Sony Still Thinks There's a Market for Tiny Rolling Speakers

The Rolly, a dancing, rolling, glowing MP3 player, was yet another intriguing product in a long line of curiosities from Sony. Unfortunately, it wasn't intriguing enough for consumers to actually spend $400 on it. But someone at Sony is obviously still carrying a torch for the Rolly, because the company's new rolling… » 3/04/15 9:20am 3/04/15 9:20am

Philips' Expanding Bluetooth Speaker Promises Much Better Bass

Humanity's endless march to make gadgets smaller has led to countless compromises in the name of miniaturization. Thinner smartphones mean terrible battery life, and compact wireless speakers seem to completely forget our ears love bass. At least Philips is trying to fix the latter with its new FL3X Bluetooth speaker… » 1/05/15 9:00am 1/05/15 9:00am

Samsung's New Speakers Are Basically Portal Guns

Samsung says these fancy wireless speakers were created at a "state-of-the-art audio lab in Valencia, California." We know better. They're clearly the product of Aperture Science, the secret think tank responsible for a hilarious murderous artificial intelligence, not to mention one hell of a teleportation tool. » 12/29/14 10:32pm 12/29/14 10:32pm

LG's Sonos Clone Adds a Few Extra Speakers

LG's new line of battery-powered, Wi-Fi enabled speakers complement their new sound bar models, sure. But they also fill out Music Flow—the company's Sonos-like connected-house audio offering—with some attractive, well-rounded hardware. » 12/22/14 9:00pm 12/22/14 9:00pm

​The Best Bluetooth Speaker for Every Portable Need

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. » 12/13/14 12:47pm 12/13/14 12:47pm

Razer Leviathan 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Bar: The Kotaku Review

For years peripheral maker Razer has been pumping sound directly into our ears via gaming headsets. The Leviathan marks its first attempt at sharing that sound with the rest of the room, and a valiant first attempt at that. » 12/10/14 6:01pm 12/10/14 6:01pm

7 Sonic Gifts For Your Favorite Music Nerd 

Whether you're rocking Serial or the latest Taylor Swift banger we're all listening to more sound than ever these days. Here's a selection of audio kit that will make someone's life sound a little better without necessarily breaking your bank. » 12/05/14 5:13pm 12/05/14 5:13pm

This Transforming Briefcase Turntable Is a Walkman For Your Records

Just because you prefer the warm, crackly sound of vinyl records to MP3s doesn't necessarily mean you also like being tethered to a home stereo whenever you want to listen to your record collection. So Pyle has created this portable turntable that transforms into a briefcase for easy transport, and also includes a… » 11/12/14 11:22am 11/12/14 11:22am

Stuff Everyone's Stocking with These Discounted Bluetooth Speakers

Everyone can make good use of a portable Bluetooth speaker, and luckily, you don't have to break the bank on a JAMBOX or Beats Pill. These AmazonBasics speakers have terrific reviews, and a special $45 price tag today. » 11/08/14 9:45am 11/08/14 9:45am

B&O Has a Stunning New High-End Bluetooth Speaker

Bang and Olufsen is usually best known for audio equipment that costs more than your car. But now, it's decided to create something that normal people can afford—its first ever portable Bluetooth speaker. » 10/23/14 4:30am 10/23/14 4:30am

Bowers & Wilkins' First Bluetooth Speaker Is a Stunner

If you're going to dive head first into an already crowded market like the world of Bluetooth speakers, you better do something to make your product instantly stand out. And it looks like Bowers & Wilkins has done just that with its new T7 compact speaker featuring a stylish honeycomb design that actually helps… » 10/21/14 3:43pm 10/21/14 3:43pm

I Built My Own Speaker From Sonos Components and You Can Too

Sonos' pop-up Studio in New York reminds me of summer camp, where you were never sent home without something to show your parents. Except instead of a popsicle-stick sculpture, Sonos sent me home with a speaker I built myself. » 10/01/14 1:50pm 10/01/14 1:50pm

This MP3 Experiment Shows What 2,000 Smartphone Speakers Sound Like

Improv Everywhere is an NYC-based guerrilla prank group who's various missions have included planning a massive Best Buy infiltration and turning a busy New York subway stop into an underground spa. For their latest social experiment, the team gave 2,000 people instructions via headphones, severely confusing local… » 9/30/14 1:52pm 9/30/14 1:52pm

Monster Now Has Three Wireless Speakers to Pump Your Tunes

Monster has announced three new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speakers at IFA. The S1, S2 and S3—all of incrementally increasing size—offer "extreme clarity, tight articulation and deep pounding bass." Apparently. » 9/05/14 6:20am 9/05/14 6:20am

This Death Star of a Speaker Actually Floats in Midair

Bluetooth speakers are ubiquitous these days, so it's no surprise to see some companies going out on a limb to set themselves apart. OM Audio, however, is venturing beyond that limb into thin air with its new OM/One floating speaker. Not only is levitation a neat gimmick, but it supposedly also helps the sound travel… » 8/12/14 2:14pm 8/12/14 2:14pm

Build Your Own Simple Speaker With Just a Copper Wire and Magnet

YouTuber Andy Elliott (mist8k) stumbled upon an awesome DIY project. While "tinkering with a small electric engine," he describes in his video, "my audio jack accidentally came in contact with the engine...and started randomly playing music." Elliott unknowingly built his own speaker. » 8/03/14 12:00pm 8/03/14 12:00pm

​How And Why To Take Your Smartphone Camping

No other device packs a camera, a stereo, video recording, GPS navigation and guide books into such a small, conveniently carried package. Here's how to get the most of your smartphone in the outdoors.http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/so-you-want-to... » 7/25/14 2:10pm 7/25/14 2:10pm

An Evil Alarm Clock That Only Uses the World's Most Annoying Sounds

When you're staring down a day filled with work meetings and deadlines, there's usually not much motivation to roll out of bed in the morning. So by blasting you with terrible sounds like drumsets and fog horns, this G-Buzz alarm clock uses negative reinforcement to make heading to work seem like the lesser of two… » 7/11/14 8:49am 7/11/14 8:49am

A Candle-Powered Speaker Keeps Playing Even When the Power's Out

Using a scientific phenomenon known as the Peltier-Seebeck or thermoelectric effect, where a voltage is produced via a device with contrasting temperatures, this Bluetooth speaker called the Pelty can run on nothing but burning candles. So the next time you lose power during a brownout, you'll have both light and… » 6/24/14 6:00pm 6/24/14 6:00pm