The Tokyo Moto Show has just gotten away, and amongst fuel-efficient hybrids and the latest advancements in autonomous vehicles, you’ll find an unorthodox reveal from Yamaha: a robotic biker called the Motobot that can handle some of the fastest motorcycles on earth.
Not surprisingly, those fancy electric wheelchairs that let people with limited mobility cruise about with the push of a joystick are incredibly expensive. So adapting technology that powers modern electric bikes, Yamaha's JWX-2 electric assist gives that same mobility for less—and can be retrofitted to almost any…
When the Yamaha YAS-101 came out last year, we marveled at the perfect balance between the sound quality afforded by its full-range drivers and a price point that wouldn't break the bank. Now the successor—the YAS-201—is here and instead of packing its bass technology into the bar itself, it has been split off into a…
There comes a time in every person's life when an upgrade to a real home theater system is in order. The gear can cost a fortune, but it doesn't have to. If you're not sure what you need or how much you should spend, the Yamaha YAS-101 is a good place to start.
A decade ago, Yamaha embarked on ambitious project to create software that could sing. The Vocaloid actually sort of worked and has even spawned some real music. But now, for some inexplicable reason, Yamaha jammed the technology into an actual physical instrument. Watching someone play the Vocaloid Keyboard will…
Yamaha makes some pretty awesome audio equipment, even if it often ranges on the pricey side. So there's reason to be excited for their new PDX-11 iPod dock, especially considering the four-inch woofer, distinctive looks and $100 pricetag.
Musicians and musician-wannabes *raises hand* all fell for the Tenori-On musical synthesizer a couple of years ago, but were put off by its $1,200 price-tag. If you own an iPhone or iPad though, cough up £12/$19 for the app version instead.
Yamaha's new TSX-140 desktop audio player has a simple, soothing schtick: If you use it as a musical alarm, it will gradually awaken you with a host of audio options. Let's explore!
Robots have been singing for a minute. But the HRP-4C doesn't just sing, she performs. Watch her chirp the lyrics to her song, work the crowd, and shake her stuff in sync with her back up dancers. It's pretty amazing.
Yamaha just introduced the EC-03, their new Zero-Emission Electric Scooter that's primed to save the world. Well, at least Asia. The EC-03 is cheaper than most its competitors and apparently highly desirable in Asia's crazy-for-scooters market.
You want a serious home theater. One that will rattle the windows, and ensure movie night is always at your house. But you don't want to spend more than $600 on the thing that ties it together. Cuz you're smart.
The Yamaha YHT-S400 features a sound bar that's 31" long by 2" high and—for the first time—a subwoofer that's actually integrated into the receiver. It sounds perfect if you live in, say, a cramped city apartment. Like me!
Yamaha's latest sound bar, the YSP-5100, may be apartment-friendly, but that doesn't mean it's small.
Today in Now Available: the Sonos ZonePlayer S5, a wireless speaker system controlled by the iPhone and iPod Touch; the Yamaha MCR-140 wireless iPod dock; the Lenovo U150 ultraportable laptop, and the game-changing FLO TV.
The Tenori-On remains one of the most eye-catching, hypnotizing ways to make music, and Yamaha has a cheaper model coming in January. Unlike the original, it can't use batteries, has plastic casing, and the LED-lights only show on one side.
Yamaha's booth at CEATEC featured a few cloth posters with mundane advertisements on them that seem to lack any attention-grabbing oomph—until you step directly in front of them and realize that they're incredibly thin directional speakers. Whoa!
Even though the Yamaha TSX-W80 wakes you up at all hours of the morning, you just can't stay mad at that pretty face. It even features a wireless iPod cradle that streams tunes using Yamaha's proprietary AirWired technology.