looking at the new xbox layout released may 17, 2018

Thanks to Jessie from jessie’s audio blog for the help with this one. We show off some new things that the public gained access to in may 17 2018. We also show some stuff especially the discord stuff that the public will gain access to once the new build with that hits. Keep an eye on your xbox updates for more info.

By the way, we did have some tech issues at the beginning, but we still had a lot of fun, again a big thanks to Jessie for helping me out with this.

let’s explore the new xbox layout

Let’s explore the new xbox layout with Jessie from [jessie’s audio blog](http://jessiepp.com]

We take a look at each of the tabs and also show some bugs that still need to be worked out. If you would like to follow me on xbox my gamer tag is ke7zum I have a club on there as well that is all about killer instinct. My end goal is to advocate more for gaming accessibility, wether it’s talking menus, rumble feedback etc. I also am trying to put more youtube videos p on my patreon page, so follow me there as well and feel free to donate 1 dollar or more to get access to private events I will hold in regard to gaming accessibility and more.

about the clipping. I think I had my levels a bit hot. I ,hope this still helps the end user out a bit.
Take care and enjoy the podcast. Thanks to all who have provided me feedback both in email etc.

To leave a comment go to the discuss frame or message me on my patreon page as well.

let’s talk about the moto z2 force

the following was recorded in conjunction with jessie’s audio blog

We take a brief look at some of the functions of the moto 2z force. This is a phone with 4 gigs of ram, 8 cores and a lot of power for its price, at the time of this recording on sale at tmobile for about $500, normally about $750 with out taxes. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

By the way we are now on patreon which is a site for collecting patrons and funding. I really love their concept and depending on how much is donated the patrons will get anything from shout outs to access to paid content no one else will get to private youtube casts etc. Check it out.

let’s use an xbox with narrator, shall we?

In this episode we take a look at the Xbox and narrator, the screen reader that ships with narrator. To activate narrator on the xbox you can either

  • go to settings, ease of access, narrator or
  • hold down the home button until the controller vibrates then hit the start button. And then go left to yes, or maybe it’s right? And hit a to confirm

I love the accessibility of the unit and there is so so much you can do with narrator and the xbox. Now, if only developers of games would work to make the games more accessible for the visually impaired as fighting games are fun, however some of want to play RPG games and go through menus etc. Let’s get the word out there folks.

let’s scan some bar codes with a galaxy

I take a look at he ID Mate Galaxy by Envision America. This is a machine that will read bar codes of items you either buy or custom bar codes you affix to items yourself. I forgot to go over that, but maybe in another podcast I can if all of you want.

I had a bit of trouble with uploading a recording, however and I edited the network out of the podcast, but over all I hope the listener gets a feel for how the product works.

Any feedback can be left in the disqus frame. Enjoy.

Let’s look at the hooke verse for the very first time.

I take a look at the hooke audio headphones and the companion android app I go over what’s in the box, then pairing the device and you get to hear recordings of what it sounds like right from the app.

I would like to thank @jessiepp for joining me on the podcast. If you want to contact hook audio you may do on their [twitter](http://twitter.com/hookeaudio]

If you want to contact the podcast you may do so on the contact form.

a look at aira

Happy new year to all. We start this year with a special demo from the folks at ira. This is an informational service for the blind and visually impaired. I’m very impressed with what they have done the last two years. I hope you enjoy this demo as much as I did.

I don’t have a link to the iOs app as of yet, but I will update this post once I get it.

Any comments about what you heard can go in the comment section.

blog post; a review of the braven r-1 water resistant bluetooth speaker

the following will cover the braven r–1 bluetooth speaker. A description will be covered , followed by pros and cons.

Description

The braven r–1 bluetooth speaker is about 5 inches long and maybe 2–3 inches high. There are 4 buttons that operate the unit. Both sides are sloped On the left top slope is volume up and down. You can skip back and forth with these 2 buttons, just hold them down. [1] On the right hand side is power and play. Hold down power and turn it on. You will get a low bass tone that is the same pitch as the droid sound.

The play button also acts as the pair button. To pair a device, hold down play for about 3 seconds until you hear 4 slow beeps that echo, twice. Then follow the directions on your device to pair. If you need to enter a code enter 4 0’s.[2] The play button is also answer and end. If you need to answer a phone call, you hold down play. [3] To end the call hold down play. If no bluetooth signal is present the unit will shut off after 0.5 hours. To turn off the unit, hold down power for 3 seconds. You will hear two tones an octave apart. Warning, they can be loud so turn the unit down first just in case.

On the back of the unit is a cap. Unscrew this to access the other ports. You will find a regular usb 2.0 port that is for charging a device. And a micro port for charging the unit. You will also find a button that shows the battery indicator. There is also a reset button but I’m not sure yet where that is. On the left hand of this circle next to the usb port is the aux port. Use the provided mini patch cord to plug it in. If you need a longer one I’m sure best buy has them. Screw on the cap to make the unit water resistant again.

pros

I love this unit. It is loud and can cover a midsize room. I’ve done it when I’m cooking and the sound is excellent. Not much base from a mono speaker, but enough to make it heard and sometimes felt. The speaker is lite weight and easy to carry.

con

The only con I have with it is it cannot do sd cards or even micro sd cards. Over all though this is an excellent unit.

exit

If I have forgotten anything please let me know. Over all the speaker is a very good sounding speaker and I recommend it to anyone in need of something small.


