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Harman Kardon Introduces the Nova Wireless Speaker System

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces a new full-range sound system in two compact sculptural enclosures. The Harman Kardon Nova Stereo Streaming System is designed with digital connections in mind to interface smoothly with laptops, desktop computers, tablets, and mobile devices.

"Say hello to the next generation of hi-fi," said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle, "and say good-bye to complexity and clutter. We put serious audio reproduction and staging into a unique sculptural enclosure that most people will not recognize as a speaker system at all. Harman Kardon Nova is an object of art that fills your room with great sound."

BRAVEN Unveils 710, the Ultimate Portable HD Wireless Stereo Speaker

BRAVEN announces the immediate availability of the BRAVEN 710, the ultimate portable water resistant Bluetooth wireless stereo speaker crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum and designed to satisfy even the most demanding audiophiles.

The BRAVEN 710 delivers the perfect blend of heart pumping bass, crystal clear highs and ease of use by perfectly incorporating powerful HD audio drivers, TrueWireless Technology and NFC. TrueWireless Technology allows wireless pairing with a second 710 to create a right and left stereo sound, while NFC enables linking with other NFC enabled devices by simply touching them or bringing them into close proximity.

HARMAN Unveils the JBL Pulse Wireless Speaker

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces a new dimension in home audio: light.

"JBL Pulse will change the way you enjoy music," said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle. "You'll be amazed how much more immersive the listening experience can be, with a lightshow perfectly synched in brightness and color with the music."

Sonos Releases the SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker

Sonos, the leading manufacturer of wireless HiFi, today introduced the SONOS PLAY:1, a compact and powerful wireless speaker that transforms music listening at home. PLAY:1 streams all your favorite music to any room in the home, in high fidelity sound. Available today in the US from select partners and on Sonos.com, PLAY:1 retails for $199. And, for a limited time this holiday season, purchases come with a free BRIDGE valued at $49.

"Sonos was created upon the belief you should never have to choose between quality sound and an easy way to access all your music at home," said John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos, Inc. "The PLAY:1 makes getting started with Sonos even more accessible to music lovers than ever before."

Samsung Introduces New Wireless Audio Multiroom Speaker System

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today the availability of the Samsung Shape Wireless Audio Multiroom speaker system (WAM750), enabling music lovers to enjoy tether-free entertainment in any room of the house, from various music sources. The flexible new speaker can be used alone or in combination with the Samsung Hub (WAM250) and additional M7 speakers to create a multi-room system.

Easy plug and play installation makes set-up a breeze: simply connect the M7 or optional Samsung Hub to a router, plug in, and download the free app to effortlessly control multiple speakers and audio sources from a smartphone. With the Samsung Hub (WAM250) consumers are able to connect additional M7 speakers in any room of their home while maintaining superior sound quality and eliminating the need to connect any of the speakers to a router. For one-to-one pairing of an M7 to a smartphone, Bluetooth with NFC functionality is also included.

Creative Introduces All New Signature T-Series Wireless Speaker Systems

Creative Technology Ltd today introduced its new flagship T4 Wireless Signature Series 2.1 speaker system, the T30 Wireless Signature Series 2.0 speaker system and the T15 Wireless 2.0 speaker system. These new high-performance speakers feature Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless connectivity to enhance ease-of-use for mobile device, PC and Mac users. Creative will unveil the new speaker models at IFA Berlin from September 6 -11 at Stand 110, Hall 3.2.

The new wireless lineup rides on Creative's legacy of producing high quality wired desktop speakers that produce powerful and precise audio. The popular wired Creative GigaWorks T3 and T20 - the technology of which can be found in the new T4 Wireless and T30 Wireless - won numerous awards and sterling reviews for their audio performance and value for money.

LUXA2 Also Releases New Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker

LUXA2, a premier designer and manufacturer of unique and functional mobile accessories including holders, portable power, headsets and cases, is proud to announce a brand new product to its already impressive product portfolio - The Groovy Wireless Stereo Speaker. LUXA2's Groovy is designed to give the modern music lover wireless streaming of their favorite tunes to ultimately match their lifestyle. The Groovy is made from premium grade brushed aluminum and finished off with a stylish genuine leather strap; meaning that it not only looks good, but feels good too. This, coupled with the Groovy's excellent sound quality makes it the perfect partner for all occasions.

