At CES 2016, Judie and I had a chance to check out the Plantronics BackBeat FIT. We were impressed and said so in our review last February. (Read the review.) Fast forward a year, and the BackBeat FIT is still going strong. A few things have changed, so we thought we would take a second look.
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The Scosche BoomBouy Rockstar Pocket-Sized Speaker is a small speaker that clips to a backpack and goes wherever you go. In fact, “goes wherever you go” even includes a pool, river or lake if that is where your travels take you. The small speaker is part of Scosche’s Rockstar sub-brand, but a quick look at it will make that fact clear.
As a guitar player, I’ve been aware of the quality of Marshall products for most of my life. The fact that they are not just a guitar amp company, but they also make speakers and headphones is great. I recently received the $199 Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones to review. The styling is cool as heck, but what about the sound?
Aren’t we getting spoiled by all of the portable Bluetooth speakers that are waterproof? The days of having to jealously protect your portable speaker while outdoors or at the pool are gone! If you still don’t have a speaker that you can bring along without second guessing yourself, take a look at the Braven 405 Wireless Waterproof Speaker.
V-MODA has consistently created some of my favorite headphones. That includes their over-the-ear, their on-the-ear and their in-the-ear models. It’s no small feat to succeed at all three approaches to headphones and yet V-MODA has done just that. It is no surprise then that I was excited to check out their Forza in-ear headphones. Do the extend V-MODA’s winning record?
Graceful, sensual, sleek, plush, refined, swanky, superlative yet practical and … these aren’t the words I’d usually use to describe a pair of headphones, but the Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones deserve those adjectives and more.
Let me get this out of the way up front- I hate Apple EarPods., I don’t like the way they look. I don’t like the way they feel in my ears and, too often, they don’t even stay there. I’m not a fan. Thankfully, for under $60 the Scosche HPL1 earbuds can happily take the place of the EarPods.
To be honest, it is increasingly tough to impress Judie and me when it comes to audio products. It’s not that we have such discerning ears (although we do… lol) but that we have been privileged to listen to some amazing headphones and speakers in recent years. That noted, RHA more than impressed Judie during her visit with them.
One of the fastest growing audio brands out today, 808 Audio unveiled their newest wireless collection that are sure to set off 2017 in a major way. “We continue to improve and expand our collection of Bluetooth speakers and other audio solutions so we can cater to every listener’s needs, no matter the occasion,” says President of 808 Audio, Ian…
Bang and Olufsen announced this week at CES a new member of their wireless speakers for your home so you can not only have a beautiful speaker, but a great way to listen to your tunes.
YEVO Labs took to CES 2017 this week in Las Vegas to announce their YEVO 1, a new generation of smart headphones that are not only wireless, but promise to innovate courtesy of some elite features.
LucidSound, an innovator in gaming audio hardware finally announced their highly touted flagship headset today at CES 2017 here in Las Vegas.
Samsung Electronics’ unveiled their new QLED TV Series QLED TV today at CES 2017. Judie was there for the reveal and to say that it is “the world’s first television to reproduce 100 percent color volume thanks to new and advanced Quantum Dot technology.” Just doesn’t cut it. These displays are freaking gorgeous.
Announced today at CES is the MusicMover by Pyle USA, a full range speaker system that not only looks awesome, but delivers an audio experience that’s fitting for a light show.
One announcement I have been waiting for is from Como Audio. After seeing a clip from Electronics Legend Tom DeVesto’s two new products, I’m fully anticipating purchasing one of the smartest music systems to date. Tom DeVesto has invested most of his adult life making a mission of getting music to music lovers in any way he could, and that…
If you have a favorite pair of headphones that you like to have ready for frequent use, you need a place to keep them, right? And how better to hold and display them than on an aluminum Just Mobile HeadStand Avant?
If you have an iPhone 7, and you don’t want to wear those tiny (begging to get lost) AirPods in your ears, then your best option is to go with a pair of wireless headphones. We’ve long been impressed with Plantronics products, and their latest BackBeat PRO 2 are a fantastic addition to the BackBeat headphone line.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the most fun ever controlling my television with no remote, just by lifting my finger, and it’s all courtesy of the Singlecue.
Back in September, Moshi announced their Mythro Air and Vortex Air, two bluetooth headphones that showed their ability to branch away from Moshi’s history of making cases and accessories for smartphones.
To call the FABRIQ speaker cute is a fair assessment. It is fair… but it is incomplete. Because while the FABRIQ is a small, cute, Bluetooth speaker, it is also a smart speaker that integrates with Amazon Alexa, has an affordable $49 price, and offers multi-speaker connectivity. Those last two points, price, and multi-speaker connectivity are an especially nice combination.
Of all the Bluetooth speakers I’ve reviewed, the Honeycomb Sound Wireless Bluetooth Speaker has to be the most unusual — in looks, anyway. The honeycomb body is made of ABS plastic (I thought it was aluminum at first) with iron speaker grilles; the design is beautiful, but how’s the sound?