Inateck Headphones Roundup Review

Introduction


Picking the right headphones can be quite tricky, but with a great range of versatile and reasonably priced headphones in their range, it seems the Inateck has got you covered. Today we’ll be taking a look at three of their latest sets, all of which come targeted at a slightly different part of the market. Hopefully, we’ll be able to help guide you in which ones offer the best performance, features and value for money to suit your own needs.

Inateck produces a huge range of products, such as mobile accessories, USB hubs, hard drive docks, laptop bags and so much more. They’ve had great reviews in the past and their brand continues to grow in popularity, so I’m looking forward to testing out these headphones today. In the eTeknix office, we have their new Aries Dynamic Driver In-Ear Headphones (BH1101), the Taurus Wireless Sport Headset (BH1001) and the more affordable Wood In-ear Hi-Fi Headphone BH1105’s. They all have some a little unique about them too, so it’ll be interesting to see which  ones offer up the best options and performance overall given their respective price ranges and target audiences.

Aries Dynamic Driver Headphones

“Built in modern aluminum-housings and classic premium genuine wood, Inateck Aries BH1101 likes more like a work of art. 22 cored anti-oxidized cooper wire can better extend its service life. Furthermore, the PU Aluminum Foil cable makes it sturdy and tangle free.”

Wood In-ear Hi-Fi Headphone

“What is the most important thing to headphones? A well-rounded and clear sound! BH1105 is not only superbly balanced but also offers awesome bass, trebles and ear protection. The Zebra Wood pumps up your sound to an orchestral-like level. Bring a concert with you wherever you go.”

Taurus Wireless Sport Headphones

“Inateck Sport Bluetooth headset-BH1001 provides a comfortable, curved fit. Its magnetic design allows the two ear buds attract with each other, forming a circle that could hang on your neck to avoid falling down or losing when you finished exercising.”

The packaging on the headsets/headphones is pretty simple, with a minimal waste box and some stylish representations on the front.

Around the back, quite simple again and a few major specifications on the Aries and Taurus boxes.

Ever Wanted to Make Your Own Wood PC Case? This Guy Did!

When you start thinking about what your new computer or laptop would be made out of, you start to think about maybe some black plastic or a nice silver metal feel. That isn’t for everyone though and sometimes you just want to do something different, like make a wooden PC.

When you think of PC’s you tend to think of metal or plastic, but one clever person who goes by the name of LouisVW decided that he wanted to build something that looks little more smooth and natural. If that wasn’t enough they’ve gone so far as to post how they built it from start to finish, a process that seems to only create something both simple and beautiful.

Starting from the plywood sheet shown above the project started, by creating grooves on the sides to fit in panels at a later date and then cutting out space for four fans, two at the top and two at the bottom.

Next came controllers for the fans and lighting, with the back panel and power supply soon making the wooden box look like an actual PC. Below you can find a gallery of some of the stages the computer went through, ultimately ending in the masterpiece you see below.

What do you think? Interested in giving it a try yourself? Check out the instructions here and tell remember to share your builds with us at eTeknix.

9-Year-Old Finds Christmas PS4 Replaced by a Block of Wood

9-year-old Scott Lundy was left deft devastated when, upon opening the box for the PlayStation 4 he received for Christmas, found that instead of the console there was a similarly sized block of wood, with a crude message written on it.

“He got a PS4 and he says ‘this is the best present ever this is the best Christmas ever,'” Brian Lundy, the boy’s father, told Boston’s Fox 25 News. After bellowing, “Can we set this up now?”, Lundy’s son opened the box to find his PS4 absent, replaced the wooden slab. The thief responsible for the cruel switcheroo, to add insult to injury, wrote the message, “From c*** and balls with love,” on the plank.

“He’s crying and he’s upset and he’s in the playroom by himself and he just wants to be alone so at that point. I was crushed,” said Kristin Lundy, Scott’s step-mother, added.

Thankfully, the Target store that Scott’s parents bought the PS4 from were happy to exchange the fraudulent contents of the box for a real console.

