Mobile musicians wanting to feed signals from a guitar, microphone or MIDI keyboard into a music creation app running on an iPhone, iPad or Mac will likely have to carry around a few different interface units in their kit bag. The iRig PRO from IK Multimedia lightens the load by squeezing instrument, vocal and MIDI inputs into one portable device.
Israeli graphics company Lucid looks set to announce that its software has been licensed by Samsung, and will extend the battery life of the the new Galaxy Note 10.1
considerably. Company President Offir Remez tells Gizmag his technology can increase the battery life of mobile devices between 50 and 100 percent when used for gaming.
With Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy Note 3
, owners of the Note 2 might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Is it worth the upgrade? Or should you snag the older model if your local carrier discounts it to clear stock? Let Gizmag try to help, as we compare the specs and features of 2013's Galaxy Note 3 and 2012's Galaxy Note 2
Sony has shown off a new entry into the evergrowing connected watch segment in the form for the Sony SmartWatch 2. Unveiled at IFA 2013, the SmartWatch 2 is billed as the first NFC watch that is resistant to water, which could be big for buyers who lead an active lifestyle.
Unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 3
and Galaxy Gear
, the 2014 edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 has hardware that's as solid as any you'll find in a full-sized tablet.
IFA! After a packed-to-the-rafters Samsung Unpacked event, Gizmag wasted no time (or as little time as was reasonable given the free bar) in trying out both Samsung's new Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
and the Galaxy Note 3
. Read on to find out our first impressions of the new hardware.
The ability to shoot Ultra HD 4K video is no longer limited just to cinema- or broadcast-specific video cameras – or to the GoPro HERO3 Black edition
, for that matter. Today at IFA 2013, Sony unveiled the FDR-AX1E, which is the first of the company’s 4K-capable Handycams.
We've known for a while now that just about every company under the sun is making a smartwatch. Apple
, Google, LG ... you name the manufacturer, and it probably a wrist-based computer in the works. Sometimes there's something to be said for being first, though, and Samsung just beat out the other major mobile manufacturers. Say hello to the well-leaked, but no less intriguing, Samsung Galaxy Gear.
The term "phablet" became something of a household name during the last couple of years. Though we've seen some solid entries from other companies
, Samsung's Galaxy Note
line deserves full credit for popularizing the giganto-phones. Today the company announced the 2013 edition of its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 3.
As any regular Gizmag reader will know, there’s currently quite an assortment of add-on lenses available for smartphone cameras. The problem is, no matter how good those lenses may be, the light ultimately ends up having to squeeze through the phone’s own tiny lens, to be processed by the phone’s tiny sensor. Sony is taking a fresh approach, however, with its much-rumored but just-officially-announced Cyber-shot QX series of lens-style cameras.