Computer & Tablet Accessories
PowerMate is the coolest volume knob your computer has ever seen - but it's so much more. You can use it to edit home movies or scroll through long documents or create your next audio masterpiece. How can PowerMate be this cool? Because it's an assignable controller that you can program to do anything you want, in any application. Customize it to your needs and go wild!
Made of high-quality machined aluminum, PowerMate feels like a solid volume knob pulled right o the front of a world-class stereo. Its heavy weight and tactile feel are a welcome departure from typical plastic USB peripherals.
PowerMate functions beautifully as a convenient volume knob and mute button for music listening on your PC or Mac. But that's just the beginning of PowerMate's possibilities. Edit movies just like the pros with PowerMate functioning as your very own Jog/Shuttle wheel. Spin PowerMate to scroll through footage and push the integrated button to cut out unwanted pieces. Use it in audio production to jump from track to track, adjusting volume levels as you go. PowerMate makes editing anything from home movies to your next demo a breeze. It even comes preset to work with iMovie, FinalCut Pro and GarageBand right out of the box!
But the real power of PowerMate is that it's programmable. You can quickly and easily program it to execute any key command, in any application. Program PowerMate to scroll through long Microsoft Word les and save your document when you push its button. Set PowerMate to scrub through songs in sequencers and music apps. Use PowerMate wherever and however you want to make your life easier. Save as many unique settings as you want, PowerMate will remember them all.
With the Structure Sensor attached to your mobile device, you can walk around the world and instantly capture it in a digital form. This means you can capture 3D maps of indoor spaces and have every measurement in your pocket. You can instantly capture 3D models of objects and people for import into CAD and for 3D printing. You can play mind blowing augmented reality games where the real world is your game world.
If you’re a developer, Structure gives you the ability to build mobile applications that interact with the three dimensional geometry of the real world for the very rst time. You can even launch your app on the App Store!
Scan objects and rooms in 3D, play augmented reality games, and develop mobile apps with 3D vision. For iPad, yet hackable.
Everything you need, including apps. The Structure Sensor and Launch Bundle each include all you need to start using your Structure Sensor right out of the box. There are already apps built for the Structure Sensor in the App Store, and we've also provided a set of sample apps in the Structure SDK to show more of what's possible.
These use larger drivers than earbuds, canalphones, and canalbuds, and their similarly larger earpieces rest against the outside of the ears. Most have a thin headband that goes over or behind the head; some use a small clip on each earpiece that slips over the ear. Some also fold up for easier traveling. The best produce impressive sound quality.
Pros : Portable, comfortable, good bass response
Cons : Not as compact as earbuds and in-ear-canal models
These fully cover or surround your ears, and good ones sound better than good lightweight models. Many are also very comfortable thanks to generous padding and ergonomic designs. Closed full-size headphones block some degree of external noise (and also keep your music from disturbing others) while open models often sound better but let more noise in and out. One caveat: Some full- size headphones require more juice than a computer or portable device's headphone jack can provide- for power hungry cans. you'll want a dedicated headphone amplifier to get the best sound quality
Pros : Comfortable. great sound quality (with enough power), solid bass response
Cons : Big and bulky, closed designs sometimes come with audio tradeoffs, open designs provide little noise isolation and often leak sound
Noise-cancelling headphones are not to be confused with noise-isolating headphones. Concisely, noise isolating headphones physically block ambient noise with their seal against your ear whereas noise cancelling may do that too but also cancel the actual sound waves electronically. Noise-cancelling headphones use active (battery-powered) circuitry in addition to passive noise isolation. These models sample outside sound and then pipe in an inverse audio signal to "cancel out” - or at least reduce - a good amount of monotonous noise, making them great for travel or use in a noisy office. Although they don't usually sound as good as comparably priced in-ear canal headphones, noise-cancelling models are easier to put on and take off, and they let you hear what's going on around you. Full-size models provide the best isolation and audio quality
Pros : Comfortable, good noise isolation and reduction
Cons : Can be big and bulky. rarely great audio quality, noise-cancellation circuity can be audible, some models require batteries even for use as standard headphones.
Using stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) technology, these models let you stream audio from recent computers, smartphones, and tablets. Most also double as headsets, letting you switch between music and voice features (for phone calls, for example), and most provide music-playback and volume-control buttons.
Pros : Portable, wireless, comfortable, some are great for exercise
Cons : Possible wireless interference, often mediocre sound quality