range from $149.99 all the way down to $39.99.  Stop by today to explore everything Cocoon has to offer.

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Level Tool Advanced

MAD Products

Level On Your Phone

Ever download an app that is so convenient it makes you wonder how you ever lived without it?  Here is an app that is definitely one of those.  It’s called Level Tool Advanced and it is used to ensure that all of your projects are level.

It accurately measures vertically, horizontally, and also at surface level. Most free level apps on the market don’t offer a free surface level feature.  The app has a hold button, which can hold degree measurements so you don’t need to worry about remembering them or writing them down. It’s efficient for those involved in construction or interior design or even for people who are just trying to hang something on a wall for home decor. Level Tool Advanced works exceptionally well and is made for alignments of picture frames, walls, boards, door frames, furniture and more.

One other thing that makes this app unique is its calibrating feature. You can calibrate each bubble level to whichever device you’re using the app on.  They also have a pro version, which has the added inclinometer feature. The inclinometer measures pitch and slope, which is crucial for certain jobs. This feature also ensures that there 100% accuracy in leveling objects. It has simple setup instructions, which provides not only clarity but also efficiency as well. Other great features include: surface level, horizontal bubble level, vertical bubble level, HOLD button to hold degree measurements, custom calibration buttons, easy to understand instructions screen, share features, AND a great contact us feature as well!

This app has got 4.5 out of 5 ratings on iTunes already. You can go to the store and buy a bulky $10 level or, you can get a 100% accurate and mobile one, that fits in your pocket for only $1.99. The free and pro versions are available on iOS, on the App store.Head to the App Store to download the Level Tool Advanced today.

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Crystal Cable


High Quality Audio

There are speakers and headphones for any need, but we can’t help but love the high end audio and tech equipment we find at CES.  One company that we stumbled upon is Crystal Cable. They use high quality materials to create high end cables, speakers, and other electronics.

“Cables is a very specific product in our audio. Many people think that it is not so important, but it is one of the most important things. It is connecting electronics to the speakers, so, transferring the music, and our main goal is to present music, closest to live music. Arabesque Minissimo is the first model of these speakers, it’s on the market now for more than a year. We decided to take it to a higher level using now a real diamond tweeter which is the most accurate reproducer for high frequencies. We also applied monocrystal wiring inside and improved the crossover as well. The main thing for me, I used to be a musician, so the main thing for me is making a hi-fi products, transferring the music as live as possible and having an aesthetic design which fits in each interior.”

Crystal Cable’s speakers, like the Arabesque Minissimo and the Minissimo Diamond, not only excel in the acoustics department but they’re good looking.

“As the name suggests, Crystal Cable started by creating and manufacturing radical new cable designs, exploiting the unique metallurgy developed by sister company Siltech. But those designs soon developed a life and reputation of their own, rapidly evolving and stretching the performance envelope, winning multiple high-end audio awards around the globe. Yet, just as technology can stretch performance, so it can broaden applications. The powerful instrumentation and CAD tools that helped develop those world-beating cables also created the stunning Crystal Cable loudspeakers. Their striking shape and structure isn’t just about looks, it’s fundamental to their performance. The cables inside them, even inside the crossover, use our superb conductors and technology. Combine that knowledge and experience and you have products that perform brilliantly, that used as a system are greater than the sum of the parts. The Crystal Cable product families – bringing music to your ears.”

If you want to purchase a speaker or another electronic device from Crystal Cable, head to, or

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Prevent Corrosion And Damage

Accidents and property destruction occur too often from damage caused by water and other corrosive elements. Corrosive water is a term used to describe “aggressive” or “hard” water that can dissolve materials with which it comes in contact. While aggressive water is usually not dangerous to consume by itself, it can cause serious drinking water quality problems by dissolving metals from plumbing systems. According to a recent study done by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health “In the past five decades or so evidence has been accumulating about an environmental factor, which appears to be influencing mortality, in particular, cardiovascular mortality, and this is the hardness of the drinking water. In addition, several epidemiological investigations have demonstrated the relation between risk for cardiovascular disease, growth retardation, reproductive failure, and other health problems and hardness of drinking water or its content of magnesium and calcium. In addition, the acidity of the water influences the reabsorption of calcium and magnesium in the renal tubule. Not only, calcium and magnesium, but other constituents also affect different health aspects.”

