News: Clazio launches touchscreen and voice command smart home hub with HIFI Sound on Indiegogo

News: Clazio launches touchscreen and voice command smart home hub with HIFI Sound on Indiegogo

CLAZIO LAUNCHES TOUCHSCREEN AND VOICE COMMAND SMART HOME HUB WITH HIFI SOUND

Premium speaker with built-in battery, smart home integrations and 4K output launches on Indiegogo

Spark is the ultimate smart home device offering a premium listening experience. Combined with voice command technologies, leading content providers, and a top of the range audio system, users can control the product with the touch-screen display or through natural voice interaction.

 With a built-in battery, Spark is super portable – perfect for using around the house. Clazio, a premier smart home creator, launches the Spark on Indiegogo today.

 Top of the range speaker system

 Built with two high-quality speakers, Spark has a powerful audio system that offers a clear crisp sound, with deep rich bass. The acoustics adapt to its surroundings and, together with streaming services, Spark gives users instant access to popular online video/audio content. Whether listening to Pandora in the kitchen or watching Netflix in bed, the possibilities are endless. Use Spark to plug in a TV or projector and it displays as a home entertainment center, showcasing up to 4K output for crystal clear images.

 High-tech functionality  

 As well as a smart speaker, Spark is similar to an Android tablet and runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS and has a powerful octa-core processor. Users can seamlessly connect to popular smart home integrations, such as IFTTT, Hue, and Nest, and control their home from a single device. Stay connected with family and friends and capture memories with the five-megapixel front camera. Spark is perfect for video calls using Skype, Google Hangouts and more. The system works between a smartphone or laptop and a Spark as well as between Spark devices.

 Hands-free control

 The smart hub can be operated through single or multi-touch gestures by touching the screen with a stylus or finger. Users can also operate Spark through natural voice integration. The two far-field microphones accurately receive built-in Alexa or OK Google voice commands to play music, catch up on the latest news, and more.

Retro-modern design

At 1.76 lbs this stylish, smart hub fits perfectly into any home decor. Users can move it around the house from the counter in the bedroom to the bookshelf in the den, without having to plug it in. The 4,800 mAh battery supports up to five hours of music playback or four hours of video before it needs to be recharged.

Dake Liu, Clazio’s CEO, explains: “Clazio Spark is the smartest home device available offering uncompromising audio and video quality. It is a wireless speaker and Android tablet all in one.”

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 26 September 2017 with a target of $50,000 to put this premium HiFi smart speaker into mass production. The MSRP for Spark is $269.


Specifications

  • Processor – Octa-Core Processor

  • Internal Memory – 16G

  • Display – 7-inch Touchscreen 2K Retina Display

  • Camera – 5 Megapixel Camera

  • Speakers – Two 5 Wattage Hi-Fi Speakers with Diaphragm

  • Outputs – HDMI/ MicroSD/ Micro USB/ DC Port

  • Dimensions – 7.59” x 7.45” x 4.33” (193mm x 190mm x 110mm)

  • Weight – 1.763 lbs (0.8 kg)

  • Operation System – Android 7.0 Nougat OS

  • WiFi – 2.4G + 5G (IEEE 502.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

  • Bluetooth – v2.1 + EDR/ v3.0/ v4.0 + BLE

  • Battery – Li-poly battery 4800 mAh

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
Halloween App Roundup 2017 from The iMums

Halloween App Roundup 2017 from The iMums



It’s getting closer to my kids favorite time of the year.  Below is a list of some of The iMums favorite Haloween apps.  Be sure to comment and tell us your favorites!  Also, check out our 10 great kids books for Halloween article too! 

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk by Oceanhouse Media In this classic tale from Jan and Stan Berenstain, Halloween is approaching in Bear Country and Papa Bear is excited because this year he is in charge of the Bear Country School’s Ghost Walk. In his enthusiasm Papa Bear gets carried away and forgets Mama Bear’s advice that “one person’s fun is another person’s nightmare”. After scaring his children and giving himself nightmares, Papa Bear learns his lesson and realizes that Halloween can be fun without being scary. Papa Bear scales back the fright factor and everyone has a fun time at the School Ghost Walk.  Read our full review.  Buy a copy here.