Logitech Announces Bluetooth Speakers Z600

Today Logitech introduced the Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600, an elegantly designed pair of wireless stereo speakers that complement the sleek good looks of Mac and Ultrabook computers. With these speakers you can effortlessly stream music and other audio from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Three devices can be active at the same time, and switching among them is as simple as pressing pause on one and play on another.

"The Logitech Bluetooth Speakers Z600 were designed to resemble an object of art using shapes, materials, and colors that meld with the modern living space and complement the look of ultrathin laptops," said Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development and portfolio for PC accessories. "And with built-in Bluetooth connectivity, a first for Logitech multimedia speakers, these speakers are ideal for today's wireless, multi-device lifestyle."

Genius Intros SW-A2.1 700 Speaker System

Genius introduces a new 2.1ch subwoofer system, the SW-A2.1 700 for desktop/laptop users. Its wooden subwoofer has a 4inch unit driver with a wide reflex cabinet for excellent deep bass performance. The elegant satellite speakers have a 50x90mm textile-covered driver for clear and detailed mid and high range frequencies for realistic sound.

There are also volume and bass controls with a green LED on the front of the subwoofer for easy control and recognition. In addition, SW-A2.1 700 has a AUX in and headphone jack, for audio input from various mobile devices for personal enjoyment. SW-A2.1 700 is ideal for listening to music, watching movies or playing games with a wide range of frequencies and enhanced bass.

Creative Announces T3150 Wireless 2.1 Computer Speaker System

Creative Technology Ltd today introduced the Creative T3150 Wireless 2.1 computer speaker system with Bluetooth wireless technology, now available at Best Buy. This new addition to Creative's comprehensive line up of high performance wireless speakers continues to uphold Creative's long held reputation of merging superior audio performance with great value. Engineered to pump out smooth audio wirelessly, this compact speaker system is designed to deliver outstanding sound quality for PC gamers, music lovers and movie fans alike. It stands out amongst other wireless speakers in the same class, while remaining very competitively priced at US$59.99.

Compatible with most computers and Bluetooth-enabled devices such as mobile phones and tablets, the Creative T3150 Wireless speaker system offers wireless connectivity in addition to wired connection. It comes with a wired remote control that powers ON/OFF and adjusts volume for ease of use.

Genius Releases the SP-U115 USB Powered Speakers

Genius today is pleased to announce the SP-U115, a pair of USB powered speakers in stylish color options. These affordable and compact USB speakers can be connected to your desktop or laptop in a matter of seconds, giving you the volume boost needed when listening to music or watching movies.

The two glossy SP-U115 satellite speakers with 2-inch driver units ensure an audible volume level for home entertainment use, which built-in laptop speakers often fail to provide.

Verbatim Releases GO NANO Wireless Mouse and Bluetooth Mobile Speaker

Verbatim introduces a new attractive set of high-quality wireless computer peripherals: the GO NANO mouse and Mobile Bluetooth Speaker. By providing a wireless solution, Verbatim is offering the convenience of quick and easy connection while also eliminating cable clutter and the worry of finding yourself without that vital cable when travelling.

Verbatim GO NANO Wireless Mouse
Powered by two AAA batteries and with the convenience of driverless installation, this elegant mouse incorporates a nano USB receiver which protrudes no more than 6 mm when plugged into a notebook or laptop computer allowing it to be permanently connected.

Black Diamond III, the First Multi-Sensory Bluetooth Speaker Now Available

Acase, in partnership with design company yantouch, announces the availability of Black Diamond III, the compact USB powered Bluetooth speaker that mesmerizes with heart pumping music and a rhythm rocking vibrant lightshow.

Designed to be the subtle, yet elegant centerpiece on any shelf or desk, the Black Diamond III transforms into a glowing crystal with interchanging colors when powered. Compatible with all Bluetooth devices and also outfitted with an audio plug, the Black Diamond III converts into a programmable multi-color disco orb when the music starts.

JBL SoundFly Air Wireless Speaker Up for Pre-Order

Harman International Industries has now started taking pre-orders for its newest JBL-branded audio hardware, the SoundFly Air wireless speaker. This device has a total power output of 20 W, it plugs directly into a wall outlet, and it uses WiFi to wirelessly connect to PCs, Macs, iPhones and iPads (Apple AirPlay is supported).

