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Best Portable and Bluetooth Speakers 2014

by Blogger on ‎06-16-2014 05:57 PM - last edited on ‎08-06-2014 12:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The world of home audio is ever-changing, with trends shifting from component audio (that’s a receiver with discrete speakers) to stereo systems to mini-systems… and back again. One of the best ways to choose how YOU are going to listen at home is to head into a Future Shop and take some time in the speaker room; auditioning the speakers you’re going to use at home is a great way to find the perfect set. The other way is to look to people like you and find out what they think sounds great. That’s why we’ve put together a round up of the best reviewed portable and bluetooth speakers for Future Shop for 2014.

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Since the introduction of their bypass modules for remote starters in 2005, the engineers at iDatalink have continued to impress us installers with their innovation in products, software and trusty tech support during those (few) times when we run into speed bumps during an install.  Their OEM integration products for remote starters and security systems are the best I’ve used in my career as an installer.  Taking another step in the ever-changing world of OEM integration, iDatalink have released the Maestro, which is designed to bridge the gap between aftermarket head units and factory-integrated systems, such as Ford Sync.  Compatible head units will also benefit from a few added bonus features from the Maestro that make it a truly unique product.

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Review: Sony  SRS-BTX300B Wireless Speaker Dock

by Blogger on ‎05-22-2013 06:22 AM - last edited on ‎01-14-2014 11:40 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Sony SRS-BTX500 represents the largest of Sony's X-Series line of universal Bluetooth Speakers but now featuring the added convenience of pairing by NFC (Near Field Communication) which is compatible with most modern smartphones.

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Review: Bose SoundLink AirPlay Digital Music System

by Blogger ‎10-22-2012 06:07 AM - edited ‎10-22-2012 08:01 AM


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Bose has been one of the most popular makers of premium iPod and iPhone audio accessories. Their SoundDock speaker systems have long been the standard bearer of quality external speakers for iOS. In the age of AirPlay and the shift away from Apple's Dock Connector, the new SoundLink AirPlay speakers make the most sense for a multiple-device home or office.

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Review: SOL Republic Tracks and Tracks HD headphones

by Blogger on ‎08-02-2012 10:31 AM - last edited on ‎01-16-2013 03:03 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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The whole business around headphones these days is just as much about style as it is about substance. What celebrity isn’t endorsing a line of headphones nowadays? You know you’ve hit close to rock bottom when Pauly D from Jersey Shore is primed to get his own branded set. On the outside looking in at this madness is SOL Republic, a new company that’s barely a year old, but a potential rising star in a confusing category. Having met with one of the company’s chief executives and trying out a couple of their headphones, I came away surprised at what I experienced.

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Review: Motorola MotoACTV

by Blogger on ‎04-16-2012 03:52 PM - last edited on ‎04-30-2012 03:24 PM by Moderator

Motorola MotoACTV.jpgIt’s been said that maintaining a fitness regimen requires plenty of motivation because starting a workout routine is one thing, but maintaining it is another. The other side of that equation is the results, which you’re supposed to see naturally with your mind and body. But what if you could keep a digital record of your progress as you go along? That’s what Motorola is looking to offer with MotoACTV, an all-in-one portable gadget meant to give you what you need when it comes to fitness and exercise.

 

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Review: Sony Walkman Z Android music player

by Blogger on ‎03-20-2012 08:22 PM - last edited on ‎04-27-2012 01:25 PM by Administrator

Sony Walkman Z.jpgSony’s Walkman may have helped pioneer the notion of truly portable music, but the brand has never been able to recapture the magic of the 80s and 90s when the cassette and the CD ruled the music world. Not that Sony was alone in being overrun by the iPod juggernaut, as Apple steamrolled through many competitors, but in a time where smartphones have clearly taken over, is there room for a dedicated Walkman portable media player running on Android?

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Review: Sony NWZ W262 Water Resistant MP3 Player

by Blogger on ‎11-11-2011 06:02 PM - last edited on ‎01-16-2013 03:43 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

10176993.jpgI don't get how people can run with their iPhone and all the fancy training apps that you can get - the things is just too beefy for me, even with an armband.  


So I use an iPod Shuffle, but least once a workout it will come unclipped, or my arm will swing through the cord causing everything to go flying. 

 

I've been looking for a wireless replacement, and the Sony Walkman NWZ-W262 just might be it.

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The Zune Is Dead. Long Live The Zune.

by Blogger on ‎03-15-2011 09:45 AM - last edited on ‎07-03-2011 11:57 AM by Retired Moderator

500x_zune_tatoo_guy_steven_smith_31.jpgPeople don't want an mp3 player, they want an iPod.  Customers don't ask for a tablet, they ask for an iPad.

 

It doesnt matter how good your product is, branding is what wins and Apple has won the branding war.


The Microsoft Zune is just another piece of roadkill.

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SanDisk’s latest portable media player is a bargain

by Blogger on ‎10-05-2010 09:37 PM - last edited on ‎07-03-2011 12:02 PM by Retired Moderator

SanDisk Fuze+.jpgA couple of years ago, SanDisk launched the Sansa Fuze, a nice budget portable media player that resembled the third-generation iPod nano, but had a unique look and feel to it. Now, two years later, they’ve launched the Fuze+, a very capable player that comes at a great price.

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Earth Day e-Cycling

by Blogger on ‎04-22-2010 10:08 AM - last edited on ‎04-30-2012 12:03 PM by Retired Moderator

It's Earth Day, so take some time to think about how you're going to spring clean your current gadgets without tossing them in a landfill.

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