Boss‘ new Katana-Air is a compact wireless guitar amplifier. Its transmitter lasts for up to 12h per charge and has a power saving mode. The amp itself can also be powered with AA batteries for portable playing. It can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker.
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Coleman’s new lantern is a great backyard accessory or camping centerpiece. Aside from providing 360º of dimmable light, the lantern also serves as a Bluetooth speaker. It lasts up to 20h while playing music, 40h while providing light, and up to 5h with both functions on.
This clicky mechanical keyboard captures the essence of classic typewriters. It works as a dock for tablets, offers both Bluetooth and wired connectivity, and its clever carriage knob doubles as a volume and backlight brightness control. Coming to Indiegogo June 2018.
Control the universe – or simply play music at the snap of your fingers. Or tap of a button. Camino Audio made a pair of officially licensed life-size Infinity Gauntlet Bluetooth speakers. They have glowing LED infinity stones, and will come in cast polystone or real bronze.
Somewear is a Bluetooth hotspot for mobile devices. It uses the Iridium satellite network for global coverage. It lets you send and receive text messages and location data, receive weather reports and local alerts, and it has an SOS button. It requires a $15/mo. plan.
GlassOuse is a Bluetooth pointing device for people who have difficulty using their hands. It connects to devices just like a regular Bluetooth mouse. The original version has a bite switch; v1.2 lets users choose between a bite switch, a button or a puff switch.
8Bitdo’s new wireless adapter lets you use Bluetooth controllers on consoles or computers with a USB port. Use a PS4 controller on a Nintendo Switch, use Joy-Cons on your laptop or Raspberry Pi and more. Of course, it works with 8Bitdo’s Bluetooth controllers as well.
The world’s loudest portable Bluetooth speakers are now 40% louder. The Soundboks 2 is powered by three 72W amplifiers, and pushes out up to 122dB of volume. It also has a new all-black durable case. Its battery is still removable and lasts up to 40h per charge.
Keyboard specialist Matias makes wireless aluminum keyboards in Apple colors: silver, gray, gold and rose gold. The Bluetooth keyboard can connect to up to four devices at once, including mobile devices. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to a year per charge.
Renowned amp maker Ashdown Engineering now has a Bluetooth version of its one-of-a-kind active noise cancelling headphones. Like the original, the OV-1B has VU meters that react to the audio being played. It also adds phone and playback buttons on the left earcup.
A powerful and durable portable Bluetooth speaker, the DemerBox may be your best bet. Its electronics are installed inside a Pelican case, so it’s tough as nails, pushes powerful bass, and doubles as storage. It lasts up to 50h per charge and has a USB charging port inside.
If you’re looking for stylish and compact desktop speakers, check out Ashtown Engineering’s Meters Cubed. The 20W system consists of three 3.5″ cubes: two speakers with 2.5″ drivers and an amplifier with a round analog VU meter. Available in black or white.
8Bitdo’s new SN30 Pro (SNES colors) and SF30 Pro (Super Famicom colors) wireless gamepads work with a variety of gaming systems, including the Nintendo Switch, the Raspberry Pi and PCs. It has two analog sticks, four shoulder buttons, a screenshot button and more.
Sony’s first completely wireless earphones are as tiny as they come, but they also have active noise cancellation. The WF-1000X even have sensors that can detect when you’re walking to automatically let ambient noise in. They can also let voices in but cancel other sounds out.
Get true stereo sound separation with this duo of compact Bluetooth speakers, which can be wirelessly set to output left and right channels, or used individually. They work up to 30 feet away, and come with a special microUSB “Y” cable so you can charge them both at once.
Klipsch wishes Capitol Records a happy 75th birthday by releasing special editions of The One Bluetooth speaker, The Three desktop speaker, and the Heresy III loudspeakers. They have real wood veneer cases, spun copper switches and knobs and a unique insignia.