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Monster SuperStar BackFloat Review: the best waterproof bluetooth speaker yet

Monster SuperStar BackFloat Review: the best waterproof bluetooth speaker yet

The Monster SuperStar BackFloat speaker is a simple concept - it pumps out the jams while it floats in water. Water to which it is resistant. You can toss it in the pool and not worry about it exploding, shutting down, or otherwise being wrecked. While the price isn't something you're going to want to pay for your everyday average speaker this size, what you receive is immense: reliable, full sound in a package that wont sink when you toss it in the drink.

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Adidas Sport Headphones by Monster lineup unveiled

Adidas Sport Headphones by Monster lineup unveiled

Early last year it was announced that Monster had partnered with Adidas to launch a lineup of headphones, and today it has announced a new product as part of that: the adidas Sport Headphones by Monster. There are two models in the lineup, the adidas Sport Supernova and adidas Sport Response. Adidas describes the first model as “in-ear headphones”, and the latter model as earbuds. They’re targeted at users with differing needs -- those who need noise isolation, and those who are active.

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Monster says “bully” Apple used MFi as weapon

Monster says “bully” Apple used MFi as weapon

Monster has accused Apple of bullying, after the Cupertino firm rescinded the headphone manufacturer's license to make iPhone accessories. Apple inherited a lawsuit with Monster after buying Beats Electronics, which had been accused by Monster of shady dealing to cut CEO Noel Lee out of a share of the proceeds of that acquisition. With the lawsuit headed to courts, Monster now says Apple is playing hardball by cutting it out of the MFi program.

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Qualcomm’s wireless music tweak needs to be in all speakers

Qualcomm’s wireless music tweak needs to be in all speakers

Wireless speakers have traditionally fallen into one of two camps, either Bluetooth or WiFi, but Qualcomm is aiming to harmonize the two. The newest version of Qualcomm AllPlay now supports Bluetooth to WiFi re-streaming, allowing music piped from a smartphone or tablet to a Bluetooth speaker to them be funneled to further WiFi-connected speakers, with all zones fully synchronized.

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Monster sues Beats, HTC for fraudulent business

Monster sues Beats, HTC for fraudulent business

If you thought that Apple's acquisition of Beats would be the last big news for the audio accessory and streaming company, think again. Monster, Beats' previous partner in the business, is now suing the company, its founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre (Andre Young) and HTC. Its claim is that the two companies conspired to trick Monster out of a deal with Beats. Interestingly, Monster isn't naming Apple as one of the defendants in the lawsuit, despite Cupertino's ownership of Beats and perhaps its involvement in latter episodes.

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Monster DNA Pro headphones head to Best Buy

Monster DNA Pro headphones head to Best Buy

Monster has been making high-end audio solutions for various needs including a number of headphones and earbuds as well as other speakers and cables. Monster has announced the latest product in its headphone line called the Monster DNA Pro. The new DNA Pro headphones are the latest product to be added to the Monster DNA headphone line that already includes on ear and in ear offerings.

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Target unveils Sound Machine by Monster Headphones

Target unveils Sound Machine by Monster Headphones

Retail giant target has announced a partnership with Latin music artist Emilio Estefan and Monster Headphones. The partnership has resulted in the introduction of a new set of premium headphones called the Sound Machine by Monster Headphones. The headphones will be exclusive to Target initially and are set to launch on April 14.

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Monster MVP Carbon headset hands-on

Monster MVP Carbon headset hands-on

Today at CES, Monster announced a partnership with EA Sports and revealed the MVP Carbon headset. We ended up getting our hands on the new product at Monster's booth at Pepcom, and got a close up look of the new design. The headset features 5.1 channel surround sound processing that Monster refers to as HDHS, or "High Definition Headphone Surround."

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