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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 theRead 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 playRead 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 headphoneRead 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 isRead 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 suctionRead 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, IRead 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 hoursRead 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 somethingRead 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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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 betterRead 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 transmitterRead 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 doesRead 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 itsRead More…

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This cup is full of music

on Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

There’s no question of whether the cup is half full or half empty.  The speeCup is full of music and full of features.  It looks like a travel mug and fits perfectly in your car’s cup holder, but it is a 8″-tall, portable Bluetooth speaker / speaker phone that can be used in the carRead 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 nowRead More…

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TouchTone wireless Bluetooth speaker and speakerphone

on Monday, September 9th, 2013
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

The new TouchTone Bluetooth Portable Wireless Speaker from id America connects with phones, tablets, computers, or other Bluetooth-enabled device to let you share your music or to act as a speakerphone for hands-free calling.  Two 2W speakers “deliver deep base and clear highs” in a package small enough to take with you.  The rechargeable batteryRead 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 yourRead 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 visitRead 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 allRead 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 hoursRead 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 overshadowedRead 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.  

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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, MinxRead More…