Sony has rolled out a couple of new compact Hi-Fi systems namely the CMT-V70B and CMT-V50. The Sony CMT-V70B is a high-end model that supports Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP, allowing you to connect this compact Hi-Fi system to any Bluetooth-enables music player. Both models feature the Sony S Master digital amp, a 2x20W output, an FM radio, a CD player and a retractable Sony Walkman WM-PORT.
The CMT-V70B and CMT-V50 have the ability to rip CDs and record FM radio into your Sony Walkman DAP. Unfortunately, there is no info on pricing at this moment. [Akihabara]
Coming straight from China here you are the eden TAB from Xiaomi that is set to conquer Japan. Sold next week running on Android 2.3.3 but schedule to be upgraded soon to Android 4.0, the eden TAB, a 7” WXGA Tablet, is powered by a Samsung S5PC210 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU, comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.
Announced at around 29,800 Yen, the eden TAB comes with the usual WiFi and weight just 330g for a total size of 199×118.8×10.4mm
Via - en.akihabaranews
Love singing in the shower, never mind that the neighbors absolutely loathe your vocal range? Here is the iShower Bluetooth-enabled Shower Speaker that will debut at CES 2012, where it is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices within a 200 feet radius, so that means you can leave your iPad, iPhone, iPod or Android device right outside the bathroom without missing a beat. Brought to you by the very same people who manufactured the iGrill Bluetooth cooking thermometer. This water resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker will be able to play music straight from all Apple devices (including iPhones and iPods) and Android devices.
The iShower is mounted in your shower, and you can also opt to bring it outdoors with you to the beach or pool for up to 15 hours, although there is no word on what real life performance is like. The iShower is capable of remembering up to 5 Bluetooth pairings· Key features include play/pause/forward/rewind & volume functions, running on a trio of AA batteries, showing off the current time, and doubles up as an optional anti-fog shower mirror. Expect to fork out $99.99 for the iShower.
In the midst of Yet Another iPod Sound System-palooza, Soundfreaq has managed to craft some pretty differentiated pieces. Here in the run-up to CES 2012, the outfit’s ushering in its most edgy device yet, the Sound Kick. It’s a mobile wireless speaker that touts a unique speaker chamber, which shuts compactly for travel and then opens up whenever there’s room. It’s able to push on through seven solid hours of on-the-go listening (thanks to that internal Li-ion battery), and it can even share the juice with any USB-chargeable device — similar to Spar’s own Zephyr. In related news, the company’s also using the show to introduce its Sound Step Recharge in white and red. Expect the new lot to ship this spring, and if you’re hungry for more, the full release is just after the break.
Via : engadget
Jabra, a company known for its wireless headsets and accessories for smartphones has just announced the addition of yet another device to its hands-free kit lineup.Called the STREET2, this stylish Bluetooth device comes in the form of a dog-tag pendant that hangs around your neck.Users can then plug in their favorite headphones to enjoy their music and calls with the device.
What’s special about the STREET2 is that it can pair with your phone and music playing device that’s within a 10 meter range simultaneously – so you don’t have to miss out on calls while listening to your music at the same time. The STREET2 also features onboard controls for you to skip music tracks, answer/end calls, redial last numbers and more. It features Bluetooth 3.0+EDR, virtual surround sound, AM3D power bass, and other digital sound enhancements.
The Jabra STREET2 features up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 8 hours of music playing time and a standby time of up to 9.5 days. It should cost about $77 (3,799 Rs) when it goes on sale. Find out more.
Motorola has announced the launch of two new advanced Bluetooth headsets namely Motorola ELITE SLIVER and Motorola ELITE FLIP which have Near Field Communication (NFC) pairing technology, HD Audio Plus and a connection range of up to 300 feet.With just a tap now you can connect your NFC-enabled phone with the headsets.
Apart from the difference in battery life and design, with the ELITE SILVER featuring a talk time of 15 hours, and the ELITE FLIP with a talk time of 6 hours and a 12 day standby time, they both offer similar features. These features include Motorola’s HD Audio Plus technology, which is said to enhance clarity, and CrystalTalk dual-microphone noise cancellation technology, which is said to help improve the sound during calls.
