Saturday, October 31, 2015

Magellan Cyclo 505HC GPS Bicycle Computer Review

If you like to be outdoors, cycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Just as we are continually getting more and more advancements in technology, this has also trickled down in our outdoor activities. With cycling, it is in the form of cycle computers. Magellan has entered the ring with their Cyclo 505HC. Magellan is known for their GPS receivers, which is exactly what is built in to the Magellan Cyclo 505HC.

Features and specs:
3" color transflective screen
Vibrant touchscreen providing direct sunlight readability.
Simple easy to use interface
Simple menu with large control buttons that are easy to use even with gloved hands.
Rugged design
Cyclo 505 and 505hc can take any sort of terrain you can. Built to IPX-7 standards the Cyclo 505 models can be submersed in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.
Detailed Road & OpenStreetMap
Preloaded maps showing cycle lanes, cycle tracks and bike shop POIs. Discover new cycle routes and bike trails or record and share your own.
Programmable Cycling Profiles
Save up to 6 profiles based on the type of rider (touring, mountain bike and road) you are. Customize the type of surface you wish to use and for mountain bikers the % of dirt a trail you want.
Surprise Me™ Routing
Specify a distance or time and Magellan's Cyclo 505 and 505hc will present you with up to three routes to choose. The difficulty and grade of each route is presented so that you can choose the ride that is right for you or your group.
Bluetooth® Connectivity
Cyclo 505 devices are the only bike computers on the market to control the music on your smartphone and notify you of missed or incoming calls or text. Calls can be answered with a Bluetooth headset (not included) or set to automatically respond that you are riding. Cyclo 505 models are currently compatible with iPhone and select Android devices – with some features only compatible with Android.
Ant+ and Bluetooth Accessory Support
Supports over 180 ANT+ Speed/Cadence, HRM and Power sensors. Set up multiple cycling profiles and save sensors associated with each one .As more Bluetooth Smart sensors come into the market Cyclo 505 and 505hc are ready to support. Cyclo 505hc comes with ANT+ heart rate and speed/cadence sensors.
Shimano Di2 Electronic Road Bicycle Shifting Systems Compatible
Record and read shifting information from compatible Di2 electronic shifting systems that have the Di2 Wireless Unit (SM-EWW01). Information displayed in either gear position, gear number or visually by a chart or graph. Battery status and alerts or warnings are also visible.
Upload your ride data anywhere, anytime with or without your computer. Once you setup your Magellan Cyclo 505 for Wi-Fi transfers you can wirelessly sync your ride to the website. If you use Strava you can set your Magellan cyclo website to automatically save your data to your Strava account. More app support is coming so stay tuned.
Shake & Share
Easily share your planned route wirelessly with other Magellan Cyclo 315 and 505 devices by selecting the feature and shaking the 315 series back and forth at another Cyclo 315 or 505 unit. Make sure everyone arrives at the destination even if you are separated or ride at different paces.
Indoor training
Create an indoor cycling profile that disables GPS functionality, but measures speed, cadence, heart rate and power. Pair with an ANT+ capable trainer and control grade, resistance or simulate the wind you want to endure.
Multiple mounts included
Both an Out-front mount and a universal cable tie mount are provided in each Magellan Cyclo 505 and 505hc package. Use the mount that is best for you and your bike.
Back track
Magellan’s Cyclo 505 models tracks your position from start to finish. Get lost in the journey and not the route. By using the back tracking feature you can always find your way back to where you started or deviated from a route.
High-sensitivity SiRFstarIII GPS
3-5 meter GPS accuracy provides a superior and accurate navigation experience for wherever your ride may take you.
Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Up to 12 Hours of battery life with a rechargeable Lithium Ion cell battery. Go strong for an entire day.
  • Dimensions (English):  2.4" x 4.06" x .74"
  • Weight (English)4.55 Oz.
  • Weight (Metric)129g
  • Battery TypeRechargeable L-Ion
  • Battery LifeUp to 12 Hours
  • WaterproofIPX-7
  • SpeakerYes
  • CPU533MHz
  • Temperature Range (F)14F to 140F
  • Temperature Range (C)-10C to 60C
  • Internal Memory<500mb span="">
  • Display Resolution, WxHWQVGA, 240 x 400
  • Screen Size3.0"
  • Display TypeColor, Transflective
  • Touch ScreenYes
  • GPS AccuracyUp to 3-5 meters
  • High-Sensitivity GPSSiRFstarIII™
  • TemperatureYes
  • Antenna TypeMultidirectional Patch
  • 3-Axis Electronic CompassYes
  • Percentage GradeYes
  • G-sensor or AccelerometerYes
  • Preloaded MapsOSM/Tele Atlas US or CA
  • Points of InterestYes
  • Turn-by-Turn RoutingYes
  • Vertical ProfileYes
  • Map UpdatesFuture S/W Release
  • Breadcrumb NavigationYes
  • Back to Start/LocationYes
  • Active Route PauseYes
  • Customizable ScreensYes
  • Backtrack NavigationYes
  • Data & Route RecordingYes
  • Surprise Me™Yes
  • Accepts GPX FilesYes
  • User Data Online SharingYes
  • Stores WaypointsYes
  • Stores TracksYes
  • Stores RoutesYes
  • Communication ProtocolUSB Mass Storage
  • USB PortYes
  • PC CompatibleYes
  • MAC CompatibleYes
  • BluetoothYes
  • Wi-FiYes
  • ANT+Yes
  • Trainer Control Support (ANT+)Yes
  • Phone Message AlertYes
  • Heart Rate Monitor (ANT+)Included in 505hc, compatible with 505
  • Bike Speed/Cadence Compatible (ANT+)Yes
  • Power Meter Compatible (ANT+)Yes
  • Music ControlsYes

