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Rocki WiFi Music System

Just about every brand that builds something with a microchip you can buy at a big box store makes a bluetooth speaker. Just in case you haven't figured it out yet, most of them suck. And the ones that don't are so prohibitively expensive that you'd be insane to buy them. Then there's the fact that it's still bluetooth, ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Koostik Amplifier

Ditch the cables and insert a little style into your musical experience with the Koostik. Available in Walnut or Hard Maple, the Koostik naturally amplifies the sound coming from your iPhone 4, 4s or 5. You’ll get 2-4 times the volume without plugging anything into the wall. Made in the US by hand, the Koostik is ... continue reading
$75+ buy MORE: Audio, Home, iPhone.
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Beats Studio Wireless Headphones

If you subscribe to Beats but don't subscribe to being tethered to your audio device, the Studio headphones now come in a wireless version. You still get the same Adaptive Noise Cancellation technology, rechargeable battery and re-engineered sound quality, but now you don't have to have a leash attached to whatever ... continue reading
$380 buy MORE: Audio, Headphones, Tech, Wireless.
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Harman Kardon Nova Wireless Speaker System

If you haven't been cutting down on the amount of cords in your home, it's time to start doing so. The Harman Kardon Nova Wireless Speaker System is a legit option to unplug and amp up your home audio. They pump out 40 watts of sound in a sleek, see-through package. The speakers feature performance-tuned 2.5" drivers ... continue reading
$300 buy MORE: Audio, Speakers, Tech.
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BRAVEN 710

When it comes to rugged and manly Bluetooth speakers, BRAVEN has the market covered. Their latest speaker, the BRAVEN 710, continues the trend. No fear of taking it with you into the great outdoors as its both water-resistant and crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum. Of course that wouldn't matter if it sounded like ... continue reading
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Nocs NS900 Live Headphones

Any pair of headphones that took two years to be developed are probably going to be some finely-tuned audio devices. Either that, or they are going to be terrible and the company kept screwing things up for 24 months. Knowing Nocs, the new NS900 Live Headphones will be the former. The DJ headphones sport two 40 mm ... continue reading
$250 buy MORE: Audio, Headphones, Tech.
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P.A.C.O. Bluetooth Speaker with Gesture Controls

The P.A.C.O. Bluetooth Speaker is the closest you'll come to being able to use the Force for the time being. The concrete and fir board speaker allows you to control your music and audio with the wave of a hand. Based on hand positioning and movement, you can change tracks, raise/lower the volume, and play/stop your ... continue reading
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Looper Voice Recorder

There are some products that are so intuitively simple and amusing that you can't help but love them. The Looper Voice Recorder is one of those products. If we had any electrical engineering skill whatsoever we'd have wish we made it. Even if we did, it wouldn't have come out anywhere near as good as the handcrafted ... continue reading
$48 buy MORE: Audio, Tech.
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Libratone Loop

Most Bluetooth wireless speakers that function with AirPlay, PlayDirect or DLNA are concerned about things like being waterproof, available in a Big Box of colors or some other novelty that we know exists but can't quite think of right now. Until now, there hasn't really been an "affordable" (quotes because it's still ... continue reading
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The Clash – Sound System (Box Set)

We honestly don't remember the last time we bought a CD. With MP3s and streaming services, the end of the compact disc seems near (if it hasn't already really happened). All that said, this new Clash retrospective might actually be worth a purchase. The 12-disc set includes remastered studio recordings, a ton of demos ... continue reading
$178 buy MORE: Audio, Music, Tech.
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Phiaton Chord MS 530

Nothing ruins a great song or the dialogue to a movie like a shrilling baby or a loud conversation. While there are plenty of noise-cancelling headphones out there for you to choose from, these new ones from Phiaton are right up there with the best. They knock out 98% of background noise and connect through Bluetooth ... continue reading
$350 buy MORE: Audio, Headphones, Music, Tech.
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iTunes Radio

If you're an iPhone or iPad owner, chances are you've already upgraded to iOS 7 (unless it is still downloading). One of the new features rolled out by Apple in conjunction with the new operating system is iTunes Radio. The free streaming radio service looks to supplant Pandora as the smartphone radio king. The more ... continue reading
$0 buy MORE: Audio, iPad, iPhone, Music, Tech.
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Sony 3-In-1 Walkman

The reports of the Walkman's death have been greatly exaggerated. While the original Sony Walkman is no longer, the name lives on with the new Sony 3-in-1 Walkman WH Series. The new headphones not only feature a built-in MP3 player, they've also got built-in speakers so you can listen to your music with them hanging ... continue reading
$160 buy MORE: Audio, Headphones, Speakers, Tech.
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Urbanears Kransen In-Ear Headphones

Urbanears has been the go-to for eye-catching yet minimal headphones for some time now. With their new Kransen In-Ear Headphones they're keeping the array of colors that make their cans stand out but offering them up in an affordable in-ear model for those in need. Each pair is complete with a built-in mic, their smart ... continue reading
$39 buy MORE: Audio, Headphones, Tech.