Archive for November, 2008

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The Fiio E5 portable headphone amplifier is probably the world’s smallest headphone amplifier that is designed to improve not only the volume, but also the sound quality of almost any digital audio player such as a MP3 or MP4 Player, Mobile Phone, Laptop, or just about any other portable music device. It is an upgraded model of the Fiio E3 Headphone Amplifier which is already very popular around the world because of it’s great results and very affordable price. And the best of all is that the new E5 not only retains all the features of the E3, but also manages to improve on all the drawbacks that the previous model had. So if you want to use a higher quality headphones with your portable music device than the ones you got it with you probably have to check out the Fiio E5 and the benefits that this portable and inexpensive device can provide in order to boost the volume and improve the bass performance…

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The Fiio E5 portable headphones amplifier comes in a very small case that has a clip on it’s back so you can easily attach it to your belt for instance. Actually the form and the size of the device are quite similar to the iPod shuffle music player, but the functionality of the two devices is totally different. The E5 comes with a volume control, an integrated USB-rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a switch which will stop or activate the Bass Boost functionality of the device, features that were lacking in the previous E3 version. But Fiio E5 is more than just an upgraded version of the E3 headphones amplifier, it has a higher power output, better Signal to Noise ratio and Lower Distortion. The E5 also uses the new TI (Textas Instruments) headphone amp solution in order to have better sound quality to make it work better with high impedance headphone.

The Fiio E5 portable headphone amplifier is designed to work with headphones with impedance raging form 16 Ohms to 300 Ohms, providing up to 150 mW with 16 Ohm headphones and going down to 12 mW with 300 Ohms headphones. The Signal to Noise Ratio is at least 95 dB and distortion of less than 0.009% (10 mW). The Fiio E5 uses TI OPA2338UA as a pre-amp and TI TPA6130A as a power amplifier which give quite good results, especially having in mind the low price and the small size of the device. The built-in 200mAh rechargeable battery should be good for about 20 hours playtime at normal volume after that you’ll just have to plug it in a free USB port for a bit…

The FiiO E5 is currently available with a price of about $20 USD.

For more about FiiO E5 Portable Headphones Amplifier…

Something new straight form Japan – a handmade USB Flash Drive Skull Ring. Yes, you’ve heard it right… these are 2GB USB flash drives in the form of a Skull that attaches to your finger just like a normal ring. It might be a bit strange for everyone’s taste, but if you like skulls and such this might be a perfect addition to your collection. Also a great and somewhat unique thing that is also a great gift idea for a true geek…


The chin of the skull is removable, revealing a normal USB connector for using the 2GB flash storage you’ve got available in the ring. You can choose a USB flash drive skull ring from 8 different color variations, these are: Antique Gold, Antique Silver, Black, Matt Black, Pink, Purple, Silver and Turquoise Blue. All are very detailed and you can consider each of the rings to be unique, because it is hand made, although that is also the reason for their quite high price.

These hand made rings with flash memory are available for $156.

For more information about the USB Flash Drive Skull Rings…

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Just like the MoPods phone charms, these clever little things flash and spin the moment a call or text message comes in. The difference is, these transparent domes come all the way from the Star Wars universe and contain Darth Vader or a Stormtrooper helmet. You just need to attach a Darth Vader or a Stormtrooper phone flasher to your mobile phone and the head in the device will start rotating and flashing when it detects an incoming call or a text message. To make that work the device just picks up the strong radio field that is being generated around your mobile phone, meaning that the device is going to receive a call any moment now. It is rather simple thing, but it really does a good job and it is quite cheap so you can easily get a few spare ones just in case or for presents to your friends that are also big fans of the Star Wars saga…


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It goes without saying that Star Wars Phone Flashers really come in handy when you’re drinking with friends in a noisy environment or partying in a night club, but they also make brilliant desktop/work companions, especially if your phone is in silent mode. When they start to rotate and flash you will notice them even if your attention is focused on something else, or at leas someone else will see that something is happening and will ask you what is going on with that Star Wars thing.

Currently there is a promotion going on in the online shop that is selling the phone flashers, so that you can get your own personal promo code for about $8 off of any product. This way a single phone flasher will cost you absolutely nothing and you’ll have to pay only for the shipping. You can generate your own discount code on this page: Special Firebox voucher offer. The promo code will be valid until the end of this year (31st December) so you can even use it later on and not only for purchasing a phone flasher, but for just about anything available in the shop.

The Star Wars themed phone flashers are available for $8 each.

In order to get yourself some Star Wars phone flashers…


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