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Soundbeam Looks The Part, But Is It Really Any Use To Anyone? [Review]

Soundbeam Looks The Part, But Is It Really Any Use To Anyone? [Review]

That’s me saying “Cult of Mac” that is

How often do you want to know what sounds look like? I’m guessing not very often, unless you’re a musician. But if you do want to know what sounds look like, and you want to know it in the most stylish and good-looking way possible on iOS, you can’t go far wrong with an app called Soundbeam. It’s just beautiful.

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WavTap Grabs Sound Clips As Easily As Snapping Screenshots

WavTap Grabs Sound Clips As Easily As Snapping Screenshots

WavTap records sound with a keyboard shortcut.

Snapping a screenshot on your Apple device is dead easy: home-plus-sleep-button for iOS, and Command-Shift-4 (or others) for the Mac. But what about snapping a sound-shot, i.e. grabbing a snippet of your system audio?

Well, you could fire up Quicktime and start dickering around with that. Or you could install WavTap and then hit Command-Control-Space.

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IPhone Boom Mic Adds Sound-Sensitive Proboscis To Your iDevice

There are plenty of add-on lenses for the iPhone’s great camera, but if you’re shooting movies, the sound is still going to suck. The iPhone’s mic does a fine job of picking up sound, but maybe it picks up a little too much, or maybe it gets freaked out by a little wind and starts to sound awful?

What you need is a boom mic, and luckily Photojojo will sell you one specifically made for the iPhone.

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Last Chance To Grab A Set Of Sphear Speakers [Deals]

Last Chance To Grab A Set Of Sphear Speakers [Deals]
If you’re tired of moving your main speakers from place to place and don’t want to put headphones on (or in) your ears every time you want to hear music while you’re on the go, this soon-to-end Cult of Mac Deals offer is for you. The Sphear speakers we’re offering go beyond your bedroom. Take them anywhere and play them on any of your Mac devices. For the size, the sound is flawless and for a very limited time we have this speaker set on sale for only $20! And yes, that includes shipping!

Here’s the catch with this deal: once all 200 of these Sphear speakers are gone, this sale is history…and this deal is only available to a shipping address in the 48 continental United States.

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Bring Shape To Your Music With Sphear [Deals]

Bring Shape To Your Music With Sphear [Deals]
With the minimal lifestyle becoming all the rage — and the idea of having something that can be used in both stay-at-home and travel situations, the latest Cult of Mac Deals offer is bound to turn some heads. Not just because of the savings, but because the Sphear speakers we’re offering (albeit only 200 of them, so hurry) cater to both of those ideals. The benefit of these speakers goes beyond your bedroom. Take them anywhere and play them on any of your Mac devices.

But once all 200 of these are gone, this sale is history! So take advantage while you can. For the size, the sound is flawless and for a very limited time we have this speaker set on sale for only $20! And yes, that includes shipping. (Please note this deal is only available to a shipping address in the 48 continental United States.)

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iOS’s Slide To Unlock Sound Is Actually The Click Of A Vice Grip Opening

iOS’s Slide To Unlock Sound Is Actually The Click Of A Vice Grip Opening

As we all well know by now, the smallest decision in an Apple product can be the sort of thing that Cupertino designers can have spent man years deciding upon, experimenting with iteration after iteration until inspiration finally and serendipitously strikes. But this obsession with detail isn’t just visual: it goes right down to the sounds you never think twice about.

Here’s one great example, shared by sound designer Jim McKee on the 99% Invisible Podcast. The sound of your iPhone or iPad unlocking itself? It’s actually the sound a vice grip makes opening itself up.

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House of Marley Ships the Dopest Dock To Rock an iPod

House of Marley Ships the Dopest Dock To Rock an iPod

Everyone was jamming in the little corner where House of Marley was stashed during the official press event at CES, and a big part of that was due to their Bag of Rhythm dock — the Marley PR people carried it around slung on their shoulders, and it just rocked, man.

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Make The Volume Ultra-Quiet [OS X Tips]

Make The Volume Ultra-Quiet [OS X Tips]

Here’s how to access a secret setting to make your Mac’s volume very quiet indeed—ideal if you’re trying to listen to something in a very quiet room where somebody else is working or sleeping, for example. As a tip this can be filed under the category, “Cool! I never knew that!”.

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The Griffin Twenty Will Turn Any Speakers Into An AirPlay Compatible Sound System [CES 2012]

The Griffin Twenty Will Turn Any Speakers Into An AirPlay Compatible Sound System [CES 2012]

The Griffin Twenty Will Turn Any Speakers Into An AirPlay Compatible Sound System [CES 2012]LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – One of the challenges facing audiophiles these days is keeping their cherished old speakers while still taking advantage of your iPhone, iPad or Mac’s advanced AirStream capability. The Griffin Twenty is a sleek new accessory that lets you keep your old warm, room-filling speakers and make them AirPlay-compatible. And it looks damn nice to boot.

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Monster iClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker 100: Is That You Making All That Noise? [Review]

Monster iClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker 100: Is That You Making All That Noise? [Review]

Seems like there’s been an explosion of small, portable, Bluetooth speakers onto store shelves this last year — the most popular or well-known of which is probably the Jawbone JamBox — from the advance notices we’ve seen, in a few weeks the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas will herald a whole new crop of the little tribbles.

Monster’s take on the concept is the Monster iClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker 100 ($100). And like pretty much everything the company puts out, the iClarity is bassy and L-O-U-D.

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