Jawbone Jambox

As a musician when I play my songs to friends I want them to be loud. The problem is these days I’m usually playing music from my laptop, iPad or iPhone. I’ve used various little speaker systems in the past but the associated power cords and audio cable’s are a hassle to truck around. I’ve had my eye on the Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth speaker. It’s a small portable speaker with Bluetooth and a rechargeable speaker and it has some rave reviews for it’s sound. This week Jawbone released a similar speaker using the same exact audio technology and trumped up tech specs. The new Jambox also looks modern and comes in black, blue, red or gray. Besides louder music the Jambox is also a good speaker/mic for conference calls. It’s $200… someone put one under my Christmas Tree ok?

“Meet JAMBOX by Jawbone the smallest, best-sounding wireless speaker and speakerphone on the planet. Just place it anywhere in a room to stream pristine wireless audio from any Bluetooth device. It’s the perfect way to make those jams on your phone or iPad sound, well, awesome.” – aliphjawbone

For more info: jawbone.com/jambox

Apple Magic Mouse

I’m one of the few people who loved Apple’s last mouse the Mighty Mouse. I loved the scroll ball on top to shoot left and right in Ableton Live. The major flaw of the Mighty Mouse was that the ball on top consistantly broke. There were ways to bring it back to life but eventually it would completely stop working. They have since lost the rights to the name “Mighty…” and yesterday released a new mouse the Magic Mouse. It looks like a multi-touch wonder. The only thing I am unhappy about is the fact that it’s not wired. Come on Apple keep it green. There’s no real reason to buy, use, recharge batteries in a device always 1 foot away from a plug-in source. That said, I never used a battery powered Bluetooth mouse. Am I missing something? Is there a good reason they exist? I’m definetly going to give it a try!

“It began with iPhone. Then came iPod touch. Then MacBook Pro. Intuitive, smart, dynamic. Multi-Touch technology introduced a remarkably better way to interact with your portable devices — all using gestures. Now we’ve reached another milestone by bringing gestures to the desktop with a mouse that’s unlike anything ever before. It’s called Magic Mouse. It’s the world’s first Multi-Touch mouse. And while it comes standard with every new iMac, you can also add it to any Bluetooth-enabled Mac for a Multi-Touch makeover.” – Apple.com

For more info: www.apple.com/magicmouse/