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ABCO Tech Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker Auto FM Shower Radio review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Friday, April 18th, 2014

I am a big fan of audiobooks and podcasts.  I am an even bigger fan of listening to them while in the shower.  In the past, I have done this by cranking up the volume on my desktop stereo system that I have hooked up to my desktop computer’s sound card.  This produces enough volume Read More…

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Tego CERA Wireless Portable Speaker review

on Friday, April 11th, 2014

“Open the pod bay doors, HAL”, “I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that” is exactly what popped into my mind the first time I saw the CERA wireless portable speaker from Tego Audio. You may think that is a funny thought to pop into my head, but looking at the speaker and how its Read More…

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IK Multimedia iLoud Studio Quality Portable Speaker review

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

When you’ve reviewed as many Bluetooth speakers as I have, it takes something special for me to be interested in reviewing yet another one. When IK Multimedia asked me to review their iLoud Studio Quality Portable Speaker I agreed because I liked the physical volume knob on the front of the unit. But the ability to use Read More…

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Braven 850 Bluetooth speaker review

on Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Big. Bigger. Biggest. These words sum up the Braven 850 Bluetooth speaker. Braven is becoming increasingly known for their range of beautiful, simple and powerful speakers with unique traits that set them apart in this overly crowded speaker market. One thing I like about reviewing products is getting to test them in everyday situations. Case Read More…

Scosche boomBOTTLE rugged weatherproof wireless speaker review

By: Leah Hallett
on Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Let me start off by saying the Scosche boomBOTTLE is a really nice speaker for cycling, or for wherever you want to carry your music.  This speaker has high quality construction, great sound, durable rugged exterior, splash proof design, and it fits in most bicycle water bottle cages and cupholders.  If you frequently participate in outdoor activities Read More…

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Kitsound Hive Wireless Speaker review

on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Portable music has been a hit, especially  since Sony first developed their Walkman players and then Apple introduced their iPods.  But usually these portable players require wired headphones for you to enjoy your music, or you had to plug them in to huge speakers to fill the room with music.  Kitsound‘s Hive Wireless Speaker solves the Read More…

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Sherwood EXM-50 In & Outdoor Wireless Streaming Audio Bluetooth speaker review

on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Got your Bluetooth speaker yet?  Here’s another entry in the field, and it’s from Sherwood.  The EXM-50 does everything you’d expect from a Bluetooth speaker, plus it has apps for iOS and Android to control the device and is claimed to be resistant to spraying water.  Being new to the US market, we get to play Read More…

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UE MINI BOOM portable Bluetooth speaker review

on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Oh boy, it’s YAPBSR (yet another portable Bluetooth speaker review)! Hey don’t press the back button yet, this particular little speaker has a lot going for it. It’s the UE MINI BOOM and it’s made by Ultimate Ears (owned by Logitech), who make some of the best in-ear headphones on the market. When a notable headphone Read More…

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Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue wireless speaker review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

I have the luxury of living in a small condo, which means I have little room for a nice sound system. What that means is that I need a shelf-sized speaker that provides high-quality sound. It also has to be within my price range. The Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue seemed to offer that and more, Read More…

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Braven BRV-1 Bluetooth Speaker review

on Monday, October 28th, 2013

In my search for awesome portable speakers, I have had some luck as of late.  I have done a few reviews here on The Gadgeteer for portable Bluetooth speakers that are solid choices for the audiophile looking to untether take his or her tunes from the confines of the living room.  But until now, I Read More…

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Damson Twist Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker review

on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

“It was the best of speakers, it was the worst of speakers”. With apologies to Charles Dickens, that pretty much sums up my experience with the Damson Twist Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker. To say that this speaker will surprise is an understatement. There is no speaker on the Twist speaker. Yes, you read that right. Read More…

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New Potato TuneLink Home review

on Monday, September 23rd, 2013

There are a number of ways to get your music streaming from your home to your sound system. New Potato Technologies has TuneLink Home that provides a Bluetooth connection for your audio as well as the ability to use your phone as a universal remote. The device comes with a number of connections, including: Infrared sensor and transmitter Read More…

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Planet Audio Lynx PB252C Bluetooth Speaker review

on Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Because the external speaker on my iPad mini is wimpy, I’m always happy to try out another portable, Bluetooth speaker.  When Planet Audio offered their Lynx PB252C Bluetooth Speaker for a Gadgeteer review, I raised my hand.  It looks nice, and it has a compact shape that should make it great to throw in your gear bag.  How does Read More…

