Wearable Camera FRONTROW Allows Users To Live In The Now While Sharing Experiences

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

With wearable cameras it’s easy to get caught up on if it’s recording, where it’s pointing and how much batter life is left, but the wearable camera FrontRow makes sharing experiences easier.

The FrontRow has 2 cameras – a main 8MP f/2.2 camera and a 5MP f/2.0 reverse camera – and a 1-watt speaker.

Both cameras have a resolution of 1080p up to 2.7k at 30 frames per, but only the main camera has an image stabalizer.

FrontRow features 2 microphones which have been optimized for concerts and performs well in loud environments, but may have some distortion in high wind situations.

“We performed extensive testing in concert environments and tuned the audio accordingly,” Joe McMahon, of Ubiquiti Labs, said.

There is no support for external microphones.

The 1.96 in display with 640 x 572, 327 ppi resolution on the FrontRow help for easy navigation and viewing images and video.

FrontRow runs on an Android system and contains 32gb of storage with 2gb RAM running.

The battery life allows up to two hours of video recording or streaming, six to 16 hours in story mode (depending on settings) and an incredible 50 hours standby time.

For those who are looking for longer recording or streaming, the FrontRow has a USB type-c with quick charge that can be used while recording. This can help get a much longer recording/streaming time when using FrontRow together with a portable charger.

For those looking for a wearable for livestreaming to social media, FrontRow is able to connect to devices with FrontRow app available in the Apple Store and Google Play.

“Within the iOS FrontRow App there are options to stream to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or through a custom RTMP stream, ” McMahon said. “We do not support Instagram because they have not released an API.”

For convenient transfers, FrontRow is able to connect through Bluetooth or WiFi to download or share media.

Although FrontRow has a fixed focus lens, it also has both and Optical Image Stabilization and Electronic Image Stabilization to get clearer photos and steadier video unlike other wearables that are almost impossible to get a steady image.

The Optical Image Stabilization varies the path to the sensor neutralizing most the shaky movement while the Electronic Image Stabilization crops the image to a smaller size to reduce the field of the shaky image.

In low light situations FrontRow performs at par with any wearable on the market.

McMahon said that FrontRow will receive regular updates that can be seen on FrontRow’s Community Forum.

“We look to our community to learn about how people are using our product and what features they would find beneficial,” MacMahon said. “We take note of these suggestions and incorporate these ideas into future updates.”

FrontRow is available in Black and Rose colors and cost $399. It can be purchased through FrontRow.com.

New Spanish Streaming App PANTAYA Launches With Support From Omar Chaparro, Maite Perroni

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Latin American stars Omar Chaparro and Maite Perroni are proud to be the ambassadors for the Spanish-language streaming app Pantaya.

The Pantaya app will bring the major productions from not only the cinema from Mexico, but also from Spanish-speaking countries.

Along with cinema from Spanish-speaking countries, major motion pictures will be dubbed and subtitled for viewers to enjoy.

For Latin viewers who are more comfortable with the English-language subtitles from Spanish movies will also be available.

Aside from the major productions, many of the movies that have not had a United States release will have a platform for viewers to have access to them.

Chaparro said that users of the app will be able to keep up with movies from all Spanish speaking countries as well as rewatch the classic movies.

The app is able to search for movies by genre, country, language, decade and even actors.

The user interface is easy to navigate and contain a section which contains a history of movies watched as well as suggestions for movies the user may enjoy.

Perroni said that the entire family can gather around to watch movies off the app regardless of age or how well they understand English or Spanish. The movies are also released across all regions at once, so families in different countries can be watching the same content and talking to each other about what they have been watching.

As Hollywood struggles to be inclusive an app like PantaYa brings people together in a new way.

Content that wasn’t available in the United States before now has a platform to be seen. Actors who have remained unknown in Hollywood mainstream can now be seen by a new audience.

PantaYa is available now with a 7-day free trial and a monthly cost of $5.99 per month.

Available at Pantaya.com.

@Thisfunktional Review: ClarityHD On-Ear Wireless Headphones

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Monster Audio’s ClarityHD are a fantastic gift idea for any traveler or commuter.

Out of the box the headphones need to be charged before being turned on and connected to a device with bluetooth.

The stylish design is also comfortable and sleek.

The true amazement comes with the sound quality that is incredible from the first time used.

While reading the instructions that come with the headphones it says that they only get better with some time.

Listening to audio on low audio levels still provides a clear sound with natural and sound dynamic sound profiles.

The cushions provide a much more comfortable fit than other on-ear headphones. The cushions all around the headphones make it for a snug fit.

The headphones even when pushed to maximum audio levels do not distort the sound, rather the sound stays clear.

The battery life is another great feature as it can last for a long amount of time. While in use they lasted as much as 20 hours and with regular use, on standby and in use, the headphones lasted seven days without having to recharge.

The microphone could be much better. There were complaints that it sounded muffled sometimes and then other times that it sounded soft. It does however serve its purposes.

Overall, the Monster Audio ClarityHD on-ear wireless headphones are well worth the $179.995 price tag. The comfort, style and audio quality are the reasons to buy these headphones.

Available at Walmart, Walmart.com and Monsterproducts.com.

DISCLAIMER: The ClarityHD On-Ear Wireless headphones were given at a discounted price or free by monster Audio for review purposes. The review is still an honest review by the writer, no payment was given to influence the reviewer.

UE Boom 2 Yaqui Day Of The Dead Special Limited Edition Delivers Stunning Design with a Clear Sounding Bluetooth Speaker

UE Boom 2 Yaqui Day Of The Dead Special Limited Edition Delivers Stunning Design with a Clear Sounding Bluetooth Speaker

Written by Jesus Figueroa

The Dia de los Muertos design by artist fit beautifully on a high-quality Bluetooth Boom 2 speaker by Ultimate Ears.

Paired with the UE Boom app the speaker becomes a go to for clear portable sound.

Although this speaker was given to me for free, the $199 price tag for the limited edition Boom 2 seems reasonable, and with the ability to pair multiple speakers to the same device is reason enough to purchase more than one.

One speaker is loud enough to fill a good sized room in a house without distortion, but even at lower audio levels the sound stays clear and audible.

With the app having an equalizer the audio can be adjusted to however the listener likes.

Pairing an iPhone to the speaker was one of the easiest processes — open the app, turn on the speaker, tap on the speaker’s name and accept pairing, users can even name speakers to better organize them.

The battery life is phenomenal. Used sporadically throughout the day the battery lasted the entire day. It was maybe about 7 hours of use and it went down to about 30 percent.

The speaker in itself is beautiful with the colorful Dia de los Muertos design. The material is high quality and a great addition to a living room or bedroom.

The app adds function to the speaker.

The features the app offers merit mention of the app on its own.

UE Boom app offers complete control of the speaker (which includes on and off button), alarm clock features, multiple speaker control, control multiple phone pairing to each speaker and equalized for sound preference.

Upon turning the speaker on a nice drum beat alerts to connection and when turning off a different drum beat alerts to disconnecting .The alarm can be set with a custom playlist right on the app (which uses the music in the music app) or uses the previous song played and can be a higher audio level than regular listening level.

If a user is away from their device, but close to the speaker, several taps and interactions with the speaker control offering functions — the press of a button to turn off and on, taps on the speaker to pause, play, skip or repeat.

The speaker is versatile and beautiful. The design of the limited edition version is fantastic.

The limited edition speaker can only be purchased directly from ultimateears.com/en-us/store/ueboom2#day-of-the-dead.

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