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This Elegant iPhone Speaker is Just a Single Piece of Blown Glass

Here is a sleek way to showcase your iPhone's looks and sounds. There are no wires or buttons or even plastic in this passive amp; it's just a single piece of glass, handcrafted to exacting proportions, that can wrap a room in sound. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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This £9,000 iPhone Speaker Comes With its Own Lightsaber-Hilt Remote

Mobile World Congress may well be all about the phones, but what tech tradeshow is complete without a ridiculously overpriced, over-spec'd speaker to gawp at? German audio-specialists Avantgarde Acoustics deliver the goods at MWC 2014 with the excessive Zero 1 speakers. Read More >>

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A Bluetooth E-Cigarette That Doubles as a Speakerphone. Wait, What?

Electronic cigarettes have exploded in popularity over the past few years, probably because they let you smoke indoors again. And now there's even more reason to keep an e-cig in hand all day long because Supersmoker has added Bluetooth capabilities to its latest model. Read More >>

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A Guitar Amp That's Going to Piss Off Analogue Purists

Line 6, the well-regarded guitar gear manufacturer who were recently acquired by Yamaha, has a new guitar amp that's going to give tube traditionalists a migraine. Bluetooth?! iOS app? Say what? OK, but let's not be luddites for the hell of it. What's Line 6's new Amplifi got to offer? Read More >>

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Vizio's New Bluetooth Speakers Have Android KitKat Tablets Built-In

Bluetooth speakers are all the same right? You connect your phone to them to wirelessly beam bumping music. Not Vizio's brand new Smart Audio speakers though. Vizio's Bluetooth speakers also have a freaking Android tablet running KitKat built in. Yes, there are 7-inch and 4.7-inch tablets on speakers now. Read More >>

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You Can Now 3D Print a Fully Functional Speaker

There's no doubt that 3D printing is going to play a huge part in the future of manufacturing, especially now that researchers at Cornell University have managed to print every component of a fully functional speaker—including the cone, the wiring, and even the magnet. Read More >>

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A Space Trumpet for Your HTC One? That'll be the Gramohorn II

The HTC One's Boomsound front-facing speakers already pack a fair bit of welly, so God only knows what they'll sound like amplified through this horny passive speaker beast. The Gramohorn II has been put together by designer Justin Wolter, designed specifically for HTC's flagship, using the curvy stereo chambers to boost volume levels without the need for a separate power supply. Read More >>

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The World's Most Obscene iPhone Dock Is Bigger Than a Pony

With 28 speakers blasting around 125 watts, the original Wall of Sound made for an obnoxious home stereo system—let alone an iPod dock. But its creators have returned with a bigger and better solution: the Wall of Sound 2.0 that adds an extra 16 speakers, bringing the total to 44 (in addition to a pair of subs) for more decibels and bass than an iPhone dock ever needs. Read More >>

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Harman's New Wireless Speakers Look Like Twin Turbines

From the shop that brought you the iconic SoundSticks that are a staple of student digs everywhere, come a new set of semi-transparent speakers with design reminiscent of a fan—or the cutest jet engine in the world. Read More >>

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Of Course You Can't Afford Bang & Olufsen's Arty First Set of Wireless Speakers

Ah, Bang & Olufsen. We sometimes wonder if the Danish company's audio goods are made purely for the sake of teasing us peasants with beautiful press shots. Take its new Immaculate Wireless Sound range -- its speakers look like they could be art installation pieces, and are priced accordingly, extortionately. Who can afford this stuff? Read More >>

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Pure Contour i1 Air Dock Offers the Apple Holy Trinity: AirPlay, 30-pin and Lightning

You've got a click-wheel 30-pin iPod housing your complete Bob Seger collection sat next to a brand-spanking new, Lightning connection-equipped iPhone 5S fit to burst with dub-step playlists. Is there not a single speaker dock to blare out the disperate treasures tucked away within each? Yes there is, and it's called the Pure Contour i1 Air. Read More >>

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Marshall's New Bluetooth Speaker Oozes Vintage Style

It's not the easiest time to be a consumer on the hunt for a wireless Bluetooth speaker. New models are flooding the market on a daily basis, and wading through the hundreds of choices can be mind-numbing. So here's a quick cheat sheet for you: If you want something small, consider Jawbone's new Mini Jambox, but if design and style are at the top of your feature list, you can't go wrong with Marshall's gorgeous new Stanmore. Read More >>

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Sonos Play:1 FCC Filing Hints At Bookshelf Speaker

Sonos is primed to expand the lineup of speakers for its wireless audio system. As usual, the company's FCC filing has surfaced in advance of the actual product launch. The forthcoming Play:1 looks like it'll be a simpler speaker than its counterparts, and that Sonos intends it to be used in a stereo pairing. Is this the Sonos bookshelf speaker? Read More >>

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Incredible Disney Microphone Transmit Sounds Through Your Fingertips

When it comes to secrets, whispering just got outdated. Disney Research has come up with a microphone, straight out of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, that doesn't actually amplify your ramblings, but instead turns them into a secret signal you can transmit by touch. Read More >>

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Harman Kardon SoHo Headphones: Same Great Sound, New Portable Package

Last year's Harman Kardon CL headphones were absolute knockouts: A beautiful minimal design plus nearly perfectly clear sound, all for the totally reasonable list price of £170. With the new SoHo headphones, HK hopes to revise that success in a more portable package, while retaining the sound that made them a smash value to begin with. Read More >>

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