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The 10 Ugliest Headphones Ever Made

Before product designers were scratching their heads trying to figure out how to make gadgets look good on your wrist, they had to figure out how to make them look good on your head. Eventually, they succeeded, but not with some horrifying results along the way. Even modern headphone makers get caught up in a flashy fad every now and then.


Bose QuietComfort 35 Bluetooth Headphones: The Gizmodo Review

I’ve never loved Bose headphones. Out of the box, they always felt a bit flimsy, and on my head, the audio quality seemed subpar for the price. At least that’s what I thought before I tried the new QuietComfort 35 Wireless cans. The noise cancellation is peerless, and the sound is terrific — for the most part.


The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System To Fill Your Home With Music

We’ve spent hundreds of hours over several months using six multiroom wireless speaker systems in every possible room and even outside to find the best multiroom wireless speaker system. Though new competition is better than ever, Sonos is still the best for most people. If you want something cheaper, Google Chromecast Audio does a decent job, but you’ll need to provide your own speakers.


Bryston Made A Turntable, And It Is Extra Fancy

Bryston has a turntable. This might not sound like a big deal, but it was only a year ago the audio specialist said that turntables would never be designed by the company. A change of mind has occurred and oh, wow, the result is stunning.

At $4,999 (I told you it is fancy!) the BLP-1 promises impeccable sound quality and unique design, exceptional speed stability and mitigating resonances, to dispel any unwanted noise whilst still maintaining the best possible vinyl playback.


The Force Awakens' Soundtrack On Vinyl Has 3D Spinning Holograms Etched Onto The Records

Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $US50 ($69) on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right onto them.


Intel Thinks USB-C Should Replace The Headphone Jack

While every other port on your computer has become digitised and smarter, the good ‘ol 3.5mm headphone jack has remained as a bastion of analogue data transmission. But Intel thinks the time has come for its replacement, and it looks like USB-C.


A Tiny Death Star Is The Only Reason You Should Buy A Levitating Speaker

An unknown breakthrough in consumer levitation technology has led to an influx of floating speakers that don’t sound any different, but look kinda cool — were this the mid-’80s. Before you write them off completely, someone has managed to find a way to make these novelties genuinely worthy of your desk space, as a tiny Death Star replica.


William Shatner Recounts How Leonard Nimoy Came Up With The Appearance Of Spock

The friendship of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner is legendary, and it is now the subject of a new book from Shatner: Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man. Fittingly, the audiobook edition of the book is narrated by the Captain himself.


Sony's Sharing Its Early Prototypes With The World, Like This Weird Audio Necklace

Want to see what the future looks like? Sony plans to help with the creation of a new research and development wing called the Future Lab Program, which intends to share the company’s early prototypes with the world in order to refine its ideas.


Stop Netflix, YouTube And Spotify From Eating Up Your Mobile Data

If you stream videos or listen to music over a mobile connection, you probably want to keep your data usage down, so that you don’t end up with an ungodly phone bill at the end of the month. Luckily, the most popular streaming apps all have settings that can help. As an added bonus, you can probably save some battery life too. Here’s exactly how to stop Netflix, YouTube, Spotify and other popular streaming services from eating up you precious mobile data.


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