Posts Tagged ‘speakers

The German company TrekStor showed of quite an interesting product at IFA, we are talking about an upgradeable wireless sound system called the Wireless SoundBox. The system is using a small audio transmitter in the form of a USB stick that transfers your favorite digital music noise-free (using 2,4 GHz radio frequency) from the PC to the Wireless SoundBox’s loudspeakers. The transmitter and the loudspeakers can be up to 25 meters apart, meaning you can place the speakers in any room at home or in the office. The compact stereo loudspeakers also have individual volume control, power button and a line-in connection for MP3 players or other audio sources for direct connection to the speaker. The Wireless SoundBox is powered by 4 batteries (when in wireless mode) which can last for up to 12 hours of music playback, and you can always switch the speakers to be powered by USB connection, although you’ll still need to use cables for that. It would have been a nice idea to include rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that could be charged by plugging the speaker to a USB connector, but maybe that will be available in the next version.

The speakers come with a very attractive look and compact size, providing up to a 0.5W each and weighting about 140 grams each (without the four batteries), which should be more than enough to provide you with good and loud enough sound for home or small office use. The good thing is that after you get the starter kit, which consists of a speaker and the transmitter you can add up to 20 speakers later on using the same USB transmitter to provide them with a signal, so the sound system remains quite open and upgradable.

The Wireless SoundBox Starter Set, including a transmitter and a loudspeaker box, is available for about $70. Every additional loudspeaker will cost you additional $45. The Wireless SoundBox is expected to be available for sale in the next month (October).

For more information about the TrekStor Wireless SoundBox Speakers…

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Put these cute and cuddly stuffed penguins with built-in speaker and amplifier on your desktop, bookshelf or anywhere you take your music. Just plug in your iPod, MP3, music player or computer to hear and share your favorite tunes. Powered by your computer’s USB port or 2x AA batteries, and approx. 5″ tall. Makes a geeky gift especially for any die-hard Linux fan. 😉

The price of the speakers is $29.99.

If you want to get a pair of these Plush Penguin-shaped Speakers…

Skullcandy LINK Pack

4, Sep 2006

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Carry all your gear in this ultra-cool looking backpack. The LINK Pack is fully armed with a AA battery-powered amplifier that fires sound out of 60mm speakers embedded in the upper straps. These specially tooled water-proof drivers along with our Mobile-Mic buried in the strap allow you to listen to your favorite music (MP3 player is needed) and take phone calls completely hands and headset free (you need to connect your mobile). With the help of the Skullcandy Soft Switch Panel sewn into the mid-strap you can control the power, volume, and phone functions.

The price of the LINK Pack backpack is $129.99.

For more information about the Skullcandy LINK Pack…


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