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Samsung on the Level about beating Beats

on Friday, July 25th, 2014

It appears that Samsung has come out swinging in the “Let’s beat Beats” game. Say what you will about Beats audio quality (I do), you cannot argue with their marketing genius. They hold about 60% of the headphone market – which makes them a prime target. Samsung has released two new headphones, an earphone andRead More…


Audioengine A2+ speakers review

on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

A year ago, I reviewed the monstrous but wonderful Audioengine A5+ speakers. These behemoths will rattle not only your windows, but the neighbor’s as well — yet still sound good doing it. But let’s be real, unless you have a big desk (I do), the A5+ speakers are just too big and loud for mostRead More…


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.


Audioengine W3 Premium Wireless Audio Adapter review

on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

I will admit upfront that this review is way overdue. The main reason is because the Audioengine W3 Premium Wireless Audio Adapter is a product that is not easy to categorize. It performs some unique functions and duplicates some that are built into existing products. It’s taken me a while to sort it all outRead More…


Audioengine moves their A2 speaker into the plus category

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Audioengine doesn’t know when to leave well-enough alone. Case-in-point: Their A2 speakers were just about the perfect size and rating for desktop use, and consumers obviously agreed because they have sold quite well. Even so, Audioengine figured they could do better, so they’ve introduced the new A2+ powered desktop speakers. These mini-powerhouses have been substantiallyRead More…


Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 Wireless Music System review

on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

A couple months ago I posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Minx Go and concluded at that time that it was my current favorite small speaker. Then I was given the opportunity to try the Minx Go’s bigger brother, the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 Wireless Music System. At twice the size and four times theRead More…


Incipio acquires Braven

on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

We here at The Gadgeteer are fans of BRAVEN. Their cool speaker lineup only gets better each year. Accessory maker Incipio has wanted to get into the portable speaker market, and now they’ve gone from having no speakers to being a major player with the purchase of BRAVEN. “The BRAVEN team is thrilled to beRead More…


Satechi Dual Sonic Speakers review

on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

I love listening to music or podcasts on my home PC and at my office. Sometimes you just need to tune into something upbeat to get your work done!  My desk space is limited, so since I was given the opportunity to try out the Dual Sonic speakers from Satechi, I grabbed the chance.


Bowers & Wilkins have struck Lightning… twice

on Monday, April 1st, 2013

Bowers & Wilkins climbed on the Apple AirPlay wagon in 2011 with their wild and wonderful Zeppelin Air speaker (with dock connector). The following year, when Apple replaced the 30-pin connector with their proprietary Lightning connector, I thought B&W would go totally wireless with the next Zeppelin, as they had with the newer – butRead More…


Orb Audio is practically giving away Mini-T amplifiers when you purchase a it with a pair of Mod 1 speakers

on Thursday, January 31st, 2013

We’ve reviewed Orb Audio speakers and amps a few times here at The Gadgeteer.  If you’d like a refresher of Orb’s great designs and quality, check out Julie’s review of their speakers, and my reviews of their Booster and Mini-T amps.  Orb Audio has just released their 2013 Mini-T amplifier, and they’re making a specialRead More…


Boombot REX – Colorful Bluetooth speakers with portable style

on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Boombotix is a San Francisco based company who originally started developing portable speakers for urban cyclists as an alternative to headphones. They currently have a Kickstarter project for a new speaker called the Boombot REX. The REX is an ultraportable 2.1 speaker system with a rugged ABS plastic body and a built in noise cancelingRead More…

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Audyssey Has Done It Again With Bluetooth Speakers

on Monday, August 27th, 2012

Audyssey has taken their expertise in sound tweaking and released some interesting speaker products: a cool AirPlay dock, a killer Bluetooth dock and a pair of small, but powerful media speakers. Now, they’ve taken those media speakers and created a wireless, Bluetooth version, the Audyssey Wireless Speakers.


