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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
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Philips M1X-DJ iPad Dock

This probably comes as no surprise based on the amount of publicity it's been getting lately (or maybe you read the earlier post), but DJs are making a shit ton of money these days. Armin van Buuren is no stranger to the money that comes with being really good at your craft (5 consecutive DJ Magazine #1 victories), ... continue reading
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Aviator Shorts from Ministry of Supply – A Smarter Pair of Shorts SPONSORED

At some point, guys adopted basketball shorts as appropriate summer attire because of comfort. It's time for a pair of shorts more presentable with the same relaxed feel; it's time for the Aviator Shorts from Ministry of Supply. Thanks to 4-way stretch material and a clever design, the Aviator Shorts will move with you effortlessly. Each pair wicks away moisture to keep you dry, features a urethane waistband that keep shirts tucked in, and is coated with a water-resistant polymer that causes water to bead upon contact. Finally a pair of good-looking shorts that don't feel and act like cardboard. ... check it out
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Marshall Stanmore Speaker

Just when you thought every Bluetooth speaker would follow the same Jambox design approach, here comes the Stanmore from Marshall. With the same vintage look that Marshall incorporates into most of their gear, the Stanmore (available later this month) is easily one of the nicest looking portable speakers we've come ... continue reading
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Buckshot – Rugged Bluetooth Speaker

If you're in the market for a Bluetooth speaker than you can use while riding your bike but you don't want to spend a lot of money, the company who made the Turtle Shell are back with a solid option for you. Buckshot is a steal at just fifty bucks and includes a nifty mount to attach it to your handlebars. The rugged ... continue reading
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Thodio iBox XC

The original Thodio iBox was nothing short of amazing. It had 5" speakers, with 70 watts of power behind them that made it sound good. It had a battery that would live longer than iPhone you would use to stream music. Best of all, it looked really damn good. The Thodio iBox XC takes all of those things and expounds ... continue reading
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Sol Republic Deck Wireless Speaker

Bluetooth / NFC pairing. Passive Bass Radiator. 360 degree sound. Portable. Available in different colors. Those points could be used to describe quite a few different Bluetooth speakers on the market. What separates the Sol Republic Deck from the competition that has more than a few of the same attributes? Let's start ... continue reading
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Blazar Bluetooth Speaker

The idea of a portable, cable free music experience is great. Unfortunately, in practice it never quite works out like the marketing and packaging materials promise, and you're left with shitty sound, another paperweight or you're tethered to a device that's just as inconvenient as you feared. That's not the case with ... continue reading
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BRAVEN 850

The problem with a lot of Bluetooth speakers is they just don't give you the kind of sound your music deserves. BRAVEN decided to amp up its speaker's size to amp up the audio. The new BRAVEN 850 is 4x the size of the speakers in the Six Series from the company and offers 20 watts worth of beautiful audio. The 850 ... continue reading
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UE BOOM

Not too long ago we did a review of a bunch of Bluetooth speakers on the market. (You can check it out here if you need a refresher.) We walked away most impressed with the little Logitech number. Based on that, we're pretty excited for the UE BOOM. The wireless speaker from Ultimate Ears (a brand of Logitech) is meant ... continue reading
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The Vamp

Dust off those old box speakers you have stored in your basement and put them to good use with The Vamp. The sharp little red cube (also available in white or black) takes those existing speakers you used to have hooked up to your enormous stereo setup and gives them a new life. Simply place The Vamp anywhere on your ... continue reading
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Kendall Portable Speaker

We love new, fancy, high tech gadgets to the point that any third party observer would probably consider it an unhealthy obsession. But as of late, we've been far more interested in cramming all those creature comforts we've become used to (Bluetooth, rechargeable lithium batteries, modern amps and speakers, etc.) ... continue reading
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Volta Sound Block

Different strokes for different folks applies to a lot of consumer design, but it's particularly prevalent in the world of iPhone speakers. Some people want crazy bluetooth integration with their home stereo, WiFi network and Spotify account. They want to feel like their system is straight out of the house of the future ... continue reading
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Hands-On: Bluetooth Speakers

If you’re in the market for a portable speaker that you can easily toss in your bag on a daily basis, you’ve got quite a few options. The portable Bluetooth speaker market is blowing up right now, and you can get a solid music-blaster for a reasonable amount of cash. We gathered a bunch of different speakers, tested them all out here at the Cool Material offices, and found out which ones are actually worth your money. ... continue reading
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OD-11 Cloud Speaker

If you ask almost anyone what the most influential sneaker of all time is, they're probably going to say Nike Air Force Ones. If you didn't own a pair when you were little, you dreamed about it. If you did own a pair, you guarded those things with your life, never took them off, and dreamed about another pair. The ... continue reading
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