Cut the Cord With These $30 On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

We’ve seen lots of Bluetooth earbuds in the $20-$30 range, but if you prefer on-ears, this is one of the best deals we’ve seen to date. Etekcity’s RoverBeats F1 Bluetooth headphones boast 10 hours of battery life, a built-in mic for handsfree calls, and a 4.4 star review average. [Etekcity RoverBeats F1: Bluetooth… » 6/18/15 6:15pm 6/18/15 6:15pm

Buy a Shower-Proof Bluetooth Speaker For $20, Get a Free USB Charger

Today on Amazon, if you buy a $20 shower-proof Bluetooth speaker, you can get a dual-port USB charger tossed in for free. Shower speakers are great for catching up on podcasts, and $20 is a great price for this one, regardless of any bonus items. [Lumsing Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker and Lumsing 17W 2-Port 5V 3.4A… » 6/10/15 6:15pm 6/10/15 6:15pm

Here's a Rare Chance to Save $29 on a SONOS PLAY:1

SONOS is basically the be-all, end-all of premium, multi-room home audio systems, and their excellent PLAY:1 speaker is $29 off today. That’s not a huge discount, but these speakers hardly ever go on sale outside of Black Friday, and even then, the discounts are pretty minimal. [SONOS PLAY:1, $171 with code EPIC3] » 6/08/15 11:25pm 6/08/15 11:25pm

Apple Music Hands-On: I Can't Tell You If It Works But It Looks Cool

I don’t use Spotify. Or Rdio. Or even Pandora very often. Sometimes I want to hear a particular song; mostly I just want a good tune that’s relevant to my interests without thinking about it. Basically, I’m the perfect customer for Apple Music, which promises to be the one music app to rule them all. Is it? I can’t… » 6/08/15 11:15pm 6/08/15 11:15pm

Smart and JBL Cram a Concert Hall Into a Fortwo

Smart is all about being compact and efficient, so when the company teamed up with audio provider JBL, it naturally wanted to see how much sound it could squeeze into one of its little hatchbacks. The resultant ‘smart forgigs,’ which boasts 5720 watts of amplification, is a mobile concert hall guaranteed to give any… » 5/16/15 12:00pm 5/16/15 12:00pm

Everything You Need for 5.1 Surround Sound is Just $150 Right Now

The 38” model of one of your favorite sound bars is only $150 right now, if you don’t mind a refurb. The VIZIO 3851w normally sells for $220 refurbished, or $280 new, and has great reviews no matter where you look. I bought one myself. [VIZIO 3851w-D4 Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Rear Satellite Speakers, $150] » 5/06/15 6:50pm 5/06/15 6:50pm

An Iron Man Bluetooth Speaker Is More Useful Than Most Collectibles

Unless you’ve managed to hold on to the imagination that inspired your make-believe childhood adventures, all those comic book collectibles you’ve bought don’t do much more than decorate your den. Except for this Iron Man helmet replica that’s secretly also a wireless Bluetooth speaker. » 4/27/15 10:12am 4/27/15 10:12am

Disney Invented a Way To Control Your Phone Using the Sounds It Emits

In an effort to bring more functionality and interactivity to a device that is often just a large monolothic touchscreen, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have come up with a series of accessories that manipulate sound coming from a smartphone’s speaker to serve as an external controller. » 4/20/15 1:30pm 4/20/15 1:30pm

Save $34 on Your Favorite Headphones, Plus a Free Case

Today on Amazon, if you pick up the X version of your favorite headphones for a $135 (about $34 less than usual), and you'll also get a free hard carrying case. Just be sure you choose Amazing Deals Online as the seller, and note the promo code. You might remember that this was a Lightning Deal yesterday,… » 4/15/15 9:15am 4/15/15 9:15am

This Bluetooth Adapter Streams Music Through Your Record Player

If pressured, Jesse England might have a tough time justifying the existence of his unique creation—known as the Universal Record. What looks like an extra-thick piece of vinyl is actually a Bluetooth adapter for record players. But instead of transmitting sound from a turntable through a wireless speaker, it allows… » 4/13/15 4:44pm 4/13/15 4:44pm

littleBits' Tiny Toy Synth Kit Now Works With MIDI and USB

Launched in late 2013, the littleBits Synth Kit lets you snap together the different components of a synthesizer into an extremely minimal modular instrument. Today, littleBits is adding three new modulates to its lineup, allowing its toy synth to connect with other musical tools like, uh, your computer. » 3/31/15 12:05pm 3/31/15 12:05pm

This Wristband's Tactile Vibrations Let Musicians Silently Keep the Beat

During a performance a band is completely reliant on its drummer for setting the rhythm, but what about during rehearsal when a musician is practicing alone? Or when a musical group doesn't have a drummer? That's where this new wearable comes in. It doesn't tell time, it doesn't have notifications, and it can't run… » 3/31/15 9:49am 3/31/15 9:49am