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $3.99 USD

Join the Berenstain Bears in this interactive book app as they prepare for the Bear Country School's Halloween ghost walk! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your .

 

 

World Of Liberty “It’s Raining Pumpkins in Delaware”

It’s Raining Pumpkins in Delaware

It’s Raining Pumpkins in Delaware by World of Liberty, LLC is an interactive universal storybook designed for iOS by Ogg Studios that takes different parts of the United States and explores how they connect to other parts of the country called “country connections” which helps to understand what America has in common with other countries with a focus on one specific state and one country at a time.  This particular story features Delaware and the sister city of Kalmar, Sweden which is the sister city to Wilmington, Delaware.  The storybook app designed for children aged seven to nine provides a history lesson in an interactive storybook app featuring animation, song, narration and features Liberty Lane (the primary character), her toy eagle Georgie, her toy plane Truman and her dog Ellie as they adventure around the world.  The app features a “read to me”, “read to myself” and “autoplay” option which brings history to life in this new series.   Liberty Lane helps to explain the tradition of Halloween in the United States and Georgie the Eagle helps to explain why pumpkins have faces for Halloween to scare away the creatures.  The app also includes information about the state such as the state flag and location of the state as well as information about Sweden which includes the language and flag as well as location and information specific to each of the sister cities and the ties between the two.  The author Amber Hood, is a professional voice over artist who is the voice for Dotty in Special Agent Oso and Susie Sunshine in Doc McStuffins. Read the full review or download here.

World Of Liberty “It’s Raining Pumpkins in Delaware” World Of Liberty “It’s Raining Pumpkins in Delaware” by World of Liberty, LLC

Price: $0.99 USD

WORLD OF LIBERTY “It’s Raining Pumpkins in Delaware” created by Amber Hood .

A fun and exciting interactive storybook adventure, about a little girl called Liberty Lane, her dog Ellie, her.


 

Catch the Wally Halloween - Seek & Find game

Catch the Wally Halloween

Catch the Wally – Halloween by Funny Yummy In this beautifully illustrated, fun, app Wally is a spider who likes to play hide and seek, as you search for him you can find all kinds of other surprises hidden in the wall. A special version of Catch the Wally has been released for Halloween with seasonal graphics, you can read our review of the original version here. Download here

Catch the Wally Halloween - Seek & Find game Catch the Wally Halloween - Seek & Find game by Funny Yummy Studio UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)

Price: $2.99 USD

This entertaining game is the Halloween edition of our popular Catch the Wally app.

In this edition: new ‘Halloween’ Wally, 5 brand new episodes and a ghostly explosion. The already familiar.

 

 

Room on the Broom: Games icon

Room on the Broom: Games

Room on The Broom Games by Magic Light Pictures. This delightful app is a collection of mini-games suitable for preschool and early elementary school age children. It is based on the award winning book “Room on the Broom” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.  The book has also been made into an animated movie. The app contains a collection of games for children aged 3-7 years old, based on the original illustrations from the Room on the Broom book. Read the full review. Download here


Room on the Broom: Games Room on the Broom: Games by Magic Light Pictures Ltd.

Price: $2.99 USD

BAFTA NOMINATED GAME based on the No.1 Halloween children's picture book!

**Perfect for 3 - 7 year olds with no in-app purchases. "A must-have app” The i Mums**

***Great technical support.

 

Toca Boo

Toca Boo

Toca Boo by Toca Boca. In this classic Halloween app from Toca Boca you play as Bonnie a little girl who dresses as a ghost to scare her family. Her family live in in a rambling old house that is in darkness and family members use flashlights to see. You can set a spooky atmosphere by turning things off and on, and making spooky sound effects and hiding to jump out at family members. Try Toca Boo or the Toca Halloween bundle.


Toca Boo Toca Boo by Toca Boca AB

Price: $2.99 USD

BOO!
Did I scare you!? My name is Bonnie and my family loves to spook! Do you want to scare them back? Follow me and I'll show you how!

SCARE
Float around the house and look for the family.

