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X-mini WE and ME Thumbsize Speakers review

on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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.


Travel light with this speaker / backup battery combo

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Like to travel light, but don’t want to deprive yourself of needed gadgets?  With the Pebble Aria, you’ll have a 3500mAh backup battery and a portable speaker in one small package.  The reserve power is enough to charge a phone up to two times, or it’s enough to power the speaker for up to seventyRead More…


Protect your Jawbone Mini Jambox speaker while you travel

on Friday, March 28th, 2014
Posted in: Cases, Covers, News

If you own a Jawbone Mini Jambox speaker, you may wish for a sturdy case to protect it in your gear bag.  Look no further than the CitySlicker case from Waterfield.  This case is custom-designed for the Mini Jambox, which fits perfectly in the main compartment.  A mesh pocket on the front of the CitySlicker holdsRead More…


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…


This retro “tape recorder” is actually a speaker

on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Although it looks very much like a cassette tape recorder I had years (and years) ago, the iRecorder is actually a speaker for iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S.  (It should work with any audio source with a 3.5mm jack, but the cassette compartment fits the iPhones.)  You plug the speaker’s 3.5mm audio cable into the iPhone,Read More…

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kubxlab Earshots Stereo Speakers review

on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

In the world of portable stereo-speaker competition, everyone is looking for that edge, that one thing that will set them apart from the others, the one thing that makes you want to buy their product over the competition. kubxlab is no exception to this, but they have embraced the simplicity of the past with theirRead More…

Braven 625s Bluetooth speaker review

By: Leah Hallett
on Saturday, August 31st, 2013

First things first.  Do you enjoy listening to clear clean voices with readily identifiable instruments and feel a little uneasy with big booming bass?  Then the portable Braven 625s speaker, built for the outdoors thanks to a rugged rubber exterior, should be a Bluetooth speaker at the top of your wish list.  I usually stream moviesRead More…

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BassBuds BassBoomz high performance Bluetooth speaker review

on Friday, August 23rd, 2013

It is often said that good things come in small packages. But when it comes to music and speakers, we tend to think in the opposite direction, that bigger speakers equal better sound. The folks at BassBuds are trying to change that perception with their latest offering, the portable BassBoomz High Performance Bluetooth Speaker.


Keep your music fresh in a Mason jar

on Monday, August 5th, 2013

This speaker is small enough to be portable, but it may be better off kept out of an overloaded gear bag.  Instead of metal, plastic, or wood, the Mason Jar Speaker and Amplifier uses a glass canning jar enclosure.  The battery-operated speaker components are in the “lid” and just screw down onto the jar.  You’llRead More…


X-Mini Uno and Max portable speakers review

on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

If you read my article of Life as a Gadgeteer reviewer, you’ll know that review gadgets that get used frequently after reviewing are far and few between. It’s no secret that I loved the X-Mini Capsule II, KAI, and Max II (see related posts), and in fact these still get heaps of use and have gone way beyondRead 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 gameRead More…


How many licks to get to the center of a Ballo speaker?

on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Don’t you think these little speakers from Hong Kong-based Oyo and Bernhard|Burkard Product Design look like a Tootsie Roll Pop?  The Ballo is actually a speaker with a rechargeable battery inside a polycarbonate shell.  It’s a 3.5″ sphere that’s compatible with most audio devices with a 3.5mm audio connector, and it automatically turns on when plugged inRead 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 nextRead More…


X-Mini UNO and MAX – New “Sound Beyond Size”

on Thursday, November 1st, 2012

I love my X-Mini II Capsule and Max II Capsule speakers and X-Mini has just released upgrades to both these lines.  Both the new mono UNO and the stereo MAX now come with ceramic tweeters which produce a wider frequency range covering higher and lower sounds and battery life has been increased up to 18 hours onRead More…


G-Project’s G-Grip Bluetooth speaker takes a licking

on Friday, October 26th, 2012

We recently told you about G-Project’s portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker, the G-Go (see related posts).  Now, G-Project is announcing the G-Grip, their new ruggedized, portable Bluetooth speaker.  The G-Grip has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery than provides you with up to 8 hours of music between charges.  (Charge with a USB port on your computer orRead More…


CUBEDGE EDGE.sound Bluetooth Speaker

on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The EDGE.sound portable speaker from CUBEDGE has no device-specific dock.  It won’t charge your device.  It will connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device to playback sound or to act as a speakerphone.  You don’t have to worry that you’ll have to replace it if you upgrade or switch platforms.  The EDGE.sound speaker is made of plasticRead More…


Bag of Rhythm Portable Audio System

on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The House of Marley makes headphones, audio systems, and bags inspired by Bob Marley.  They say “Bob Marley was a master at his craft and we’re aiming for the same peak of excellence in everything we make.” Their audio products are designed to “produce audio products with smooth, powerful bass, mids with stunning presence, andRead More…


Scosche Releases the boomSTREAM Bluetooth Wireless Media Speaker

on Friday, August 10th, 2012

It’s hard not to notice that small-but-large-sounding wireless speakers are becoming popular with the mobile crowd. These Bluetooth audio wonders sound amazing, especially when you see how small they really are. This is a growing market and prices are now becoming more reasonable as competition increases. Scosche has introduced the boomSTREAM–Bluetooth wireless Media Speaker forRead More…


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…


Edifier MP15 Audio Candy Speaker from Urban Outfitters

on Friday, February 24th, 2012

Urban Outfitters is offering a portable speaker from Edifier that can travel with you.  The Audio Candy (MP15) speakers have both a 3.5mm audio input and an SD card slot for your music, and there’s a lithium-ion battery inside that lets you play that music for up to 6 hours.  The MP15 speakers charge viaRead More…


Qmadix iharmonix Q-i-sound Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The iharmonix Q-i-sound Bluetooth Speakers from Qmadix are compact little speakers that can travel with you in their carrying case.   (See the bottom image; click for a larger view.)  The lithium-polymer battery charges in about 3.5 hours and provides up to 8 hours continuous playback time or 240 hours of standby time.  The speakersRead More…


Get a Charge from Zephyr Speakers

on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Sometimes you want to listen to music, but it’s not prudent to wear earbuds.  The built-in speakers, if your device even has them, usually sound pretty bad, so it’s nice to have a small external speaker with you.  It’s even nicer when the speakers are Bluetooth so you don’t have to mess with a bunchRead More…

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Muse Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, November 10th, 2011

I for one vastly prefer listening to speakers than headphones and I am always on the search for both the perfect personal portable speaker for general use, and amplified travel speakers to use in class. It would be great to get both in one package! The Muse Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker is certainly small atRead More… Doodle Retro speakers close,jpg

Zazzle Customized Doodle Speakers Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Friday, October 28th, 2011

I’m all about my Big Band music. I have an Mp3 player full of it.  I stream it via Live 365 Internet Subscription radio.  I even have vinyl records of old recordings, and I have stuff older than that.  I can’t always play my records and in my area; Big Band music cannot be foundRead More…


iMainGo XP Portable Speakers for iPad

on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Last year, I had the chance to review the iMainGo X Ultra-Portable Speaker and Case for iPhone/iPod and was amazed at the great sound from such a small set of speakers.  I was interested to see that they’ll soon have the iMainGo XP for iPad and iPad 2.  The portable speaker case has a rechargeableRead More…