Google Nexus Q Review: Who Is This Orb For?

Google unveiled its media-streaming glowing orb to many oohs and ahhs, followed by head-scratches. The thing looks cool. And it sounds good, both in concept and fidelity. But two major questions remain: Who is it for, and how well does it work? » 7/03/12 2:20pm 7/03/12 2:20pm

The Orb Booster Is a Modest Amp for Not-So-Modest Sound

Orb's new Booster amp is not meant for full-sized home theaters, nor is it meant for surround sound systems. Instead, it's meant to power a small or medium-sized stereo speakers which you might use with your computer, or even your TV. » 11/01/11 11:33am 11/01/11 11:33am

The Orb-Shaped Speakers That Look Like Planets

For superstitious audiophiles, these spherical Elipson Planet L speakers could augment the cosmic karma in your rooms. For everyone else, well, they at least decorate your space and make it look pretty neat. » 2/01/11 9:00pm 2/01/11 9:00pm

Orb TV Streams Video, Including Hulu, to Your TV For $99

Orb's first puck streamed music wirelessly a bit more cheaply than competitors. The new Orb TV is $99, like the Apple TV, but because it pulls media from your computer it can play any video, including Hulu, on your TV. » 11/18/10 8:29am 11/18/10 8:29am

How to Stream Media without Buying Any More Gear

So, you'd love to get the movies, music, and photos from your laptop to your living room, but you don't want to buy another box, right? Well, If you have a game console, you're in luck. ZOMG IT'S SOOOO EASY. » 10/18/10 1:00pm 10/18/10 1:00pm

Orb's Puck Streams Your Music Wirelessly For $70, and It's a Beautiful…

Beaming music to speakers around the house is, in my estimation, one of the great luxuries of the 21st century, but it can be a pricey one. Orb's new puck lets you play your tunes anywhere, wirelessly, for only $70. » 9/24/10 11:06am 9/24/10 11:06am

Air Video, the Best iPhone Video Streamer $3 Can Buy

Media streamers aren't exactly new, but there's another entrant to the field that works so simply and easily it should be nearly mandatory for any iPhone user. It's called Air Video—and it's only three bucks. » 3/08/10 3:20pm 3/08/10 3:20pm

Orb PC Speakers Come With an Amplifier and a Choice of Metal Finishes

Orb's first PC speakers come with a 15W Class T amplifier, so even if you've got them paired up to a crummy Dell your audio output won't be too compromised. » 2/25/10 7:10am 2/25/10 7:10am

Orb Media Streaming Finally Available For Macs

Orb's been out for a while, but now there's OS X 10.5 and 10.6 compatibility. Mac users can finally use the app to stream all sorts of media from iTunes to nearly any internet-connected device. Oh, and it's completely free. » 11/06/09 9:33am 11/06/09 9:33am

This Ring Is Actually a Real Bluetooth Headset

This is Orb, a ring that transforms into a beautiful Bluetooth headset. Looks like sci-fi material, but it's an actual product coming in 2010. Good, because it's probably the first Bluetooth headset that looks great on a woman's ear: » 7/23/09 12:10pm 7/23/09 12:10pm

Stream Zune Songs to Your iPhone

Gear Live found a roundabout, but clever, way of streaming Zune tracks onto your iPhone. Why would you do that? Because Zune Pass gets you a basically unlimited amount of songs, and they don't play natively on the iPhone. » 7/07/09 10:00pm 7/07/09 10:00pm

OrbLive 2.0 iPhone App Keeps Your Devices File- and Embarrasment-Free

Today, the media streaming service Orb announced their official iPhone application, OrbLive 2.0, allowing you to stream your media files across multiple devices via 3G, EDGE or Wi-Fi. The last incarnation of OrbLive was launched before the App Store was introduced; thus requiring a jailbroken iPhone » 11/21/08 1:15am 11/21/08 1:15am. The official…

Native Orb App Brings Live TV to Your iPhone

The OrbLive streaming media app is for everyone who is sick of waiting for a Sling Mobile client on their iPhone. As you may (or may not) know, Orb pulls files off your PC and streams them to any device with an app or web browser capable of accessing the Orb interface. From there you can stream music, video files, and… » 5/08/08 5:41pm 5/08/08 5:41pm

Orb to Allow You to Stream Your Home Music Collection to any…

Orb is releasing a new piece of software called Winamp Remote that will allow you to listen to your home music collection from anywhere with a Wi-Fi signal, and it won't even require you to hack your iPhone. It works completely through the web browser, letting you get to your home collection and stream it quickly and… » 12/12/07 12:15pm 12/12/07 12:15pm

Hands-On Impressions: Streaming YouTube and Google Video to the Xbox…

If you're not familiar with Orb, it's both a streaming and a broadcasting solution to get audio and video onto your TV. They've just introduced a new version of Orb MyCasting that works with the Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3 game consoles. This means you can now play back pictures, music, and movies sitting on your computer… » 3/22/07 8:45pm 3/22/07 8:45pm

Magic Orb: Spinning LEDs Are More Than Just Blinkinlights

From the same NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program that brought you the alluring solar bikini, James N Sears brings you his Orb, a tricky experimental device that consists of rapidly rotating LEDs and some clever programming. Your persistence of vision ties it all together, making it look like a solid object. » 12/21/06 11:08am 12/21/06 11:08am

Orb DVR Everywhere: Take That TiVo With You

If you have TiVoToGo and a TiVo Series 2 DVR, Orb DVR Everywhere will let you stream programs from that TiVo to any Web-enabled mobile device, PDA, or PC. It will also let you access music, photos, or video from your PC. » 4/14/06 4:08pm 4/14/06 4:08pm