 

Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun! icon

Giggle Ghosts Counting Fun

Giggle Ghosts Counting fun by Busy Bee Studio is an interactive iPad app aimed at children, particularly toddlers, preschoolers and those in elementary school. The app allows children to practice counting, fine motor skills and early physics skills. The app lets users bounce ghosts off musical chimneys. After each level is finished, the ghosts are put into a ghost house for a party. There are four levels each with increasing difficulty, including clouds and a rainstorm which provide additional obstacles for the ghosts to bounce off and sometimes require double bouncing.  Read our full review or download here.


Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun! Giggle Ghosts: Counting Fun! by Busy Bee Studios

Price: $0.99 USD

A counting game for toddlers and preschoolers learning numbers, Giggle Ghosts also helps practice hand-eye coordination as kids bounce and count laughing ghosts off of musical chimneys!

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Happi Halloween

Happi Halloween

Happi Halloween by Happi Pappi is a FREE Halloween themed app!  Join Happi and Papi for some Halloween fun in this multiplayer game on one device.  This app is great for practicing fine motor skills and problem solving by mixing in spiders and pumpkins!  First to reach 10 wins in this 2 player game set at a spooky cute cemetery with a little bit of howling and some squeaky doors.  Download here


Happi Halloween Happi Halloween by Happi Papi

Price: $FREE

Join Happi and Papi for some Halloween fun in this multiplayer game on one device.

Beat your opponent by launching your spiders into the vortex before he does the same with his pumpkins.

 

Mystery Math Town

Mystery Math Town

Mystery Math Town by Artgig Apps.  Educational and entertaining, this beautifully done app will sharpen children’s  mathematical skills as they explore Mystery Math Town and get acquainted with it’s fascinating residents and learning at the same time.  This app is geared toward elementary school age children and practices addition, subtraction and multiplication.  This math app is unlike any I have ever seen.  The incredible graphics and the numerous rooms and interactive objects to discover make this app engaging and delightful.   Read our full review or download here.


Mystery Math Town for iPhone Mystery Math Town for iPhone by Artgig Studio

Price: $2.99 USD

Use your math skills to rescue the fireflies in Mystery Math Town for ages 6 and up.

Best Math App 2014 - Tech with Kids
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Drive About: Number Neighborhood Drive About: Number Neighborhood by Artgig Studio

Price: $2.99 USD

Drive, fly, or sail around Number Neighborhood, day or night, in a delightful world filled with early math.

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Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling

Mystery Word Town – Sight Word Spelling

Mystery Word Town by Artgig Apps  In Mystery Word Town, a gang of thieves have stolen some gold. They have hidden them inside the buildings in town. Find all the gold to arrest the thieves and bring them to justice. Each building in Mystery Word Town has multiple rooms to explore. Make sure to check all the doors, windows. and ladders to search all the rooms and to uncover all possible hiding places.  Read our full review or download here.

Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling Mystery Word Town - Sight Word Spelling by Artgig Studio

Price: $3.99 USD

Use your spelling skills to find the gold and capture the outlaws in Mystery Word Town. Play with the teacher-developed word lists, or record your own words.
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First Words Halloween

First Words Halloween

FirstWords: Halloween, by Learning Touch features fun illustrations and entertaining sounds focused on a Halloween theme and includes objects and costumes such as a witch, hat, pumpkin and many more. The game is easily navigable by kids aged 2+. The simple gameplay allows the user to press and drag letter tiles to the appropriate spot to spell the word relating to the picture. Upon pressing the letter, the user is told the name of the letter and once the entire word has been made, the letters are repeated in order and the word is read out to them. They can also hear the word by pressing the picture. Once the word has been solved, the next frame appears automatically.  Read the full review or download here.

First Words Halloween First Words Halloween by Learning Touch LLC

Price: $1.99 USD

- "Best Apps: Our Recommendations for Families" -- Common Sense Media
- "Best iPhone Apps of the Week" -- AppAdvice
- "Great choice for toddlers, just hurry up and get it!" -- Apps4Kids
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Five Little Monkeys Halloween HD

Five Little Monkeys Halloween

Five Little Monkeys Halloween by Loeschware. With this app your children can practice addition and subtraction of Halloween clad monkey’s, opposites such as stop/go, on/off, open/close, and touching a variety of objects within the room.  Reading and Singing using word highlighting to encourage early pre-reading skills.  Fun interactive elements include a candy surprise, a friendly spider, Halloween costumes on the characters as well as a dancing skeleton.  Read our full review of the original Five Little Monkey’s or download here

