Speaker

  • Whyd announces its voice-controlled connected speaker for $299

    Whyd announces its voice-controlled connected speaker for $299

    French startup Whyd started off as a social network for music lovers but recently announced that it would switch its focus for a hardware project. The company just unveiled this secret hardware project — it’s a high-fidelity connected speaker that combines voice recognition with all music streaming services out there. The company isn’t doing a Kickstarter. Instead, Whyd… Read More

  • Enclave Audio delivers 5.1 surround sound (almost) wirelessly Crunch Network

    Enclave Audio delivers 5.1 surround sound (almost) wirelessly

    In the list of things that we want science to solve I suspect the creation of a wireless 5.1 speaker system that is easy to use and set up ranks up there in between a cure for shingles and the colonization of Mars. Thankfully, there are people on the job. Enclave Audio has been working on a wireless 5.1 sound system since 2013 and they recently released their first product at CES, the CineHome HD. Read More

  • Apple’s Beats Announces The $229 Pill+, Will Hit Shelves Next Month

    Apple’s Beats Announces The $229 Pill+, Will Hit Shelves Next Month

    It’s amazing to think that the original Pill hit the shelves over three years ago to take on Jambox. Since then, the company behind it, Beats, was acquired by Apple. With over a million sold since its first incarnation, the mobile bluetooth speaker has two new products to add to its stable. And it looks much Apple-y than the original, that’s for sure. It comes in white or black… Read More

  • Amazon Echo Proves The Viability Of Voice-Based Home Computing

    Amazon Echo Proves The Viability Of Voice-Based Home Computing

    Voice-powered interfaces are the way forward. For me to make such a pronouncement is kind of ridiculous, as I’ve been an incredibly slow adopter of features like Google Now and Siri, based on the belief that using any kind of voice-powered computing platform in public is downright awkward even when speech recognition and natural language processing actually works. But after about a… Read More

  • The LightFreq Square2 Lets You Rock Out With Your Lights On

    The LightFreq Square2 Lets You Rock Out With Your Lights On

    Your speaker is in my lightbulb! No, your lightbulb is in my speaker! Thanks to the new LightFreq Square2, we’re both right. The Square2 is a lightbulb with built-in speaker and intercom. To use it you simply unscrew your current lightbulbs and screw in the Square2. Then, via the app, you can stream music to each lightbulb separately or all of them simultaneously and even talk to other… Read More

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