Speaker

Once again, Creative can’t leave well enough alone. As if the iRoar didn’’t put out enough bass from such a small package, Creative decided to build a subwoofer for it. Yeah. If you’ve ever heard an iRoar, you would be scratching your head, too. But, here it is—the iRoar Rock—and if you have an iRoar [...]

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The Savfy Wireless Speaker is a Bluetooth 4.0 stereo speaker. It has a simple and clean design but packs a lot of punch from the sound it can put out making it the proverbial music to the ears. The Savfy speaker's dimensions are 9.4"in. x 1.67"in. x 2.4"in. and the signal range is the typical 30 [...]

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Move over Sonos. Nativsound has a new indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that is currently seeking funding for the Nativ Vita to provide a viable alternative to multi-room home sound systems like Sonos. Think of it like Sonos+ where there are many additional input and output options to choose from. Integrating all of your music from the [...]

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SubPac M2 – Wearable Woofer

The DJ chased me out of the room.  I belong to a professional group that meets twice a year and always has a Saturday night Dance, and EVERYBODY dances!  It's almost always a live band and the energy between the band and the dancers crowded onto the dance floor is amazing.  Most recently, the Event Committee [...]

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It's no great secret that even at the highest volume, the sound level on a phone is rather lacking.  A Bluetooth or wired speaker system is a necessity if you are using your phone to stream music at home.  The trade offs with those solutions though are the inconvenience of portability as well as having [...]

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I've had my iHome docking alarm clock since the 3nd generation iPod Touch came out. I enjoyed the easy interface that iHome brought, and that it worked with my iPhone when I got one. Sadly, when they upgraded to the Lightning connector the dock no longer worked with my phone, but I had grown so [...]

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We review a lot of speakers here on The Gadgeteer. Some of them have Bluetooth, AirPlay or NFC. The speaker I'm reviewing today doesn't have any of those features. What it does offer are some things that most of the speakers we review don't have including a color display, physical remote control and the ability to play 1000's of [...]

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Portable speaker systems range in price from $20-30 for the little pocket-sized ones to huge $600-800 units that can become your entire stereo. Where's the sweet spot? We've reviewed many here at The Gadgeteer, and the ones I actually consider for purchase or gifting usually fall somewhere in the $100-$250 range. I was sent Sherwood's [...]

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If you would like to relive the 80's, Berlin Boombox will take you back in time when big hair was in style and boomboxes were our audio players of choice. The Berlin Boombox has paired retro style with a modern environmental sensibility by offering a speaker designed for your iPhone, Android smartphone or Windows phone. [...]

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Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, iOS, News

We sure do review a lot of audio related gadgets here on The Gadgeteer. Bill Henderson or as I call him, Mr. Headphones, almost exclusively reviews headphones, earphones and speakers. This year I've done my fair share of portable Bluetooth speaker reviews as well, but one category that hasn't received a lot of our attention are the [...]

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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 is [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, News

Wow. In a recent news item, I stated how Braven isn’t taking it easy after a string of successful portable speakers by releasing the monstrous Braven 800 – a direct competitor to Jawbone’s BigJambox speaker. It’s only been a few days, but Braven went and did it again with the Braven 855s, an identical twin [...]

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We like our tunes!  And as much as we like our personal earbuds, sometimes we don't just want to keep the music to ourselves, we want to jam out loud or share it with the folks around us.  The Divoom Bluetune-Bean Bluetooth portable speaker and speakerphone does this in a fun, compact shape and size.  [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews

The MuseMini DBoom speaker features NFC, an emerging trend that we're starting to see in small portable speakers.  NFC stands for Near Field Communication and is built into most newer Android phones. NFC allows for quicker Bluetooth connections between the phone and the speaker. Instead of going into your Bluetooth settings, scanning for devices, pairing [...]

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This post brought to you by Bang & Olufsen. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you ever think about what you'd do if you suddenly came into a lot of money?  I do.  I'd buy my mid-century modern dream house, order a bunch of Knoll furniture, and call Bang & Olufsen to equip my house for [...]

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