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Bem Wireless Speaker Band now available

Bem Wireless Speaker Band now available

Back in February, Bem Wireless introduced a unique wearable, the Speaker Band. As its name suggests, the Speaker Band is a wrist band that, at first glance, appears to be a boxy smartwatch. Over the face is positioned a grille, however, and beneath it sits a little portable speaker.

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Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Multi Play update adds duo-DJ’ing

Jawbone MINI JAMBOX Multi Play update adds duo-DJ’ing

Jawbone’s MINI JAMBOX is getting friendly, with new software allowing two of the portable, battery-powered speakers to easily pair up for room-filling sound, while giving two people the chance to collaborate as communal DJs. Released today, the new firmware enables Multipoint in the MINI JAMBOX’s Bluetooth Smart Ready stack: put a couple of the speakers near each other, hold down all three of the buttons on both, and after a few seconds they link up and spread whatever’s playing between both. I caught up with Jawbone to find out more.

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iFrogz Tadpole Review

iFrogz Tadpole Review

This month we were sent the tiniest device we’ve seen in a long time. I opened the package that included several cases for our most recent HTC One (M8) case extravaganza, and in the box was the iFrogz Tadpole. What on earth does someone do with the world’s smallest Bluetooth speaker?

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Sonos finally embraces WiFi as Bridge sidelined

Sonos finally embraces WiFi as Bridge sidelined

Sonos plans to do away with its wired network requirement, retiring the Sonos Bridge for most users by finally connecting to a music listener's WiFi instead. So far, Sonos has always demanded at least one wired ethernet connection, for a single speaker or Bridge, after which it creates its own proprietary mesh network between the rest of the speakers. Soon, though, that will all change.

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Tubecore Duo speaker blows through Kickstarter, ships this summer

Tubecore Duo speaker blows through Kickstarter, ships this summer

Kickstarter is full of success stories, if you know where to look, and honored in its hallowed halls is the Tubecore Duo, a sleek speaker for audiophiles that has recently been updated with additional details. If all goes as planned, the speaker will be sent out to backers this coming summer, complete with a beautiful wood body.

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Nokia MD12 “acoustic bonding” speaker revealed, mocked by Elop

Nokia MD12 “acoustic bonding” speaker revealed, mocked by Elop

It's not just the Lumia 930 and Lumia 630/635 that Nokia has for Build 2014 this week, but a cute new speaker, the MD12, which reverberates sound through any surface it's placed on. Announced by Nokia CEO Stephen Elop - who promptly mocked its name - the MD-12 hooks up via Bluetooth. Update: Live photos after the cut!

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Pyle Street Blaster is a 1000W modern boom box

Pyle Street Blaster is a 1000W modern boom box

If you grew up in the 80's you will remember people walking around with giant and loud radios on their shoulders known as a boom box. Pyle audio has just launched a new product that is a modern boom box called the Street Blaster. It is designed to be a portable speaker, but it's much larger than most of the Bluetooth speakers we have seen.

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Sony SRS-X9, SRS-X7, and SRS-X5 wireless speakers debut

Sony SRS-X9, SRS-X7, and SRS-X5 wireless speakers debut

Sony announced a new line of wireless high-end speakers recently. Three new speakers have been added to the SRS line of wireless units including the SRS-X9, SRS-X7, and the SRS-X5. Sony says all three of the new wireless speakers will bring clear vocals and deep bass on the go or in the home.

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Soundwall turns artwork into a speaker

Soundwall turns artwork into a speaker

Many people want to get music into the various rooms of their home or office. The catch for some people is that they don’t want the speakers to be obvious. You can cut the walls or ceiling to install speakers, but cutting isn't an option for some. This is where a product like Soundwall comes in.

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Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

Aether Cone speaker promises streaming selection smarts

A conical intelligent speaker could cut through the choice-overload of online music services, with startup Aether promising simplicity without giving up choice with its new Cone streamer. Shaped, as the name suggests, like a soft-edged cone, the wireless speaker gets online via WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz) and streams from a number of unspecified online music services, mixing together content from internet radio, on-demand, and podcasts.

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Panasonic Bamboo Plant Opal Loudspeaker has a diaphragm made from leaf derivatives

Panasonic Bamboo Plant Opal Loudspeaker has a diaphragm made from leaf derivatives

Panasonic has been making speakers and other home theater devices for years. Most of those speakers use diaphragms to make sound that are made from plastic or some sort of fiber material. Panasonic has announced a new loudspeaker that has a diaphragm made in part from materials in the leaves of the bamboo plant.

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Bem Wireless Speaker Band puts a Bluetooth speaker on your wrist

Bem Wireless Speaker Band puts a Bluetooth speaker on your wrist

If you are in the market for a new Bluetooth speaker for your smartphone or tablet, Bem Wireless has a new product that has hit pre-order you might want to look at. The device is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that allows you to listen to your music without resorting to headphones. It has a unique design though.

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