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Have you ever built your very own PC, piece by piece? If so, there's a good chance that you've heard of Antec. These guys make some of the best PC enclosures and power supplies in the industry, and even if you selected other components, you probably came across Antec gear while shopping. But as the years have flown by, Antec has grown tired of just sticking with convention. To remedy that, the company is branching out and creating something entirely new: a Rockus audio brand. Soundscience is the name of the newly formed subsidiary of Antec, with the new Rockus 3D being the spin-off's first product. It's a simple 2.1 sound system, but it's one of the most interestingly designed sound systems that... Read more...
Well, it looks like another major company is branching out to become even more major. Jawbone is a company most closely linked to Bluetooth headsets. Their "Icon" line of headsets have generally set the standard for fashion and style for BT headsets, but now that's now all that they're interested in. The company has just introduced an entirely new product in an entirely new product category: the Jambox Bluetooth speaker. Of course, there's a distinct Bluetooth link between this speaker and the company's headsets, but that's about the extent of it. It's a wireless speaker and speakerphone, as Bluetooth phones can connect to it for music streaming or to channel audio from a caller into it for the... Read more...
Bose. It's a name that has been associated with high-end speaker setups, home cinemas and headphones for years. Some people aren't much on the company's tactics (like reserving the specifications from the box), but some swear by the brand. One thing that Bose hasn't really done over the years is branch out; they've done audio, audio and more audio. But now, they're doing something a little different. Years after the HDTV explosion swept over America, Bose is just now deciding to produce their very own television. The VideoWave entertainment system was just introduced, offering a home theater sound system, 46" 1080p LCD HDTV and a music playback system. It's billed as one single product, but it's... Read more...
If you've ever tried to listen to music (and we mean, really listen to music) on a notebook, you'll know just how frustrating it is. Built-in notebook speakers are subpar at best, even those with "built-in subwoofers." The technology has evolved a lot over the years, but it's still not a fulfilling experience to listen to your favorite tunes over those tiny tweeters that companies call speakers. Logitech knows the pain well. They have just released information on two new towable speakers, which are meant to dock and reside on your laptop lid in order to greatly enhance the music quality from your notebook. The Logitech Wireless Speaker Z515 and the Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 are both designed... Read more...
In need of new speakers? Logitech has you covered. Whether you're looking for new PC speakers, new TV speakers, or a new set for your studio apartment in general, the new Z623 system could fit the bill. It's a mid-sized 2.1 setup, complete with a small pair of satellites and a robust ported subwoofer. Together, the kit offers 200 watts (RMS) of power, which is plenty for the back to school kid in your life or the bedroom you've needed to fill with sound. These speakers are pretty simple. Logitech designed them to be plug-and-play in nature, so you won't find too many knobs, bells or whistles. Just a headphone jack, a 3.5mm input and an RCA input, along with dedicated volume and bass knobs on... Read more...
There's no question that graphics get the bulk of the attention. Be it movies, video games, whatever -- people are really concerned about frame rates and how smooth an image is, but they often overlook the audio that fills in and completes the experience. Logitech has never been a company to overlook that aspect, and they have been providing killer audio rigs to PC and console gamers for years now. The company's all-in-one kits have generally been impressive, but their price tags were often out of reach for most bargain gamers. But now, Logitech is introducing a set of speakers that even the cash-strapped gamer should be able to save up for. The $99 Logitech Surround Sound Speakers Z506 offer... Read more...
In the gaming world, most consumers remain fixated on one single thing: graphics. Ever since the Wii was introduced, another point has been focused on: control. But one area that gets very little attention, even today, is audio. Sony has always seemed to care more about audio than the other guys when it comes to gaming, and at E3 this week the company announced that they will be releasing a "subwoofer built-in, all-in-one Surround Sound System for the PlayStation 3." Basically, this is a soundbar setup made specifically for your PS3 console, and it's a way to add "surround sound" to your console without taking up a huge amount of space, running a large amount of cable or requiring a lot of time... Read more...
Bose has never been a company to shy away from the high-end luxury market, despite what the pundits may say. Some slam the company for not publishing very many specifications about their products, but the trick--as they say--is in the sound. The company has today introduced a new Lifestyle V-Class and T-Class product line, two home theater sound systems that combine 5.1 channel audio with Bose's new intelligent integration system. That new tech enables the systems to "overcome much of the growing complexity of setting up and using HT systems." Basically, Bose is making it easier than ever to actually set up a true 5.1 system, which has generally been a huge pain in the past. The Unify technology... Read more...
