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UE Roll Bluetooth Speaker: Australian Review

Do you ever miss your old Sony Discman? Find yourself longing for that rounded, flat, vaguely ovoid shape? Well, you can have it — in a portable speaker. The new UE Roll is the smallest — and cutest — Bluetooth speaker yet from Ultimate Ears, and it takes over from the already impressive Mini Boom. Despite its small size, it actually sounds pretty damn good.


Apple Recalls Beats' Pill XL Speaker Because It's A Fire Hazard

Beats’ Pill XL speakers are HOT HOT HOT! As in, they will literally catch on fire, and you should remove them from your home or office environment immediately. Apple is recalling Beats’ largest Pill speaker model because overheating batteries may cause the oblong, overpriced speakers to be set ablaze.


This Life-Sized Iron Man Helmet Is Actually A Bluetooth Speaker

We all want our own Iron Man suit, complete with flying capabilities and palm cannons. The reality is none of us are billionaire geniuses, so we’ll have to make do with what we’ve got. And that’s this to-scale helmet from Tony Stark’s famous costume that you don’t so much wear on your head as, uh, listen to. Yes, it’s a speaker.


Sony Still Thinks There's A Market For Tiny Rolling Speakers

The Rolly, a dancing, rolling, glowing MP3 player, was yet another intriguing product in a long line of curiosities from Sony. Unfortunately, it wasn’t intriguing enough for consumers to actually spend $US400 on it. But someone at Sony is obviously still carrying a torch for the Rolly, because the company’s new rolling Bluetooth speaker seems eerily familiar to a product that already failed.


LG Music Flow: Australian Review

Multi-room audio is, in Australia, the Next Big Thing. If you have a big apartment or a house, buy three or four speakers within one brand and you’ll be able to play music from them all simultaneously, filling your home with sound. Despite the company being a relatively new entrant to the game, LG’s Music Flow speakers are more than a match for Samsung or Sonos.


Philips' Expanding Bluetooth Speaker Promises Much Better Bass

Humanity’s endless march to make gadgets smaller has led to countless compromises in the name of miniaturisation. Thinner smartphones mean terrible battery life, and compact wireless speakers seem to completely forget our ears love bass. At least Philips is trying to fix the latter with its new FL3X Bluetooth speaker that expands like a collapsible cup to create a resonance chamber that promises to improve its bass performance.


Samsung's New Speakers Are Basically Portal Guns

Samsung says these fancy wireless speakers were created at a “state-of-the-art audio lab in Valencia, California.” We know better. They’re clearly the product of Aperture Science, the secret think tank responsible for a hilarious murderous artificial intelligence, not to mention one hell of a teleportation tool.


LG's Music Flow Adds A Few Extra Speakers

LG’s new line of battery-powered, Wi-Fi enabled speakers complement their new sound bar models, sure. But they also fill out Music Flow — the company’s Sonos-like connected-house audio offering — with some attractive, well-rounded hardware.


The Best Bluetooth Speaker For Every Portable Need

Your average cheap portable Bluetooth speaker is garbage — the crap to quality ratio in the category is absurd. But I’ve spent the last few months combing through loads of speakers under $US200 and found four that are actually good.


Gift Guide: 7 Sonic Gifts For Your Favourite Music Nerd 

Whether you’re rocking Serial or the latest Taylor Swift banger we’re all listening to more sound than ever these days. Here’s a selection of audio kit that will make someone’s life sound a little better without necessarily breaking your bank.


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