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Luxi Sales to Benefit 100cameras

Posted by Jarrod Whaley on

Extrasensory Devices believes in the power of photography to change the world, and to improve the lives of people of all walks of life. We created our Luxi line of light metering products to democratize photographic tools, and thereby to make photography more accessible to everyone. In keeping with these interests, we are pleased to announce that beginning today, we will donate 100% of the proceeds from all sales of Luxi For All on 100cameras' site to benefit 100cameras and their mission to empower children around the world to tell their stories through photography. If you are considering Luxi For...

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Wiretap Lets You Use VoiceOver With a Square Reader

Posted by Jarrod Whaley on

While the name we've given it suggests a specific usage, our Wiretap splitter might be the most versatile product in our line. It adds a stereo output to the existing stereo output in the audio jack of your smartphone—and it preserves the mic input too. The most apparent use case here is sharing audio with a friend, but this configuration provides numerous other capabilities that may not be quite so apparent at first glance. To that end, we're writing a series of posts about all the useful things that Wiretap and our other products can do. In our last post,...

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Use Wiretap to Record Xbox Games While Using Your Headset

Posted by Jarrod Whaley on

Our products are versatile—in fact they can be used in so many ways, it's hard for us to list them all in a quick product listing. To that end, we'll be posting a series of short articles like this one, which demonstrate use cases which may not necessarily be apparent at first glance. Our Wiretap splitter might be the most broadly useful product we make. Not just for recording phone calls, the Wiretap can be used in any situation where it might be useful to split an audio signal and retain the use of the microphone on one of the...

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Working Hard on the New Backbeater App

Posted by James Flynn on

The new Backbeater app is almost done, we're just tweaking the all-new strike detection algorithm so we can have a great user experience for every kind of drummer. Turns out the variation in sensor signal level, mounting techniques, and how hard different drummers hit their drums means we have to cover a wide range of sensitivities. The x-axis in the chart below is the sensitivity value in the app, the y-axis is the energy of the strike that will trigger a strike event. We've given you plenty of resolution at high sensitivity for soft hits, so you can get really...

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Our Android App Is Now Available

Posted by Jarrod Whaley on

Today we're happy to say that our Luxi app for Android is now available on the Play Store! We'd like to ask our Android users to help us improve the app. Apart from giving us your general impressions, you can also help us collect some valuable data that will make your experience with Luxi much, much better. There are a lot of different Android phones and tablets out there, and we need to collect a database of information about the sensitivity of all of those cameras. We've put together a short form which asks you to give us a few...

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