Voxx International (formerly known as Audiovox) has a habit of making a splash at CES, and this year has been no different. Today, the company's Acoustic Research subsidiary announced a pair of audio docks: the AirPlay Audio System (ARAP50) and the Bluetooth Wireless Audio System (ARS70).
Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger sizeIt’s raining Bluetooth speakers! They’re everywhere, aren’t they? Ultra-portable Bluetooth speakers are handy to take anywhere, but they often sacrifice audio quality for size. If you don’t mind porting around a larger Bluetooth speaker, you can then become a little more discerning when it comes to the sound quality.
The Core is a wireless speaker system that connects to your iPhone or Android device and sounds like "two widely separated full size HiFi speakers." The Core can work with any device - OS X, Windows, iOS or Android included - just so long as it has Bluetooth.
We were surprised by just how much we liked Divoom's Voombox , so we're excited to hear how its Voombox Travel Rugged Portable Wireless Speaker ($50) sounds. The size, shape, and price tag are all very similar to that of JBL's Clip and Logitech's X100 . That is to say, it's a palmable round speaker, with metal, plastic, and rubber elements. It streams audio using Bluetooth 4.
Sony has rolled out a pair of new wireless music accessories that use Bluetooth to connect to smartphones and tablets. The new accessories include the Bluetooth Speaker BSP10 and the Bluetooth Headset SBH60. The BSP10 is a smallish, round portable speaker designed to make it easy to share your music with a group. It measures 78 x 60 mm and weighs in at 300g.
Over the years, I’ve had the chance to review several small, wooden speakers from Pyramid Distribution. You’ll find links to those reviews at the end of this review. I had assumed those cute little speakers, shaped like acorns or Scottie dogs, would be more fun than functional, but I was proven wrong by every one of those I reviewed.
There are now so many portable speakers available that have Bluetooth, speakerphone capabilities, really good sound for their size, and decent battery life, that choosing one is getting harder and harder. But really, who cares? Just a few short years ago, these technological perks we take for granted were mind-blowing.
From a visual standpoint, Pocket Kick clearly fits the Soundfreaq brand. While there are many color variants available, most of the company’s speakers have a black-on-black scheme as a default. This one is no different, with strong steel grilles on the front and back, sandwiching a rubberized plastic frame in the center.
Want to listen to that back-to-school playlist with a bit ofpanache? Harman International's chi-chiJBL AuthenticsL16 and L8 wireless streaming docks now supportSpotify Connectstreaming, letting you control songs from your phone while not actuallystreamingfrom it. On top of improving Bluetooth range, that means you can play games or surf without interrupting music playback.
I’m not normally a fan of over the ear style headphones because they feel a little too isolating and usually aren’t that comfortable to me. When the VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones were offered to me to review, my first thought was to offer them to Bill H. or the rest of the Gadgeteer team, but the fact that they werewireless headphones piqued my interest so I accepted the offer.
Headphonesandmusic playersaren't all Sony had on tap in theaudio departmentforIFA, as the company has also announced a newsoundbar/wireless subwoofer combo. Having already outedtwo of the devicesearlier this year, the HT-ST5 offers the option of 380 watts of 7.1 surround sound across seven digital amps and nine total speakers with support for both Dolby TrueHD and dts-HS formats.
Love music but just wish your phone’s speakers were a bit louder? On the go and hate carrying around one of those brick sized portable speakers? X-mini has the perfect solution for you! The X-mini WE and ME speakers are a whole lot of loud in atiny package.
If you already have a rocking sound system but want to add some wireless streaming into the mix, then Motorola might just have the solution for you. Moto Stream is a funky looking Bluetooth-enabled audio receiver that can effortlessly play your tunes streamed from almost any device, and at a price tag that won't cost you an arm, a leg, or any other body part. Just plug in your stereos via the 3.
How does it soundWhat I like about the Matrix2 headphonesWhat I don’t like about the Matrix2 headphonesThe Bluetooth audio products market is a tough one to crack, but MEElectronics has a unique take onit that continues to make them a very intriguing option in this space. Often celebrated for their great value, MEElectronics has recently revamped their Air-Fi Matrix Bluetooth headphones, relaunching it as the Air-Fi Matrix2 AF62 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones .
Jabra has a new duo of headsets (and a pair of earbuds), all of them boasting wireless connectivity and a roster of features, not the least of which is long battery life and the promise of solid audio quality. They've all made their IFA 2014 debut, and will be available in the next handful of weeks at various price points.
Theset-top boxmarket is currently flooded with many cheap Android boxes, but they tend to offer limited remote access plus expansion capability, so it's about time that something more exciting popped up.
Skate technology has come a long way since the first patented version of roller skates from the 1760’s. Things like polyurethane wheels over steel wheels, strap on skates over lace up boot skates and four wheel inline over the quad version skate.