Audyssey's Lower East Side Speakers claim to be the first to have both 3.5mm line and digital optical audio inputs. Usable with almost any electronic device, their Smart Speaker technology manages to produce a decent sound with little distortion. The bookshelf speakers have a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz and a 92 dB audio sensitivity.
Have you indulged in that 3D TV yet as part of that home theater system? Then it is time to match it with audio that may actually save you a bit of coinage. The Sceptre Speaker Sound Bar delivers 3D surround sound with dual 20W speakers. In addition, it provides High Efficiency Amplifier technology, pre-set sound modes and auto-fading LED display. Included is wall mounting kit and infrared remote.
Sharper Image has a Workstation designed to be a simple solution to those with little space. This laptop desk is made of steel and weighs a mere 20 lbs., and comes with a set of stereo speakers, a USB cooling fan and a 3-port USB hub with audio input. With a desktop area of 30 x 16", there is plenty of room for extra devices and non-marking casters make it portable.
For parents of kids who won't get up even when called, the Zazoo multimedia Photo Clock can be set for both nighttime and naptime settings and has an optional traditional alarm clock and time display. With a 7" rotating screen, 128MB memory, flash drive and SD card capability, it comes with remote and AC adapter. It has 11 built-in tunes with ability to upload your own and can be personalized with family photos. The clock is available in white, green, pink or blue.
iHome has gone glitzy with its speaker tower. Bluetooth connectivity eradicates annoying cords and the iP76 has 16 multi-color LED clusters to treat users to a light show with variable colors. Color fade, pulse to music, strobe and favorite color selection makes it even more adaptable. The 36" tall speaker system will hook up to your iPhone/touch, has video outputs for additional connection and comes with remote.
Any company that goes through this much effort to introduce a product deserves our attention. After you get past the video promo you end up with a melding of Monster sound and Diesel design that includes foldability. The VEKTR headphones are as much about looks as sound. There is hands-free control of music/calls, silkscreened Mohican heads on its ear cups and even a special triangular section that keeps the cable from tangling.
Sandisk's latest Extreme USB Flash Drive 3.0 can transfer files up to 10 times faster than 2.0 drives with speed of up to 190MB. It takes 20 seconds to transfer 3GB and four minutes for 40GB. Back compatible with 2.0, it is ultra thin and holds up to 128GB of data. Take your pick of 16, 32 and 64GB models. SanDisk SecureAccess software is included for security. Optional online data storage of up to 2GB is available as is backup service.
The AirStrap Med was built for iPads used by the medical community even when traveling. Sanitizable, it is lightweight and gives full access to its touch display, even when wearing latex gloves. Compatible with the latest gen iPad and iPad 2, Griffen Technology uses actual doctors and nurses when designing the case that has a 2-part frame and built-in screen shield. Non-medical personnel can also use the case at an $89.99 price, or a less expensive AirStrap that comes with a neoprene safety strap.
We suppose that one can never get enough Harry Potter and although there will be no more books about Hogwarts, J.K. Rowling is collaborating with Sony and London Studio to create Augmented Reality technology in The Wonderbook: Book of Spells. After opening the interactive book, one can learn about and practice spells, with the PS Move acting as magic wand and the TV screen projecting the images. The PlayStation 3 game and book is available for pre-order now and will be out December 2012.
Portable and minute, the NuForce Cube is more than just a cutesy speaker. It has two 3.5 mm audio jacks, one for mobile devices and the other for headphones that can also boost audio quality and power. There is also a USB-to-digital converter to improve sound on your laptop and the Cube has an optional iPod nano docking connector. Each has a rechargeable battery to allow for 8 hours of continuous play. At a size of 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.4", the speaker comes in blue, red, black and silver.