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Convertible Headphone Speakers Convertible Headphone Speakers(0)

People always have a choice between speakers and headphones when listening to their favorite tunes. Sometimes people like to use speakers when they want to listen to their music loud or want to share it with friends. Sometimes, people just want to listen in their own solitary space without disturbing anyone. This is when they use headphones. For people who like to change their listening preferences now and then, they usually have a headphone and speakers handy. Wouldn’t it be interesting to have just one gadget handy like the Convertible Headphone Speakers?

The Convertible Headphone Speakers is a unique headphone that you can turn into a portable speaker when needed. It features headphone earcups that rotate 180 degrees outward. This action also activates the built-in amplifier that generates up to 98 decibels of sound, good enough for listening with a roomful of friends. When the earcups are rotated back into headphone position, the amplifier turns off for a more personal listening experience.

The Convertible Headphone Speakers features proprietary technology that offers high definition sound for better listening experience. The earcup design eliminates external noise and limits the amount of sound that leaks out from the headphones when in use. The soft memory foam ensures added comfort for extended listening.  When in speaker mode, the headphones provide up to 3 hours of power for the amplifier for every full charge. However, power is not required when in headphone mode. The Convertible Headphone Speakers can connect to any music player or device with a 3.5mm jack. It also comes with a protective storage case when not in use. The Convertible Headphone Speakers are available at Hammacher Schlemmer for $120.

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Sony NW-ZX2 – The Newest Walkman Audio Player Sony NW-ZX2 – The Newest Walkman Audio Player(0)

Certain gadget brands have made quite a name for themselves in the marketplace that the brand name itself becomes synonymous to the type of gadget it is. Take the case of the Sony Walkman. In the 1980’s, the Walkman became the portable cassette tape players people use then for music listening while on the go. It became so popular that people call all portable cassette tape players as Walkman’s. The Walkman was a global phenomenon that has seen better days. But its parent company Sony is not just about to let go of the brand. It aims to resurrect the name and use it for its current lineup of Hi-Res Digital Music Players. The recent one that the company introduced at CES 2015 is the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2.

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 is the next edition of the popular Walkman series of new hi-res digital audio players. This audio player is compatible playing a wide range of popular music file formats including AIFF, ALAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, DSD, FLAC, and many more. The new Sony Walkman also features Bluetooth with LDAC for Hi Fidelity wireless music streaming. It is also comes with dual-band WiFi built-in to allow users to enjoy music stored on other similar gadgets.

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 also comes with a 128GB memory storage, more than enough for thousands and thousands of your favorite music files stored and playable in just a single device. It also comes with a rechargeable battery that is capable of up to 60 hours of playing time using MP3 files and up to 33 hours of Hi-Res playback on a single charge. With its features, the new Sony NW-ZX2 Walkman does not come cheap with a price point reaching around $1,000. It is slated to be available in selected markets starting this month.

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Touch Mini Boombox Speaker Touch Mini Boombox Speaker(0)

People nowadays love to listen to their favorite tunes straight from their smartphones. Some prefer using headphones while others prefer speakers. Portable speakers offer the latter their choice in music listening enjoyment. The Touch Mini Boombox Speaker is one of those good choices.

The Touch Mini Boombox Speaker helps offer smartphone users with a way to share their favorite tunes with friends as they listen to them. It is a pocket-sized wireless speaker compatible with most smartphones and portable music player. Just lip your music device into the Touch Mini Boombox Speaker and your tunes will be amplified instantly, thanks to a built-in 3-watt speaker. It also comes with a rechargeable lithium 500mAh battery that can last for 4 to 5 hours for every full charge. It recharges via a micro-USB cable.

At just 4 oz. in weight, the Touch Mini Boombox Speaker is easy to bring along just about anywhere. You can always crank those tunes with your miniature boombox. The Touch Mini Boombox Speaker is available at ThinkGeek for $40.

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Cup of Mojo Speaker Cup of Mojo Speaker(0)

For some people, a device has to have good form along with great function. If the gadget works great but looks ugly, it may not really take off in terms of gathering interest. Form does not always have to be sleek and stylish all of the time. It can also be fun and unique. This Cup of Mojo Speaker is just one example.

The Cup of Mojo Speaker is a unique portable Bluetooth speaker designed in a shape of a usual coffee mug. A good way to hide any semblance to a speaker on your tabletop, this Cup of Mojo Speaker will blend in perfectly with any of the usual desktop decor, if that is what you are trying to achieve. Some people who come by your desk will try to find where your music may be coming from and will find it interesting to be coming out of a coffee mug.

