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Princeton PSP-3DBar Virtual Surround System

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

Despite it’s name, the PSP-3DBar from Princeton is not a 3D soundbar for your Sony PlayStaion Portable. It’s just a plain old 3D soundbar, which uses Trident melody audio technology to produce a virtual Surround system, whether you have a PSP or not.

The Princeton PSP-3DBar is great for a small home theater setup and a multimedia computer. You can also connect it to a DAP or an MP3 player with the usual 3.5mm audio cable.

Zikmu Parrot Dragon Red speakers by Stark

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

Parrot, leaders in all kinds of wireless peripherals, has launched the Zikmu Parrot by Starck: Dragon Red speakers. The design is tall as the name is long and like the name implies, they are in bold red.

Some features include an iPod or iPhone docking station and you can listen to web radio using a dedicated iPhone/iPod touch application. They also offer Wi-Fi and Bluetooth audio streaming as well as browsing and control.

Hercules XPS101 Refined Performance Speakers

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

Hercules will be unveiling their new XPS101 Refined Performance Speakers this week at CES 2011, even though they look like something you would attach to your car to make it look more old-timey. Despite their look, this is a high-end 2.1 audio system that is said to bring the “dynamic ambience of a live music event, the captivating soundtrack of an action movie and the precision audio effects of a multiplayer video game” to your living room.

I’m sorry they just look too much like a horn or a spotlight, even if they are made of high-quality materials for great acoustic performance. The rounded satellites feature a black lacquer finish and metal back sections. They should hit stores this month at $249.99.

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Hexound headset can be turned into speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2010

The Hexound headset’s design is definitely drool-worthy. It’s just a concept for now, but we sure hope they become real. The headset can be detached and then they are turned into portable speakers. There’s also a solar panel in the headband.

Other specs include Bluetooth and intuitive controls. With these, you can listen to your music alone or share it whenever the mood strikes you, just by detaching. Hopefully these become real one day soon. I know I would buy them.

Motz Tiny Wooden Power Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2010

The latest offering from Motz is a new wooden portable speaker that will work with the iPhone, iPod, and other sources. It looks like a vintage transistor radio that just happens to be made of wood. It’s appropriately called the Motz Tiny Wooden Power Speaker.

The internal battery of the speaker can be used to charge USB devices that are plugged into the USB port. The speaker also has a SD card slot for playback of digital tracks. There’s also an integrated FM tuner with a built-in antenna. The unit only takes three hours to charge.

Aluratek’s Bump wireless speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2010

One thing that we all want are speakers. Without the wires. Aluratek has heard our collective plea and launched three new wireless audio products called Bump. Oddly there’s a wired model among them, but whatever. There’s the $49.99 AMS01F, which is a boombox that plays music from SD cards, line-in, or FM and delivers six hours on a charge.

Next up is the $79.99 AUWS01F which uses a signal sent from a 2.4GHz USB dongle in your PC or Mac to play tunes from your machine. Next is the $99.99 AWS01F, which is the AMS01F boombox with the addition of a separate wireless speaker.

HipBox Portable Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2010

HipBox from Pure-Acoustics is a portable speaker that will let you connect any audio device whether it be your iPod, iPhone, iPad, laptop etc. It looks like it lives up to its name since it looks pretty sleek and hip and portable.

The device also has a SD card slot, is rechargable up-to 4 hours and comes in some neat colors. The HipBox will cost you just $39.95. It’s one of the coolest designed portable speakers we’ve seen in some time.

Golf ball-shaped speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2010

Golfers will love these Golf Ball Speakers. They are called ‘Shinekkusuinfotekku’ and will look good on any golfer’s desk. It has a diameter of 42.5 mm and weighs just 25 grams. It also comes with a stand so it won’t roll around everywhere.

That’s not all. It comes with voice messages from Japanese comedian Serizawa and the battery is rechargeable and provides up to six hours of continuous play on a full charge. It can also be charged using USB.

Edifier Soundbar for notebooks

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on October 23rd, 2010

Edifier’s latest Soundbar USB peripheral looks like one that you may actually want to use. It will boost the volume of your music and movie watching experience on a notebook. We love the design and notebook speakers could always use a boost.

The Edifier Soundbar USB will sit on top of your notebook, while being powered via USB to keep it portable. Woofers and tweeters are built-in for superior audio quality. Just $49 and it is compatible with just about any Mac, Windows PC or other computer that uses USB audio.

Headphonies Howl and Fang are perfect for Halloween

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2010

It can’t be an easy time for you vampire lovers. No True Blood, no new Twilight. Maybe these new Fang and Howl Headphonies will help fill the void.

They will play tunes out loud at your Halloween party, while you count the days until the next Twilight movie and brood in the corner. Both Howl and Fang will cost you $24.95. Not a bad price to get you through these tough times.

Grace Digital Audio offers waterproof speakers for the outdoors

Posted in Speakers by Shane McGlaun on August 30th, 2010

If you want music outside and worry about your hardware getting wet from splashes, spills, or rain Grace Digital Audio has some new wireless speakers for you. The company has three new wireless speaker models that are waterproof and have 150-foot wireless range.

The new speakers include the Rock Speaker that has a 1×1″ tweeter and a 1×4″ full range speaker. It also has an internal rechargeable battery good for 7-hours and comes with a 15V AC adapter. The speaker is IPX 7 rated and available now for $149.99. The Schooner II is available now as well for $129.99. That much money gets you a pair of wireless speakers.

Logitech Z623 2.1 speaker system

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2010

Logitech is at it again, with another above average PC speaker system at a below average price. The Z623 system is a 2.1 set rig, with a pair of mobile satellite speakers and a ported subwoofer. The company is aiming this system at users who want a home theater in their bedroom.

It includes RCA, 3.5mm input sockets and a built-in headphone jack. It delivers 200 watts of power and is THX certified for just $149.99. Available this September in both the US and Europe.

Personal Television and Theater Amplifier

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2010

Getting older sucks. Or so I’ve heard. You don’t have the energy you used to, you can’t stay up as late and sooner or later your hearing is bound to go too. So there’s no shame in amplifying the volume when you need to. Problem is, it makes things loud for those around you.

The Personal Television and Theater Amplifier from Hammacher can help. It amplifies sound from a television, radio, or theater by up to 50 decibels. The device also has a directional microphone that amplifies high and low frequency sounds to produce rich, easy-to-hear tones.

Motz Wooden Acorn Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2010

Don’t come running to me when squirrels start stealing your speaker. That’s exactly what will happen now that Pyramid Distribution has rolled out the Motz Wooden acorn Speaker for South Korea. Made of natural cut apricots, this hand-made speaker is great for your iPod or other MP3 players and it also has an FM radio.

There’s also a USB port and a headphone jack and the rechargeable Li-Polymer battery provides up to 5 hours of operation time (10 hours with earphones).

Hercules introduces new 5.1 Speaker System

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 3rd, 2010

Hercules just announced their new XPS 2.0 35 portable speakers, and now they are introducing their new 5.1 multimedia speaker system dubbed the XPS 5.1 70 Slim.

The system has four 7.5W ultra-slim magnetically-shielded satellite speakers, a 15W magnetically-shielded center speaker with flat panel screen mounting system and a 25W subwoofer. The 5.1 multimedia speaker system delivers an output of 70 watts and comes with a headphone jack, a microphone input and an auxiliary line input.