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5 iPhone speaker amplifiers that you already own

The speakers on the iPhone are fine for text tones and chirps from Angry Birds, but they don't really fit the bill for high-quality music. If you don't have your headphones handy but still want to rock out to some booming tunes, give these household objects a try. They work like a megaphone for...

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Edifier's e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth speakers sound as good as they look

Edifier makes some amazing Bluetooth speakers, and the latest to come out of the company are the Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse Bluetooth speakers. The US$199 speakers are smaller and less expensive than the striking Spinnaker speakers we reviewed in 2012, but still deliver solid sound and good looks....

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Satechi AirBass Active Bluetooth speakers turn the volume knob to 11

Remember that great scene in the classic 1984 movie This is Spinal Tap, where Nigel is showing Marty his speakers and notes that "this goes up to 11"? Well, he could be talking about Satechi's AirBass Active Bluetooth speakers (US$99.99), which pack a lot of sound into a pair of speakers that can...

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Logitech Z600 Bluetooth Speakers giveaway

You know that TUAW loves to give away things, and in the spirit of the holidays, we've joined with Logitech to give away one pair of their Logitech Z600 Bluetooth Speakers (US$149.99). Before you fill out that giveaway form at the end of the post, here are some things to know about these stylish...

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Braven 570 Bluetooth speaker / speakerphone / charger: Affordable style

Braven manufactures a line of portable Bluetooth speakers that also serve triple duty as speakerphones and iPhone chargers. Now the company is shipping the Braven 570 (US$119.99), a new and more affordable model of their stylish and durable speakers. Design Many of the Braven line of...

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Daily Update for February 25, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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iHome offers a few Bluetooth solutions and a boombox at CES 2013

iHome is one of the biggest iOS accessory sellers out there, and they always have a huge presence at CES, with a big booth showing off all of the company's latest and greatest wares. Unfortunately, the product lines can often be hard to navigate -- lately, the company has insisted on using a...

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CES 2013: iLuv booth tour

I tote around a handy iLuv USB hub with built-in Ethernet, but the company makes a ton of accessories. Docks, cases, speakers and more can be had from iLuv, and there are a few new items of note from CES 2013 to show you. First, the Aud 5 Speaker Dock is now equipped with a Lightning...

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Ion Audio shows off its latest offerings, including the AirCopy and the iDJ2Go, at CES 2013

Ion Audio has a booth set up as usual on the floor of this year's International CES, where it is showing off a number of new and fairly new products for anyone coming to see them. This company is one of our favorites -- they make some really excellent iOS accessories and fun devices (including...

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JBL AirPlay-ready speaker plugs into your wall

When it comes to wireless speakers, JBL's new SoundFly is about as wireless as you can get. Not only is the device capable of playing tunes over Bluetooth or AirPlay -- depending on which version you pick -- but there's also no need for a power cord, as the SoundFly plugs directly into a...

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Pure's Contour 100i alarm dock delivers solid, stylish sound for pre-Lightning devices

It's tempting to look at the 30-pin "legacy" iPhone connector-equipped accessory and stereo market as yesterday's news. With the new Lightning connector gracing the iPhone 5 and both the new iPod touch and iPod nano, plus high-quality A2DP Bluetooth streaming support in iOS and other portable...

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Hidden Radio begins shipping

Ten months after its Kickstarter campaign ended, Hidden Radio, a Bluetooth wireless speaker and FM radio geared toward the iPhone and iPad, is being shipped to its backers. The first couple of reviews hit the opposite ends of the spectrum. Writer Shawn Blanc found the device to be "a trophy...

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Video: iPhone 5 speaker is loudest iPhone speaker yet

Lucky iPhone 5 owners (I'm not one of them yet) can be proud to know that their new device is the loudest iPhone yet. The folks over at iClarified thought that it seemed a bit louder than older versions, so they did the right thing and tested the iPhone 5 -- and every other model of iPhone ever...

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Turtle Shell speakers bring Bluetooth-enabled weather-resistant music to bikes, strollers and more

The speakers in the image above are Outdoor Technology's Turtle Shell. Expected to retail for $150, the product is currently in Kickstarter at an early-backer price of $99. To date, it's over a third of the way towards funding, with just under two weeks left to go. The idea is this: the...

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MacTech conference returning to LA in October

I've been to the MacTech Mac and IT consultants conference a few years in a row now, and I have to say: If you do any Apple consulting or development, it's a great show to see. The Sheraton Universal here in Los Angeles is a great setting, and MacTech publisher Neil Ticktin always puts an...

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