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Creative lowers the boom with the iRoar Rock

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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Nativ Vita: The next Sonos killer?

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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Timbrefone passive speaker review

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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iHome iDL46 Dual Charging Stereo FM Clock Radio with Lightning Dock and USB Charge/Play review

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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Grace Digital Encore Wi-Fi Music Player Internet radio review

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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Sherwood Excape EXM-30 Bluetooth speaker review

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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Berlin Boombox – A speaker that can be recycled

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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Korus V400 and V600 Premium Wireless Speakers review

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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Wrap sound around your smartphone or tablet with the FAVI Boomerang Bluetooth Speaker with NFC

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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BRAVEN goes big (and now wet) with 855s Bluetooth Speaker

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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