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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 out Read 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 substantially Read 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 the Read 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 be Read 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 – but Read 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 special Read 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 canceling Read 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 a Read 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” Digital Read 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….I Read 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 iDM5 Read 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 I Read 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 home Read 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 other Read 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 beautiful Read 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 Tripath Read 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 smooth Read 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 price Read More…


Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers

on Sunday, June 26th, 2011

On the heels of the amazing South of Market speaker dock, Audyssey has released another neighborhood inspired audio product: The Lower East Side Media Speakers. These minimalist designed speakers invoke the artsy feel of the iconic New York City area, much like the South of Market dock was inspired by the San Francisco district of Read More…

Ampigo Battery Case with USB charger

Ampigo iPhone Speaker and Battery Pack Review

on Friday, February 4th, 2011

True geeks always need more juice. Other than carrying around cables and power blocks, what’s the solution? Ampigo has an answer, and it will allow you to have power for both an iPhone 4 or the previous iPhone 3g/3gs devices: their Personal Speaker and Battery Pack.


Mousepad with USB Hub and Speaker

on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

Here’s a multi-purpose gadget for you from  This roll-up mousepad also has a 4-port  1.1 USB hub.  It also has two speakers that can be connected to an mp3 player using the included 3.5mm audio cable.  The speakers/hub are powered with the included USB cable, but it appears there is a connector if you Read More…