Intercommunication - Apple Watch to Apple Watch - is something Apple seems to have been adamant about when they first started designing the devices. Making communication between the devices central to their being, these devices not only open a new device category for the brand - they also make them an exclusive club membership card, so to speak.
Joining Harman's new audio system is Pure's Jongo X Series, a multi-room audio setup with a somewhat old-school design resembling computer speakers from days gone by. As with the company's last big update, the Jongo X Series leverages Bluetooth Caskeid to stream any music service to one or more speakers.
If you're tired of your boring, run of the mill speakers and want to fill your huge living room not just with sound but also with a giant sound system, then Sony has got something for you here at IFA 2014. But while the HT-ST5 is not a speaker you will be carrying around or constantly relocating, its wireless connectivity makes sure that you won't be tethered to one spot, even if itself is.
Two new speaker sets have been shown this week by Samsung Electronics America, bringing about one that bows outward and another that bows inward. The Shape M3 Wireless Audio-Multiroom Speaker adds to the "Shape Wireless Audio-Multiroom ecosystem" with its smaller form factor. The Samsung HW-H7500 Curved Soundbar, on the other hand, stands alone as a compliment to your massive curved TV.
You may have a brand new shiny Samsung curved TV, but those flat speakers flanking it just breaks the spell of the TVs alluring curves. Luckily for you, Samsung has just announced a new Soundbar that will complement that TV with its own curves and can even take the place of the TV stand. Continuing the audio theme, the company is also outing the M3, the latest of its "Shape" wireless multiroom speakers, poised to be the smaller and cheaper of its two other siblings.
Modern gadgets are a lot of things: sleek, shiny, angular. They're beautiful by all accounts -- but not necessarily suited to your tastes. If you're more of a rustic log cabin type than a modern high-rise condo owner, the QuarterWave Bluetooth speaker will match your style with a hearty dose of worn wood.
Bang & Olufsen has launched a new speaker set under its PLAY brand, the BeoPlay S8, pairing a striking subwoofer with a pair of compact stereo speakers. The pearl-blasted aluminum sub contains both a 280W class D amplifier dedicated to bass, and two 140W class D amps to drive the 2.5-inch full-range speaker drivers.
LG has taken the wraps off its new Music Flow speakers, as well as a new sound bar, network bridge, and an app that can be used to control it all. The setup provides audiophiles with mobile control over their home's audio arrangement, and includes things like recommended playlists based on the user's preferences.