Bluetooth speakers are becoming more and more popular, and SuperTooth is quite the superpower in the market of Bluetooth accessories. They make everything from car kits to speakers to headsets, and one of their latest creations is the fourth installment in their Disco line of wireless Bluetooth speakers. We got a chance to review a Disco 4, and despite its simplicity, there’s a lot to talk about with this little speaker
A quick rundown of the specs gives us an idea of what the Disco 4 is packing:
- 8-watt speaker
- Bluetooth 4.0 (can pair a maximum of 8 devices at once, with one being connected at any given time)
- NFC (more on that later)
But enough of that, let’s get into the good stuff.
Beginning with the most obvious aspect, this speaker just looks awesome. It’s incredibly simple, and doesn’t try to dazzle anyone with flashy buttons or designs. Its horn shape reminds me of the old speakers that are used in the P.A. systems in high schools. You know, the ones mounted high on the walls of the hallways, that deafen students when the alarm sounds during a fire drill. While this is an obvious design choice, it’s actually done in a very sleek way. The speaker is square, but has rounded, subtle edges. It widens toward the front, giving it that classic look.
Nikon have today announced the Coolpix S810c which brings the popular technology Nikon build into their cameras with the Android Operating System.
With a 16-Megapixel camera, the Nikon Coolpix S810c combines the flexibility of Android and its variety of Apps with a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens and an ISO range of up to 3200, all underpinned by Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) technology.
The Nikon Coolpix S810c runs Android 4.2.2 and can run apps including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, allowing your pictures to be uploaded directly to your favourite photo sharing site instantly.
The Nikon COOLPIX S810c will be available in early May 2014 in Black or White for around $349.95.
The modular phone is becoming more of a reality with Project Ara and Google have now shown developers just what is required to create swappable parts for the modular device.
As part of this, Google has posted the Module Developers Kit (MDK) which contains the information required for developers to get started.
Essentially, Google, and only Google at this moment in time, create the skeleton of the devices and the slots are then populated by third parties. This creates a lot of combinations and form factors of devices for Project Ara, some of which are detailed in the guide which breaks the devices into three sizes.
Google is also planning on putting together an online marketplace to offer guidance and the tools for customers to create their own modular phone, and whilst the developer kit is still very immature, it shows Project Ara is gaining some traction.