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The JamChain Official Music Video

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Oh my, words can not describe this video. Genius. Major props to my friends at Jawbone on their latest marketing promotion for the Jambox (and The Jamchain, which is a hilarious and awesome accessory).  Watch for a laugh, including areference to basically every meaningful (and trendy) web startup in San Francisco right now.

If you use the coupon code JAMCHAIN you’ll receive a free JamChain with your order of a Jambox, while supplies last.

iPad Studio Dock

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If you ever doubted the power of the iPad or the democratization of media, this is just a sign of what’s to come. Alesis is so smart to make this. Via Notcot.org and all over the web now!

The StudioDock is the first device that enables anyone with an iPad to create, produce, and perform music with virtually any pro audio gear or instruments. The StudioDock is a universal docking station specifically designed for the iPad, and it gives musicians, recording engineers, and music producers the connectivity they need to create and perform with iPad. Connect all your pro audio gear to virtually any app in the App Store with the StudioDock.

Win a Jambox

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Step right up, step right up. This here is your only chance to get a Jambox before they’re released next week.

All you need to do is tweet this phrase and on Friday a very lucky person will be chosen at random to receive one of the first Jambox’s on the market:

Yo @joshspear, I want to win a @JawboneEarwear #JAMBOX before anyone else. Pick me so I can Jam out first! (RT to Win!) http://bit.ly/bqAhvx

How awesome is that? Go, go, go!

Impressa S9 Review

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For coffee lovers of the world, these are heady days. There are so many options for brewing a cup of joe these days that you’re really forced to think not only about the end product but also about how it gets made. While I’m a lover of super manual techniques there is no arguing with the fact that not everyone has the time, energy, or patience to go that route. Enter the “super automatic.”

The Impressa S9 is a quintessential example of push button convenience. Fill with water, add whole or ground beans, select the type of brew you want and sit back. The machine grinds, doses, compacts, brews, discards, and cleans all on its own and produces a pretty decent espresso. Coupled with the fact that you choose the kind of beans that you brew, you’ve got a recipe for fairly consistent and tasty coffees.

The challenge with a machine like this arises when you try to do anything other than a brew and espresso or americano. Milk based drinks involve connecting a thermos/tube contraption and generally produces pretty lackluster beverages. Additionally, for the space challenged kitchen the size of the unit will be an issue.

Calling the Impressa S9 a coffee machine for the lazy person isn’t quite fair, but this is definitely a machine designed for a person that demands convenience and simplicity. For me it’s a great machine for an office environment but not what I would choose for home use. Given the quality of the machines and coffee from the likes of Nespresso there are a few great automatic machine choices for the discerning coffee lover.

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