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NOMAD chargers

by on December 29th, 2015

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Have a Happy New Year from Cutegeek!

by on December 28th, 2015

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We hope all our cutegeek fans have a FABULOUS New Years! Looking back over the past year and all these pictures I realized I had some amazing experiences plus cool products I got to review in 2015.

We want to thank all the companies or brands who sends us products to reviews and inviting us to events in 2015. We would also like to truly thanks all our fans who read our site and send nice notes on how much they love cutegeek.

In 2016 I promise will be even more exciting then 2015 with more product reviews, attending events like CES, SXSW, E3, Comic Con with Shatner as the host, ACL, and maybe the Napa Valley Film festival.

Here at cutegeek we wish you all a Happy New Year and a reminder to be safe! Uber it or have a DD if you can especially if you are in Austin. Thanks again to all the PR agencies, Start-ups, and most importantly our fans; without you all our site would not be as successful.

Cheers to 2016!

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Have a Happy New Years from Nina

by on December 28th, 2015

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Nina is CES 2016 Bound

by on December 15th, 2015

CES Logo 2016Its official I’m going to the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2016 and covering it for Cutegeek, Examiner, and for the first time Hi-Tech Chic! I finally settled on flights and booked them! I think this flyer I got in the mail just made me realize I’m going to Vegas baby! I will only be at CES January fifth through the seventh, basically for Pepcom’s Digital Experience and Showstoppers so I don’t have to run around the convention center.CES pamplet

Pepcom’s Digital Experience and Showstoppers are my favorite events; it gives press the unique opportunity to see the latest and greatest of technology before it’s displayed or more up close than at the convention center.  Most of the people and products I personally want to view are usually at these two shows. I will also be doing some one off evening cocktail parties January the fifth and the sixth.

To my media friends; I have received over 500 email requests. I’m not sure how I got so popular but I’m only one person so I will start responding to those I will meet up with. Note I will not being going to the convention center only attending Pepcom’s Digital Experience and Showstoppers.

To check out what CES shenanigans I will be up to you can follow me on twitter at @nrpena, @cutegeek, and @hitechchic OR to get the recap or new posts about my CES 2016 experience check back on Cutegeek, Examiner, and Hi-Tech Chic.

So wish me luck and let the games begin!!

All information was provided by CES, Showstoppers and Pepcom’s sites.

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Gift Guide for Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Speakers

by on December 7th, 2015

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I got in allot of Bluetooth speakers to check out that are all in different price. I decided besides just photo’s I would record each product to the same song and same sound frequency to see the difference of them all. I chose the song Everlong by the foo fighters because I thought it would be great since it goes from slow to rock in the first 30 seconds plus I love Dave Grohl (who doesn’t).

Below you will find videos and specs of the 5 speakers so you can decide which one is right for your price point.ECOPEBBLE

Ecogear Pebbe Bluetooth Waterpoof Wireless Speaker is the perfect speaker for the outdoor adventurous music lover. It’s definitely rugged and I have tried it in the water playing music which for being under water the sound quality was not that bad. The Ecogear Pebbe Bluetooth Waterpoof Wireless Speaker has an easy plug and play it feature which means after I synced my Bluetooth the my phone and bingo it started working immediately. It currently goes for $59.99 their site and comes in three colors: orange, blue, or black.

 

Specs for the Ecogear Pebbe Bluetooth Waterpoof Wireless Speaker

  • IPX7 Waterproof. Fully submersible in Water
  • Rugged, Waterproof and Floating Bluetooth Speaker
  • Bluetooth Wireless Audio Connection for use with Smartphones and other Smart Devices
  • 5 Watt Full-fidelity Mono Speaker
  • Top Panel Control Buttons: Power, Bluetooth Pairing, Volume +/-, and Speakerphone Answer
  • Built in Battery: Lithium Rechargeable, 7 hour play or talk time (actual time may varies due to volume and song selection)
  • Aux-In Audio Connection
  • Mounting Options via ¼ 20” Camera mount screw post
  • Nylon Lanyard & Carabineer Clip

EU

UE ROLL is so far the best speaker for me personally. It’ circular shape offers a 360 audio experience and had stronger base then the others I tried (besides the Sonos). Since the speaker is water proof it also comes with a floatation device to hold the speaker perfectly. Since its wireless and Bluetooth plus being water resistant this is the perfect speaker for the lake. It’s currently on com and the pricing starts at $89.00.

