Every company wants kids to build stuff—not in an illegal child labor kind of way but in a fun, educational kind of way. Ball robots are teaching kids code and Google’s new modular blocks work toward a similar goal. But Bose’s BOSEbuild speaker is more interested in teaching the ins and outs of sound and speaker…
It’s been at least a year since I’ve seen a new portable Bluetooth speaker that wasn’t some half-hearted rehash of the millions that came before. But this little B&O number—it’s something.
LSTN isn’t your average audio company. The Los Angeles-based enterprise turned head a couple years ago when it started selling sleek wood and chrome headphones. Now, LSTN is expanding into the world of Bluetooth speakers with a very lovely box named Apollo.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard was taken from us before his time in 2004. As with most artists who die (relatively) young, ODB left behind some work we never got to hear. But ODB’s definitely the first artist to posthumously release music on a Bluetooth speaker.
Beats products are a trick. The combination of slick marketing and deceptive design is effective! But it’s still a trick.
For a couple years now the UE Boom has been the Bluetooth speaker I recommend to people. With the UE Boom 2, it gets better, and even harder to argue with in an increasingly crowded field of competitors.
Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA started working with speaker manufacturer Boombotix in mid-2014, and he says he wanted make more than just another branded product. "I just had a bigger idea than sticking my logo on something," he told me at CES in Las Vegas. "I thought we could make this great product a little greater." His…
Ultimate Ears' Boom is the best all around portable Bluetooth speaker you can buy. With the new Megaboom speaker, UE takes that superb design and makes it bigger, tougher, and perhaps, even better.
Portable Bluetooth speakers have liberated our music from wires, but they are only awesome technology if they are not dead. To that end, Ecoxgear has two new products it's showing off. One has 50+ hours of battery life, the other has a built-in solar panel that'll keep it charged. These speakers cannot die.
Your average cheap portable Bluetooth speaker is garbage—the crap to quality ratio in the category is absurd. But I've spent the last few months combing through loads of speakers under $200 and found four that are actually good.
Portable Bluetooth speakers are awesome and convenient until, inevitably, you want to take yours somewhere and it's out of batteries. This new speaker from Quirky is less likely to suffer this indignity because it charges wirelessly.
Small, portable bluetooth speakers have been around for a while, and they're rarely exciting. Still, Sol Republic's new coaster-sized Punk is worth pointing out because it's likely to be an unusual pairing of good quality with a cheap price tag.
It's not necessarily sound from Edifier's e25 Luna Eclipse speakers that grabs your attention on the show floor here at CES. It's that they look distinctly like a row of Daft Punk helmets.
Bluetooth speakers are all the same right? You connect your phone to them to wirelessly beam bumping music. Not Vizio's brand new Smart Audio speakers though. Vizio's Bluetooth speakers also have a freaking Android tablet running Kit Kat built in. Yes, there are 7-inch and 4.7-inch tablets on speakers now.
Last year's Harman Kardon CL headphones were absolute knockouts: A beautiful minimal design plus nearly perfectly clear sound, all for the totally reasonable list price of $200. With the new SoHo headphones, HK hopes to revise that success in a more portable package, while retaining the sound that made them a smash…
Motorola is teaming up with fashion-forward headphone purveyor Sol Republic on a co-branded Bluetooth speaker. The Deck is weird looking little thing, but it's got a few features that make it stand out from the otherwise saturated cheap wireless speaker market.
Today, Bose introduced the in-ear evolution of the awesome noise-canceling headphones that have been hanging on the heads of weary travelers for years. I just listened to the QuietComfort 20 buds, and I can't believe how much tech—and powerful sound—Bose crammed into my ears.