A Japanese research team has developed a device that can compel the overly talkative to shut their mouths and let somebody else get a word in edgewise. Before you start pulling out your pocket Bill of Rights, understand that researchers Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada haven't developed a weapon, it's more of an etiquette enforcer - with extreme prejudice. Their device processes the speech of an overly loud person, then computes and adjusts the frequencies and sends their own words back at them, modulated in such a way that they become instantly confused and therefore more likely to shut their traps already.
Onto the SlashGear review bench has fallen one of the most powerful little beat-blasters able to be supplied with said music by a microSD card we may have ever seen. This is the Satechi Audio Move SD, and though you can plug your tiny memory card into its side to bring the heat to the block with stereo sound and some relatively excellent bass, you can also plug your iPhone, your Android, your Windows Phone, your BlackBerry, etcetera and etcetera into the side of this little monster and let the love flow!
If you attended CES 2012, you very well may have happened upon this delightful device being carried around by members of the House of Marley: the Bag of Rhythm. This harvest-colored beast is essentially a boom box that works natively with your iPod Touch and iPhone, has an Aux input to connect to essentially any other small media device, and strings over your shoulder to blast beats right up into the atmosphere. This sack and wood-housed set of speakers has the look and materials of a modern day block rocker - and it's officially on sale today!
A new set of tips have come through WSJ's author Amir Efrati on what Google will soon be presenting for families across the earth: a Google Home Entertainment System. We've previously heard about this system and hypothesized that it could be the Android@Home we heard about at Google I/O 2011. What we saw back then and what's being tipped today seems to line up fairly well: a home-based system of devices that connect with your media to bring you one immersive experience, based on Android as an operating system that makes it all run.
A brand new Jambox may be on the horizon, this time twice the size of its predecessor and just as bright for mobile devices. This device is a massively impressive speaker for smartphones in its first iteration, last seen here on SlashGear in a demonstration of Qualcomm technology at CES 2012, of all places. This new Jambox Big is being detailed as a 10.1 x 3.2 x 3.7-inch monster weighing in at 2.7lbs and another 2 hour boost of battery power over the original beattastic tiny speaker.
My single biggest pet peeve of laptop and integrated sound on computers in general is the lack of bass. Often, the sound is so low even at full blast you can forget watching a movie or listening from across the room. That leads many people to look for quality external speakers. JLab has a new speaker that looks interesting for your notebook or AIO. The speaker is the B-Flex X-Bass, and it plugs in using a USB port.
We're looking at you, Satechi, and your seemingly awesome feature of being able to roll with content straight off of a microSDHC/microSD card right out of the box, not to mention your strange sub sandwich overall aesthetic. This device, the Satechi Audio Move SD portable speaker, has been both announced and made available by Satechi this week, it lighting up our eyeballs with its lovely features. For just $29.99, you too can be blasting beats out from your desk effortlessly.
There's a brand new little ultra-simple fabulously powerful speaker on the block, and it comes in one whole heck of a lot of different colors: SuperTooth's Disco 2, our hands-on experience with it right here before your eyes! This device is the next generation after the awesome original Disco we've already reviewed over a year ago, and the time is ripe for the second round to be a-launching! Let's get this sound-blasting experience on the road!
There was a trailer full of goodies in the middle of a hall at CES 2012 with one gigantic gorilla man logo on the side, this being Outdoor Technologies, a group that's about to explode onto the scene with such gems as their waterproof cases for iPhone and this, their wireless boombox "Turtle Shell." This device is made for your hardcore activities such as biking, hiking, and camping as its both waterproof and fully mountable. Attach it to your bike, your rucksack, or even yourself!
Philips have expanded their line of SoundSphere AirPlay-capable devices with the SoundScphere DS9860W, this adding to their already powerful SoundSphere 9800W and SoundSphereMini set of similar speakers. Each of these speakers has the ability to wirelessly stream music directly from your iDevices such as iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad as well has through their AUX-in which essentially allows any device to blast audio through these lovely chassis. This newest model brings a new price point, premium finishing, and a limited edition cool factor - the outsides are made of seventy-pieces of natural wood.