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 Today 3:43pm

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

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

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

A Speaker That Camouflages Itself As a Paper Palm

Like it or not, most sound systems don't exactly blend into your home's decor. You can try buying a pair of speakers in a matching tint, or mount it near the ceiling so it's less obvious, but they rarely are. Phonon's Kamone could be your safest bet. It looks like a houseplant, but it actually produces sound—and not… » 6/16/14 10:00am 6/16/14 10:00am

A Giant Fake Wall of Amps and Speakers That Will Never Blow a Fuse

If your tastefully decorated apartment doesn't quite reflect the rock star lifestyle you've always fantasized about, here's an easy way to add a little bit of rock and roll to your abode. What looks like a wall covered in stacks of loudspeakers and amplifiers is actually just a clever wallpaper design that brings no… » 6/02/14 5:20pm 6/02/14 5:20pm

Cone: A Speaker That Knows What You Want to Hear Before You Do

Music is personal. It's tied to our identities, our emotions, even our friends. So the idea that a complex algorithm could make us smarter about music is counter-intuitive. The creators of Cone, a wireless speaker that learns what you like and builds on it, think they've cracked the code. » 3/04/14 11:00am 3/04/14 11:00am