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SoundBoks 2 Bluetooth Speaker

SoundBoks 2 Bluetooth Speaker

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.

Raven R Reactive Robot Speaker

Raven R Reactive Robot Speaker

Teenage Engineering – the folks behind the awesome Pocket Operator synths are collaborating with Chinese tech giant Baidu to create a robotic speaker reminiscent of Pixar’s Luxo, Jr. The R moves and grooves to music, while displaying patterns on its LED head.

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Boomcase Pelican Speaker

Boomcase Pelican Speaker
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A powerful sound system built into a durable Pelican gear case. It packs two 6.5″ woofers, a 4″ mid-range, two tweeters, a 100 watt amplifier, and a lithium ion battery that provides 18 hours per charge. The case is waterproof and drop-proof, protecting the components inside.

Nebula Capsule Portable Projector

Nebula Capsule Portable Projector

The Nebula Mars’ little brother. Anker’s Nebula Capsule is a pico projector and speaker that’s the size and shape of a soda can. It can project an 854×480 display at up to 100″. It has a microUSB port and an HDMI port, and can also mirror the screen of mobile devices.

Razer Nommo Pro Speakers

Razer Nommo Pro Speakers
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Razer’s funky looking new THX-certified gaming speaker system is designed to push out big sound thanks to its Kevlar fiber midrange and silk woven tweeters, and powerful companion subwoofer. They support Dolby virtual surround, and have Razer Chroma lighting built in.

LG SK10Y Soundbar

LG SK10Y Soundbar

New for 2018, the SK10Y soundbar is a 550-watt, 5.1.2 sound system with Chromecast built-in, so you can use your voice to search and play songs. It supports Dolby Atmos and Meridian Height Elevation tech to make it seem like dialogue is coming from the screen.

Samsung Sound Ray Concept

Samsung Sound Ray Concept

The Sound Ray or S-Ray concepts are Samsung’s small and affordable takes on directional speakers, which send sound in a narrow path so that only its target can hear it, even from a distance. There’s a neckband, a handheld and a smartphone cover.

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase
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Amp up your living room audio with this affordable system that sits underneath TVs weighing up to 55 lb, and provides room-filling sound that blows away built-in TV speakers. It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for music. Full review on Technabob.

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

How to Make Simple Speaker Stands

I Like to Make Stuff points out different ways to make a pair of simple speaker stands that raise your monitors to ear level. He used a handful of power tools, but you can still make the stands with a hand saw and some sandpaper. Get the template here.

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+

Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+

The Samsung NW700 Soundbar Sound+ is an upcoming wall-mountable soundbar. Its slim, narrow and monochrome style makes it a perfect match for today’s slim HDTVs. It also has a built-in woofer and has active distortion-cancelling.

Bluetooth Lantern Speaker

Bluetooth Lantern Speaker
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The perfect accessory for camping, nights on the beach, or a power outage, Hompie’s 3-in-1 gadget combines a bluetooth speaker, a multi-mode lantern, and a 10400 mAh charging pack for your mobile devices. Wrapped in a silicone coat to keep the elements out.

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio

Circa Smart Alarm Clock & Radio

The Circa alarm clock has an optional sleep sensor that will tell it to wake you up only when you’re in light sleep. It also comes with several soothing ambient noise tracks and a gentle pulsing light mode. You can also use it as a Bluetooth speaker and Internet radio.

Como Musica Audio System

Como Musica Audio System
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An elegant sound system which can fill a room with music streamed from Spotify, Tidal, Napster, and Deezer, as well as FM and Internet radio, Bluetooth or optical sources, and even plays CDs. It also works in a whole-home audio system with Como’s other audio gear.

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VETR PANL1 Carbon Fiber Speakers

VETR PANL1 Carbon Fiber Speakers

VETR’s flat desktop speakers use 1.3mm thick panels of real carbon fiber to produce an open and airy soundstage. Combined with the bundled compact subwoofer with dual 48-watt amps, they push out great volume too. Read our review of the prototypes over on Technabob.

How to Make a Portable Speaker

How to Make a Portable Speaker

VanTourist shows us an easy way of making a portable Bluetooth speaker – no soldering or woodworking required. It even has two USB charging ports and an LED flashlight. All in all it cost him about $100. Photo guide here.

Sony SRS-WS1 Neck Speaker

Sony SRS-WS1 Neck Speaker

Sony’s quirky personal speakers give you surround sound without taking up space or completely cutting off ambient noise. The SRS WS-1 has 2W drivers and vibration motors with three levels of strength. It comes with a wireless transmitter that can pair with two units at once.

JLA M.1 End Table Speakers

JLA M.1 End Table Speakers
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JLA’s made-to-order end table is also a 100W 2-way speaker. The M.1’s 8″ woofer and 1 1/8″ tweeter fire downwards at an angle. It can stream music via iTunes, Airplay, Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio and Tuneln. Available in black or natural finish.

Surface Bluetooth Speaker

Surface Bluetooth Speaker
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If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind Bluetooth speakers, check out Room One’s Surface. It’s a wall-mounted Bluetooth speaker that transmits sound through its minimalist oval disk, which is crafted from layers of oak veneer. Available in natural, indigo or red.

Meters Cubed Bluetooth Speakers

Meters Cubed Bluetooth Speakers
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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.

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa

The successor to the Play:1, the Sonos One is a great speaker and a great listener. It comes with Amazon’s Alexa, so you can use your voice to play music, search online, control smart appliances and more. It will soon be updated to have Google Assistant as well.

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How to Make a Bluetooth Speaker

How to Make a Bluetooth Speaker

DIY Perks shares his favorite project yet: a handmade Bluetooth speaker. He says its shell is made of concrete, but the only aggregate he used is sand. Nevertheless, his video, templates and list of materials will save makers a lot of time and headaches.

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus & Echo Spot

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus & Echo Spot

Amazon updates its family of Alexa-enabled devices. The 2017 Echo speaker has a more compact design, with better speakers and voice recognition. The new Echo Plus is also a speaker but with a built-in smart home hub. The Echo Spot is a smaller version of the Echo Show.

BeoLab 50 Speaker

BeoLab 50 Speaker
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Do you fart $100 bills and dig slow jams? Grab the BeoLab 50 Speakers ASAP, then. The deluxe speaker delivers 2100w via seven drivers and seven 300w amps, and Active Room Compensation measures room acoustics and creates custom filters for it. (Thanks Todd!)

Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker

Bose SoundLink Micro Speaker

Like all Bose SoundLink speakers, the Micro is exceptionally loud and clear for its size. It also has a flexible strap and a durable silicone rubber case. It’s water-resistant up to 3.3ft and lasts up to 6h per charge. The biggest downside? No 3.5mm input.

Pioneer Z Series Car Speakers

Pioneer Z Series Car Speakers
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We had a chance to listen to Pioneer’s new Z series car speakers during our visit to their factory, and they sounded truly stellar, with zero distortion, huge dynamic range, and brilliant reproduction that’s on par with some of the best home audio systems we’ve heard.

LEXON Terrace Speaker/Lantern

LEXON Terrace Speaker/Lantern

LEXON’s cordless lantern serves multiple purposes: a Bluetooth speaker with dual 3-watt drivers, a warm LED ambient light, and a 4000 mAh battery pack which can be used to charge up to two devices. Comes in aluminum, brown, or gold finishes.

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