Braehawk Tech Favorites

Are you setting up your own home office or studio? Or are you a gadget geek in the market for some accessories? Here is a list of items we on the Braehawk Tech crew use on a regular basis, and highly recommend!

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Blue Microphones NESSIE Adaptive USB Condenser Microphone, Cardioid

Recommended by Brandon, Nessie takes the fear out of great recording by instantly delivering studio-enhanced sound for desktop recording of vocals, instruments, voiceovers and more.

Built-in Pop Filter and Internal Shockmount

Designed to combat the most common pitfalls of recording, Nessie automatically adapts to whatever you’re recording, applying professional studio processing combined with a built-in pop filter and internal shockmount, to produce expertly finished sound, without the need for additional mixing or editing.

The built-in, studio-grade pop filter and shockmount reduce harsh plosives and disruptive rumbling and vibrations, while the adaptive processing, including EQ, de-esser and level control, automatically smoothes and refines your audio in real time.

Instantly Polished Results

Just as the latest point-and-shoot cameras will reduce redeye and automatically adjust focus and exposure for improved photos, Nessie professionally enhances audio so that you get polished music demos, podcasts, interviews, YouTube broadcasts and more, instantly!

Three Flexible Recording Modes

Nessie’s three flexible recording modes are optimized for richer vocals, more detailed instruments or an option for raw audio for manual post-production editing. Nessie employs a single custom-tuned condenser capsule with a cardioid pattern.

Zero-Latency Headphone Output

Nessie features a zero-latency headphone output for direct monitoring, which is critical for eliminating distracting delay, while headphone volume and instant mute are located directly on the microphone.

Flexibility and Easy Plug-and-Play

For optimal positioning, Nessie’s head adjusts with serpentine flexibility. Nessie is plug-and-play compatible via USB with both PC and Mac with driverless installation. For mobile recording, you can connect to iPad using Apple’s Lightning Adapter and a powered USB hub, both sold separately.

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Rode VideoMic Pro Compact VMP Shotgun Microphone

Recommended by Brandon, The Rode VideoMic Pro compact design is ideal for use with HDSLR cameras, camcorders and audio recorders. Noise transference has been significantly reduced using both a revised, more elegant shock mounting system and a lightweight premium cable.

The microphone has a broadcast-quality condenser capsule with a supercardioid pickup pattern to capture audio from the front, while minimizing pickup from the sides and rear. An integrated shockmount and foam windscreen minimize handling and wind noise to keep your recordings crystal clear.

On the rear of the mic, you’ll find a 3-way level control that offers -10dB, 0dB, and +20dB modes. There is also a 2-step high pass filter with 0 and 80Hz settings, letting you minimize the impact of low frequency hum, camera motor noise, and similar distractions. The mic has a standard camera shoe and a 3/8 inch threaded mount for easy attachment to cameras and boom poles. The 1/8 inch (3.5mm) plug is compatible with a wide variety of different cameras and audio devices. The VideoMic Pro operates for up to 70 hours on a single 9V battery, allowing you to work in the field without constant replacements.

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ZAGG Slim Book Case Ultrathin Hinged with Detachable Backlit Keyboard for iPad Air 2 – Black (ID6ZF2-BB0)

Recommended by Nathan, The ZAGG Slim Book wireless Bluetooth keyboard is the ultrathin solution to your mobile typing needs. Its unique hinge secures your tablet at virtually any viewing angle and allows for a convenient video and book mode, or folds flat for a protective case mode. The Slim Book is powered by one of the industry’s most powerful batteries that keeps it going for up to two years between charges (Regular use of one hour per day. Using the backlit feature will impact battery life and will require more frequent charging).

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Cooler Master Hyper TX3 – CPU Cooler with 3 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-910-HTX3-G1)

Recommended by Mark, The Cooler Master’s Hyper TX series has evolved with requirements of mainstream CPUs. The introduction of Hyper TX3 marks another milestone with Cooler Master’s first-ever full compatibility – Intel LGA 1156 socket. The Hyper TX3 also brings back the “original” direct contact heat-pipe design from Cooler Master.

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[With Car Charger] VicTsing® Plug Foldable 3.5mm In-car Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Adapter for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 5G 4S 4 3GS 3G ipod Samsung Galaxsy S4 S3 Note 3 HTC One M7 / Mini

Recommended by Sugar Cube, Nice Fm Transmitter At This Price
-The rechargeable lithium battery was built protection IC, Charge time: 2-3 hours. Working time: More than 4 hours
-Great stereo & Built with Digital PLL, the transmission is stable in different environments.

User Friendly
-LCD display with blue backlight gives you a good visibility in the darkness
-Memory for last frequency, it will mute the music during calls and resume playing music after answered calls

Compatible modes:
iPod/iPhone 6 5G/4s/4G/3GS/3G and other MP3/MP4 players, mobile phones, etc.
Galaxy S3 S4 S5 Note II III MP3, HTC ONE M7 M8
All other cell phone with 3.5mm audio output

How to use:
1.Please fully charge the transmitter.
2.Plug the transmitter into your phone and turn on the power switch.
3.Set a proper frequency on the transmitter, but avoid similar frequency with local radio station.
4.Turn on music player on your phone.
5.Turn on your car radio and turn the frequency to the same as on the transmitter, then play music on your phone, and you can enjoy it on your radio and the hands-free function

Note:
1.For good connection, you may need to take off your phone case, which differs from models, please make sure about that before check out.
2.It’s provide better user experience for the phones which the 3.5mm jack is on the top of it. for the phones which the 3.5mm jack is on the bottom, its screen may towards the back of your phone : )

What is included:
1 x FM Transmitter
1 x USB TO Micro USB Cable
1 x User Manual

Warranty:
Every VicTsing product includes a 45 days money-back and 12-month, worry-free Guarantee!