What's this? Some arms race to produce the wildest, most alien-approved set of speakers ever? In the same month that JBL issued the third generation of its completely wild Creature speakers, yet another trusted name in sound has stepped forward with a pair of PC speakers that could very well blast off at any moment. Harman Kardon's GLA-55 speakers "merge the latest in art and science," and while the two-piece setup won't deliver pounding bass, it'll certainly provide the basics while upping your style points.The speakers are housed in clear enclosures and designed to work with PCs, MP3 players and home audio systems (or pretty much any source with an analog output), and they're built around Atlas... Read more...
Your options are pretty close to limitless when it comes to PC speakers, but who could ever forget the original Creatures? You know--those weirdly shaped 2.1 speakers that were quite popular with the Apple crowd in that glistening white color. Now, JBL has decided to milk its hit speaker set for a bit more cash, and the third-generation of 'em have just been announced. Those familiar with the prior Creature sets will be familiar with the design; there are a pair of domed satellites coupled with a like-shaped subwoofer. We recall previous iterations being a little weak on power and a bit light on details, but let's be honest--even JBL knows that the design is likely to win you over before you... Read more...
Bluetooth speakers aren't nearly as popular as they once were, but for those still needing a small, portable speaker that can stream tunes directly from their BT-enabled phone, SoundMatters has a solid option. The new foxL V2 Bluetooth is a new and improved model from the similar-looking version that won praise last year, with this pocket-sized loudspeaker being dubbed the "first pocket-sized speaker good enough for an audio purist." Reportedly, the device has 3x the Bluetooth range, provides louder output (and deeper bass) and can last up to 5 hours when the battery is fully charged. It's expected to ship later this month for $199, while the non-Bluetooth foxL V2 will be available for $169.... Read more...
To say that the iPod has revolutionized the stereo world would be understating things rather dramatically. Take Yamaha's MCR-410 for instance, which is a new micro stereo system that not only features a dock connecting port on the top, but also has the capability to connect with an iPod without cords. For all the things that the iPod is, it's not really a player to think of when you want a wireless solution. Yamaha's using its own proprietary yAired technology to change that, and the solution looks pretty darn elegant. The MCR-410 looks somewhat vintage in its styling, but it's actually fairly well appointed. It boasts a CD player, iPod dock, FM/AM radio tuner and mini jack inputs. There's a... Read more...
Altec Lansing has already busted this market wide open, but now the audio lovers over at Polk are looking to take their shot, too. For those unaware, there's apparently a small movement going on in the rock music game arena where folks are looking for individual monitors to use rather than standard TV speakers. It sure sounds crazy to us, but hey, who are we to judge?Polk Audio's HitMaster is for all intents and purposes a dedicated stage monitor meant for use with DJ Hero, Rock Band and Guitar Hero. You just plug your console's audio outputs directly into this (rather than into your TV or other sound system), and just like that, you're taken to a surreal world where you're within a real rock... Read more...
Audiophiles, or those who pretend to be, may remember the original Zeppelin that Bowers & Wilkins developed and produced a few years back. By and large, it was the device that put this high-end audio company on the map for the every day consumer. It wasn't cheap, but it's unique, elongated shape was found in Apple stores everywhere, and it seemingly sold fairly well compared to most of the outfit's niche offerings.Now, the company is serving up round two, yet the Zeppelin Mini isn't really a smaller version of the first. Instead, this iPod speaker system sports a new look, one that's more traditional in most every sense of the word. B&W promises that users can expect the same great sound... Read more...
At the CEDIA Expo, Pioneer announced that its Elite BDP-09FDr Blu-ray Disc Player has become the world’s first to achieve THX certification. The company’s Elite EX Series in-wall speakers have also attained THX Select2 certification. Both of these products complement the company’s Elite A/V Receivers, which are also THX Ultra2 Plus Certified and feature Class D digital amplification. By meeting these certifications and adhering to the company’s own strict principles for faithful reproduction of content, Pioneer feels that its line of products rival the movie theater experience. Pioneer Showcases the World’s First THX Certified Blu ray Disc Player Company Delivers Cinematic Quality to the Home... Read more...
