I like the design on Brookstone’s Big Blue Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. While available for less than a hundred bucks you get two front-facing full-range speaker drivers, a down-firing subwoofer and a passive radiator, touch sensitive volume controls on top and bass/treble controls on the back. The whole thing weighs in at 6.6 lbs (almost 3 kg) and got a Bluetooth range of 33 feet.
Buy @ Brookstone ($149.00)
Buy @ Amazon ($99.00)
Here’s the Party In A Box dock / speaker system by Soul Electronics (rapper Ludacris’ line of audio products). This system is big enough to dock an iPad comfortably, but comes with both AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity and a 5.8GHz transciever able to stream uncompressed CD audio or hook up with wireless speakers – but who cares, it sports analog VU-meters!
Speaker-wise there’s dual 6.5" subwoofers, two 3" midrange speakers and four 1" tweeters. Power-wise you can run it on a 110/240V power supply, a 12V cigarette lighter adapter or just regular batteries if you want to take it with you.
From the product page:
“The PIAB P910 is the ultimate wireless, high performance entertainment system. Unmatched in its class, this innovative system generates the dynamic sound of a full home theater system in the form of a portable and stylish box. A powerful 8-speaker omnidirectional hybrid system fills the room with unparalleled deep bass, and crystal clear mids and highs, while wireless technology allows streaming of music through Bluetooth.”
(…oh, and there’s HDMI as well, allowing you to hook it up to your TV).
Product page: Soul Electronics
Buy @ Amazon.com ($999)
If you’re looking for a premium GPS navigator the Porsche Design P’9611 Navigator might just be worth checking out. Besides features like “Reality View” which tries to provide an authentic depiction of the route and alternative route offers to bypass jams and holdups it can automatically adjust the instruction voice volume depending on how fast you’re going and vehicle noise so you won’t have to when going off-road or in the fast lane.
Besides the GPS receiver it’s equipped with a “high-performance” Bluetooth hands-free device and digital maps of 38 European countries with over two million special destinations.
Navigon.com: Porsche Design Navigator P’9611 (€795.00, about US$1,130)
Read on for a closer look on the display and menu:
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