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Outdoor Technologies Turtle Shell bluetooth speaker hands-on

Outdoor Technologies Turtle Shell bluetooth speaker hands-on

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!

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Philips Fidelio SoundSphere wooden limited edition revealed

Philips Fidelio SoundSphere wooden limited edition revealed

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.

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Marc Ecko Spraypaint Can shaped bluetooth speaker announced

Marc Ecko Spraypaint Can shaped bluetooth speaker announced

If you're aware of Ecko Unlimited, you know they're apt to making clothing that's aimed at the streetwear crowd, tending especially to those who love graffiti - this has translated rather enticingly, it would seem, to the tech and audio world with their new "Spray" bluetooth speaker. This device is essentially the same size as a spraypaint can and brings blasts of audio to you through bluetooth from your mobile device. Though Mizco, the group making this device, has been in the designer-inspired consumer electronics brand now for a year, they've got nothing so strange as this.

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B&O PLAY launches: “Affordable” audio-video brand

B&O PLAY launches: “Affordable” audio-video brand

Bang & Olufsen has launched B&O PLAY, a new brand of more affordable audio-video products that promise the Danish company's customary style and build quality but at a price that won't shatter your wallet. Exactly how affordable the new range will be hasn't been detailed - B&O only says "more accessible levels" - but as well as showing up in the company's own stores the products will be featured in select Apple stores together with online.

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XtremeMac Tango TRX Review

XtremeMac Tango TRX Review

The iPod dock by the name of XtremeMac Tango TRX has been out for some time now, having been first announced all the way back in 2010, but it's no worse for wear with the 2011 holiday season rapidly approaching, and since we've never had a look at it before and there's a brand new bit of functionality now with Google Music out of beta, let's have a look, shall we? This device comes with several parts - first being the main speaker complete with iPod dock which can house anything from the tiniest iPod to the iPad 2, though I wouldn't recommend the latter as it does block a bit of the sound blast and isn't exactly held the most securely in place. Then there's the bit that makes this whole thing unique: the second docking station, one that allows you to charge the device on one side of the house while the speaker jams music out at the other.

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Hidden Radio and Bluetooth Speaker features a simple twist

Hidden Radio and Bluetooth Speaker features a simple twist

The Hidden Radio and Bluetooth Speaker is simple and elegant, featuring a unique canister design that twists to activate. The device is developed by two industrial designers, who have been working on the project for the past four years. They've now reached the point of patenting the mechanism and launching a Kickstarter program to get the first production batch made and distributed.

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Ferguson Hill FH009 Review

Ferguson Hill FH009 Review

Ferguson Hill is best known for its monumental FH001 and FH002, towering horns of transparent perspex with a similarly mammoth price tag. The company broached the computer/MP3 speaker market a few years back with the markedly more affordable FH007 system, and is back again with the FH009, aiming this time at the music and home cinema market. The premise is a setup both visually and aurally arresting; the price is a not-inconsiderable £795. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Spar Zephyr Bluetooth speaker takes your calls, charges your device

Spar Zephyr Bluetooth speaker takes your calls, charges your device

In the world of tiny yet powerful speakers, there can be no doubt that there's quite a bit of competition when it comes to the right combination of features to make just that perfect hit - and that perfect hit, according to Spar, is charging the device that it uses to shout out the tunes via Bluetooth. So while competing devices have you bumping your tunes out with fabulous sound wirelessly, you'll still have to charge with some extra device or a wall plug if you want to play all day - here that's no trouble.

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JBL announces new On Tour iBT Bluetooth speaker

JBL announces new On Tour iBT Bluetooth speaker

If you are an iPad or iPhone fan that likes to listen to your music on a speaker that actually sounds good there are a bunch of options on the market today. JBL has a new speaker that has just launched called the On Tour iBT that will connect to your iPad or iPhone. It will also work with any other BT device that supports A2DP.

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