The Maple Q Speaker is a high-end stereo system ($1500) from Q, the producer of hand-crafted, 100% wood audio devices. The Maple Q is made entirely from American Maple, which accentuates its simple and stylish design. It arrives with a 90 watts amp and boasts 360 degree audio coverage. Purchase HERE.
The DA-E750 is a wireless audio dock from Samsung that boasts faster streaming without a loss in quality. The built-in Vacuum Tube Amp supposedly produces a richer, high-quality sound when coupled with the built-in subwoofer. It also features dual-docking capabilities, which may come in handy when individuals want to queue up their tracks (also compatible [...]
Taking it back to the old school without the physical burden, the mini boombox is a simple attachment that docs to an iPod or iPhone. Perfect for those who are nostalgic, it’s a compact (2in x 1.5in x 0.5in) and cheap ($24) accessory. Purchase HERE.
JBL Onbeat Rumble is yet another docking speaker for Apple gadgets. The speaker boasts a built-in 4.5in subwoofer, high-quality wireless audio streaming, slipstream technology (supposedly reduces distortion), among other features. However, at a price tag of $399, there are cheaper options out there on par with the quality of Onbeat Rumble. Purchase on JBL.
From Polk Audio comes the Woodbourne, another gadget to add to the wireless speaker category. At $599, the Woodbourne is definitely at the higher-end of available options but does arrive with better specs than peers – 2 5.25in drivers, 2in tweetes and a 180-watt amp that should be able to comfortably fill a room and [...]
Brookstone is one of those retailers that sells a lot of cool gadgets, which you almost purchase but realize you won’t really make much use of it. The Big Blue wireless speaker is actually worth checking out. It weighs a bit more than other Bluetooth speakers at 6.6lbs and is in the mid-range from a [...]
Marc Ecko has already taken the firm’s expertise in fashion to develop a line of fashionable audio products, Ecko UNLTD.SOUND. The latest entry in the line of products is Spray, a Bluetooth speaker in the shape of a spray-can featuring the Ecko rhino. It pays homage to Ecko’s love for graffiti, specifically to artists in [...]
Audio accessory firm NYNE has entered the Bluetooth speaker competition with the NB-250. It arrives light and compact (2.2 pounds and 10.2inches long) for portability purposes, while NYNE boasts water repellent features due to the rubberized exterior. The NB-250, despite its size, does deliver quality sounds. It also comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery [...]
Yantouch’s Black Diamond 3 bluetooth wireless speaker differentiates itself from other iPhone speakers by also doubling as a color changing lamp, which reportedly delivers over 16 million colors. Think of it as a physical interpretation of winamp’s skin mode. A remote control also allows the user to control light and music settings. review on ilounge.
Bypassing physical storage, accessing files and apps on the cloud appears to be the future. Stockholm firm Teenage Engineering has created the first speaker which pulls from the cloud, accessing music from networks like Amazon. The OD-11 is an update to Stig Carlsson’s speaker introduced in 1974. It maintains the features of the original (the [...]