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Mini Digital/Analog Converter Makes Your Audio Listening Experience Better

April 27, 2012 Leave a comment

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Upgrade the Sound of Your Digital Music Stored on Your Computer:

Improving the sound quality of your listening experience can be an important thing for most people, especially if their using headphones as a means to entertain their ears. Not all notebooks and desktop computers come with a great soundcard, as usually the on-board integrated audio experience can lack luster leaving you wanting more. HiFiMAN has decided it’s time for that to change. Enter the HM-101, a USB Digital/Analog Converter (DAC) that takes the music stored on your notebook or desktop computer and reconverts it into an experience worth listening to. The HM-101 is extremely tiny (seriously, look at how small it is) and yet manages to do an amazing job at making your audio sound huge whether you’re using headphones, or are sending the signal to an amplifer or a set of speakers. One of the best features is that it utilizes USB and requires no battery, quickly making this external soundcard a more than valuable replacement for that pathetic integrated/onboard audio card you’ve been dealing with.

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The majority of computers today have decent on-board sound cards, however they provide a very lean and metallic sound. Perhaps this sound may work for some people but definitely not everyone. For those people who listen to music from their computer or laptop and demand a higher quality sound, replacing the sound card can be a quite an ordeal to replace and even then you may not achieve the sound that you are looking for. The HM-101 Sound Card by HiFiMan is an external USB sound card and a Digital Analog Converter (DAC). A DAC is a device that converts a digital, compressed music file and converts it to an analog signal. The DAC takes the digital output of a compatible audio player and converts the signal into an analog line-level output that can be fed into an amplifier to drive speakers.

The HM-101 is approximately half the size of a standard business card and does not require any batteries or charging. By simply plugging in the HM-101 into a USB drive, you will hear a noticeably cleaner, warmer, and fuller sounding audio. This unit is the perfect solution to making cheaper headphones sound better. If you’re in need of a simple, portable, no-frills audio solution to greatly improve the quality of your digital music- look no further. Read More

  • USB Digital Analog Converter (DAC)
  • Compact and portable
  • External USB soundcard

Power of the Sun Charges Your Power-Hungry Devices

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Versatile Charger Protects You from Being Stuck with a Dead Cell Phone Battery:

Dead mobile device got you down? Well perk up as the Sun is here to quench the thirst of your power-dehydrated mobile device. Hopefully some day human beings will obtain the ability to develop infinite energy (along with time travel), but until that day arrives we will have to rely on our big warm friend up in the sky for its glorious rays of sunshine. Keystone ECO knows this, so to take advantage of the Sun’s hospitality, they’ve developed the SC1500-001 Solar and USB Power PAK Charger. Simply put, the solar panel absorbs sunlight charging the built-in 15000mAh Lithium-Polymer battery which will then distribute its own life to your mobile device. Isn’t that nice? It’s small enough to fit in your pocket and comes with an assortment of adapters so you can be sure it can cover all your devices’ unique power-plug inserts. It also features an onboard battery check button and LED status light, as well as an integrated USB flip key so you can also charge via USB if the Sun doesn’t feel like showing itself on that day.

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If you’ve ever found yourself stuck with a dead cell phone battery and without a way to charge it in the foreseeable future then the Solar and USB Power PAK Charger from Keystone ECO is here to save the day. Most modern day handheld electronics have amazing features and capabilities but the downfall of all the increased technology in each device has been the fact that using it drains the battery quickly. Having a backup power source to recharge all of these devices now-a-days is a must especially for those always on the move who live on their handheld electronics. This Solar and USB Charger is roughly the size of Smartphone so it will easily fit in a pocket or purse while on the go. It can be charged either by exposing the solar panel to the sun or via USB port. To fully charge the Power PAK using only the sun will take roughly 5-6 hours making it ideal for strapping to a backpack while hiking or for a quicker charge full power can be reached in 3-4 hours via USB. The Power PAK Charger offers great peace of mind that you won’t be stuck with a dead phone because it can be pre-charged and stored in a convenient spot until needed. The charger is Apple certified to work with an iPod and iPhone and comes with a total of 5 connector tips allowing it to work with many more devices. It has a rated input and output of 5.0V, 600mA Max and battery capacity of 1500mAh. Read More