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Carbon Audio’s Zooka portable Bluetooth speaker review

on Friday, August 16th, 2013

With the change in mobile listening habits from stored music to streaming and Apple’s move from their 30-pin connector, we’ve seen a huge increase in wireless portable speakers. Used to be, everyone wanted an iPod or iPhone dock, but as Bluetooth has become more robust, so, too, have the speakers being offered. Today, you visit Read More…

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Audyssey Wireless Speakers review

on Thursday, July 18th, 2013

After reviewing the wonderful Audyssey Audio Dock Air speaker and the even better sounding original Audyssey Audio Dock, I had become a bit spoiled by how Audyssey makes my favorite music sound. Their self-amplified speakers are almost unbelievably powerful for their size and make apologies to no one. They are that good. I was all Read More…

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EagleTech Arion ET-AR204B-WH 2.0 Bluetooth Speakers review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

When I upgraded to the iPhone 5, my speaker docks suddenly became obsolete. Sure I could get an adapter, but what if the connector changes again? Since then, I have checked out a few alternatives, such as the EagleTech Arion ET-AR204B-WH 2.0 Bluetooth Speakers. Let’s listen in and see how well they performed.   Specifications Bluetooth Read More…

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SuperTooth Disco Twin Bluetooth speaker review

on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Almost everyone has some sort of personal music player (phones, iPods, tablet devices – I have even see hats that can play your music). Listening to your music by yourself is fine, but what happens when you want to share your music with friends? SuperTooth has added their latest entry into the portable speaker game Read More…

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Nyne NB-200 Bluetooth speaker review

on Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Another month, another Bluetooth speaker. That’s the way it seems, anyway. Actually, new Bluetooth – and Apple AirPlay – speakers are being introduced in greater and greater numbers, way more than one per month! Nyne may not be a household name in audio gadgets, but they soon could be with products like their new NB-200 portable Read More…

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RichardSolo FreeWheelin Audio System for Helmets review

on Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Bluetooth speakers are becoming quite popular, since most folks are carrying their music on their phones or tablets. Sure, plugging in an AUX cable gives a better connection in most cases, but trying to use something while its tethered, or having something fall off the edge of a counter because it was precariously balanced next Read More…

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Avantree Pluto Air Hifi Bluetooth mini speaker review

on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

With the rise of better music players and streaming services in the last few years, we have also seen a rise in the number of speaker systems, personal earphones/buds and other ways to actually hear the music being offered up. In public situations, folks usually want to have their music pumped directly into their ears, Read More…

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iHome iDM5 Executive Space-Saver Station Review

on Thursday, June 7th, 2012

I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the Apple Wireless Keyboard can’t be beat as a travel solution.  One big drawback of the Apple keyboard is that it has no function keys to control the iPad.  Another is that you Read More…

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G-PROJECT G-GO Portable Wireless Speaker Review

on Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Most every phone, tablet, MP3 player, and computer these days have built-in speakers so you can hear audio without having to use headphones.  Most of those built-in speakers are woefully inadequate for anything but listening while you’re within a couple of feet of your device.  There are a plethora of external speakers available to boost Read More…

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X-Mini KAI Capsule Speaker Review

on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

In 1981 I remember getting my first Walkman, a device that changed how and where people listened to music. It was your own personal music library that could be carried with you where ever you went to be listened to with headphones. In 1981 I also remember buying my first set of external speakers as well. Read More…

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iHome Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker with Speakerphone Model iDM11 Review

on Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Just when I thought there’s no way that there could be another iCcessory, the people at iHome come up with the iDM11 Portable, Rechargeable, Bluetooth Speaker with Speakerphone.  Now if you haven’t already bought several devices to play your iPod/iPad/iPhone through, you have the opportunity to do it wirelessly and in style.  Of course, it doesn’t work just with Apple products.  It Read More…

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Logitech Wireless BoomBox for the iPad Review

on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

I have reviewed more than a few speaker systems over the years. Many of these speaker systems are still situated in various rooms of our house providing music while I putter around the garage, workout, fold laundry, get in the Holiday mood, etc. The speaker system I use most is the Altec Lansing iMT800 MIX Read More…