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PLX Devices Yaba X – Vibration speaker that doubles as a guitar amp

on Friday, April 5th, 2013

Vibration speakers are unique because they turn ordinary objects like a table or a box into a speaker with full sound. The Yaba X is an ultra portable vibration speaker from PLX Devices that has already achieved full funding through Kickstarter. The pocket-sized Yaba is made of cast zinc and is going to be availableRead More…


Killer Concepts RocksteadyXS Bluetooth Speaker review

on Friday, March 15th, 2013

Update: This review has been updated to reflect the 1.5 version of the hardware. See notes below. Full sized speakers will almost always sound better than smaller speakers, but sometimes smaller can be the way to go when space is a premium or portability is required. That’s why we’re seeing so many Bluetooth speakers poppingRead More…


Divoom iFit-2 portable stereo universal dock review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, March 1st, 2013

Most families have several media devices, such as the iPad, Galaxy, Surface, or any of the many smart phones available nowadays, and our family is no exception. We have iPads, iPhones, and an Android tablet. Also, with the new Lightning adapter, we have a total of three different charging cables for our devices. This makesRead More…


Native Union has made the Switch. Will you?

on Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The portable speaker market is getting more and more crowded … and more interesting as well. Jambox, FoxL, Scosche, JBL, Braven, and a host of others are competing for your wallet and coming up with some twists in design and/or features to grab your attention. Native Union is a company you may not have heardRead More…


iHome iW3 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System with Rechargeable Battery review

on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

iHome makes a lot of nice accessories for Apple products, and I’ve gotten to review quite a few things.  I’ve reviewed docking speakers and Bluetooth speakers, but the iW3 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System is the first AirPlay speaker from iHome that I’ve gotten to try.  As you know by now, I have a lotRead More…


Can you hear and see me now?

on Friday, January 4th, 2013

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 toRead More…


NuForce Cube Speaker review

on Friday, December 28th, 2012

With the growing popularity of wireless speakers – both Bluetooth and AirPlay – many speaker companies have begun to release products that are redefining how we listen to music. Suddenly, there are very small speakers that can produce quality audio with decent bass. Until recently, this was almost unheard of. Jambox, Soundmatters, Braven, Scosche, Jabra,Read More…


LG 300W Sound Bar System review

on Thursday, December 13th, 2012

I do enjoy my 47″ LCD TV, but the sound quality never seemed to equal that of the picture.  I realize that it’s difficult to get any fidelity out of a couple of puny speakers, however, the alternative of getting a surround sound system was more than I wanted or needed, not to mention havingRead More…


Go ahead, turn it up to 11. It’s a Marshall.

on Thursday, December 13th, 2012

If you play a guitar, you’ve heard of Marshall amps. It’s hard to miss a rock photo from the 60s and 70s without some guitarist wailing in front of a wall of Marshall amps. Now, you don’t have to be a musician to feel that power. Marshall has introduced the Hanwell – its first consumerRead More…


Gramophone – Thomas Edison’s favorite iPhone speaker system

on Sunday, December 9th, 2012

The Gramophone combines sculpture with sound to create a unique speaker system for the iPhone or iPad that will definitely turn heads (and ears). Designed to resemble a Victorian era phonograph, the base of the Gramophone is constructed of solid walnut and the horn is made of iron and brass. The interesting thing about thisRead More…


Look up in the air, it’s SoundFly!

on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Maybe the JBL SoundFly is appropriately named. With Apple’s AirPlay technology, sound kinda flies from your iDevice to the speaker. There’s no wires, so how else is it going to get there? Now that Apple has nixed the 30-pin dock, it’s a given that AirPlay wireless speakers will only become more popular. New speakers seemRead More…


gdock Speaker Dock made for Samsung Galaxy Devices

on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Most of the speaker systems we feature here on The Gadgeteer are made for iPhones or the iPod touch. But today I am able to tell you about the gdock Speaker Dock from Grace Digital, which has been designed especially for Samsung Galaxy devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3, 2, Note I or Note IIRead More…


Aperion Audio ARIS Windows® 8 Certified Compatible Speaker System

on Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Aperion Audio announces ARIS, the first speaker certified compatible with Windows 8 (also works with 7).  Using the Windows “Play To” function, you’ll be able to send music wireless from your PC, tablet, or smartphone to the ARIS speaker.  The ARIS connects to your home network using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), or with a simple on-board setupRead More…


