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Review: Rocketfish Outdoor bluetooth speaker

by Blogger ‎03-22-2014 02:01 PM - edited ‎03-26-2014 01:57 PM

 

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Spring is on the horizon, and after this polar vortex winter, I’m sure a lot of you are starting to think about how nice it would be to be able to enjoy being outside again, without having to battle the elements. I know I am. With that in mind, I recently spent some time checking out the Rocketfish Indoor/Outdoor wireless speaker. Whether you’re playing hockey in your backyard rink, or planning your next BBQ party, this handy speaker has plenty of power to make itself be heard and is convenient enough that you won’t hesitate to take it out whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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Don't leave home without Bose QC20 in-ear noise-cancelling headphones

by Blogger on ‎12-30-2013 04:49 PM - last edited on ‎01-16-2014 12:32 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With much travel, comes much needed peace and comfort from headphones. I was thrilled when I discovered headphones leader Bose had launched their first pair of in-ear noise-cancelling headphones, called the Bose QC20. They also co-released the QC20i headphones specific for iOS users.

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Review: Klipsch GiG

by Blogger on ‎12-28-2013 10:35 AM

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One of the biggest trends in speakers in the last year was not just Bluetooth, but Bluetooth in combination with smaller form factors. A number of manufacturers have gotten into this game and Klipsch is one of the latest with the GiG, a small speaker that is meant to pump out impressive sound in a portable frame. Its unique design treatments and attention to detail make it an interesting option for a smaller speaker, but how does its performance match up once the music starts playing?

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Review: Beats Studio Headphones

by Blogger ‎09-24-2013 10:06 AM - edited ‎09-24-2013 10:06 AM

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The headphone space seems saturated with choices specially in the high-end of the market.

The Beats Studio Headphones bring the latest in design, comfort and technology in their aim to claim the top spot. We explore what the new, post-Monster Beats has to offer.

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Review: Creative Sound Blaster EVO Zx

by Blogger on ‎09-22-2013 08:27 AM

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The Creative name carries some weight in computer audio. They have been one of the top makers of PC audio gear for decades now. Their ‘Sound Blaster’ name was once synonymous with PC audio technology. I spent some time recently playing around with the Sound Blaster EVO ZX, one of their Bluetooth headsets and I’ve got to say, they’re really still going strong. The only Creative products I’d used in the past has been PC soundcards so I had no idea what to expect with their headsets. I’m happy to say that all the great qualities I was familiar with from their soundcards are also evident in their headsets. These guys know what they’re doing.

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Review: Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones

by Blogger on ‎08-31-2013 12:06 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2014 11:39 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Sennheiser already scored a winner with the over-ear Momentum headphones, but now, they’ve slimmed down the profile and slightly changed the design materials to create an on-ear version that are considerably more portable. These won’t have the noise isolation of the bigger model, but the components inside are virtually identical, all but ensuring music will sound great on these.

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Review: Mighty Dwarf Bluetooth Speaker

by Blogger ‎08-18-2013 10:33 AM - edited ‎08-18-2013 11:38 AM

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As handy as it can be to have a portable speaker dock for your smarthone, it can be even handier to have a Bluetooth speaker. Having one means that you can play audio from any Bluetooth capable device be it your smartphone, your tablet, your PC, or even those of your friends. Since Bluetooth is so ubiquitous in gadgets now, you know that you’re covered and don’t have to worry too much about compatibility With something like the Mighty Dwarf BlueII Bluetooth speaker, you can enjoy all of those benefits of Bluetooth while also enjoying great high impact sound, and surprising portability.

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Weekend Getaways Part 1: Top 8 Things You Need

by Blogger on ‎08-01-2013 12:32 PM - last edited on ‎09-03-2013 05:25 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Beginning to plan your next weekend getaway? The hard part for any kind of travel is packing. What to bring? How much stuff I should pack? What are the essentials? The goal is to keep it light but useful. Here are 8 things you don’t want to forget on your next weekend getaway.

 

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Review: Monster Inspiration In-Ear Headphones

by Blogger on ‎07-22-2013 11:25 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2013 09:24 AM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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Sport headphones aren't always known for having the best sound or for being the most comfortable. Mostly designed to be rugged, utilitarian and basically, stay on during exercise, doesn't equate a great sound experience which is something Monster is trying to change all-that with its Inspiration In-Ear Headphones.

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It doesn’t take long to look at the Marley Roots Rock Bluetooth Audio System and realize that it stands on its own when it comes to its unique design. The combination of wood and fabric are a departure from the hard plastics and metals so common in portable speaker systems, but good sound doesn’t come from just what’s on the surface. We look into what kind of audio prowess the Roots Rock can offer.

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Review: Urbanears headphones and Slussen

by Blogger ‎07-16-2013 08:21 AM - edited ‎07-16-2013 01:01 AM

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Headphones are in abundance these days, and the level of choice makes it tough to find the right pair for you. Urbanears has come to market with a couple different models that aim to offer the kind of sound bass-lovers would appreciate, but without the drowning effect and price of other brands like Beats. Plus, there’s the Slussen, a cool adapter that turns your iOS device into a DJ console.

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Review: Sony X Series SRS-BTX500 wireless speaker

by Blogger on ‎06-25-2013 11:24 PM - last edited on ‎01-20-2014 12:47 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Good sound and good music doesn’t have to come out of a huge speaker, especially if you’re living in a smaller space, like an apartment or condo. Sony’s X Series speaker (SRS-BTX500) is a model that isn’t portable enough to take with you everywhere, but packs in impressive audio quality that can fill a room without taking up too much real estate.

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Logitech’s trio of Ultimate Ears devices offer solid performance

by Blogger on ‎06-20-2013 09:00 AM - last edited on ‎11-29-2013 10:54 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Logitech_UE_Mobile_BoomBox_Bluetooth_Speaker_Black_&_Red__33464_zoom.jpgLogitech is a company with a fairly wide range of products, but much of what they’re known for is sound. The same is true of Ultimate Ears, a brand known for providing audio to touring musicians. The combination is a good one on paper, but how does it come together between your ears? We look at three products that aim to bring out the best in this collaboration.

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Review: The Ultimate Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers

by Blogger ‎06-16-2013 06:02 AM - edited ‎06-16-2013 05:31 PM

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These self-powered precision stereo speakers pack a punch and can connect to a variety of devices such as home theatre systems, HDTVs, iPods and any smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Set up is a breeze, just plug in the speakers and connect them together with the included speaker cable. Audio quality is stunning and can be tweaked via a remote control.

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Graduation Season. Top Gifts for the New Graduate.

by Blogger on ‎06-12-2013 04:46 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:34 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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Accomplishments are in the air, as it’s graduation season! Whether you are attending the gradation ceremony for high school, college, or a technical program, a gift will brighten up the day for the new graduate. Check out our top 5 graduation gift ideas. 

 

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