Augmented Reality and Smartglasses Leader Osterhout Design Group Closes $58 Million Series A Funding – Largest Series A in Wearables, Augmented and Virtual Reality Sectors


San Francisco, CA – 5am PT/8am ET, December 1, 2016Osterhout Design Group (ODG), leading developer and manufacturer of mobile AR/VR smartglasses, today announced the closing of a $58 million Series A funding round. Shenzhen O-film Tech Co., Ltd., Vanfund Urban Investment & Development Co. Ltd. and several individual investors participated in the round alongside principal outside investor and strategic partner 21st Century Fox, previously announced in January 2016.  ODG will use the funds to accelerate its existing production capabilities, complete its new products, which will be introduced at CES ‘17, expand its patent portfolio and significantly grow its team worldwide.

“For eight years, we’ve taken a very systematic approach to designing and refining our smartglasses for specific applications from the US government, industry and enterprise customers in a wide variety of markets, and that will not change,” said Ralph Osterhout, CEO of ODG.  “We carefully picked investment partners who not only share ODG’s product vision and growth strategy, but also have the reputation and reach to expand ODG’s global presence and market recognition.”

Continued Osterhout, “People are realizing the potential for mass adoption of high-end mobile devices with the power to transform and simplify their lives.  This funding round, our first ever, ensures we are well positioned to introduce our latest designs at CES ‘17, which will likely form the largest category of smartglasses worldwide.”

ODG has been pioneering the next generation mobile computing platform and bringing forth a new frontier in visual experiences with its smartglasses.  Already award winning, the Company continues to push the boundaries with AR/VR ‘mixed reality’ and mobile technologies.  Shipping to specialized customers since 2011, ODG has seen rapidly growing demand from a broad base of industries for its fully self-contained, computerized glasses with their photo-realistic, “see-through”, 3D displays. All of its models are fully integrated, small, light and sleek.  Their onboard GPS/IMU-based navigation gives users the ability to experience telepresence, tele-maintenance and tele-repair everywhere.  ODG will continue to refine and advance its technology and will transform the way we create, view and consume content in a form with the familiar size and comfort of sunglasses.

Moelis & Company LLC acted as financial advisor to the Company in connection with the transaction.

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Article and photos by Marcus Siu

SAN FRANCISCO, NOVEMBER 2, 2016  – Editors, journalists, reporters, and bloggers from top-tier tech blogs, national dailies, influential magazines, lifestyle media, and local TV and radio affiliates got together at the exclusive second annual getgeeked SF press event that took place at the Terra Gallery. Over forty companies showed off their latest products just in time for the holidays.  Unfortunately, I was unable to spend as much time as I wished at each of the booths, and there were great items throughout the show, but here are a few of my favorite things that definitely caught my “geeky” eye.

SENGLED: What a brilliant concept!  Taking an everyday product like the light bulb and incorporating it into an internet of things device, such as a bluetooth or wi-fi speaker or even a HD camera that monitors your home.  “Smart” lighting is what Sengled has been doing for awhile, which is why they are “light years ahead” of those in the industry. Thanks to the longevity of LED technology, bulbs will last up to 25,000 hours, or over 21+years. Because of that, bulbs now outlive cats and are now a much more permanent part of your home just like your pets, so why not incorporate a high quality speaker into them, such as JBL’s?  Just download the app and you can equalize the sound and dim the lights for your particular mood. The Sengled Pulse kit includes two and can expand for a total of eight, instantaneously making it an in-ceiling speaker system!  If you’re looking for light and sound, then the Sengled Pulse is the way to go.

EON: Eon Scooter looks like a winner.  There are two different versions of these electric scooters; one for students that go around college, and one that is extremely powerful that can go up the hills of San Francisco.  The Pro version goes for about 30 miles a battery charge, which takes about two hours, and the lighter version goes for about 15 miles a battery charge.  The price is $399 for the pro version, and $199 for the light version.  The speed is about 25 miles an hour and it seems like it was engineered for getting around crowded and traffic congested areas like San Francisco.  Especially along the Marina and Embarcadero, this would seem like the way to travel anywhere in the city.


Game 7 of the World Series being streamed through the smartphone, thanks to SlimPort’s HDMI adapter. Photo by Marcus Siu.

SLIMPORT: There are times when I wished I was at two different places at the same time.  This night was no exception, as I wished I was at home watching the historic Game 7 of the World Series to watch the Chicago Cubs win their first World Series since 1908, as well as attending this great show.  Luckily, SlimPort was demonstrating their HDMI adapters, which uses a single cable to deliver high-definition audio (8 channels of audio) and video (4K, 1080p and 3-D) from a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device to a wide range of external displays, including projectors, PC monitors and HDTVs.  Besides HDMI, the adapters also support DisplayPort, DVI and VGA connected devices.  They do no require power and are able to charge your smartphones in the meantime while it’s in playback. One caveat, is not all mobile devices manufacturers support SlimPort, like Apple and Samsung, since they have their own proprietary adapters.  However, at $30.00, they make great stocking stuffers.


Harman’s JBL line of waterproof bluetooth speakers, including the JBL Xtreme, JBL Charge 3, JBL Clip 2, and the interactive light show JBL Pulse 2. Photo by Marcus Siu.

JBL: Who hasn’t seen that great TV commercial that Harman put out for their JBL waterproof speakers involving dancing dolphins on the water?   They really do sound pretty good coming from a smartphone as demonstrated by the rep at the booth.  The JBL Xtreme’s earth shaking-sound comes from its four active transducers and two visible bass radiators.  The speakers include built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 15 hours of playtime and charges devices via dual USB ports. A pretty sweet package for a list price of $299.95.  For those who like a smaller compact size, the Charge 3’s has a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 20 hours of playtime and charges smartphones and tablets via USB, as well. The list price is $149.95. Both speakers wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and takes turns playing powerful stereo sound. More importantly, when an incoming call comes to your smartphone, the music turns off and you will be able to hear your caller with crystal clear sound from your speaker with the touch of a button thanks to the noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone.


