Music System

Beep sees ex-Googlers take on Sonos with sleek streamer

Beep sees ex-Googlers take on Sonos with sleek streamer

A team of former Google employees are taking on Sonos with a new music streamer, aiming to do for whole-home media playback what Google's own Chromecast did for easy video access. Beep is up for preorder now, a stylized volume knob that's actually a touch-sensitive control, and which funnels music over your WiFi network to whichever speakers you plug in. Then, using Beep's control apps for iOS and Android, users can pipe audio from Pandora and their phone or tablet.

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Ferrari by Logic3 launches its Scuderia FS1 Air Speaker Dock equipped with Airplay

Ferrari by Logic3 launches its Scuderia FS1 Air Speaker Dock equipped with Airplay

Ferrari by Logic3 has just launched its new speaker dock, the Scuderia FS1 Air. The Scuderia FS1 Air comes equipped with Airplay, so you can stream music wirelessly from your iOS devices, or from iTunes. The 2.1 speaker system is Bluetooth capable as well, so if you don't have an iOS device, you can still wirelessly stream music straight from your Android device, Windows Phone 8 device, or Blackberry 10 device.

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Olive ONE wants $200k to overthrow Sonos

Olive ONE wants $200k to overthrow Sonos

Whole-home streaming audio has a new upstart in the shape of Olive ONE, a touchscreen-blessed Sonos rival aiming to funnel all of your music sources - whether local or cloud-based like Spotify - into a single network. A round console for your coffee table or wall, the Olive ONE works as a wireless HD docking station with audiophile-level DAC and amps, optional internal storage, and a brace of streaming options. However, you can't go out and buy one today; the Olive team has turned to IndieGoGo to fund its ambitious plans.

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Maserati and B&W mark in-car audio deal with “Seven Notes” engine music

Maserati and B&W mark in-car audio deal with “Seven Notes” engine music

Maserati and high-end speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins have announced a deal to fit top-spec audio equipment in the Italian marque's cars, and they've celebrated the news with a bizarre new piece of music. The collaboration will see a new audio system developed especially for Maserati cars, hitting options lists sometime in 2013, as well as a range of home audio kit bearing the Maserati brand.

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Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock makes you the communal deadmau5

Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock makes you the communal deadmau5

"Music," the wise Madonna once sang, "makes the people come together," and although it may look like the tail-end of a Pagani Zonda, the Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock attempts to do just that. A combination speaker system and dual-deck docking station, the DJ-Dock takes two iPhones or iPods in its rotatable bays - which can be swiveled for either a user standing behind, or positioned for communal control at a party - and includes integrated lighting effects.

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Pyle Audio PLTTB8UI Record Player Review

Pyle Audio PLTTB8UI Record Player Review

I'm going to go right ahead and assume that most of the people checking out this review are here because they're confused about why SlashGear would review a vinyl record player. I think that's fair to wonder. There are two reasons, the first of which is the fact that this record player not only has audio input via a convenient little smartphone dock. The second is this: I've still got a massive stack of records that I want to play, and I'm certain that there's a massive population of readers out there that have their own, too - you don't just throw those things away!

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Sony intros iPad compatible all-in-one Hi-Fi systems

Sony intros iPad compatible all-in-one Hi-Fi systems

iPod docks are a dime a dozen, and who better to buy one from than the original inventor of the Walkman? Sony has introduced a new compact Hi-Fi system that is compatible with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. You’ll be able to pop your iDevice into the dock to pump your tunes through the Magnetic Fluid speakers, but if you’re a retro kind of guy there’s a CD player lurking inside as well.

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Sonos drops own controller for smartphone apps

Sonos drops own controller for smartphone apps

Sonos has decided to discontinue its own controller hardware with sales of the Control CR200 to stop on May 31. The popularity of smartphones and free controller apps on both Android and iPhones for the Sonos networked audio system has led to the inevitable demise of the Sonos dedicated controller hardware.

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