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.
In addition the U9000 UHD TV series, Samsung has unveiled the pricing and availability for its 2014 home entertainment product lineup, which includes a slew of curved UltraHD and LED televisions and audio devices. In addition to the products, Samsung has revealed a partnership with 20th Century Fox to bring its customers Ultra HD content.
The speaker-friendly group known as Bose has revealed the third in their line of SoundLink audio blasters, namely the SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III. This device is what the company calls their "best-performing" Bluetooth speaker yet, bringing on longer battery life than in previous iterations with a new aesthetic to boot. This speaker comes in five colors as well: gray, blue, orange, pink, and green.
In addition to the circular Mira Bluetooth speaker introduced this week at CES, the company has also taken the wraps off its new BRV-X, a wireless offering it is calling "the first true outdoor speaker." Aimed solidly at outdoor enthusiasts -- but perhaps applicable to all sorts of outdoorsy individuals -- the BRV-X offers HD audio amidst a rugged case and design intended for outdoor usage in open-air locations.
Braven, maker of all sorts of speakers, has introduced its latest Bluetooth offering at CES 2014, the Mira. The Braven Mira is a small portable speaker that is being aimed at the "music connoisseur", bringing with it a variety of features, among them chiefly being a water resistant body for use in atypical situations -- out in the rain, or near the pool without having to worry about an accident dive to the depths of electronics destruction.
Scosche has expanded its speaker lineup today at CES with the introduction of the boomBOTTLE H20 and the boomBOTTLE mini rugged Bluetooth speaker units. The former, as you might guess from the name, is a waterproof version of its boomBOTTLE offering, while the mini variety is the same as the original, only in a smaller form factor.
Pure has introduced some new products here at the start of CES, among them being the Jongo T4, a wireless speaker that the company says will be available later on this month in the United States. This joins the lineup of other Jongo speakers, and will be accompanied by colored speaker grilles based on, according to the company, global trends throughout the year.
The world is not short of Bluetooth speakers, but Fugoo thinks there's room for at least one more brand: one that actually promises great audio quality as well as some Siri and Google Now magic thrown in too. We know, you've heard that before, but for once the hype might have some reality behind it; we caught up with Fugoo ahead of its CES 2014 launch to test the speakers out up against some of their better-known competition, coming away both surprised and impressed. Read on for all the details.
Korus thinks the audio market needs a new music streaming system. That's an ambitious goal: if you've been in the market for wireless audio recently, you'll undoubtedly have seen a fair few existing options, from Bluetooth (with or without aptX), WiFi, and proprietary options like Apple's AirPlay and Sonos' well-esteemed whole home systems. Korus' two new portable speakers, the V600 and V400, don't use any of them, in fact, but is that a brave decision that pays off in performance, or simply too ambitious a challenge for one start-up to bite off? Read on for the SlashGear review.