Hectic times at present…
Juggling work commitments, family life and writing can be tricky. However, new vigour and inspiration has been instilled with the arrival of some geeky new toys!
First up – Sanük
Sanük have been around since 1997 when Jeff Kelley started making sandals out of inner tubes and indoor-outdoor carpet…
These are not shoes - they’re Sandals
The guys from Sanük Australia found out that I had become inseparable from my old sidewalk surfers, but that they were a little too ‘cool’ to wear to work…so they introduced me to their new, uber-sophisticated range, super comfortable and smart enough for work! I met up with Matthew Paull, brand manager, in Canberra on the weekend to try out a few pairs - and when he wasn’t looking slipped off into the sunset with a cool pair of pick-pockets!
Second arrival of the week was the Samson Meteor Mic – USB Studio Microphone
The Meteor Mic is the universal solution for recording music on your computer. Perfect for your home studio, Meteor Mic is also ideal for Skype, iChat or voice recognition software.
Although the Meteor Mic itself is quite compact, it features a large, 25mm condenser element that makes it suitable for both acoustic instrument recording or vocals. It requires no drivers and works well with almost any digital audio program, from Garageband to Skype to voice recognition software.
The Mic has a volume control knob, mute switch, stand adapter, a remarkably flat frequency response, zero-latency headphone jack built in and is capable of full 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz recording. The mic also features fold out legs to form its own stand, and can be positioned in a variety of ways. It can even work directly with the iPad (using the Camera Connection Kit), and uses a cardioid pickup pattern and captures a very flat 20Hz-20kHz frequency range.
Thanks to @fnyc I was able to pick up the Uber-Geek limited edition Gold version of this awesome USB recorder. This version of the Meteor has 4-micron thick 22K gold plate in an individually numbered mahogany box and braided gold USB cord…MMMmmm