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Computers

PhotoFast flashdrive speedily shuffles data between Lightning and USB 3.0 devices

When it comes to portable gadgets, small, fast, and capable are ideal attributes to look for. Devices that are compatible across multiple platforms also provide users the added benefits of convenience and consolidation. PhotoFast's latest accessory, the i-FlashDrive Max USB 3.0, merges those desirable features into an ultra-small, ultra-speedy flash drive for fast data transfer between Mac, iOS, Windows, and Linux systems.Read More

Music

Jambé offers 10 zones of percussive playability

The Jambé takes bits of electronic drums, hand bangers and finger tappers and mashes them all up into one traditional-looking percussive instrument. Its makers say that a special combination of materials and sensors allow it to read every playing nuance, transforming the mighty wallop of a drum stick into thunderous sounds or a gentle tinkle from light finger taps with the help of an iPad or iPhone processing brain.Read More

Music

Zivix adds hexaphonic pickup and Bluetooth to pocket string picker

There are many iOS apps that offer onscreen versions of musical instruments and, though a convenient way to practice chord positions or to quickly jot down a song idea, they can be a pretty poor substitute for the real thing. In 2013, Zivix launched a successful crowdfunding campaign to bring a backpack-friendly MIDI guitar designed for the mobile musician called the JamStik to production. Now the company is back with an improved mini guitar that boasts better picking detection and processing speed, and uses Bluetooth LE instead of Wi-Fi to keep surfing channels open while playing.Read More

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