Interview: RZA Wants to Buoy the Music Industry—With a Speaker?

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… » 1/08/15 3:45pm 1/08/15 3:45pm

This Bluetooth Speaker With 50 Hours of Battery Life Can't Die

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. » 12/30/14 10:00am 12/30/14 10:00am

Vizio's New Bluetooth Speakers Have Android KitKat Tablets Built In

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. » 1/06/14 8:00am 1/06/14 8:00am

Harman Kardon SoHo Headphones: Same Great Sound, New Portable Package

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… » 9/05/13 3:00am 9/05/13 3:00am

This Portable Bluetooth Speaker Is Different Because It Looks Weird and…

The world is seething with a billion cheap, portable Bluetooth speakers. To differentiate itself from the pack, Boom Movement has created this thing. It's called the Urchin, and the silicone cloaked beast looks as bizarre as its name implies. It's also certified shock and water-resistant. » 11/29/12 6:35pm 11/29/12 6:35pm

NuForce's Bluetooth 4.0 Speakers Could Be the Best Wireless Speakers Yet

NuForce makes fantastic audio products; ones typically targeted at the mid-range audiophile. Their latest offering, a pair of Bluetooth speakers, uses the latest and greatest compression technologies, which they say will deliver top notch wireless sound .Can these new bookshelf speakers appeal to discerning ears? » 10/16/12 2:50pm 10/16/12 2:50pm

Beats Pill: Is This The $200 Bluetooth Speaker That Slays the Jambox?

The Jawbone Jambox was a pretty good bluetooth speaker, if not entirely perfect. But it had the benefit of being one of the first portable bluetooth speakers to combine design, affordability and ease of use along with quality. But in the Bluetooth market there's always room for improvement and though we've seen a… » 10/16/12 11:30am 10/16/12 11:30am