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Interactive Cloud Lamp

Think of "The Cloud" as an interacdtive art installation that is both a lamp and Bluetooth speaker combined into one. Modeled after a real cumulus cloud, this creation uses motion sensors to detect a user's presence and then creates a brilliant show of lightning and thunder. You can also use it to play music with your Bluetooth-enabled smart device and / or sample modes like nightlight. The cloud is made by "felting hypoallergenic fiberfill to a sponge casing that forms the frame of the cloud, holding the speakers and componentry within." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Outdoor Tech Turtle

Outdoor Tech's OT4200 looks like it belongs in an art museum, but this geometric turtle shell is actually a rugged Bluetooth 4.0 speaker. It's water resistant, dust proof, shock proof and "rattle-your-teeth and shatter-the-fish-tank" loud. Available in black or gray colors, it features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, built-in microphone, twin grab handles built, a 3.5mm audio-in port, 3.5mm audio-out port, NFC technology for easy pairing and a wireless range of 33-feet. Product page. Continue reading for a video test and more information.

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JBL Pulse Speaker

JBL's Pulse not only offers high-fidelity, room-filling sound via two high-performance drivers and a built-in bass port, but also an integrated programmable LED light show that pulses to the music. It's powered by a rechargeable 4000mAH Li-Ion battery for an "unplugged" music experience, complete with an auxiliary input for older non-Bluetooth devices. Product page. Continue reading for a video of Boba Fett dancing to this speaker and more information.

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Eton Rukus

The Eton Rukus may be priced at just $44.99 (today only) shipped, but it's no ordinary portable Bluetooth speaker. The sun's rays powers the device to keep your tunes playing, and if your phone starts to die, just plug it into the Rukus for a charge. When it gets dark out, the internal lithium battery will keep the music going for hours. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Speaker Fire Extinguisher

George Mason University students Viet Tran and Seth Robertson spent $600 building a prototype (patent pending), speaker-like canister that directs low-frequency waves to a specific point, paired with a 20-pound, over-the-shoulder pack to generate the said waves. Tran says: "But it's low-frequency sounds - like the thumping bass in hip-hop that works...rappers like 50 Cent could probably douse a fire, and that hip-hop celebrity endorsements might be just the [golden] ticket." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Logitech Z623

Logitech's Z623 is perfect for those seeking a THX-certified speaker system that won't break the bank and take up too much space in your room. Two high-performance satellite speakers deliver crisp, clean high notes and warm mid-range. The 130 watt subwoofer gives you big, deep, distortion-free bass and room-shaking rumbles. Product page. Continue reading for another video review, more pictures and additional information.

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Anker Bluetooth Speaker

Anker's Rubik's Cube Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker is currently being offered for only $44.99 shipped with coupon code: DYGNZ6QR, today only, originally priced at $79.99. Powered by a 4-watt, 2-inch driver and topped off with a bass port, experience the clarity and volume of a boombox, without the bulk of one. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: DYGNZ6QR during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Experience your tunes in high definition and surprising fullness realized through a 4W / 2in driver and bass port - outclassing other similar-sized portable speakers.

  • Unrivaled 15 to 20-hour playtime powered by a built-in rechargeable 2100mAh Li-ion battery.

  • Automatically connect to the last-connected device when turned on enables one-step music streaming. Compatible with all
  • Bluetooth-enabled devices (2.1 and over). 3.5mm audio port for non-Bluetooth devices.

  • Outstanding connection range of up to 33 feet. Built-in microphone with a 2-feet pickup range allows the speaker to double as a speaker phone.


[via Amazon]

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AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker

AmazonBasics Ultra-Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker may only cost $29, but it's most certainly no slouch. The speaker connects to nearly all Bluetooth devices using Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Pair wirelessly with one device at a time from up to 30 feet away or use the audio port to connect a 3.5 mm stereo cable to devices without Bluetooth. Connects to iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, Macbooks, and more. Control the volume through your device or with the buttons directly on the speaker. Product page. Continue reading for more options.

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TDK Wireless Speaker

TDK's Life on Record A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker is currently being offered for only $59.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $249.95. With wireless Bluetooth streaming, this speaker system lets you unplug your device and get a truly wireless experience without missing a beat. The built-in microphone provides speakerphone functionality, while the auxiliary input makes it compatible with almost any device. Product page. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Wireless speaker ideal for outdoor music listening.

  • Weatherized chassis protects speaker from dust, water, and harsh weather.

  • Rechargeable battery provides up to six hours of portable playback.

  • Bluetooth support for wireless connection to Bluetooth-enabled devices.

  • Use for phone calls with built-in microphone.


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    Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker

    Jarv's MIST Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker is currently being offered for only $9.99 shipped with coupon code: AVNZS4TM, today only, originally priced at $39.99. Superior sound quality, water resistant IPX5 rating, superior hd sound and extra long battery life offering up to 5 hours of continuous use. Product page. - be sure to enter coupon code: AVNZS4TM during checkout for the additional discount.

    Notable features:
    • IPX5 Certified Water Resistant - Great for any use including, showers, baths, pool, beach, boat or any outdoor or indoor activity.

    • Unique design with industrial-strength suction cup for easy attachment to any wall or flat surface.

    • Built-in microphone can also be used as a handsfree speakerphone to answer calls and hold conversations.

    • Up to 5 hours of uninterrupted playtime with a single charge. Easy access to song selection , volume control, and call handling controls.

    • Universal compatibility - Connect to any bluetooth enabled devices including Android and iOS smartphones, tablets, portable music players , and more.


    [via Amazon]

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