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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 29 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 29 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review, let's get to it! The Vol Speaker concept turned up this week with a design that makes it look like a big volume knob. The concept has a rechargeable battery inside for portable listening. We learned that Android 3.2 fixes the screen incompatibility for apps that were previously handset only. The OS will get the ability to change from stretch to fill and zoom to fill the screen.

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Vol Speaker concept is awesomely minimalist

Vol Speaker concept is awesomely minimalist

I love design concepts that are cool. We see concept speakers every now and again and of all of the concepts I have seen in the speaker category the Vol Speaker is the coolest. I love the idea of a speaker that looks like a giant volume knob. It looks like the designer ripped the knob off my home theater receiver, sprinkled it with Miracle Grow, and crammed speaker parts inside. The designer of the concept is Hironao Tsuboi.

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Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers promise sound and looks

Audyssey Lower East Side Media Speakers promise sound and looks

Many of the speakers that I see for computers sound pretty good, but aren't particularly nice to look at. The problem comes when the wife sees them and says they are ugly. Honestly, most speakers aren’t really that attractive so I can relate to those that want sound quality but also want something that looks good, especially if your computer is in a common room of the house. Audyssey has a new set of multimedia speakers that look really cool.

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Soundcast Releases OutCast 3.4 Multi Room Wireless Speaker System

Soundcast Releases OutCast 3.4 Multi Room Wireless Speaker System

Soundcast Systems introduces the OutCast 3.4 multi-room multi-source sound system, the first wireless system that can access music from up to three sources and be heard throughout 4 separate areas of your home. It has a wireless broadcast range of up to 350 feet; this even includes traveling through walls, doors, ceilings, and floors. The Outcast 3.4 is intended to allow users to enjoy music indoors or out. The four omni-directional speakers are designed to deliver a rich even sound in all directions.

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Cyber Snipa Sonar Portable Mini Speaker unveiled

Cyber Snipa Sonar Portable Mini Speaker unveiled

When it comes to listening to music our music audio on the go, you can go for a set of headphones or ear buds if you are alone. If you don’t feel like wearing earphones or have multiple people that want to hear you need a speaker. Most of the speakers for computers aren’t made to be taken on the road so they are bulky and take up lots of space in your bag making using them difficult.

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Sonos Play:3 nightstand speaker crosses FCC

Sonos Play:3 nightstand speaker crosses FCC

If you are a fan of digital music and you prefer to stream that music from one central source out to all the rooms in your home you are likely familiar with Sonos. The company has a full line of streaming music gear that will get you r tunes just about anywhere you want in your house. A new Sonos speaker has surfaced thanks to our palls at the FCC as it crosses the test bench to get the approvals it needs to hit stores near you.

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KEF Blade Super High-End Speaker Unveiled

KEF Blade Super High-End Speaker Unveiled

KEF is known for their cutting edge design and engineering when it comes to sound equipment. And today, they've brought to life one of their most acclaimed high-end speaker concepts called the KEF Blade. The revolutionary prototype was first revealed back in 2009, but since then the company has continued refining the design, getting it ready now in time to mark KEF's 50th anniversary.

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Onkyo Announces Six New Offerings

Onkyo Announces Six New Offerings

Onkyo just announced their new line of products including four home theater in a box kits (HTiB), a new mid-line receiver, and a 3D Blu-Ray player. None of them have any code names or anything, they all are listed only by their model numbers. Cool. The new HTiB's are the HHT-S6400, HT-S7400, HT-S8400, and HT-S9400THX. The receiver is the TX-NR709, and the 3D Blu-Ray player is the BD-SP309.

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NashMoney’s custom Sneakerspeakers

NashMoney’s custom Sneakerspeakers

London artist, Alex Nash, has a lifelong fixation with athletic footwear. In a nod to his life-long obsession he created this custom set of desktop speakers as part of Intercity's Inspired Ingenuity project. This project is meant to showcase pieces of artwork that show inspired ingenuity by taking normal objects and turning them into something completely different. Nash took a pair of Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and constructed them into a pair of amplified speakers. The project is challenging artists to create pieces that take the everyday and turn it into something other. One winner will be chosen every month through June.

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