February 11, 2010

Skullcandy Speaker/Dock


Skullcandy's chrome Pipe Speaker/Dock works with both iPhone and iPod. With a diameter of 35mm, it has a frequency range 100-20K Hz, impedance of 4 K, a maximum input power of 200m and a fine-looking design.

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January 28, 2010

iHome Speaker System for Color Confused


iHome has an audio solution for those who think in color. The LED color-changing Speaker System has a built-in subwoofer and docks most iPods while it charges. There are 4 different change settings for the translucent cabinet. At a size of 6.3 x 6.3 x 6.3", the dock also features Reson8 stereo speakers, carrying handles and auxiliary input for other audio sources.

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January 14, 2010

Spracht Aura BluNote Speaker System


Spracht's Aura BluNote Speaker System is handy for both Bluetooth enabled and wired computers, cell phones, portable game systems, iPods or MP3 players. The device has stereo widening for 3D sound and not only plays, it acts as a speakerphone for calling. Available for $99.00, the Aura comes with 120 VAC adapter, 12V VDC adapter, VoIP cable, cordless phone adapter and external mic. Not included are 4 AA batteries.

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November 12, 2009

Klipsch Promedia Speaker System Goes Wireless


Klipsch now has a 2.4 GHz wireless speaker system for your PC. The ProMedia 2.1 Speakers issue the same sound as the original with plug and play by USB. You can even control your iTunes if you have Apple's Remote Application. The best part is that The bad news is that the subwoofer still needs plugging in and the speakers connect to it by wires, but the good news is that sounds stream up to 30 ft. away.

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October 29, 2009

BRAVIA Home Theater System


Home theaters continue to become more affordable and diminutive in size. The Sony BRAVIA 5.1-Channel System only weighs about 11 lbs., yet delivers 1000 watts over 5 channels and can upscale video. The set includes a wireless rear speaker system and iPod9 dock for audio and video playback. Make it multi-room capable with a separate AIR-SA10 Speaker System.

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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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August 27, 2009

iHome Audio iP1 Speaker System


iHome Audio's latest iPod/iPhone speaker system is the iP1. With an output of 100W through 4" woofers and 1" silk dome tweeters, it features Bongiovi Acoustics' DPS technology for better sound. The system comes with remote, component video outputs and iHome has given it a dedicated website so you can enjoy its superior sound (unless your computer has inferior speakers.) Get yours for $299.99.

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August 25, 2009

Sony + Best Buy = Altus Line


Sony and Best Buy have joined forces in a new Altus product line. Included will be a Blu-ray Home Theater System with wireless surround speakers. It also houses an iPod cradle, can connect with other PMPs and will carry a price starting at $799.00. Other products include wireless PC audio systems, iPod docking systems and a plug and play speaker system. You can pre-order now or find them soon at Best Buy, Sony Style stores and other retailers.

Via Sony Style

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July 7, 2009

BA SoundWare XS 5.1 Speaker System


Boston Acoustics' new SoundWare XS 5.1 Surround Sound System features their smallest speakers to date. The ultra-compact satellite speakers are almost 4" but still allow for maximum placement due to their polyhedronal cabinets. They can be placed in corners, mounted on walls or any surface. The main driver has a 2.5" (65mm) cone, a 0.5" dome (13mm) tweeter and a separate woofer with an 8" driver. A 100W amp is included in the deal. Due out in July in black, white, or paint-ready, look for a $599.00 price.

Via Market News

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June 12, 2009

Freakin' Friday! It's Home Audio Month


We didn't even know that the site had special months, but it might be a good idea to check out Amazon as it has declared June Home Audio Month. In addition to a deal of the week, such as this week's $350.00 off Denon's AVR-989 805-Watt 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver, there are substantial savings to be found like:

Via Amazon Hot Deals

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