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The 10 best Star Wars gifts for girls and boys, men and women (2016 edition)

The 10 best Star Wars gifts for girls and boys, men and women (2016 edition)

Today we've got a gift guide for Star Wars fans for the holiday season, for men and women, girls and boys alike. This gift guide is golden for Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Life Day, and whatever else includes the giving of presents galore. We've got a list of the most awesome Star Wars products we've discovered and tested ourselves over the past 12 months - the lot of which we recommend personally.

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Naim Mu-so and Mu-so Qb review: music to my ears

Naim Mu-so and Mu-so Qb review: music to my ears

These days, the names of Harman Kardon and Bose are becoming more and more prevalent, especially in tech and in cars, but they are hardly the only trusted Hi-Fi names in the audio market. And while Sonos has had a good head start in the wireless Wi-Fi speaker market, it’s hardly the only game in town. And depending on your audio proclivities, it might not even be the best. Naim’s name holds just as much weight as the top players, especially in the UK, and while its first wireless system, the Mu-so, is almost two years old, it, together with the Mu-so Qb wireless speakers, remain one of the best sounding wireless audio systems money can buy.

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Review: Logitech Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

Review: Logitech Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

Consumers have two primary options for high-quality home audio: sound bars and surround sound speaker systems. Sound bars have their place, but tend to be television-centric with a highly directional design. Surround sound systems are the opposite, shedding the directional limitation by dispersing the audio across multiple speakers commonly placed on different sides of a room. One of the latest consumer-level sound systems to hit the market is Logitech's Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth speaker system, but is it worthy of your entertainment (or computer) room?

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Samsung Harman acquisition could out-pace Apple

Samsung Harman acquisition could out-pace Apple

Today Samsung Electronics Co. announced that they are in negotiations with US-based Harman International Industries, Inc., in an $8-billion all-cash deal. This will easily make for Samsung's biggest acquisition in its history as an electronics maker, and launches the company into the auto industry with swiftness. This buy could also act as another jolt to the automotive industry for refresh rate - a jolt for an industry notorious for being more cautious and conservative than quick to change.

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Pyle Street Blaster X is a 1,000 watt Bluetooth speaker

Pyle Street Blaster X is a 1,000 watt Bluetooth speaker

Pyle is back with an updated version of its Street Blaster speaker, the Street Blaster X. This new iteration looks similar in design, though with some notable digital and colorful upgrades. As with most speakers, it supports wireless streaming over Bluetooth as well as wired playback via a 3.5mm port. Unlike the Bluetooth speakers most of your friends have, though, this one is a little more robust: it offers 1,000 watts of power, making it the kind of speaker you'd roll out for a party.

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Sonos PLAY:1, PLAY:5 comes to Apple.com, Apple Stores on Oct. 5

Sonos PLAY:1, PLAY:5 comes to Apple.com, Apple Stores on Oct. 5

By doing away with the 3.5 mm headphone jack, Apple has placed its iPhone eggs in wireless audio equipment basket. And not just wireless, Bluetooth headphones, but wireless speakers as well. When it comes to the latter, there is perhaps no brand that rings louder than Sonos. It was only natural that the two would eventually forge closer ties, which happens today as two of Sonos’ most popular connected speakers, the PLAY:1 and the PLAY:5, head to Apple’s online stores and, by next week, physical retail stores as well.

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Marshall Acton Oxblood Limited Edition speaker boasts classic vinyl design

Marshall Acton Oxblood Limited Edition speaker boasts classic vinyl design

Marshall has launched a new limited edition speaker, the Acton model in Oxblood. With this offering — of which only 300 units will be sold — the Acton home speaker is shrouded in a vinyl outer casing that’s dark oxblood in color; golden accents and control knobs complement the vinyl, making for an overall design that, says Marshall, would be ‘at home in a dark, smoky tavern” or next to a Chesterfield sofa.

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Logitech Z337 Bold Sound is a desktop speaker with Bluetooth

Logitech Z337 Bold Sound is a desktop speaker with Bluetooth

Logitech has taken the wraps off its new Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth, the company’s first desktop speaker that can play music via Bluetooth rather than an audio cable. Thanks to the Bluetooth support, users are able to stream their audio from any device that supports it — a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or similar device. The Z337 Bold isn’t limited to just Bluetooth audio, though, also offering RCA input and a 3.5mm audio jack for a wired connection.

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Amazon’s Alexa integrates with another big speaker brand: Denon HEOS

Amazon’s Alexa integrates with another big speaker brand: Denon HEOS

Also known as one of the biggest rivals to speaker company and system Sonos*, Denon creates HEOS, a speaker system that'll soon work with Amazon Alexa. This system will be updated in the first quarter of 2017, where a wide variety of speakers with the HEOS brand will be given a software update to allow Amazon Alexa to give their voice control powers a big boost.

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Sony UST Projector and Glass Sound Speaker hands-on

Sony UST Projector and Glass Sound Speaker hands-on

Sony's Life Space UX*2 (or Life Space UX2) is a name which many home entertainment and living devices reside. We got to know the last generation last year at IFA 2016 - now it's time to get delicate. In the Sony room we got to experience, the Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector was in full swing bringing multiple layers of digital homemaking and entertainment at once. Also present was the Sony Glass Sound Speaker - another new reveal for Sony this quarter.

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Raumfeld turns to porcelain for eye-catching streaming speakers

Raumfeld turns to porcelain for eye-catching streaming speakers

Raumfeld may be chasing Sonos in the US for market share in multi-room audio, but the German firm is also hoping to dislodge rivals on style with its latest unusual speakers. Dubbed Raumfeld X Rosenthal, the prototype pair is crafted from fine porcelain, and resemble something from the set of Mars Attacks.

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BeoSound 1and 2 wireless speakers rock 360-degree sound wherever you want it

BeoSound 1and 2 wireless speakers rock 360-degree sound wherever you want it

Bang & Olufsen has unveiled some new wireless audio options for the high-end user out there who wants something that sounds good and has lots of style and isn't afraid to pay for it. The new audio gear includes the BeoSound 1 and 2 wireless speaker systems designed to make it easy to get audio into whatever room you want without having to worry about running speaker wire everywhere.

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