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Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 with Keyboard and Mouse

Recommended Sugar Cube, Logitech Wireless Combo MK270. The reliable wireless combo with the tiny Logitech nano-receiver.

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Eyefi Mobi 8GB SDHC Class 10 Wi-Fi Memory Card with 90-day Eyefi Cloud Service, Frustration Free Packaging (MOBI-8-FF)

Recommended by Andy, Use the Eyefi Mobi WiFi SD card and apps, to send your pictures from your camera to your favorite iOS (Apple), Android or Kindle device as you take them. With Eyefi Cloud – a private, photo-centric cloud service – make those high-quality shots instantly available on any Web-enabled device within seconds of being captured. No more swapping cards, no cables and no e-mailing photos to yourself to view on your tablet, TV desktop or smartphone. *USA Units Sales (NPD 2013)

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InvisibleShield Glass for Apple iPhone 6 – Case Friendly

Recommended by Nathan, Invisible Shield Glass is the next evolution in premium screen protection. Made of high-quality tempered glass, it delivers maximum scratch protection while preserving crystal clear image resolution. It’s so good and so strong that every Glass is guaranteed for the life of the device it protects. In addition to unmatched protection, Glass maintains precise touchscreen sensitivity. It’s only 0.4mm thin and features a unique oil-resistant coating that repels natural skin oils so it’s always a breeze to clean. And speaking of easy, installing Glass is a simple as aligning it, pressing it, and watching it magically do the rest. All in all, Glass is the clear choice in screen protection.

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MacNeil MCN300 White “Talking” Alarm Clock

Recommended By Andy, An apple a day keeps the doctor away!
This unique and attractive apple alarm clock will make sure you’re ready to start your day on time! Wake up to both the current time and also the current indoor temperature via the LED display and voice!
Push down anytime on the stalk to hear the internal voice speak the the time and temperature while the blue LED back light illuminates the digits.
The clock can also be set to speak the time and temperature on an hourly bassis.
With it’s unique and attractive design, this alarm clock will appeal to all ages!
Dimensions (approx): Width=7.5cm, Height=8cm, Depth=5cm.

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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording

Recommended by Brandon, FULL HD 1080P VIDEO THAT’S FASTER, SMOOTHER AND WORKS ON MORE COMPUTERS. Say it bigger. Say it better. Full HD 1080p calls and clips in widescreen let friends and family see you in the sharpest, smoothest video quality available.

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Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Brushed Aluminum)

Recommended by Nathan , Finally, a USB mic that’s not only easy to use, but sounds as good on your desktop as it does in a professional recording studio. Meet the Snowball, the world’s first professional USB mic. Whether you’re recording a guitar at your kitchen table or a complete band in the studio, the Snowball can capture it with detail unheard of before in a USB mic. The Snowball is a direct plug n’ play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC – no additional software is needed. With its dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad and omni), the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band and it’s ideal for podcasting. Check it out and you’ll see why it’s the coolest mic in town. System Requirements – Windows: 7, XP Home Edition or XP Professional, USB 1.0 or 2.0, 64MB RAM; Macintosh: Mac OSX, USB 1.0 or 2.0, 64MB RAM

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Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone – Silver

Recommended by Brandon, Create unparalleled recordings and send them directly to your computer with Blue Microphone’s Yeti USB Microphone. The Yeti uses Blue Microphone’s proprietary tri-capsule technology to produce pristine, studio-quality recordings. It features four different pattern settings so you can record vocals, instrumental music, podcasts, or interviews in ways that would normally require multiple microphones. With simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, you’ll be creating exceptional recordings right out of the box.

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General Imaging X450-WH 16MP Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (White)

Recommended by Sugar Cube, The X450 is packed full of features including a long zoom lens, featuring 25x Optical Zoom and 4x Digital Zoom, now taking quality photos is a cinch. A 24mm wide-angle lens captures more in every frame and the convenient Eye-Fi compatibility (Eye-Fi card sold separately) feature allows you to connect and upload your favorite shots right as they’re captured. The X450 also includes object tracking to help automatically focus and track fast moving objects, optical image stabilization which automatically adjusts for unintentional camera movements and face beautifier to automatically enhance a subject’s face by softening unnatural skin tones and brightening and opening eyes. What could be easier? In the Box: X450 Digital Camera, 4xAA Batteries, USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Cover, User Manual, Quick Start Guide , Warranty Card.

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iPhone 6 Plus Case, FYY® Ultra Slim Magnetic Cover Case for Apple iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inch screen) Purple

Also Recommended by Sugar Cube, This is an FYY Ultra Slim Magnetic Smart Cover Case is designed specifically for Apple iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inch screen) and will fit your tablet like a glove. It is simple yet classy. The supreme quality PU leather cover can protect your tablet from dust or accidental bumps. Besides, it offers multi-viewing angles, making it convenient for you whatever you may be doing, such as email-typing or movie-watching. All features such as picture-taking or battery-charging are accessible with the case on. The case comes in a variety of bright colors to suit your taste.