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Photive's HYDRA Rugged Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker is currently being offered for only $59.95 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $139. Rated IP 66 for resistance against dust and water, it features a heavy-duty, rubberized exterior and treated aluminum grill that can withstand the elements. Perfect for listening to your music around the house, shower, beach, camping, hiking, rafting or backyard poolside fun. Product page. Continue reading for a video preview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof Rated IP66 for 100% protection against Water and Dust. Rubberized rugged exterior for ultimate impact resistance.

  • Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 Technology- Ultra-optimized version of Bluetooth that consumes less energy and delivers crystal clear sound.

  • Jaw-dropping Sound Quality and Volume - Equipped with a passive subwoofer and two 40 mm drivers, it'll deliver the rich bass and sound quality that you crave.

  • Lithium ion rechargeable battery Enjoy up to 8 hours of uninterrupted playtime with a single charge.

  • Doubles as a Shower Speaker- listen to your favorite tunes while showering and still be able to control all the functions without having to step out of the shower.


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Liger's Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is currently being offered for only $14.95, this week only, originally priced at $95.75. It sports convenient buttons for music and call control while in the shower, at the pool, or in the car! Enjoy up to 6 hours of playback time from the built-in rechargeable battery. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Compatible with any Bluetooth media player or phone - works great with apple iPhone 5 5S 5C Siri, Android Devices and phones, Samsung S-Voice, Google Music, Pandora and all other audio APPs on your android or iPhone. 2 Key features where updated 1: The battery was upgraded. 2: The phone volume is now leveled with the music volume.

  • Wirelessly connect to Bluetooth enabled smartphones, headsets, tablets, computers and more. Transmits up to 33 feet (10 meters) away. Auto-pairing allows for easy connection to your Bluetooth enabled device.

  • Built-in microphone for hands-free communication. Elegant and simple design enables you to connect music more freely in wireless. Built-in rechargeable li-ion battery. Conveniently charges via USB. Built in suction cup allows for attachment to virtually any flat surface. Designed for use in wet locations but it should not be immersed in water. Ideal for the shower, pool or car.


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Photive's CYREN Portable Bluetooth Speaker is currently being offered for only $39.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $119.95. Featuring two 40mm, 6-watt (total) drivers and a large speaker cavity for excellent sound, this tiny but powerful speaker can fill any room with rich audio. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to wirelessly play and control your music from Bluetooth devices and take calls hand-free directly through the speaker. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • New Bluetooth v3.0 Technology allows you to Connect wirelessly up to 33 feet away. Seamlessly stream and share music, movies, games, phone and conference calls anywhere.

  • Premium Sound with Bass Enhance Technology. Two powerful 40mm Drivers deliver crisp clean sound with deep bass.

  • Built-in Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery for up to 10 hours of playtime. Built-in microphone for hands-free speaker phone calling Easy to pair - No code/pin needed.

  • 3.5mm Audio Line In - Don't have Bluetooth? The Ph-1000 allows you to connect the speaker directly to a standard headphone jack. Includes a nifty carrying case, that allows you to take your speaker anywhere.


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Energy's 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System is currently being offered for only $299.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $599. Integrating the best technologies Energy has to offer, the Take Classic can fill your room with hair-rising effects and theater-like sound: hyperbolic aluminum dome tweeters for screaming highs, Convergent Source Modules for clear, crisp dialogue and music and a Ribbed Elliptical Surround on the subwoofer that makes every explosion a room shaking affair. Product page. Continue reading to see this home theater system on Attack of the Show.

Notable features:
  • 4 gloss black 2-way Energy satellite speakers.

  • 1 gloss black Energy center channel.

  • 200 watt Energy subwoofer with front firing port and 8" driver and patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround(TM).

  • Perfect for a large or small space surround sound solution.

  • Wall mountable.


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JBL's Cinema SB100 Soundbar Speaker System is currently being offered for only $99.95 shipped, today only, originally priced at $239. The JBL Cinema SB100 is an easy-to-use, two-channel soundbar that features dual 3-1/2-inch (89-millimeter) premium cone woofers, two 1-1/2-inch (38-millimeter) dome tweeters and a built-in 60-watt amplifier. Product page. Continue reading for a few hands-on videos and more information.

