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Casio CTK-2400 Sampling Keyboard: A Generous Sampling of Fun

Casio’s CTK-2400 ups the ante on all counts. Its 61 keys give an (admittedly) hobbyist/amateur keyboardist like myself more than enough room to cover the musical spectrum. And beyond the sampling capability, it comes with the full compliment of Casio functions that make the company’s line of inexpensive ($169.99 MSRP, but you can easily find one for under $100), all-in-one (speakers and amplification included for true portability) keyboards so appealing and such a great value.

TechnologyTell Review: Jabra Stealth Bluetooth Headset

If part of your day involves lots of phone time, it pays to have a good earpiece. It doesn’t really matter if you’re in an office, mobile office, or just chit-chat with people frequently. That earpiece is going to be your best friend for quality, wireless communication.

Spotify introduces a family plan for multiple members

Music streaming service Spotify has launched a family plan that will let multiple people use the service without spending more for individual subscriptions. Spotify Family begins at $14.99 per month for two members, and that already amounts to a $5 per month savings since individual plans cost $10. Other family members can be added to a plan for just $5 per month, thereby increasing the savings.

Alpine Electronics launches its first-ever consumer headphone

When you hear the name ‘Alpine’, you likely think of car audio equipment. Alpine Electronics has been a leading manufacturer of performance electronics and mobile vehicle entertainment for decades. We’re talking about everything from speakers, amplifiers, navigation systems, subwoofers, and receivers.

TechnologyTell Review: V-Moda Faders VIP Tuned Metal Earplugs

Although I don’t get to see musicians live that often, I make it a point to go when I can. It’s an indulgence that everyone should do a few times a year, since music is so much more powerful and exciting that way. Aside from a potentially-packed venue, the only real drawback would be ringing in the ears due to lack of protection.

TechnologyTell Review: Life N Soul BE501 BT headphones

I first encountered Life N Soul at CES 2014. To me, they’re a very new company, but have a very big heart when it comes to audio and music. Their style draws you in and the sound keeps you around. Bluetooth wireless headphones are “in” right now. Does the Life N Soul BE501 have what it takes to compete? Read on and find out!

Blast music not ears, DUBS deliver safe audio experience

No matter how much you like listening to your favorite band through headphones or speakers, nothing quite compares to a live experience. I take every possible opportunity to see great performances at local venues whenever artists I follow pass through. I love my music loud, and they deliver.

Phiaton announces next-gen BT 220 earbuds with ANC

If you’ve had the opportunity to get away from big cities for a night or two – like during a camping trip – you might have looked up at the sky to stare at stars. If the timing and location were right, it might have been a meteor shower show. Either way, there’s no contesting that a city’s air and light pollution really put a damper on celestial beauty.

TechnologyTell Review: V-Moda XS, Boompro, XS vs. M-100

V-Moda has been drumming up accolades over the past couple of years, namely with its renowned Crossfade M-100 headphones. They’ve been doing their own thing since 2004, which is melding tech fashion and performance together. V-Moda has been at it long before this recent, budding revolution of wearable tech. Although some may not prefer V-Moda’s more »

TechnologyTell Review: FreshETech All-Terrain Sound Speaker

Contrary to popular belief, rugged speakers aren’t only for summertime use. Trust me. One can find much adventure and trouble outside of the few summer months. But even if you’re not big on outdoor activity, rugged and/or waterproof speakers are great in and around the home. Backyard? Bathtub? Don’t let your imagination ruin the possibilities and limit how and where you can listen to music. Especially with a speaker as small as the FreshETech All-Terrain Sound.

TechnologyTell Review: Inateck BTSP-10 Bluetooth speaker

It’s hard to escape portable Bluetooth speakers these days. They’re everywhere, and the competition continues with ferocity. It’s almost getting to that point where they all sort of just blend together. But every once in awhile, one catches your attention and singles itself out. In the case of the Inateck BTSP-10 Bluetooth speaker, it was the artsy design, with a bright logo against a field of blue, that piqued my curiosity.

JVC unveils four new sports headphones

Attention physically fit people, and those trying to get there: JVC has four new headphone options for you, all under $40.