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 Klingg Earphone Magnet
Klingg Earphone Magnet

Special to The Miami Herald

How do you keep those little headphones in place while wearing them on the go? Here’s a cool new way. The Klingg Earphone Magnet is a diminutive (1.3 inches by .87 inches) two-piece wearable magnetic system that really gets a hold on you — or rather your clothing. The front piece, worn on the outside of clothing, has a vertical slot in the center into which you press the headphone cable (this can take some finagling with thicker cables). The back piece, worn inside the clothing, holds the front piece in place via powerful neodymium magnets on both pieces. The magnets on the Klingg, which weighs barely an ounce, are so powerful they will hold tight through even thickish jackets. The Klingg comes in eight vibrant two-tone color combinations. Warning: Although the magnets will not affect smartphones or other solid state drives, they can damage hard drive disks (HDD) on computers as well as magnetic strips on credit cards if too close to them. The Klingg should not be used by anyone wearing a cardiac pacemaker.

Klingg Earphone Magnet is about $20. Info:

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 <span class="cutline_leadin">Garmin VIRB Action Camera</span>

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    Capturing everything everywhere

    Garmin, the cutting edge in GPS devices, is entering the action camera market with verve — or rather, VIRB, a rugged, water-resistant, 1080p little powerhouse of a video camera. With optional mounts and straps, you can shoot from your bike, your head, your shoulder and other places under conditions few traditional cameras or smart phones dare to go. Add the optional Dive Case, and that includes up to 50 meters underwater. The 4.7-inch by 2.2-inch, by 1.6-inch-deep video camera weighs in at a little over six ounces, and has a 1.4-inch hi res color LCD. It comes with a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery (USB cable included) that lasts up to three hours at the highest video resolution. The lens shoots in three modes — wide, medium, or narrow — and the camera automatically adjusts for shaking (think crashing waves, rocky terrain, skydiving). Upgrade to the spiffier VIRB Elite, and you get more sensors that can collect and display data on speed, altitude, G-Force and heart rate. You also get GPS and geo-tagging capabilities, plus Wi-Fi connectivity for control via smartphone.

 <span class="cutline_leadin">Patti Smith at the Riis Landing Ferry Dock at Fort Tilden, New York</span>

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    Rocking Rockaway

Disneyland Paris’ new attraction based on the animated movie ‘Ratatouille.’

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    Oh, rats!

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