Every year around the holidays, I start to get an anxious feeling. My mind and body instinctively know deep down what’s coming shortly after New Year’s Day: another grueling trek to (and, shudder, within) Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
Everyone loves a good comeback story, especially if the protagonist is worthy of adoration. Sort of like the Christopher Nolan reboot of the Batman movie franchise. Or Mickey Rourke’s excellent return to acting in The Wrestler and Iron Man 2. Yeah, that’s right, comics!
With the vast (and ever-growing) sea of audio products available, it becomes harder and harder to get noticed. It takes the right combination of elements to get that attention and then deliver with quality that people will love and keep.
Wireless speakers have recently been making a bit of a turnaround in terms of design vs. quality. The ultra-portable fist-size type are being eclipsed by bigger and more robust versions. People are looking for better sound quality in a design that they can still bring anywhere.
Kicker Performance Audio announced that it will debut two new products at CES: one Bluetooth speaker and one set of headphones. The mid-size Amphitheater K3 Speaker System with Bluetooth is the first Kicker wireless speaker system to possess Bluetooth aptX audio coding technology as well as NFC (near-field communication) technology. A 3.5mm auxiliary input and a USB port more »
THE LUCKY WINNER OF OUR CONTEST IS ROB FORTUNO! Will you be the lucky person to win Paradigm’s $800 SHIFT Series Soundtrack System for FREE? You won’t know unless you enter! Want awesome TV sound but don’t have an AV receiver and connected speakers on hand? The Paradigm SHIFT Series Soundtrack System will come to your rescue. It combines more »
With the holiday shopping season practically in full-swing and counting down, the fervor for gift-purchases can get pretty competitive. It’s no big deal when you have your list and attack plan for the friends and family in mind, but what about something for that someone who practically has everything?
Many recent Bluetooth speakers have focused on rugged portability. If you’ve been waiting to hear about some indoor-mostly speakers, you got it. Wren Sound Systems, a company made of audio industry veterans, has announced the latest Wren speaker. The Wren V5BT Bluetooth Speaker joins up with its V5AP Airplay and V5PF Android siblings for sophisticated styling and rich sound.
Small and portable are always handy elements when one wants to pack light and stay mobile. But what about when you don’t care about that, when bigger is all you want? Jabra’s got you covered. has just announced its latest addition to the Solemate speaker family. The Jabra Solemate Max brings you the same familiar more »
GadgeTell Interview: Hip-Hop Legend DJ Premier Talks Stanton Gear, His Career and Keeping Music Pure (Bonus: Full Performance Video)
If you’re a fellow classic (authentic) hip-hop freak, then you know about the Adidas sweat suits and b-boy dancers, those groovy vocal patterns, record scratches, rhythmic drum machine pockets, urban street art, etc., etc. And of course the countless figures and personalities involved; celebrated forefathers who provided life to the newly burgeoning musical genre at more »
SOL REPUBLIC and Motorola have announced the availability of the DECK portable wireless speaker. The DECK features 360-degree sound, an impressive 300-foot wireless range, and, best of all, Heist Mode. DECK is the first speaker ever to allow up to five separate devices simultaneously pair with it, enabling users to take turns controlling the music more »
It was fate that brought me together with the SoundpOp on the summery day at CE Week. Admittedly, I wasn’t exactly sure what it was when I walked by, but I knew it was something special. Really, you can’t fully explain Audiosource’s new, innovative bluetooth speaker. The SoundpOp just has too much to it. If you’re looking for a bluetooth speaker that you can literally fit in the palm of your hand, then the SoundpOp is made for you. If you’re looking for a bluetooth speaker that goes far beyond the bounds of a bluetooth speaker, then the SoundpOp is made for you too.