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Category Archives: audio

Bluefingers – Bluetooth beanie keeps the tunes going with a warm head

bluefingers hands-free bluetooth beanie

Do you like listening to your beats while you wait at the bus stop in the freezing winter? Is your poor head cold? Ears glowing red? Check out the Bluefingers, a hands-free Bluetooth Beanie to keep the music flowing and your dome warm. It syncs via Bluetooth (duh!) to your music device and outputs your music from the built-in dual speakers embedded in the beanie — all while providing you the warmth you so desire. In fact, you can even answer phone calls with it and still keep your head warm! The Bluefingers boast a battery-life of up to 6 hours with 60 hours of standby time. The range of the beanie is 10 meters. The Bluefingers is washable and one size fits all. $57.29 via Firebox and is available in either black or grey.

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HiddenRadio2 Bluetooth MultiSpeaker, now with Magic Lift!


Two years later, John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen and Vitor Santa Maria are at it again, this time with a newer and better version of their original Hidden Radio. The newer model, called HiddenRadio2, retains the Bluetooth, but boasts better sound quality and adds new features like touch controls, speakerphone with built-in microphone, multipoint, NFC sync, improved battery life, and Magic Lift. John and Vitor are claiming that their proprietary neodymium dual speaker allows it to have 360-degrees of crystal clear highs and some thumping low-end bass — basically, they propose that the HiddenRadio2 has a flatter response than similar portable speaker systems. Sure sounds like marketing fluff (especially with such a small speaker), but I haven’t heard the speaker in action, so I’ll reserve judgement.

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PUMA Soundchuck – like nunchucks, but with speakers

PUMA, mostly known for their athletic apparel, is apparently trying its hands in consumer electronics with the Soundchuck. The PUMA Soundchuck is a Bluetooth portable speaker that features a very durable design. The speakers are weather resistant (water and freeze-proof) and has a flexible silicon cord that connects the two small speakers — so you can swing this around like a nun-chuck. The Soundchuck is equipped with a 1100mAh lithium ion battery that provides over 8 hours of juice. Recharging is done via micro-USB. Despite it’s small size (it weighs less than a pound), PUMA claims the Soundchuck’s speakers boast a big sound.

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Modal – Portable Bluetooth Speakers, with a twist!

modal speakers

Check out the Modal, which is a wireless portable speaker that sports a unique twist. It works with any Bluetooth device and features 3 Watts of power, a mute function, and a microphone for when you want to use it as a speaker phone for hands-free communication on your cell phone. Its rechargeable battery will last for up to 5 hours between charging. So, what’s the unique twist, you ask? The Modal is equipped with an accelerator, which allows you to simply flip the speaker upside down to enable the mute function. And when you want to answer a call, simply shake the Modal to answer. Pretty neat. Hit the jump to see a video demonstration, courtesy of Best Buy.

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Midnight Mexico MiniGod speakers

Too lazy to make your own Munny Doll speakers? Well, lucky for you, there’s a just as cute speaker up for sale by designer Marka27 at Tainted Visions. The Midnight Mexico MiniGod speakers are made from vinyl, measures 17-inches tall, and resembles the look of a totem pole. However, if you want one, you better hurry because they’re in limited quantities.

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Cowon S9 Curve

Cowon‘s latest gadget is the S9 Curve portable media player. As its name implies, the S9 boasts a curved shell that practically doubles as a seesaw when placed on a table. All joking aside, the S9 Curve comes packed with a dual-core 500 MHz processor, 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen display (480 x 272 pixels, 16M colors), either an 8GB or 16GB hard drive, G-Sensor accelerometer, FM tuner, voice recorder, and T-DMB for digital mobile TV. Sadly, if the T-DMB tuner wasn’t a clue, we probably won’t be seeing this Apple-esque PMP stateside.

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