Speaker

  • The $2,200 Bandai Ginza-themed diorama in full working action

    Bandai’s Ginza-themed diorama speaker broke cover days ago and most of us was like, “wha? A diorama speaker?” Really, that’s what we said. Anyway, the video after the break clearly shows that this thing should stay over in Japan where apparently it means something cause it does nothing for us here in the States. Read More

  • DIY: Ball o' sound

    Somewhere out there someone needs this 360 degree speaker. Sure, JVC and others make off the shelf solution but that’s no fun. Read More

  • Logitech drops omnidirection computer speakers; calls 'em the Z-5

    The latest speakers from Logitech employ omnidirectional tech to fill your room with beautiful music – or the Rush Limbaugh audio stream if that’s your thing. No power brick need, these puppies run of USB (OS X or Windows) and even come with a remote with dedicated media functions. The Z-5 speakers can be yours for $99 when the set drops later this month. Read More

  • Sony Sountina: A Vibrating Organic Cylinder

    The Sony Sountina is another 360° single speaker system.  This one uses a vibrating organic cylinder.  Insert obligatory double-entendre here.  The Sountina also has colorful LEDs to breathe “blue, amber and purple light into the space.” Read More

  • Harman Kardon breaks glass with GLA-55 speakers

    Indiana Jones or Superman prop; classy or just plain tacky? I can’t decide but I’ve to give the boys over at Harman Kardon for suck a clever name: GLA-55. ‘Cause it’s made out of glass. Get it?  Anyway, getting down to the details. Only two to three thousand are going to be made and priced at £500. Within the crystal speakers lay a 56 watt per speaker… Read More

  • New portable speaker/docking station for iPods released

    Japanese accessory maker Brightonnet announced yesterday the release of a stylish portable speaker/docking station for the iPod. The BI-SPVIVID is available in black, silver, pink and blue. The device features 2 speakers (2.2W each) and a USB port. It can also be used for other portable audio players via a stereo mini audio cable. Brightonnet promises 4 AAA batteries last for 10-11 hours of… Read More

  • New wooden cases and speakers for the iPod

    Tokyo-based Marubeni Infotec [JP] sells two new stylish accessories for the iPod classic/nano/Touch. At the beginning of next month, the so-called “Alle STACK for iPod” speakers (1Wx2) will be rolled out for prices between $93 (for the iPod nano) and $102 (for the iPod classic). Marubeni promises high sound quality because they used precious wood to manufacture the speakers… Read More

  • New portable Bluetooth speaker released in Japan

    Tokyo-based Retailcomm unveiled a new portable speaker. The BIT-STB2819 is powered by 3 AA batteries and measures just 160×48×48mm (weight: 180 g). Output power is 2Wx2. The speaker can be wirelessly connected to media players and mobile phones via Bluetooth. It is limited to 500 pieces and exclusively on sale on Amazon Japan for $57. Read More

  • Sony Sountina glass speaker now available for a lot of Yen

    Sony will release a spectacular new speaker system in Japan as early as June 20th. The so-called Sountina (a combination of the words sound and fountain) comes in the shape of a glass tube, which is 184.5 cm tall. To be more specific, the device measures 325×184.5x325mm and weighs 12.5 kg. Sony said today they plan to sell their stylish speaker not only to affluent individuals but also… Read More

  • JBL On Stage IIIP for iPod and iPhone


    Product Name: JBL On Stage IIIP
    Description: The On Stage IIIP is a ring-shaped portable speaker for the iPod and iPhone. It’s very small and cute at just only 6 inches by 1-3/4 inches, and it can run on AC power or on six AAA batteries (for up to 12 hours). The four drivers put out a combined 6 watts per channel, and JBL claims their Slipstream port design increases bass output… Read More