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IKEA VAPPEBY Gen 3 Bluetooth Speaker

IKEA VAPPEBY Gen 3 Bluetooth Speaker
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The third generation of IKEA’s VAPPEBY Bluetooth speaker is its largest yet, measuring 8″x 8″. In classic IKEA fashion, the speaker’s minimalist design makes it blend in nearly any setting despite its size. It has a removable handle, a volume knob, and a 3.5mm input. Add the ENEBY battery and you have a portable speaker that lasts up to 25 hours per charge.

Horizon System Speaker Stands

Horizon System Speaker Stands
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Paris-based Horizon System makes high-end stands for floor-standing or tower speakers. The Atlas S1 is made of brushed aluminum with solid oak feet, the Atlas S2 is made of two folded aluminum plates, and the Atlas SK1 is a single aluminum plate with non-slip rubber caster wheels. Each piece is made to order with customizable dimensions.

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Sony HT-AX7 Portable Theater Audio System

Sony HT-AX7 Portable Theater Audio System

This battery-powered sound system from Sony provides immersive audio wherever you want it. It includes a base station with multiple drivers and a pair of wireless satellite speakers for surround sound. 360 Spatial Sound Mapping tech envelops you with sound while playing movies, games, or music. The one downside is that it only connects via Bluetooth.

AnkerWork S600 Noise-blocking Speakerphone

AnkerWork S600 Noise-blocking Speakerphone

Anker’s upcoming Bluetooth speaker is for people who often make calls in noisy environments, such as at home or in public places. The S600 uses AI to learn the sound of your voice and prioritize it in calls. Anker claims the S600 recognizes and cuts down over 300 kinds of background noise. Lifehacker tried a demo unit and came away impressed.

Haloasis A1 Holographic Lyric Speaker

Haloasis A1 Holographic Lyric Speaker
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This showy Bluetooth speaker has a cylindrical screen that displays song lyrics and other animations. The trick is a rapidly spinning LED bar that produces a persistence-of-vision illusion. Its see-through display can be viewed from any angle, and its audio system incorporates two full-range drivers and a subwoofer.

Soundboks 4 Bluetooth Speaker

Soundboks 4 Bluetooth Speaker
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The loud and long-lasting Bluetooth speaker is now in its fourth generation. The Soundboks 4 maxes out at a brain melting 126dB, is rated IP65 for water and dust resistance, and lasts up to 40 hours per charge. Its bass has been turned up even more, while still retaining clarity at max volume. It also has a new grill that snaps off for easy customization.

Samsung Music Frame Wireless Speaker

Samsung Music Frame Wireless Speaker
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Samsung made a little brother for the Frame TV. Behind the Music Frame’s 8″ x 10″ photo holder is a surprisingly punchy Dolby Atmos speaker. It has two tweeters, two mid-range drivers, and two subwoofers. It can stream music from most services including Spotify and Chromecast, as well as via Bluetooth.

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JBL Go 3 Eco Speaker

JBL Go 3 Eco Speaker
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The compact JBL Go 3 Eco Bluetooth speaker features a body and grille made from recycled plastic. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but kicks out louder-than-expected volume and punchy low-end for its size. It’s IP67 waterproof and dustproof, making it a great beach or poolside companion. Choose from blue, green, or white.

S1 Circle Speaker

S1 Circle Speaker
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The spherical S1 Circle speaker from UB+ offers impressive sound in a small package. It’s about the size of a softball and packs a pair of 2.5″ woofers and 28mm silk dome tweeters for crisp and clean audio, backed by 40-watt and 20-watt amps. It has a strap for carrying and a flat base to keep it from rolling. Available in six colors.

Bluetooth Speaker in a Walnut

Bluetooth Speaker in a Walnut

You can buy very small Bluetooth speakers already, but we’ve never seen one embedded inside a walnut. Penguin DIY nibbled on the nutmeat inside before outfitting the shell with a tiny amplifier and Bluetooth circuits, a minuscule speaker, and a rechargeable battery. We worried he would crack it while drilling holes, but the shell remained intact.

Bumpboxx Remixx Boombox Speaker

Bumpboxx Remixx Boombox Speaker
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This retro-inspired bluetooth speaker from Bumpboxx looks like a gigantic cassette tape in the shape of a boombox. It has two 5.25″ mid-bass drivers and four 2″ tweeters, and its amplifier outputs up to 175 watts and it comes with a wireless mic for karaoke sessions. It comes in white, red, yellow, neon blue, black, and magenta.