Five Little Monkeys Halloween Five Little Monkeys Halloween by LoeschWare

Price: $0.99 USD

The original version is currently an Apple handpicked selection for the "App Store Essentials: Special Education"

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Who is the Ugliest of All? iconWho is the Ugliest of All by The Happy Dandelion is a universal Halloween themed app for iOS featuring an interactive mirror.  The main character is a young girl who is trying to figure out what to wear to a Halloween trick or treat.  This storybook app has the main character picking out a dress – which she admits is tight and stained is her attire of choice.  She then puts on her stockings with a few repairs needed and mismatched socks of orange and teal as well as two different shoes – one grey and one brown.  Then it’s off to makeup, nails and hair.  Her hair has a raven nest with three small chicks and UV sunglasses to protect her eyes.  Read our full review or download here

Who is the Ugliest of All? Who is the Ugliest of All? by Joshua Wilson

Price: $3.99 USD

Who is the Ugliest of All? is an interactive Halloween Story featuring a young girl's internal dialog. With her questionable fashion choices and increasingly odd imperfections she challenges our conventional.

 

It's The Great Pumpkin,... icon

Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, by Loud Crow Interactive, is a universal app and an adaptation of the classic Halloween story from Charles M. Schulz. If you are looking for a slice of Halloween nostalgia you need look no further. It has the original music, artwork and dialog from the TV Special and is narrated by Peter Robbins the original voice of Charlie Brown.  You can switch the narration off, and control the background music level independently. The words are highlighted as it is read, and touching individual words makes them be spoken too.  Read our full review or download here.


Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Loud Crow Interactive Inc.

Price: $4.99 USD

* Featured in NY Times and TIME
* iPad & iPhone App of the Week
* #1 App in Books & Entertainment

Oh, Great Pumpkin! Where are you? This Halloween, hang out with Charlie Brown and the entire.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
Who is the Ugliest of All? by The Happy Dandelion – Review

Who is the Ugliest of All? by The Happy Dandelion – Review



 

What we love…

fun interactive app featuring a girl as she dresses for a Halloween event, I really loved all the interactions on each page – and seeing what would happen if I tapped multiple times

What we’d love to see…

design your own treat bag, dress some of the other characters

Summary

This fun interactive Halloween themed app includes a girl and her inner voice as she gets ready in the mirror.  Join her adventures in picking her dress, shoes, socks, and makeup while getting ready.

Our Rating

Who is the Ugliest of All? iconWho is the Ugliest of All by The Happy Dandelion is a universal Halloween themed app for iOS featuring an interactive mirror.  The main character is a young girl who is trying to figure out what to wear to a Halloween trick or treat.  This storybook app has the main character picking out a dress – which she admits is tight and stained is her attire of choice.  She then puts on her stockings with a few repairs needed and mismatched socks of orange and teal as well as two different shoes – one grey and one brown.  Then it’s off to makeup, nails and hair.  Her hair has a raven nest with three small chicks and UV sunglasses to protect her eyes.  Be sure to check out the other apps by The Happy Dandelion which include Queen Bee in Paris, The UnStealer.

This app features narration of the story – simply tap on the text to have it read aloud as well as a variety of interactive elements on each page.  On the dress page there is a belt to tap, the dress which twinkles and disappears and then re-appears in the mirror.  By tapping on the mismatched shoes – a new rip appears which is quickly fixed by a spider who you can later swing after she’s completed her repairs.  Navigation is via hidden buttons at the top of each page – simply tap the left side to go back and the right side to go forward.

