Social Media / Technology Committee
Techlectic ... by Pat Hoover
Bragi Dash offers a new profile and very different way to use earbuds, those annoying corded headsets so many of us seem to have had almost permanently to our ears. Released thru a very successful Kickstarter investment campaign after two years of product development, Bragi has managed to come up with a new and far better option to the current crop of wired and unwired headsets now available to the public. You know the little devices I mean. Apple’s iPhone included buds are white. They’re corded and plug into the iPhone for music listening, telephone conversation and much,much more when used in conjunction with the scads of Apps that play through them.
Now Imagine yourself running along the towpath of the C&O Canal enjoying the wooded vistas over the Potomac or jogging through Bethesda’s Crescent Trail marveling in Montgomery County’s beautiful urban nature trail. You're off the grid, right? Despite the best offerings in Bluetooth technology by the likes of Apple, Logitech and other tech behemoths, the last thing you want to have to worry about are the wires and hand controls required to make use of even the smallest and most effective ear phone headsets. Enter the Bragi Dish! No wires just, sound. With two small fitted stand alone earbuds Bragi has revolutionized private music and communications taking it to a new level of streamlines cordless cool. $300 will get you a pair of these smart headphones. Check ‘em out at bragi.com.
Speaking of wireless (and who isn't?!) Logitech has created a very effective Bluetooth keyboard and mouse duo I highly recommend: the K811 keyboard and MX Master mouse. For those interested in swapping out the hassle of multiple mice and separate keyboards that often clutter up the desks of multiple device users, consider this way cool option. The MX Master is highly customizable as is the K811. I managed to unpack each and start to use ‘em within only a few minutes. Ever try a keyboard with your smart phone or tablet? Well you can and should and hopefully will with the K811! For $180 you can order this keyboard and mouse (sold separately, configure them both to work with up to three different devices and chuck your old keyboards and mice, consolidating your desk and leaving you with a smile. I promise!