Five top speaker docks for the iPad

Almost simultaneously with the launch of the Apple iPod, masses of speaker docks arrived leaving a confused consumers dizzyingly deliberating over which one to buy. Whilst the spawning of the iPod’s tablet sibling, the iPad’s speaker docks have been much slower to emerge and only now is beginning to gather up speed. From just over … Continue reading Five top speaker docks for the iPad

Stilo 2.1 speakers review: OTone! OTony! OToni!

It’s highly unlikely you will have heard of Otone as they are a bright new face in the world of home audio, looking to make a splash in the UK. However in a crowded market and with built in speakers getting better and better all the time, should you care? Well Otone have a three-pronged … Continue reading Stilo 2.1 speakers review: OTone! OTony! OToni!

Elipson Planet L: “Le style c’est Elipson même”

I’ve never been a fan of the phrase “style over substance”, in tech reviews as style (and in this context more specifically design) is such an important part of technology. To quote Buffon as people always do in these situations, “Le style c’est l’homme même”. So when I read that Elipson’s stylish high-end speakers were … Continue reading Elipson Planet L: “Le style c’est Elipson même”

Great Gifts For Travellers and Backpackers

If your friends are heading off on a round-the-world adventure, or you just know someone who loves their holidays, here are some ideas for the perfect present. Nikon AW100 rugged camera Climbers, divers and skiers, can grab all the best shots with the Nikon AW100 – a ‘rugged’ camera that is shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof.  … Continue reading Great Gifts For Travellers and Backpackers

Scandyna Minipod gets a make-over

The original Scandya Minipod was Heralded as a design classic upon its release two decades ago now, boosting sale of over 100,000 units across the globe. So with that in mind, knowing they have a success story on their hands, maybe it is a surprise it has taken the Danish loudspeaker company so long to … Continue reading Scandyna Minipod gets a make-over

Orbitsound T12v3 soundbar: Surround sound magic

We’re always amazed by those single speakers (soundbars) that sit in front of TV and emit surround-sound from one speaker. They just don’t make sense to us. Still, this hurdle hasn’t stopped British manufacturer Orbitsound from producing their best-sounding soundbar to date: the T12v3. The new Orbitsound T12v3 may not have the most memorable name … Continue reading Orbitsound T12v3 soundbar: Surround sound magic

Pioneer’s new micro-stereo systems

Pioneer has launched four new micro-stereo systems into the European market, with enough variation between the models to help you find your ideal micro-music machine. The range – X-HM10, X-HM20DAB, X-HM70DAB, XC-HM70DAB – was built on the back of the success of the X-HM50 micro-system that was introduced last September. Every system in the range … Continue reading Pioneer’s new micro-stereo systems

Music on the move from boomCAN or Gumball portable speakers

There’s not much point having all this portable kit, if you’re stuck with a very unmobile speaker if you want to listen to tunes, games and videos without using headphones. So listen out for the Scosche boomCAN, a portable speaker that is only slightly bigger than a film canister (if you remember those in these … Continue reading Music on the move from boomCAN or Gumball portable speakers