Headphones

Altec Lansing inMotion iMV712 Digital Mini-Theater for iPod

Here’s an iPod speaker system that one ups all the others I’ve seen on the market these days. The Altec Lansing inMotion iMV712 Digital Mini-Theater system has a built-in color display so that you can view photo slideshows and videos stored on your video iPod, on a much larger screen. Is it worth the price tag though? Let’s take a closer look…

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Plantronics Pulsar 260 Stereo Bluetooth Headset

Does your mobile phone double as your audio player? If so, do you fumble to remove your stereo earbuds when a call comes in through your phone while you’re listening to music? A possible solution to that problem is the Pulsar 260 Stereo Bluetooth Headset from Plantronics. Let’s take a closer look.

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Etymotic Research ety8 Bluetooth Noise-Isolating Earphones

I love listening to my 2nd generation Apple iPod Nano, but the earbud cables always seem to get in my way. So far I’ve only had the opportunity to review one wireless headphone solution for the iPod: Bluetake’s i-PHONO mini BT450Tx. Unfortunately, I didn’t really like it all that much and to date I am still using wired phones. Then this past January, I was able to a demo Etymotic Research’s ety8 Bluetooth earphones at CES. Their products aren’t new to The Gadgeteer, we’ve reviewed several over the years. I quickly asked if I could review the ety8 earphones. They said yes and here is the review.

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Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Pro Earphones

Have you ever compared items, in general with the same basic functionality, and wonder why item “B” is so much more expensive than item “A”? The classic example, which many people can relate to, is shoes. Are the shoes marketed by a professional athlete and sold for $140 that much better than the ones sold at your local department store for $30?

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Edifier H260 Earphones

I like music. I like to listen to the rhythmic and melodic flow of a well-written piece of music. However, it doesn’t matter how well a piece is written or how high a bitrate you encode it at if you don’t have anything good to listen to it with. I’ve drifted through many sets of earphones, headphones, earbuds, etc., trying to find the right pair to use. Since I was given the chance to review a pair for The Gadgeteer, I think I’ve found them.

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Oakley O ROKR Sunglasses

Wifi and Bluetooth-capable devices and peripherals are everywhere nowadays, and “going wireless”, or having a “wireless lifestyle” seems to be on a lot of our minds. It is not uncommon to see people on the commute, or people in their cars going hands-free throughout the day wearing their Bluetooth headsets being tethered invisibly/almost magically to their cellphones. Whatever your reason for needing Bluetooth in your daily life, Oakley brings you a full dose of it in their $249 O ROKR sunglasses.

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iCarta Stereo Dock for iPod with Bath Tissue Holder

The first time I ever saw a picture of the iCarta (from Atech Flash Technology), I thought it had to be a joke. Who would make an iPod speaker system that doubled as a toilet paper holder? The date on my calendar did not say April Fools day though, so this was actually a real honest to goodness new iPod accessory. Now in addition to having an iPod in your pocket, in your office and in your living room, you can also have one in the bathroom. The iCarta box says that it will enhance your experience. Ok, I won’t go there…

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GINI iTube & iConec iPod Speaker Bundle

Earlier this year, I reviewed the Audioengine 5 Speaker System and was totally blown away by the wonderful sound they produced. This was the first higher end iPod speaker system that I had the opportunity to review and I immediately understood that when it comes to speaker systems, you definitely get what you pay for. In the months that have followed the review, I have continued to enjoy the Audioengine’s. But you know me, I’m always on the look out for something better, so when GINI Systems sent me information regarding their vacuum tube based iTube and iConec iPod speaker bundle, I knew I had to test it out.

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Skullcandy Proletariat Noise Cancelling Headphones with LINK Technology

I should start this review with the statement that anybody who travels needs a set of noise reducing headphones. But the fact is that NR headphones shouldn’t just be used when sitting on a plane next to a frustrated parent who is holding a squalling baby. NR headphones are a great way to cut out any obnoxious background noise, they can make things quiet enough that the wearer can sleep, relax, or even work more productively in the noisiest environment.

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SpeckProducts SpeckTone Retro iPod Tabletop Speaker System

For those times when you don’t care to use earphones or earbuds to listen to the music stored on your iPod, you need a good set of speakers. Stereo speakers come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. Typically, you get what you pay for. Cheapo speakers will offer up matching cheapo sound, while higher end speakers systems will bring a smile to your ears.

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Saitek Audio A-350 Wireless Headphones

I have become rather spoiled by the number of wireless headphone
reviews I’ve been doing lately, as not having a cable connecting my
headset to my iPod is definitely a convenience I have learned to
enjoy. Just like every other new convenience there are good and bad
points to explore however, and whether or not this type solution
will appeal to everyone remains to be seen…

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Macally IP-n111 Portable Stereo Speakers for the iPod nano

For those times when you don’t care to shove earbuds into your ears, or when you want to share your iPod nano tunes with friends & coworkers, Macally’s IP-n111 desktop speaker can come in pretty handy. This rugged (W) 4.2″ x (L) 1.4″ x (H) 4.2″, 3.3 oz. plastic stand with a metal speaker mesh,

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