The SoundFly Air measures 190 (D) x 92 (H) mm, it has a frequency response of 60Hz - 20kHz, and it costs $199. To sweeten the deal JBL is also offering a free companion app that allows users to 'browse music with cover art, adjust volume and tone, and fully customize the digital signal processing (DSP) to get the best sound'.

CUBEDGE Debuts New White Color Option for EDGE.sound Portable Speaker

CUBEDGE, a unique product design company committed to producing high-quality and user-friendly Bluetooth technology solutions, announces today a second color option for the EDGE.sound portable speaker, white.

Just introduced to the market this past summer, the EDGE.sound speaker was built to deliver a miniature music solution for those looking for on-the-go portability. Now, in addition to the original black color choice, the new white EDGE.sound offers customers a new color option to match their MP3 player, laptop, or home décor.

Brother Introduces New Webcam and Speakerphone Products

Brother International Corporation, a leader in small business technology, today announced the launch of its new NW-1000 webcam and VT-1000 speakerphone. This expansion of hardware, plus the recent launch of the cloud-based OmniJoin Web Conferencing service, marks the arrival of a complete, and affordable, web conference experience from a single company.

The new webcam and speakerphone work with virtually any web conferencing service, but are optimized to work with the OmniJoin Web Conferencing service. They will quickly and easily provide users with crystal clear audio and HD-quality video experience1, all using 'plug-and-play' hardware via universal USB connection.

Plantronics Announces New Mobility Products for Business Professionals

In a rush, jumping from a mobile call to a webinar and wish you could use one audio device? Plantronics has you covered with the launch of three products designed for different flavors of flexible working. From noisy open office environments to impromptu meetings on the go there's a greater need for mobility throughout the day. Plantronics' new line-up includes a Bluetooth speakerphone, a crossover USB Bluetooth headset and the award-winning Voyager Legend UC headset.

"For many professionals, conducting business from a cubicle or closed office environment has become a thing of the past. Work has become much more about what someone does and a lot less about where they do it," said Rob Arnold, Senior Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "With that said, it's important for companies to equip their mobile professionals with the latest solutions that not only give them the flexibility to communicate well regardless of where they are, but that also make the user experience as intuitive as possible, and that's something Plantronics has down to a science."

AQ Audio SmartSpeaker Launches in the US

AQ Audio, an established UK audio leader, makes their debut in the United States with the launch of the AQ SmartSpeaker. After the SmartSpeaker's successful launch in the UK, the company introduces the device which was highly regarded for its acoustic clarity and unique left and right channel separation. Also new to the AQ SmartSpeaker is AQ Direct mode which permits users to break free from the Wi-Fi network and enjoy AirPlay technology anywhere. Although it has AirPlay capabilities built for Apple, it also empowers Android and Windows users via a special DLNA Certified App available at the Google Play Store and via Microsoft's "Play To" feature.

AirPlay Function. AQ Direct Freedom.
Apple enthusiasts will enjoy the AQ SmartSpeakers' simple and intuitive one-touch Airplay set up. AirPlay lets you stream not only your iTunes Libraries but Internet Radio stations, Spotifiy, audio from films or TV programs and other popular music Apps. The innovative AQ Direct technology will enable the freedom to listen to music anywhere and connects again seamlessly to your AirPlay network. AQ Direct is ideal for giving your iTunes library freedom from over 50 meters.

Logitech Announces Z553 Desktop Speakers

Logitech announced the Z553, a 2.1-channel speaker system for desktops and TVs. Its design takes inspiration from cylinders, and feature a black+red color scheme. Its satellites measure 90 x 137 x 160 mm (HxDxW), and each use a pair of 52 mm drivers with output (per satellite) of 10W. Its cylindrical 168 x 175 x 381 mm sub-woofer packs a 178 mm driver with 20W output. The speakers support a frequency-response range of 55 - 17,000 Hz. A wired control pod gives you power, volume, and headset jacks. All cables are wired red to gel with the color scheme. Market availability is slated for October 26. It is expected to be priced around $150.

iFrogz Introduces Boost Plus Portable Speaker

iFrogz, a creative, value-priced lifestyle mobile accessories brand, has introduced the Boost Plus, a new iteration of its portable, external wireless speaker for smartphones and MP3 players. The Boost Plus allows consumers to fill living spaces and outdoor entertainment areas with music by simply placing a sound-producing mobile device on top of the speaker.

