As manufacturers scramble to accommodate Apple’s iPhone 5 with the next generation of Lightening connector-equipped docks, Bowers & Wilkins offers an elegant alternative: forgo the dock entirely. The new Bowers & Wilkins A5 and A7 wireless music systems are designed to deliver high-quality audio, simply and discretely.
Paradigm Electronics celebrates 30 years in the business with the addition of the Aera™ wireless AirPlay speaker to its SHIFT series of audio products.
Boasting the “fastest AirPlay setup in the industry,” the Aera speaker incorporates two 1” aluminum dome tweeters and two 4-inch composite cone woofers, powered by a Class-D amplifier to deliver 30 watts a side. A top-mounted 30-pin connector accommodates all your (non-iPhone 5) needs, and additional connection options include a USB 2.0 input, and a 3.5-mm … read more >>
The SoundLink Air represents the second generation of the company’s wireless product family and along with its sibling, the SoundLink Bluetooth Mobile Speaker II, should deliver even better sound thanks to improved neodymium transducers and better DSP performance, combined of course with Bose’s signature waveguide speaker technology.
The SoundLink Air features sleek styling with gloss black trim, a remote control, and … read more >>
Sometimes deploying the latest tech just isn’t enough. Sometimes you need both form and function, beauty and brains, style and substance, and what better way to convey your own unique taste, elegance and refinement than by buying and displaying cool stuff? Like the Onkyo ABX–N300 iOnly Stream wireless speaker dock.
Based on Onkyo’s decades of experience designing high-quality speakers for a range of audio applications, the ABX–N300 incorporates two 10W 6cm cones housed in independent cabinets and complemented by Onkyo’s … read more >>
Featuring an organic “futuristic” style (that would not look out of place in Woody Allen’s 1973 sci-fi “Sleeper” home) the Cocoon Home balances elegantly on a polished metal base that conceals multiple input options including USB, AUX IN, and Ethernet ports. Both versions support wireless streaming from your Apple i-device, Android phone, or home PC or Mac, and offer integrated … read more >>
Apple TV may soon have the ability to give as well as receive. According to FlatpanelsHD, the latest beta version of the forthcoming iOS 6 update adds the capability to send audio from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers.
This is a nice addition–soon you’ll be able to stream tunes directly from Internet radio or your iCloud music collection directly to those second-room speakers without wires, a receiver, iTunes, or even an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Apple TV (and WiFi) … read more >>
An FCC filing has revealed a possible new AirPlay offering from the mighty Bose. A product label from the FCC site identifies the forthcoming Bose SoundLink® Air digital music system as including Wi-Fi connectivity (and hopefully that “Air” in the name indicates a willingness to play nice with all things “AirPlay”).
Why is this significant? Bose is well known for its ability to coerce amazingly accurate, room-filling sound from the smallest set of speakers, but to date, its wireless offerings … read more >>
• the compact, entry-level XW-SMA1
• the larger, higher powered XW-SMA4
• the splash-proof XW-SMA3 (with rechargeable battery)
All models feature wireless connectivity through AirPlay, Wi-Fi, and DLNA. An auxiliary input accommodates your old-school music players, while a USB port supports a direct digital connection (and charging) for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
All versions incorporate two 3-inch mid-range drivers, … read more >>
Party in a Box is a portable, high performance entertainment system that takes your iPod, iPhone or iPad, and makes it much, much louder. An omni-directional eight-speaker array employs dual 6.5” subwoofers, a pair of side-firing 3” mids, and four 1” tweeters to blast your music all around.
Although the Party in a Box is … read more >>
At the start of 2011, anyone who wanted an AirPlay speaker had one choice: the Zeppelin Air. Over the year we’ve seen the list of AirPlay options grow steadily, and today we have 15 unique models to choose from. Although these aren’t the most affordable speakers out there, the promise of untethered sound and ease of use helps justify the cost.
While some of these may seem insanely expensive, they aim to make up for it in superior design and … read more >>