There are a few products out there that work to protect against such damage but when it comes to quality and performance, all-American made MAD products have them beat.  MAD which stands for Marine Armor Defense has a line of all-green, single-component, water-based protection products that can be used on virtually any material, including metal, concrete, wood, foam and even glass.  MAD Armor protects against rust, corrosion, mold and mildew. Not only will it water proof, but it’s acid and fire resistant too.

Originally MAD developed these products for use on ships which experience some of the harshest environments, but their application stretches beyond the sea.  The secret to MAD is its strength. MAD Armor has the ability to stretch to 700% and can withstand up to 1,500 PSI. Also, thermal protection prevents it getting over 105 degrees.  In addition to MAD Armor, there is MAD Shark for your floors and MAD Grip for your handrails. All of these products work to extend asset life and can be applied during or after initial construction to prevent future damage and lower maintenance costs. Those are just a few of the products in their arsenal. To find out more about MAD products check out

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The Discreet Breast Pump

CES was full of innovative technology that appeals to tons of different demographics. New moms or expecting moms were not overlooked. In fact, we found an entire baby section but one new invention stood out from the rest. Most new moms want to breastfeed, but nearly 90% of working women stop breastfeeding earlier than they planned.  Freemie cups are a new product that is changing the game for working moms globally. These innovative breast pumps allow women to pump with their shirt on. We caught up with Freemie’s founders in the BabyTech hall at CES.

“In the world we live in, most women have to go back to work. And using a breast pump at work, where they have to pump two or three times a day, thirty to forty five minutes at a crack is a lot of work. Almost 90% of women give up breastfeeding sooner than they had planned when they go back to work because it’s too hard to use a breast pump. So, with our innovation, the Freemie cups, we just focused on trying to make it easier for women to use a breast pump at work.”

Now women can pump when they need to, where they need to.

“So, we’ve designed these cups and we’re working on making them compatible to work with every single breast pump on the market. So, if a woman already has a breast pump she doesn’t have to spend a fortune to be able to use that pump where she needs to, when she needs to.”

“We are striving to advance breastfeeding by making the breast pump compatible with modern life. At our core, we believe pumping should be easier for moms. We understand that a great need is not being met, and this is our calling.”

If you’re a new or expecting mother or you know someone who is, head to to learn more about the right Freemie set up for you, today.

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Portable Phone Charging and Data Sharing

With an overwhelming amount of new tech products follow an endless line of accessories to support them, making it difficult for many startups or new products to stand out.  However, an Australian brand, PlusUs, is succeeding in catching people’s attention with innovative and stylish products. Among them include LifeLink, LifeCard, and LifeShare.

LifeLink is the world’s thinnest USB charging cable that fits right in your wallet or on a key ring. It’s got an ultra portable charge and sync cable and it quite convenient.  LifeCard is an ultra-slim power bank that can power up your smartphone on the go. It’s about the size of 3 credit cards stacked on top of eachother but size is not reflective of its power in this case– depending on your device it can charge 50-80% of your phone and it has a built in cable. For an iPhone 5 it can charge up to 80%, iPhone 6 around 65% and and iPhone 6 plus charges around 40%. Conveniently you can also charge the device while you charge LifeCard. Lastly, LifeStar is a product that connects two android devices together so they can share power and data.  It is tangle free and very durable. The cord is made with a metal shield and double stitched materials. They come in all different styles and colors as well. The applications for the LifeStar are diverse and could be so useful in multiple different scenarios, such as sharing presentations with colleagues without using up your data or waiting on Wi-Fi or sharing photos with friends and family in a simple and quick way.

These are only a few examples of gadget accessories and portable designs PlusUs has to offer. One bonus in buying accessories from PlusUs is that with each purchase the company donates to a charitable project of the customer’s choice.

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