TC Helicon Voicelive play provides a user with two hundred plus song & artist presets to choose from, helping a user create amazing vocals. Plug in theMP3 player and sing along with the favourite tracks or create instant HIT effects for a users own songs”.

TC Helicon Voicelive is smaller and lighter unit, but it is also a more up to date product. Size-wise it is 200mm wide x 156 mm deep x 45mm high, which equates to 7.9 inches x 6.1 inches x 1.8 inches and it only weighs 2.1 lb. (0.95 kg). As a user takes it out of the box a user will see that it is a bright retro-blue (dual die-cast clamshell design) metal floor pedal with just three footswitches for Preset Up/Down and a HIT switch. It appears to have a clear but simple LCD. Under the LCD is the main data knob and either side of this knob are forward and back arrow buttons and a ‘Back’ and ‘Store’ button.


The Connections are very simple and obviously there are not as many as on the VoiveLive 2. From left to right a user has the 12V DC (0.4A max) power connection, a small USB-B port (for control, MIDI and audio I/O data exchange with a PC/Mac, managing presets and up-dating Firmware), a Headphone Out 1/8? mini stereo jack, ‘Main’ balanced Left and Right XLR outputs, a 1/4? pedal input (which allows a user to connect a TC Helicon Switch 3 pedal for control of looping, etc.), an Auxiliary 1/8? stereo mini jack socket for a user to connect things like an MP3 player (the VoiceLive Play will even try to figure out the key or scale of the music from the source – very clever, and lastly there is a singular XLR Mic Input.


As soon as a user switches the VoiceLive Play on, a user will realise that he/she will never have trouble seeing the button names because they are very brightly backlit in white, making them very clear

The VoiceLive Play has a ‘Genre’ button, which allows a user to easily browse the many presets so that a user can quickly choose a suitable style. If a user just presses the ‘BACK’ button, it will return the user to the main window where he/she will be able to navigate through the presets of the selected Genre.

The VoiceLive Play has eight effect blocks, which are: µMod, Echo and Delay, Reverb, Harmony, Double, Transducer, Hard Tune/Correction and Tone. These effect blocks can be either ‘Off’, ‘On’, or assigned to the ‘Hit’ Switch or the Mic switch on TC’s own MP-75 Microphone. To assign these effects, a user need to use the ‘Control’ option, which a user will see when he/she presses  the soft ‘Effects’ button.

• µMOD gives a user effects to modulate the sound with 24 styles covering Flange, Chorus, Pan and Phase.

• For ECHO and DELAY, a user has 18 styles and 13 filters to select from. The styles have pingpongs, multitaps, dots and slaps, whilst the filters give a user tape, analogue, digital, radio, low fi, megaphone, and high and low cuts.

• REVERB has 28 Styles to choose from, giving a user the usual spring, plates, halls, rooms, chambers, clubs and arena reverbs.

• HARMONY has four Key modes: Auto, Room Sense, Shift and Key. If a user selects ‘Auto’, it will get the key from either the AUX input (if a user has something connected), or from the currently set key if there is nothing connected.

Medisana ThermoDock

The article will provide a user with information on Medisana ThermoDock. ThermoDock Transform users iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a mobile thermometer.   Thermodock will be equipped with infrared technology, the Medisana ThermoDock measures users current body temperature in seconds.It is compact It requires no extra external power supply and possessing a hand-size form, ThermoDock is the perfect companion, allowing a user to check his/her health condition wherever a user is.


Measure the temperature with the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

Reliable and accurate measurement of body temperature with non-contact infrared technology

Intuitive menu navigation and easy data exchange via email

Memory for storing multiple user profiles

Supports centigrade and fahrenheit measurements

Measurements taken to 0.1 °C

Body mode measuring range: 34.0 °C – 42.2 °C

Live mode measuring range: 0 °C – 100 °C

Technical Specifications

The technical specification is provided below:

Material: Hard Plastic


Height: 0.9 cm

Weight: 17 g

Width: 5.8 cm

Length: 3.1 cm


The warranty is 3 years.  Please note that Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty provided by the product manufacturer.

How to start?

Let’s follow steps as mentioned below:

After connecting ThermoDock with the mobile device, the next fever reading starts automatically.

Step 1: Connect ThermoDock with the mobile device.

Step 2: Hold ThermoDock centred in line with the forehead at a 5-cm distance. Then touch the monitor to start the reading.

Step 3: After a few seconds a sound signalises the completed reading. The result appears on the display.

Reading surface temperatures

A feature of the “live mode” in connection with ThermoDock is its possibility to measure surface and liquid temperatures from 0 to 100° centigrade.


- Compatible with: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch

- Dimensions L x W x H: 31,5 x 58 x 10,1mm

- Weight: approx. 20 g

- Memory capacity: Corresponding to memory capacity of smartphone (or PDA, Tablet PC, etc.)

- Power supply: via Smartphone (or PDA, Tablet PC, etc.)