This app features the internal dialog  of a girl getting dressed for Halloween.  Join her as she finds her dress, puts on her mismatched socks and shoes while getting ready.  My favorite part of the app was putting on her makeup because all of the colors made me laugh – green lipstick, blue blush and the magic marker eyebrows.  The animations and illustrations in this app are great, I enjoyed tapping around (and tapping some things multiple times) to make sure I captured all of the various animations.  Seeing the gloves with no tips against the green smile and animation was cute as you could interact with each element.  The best though was the Raven’s nest in her hair – and the raven feeding her chicks with the worms!  The app is for older kids and adults as some of the self talk especially when she refers to herself as ugliest can be a bit self depreciating until you get to the last page when you discover she’s dressed for Trick or Treat!  On the last page you can unwrap a mummy, tap on Frankenstein, or make the magic stone glow.   The app ends well when you discover that the girl was simply putting together a Halloween costume!  I have to say that I have looked at this app multiple times – and it never fails to delight with the fun animations.

In terms of enhancements – it might be fun to dress some of the other characters on the last page or even to design her trick or treat bag,

This fun interactive Halloween themed app includes a girl and her inner voice as she gets ready in the mirror.  Join her adventures in picking her dress, shoes, socks, and makeup while getting ready.  The app is child-safe with no external links or in-app purchases.


Who is the Ugliest of All? Who is the Ugliest of All? by Joshua Wilson

Price: $3.99 USD

Who is the Ugliest of All? is an interactive Halloween Story featuring a young girl's internal dialog. With her questionable fashion choices and increasingly odd imperfections she challenges our conventional.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
News: Make calculations easy with the world’s smallest laser tape measure KIWI P1 by Myantenna Tech

News: Make calculations easy with the world’s smallest laser tape measure KIWI P1 by Myantenna Tech

 

MAKE CALCULATIONS EASY WITH THE WORLD’S SMALLEST LASER TAPE MEASURE
Myantenna Tech debuts accurate, affordable and compact laser distance tool

Tape measures are a necessity for interior designers, quantity surveyors, even those remodeling their home, but for measuring distances quickly and easily, a digital measuring device cannot be beaten. Whether you are a DIYer or a designer, this tool can measure any area at the push of a button.

Myantenna Tech, today, launches the KIWI P1 on Indiegogo, an innovative solution for measurement needs.

Make calculations easy

KIWI P1 is perfect for a crew working on an exhibition design, an architect working on a building site, or a brand new homeowner relandscaping. Whether it’s home renovation, mastering the art of hanging pictures, purchasing new furniture, or painting, KIWI P1 has it covered. Put this nifty tool in your pocket or bag and never buy the wrong sized curtains or coffee table again.

Sleek design

Forget bulky, complicated laser distance meters (LDM) with multiple buttons. KIWI P1 is user-friendly, without compromising on functionality or accuracy. This device is compact, precise, and its one-button design makes it effortless to use.

This pro-tool was designed with an innovative vertical alignment (VA) display, which makes it easy to read in any environment. Whether you’re downstairs in a dark basement, or outside on a sunny porch, the visibility of the display and reading quality is never compromised.

Hassle-free setup

Use the KIWI P1 as a remote control to take measurements in hard to reach spots, and say goodbye to tangled tape measures. Simply double click to go into the auto fetch mode, place KIWI P1 on the starting point, and walk to the endpoint. In just 10 seconds, the measurement data will be displayed on the screen. Triple click the button to select between meters or feet.

KIWI P1 makes estimates quick and easy, with its stunning accuracy of +/-2 mm. It has a special Smart Switch add-on that offers users a 180-degree experience. Conveniently attach and detach the mirrored magnetic Smart Switch for 90-degree angles.

David Liu, Myantenna Tech’s CEO, explains: “When it comes to interior design or real estate, KIWI P1 makes it easy. Whether the outside of a building or the inside of a home the calculations are accurate and fast.”

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 6 September 2017 with a target of $10,000 to put the world’s smallest laser distance pointer into mass production.

Specifications
Accuracy – 1/152ft (2mm)
Range – 0.6-130ft (0.2-40mm)
Laser Class – 2
Laser Type – 635~650nm, <1 mW
Battery (2 x AAA) – 5 hours
Dimension (L*W*H) – 100*35*18mm
Weight (with batteries) – 68g
Auto Fetch – Yes
Smart Switch – Optional

About Myantenna Tech

Established in 2013, Myantenna Tech designs laser distance measuring tools. It’s flagship product the KIWI P1 is ideal for interior design, quantity surveying, building and simply purchasing furniture for the home. This all-in-one product relieves complicated measurement calculations at the click of a button.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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