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Divoom’s rugged, wireless speaker is great for travel

on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Divoom’s Voombox-Travel speaker is a 3″ round, puck-style speaker that’s perfect for taking everywhere you go.  It has a rugged, splash-proof design that makes it perfect for outdoor use.  It streams music wirelessly using Bluetooth 4.0, and it has a built-in microphone so it will function as a speaker phone for hands-free calling.  It has Read More…

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Braven makes a loud splash with the BRV-X

on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

This is getting old. It seems like every week Braven is releasing a new portable Bluetooth speaker. A few weeks ago, they released the large, rugged and water-resistant BRV-X Bluetooth speaker. Think of it as a super-sized BRV-1 that was recently reviewed by Steve Holt for The Gadgeteer. That speaker sounded good, came encased in a Read More…

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This universal tablet pad improves your tablet’s sound

on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

When you’re watching videos, it’s nice to have a stand to hold your tablet so you don’t have to.  The BiONN SoundPad universal tablet stand has 2.5W stereo speakers embedded in the front legs for better sound than your tablet can produce on its own.  The stand works with iOS, Windows, and Android tablets; it Read More…

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Edifier’s new Luna speakers may eclipse the competition

on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Edifier’s speakers are known for their iconic looks as much as their sound. The newly released Luna Eclipse e25 Bluetooth speakers are sure to continue that perception, because no other speakers look like them. They’ve even been awarded the prestigious 2014 iF Design Award. The egg shaped, Daft Punk helmet lookalikes feature a whopping 74 Read More…

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Fugoo speakers are all wet

on Monday, January 13th, 2014

If there is one thing that’s indicative of the changing audio landscape, it’s the explosion of headphone and Bluetooth speaker choices. Just a few years ago, decent headphones were an expensive luxury and you could count the number of Bluetooth speakers available on one hand. At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, countless portable speakers were Read More…

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This iPad cover incorporates a Bluetooth speaker for improved sound

on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The one thing I don’t like about my iPad mini, and this is true of every iPad I’ve owned, is the wimpy sound from wimpy, back-facing speakers.  I’ve tried various methods of increasing the sound, but I usually just cup my hand around the bottom of the iPad to redirect the sound toward me.  Bluetooth Read More…

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People will wonder if you stole a side mirror off a MINI Cooper when they see this speaker

on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

These cute little speakers from iUi look like someone pulled a side mirror off someone’s MINI Coooper and turned it into a speaker.  They connect wirelessly to your audio device through Bluetooth (AAC and apt-X Codec) or NFC; if your device has neither, the speakers also have a 3.5mm aux-in jack on the back.  The IUI Read More…

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This portable speaker can piggyback along for the ride

on Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Pulse Speaker from Felt Audio is tiny (2.2″ X 3.2″ X 0.6″), and it has a clip on the back that lets you attach it to a bag strap, car visor, or even your clothing.  The clip also functions as a kickstand.  This 1.5W speaker reproduces 150- 18000 Hz, and its rechargeable battery gives your Read More…

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Gift ideas – Four portable Bluetooth speakers

on Monday, December 9th, 2013

For the music fan on your gift list, here are four portable Bluetooth speakers that I reviewed this year and think are worthy enough to consider. They are all small enough to stow in a gear bag or backpack (I’ll admit that one of them is borderline too big for that statement) so that you can Read More…

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Wrap sound around your smartphone or tablet with the FAVI Boomerang Bluetooth Speaker with NFC

on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

If you’ve been shopping for a portable Bluetooth speaker but just can’t pick one because they all seem to look alike (AKA boring), check out the Boomerang Bluetooth Speaker from FAVI. There are two models of this unique U shaped speaker that can double as a stand for your smartphone or tablet. The regular Boomerang is Read More…

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This little Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere you go – even into the shower

on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The Lyrix Jive speaker is a portable Bluetooth speaker.  Like many small, portable speakers, it can also serve as a speakerphone for handsfree calling.  It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and has the AVRCP audio/video remote control profile.  All this probably sounds pretty familiar to you, but the Jive does have some unique features.  It has a suction Read More…

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Digital Treasures announces the availability of a gem of a speaker

on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

This little Lyrix PowerBall Bluetooth Speaker looks like a cut gemstone, but it’s a great little travel speaker.  Pop off the top, and you reveal a Bluetooth 3.0 with AVRCP and A2DP-support, 3W speaker with a “sealed chamber, passive radiator design with neodymium” design; it reproduces 40Hz-20kHz (-10dB).  It has a lithium-ion battery good for 12 hours Read More…

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Soundmatters debuts the DASH7 portable soundbar because … sound matters

on Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Soundmatters has introduced a new speaker to compliment the original – and amazing – FoxL portable bluetooth speaker. The DASH7 is a thin, ¾ inch-high wireless pocket-portable Bluetooth soundbar and speakerphone that will fit into any purse or jacket pocket. Soundmatters’ Lee Adams states how amazing it is to get DASH’s performance out of something Read More…

