Bluetooth speaker

Tibo_Plus 3_12

I know I’ve said this before, but one of my favorite things about reviewing products is being pleasantly surprised because a product performs better than I expected. It also makes it harder to review, because it is much easier to explain why you don’t like something than it is explaining why you do like it. [...]

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Creative Roar 2_9

One of my all-time favorite and best sounding portable speakers is the Creative Sound Blaster Roar. Its combination of powerful audio, Bluetooth and unbelievably low price make the Roar a rarity in portable audio. Yet, as good as the Roar is, Creative saw ways to improve upon its already impressive features and created the Sound [...]

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Fluance Fi70

Whether the new Fluance Fi70 Bluetooth speaker is the best sounding Bluetooth speaker as Fluance claims remains to be seen. Only a review can determine that, but the Fi70 may qualify as the largest Bluetooth speaker yet. This 81 lb. monster will certainly fill a large room with high quality audio. At the core of [...]

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HEOS_One_2

When it comes to multiroom music systems, Sonos is the king. However, being the king makes you a target and Denon has Sonos in its sights . Denon’s ammunition is HEOS (Home Entertainment Operating System). This system ranges from the small HEOS 1 speaker to full-blown wireless home theater systems. The HEOS 1 is the [...]

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Maqe_SoundJump_1

Here’s a scenario: You’re out in the middle of nowhere listening to your portable Bluetooth speaker when the battery dies—and you don’t have access to an outlet to recharge it. Well, if you have the Maqe SOUNDJUMP speaker, no problem. The SOUNDJUMP is unique because it has a replaceable battery pack allowing the battery to [...]

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Pokl Boom Swimmer Duo & Jr-1

Portable Bluetooth speakers are everywhere nowadays. They are small, large, rugged looking or fashion forward. Polk knows the market is loaded with competition at many price points so they designed the Swimmer a few years ago, a portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Fast forward a few years and now Polk has moved the Swimmer design forward [...]

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braven-705-1

There are so many speakers entering the portable speaker market, that I have bought my previous two based on a slick deal, aka price, and that's about it. That means I've stayed in the sub-50 dollar range of speakers. I was given the opportunity to review a speaker that seemed twice as nice as my [...]

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dashbon-flicks

If you've been shopping for a Bluetooth speaker recently, you've found that they come in almost every color you can imagine,  as well as  many shapes and sizes. How does a speaker manufacturer set their speaker apart from the 1000's of other speakers on the market? What if they added a projector to the speaker, [...]

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ue-boom2-1

Good music is indispensable, but what good is it if you have poor quality audio devices? Ultimate Ears (UE) which is owned by Logitech released its Boom speaker in 2013 to rave reviews. UE has updated the Boom to the UE Boom 2 and I requested it to review. I found that the Boom 2 [...]

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scosche-bb-1

I've done a couple of Bluetooth speaker reviews in my short time with The Gadgeteer and have had the good fortune to review some really nice speakers. Despite that, I keep volunteering to review speakers because I really love listening to music. Reviewing these speakers gives me an excuse to blast some music and get [...]

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inateck-marsbox-1

I'm always on the lookout for a great Bluetooth speaker. I have speakers that are waterproof and water-resistant, large and small, poor quality and high quality, but I have yet to own a speaker with an intergrated FM radio....until now. The Inateck MarsBox is a stereo Bluetooth speaker that has a built-in FM radio for [...]

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TandV_Hoch_1

When I reviewed the Thonet and Vander Kürbis Bt Bluetooth speaker, I was impressed how such an inexpensive speaker could sound so good. Thonet and Vander are new to the U.S. market and are expanding their product selection with the new Hoch speaker. The Hoch and Kürbis speakers are identical looking except the Hoch is [...]

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MPOW-Bluetooth-speaker-1.jpg

MPOW has recently come out with a new Bluetooth 4.0 speaker which I really like.  I have quite a few portable speakers in my collection but this one is now my favorite.  Like all of my speakers you can plug it into your phone or iPod via the headphone jack.  Nothing new or special there.  [...]

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B&W_zeppelinwireless

A few years ago, Bowers & Wilkins set the bar on speakers designed for the (then) new digital music age with their iconic Zeppelin speaker. Nothing looks like it—then or now. It’s a design standard in form and function. Time marches on and the new Zeppelin ditches the dock and goes totally wireless incorporating Apple’s [...]

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Braven_Balance_1

It's no secret I really like Braven speakers. Their small 600 series of speakers were sonic wonders which Braven eventually replaced with the newer 700 series. However, it was the 850 the knocked it out of the ballpark for me. When new, this large and heavy Bluetooth speaker blew away every other Bluetooth speaker I [...]

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boombotix-rex-1

I think I've said before, in an attempt to be fiscally responsible (cheap), I try to do most home repairs and renovations myself. I often enlist the help of my children and employ them as my gofer's. If you ask my children what the most important part of any job is, they will tell you [...]

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Thonet and Vander_ Kürbis_13

Over the past couple of years, I’ve become a fan of small (and not so small) portable Bluetooth speakers. Yeah I know, they don’t have the audio chops to qualify as anything near “audiophile” and stereo separation is almost nonexistent. But despite all that, they are portable and that counts for a lot. But what [...]

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inateck-mercurybox_14

Music is everywhere these days, thanks to its digital portability and instant availability on iPods, smartphones and other devices the world over. But the tiny speakers aboard these devices aren't exactly suited to rocking out loud.  That's why the portable speaker market has boomed (pun intended) the past several years, with wireless Bluetooth connectivity one of the [...]

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B&W_T7_1

One of the fun parts of buying Apple products is the unboxing. You just know that any company that spends that much time and effort on packaging will spend even more effort on the product inside. Bowers and Wilkins products are like that. Unboxing their many headphones is almost as much fun as using them. [...]

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bracketron-jamspot-7

Aside from my smartphone, my tablet is the device I use most. I use it to watch movies, read books, listen to music, make purchases, etc.; hardly a day goes by when I don't use my tablet. I often run into two problems when using my tablet. One, the volume isn't always sufficient for me [...]

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fluance fi50-13

I'm starting to lean away from portable, battery-operated speakers for my home listening needs, since I don't move them around much.  Hopefully, something larger and mostly stationary produces better quality sound.  How does the Fluance Fi50 bluetooth speaker stack up? 2 Way 4 Driver Bluetooth Music System with Integrated Amplifier Dual 3/5inch Coaxial Mounted Silk [...]

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sengled_pulse1

Heading back to tiny dorms this fall? Need more counter space at home? Use the Pulse smart bulb to make space for your music. Made by Sengled, the Pulse combines a dimmable LED light with a multi-channel JBL Bluetooth speaker for a home entertainment and lighting solution in one device. Screw the Pulse into any [...]

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homtime-c1pro-alarm-clock

Looking for a compact alarm clock for your bedside table?  The small clock in the above image is what you're looking for and more.  In additon to being an alarm clock, the Homtime C1pro also acts as a charging hub for your mobile devices.  It has a 1A and a 2.1A port for charging phones [...]

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Marley Get Together-01b

I've been on a personal quest to find the "perfect" Bluetooth speaker.  This time, I get to check out one unit that struck me with handsome good looks from The House of Marley called the Get Together.  Do sound and function match outward appearances? According to their website, The House of Marley "is built on [...]

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jamspot-tablet-stand

The JamSpot Tablet Stand holds your tablet or phone while you use it or while you watch videos.  Lots of stands do that, but not many add Bluetooth speakers so that you can actually hear the video you're watching.  The JamSpot folds up to fit in your gear bag for travel, and its multi-angle and [...]

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