Archive for December, 2014

Happy Holidays from Cutegeek!

by on December 24th, 2014

IMG_6296.JPGWe want to wish you all Happy Holidays and New year! Throughout the past 5+ years our cutegeek fans have been and are still amazing- you are our gift every year! We enjoy your interest in our product reviews, feedback and your interest at every tech event we attend.

Our gift to you this year is not only love to our cutegeeker fans but more tech product reviews for 2015 plus a full CES 2015 play-by-play by yours truly! (follow me @nrpena or @cutegeek for CES).

We hope you all have a safe and joyous Holiday Season and geek out!

 

 

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Press Release: X PlusOne: World’s fastest quadcopter aerial camera drone

by on December 22nd, 2014

I have to be honest I am infatuated with Drones! When I was at ACL there was a fierce amount of them in the sky and I was jealous I wasn’t the owner of one of them…That being said introducing the X PlusOne: World’s fastest quadcopter aerial camera drone…I want one!

 

X PlusOne: World’s fastest quadcopter aerial camera drone

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The X PlusOne is a revolutionary hybrid drone that combines the ability for both stabilized hover and remarkably fast forward flight.

Key Features

• A speed demon: Need to follow a fast subject or want some super-cool flybys? The patent-pending design of the X PlusOne has you covered by its ultra-fast cruise mode with speeds over 60 mph (100 kph).

• The hover ship: A stable quadcopter when you need it for tight takeoffs and landings or when shooting stills.
• Easy to fly: Stabilized in both hover and cruise modes. Auto recovery switch ensures that if you get in trouble, one flip of a switch will put the craft into auto-level hover.
• Expandable for the pro: If you’re already an expert, disable stabilization for amazing aerobatics, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced with an RC aircraft.
• Ultimate GoPro accessory: With multiple options for mounting GoPro action cameras, your inner aerial cinematographer will never be in want with the X PlusOne.
• Stable camera platform: Optimized control algorithms and an optional 2-axis brushless camera gimbal mean you get rock-solid, silky-smooth aerial video and stills.
• Ready to fly – and film: Ready To Fly and Film packages give you everything you need to keep up with the action. All Ready To Fly packages include the assembled X PlusOne, motors and electronics, 2.4 GHz transmitters, battery, and charger. The Ready To Film packages also throw in a micro DV or GoPro Hero camera!
• Safe: The X PlusOne is rich in safety features including Safe-Arm and Auto-Recovery.
Specifications
• Dimensions: 32.5 x 19 x 14 inches
• Flying weight: 2.8 lbs
• Patent-pending hybrid quadcopter flying wing design
• Speed range: hover – 60 mph (100 kph)
• Flight time: 10-15 minutes
• Breaks down for easy transportation
• Optional 2-axis brushless gimbal for GoPro
• Optional fixed GoPro mount
• Optional fixed micro DV camera
• Optional GoPro Hero HD action camera

The X PlusOne feels right at home hovering with the multi-rotors or skimming the treetops at blistering speeds! Currently available on Kickstarter, early backers will be able to pre-order a DIY Kit for $199 or ready to fly X-PlusOne for $479.

xCraft, recently out of stealth, has designed an entirely new UAV airframe built to support the variable needs for drone buyers. Combining both VTOL design aspects and fast, efficient forward flight, the xCraft X PlusOne is a drone in the market that is unique. More information about xCraft can be found athttp://xcraft.io

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

by on December 17th, 2014

10864594_10152666268684125_466549091_oIt’s days before Christmas and you are now in full panic mode as you haven’t completed your Holiday shopping list. Thoughts roll through your brain and clearly logic goes out the window as you ask yourself:

What do I get all the kiddos/ teens? What’s cool now-a-days?

What do I buy for the person that has everything (especially if they have an Amazon Prime account)?

Dang it who created Secret Santa? WHY? (there is always a price cap that frankly everyone goes over on and you don’t want to be that person with the lame gift).Addidas Ball

The list goes on and on but never fear cutegeek is here and ready to help you with some products for the geek in your life!

Micoach Smart Ball from Adidas is the perfect gift for the soccer geek! The Micoach Smart Ball is a soccer ball that contains an integrated sensor inside the ball that detects speed, Kareokespin, strike and flight path data and instantly relays kick data to the miCoach app on your Apple device running iOS 7 or higher via Bluetooth 4.0. It currently goes for $200.00 on the Adidas site and they have free shipping till 12/18/2014.

The Singing Machine Bluetooth Digital Audio Streaming Karaoke System is for those who love karaoke regardless if they sing or not this is a new spin on karaoke at home!  It has a built-in 7″ TFT LCD color monitor, microphone and SD port for real-time video camera recording (MP4/AVI formats) . A keyboard/guitar input jack with a separate volume control lets you plug in your accessory instrument (sold separately), and the 7″screen offers easy viewing. RCA output jacks to connect to your TV for scrolling lyrics (TV not included) to view your performancSony headpe on a big screen. The built-in USB port lets you choose from over thousands of Karaoke videos to download.  It is available on their site for and on sale for $149.99 (usually runs about $210.00).

