Colorful options for new Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker

I’m of the firm opinion that having one thing in a variety of colors is awesome. If I see a sweater I like, I buy it in two or three colors. I love boxes of Crayolas and baskets of Easter eggs. Bose is finally getting with some colored options for its new SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III ($300), the latest entry to its SoundLink line.

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.


Damson Jetstream speakers auto-calibrate to your room for better sound

Getting good sound from your speakers means knowing that the room where they live is a large part of the equation. Whether it is a surround sound receiver with a built-in mic that takes room measurements and adjust speakers based on feedback or a professional acoustician to dial-in a more sophisticated room, tweaking the way more »

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.

KEF Introduces New X300A Wireless Speaker with Built-In AirPlay and DLNA

Leading up to CEDIA EXPO next week, KEF has tipped its hand on a couple of new products that will officially debut at the show. The first, an updated version of the company’s renowned X300A speaker, is simply dubbed the X300A Wireless. It features the same Uni-Q drivers as the original X300A, the same dedicated Class more »

Orb Audio Introduces Tenth-Anniversary Speaker Redesign

You may remember the Orb Audio speaker system I reviewed a few months back. If not, here’s the TL;DR version: the People’s Choice Home Theater Speaker System is a gorgeous little 5.1 setup that may not be the easiest speakers in the world to hook up, but they certainly make up for that in terms more »


Monoprice Revamps Controversial $249 Speakers

Earlier this year, Monoprice and Klipsch had a bit of an issue; Monoprice’s acclaimed $249 surround sound package allegedly was a knockoff of one of Klipsch’s bestselling packages. Who was at fault, how it happened, and whatnot we can only guess at, but what we do know is that the two parties reached an agreement, more »

Review: Orb Audio People’s Choice Home Theater Speaker System

Take a look at the gorgeous little spherical speakers pictured at right, and you’re probably already forming impressions about their sound. The look evokes a style-over-substance approach to design, and if you noticed the single three-inch driver within each of the polished steel enclosures, you may be imagining a sound rather similar to—well, let’s just more »

Bang & Olufsen Intros BeoLab 14 Surround Speaker System

Bang & Olufsen announced this week the debut of a new surround sound speaker system called BeoLab 14. Along with the introduction of the system, which is available in 4.1- or 5.1-channel varieties, the company also announced a partnership with Universal Music Group to release a limited edition surround sound version of the Les Misérables soundtrack on more »


KEF Introduces E Series Home Theater Speaker System

No, you’re not experiencing déjà vu. Yes, I already wrote about another E-Series last week. This has nothing to do with that. Well, except for the fact that you could use the new KEF E Series speakers with Denon’s new E-Series receivers and have yourself a complete E Home Theater system. The New KEF E Series more »

Polk Monitor30 IIs $89.99 This Weekend at Newegg

If you’re looking for more oomph than yesterday’s Klipsch offer, or are upgrading that 5.1 to a 7.1 system, you could do worse than these Monitor30 IIs from Polk. I used their predecessors for years as my surrounds, and still use them for my rears — and they sound great. Sold as a pair, setup more »