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JBL AirPlay-Enabled On Air Wireless Speaker System Ships

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2011

JBL has now started shipping their new On Air Wireless Speaker System which is specially designed for iOS devices. This is among the first AirPlay-enabled speakers capable of streaming iTunes 10 music or Internet radio directly from your computer. We also love that it looks like it belongs in a spaceship cockpit.

This speaker system can use your existing Wi-Fi or Ethernet to connect to your PC or Mac iTunes library and makes the link with Apple’s AirPlay technology. It also sports a small LCD screen so you can see the album artwork and song info when an iOS device is not docked.

JBL Cinema 300 Speaker System and Cinema 500 Home Theater Speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on April 11th, 2011

JBL has some new home theater speakers in the Cinema 300 and Cinema 500. Both speaker systems feature four satellite speakers and a 150-watt subwoofer. The JBL Cinema 300 is among the smallest speakers that the company has offered yet. Pretty good looking too. These will look great in the home.

The JBL Cinema 500 consists of dual-midrange center and satellite speakers, and a down-firing 150-watt powered subwoofer. The JBL Cinema 300 and Cinema 500 retail for $499 and $699.

Edifier Prisma Silver E3350 2.1 Speaker System

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2011

If you are looking for a speaker system with good space age looks, look no further. This must be the one that Captain Picard uses on the Enterprise. The new Edifier Prisma Silver E3350 is a 2.1 speaker system features a pyramid-shaped downward firing subwoofer and a couple of beautiful satellite speakers.

The speaker system even comes with a Star Trek styled wired controller, a red circular power indicator, a headphone jack and an input for MP3 player or CD players. You can get the Edifier Prisma Silver E3350 2.1 speaker system for $129.99.

Pioneer VMS-700-K Wireless Speaker for seniors

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2011

One look at this wireless speaker and you just know it is for the elderly. It looks like luggage more than a speaker. Pioneer has introduced this new Wireless TV Speaker for Japan that will boost your TV sound output and allow the elderly to better hear music without having to turn their TV volume up and bother the rest of us.

This VMS-700-K will be available in Japan in May for around 20,000 Yen. It features two 50mm diameter speakers with a 1Wx2Ch total output on a 100Hz-20kHz bandwidth. The internal nickel hydrogen battery offers 13 hours of battery life and it has a wireless range of 30m max.

TDK Sound Cube

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on April 4th, 2011

TDK was a big name back in the days of cassettes, but they really haven’t done anything in the last many years, until recently with their retro boombox, and now this portable stereo. And judging by how awesome these devices look, we are glad to have them back.

The Sound Cube costs $300 and is part of TDK’s Life on Record audio series. The 17-pound portable enclosure measures 9.8″ x 9.8″ x 9.8″ and features a pair of 5-1/4″ full-range coax drivers, and the other two sides have passive reflectors that look like speakers. You place it in the center of your room and it pumps sound out.

Audio Light Bulb from Hammacher

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on March 30th, 2011

Online store Hammacher wants to combine your light and audio and so they are offering the Audio Light Bulb which allows you to light up your room and listen to some tunes at the same time. Audio is transmitted wirelessly to the light bulbs through a transmitter plugged into your stereo or computer.

It is said to deliver crisp quality audio thanks to it’s 10-watt speaker, which receives interference-free wireless audio signals from up to 50 feet away from the transmitter, which docks with any iPod/iPhone equipped with a 30-pin connector. The speaker will give you lighting similar to a 60-watt bulb.

Trembo Trunks amplify your earbuds while using no power

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2011

Sometimes you want to share the music on your iPod, but all you have are tiny speakers that sound like crap. Well, two designers from Sydney, Australia have your back. Trembo Trunks are rubber “speakers” that will help you amplify the sounds coming out of your earbuds.

They are lightweight, durable and best of all they require no power. Just plug your headphones into the speakers and hit play. It’s that simple. Any sound played through the headphones is amplified up to 80dB and they can be placed anywhere you want, so you can get stereo sounds from them. They are looking for funding on Kickstarter, and have met their goal.

