October 30, 2009

TEAC All-in-One Audio Player


TEAC has a new compact, all-in-one audio system. The CR-H500NT has a CD player, AM/FM tuner, USB and iPhone/iPod support, and a WiFi bg module for receiving Internet radio while away from your computer. The device provides up to 2 x 40W with a frequency of 20-60kHz , wake-up and sleep timer functions, and an LCD display that can be dimmed. Contact the company for price and availability.


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October 27, 2009

Yamaha Stylin' With Clock Radio Line


Yamaha's TSX-W80 TV combines form with function. The sleek clock AM/FM radio has a timer, mini-jack input and built-in speakers. Each comes with its own remote and wireless iPod cradle for streaming with the company's AirWired technology. It is due out this December in beige, dark blue or brown.


The company is also offering a more macho looking TSX-70 with the same capabilities. No price has been released on either as yet.

Via Yamaha (translated)

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October 26, 2009

Logitech Squeezebox Touch


Logitech continues to put out the latest technology. This time it is their Squeezebox Touch that allows you to listen to Internet radio, including music, news and sports, online music services and iTunes via your stereo. At a size of 5.2 x 9.7 x 8.4", the wireless device can be accessed with its color touchscreen, intuitive menus and remote. If you already own a Squeezebox, then you can create your own mini-music system. Pre-order now and receive free shipping.

Via Logitech Squeezebox

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October 21, 2009

Koss Support For The Cure Pink SportBuds


Doing its part of the "Susan G. Komen for the Cure" for breast cancer awareness this month, Koss is offering SportBuds Earphones with 80 - 20Hz frequency responses and less than 1% distortion. The 2-fer comes in a wind-up storage case and can be used with MP3, DVD and CD players. A portion of the price of each set sold will be donated to the cause.

Via Koss SportBuds Earphones

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Sonos ZonePlayer Controlled by iPhone


Sonos has released a new wireless system that you can control via your iPhone. The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 can play music from your iTunes library, 25,000 IR stations via your router and online streaming services such as SIRIUS and Pandora. Your iPhone/iPod touch effectively becomes a remote or you can still utilize your PC, Mac, or Sonos Controller 200. Should you receive a call, the music will continue. The ambitious device can easily be set up in other rooms with wireless add-ons. Pre-order if you want to get a ZonePlayer ASAP.

(Thanks, Thomas)

Via Sonos

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September 30, 2009

Pure Sensia Radio Allows Social Networking


Pure will soon be launching Sensia, the first DAB digital and Internet radio with a handy 5.7" 640 x 480 color touchscreen and WiFi streaming. With the company's Clearsound technology for 30W RMS of stereo sound, it has plug-in applications for social networking that include Twitter, Facebook and Picasa. The Sensia will become available at the end of October for £249 (~$400.00.)

Via Sensia

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SE SensMe Auto-On Earphones


What if your headphones knew when to turn on? Surprise. Sony Ericsson uses SensMe technology so that their earbuds begin to play music when you place them in your ear. Of course they will also work with phone calls, so when you take them out, the call or tune is ended. Reading up on the site explains the phenom named Fast Port that allows the MH907s to be activated by body contact. Gimmicky? You betcha, but kewl nonetheless.

Via Sony Ericsson

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September 20, 2009

Review: OrigAudio Portable Speaker System

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We mentioned OrigAudio's Portable Speaker System last week, so when they kindly sent me a pair of them I couldn't wait to put them to the test. The speakers, and outer wrapper are made of recycled pizza boxes, newspaper, phone books, etc. They come flat-packed and you put them together. The cord is long enough to spread out a bit and can connect to any device with a mini-headphone jack.

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I admit I am not the most agile, but I got the 3" Flowers Cubes put together in only a few minutes. They seem so eco-friendly and the design is quite artsy. The material is heavy cardboard but is not as delicate as they appear. I hooked up my iPod and noted that I had to turn up the volume. I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality and lack of snap, crackle or pop.

The downfall of earlier iPods is the lack of speakers and the earbuds are so uncomfortable. These speakers have now taken permanent residence on my workdesk, which means that my iPod can come back out of the closet permanently.

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The speakers are portable and can be refolded for travel, a good thing if you are moving, not so good if you travel constantly. They are cardboard, after all.

The only drawbacks I can see is remembering not to leave them out in the rain and constant folding that would result in a weakness. But hey, at a mere $16.00 for a pair, you could always recycle those order another set. Maybe OrigAudio can come up with a set that you can only need to re-order the outer box.

In the meantime, order a pair in one of 5 limited edition designs or get the "Canvas" that you can design yourself. The OrigAudio Cubes are proof positive that you can help save the planet and play your tunes with a pair of speakers that look good, sound good, and don't cost a fortune. Check out our test drive after the break.

(Thanks, Teryl)

Via OrigAudio

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September 18, 2009

Crosley Table Clock Retro, Yet Modern


Looking like something from the 60's in aqua, the Crosley Table Alarm Clock has AM/FM, alarm with snooze, the usual knobs and controls and an additional gimmick. Made of stainless steel and plastic, the device has a speaker on the top and can support MP3 players with its rear plug. The radio is available for $58.00.

Via Urban Outfitters

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September 17, 2009

Logitech to Debut Squeezebox Touch and Radio


Logitech has two more additions to its Squeezebox line. The Touch directly connects to your stereo and will play all your digital tunage as well as stream Internet music via WiFi. It also has a 4.3" touchcreen, an SD card slot and USB port for downloading extras.


The Squeezebox Radio is a standalone with integrated speaker. It plays mostly like the Touch, sans the SD and USB ability. You can also use it for Internet radio and social networking, so tweet away.

Via Logitech Squeezebox

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