DJ Fistaz Mixwell has been a household name in SA for 20 years. He's called Mr Gadget because of his affinity for seeking out the latest tech innovations that improve his efficiency. Fistaz says tech from headphones to smartphones and some of his essential DJ equipment has made a hugely positive difference in his life.
Here are the goodies and gadget powering his world right now:
DJ Fistaz Mixwell, aka Mr Gadget, shares what tech powers his busy life
“Wearables are vastly helping me improve my life. I never leave home without my Apple Airpods. They’re voice activated and deliver an unparalleled wireless headphone experience, coupled with the AirFly transmitter for my headphones – really handy to connect my Airpods to entertainment systems where wired-audio jacks were previously required,” he explains. “When I first started out in my career I used to have to carry around heavy crates full of vinyl and now I just carry a single USB stick!”
Apple Watch Series 4
This version of the Apple Watch was re-engineered and redesigned for an even more active, healthy and connected life. The proactive heart monitor gives you low and high heart rate notifications designed to improve your health every day and powerful enough to help protect it. Your ultimate workout partner, the Series 4 has automatic workout detection and new yoga and hiking workouts.
Incase ProConnected 4 Suitcase
Undoubtedly the most powerful way to travel, this smart carry-on is designed to transform every travel experience. For a man on the move like Fistaz, being fully charged is essential. The new standard in smart travel, ProConnected delivers travellers maximum power and freedom in a lightweight, sleek carry-on. Equipped for every journey and ready for every destination, ProConnected offers airline regulation compliant power and charging benefits without compromising elevated design and premium luggage features. Designed with two USB-A ports and one USB-C port, the ProConnected battery bank allows travellers to keep their MacBook, iPad, or iPhone powered from one airport to the next.
R5 740 excluding shipping from www.incase.com
Sonos Soundbar with Alexa
The smart, compact soundbar for your TV. The Sonos Soundbar plays music, TV, movies, and more and easily pairs with your TV and remote. With Amazon Alexa voice control and AirPlay compatibility with iOS devices, this all-in-one wireless soundbar is perfect for the home theatre room.
R12 499 at www.makro.co.za
The new Powerbeats Pro has been re-engineered from the ground up while retaining the Beats signature style, including sporty colours and those familiar ear hooks. The Powerbeats Pro are fully wireless like the AirPods. Cleverly designed, the charging case serves as their home when not in use. The most impressive feature for Beats’ new Powerbeats Pro is their nine-hour battery life, which far outdoes the majority of fully wireless competitors, including the AirPods. They are also water resistant to sweat and rain. “I have recently switched to PowerBeats for my DJ sets because the wireless tech gives me freedom of movement when I DJ,” Fistaz says.
Price to be confirmed, coming soon to www.myistore.co.za.
As the smallest three-axis stabilised handheld camera DJi has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory. In just seconds, Osmo Pocket lets you share your life anywhere, anytime. The candy bar-sized device was made to be as convenient as your smartphone, wallet, and other daily essentials to offer everything you need for shake-free footage in any situation. For perfectly quiet performance, Osmo Pocket takes advantage of a fanless, passive cooling solution that dissipates heat evenly, ensuring longevity and consistent performance. The built-in touchscreen and buttons provide a quick, single-handed user experience, letting you choose modes and adjust settings in a few swipes and taps. “I love the Osmo Pocket: it’s perfect for getting cinematographic shots for my DJ vlogs while on tour and I never tour without my Apollo Twin, which delivers enhanced audio conversion and is the world’s most popular desktop recording interface.”
R7 099 on www.takealot.com
DJi Mavic 2 Pro
The DJi Mavic 2 Pro is the most powerful consumer drone you can buy thanks to its gimbal-stabilised Hasselblad camera with a 1-inch CMOS sensor for stunning aerial 4K video and photos. In Fistaz' line of work, high-quality footage from all angles gives him the tools to promote and share his work with his thousands of fans. The Mavic 2 Pro from DJi is a drone that balances power, portability, and professional-quality visuals.
R30 995 from www.droneworld.co.za