Lenovo’s Yoga 910 latest ultra slim and powerful laptop is perfect for your media. Photo by Marcus Siu

LENOVO:  I just love the gorgeous Yoga 910 Lenovo laptop that also can be folded any which way and used as a tablet and a viewing device.  It’s all metal unibody design with its watchband hinge, and ultra slim and sleek design allows you to fold up, down, backward, forward, vertical tent style, horizontal tent style, sideways, or anyway you prefer for your optimal viewing pleasure.  It’s not only extremely lightweight and the slimmest available laptop on the market, but it’s a powerhouse Ultra book, as well, featuring the latest Intel i7 7500U GPU processor, with 8GB of RAM memory, a 256GB SSD drive, and a backlit keyboard display. With it’s 4K (3840X2160) resolution and HD audio featuring JBL speakers and Dolby Premium Audio, it basically has the best resolution and picture for viewing media for any laptop, as well.  If you’re an audiophile or videophile who likes to carry their entertainment like I do, then I’d go for this.  It comes with a micro HDMI video out, which means you can connect it to any monitor or TV that uses HDMI inputs and use it as a high quality media player. That makes it portable perfect for showing vacation pictures that are loaded on the computer to show to family and friends. From $1049.99.  I wouldn’t quite recommend it for a student or businessman though, as it would be too distracting to get any work done, because it’s too entertainingly immersive.  For that, I’d recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad or IdeaPad, unless you’re extremely disciplined.


Meet Yumi the A.I. Robot. Photo by Marcus Siu.

OMATE: Meet Yumi – the World’s First Home Robot powered by Android and Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence created by Omate. Yumi can hold a conversation with anyone in the family, kids and adults alike. Yumi has been built on AI from the ground up; it is an incredibly smart and cute robot, a personal assistant, a music hub and a smart-home control point all in one.  Instead of talking to something impersonal, like Amazon’s bluetooth speaker housing for Alexa, Yumi puts a face and personality into the home, and makes a great additional member to the family household, much like the family pet. Sounds like a great gift for the holidays for the entire family. 

OZOBOT: Speaking of robots, Ozobot, the robot creator, integrated an all-new action-packed adventure with their first partnership with Marvel. Transforming the smart and social Evo into the ultimate super robot, Evo Marvel Action Skin are harnessing the powers from Stark Academy’s mightiest heroes (Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, and Ultron) to provide an epic learning and gaming experience that teaches kids to code while connecting them with friends.  It’s smart meets super as users call on the power of The Avengers to train in Stark Academy to master the field of robotics.  Wish I had these when I was a kid. The street date when these go on sale is November 22nd  List price is $124.95 each for the Ironman or Captain America Master Pack, and $29.95 for Black Widow, Hulk, Ultron, Ironman and Captain America individual action skins.


Meet the latest Ozobot Avengers. Photo by Marcus Siu.

POWEREYE: This Powereye Drone, which comes with a 4K UHD camera is especially useful for those needed overhead shots for the film-making  professional.  It has a maximum 3.1 miles video stream range, which you can control and monitor with your smartphone.  There is an optional thermal light and natural light switchable camera that comes in one attachment, so you can switch cameras while still airborne.  It also comes many optional interchangeable lens with it.  It’s only 8.8 pounds and can fly close to 30 minutes. As a filmmaker, this seems like a great alternative compared to getting aerial shots from a helicopter or airplane.  The list price is $3,988.00.  The price for the optional special order camera option (2-in-1 thermal light and natural light switchable camera) has not been determined yet, but can be inquired by e-mailing


This is the Powereye drone you’re looking for. Photo by Marcus Siu.

ACRONIS:  Last, but not least, is the importance is having a good backup software, whether it’s in the cloud or not.  As a user of Acronis over the years, they have saved my back many times, being able to mirror hard drives that others cannot do.  Acronis prides itself as being the fastest and easiest backup software, being three to six faster than it’s Windows based competitors.  Nowadays, this speedy software not only backup your PC’s, but also iPhones, iPads, and Android mobile devices.  It even backs up all of your Facebook media, in case you get hacked by someone from Eastern Europe or from your jealous ex-girlfriend/boyfriend, or if you don’t have access to your account for any other reason. There’s a data protection status can be reviewed remotely by you or any family member at any time, regardless where you are.  You can even archive anything to the Acronis cloud for those files that are hardly accessed.  If you ever lose your data on your computer, don’t tell me that I didn’t tell you so.


Acronis, along with the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 Racing Team, puts its technologies to the test in workloads demanded by the most technologically advanced sport. Photo by Marcus Siu.

To the people who attended the show and to geeks everywhere; get geeked and prosper!


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AWE (Augmented World Expo) attendees in Santa Clara got to experience the latest “Project Horizon” from ODG, which will be part of the Next Generation Smart Glasses with Lightfield technology software that takes advantage of glasses that are so fast, that you can stream incredibly sophisticated imagery and rendering of things that are photo-realistic, in real time.  “Project Horizon'” won Best in Show” at AWE2016.   Photo by Marcus Siu

Article and photos by Marcus Siu

One of the most memorable scenes in the history of James Bond films happens in the 1977 film, “The Spy Who Loved Me” when Bond (Roger Moore) and Anya Amasova, Agent XXX (Barbara Bach) are being pursued by an attack helicopter above them, while our hero is speeding around the windy roads of Sardinia in a Lotus Esprit and then driving off a pier into the ocean to escape their enemy.  As the car submerges into the water and Amasova is in total disbelief, Agent 007 transforms the car into a submarine and shoots a torpedo with the use of a sensor from under the water and blows up the helicopter to smithereens.

This was the work of Ralph Osterhout, the mastermind who designed and built the propulsion system on the submarine car. Besides designing and building equipment for James Bond, he is known primarily as an American inventor, designer and entrepreneur and CEO of Osterhout Design Group, whose base headquarters are located in San Francisco.  With well over 200 patents to his credit, he has also developed over 2,000 different products, hundreds of separate product lines for startups and Fortune 500 companies ranging from toys, consumer electronics, dive equipment, and furniture. He was also the designer of the PVS7 Night Vision Goggles and heads-up displays in scuba masks.

