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Samsung Shape M7 brings wireless smartphone-ready audio to the home

Samsung Shape M7 brings wireless smartphone-ready audio to the home

The wireless speaker system universe has seen another high-powered member born this week in the Samsung Shape M7 Wireless Audio Multiroom speaker system. This system works in collaboration with the Samsung Hub to connect a multi-room audio experience. The Samsung Shape model M7 works with the Samsung Hub for one-stop-shop connectivity or with Bluetooth and NFC for quick-touch control from your smartphone.

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UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker has 10 hours of battery life and big bass

UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker has 10 hours of battery life and big bass

Ultimate Ears is a company that makes some high-end earphones that is owned by Logitech. Earphones aren't all the company makes with a few Bluetooth speakers carrying the Ultimate Ears name as well. The company has announced a new product called the UE Mini Boom.

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Libratone Loop wireless speaker unveiled with wall-mounting option

Libratone Loop wireless speaker unveiled with wall-mounting option

Libratone, maker of the column-shaped portable Zipp speaker we reviewed last year, has unveiled another wool-covered speaker option: the Libratone Loop. With the latest speaker, users are again provided with a wireless connectivity option, but wall-mounting has been added into the mix, allowing the speaker to be fixed to a wall in addition to being placed on a flat surface.

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Linn Exakt takes on Sonos and AirPlay

Linn Exakt takes on Sonos and AirPlay

High-end music component company Linn is taking on Sonos along with Apple's AirPlay and other digital streaming systems with its new Exakt speaker technology, offering lossless connectivity. The Exakt system - which Linn rather hyperbolically says evolves speakers into "intelligent, connected, software-upgradeable products" - consists of the Klimax Exakt DSM and Klimax Exakt 350 Speakers, mixing together lossless hook-ups with various digital processing systems including crossover phase correction.

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Marshall Stanmore speaker brings vintage looks and Bluetooth to your music system

Marshall Stanmore speaker brings vintage looks and Bluetooth to your music system

Marshall has launched a vintage-looking stereo speaker line called Stanmore that harkens back to "the golden days of rock n' roll", giving owners the best of both worlds with analog knobs and modern technology. The Stanmore speaker is being offered in both black and cream colors, with a metal grille across the front and large classic-esque logo across the face.

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Grace Digital Bluetooth receivers make ancient speakers usable again

Grace Digital Bluetooth receivers make ancient speakers usable again

This week there's a couple of new devices arriving from Grace Digital that may very well be the one thing that makes that ancient set of speakers you've been keeping in the garage worth the years of nagging from your significant other. Why don't you get rid of those old things? You're never going to use them, everything is wireless these days! Here's why: the GDI-BTAR122 (24 watt) and GDI-BTAR502 (100 watt) from Grace Digital work with Bluetooth 4.0 and connect to your old speakers - like the future attaching to the past, so to speak.

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KEF X300A Wireless speakers offer audiophile grade technology

KEF X300A Wireless speakers offer audiophile grade technology

If you're a hard-core audiophile looking for some super high-quality speakers for your Mac or Windows computer, KEF has new product that you may want to check out. KEF has unveiled a new set of wireless desktop speakers called the X300A Wireless. The speakers promise high-end audiophile grade hardware throughout.

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Jabra Solemate Mini hands on: big sound meets ultra-portable

Jabra Solemate Mini hands on: big sound meets ultra-portable

Jabra introduced its original Solemate wireless speaker late last year, and as we noted in our hands-on, it was about the weight and size of your average water bottle. For those who need something with more portability, the company is back with a new offering, the Jabra Solemate Mini, which it hails as an ultra-portable design with "surprisingly big sound."

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HTC BoomBass cube amplifies BoomSound with subwoofer and dedicated amp

HTC BoomBass cube amplifies BoomSound with subwoofer and dedicated amp

Created specifically for the HTC One, the HTC BoomBass is a speaker accessory made to enhance the powers of HTC BoomSound. This accessory is a Bluetooth-enabled subwoofer with the added benefit of a dedicated amplifier, made to interact with the "HTC One family's BoomSound." This cubical device comes in at 64 x 64 x 64mm and aims to add to the already high-end speaker presentation on the HTC One with an enhanced bit of quality for lower range frequencies.

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Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard introduced as sound bar alternative

Panasonic SC-HTE80 Speakerboard introduced as sound bar alternative

Panasonic has announced a new speakerboard that it is touting as an alternative to sound bars, two of which were just introduced by LG last month. The SC-HTE80 Speakerboard is a no-nonsense looking device, being little more than a dark rectangle with a simple, mostly invisible screen. Panasonic promises that it offers strong bass, however.

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Gel-based ionic speaker makes music from a clear stretchy membrane

Gel-based ionic speaker makes music from a clear stretchy membrane

In what is perhaps the most science-fiction worthy story of the week, scientists at Harvard have created a gel-based speaker that is both clear and stretchy, able to play music while demonstrating the abilities of ionic conductors. To show off its capabilities, the scientists used it to play the "Morning" prelude from Peer Gynt. You can hear the speaker for yourself in a video we have after the break.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12-65 New Generation TV pushed as full-room entertainment system

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12-65 New Generation TV pushed as full-room entertainment system

With the release of the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12 New Generation system, the company suggests that one 65-inch plasma television is never enough - not in and of itself. Instead Bang & Olufsen deliver a full home theater setup - effectively - with an all-digital video platform above a motorized floor stand and a set of speakers that'll bring full 7.1 surround sound to your living room. This is not your uncle's big-screen TV made for football Sunday - it's part of a whole new class.

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