The Magellan Cyclo 505HC came in standard great looking colored printed box with photos of the product as well as its features and specs. Opening the box revealed the Magellan Cycle computer, along with the handlebar mount, wireless wheel sensor, as well as cadence and heart rate sensor. Also included is the manual. Materials used in the construction was mostly plastic, but quality of materials used was very good. Build quality and fit and finish was excellent, which is a good thing with it being water resistant.

Having GPS on the bike sounded really cool, so I couldn't wait to get it on. Installation proved to be very simple. It was just a matter of mounting the bracket on the handlebar, and the speed and cadence sensor on the frame. The heart rate sensor was easy to wrap around my chest. Taking my time I had them on in about 15 minutes, and I was ready to ride!  One small potential problem is what was provided to mount ties.  While they work, they also do not allow for moving it from bike to bike....unless you want to go thru a lot of zip ties.

The Magellan Cyclo 505HC is truly a premium device. and it is loaded with features! All of the standard cycle computer features can be found, like speed and distance. In addition it also has premium features such as Bluetooth. Add to that the cadence and heart rate monitors, and you can easily monitor your workout. So for training, the Magellan has you covered. The Magellan Cyclo 505HC has the features you would find in a premium cycle computer. But add the built-in GPS, and it has just taken things to a whole new level. And I love the color display!

Using it was a cinch.  The user interface was really easy to figure out.  Having the large buttons on the touch screen made using it easy.  The touch screen was sufficiently sensitive.  And it was bright enough to see well during the day.  To save on battery life it also has sleep mode to turn off the display when not needed, and had different settings to choose from, such as 30 seconds, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, to always on.  Pairing it to my smartphone was easy.  Being able to see incoming texts and phone calls was very handy, especially on long rides.  Being able to control your music without having to pull out your phone was also really cool!

Up to this point I would have to say I was very please with the performance.  Magellan is one of those companies that continues to have me unsurprisingly impressed.  They continue to deliver products that time and time again impress and perform as promised.  Hence, being unsurprisingly impressed.  If you are in the market for one of their products, they are a safe bet.  Even though they are not a bicycle computer company at heir core, the standard bike computer features worked very well.

When it came to testing the GPS part of it's functionality, I was tickled pink!  It was as easy as entering in the address of where I want to go.  And then it gave me the option of using it for bike or car.  So you could also use it in your car as well.  I had the map on display, as well as a directional arrow of the direction, and distance to the next turn.  There was also an audible beep when I came to my turn.  There was also the menu, where you could select POI's along your way for pit stops, like a bike store.  When it was time to go back home from your destination, that was as simple as a button.  There was also a Home button, where you could program in your home address.  So if you had multiple stops, and Home was not where you immediately came from.....getting home would just be a button away.

The GPS functionality of the Cyclo 505HC was not perfect however.  It did turn out to not have quite the sophistication of a car GPS receiver.  GPS receivers do not always give you the fastest routes.  Being familiar with my area, I punched in a buddies address.  When I took a different street than I was routed for, I was expecting to get the standard "recalculating" and have the directions change to the route I was taking.  Instead, I got nothing.  It gave me instructions to turn around for the route I was originally given.  So while it seemed to lack the sophistication for recalculating and give you different route options when you deviate from the original route, it still worked.  Staying on the original route given always got me to the correct destination.  So in the end, I ended up getting to where I was needing to go.