My first encounter with Osterhout’s ODG was at Qualcomm’s Uplinq conference at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco, in 2014.  Impressed with their technological presentations and innovative demonstrations, I continually kept returning to their booth.  That was when I had gotten a chance to try to demo the R-7 smart glasses for the first time.  I had no idea that a pair of glasses could be so “smart” and be aesthetically pleasing at the same time.  At the time, Google glasses were being tested, but I thought the R-7’s blew the Google Glasses out the door, as these were more powerful and immersive than any wearable could be.  Best of all, the glasses were practically designed so that you can see through them without being distracted, even in the daylight.  In addition, it also acted as a personal home theater, even though this product was designed exclusively for enterprise.


ODG’s booth included 3D navigation systems, such as InnerOptic Technology, that helps improves accuracy and safety of medical procedures. Photo by Marcus Siu

That was just two years ago and a lot more has just happened in a short amount of time.  My visit to AWE2016 (Augmented World Expo) in Santa Clara back in June was quite an eye opener.  ODG’s booth was the easily the most impressive in the show floor, as they collaborated with multiple partners to show off their platform which would enable other companies to demonstrate in areas, such as healthcare, energy, transportation, warehouse & logistics and government.

Osterhout also was present for the Opening Day keynote at AWE.  He mainly spoke about the evolution of ODG’s R-7 Glasses, which are mainly attributable thanks to the quick advancement of smartphone technology.  These head-worn computing glasses, which look more like very cool rugged sunglasses; at least from the outside, come with Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 805 2.7GHz processor, 3 gigs of DDR3 RAM, and 64GB of storage. It also acts as a tablet and communications device.  It’s extremely lightweight with an amazing field of view 720 HD display, connects to a high speed network, and is Bluetooth compatible.  It basically does everything a computer, tablet, and smartphones does and a lot more.  It also has an auto-focus camera, accelerometer gyroscope sensors, and two digital microphones and stereoscopic widescreen lenses.


CEO of ODG, Ralph Osterhout gives the Opening Day Keynote at the AWE2016 Conference in Santa Clara. Photo by Marcus Siu

Osterhout was approached by 21st Century Fox in January and they quickly formed an alliance.  It was then that ODG shifted gears and changed their whole business model direction and decided to bring it to the consumer level, as well.

“We’re excited to have 21st Century Fox join our family and help extend our considerable leadership in AR head-worn computing,” said Ralph Osterhout, CEO of ODG. “This space is ultimately heading towards widespread consumer adoption and by having 21st Century Fox on board, we’ll be able to deliver immersive and interactive entertainment experiences that transform how users consume content.”

At the end of his keynote, Osterhout announced that ODG plans to release a new Next Generation Glasses for CES 2017, which will be geared toward the consumer. Specs will include Cinema Quality ODG WFOV (Wide Field of View) glasses and a 4k OS Camcorder, which can capture rich video and send and share it back and forth in real time in stereo and 3D, so you can send it wirelessly in real time.

“Real time right now!  And you can make mods on the fly, even as you download it.”, proclaimed Osterhout.

Attendees were able to try them out on the floor, so it was no surprise that it’s “Project Horizon” won the “Best in Show” at AWE2016.


ODG is also redefining the look of  the Smart Glass, as they are becoming more sleek and less geek.   According to ODG’s COO Pete Jameson, they will be eventually indistinguishable from sunglasses.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

Instead of getting credited in movies this time around, Osterhout and the company may be someday credited for something far much greater; in which means how we prefer to watch our personal content.

In these days of wearable technology, this is as good as it gets.  The Next Generation ODG R-7 glasses, will sit unobtrusively, right on the bridge of one’s nose and right in front of one’s eyes, but more importantly, will be hands free.  Just imagine watching a movie in the sweetest spot in the theater reaching for the popcorn, candy and soda, or whatever you want, from the convenience of your glasses that weighs a mere four ounces.  You’ll most likely forget that you even have them on.

Unlike other AR/VR headsets that are out there, R-7 users will still be well aware of their surroundings, in case something or someone needs their urgent immediate attention, like a crying child, a honking car, or even a live Pokemon.

“Personalized entertainment, whether it’s news, surfing or movies watching will never be the same, 24-7.”, Osterhout remarked in his Opening Keynote.  “Tomorrow really is here today.  It’s really the question of how soon you choose to embrace it.”


Courtesy of ODG

Three things that matter in head worn: Realistic AR, immersive high-resolution images, and light-weight hardware:

The R-7 glasses are a high- end tablet, on your head. Four ounces, fully mobile and featuring the most innovative technologies in optics, electronics and 3D stereoscopic displays (720P content to each eye at 80 frames per second). With 80%see-thru lenses and positional sensors using Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, so they know where you are, where you’re looking, and how you’re moving – vital when working in heavy industry and high-risk environments.  Widest FOV on the AR market today – equivalent to watching a 65 HDTV inch screen, 8 feet away. With 1080p resolution delivered to each eye for immersive 3D Stereo, no pixels.  Built to include sophisticated sensors like gyroscopes, magnetometers, and accelerometers, as well as the latest Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and voice-recognition systems, a 4-megapixel camera, and global navigation satellite system technology, use cases are broad. The glasses also have snap in shields to enable seamless switching from an AR to immersive VR experiences,

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Gwen Stefani joins Sting with “Message in a Bottle” at AT&T Park at Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2016 – Even though Treasure Island has been the main venue of choice for the OracleWorld Appreciation concert events for its spectacular views along the Bay along with its carnival and party atmosphere, it was nice to have a change of venue with another monumental landmark venue that the city of San Francisco had to offer.

This time around, in arguably the best baseball modern-day stadium in the country, it seemed appropriate that Oracle would choose AT&T park this year; the home of the World Series winning San Francisco Giants, as well as the stadium that is well known for “splash” hits.

