Aperion Audio have created a new Airplay style speaker called the Aperion Aris which has been designed for Windows PCs. Once the speaker system is connected to your network, the Aperion Aris becomes a Hi-Fi music player for all of your music, no matter on which device it is stored. You can also then control the Aperion Aris speaker using any device on your network.
On the rear of the Aperion Aris speaker there are two matched passive radiators to enhance the speakers bass sounds. Together with a slot that holds the swappable Aris Wireless Card, which future-proofs your sound investment by letting you upgrade when networking technology changes.
“Your networked PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview will then see the ARIS speaker as a device on your network. The ARIS Music App (and most DLNA Apps) on your smartphone or tablet (Android and Apple iOS) will also see ARIS as a “player” device, as ARIS is DLNA® certified.”
The new Aperion Aris speaker is equipped with four driven speakers and two passive radiators providing 100 W RMS total power. Its currently available to pre-order for $500 with shipping commencing on 18th June 2012.
Amazon has started offering the Philips DS9800W/37 Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay speaker for $699.99. As its name suggests, the speaker adopts Apple’s AirPlay technology, allowing you to wirelessly stream your entire iTunes music collection from your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or iTunes on your computer.
The Philips DS9800W/37 Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay Speaker produces 2x 50W RMS total output power. It has a handcrafted wood speaker enclosure for crystal-clear audio free of distortion or vibrations. There is also an aux-in jack that makes it easy to connect to almost any electronic device. [Amazon]
The Satechi Audio Cube Bluetooth Speaker provides 2 × 2 Watts of exceptional audio performance. It is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device including iPhone 4S, Android phones, new iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, MacBook Pro, etc. Weighing at only 9.6 ounces, it is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery that provides enough juice for up to 6-hour of playback time.
Other features include integrated volume, pause/play and power buttons and an auxiliary port, so you can connect it to other non-Bluetooth devices. The Satechi Audio Cube Bluetooth Speaker retails for $44.99 a pop. [ techfresh][Amazon]
You know what? This is actually totally makes sense at least to me! Here you re ladies and gentlemen JVC’s first 2x30W Speaker for iPod and iPhone, the JVC N-BX3 that is in fact designed to replace your actual nightstand!
Available in both black and white, the JVC N-BX3 weight 20kg for a size of 500x300x110mm and offers all the comfort that can be found in other iPhone/iPod speaker dock with an FM tuner and SRS StudioSound HD for a bit less of 40,000 Yen!
Not sure if my loved one will agree with me but this is exactly the kind of stuff I would love to own to remove all the clutter around my side of the bed![Akihabara]
Eton has this week unveiled a new addition to their range with the launch of the Eton Rukus Bluetooth portable solar powered sound system. That allows you to stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device, and is fitted with and E Ink display and two full-range speaker drivers, delivering booming lows and crystal-clear highs, say Eton.
Its also equipped with a handy 40 inch square solar panel, which can recharge the internal lithium battery from flat to full in around six hours. If no sunlight is available the Rukus can also be powered and charged using the provided AC adapter.
The integrated USB within the Rukus sound system also enables you to keep your smartphone or any other device topped up, and full charged on the go. Esmail Hozour, CEO of Etón Corporation explains:
“Rukus is truly the only Bluetooth sound system you may never have to ,”With its unique design and portability, the sound system is the perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor area – causing a ruckus wherever it goes.”
The included E Ink display is also readable in direct sunlight, saves valuable battery power and is virtually indestructible says Eton. The new Eton Rukus will be arriving in the second quarter of 2012 and will be priced around $150.
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
If you’re in the market for somewhat affordable soundbar systems, ZVOX has recently announced the release of three new soundbar systems under their Z-Base model series. This includes the Z-Base 220, Z-Base 320 and the Z-Base 420, with the 220 being the cheapest out of the three while the 420 will be the most expensive.
Starting with the Z-Base 220, it packs three full range speakers, a 5.25” subwoofer and a 35-watt amplifier that’s built about the size of a DVD player. It will set you back $200. The Z-Base 320 will be slightly large and measures in a 24” and will cost you an extra $50. As far as its specs are concerned, it appears to be similar to the 220 except slightly larger.
Last but not least is the Z-Base 420 which measures in at 28”, features five speakers, a 5.25” subwoofer and a 45-watt amplifier and will set you back $300. All three soundbar systems will also feature ZVOX’s proprietary PhaseCue II virtual surround sound system. If you’d like to get your hands on ZVOX’s new range of affordable soundbar systems, you will be able to place your order via their website.
Yamaha makes all sorts of audio gear. I’ve seen more docks for smartphones and home theater bars than anything from the company. It has a new amp for musicians that looks really cool with a very retro design. The outside may look like something from decades ago, but inside it’s modern.
The amp is called the THR5 and it has all digital circuits inside along with VCM effects. Those effects allow the machine to make the sounds of five different amp types. It also has pedal effects and more. There is a THR10 unit that adds a tuner as well.
Both of the amps have stereo sound and can run off AA batteries or AC power. The devices will also interface with a computer via a USB port. The launch is set of January at an undisclosed price. The features and design look expensive to me.
Satechi’s BT is a wireless Bluetooth portable verbalizer group fashioned to use with your wandering devices much as smartphones, iPad, tablets, as advisable as notebook, netbooks. With an ultra takeout, concentrated region ostinato system, the Satechi BT connects to your manoeuvrable devices wirelessly. It features Vocalizer Enlargement Grouping to enlarge energizing oftenness constitute without flexible on acoustic wholeness.
The Satechi BT also serves as a hands-free calling system with built-in DSP microphone. By pairing the speaker with your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, you can do handsfree communication easily. The BT also has built-in 3.5mm audio cable so you can connect to most audio sources. There is a mini USB port for charging and a Buddy Jack for you to connect a row of Satechi BT speakers.
The Satechi BT wireless speaker is priced at $44.99.