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Mpow Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones

$79.99 from Amazon »

From what I gather, Mpow makes some pretty alright headphones at some pretty alright prices. The over ear Bluetooth model I've picked out here touts the simple feature of high quality sound....

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Vinci Smart Headphones with AI

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I like that Vinci's headphones are smart enough that I can ditch my phone and still stream music. And I like that they're voice activated for hands-free song selection. And in theory I like the Vinci's artificial intelligence...

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Shark Guitar Capo

$29.99 from Amazon »

The Shark Guitar Capo takes shredding to new levels. Maybe not Jaws Ukulele levels, but the fretboard clamp will add some personality to the instrument that, perhaps, the guitar player's rendition of "Maneater" cannot....

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The Loudest Portable Speaker

$875 from Amazon »

I just learned about The Loudest Portable Speaker from my newly deaf friends Maurice and Sue, who just returned from testing Soundboks' 119dB bad boy at Burning Man. Conclusion:...

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Populele Smart Ukulele

$179 - $229 from Popuband »

You can uke it put your app into it. The Populele calls itself the world's first smart ukulele, and while I'm not sure anyone is going to rush to become the world's second smart ukulele, if you're the strummin' type this...

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Star Wars Death Star Levitating Speaker

$192 from The Fowndry »

The Death Star Levitating Speaker doesn't so much pose the question of how hard you'll rock out while listening to it as it does the more philosophical question of how hard occupants of the Death Star rocked out while...

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Here One Wireless Smart Earbuds

$349.99 from Amazon »

Listen up! Or, put on a pair of Here One earbuds and drown out my babbling with their smart noise cancellation and wireless audio streaming systems. Here One says their the first earbuds of their kind able to incorporate:...

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Mini Smartphone Karaoke Machine

$39.99 from Amazon »

Mini speaker. Mini microphone. Mini karaoke machine to Bluetooth-connect to my smartphone. This is going to make it way easier to entertain the other passengers on the bus to work. And prove my claim that I can recall...

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Elbow Cassette Tape Player

By: Elbow »

Elbow recently completed a market test survey on their low-tech, ultra-portable concept that will revolutionize the way you play...uh...mix tapes. A clip-on arm with a pulley system, the Elbow cassette tape player spools...

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AeroBull Speakers

$699 - $1,999 from Jarre »

Jarre loves them some funky speakers (remember the AeroTwist?) Their AeroBulls go canine with sound system design, turning French bulldogs into in-house HD and rechargeable travel speakers whose bark, I'd imagine, far...

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Skull Microphones

This place is dead. But if you're into the types of bands that rock out through skull microphones, dead could be a good thing. Last week we saw steel human head bones tossed into the fire as logs. Now Von Erickson Laboratories...

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Marshall Stockwell Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$227.22 from Amazon »

Naturally, Marshall gets all the style points for its portable Bluetooth speakers. Not that it was a hard task to model their little rectangular box music players after their big rectangular box music amplifiers, but...

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Aumeo - Personalize the Sound of Your Headphones

$199 from Aumeo Audio »

Plug in your existing headphones to the Aumeo module and customize their output to suit your own ears' preferred input. Aumeo gives you the ability to tweak your audio until it syncs with your individual hearing sensitivity...

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BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

$149 from Amazon »

Do your kids know what Bose-quality sound is? You could enlighten them with a luxe Bose speaker system or some Bose noise-cancelling headphones. Or you could encourage them to enlighten themselves with

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Muzik One - The Smartphone of Headphones

$228.90 from Amazon »

Been thinking about slapping a coupla smartphones to your ears to enhance your listening experience? Muzik One just stole your idea. The so-called Smartphone of Headphones combine high-fidelity, noise-cancelling playback...

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iSINE Planar Magnetic Headphones

$399 from Audeze »

The "A" isn't for "Arachnid" or "Alien," it's for "Audeze." Creator of the forthcoming iSINE 10 planar magnetic headphones. Their webby design and hexagonal shape are definitely, uh, eye-catching. But are these Apple-device-exclusive...

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EL Wire Earbuds

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Not only will cars be able to see you, they'll be able to see your beats. BriteFit's earbuds use electroluminescent lighting to glow in the dark and, if you want, flash along to the rhythm of your music. Sweet. First...

