Kickstarter: Hidden Radio & BlueTooth Speaker

Who would have ever imagined that we'd be paying upwards of $199 for Jawbone's Jambox or $299 for Bose's Soundlink Wireless!?  Forget the days of "docking as both these devices offer Bluetooth connectivity.  I personally think it's a must these days are wires have become the bane of the electornic frontier. I had the opportunity to try out both the Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker and the Jawbone JAMBOX over this holiday season.  Admittingly, the sound that they produced was great.  You can't really go wrong with either one.  The Jambox doesn't "fill" a room with it's sounds presence as much as the Bose and while the Bose offers better bass, the Jambox does undercut the competition by offering itself as a bluetooth speakerphone handy for conference calls and also comes in at a $100 less.

Forget those two and take a peek at this Kickstarter offering!  The Hidden Radio & BlueTooth Speaker, which will normally retail for $175 is being offered for an introductory $119 for those willing to "kickstart" the duo.  They have some great features and sound is "touted" to being on par.  From what I can tell in their introductory video, they compare it directly to the Jawbone Jambox.

Here is a FAQ taken directly off of the website:

Q/ How long will the batteries last? A/ The rechargeable batteries last over 30 hours.

Q/ How will I know it will support my phone, tablet or computer? A/ Bluetooth is a global standard designed to work on any device.

Q/ How loud is the sound? A/ We’ve tested it over 80dB, basically it will easily fill the space of a large apartment.

Q/ Is shipping included? A/ We are offering free global shipping only for Kickstarter backers!

Q/ When will you start to manufacture? A/ Once we get to 1000 units we’ll begin production immediately. I hope you can help us bring this great product to market.

Updated to WordPress 3.3!

The gang over at WordPress have just released their newest iteration of their amazing content management software dubbed "Sonny" and yes, is now running it! I'm going to have to admit that updating is rather easy but it always warrants a new post!

For Users

Experienced users will appreciate the new drag-and-drop uploader, hover menus for the navigation, the new toolbar, improved co-editing support, and the new Tumblr importer. We’ve also been thinking a ton about what the WordPress experience is like for people completely new to the software. Version 3.3 has significant improvements there with pointer tips for new features included in each update, a friendly welcome message for first-time users, and revamped help tabs throughout the interface. Finally we’ve improved the dashboard experience on the iPad and other tablets with better touch support.

WordPress 3.3

Digital Books as Apps = Physics Heaven

If you're in the game of writing, authoring and releasing a book within the next year, don't go all 1.0 and turn to iBooks, Amazon or the onslaught of various publishers for some ebook / hardcover / paperback setup.  Check out Push Pop Press! Launching their teaser  site yesterday, Push Pop Press is starting their campaign to transform your book into an experience!  Started by the talented designer, Mike Matas of Apple iOS fame as well as the Delicious Library, and engineers Kimon Tsinteris and Austin Sarner, Push Pop Press is poised the game and is definitely off to a running head start.

Books that let you explore photos, videos, music, maps, and interactive graphics, all through a new physics-based multi-touch user interface.

As you can see from the teaser site and /or image below, the possibilities are amazing with pinch to zoom and in app video rendering.  For a more in depth look and commentary, check out John Gruber and his early testing! // Daring Fireball: Push Pop Press //

TEDWomen: How to Succeed? Get More Sleep

Browsing through some of the latest video offerings from TED Talks, I came across this presentation by Arianna Huffington talking about unlocking success.  Providing a simple solution, Ms. Huffington encourages us to "get enough sleep." Not only do we feel better, but our thoughts are clearly leading us "to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life."  Watch the video below and be inspired.  Now only if I can follow this mantra.

Part 1 of the Softlaunch

Getting things off the ground and trying to gather opinions around friends and colleagues took quite a bit longer than initially planned.  It is however time that we just start adjusting as we go.  So, with that, today on Sunday, May 30th, adellelijah is formally announcing a brand new type of website. Made for our friends, family, couples, singles and strangers, adellelijah is a culmination of my constant battery of ideas, reviews, opinions and thoughts but this time I'm dragging Adelle along for the ride.  More friends will also be contributing to this website as a whole creating the brand, "adellelijah."

A Little History:

Nine months ago Elijah proposed to Adelle.  Since then, life changing plans have been formulated, thought out, executed and outlined.  Marriage planning is an undertaking that has not necessarily consumed the both of them, but rather brought into line each another’s thoughts, ideas and game plans.  To add more light to their story, both their lives have been intertwined since the Fall of 2002 when they started formally dating.

One night in March of 2010, it donned on Elijah that he has always wanted, liked and sought after different things as compared to Adelle.  Time and time again, somehow, Elijah’s wants benefited Adelle.  Concluding, why does he have to create an argument that ends up as a benefit to both of them...for adellelijah?  This co-mingling for the 21st century can be seen in couples of all kinds but especially within the Gen X’rs or Gen Y’rs.  Those into technology, the internet, fashion and design and other awesome worldly necessities.

Continually learning, growing, understanding, and almost without compromise, they get each other excited about life.  This is what they together as adellelijah want to share with the world.