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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 itsRead More…


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 nowRead More…


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 yourRead More…


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 hoursRead More…


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 overshadowedRead More…


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, MinxRead More…


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 smartphoneRead 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 tailpipeRead More…


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, andRead More…


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) forRead More…


Bem Wireless announces the Outlet Speaker

on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Bēm Wireless has just introduced the Outlet Speaker for Bluetooth devices.  Just as you’d imagine, the Outlet Speaker plugs into an electrical outlet for power.  It’s great for home or office use, and it’s small enough (Bēm says “just larger than a juice box”) to travel with you.  It connects wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled phones, tablets,Read More…


Native Union has made the Switch. Will you?

on Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The portable speaker market is getting more and more crowded … and more interesting as well. Jambox, FoxL, Scosche, JBL, Braven, and a host of others are competing for your wallet and coming up with some twists in design and/or features to grab your attention. Native Union is a company you may not have heardRead More…


Enjoy music from three speakers in three rooms, controlled by one Bluetooth device

on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Bēm Wireless recently introduced their speaker trio, a set of three wireless speakers that let you share music from a single Bluetooth device to your entire party.  The speaker trio is a set of three 6″ cubes that are wirelessly connected to a single base.  The base also serves as a conductive charger for theRead More…


Stellé Audio Clutch Bluetooth speakers for women

on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

This Stellé speaker adds a fashionable touch not usually seen in portable Bluetooth speakers.  Inside the Stellé Audio Clutch is a stereo pair of “proprietary (1.5”) acoustic drivers” that will connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device (range of up to 50 feet).  If you’d rather, you can connect your device to the speakers via USB or 3.5mm audioRead More…


Scosche delivers sound in a waterproof boomBOTTLE

on Monday, January 14th, 2013

The portable boomBOTTLE speaker from Scosche, just introduced at CES, is a waterproof speaker that measures 2.85″ in diameter and 8.2″ long and can fit in a cupholder or the bottle cage on a bicycle.  It wirelessly connects to any smartphone or tablet capable of connecting with a Bluetooth 4.0 device with A2DP, AVRCP, HFP profiles;Read More…


See the music in a Black Diamond 3 from Acase

on Monday, December 10th, 2012

Acase has introduced a new Bluetooth speaker that lets you enjoy a light show as you listen to your music.  The Black Diamond 3 speaker has two 3W speakers inside, and it is “the first portable Bluetooth speaker capable of mimicking music beats and rhythms through colors and movement.”  It comes with a remote toRead More…


G-Project’s G-Grip Bluetooth speaker takes a licking

on Friday, October 26th, 2012

We recently told you about G-Project’s portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker, the G-Go (see related posts).  Now, G-Project is announcing the G-Grip, their new ruggedized, portable Bluetooth speaker.  The G-Grip has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery than provides you with up to 8 hours of music between charges.  (Charge with a USB port on your computer orRead More…


May the NuForce be with you

on Sunday, October 21st, 2012

NuForce sure has been wirelessly ambitious lately. First, they release the Air DAC, which promises to connect your Apple mobile device to four different receivers. Now they’ve entered the wireless speaker arena with the NuForce S3-BT. Rather than use Apple’s AirPlay, S3-BT surprisingly incorporates the newest version of Bluetooth. This new Bluetooth uses the apt-XRead More…


DBEST London Introduces the Transformative Bluetooth HiFi System in the US

on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The London-based company DBEST London has announced the US retail availability of their Transformative Bluetooth HiFi System.  In addition to Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity, you can also connect your computer, MP3 player, phone, Playstation, or other audio device via a 3.5mm input cable.  The Transformative system is 9.8 x 3.4 x 9.9 inches and weighs 1.2Read More…

Vers, Inc Announces the 1Q Hand-Crafted Wood Bluetooth Sound System

on Sunday, August 12th, 2012

This Kickstarter project has only a few days left in its funding period, but it’s already good to go, having reached more than 1400% of its funding goal.  The 1Q is a compact Bluetooth speaker is made of wood because it’s a renewal material and because wood cabinets produce richer, warmer sound.  And for eachRead More…


Edifier Announces E30 Spinnaker Bluetooth Speakers

on Monday, July 30th, 2012

The E30 Spinnaker 2.0/2.1 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker System from Edifier has two 16.5″ tall speakers that look like sails, and it is designed to project sound towards the listener with front-facing tweeters and mid-range speakers.  The speakers also have downward-firing woofers.  It’s a Bluetooth system, so it connects wirelessly with your audio devices.  The SpinnakerRead More…


Croon Audio Announces Its Sleek, Hi-Fi Audio Speaker System -The Original

on Friday, July 27th, 2012

Croon Audio has announced their new Bluetooth speaker, the Original.  The speaker’s housing is “made from 8mm MDF (Medium-Density fiberboard) manufactured wood which allows for VLD (Very Low Distortion) technology when listening to music at a high volume.”  The 10.5”x 8” x 3.5” body has a Class D amp and two 2.5″ front-facing full-range speakersRead More…


Beacon Audio Launches Phoenix Bluetooth Speaker

on Monday, July 16th, 2012

The Phoenix speaker from Beacon Audio is about the size of a coffee mug, but don’t let the size fool you.  This Bluetooth-activated speaker has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that’s capable of 8 hours of playback time.  It measures 3.2″ X 3.2″ X 3.2″ and weighs 7 ounces, so it’s small enough to take withRead More…


Jabra CLIPPER Bluetooth Stereo Headset – Plus Free Music from Amazon

on Thursday, May 17th, 2012

The CLIPPER Bluetooth Stereo Headset from Jabra is a hybrid stereo Bluetooth/wired earbuds system that lets you listen to music and take phone calls.  The CLIPPER’s Bluetooth device attaches to your clothing or bag.  It attaches automatically with any device that supports Auto Pairing, and it streams music from most any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, MP3Read More…


BRAVEN Six Series Speakers – Recharge your music…and phone.

on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Braven has just announced the Braven Six Series range of portable speakers.  Measuring in at 6.3 in. x 2.5 in. x 1.8 in. (16 cm x 6.5 cm x 4.6 cm) and weighing between 11.6oz/330g and 12.6oz/360g, each speaker is constructed of durable aluminum.  Each unit has two custom extended-range drivers and left and right channel passiveRead More…