They both pair with your handset via Bluetooth technology, however, interesting they will both feature NFC technology and will let you pair with your NFC compatible handset by simply tapping them together. In conjunction with the announcement of the ELITE SILVER and ELITE FLIP, Motorola has also announced the MotoSpeak app for Android devices, which will allow users to read, dictate and send text messages handsfree.
Both Bluetooth headsets are expected to go on sale on the 24th of October, with the ELITE SILVER and ELITE FLIP costing $129.99 and $99.99 respectively.
Via - mediacenter.motorola
JBL has released the On Tour iBT, a new battery powered one-piece speaker that incorporates Bluetooth wireless technology to stream audio wirelessly from the iPad, iPhone, iPod or other A2DP capable devices. Weighing just over one pound, the On Tour iBT is designed for portability and can be easily carried in a backpack or purse.
The unit also includes a tabletop stand for an iPad in portrait or landscape mode allowing the iBT to function as an audio output for video playback. The On Tour iBT features four Odyssey full-range neodymium transducers with computer optimized digital signal processing equalization for detailed, 360-degree sound and supports both the A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth audio profiles. A built-in microphone also allows the unit to be used as a speakerphone for conference calls or video chats. The speaker is powered by four AA batteries or an external AC power source; when connected to a wall outlet the iBT can also charge an iPad, iPhone or iPod via a built-in USB connection. The JBL On Tour iBT sells for $150 and is available from JBL.com and other JBL retailers.
Soundmatters first unveiled their new high quality foxLv2 Platinum Bluetooth speaker system back in CEDIA earlier this month but has now officially announced they will be arriving in November and will retail for around $229.
Building on the success of their original foxL portable speaker system which was launched back in 2008, Soundmatters have now updated their latest design with a number of new features. Which includes incorporating apt-X circuitry so that when you stream music via Bluetooth from apt-X equipped devices such as Apple computers running Snow Leopard, Lion or compatible Sennheiser dongles you will now experience virtual CD quality sound.
Soundmatters has also added improved sound/picture synchronisation for movies and gaming, together with a more powerful battery providing 10 hours (with Bluetooth engaged) and 20 hours of playback when running the system direct with Bluetooth turned off. The Lithium-ion BassBattery is rechargable via USB or included 5V universal wall charger.
Santa Cruz-based Plantronics Inc.has today revealed to the world its smallest and lightest Bluetooth headset yet, the Marque M155.This one weights just 7 grams, offers voice-guided pairing for iOS and Android smartphones, and is supposed to deliver ‘excellent sound quality’.
The Marque M155 has Bluetooth 3.0 support, it offers up to 5 hours of intensive use and comes with a one-year subscription to the Vocalyst Voice and Text Services that enable users to send emails or text messages, post updates on Facebook and Twitter, and check out the latest news.
Plantronics’s headset costs $60 and will be available in two color versions – Jet Black and Arctic White. Pre-orders should kick off today with availability being slated for October.
Bose has today unveiled their new speaker dock which was mysteriously announced earlier this week.The new speaker dock is now officially called the Bose Soundlink Mobile and provide a portable speaker for Bluetooth devices.
The Bose Soundlink Mobile is equipped with 4 x midrange drivers, and 2 x intriguing “waffle” woofers placed opposite each other and designed to provide powerful bass without making the speaker dock vibrate. Its rechargeable battery will provide around 3 hours of life at full volume, and around 8 used at normal levels says Bose.
Using Bluetooth connectivity it enabling you to stream music from any Bluetooth enabled device directly to the speaker and has an optional nylon or leather covers which when in use folds back to create a stand and provide extra support.Size wise its roughly the same as a hard back book.
The Bose Soundlink Mobile is available to buy now and starts at $299 for the regular model with a nylon cover, and $349 for the “premium” model with additional chrome trim and a leather cover.