Sony’s Wireless Bluetooth and Noise Cancelling Headset MDR-ZX550 – As much as I love the sound quality of Beats; most of us can’t spend $300 for headphones. Introducing Sony’s Wireless Bluetooth and Noise Cancelling Headset MDR-ZX550The MDR-ZX550 headphones driver unit has 30 mm closed/dynamic and the frequency response has a range via Bluetooth/NFC mode at 20 – 20,000 Hz. Most impbraven-mira-water-resistant-home-speaker-black-c_1ortantly is the noise cancellation with a total noise suppression of approx: 10 dB (when power is on). It is currently $129.99 on the Sony site.

BRAVEN: Mira the World’s Most Versatile Hi-Fi Water Resistant Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. For years I have been saying I wish I could take conf. calls in the shower (us women like to multi-task), low and behold my wishes came true. The Mira comes with integrated kickstand and plastic hook. It has an IPX5 water resistant rating and built-in noise-canceling microphone for speaDronekerphone functionality. Though it is Bluetooth is also comes with a 3.5 mm line in AUX port as well. It has continuous wireless audio playing for up to 10 hours and available in light blue, light pink and color combinations. It is $99.99 and available on their site

The Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone XCTOY-QVDRON shoots 720p HD video and 3MP images to a Micro SD card2.4GHz control for wireless range up to 330ft. It’s designed to fly in any direction with its 4-axis and lightweight yet durable construction. The Easy-Fly Gyro Technology provides stability and the 6-way multi-directional flying includes up/down, forward/backward, Fashion Bluetooth Speakerleft and right turns. The Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone XCTOY-QVDRON is powered by built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery & recharged via remote control. It is available at Fry’s for $89.99 at Fry’s.

Fashion Bluetooth Speaker Purse – Pink Polka Dot for your stylish cutegeek! This Bluetooth portable fashion purse speaker streams your music from up to 30 ft away. Users can listen, control music and take calls directly from the wireless speaker (though I think it would be hilarious to see someone talking to their purse in public). It is currently on sale with free shipping for $67.99 on their site.

Chic Bud’s Slim Power Portable Phone Charger is perfect for ladies on the go! The Slim Power is similar in size and shape to a standard credit card, Slim and will fit into any purse, wallet, pocket or clutch! It comes in 4 different patterns and available on their site at $24.99.

Ornament1 SkyviewAcoustic Research 1-Speaker 3-Watt Portable Speaker Ornament for the Holiday Enthusiast! The portable speaker ornament is a high quality Bluetooth speaker that you can play your music directly from your smartphone or tablet. It is compatible Android™, iPhone™, iPad™ compatible and rechargeable battery gives you hours of play time. It’s currently available at Lowes for $17.97.

The Skyview– A specially-designed clip in SkyView’s base fits over and into the latch of most seat-back tray tables, and also works as a stand on your tray table. Let’s face it sometimes we can’t fly first class or the seats don’t have the mini TV’s on the back or worse they don’t have the greatest movie selection. The SkyView’s   adjustable cradle grips your media player, smartphone or compact e-reader tablet  (up to 5.25″ x 8″) so you can watch/listen to your own media. It runs for $19.99 on their site.

CrayonCrayola and Griffin’s Trace & Draw is perfect for our young cutegeekers! Using a sheet of paper and the light from your tablet, you can create your own coloring pages. The Trace & Draw app (a free download from the iTunes App Store or Google Play) contains dozens of pictures so your little artists can make their own coloring pages. It currently goes for $19.99 and available on their site.

To learn about the Shipping Shock: 8 Ways to Dodge Delivery Fees (created by Andrea Woroch) check out my examiner article here.

I hope this list helps and all the cutegeekers and geeks alike have a lovely holiday! Cheers from all of us at Cutegeek!

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Happy Cyber Monday Cutegeek Fans!

by on December 1st, 2014

I did have a very long list of sites and products for you all this year but when I pressed publish it deleted it(bad case of the Mondays) therefore here is a shorter version of some links and products for Cyber Monday:

  • 5 Best Apps for Saving Money on Cyber Monday at daily finance.

  • Cybermonday2014.com for online shopping deals and coupon codes plus they are featuring 48-51% off Beats By Dre In-Ear Headphones
  • CyberMonday.com highlights the best deals from over 800 online retailers
  • Also take advantage of Free Shipping Day sales on Dec. 18: not only do retailers offer free shipping with delivery by Dec. 24, but many offer extra discounts for more value.
  • All day on Cyber Monday, consumers will be able to purchase a PoP’n battery pack that charge iPhones or Android phones for only one cent, plus shipping.  These chargers typically cost between $49.99 and $59.99. Orders can be placed at http://www.power-skin.com/popn/ and the code “penny” must be entered at checkout.

I will add more throughout the day and also throughout the season I will be doing product reviews and a holiday gift guide! Happy Cyber Monday and go get your cyber shop on!

 

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