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Chinon iPhone Speaker Feels Like Old Times

There are speakers you plug your iPhone into with a cable. Speakers you connect to with Bluetooth. Speakers that passively amplify sound (this is the old plastic cup trick). The Legato CH-PS840 from Chinon is one of the latter, but it's also different than other passive amps on the market. For starters, each of the docks is handcrafted from ash hardwood because of it's stability and sonic performance. The wood is sculpted into a horn shape to organically boost sound volume, particularly in the lows and mid-highs. Aside from the horn shaped out of natural wood, it also has a built-in USB connector designed to charge your iPhone (4+). The passive amp itself doesn't require any electricity, but the docking and charging is a nice touch because no one is going to carry around a solid wooden horn ... continue reading
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Ministry Of Supply Labs Collection SPONSORED

If you were buying a new car and had two choices, one of which was barely tested and designed just to make money, and the other extensively developed to be well-made and innovative, you'd choose the latter, right? That's the idea behind Ministry of Supply's Lab collection. All the shirts were repeatedly tested and observed until they were absolutely perfected. Whether you choose the Atmos Polo—the world's first robotically knit polo designed to wick away moisture—or the temperature regulating Apollo Polo, you can rest assured you're getting a shirt that's well-thought-out and expertly made. ... check it out
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Creative Sound Blaster Roar SPONSORED

The Sound Blaster Roar is like a wolverine: it's diminutive in size but packs a serious punch. The team at Creative loaded an impressive bi-amplified 5-driver system with a subwoofer inside a case about the size of a hardcover book. It delivers seriously impressive bass along with crisp audio for an unrivaled portable ... continue reading
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Hands-On: Klipsch R6i Headphones

If you’re looking for an upgrade over those basic white earbuds that came with your iPhone, you’ve got a lot of options to jam in your earholes. We took the reasonably priced Klipsch R6i headphones for a spin to see if they’re an affordable option you should consider if you’re in the market.   What ... continue reading
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15 Podcasts Every Guy Should Know

Maybe you have a long commute or are just tired of hearing the same Imagine Dragons song every time you turn on the radio, whatever the case, subscribing to a few podcasts could entertain and enlighten you. Problem is, with just about every person in possession of a microphone and a little know-how able to create ... continue reading
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Cordless Earbuds That Charge In Your Pocket

Quite simply, the new Earin earbuds from former Sony Ericsson and Nokia engineers are the smallest, cordless earbuds on the market. The balanced armature speakers that Earin uses are more commonly found in pro in-ear monitors and hearing aids, so you get the best possible sound out of the small package. There are no ... continue reading
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The Bluetooth Speaker Designed For The Bathroom

The Braven Mira bluetooth speaker might be the best one we've seen yet. 1200 mAh battery good for 10 hours of wireless audio. Speakerphone. Minimal buttons. Quality design. The big deal is the IPX5 water resistance. According to Wikipedia, that means, "Protected against water jets - Water projected at all angles through ... continue reading
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Moto Stream Makes Speakers Wireless

Motorola's new Moto Stream is basically a wired dongle, in the shape of an icosahedron, that you connect to any 3.5mm or RCA speakers to make them bluetooth compatible. Connect the Micro USB power source. Connect the 3.4mm or RCA cable to your speakers, receiver, etc. Then, connect your phone, tablet or computer with ... continue reading
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