Logic 3 R200 Ferrari headphones
If you’ve traded in your Aston Martin (and mouse) for a Ferrari, then Logic3’s Scuderia collection will no doubt catch your eye. This distinctive range of audio headgear turns out to be pretty classy with a price to match. The mid-range R200 over ear headphones can be folded away neatly for travel – they come with a tough branded zip up case – and have all the connector options you could possibly need. There are three detachable cable options, two have mics for iOS and Android respectively that include control buttons and the other is straight jack to jack connection. The latter cable is actually very useful if you’re using a PMP as the mic versions can impact on overall volume for unmatched devices.
Now I have to say, the R200s are supremely comfortable – I wore them for hours without complaint. The leather covering around the earpads doesn’t cause a sweat and the springiness of the headband is cosy fit and avoids that clamped in feeling. At moderate volumes you will hear ambient noise but the 40mm drivers can go extremely loud that could almost drown out the noise of an F1 pit lane. As for the sound, nothing appeared out of place, you get a good even output with no artificial bass boosting or harsh resonances to battle with. Sure they're a bit on the expensive side, but they are well made and have an air of exclusivity – a sonic boon for any petrolhead this Christmas. Shop around and the white or black R200s can be found for under £200.
More info Ferrari by Logic3
Logitech UE Boombox
Bluetooth is still the way to go for wireless audio for most of us and Logitech’s UE Boombox adds to its flexibility in a number of ways. For a start, it has a rechargeable battery with a six-hour endurance and it can pair with up to eight devices. On top of that, three devices can be connected at once so friends can add their own tunes to the party quickly, easily and from up to 50ft away. Pairing is simply a matter of pressing the Bluetooth button and scanning for it on your device – no code numbers to enter or any other fiddle factor.
Made from aluminium and with eight custom tuned drivers, the Logitech UE Boombox is not only robustly built it’s sonically sturdy too. Sure it’s a boombox at heart but the sound is fairly even – not too bright, not too bassy either – and loud enough for most occasions. Oh, and if you any old kit you want to hook up to it, there’s 3.5mm aux input too so nobody’s left out from calling the tune.
More info Logitech
Next page: Pong cases
I was already pretty dubious about taking the article seriously when it's supposedly about stocking fillers, yet there's nothing in this list at what I would call stocking filler price. I stopped reading altogether when you feature an iPhone case which supposedly reduces mobile "radiation" yet increases signal strength. If you're going to put out such an obvious marketing puff piece based on stuff you've been handed/loaned, next time please put the complete and utter bull***t on the first page so I won't have to waste any of my life on it again.
Putting aside the claims of "radiation" from mobile phones causing harm, you cannot at the same time reduce "radiation" and increase signal strength - THEY ARE THE SAME THING. If you block/attenuate the signal coming out of/into the phone, your signal strength and quality will drop.
"Weird science? Snake oil modelling? Take your pick, it’s going to be hard for a user to determine if the improved signal strength is noticeable or if Pong’s redirection of TRP (total radiated power) is going to save your life or not"
No, it won't be hard for any user with any ounce of common sense at all. Any user with any common sense at all will realise that if you block something you cannot amplify or improve it at the same time. No, they'll stay the hell away from the company foisting quackery on you at an inflated price; they'll get A.N. Other brand silicone case/skin for their phone and pay £5-£15 for it. Which, incidentally, will also stop your phone sliding around and protect it from falls without the exorbitant price tag that this thing commands.
There is no depth of fail low enough to describe the depths that TheReg has plumbed with this "article".
"Stocking fillers" are usually cheap!
I thought it was going to be serious
Ha ha ha ,
Bob Dormon picked 10 completely random tech items, which probably have a decent kickback, threw them onto a webpage and gave the page a title.
A Spyder4 screen calibration tool for photographers........had me rolling about the office floor
A Dlink routeur .................... had the rest of the office rolling about the floor
An Aston Martin mouse ......... we had people coming in from the street to see why everyone had tears in their eyes whilst flailing about wildly on the office floor and they too joined in....
It's wednesday and Bob must have some serious problems coming up with anything original, so we got this............
ha ha ha.
I'm still wiping away the tears as I write
Hmm, thinks...... Want a few fun items to fill my Geek's stockings? I know I'll buy him/her a £180 monitor calibration thingumy and some £250 headphones.
Who at El Reg HQ seriously believes that as a last minute Christmas present, any of us is going to waste £180 on a monitor calibration tool just because it'll work on a FruitPhone? Or £260 for headphones, for that matter?
I mean, yes, I understand that these articles are at least 50% about the affiliate program clickthroughs, but still...had you offered stuff that people might even remotely be interested in picking up as impulse-buy last-minute gifts, it could've worked. I've no idea who this list is targeted at, only that they clearly have far more money than sense.