- Measuring units: Centigrade or Fahrenheit

- Measuring range body mode: 34.0 ºC – 42.2 ºC (93.2 ºF – 107.9 ºF)

- Measuring range live mode: 0 ºC – 100 ºC (32 ºF – 212 ºF)

- Accuracy of measurements: in 0.1 ºC steps

- Accuracy of measurements body mode: +/- 0.2 ºC (+/- 0.4 ºF)

- Accuracy of measurements live mode: +/- 0.3 ºC (+/- 0.5 ºF)

- Interval between two readings: at least 5 seconds

- Fever alarm for temperature: >37.5 ºC (99.5 ºF)

- Operating conditions: Temperature 5 °C – 40 °C (41 °F – 104 °F)

- Storage conditions: Temperature -25 °C – 55 °C (-13 °F – 131 °F)

After reading the article a user would have gained knowledge and understanding about Thermodock.

The Asus Transformer Pad 300

The article will provide a user with information on Quad-core Asus Transformer Pad 300.

The Asus Transformer Pad 300 is thin.  Besides the 10.1 inch screen and Android 4.0, the Asus Transformer Pad 300 will be equipped with 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The resolution on the display is 1280×800 which beats the Apple iPad 2, but not the Retina display on the new iPad. There will be Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and 3G and Wi-Fi and 4G LTE variants available. The tablets will each offer a micro HDMI out port, a microSD port, an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 1.2MP shooter in front.

Asus will also be offering a slightly higher specified tablet, the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series which will have a higher resolution 1080p screen powered by a zippy Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The processor will give the tablet better LTE support since the Tegra 3 is known for its incompatibility with LTE technology.


The tablet itself is around 10mm thick, which isn’t as svelte as other tablets on the market, and it’s more hefty than the 8.5mm of the Infinity.  The 300 also dispenses with the metal back casing. Instead, it offers a plastic shell. It’s less elegant than the metal backs. The plastic is firm and offers very little flex when poked, making it feel very secure against the odd knock and bump.

The advantage of the plastic back is that a user gets a choice of colours. The 300 comes in white, red and black.  The plastic also solves potential signal issues too. The Prime was plagued by reports of poor Wi-Fi and GPS signals.

The WiFi performance of the Transformer Prime is performing as expected in all areas and to all of the required parameters.   The keyboard is a classic cramped netbook size but typing on it was comfortable enough.  On the back of the tablet is an 8-megapixel camera.


The 10-inch screen packs a resolution of 1,280×800 pixels. That’s the same amount as a user would find on the original Prime, although it doesn’t pushing the Full HD boundaries like the Infinity, which rocks a 1,920×1,200-pixel resolution. The lower resolution on the 300 is one of the cuts that will hopefully result in a cheaper price tag.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich

The 300 is running on Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), which is the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. It’s designed to provide a unified experience on both tablets and smart phones. The original Prime shipped with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but can now be updated to ICS.

The Tegra 3 is offered on both the Wi-Fi-only and 3G versions, which is noteworthy as the more premium Infinity only has the quad-core chip on the Wi-Fi version.  After reading the article a user would have gained knowledge and understanding of  The Asus Transformer Pad 300.

JCB Tough phone

The article will provide a user with information on JCB Tough phone. JCB Toughphone which is manufactured by Sonim Technologies is a mobile phone that is known to be ‘harder than the average phone.

The JCB Tough is outlined by a black-coloured rubber material, with its main body is covered in yellow shade. While its looks are not as impressive as its durability, most owners are satisfied of, and appreciate, the phone. The powerhouse mobile phone is created to fit the lifestyles of hardworking labourers, such as tradesmen whose lives are as hectic as can be or those working in construction sites.

The top of the phone houses a wide lanyard eyelet. The right side of the phone is quite fascinating, with an external antenna connector hidden under a rubber covering. The left side of the phone has the PTT button, volume rocker and transmit button. The bottom of the phone has the miniUSB port (which is protected with a rubber casing) and a 2.5 mm headset jack. The back of the phone has the loudspeaker grill and the battery cover, which has a special look. This is to ensure that it doesn’t pop out when you accidentally drop the phone. The keypad is surprisingly responsive for a rugged phone. It is backlight with a very pleasant shade of blue.

Features of the phone

The features of the phone are provided below:

Works on all 2G networks

Weighs in at 130.3 grams and has a thickness of 22 mm

TFT screen is 1.77 inches long, has a resolution of 128×160 pixels and is able to display a maximum of 65k colours

MP3, WAV and polyphonic ringtones are supported

2.5 mm audio jack


Phonebook can store upto 500 contacts

Call records

Internal memory of 10 MB

GPRS connectivity is available to surf the internet wherever you go

Bluetooth v1.2 is available for connecting and sharing data with other devices

miniUSB port available for data transfer between the phone and the PC (charging of the phone can simultaneously be done)

Only messaging option is SMS

WAP browser

Colour schemes include Black and Yellow & Black

Resistance to dust, shock and water

Organizer, stop watch, voice memo, countdown timer and file manager

Maximum standby time of upto 200 hours and maximum talk time of upto 5 hours