“They not only gave us a new game system but they also gave us a $100 gift card as well as an additional game that the original game that was supposed to be in the box. Couldn’t have been any kinder,” Kristin said.

“We never like to disappoint our guests and are thankful for our store team’s quick response to make things right,” Lee Henderson of Target Communication added.

Swapping out PlayStation 4 consoles for low-value items has become a sad Christmas tradition, with last year’s victims finding bibles and rocks in their PS4 boxes.

Meet “Splinter” The 700bhp Supercar Made from Wood!

A little bit off track today with tech news, as something really caught my eye, a wooden car. No, not the type you see at soapbox races, or the kind you built as a kid. This is a fully featured, incredibly powerful super car, the kind you would expect to see from the likes of Lamborghini or Ferrari.

The Splinter Hand-Mode Wooden Car is build from as much wood as physically possible. It features a wooden body, wood interior, it even features wood spokes on the alloys! The body has been created from a wood weave that’s quite possibly the most eco version of carbon fiber ever! Each wheel is made from 10 laminated wooden spokes, with a rotary-cut oak veneer and an aluminium rim. Don’t be fooled though, this is no chiselled lump, as it’s made with woven cherry veneer, which was combined using vacuum pressure and fancy epoxy, creating incredibly strong and lightweight body panels that any super car would be proud to wear.

“Wood-spoke wheels have not been used on production cars in nearly 90 years, so we knew the idea would get a lot of attention.” said the cars builder, Joe Harmon.

The car weights 2500 pounds, but shouldn’t have to much trouble getting going, as it is sporting a 4.6L, 700hp V8 engine. It’s a nice way of showing that with all the research going into space-age technologies, there’s still a lot of cool stuff to be done with more natural resources around us.

Why did Harmon build the car? As a business card. He wants a job and he’s using this car as an example of his work. I think it’s got a good chance of working in his favour, don’t you?

Wood Might Be the Next Resource Needed to Make Computer Chips

All this technology might be great to some extent, allowing you to tweet, text, chat or even order your pizza on your mobile device. But what happens when you want to upgrade your tech? Well, you generate e-waste. This is why there have been a lot of researchers thinking of ways to use new resources to produce something that might be fully recyclable.

Their results may come faster than expected and it comes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory. They teamed up to find something more revolutionary and ecological when it comes to producing chips. But who would have thought that they would use wood as a prime resource? It really is a shocker, but their semiconductor is indeed made almost entirely out of wood.

However, don’t think that they just cut a piece of wood and stuck some circuits on it. That would be mad. Instead, they found out that chips are made almost entirely out of a support layer, which they have replaced with something called cellulose nanofibril, a material made out of wood. They also had to use an epoxy coating on the surface to make it smoother and water resistant, so getting it done wasn’t all that easy.

In the end, the researchers say that the chip is so environmentally friendly that it could be left in a forest and eventually become fertilizer. Now how about that? Is it the start of an era where we use our tech and then help nature grow by throwing the old one in the wilderness after we upgrade? Who knows.

Thank you TechSpot for providing us with this information
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PlayStation 4 Stand Made of Real Wood will Debut at TGS

Now before I start I can see that this isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea so please keep the hate to yourself, cheers. This is the new stand that will be officially unveiled by German manufacturer Balolo at the Tokyo Game Show this year. It’s made of real Japanese cypress wood, sounds impressive,  and is a result of demand from fans of the genuine wood cover for the PS4 console itself made by the same manufacturer. Not only is Balolo going to unveil this at TGS this year but they will also unveil some pretty snazzy Nintendo 3DS stylus’ that are made from the same material as the stand. Just in case you’re a bit of a nature warrior, the wood that is used in producing these products is from a method called tree thinning, the trees aren’t chopped down for the sake of a few stands and DS pens.

There will also be a longer stand for the PS4 in case your prefer to have that ‘supported’ look in a stand. Something about having a solid piece of wood rather than two little bits at each end would make me trust it a lot more.

Thanks to Dualshockers for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Dualshockers.