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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 exc...

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Edifier Spinnaker Bluetooth Speaker System: Striking appearance, amazing sound

Edifier is an international manufacturer of a number of electronics accessories, including iPhone/iPod docks like the Tick Tock Dock. While I was less than impressed with the sound and design of that retro alarm clock dock, Edifier's e30 Spinnaker Bluetooth Speaker System (US$349.99) looks like...

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Cubik audiophile speakers from Palo Alto Audio Design: A quick look and giveaway

Many of the speakers we've been reviewing on TUAW are battery-powered Bluetooth boxes, and with the exception of a handful of those speakers, most could not honestly be said to have "audiophile" quality sound. Now Palo Alto Audio Design is shipping the new Cubik speakers (US$199.95), which migh...

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BRAVEN SIX portable Bluetooth speakers sound great, charge your iOS device

There are a lot of portable Bluetooth speakers on the market that can work with your iOS devices, but not many that deliver high-end sound and can also charge your favorite Apple product. Utah-based BRAVEN has announced the SIX line of Bluetooth speakers that offer a lot of power -- both the el...

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iMainGo XP: The loudest iPad case you've ever heard (Enter to win one)

I've seen just about every type of iPad case in the two years that the world's best-selling tablet has been on the market, most of which are variations on the theme of protection. Some of them act simply as cases, some are ultra-protective, and others add a keyboard. But the iMainGo XP (US$119....

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Seen at Macworld | iWorld 2012: $68,000 diamond speakers

Standing in the middle of the Macworld | iWorld 2012 exhibit floor looking a bit out of place, Alljack's $68,000 diamond-studded speakers -- fresh from CES -- are drawing a bit of attention. Inspired by a wine bottle and a flower, the speakers are crafted with Russian diamonds, gold plating, simul...

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Logitech Mini Boombox packs a loud punch in a tiny package

Logitech has been on a roll lately with some very nice Apple accessories. Just last week, I raved about their Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad 2, and today I had an opportunity to blast out tunes with the new Mini Boombox ($99.99). Design There's no denying it -- the Mini Boombox is well designed....

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iLuv WorkStation dock is for serious iPad typists

I'll be brutally honest: The iLuv WorkStation doesn't exactly win a lot of points for beauty -- it's a bulky device, as you can see above. But what it's lacking in subtlety, it tried hard to make up for in functionality, basically turning your iPad (or Samsung Galaxy, if you happen to swing tha...

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Sony releases its first iPad dock

Sony has announced its first speaker docking station for the iPad. The RDP-X500IP dock, which is also compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch, features Magnetic Fluid speakers that deliver, according to Sony, higher sound pressure with less distortion than traditional speakers. The RDP-X500IP...

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Philips introduces AirPlay speakers, Engadget goes hands-on

No, those units you see above aren't cannons -- they're speakers, released by Philips and branded as the Fidelio SoundSphere DS9800Ws, according to our buddies at Engadget who got to see a version of the speakers wirelessly playing through the AirPlay hookup. Like most great speakers with lots ...

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iMainGo X iPhone / iPod speaker system cranks the volume up to 11

When it comes to portable speaker systems that work with the iPhone and various flavors of iPod, the iMainGo 2 (US$39.95) from Portable Sound Laboratories has been an inexpensive and powerful favorite of many Apple fans. Now the company is turning up the volume -- literally -- with a new versio...

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Apple, others in talks to improve quality of music downloads

CNN reports that Apple is in touch with record labels to try and improve the quality of the downloadable music it sells on iTunes and elsewhere. Currently, the MP3s sold on iTunes are formatted as 16-bit files, but under the new proposal, they'd be upgraded to 24-bit files, which means the files wo...

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Apple's Cyber Monday sale cuts prices on accessories

The second half of the Apple Store one-two punch of weekend discounts hits today, as the company is offering savings on select accessories and peripherals like the Twelve South Compass stand for iPad (featured in our recent gift guide). Considering that the store isn't necessarily known for everyda...

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Trick or Treat with TUAW: iMainGo 2 mobile speakers

TUAW is going to be giving away a gaggle of ghoulishly good gadgets over the next few days. Be sure to come back every day between now and October 30th for a chance to win. The good part of the giveaways? You don't need to wear a costume to win 'em. As part of this week's Trick or Treat with TUAW s...

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First stereo iPad dock available from iLuv

iLuv, makers of numerous accessories for Apple devices, have released their first stereo speaker dock system specifically designed for the iPad -- the iMM747. Built to accommodate your iPad's rather large stature, with a flexible docking structure that adjusts to fit your iPad, you'll be able to ...

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