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New HP devices to feature premium Bang & Olufsen sound

When the topic of “quality audio” is brought up, it’s very unlikely that anyone mentions laptop speakers in the discussion. Sure, there may be some exceptions to that rule, but I can’t remember the last time someone got excited to jam tunes for me from their laptop. The teeny, tinny speakers with the most basic more »

This needs to happen now: Lyric IoT speaker

I’m a little bummed out that I missed my chance to see this Lyric speaker in action while at SXSW 2015. Ah, if only I had an additional half a day more. I’ll cross my fingers the company will showcase this product at next year’s CES 2016. Now I’ve seen and listened to my fair more »

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TechnologyTell Review: Marshall Woburn speaker

As awesome as portable audio can be, it doesn’t compare to the power of a fuller-sized speaker. Anything that fits in a backpack isn’t going to wash your body over with vibrations and melodies. Sometimes you really need to get that fix, even at the risk of a having a neighbor calling in a noise more »

Totally wireless, Flicks delivers home audio, video anywhere

If you’ve ever used a projector for entertainment purposes, you probably know how terrible the built-in speakers are. I keep a compact speaker alongside my projector, since the difference in audio is like night and day. But that’s just for quick/mobile convenience. If I’m setting up the projector for plush movie-viewing, I’m reaching for the more »

TechnologyTell Review: Definitive Technology W9 speaker

So I just finished listening to and reviewing the Definitive Technology W7 speaker. Why stop there, right?? At a little more than two times the size of the W7, the W9 delivers some serious decibels at the cost of size and weight. But considering the huge sound output, it’s still an easily-moved speaker. Design & more »

TechnologyTell Review: Definitive Technology W7 speaker

It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for products that deliver bigger bang for the buck. There’s just something about having a device or gadget perform more than what one might expect. Like that cat that attacked a street dog to save a boy. Or when Jennifer Lawrence creeped on Taylor Swift last more »

What if your bathroom’s ventilation fan had Bluetooth speakers?

There is seemingly no limit on digital innovation for the home. I mean, you know that “dumb” ventilation fan in your bathroom? Well, that’s your father’s ventilation fan. The cool kidz are moving on to ventilation fans with Bluetooth speakers built-in.

Acoustic Research adds refined outdoor audio at CES 2015

When it comes to roaming the vast expanses of carpet and concrete for CES 2015, there is almost no shortage of speakers. Like, seriously. Although it’s hard for me to say if there are more this year, compared to CES 2014, I can vouch for seeing an uptake in style and innovation. One theme I’ve more »

ARCHT One is a 360 speaker disguised as art

If you’re one to observe upon and believe most speakers out there tend to be boxy, you’d be right. These rectangular shapes of varying dimensions sit vertically or horizontally in living spaces, typically close to a wall. Depending on the speaker brand, size, and power, some areas of that room will have better-sounding music than more »

TechnologyTell Review: Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100

With all the audio options available to consumers, there is little reason to not find a product that is just right. They come in such a wide variety of shapes and sizes, fit for practically anyone. As of late, portable Bluetooth wireless speakers have been immensely popular. We love to bring our music with us, more »

Sonos Studio NYC merges art, tech and music

Sonos, a company that has long pursued the perfect merger of music with technology, furthered that cause—with a strong artistic flair—as it previewed its Sonos Studio NYC experience on Sept. 30. The attraction will be open through Oct. 5th. Held at the Neue House—an experimental office space at 110 E. 25th St.—Sonos Studio NYC is more »

Super large-screen TVs get home theater love with ZVOX

Ever since TVs became a household commodity, manufacturers have continued to improve upon quality, features, and design. So far, each new year of the past few years have upped screen size by at least an inch or so. If you have the budget (and allocated space), all video  can be enjoyed to over 80 inches more »