Powered by Near-Field Audio Technology, the Boost Plus picks up the audio from a consumer’s mobile device and pumps it out of three high-quality 2W x 2RMS speakers, eliminating the need for wires, cords or pairing configurations. Although designed primarily for wireless connectivity to portable electronics, the Boost Plus also features an auxiliary 3.5mm input for connecting to additional audio sources, such as a computer or television.

TDK Also Announces Life on Record Series Boombox Wireless Speakers

TDK Life on Record today announced the addition of four new wireless speaker products to round out its premium audio line. These new products mark the next evolution of the TDK Life on Record audio portfolio, creating an ecosystem of products that give consumers high-fidelity audio with universal input flexibility and portability in all areas of their lives. Building on the success of its initial audio line launch in 2010 and highlighted by its proprietary "Signature Sound" and sleek designs, the new TDK Life on Record products now integrate Bluetooth technology to deliver a truly wireless audio experience. Now, audiophiles are free to utilize their mobile devices in any way they choose and still easily play music -- no docking required -- all without sacrificing audio quality.

Jabra Reveals the Solemate Portable Speaker

Play that funky music - loud, clear and anywhere with the new Jabra Solemate. About the size and weight of a water bottle, the Jabra Solemate is small and light and features a thick carrying strap that makes it even easier to carry around and use in any environment. A unique rubber 'sole' stores a 3.5 mm audio cable and a sound bag provides an extra layer of protection in sand, moisture and sunny outdoor conditions.

The Jabra Solemate is available for pre-order at Amazon.com beginning today and will be available for purchase at Best Buy retail stores, BestBuy.com and Amazon.com on September 2nd.

Genius Announces SP-900BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Genius is pleased to announce a portable Bluetooth speaker with a built-in microphone – SP-900BT. This compact speaker not only allows you to listen to audio or music from your smart phone or tablet at high volumes, but also lets you take phone calls / conference calls hands-free.

Listening to loud, crystal clear audio or music with the SP-900BT is simple and versatile. Ideal for your home, office, or a day in the park, sync the 2-watt SP-900BT with a press of a button to your Bluetooth-enabled smart phone or tablet up to a distance of 30 feet. If a phone call comes in while music is playing, the SP-900BT notifies you with a ring. By pressing the call answering button on the speaker, you can listen and talk without having to touch your phone.

More People Use Desktop Speakers than Headsets for Gaming: TechPowerUp Poll Trend

Last week, we came up with our latest front-page poll question, asking our readers which is their preferred audio output when gaming (playing their favorite PC games). Choices included desktop speakers, headsets, and external home audio solutions (such as HT amps, HiFi systems, etc.) Over the course of the week that followed, we accumulated over 1,800 votes to build our sample, which consists of our readers (both registered members of our Forums, and unregistered readers). The interim results come as a bit of a surprise to us.

According to numbers recorded at the time of writing this article, from 1,820 respondents, 808 (44.18%) prefer desktop speakers, a close 719 (39.31%) prefer headsets, with external home audio system being a distant yet significant third option, with 302 (16.51%) of the respondents preferring it.

Eurocom Offers AMD Radeon HD 7970M Graphics in High Performance Gaming Notebooks

Eurocom Corporation, a developer of High Performance Mobile Workstations and Hardcore Mobile Gaming Rigs is adding the AMD Radeon HD 7970M GPU to the Neptune 2.0 and Racer 2.0 high performance notebooks. The addition of the MXM 3.0b spec AMD Radeon HD 7970M offers gamers and enthusiasts a new level of ultra high performance GPU computing with AMD Enduro for insane battery life by taking advantage of AMD's existing ZeroCore Power and Power Gating battery-saving features.

“Hardcore gamers, enthusiasts, your dreams have come true! The AMD Radeon HD 7970M is the best graphics GPU in terms of overall price and performance on the market . The AMD Radeon HD 7970M, combined with Intel XTU and Intel XMP gives gamers and power users full control of their powerful EUROCOM super-notebooks ” Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.
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