Between the two performing headliners, Gwen Stefani and Sting; the evening was splashed with hits galore.

Their songs are big “hits” and heard all around the world.

It was unfortunate that Billy Joel, who was originally announced to play this years event, had to cancel due to health issues.   As an avid New York Mets fan who has played Shea Stadium several times, it would have been perfect vehicle for Joel.  Especially since the Mets were the expansion team that replaced the New York Giants in 1958, who relocated to San Francisco, becoming the San Francisco Giants.

Of course, the rest is history for the San Francisco Giants.

In a gorgeous San Francisco evening with perfect temperatures, lucky Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation party recipients were treated in a beautiful ball park setting, treated with traditional ball park food, such as various gourmet sausages, hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders, french or garlic fries, nachos, peanuts, along with as much beer and wine you can possibly drink.

It was quite a sight to see the stadium filled with people in the stands, as well the “more appreciative musical standing room only crowd” in front of the stage, which was planted right below the AT&T park logo in centerfield.  All levels were open, so it was nice to walk around to get a different perspective of the venue while the music was going on.


Gwen Stefani opens up the Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation event at AT&T Park.  Photo by Marcus Siu.


Sting onstage at AT&T Park at Oracle OpenWorld Appreciaton Event.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

Gwen Stefani opened up with “Red Flag”, from her new number one selling album, “This is What the Truth Feels Like which was released this year and is her first new solo album in ten years.

The remaining setlist included “Wind it Up”, “Baby Don’t Lie”, “Make Me Like You”, “Underneath it All”, “Misery”, “Rich Girl”, “Hella Good”, “What You Waiting For?”, “It’s My Life”, “Don’t Speak”, “Used to Love You”, “Hollaback Girl”, “Just a Girl”, and “The Sweet Escape”.

CEO of Oracle, Mark Hurd, and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee walked onstage and introduced Sting. who quickly opened with “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You” and was later joined by a duet with Stefani with the classic Police song, “Message in a Bottle”.

The remaining setlist included “Englishman in New York”, “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic”, “So Lonely”, “When the World is Running Down”, “Fields of Gold”, “Roxanne”, “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, “Walking on the Moon”, “Desert Rose”, and “Every Breath You Take”.

He returned to the stage with “Next to You” and “Fragile” as his encores.

Wrap another great night and year for Oracle OpenWorld.


AT&T Park from the Third level with Sting at Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

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Larry Ellison walks on stage for his opening keynote at the 2016 Oracle OpenWorld.  Photo by Marcus Siu

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SAN FRANCISCO, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 – Oracle kicked off its annual four-day OpenWorld conference event with its Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO (Chief Technology Officer), Larry Ellison at the command, where he was featured in the Opening Keynote lineup at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Sunday evening.  He also has a second keynote this Tuesday.  The rest of the team Oracle lineup includes Mark Hurd, CEO, Thomas Kurian, President of Product Development, Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO at Infosys, and David Donatelli, Executive Vice President.

Ellison shared his vision for Oracle Cloud and customer success in the cloud.

“Our major competitors today are Amazon for infrastructure and Workday for applications on a daily basis; these are the two companies we see as opposed to IBM for infrastructure and SAP for applications.  This is a breath taking change.  This year you’ll see us moving aggressively into infrastructure as a service (IaaS).”


Oracle Cloud no match compared to the Amazon Cloud.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

“New second generation data centers offer twice as many cores as Amazon, twice as much memory as Amazon, four times as much storage as Amazon, and more than ten times the I/O capacity of Amazon…but you have to be willing to pay less.”

Ellison announced that Oracle are offering a new set of computer hardware and identical software that are used in their cloud that can be installed behind a customers data center and firewall attached to any high speed local area network.

In addition, Ellison also announced Oracle’s acquisition of Palerra, the leading cloud access security broker, which Ellison believes is an important addition to Oracle’s cloud security portfolio.


Diane Bryant discusses how the cloud is closing the gaps between business and its customers.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

Ellison was preceded by Diane Bryant, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Group at Intel who stressed the that the cloud is closing the gaps between business and its customers.

With the proliferation of information and communication technology around the world, it allows new opportunities for grown for enterprises.  It means new services and all-new business models.  With cloud computing and the increasing availability of connected devices, more and more data are generated daily.  Artificial Intelligence will be the recipient of this data, transforming how business will operate.

The evening continued just outside the Moscone Center at the Oracle Cloud Plaza for the Oracle Welcome Reception party with New York-based pop-rock band, The American Authors performing after the Opening Keynote.  Their encore of their infectious catchy multi-platinum hit and anthem commercial hit single, “Best Day of My Life”has played just about everywhere, including TV shows, trailers and sporting events.

Despite the global success of this song, lead singer Zac Barnett of the American Authors asserts, “the best days of their lives is still yet to come.”


The American Authors play the Oracle Welcome Reception Party at OpenWorld.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

With the future of the continuation of surpassing their competition in the cloud, it looks like the best days of Oracle are still yet to come, as well.

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Left to right: John Krasinski as John Hollar and Margo Martindale as Sally Hollar.  Courtesy of Sony Classics

Article by Marcus Siu

Back in 2000, a very young wannabe actor from Brown University named John Krasinski had his first commercial acting gig working on a “Marshalls” department store TV spot, along with veteran stage and television actress, Margo Martindale.

“He was still in school and he was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen”, Martindale lovingly reflected back, as she was sitting next to Krasinski at a Q&A session along with the emoting San Francisco crowd who had just seen her outstanding performance in a special advanced screening of the comedy-drama, “The Hollars”, directed by Krasinski.

It was as though she was reminiscing as a real maternal mother could be about her son.

Sixteen years later after the commercial, Martindale would continue her acting career and become one of the most respected actresses in the business, as well as winning two Emmy Awards for her dramatic television work on “The Americans” and “Justified”, as well as a Tony Award nomination on Broadway for her performance on “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”. Krasinski would also have pretty decent career playing Jim Halpert for nine years in the successful Emmy winning television comedy series “The Office”, as well as doing various feature film projects, as well, including his own.