On the inside, the Cup of Mojo Speaker features Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity that is good within a range of 32.8 feet. You can stream your favorite tunes from your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled devices within that range for enjoyment. This unique wireless speaker also comes with built-in rechargeable batteries good for 4 hours of music enjoyment.

The Cup of Mojo Speaker comes with a rubber bottom to make sure it stays in place when you use it. Bass boost features ensure that you always get those deep tones while using such a portable speaker. It is available a t Think Geek for $30.

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NYNE Aqua Waterproof Wireless Speaker NYNE Aqua Waterproof Wireless Speaker(0)

Some people just love to be surrounded by music all the time. Whether they are inside or outside, they long to have music available all the time. Headphones and portable speakers now make it more and more possible. The only place that many people may not be able to do this is while in the shower or in the pool. But there are now waterproof speakers like the new NYNE Aqua to take care of that problem.

The NYNE Aqua is a waterproof wireless speaker that not only plays on water, it can also float. It is an ideal companion for music lovers on the go. They can take it anywhere, most especially in places where ordinary speakers just won’t do- in the rain, at the shower, in the pool or at the beach. The NYNE Aqua is IPX7 tested, meaning that it provides full waterproofing protection.

The NYNE Aqua also has a 33-foot Bluetooth connectivity range, ensuring that your non-waterproof music players and devices still remain connected to your speaker from afar. A 3.5 mm auxiliary input is also available so you can connect your non-Bluetooth music players to the NYNE Aqua. It offers up to 10 hours of playing time for every full charge of its rechargeable lithium ion batteries. It also comes with a built-in waterproof microphone to make it function as a hands-free speaker phone when you connect your smartphone to it. The NYNE Aqua is now available at Amazon and other selected retailers for $130.

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Hush Smart Earplugs Hush Smart Earplugs(0)

Some people find it easy to sleep at night while others may sometimes find it difficult to doze off. The problem may not always be insomnia but just not being in the right environment for sleep. Some people have to deal with outside noise at night that keeps them awake. Sometimes the unsettling silence can also keep ne awake at night. If both seems to be what keeps you awake at one time or the other, the new Hush Earplugs might be able to help ease your problems.

The Hush Smart Earplugs are considered to be the first of its kind in the world. These are the first ear plugs that not only blocks the external noise that keeps you awake, they are also wirelessly connected to your smartphone that provides sleep-inducing sounds to lull you to sleep.

The Hush Smart Earplugs use memory foam so it can fit snugly into your ears. Soft silicone padding ensures that it will not even disturb those who like sleeping on their side. It connects wirelessly with your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. The built in batteries on the Hush can last for over ten hours. It also comes with a charging case that can recharge the earplugs up to ten times before being recharged itself. It comes with the Hush app that allows users to choose options while using the Hush Smart Earplugs. There is a choice between soothing sounds and binaural beats to help you go to sleep regardless of the noise all around you. It also comes with a notification filter that controls your alerts when you sleep. The Hush Smart Earplugs works with both Android and iOS devices. It is currently undergoing a crowdfunding campaign that will allow you to get a pair for a pledge of $115. The first devices will ship sometime in May of next year.

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Stelle Audio Pillars Stelle Audio Pillars(0)

http://www.gadget.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Stelle-Audio-Pillars.jpgWhen it comes to gadgets, many people today do not merely look for the different features they offer. Aside from what devices can do well, aesthetics and design is also considered as part of the criteria for making choices. If a device has many features but does not look good, chances are many people will pass on it. Some even are willing to pay more if it looks stylish enough. That is why people would pay more for a device like the new Stelle Audio Pillars.

The new Stelle Audio Pillars surely looks stylish and elegant for a speaker. Imagine having speakers today with a wooden finish that gives it a distinct look. For those who prefer metal, there are also models just as elegant but with a metallic finish. But it is not just the looks and the design that makes it stand out. The audio technology behind this Bluetooth wireless speaker also is something worth checking out.

The new Stelle Audio Pillars employ a unique vortex sound tunnel that produces rich robust sound. It features a 2.1 stereo system with a 3-inch subwoofer that work together to provide a 360-degree blast of quality room-filling sound. Bluetooth connectivity enables it to pair with compatible devices and stream wirelessly from different audio sources. The Stelle Audio Pillars also feature speakerphone capability with paired with a compatible smartphone while playing songs. The new Stelle Audio Pillars are exclusively available on retail for $299. The wooden designs are only exclusively available at Neiman Marcus stores.