The Magellan Cyclo 505HC is what a modern bike computer should be.  It gives you all your data such as speed and distances, will do cadence and monitor heart rate for training, and even has Bluetooth for pairing with your smartphone for text and phone notifications.  It will even control your tunes while you're riding.  But what had me the most impressed was the GPS functionality.  I just loved having the GPS.  It is one of those features that you may not have realized you really needed.  And once having it you wonder how you ever got along without it!  This would be especially true for anyone that uses their bike for commuting.  And if you ever hit the trails, that's what the USB cable is for.  Just download the trails from your computer, and pull them up on the Cyclo 505HC with the trails button.

This is a good example of a product that delivered a lot of synergy.  The sum appeared to be more than the parts.  The Magellan Cyclo 505HC ended up being a product that appears to have just about everything a cyclist would need.  It is a well made product that performed in spades.  With an MSRP of $499, it isn't cheap, but you do get what you pay for.  And it's worth it.  Based on it's design, features, quality, and performance, the Magellan Cyclo 505HC has earned our Editor's Choice Award.  For more info and complete specs, check out their website at

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2015 Annual Holiday Gadget Gift Guide

The holiday season is almost upon us.  Stores have their Thanksgiving decorations out, and some even Christmas.  And that means it is time for our annual Holiday Gadget Gift Guide.  Some people are hard to shop for.  So in our annual gift guide, we strive to provide a good mix of different items.  And in this years gift guide, we have a great mix for some excellent ideas.

Unlike many gift guides, we also do hands on reviews of all of the items in the gift guide.  Below you will see all of the items in this years gift guide.  They are listed alphabetically.  After the description of the item you will also find the review schedule, for when the review of the item will be completed.  So any items that you are interested in, you will know when to check back on our website for the review.  Prices listed are in MSRP, but as usual, you should be able to find them for much less.

Creative Lab's SoundBlaster Roar 2 is a great little portable wireless speaker system.  It is very small and portable, which makes it easy to take your tunes on the go.  Just use your smartphone or tablet for your tunes,  and then link it up with the Roar 2 so everyone can hear.  The 5 drivers and subwoofer will make sure they sound great.  MSRP is $179.  The review is scheduled for week ending 11/14/15.

Next up is Creative Lab's SoundBlaster X7.  It is a small audiophile grade system with built-in amp, as well as a built-in headphone amp.  It is extremely versatile, as it can be used as a headphone amp, sound card for a gaming system, or a standalone receiver to power a pair of bookshelf speakers in a small room like a den or kitchen.  It even has a powerful built-in sound processor to engineer the sound to your liking.  MSRP is $399.  Check out the review here:

Not all smartphones are created equal.  If you are looking for a premium smartphone, the HTC One M9 should be on your short list.  Features like an octacore processor, 20MP camera, and amplified dual front facing speakers with Dolby processing are top-of-the-line.  And it's aluminum body is both elegant and sexy.  We reviewed the unlocked version, with an MSRP of $649.  Review is scheduled for the week ending 11/7/15.

Kingston is known as a company you can rely on for your memory needs.  Whether it is desktop or laptop memory sticks, or SD cards for your camera, camcorder, tablet, or smartphone, they have you covered.  Now with the Mobilite G2, they have figured out how to fulfill your memory needs for tablets or smartphones like the iPad or iPhone, that do not have an expansion slot for a memory card.  Now you won't need to worry about your iPad or iPhone running out of memory for all of your videos, photos, or music collection.  MSRP is $64.  Review is scheduled for the week ending 12/5/15.

Magellan has been making excellent GPS receivers for many years.  With their line of bicycle computers, you can now have GPS as well as the normal bike computer functions.  So now you can have the directions you need to get you where you are going.  For bicycle commuters, it is the bike computer you have always wanted.  And once obtained, you won't know how you lived without it.  MSRP is $499.  Review is scheduled for the week ending 10/31/2015.

Massive Audio likes their audio....well.....MASSIVE!  And their Massive Audio D1600.4 is a digital car audio amp that provides a massive 400 watts per channel for each of it's four channels!  What do can you do with all that power?  Power a lot of speakers!  After all, why have four door sized speakers when you can have sixteen!  If you know someone like that, you may have just made their perfect Christmas!  It can also be used to power a full system.  The front two channels would be used to power your door speakers.  The other two channels could be used for subwoofers.  And all of this is done with a small sized digital amp.  MSRP is $649.  Review is scheduled for the week ending 12/12/15.

