This is the first in a new series of articles that provide primers for the average person about various emerging technologies.
Beats By Dr. Dre, undoubtedly one of the hottest brands on the planet right now, is flexing its marketing muscle yet again on an ambitious social media-powered tree made entirely of Beats Pills wireless speakers.
Call it conditioning, developed over many years: Tiny speakers always make me think, “Oh boy, is this going to sound tinny.” That’s why I was so pleasantly surprised by the Democracy Revolving Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Made by folks with backgrounds in car audio, Democracy handles deep bass with aplomb and displays no noticeable distortion even when it’s cranked all the way up.
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.
Here we are-it’s the beginning of December and suddenly the holidays are beginning to feel very real. And if you’re like me, you took one look at those Black Friday lines and said “nah, I’ll just get my holiday shopping done later.” Well folks, it’s go time and I’m here to save you some stress. The Soundfreaq Sound Spot is the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list, except maybe your roommate who likes to play music AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT. So let’s cut to the chase.
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!
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 »
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.
Tablets and smartphones are great media consumption devices. You can practically watch or listen to whatever you want wherever you want. But things can get complicated if you’re ready to binge. Aside from collecting your snacks and pillows, and shutting the drapes or door, you’re probably going to want to prop up your device. Oh, more »
Michael Bay and his movies are well-known for big explosions and terrible everything-else. No matter how often media or stand-up comics poke fun at these facts, you can’t ignore how much money the guy has raked in at the box office. I may not be a movie critic, but the one thing I do know is more »
Music makes life better, which is why we love to take it along with us wherever we go. But if you like to spend time outdoors, you’re probably not bringing your expensive home speakers with you. All it takes is one bad drop to ruin that equipment. Headphones are always an option, but they aren’t more »