Tag: bluetooth speaker

UE MEGABOOM is the new authority in Bluetooth portable speakers

Last week I wrote on the announcement of UE MEGABOOM (US$299.99) Bluetooth speaker, the new big brother to the UE BOOM ($199.99) and the UE MINIBOOM ($99.99). I reviewed the UE BOOM last year and was thrilled with its performance as a portable, durable and great sounding wireless speaker. It's the p...

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CES 2015: Braven announces Fuse audio mixer, luxury speakers line, Bridge

One company is really making a splash at CES this year, and that company is Braven. Yesterday we gave you the news about three new speaker lines from the accessories manufacturer. Today, the press release flood continued with news of the US$99.99 Fuse audio mixer, the 1100 ($249.99), 2200b ($299.9...

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CES 2015: Ultimate Ears announces the MegaBoom

Ultimate Ears has added the MegaBoom (US$299.99) to its line-up of truly portable Bluetooth speakers, alongside the Boom and Mini Boom. Last year I reviewed the UE Boom and found it to be the best all-round portable Bluetooth speaker I had the pleasure of listening to in 2014. It sounds fantastic...

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PERI Duo: It's a Bluetooth/Wi-Fi speaker, a battery case, and more

If there are two product areas that seemingly don't need any new entries, those are probably portable Bluetooth speakers and iPhone battery cases. But what if you could get both of those product genres in one product? That's the idea behind the PERI Duo, an iPhone case (5/5s/6/possibly 6 Plus) tha...

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Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100: Room-filling, thrilling sound

If the recent glut of Bluetooth speaker reviews on TUAW is any indication, it might be time to change our name to "The Unofficial Bluetooth Speaker Weblog". We've reviewed quite a few low-end Bluetooth speakers, including the surprisingly good $26 Inateck BP2001, but we rarely see speakers at the ...

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Inateck BP2001: The little Bluetooth speaker that could

I'll soon be reviewing a rather pricy speaker from another hardware vendor, so today I'm going to look at a less expensive solution from Inateck. The BP2001 10W Bluetooth Stereo Speaker (US$59.99 MSRP, available for $25.99 on Amazon) is affordable for just about anyone and features a design that a...

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Denon Envaya is a portable Bluetooth speaker with loads of oomph

Denon is an audio company renowned for producing high-quality, high-end hi-fi equipment. The Envaya (US$199) represents Denon's current offering into the portable speaker market. Having recently reviewed Ultimate Ear's Boom and the pricier (compared to both the Boom and Envaya) Libratone Zipp, I was...

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Soen Audio's sexy Transit XS Bluetooth speaker launches on Kickstarter

Bluetooth speakers are a hot growth item in the mobile world. It seems like every week, TUAW is inundated with pitches for a few more speakers from companies ranging from high-end audio equipment manufacturers to those that we say "Who?" about. The speakers range from cheap and dirty to high-end a...

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Divoom Voombox Ongo: Rugged and bike-friendly Bluetooth speaker

Divoom is getting a name for itself for making inexpensive Bluetooth speakers. While the company is probably best known for the little Bluetune Bean and Solo speakers, they've just come out with a new speaker that adds weather resistance, long playback time, Bluetooth 4.0 and a bike mount to the m...

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Truffol DuraSound Bluetooth Speaker packs power and clarity in a rugged box

Sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised by products that show up for review. That was the case with the Truffol DuraSound Bluetooth Speaker (US$44.99) that arrived recently. I have to admit that I wasn't expecting much; this is a bargain-priced speaker from an accessory company that's better known for ...

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UE Boom for iOS, Mac is a superb and portable Bluetooth speaker

The UE Boom (US$199) by Ultimate Ears is a portable, Bluetooth-enabled wireless speaker compatible with Mac and iOS devices. If you've ever grown tired of the limited quality of your MacBook, iPhone or iPad's speaker (and let's face it, who hasn't?), the UE Boom is designed to bring high-quality, ...

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Bem Wireless Speaker Band is wearable fun: A TUAW Video Review

Everybody is getting on the wearable tech bandwagon these days, so it's not surprising that audio accessory manufacturer Bem Wireless decided to create the Speaker Band (US$49.99). It's a Bluetooth speaker that just happens to reside on your wrist, and it comes in six fun colors. And if you're som...

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Logitech X100 Mobile Wireless Speaker is a handful of fun

TUAW reviews its share of Bluetooth speakers big and small, and today's review comes courtesy of accessory megacorp Logitech. That company has been doing some amazing things for iPhone and iPad users, and it has recently introduced the X100 Mobile Wireless Speaker (US$49.99), a tiny short cylinder...

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On the road with the Divoom Voombox Travel Bluetooth speaker

Looking for an inexpensive, but sturdy Bluetooth speaker for outside use? The DIvoom Voombox Travel (US$49.95) is going to fit the bill, being both built like a tank and available for less than fifty bucks. Read on for the review, and then enter for your chance to win one of these little speakers....

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IK Multimedia iLoud portable speaker lives up to its name

IK Multimedia is in the business of making products that help musicians make the most of their iOS devices and musical instruments. They're the company behind the iRig and its many spawn, which make it simple for musicians to plug in guitars or mics for processing by the company's software offerin...

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