Monster Cable is more than just cables.  Monster can help you with all of your sound needs.  Music streaming is getting more and more popular.  And these music streaming services are not just for your smartphone to enjoy on the go.  Enter the Monster SoundStage.  Now you can enjoy this music in your home.  The Monster SoundStage is an elegant looking system to use in your home that provides big sound.  MSRP is $249.  Review is scheduled for week ending 11/28/15.

Tablets bring us lots of fun computing power in a package significantly smaller than laptops.  Nextbook provides us tablets that won't drain our wallets.  The Nextbook has a quad-core Intel processor for great performance.  It even comes with a keyboard that attaches, making it a true 2 in 1, looking like a laptop.  MSRP is $178.  Review is scheduled for the week ending 11/21/15.

When the cellphone upgrade bug bites, it also means it is time for a new case.  Or maybe your need to upgrade is due to not using a case on your now damaged phone.  After all, with the price of smartphones, it is an investment.  When it comes to cases for smartphones, Otterbox is about as good as it gets.  The protection they provide is top notch. You will be hard pressed to find a case that provides better protection.  Many of their cases have multiple color options to choose from, for your own sense of style.  They even have glass screen protectors for a better image over plastic.  MSRP is $49.  Review is scheduled for the week ending 11/14/15.

Sigma Sport is known for their excellent bicycle computers and lights.  They also make some great sport watches.  With the increase in popularity and demand for fitness watches, Sigma has answered with the Activo.  It is a simple watch that will track your activities, such as sleep, calories burned, and steps.  MSRP is $80. Review is scheduled for the week ending 11/28/15.

As you can see, we have had some great products in this years Holiday Gadget Gift Guide.  We tried to put together a diverse group with various items and price points.  They are all high quality and well built items.  We hope one or more of these items will work for at least one of your loved ones, or maybe yourself!  If not, hopefully we at least gave you some ideas.  Happy shopping, and Happy Holidays!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

FREE* New EVGA Shroud for Existing EVGA HYBRID Card Owners

October 7th, 2015 - The EVGA Hybrid Face Off program is here! Now for a limited time ALL EVGA customers who own any EVGA Hybrid product qualifies for a free* new shroud! This shroud gives the card an updated look, complete with an LED!

If you are an owner of one of the below Hybrid products, you qualify! Just fill out the form, and we will contact you on further steps.

Qualifying Products:
·         EVGA GeForce TITAN X HYBRID
·         EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti HYBRID
·         EVGA GeForce GTX 980 HYBRID

* Shipping and handling not included. Offer available while supplies last.

About EVGA 
EVGA is the #1 NVIDIA authorised partner in channel sales throughout North America and UK. Based on the philosophy of intelligent innovation, market knowledge, and the real time operation, EVGA continues to identify the need in the market place and providing the solution to that need. By offering product differentiation, 24/7 tech support, a 90 day Step-Up programme, and other customer focused programmes, EVGA is a clear leader in all categories: etail, retail, distribution, and system integration. With headquarters in Brea, CA, EVGA’s global coverage includes EVGA GmbH in Munich, EVGA LATAM in Miami, and EVGA Hong Kong. For further information online about EVGA, visit

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bryston Introduces the Model T Cinema Reference In-wall Loudspeaker

Bryston Introduces the Model T Cinema Reference In-wall Loudspeaker
Seven drivers in a three-way configuration deliver unprecedented dynamics and clarity for premium home theater applications

Peterborough, Ontario October 6th, 2015 — Bryston has announced today the introduction of the Model T Cinema reference home theater in-wall loudspeaker. By leveraging key design cues from the flagship Model T floor-standing loudspeaker, Bryston has developed a highly capable architectural speaker system for dedicated home theater rooms. The Model T Cinema combines high-performance with the integrated aesthetic preferred by interior designers. 

In order to achieve the desired performance goals from an in-wall speaker system, Bryston employed seven drivers in a three-way configuration capable of up to 120dB of output without dynamic compression—all while maintaining exceptional clarity and tonal neutrality. Most in-wall loudspeakers sacrifice power response when submerged within a wall, however Bryston has overcome these limitations by placing the drivers on a robust baffle slightly forward of the wall’s surface, enabling the Model T Cinema to deliver a more realistic soundstage, precise imaging and superb dynamic capabilities.

