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Quirky's Ohm Bluetooth Speaker Charges Wirelessly So It's Always Ready

Portable Bluetooth speakers are awesome and convenient until, inevitably, you want to take yours somewhere and it’s out of batteries. This new speaker from Quirky is less likely to suffer this indignity because it charges wirelessly.


This Transforming Briefcase Turntable Is A Walkman For Your Records

Just because you prefer the warm, crackly sound of vinyl records to MP3s doesn’t necessarily mean you also like being tethered to a home stereo whenever you want to listen to your record collection. So Pyle has created this portable turntable that transforms into a briefcase for easy transport, and also includes a rechargeable battery powering a pair of flip-out speakers.


Beats Now Makes A Wireless Version Of Its Wildly Popular Solo2 Cans

Beats just announced a wireless Bluetooth version of the revamped Solo2 headphones it announced a few months ago. The Solo are the company’s best-selling headphones, largely because they’re fashionable.


This Is What Wikipedia Sounds Like

While you may expect it to sound more akin to a room full of people who all think they’re right trying to shout louder than each other, it turns out Wikipedia actually sounds rather beautiful.


Parrot Zik 2.0 Hands-On: The World's Most Advanced Headphones? Maybe.

The first time I tried the Parrot Zik headphones, my jaw dropped. The world around me disappeared. I felt like I was right there in the sound studio with the artist. So you can imagine my excitement to try the updated Zik 2.0. If you don’t mind paying $US400 for headphones, you should be excited too.


Razer Wants You To Ditch That Gaming Headset For... A Gaming Soundbar

Razer has long been one of the leaders in gaming headsets and, well, gamingeverything. Today the company’s relentless course lands at a $US200 soundbar that’s aimed at making your frags boom so powerfully the neighbours will know which Call of Duty you’re playing.


Listen To The Historic Sounds Of Space Travel On NASA's SoundCloud

In space, perhaps nobody can hear your scream — but that doesn’t mean that stellar travel is a silent pursuit. Now, NASA has started compiling mountains of historic space-related audio clips for us all to listen to. And there are some belters.


How Much Data Does Your Streaming Music App Eat Up?

A reader, Chris, wrote us yesterday with a very good question about streaming music services: “…how do they compare when it comes to data usage? How does Google’s compression compare to Pandora, Spotify or the Amazon player? Funky playlists and mood music is all well and good, but how much of my 4g/mo are they going to eat?”


Bowers & Wilkins' First Bluetooth Speaker Is A Stunner

If you’re going to dive head first into an already crowded market like the world of Bluetooth speakers, you better do something to make your product instantly stand out. And it looks like Bowers & Wilkins has done just that with its new T7 compact speaker featuring a stylish honeycomb design that actually helps strengthen its housing to reduce vibrations and improve its sound.


Twitter's Audio Cards Put Music Right In Your Tweets

Twitter is launching a new music feature that lets people embed audio in their tweets. This means just like you can put a photo or video in a tweet, you’ll be able to insert audio soon too. Twitter is partnering with Soundcloud to let people listen to music in their timelines on iOS and Android.


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