Tag Archives: Portable Speakers

Amazon Tap’s New OTA Update Makes Buying Echo Looks Kind Of Silly

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

Super Sleek DUOECHO Is One Unit But Two Bluetooth Stereo Speakers

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

UMA Sound Lantern: When HiFi Audio Meets Ermmm… A Lantern?

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?

Jooki Is A Jukebox For Kids That Make Music Fun For Juniors

When a baby who’s barely a year old starts swiping magazine pages instead of flipping, you know kids these days have one touchscreen too many. That said, maybe it is unwise to hand them an iPod, let alone a smartphone, if you want them to enjoy music or listen to audio books. This is where Jooki Jukebox For Kids by MuuseLabs fits in. Designed to look fun (and it is; just look at it!), Jooki is a modern day jukebox with no touchscreen; it uses figurines and tokens (think Disney Infinity) called Jooki Stars for controls. All junior has to do is to place the desire figurine or token to start playing a playlist which may include song, story, album, or even Internet radio station. Continue reading Jooki Is A Jukebox For Kids That Make Music Fun For Juniors

Modern Walnut Boombox: MCM Style And Sensibility Sure Looks Fantastic

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

Style Factor Is Through The Roof With These Vintage Suitcase Boomboxes

We have seen our fair share of boomboxes, but to be honest, most of them are pretty run-of-the-bill as far as looks are concerned. Though we did witness a few that managed to set our hearts fluttering, such as Artpentry Gentleman’s Boombox and to some extend, the DemerBox – both which are repurposed from carriers. Now, we can add another one: Vintage Suitcase Speaker ‘Thumper’ Boombox by Curious Provision to our list of speakers we adore. Why? Because it is a freaking vintage suitcase, that’s why. And that alone is enough to wow us and we are confident, it will wow our guests and makes an excellent conversational piece too. Continue reading Style Factor Is Through The Roof With These Vintage Suitcase Boomboxes

Telescopic Tweeter Wireless Speaker Is The Most Futuristic Speaker Ever

You how sci-fi movies sometime depict high-tech gadgets waking up when you do, lighting up and possibly greeting you? Well, the Luna Futuristic Wireless Speaker is not that, but it is the closest you will get to that sci-fi scenario. It won’t greet you though; it will, however, automatically wakes up when you are home (or you can manually wake it up with the companion app) and when it wakes up, its telescopic system fires up, extending the 1-inch tweeter-embedded “Luna Eye” out of its futuristic spherical body and ready to push out 10W of sonic goodness. Completing the audio reproduction setup is a fixed, 2-inch 10W full-range driver within the sphere. Continue reading Telescopic Tweeter Wireless Speaker Is The Most Futuristic Speaker Ever

Bang & Olufsen Wants You To Bring A1 Out And Leave Bumps And Scrapes On It

If there’s one thing that is lacking from Danish audio equipment maker Bang & Olufsen, it will be portable speakers. It’s not that it does not have any; it already had a couple, the BeoPlay A2 and T7, but considering how lucrative the portable Bluetooth speaker market is, two aren’t enough and hence, it is adding yet another to its portable portfolio, called BeoPlay A1. As you might have guessed, A1 is like the A2: ultra portable, measuring just 13.3 cm in diameter and 4.8 cm thick. And yup, it comes in a sweet round form factor, which is a departure from Continue reading Bang & Olufsen Wants You To Bring A1 Out And Leave Bumps And Scrapes On It

This Headphone/Speaker Hybrid Wants You To Enjoy Music From The Neck Up

Headphones are the obvious choice for those with active lifestyle, but they are not without dangers. Headphones cut you off from the surrounding, reducing your awareness to things like traffic and people and it could hurt your hearing in long run. And then, there’s the portable speaker, which saves you from the aforementioned, but it’d be too far away for comfort listening. Somewhere in between those two extremes is the Music Wrap. Touted as the “personal sound space on-the-go,” it is part portable speaker, part headphones; except that it won’t have to shut your ears for the sake of music and neither will it be too far for you to listen to your favorite tunes. Continue reading This Headphone/Speaker Hybrid Wants You To Enjoy Music From The Neck Up

Hercules’ New Rugged Bluetooth Speaker Is Very Salt Water-Happy

If you feel the need to listen to music as you ride the waves, then Hercules WAE Outdoor Rush Bluetooth Speaker is the wireless speaker of choice. Why? Because, it is not just waterproof like some Bluetooth speakers already are; it is “ocean-proof.” In addition to being dust-resistant and waterproof, the speaker’s metallic grilles are corrosion resistant – thanks to a nickel electro-plating process. According to Hercules, a Guillemot Corporation’s company, it has been lab tested and proven to be resilient against salt water assault for up to 2 years. Not surprisingly, it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree. Continue reading Hercules’ New Rugged Bluetooth Speaker Is Very Salt Water-Happy