  1. Note, this will not work everywhere. For example in vlc you cannot skip, nor in the quick look. I had the opportunity to test this in some places and it works fine. It is trial and error.

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  2. the code comes from the manual which you can download from braven’s site. The pdf is accessible to voiceover users. It will take trial and error to learn the buttons.

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  3. A note to voiceover users. For some reason when a call comes in the phone does not pipe the voiceover and the ring through the speaker. This has been an ongoing issue since about iOs 8 or so.

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olympus ls14 demo part 03: more tests

In this podcast I go over the following:

  1. testing of mics in quick mode
  2. levels of mics
  3. overdubbing
  4. more level testing
  5. adjusting the level when in manual mode

The final podcast will cover the folder structure of the ls14 as well as splitting files using both playback and record. I will also cover what you can and cannot do in mp3 and wav mode.

Feedback on any of these podcast as well as questions and comments are more then welcome.

Looking at the roland in ear binaural mics

I take a look at the roland in ear binaural mics. I start bydoin gsome testing of how they sound in all envorinments, at least the ones availible to me at the time of podcasting and make a few comments regarding said mics.

thoughts

Over all I enjo the mics very much. They will take some getting used to, but I’m sure that with time I will get used to their levels, functions, etc. any feedbac on this and other podcasts is more then welcome in the forum below each and every post.

looking at the olympus ls14 part 01

I realize Neal Eurs did a podcast on the ls14 and it was a good one, but I decided to do my own. This is part 1 of hopefully 2 that will be out. Part 1 is a live unboxing of the olympus ls14. I had some issues that had to be fixed, and a computer wreaking havoc, however, the live unboxing was quite fun.

Comments are more then welcome in the forum below this, and all post.

some things to consider

  • What do you use your ls14 for,
  • what kind of case can I use to put on a belt or a belt loop so I can still use it hands free with an external mic pluged in?

a quick unboxing and tour of the logitech k760 solar wireless keyboard

I take a quick look at the logitech k760 keyboard which can pair up to 3 devices. The one thing I love about this keyboard is the ability to switch on the fly between let’s say a mac and an iOs device with the push of a button. Enjoy.

Unboxing and first impressions of a pop filter I baught

I take a look at this pop filter from Editor’s Keys which is a screen that prevents much if any air from hitting the mic when a “p” or “b” or anything that is a harsh voiced or unvoiced consonant from hitting the mic. I have a bit of trouble putting it together then get the hang of it. You get to hear it at the end of the podcast.

enjoy.

Looking at the western digital elements 4tb drive

This is an unboxing of the elements 4tb drive by Western DigitalĀ¬

  • I start by going over the contents of the box,
  • get confused on what it looks like,
  • hook it up to my hub,
  • discuss something that annoys me about having this hub,
  • and end by copying some data over.

Feedback is more then welcome.

Looking at the soni PCMD100 digital recorder: a podcast done by Neal Eurs

Neal takes a look at the Sony pcmd100 digital recorder. He talks about the layout of the recorder, compares mics and has a surprise and fun mishap that turns out all right in the end.

Neal does several reviews on this podcast so check this one out. You won’t regret it.

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unboxing my mac: recorded may 7 2014

macbook air, osx, hardware, unboxing, having too much fun]

This is an unboxing of my new mac book air I got on may 9 2004. This is also up on audio boo, unedited and with out my contct info. Any comments and questions are welcome. The mac book air has 8 gigs of ram, 256 gigs of hard drive space, is an 11 inch early 2014 and has an i7 1.7 gig processer terbo boosted up to 3.7 gigs when needed.

06: Looking at IRLP on my Baofeng UV5R Amateur radio

In this ep, I take a look at IRLP with @kd6cae, who guides me through the process of connecting and disconnecting to several. I can’t remember all of them but we have a blast in this final podcast on the radio. Even though it’s not on the radio itself I decided to include it in the series.

Feel free to leave any comments on the podcast and I’ll try my best at answering. I’m not the export in this stuff, but as you can see I’m slowly, ever so slowly, l learning. Enjoy.

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03 more learning of the baofeng amature radio: more on repeaters

This is the third part of learning the baofeng amature radio. . We go over frequencies and repeaters and a bit more. In fact we do this through out the podcast. We still pose more questions though. Again I’d like to thank
@kd6cae
for helping me learn this wonderful equipment. See the
audio boo page
on this podcast shortly as I will be posting some of my amature boards up there.
[signoff]

01 up boxing my ham radio

this is going to be at least a 4 part podcast. I cannot include show notes on everything as I can’t remember, how ever, you actually get to see me learning something instead of teaching it. lol! I’d like to thank
@kd6cae for helping me learn this wonderful equipment t.
comments and questions are welcome as I think we have way too much fun.
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a look at the olympus ls 14 recorder: a podcast done by Neal Eurs

Neal Eurs takes a look at the olympus ls14 recorder, a smaller recorder compared to the ls100 model, and cheaper, but still feature rich. Please let olympus america know that you want the times spoken not only for scheduled recordings, but for setting the time as well. This review is chock full of sounds, mics, menu prompts, and more. And with his style he does a wonderful job.

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