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)
Want to make better use of your and your friends’ Instagrams? Say hi to Instacube, a stand-alone, wireless display that’ll bring those precious feeds to the living room or office at 3x the size.
Using the 600×600 LCD touch screen you’ll be to select which streams to show (friends, hashtags, you name it) and it sports three tactile buttons on top: one for power, one for feed toggling and one for Liking photos right away.
Kickstarter.com: Instacube ($150)
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)
Been looking for a Windows alternative to Apple’s Time Capsule? Here’s LaCie Wireless Space, set for launch in October 2010. Like Time Capsule it’s a combined wireless router and NAS server (it has the same amounts of network ports as well), making it possible for you to backup your data wirelessly, but also the ability to stream digital contents to UPnP/DLNA-compliant network players and iTunes.
Storage-wise you get to pick between a 1TB (price tag set to about $230) or 2TB model and it comes with three USB ports which you can use for additional external storage. Mac users can still use Apple’s Time Machine, which it supports fully, while Windows users get to use Genie Timeline Software which offers similar backup features.
This is Edge, an audio player / wireless stereo speakers by German Formboten, designed in collaboration with graphics group Team Dauerfeuer. It sports both USB plug and an audio jack as well as support for audio over Bluetooth via AirPlay, and if wood/white isn’t your thing they’re available in a great variety of colors and patterns as well.
Logitech has launched K800, a slim, wireless keyboard with illuminated keys. The laser-etched keys are lit up using ambient light sensors to adjust the brightness depending on how dark the room is and built-in motion sensors make sure the backlighting turns off if you’re not using the keyboard – it’s wireless so you might want to save battery juice. If you’re not happy with the automatic detection you can adjust the brightness manually as well.
According to Logitech the K800 offers up to 10 days of battery life (depending on use, of course) and you recharge it with a micro-USB cable. The price is estimated to $99.00 and it’ll be available later this month.
Logitech.com: K800 keyboard
Belkin has launched a new line of mice dubbed Comfort designed to stay ergonomic while looking somewhat good (I prefer ergonomics over looks any day when it comes to mice though). The mice will be available in a slew of different colors (Midnight Blue, Pitch Black, Fuchsia, Candy Red, White) and as for connections you get to pick between retractable USB cords, Bluetooth connection or wireless with a USB dongle (running on 2 AAA batteries).
The Comfort line will start shipping at the end of June and expect prices ranging from $19.99 for the retractable cord models to $49.99 for the Bluetooth ones.
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Evolve is a truly wireless iPod sound system from Griffin Technology. Each speaker cube is equipped with a Lithium-Ion battery pack capable of 10 hours of playback. When the juice runs out you place the speaker on its charging station and just wait for it to fill up again. Easy as that.
The speakers has an effective range of 150 feet and besides the regular iPod dock the base unit sports composite and s-video out as well as in- and outgoing female RCA connectors for non-iPod devices.
GriffinTechnology.com: Evolve iPod Speakers ($299.99)