Music Sunday: Virtual Self (Porter Robinson) – Ghost Voices

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Virtual Self is a musical project started by the young internationally recognized EDM producer Porter Robinson as the next step in Robinsons’ creative journey. No longer releasing music under his own name, Virtual Self is the new virtual/conceptual pseudonym for all of Porter Robinsons’ future work and he uses the […]

Cheero Power Plus 3: For Adorable, Safe, & Powerful Charging

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  The Cheero Power Plus 3 is an impressively affordable, high capacity, ultra compact, and durable battery. Though the company Cheero speaks highly of their product design, and safety-oriented business model, it’s their statistic of average defective units that speaks greater volumes of the company’s integrity– only 0.2% of their units have […]

Product Review: FiiO i1 The Function-Forward Lightning Adapter

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Since Apple’s decision to phase out the audio jack from their current iPhone design, a lightning to 3.5mm adapters has quickly become a must-have accessory users. For those that still like wired headphones however, and while Apple’s proprietary dongle is inexpensive, its also small and easily misplaced. Plus, it doesn’t […]

Headphone Review: The DT 240 PRO by beyerdynamic; a better standard

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Studios across the U.S. know the Sony MDR 7506 as a fairly standard, well-known piece of equipment for music production. Finding another pair as reliable, high quality headphones for about $100 isn’t terribly difficult, but we’re happy to recommend the beyerdynamic DT 240s, as an addition to this tier. Popular headphones […]

Music Sundays: Song Exploder – Ludwig Göransson And The Music of Black Panther

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Hrishikesh Hirway’s SongExploder is a podcast that delves deep within, and explores musical compositions in an extremely vivd, very raw, and certainly, very human way. Following their journey on the road to creativity leaves even the most casual of listeners feeling like they’ve come back from a trip to the movies. […]

Music Sunday – Cuco- “Lo Que Siento”

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  Cuco is a new musician/band from LA with no debut album or EP to date, but have become increasingly popular within the last year. Since their transition from an electronic/experimental sound to a fusion of lo-fi indie, and folk, with hip hop drum samples, are part of what ganered Cuco […]

Editor’s Choice: The Bang & Olufsen E8

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The entry of the Beoplay E8s into the truly wireless market; as in two physically independently ear pieces presents a very familiar, very charismatic, and by extension, very Bang & Olufsen impression. When considering the benchmark set by Apple’s Airpods is about $160 for what most consider as a generally undesirable look, fit, […]

Music Sunday – MGMT’s A Little Dark Ages: Colder, Cooler, And Easy Listening.

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  MGMT’s Music has always pin balled between accessibility and experiment, pop and psychedelia – a tension that has produced some of the catchiest, most synapse-stretching music of the young century. The band’ s fourth album pulls from each of MGMT’s earlier projects and moods: 80’s Style synth pop and […]

NYC Train Sign: Made in Brooklyn

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  In the city of New York, time is an especially valuable commodity (which is why people move at a pace somewhere between a hasty stroll, and light run). Time management for the average New Yorker and city life in general revolve around the MTA  train system. Our sometimes loved, often […]

RollerMouse: Increased Efficiency for your PC

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Returning to the topic of ergonomics; the applied science of workplace efficiency, and comfort design, were discussing another desktop tool by workstation design company; Contour Designs. The RollerMouse is a unique take on your usual mouse and keyboard, quite literally rolled into one. While radically different than the aforementioned Unimouse in design. The […]

Unimouse, by Contour

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Workstation comfort is an increasingly important factor these days, especially when your work grind involves sitting in front of a computer screen for hours. Amongst the quintessential office tools of keyboards and mice, it’s their prolonged use, especially of the latter over time which requires some caution. Prolonged mouse scrolling  can cause […]

Instrument 1: An Entire Band in One

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The ‘holiday itch’ is back in full force for musicians this year; and with a product this satisfyingly provocative, we don’t mind being your enabler. The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 is an next generation multi-instrument, and MIDI controller that encompasses an entire band within its impressively compact package. The versatility of […]