As if Sony's week couldn't get any better, the company responsible for issuing a new, slimmer PlayStation 3 is also announcing a new audio product line that'll soon be gracing the shelves of Best Buy locations. The ALTUS range will initially consist of just a handful of kits, all of which are tied to the company's S-AIR wireless protocol in some form or another. Up first is the ALT-SA31iR multi-room iPod package, which features three separate components: a docking station for iPod/iPhone and two high-output wireless speakers. This multi-room package also features an AM/FM tuner and S-AIR remote commander with an LCD display, on which users can see metadata (title, artist, track name, etc.). The... Read more...
Hello everyone.  Just in case you like to just right to the news and missed the new link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you all know that we've just posted a new article in which we evaluate the features and acoustic performance of Abit's iDome speakers and AirPace Music wireless access point. The iDome satellites turned out to be rather impressive, but the subwoofer was another story altogether. The AirPace Music unit, however, has some very interesting features and abilities of its own. Click the link below and check them out...Abit iDome Speakers and AirPace Music... Read more...
OK, this is pretty HOT. We've been waiting for a set of good quality wireless speakers and it looks like we just might have found them. Speaker Power: 36 Watts RMS per channel (5 channels) 130 Watts RMS subwoofer Frequency Response: 35Hz ~ 20kHz THX Certification assures ultimate performance in games and movies Wireless technology eliminates cables between subwoofer and rear speakers. Wireless remote also controls popular compatible Creative MP3 players Advanced satellite design with high-efficiency, three-inch driver and flared port tube for impact, mid-bass output. New dual flared, dual-ported subwoofer with heavy-duty, eight-inch long-throw driver for room-shaking bass Auxiliary input... Read more...
VIA's VTF2006 to Feature Prominent Keynote Speakers and Technology Leadership in Fast-Growing Markets Seventh VIA Technology Forum boasts support from renowned industry players, with keynote addresses by executives from VIA, AMD and Microsoft Taipei, Taiwan, 16 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced an outstanding array of top executives from leading industry players to address the seventh VIA Technology Forum (VTF2006), taking place in Taipei from Wednesday, 7th June to Friday, 9th June. VTF2006 will be opened by Wenchi Chen, President and CEO of VIA, who will expand upon VIA's leadership... Read more...
Altec Lansing Announces the SUV of Its inMotion Line of Portable Speakers inMotion iM9 provides ideal companionship for your rugged adventures MILFORD, PA - Altec Lansing announces the newest addition to its inMotion family of portable audio products – the iM9, appropriately recognized as the SUV of portable iPod speakers. Its hardy shell and backpack-style carrying case allow users to keep up with the bumps and bruises of their active lifestyles. And, while the iM9 was designed to act as a rugged companion, it also was engineered to deliver a more powerful, richer sound experience in any environment. Lightweight and compact – about the size of a lunch box – the iM9 offers consumers... Read more...
CNet has put up a good read today, examining the effect the internet has had on human intelligence. Does using the internet make you smarter? It's already been proven that a daily dose of HotHardware can raise your IQ, but what about the rest of the net? All right, fine... maybe we won't raise your IQ, but we will keep you informed about the latest and greatest hardware out there. Now, let's take a look at some of that hardware... Mad Catz Universal MC2 Racing Wheel Review @ Hardware.GamersHell "Overall, Mad Catz's Universal MC2 Steering Wheel and Pedals is an incredibly user friendly and reasonably priced third-party offering for racing fans in search of a richer racing experience. Sure,... Read more...
Good afternoon ladies and gents. Hell bent developer, ID Software, has posted up some info on the 10th annual QuakeCon. Mr. Hollenshead claims "This one, our 10th now, I feel confident in saying, will be the best one yet.". Of course, I'm not going because I'm just to good a gamer, I'll be nice and let someone else split the $150,000 :) Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal Intel 955X Motherboard @ PCstats "The Intel 955X Northbridge supports Intel Pentium Extreme Edition and Pentium D dual core processors as well as any other LGA775 Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron processor. Two PCI Express x1 slots and three conventional PCI slots take care of expansion needs and the GA-8I955X Royal can support... Read more...
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