Audio Visual Gear

Be Free with Optoma’s New BE Free8 Wireless Earbuds

Just a few short weeks ago, we covered Optoma’s NuForce’s latest BE2 wireless headphones, with a few constructive criticisms about things that could use a bit of improvement. And in the blink of an eye, NuForce releases their BE Free8, a new product that is not only better in every way, but they are true to their name.



JBL Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker: A Grown-Up Lava Lamp with Skills

From the beginning, the JBL Pulse line has been made up of excellent portable speakers which happen to include a light show. But it wasn’t until the Pulse 3 that the design became sophisticated. The JBL Pulse 3 looks like the love child of a portable Bluetooth speaker and a fancier lava lamp, and it’s one pretty baby.


FIIL CANVIIS Pro Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Offer Tech, Tunes, and Much More

There was a time when headphone reviews focused on build-quality, design, comfort, and sound. Those remain relevant but headphones, particularly those with wireless and NFC, are now complex. That’s the case with the FIIL CANVIIS Pro Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones. They offer a ton of functionality and store up to 1000 songs in MaxWide 3D Audio; they’re awesome.


Zipbuds 26: A Unique Approach to Bluetooth Headphones

If you are a huge fan of bluetooth devices, or you have one of those smartphones that inconveniently does not come with a headphone jack, you should check out the Zipbuds 26, a truly dynamic pair of headphones that are not just great for casual listeners, but for fitness advocates as well.




Bluelounge Cable Yoyo: No More Tangled Earbuds

Simple things that look good and do their job make me happy, so picture me smiling as I tell you about the Bluelounge Cable Yoyo. There’s not much to it — two soft silicone halves joined together in the center by a metal ring. It looks like a donut, but this is actually a fab earbuds or cable wrap. Bluelounge makes…



JBL Boombox Makes Portable Sound Epic

If you love the idea of a portable speaker, but the little bottle-sized ones just aren’t giving you enough oomph, you’ll want to check out the new JBL Boombox. Available this fall for $449.95, it is practically begging to be the center of your next party.



Rowkin Rolls Out Two New Ways to Cut Headphone Cables

I reviewed the Rowkin Bit Charge last year and was impressed. (Read my review here.) The small, independent earbuds sounded great and truly let you cut the cord… to your phone and between the earbuds. Now the company has released the Micro and Surge. The Micro are tiny. The Surge are ready for action. They too look like winners.


Flexound HUMU Smart Cushion: Hear and Feel Your Music

What’s your favorite way to lean back, to relax while watching television, to listen to music, to play video games, or to meditate? Mine is to lie on the floor of my office, reclining with two pillows I stole from our couch, fully relaxed. But now I have an even better way, using the HUMU Smart Cushion.



iHome Brings Your Music Wherever You Are with Rugged and Outdoorsy Bluetooth Speakers

Just a few short years ago, the idea of portable Bluetooth speakers was a high-tech concept. They’ve become quite ubiquitous since then, but ready availability isn’t the only obstacle. They are, after all, delicate electronic devices, and sand, water, grit, and whatever else nature has out there can cause serious harm. Unless, of course, you’re packing an iHome speaker!


BRAVEN Flye Sport Reflect Is Ready for Wireless Audio Action

I recently reviewed the BRAVEN Flye Sport and was, admittedly, a bit critical. The best thing about them is the sub-$50 price tag. At $99.99, the BRAVEN Flye Sport Reflect is double the price but, in my opinion, worth the price. They sound better, are more comfortable, and come with some extras that will surprise and delight you. Here’s why.


Phiaton BT 390 Foldable Headphones: Perfect for Commuters

We’re big fans of Phiaton headphones, and I’ve no doubt that their latest will be popular, too. Introducing the Phiaton BT 390 Foldable Headphones; they have a minimalistic and easy to carry design. At $79 on Amazon, you’ll want to snatch a pair for yourself.


Samson QH4 4-Channel Headphone Amplifier Review

Samson QH4 is one of those products designed for professional musicians but also makes sense for non-professionals who simply want to share their music with others while wearing headphones. The Samson QH4 is “a 4-channel headphone amplifier designed to distribute your audio to up to four individual headphones, each with its own volume control.” And there’s much more. 



EVEN H2 Wireless Headphones: EarPrint Sound Personalization FTW!

If you want to get into the headphones market, you either need the push that a recognizable name can provide or you need to create something unique; this is especially true once you get into the $250+ range. With the introduction of the EVEN H2 wireless headphones, EVEN, a brand you might not have heard of yet, does just that.