3 Audio Gadgets That’ll Be Music to Your Ears

When it comes to music, there is one undeniable truth. Sound quality is not optimized when listening to audio through sub-par headphones or speakers. And, with the huge strides the marketplace has made availing innovative, high-tech sound solutions at budget-friendly prices, there are many accessible options for amping up your listening experience. Here are three devices worth hearing about.

Razer Kraken Neon Pro Headphones (www.RazerZone.com) – $89.99
The first thing you’ll notice about the Razer Kraken Neon Pro headphones is that they look really cool, with each adorned in one of six super-vibrant colors: blue, green, yellow, orange, pink and purple. Then you put them on and immediately feel and hear what makes these headphones really worth your while. A closed ear cup design with plush circumaural padding is incredibly comfortable and, as importantly, creates superior sound isolation. Sound is further enhanced with Razer Surround Pro, Razer’s proprietary software, which creates a virtual 7.1 channel surround sound experience that feels just like live entertainment. The Neon Series is also outfitted with powerful drivers that pack deep and heavy bass tones to complement acutely-tuned mids and highs. Another feature is a retractable microphone that provides seamless connectivity to smartphones, tablets and other voice-enabled devices. Durable and portable, these hip headphones are perfect for both music and gaming.

Edge Wireless Headset (www.RedFoxWireless.com) – $119.99
Finally, wireless headphones that stay in place! With a built-in microphone and a single button call-answering feature that includes SIRI and Google voice integration, the Edge Wireless Headset makes it easy to be hands-free during calls, even when you’re 30-feet from your phone. The EDGE incorporates easy-to-use controls, making it simple to operate your audio device without missing a beat. With a design that works especially well for running and sport activities, this stay-put headset features an IPX4 nano coating for sweat and moisture protection and runs on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 9-hours of continuous use with a 1-hour recharge time.

Altec Lansing SoundSTORM Shower Speaker (www.Target.com) – $79.99
Billed by the manufacturer as “the most innovative shower speaker on the market,” the Altec Lansing SoundSTORM not only plays music IN the shower with stellar sound performance, but it’s also equipped with a specially-voiced microphone for speakerphone capability that actually eliminates the sound of the shower so the caller cannot tell where you are. And, the Caller ID feature allows you to decide if you want to take the call. Other features include a splash and dust-resistant surface, onboard song navigation, voice confirmation, rubber hanger, 5 hours of battery life and NFC compatibility that all make your time in the shower more enjoyable. This speaker is compatible with iPhone and Android devices, tablets and computers.

***Some or all of the item(s) detailed above were provided and/or sponsored to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Mason Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***

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Cool Gear Gifts for Sports & Fitness ‘Lovers’

Valentine’s Day is almost here, but what do you get for a trend-loving teen who isn’t really keen on receiving candy, flowers, cologne, or other typical Valentine’s gifts? For those who are into sports and adventure, here are some cool gear gifts they’re sure to love that are all available at Overstock.com:

Rockboard Descender All Terrain Board – $116
The Rockboard Descender is a super-cool all-terrain board ready to tear up any surface that stands in your way. Unlike typical skateboards, the Descender’s tank-like treads provide traction on grassy slopes, pavement, wooded paths, snowy hills and more. No need to wait for a sunny day or a smooth sidewalk; skateboard enthusiasts can now take their sport off-road. Beneath the Rockboard Descender’s base are four heavy-duty triple-wheel sets—36 wheels in total—surrounded by a rubber tread. The treads tilt both backward and forward for stability, and smoothly transfers between different surfaces. With the Rockboard Descender, you can ensure any terrain does not go untraveled.

Coleman VisionHD HD Swimming Goggles with Built-in Video Camera – $141.29
One of the best things about snorkeling or scuba diving is being among the stunning natural beauty that only exists under water. If you’ve ever wished you could bring that beauty with you topside, your wish is now a reality with the Coleman VisionHD HD Swimming Goggles with Built-in Video Camera. These exceptional goggles bring wearable video to the extreme. They feature full 1080p HD video resolution and are waterproof to a 10-foot depth. These functional goggles also feature an anti-scratch/anti-shock UV protected safety lens. With these, your vacation videos will never be the same. Now you can record all of your great underwater adventures in stunning HD.

Barska Portable Solar Charger Case with Speaker – $37.98
This USB/solar charged case is the ideal solution for traveling, camping or during an emergency situation when you do not have access to a power source or outlet. It’s also great to carry with you while you’re out and about as you play sports, exercise and live your active outdoor lifestyle. This multi-purpose case features a solar charger/USB capable charger, output speakers and sturdy carrying case all-in-one. Power is provided by using either the USB charging port or by solar energy. Simply place the case under the sun for an all-day power supply. The built-in speakers provide amplified sound to any device with corresponding jack. The inner storage compartment can safely store most personal mobile devices or MP3 players while on the go or while charging.

Treasure Cove Fortune Finder Junior Metal Detector – $74.69
Make a trip to the beach a treasure hunt! Designed specifically for kids, young adults and recreational users, the Fortune Finder Junior metal detector TC-1010 boasts many features. It has an easy-to-understand viewmeter and one-touch auto-tuning so users can get outdoors exploring the world rather than sitting indoors reading an instruction manual. Its 7.5-inch waterproof search coil can detect a US quarter buried up to 6 inches. Additional features include simple discrimination with two-color LED ferrous and non-ferrous indicators, audio feedback with adjustable volume control, adjustable handle for comfortable use, low battery indicator and 6.3-mm headphone jack. This metal detector is lightweight and compact, weighing just 3.8 pounds and measuring 7.5 inches wide x 30-40 inches long.

Zero Gravity Sports Air Hockey Table – $145
Feeling competitive? Provide hours of fun for you and your loved one with the 54-inch Zero Gravity Sports Air Hockey Table. With its large play surface, slanted leg design and electronic scoring, this air hockey table allows you to play competitively with the table keeping track of all the action. The set comes with everything you need, including a table, two pushers and two pucks. MDF construction provides maximum durability and the powerful Zero Gravity Sports motor provides even puck float. The table measures 54 inches long x 27 inches wide x 32 inches high and weighs 44.4 pounds. Assembly is easy as well, and once put together, it’s light enough to move wherever you need it.

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***Some or all of the item(s) detailed above were provided and/or sponsored to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Mason Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***