Sonos Inc, makers of wireless HiFi stereo systems, announced a system software update today that promises a host of new features as well as deeper integration with one of the Internet's largest streaming music providers. Here's what's new.
Eco-friendliness isn't my biggest concern when it comes to buying headphones, but I guess even Greenpeace likes listening to music, so designer Michael Young has created these recyclable over-the-ear cans as a follow-up to his cornstarch earbuds.
It's fine for the occasional speakerphone call or voice memo, but if you want to record a concert that's worthy of sharing, you'll want to upgrade your iPhone's mic with Tascam's iM2 which adds a set of professional stereo mics.
Using a regular speaker blasting out a narrow beam of sound, researchers have developed an LED that can actually be powered by nothing but audio; providing a new way to deliver wireless power to devices from greater distances.
While I don't generally recommend wearing a set of DJ headphones while assaulting Nazi-held beachheads, knowing that these limited-edition over-ear cans could quite likely survive being run over by a tank is oddly reassuring.
We try not to make a habit of writing about different colourways of existing products, but after clocking Orbitsound's new clip-on colourful fronts, I couldn't pass it up. Do you know how long I've been searching for the very same shade of avocado soundbar to match my '70s avocado bathroom suite?
Altec Lansing is excited about their A1, A2 and A3 in-ear monitors. They've always produced quality products, but now they've gone all out to not only design a triple-balanced armature, but also develop a custom ear molding using a unique silicone.
After a slight delay, iTunes Match has gone live, giving Yanks access to their music, in the cloud, without ever having to upload a thing. All download, no upload sounds like a formula for success -- but will it evermake its way to the UK?
The Android market is, as we all know, woefully fragmented. Thankfully, Philips has finally figured out how to make a standalone speaker system that can connect to any Android device, regardless of manufacturer.
Emails replaced written letters; texting replaced emails; Twitter replaced texting, and one day these Chuckimals could be the only source of electronic communications we rely on. They're plush toys embedded with electronics, including an accelerometer, that let you record a thirty second message that's automatically played back upon impact when thrown at someone.
Audio-Technica makes lots of sophisticated audio products that are totally affordable. And then there's this new array of gear. These two pairs of headphones with a matching headphone amp are total audio extravagance.
Just because you don't want to spend thousands of pounds on audio equipment (and as many hours configuring it) doesn't mean you can't enjoy quality audio. In the case of headphones, a single c-note can reap rewards.
Combining old school inspiration with a stark design full of sharp lines and a matte finish, iHome's iP4 boombox simultaneously makes nods to the outlandish, button crazy gadgets of the past, and the flat, minimal designs of the now. I think I'm swooning.
We've seen stomp boxes that trigger iPad-based guitar effects before, but never anything quite like the heavy-handed DigiTech iPB-10 pedal board and iPB-Nexus iPad app. The package is made by a sonically challenged company that has turned lo-fi processing into a work of art. This should be a lot of fun.
For the most part, itty-bitty satellite speakers are just all right—a compromise made for convenience. The new Boston Acoustics SoundWare S system looks like it might actually be able to blow up a room with sound.
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 low low pricetag.