Get Into Home Karaoke with the Memorex Singstand

Memorex-Singstand

Whether you are new to karaoke or a veteran looking for something exciting, Memorex has the product for you and your home. Most people associate karaoke machines with boxy designs that harkens back to a day when the hobby was a lot cheesier. But karaoke is here to stay and it’s becoming a regular part of celebrations or recreation time like never before. Modern technology is headed in an exciting new direction and the Memorex Singstand is one of the first generation of machines that incorporate iPod technology. It’s the perfect blend of traditional karaoke fun with modern ways that music can be administered today. It has an extremely reasonable price tag that will make it a perfect choice for a gift, or treat yourself if you simply can’t get enough singing at home.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Singstand is its rather unusual presentation and design. It doesn’t look like a karaoke machine because in a way, it’s not. It follows a microphone design model where the speakers are attached to the base. The microphone extends up and the top is where you can accommodate your favorite iPod or MP3 player. It’s a rather sleek package that will definitely draw attention wherever you choose to place it in your home entertainment room. Anybody who sees it will definitely wonder what it is, and that will make a perfect chance for you to show off its musical power.

You might not think that the sound would be all that impressive since the speakers are located in a relatively confined space along the floor. But all you have to do is turn up the volume and you’ll get a perfect blend of music and vocals that will fill your room with no problem. Of course you also have the option of attaching the system to an exterior set of speakers or home entertainment set up. This will effectively boost the sound potential using whatever equipment you already own. One problem associated with some karaoke machines is a disproportionate focus on either the music track or vocals. You won’t experience that with the Singstand, and in part is due to the fact you’ll be using your iPod for background music.

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How To Connect An iPod To Your Car Speakers

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As a portable device, the iPod is often used by people who want to hear their favorite music and audio while they’re on the go, driving in their car. If you want to use your iPod while you’re driving, but aren’t sure of the best way to go about it, then here is a guide to the many options available.

Connecting Your 3.5mm Stereo Connector

In most cases, you can simply use an extension 3.5mm stereo connector. Connect one end to your iPod headphone jack, and the other end to the aux input of your car stereo system. You may then need to select the aux input feature on your car’s audio control panel.

If your car doesn’t have the right input jack, but has a cassette tape deck, then take advantage of a cassette adaptor. These are sold online and in a huge number of car stores, and are extremely easy to use.

Using Your iPod After It’s Connected

The beauty of these connection methods is that it’s still extremely easy to use your iPod after it’s been connected to your car stereo system. In fact, it’s exactly the same as if you had your headphones plugged in! Just browse your songs and select music or playlists as you normally would.

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Post Steve Jobs – Will Apple’s Innovative Streak Continue ?

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For investment bankers and lay people alike, Steven P. Jobs has been the face of Apple Inc. – the company he co-founded in 1976. In the last decade, Apple has come up with a number of iconic and extremely successful products like the Macintosh, iMac, iBook, iPod and the recently launched iPhone. Apple’s ability to recognize and act on consumer trends coupled with some pretty ingenious innovation has seen it emerge as the world’s most valuable technology company surpassing software behemoth Microsoft early last year. Jobs’ latest medical leave announced this Monday has forced analysts to question whether Apple will retain its market leadership once Jobs is gone. Throughout his longstanding career at Apple, Steve Jobs has been intricately involved with all aspects of product design and development. According to Michael A. Cusumano, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management, “Steve Jobs has this extraordinary ability to see into the future and instinctively see what people want, he’s done that consistently, in a way no one else has.” → Read More