Now they can be seen together again as mother and son, in “The Hollars” that just opened nationwide this weekend.


Left to right: Richard Jenkins as Don Hollar, Sharlto Copley as Ron Hollar, John Krasinski as John Hollar and Anna Kendrick as Rebecca. Photo by Jonny Cournoyer, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

In addition to Krasinski playing the son;  Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins play his parents; Sally and Don Hollar.  The remaining outstanding cast ensemble include Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, and Anna Kendrick.  Josh Groban, Randall Park, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead also play memorable supporting roles.

In the movie, John Hollar (John Krasinski), a struggling New York City artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival (Charlie Day), and an over-eager ex-girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend (Anna Kendrick) in New York.

From a script by Jim Strouse that turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Krasinski’s second feature as a director is a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship. Krasinski gives Strouse full credit for how well the movie turned out.

“Movies like this just never get made anymore…we had an amazing script, written by Jim Strouse, who Margo worked with.  He writes in way that no one else does.  He writes family a very real way.” “His script is very honest and real.”  

Holding on to the script for over six years, Krasinski’s financier finally told him that they were having problems raising the money to produce the film, so he needed to personally raise the money himself, if he was going to make the movie a reality.  It was a no-brainer for Krasinski, and he was then able to work on casting immediately.  Her first choice was Margo Martindale.  Richard Jenkins would not join unless he was able to cast Martindale and everything fell into place with its impressive cast after that.

Once the cast met on the set, Krasinski already felt like family. “We were weirdly blessed and within 24 hours; we became family.”,  Looking directly at Martindale, Krasinski cracked “I mean, I love this woman like it’s my own mother, if not more”. ..“We really became close and there was something very special and magical happening.”

Krasinski’s reunion with Martindale sixteen years later, as well as the fact that Strouse actually worked with Martindale before (“The Winning Season”), was proof that life does indeed go in full circles.

When it came to directing his cast during the most critical and integral scene in the movie which takes place in the hospital with Martindale having her emotional moment around much of the supporting cast surrounding her hospital bed, Krasinski thanked and acknowledged her gift to the cast members.

“One of the most important scenes, if not the most important scene in my life, not as an actor or director…what I learned that day was tenfold”…“That was not acting, that was a gift to everyone on the set or anyone who was going to watch the movie”. “To ask someone to go through that …that people take some time, she wanted to go right now.  What you see in the movie was the only take.   Unbelievably vulnerable, personal, primal…she let it happen for us, which I’ll never ever be able to thank her for.  She gave it 150% every single time.”

Krasinski asked Martindale after the scene was done, “Why do you always give 150% every time?”

Martindale replied referring to her co-stars, “because that’s my husband, those are my sons, and I’m going to give them everything they need to be great performers too.”

Even though the dysfunctional family movie genre has been way a bit overdone in the industry, leave it to John Krasinski as an actor/director who understands each of his actors to make for an all outstanding ensemble cast, as well to being completely true to the original script.  Margo Martindale is a complete standout, and the rest of the ensemble cast is just plain fun to watch in comical situations that are never predictable, as life truly is.  Very recommended!

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George Zhao, President of Honor, addresses a crowd at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco supporting and launching the new impressive flagship Honor 8 smartphone in the U.S. aimed at millennials.  Photo by Marcus Siu

Article by Marcus Siu

Just when you thought it was safe to assume Apple and Samsung were the only two serious smartphones worth considering on the market, comes yet another viable challenger, the Honor 8, made by Huawei.  This may be the favored choice for millennials who are looking for something different in a phone rather than just another product line upgrade of their previous phone.

Though Huawei is not quite yet a household name in the United States market just yet, they have dominated China’s millennials, along with much of Western Europe, and are a major player everywhere else in the world.  In fact, they are listed as the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world.   It is only a matter of time before America discovers them, especially after launching their flagship smartphone next month.

Honor has taken smartphone photography at a new and a completely different level with its dual lens with its monochrome and RGB sensors for vivid colors giving its images far sharper detail, amazing dynamic range, and also being able to capture three times more color compared with your typical single lens. Being an avid photographer, it was eye opening to discover a smartphone with a 12 MP dual lens camera that is standard with the Honor 8. With the clarity and brilliance coming from their photographic and video images that were projected at their product launch in San Francisco, along with the test photos that I had taken after the presentation, it’s as though the camera has been reinvented into the shape of a smartphone.  I haven’t been excited about a smartphone camera until now.

One versatile feature that I’ve never seen on any other smartphone or camera is its ability to focus on any subject before taking a picture and after the picture is taken.  Yes, you heard me right…after the picture is taken.  How many times have you had your camera set on automatic focus and later found out that the camera was focused on the wrong person or object?  You can easily fix this by displaying the picture on the camera after your shot and tapping on the desired subject on the screen, which refocuses the image.  It also can change the aperture around the subject and blur everything else around it, if desired.  It has a professional mode where the aperture can be as low as.95.

It even has an 8MP front facing camera for the “selfies” crowd, and takes great pictures, even in low light.

An impressive feat, considering that it’s only $399 for the 32 GB phone.  I would pay that amount of money just for the camera alone, considering the sleek and stylish compact size and of course, the quality of the lens.

Of course, this sleek looking gadget is not just a highly advanced modern camera, but it’s their flagship smartphone with more bells and whistles you can imagine. It has a dual side glass surface surrounded by a diamond cut alloy frame, along with a 15-layer etched design, allowing light to reflect in a unique aurora-like pattern, making it look like light shows are built right onto the surface.  It’s just plain gorgeous and a sight to behold.

It runs on Android 6.0 and Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.1, and is powered by a 16 nanometer Kirin 950 chip reducing power consumption while increasing processing power, with 4 GB of LPDDRA RAM, and has expandable memory support up to 128 GB.

Along with being able to order these online on August 27th, you’ll also be able to hold one of these in your hands at your local Best Buy next month…

The following is from their press release.

SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 16, 2016 – Honor, a global smartphone manufacturer, has introduced its latest model for the U.S. market. The Honor 8 Android™ smartphone combines industry-leading technology with a breakthrough design that truly stands out from the crowd. It’s the first flagship device that Honor brings to the U.S. market.

Since its founding two years ago, Honor has experienced extraordinary growth by focusing on the online market and giving digital natives the types of devices that fit their lifestyle. Featuring high-quality construction, inspired design and next-generation technology, Honor smartphones are enjoyed by mobile enthusiasts around the globe. With Honor 8, the brand sets a new standard for what U.S. consumers can expect in an unlocked device.

“Honor 8 perfectly represents the evolution of our overall product view,” said George Zhao, president of Honor.  “It goes against established industry norms and market conventions with a higher aesthetic standard. At the same time, it balances looks with the smarts, speed, and connectivity that today’s millennial consumers demand. Honor 8 reflects our understanding of and commitment to their needs and goals.”

Amazing Picture Quality

A powerful 12MP dual-lens camera is like eyes focused on the world around you. With one RGB and one monochrome sensor, the Honor 8 captures more light to deliver amazing picture quality, vivid color, and stunning details in daylight or nighttime.  The benefit of the RGB sensors is vivid, crisper color, while the monochrome sensor reproduces sharper pictures in more detail.

Its hybrid auto-focus captures every moment by taking advantage of laser, contrast, and depth focus to deliver greater speed and accuracy. Exciting new photography modes as well as manual operation capability make the Honor 8 perfect for aspiring photographers.  Plus, selfie fans will enjoy its 8MP wide-angle front-facing camera that works well even in low-light.

Sleek, Elegant Appearance

The Honor 8 features a double-sided glass design that results in a sleek, elegant appearance. Beneath it, a 15-layerprocess is applied with precise craftsmanship to create a unique light-reflecting aurora effect. Compact and artfully curved, the Honor 8 smartphone combines perfect dimensions with a stylish finish for a balanced, comfortable-to-hold mobile device.

Convenient, Smart Fingerprint Access…Instantly

Honor’s dual-purpose fingerprint scanner technology provides instant, secure access to your device.  The 3D fingerprint scanner can unlock some of the phone’s most popular functions such as taking pictures, answering calls, or turning off an alarm.

Press the smart key on the back of the phone to access more customizable features, for example: Click to capture a screenshot, double-click for the flashlight, or long press to launch your favorite applications—you can even personalize them yourself. Building on Honor’s commitment to security, fingerprint data is encrypted and stored only on the device.

Power to Last and Then Some More

Honor 8 is built to keep up with demands for fast, powerful, and always connected devices. Powered by a GHz octa-core CPU with a 3000 mAh battery and Huawei’s proprietary power saving technologies, users can be confident there will always be power to accommodate their busy life. And if the battery gets low, industry-leading fast-charge technology will recharge the batteries by up to 50% in about 30 minutes.

Peace of Mind –Honor’s PROMISE

Honor is focused on the needs of digital natives, and that includes its customer service. Honor is committed to the quality of every product it manufacturers and each device goes through a rigorous internal testing process before reaching consumers.

Purchasers of the new Honor 8 may register the device on qualify for a one-time repair of any accidental screen or back-cover glass damage during the three-month coverage period. This coverage is in addition to the existing 12-month limited warranty that comes with all Honor smartphones.

More Good Stuff

With its 16 nanometer FinFET Kirin 950 chip and four gigabytes of LPDDR4 RAM, Honor 8 offers smooth and seamless multitasking and gaming experiences. The i5 intelligent co-processor manages the sensors inside the phone efficiently with the Kirin 950 SoC chipset to provide increased processing speeds, response times, and extended battery life. Running Android 6.0 on EMUI 4.1, Honor 8offers the perfect user experience.

Measuring in at 5.7” x 2.8” x 0.3” and weighing just 5.3ounces (including battery), the Honor 8 smartphone is a slim, powerful package that also features a5.2 inch LTPS multiple-point touch-sensitive screen with 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, for rich, bright colors. For more detailed information, visit


In the United States, the Honor 8 Android smartphone will be available in Sapphire Blue, Pearl White, and Midnight Black. MSRPs begin at $399.99 for the 32GB mode land $449.99 for the 64GB model.

Pre-ordering will begin August 17 through September 3 at the following retailers: Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg as well as on

For the first 60 days, Best Buy will offer the Sapphire Blue edition exclusively.

Customers pre-ordering Honor 8 will also receive a $50 gift card from participating retailers.

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CALSEIA Executive Director Bernadette Del Chiaro and Prof. Dr. Eicke R. Weber, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems present the Intersolar Champion of Change AWARD to the President Pro Tempore of the California Senate, Kevin de León. © Solar Promotion International GmbH (July 2016)

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2016 – Intersolar and ees North America, the most-attended solar-plus-storage industry exhibition and conference in North America, officially opened its doors in San Francisco for its ninth year. Ali Zaidi, the White House Office of Management and Budget’s associate director for natural resources, energy and science, addressed a standing-room-only crowd during the Opening Ceremony in the InterContinental Hotel. The keynote speakers remarked on the growth potential of the solar and energy storage markets, policies, technologies and financial models helping drive the industry to its next phase of development.

“It’s important you find yourself a set of leaders that will put in place a set of policies to make sure the next 25 years are good,” said Zaidi, reflecting on Intersolar’s 25th anniversary. “It’s a risky business to not invest in climate change.”

“Clean energy is no longer a niche market or a plaything of the wealthy,” said California State Sen. Kevin de León, president pro tempore of the California Senate, upon being presented with the 2016 Intersolar Champion of Change AWARD. “It is officially a pillar of our economy, and it is here to stay. In California, we are showing one of the world’s leading economies can thrive while also reducing carbon emissions.”