 

Specs for UE ROLL

  • Dimensions – Diameter5.3 in
  • Enclosure Color Sugarplum
  • First Seen On Google Shopping June 2015
  • Speaker TypeActive
  • Frequency Response108 – 20000 Hz
  • Output Level (SPL)85 dB
  • Audio AmplifierIntegrated
  • Connectivity InterfacesBluetooth
  • Bluetooth ProfilesAdvanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Transmission Range66 ft
  • Additional FeaturesWater resistant , 360 degree omni-directional, USB charging
  • Driver DetailsSpeaker : 1 x bass driver – 2″ Speaker : 2 x tweeter driver – 3/4″
  • Connector TypeAudio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )
  • Included AccessoriesStrap
  • Run Time (Up To)9 hour(s)
  • TypeSpeaker battery – rechargeable – lithium ion

The AYL Soundfit IPX5 Water Resistant Speaker was a pleasant surprise. Though I think the casing is a bit clunky the sound is great and the greatest feature is you can hang in the shower so you can rock out (believe you me I will be using this in the shower till I have to give it back). It’s also great for those who are active bicyclist, runners, hikers, and climbing since its shock proof. It’s currently $29.00 on Amazon but only 2 are left!AYL

Specs for AYL Soundfit IPX5

  • 5-watt audio for stronger bass and higher quality sound.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • The outdoor & shower range is 33 feet, so you can listen to your device even when it’s far away
  • High capacity battery that can provide up to 12 hours of endless music, even at 80% volume.
  • The Bluetooth speakers outdoor model can be recharged in just 3 hours with the included Micro USB cable
  • Can be paired with all types of devices that use Bluetooth technology
  • Use the water-resistant Bluetooth speaker to stream music from an iPhone or Android smartphone, an iPad or Android tablet, an iPod Touch or even a computer or laptop with Bluetooth
  • Level IPX5- Protected against low pressure water stream from any angle. Not submersible, but should withstand accidental drop in water. Guarantees that it will stay safe in the shower, in the rain, by the pool or on a boat (Just make sure if water gets in the speaker, to let it dry out before use

TurcomThe Turcom Titan 10 Watt Water-Resistant Portable Wireless Bluetooth Tough Speaker is perfect for business professionals on the go and it also looks fabulous on a desk. The sound is amazing, it’s ultra-sleek, portable and you can receive voice calls on it. It’s currently $41.99 on their site and they are offering free shipping.

Specs for Turcom Titan 10 Watt Water-Resistant Portable Wireless Bluetooth Tough Speaker

  • 10 Watt Total Power (2 Drivers at 5 Watts each)
  • Water-Resistant Body (IPX5 Certified)
  • Dimensions (in) HxWxD: 2.4×6.3×1.1
  • Product Weight (oz): 9.7
  • Playtime of Up to 12 Hours
  • 1,800 mAh Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • Micro USB Charging
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Chip
  • Wireless Connection Range: 33 feet
  • Aux-In Port (3.5 mm) for non-Bluetooth Devices
  • Energy Saving Auto-Sleep Function

Sonos 1I also had to throw in Sono’s Play 1 even though there is a new version and it’s not Bluetooth but it is Wi-Fi. The main reason I’m including it is not only is the sound amazing (I have 4 throughout my condo) but they are running a special right now for 2 Room Starter Set for only $349.00. To check out this deal click

Specs for Sono’s Play 1

  • Two custom-designed drivers with dedicated amplifiers
  • Trueplay tuning delivers sound that’s true to the music and right for the room.
  • Control all your music and streaming services from a single app (on your smartphone, tablet or computer)
  • Uses your WiFi. Easy to set up and allows you to expand your system over time

I hope this helps you figure out the perfect Bluetooth or Wi-Fi speaker for your needs or as a holiday gift. Happy Shopping Cutegeek Fans!

Specs provided from Sonos, Logitech, Turcom, Ecopebble, and AYL sites

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