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Daily Deal: Insta360 ONE 4K Action Camera

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Insta360 ONE 4K Action Camera for only $239.99 — that’s 19% off the regular price. Never miss a detail when shooting with this high-resolution action cam. Connecting directly to the Lightning port of your iOS device, the ONE turns your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate tool for shooting, sharing, and live-streaming 360-degree footage in stunning 4K. The ONE can also be paired to an Android device via Bluetooth or used as a standalone handheld camera too. Plus, new “FlowState” stabilization technology lets you capture hypnotically smooth footage no matter what you’re doing.

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LifeProof launches LifeActiv Power Pack 20

LifeProof has just announced LIFEACTÍV Power Pack 20, an update to last year’s original LIFEACTÍV that doubles the capacity to allow it to fully charge a laptop or serve as the sole power source for a smartphone on a weekend excursion, while also being rugged enough to take on outdoor adventures. Packed with dual 10,000 mAh batteries for a 74 Wh capacity as well as a USB-C Power Delivery port for maximum charging speed, Power Pack 20 is also waterproof and drop-proof, capable of handling immersion in up to 6.6 feet of water for up to one hour, or drops from up to four feet, as well as of course resisting dirt and snow. An LED flashlight is also built-in to allow Power Pack 20 to serve double duty while on the road, preserving your iPhone battery from the drain of using its LED flashlight. Power Pack 20 is available now from for $100.

Audio-Technica features new line of true wireless in-ear headphones

Audio-Technica is featuring its new lineup of true wireless in-ear headphones this week at CES — the Sound Reality ATH-CKR7TW and Sonic Sport ATH-SPORT7TW, which both incorporate Audio-Technica’s new wireless technology that provides completely wireless earbuds while also promising to deliver the audio quality that le from the the company is known for. The ATle H-CKR7TW provide a sleek design and interchangeable 3D Loop Support for discreet yet secure in-ear fit, with button controls for music playback, volume adjustment, and answering phone calls. Specially tuned 11 mm drivers use a diamond-like carbon coated diaphragm that keeps the earphones lightweight while still providing fast response time and reduced distortion, along with machined brass stabilizers to reduce unwanted resonances and a stainless steel acoustic mesh resistor for improved high-frequency response. The headphones support Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology and the aptX and AAC codecs, and can run for up to six hours on a single charge, with an additional nine hours available from the battery in the protective carrying and charging case.


Scosche unveils BTFREQ Bluetooth FM Transmitter with Alexa support

In addition to a new DashCam and updated lineup of MagicMount Charge mounts, Scosche has unveiled BTFREQ, multi-function in-car adapter designed to power to up to two iPhones or iPads while also providing in-vehicle hands-free communications, entertainment, and Alexa support. At its most basic level, BTFREQ is a dual-port charger, with one USB-C PD 18-watt port and one USB-A 12-watt port, allowing for maximum speed charging for just about any mobile device, including Apple’s latest iPhone models. However, it goes beyond a simple charger by offering the ability to access Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant via Bluetooth while driving, allowing users to play music, hear the news, check the weather, and more, all with only their voice, although iPhone users can also choose to simply activate Siri instead. BTFREQ is designed to provide optimal voice recognition by using a second microphone spaced at an optimum distance from the first, and the BTFREQ is also built from automotive-grade ABS plastic that should have it looking right at home in most vehicles. BTFREQ will be available this fall. Pricing has not yet been announced.

Daily Deal: The Mac Power User Bundle

For Friday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up the The Mac Power User Bundle, featuring four great apps for only $14.99. Seamlessly manage your Mac’s data, supercharge download speeds and more with this bundle of top Mac apps, including CloudMounter for Mac, SyncMate 7, Airy YouTube Video Downloader, and VideoDuke Downloader. CloudMounter its you connect to your favourite cloud storage services right from the Mac Finder, while SyncMate 7 will keep all of your data in sync across multiple computers and devices, including Android, iCloud, and Dropbox, even converting your media files for you in the process, and Airy and VideoDuke let you grab your favourite videos from YouTube, Vimeo, or Dailymotion so you can view them on-the-go without the need for an internet connection.