Since their introduction in 2012, many top theater designers have chosen the Bryston’s Model T floor-standing loudspeakers to anchor dedicated home theater systems for their clients worldwide. Now the same astonishing dynamic realism and tonal neutrality of the Model T can be built into the wall with the Model T Cinema.

“The Model T Cinema is a sealed design featuring an inert 1 ½-inch thick front baffle and solid ¾-inch back-boxes to ensure superb midrange and high-frequency detail along with unwavering control in the bass region while minimizing transmission of sound into other rooms,” explained Bryston’s James Tanner. “Our engineering team is working on compatible products such as an in-wall Cinema center, surrounds and subwoofers, providing theater designers and professional integrators with a complete in-wall system only available through authorized Bryston dealers,” said Tanner. All Bryston Cinema loudspeakers are covered by the company’s legendary 20-year warranty. 

Bryston loudspeakers were born from the challenge to construct a reference quality loudspeaker that could reproduce real world dynamics while minimizing distortion and compression. The engineering team at Bryston has devoted countless hours toward innovative driver design, enclosure vibration analysis, crossover refinement, anechoic chamber measurements and blind listening tests.

About Bryston:  Bryston ( first opened for business in 1962 as a manufacturer of medical equipment. The company was purchased in 1968 by John W. Russell, an ex-NASA engineer. Together with sons Chris, Brian and John D., they first started exploring the field of accurate, reliable audio amplification in the early 1970s. Since that time Bryston has become legendary for their hand-built quality, superb performance and dependability under load in the home, professional and commercial markets. Bryston amplifiers are used in some of the world’s most renowned recording studios and owned by many discerning music professionals. Bryston applies precision manufacturing techniques and materials in the assembly of their electronic equipment that are more typically utilized by the military and aerospace industries. Bryston is based in Peterborough, Ontario Canada, northeast of Toronto, and is sold through over 150 dealers in North America and 60 countries worldwide.

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On Controls Adds Lutron to Partners in Control Cooperative Program

Detroit, MI October 5th, 2015 – On Controls (, a leader in cloud-enabled smart home and commercial control solutions for professional installers, has announced today the addition of Lutron to theirPartners in Control cooperative program. The Partners in Control program has been created to achieve seamless compatibility between the On Controls platform and a vast array of connected device manufacturers from related residential market applications such as audio, video, HVAC, security, lighting control and others.

Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is known for its broad portfolio of wired and wireless lighting controls, motorized shading solutions, thermostats and accessories for residential and commercial applications. For more than 50 years, the company has advanced the technology of lighting control while by focusing on exceptional quality, design, and customer care.

On Controls offers modules specifically for Lutron’s RadioRA2® and HomeWorks®QS total home control systems and the Caséta® Wireless SmartBridge Pro. These modules provide an efficient tool enabling integrators to drag-and-drop Lutron systems into their configurations, controlling an array of Lutron switches, dimmers, keypad buttons, phantom buttons, shades, draperies, blinds, and thermostats.
“On Controls is pleased to bring compatibility with Lutron’s lighting solutions to our network of professional integrators,” commented On Controls Director of Control Jeff Skalny. “We anticipate that compatibility with Lutron’s product lineup will increase efficiency and profitability for integrators as they merge the versatile On Controls automation platform with these popular lighting solutions,” added Skalny.

The On Controls Partners in Control program will help bring best in class manufacturers and integrators together in the rapidly growing connected devices marketplace. Interested manufacturers can learn more about thePartners in Control program by contacting Jeffrey Skalny at: or 313-373-7680.
About On Controls: On Controls brings the convenience, luxury and security of advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial applications to the Apple and Android phones and tablets already familiar to millions of users. A Wi-Fi-based platform that won the CEA 2014 Control Product of the Year award, On Controls leverages the efficiency of the cloud, enabling integrators to deliver more features and better service to their commercial and connected home clients. From a single room to the largest applications, On Controls allows integrators to initialize, upgrade, add new features and sync remote setups to a client’s tablet or phone via a web portal from anywhere in the world. On Controls is an intuitive, reliable, robust, and reboot-free system that will simplify your life!

