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September 8, 2015 • News

About to Be Affordable: Harman TruNote Sound Calibration Scans Your Ears to Remove Distortion

While much of their IFA press conference centered on growth of the brands covered by the Harman parent company (JBL, Harman-Kardon, AKG, Infinity, etc.), there was one announced product that I want to focus on, because I think it may ultimately be the most intriguing — the Everest headphone collection with TruNote Sound Calibration.

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September 6, 2015 • Reviews

Denon’s HEOS 1 and Go Pack Make for a Fine Wireless Speaker

The Denon HEOS 1 Wireless Speaker is an attractive network and Wi-Fi connected speaker that delivers good sound anywhere in your house for $199.99. With the HEOS app, you can stream music to the speaker using a few different music services. The HEOS 1 Go Pack adds Bluetooth connectivity, splash proofing, and a 6-hour battery …

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September 1, 2015 • News

SCOSCHE boomBOTTLE+: Rugged, Waterproof, and Wireless Sound

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be plenty of opportunities to be outside listening to your favorite music. Rather than worrying that your favorite wireless speaker might get damaged by the elements, you can enjoy great sound with the rugged, waterproof, and wireless SCOSCHE boomBOTTLE+.

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August 21, 2015 • Reviews

The JamSpot by Bracketron Is a Great Way to Dock Your Tablet

If you are one of the few people who still use a tablet instead of an enormous smartphone, or even if you have both, you’ll know that attempting to dock them in places like your bed, on planes, or while even just sitting right there on your desk at work, there are few options that …

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August 21, 2015 • Reviews

House of Marley’s Chant Mini Is All About That Bass

If you’ve played with one portable bluetooth, you’ve pretty much played with them all. But then there’s The House Of Marley, and with the legacy such as theirs, you’re getting more than what you bargained for.

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August 20, 2015 • Reviews

Braven’s BRV-Pro Bluetooth Speaker Is the All-Terrain Speaker You Should Have

There are a lot of dainty beautiful Bluetooth speakers out there on the market today, but you need something a bit more rugged if you’re going to close out the summer at the beach or poolside, something that will take a splash and keep on going. So when I first unboxed the Braven BRV-PRO, I was actually …

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August 18, 2015 • Reviews

Boombotix’s Boombot Pro Is a Bluetooth Speaker That Lets You Leave Your Phone at Home

Boombotix’s Boombot Pro is the latest in a growing group of pocket bluetooth speakers available out on the market. Not only is the speaker made to be used on the go, but you can certainly use it while in your home.

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August 17, 2015 • Reviews

Soundfreaq Sound Kick 2 Kicks Out the Sound for Just $100

At $100, Soundfreaq Sound Kick 2 is bound to impress. The speaker is powerful, portable, and water-resistant. Better still, while looking to update the original Soundfreaq Sound Kick speaker, the company made sure to stay focused on their main objective: small speakers offering great sound. In the process, they created a speaker that can go anywhere — including the …

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August 2, 2015 • Reviews

You Deserve the Cambridge Audio TV5 2.1-Channel Speaker Base

Cambridge Audio is back with a 2.1-channel speaker base, the TV5, perfect for a reasonably priced upgrade to your home’s audio system. It’s a sleek speaker base with built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming. At $399, it’s a beautiful addition underneath any size TV and you won’t need an external subwoofer to make sure the …

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July 21, 2015 • Reviews

808 Audio XS Wireless Stereo Speaker: A Small Yet Powerful Boombox

Just about everyone has a portable Bluetooth speaker anymore, right? So it takes something special to set one apart from the others, and that’s what 808 Audio is trying to offer with their XS Wireless Stereo Speaker. Available in black, blue (with a black grill), or white (with a gold grill), the ~$60 speaker packs a lot of …

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July 9, 2015 • Reviews

Feel Secure About Having Your Phone in the Sun This Summer with the Combo Charger & Speaker

With the Summer in full swing, I’m at the beach or at the pool as much as possible. And as a result, I’m always playing music from Spotify or Apple Music, which can be draining to your battery. But one thing I refuse to do is to set my phone out in the sun and charge …

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June 30, 2015 • Reviews

JBL Clip+ Bluetooth Speaker Lets You Clip It and Rock Out

The other day I was carrying a backpack with my JBL Clip speaker clipped to one shoulder strap. Someone asked me what it was and was impressed when I explained that it let me keep my music with me all the time. The new JBL Clip+ goes one better for the same sub-$60 now that …

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June 27, 2015 • Reviews

UE ROLL Is Another Amazing Bluetooth Speaker From Ultimate Ears!