  • Apple certified to work with iPod and iPhone
  • Charges via solar panel or USB
  • LED status indicator to show charge
  • 5 included handheld electronic connector tips
  • Small enough for a pocket or purse

The Famed HiFiMAN RE-0s, the Headphones You NEED to Know About

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Quality, Durable High Performance Stereo Earphones:

I love posting about the audio products we carry over at SmartHome.com and it completely made my day to see that we are now carrying the famed HiFiMAN RE-0 in-ear headphones. “Amazing sound quality, in such an affordable package? How is this possible?!” …you ask. Well, I’m no engineer, but my guess is that HiFiMAN has a bit of magic going on over at their factory. These headphones truly deliver sound quality that rivals some of the much more expensive offerings of other renowned high-end manufacturers. The RE-0s can keep up with the best with its powerful 9mm driver featuring a Neodymium magnet which pumps out a frequency range of 15Hz to 22kHz for incredible lows and crystal clear highs. Durable construction sums up this quality set of audio awesomeness with its PPE tangle resistant cable and metal housing. For the price and the sound quality provided, these headphones are in a class of their own.

Here’s more essential info on these awesome headphones:

Touted by reviewers as one of the best values in headphones, the RE-0 is a high performance stereo in-ear headphone, featuring a powerful 9mm driver with Neodymium magnet. The stereo ear pieces are manufactured from a durable metal and the cable is made from tangle resistant polyphenylene ether (PPE) plastic. The superior dynamic drivers provide the kind of smooth and transparent middle range that you typically only get with much higher priced earphones. The in-ear design of the RE-0 puts you closer to the music by offering 15-20 dB of passive isolation, which adds up to less distracting ambient noise that could interfere with your music. Its 64Ω impedance makes it compatible with both portable music players and headphone amplifiers. The RE-0 comes supplied with various sized replacement silicone tips to ensure a comfortable fit. Read More

  • Powerful 9mm driver with Neodymium magnet
  • High performance stereo in-ear headphone
  • 15 – 20dB of passive noise isolation
  • High quality metal earpieces
  • Tangle resistant polyphenylene ether (PPE) plastic

Turn an iPhone 4 or 4S into a Waterproof Underwater Camera

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Keystone ECO WP4S-BLK-001 Waterproof Smartphone MarineCase, BlackThe mortal enemy of the Smartphone has always been water. The iPhone acts as a lifeline to the world and is in their owner’s possession at all times of the day but what happens when you want to go to the beach? How about the pool? Or what about boating? The list goes on and on and in all instances a decision must be made to either safely leave your iPhone behind where sand, water and other elements won’t hurt it or bring it with and hope nothing happens. Now, with a Waterproof Smartphone MarineCase from Keystone ECO water, sand, snow and dirt will no longer be a deterrent but instead a welcome friend. Designed to work specifically with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S this case is IP58 certified to protect against the elements so that lifeline to the world can safely go everywhere you do. For example, take pictures and video while snorkeling and upload them online for everyone to see without even getting out of the water.

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The Tools You Need to Keep Your Underground Sprinkler System Running Like New

April 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Orbit Irrigation 26098 Six Piece Sprinkler Repair and Installation Tool KitThe Orbit Irrigation 26098 Six Piece Tool Set is perfect for maintenance and installation of your underground sprinkler system. Don’t wait for a problem to happen, always have the right tools on hand for the job. This complete kit includes a plastic nipple extractor handle, a 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch nipple extractor heads, a ½ inch to 1 inch PVC cutting tool, sprinkler head adjustment screwdriver, and a roll of pipe thread seal tape.

  • For maintenance and installation of sprinkler systems
  • Durable construction from the finest materials
  • Designed for outdoor use with cold water only

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