JBL has unveiled a new set of USB-powered speakers called Pebbles. The speakers have an interesting design that looks a lot like a snail shell – enough like a snail shell to make Gary the Snail jealous.
Do you like to crank your music up to 11? Are you the type of person who doesn’t care about their neighbors? Or do you live in a single-family home on a large lot? Either way, Sony’s latest stereo system should fit the bill.
There’s something that continues to intrigue me about Steampunk style. I think it’s the idea that technology could be driven by steam power instead of electricity. And while these speakers aren’t actually driven by steam, they’re still pretty amazing.
We’ve seen all kinds of Stormtrooper get-ups, but how about a Sound Trooper? This project by Unbox Therapy is just that. This crazy suit that features 20 JBL Micro 2 speakers attached to a hockey shoulder pad using industrial strength Velcro.
When it comes to high-end audio products, Bang & Olufsen make some of the most elegant and expensive devices on the market. Saying “entry-level” for these guys sort of like saying entry-level Ferrari, in that you know just because it’s their cheapest product, it’s still going to be very expensive.
Let’s face it. Speakers are some of the least visually-compelling objects you’ll find on an average desktop or bookshelf. I suppose that only makes sense, as sound was designed to be heard and not seen. That said, these speakers aim to add a little visual life to the boring old speaker cabinet.
Tinkerers looking for a way to make their old speakers play nice with Apple’s AirPlay technology can now do so on the cheap, thanks to the Raspberry Pi, a neat hack made by Cambridge Engineering student Jordan Burgess and some free software.
Speakers are great for hearing your music, but most speakers look pretty boring. So when when you aren’t listening to music, they look terrible in your home. These Water Dancing Speakers deliver sound and are visually pleasing to look at, making the whole experience much nicer.
Now that I’ve got my new iPhone 5, I either have to wait for some new docks to come out, wait for my Apple lightning-to-30-pin adapter to show up sometime in October, or buy a dock that supports AirPlay and don’t worry about charging while docked.
There are many desktop speakers out there, but most of them require that they be wired to your audio source. Audyssey’s latest desktop/bookshelf speakers are wireless. The speakers are supposed to provide better sound for this form factor, while still taking up minimal on your desk or shelf.
The popularity of mobile music players has given rise to a variety of Bluetooth speakers. Some of them cater to sporty people, others with more modern or minimalist tastes. I guess Josh Marlar went with a, shall we say, ultra niche market: demons.
Who needs a disco ball when you can build a disco in a ball? This dodecahedron speaker was built by Instructables member 60cyclehum, who was kind enough to share his build process online. But it’s probably because he knows no one else can pull it off.