Audio, Video, TV Gear

RHA_MA750i_10

When a headphone company is primarily known for making products that sound better than other brands more expensive offerings, what happens when they create a premier model that’s not so inexpensive anymore? How much better can it be, especially when compared to their already excellent, but less costly models? Will this new in-ear headphones sound [...]

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amazon-fire-tv-stick

If you had your interest piqued by the Amazon Fire TV that was released earlier this year, but you didn't want to pay $100 for it, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is for you.  It's only $39, but Amazon Prime members get it for only $19 if they order before 6:00 a.m. (PT) October 29, 2014. [...]

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B&O A2

So, you now own the ultimate mobile device and have decked it out with the best accessories. But what about portable speakers? If you are Bang & Olufsen, you design the BEOPLAY A2. The A2 is a 10.1" x 5.6" x 1.7", 2.4 pound, rechargeable, Bluetooth 4.0, extruded aluminum speaker designed to be both rugged [...]

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B_W_T7_Speaker_1

Let’s face it: Bluetooth speakers are nothing new. What is new however, is a Bowers & Wilkins Bluetooth speaker. B&W is one of the most revered speaker companies in the world and their wireless Airplay speakers—Zeppelin and A series—are among the best. But their use of Airplay locked them out of the massive Bluetooth market [...]

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Boombotix_Rex_7

The Boombotix Boombot Rex joins an ever-increasing group of small and affordable wireless speakers that sound way better than our old portable radios ever did. This market is becoming so crowded, that it’s hard to keep up with the speakers – much less review all of them. When I do review a speaker, I try [...]

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BoombotRex1

Bluetooth speakers are everywhere. I've seen them in the grocery store line, at convenience stores - everywhere but gum ball machines and neighborhood lemonade stands. Many are OK for listening to podcasts or ball games when you're on a bike ride or park or something, but if you want something to stand up to the [...]

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arctic S111BT-01

I've had the chance to review a few Bluetooth speakers now, but the Arctic S111BT is the first pair I've tried that's designed as two separate speakers, wired together as a left and right pair. Each photo can be clicked for a larger view. Yes, this is Arctic, the company formerly known as Arctic Cooling, [...]

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bt4000

Remember the 80's and 90's before there was such a thing as the iPod? In those days, the music player of choice was the boombox. Now you can relive those days with the RichardSolo BT-4000 Rechargeable Wireless Boombox. It might look retro, but it's packed with technology too. The BT-4000 features 90mm poly driven stereo [...]

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archosvr

Due next month, affordable ARCHOS VR Glasses paired with an Android, Windows Phone or iOS smartphone up to 6 inches will provide users with a lightweight virtual reality experience that will transform games and movies into fun and educational adventures that will allow such things as: -Transform gaming and more with the upcoming ARCHOS Bluetooth [...]

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Braven_BRV-X_2

I have reviewed a few speakers from Braven and am consistently impressed with a build quality that matches their audio quality. While the 600 speaker was impressive for its size (there’s that caveat again), the 850 speaker was stunning in both its power and beauty. The BRV-X fits somewhere in the middle of Braven’s range, [...]

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blue-ant-pump-hd-sportsbuds-4

When my daughter first envisioned herself at college this year, she saw herself zipping around campus on her bike, listening to music as she rides to class with a cool wind in her hair.  She found out that it was hot and humid with no cool winds, the path was uphill on her way to all her [...]

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LoFree-EDGE-bluetooth-speaker-6

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 [...]

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8driver1

I used to be an earbuds-kinda guy, because frankly, I was cheap. I didn't want to spend a small fortune on something to listen to my music. So I struggled for years with finding affordable earbuds that wouldn't fall out of my ears with the simple turn of my head, and ended up spending more money on one [...]

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portable-voice-clarifying-tv-speaker

When I lived in a standalone house, I could crank the TV volume loud enough to hear what was being said over the music and background noises.  Now that I live in a condo building, I have to worry about keeping my noise levels down, so I constantly find myself asking "what did he say?" [...]

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ClearStream Antenna 1a

We lost our internet connection for about 24 hours recently. After each of us wandered around aimlessly wondering what to do, we finally found some other things to occupy our time - you know, fun things like cleaning the house, playing board games, and being chased by angry wasps whose nest we had just sprayed [...]

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9 wide shot

There have been a large number of Bluetooth audio devices reviewed here on The Gadgeteer lately!  Well, they are pretty popular devices.  Especially Bluetooth speakers.  They free you from the tangle of cables, after all!  What we have on offer here for your consideration is the Inateck BP-2001 Portable Bluetooth Speaker.  This review will be [...]

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grace-primo-1

When I was a kid I had a radio that could pull in all sorts of stations and bands. I loved turning the tuning knob very slowly so I could find every station possible, sometimes even finding foreign stations, which was always super cool. I'm guessing the market for radios like that one has pretty much dried [...]

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JBL_Clip_7

No matter how portable all those boxy Bluetooth speakers are, they are still boxes that need to be carried either by hand or thrown in a bag with other stuff. Whether you are going on a hike or doing yard work,, you still have to pick up the speaker when you move around. But what [...]

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Creative_Sound Blaster_Roar_11

I’ve been reviewing a few Bluetooth speakers lately and while some are copy-cat versions that show little imagination in design or audio quality, others are unique enough to garner attention. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar speaker falls into that unique category. In some ways, maybe it’s too unique (more on that later). If you are [...]

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Fit 18

With so many headphones nowadays, I'm really surprised that wireless Bluetooth doesn't come standard in every pair of headphones. When I moved away from the typical corded headphones I never looked back. If I had it my way, it would be wireless or nothing.  When I got the opportunity to review the BackBeat FIT headphones from [...]

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