While attending CES 2015, I made a point to visit as many audio-related booths as I could. While floating through the upper floors in the Venetian, I happened to pop into the suite for High Resolution Technologies. Why? Because they were playing some fun music loud enough to lure me in (unlike almost half of the other suites on those three floors).
2015 is definitely starting to look like the year set for colors and styles. If you read the second half of my 2015 CES wrap-up, you’d know that when it comes to personal audio, black is outsold by color options. Now, black will always have a place in my heart and on my tech, but it’s nice to own other gear with some lively pop.
Holophonic sound has been around for some time, but only recently harnessed in a small, portable form. The Theatre Box completed its Kickstarter funding goal only a few months ago, and is now available for new customer orders.
Without a doubt, this is going to be a year of the drones. CES 2015 had an area dedicated to drones, and the enthusiasm was neither lacking nor diluted.
The next time you’re drinking with your buds, why not bring the noise and the booze in the same package? That’s what Kube, a new product we spotted at CES, proposes.
When it comes to products that are mega, there are some pretty badass options out there. First, you’ve got yourself Mega Man. Then there’s also the Nerf N-Strike Mega Centurion. Heck, even the kiddies have Mega Bloks. So when you’re Ultimate Ears and want to juice up one of your best-ever inventions, you go mega.
The Liberate BT is smaller than expected, but it doesn’t take away from how cool it looks and feels. There’s something about naked fabric, wood, and metal.
If smartphone built-in speakers were totally awesome, no one would think much about enhancing their music with separate audio output. The reality is that the tiny, built-in speakers are only great for basic sound. You can’t expect the hardware to develop much depth for music and entertainment.
The latest from BenQ is the treVolo bluetooth speaker, created with electrostatic speaker technology for audiophile grade sound. Collapsible wings adorn the sides of the speaker and three audio profile modes create bidirectional sound reproduction to offer tonal balance. The speaker connects to any device and can be used in speakerphone mode with a noise-canceling more »
New products don’t always hit it out of the park the first time up to bat. Sometimes a second round is required to get that groove and impress upon the masses. When it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers, this means big business. The market is saturated with options, and manufacturers are vying to draw consumers to their niches.
If you’ve ever shopped around for an ultra-portable, highly-affordable Bluetooth wireless speaker, it’s very likely you’ve seen at least one from X-mini. These guys have been making pocket- and keychain-sized speakers for quite some time – enough to garner excellent ratings of their entire product lineup in the thousands. They come in a variety of great colors and the price point can’t be beat.
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.