Audio Visual Gear



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.



Add an Exclamation Mark to Your Dot with the VAUX Speaker for Echo Dot

I purchased my first Amazon Echo when it was first released. Since then I have added a few Echo Dots, and the Alexa ecosystem has become central to my homes smart functionality. The Echo Dot, however, has a small, crappy speaker. Thanks to the $49.95 VAUX Speaker for Echo Dot, however, that is no longer the case.


Plantronics Rolls Out the Impressive New Voyager 8200 UC

Plantronics has formally announced the new Voyager 8200 UC, and it looks amazing. The company has been making some impressive moves in the area of headphones with active noise cancellation, and the new Voyager 8200 US takes things to a new level. 


Aëdle VK-2 Legacy Dynamic High-Performance On-Ear Headphones Review

If ‘mass-produced with inexpensive components’ doesn’t sound like something you’d be interested in when considering your next set of headphones, then you’ll be pleased to know that you have options. Aëdle’s VK-2 Legacy Dynamic High-Performance On-Ear Headphones are designed and assembled by hand with quality materials in small batches; their look is refined yet striking, but how do they sound?


Anker’s Wireless Earbuds Promise 48 Hours of Playback

Anker is a well-known electronics company that is a personal favorite of mine. Over the past few years, I’ve used their portable battery chargers, cables, and various accessories to make sure My gadgets are never without a full charge. And soon there will be one more accessory that everyone needs to check out from them, the Liberty+ True Wireless Earphones.


KNZ GoDuo Brings Portable Stereo Sound

There are many Bluetooth speaker options out there. Most offerings are a single speaker to make them easy to carry. The KNZ GoDuo brings a unique design allowing for single carry portability as well as stereo sound. The successful Kickstarter campaign still has early bird options available for $79; let’s take a look.