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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
August 26, 2014

Wireless Headphones & Speakers For DJing?

Imagine DJing or producing music without having to need wires attached.  It doesn’t sound too impossible since all of those devices already exist for other purposes.  Having a Serato box inside of your mixer frees you from needing to have 8 extra wires running around.  Those who stepped up to a TTM-57 back when it was king understand how less wires actually makes your life a bit easier.  Still, there are wires that are unavoidable.  Your mixer and decks still need power and they still need to communicate with your laptop or computer.  Probably the most useful idea that has come around is a wireless solution for headphones.

Although headphone wires aren’t that bad these days, it can still be an annoyance to the DJ because they have to move around often.  I can’t tell you how many times I have yanked the cord from the mixer because I was …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 17, 2013

Set Up a Wireless Network From Start to Finish

We don’t give enough credit to our wireless networking systems that allow us to do so much with our smarphones and tablets.  I can walk from place to place and be able to pick up a wireless connection to use with my smartphone.  This enables me to move seamless from place to place and maintain a wireless connection in the process.  Even at home, there are times when I can just reach for the phone instead of having to turn on and log in to our computers.  Wireless modems and routers were not always as friendly to use, so we should take a look at how far these systems have come.

The wireless router lies one step down from the cable or satellite modem.  It is able to take a signal and broadcast it throughout our home – which is pretty amazing when you think of how weak this type …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 6, 2013

7 Tips to Boost Wireless Speed

There was a time when wireless internet via the use of a wireless router was all the rage and was considered revolutionary.  Before that existed, routers had to use ethernet cables, sometimes running them across the house making our wives made and causing our children to tug the routers from the wall when they tripped over them.  It was a tangled mess, but it did its job for the time that it existed.  When the first wireless router and receiver were implemented it meant that you could use your computers anywhere around the house you wanted.  For a device that was stationary, it was no big deal – but for a laptop it really meant that you could roam wherever you wanted.

Today, most laptops and tablet have wireless receivers built in to them; they are not an option (other than turning it on or off).  We take for granted …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
June 28, 2013

Zagg Origin 2-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker

When a new technology is introduced to the public, the consumers have two options if they want to make a purchase.  They can either opt for the extremely expensive high end gear, which is far beyond anything they have ever seen, or they can go for a budget and cost friendly alternative.  While the cost friendly alternative is not the best of the bunch, it still gives consumers a chance to taste what is out there without breaking the bank.  The funny thing is that those budget systems are likely to be considered the worst of the worst on only a few years time.  This is the way it has always worked.

Consider the first MIDI controllers that were offered for DJs.  Before Vestax came out with their VCI series, there were other cheap alternatives like the Hercules MIDI consoles which looked more like a toy than a proper DJ …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
June 2, 2013

Yamaha Desktop Audio System Review

The shrinking of hardware is typically a good thing for electronics, as it allows us to do much more with the little space that we have.  Alternatively, the extra space is simply eliminated all together leaving us with a small product that appears to do the same thing as the older larger one.  There’s also times when having a product too small is simply a detriment to itself and it would be been better off at a standard size (button controller).  With speakers, there needs to be a balance between size and performance, since we don’t like to equate smaller size with better sounding audio.  Sometimes that is the truth but other times you need to have a large driver to achieve good sound.

The guys from Bose worked magic with their alarm clock radios which managed to work with the maximum amount of surface area for a small 2 …