External speaker


The FAVI audio+ Set to Connect Wireless Speakers uses "induction technology to amplify the sound of your tablet or smartphones' onboard speakers. The audio+ amplifies your device's speaker by 6x, while also adding treble and bass-booster technology, giving you powerful sound without the added frustration of cables or pairing through Bluetooth. Simply set it on the [...]

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It's nice that phones and tablets usually have built-in external speakers so you can hear audio without needing earphones, but my experience has shown that those speakers are wimpy and don't produce great sound or even decent volume.  I doubt you'll get audiophile-pleasing sound, but you'll probably get more volume if you use the Mini Snail-shaped [...]

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Tired of watching videos on your small iPhone 4/4S screen?  Here's the most whimsical approach to increasing the image size and sound volume from any device.  The Mini Cinema for iPhone 4/4S from OhNeed is a very low-tech approach to turning your display into a bigger screen.  The Mini Cinema has an old-fashioned horn to [...]

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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 each [...]

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Wireless speaker by iFrogz amplifies sound from SmartPhones.

Wireless speaker by iFrogz amplifies sound from SmartPhones. Boost Near Field Audio Speaker by iFrogz is a cool new device that amplifies sound from your smart phone - wirelessly.  It's not just one of those passive echo chambers that can boost sound from wimpy built-in speakers.  The Boost Near Field Audio Speaker actually has speakers [...]

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Kiddy Mini Speaker

Kiddy Speaker

Looking just like a Lego brick, the Kiddy Mini Speaker looks like the perfect portable speaker -  assuming you don't want hi-fidelity sound. Measuring in at 1.61″ (W) x 0.98″(H) x 0.67″(D), it has its own USB-chargeable battery.  Its little amplifier pumps out a whopping 0.8W of power for up to 6 hours and will work [...]

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When Julie, The Gadgeteer, asked if I would like to review Digital Innovations' speaker dock for Android smartphones, I jumped on the chance. I had just been asking myself if there was a speaker dock out there for Android Smartphones. I know there are plenty of them available for iPhones and iPods, but I had never [...]

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This may look like a microphone, but it's really a speaker for your MP3 player.  The Microphone Speaker from Molla Space is 1.5" x 1.5"  x  3" long.  Remove the handle to expose the 3.5mm audio plug that works with any audio device with a 3.5mm audio jack.  It has a built-in, USB-chargeable lithium-ion battery, [...]

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SolLight SoliCharger-SP 1

How excited was I to try this product, a protective case that charges a wide variety of personal electronics - iPods, phones, GPS units, handheld game devices, and such - and has an amplified speaker built in? And can recharge itself with a built-in solar panel? And priced under $60! Woot woot! Sign me up! [...]

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This Rubik's Cube from ThinkGeek isn't going to make those of us who can't solve them feel bad about ourselves.  Instead of a torture device puzzle, this Cube is a 5W external speaker.  There's no internal battery; it's powered by USB.  It can connect to any audio device using the included 3.5mm audio cable.  The [...]

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Gear4 offers a line of Angry Bird cases for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.  They'll soon be adding a line of external speakers to their Angry Bird line.  The red bird works with any phone, music player, or tablet with a 3.5mm jack.  It comes with a device stand and will sell for $89.99.  The [...]

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I’ve reviewed a couple of Motz Tiny Wooden Speakers in the past, and I’ve always found them to sound amazingly good for such tiny speakers.  Pyramid Distribution offers several versions of the Motz speakers, and they graciously provided The Gadgeteer with two more of the Tiny Wooden Speakers for review.  We’ll be looking at the [...]

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Unlike many device-specific accessories, the Macally TurboTune external stereo speaker works with any audio player with a 3.5mm jack.  The TurboTune speaker has a built-in 760mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery that provides up to 8 hours of continuous play and recharges with USB.  The stereo speakers have 500mW of power per channel.  The TurboTune is $29.99 [...]

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A few months ago, I reviewed a tiny little wooden speaker from Motz that had a built-in radio and surprisingly good sound.  Pyramid Distribution has a newer Motz speaker with a built-in FM radio and an MP3 player that can play files on an SD card or on a USB flash drive.  Pyramid was kind [...]

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Back in July, I reviewed a Motz FM Radio Music Box and Auxiliary Speaker, and I was pleasantly surprised at the volume and great sound such a tiny speaker could produce.  Well, Motz has another tiny speaker with enhanced features, and Pyramid Distribution has it for us again.  The Motz Tiny Wooden Power Speaker has [...]

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Portable music players are great for listening to music with earphones, but sometimes you just don’t want to – or can’t – wear earbuds.  A few MP3 players have tiny speakers, but they usually produce a tiny sound.  Portable Sound Laboratories, Inc. makes a couple of portable external speakers for iPhone, most iPods, and other [...]

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Manual, 3.5mm-to-3.5mm audio cable, 3.5mm-to-USB recharging cable

In June, Julie posted a news item about a little wooden speaker from Pyramid Distribution.  Pyramid calls this unit the Motz Tiny Wooden Emotion Speaker.  Unlike some small external speakers for MP3 players, the Motz has its own battery so it doesn’t drain the MP3 player’s battery.  The Motz also has a built-in FM radio.  [...]

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This little Aluminum Sound Tube MP3 Speaker from ThinkGeek is about the size of the tube inside a roll of toilet paper.  It functions as an external speaker for iPods, or you can use it as a standalone MP3 player.  ThinkGeek says that the tube delivers a big sound.  It has a rechargeable battery that delivers 6-12 hours [...]

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