On the heels of another record-breaking year, the U.S. will add an estimated 14.5 GW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2016. By 2021, cumulative solar installations to pass the 100 GW mark, due in part to declining costs and favorable policies, notably the extension of the investment tax credit (ITC). The extension of the ITC through 2021 marked a major victory for the U.S. solar market, and demonstrated the success of solar-friendly policy programs in spurring market expansion.

“Solar brings resources to our communities in more ways than one,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA). She noted that 66 percent of the California residential market in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, and there is 25 percent growth in solar for renters and in the multifamily housing sector. “Solar energy is truly building a smarter clean energy future.”

“Solar is for everybody,” added Joshua Arce, a founder of the Brightline Defense Project, a policy advocacy non-profit which works to help low-income neighborhoods polluted by power plants to create sustainable and healthy living conditions. “That’s where you can make the case to local workers — it’s energy savings, and it’s jobs.

This year marks Intersolar North America’s ninth annual event in San Francisco — the heart of the U.S. solar industry and the country’s largest solar-plus-storage market. It also is the first year Intersolar is co-located with ees North America, a standalone event devoted showcasing energy storage technologies and services. Throughout the course of the three-day exhibition, approximately 18,000 visitors from across the globe will see the latest breakthroughs from more than 500 exhibitors at Moscone West.

In addition to the innovations on display on the exhibition floor, visitors will also learn about technology advances during presentations on two exhibition stages: the ees Stage and the Innovation & Application Stage. Visitors to the stages can attend sessions from Intersolar and ees North America exhibitors and partners, and from Intersolar and ees AWARD finalists. Here, Intersolar and ees North America will unveil a new white paper on smart renewable energy from partner GTM Research, as well as a new Solar Plus Storage Job Analysis from The Solar Foundation.

This year, Intersolar and ees North America also feature two special pavilions. An expanded CALSEIA California Pavilion, which returns for its second year, will host solar and energy storage companies from the country’s leading market. The Powerhouse Pavilion, making its debut at Intersolar and ees North America, will feature both new and established solar software, financing and energy management companies. The pavilion is hosted by California-based Powerhouse, the world’s first and only incubator and accelerator dedicated to solar.

“Intersolar and ees North America are proud to host the exhibitors, speakers and visitors shaping the industry through impactful discussions and high-caliber networking,” said Florian Wessendorf, managing director of Solar Promotion International GmbH, and Daniel Strowitzki, CEO of Freiburg Management and Marketing International GmbH (FMMI), the organizers of Intersolar and ees North America. “Year after year, industry stakeholders know they can rely on their peers to congregate each July in San Francisco.”

About Intersolar North America
With events spanning four continents, Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition series for the solar industry and its partners. It unites people and companies from around the world with the aim of increasing the share of solar power in our energy supply.
Since its establishment in 2008, Intersolar North America has become the most attended solar event and the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. Co-located with SEMICON West, Intersolar North America takes place annually at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, in the heart of the United States’ pioneering solar market. The event will expand to host a co-located energy storage-focused exhibition, ees North America. ees grew out of Intersolar North America’s popular energy storage exhibition segment.
A total of 521 exhibitors and around 17,835 visitors participated in Intersolar North America in 2015. The conference and exhibition program featured 47 sessions with more than 200 speakers and 25 workshops.
Intersolar North America’s exhibition and conference focus on photovoltaics, energy storage systems, smart renewable energy and solar heating & cooling technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform to connect manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers, policy makers, start-up founders, financiers, installers and partners in the global solar industry.
With 25 years of experience, Intersolar has the unique ability to bring together members of the solar industry from across the world’s most influential markets and solar supply chain. Intersolar exhibitions and conferences are held in Munich, San Francisco, Mumbai, and São Paulo, and, starting in 2016, in Dubai. These global events are complemented by the Intersolar Summits, which take place in emerging and growing markets worldwide.
For more information on Intersolar North America, please visit:

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Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer announces “Project Scorpio” and the “Xbox One S” at the E3 press conference at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

Article and photos by Marcus Siu

LOS ANGELES, June 13, 2016 – Setting the tone for the three day conference the morning before E3, Microsoft announced their latest console upcoming Project Scorpio at the E3 (The Electronic Entertainment Expo) Conference in Los Angeles.  At a fully packed crowd at the Galen Center, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer announced that the console will be able to handle 4K resolution graphics, along with immersive virtual reality.  In addition, it will also be backwards compatible, so you can play any of your previous editions of Xbox games and accessories on them.  It will be the most powerful game console ever and will be released at the end of 2017.

Microsoft also announced another member of the Xbox family that will get released in August of this year; the Xbox One S, which will be just as powerful compared to the regular Xbox One, but is 40% less in size than its predecessor. In addition, it will have a 2TB hard drive to store the games and will support HDR (High Dynamic Range) output. The actual controller has been revised adding textured grip with Bluetooth connectivity. The retail price for the Xbox S will be $299.

Later that evening, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s had a press conference that was a visual and sonic feast for the eyes and ears.   Lasers and sonic effects added excitement to the grandeur atmosphere of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, along with it’s live orchestra.

Bear McCreary, the composer (Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica) walked on stage to conduct the 100+ orchestra in the pit and the crowd roared with enthusiasm as soon as they recognized the main characters from “God of War” on the big screen, all in fabulous 4K glory; the characters never ever so realistic and detailed. Then trailer demos from “The Last Guardian” and “Days Gone” followed with the cheers and roars coming from the audience all through the night.

Shawn Layden, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, said of Sony’s VR plans: “2016 is a seminal moment in virtual reality. The time has finally come for everyone to enjoy VR in their own homes. At PlayStation, we have a combination of the necessary processing and graphics power already built inside 40 million PS4s already sold worldwide.”


Shawn Layden, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment America announces Playstation VR to be released in October at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

Sony gamers will be able to buy their headsets, along with choices of over 50 VR games by the end of the year according to Layden.  One standout game will include “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard”, which is a first person survival horror game in which you are going through a creepy abandoned house with scares all around you.  It will be quite a challenge for VR enthusiasts who will be all alone with no one to hold their hand…ah, the horror…

Sony’s Playstation VR lineup also includes space games, such as Farpoint, Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission, Batman: Arkham VR, Final Fantasy XV VR Experience, and the first person shooter favorite, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, as well as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.  The retail price for the Playstation VR will be $399.00.


