Music

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...

Shark Guitar Capo

$9.99 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...

The Loudest Portable Speaker

$579 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:...

Populele Smart Ukulele

$179 - $229 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...

Star Wars Death Star Levitating Speaker

$192 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...

Here One Wireless Smart Earbuds

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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:...

Mini Smartphone Karaoke Machine

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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...

Elbow Cassette Tape Player

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...

AeroBull Speakers

$699 - $1,999 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...

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...

Marshall Stockwell Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$499 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...

Aumeo - Personalize the Sound of Your Headphones

$199 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...

BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

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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 a BIY BOSEbuild...

Muzik One - The Smartphone of Headphones

$62 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...

iSINE Planar Magnetic Headphones

$399 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...

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...

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 Earphones

$149.99 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...

TREKZ Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones

$99 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...

The Dash - Wireless Smart Earphones

$299 - $349.99 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...

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...

Mighty Player - Phone-Free Music Streaming

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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...

Pocket Operator Synthesizers

$59 - $62 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...

Blackbird Rider Carbon Fiber Guitar

$2,095 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...

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...