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Through modern history, portable audio devices have gone through many evolutionary phases -- from boom boxes and Walkman cassette tape players to CD and MP3 players. Now listening to music on the go consists of carrying around a smartphone and headphones, or a Bluetooth speaker. However, some Bluetooth speakers are too large to easily fit in a bag with other items. The Bēm Wireless mobile speaker was designed to fit where others wouldn't, and MacNN has one to give away to our readers.
Creative set to roll out T3150 Bluetooth speakers, due May
Creative has announced the T3150 Bluetooth speakers. The new speakers work over wired connections, but will pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device including smartphones, tablets and PCs over a range of up to 10 meters. Using a 2.1 arrangement, the speakers include two satellite speakers and a subwoofer.
Single-speaker base expanable as users' need grow
Today at CES 2013, Pure announced the Jongo family of products -- affordable multiroom audio products that allows the user to start with a single speaker and add more Jongo products for perfectly synchronized audio all around a home. Using Wi-Fi along with the free Pure Connect app, users also get the additional benefit of listening to multiple, tightly synchronised Jongo products in a single room or in a multi-room environment.
Speakers use 30-pin connector, Bluetooth
Speaker manufacturer Edifier has released two speaker docks for iOS and other handhelds. Using the old 30-pin connector found in older iOS devices instead of the Lightning port, the Esiena and Bric both still allow for connectivity to the iPhone 5 and other handsets wirelessly over Bluetooth, or through a 3.5mm auxiliary input port.
UK retail leaks price and imminent release date
Sightings of a Beats-branded Bluetooth wireless speaker have been reported at both the FCC and a UK retailer. The Beats by Dr. Dre Pill has passed through the FCC, with mention of its Bluetooth capabilities, while the online store for HMV put up a listing for the speaker, before quickly removing it from existence.
Cube replaces digital to audio converter on music player with its own
NuForce has released its Cube mobile speaker. The compact cube offers to play sound as a conventional speaker, serve as a headphone amplifier to boost volume, or work as a USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC), bypassing a computer or music player's own on-board DAC in favor of components that are claimed to be of higher quality.
Subwoofer interacts wireless system
Sonos has introduced the Sub, a wireless subwoofer designed to work alongside the company's amplified systems with wireless support. The resin cabinet integrates a pair of acoustic ports and speaker cones, each facing inward in a configuration that is claimed to eliminate buzz or rattle, while dual Class D amplifiers provides the power.
Company is celebrating 10 years in business
Accessory maker XtremeMac, showing at CES on the occasion of its 10th anniversary in the market, has taken the wraps off two new products today -- a lightweight, portable Bluetooth stereo speaker that also features a line-in jack for other music players, and a line of multi-device iOS charging docks that rely on the slim design of iOS products and which offer a full 10 watts in each port, with one model offering up to five charging slots.
Will formally launch at CES, optional mirror
Those who like to sing in the shower or just enjoy some music near the pool or beach can do so without fear of getting their expensive iOS or Android device wet with iDevices' introduction of the iShower, a long range (up to 200 feet) Bluetooth speaker that is water-resistant, can be paired with up to five different devices and offers up to 15 hours of safe listening. The company, best known for its iGrill cooking hardware, will debut the iShower at CES.
Pricey but quality speaker dock
When purchasing a speaker dock for iOS devices, a number of different factors have to be considered. From price to sound quality to iOS integration to connectivity or even just looks, different users have different priorities. Fidelio offers the DS7700, a docking speaker with an attractive design, quality sound for its size, Bluetooth, internet radio stations and more. But how does it measure up to the competition? We find out in our exclusive review.
Bluetooth portable mini-speaker a strong value
There are times when you need a small, portable mini-speaker to with your iPod, iPhone or even notebook computer -- whether its for a presentation or just atmospheric music. The Soundmatters FoxLv2 speaker not only offers decent sound in a tiny (about the size of a hand) package, it includes Bluetooth capability and can act as a speakerphone with a wide variety of devices. Though it's not the cheapest mini-speaker on the market, it makes a strong case for being one that may prove the most durable and versatile. We take a deeper look in a variety of real-world uses in our exclusive review.
High-end sound bar commands $2500
Bose has introduced its first sound bars for home theaters, the CineMate 1 SR and Lifestyle 135. Both offerings maintain the company's focus on the high-end market, featuring compact speaker arrays built into a single sound-bar that can be placed in front of a television. The sound bars are paired with a wireless subwoofer to handle low frequencies.
Wireless speaker system is expandable
The rechargeable AirPlay speaker from iHome, the iW1 will be arriving in retailers and available through iHome starting September 26th. The long-anticipated system uses Airplay and either direct-from-device or an iOS app to control multiple units throughout a space to stream music from a Mac or iOS device. A limited quantity was offered for sale on the company's website earlier today to customers who had signed up for availability notifications and were sold out in 45 minutes.
YSP-2200, a simple home theater solution
Yamaha has added the YSP-2200 digital sound projector to its YSP range. The slim line sound bar has a much narrower profile than the other sound bars in Yamaha’s current range. At just 3.5-inches high, it allows for a user to place the speaker in front of a flat screen TV without blocking the image.