5 buys under $300 to make your Spring Break stay-cation a blast

Make your Stay-cation more like an Away-cation this Spring Break by thinking outside the box with the help of a little home technology. Here are our top 5 tips that will help you get away from it all, without leaving home.

iUi Design MINI Cooper speaker is too cute

If you are a fan of the MINI Cooper, take a gander at iUi Design’s MINI Cooper Mirror BoomBox Bluetooth speaker, which is actually made in the molding of a MINI Cooper side mirror (mirror included) and sports the official MINI Cooper logo.


The sexiest new home audio speakers for 2014

There are speakers…and then there are speakers. Speakers that are sexy, powerful, sleek, big even. Speakers that throw caution to the wind and risk pissing off your interior designer. Speakers that are towering works of art. Speakers that laugh at the thought of being hidden in a wall. Speakers that might just kick your ass if you don’t give them the proper respect. We love them paired with their shorter, but mighty henchman, the subwoofer.

Last-Minute Room-By-Room Home Technology Gift Guide

It’s crunch time now to get your special someone a gift for the holidays—and what better gift can you give than the gift of technology? In this holiday gift guide, we take you through every room of the house and offer ideas for high-tech gear and gadgets that will make your home that much more entertaining, fun, cozy, smart, green, cool, and convenient.


Here’s the KICKER: New Amphitheater BT2 Wireless Audio System Debuts

KICKER has introduced its Amphitheater BT2 wireless audio system. Built to rest on a desktop or bookshelf, it uses Bluetooth to pair with smartphones, tablets and computers. You want specs? We got specs. The Amphitheater BT2 features a 50-watt DSP-optimized internal amplifier, five-inch drivers, 0.75-inch silk-dome tweeters and a six-inch square reflex subwoofer. A USB port is onboard for charging more »

Terra Expands LuminSound Outdoor Speaker Line

In 2012, Terra gave a vocabulary lesson to the audio world by introducing most of us to the word “bollard” with the introduction of its LuminSound LS.32 outdoor LED lighting and sound system (which, by the way, I reviewed for Residential Systems). The combination landscape lighting and speaker system has apparently been a pretty big hit more »


OSD Audio Brings Bluetooth Outdoors

As much as I love music, I have to admit that outdoor audio is often more trouble than it’s worth for me. The one major outdoor audio system I’ve reviewed — the Terra LS.32 LuminSound System — involved digging trenches, burying PVC piping, excavating a ginormous hole for the subwoofer, drilling holes through the brick exterior more »

Energy Introduces Take Classic I/O 4 and I/O 5 Outdoor Speakers

Klipsch’s Energy brand has been in the news quite a bit lately because of its legal issues with Monoprice. The company is making news of a happier sort today, though, with the introduction of its first outdoor speakers: the Energy Take Classic I/O 4 and Energy Take Classic I/O 5. As expected, price is a huge more »


HomeTechTell Review: NXG NX-AW Series All Weather Speakers

Ah, summertime — fun in the sun, outdoor play, water, libations, and celebration of life. Well, that’s assuming you’re not me. I hate heat, humidity, and bright light in general, so I don’t spent a lot of time outdoors during the summer months. So you’d think I would have appreciated the cool, rainy week that more »

Terra LuminSound LED Lighting and Sound System Available Now

If you were holding your breath for the October, 2011, ship date I first reported for the Terra LuminSound LED Lighting and Sound System last year, apologies. These attractive bollards are finally available for shipping, though, just in time for spring and summer backyard barbecue season. The weatherproof LuminSound line is available in three styles: Black, Copper Grill Uplight, or more »

Russound’s AirGo Giveaway

Remember the Russound AirGo Amplified Outdoor Speaker I reviewed a few months back? Wanna win one? Well, you’re in luck! Russound is giving away six of these puppies. Seven, actually, when you consider that an AirGo is also part of the Grand Prize Package being given away on May 24, which also includes an 8GB more »

Niles Introduces Next Generation of Outdoor Speakers

If a backyard barbecue is on your list of summer plans, Niles Audio can help with the entertainment. Niles is expanding its lineup of outdoor speakers with four new GeoRealistic Pro Series Rock models and two Niles Planter Speakers. The Rock line now includes the five-inch RS5Pro, six-inch RS6Pro, six-inch RS6SiPro with dual tweeter, and the eight-inch RS8SiPro with dual tweeter. Niles has added more »