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ION Clipster Active Portable Clip-on Speaker ION Clipster Active Portable Clip-on Speaker(0)

Many people like their things portable and handy. While some things are better off as bulky, there are many things that people prefer for mobility. One the many examples are portable speakers. There are people who prefer having speakers that they can carry around with them. But some portable speakers are still a bit bulky for comfort. For those who like a better option, nothing may come as close to being portable as the new ION Clipster Active outdoor speaker.

The ION Clipster Active may be as portable as an outdoor speaker can get. It is small enough that users can just clip it on any keychain. It is also a wireless speaker that can stream audio from music player or smartphone via Bluetooth. Not only that, the ION Clipster Active can also act as a speakerphone that will enable you to answer calls from a paired smartphone. It has a built-in microphone to enable you to answer calls without ever having to take out your smartphone.

The ION Clipster Active also works as a portable remote control when you play streamed music from a smartphone or Bluetooth-enabled music player. It comes with controls that let you adjust the volume or skip songs. The metal clip that you can attach to a belt loop, keychain or backpack makes it as handy as any portable speaker can be. A tough rubber covering and IPX4 waterproof features make it ideal for outdoor use. The ION Clipster Active comes with a rechargeable battery built-in that can provide up to 3 hours of use from its 1.5 watt speaker. This portable wireless speaker is available at ThinkGeek for $60.

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ION Tape 2 GO- USB Cassette Walkman ION Tape 2 GO- USB Cassette Walkman(0)

If ever there was one device that defined the 80’s, it would have been the popular Walkman. This diminutive square rectangular device is the precursor of today’s MP3 and other portable music players. Instead of digital songs stored in flash memory, the songs come in analog form and stored in cassette tapes. It became a very popular medium for listening to the music in the 80’s. However, the technology that both the Walkman and cassette tapes use has become obsolete through the years. But the appeal of nostalgia is still there among people who cherished the 80’s down to the early 90’s. Today’s generation may still have that 80’s experience using this unique ION Tape 2 GO- USB Cassette Walkman.

The ION Tape 2 GO- USB Cassette Walkman looks just like the said device of old. It can also play those classic audio cassettes that you may still have hanging around your parent’s home. You can always revisit those times and experience just how music was then heard in analog. But the ION Tape 2 GO- USB Cassette Walkman comes with some added features that today’s generation may also appreciate- it provides users with a way to convert analog sound from cassette tapes and make them digital as MP3 files.

The ION Tape 2 GO- USB Cassette Walkman can help you covert those analog cassette tapes into MP3 files using the Ez Vinyl / Tape Converter software. A USB cable allows you to connect the device into a computer or laptop for digital conversion of your cassette tapes. You can then store and transfer the digital copies of the analog songs and listen to them on other more modern music players. The ION Tape 2 GO- USB Cassette Walkman also comes with a 1.8mm audio output so that you can connect it to a headphone, stereo or other speaker systems for listening. For those still interested in recapturing the sound of the 80’s using this device, it is available at ThinkGeek for $50.

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SyrenPro Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker SyrenPro Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker(0)

As the fall season comes in, there might just be a few more days you can enjoy out while the sun may still shine now and then. Take advantage of this time by enjoying the colorful sights of the changing season. It is usually just the right temperature to be out and about, not too hot, not too cold. In addition, while you try to enjoy the sights from your backyard, you may want to have music to keep you company. Having the SyrenPro Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker around can help make it more convenient for you.

The SyrenPro Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker from iLuv is a wireless speaker that you can pair up with your smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device that you use for music listening. It is a weather-resistant wireless Bluetooth speaker ideal for dry and even wet conditions outdoors. You need not let a drizzle stop you from having some music. The SyrenPro Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker features a 3-inch co-axial speaker that provides 360-degree sound enough to fill out a room or outdoor areas. With the TrueWireless Stereo feature, users can also connect two SyrenPro Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers together to create a full stereo system. Just simply turn off both speakers, set one on the right and the other on the left before turning on. Both speakers will sync automatically with each other to produce full stereo sound.

The SyrenPro Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker comes with a rechargeable battery that is good for up to 4 hours of continuous play. The speaker also comes with an auxiliary input for pairing with non-Bluetooth devices. The SyrenPro Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker is available at iLuv for $130.

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