Logitech Z906 speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on March 9th, 2011

Logitech has announced a successor to their Logitech Z-5500 speakers. The Z906 are 500W and THX Certified and are designed to create a theater quality experience in your living room. They boast 5.1 surround capabilities, so you will really get into your movies and hear things in all directions.

The Logitech Z906 also offers ported, side-firing subwoofers that pump out 165W of distortion-free bass. The Logitech Z906 speakers will arrive in stores later this month for $349.99.

Krator Neso 04 speakers inspired by Sydney Opera House

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2011

While these speakers are inspired by the Sydney Opera House, they look like they belong in Star Trek. They are some good looking speakers, that’s for sure. Most speakers are pretty ugly. There’s the Neso 04 Drop to the nature, the Neso 04 Surrealism and the Neso 2, which is handcrafted from wood. The best ones are the Neso 04 Opera House, pictured above.

No idea how expensive these will be, but they will likely cost quite a bit since you don’t see good looks like this often in the world of speakers.

Genius reveals three new portable speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2011

Genius has unveiled three new portable speakers, the SP-i170, SP-i177 and SP-i300. All three are said to deliver the ability to resonate superb sound from all of your popular electronic devices, and are supposed to be easy to recharge.

Since they feature a built-in battery, audio will last for up to 8 hours, and since they’re extremely compact, you will carry them around easily. They come in a wide range of colors that are sure to please everyone.

Elipson Planet L Speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2011

These look more like hovering robot eyes than planets, but Elipson’s Planet L Speakers have some nice specs. They use coaxial 2-way design with a 25mm soft dome tweeter and a 165mm paper-cone mid/woofer. Plus they have a great modern and space age look.

They feature a frequency response of 48Hz to 20,000Hz with 90dB sensitivity and 6-ohm impedance. Each weighs a hefty 15.4 pounds so mount them securely so they don’t fall on your head. They will cost you about $965 for a pair.

Ultrasonic Speakers are for your ears only

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Are you tired of dealing with angry neighbors who aren’t happy with the volume of your music? The new ultrasonic Klang speaker can help. It’s just a concept right now, but these speakers are designed to send a narrow beam of sound directly to the listener, while being inaudible to others.

The speakers send out sound in an ultrasonic frequency around 30,000 Hz. The sound travels straight ahead and creates music inside your ears if you are in it’s path. They can be adjusted in different directions to make the sound feel like its coming from somewhere else too.

Razer Ferox portable speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on January 25th, 2011

Razer has launched a new pair of portable speakers for mobile gamers to use on their laptops. These Ferox portable speakers emit sound in all directions instead of the typical 90-180 degree angle of regular speakers, giving you a much wider sweet spot.

The speakers will last for a nice 12 hours on a single charge, which should be plenty for most gaming sessions. They work with any media player that has a 3.5mm audio jack. The Razer Ferox speakers are available now for just $59.99.

Portable Spider Pocket Speaker E500

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on January 19th, 2011

If you like to listen to your music on the go, from a speaker rather than headphones, then the Spider Pocket Speaker E500 can help. It’s a battery powered portable speaker that will work with almost any music device available.

The speaker uses a 3.5mm headphone jack so it will work with the iPhone, iPods, notebooks and tons of other devices. The internal rechargeable battery will give you about eight hours of playback per charge and the speaker measures just 68.5mm x 68.5mm x 42mm.

Altec Lansing inMotion Air Wireless Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on January 16th, 2011

The Altec Lansing inMotion Air wireless speaker will play music wirelessly from your computer using stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) connectivity. All you need to do is connect the USB transmitter to your computer, choose the playlist and take the inMotion Air wherever you want it.

The wireless transmitter sends your computer’s audio through the air and into your speaker as far as 300 feet away. If you want, you can also pair the speaker to your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and most other stereo bluetooth devices. It launches next month for $199.95.