This is The Bridge IIIP by Harman Kardon, besides acting like a really stylish docking station that’ll keep your iPod or iPhone recharged it’ll play their contents (both music and HD video) through any Bridge-ready A/V Harman Kardon receiver and hook up with it seamlessly. So, if you own a Harman Kardon system today this might just be worth taking a look at.
Link: Harman Kardon: The Bridge IIIP ($129.00)
Oh yeah, here’s a pair of stylish earphones for you: Nocs NS800. These sweet high-fidelity earphones are designed in Stockholm, Sweden and are available in both black and white models. Both sporting stainless steel housings, noise isolating silicone sleeves and Kevlar reinforced cables, meaning they’re designed to last a while.
Add the fact that they come with a mic and remote compatible with iPhones/iPods/iPads and you’ve got yourself a nice replacement for those standard white Apple buds.
Link: Nocs.se: NS800 ($200)
Thinking about having a party somewhere out in the woods or in a park this summer? Here’s Eton Soulra XL, a solar powered iPhone/iPod dock with an extra large (72 square inch) monocrystal solar panel that’ll make sure your device stays charged and will keep the background music going with its 8 speakers (2 tweeters, 2 woofers and 4 passive radiators), giving you 22W output with bass boost.
The Soulra XL will recharge your device in about 4 hours and its internal batteries will give you 5 hours of playback while there’s no sun. Other features include remote control storage and a removable carrying strap.
Link: Eton Soulra XL Preorder (Preorder, $300.00)
The retro-lookin’ Breville VTT296 2 Slice Radio Toaster might just cheer up any breakfast. The toaster part of this comes with nifty features like a reheat button as well as a defrost button which lengthens the toasting time needed for frozen bread, removable crumb tray and cord storage. The AM/FM radio allows 10 pre-set stations, and comes an illuminated graphic display, preset graphic equializer and a line-in jack if you’d like to hook up your mp3 player instead. Well, I know it’s been done before, but I really like the 1950s feel of it.
Breville.co.uk: Product Page (£50, about $80)
Harman Kardon BDS 800 is a new, slick 5.1 home theatre system featuring a 65 watt per channel digital amplifier (Dolby Digital, DTS) capable of playing Blu-ray, DVD/CD and FM-radio as well as media content through the USB port. As for the speakers (which are wall-mountable) you get four identical, two-way, dual-driver satellite speakers, one dedicated two-way, dual-driver center speaker and a subwoofer packing 200 watts.
HarmanKardon.com: BDS 800 ($1499.00)
Creative just launched the ZEN Style M300 MP3 player, offering a nice alternative to the iPad Nano. Besides supporting Bluetooth headphones, MP3 playing and FM-radio it’ll play videos on its 1.45" screen as well.
The ZEN Style M300 is available with white, black and yellow details and in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB sizes, costing you from $40 to $80 depending on storage size.
Link: Creative.com: ZEN Style M300
More docking speaker goodies: here’s JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock allowing you to play all your music over WiFi from any iTunes running computer (Mac/PC), iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with iOS 4.2 or later. Besides that it sports a color display showing the album artwork along with album / artist / song information.
Other features include HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization), USB port, dual alarms, playback control buttons and digital FM-radio with 10 station presets.
The speaker will be available this spring, no price tag yet though.
JBL.com: On Air Speaker Dock
Philips has just announced a new set of stylish iPhone/iPod Touch docking speakers dubbed Fidelio SoundSphere. Besides allowing you play through your docked device it sports Apple AirPlay as well, so you can hook up your Mac or PC running iTunes or iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch without any ugly, cluttering cables. Just Wi-Fi bliss.
“The amazing sound quality of the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere docking speaker lies in its design. The curved design of the separate speakers with their unique free-floating tweeters on top of both speakers mean Philips Fidelio SoundSphere delivers sound in all directions for a deeper and wider audio impression with minimized interferences.”
The Fidelio SoundSphere docking speakers will be available for purchase around May 2011 to a retail price of 799 EUR (about 1,110 USD).
Here’s The Trooper 3 Button, a pair of really good looking headphones by Nixon, makers of awesome watches – among other things. The 3 button model comes with a mic and volume buttons, but there’s a cheaper model without them as well. It doesn’t really show on the pictures, but there’s a big ring on the side of one of the earpieces you can turn to adjust the volume. The band is foldable for easy storage as well.
Another feature worth mentioning is the fact that you can disconnect the cord from the earpiece, so if it would break you can always exchange it, or just be able to store it more safely in a bag.
The Trooper 3 Button is available in white and matte black and you can find it for about $50 on Amazon ($60 on Nixon’s site)
Nixonnow.com: Headphones (From $60.00)
Amazon: Nixon The Trooper (From $50.00)
Tired of wearing the same white earbuds as everyone else? Frends, a group of friends that started out as a snowboard crew that expanded to a company, has launched a collection of headphones with a whole lot more unique style to them, dubbed the Classic, Alli, Coupe and Clip. It’s not all the available colors shown below so head over to their website to check them all out. Besides the colors I’m a big fan of the fabric cord to alleviate tangle, small detail that makes a difference.
There’s no word on pricing yet though.
Frends: Product overview