Notable features:
  • Exclusive HARMAN Display Surround technology creates a virtual surround-sound experience while preserving the original audio mix in its timbre and special balance.

  • Bass Boost lets you increase low-frequency performance by just touching a button on the included remote control.

  • A dual-position equalization feature optimizes the sound bar's performance for any location whether you put it on a table or hang it on the wall with the included bracket.


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Cambridge Soundworks' Oontz Curve is currently being offered for only $29.99, today only, originally priced at $59.99. The OontZ Curve's custom solid metal curve design provides an ultra-sleek modern look and is very comfortable to hold and durable so you can take it anywhere you go. Product page. For those interested in creating their own Bluetooth device, continue reading for the $5 car hack and more information.

Notable features:
  • The perfect Bluetooth speaker for iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook, Samsung Galaxy s4 and s3, Galaxy Note, android, Amazon Kindle Fire HD, HTC Droid and One S, Nexus 7, Nexus 4, android and all tablets, Smart Phones and PCs.

  • Amazing sound quality and volume, yet weighs just 7 Ounces.

  • Unleash the sound from your device; listen wirelessly to music, movies, and games. Up to 5 hours of play time, Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.


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The Polk Audio PSW10 10" Monitor Series Powered Subwoofer is currently being offered for only $99.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $239.95. The PSW10 subwoofer fills in the bottom end of your home theater system, so your main speakers don't have to perform bass duty, instead having only to reproduce the mid and high frequencies. If you're looking for your first subwoofer, look no further than the PSW10. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Single 10-inch subwoofer in black with built-in high-current amplifier for big bass.

  • Equipped with one 10-inch polymer-composite dynamic-balance cone driver.

  • Laser-based Klippel measurement technology for improved linearity and deep, precise sound.

  • Non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction with 0.75-inch-thick baffles and internal bracing.

  • Measures 14 by 14.38 by 16.12 inches (WxHxD).


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JBL's CS480BG 6-Piece Home Theater System is currently being offered at just $269 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $799. The system features four identical satellites, a matching horizontal center speaker, and a powerful 125-watt subwoofer. The satellites feature JBL's advanced titanium-laminate dome tweeters and 3-1/2" drivers for unsurpassed power and realism. Product page. Continue reading for Paul McCartney's JBL promo video and more information.

Notable features:
  • 8-inch subwoofer rated at 125-watts (peak).

  • Titanium-laminate dome tweeters for outstanding high frequency sound.

  • Single 3.5" midrange satellite drivers.

  • Video shielded.

  • Wall brackets included for satellites and center channel.


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Logitech's Z623 Speaker System is currently being offered at only $99.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $149.99. Bring your music, movies and games to life with 200 watts of window-rattling power, studio-quality THX-certified audio and deep, fat bass you can feel. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and overview.

Notable features:
  • THX-certified 2.1 speaker system brings your music, movies and games to life in immersive studio-quality audio.

  • 200 watts (RMS) gives you the power to listen as loud as you want to while the on-speaker controls lets you easily dial the volume and bass up or down.

  • RCA and 3.5mm inputs make it easy to plug in up to three audio devices?your computer, iPod, game console, DVD player and more.

  • Two satellite speakers and a powerful subwoofer deliver sound big enough to fill even large entertainment rooms.
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Yamaha's ATS-1010 7.1 Surround Soundbar System is currently being offered for just $119.95 shipped, today only, originally priced at $299.95. The ATS-1010 soundbar is compatible with popular surround sound formats, such as Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Surround, so you get the full effect of multichannel movie sound. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.

Notable features:
  • Slim, low-profile, one-body design allows positioning in front of a TV.

  • AIR SURROUND XTREME delivers 7.1-channel surround sound.

  • Audio Delay Control (Lip Sync) adjusts discrepancies between picture and vocals.

  • Learning function enables operation from the TV remote control.

  • UniVolume keeps programs and commercials at the same volume level.
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