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MOPIC – 3D beyond imagination

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Founded in 2015 with the vision of “3D Video for Everyone”, Korean brand MOPIC is taking the lead in building a new 3D ecosystem so that anyone can enjoy 3D viewing anywhere and anytime.

MOPIC provides a perfect stereoscopic 3D solution that has never been seen before. A 3D theater that’s reproduced in your hands.

INSTANT 3D ON ANY PHONE

Put on the MOPIC Snap3D Case to instantly bring your phone to life. The best 3D quality will pop off the screen.

JAW DROPPING 3D WITHOUT GLASSES

3D glasses are inconvenient and uncomfortable. With Snap3D Case, there’s no need for funny looking glasses. On top of this your eyes won’t get tired and you will never experience dizziness.

MOBILE 3D FOR EVERYONE

MOPIC’s Snap3D Case serves double duty. It’s both a protective case and a 3D viewer, which is about the same price as an ordinary protective case.

APPLICATION

Any 3D video you can download to your phone will work with MOPIC.

Your own 3D theater!

Our Mplayer3D application always follows the user’s eyes and shows the best screen only. It re-aligns the image with the exact position of your eyes 30 times per second with 95% accuracy. It’s incredibly bright and clear!

What’s more surprising? You can enjoy the brightest and clearest3D images wherever you go!

MOPIC’s free Mplayer3D application is what makes the hardware truly pop. Embrace the amazing 3D experience on your iPhone now!

Here’s how it works!

Shop now at AUXIO store!  *Available for iPhone 6/6s/7 and iPhone 6+/6s+/7+*

DIY TinyArcade and TinySaber now available at LOG-ON Hong Kong!

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Tiny Arcade lets you relive the golden age of video games with an arcade cabinet that fits in the palm of your hand.  Now available at LOG-ON Hong Kong!

DIY超迷你街機及光劍套裝現已於香港LOG-ON發售!  讓你於手心重溫昔日電視遊戲的黃金時代。

 

What is the Tiny Arcade?

There is nothing quite like the experience of playing a game on an arcade cabinet.  The Tiny Arcade was created to let you experience that feeling anywhere, by shrinking an arcade cabinet to just a few inches tall.  

The Tiny Arcade let’s you build your own palm-sized arcade cabinet and lets you experience many retro type games which can be downloaded completely free from their site or any number of others that create games for the Tiny Arcade.  You can also play videos on the Tiny Arcade at 30 FPS with audio.

沒有什麼可媲美街機上玩遊戲的刺激經驗。 Tiny Arcade縮小至幾英寸的設計, 讓你隨時隨地體驗這刺激感覺。 Tiny Arcade讓你組裝出屬於你的迷你街機, 重溫不同復古遊戲。 

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Games

The Tiny Arcade is only as good as the games it supports, and out of the box there are plenty to get you going.  Like Flappy Birds, Tiny Invaders (by Eike Decker), Asteroids, Tiny Outrun (by Jon Wingrove).

預載3款遊戲: Flappy Birdz、Tinytriz 及Tiny Shooter遊戲,更可於官網下載更多免費遊戲如Tiny Invaders (by Eike Decker), Asteroids, Tiny Outrun (by Jon Wingrove)

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microSD Game Expansion

The Tiny Arcade can load games on the fly off a microSD card, a menu is provided at power up that shows a preview of all of the games available on the microSD card, choose one and it gets loaded in a second and you’re playing away.  No need to reprogram the Tiny Arcade over USB.

你可以從官方網站或任何其他為Tiny Arcade建立遊戲的網站免費下載更多遊戲,然後只需通過microSD卡便能入載遊戲到Tiny Arcade,無需透過USB重新編程。

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Features:

  • Beautiful, vibrant full color OLED screen  
  • Games are free and open source – play community made games or write your own
  • SD card expansion slot- download new games and insert card
  • High quality analog joystick and two push buttons
  • Built-in speaker and rechargeable lithium battery
  • USB port for charging and game development
  • Acrylic or 3D printed enclosure options
  • Customize your cabinet with supplied artwork stickers or design and print your own
  • Electronics based around the same 32-bit ARM processor as the Arduino Zero

產品資訊:

  • 鮮明的全彩OLED屏幕
  • 預載遊戲及更多線上下載
  • SD卡卡槽
  • 高品質操縱桿和兩按鈕
  • USB端口充電
  • 亞加力膠
  • 附送貼紙
  • 電子設定基於與Arduino Zero相同的32-bitARM處理器

TinySaber

Defend the galaxy with the new build-it-yourself TinySaber! Built around the ATtiny841 microcontroller, this product features sixteen vibrant SK6812mini RGB LEDs, capacitive touch sensors, an accelerometer, and a micro-USB port for battery charging and device programming. You can use the touch sensors to turn the device on and off, change color patterns, and even display Persistence-Of-Vision (POV) text! A double tap can change the base color of the TinySaber to red, green, or blue.

