The striking looks of LaCie’s Sound 2 Speakers garnered a Red Dot Award. But they aren’t just cool looking, they thump. From French-designer, Neil Poulton and engineered by Cabasse, a French speaker manufacturer, the 30-watt Sound 2 system connects easily & neatly to your laptop via USB plug-in.
In the realm of hand-held multimedia electronics, audio is always the first feature to suffer – if not be completely overlooked. Well, Samson’s H1 steps in to answer that design shortfall, while delivering crispy 24-bit digital stereo audio, thanks to their X/Y microphone configuration. It’s small, lightweight and also simple: SD Flash memory storage up to 32G, smart button controls, like track markers and auto record. Plug it straight into your video camera, get the sound just right…like the pro you are.
Denmark-based, Davone looked to the sun god Ra in the design of their side-by-side, 8″ coaxial speakers. Reminiscent of iconic glasses, these vintage-inspired units feature a dark-hued, walnut plywood exterior with a high-end, refined sound. Look for them in July 2010.
Spring cleaning unearthed a box of dusty old cassette tapes labeled “U and Me 4-ever” & “Summer Mix ’84″. Your curiosity is just about to kill the cat, when you remember it’s the new millennium and decks are a thing of the past. Grace comes to the rescue. Pop your plastic-memory into the slot, plug into your PC and transform analog to digital. Long live summer love.
Seldom do we find an AMP that looks as good as it sounds. Cayin’s A-100T’s retro vacuum tube design offers a sweet face – but, the rare 1950s point-to-point wiring is the source of its amazing sound. Fined-tuned in Germany by a team of specialists, this hand-built beauty comes freshly loved to your A/V super-system.
Well if you thought sleep was a reprieve from our high-tech world – think again. iHome’s Alarm Clock combines an iPhone dock with a free app to keep stats on how many hours you sleep, your average bedtime and other “important” facts. Added bonus – you can tweet your snooze status. Sweet dreams.
While most subs are behind closed doors, you’ll want Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab 11 on display. Made of aluminum, this sub-woofer’s innovative speaker design minimizes vibrations – producing teeth rattling bass via a small, ultra-sleek package.
Winner of the 2010 Red Dot, Phiaton’s unique half-in-ear design combines the bass response of in-ear buds with the crystal clear highs of their open-ear counterparts. So comfortable, you’ll forget you’re wearing them. So crisp, you’ll never want to take them off.
The rebirth of cool. Go retro with Blue Snowball’s USB Mic. Perfect for podcasting, music recording or adding an extra beat to your Skype sessions. Upgrade your headset. We all will appreciate it.