Audyssey Audio Dock Air Speaker Review

on Saturday, July 28th, 2012

A while back, I reviewed the Audyssey South of Market speaker/dock, which Audyssey has recently renamed the Audyssey Audio Dock. I felt – and still feel – that the addition of Apple’s AirPlay wireless streaming technology would have made that Audio Dock practically perfect. It has only Bluetooth for wireless, and I’m just not aRead More…


uCube Speakers Have Apple-like Styling (and Price)

on Friday, May 18th, 2012

Going for a consistent look for your Apple setup? With a small footprint, aluminum body and matching detachable stands, the uCube speakers from UltraLink have a style that looks like they should have been included in the box with an iMac or MacBook. Plug ‘n’ Play USB powered, they claim to utilize a “smart” DigitalRead More…


X-mini II Capsule and MAX II Capsule Speaker Review

on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In my X-mini KAI Capsule Speaker review I mentioned two things that I considered might be worth pointing out.  The first was the price. When I reviewed the KAI  I showed it around to a lot of my mates. The universal opinion was ” Oooh I love the size! Oooh I love the sound! Oooh, the price….IRead More…


iHome Releases iDM5 Executive Work Station

on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The iHome iDM5 is a Bluetooth keyboard speaker system for smartphones and tablets. It features a full sized keyboard along with speakers and a microphone that offer speakerphone and streaming audio capability. The speakers have SoundClear® Voice echo cancellation and Music 3D technology along with SRS TruBass sound enhancement. If all that doesn’t get you interested, the iDM5Read More…


La Boite Concept+CC LAB’s LD120 Hi-Fi Soundsystem+Laptop Desk

on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

The La Boite Concept+CC LAB’s LD120 Hi-Fi Soundsystem+Laptop Desk from the A+R Store is the first high-fidelity laptop desk.  The desk has a leather-covered surface, and it’s available with red, black, or white legs with a piano-lacquered finish.  It measures 30″ tall x 22.5″ wide x 20.5″ deep.  It has a built-in DAC (digital-to-analog converter)Read More…

Zooka Wireless Speaker

Zooka Wireless Speaker

on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

I’m currently looking for an extension speaker for my Thinkpad Tablet as the in-built speaker is pathetic (yes singular). That being said, I don’t want it connected all the time – only when I want to share watching a movie and the like.  I want it portable and rugged enough to take with me wherever IRead More…


Orb Audio Mini-T Amplifier and Speakers Review

on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

I recently reviewed the Booster Mini Amplifier from Orb Audio, and I had ordered a pair of Mod 1 speakers so I could review the amp.  I was very surprised to also receive speakers and a subwoofer with the Booster amp, and I ended up with 2 extra pairs of Orb Audio Mod 1 speakers. Read More…


Orb Audio Booster Mini Amplifier and Speaker System Review

on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

The picture above is dominated by my giant 65″ TV, but you’ll notice two little speakers sitting in front of the screen (click for a larger view).  These little beauties are Mod 2 speakers from Orb Audio, a US-based “high-end speaker manufacturer who has proven that price does not equate to quality in the homeRead More…


Philips Fidelio SoundRing Portable Speaker with AirPlay

on Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The Fidelio SoundRing Portable Speaker with AirPlay from Philips lets you stream music from your computer, iPad, iPod, or iPhone.  It has a rechargeable battery that can provide up to three hours of playback using AirPlay or up to 6 hours when using the aux-in or USB ports.  It can be used simultaneously with otherRead More…


Minuskull Speakers Sound Spooky

on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Having literally just finishing the latest Skulduggery Pleasant novel, these spooky speakers caught my eye immediately. The Minuskull speaker system is the work of French designers Kuntzel+Deygas. Available in walnut or black and white piano lacquer, these measure in at 9.25″ x 10.64″ x 5.91″. “We expect from a loud-speaker something more than just a beautifulRead More…

Joey Roth - Ceramic Speaker

From Fab.Com – Incredible looking ceramic speakers – I wonder how they sound?

By: Brett Cooper
on Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous

Are you looking for a really cool set of speakers that should also sound great too?  Then look no further as the team at have found a limited edition set of 200 Ceramic Speakers designed by Joey Roth. These ceramic speakers are made of porcelain with cork enclosures.  They feature a custom designed TripathRead More…


Mini Speakers that really suck

on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I know you’ve always dreamed of being able to attach a small speaker to the front of your iPad, notebook display, etc. Brando has just made your dreams come true with the USB Portable Mini Stereo Speaker With Sucker. These little speakers have a suction cup on the bottom that can stick to any smoothRead More…


Feed your Angry Birds addiction with these table top speakers

on Friday, September 30th, 2011

Back in June, Janet posted a news item announcing these speakers. At that time they weren’t yet available. Now they are! If you’re still flinging birds at pigs, then you need one of these uber cute Angry Birds speakers. Available in Black bird, Pig and Red bird styles, these speakers from Gear4 range in priceRead More…