Speakers


JBL LINK VIEW is JBL’s Entry into the Smart Display Market

My home is filled with Amazon Echo devices but, as Judie and Carly reported, it was Google Assistant rather than Alexa that was on display at CES 2019. If the amazing JBL LINK VIEW I have been reviewing is any indication, there’s a good reason why. It is a fantastic device and Google Assistant is remarkably powerful.





Blitzwolf’s New Bluetooth Speaker Made My Christmas Party a Hit

Blitzwolf is one of those brands that you may come across on Amazon; you’ll find they have plenty of accessories including cables, headphones, and Bluetooth accessories. The company sent us two accessories over the holidays that I personally used for my annual Christmas party;  they were an instant hit. The first product is the Blitzwolf BW-AS2 40-watt Wireless Bluetooth Speaker….



iHome iAVS16 Alexa Built-in Bedside/Home Office Speaker System Review

I recently reviewed iHome’s small Alexa-enabled bedside clock. Raina used it last night for the first time, and this morning reported that she considers it a “winner.” It is, however, a basic smart clock. If you want or need something with more bells and whistles, you can check out the iHome iAVS16 smart Bedside/Home Office Speaker System.



Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM 3 Will Rock Your House and Your Pool

We’ve been covering Ultimate Ears speakers for years. Their original BOOM speaker was great, and the evolution of those speakers, as well as the growing portfolio of designs in the lineup, continues to impress. Their latest, the UE MEGABOOM 3 is no different. At $199.99 it is loud, sounds great and is packed with features. It is one awesome speaker!


2018 Holiday Gift Guide: All the Gear They Could Ever Want!

Have the holidays snuck up on you? If you’re quietly freaking out about what to get all the people on your list, we’ve got you covered. Everything can be ordered from the comfort of your home, and we’ve found something for everyone on your list in every price. So check these items out, and enter our giveaway at the end!


Focal Announces a Collection of Outdoor Loudspeakers

We’re huge fans of Focal here at Gear Diary; we admire the brand’s attention to detail in every one of its products and that they produce audio products that sound great. Focal has just unveiled two new audio products that you’re sure to love.


Soundcast VG5 All-Weather Bluetooth Speaker is a Tower of Power

If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker that brings the noise, you’ve got to check out the Soundcast VG5. It’s an all-weather speaker that packs a serious punch. With stunning features and performance, the VG5 is a fantastic choice for both outdoor and indoor dance parties. Available on Amazon for $449.99, the VG5’s performance is worth every penny.



Sonos Amp Brings Sonos Magic to the High-End Speakers You Already Own

Sonos has been on a roll lately. The Sonos Beam with built-in voice capabilities was released recently. Then Sonos rolled out compatibility with AirPlay 2 for some of its speakers. Now the company has announced the Sonos Amp. The $599 Sonos Amp is a replacement for the Sonos Connect: Amp, but it is much more than a mere replacement.



Braven BRV-XXL: A Portable Boombox That’s Ready to Party!

For the longest time, it seemed like the portable speaker trend was headed toward smaller and more compact speakers, but you know what? Big spaces need big sound, and that’s just what you’ll get with the Braven BRV-XXL. It’s not a small speaker by any means, but the sound it puts out makes bringing it along worth it!


ION Audio Tiki Sounds Perfect for Outdoor Entertaining

Recently we enjoyed the new Surf waterproof Bluetooth speaker from ION Audio, but for those times when we want to enjoy the patio or entertain friends or family, the pool may not be an option. Introducing the Tiki Sounds Outdoor Illuminated Speaker system.


Scosche BoomBottle MM Is Great for a Summer Full of Music Fun

We recently looked at the Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge and the Speck Presidio Mount Case designed to take advantage of its magnetic wireless charging. The Scosche BoomBottle MM is part of the same line. It is a Bluetooth waterproof speaker with magnets to hold an iPhone in a Speck Presidio Mount or attached steel plates in place; it’s awesome.


TYLT Block Party: Perfectly Portable Charging and Sound

Summer is all about spending time by the pool, hanging out on the back deck, travel, and camping. The TYLT Block Party gives you a way to stay charged while outdoors while enjoying your favorite music. The Block Party is a combo portable Bluetooth speaker and 20,000mAh battery that can charge up to four devices at the same time.