打做迷你光劍,揮出你的個人風格! 你可以使用觸摸感應器開關丶更改顏色圖案,甚至顯示POV文字!點擊兩次可將TinySaber的預設顏色更改為紅丶綠或藍色。該產品設計圍繞ATtiny841微控制器構建,附有十六個鮮明的SK6812mini RGB LED丶電容式觸摸感應丶加速度計和用於電池充電的mirco-USB端口。

The ATtiny841 is reprogrammable, so you’ll be able to customize your TinySaber experience with some basic coding knowledge. You can display your own POV text or make custom color patterns!

ATtiny841是可重新編程的,以基本的編碼知識來定制你的TinySaber體驗,顯示自定的POV文本或顏色模式!

Technical Features:

ATtiny841

  • 8 KB Flash Memory
  • 512 KB SRAM and EEPROM
  • Voltage: 1.7V – 5.5V

SK6812mini

  • Programmable RGB 3-in-1
  • 256 level grayscale, 24-bit for RGB
  • 800 Kbps transfer rate


Dimensions

  • Handle Width: 26mm (1.02 inches)
  • Length w/Handle: 113.1mm (4.45 inches)
  • Height of handle: 13.1mm (.516 inches)

產品資訊:

  • 8 KB快閃存儲器
  • 512 KB SRAM和EEPROM
  • 電壓:1.7V – 5.5V

SK6812mini

  • 可編程RGB 3合1
  • 256 level grayscale, 24-bit for RGB
  • 800 Kbps傳輸速率

尺寸:

  • 手柄寬度: 26mm (1.02寸)
  • 手柄長度: 113.1mm (4.45寸)
  • 手柄高度: 13.1mm (.516寸)

Source: Tiny Circuit

 

High End Munich Show 2017

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AERIX RETURNS TO HIGH END MUNICH SHOW

Once again, Aerix made an appearance at the High End Munich Show 2017 after a very successful show last year.

This year at the High End Munich Show, Co-founders and Designer Jules Parmentier (left) and Jimmy Chang (right) unveiled two up and coming concepts that will be joining the Aerix line.

Introducing HUE of the EARTH ….

…….and the Aerix TRIO!

Stay tuned for more news on these exciting products!

Aerix Q&A with WOAW Store

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Q1: Could you tell us a little about your background and what’s the meaning behind @Aerix? 

Aerix stands for atmosphere in latin word “aeris”. It is the philosophy Aerix wants to create for users to experience: listen to Music in an open space without boundaries and limitations. Similarly, designing Aerix products with simple lines and ratio for the users to fit in any environment.

Aerix is a team of audiophiles and French industrial designer for over 40 years. Aerix was established in 2012 and we look forward to build the best “all in one products” in the category.

Q2: What is the design philosophy of @Aerix Duet?

“A simple geometry not only brings clarity to the product, making it easily memorable to anyone, it also gives the authentic look we strive for.” We drew our inspirations from the worlds of traditional Hi-Fi and modern architecture. The result is a convincing “house of sound” that speaks minimalism for a long lasting high-end audio experience.

Q3: Could you tell us more about the “360 degrees Atmospheric Surround Soundand the “DTS Play – Fi module” systems? 

We believe 360 degrees of sound dispersion is the most ideal way of listening in modern living style. We customized our horn structure specifically as well as transducer, the purpose is to deliver sound evenly to every corner. All of the horn inside of each speaker are measured by “bell’s curve” in order to achieve 360 degrees of sound dispersion.

There are total of three concepts: D.A.D, V.I.S, E.S.C. Each of them stands for carefully designed speaker structure and electronics.

DTS play-fi module allows the user to work with multiple sources as well as multi room functions. It is the ecosystem that we look forward Aerix to be part of. Little secret, DTS play-fi is also one of the three partners Amazon Echo selected to partner with. You may see something interesting with this feature in the near future.

