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October 03, 2012

Optoma HD8200 Projector Review

Optoma HD8200
1080p Home Theater Projector


Since its release in 2009 the price on the Optoma HD8200 has come down considerably from the original mfsrp of $4,999. The model is currently going for “$2,949.99” on Amazon. It’s an attractive price for such a loaded unit. Be prepared for a serious instillation task as the HD8200 is no small projector. 
From a 10’ throw I was able to achieve a 62” inch image of exceptional brightness and clarity under semi-dark to very dark conditions.

Placement of the unit on a direct-parallel plane opposite your screen is more crucial with the HD 8200 DLP 1080p than with some other projectors. If using a ceiling mount, be sure the mount hangs low enough.

The manual 1.5:1 zoom allows the user to manipulate the image focus with ease. As with other Optoma projectors the well-designed remote control is easy to use without resorting to the manual. Still, some features are buried and take special hunting to find. Optoma’s PureMotion is one example. Go Image > Advanced > PureEngine for PureMotion frame interpolation. 

The HD8200 is a big projector for a big room. You can easily achieve greater than a 100” frame with a long enough throw. If you’re looking for an advanced DLP 1080p projector to deliver a theater-quality viewing experience, the HD8200 will fit the bill. However, you may require pro-instillation assistance. The fan on the unit is a bit loud, so you might consider using sound-housing around the projector. Placing the projector several or more feet behind audience seating is also a consideration.

The HD8200 comes with a three-year warranty. 


Lamp Features
Light Source Type: UHP Lamp
Light Source Power: 220 W
Light Source Life: 2000 Hour

Other Features
Interface Connection: HMDI Yes, ComponentVideo Yes, CompositeVideo Yes, VGA Yes

Height: 7.60 in
Width: 19.20 in
Depth: 14.60 in
Dimensions: 7.60" Height x 19.20" Width x 14.60" Depth
Weight: 18.50 lbs
Warranty Information: 3 Year
More Info
URL: http://www.optomausa.com/


May 24, 2012

Crossfade M-80 Headphones


V-MODA Mixes Audiophile-Level Audio, First Class Materials and New SpeakEasy Microphone in Crossfade M-80 White Pearl On-Ear Headphones

Newest Addition to the Crossfade family fuses award-winning sound, military-grade durability and customization options in a head turning white with silver metal finish

Los Angeles – May 24, 2012– V-MODA, the multi-platinum selling maker of headphones trusted by the pros and elite, announces today the debut of Crossfade M-80 White Pearl, a stylish new color composed of white with silver metal accents. The smart and sophisticated design is masterfully crafted to match any ensemble bringing fashion, music and mobile technology together. Authentically tuned by a legion of legendary musicians, Grammy-Award winning producers and audiophiles, M-80 packs professional acoustics, natural noise isolation, ultimate ergonomics and military-level ruggedness into a luxuriously comfortable, travel-friendly compact design. The new SpeakEasy microphones provide crystal clear calls in loud environments and are specially designed and tuned for voice recognition apps like Siri. The M-80 is the ultimate symbol of sophistication in sound and style.

“The M-80 has won over the audiophile community with hundreds of accolades, reviews and awards” said Val Kolton, founder of V-MODA. “Now we’re widening the appeal to fashionistas with an ‘ABCP’ philosophy, Anything But Circles and Plastic. Headphones have become an essential accessory like fine watches, shoes, and handbags and we feel you shouldn’t wear carbon-copy cheap plastic around your head. Additionally, we felt it was imperative to focus as much on the microphones as the sound so that you can have a conference call or command your voice apps while walking down the street. Our new SpeakEasy microphones are as superior as the M-80’s sound."

The nucleus of M-80 is its patented and biggest-in-class 40mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers that deliver multi-driver sound with the energy efficiency and consistent quality of a single driver. To recreate a pure and balanced sound analogous to Vinyl, M-80 uses BLISS noise isolation to naturally immerse you into your own world of sound. The specially tuned V-PORT V3 and memory cushions create a true three dimensional sound stage with vibrant bass, vivid mids, and vivacious highs and make M-80 the essential companion for extended listening sessions on smartphones, notebooks and tablets.

M-80’s first-class materials are virtually indestructible including a metal frame, STEELFLEX headband that perfectly contours the head for a sleek look, interchangeable silver metal shields and replaceable memory foam ear pads. The beautiful white and silver finish perfectly complements the accents of Apple and Samsung mobile devices. The M-80 offers universal smartphone compatibility with 2 detachable, Kevlar-reinforced SpeakEasy cables optimized for noisy environments and voice recognition along with an exoskeleton carrying case for added road warrior armor.

Custom Shields
V-MODA believes in the ability to be unique and endorse yourself. Through V-MODA’s custom shield and laser engraving, you can interchange the silver metal shields with new colors, designs, logos and even your own design.

