From ThinkGeek comes the Princip Cube, which offers users a unique and mentally stimulating gaming challenge. The Cube comes with 54 multi-color LEDs, audio, and wireless connectivity, responding to taps, speech, and rotation (via accelerometers). It arrives with a dozen built in games, including Snake (goal is to eat apples without infringing your snake while [...]
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.
Here’s another neat project funded by Kickstarter. Oregon-based NEW has created the Zooka, a wireless speaker bar, that attaches to your tablet, laptop, or phone (without scratching it) and serves as a true, high-quality portable sound device. The lay-out itself is quite simple, gripping onto the edge of your device. Zooka offers Bluetooth connectivity for [...]
Beats continues its lateral innovation in the audio industry by introducing the Pill, a portable speaker seeking to challenge Jawbone’s Jambox. Its physical appearance is that of an enlarged, red/black/white gel capsulel versus the box shape of the Jambox. Thus far, the consensus seems to be the Pill is a quality product, and a worthwhile [...]
Here’s one for those who have been stranded with useless devices due to the nonstandard hardware in Apple products and incompatibility with other products (or just want a simple wireless docking device). Kickstarter backed Auris bluetooth audio receiver is a compact device that allows you to wirelessly play, listen, and control music via any Bluetooth [...]
For those seeking to have their speakers double as a stylish piece of furniture, look no further than Bang & Olufen’s A9 speaker. There are three positions the A9 comes in, depending on your preference: free-standing, corner, or mounted on a wall. Audio specifications include an 8 inch woofer, two 3 inch midranges, and two [...]
From British Audio firm Bowers & Wilkins comes the A5 and A7 Wireless Music Systems. The devices stream music directly to speakers via Apple’s AirPlay. The A7 is the premium entry out of the two, coming in almost 50% larger with an additional drive unit and a 6 inch subwoofer. Read more on Freshness.
Creative, the makers of the SoundBlaster sound card for PCs, has just announced The Sound Blaster Axx line of speakers which are specially designed to provide you full audio control from your smart device in an innovative and intuitive design. Think of it as an AirPlay speaker system married to a speakerphone on steroids. The [...]
Airplay enabled speakers are quickly dominating a market where dock/plug and play speakers were once the sole option. iHome introduces their second generation speaker system using AirPlay audio streaming technology, the iW2. The speakers enable you to play music anywhere you have a home network using either Wi-Fi or Ethernet. The iW2 can receive music [...]
Designed to be compatible with virtually anything that plays music, including iPhones and iPads, the Dynaudio XEO 5 Towers have become a revolution in high-end wireless loudspeaker systems. The companion Xeo Transmiter makes it all possible by instantly setting up its own 2.4 GHz A-to-B connection without an IP address or any software. This allows [...]