Lots of portable iPod docks and speaker systems are focused on cute design instead of sound. Not this one from Yamaha. This thing is all speaker. With a 4-inch woofer for bass and a dedicated tweeter for crispy highs, this unit strikes the perfect balance between power and portability. Comes in 4 colors.
The makers of Boss Radios are dealing in ‘bent technology’ or ‘revitalized vintage.’ They take old, antique clock radios and convert them into plug-and-play digital music players. Re-fitted with new speakers, circuitry and a plug for your mp3 unit, they take your tunes back to the future.
Guys who have everything don’t need anything but they still want something. If you get these guys a thing they’ll actually use, you’ve solved one of the riddles of man. This high-tech radio could be the one. Get 15,000 Internet radio stations, wi-fi streaming, app-powered controls, video output, Last.fm connection; this thing plays pretty much everything. Who would settle for less? Source
You like minimalist design and quality sound? Well, then you probably already know about Bose. They have a new, compact wireless mobile speaker that lets you take high quality sound wherever you go. Maybe you also like minimalist reading too, so we’ll stop here.
Nothing throws you off like losing an earbud mid-sprint. It destroys your rhythm and there’s no catching back up. These wireless, shake-proof, secure-fit earbuds could be the answer. Runners, bikers, skiers, even heavy metal headbangers, you guys will all appreciate these.
With its rounded, sculptural shape, you’d think this wireless speaker system was all show and no go. Not the case. This beauty also sounds good from any angle and lets you stream music from iTunes on your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch over a home Wi-Fi network. That works.
It looks like a phone but it’s not a phone, it’s a car stereo. The Parrot Asteroid, an Android-powered, in-car receiver offers tons of service apps, thousands of web radio stations, voice recognition, and hands-free calling. But no, unfortunately it won’t play your old tapes.
Good Deed Audio is based in New Hampshire, the birthplace of Yankee ingenuity. These guys are clever, upcycling cedar cigar boxes into high-quality desktop speaker sets. They reinforce and refinish the boxes then add aluminum cone, 2.5” drivers, internal 10W amps, and controls to bump stereo sounds through the warmth of wood.
Long, stressful days spent plugged into the matrix can make it almost impossible to unwind and fall asleep. Soothing music or nature sounds played as you summon the sandman can help. Bedphones are ultra light, wafer-thin, on-ear headphones made specifically for those quiet intervals between wake and sleep. Choose your own lullaby.
This ultra-slim home audio system from Sony does everything is should. All types of playback, sweet stereo surround sound, ample jacks. So, what’s rad about it? Well, you can hang this thing on the wall. That seems like a much better place to spread out the warm sounds of your favorite music, doesn’t it? We think so. Available September 2011.