About Lutron Electronics: ( Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

·         Caséta® Wireless, RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS are registered trademarks of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Patriot Announces New Viper 4 3600MHz Dual Kit

FREMONT, CALIF., USA – October 5, 2015 – Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash memory, SSDs, and mobile accessories, today announced the extension of their Viper 4 series of DDR4 memory with a new 3600MHz dual kit designed for the latest Intel® Skylake core processor utilizing the 100 series platform.
Designed with a high performance custom heat shield structured to withstand the most taxing PC environments and provide continuous stable performance, the Patriot Viper 4 3600MHz dual kit clocks in with impressive timings of 17-18-18-36 while pulling 1.35V of power. The 3600MHz Viper 4 dual kit has become Patriot’s fastest kit since the release of the 3400MHz dual kit at the start of September. The ideal addition for PC enthusiasts looking to update their system, the Viper 4 3600MHz dual kit will deliver unparalleled performance for the ultimate gaming rig.
The Viper 4 series of Patriot memory was originally launched in January of 2015 and included 16GB and 32GB quad kits that ran at speeds of 2400MHz to 3000MHz pulling 1.2-1.35 volts. Patriot continues to expand their trademark line of memory, yet again, engineered faster for gamers, content creators and prosumers in mind by adding an 8GB (2x4GB) 3600MHz dual kit to their already impressive lineup Viper 4 dual kits.  
"Our Viper 4 Line continues to reach new heights with our latest launch of the new 3600MHz kit paired with the new Intel® Skylake Platform." Said Les Henry, VP of Engineering at Patriot. "We will continue to prescreen each IC prior to building the modules to ensure stability and provide unsurpassed performance to our customers."
Compatible with XMP 2.0, the Viper 4 gives users the capability to easily overclock their system by using the predetermined memory profile while still having the option to manually edit the SPD in the PC bios. Backed by a lifetime warranty and Patriot’s superior customer service, the Viper 4 is hand tested for quality assurance and validated for system compatibility.
The Patriot Viper 4 3600MHz dual kit will be available worldwide on October 5, 2015 in stores and online at Fry’s Electronics, Newegg and Amazon for a starting MSRP of $169.99 in North America.
About Patriot
Patriot designs, manufactures and markets high performance, enthusiast memory modules, flash memory, and mobile accessory products. Patriot products have become world renown for their extreme performance, reliability and innovation. Patriot sells its products through original equipment manufacturers, retailers, e-tailers and distributors throughout the world with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Patriot Memory LLC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA.
All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Award-winning Klipsch In-Ear headphones now have an On-Ear counterpart

Award-winning Klipsch In-Ear headphones now have an On-Ear counterpart

INDIANAPOLIS (October 1, 2015) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, today announces an expansion to its line of specialty headphones inspired by the company’s acclaimed Reference flagship series speakers. The Reference R6 and R6i On-Ear headphones join the award-winning in-ear headphone series to accommodate personal style and comfort preferences. The same advanced acoustic engineering and sonic signature that emulates the home theater experience inspired the performance, voice and design of the headphones. Their passive noise-isolation design means ambient noise is reduced with the luxuriously padded memory foam ear cups.

Reference R6 On-Ear
Engineered for powerful performances and superior comfort, the Reference R6 On-Ear headphone is available in a black finish and is compatible with any device that has a 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes complete with high-density memory foam ear cups, a one-year warranty and a carrying case. It retails for $79 (U.S. MSRP) and is available at authorized retailers and now.

Reference R6i On-Ear
Reference R6i On-Ear headphone offers the same acoustic performance and comfort while offering listeners an advanced three-button remote and mic that allows for seamless control of music and phone calls on iPhone, iPod touch and iPod models. Also available in a black finish, the headphone also features high-density memory foam ear cups, a one-year warranty and a protective carrying case as well as a clothing clip for the in-line remote and mic. It retails for $99 (U.S. MSRP) and is available at authorized retailers and now.

“We have taken our best-selling, award-winning, most comfortable in-ear headphones and created on-ear versions so users have options depending upon their style preference and device. We’ve been making speakers for 70 years and have infused our Reference sonic signature into these headphones so people will always have the best sound for music and music wherever they go,” noted Vlad Grodzinskiy, Senior Manager of Product Development at Klipsch.

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About Klipsch Audio
In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the sole purpose of bringing the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience into his living room. Through the use of highly efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry and a thirst for real engineering breakthroughs – Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker company, was born in Hope, AR. Today, our diverse range of quality audio products includes speakers and headphones for almost any consumer and professional application – including cinema, whole-house, wireless, home theater and portable offerings. Honoring our founder’s legacy, Klipsch continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and aficionados around the world. We are the Keepers of the Sound®. Klipsch Group, Inc. is headquartered in Indianapolis and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).

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