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Earphones

$249 from Amazon »

Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay H5 wireless earphones are brand new, so who knows how good they are, but...does B&O really make many bad products? I mean, to each his own when it comes to earbud comfort, design, and style preferences...

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TREKZ Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones

$120 from Amazon »

Running with earbuds sucks mostly because it means I'm running, and running is hard and unpleasant. But it also sucks because as I sweat my earbuds either start slipping out of my ears, or they stay in place and trap...

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The Dash - Wireless Smart Earphones

$299 - $349.99 from Amazon »

The Dash is a set of wireless in-ear headphones. It's also a self-contained MP3 player. And a Bluetooth headset. A microphone. A USB stick. A heart rate monitor, fitness tracker, sports watch. It has the capabilities...

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SubPac M2 - Immersive & Tactile Audio Vest

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Some people are born with music in their heart, rhythm in their bones. I was born tone deaf and with the dance skills of Doug and Steve Butabi head-bobbin' at the Roxbury. Maybe it's because just hearing music isn't enough...

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Mighty Player - Phone-Free Music Streaming

$79 from Kickstarter »

Mighty will pump your Spotify playlists on the run. Literally. Also on the bike. On the yoga mat. On the slopes. On the trail. On the bench press. Anywhere you want to stream your music without feeling the heft, pull...

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Pocket Operator Synthesizers

$59 - $62 from Amazon »

Is that an EDM show in your pocket or did I just lick a stamp I shouldn't have? Budding DJs, club kids, and general jams lovers alike, you can create big sounds using no more than your thumbs and one of Teenage Engineering's...

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Blackbird Rider Carbon Fiber Guitar

$2,095 from Blackbird »

Blackbird's Rider is a showy guitar, but unlike these crazy designs, it's still more about sound than show. Six nylon strings stretch across a carbon fiber body to create a dark, dramatic instrument true to its maker's...

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Nintendo Guitar Boy

Dunuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh. The only way the sweet sounds of Mario head butting bricks and eluding sly goombas could resonate any more beautifully in my heart is if they were played live. On my very own Game Boy electric guitar....

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Batband Earless Headphones

Batband is a headband that transmits sound through your skull bones. Think that sounds weird? And that the earless headphones look even weirder? Agreed, but...a few points:...

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ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker

$149.99 from Amazon »

This isn't the droid you're looking for. But it is a speaker that sort of looks like the droid you might be looking for. Set the ICE Orb on its magnetic platform and connect it to the right device and it will even light...

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Duo Deck Vinyl/Cassette Player & MP3 Converter

$72.41 from Amazon »

The Duo Deck is your portable purveyor of the sounds of classic vinyl and the mix tapes filled with love songs you wrote for Samantha Nester in the 9th grade, which she threw back at you through your open Toyota Tercel...

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AeroTwist Speaker

$380 from Jarre »

Now this is a sexy donut. Twist. I mean a sexy snake. Twist. I mean a sexy thing I once saw snorkeling that shot fiberglass bristles into my hand when I touched it. (Lesson: observe, don't disturb.) The AeroTwist speaker...

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Helix Wrist Cuff with Bluetooth Headphones

$99 - $199 from Ashley Chole »

If you're tired of wearables telling you how out of shape, under-hydrated, and sleep-deprived you are, one good thing about Helix is that it doesn't even know how to be that judgmental. Though this wrist cuff technically...

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Floating Record Vertical Turntable

$349 from Gramovox »

Whether you pride yourself on your extensive vinyl collection, have a particularly snazzy record you want to show off, or just think a vertical turntable would look sweet in your media room, Gramovox's Floating Record...

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Marshall Bluetooth Speaker By John Varvatos

Aside from the addition of his name in 2 locations, I'm not sure what makes Marshall's Woburn Bluetooth speaker by John Varvatos better than the original Marshall Woburn Bluetooth speaker. I'm also not sure what qualifies...

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The Sound Torch Flaming Bluetooth Speaker

$158 - $165 from Kickstarter »

We've seen speakers that make light dance and speakers that make water dance, so it's only natural that someone would come up with one that, er, lights a fire under the feet of fire. The Sound Torch is a Bluetooth speaker...