Outdoor Technology Turtle Shell Wireless Boombox Review

on Friday, September 28th, 2012

The Turtle Shell from Outdoor Technology is a rugged water resistant wireless boombox that has been designed for indoors, outdoors and everywhere in between. This portable Bluetooth speaker is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter, but with only 10 days to go, they are already over their goal and will be shipping units next month. TheyRead More…


Braven 600 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

I am quickly becoming a fan of portable audio speakers and docks. They are convenient and sometimes sound way better than their size would indicate. Last year, I reviewed the wonderful Soundmatters FoxL speaker which impressed everyone who heard it with its jaw-dropping sound. Later Jawbone released the Jambox, which is basically a reworked FoxLRead More…


This Cube Is Hip To Be Square

on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

NuForce has added a cute and affordable speaker to the ever expanding portable audio market. Unlike the rectangular shaped Jambox or Soundmatters FoxL, the NuForce Cube is exactly that, a cube-shaped speaker small enough to carry with you.  (Click to enlarge the photos.) NuForce has added even more to this little wonder that makes itRead More…


Jawbone’s BIG JAMBOX is Well, Bigger

on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Jawbone’s Bluetooth Jambox Smartspeaker is a miracle. Hearing this tiny speaker (and also Soundmatter’s FoxL – on which the Jambox is based) for the first time will quite literally make your jaw drop. So will the price: $200. That’s a lot for a portable speaker of any size, much less one that is only sixRead More…

Audyssey Audio Dock Air

There’s Music in the Air

on Friday, March 23rd, 2012

When I reviewed the South of Market Audio Dock from Audyssey, I was blown over by the sound, the bass, the size, the… well, just about everything. Everything, except the Bluetooth wireless. As I have said before, I am not a fan of Bluetooth. Maybe the new Bluetooth 4.0 will change my mind, but forRead More…


iHome iP4 Portable FM Stereo Boombox Review

on Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Does anyone remember the Apple Newton? It was arguably the first handheld mobile device and it was way ahead of its time. However, it had so many issues, it ultimately failed in the marketplace. Well, I remember the Newton. I owned four of them and I loved them all. Now, if you are wondering whatRead More…


PURE Contour iPhone/iPod Dock and Internet Radio Review

on Friday, November 25th, 2011

If you store your music on an iPhone or iPod and also enjoy internet radio, the PURE Contour is a one of the nicer speaker systems that I’ve had the opportunity to review. It offers a dock for playing the music on an iPhone/iPod while also charging its batteries, Internet streaming radio, FM radio andRead More…


Sony HomeShare Portable Speaker

on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

The item in the photo may look like a plastic salt shaker, but it’s a wireless speaker.  The HomeShare Portable Speaker from Sony can play music from your iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone through Apple’s Airplay, or it can wirelessly stream music from computers, Sony Blu-ray integrated systems, or from the Sony tablet.  This little  9Read More…


Libratone wireless AirPlay speakers

on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

All of a sudden, there are a lot of Apple AirPlay* speakers being offered just in time for the holidays. Libratone is a new high-end player in this enlarging US market. They’ve been around for a while in Europe where they are famous for their high quality and great sound. This Danish company subscribes toRead More…


Audyssey Lower East Side Audio Dock Air Announced

on Friday, October 21st, 2011

The one thing I really missed from the Audyssey South of Market speaker dock I recently reviewed was Apple’s AirPlay technology (plus no headphone port, but I digress). I was so sure that the next version of that speaker would have it. I was wrong – sort of. Audyssey has released an AirPlay speaker. It’s justRead More…


i-Ecko Portable Cardboard Stereo Speakers Review

on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

No one has ever mistaken me for an environmentalist, however, I drive a hybrid car; my previous car ran on E85; I replaced most of my light bulbs with CFLs and I sort my trash for recycling.  I do these things, not because it makes me feel good.  I do them because it saves me money.  Hence, whenRead More…


Show your Android pride with this Bluetooth speakerphone

on Friday, September 9th, 2011

MobileFun brings us a this super cute Android Bluetooth 3.0 speaker for your car or desk. It’s small but still packs 2W of sound. The Android’s head doubles as a control to let you change tracks with a twist or pause with a push. It also has a built in microphone for hands-free calls. TheRead More…