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IK Multimedia hit the market with the iRig Mic three years ago, a mic for podcasting and recording that plugged into the headphone port of your favorite iOS device and allowed for real-time monitoring. At the time, I wasn't impressed with the device; there were some issues with shielding and the r...

June 18th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. When the Singtrix karaoke machine made its debut at Engadget's Expand NY event, its creators boldly claimed...

February 22nd 2014 at 6:32pm 0 Comments
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Money can't buy you class, but it can buy you this classy looking karaoke machine. Starting later this month, the Singing Machine Home will be available for $299 via Best Buy, online and in stores. The orb-like Bluetooth speaker doubles as a karaoke machine when connected to your TV. It also comes...

October 10th 2013 at 6:56pm 0 Comments
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Wii Karaoke U will take center stage in Europe as a free app on the Nintendo eShop on October 4, a Nintendo press release has revealed. The game, developed by JOYSOUND, will feature 1,500 songs at launch, with more on the way later. Although Wii Karaoke U itself is free, the game's virtual tickets...

September 14th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo of Europe announced this year's upcoming release of Wii Karaoke U by Joysound, a downloadable karaoke streaming service for the Wii U console. Originally released as a WiiUWare launch title in Japan, Wii Karaoke U offers unlimited, all-access streaming during time-limited sessions. Playe...

July 5th 2013 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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kJams just went into proper beta this March, and now the venerable karaoke software has gone 1.0 as of June 21. The update brings some important features, especially if you are going beyond karaoke hobbyist and are considering a PC-based karaoke solution in a venue. Of particular note is a "ShowSc...

July 2nd 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Sure, we've seen game consoles modified for use beyond their original purpose, but this apparatus turns things up a notch. Pictured above is the Joysound Festa, a mobile entertainment system powered by the Wii U's hardware and software. Built by Japanese karaoke machine maker Xing, this beastly co...

April 25th 2013 at 3:20am 0 Comments
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If you're a karaoke fan, or it's a requirement for that nightclub you've always wanted to run, Kjams for Mac has reached the beta for version 1.0. The karaoke software has everything you need to get the party going, and what few reviews are out there say it's easy to use, extremely robust, and...

March 25th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments