Logitech’s Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker

Portable Bluetooth speakers line the virtual shelves of tech shops up and down the internet, each with an almost identical feature set and very little to help recommend itself over another. There are two choices to manufacturers hoping to enter such a crowded product category. One is get lazy, knock out a product with your … Continue reading Logitech’s Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker

Mini Aero: High-performance wireless active speakers

One of my best friends and next door neighbours is a fireman and if I even want to set his heart racing I show him the tangled mess of cables behind my computer. Or undo the top two buttons on my shirt. Fire hazards aside, wires and cables are an annoyance, prone to tangling and … Continue reading Mini Aero: High-performance wireless active speakers

Samung’s 2013 Audio Visual Lineup

Wireless is one of the watch words for this year’s CES and Samsung, one of the heavy hitters when it comes to home entertainment have emphasised that in their new range of shiny boxes designed to delight you in the living room. Samsung’s Valve Amplified Soundbar (model HW-F750) is the first soundbar to feature a … Continue reading Samung’s 2013 Audio Visual Lineup

With a little help from my Music Angel Friendz

From Power Rangers and Avengers all the way to Constructicons I love a good team up. There’s something about a bunch of small guys banding together that gets me every time – be they Seven Samurais or mini Stereo Speakers. Yes Mini Stereo Speakers. Music Angel Friendz are an annoyingly spelled collection of tiny stereo … Continue reading With a little help from my Music Angel Friendz

Last-minute kids’ Christmas gadgets

Is Santa still looking for a few treats for the children/teens in your family? Here are a few neat ideas that should put you in the favourite uncle/auntie category well into the New Year (which means you get first dibs on their Christmas sweet stash!) If you’re buying for children aged around five to seven, … Continue reading Last-minute kids’ Christmas gadgets

Opalum Flow 1010: Understated statement speakers

If you like your technology to match, your gadgets to “hang” and your wires disguised, the new Flow 1010 “floating” speakers may just grab your attention.     Badged as “the TV’s new best friend” by its manufacturer, Scandinavian audio company Opalum, these diminutive, yet statement speakers are designed to sit streamlined while smartly flanking … Continue reading Opalum Flow 1010: Understated statement speakers

Gear4: iOS docks of the future

Gear4, one of the leaders in the iPad dock market, invited us to have a play with some of their up and coming iOS accessories. The biggest challenge Gear4 see for the rest of the year is the increasing adoption of wireless audio protocols in docks – both Bluetooth and AirPlay. Gear4’s AirZone Series fully … Continue reading Gear4: iOS docks of the future

Audyssey Audio Dock Air: Airplay-powered boombox

It’s lazy cliche (a phrase which is itself slightly overused) to attribute the success of Apple products to the mythical Apple hype machine. Firstly, up until the iPad, the volume of Apple devices sold paled in comparison to other manufactures. There are still more non-Apple computers and phones out there in the world, all without … Continue reading Audyssey Audio Dock Air: Airplay-powered boombox