Soundboks Go Bluetooth Speaker

Soundboks Go Bluetooth Speaker
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This beast of a Bluetooth speaker kicks out monster sound via a pair of 72-watt continuous Class-D amplifiers. It can achieve volume levels up to 121 dB and runs for up to 10 hours at max volume and 40 hours at medium volume. Its 10″ woofer produces room-shaking bass in concert with its Bass Enhancer function.

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PVC Pipe + Acrylic Subwoofer

PVC Pipe + Acrylic Subwoofer

Dissatisfied with the bass response of his off-the-shelf subwoofer, maker BigWR got to work retrofitting its speaker and amplifier into a new cabinet. He extended its acoustic chamber using angled sections of PVC drain pipe and assembled them inside of an acrylic cube. We’re not sure it sounds better because of the distortion, but it sure looks amazing.

Tivoli Audio Songbook MAX Speaker

Tivoli Audio Songbook MAX Speaker
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The Songbook MAX is a jumbo-sized take on Tivoli Audio’s iconic audio system. It features a mid-century modern design and cranks out big sound with a 50-watt amp, 4″ subwoofer, 4″ midrange, and .75″ tweeter. In addition to Bluetooth connectivity, it has a 3.5mm aux input, and a built-in DAB/DAB+/FM radio tuner. Its battery runs for 10 hours per charge.

JBL Authentics Speakers

JBL Authentics Speakers
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This trio of JBL Authentics wireless speakers combines 1970s styling with big sound and modern tech, including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The Authentics 200 has four drivers and a 90-watt amp; the Authentics 300 has 100 watts, larger drivers, and 8 hr. playtime, while the Authentics 500 cranks out 270 watts and 3.1 channel sound with Dolby Atmos.

ESQ Mini Boombox Bluetooth Speaker

ESQ Mini Boombox Bluetooth Speaker

This miniature replica of a 1980s boombox plays music from your phone via Bluetooth. It has two full-range speakers and a 10-watt amplifier, so don’t expect it to sound massive. While it’s made mostly from plastic, it does have shiny zinc alloy accents and a working AM/FM radio. It’s even got a tiny telescoping antenna, just like the real deal.

BE@RBRICK Audio 400% Speaker

BE@RBRICK Audio 400% Speaker
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Medicom Toy and Rinaro created this official BE@RBRICK Bluetooth speaker. The bear-shaped speaker has four drivers in its head and outputs 360º audio. Its track and volume controls are activated bb the bear’s hands. Its battery offers up to 6 hours of playback per charge, and two BE@RBRICK speakers can be paired together. Available in clear, smoke, and black.

Making Flat Speakers from Foam Board

Making Flat Speakers from Foam Board

Inspired by a Tech Ingredients video that claimed that a couple of pieces of foam board and inexpensive audio exciters were the “World’s Best Speakers,” AmplifyDIY decided to put the design to the test. It’s hard to know how they sound in person, but he certainly was impressed at the audio that $60 worth of parts can produce.

EcoXGear EcoLantern Speaker

EcoXGear EcoLantern Speaker

This waterproof LED lantern doubles as a Bluetooth speaker with 360º sound. Its 4400 mAh battery offers up to 24 hours of light or can recharge gadgets too. Its 400-lumen light source has 5 modes, including bright white, red, color fade, music synced, and emergency.

Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Heritage Speakers

Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Heritage Speakers
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These desktop speakers from Klipsch nods to the mid-century modern style of their early speakers. The Promedia Heritage 2.1 features a classic box design with a woodgrain vinyl finish and textured grille cloth. Its 2-way speakers offer dynamic highs and mids, while an 8″ sub kicks out 100 watts of bass. The system supports wired and Bluetooth wireless audio sources.

Fender Riff Bluetooth Speaker

Fender Riff Bluetooth Speaker
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Guitar and amp maker Fender cranks up the volume with this portable, 60-watt speaker with six custom-tuned audio drivers. It has touch-sensitive controls embedded in its natural maple lid and a built-in carrying handle. Its substantial battery offers up to 30 hours of playback per charge, and it has a 1/4″ port for connecting a guitar or bass and playing along.

Sony SRS-XB100 Bluetooth Speaker

Sony SRS-XB100 Bluetooth Speaker

Sony’s portable Bluetooth speaker is designed to produce maximum sound for its size. Measuring just 3.75″ tall and 2.99″ across, it’ll fit easily in a cupholder in your car or on a camping chair. It’s IP67-rated dustproof and waterproof, and offers up to 16 hours of battery life. Pair two for true stereo sound.

Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitors

Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitors

These desktop speakers are engineered to focus their sweet spot on their user. They use balanced mode radiation drivers and passive radiators to cancel unwanted vibrations. Inputs include a 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth, plus a subwoofer output. They work vertically or horizontally and can be outfitted with colorful magnetic grilles.

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