Bear McCreary conducts the orchestra at the Sony press conference at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.   Photo by Marcus Siu.


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WELCOME ABOARD!!!  MobileFocus, hosted by Pepcom in San Francisco at the Metreon, where journalists set sails and leading technology companies explore the sea of uncharted wireless innovations taking journalists along for the ride.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

Article and photos by Marcus Siu

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 19, 2016:  With its “nautical discovery” theme going on at the latest MobileFocus, presented by Pepcom at the Metreon in San Francisco in May, dozens of leading technology companies showcased and demonstrated their latest and coolest mobile products just in time for the summer.  As usual, Pepcom produced a grand festive theme party, this time in a inviting breezy atmosphere, with songs like Enya’s “Sail Away” and Lyle Lovett’s “If I Had a Boat” playing in the background, which was perfect for journalists to set sail to discover the most innovative mobile products by the most innovative companies.

Here are the companies and most promising mobile products that caught my eye (and ears).

ROYOLE – For someone who someday wants to own a “wearable” Home Theater made exclusively for that sole purpose, rather than a VR headset that puts you in a “home theater” mode through an app, the world’s first foldable smart mobile theatre by Royole was great news.  Watching Netflix in the Oculus theater can be a bit tiring on the eyes after 20 minutes on the Samsung Galaxy Gear VR, but not with this product.  Not only does the Royole-X have ten times the resolution of any smartphone, (3,300 pixels per inch), but users can watch full length movies without discomfort.  The Royole-X is an audio and video headset that features breakthrough visual display, professional fidelity + noise-blocking audio technology, and an easy-to-use and yet powerful operating system that enables the sourcing of movies and video games from nearly any source (e.g., mobile, phone, set-top box, gaming console, etc.). The beautiful, single form factor headset is foldable, making it a compact, fashionable wearable electronic device for immersive cinematic experiences.  Retails at $699.00.


This is not VR, but the first foldable smart mobile theatre by Royole-X.  Photo by Marcus Siu.


KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY – For most smartphones, the two typical main issues are its short battery life and its lack of storage space.  Kingston’s MobilLite Wireless Pro, which serves as a wireless storage device and as a 6700 mAh battery bank, tackles both of these concerns.  The user can send his extra photos or videos wirelessly  into the MLWP to or from his smartphone.  In addition, the user can also access all the content from the MLWP to the smartphone.  If there is a family of four, then everyone will be happy, since they all access to the MLWP.  Best of all, if the built-in 64GB storage capacity isn’t enough on the MLWP, you can attach any USB external hard drive, flash drive, and SD cards directly, if more capacity is needed.   Retail $91.00.


Kingston’s latest MobilLite Wireless Pro model, which serves as a wireless storage device and battery bank.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

KODAK – As a photographer/videographer and enthusiast of VR, I’m always looking into for action cameras shooting 360 and in 4K resolution. Just as important, is to be able to share the same experience through social media, such as YouTube or Facebook.  Whether you ride a bike or surf on the waves, Kodak’s latest PIXPRO SP360 4K VR Camera, a predecessor to the SP360 1080p Action Cam, which was one of the first 360° cameras introduced to the world, was designed to take your 360° VR videos, creative visions and passions to new heights with a 235 degree FOV ultra-wide lens, supporting micro SD cards up to 128GB.  Retail starts at $449.00.


The evolution of 360 degree cameras keeps improving with the Kodak Pixpro SP360.  Now in 4K resolution.   Photo by Marcus Siu.

RING – For homeowners who are away from home, monitoring their home through the Ring doorbell, along  with their smartphone app is just like being at home. Combined with the app, the Ring doorbell acts as a home security and as a visitor greeter all wrapped up in one.  If someone is ringing your doorbell and it’s someone you trust, you can let them in through your app.  If they are solicitors, you can just talk through the intercom and just say “no thanks, we don’t want any”, as though you were home.   Even if the doorbell wasn’t rung, it detects motion around the perimeter, like from the local mailman, newspaper delivery person, or perhaps even someone who wants to break into your home, and then immediately sends a notification to your smartphone, if you would like.  For homebodies who don’t like to leave their home much because they don’t feel safe about leaving it unsecured, this would be the perfect device so they can go out and enjoy life.  Ring was also named one of USA Today’s Top 10 Tech Innovations of 2015.  Retail starts at $199.00



Ring “smart” doorbells have revolutionized the industry.  Photo by Marcus Siu

MOSHI –  Based in San Francisco, Moshi is a cross between Coach and B&O when it comes to similar product design.   Their products are refined, simple, yet sophisticated.  I tried on a pair of the Moshi Avanti “on-ear” headphones and was quite impressed with the immersive sound quality coming out of them, even though I was just listening to mp3’s through their demo.   These stylish headphones have high efficiency 40mm drivers with a wide dynamic range, but unlike many headphones of this quality that sets it apart is that there is these are quite cushy and comfortably soft and do not exert much pressure on the listener’s ears like so many typical “on-ear” headphones do, even after many hours of use.   Perhaps more importantly to some is that they are easily adjustable so that the stainless steel bands can be raised higher so that they barely touch the listeners hair, depending on their preference, when being worn. This helps prevent bad hair days.  The headphones also comes with a durable, yet elegant zippered case that houses them with a nice netted pouch inside.  If listening to personal music is accepted in your work environment, these are definitely the headphones to bring to the office.  For the stylish and professional always on the go who mainly to listens to music through their iPod or smartphone, these are wholeheartedly recommended.  Reasonably priced at $199.95.

Moshi has also quite a line of other stylish and refined products for the connected traveler always on the go, such as power banks, designer bags and backpacks, that are lightweight, waterproof but yet extremely durable.


San Francisco based, Moshi’s impressive product line, including their flagship Avanti headphones.  Photo by Marcus Siu.

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