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Indiegogo find: The Mighty Speaker may be sharkproof

I say the Mighty Speaker “may” be sharkproof because the developer doesn’t actually make that claim. They have no reason to. But I’m watching something on SyFy about the greatest shark attacks in cinema, so I’ve got that on my mind. Hopefully, your speaker needs are more of the waterproof, sandproof and floating variety, which the Mighty Speaker can provide.

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Back-to-school giveaway: UE Boom – Jettison Edition wireless speaker

Is it too early to think about going back to school? Yes? Maybe? Regardless, it’s not too early to think about new speaker equipment, and that’s why we’re giving away an Ultimate Ears UE Boom wireless speaker to one lucky AppleTell reader. The specific model is the UE Boom – Jettison Edition, a limited run designed by skateboard artist Don Pendleton, worth $199.99.

Skateboard artist Don Pendleton’s UE Boom is pretty cool

Ultimate Ears has released a few limited-edition runs of their UE Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker, the latest of which is a collaboration with artist Don Pendleton. Continuing the company’s aim to blend people’s passions for music, design and art, the limited-run Jettison Edition is designed with Pendleton’s distinct organic cubist graphic style.

Kickstarter Find: OwnPhones wireless, custom-fit, 3D printed earbuds

Earbuds are many things: wireless, sweat proof, noise isolating, stylish, and custom fitted. But they aren’t all these things at once, forcing you to choose different earbuds for different situations. OwnPhones, which recently launched on Kickstarter, aims to change that by giving you a pair of custom fitted, personalized Bluetooth earbuds that are built to match your ear and your style.

Review: Divoom Voombox Travel wireless speaker

Nowadays, music is easily accessible from your iPhone, iPod, and similar devices, but what about sharing it with others? Those built-in speakers don’t go far in providing quality audio in large, open spaces. To that end, Divoom offers the Voombox Travel as a rugged, portable, wireless speaker that you can take just about anywhere to get hours of decent audio for everyone to enjoy. We got our hands on one to try out.

Review: Take the Urbanears Humlan headphones for a spin…cycle

“Humlan…is an on-ear headphone for those of you who appreciate fresh laundry as much as you do good sound.” It’s rare I’ll start a review off with a quote from the company’s website, but I had to call attention to that line. I mean, I think I appreciate both, but this is the first time fresh laundry and good sound have applied to the same item. The Urbanears Humlan headphones are, in fact, washable…in part.

Are A-Audio Headphones the best that $299 can buy?

I ask not because I’m about to present the answer, but because A-Audio claims to already have the answer, and they say, “Yes.” Their claim that headphones have become little more than a popular fashion accessory can certainly be backed up by watching any sports-related press conference these days, and they’re looking to provide a better balance between fashion and performance with the A-Audio Legacy headphones.

Review: Sennheiser Momentum on-ear headphones

With their Momentum line of on-ear headphones, it seems Sennhesier is looking to create an entire movement, not just a set of quality cans. I think they’re succeeding on both counts. The Momentum on-ear headphones offer excellent audio with a style that’s more about your personal tastes than those of whoever’s logo is on the side.

Libratone introduces Spotify Connect, updated iOS apps at CE Week 2014

With the launch of their new 360 Scandinavian branding earlier this year, Libratone upped their design game. The company also used the recent CE Week show in New York to introduce some upgraded tech to their line as well. Announcements during the show last week included Spotify Connect integration, as well as updates to the company’s iOS app for better performance.

JBL launches Reflect Sport and Synchros E-Series headphones

The new JBL Synchros E-Series headphones—whether in-ear to around-the-ear—combine JBL engineering with innovative features for every way of listening. The JBL Synchros Reflect and JBL Synchros Reflect BT in-ear headphones raise the bar on sport headphones with high-performance audio

Do you want custom-fitted, 3D-printed, wireless earbuds?

I don’t use Apple’s Earbuds, nor do I use their Earpods. They don’t stay in my ears. Ever. Would they if they were custom fitted? I may get to find out, as OwnPhones will soon be launching a Kickstarter campaign to complete funding for their 3D printed, personalized wireless earbuds.

V-Moda headphones now available at Magnolia A/V stores

Previously available mostly via online retailers, this new partnership between V-Moda and Best Buy’s Magnolia home audio stores gives listeners a chance to try out V-Moda’s slick designs and super sound quality in person. High end headphones are certainly a worthwhile purchase, but it can help to try out something this expensive before you commit.