Bang & Olufsen just unveiled its newest wireless speaker system called the BeoPlay A6 designed by famed Danish designer Jakob Wagner. Billed as a high-end wireless AirPlay and Bluetooth-capable speaker system for home or office enjoyment and covered in beautifully textured Kvadrat textile, the BeoPlay A6's uniquely designed contoured body and five perfectly angled speaker drivers means that it can delivers spacious and detailed sound no matter where it's placed or where you stand. It can be hung on a wall, put in a corner or simply placed anywhere you'd like thanks to some clever thinking by Bang & Olufsen and the A6's unique shape along with predefined audio positioning modes that can effectively spread sound all around the room.Read More
Now that JBL has officially released its Flip 3 and Xtreme wireless portable speakers in North America, the company's most attractive party starting light-up portable speaker has received a much deserved update. The Pulse 2 now has a more refined interactive multi-colored light up LED panel design that's water-resistant, dual side-firing passive bass radiators that will provide a significant boost in bass performance compared to its predecessor along with larger dual 45mm speaker drivers. Another new and arguably innovative new feature is the inclusion of a color sensor lens at the back of the speaker that allows the Pulse 2 to pick up the surrounding colors of where it sits and projects them on its colorful light display. The Prism, as it's called, can be pointed at any color and at any time for instant color shifting mirroring.Read More
Scosche has introduced a new portable Bluetooth speaker today that has been designed for all weather conditions and outdoor adventures. Scosche's boomBOTTLE+ speaker has a ruggedized cylindrical shape so that it can easily fit into most water bottle holders and is fully waterproof, can float on water, and its rubberized shock-absorbing exterior casing offers drop protection. At 8.5-inches tall, the boomBOTTLE+ is roughly the same size as the UE Megaboom –albeit slimmer in diameter – and also features 360-degree audio and dual pairing capabilities for simultaneous pairing of two boomBOTTLE+ speakers to create an immersive stereo experience. Inside, the boomBOTTLE+ packs two large 50mm drivers including a single large passive subwoofer said to deliver "incredible bass".Read More
Griffin's new Survivor Tactical case for the Apple Watch uses as many as three layers of protection to ensure you won't damage your lovely Apple wearable when participating in rigorous outdoor and indoor activities. The case includes a built-in screen shield and co-molded polycarbonate and shock-absorbing TPE rubber help deflect scratches and hard impacts.Read More
An Indiegogo campaign for a new battery case claims that it's the world's thinnest and lightest battery case made for the iPhone 6, including the upcoming iPhone 6s. The ThinCharge battery case seems like the perfect solution for those looking for drop protection and extra battery life without the bulk. It's slimmer and considerably shorter compared to Mophie's 0.61"-thick Juice Pack Air, and still provides the same amount of backup power. Featuring a soft-touch, matte finished exterior and a Lightning connector pass-through for charging both the iPhone and the battery case itself, the ThinCharge conceals a 2,600mAh rechargeable battery inside its sleek 0.5"-thick form factor capable of providing a full charge with the press of a button.
ThinCharge is currently being funded on Indiegogo and so far has successfully exceeded its funding goal of $30,000. Early backers of the campaign can pre-order the ThinCharge battery case for the iPhone 6 for $59, which is expected to ship in limited quantities as early as next month. Anyone who pre-orders the case will also have the option of waiting for the iPhone 6s version of the ThinCharge.
Logitech has unveiled a series of new cases designed for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini under its new brand label Logi. The new Blok series of iPad cases consist of a rigid square-shaped protective case with flexible polymer-made corners designed to protect the iPad from drops of up to six feet in height. These corners were intentionally designed as reinforced areas providing extra protection where it's needed most by forming an air-cushioned barrier that effectively absorbs impacts. Logi's $40 Blok Shell is a non-bulky, minimalist protective case for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini, while the Blok Case for the iPad Air 2 adds a protective durable folio cover to the back of the Shell case that folds into a stand offering various degrees of viewing angles for $70.Read More
JBL's Xtreme and Flip 3 portable wireless speakers were both leaked ahead of their official release by a European consumer electronics retailer. The company's Xtreme model looks to be the most rugged of them all featuring a resilient nylon fabric mesh similar to the UE Megaboom, which is described to be durst, mud and water-resistant. The Xtreme borrows some key features from JBL's Charge 2+ while enhancing them even further such as dual USB ports for charging external devices, a long-lasting 12 hour battery life, on-board speakerphone functionality with an echo & noise-canceling microphone – as well as two large side firing bass radiators that accompany what looks like four front-firing speaker drivers for a total of six drivers. That's two more drivers than what is currently found on the Charge 2+, so hopefully we should be able to hear the difference in sound quality.Read More