It’s a speaker that’s shaped like a snake. Well, maybe more like a cable but the flexible Anakonda speaker is a 6.6-foot long soft speaker from Italian audio specialist K-Array. Inside it’s got 8, 1-inch neodymium cone drivers for consistent, quality sound all along its length. The Anakonda can also be daisy-chained to additional units, allowing you to go to great lengths (get it?) with this versatile, go-anywhere style speaker. Available exclusively in the US through authorized Sennheiser dealers. via
When you’re rudely interrupted from deep in the headphone zone, these touch-control wireless headphones from Outdoor Technologies will allow to quickly come back to planet earth. Just one quick swipe & the volume drops out allowing you to speak with whomever it was that dared to tap you on the shoulder. Another swipe up & you can get back to headbanging.
By now you know that the earbuds you got for free with your phone aren’t quite cutting it. For running, hiking, biking, and the like, Westone’s ALPHA crossover headphones are built to perform. They’re weather resistant, featuring a replaceable reflective cable with a 3-button control system and mic.
Bang & Olufsen’s Beolab 14 surround system is designed to work with your decor. Its clean, minimalist design means the sub and satellite speakers will blend into the background while producing theater quality sound. The subwoofer also offers adjustable audio modes for perfect sound anywhere you put it: against a wall, in the corner, or on “free” mode when it’s in the middle of the room.
Designed for serious swimmers, this waterproof MP3 player produces high-quality sound without the use of earbuds. Instead it uses bone conduction transmission, which sends vibrations through your cheekbones directly to your inner ear, allowing you to listen to music and audio underwater the way your spirit animal the dolphin does. via
Swedish-made a-Jays are the earphones you want for your iOS, Windows, or Android phone if a rat’s nest of tangled cable is something you don’t want. The brand’s award-winning flat, tangle-free cables are the reason.
Like their legendary guitar amps, Marshall’s new studio-quality over-ear headphones sound amazing no matter how loud you crank ‘em. 40mm drivers provide the punch while their F.T.F system allows you to customize the sound you want to hear whether you’re listening to Mozart or Metallica.
Swiss watchmakers MB&F have applied their mechanical artistry to the creation of a music box. Their unique Music Machine uses mechanical elements to play 6 melodies: Star Wars, the Imperial March from Return of the Jedi, the Star Trek theme, Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple, Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd, and Imagine by John Lennon. Nope, not quite a 64Gig iPod but that’s not really the point, is it? 66 MusicMachines will be produced. via
Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI has a knack for making clever, simple products. Their splash-proof smartphone speaker is a prime example. It’s a plastic case that fits any smartphone with an input that goes into your headphone port. A transparent screen keeps the phone functional even with wet hands. And hopefully it’s loud enough to drown out your singing in the shower.
Designed to look as good as they sound, the 12-inch tall Pillar Bluetooth wireless speaker from SoCal-based Stellé Audio Couture will blend in nicely with your home’s decor & easily connects to any music device plus it offers speakerphone capability.