Q4: What is the hardest part in making the brand? 

The hardest part is to persist and strive for the original concept and evolve.

Q5: What makes @Aerix Duet different than other audio products? 

Aerix products are designed to be classic speakers rather than fashion goods. We strive for the golden ratio, acoustic and aesthetically, at all of our products.

Q6: What can we expect to see from @Aerix in 2017?

More colors and more products, stay tuned.

Q7: Could you describe @Aerix in three words?

Design, engineering, sound

 

Source: WOAW Store

June Oven – cooking made simple

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“June solves the problems that has challenged cooks for years – unpredictable cooking.  Now you can cook for food exactly how you want it, no guesswork required.” – June Oven #MadeInAJune

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Ever feel like having to always research how long you need to cook your meal for?  Ever feel paranoid to check if your food has been overcooked?  The June Oven is your solution to these concerns!

The June Over is an intelligent countertop appliance that thinks like a computer, and cooks your food to perfection.  Using the oven is made easy.  With it’s built-in digital scale, simply pop your food into the oven, and it’ll recognize what you’re trying to cook, automatically adjust the cook time, and tell you exactly when your food is ready to be served.  Of course, this option can also be manually input into the machine via a beautiful LED touchscreen display on the outside of the oven door.

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The HD camera inside the June Oven allows for users to watch the magic of your food come to life in real time.  No more going back and forth between the couch and your appliance to check if your food is ready,  you can view and record every thing that’s happening inside your oven on the June Oven companion app available for iOS.  And that’s not all the app does for you.  Every setting that you need to control on your oven can now be done on your phone or tablet.  Adjust the oven temperature, check the remaining cook time, view the temperature of your meat, stop cooking, even customizing your own alerts to let you choose what June tells you, and when.  Check in and control your oven from literally anywhere.

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Along with it’s high tech food recognition system, the June Oven is implemented with carbon fiber heating elements which preheats faster and cooks 33% faster.  Not only does this mean you get to eat faster, you also get to eat better.  With dual adaptive convection fans, it responsively adjust speeds, eliminating cold spots and ensuring that your food comes out evenly cooked every time.

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Source: June Oven, Gizmodo, CNet, Wall Street Journal, The Gadget Flow

“Spotify never sounded so good.”

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WIRED magazine UK features Aerix DUET in their latest Jan/Feb 2017 special double issue!

Here’s a sneak peek into the issure:

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Source: WIRED Magazine UK

Sevenhugs Smart Remote – just point and click

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This tiny device truly makes life more simple for everyone.  As the trend for smart home appliances grow, we become overwhelmed by the amount of apps we need to use to control these devices.  The Sevenhugs Smart Remote holds the key in solving these troublesome problems.

 

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Smart Remote gives you the ability to any device via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or infrared.  Control your lights, turn on your TV, change the song on your speakers, anything you wish on this remote.  With it’s Point & Control technology, setting up the device is easy as ever.  The remote includes sensors that are setup with an app available on iOS and Android.

 

 

Not only can the Smart Remote control different devices, it can also be setup with custom functions.  For example, you are able to sync the sensor as a weather hub.  Place the sensor next to your window and when you use the remote to click in that direction, the screen will show you the weather outside.  Furthermore, you’ll never have to be afraid of losing this small yet powerful remote.  The charging dock has a “lost and found” button, one click and your remote will start ringing.  The Sevenhugs Smart Remote is the one device that controls all.

 

Source: SevenhugsKickstarter

 

 

Sony FES Watch U – customize designs in a click

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The FES Watch U is the second generation of e-paper technology watches launched by Sony last December.  Like the first FES, the Watch U isn’t a smartwatch, but rather a watch connected to an iOS app (Android available later), in which you’ll be able to changed the design of the watch face as well as the bracelet with a simple click of a button.

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The FES Watch U comes in two models, the premium black steel with black detailing, and the silver case with white detailing.  Both of these models come with a storage space for 24 different designs, all at your disposal.  There’s no need to open the app to switch designs, just a simple click of a button on the watch itself and it will be changed automatically.

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The FES Watch U premium black will cost around €600 and the white version will sit around €500.  Just like it’s predecessor, the Watch U can only be found in Japan.  Hopefully, Sony will have plans to launch this brilliant design globally sometime in 2017.