MIL-STD-810G and V-MODA Quality Tests

•    Survives 70+ drops on concrete from 6 feet, approximately three times the industry standard
•    Headband can bend 10+ times flat, without breaking and retain its memory and shape
•    M-80 has virtually inaudible sound variances across the spectrum of less than 2dB from unit to unit versus 10-30dB+ of inferior products
•    Kevlar reinforced detachable cables and 45-degree plug strain relief can each bend more than 1 million times, over 100x industry standards
•    MIL-STD-810G environmental tests including high and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure

M-80 White Pearl Features

•    40mm patented Dual-Diaphragm drivers (biggest in class)
•    V-PORT V3 Soundstage
•    BLISSTM Noise Isolation w/o Leakage
•    Over 3 Years of Ergonomics Research
•    Two Kevlar® reinforced SpeakEasy cables (3-Button, 1-Button) with separate controls to reduce noise for voice recognition in noisy surroundings
•    3 button SpeakEasy control and separate microphone for Apple products including iPhone, iPad and Macbooks
•    1 button SpeakEasy control and separate microphone universally compatible with all audio devices, tablets and 3.5mm smartphone products including Android, Windows and BlackBerry
•    Stylish interchangeable shields (purchased separately)
•    White exoskeleton hard case, ensuring headphones are protected in style
•    Two-year V-MODA Premier warranty
•    Immortal Life Replacement Program – 50 percent off lifetime discount to replace consumer-damaged headphones

The Crossfade M-80 White Pearl retails for $230.00 and is available today at V-MODA.com,Amazon.com and fine boutiques worldwide.  Product overview and an unboxing video are available at V-MODA's YouTube channel.

V-MODA is the true music lifestyle brand that is distinguished by its fashion-forward design, unparalleled quality and unequivocal passion for music and materials. Led by professional DJ and Chief Visionary Officer, Val Kolton, V-MODA products blend the inspiration of Italian design, the essence of music, and the charisma of Hollywood. Together with design extraordinaire Joseph Bucknall, the worldʼs most influential producers, musicians and DJs, V-MODA is constantly challenging the norm and forging the remix revolution. For more information, please visit V-MODAʼs website, V-MODA.com.



August 26, 2011

Bracketron: Back-iT™ for iPad 2

Lightweight, soft-touch shell provides maximum polycarbonate protection for iPad 2 and comes in the same stylish colors as the Apple Smart Cover

•    Super strong, precision-cut polycarbonate back protects your iPad 2 from scratches and scuffs while maintaining its low profile design
•    Soft-touch design offers superior grip for interacting and carrying your iPad 2
•    Snap-in case provides full access to all device controls and ports such as camera, volume and syncing
•    Compatible with Apple Smart Cover and comes in the same stylish colors (orange, green, pink, gray and blue)

Available at: Bracketron.com and national retailers
Price: $29.95
Website: www.bracketron.com



September 08, 2010

XtremeMac Audio Docks

XtremeMac™ Pumps Up the Volume with 2 New
Innovative Audio Docks for iPod and iPhone
Pair the new docks with the free XtremeMac Alarm Clock App

Sunrise, FL – September 8, 2010 – XtremeMac™, a leading designer and manufacturer of accessories and audio solutions for Apple devices, is excited to announce two new audio products for iPod and iPhone.  The Luna SST and The 3 in 1 Microdock feature quality audio, sleek and stylish design, and are the ideal waking solution while at home or on the road. Both products work seamlessly with XtremeMac’s new alarm clock app for enhanced functionality.
The Luna SST alarm clock features dual independent alarms with a detachable speaker, making it the perfect bedside dock.  The unique design allows for placement on an opposite nightstand tables and enables full stereo sound. The dual independent alarm settings and controls allows two users to wake to iPod/iPhone, FM radio or chime as well as snooze and activate/deactivate alarms from both locations.  The Luna SST also features a clean, intuitive user interface with dimmable display to match any décor.

The 3 in 1 Microdock gives users the ability to play, charge and wake to iPod or iPhone at home or on the go.   The 4.7 oz Microdock provides surprising sound and is ideal for personal listening.  Whether placed on any desk or nightstand or packed in its convenient travel pouch, Microdock’s compact design takes up little space and packs easily into any suitcase or backpack.

As an additional feature, XtremeMac is offering a free XtremeMac Alarm Clock App which seamlessly integrates with the Luna SST and 3 in 1 Microdock to create the perfect waking solution.  The app allows users to set dual alarms, wake up to choice of iPod song or chime, set nap/snooze times, and listen to music or nature sounds to enhance the sleeping experience.

The Luna SST and 3 in 1 Microdock are available now for $129.99 and $59.99 US MSRP respectively at www.XtremeMac.com
.  The Luna SST is also available at Apple stores later this month.  The Microdock will also be available at Best Buy, Frys and other leading retailers. The XtremeMac app is available now at the iTunes app store.  

For more information, please contact PR representative Valerie Guerra at 305-576-1171 x20 or
[email protected] and follow @XtremeMac for news and giveaways.

About XtremeMac:
XtremeMac is a portfolio brand of Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN). XtremeMac is an innovative leader in designing and manufacturing accessories for Apple’s products, including the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Founded in 2001 shortly after the release of the Apple iPod, XtremeMac was one of the first companies to introduce a case for the iPod. Focusing solely on Apple products, the brand has grown into one of the premier Apple accessory providers. Further information about XtremeMac can be found at xtrememac.com.

XtremeMac, the “X” logo and Luna SST are trademarks of Imation Corp. iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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