Bluetooth speaker

Creative_Roar_2

It was only a matter of time before a sound card company would take their expertise and apply it to a portable speaker. Creative, maker of the famous Sound Blaster card, has come out roaring with the Sound Blaster Roar SR20 speaker. This speaker is appropriately named Roar, not just because it can be loud, [...]

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mocreo-bluetooth-speaker-led-lightbulb-1

I have an iPad mini with Retina display, and I love everything about it except for its wimpy speaker.  I do like that it has an external speaker so I can - in theory - listen to sounds from the mini without having to plug in headphones.  In practice, I can barely hear the thing, [...]

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Logitech x300 3

Pink, pink, PINK!! This is a very pink speaker, indeed. Was that your first impression as it was mine? Anyway, to the point. I've been in the market for an ultra-portable speaker for a while now, but have not been impressed with some of the options out there for the price (it's not a pressing [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Tablets, Ultra Portables
Braven_Mira_2

Do you like to sing along to the radio while in the shower? Now, Braven lets you hear your backing group much louder with the new Mira; a speaker that you can play IN the shower. In fact, it has a built-in hook which allows it to be hung from a curtain rod or shower [...]

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Bem Boom Box 1

It's raining Bluetooth speakers! They're everywhere, aren't they? Ultra-portable Bluetooth speakers are handy to take anywhere, but they often sacrifice audio quality for size. If you don't mind porting around a larger Bluetooth speaker, you can then become a little more discerning when it comes to the sound quality. The Bem Wireless Boom Box is [...]

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xmini-3

Love music but just wish your phone's speakers were a bit louder?  On the go and hate carrying around one of those brick sized portable speakers?  X-mini has the perfect solution for you!  The X-mini WE and ME speakers are a whole lot of loud in a tiny package. Both the WE and ME speakers are [...]

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mini-jambox-multi-play

Jawbone has released an update for the MINI JAMBOX Bluetooth speaker that you'll want to be sure to get if you own one of these little speakers.  With the Multi Play update, you'll be able to connect two of them to the same audio source.  You'll be able to use them in unison mode, where [...]

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NYNE BASS

In 2013, I reviewed the Nyne NB-200 Bluetooth speaker. I was impressed with the sound relative to its size. Now, because everyone and their uncle make decent Bluetooth accessories, Bluetooth speakers need something extra to stand out. Nyne thinks they have done that with the new BASS speaker. As with similar speakers, the BASS comes [...]

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SoundBlasterAXX6

Portable sound and power. That's what it's all about today, it seems. Everyone has enough storage, or knows how to access it in the cloud. Everyone knows you need several cases and bags for all your stuff in varying situations. Now, it's how to hear music (or whatever) in your chosen working area, and how [...]

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On The Shower

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 [...]

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Tego Audio CERA-1

"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 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews, Wireless
divoom-travel-speaker-2

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 [...]

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Braven_BRV-X_2

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 [...]

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bionn-speakerpad-2

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 [...]

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Edifier_Eclipse _e25

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 [...]

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Sherwood S-5 1

In the world of home theater systems everything seems to be getting bigger and bigger. With digital media providing immersive sound for movies and TV programs, your sound system needs to be first-rate to take advantage of that immersive quality. But what happens when you don't have the space to install an expensive multi-speaker sound [...]

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ikmultimedia-iloud-7

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 [...]

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Braven_850_3

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 [...]

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Fugoo_1

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 [...]

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atoll-speaker-cover-ipad

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 [...]

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