Published December 4, 2009
Gadgets , Good news , Life
Tags: Bluetooth, Deaf, Disability, Gadget, Hearing, Hearing Aid, Oticon, Technology, Wireless
Oticon ConnectLine system Streamer
Have a problem hearing your favorite TV show? As a follow-up on the wildly popular Bluetooth Hearing Aids post, thought the readers would like to know about a new product for bluetooth hearing aid lovers. Oticon has launched a new high-tech wireless device that helps hearing aid users sync up to their favorite technology. It’s called the Oticon ConnectLine system. Bluetooth technology has already been known for successfully syncing up to cell phones, music players, and PCs. However, the Oticon ConnectLine system now offers a solution for those who wish to stream audio from their TV and landline phones directly to their hearing aids.
Oticon ConnectLine Phone Adaptor
There are two components offered in the system: the ConnectLine Phone Adaptor and the ConnectLine TV Adaptor. Connecting these systems is a small device that the hearing aid wearer wears called the Streamer. The small device syncs with either Adaptor. For example, once the TV Adaptor connects to the audio output of a TV, the user can do a one-time pairing that allows the devices to connect. This in turn allows the user to hear anywhere within a 30-foot range, similar to how the iCom device works with a cellphone. Same method works for the Phone Adaptor.
Oticon ConnectLine TV Adaptor
The ConnectLine System currently only works with the following hearing aids: Oticon Dual, Epoq and Vigo Connect. For more information about the new wireless options from Oticon, visit OticonUSA.
I personally haven’t tried the system, but if you have, how is the sound quality? I’m curious if the streaming audio truly is high-quality without interruptions.
This modern stainless steel appliance is the perfect excuse to play with your food. You can carve designs into orange rinds as well as other citrus fruits. It’s shallow enough that it won’t puncture into the actual orange fruit itself, so carve away! Available at Alessi for $27.00.
Published August 5, 2009
Design , Food , Gadgets , Wedding
Tags: Gadget, Kitchen, Measuring, Registry, SmartMeasure Cup, Wedding, Yanko Design
No more bending down to measure your ingredients! This measuring cup gives you precise measurements while cooking in your kitchen. Check out the SmartMeasure Cup at YankoDesign soon to be sold in stores this Fall, thanks to Taylor Kitchenware for picking it up. Hm, I wouldn’t mind having this on my wedding registry!
Published February 23, 2009
Design , Gadgets , Good news , Life , Web Design , Work
Tags: Apple, Computer, Creative, Design, Designer, Desk, Gadget, Mac, Web Design, Work
Can we say SOLD?! I’m so digging this designer’s workstation, called the “Novanta Designers Workstation” by Luke Riggall. It’s full of functional features, including:
- USB and Audio Hub
- Monitor Stand
- iPod Dock
- Power Strip
- Cable Channelling
- K/B & Mouse
- Drawing Utensil Drawer
- Electrical Equipment Drawer
- Laptop/A3 Paper Drawer
Check it out at YankoDesign.
Published February 23, 2009
Design , Food , Gadgets , Life , Random
Tags: Cooka, Cooking, Designer, Gadge, Gadget, Kitchen, Maurizio Maiorana, Stove, Yanko Design
Came across this retro-looking table top stove that folds up and stows away easily. It’s called the “Cooka.” Here’s an excerpt from Yanko Design:
“Cooka takes away the theory that silver is only meant for cutlery and ornamental purposes. This unique tabletop electrical cooking device uses silver in its design quite generously. Banking on its thermal conductivity properties, the cooking plates use the metal effectively to heat up the utensils fast and cool down the unit even faster.
The distinctive design of Cooka makes it resemble a table mat and quite like it, you can fold it up and stow it away, till the next cooking session. The silver plates are surrounded by tiny holes that constantly blow out a stream of hot air around the utensil, so that excess heat is not lost during cooking”
Read more at YankoDesign.
Here’s a long preview of the Palm Pre, the phone that’s making Palm actually worth your consideration again.
read more | digg story
Click here for Vnunet.com’s assesment of the product, which unveiled in Las Vegas, NV on January 8th, 2009.
If I had an iPhone, I’d so want one of these stands. Probably serves no real purpose other than the fact that it incorporates the iMac’s look.