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KAKKOii WOW Bluetooth speaker Review

KAKKOii WOW Bluetooth speaker Review

Welcome to the modern boombox, a brightly colored speaker from KAKKOii (Japanese for "cool") that connects with Bluetooth and goes by the name WOW! This speaker is also known as Without Wires and - surprise - connects directly to your smart device with Bluetooth and plays all the audio you want, like mad! The biggest draws you're about to see here are durability, uniqueness in form factor, and sound power.

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Black Diamond III Multi-Sensory Bluetooth Speaker Review

Black Diamond III Multi-Sensory Bluetooth Speaker Review

The folks at Acase have partnered again with design company yantouch to create a lovely little bluetooth-connected reactionary lighting art object with the power to blast your audio out and high volume - the Black Diamond III. There have been two other Black Diamond speakers similar to this one, of course, as the name suggests, but this is the first working independent of any one line of smartphone units. Here you'll be connecting with bluetooth or a basic line-in with your smart device's headphone jack, and the fun will begun thusly.

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Brookstone Big Blue Media Tower Review

Brookstone Big Blue Media Tower Review

If the Brookstone Big Blue Live Wireless Bluetooth Speaker was any indication of how well the Big Blue Media Tower we've got today was going to be, we already must have known it was going to be a winner. This monster from Brookstone is gigantic at 38 inches tall with a look that's sure to remind you of your slightly less impressive space heater - but you're not getting heat here, you're getting nothing but cool, cool sounds from your otherwise slightly less loud electronics. This machine works as the only all-in-one music and TV sound system you'll ever need.

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Marshall Hanwell Anniversary Edition amp gives your smartphone a tune-up

Marshall Hanwell Anniversary Edition amp gives your smartphone a tune-up

If there's one thing we've liked about Marshall over the past year (not that there's just one, of course), it's that they're able to present a whole new angle on the mobile music world by simply implementing the aesthetics they've already got in place for on-stage audio. What you've got here is the release of the Marshall Hanwell Anniversary Edition amplifier, made specifically for your smartphone and bearing the distinction of being the very first home audio product to be released with "Marshall's legendary script logo."

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Black Diamond III multi-sensory bluetooth speaker hits the lights

Black Diamond III multi-sensory bluetooth speaker hits the lights

It's not directly related to the fabulous early hit by the Hottest Band in the World, but will certainly look good while you're playing it: this is the Black Diamond III multi-sensory Bluetooth speaker. This machine is the first Bluetooth speaker "capable of mimicking music beats and rhythms through color and movement," so says Sales and Marketing Manager of Acase Tom Hsieh. And for those of you wondering why there's a "III" on the tail of this little ball of magic, you'll want to head back to the Black Diamond archives more than once.

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Marley Chant Bluetooth Review

Marley Chant Bluetooth Review

The Marley family of audio equipment (and the like) has summoned forth a coffee-cup-sized speaker that's able to connect to your device via Bluetooth or line-in, and it goes by the name Chant. This portable audio system wears much of the same materials that we've seen in previous Marley hardware including Earth-friendly natural bamboo wood and canvas, not to mention that lovely Rasta color pallet to boot. This little beast is rechargable, works entirely wirelessly, and makes for one easy-riding sound blaster.

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