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Grovemade introduces Apple Watch Dock

Grovemade is expanding its lineup of premium handcrafted accessories with the addition of the Apple Watch Dock, an elegantly designed charging pad for Apple’s wearable that provides a clean style that looks great just about anywhere in the house. Eschewing the “techy” design that defines many charging accessories, Grovemade’s Apple Watch Dock is anchored by a quarter-inch thick stainless steel base covered with a precision-machined cork top. The Apple magnetic wireless charging disc is hidden out of sight under the cork base, but provides enough magnetic attraction to hold the Apple Watch in place. The new Apple Watch Dock builds on and complements the design of Grovemade’s Wireless Charging Pad debuted last fall, and is available in both a natural light cork finish and an ebonized dark cork finish that’s hand-stained with Japanese calligraphy ink, matching Grovemade’s Leather Bands for the Apple Watch. Both versions are available now from Grovemade’s online store, for an introductory price of $50 for the light version and $60 for the dark version.

Audio-Technica debuts new Audiophile headphones at CES 2019

Audio-Technica has introduced three new premium audiophile headphones: the over-ear ATH-AP2000Ti, the new flagship in-ear ATH-CK2000Ti and the in-ear ATH-CM2000Ti model. All three of the new headphones employ driver diaphragms with a DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating and a Permendur magnetic circuit, mounted in lightweight yet rigid titanium housings, and are Hi-Res Audio compatible with extended high-frequency response to beyond 40,000 Hz. Audio-Technica’s A2DC (Audio-Designed Detachable Coaxial) jack can be used with included detachable 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug and 4.4 mm balanced mini-plug cables for either direct connectivity or use with headphone amplifiers and advanced DAPs.


OtterBox partners with Corning for screen protection

OtterBox has announced a new partnership with Corning to expand its lineup of protective accessories into screen protectors, with the introduction of a new Amplify glass screen protector that will be developed with glass from Corning, promising longer-lasting protection and durability along with improving transmission and scratch resistance. Corning is a global leader in glass science and is the company behind the glass that’s used in many smartphone displays, including the iPhone. “We understand that your phone screen is the window into your world and a gateway to your most important memories,” said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. “Corning is the leading glass innovation company in the world, and we look forward to this partnership improving smartphone screen protection for our customers.” John Bayne, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass, added, “Our strategic relationship with OtterBox creates a dream team and a family of best in class products for those consumers who want added screen protection. OtterBox’s trusted brand, excellent engineering and world-class customer service, coupled with Corning’s expertise in glass technologies and proprietary manufacturing processes, will create a portfolio of mobile device screen protectors that deliver a step change in performance and added peace-of-mind for consumers.” A specific release date for the Amplify screen protection portfolio has not yet been announced other than “coming soon.”

Just Mobile releases AluBase Wireless Charger

Just Mobile has released AluBase Wireless, a new wireless charging base featuring Just Mobile’s iconic machined aluminum aesthetic. Compatible with all Qi wireless charging devices, with 10 watts of output for both Apple and Samsung fast charging, AluBase Wireless is finished in high-grade aluminum with a soft-touch charging pad on the top, and includes a USB cable and can be optionally purchased in a version that also includes a USB power adapter. AluBase Wireless is available now from Just Mobile’s website for $39.95 without the adapter or $49.95 with an included power adapter.

Scosche announces MagicGrip Charge Qi mount

Scosche has announced MagicGrip Charge, a unique new Qi-enabled wireless charging mount that uses side grips to secure an iPhone in place, with motorized arms that automatically close when a Qi-enabled device is aligned over its charging coil. The sensing closure ensures perfect placement of the iPhone for optimum charging while securely holding the device in place and still providing full visibility. The charging head allows for full 360-degree rotation, so the iPhone can be viewed in landscape or portrait orientation, or any angle in between, and since the mount charges wirelessly, there are no cables in the way. Like Scosche’s MagicMount Charge 3, announced earlier this week, MagicGrip is also designed to provide thermal management, with the arms keeping a gap between the charging head and the iPhone, allowing heated air to disperse, thereby providing cooler charging which will prolong the device’s battery life. MagicGrip is Qi-certified and delivers up to 10 watts of charging power, meaning maximum wireless charging speeds are supported for all of Apple’s current iPhone models as well as Samsung Fast Charge device, and of course MagicGrip includes the usual safety features such as Foreign Object Detection. MagicGrip is available in the same four mounting options as MagicMount Charge 3, providing for dash mounting, windshield mounting, or vent mounting. MagicGrip Charge is expected to be available this fall.

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