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Angry Guru Audio Announcement

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The Angry Guru

Angry Guru gets behind the mic in a solo project to bring an important announcement.

Direct MP3 link: http://bit.ly/aPBsmq

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Guru Inspection: LG Rumor Touch

March 30, 2010 Leave a comment

This video was shot a few months ago at CES but since the phone has been finally released we thought we’d show you again…so here it is, Guru’s hands on with LG Rumor Touch for Sprint.

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March 21, 2010 Leave a comment

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Guru Inspection: Budsock

March 13, 2010 2 comments

budsock

I think we’ve all been in a position where we’ve pulled out our headphones from whatever darkness we left them in only to find a rats nest of wire. Sure you can spend a couple of seconds pulling them apart and go on with life. It’s often thought of as one of those ‘things’ you just have to deal with. Well not any more.

Budsock girlBudsock is a small bag like device that keeps your ipod headphones in tangle free bliss. This no frills product does one thing and doesn’t have any quams about it. With a super low price point of $3.99 you can go wrong. Plus those audiophiles who own a lot of headphones get discounts when ordered in lots of 3 at Budsock.com

The question I’m sure everyone is asking is do they work? Yes. But really, did you need a ‘guru’ to tell you that? Here’s the thing, they don’t really work great after you’re wearing them. Honestly I think the time spent dealing with it is almost equal to the time spent untangling your headphones. It’s like you’re adding time onto putting them away to reduce the time you spend taking them out.

My other beef is just how freaking ugly this thing is. It’s like someone bought up all the scrap sail material in a Taiwan sweat shop, sent it to China to be silk screened and sewn into a cone shape. Boring! Nevermind what you’ll look like wearing what I’ve dubbed “headphone gstring” in public. Could you rock these in the gym, or on campus? Granted Ms. Budsock is wearing a very distracting red hat and by the time I make it to her headphones I’m already thinking about something else…but I digress. It’s ugly and so will you be if you wear them. (did I just talk in Yoda speak?)

Guru Inspection rating: Must own for three reasons

  • They’re great at doing what they claim. Keeping headphones from getting all tangled up.
  • The price point is too low to worry about it
  • They offer a FULL REFUND if you’re not happy

Guru Inspection: Bone Conducting Headphones

March 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Pineapple Electronics Rumble K and Rumble KW ‘earwoofers’ offer a unique listing experience via a technology called ‘bone conduction.’ These headphones provide you a 4-D listening experience where you actually feel the beat. This not only gives you a new listening experience it also allows you to protect your hearing in the long run by bypassing your ear drum.

Rumble K is the ‘hybrid’ of the pair due to the unique design that relies on three different componets; bone conduction, a woofer, and a tweeter. These three combine to hit a full dynamic range of sound.

Rumble KW offers a waterproof design that allows multimedia mobility even underwater. This design is entirely based on bone conduction. The KW however include silicon ear buds with strategically mapped holes that enhance sound transmittance under water.

Both designs offer silicon ear buds with tangle-free cords and gold-plated 3.5mm plugs. Both headphones feature a 10 year limited warranty.

Guru Inspection:

  • Audio: After testing both these models extensively I have to say I’m not 100% sold. While I did enjoy listing with the Rumble K I found, that what I can only speculate is due to the bone conduction, is low volume when compared to traditional headphones. These ‘earwoofers’ were never as loud as traditional headphones and on some devices (BlackBerry) I wasn’t able to get them to a volume loud enough to drown out ambient noise. While using an iPod I was however able to enjoy them at full volume.
  • Feel: One thing I really loved was the 4-D experience. Feeling the beat in your ears is an experience unmatched by anyone in the personal audio market. The Rumble K also has a great ergonomical fit that is extremely comfortable to wear. I have worn them to the gym and while running all without any issues.
  • Looks: What I also like is the classic ‘clean’ look to these headphones. You’ll never worry about them going out of style since silver and black will always be in style.

Final thoughts: If you care about your hearing you’ll own a pair of these and use them at every chance you can. While the audio performance isn’t on par with Bose it’s not that far off. Are they the best headphones you’ll ever hear, no. Are they the best headphones that allow you to keep your hearing, yes.

To order head over to www.PineappleElectronics.com

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AT&T Customer Map Problems Caught On Video

March 11, 2010 Leave a comment
Categories: AT&T, Cellular, Verizon, video

Guru Inspection: Ankit Noise Isolating Earphones w/G-Bass

March 4, 2010 3 comments

Video Review: 

If you’re looking for something to set yourself apart from the pack in the headphone market you’ll go mad trying. At CES this year we saw a ton of different companies all trying to trick out the crappy ass earbuds that Apple has made so famous. We all know that the sound quality from these devices is lacking. Ankit tackles both issues head on.

Ankit offers 4 different products in their line, each fitting a different ‘type’ of person. The designs are all crafted into the earbuds during the injection molding process. These aren’t just decorations on top of your earbuds, but rather part OF your earbuds. Each style is sure to set you out from the crowd in the way that people will be commenting on how cool they are and asking where you can get them.

Ankit doesn’t just impress with good looks, no these headphones can cook and clean! The ‘g-bass tecnology’ isn’t just a line of crap with Ankit. How many times have you seen a manufacture claim they’ve got something special to push those lows at you? I’m pretty sure we all have at least a dozen times. More often then not you’re left feeling like you’re listing to two pop cans. Ankit delivers some of the richest and deepest hitting bass sound that I’ve heard from an in-ear style headphone. In the price point no one even comes close! The sound range of the headphones is truly rich and dynamic. The highs are clean and crisp while the lows are warm and rich. Ankit delivers big time in the audio department.

Finally environmental impact. Wait…we’re talking headphones right? Well yea, but get this. For each pair sold Ankit will plant one tree. So not only do you look good, your music will also sound good AND you’ll have planted a tree. 

To find out more, or to order a pair for yourself head over to http://www.TheAnkit.com

Price: $50
Guru Inspection: Best headphones at this price point period. New Guru benchmark.