We’ve reviewed the UE Boom, UE Boom Mini, and UE MegaBoom Bluetooth speakers. Each and everyone one has impressed us with the quality, the durability, and the sound. And each has gotten better over time thanks to OTA updates from Ultimate Ears. Now comes the diminutive, sub-$100 UE ROLL Bluetooth Speaker. It too knocks it …

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May 24, 2015 • Reviews

Samson Meteor M2 Speaker Review

I recently finished my home bar and began searching for some small speakers to play through my laptop or iPad. The opportunity to review the Samson Meteor M2 speakers came about so I jumped on it. The $149.99 Samson Meteor M2 speaker combines an old school design style with great sound perfect for desktops, laptops, …

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May 5, 2015 • Reviews

Monster Backfloat Bluetooth Speaker Is a MUST Have Poolside This Summer

With summer slowly approaching, there’s one thing that is for certain, I’ll be poolside. And courtesy of the ultra-portable Monster Superstar Backfloat Bluetooth Speaker, I’ll be able to to enjoy the warm weather with a few of my favorite tunes.

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May 1, 2015 • Reviews

The Cambridge Bluetone Speaker Fills the Room, but It Needs a Power Source

Back in 2013, Cambridge Audio released the Minx Air 100, in efforts to make good use of Apple’s new AirPlay feature. Now it could have been a fault on both parties, but they didn’t do the best job. But late in 2014, they bounced back with what was a more sophisticated model in the Cambridge …

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April 15, 2015 • Reviews

Bayan Audio soundbook GO Sounds Great on the Go and at Home

The portable Bluetooth speaker market has exploded in recent years and it is more and more difficult to stand out in such a crowded field. Bayan Audio has found a way to do just that with the soundbook GO, however. This small speaker sounds great, has a built-in stand that doubles as a cover and …

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April 7, 2015 • News

Ultimate Ears Announces Sixth Artist-Edition UE BOOM

I am a huge fan of Ultimate Ears’ UE Boom. I love the way the company has been adding features to the already-great speaker. And I love the way Ultimate Ears has been rolling out limited editions of the speaker. This time out they are announcing the sixth Artist-Edition UE Boom.

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April 6, 2015 • Reviews

Braven LUX HD Wireless Speaker Review: A Most Elegant Audio Source

Looking suspiciously like an evening clutch that I would love to own, the new Braven LUX HD Wireless Speaker is much more than a fashionable portable sound system. Measuring 6.5″ long x 2.6″ wide x 21.8″ deep, this 11.8 ounce speaker offers 12 hours continuous battery life and it can even top-off your phone’s battery.

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March 18, 2015 • News

Aiwa Relaunches with an Awesome Looking Bluetooth Speaker, The EXOS-9

I remember the Aiwa audio brand from my childhood. Sadly, it was absorbed by Sony in 2002.  They, in turn, discontinued the brand in 2006. Joe Born of Neuros Technology, Digital Innovations and Hale Devices fame has resuscitated the brand with what looks like a fabulous new bluetooth speaker, the EXOS-9.

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March 10, 2015 • Gear Bits, News, Outdoors

It Might Be Bulletproof Also! Braven Announces the BRV-Pro

Earlier this year, Braven debuted the BRV-Pro, the first rugged, eco-friendly bluetooth speaker at the Las Vegas CES. Known for their durability and designs, Braven released the BRV-Pro with a lot of fanfare. Sporting up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge, as well as a solar charging panel battery bank, and …

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