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New Wireless Stereo Headset Coming for PS3

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on May 29th, 2011

Sonys new wireless headset looks good. This new official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset features 7.1 virtual surround sound, a retractable, mutable microphone, and standard embedded volume controls. You’ll be coordinating your attacks and talking smack to your enemies in style.

These headset connects via a USB dongle, and will push headset status updates like your battery life, directly to your TV screen. This Sony-approved headset will cost you $100 when they arrive in September.

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.

Stereolizer turns your iPad into a Stereo

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2011

Here is a great way to turn your iPad into a retro music player. Stereolizer is a new iPad app that allows you to give your iPad some 1980′s style and it provides some handy features too. The Stereolizer iPad app includes access to more than 10,000 streaming web radio stations and lets you arrange your favorite stations into 3 presets of 10 radios each.

While listening to the radio, you can record audio to virtual tapes direct from the radio or audio messages via the built in mic. Just like a retro stereo. After you’ve recorded a collection you can then eject the virtual tape to view and classify, remove or rename them using the iPad keyboard. Pretty cool.

Parrot Asteroid Android-powered car stereo

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2011

You don’t see many radios powered by Google’s Android OS. The Asteroid by Parrot is one of the few to be powered by the Android OS and it also offers three USB ports that allow you to hook up your other devices, including a 3G card or GPS USB device.

You can play music from a variety of sources, like MP3 players or SD cards. Aside from that there’s also Parrot Maps, a service that offers turn-by-turn navigation and traffic and construction alerts. Bluetooth connectivity will give you voice dialing and hands-free calling, as well as voice-activated artist search.

Sony MDR-ZX100 Stereo Headphones

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2010

The latest Stereo headphones from Sony come in the form of the MDR-ZX100. These are available in red, blue, black, white, pink and gray and provide a frequency response of 12 – 22,000Hz, a 30mm diameter driver unit, 24-Ohm of impedance, 100dB/mW output sound-pressure and a 3.5mm gold mini-jack (L type).

These headphones are affordable and also lightweight. If you like what you see in the Sony MDR-ZX100 Stereo headphones, they are priced at 3,980 Yen or about $48.95.

Apple buys Wi-Gear to build stereo Bluetooth headphones

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2010

We’ve seen more than our share of third-party Bluetooth devices being offered for Apple’s devices, so it would make sense for Apple to make their own. So it is no surprise that Apple might want in on the Bluetooth accessory game business.

Apple has just acquired Wi-Gear, a company that made a stereo headset called iMuffs. One of the company’s co-founders now lists himself as an iOS Bluetooth Engineer at Apple and it looks like Wi-Gear has ceased operations.

iHome iA100 iPad Stereo Speaker System

Posted in iHome by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2010

There are many docks, but not too many iPad-friendly home stereo systems, so iHome has introduced its iA100 Bluetooth Stereo System, which is available for $199.

This docking station/stereo system offers Bongiovi Acoustics’ DPS technology, a built-in alarm clock, Bluetooth, and is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod via a 30-pin Dock Connector. It will basically turn your iPad into a fancy desktop alarm clock, which is no doubt exactly why you bought it.

Retro iPod/iPhone Boombox

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2010

Boom boxes are probably best left in the past, but if you want to relive the old days, then check out this Innovative Technology Boom Box. It supports both your iPhone, iPod, or any MP3 player via an auxiliary audio input.

You can dock your iPhone into the cassette deck, and turn it into an expensive cassette tape. It also sports an SD card slot and a USB port so you can record live music from the built-in FM radio as MP3 files.

Ikonoskop A-cam3D shoots 1080p RAW video in stereo

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on February 4th, 2010

It looks like a new version of a view-master. That’s because this baby is all about shooting 1080p RAW video in stereo. We don’t know much about it right now, but Ikonoskop is just teasing us with some specs. One thing we do know is that we likely won’t be able to afford one.

But we want one. The company already has a $10k 1080p RAW camera, the A-cam dII, and now it’s using the same tech for 3D. With battery and memory this guy weighs 6 pounds and will be able to record 25 or 30 fps in individual RAW sequences and will be built on order.

Q-TV2 Speakers put stereo speakers and a subwoofer behind your HDTV

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2009

We don’t know for sure if the sound on this thing is awesome or sucky, but we love the design in which Q Acoustics hides a complete speaker system behind your flat panel TV. The setup works with TVs between 30 and 42 inches and attaches to an existing frame. It will even work with your TV sitting on a stand.

Right now it’s only available in Europe for $500. Sure it’s pricey but it gets the speakers out of the way and chances are it’s better than the speakers built into your TV.

Parrot intros iPhone-ready car stereo

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2009

Parrot intros iPhone-ready car stereoParrot’s RKi8400 in-dash car stereo was made for the iPhone, so you can take a nice drive and have all of your tunes hassle-free. When you get a call it goes into hands-free mode using Stereo Bluetooth connectivity and A2DP support.

The stereo is compatible with all iPhones and second generation iPod touch models just as long as they are running firmware 3.0 and up. It also features an SDHC memory card slot so you can store music without using the included USB port.

Sanwa USB keyboard with built-in stereo speakers

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on August 24th, 2009

Sanwa USB keyboard with built-in stereo speakersHere’s a cool USB keyboard that looks awesome. It’s the 400-SKB005 from Sanwa. What sets it apart from your boring regular keyboard is that this keyboard comes with built-in dual 1.5w stereo speakers. It also features blue LED backlighting, for those who type in the dark.

The Sanwa 400-SKB005 is available now in Japan for 7,980 Yen, which is about $84. No word if this will show up outside of Japan, but don’t get your hopes up. This 109 key keyboard just looks cool. The speakers are a bonus.

iHome Harley Davidson Headlight Stereo Speaker System

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2009

iHome Harley Davidson Headlight Stereo Speaker SystemThe 2.1 Harley Davidson Headlight Stereo Speaker System with Alarm Clock for iPhone or iPod will bring a little Harley in the house. It functions as a standard alarm clock and iPod/iPhone dock, but it also features authentic Harley Davidson motorcycle sounds in case you miss your Hog in the garage.

You get a fully functional remote and it functions as a fully functional dock too. Only $129.99 and best of all, with this Harley, you won’t have to worry about any bugs in your face.

Olive Opus stereo with 2TB of music storage

Posted in music by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2009

Olive Opus stereo with 2TB of music storageOlive has unveiled a new line of stereos today in the form of the Opus. And it has some serious storage capacity and a unique design. It’s official name is the Opus No. 4. This stereo will conveniently save imported CDs in lossless FLAC format and has a touchscreen menu.

It will let you make playlists, listen to online radio stations and more. There’s also wireless playback. The Opus is available in several models to suit your needs. There’s a 500GB model, a 1TB model and an extreme 2TB model.

Zoom Q3 mini camcorder with stereo microphones

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2009

Zoom Q3 mini camcorder with pro micPeople love small camcorders like the flip because they are convenient and compact. The problem is that you sacrifice audio quality for that small size. The audio just plain stinks. I don’t have to tell you. However, there may just be a way to have that small size and decent audio together in one package.

The Zoom Q3 wants to be that solution. The Q3 is comparably small and features USB connectivity, along with stereo microphones that should outdo the flip. This camera records in Mpeg4 and with a 32GB memory card you can record up to 16 hours of video.