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Source: Sony First Flight, Pocket-lint, WareableCNet

Aerix Duet – Hong Kong launch

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Aerix unveils Duet – an architectural stunner and high-specification sound system

  

Hong Kong, Dec. 2, 2016 – Aerix introduces Duet, an innovative high-specification, all-in-one sound system, complete with integrated CD player as well as wireless music streaming compatibility. Using cutting-edge technology, Duet creates an immersive ‘360 degree’ audio atmosphere — no matter where you are in the room.

The Duet design houses two high-end specification horns above and below, one for high notes and another for bass. When paired with powerful, vertical-firing drivers and tweeters, pushing sound waves outward, evenly in a 360 degrees halo. The system incorporates two minimalist cubes – each features aluminium plating with flawless finish – which sit on top of a matted chrome plate, delivering stand-out visuals. Duet integrates the latest DTS Play-Fi module and advanced Bluetooth, letting you play from various sources, such as Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Tidal, Songza, and many more.

“Duet is a masterpiece of acoustics engineering and enduring elegance/design/simplicity. It breaks through the constraints that have always limited stand-alone speakers,” says Jimmy Chang, co-founder of Aerix and creator of Duet, “40 years and three generations of building premium hi-fi sound systems have culminated in this creation. When it plays, music fills every inch of the atmosphere. Duet has taken existing options of stand-alone speakers to the next level.”

Technology

Atmospheric Surround Sound

Duet is uniquely engineered to make listening to music an immersive experience; its advanced tuning technology revolutionizes how machines deliver sound. Whereas the optimum sound range of traditional all-in-one systems is 45 degrees at best, Duet delivers amazing sound at 360 degrees, saturating every corner of the room with what its maker calls an “Atmosphere of Sound” or “Aerix”.

Hyper Intelligent Sound for Humans

Our advanced DSP chips are optimised with exclusive VIS technology, the latest in human auditory psychoacoustics, and include three built-in modes: Relax, Natural, or Hyper. Each setting is precisely engineered to deliver nothing less than the most premium listening experience.

Dynamic Sound Wave Drivers

Music should sound alive. Duet does this, fully absorbing its audience and their auditory senses with sound so real that it feels alive. Powerful vertical-firing drivers compress airwaves downward to the specially designed panel at the bottom of each unit, extending sound evenly and consistently, every time, everywhere.

State of the Art Components

Duet’s high-specification components set itself apart from stand-alone stereos that came before now. Aerix insists on the highest standard for even hidden details, making an audible difference between regular and spectacular sound.

  •   1.5-inch transducer
  •   circular horn diffuser
  •   double magnetic rounded subwoofer
  •   bell-curved horned and a conical base for precise bass reflection

Design

The Humble Cube

An international team from Switzerland, France, Germany, and Taiwan designed Duet. This design collective shared a vision for creating a product that is at once simple and sophisticated, that can stand the test of changing fashion and grow old with us. The humble cube reflects these values with its classic lines, clean edges, and precise design details.

Muted Light Signals

Listeners should be able to experience of music without distractions, which is why Duet’s LED light display, for navigating functional settings, is only as attention-grabbing as it needs to be—muted and hidden behind a layer of mesh aluminium.

 

Shop now AUXIO Online Store

NES Classic Edition – childhood relived

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The Nintendo NES Classic Edition is your childhood in a box.

 

The NES classic is a definite throwback for all the game lovers out there.  It’s a dream come true for those who live in nostalgia of the days they used to come home after school, quickly finish their homework, just to play a few hours of Super Mario Bros 3.  What kid didn’t want a Nintendo system back in the day?

The Nintendo NES Classic Edition is an exact miniature replica of the original system release in the US in 1985.  However, the design is just for cosmetics as the cartridge door doesn’t open and all the ports are different.  Instead, there’s a power socket which connects to a micro SD power adapter, and a HDMI output is implemented to connect to all your modern TVs.  Don’t worry though, the controllers are identical to the original.  Just plug in the system, push the power button, and it’s ready to play.

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The system comes with 30 of your favorite classic games all at your fingertips.  Pick one from the menu, click start, and live moments from your past.  Games included are:

  • Ballon Fight
  • Bubble Bobble
  • Castlevania
  • Castlevania II
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Double Dragon II
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Final Fantasy
  • Galaga
  • Ghosts’n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Kid Icarus
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Mario Bros.
  • Mega Man 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Punch-Out!
  • StarTropics
  • Super C
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II

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At just USD$60, this makes a great gift for anyone.  Bring back those old memories!

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Source: Gizmodo, CNET