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Rebel Bass Guitar

$945 - $1,325 from Doni Guitars »

No longer must you search the galaxy to find this Rebel Bass, but you will have to wait at least 3 months to get it. Last Fall, after photos of his custom Star Wars guitars had gone viral online, Englishman Doni opened...

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Surround Sound Bluetooth Pillowcase

Discontinued

The mysterious Alex of Boston, MA says he's an inventor who is shy to share his inventions. But someone found at least one of them, the SIO Musical Pillow Sheet, because today Alex has been inundated with over 700 inquiries...

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OwnPhones 3D Custom Printed Earbuds

$249 - $349 from OwnPhones »

Know what's as unique as a snowflake? Your ear canals. Everyone's and every one is sized and shaped just enough differently that no standard set of earbuds ever fits quite right. They either fall out when you work out...

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Seaboard Squishy Silicone Keyboard

$3,500 from Roli »

I thought maybe because there aren't really any distinct keys on the Seaboard I wouldn't really need any distinct talent to play it, but in watching the video of...is that Kenny G?...jamming out on his, I'm reconsidering...

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Star Wars Headphones

$87.99 - $129.99 from Amazon »

Who from a galaxy far, far away best represents your tastes in jams? In this corner, it's me, Vader, and Ariana Grande, all minxy and Sith-like, for sure. But if you're more Taylor Swift pure, committed to doing what's...

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SingStand Home Karaoke System

$59.99 from Amazon »

I'm not much of a singer but I do enjoy going to the karaoke bar and singing Clarence Carter's smash hit "Strokin'" for all the ladies every now and again. Seems like I'm always one upped by a stocky guy in a flannel...

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Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

$279 from Amazon »

My friend Ronnie has some of these Bose noise-canceling headphones. He says their QuietComfort power and stamina hold up flawlessly to crying babies on airplanes and log-sawing bedmates and especially visits from his...

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The SoundPad Tablet Stand

$28.90 from DudeIWantThat.com »

From an enhanced theater experience with stadium seating and IMAX screens to an enhanced theater experience with airplane seating and your tablet screen. SoundPad is further proof that while we like things really big...

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Woojer Tactile Subwoofer - Feel the Sound

$99 - $179 from Woojer »

Woojer is a tiny subwoofer you situate on your favorite place to experience tactile vibrations (er, favorite place above the belt). Then when you fire up your music or video game, the sound won't just resonate in your...

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Grain Wood Audio Devices

$99 - $799 from Grain Audio »

Grain Audio chose wood as its speaker and headphones medium for 3 reasons: sound; sight; and touch. (To complete the 5 senses quintet, I went ahead and smelled and licked my Grain PWS Bluetooth speaker when it arrived...

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Bluetooth Cassette Adapter

$46.98 from Amazon »

After our lengthy road trip to a land of many beers an no radio signals my friend Cornelius told me I either have to find tapes of something other than Appetite for Destruction and Hall & Oates: Greatest Hits or get one...

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Cat Ear Headphones

$150 from Axent Wear »

Know what a Berkeley education gets you? The ability to mastermind genius ideas like cat ear headphones. And also the impeccable taste to select an incredibly hot Asian girl to model them. UC Berkeley alumni Wenqing Yan...

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Motorola Moto Hint Wireless Earbuds

$149.99 from Motorola »

The Walnut Moto Hint earbud looks like my mama's dining room table. And the Bamboo one like the living room floor. Black Leather desk chair. Dark Fabric foot stool. Thanks to Motorola, I'll soon be walking and talking...

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G-BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Boombox

$79.80 from Amazon »

iLounge named G-Project's G-BOOM Bluetooth boombox “Speaker of the Year” in 2013, which I'm pretty sure is the audio equipment equivalent of Time giving Pope Francis Man of the Year. It's a pretty damn awesome and powerful...

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SwageU Bluetooth Headphones

$55.99 from Amazon »

Rokit Boost adds the SwageU Bluetooth Headphones to their line of Swage ear gear (those who prefer the round to the oblong look can also check out the Swage Sports.) Lightweight with magnetic earbuds that release from/connect...