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It’s only rock & roll, but I like it more when it’s coming through a Marshall

on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Anyone knows a rock concert’s not worth listening to if there isn’t a wall of Marshall amps on the stage.  You can’t have a wall of amps in your home, but you can have a Marshall.  The new Stanmore speaker has the classic look of a Marshall amp, right down to the included coiled cable. Read More…

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Cambridge Audio Network Music Player for Audio Streaming

on Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The Minx Xi from Cambridge Audio lets you access and enjoy music regardless of your source.  This Bluetooth audio streaming device plays music stored on a smart phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled device.  In addition to “Standard Bluetooth CODEC (SBC), Minx Xi also supports the much higher quality Bluetooth system, aptX, which sounds even better Read More…

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JAMBOX goes MINI while the sound stays maxi

on Saturday, September 14th, 2013

With all the portable Bluetooth speakers reproducing like rabbits, market leader Jawbone can’t afford to sit by and just watch. And they haven’t. Jawbone has introduced the newest member of the JAMBOX clan, the JAMBOX MINI. This speaker is about half the width of the original JAMBOX. and the sound quality is a bit shy of its Read More…

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The unique Grain of wood

on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

If a company wants to be noticed in today’s saturated world of portable audio, they better have great design, a unique product, and a way to make the buyer feel good about purchasing their product. Grain Audio has these three attributes. What was begun as a Kickstarter project by two ex-Altec Lansing people has now Read More…

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This waterproof Bluetooth speaker takes your sound anywhere you go

on Monday, August 26th, 2013

The Slingshot by BlueFlame is a Level-IPX4 waterproof speaker that can even be used in your shower.  The speaker supports Bluetooth V2.1+EDR, A2DP, AVRCP, and HFP devices, and it produces “big, beautiful sound with increased bass response and sonic radiator technology.”  It even has a microphone, so you can use it for hands-free calling with your Read More…

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Edifier releases the MP260 Extreme Connect Bluetooth speaker

on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Edifier reminds us that good things come in small packages, and they say their new MP260 Extreme Connect speaker is no exception to that rule.  The Extreme Connect is small (6.4” x  2.44”  x  1.7” and 0.93lbs ), so it travels with you.  It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 12 hours Read More…

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BRAVEN goes big with 850 Bluetooth speaker

on Saturday, July 13th, 2013

You would think BRAVEN might take it easy for a bit after releasing so many speaker models over the past few months. Nope. After debuting the BRAVEN 600 (review here), 625s, and 650 portable aluminum Bluetooth speakers, they quickly released a more affordable plastic 570 and the tough BRV-1 speakers. Now, BRAVEN has just overshadowed Read More…

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Cambridge Audio Minx Go – A wireless Bluetooth speaker with up to 18hrs battery life

on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Besides reading our news and reviews here on The Gadgeteer, how do you decide which portable Bluetooth speaker is the right one for you? Do you go by size, style, functionality or price? If it’s battery life, you need to check out the new Minx Go from Cambridge Audio. Like every Cambridge Audio product, Minx Read More…

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Solar power your music and raise a rukus XL

on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

When I think of Eton, I normally think of solar-powered emergency preparedness radios, flashlights, and chargers.  The ruckus XL isn’t for emergencies, unless you’re talking musical emergencies.  The rukus XL is packed with speaker drivers – two tweeters, two woofers, and four passive radiators – and delivers 22W of sound.  It connects to your smartphone Read More…

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Logic3 and Ferrari unveil an AirPlay speaker – VROOM

on Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Logic3 has introduced the Scuderia FS1 Air speaker dock from their Ferrari Audio lineup of speakers and headphones:. The design is inspired by Scuderia Racing Team’s work with Ferrari. The Speaker looks fast with a sloping front nose and a raised spoiler in the rear. Even the two rear-facing speaker grills look like classic tailpipe Read More…

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Lyrix Duo speaker with removable Bluetooth receiver

on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The Lyrix Duo looks like a lot of the small “hockey puck” speakers you see on the market today.  The Lyrix Duo from Digital Treasures has a Bluetooth receiver (EDR2.1 and supports A2DP and AVRCP) that lets you send your music from any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer to its speaker.  The 3W speaker reproduces 20Hz-20KHz, and Read More…

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RichardSolo Twist Wireless Speaker and Bluetooth Speakerphone

on Thursday, March 21st, 2013

The Twist Wireless Speaker and Bluetooth Speakerphone from RichardSolo has a lot of nice features that you’d want in a Bluetooth speaker.  It has two 3-watt speakers and a passive subwoofer for great sound.  It has “A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Bluetooth capability for wireless music streaming and HFP (Hand-Free Audio) + HSP (Headset Profiles) for Read More…