You know how is it with the Amazon Echo. It is a handy personal assistant and an awesome intermediary between you and IoT, but the thing is, it has to stay plugged to the wall outlet. You could cut it from the wall outlet with this handy accessory, or you could get yourself an Amazon Tap, which is essentially the portable version of the Echo. However, it lacks the support of voice command. Tap, as the product explicitly points out, requires you to press a button to communicate with Alexa. So, at this point, it seems like everything’s fine. Continue reading Amazon Tap’s New OTA Update Makes Buying Echo Looks Kind Of Silly
What? Your garage is already filled with exotic rides from Lamborghini? But I am sure you have room for one more inside the house, right? Well, maybe not the entire car, but perhaps a sound system that’s pretty much look like the car itself. Meet the EsaVox Lamborghini Bluetooth Speaker from the same Italian folks, iXOOST, who brought to you the exhaust sound docks. And make no mistake. EsaVox is not inspired by the raging bull marque; it is a Lamborghini by itself and ‘tuned’ like one too with features like monocoque chassis, exhaust system with variable aperture to control pressure of the subwoofer, and even passive shock absorber (yes, it has that too!) that aids in dampening the vibrations generated by the pounding sound. True to an actual suspension set up, the audio system’s tapered supports is also adjustable in height too. Continue reading iXOOST’s Lamborghini Speaker Is Built Like The Actual Car With Real Tailpipes!
Singapore-based Creative Technology has brought both audio and visual treat to gamers in the U.S. with the new Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Under-Monitor Audio System. These “Katana” won’t cut like the feudal Japan weapon of choice of samurais, but it will offer gamers with widescreen or multi-screen setup with state-of-the-art audio, along with visual treat, courtesy of a programmable 16.8 million color Aurora Reactive Lighting System. Continue reading This is Sound BlasterX Katana, Creative’s 24-bit, 150W Audio System
Remember Richard Clarkson’s Cloud Lamp from a few years ago? Also remember the ‘real’ Mattel hoverboard by Crealev? Well, the brilliant minds of the aforementioned individual and outfit have come together to create a “mid-size” floating cloud that not only hovers indoor, but also able to playback your favorite tunes and lights up, or should I say, lightning up, at the same time. The collaboration, called Making Weather, marries Richard Clarkson’s Cloud Lamp with Crealev’s innovative levitation technology to enable this shrunk down artificial cloud to hover (or float) around an inch or two off an oval mirrored base. Continue reading This Floating Cloud Wireless Speaker Has No Thunder, Only Sweet Tunes
You know Bluetooth speakers? Of course you do and I am sure you also know that those so-called stereo Bluetooth speakers ain’t really stereo because the ‘stereo’ is, in fact, packed into one unit. Now, that’s not exactly stereo, is it? For the sake of portability, it looks that will be the closest solution you can get (to actual stereo, stereo) but not if DUOECHO can help it. The ingenious thing about DUOECHO is, it appears to be a sleek, single unit, but it is actually two speakers that are magnetically adhered to each other for easy of storage and transport. Continue reading Super Sleek DUOECHO Is One Unit But Two Bluetooth Stereo Speakers
You need beautiful audio to free your mind from the day’s work and you need a little warm light when the sun sets, so why not have a gadget that does both and as a boon, look fantastic? The UMA Sound Lantern Portable Speaker and Lamp from Desu Design is one such two-in-one gadget that offers 360-degree high-fidelity surround sound and a state-of-the-art warm dim LED technology light. The result is a portable lamp that adds light to darkness while pushing out your favorite tunes, wirelessly streamed from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Continue reading UMA Sound Lantern: When HiFi Audio Meets Ermmm… A Lantern?
Music is an art, but the device that lets you enjoy hardly is, but with the Basswall 200-watt Bluetooth Speaker in a Painting, music enjoyment could be art because you could, for the first time, listen to art and admire a painting, which is also an art itself. Confused? Don’t be. Basswall is a Bluetooth speaker system, but instead the plain old music player design, it masquerade itself as a painting where the painting could be anything you desire. From the front, Basswall looks just like any other wall art, but behind it, it is packed with a pair of 19mm titanium dome tweeters, two 70mm coated cellulose mid-range drivers, a dual subwoofer array and tuned reflex bass port, and rounding up with a Class D amplifier to produce 200 watt of audio nirvana. Continue reading Speaker System Becomes The Art With This Bluetooth Speaker In A Painting
Bose is expanding its horizontal to include children. It now wants to educate the young ones about the birds and the bees of… speakers and it wants to do so by selling you the BOSEbuild Built-It-Yourself Speaker for Kids. To anyone who knows their Marketing 101, you know exactly where’s Bose is heading with BOSEbuild. It is the first of the DIY kit is a cube speaker that lets kids put together a Bluetooth speaker, after which they can personalize the fruit of their labor with colors and covers. It promised to be easy to build and comes with the necessary instructions which Bose described as “involve discovery and education – from how a simple magnet and coil make sound, to how a speaker reproduces music.” In other words, kids will not only build, but also kind of know the theory behind the build, which could be good source education outside of school. Continue reading Bose Introduces BOSEbuild For Kids To Build Their Own Bose Speaker
It’s no secret we are completely obsessed with style (disclaimer: we are not stylish, at least not in our own opinions) and when we come across a gadget that’s not only functional but oozes with style, you can be sure it will be here. The Modern Walnut Boombox by Chicago-based The HiFi Case is one such example. Just look at the walnut case, how can anyone not love it? Said to be inspired by the golden age of audio “where high-end consumer electronics met MCM style and sensibility,” the Modern Walnut Boombox is designed for the old schoolers who won’t shun a little dose of convenience offered by modern tech and such tech is none other than wireless audio streaming made possible by Bluetooth 4.0 technology with aptX. Continue reading Modern Walnut Boombox: MCM Style And Sensibility Sure Looks Fantastic
Let us begin by saying that we are as intrigued by speakers with unique design as much as good sounding ones. While we can’t vouch for Hazang Handcrafted Bamboo Bluetooth Speakers’ audio prowess, we can certainly say it is unique. We can even go far as to say each and everyone is unique. Why? Because the speakers are handcrafted by real craftsman in Vietnam by a family whose’s lives depend on it. What its creator said is true. Mass produced products have lost touch with true craftsmanship as they are mostly produced in factory by machines and line workers. There’s no art to it and each and every piece is the same as the one before and after. Continue reading Hazang Coiled Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker Is Part Art, Part Speaker