Think of it as IKEA’s version of a Sonos speaker, and the SYMFONISK range includes table lamp ($179) and bookshelf ($99) WiFi speakers. Both are compatible with Sonos own product range for seamless integration and can be navigated through the Sonos app. The former combines light and sound
into one product, keeping your home organized with less devices and cords. You can either tuck the bookshelf speaker away or put it on display vertically or horizontally – the included bracket can support up to 6.6 lbs. Read more for a video review, hands-on pictures and additional information.
Logitech’s Z313 2.1 Speaker System is best in its class, and it’s being offered for just $27.72 shipped, today only, originally $49.99. Its intuitive control pod places the volume control at your fingertips, while the 25 watts (RMS) of power fills your room with dynamically rich and balanced music. The compact subwoofer is perfect for tight spaces, like under your desk, producing deep bass you can feel. Simply connect the system to your computer and you’re ready to go. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
ION Audio’s Tailgater Plus is much more than a 50W ultra-portable speaker system with switchable bass boost, and it can be picked up for $89 shipped, this weekend only, originally $119. This rugged, rechargeable speaker plays music from any Bluetooth device and pumps sound out from its 2-way speaker system powered by a 50-watt dynamic power amplifier, while a special Bass Boost button really kicks up the low end. It also includes a built-in USB port, perfect for charging your mobile devices. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 offers big, rich sound in a small, ultra sleek package. Priced at $99.99, this svelte 0.93-pound device comes in various colors, like Bermuda Blue (above), Crushed Ice Grey, Deep Space, and Radical Red. If you want a Bluetooth speaker that outperforms its predecessor, this is the one to get. Product page. Read more for our full review.
Anker’s Soundcore Motion Q Bluetooth Speaker is not only waterproof, but has two 8W full-range drivers and dual passive radiators that produce 16W of full-bodied 360° sound, all for $29.99 shipped, today only, originally $45.99. Use Bluetooth 4.2 to connect to Echo Dot and harness Alexa’s knowledge, while you’re able to access Siri and other Smart Assistants via the built-in microphone. Product page. Read more for another hands-on video review and additional information.
Brighton, England-based startup Gomi Designs collects non-recyclable plastic waste and transforms it into Bluetooth speakers. Each one of these colorful creations is made with the equivalent of 100 plastic bags, which are first melted in ovens and then kneaded together to form a “marble dough.” This material is then placed into compression molds to be formed into a rectangle shape before the electronic components are inserted, and the speaker is assembled. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Amazon’s Echo Input device adds Alexa to just about any speaker either via AUX cable or Bluetooth, and it’s being offered for just $19.99, today only, originally $34.99. Once setup, you can ask Alexa to play songs, check the news / weather, set alarms / timers, sports scores, movie showtimes, restaurant hours, add items to your to-do list, or control even compatible smart home devices. Product page. Read more for a full video review and additional information.
IKEA and Sonos have officially unveiled the SYMFONISK line of WiFi speakers. One model is table lamp, while the other has a bookshelf model that can also be wall mounted, priced at $179 and $99 respectively. Both speakers can be controlled with the Sonos app, and easily integrate directly into the Sonos ecosystem should you have any existing speakers. Or, set them up using Sonos’s TruePlay custom tuning function as bonded stereo pairs or individual mono speakers. Apple’s AirPlay 2 integration enables iOS and MacOS users to stream any audio content directly to the speakers without using the app. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Avengers: Endgame is set to hit theaters in just a few weeks, and for those looking to purchase merchandise ahead of its theatrical release, there’s this officially licensed Thanos Infinity Gauntlet Bluetooth speaker, which includes all six stones. Other features include a 3.5mm input, which means you could connect it to Google Assistant, Alexa, or other smart devices. Or, you can pair two of these devices together for stereo sound. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 has just gone custom, thanks to myBOOM studio. This sleek portable Bluetooth speaker can now be customized to your liking in just minutes. You can choose from a variety of stylish fabrics, colors / patterns for different parts of the speaker (caps, hang loop, and volume buttons), or even add fun text on the speaker to make it truly your own. “Our speakers have always reflected the unique styles of our listeners, but up until today, our fans were limited with the color and design options we made available to them. With myBOOM 3, we’ve created this enjoyable and unique design studio where music enthusiasts can show their creativity and give their favorite Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 speaker a truly personalized look and feel,” said Charlotte Johs, general manager of Ultimate Ears. Design your own here. Read more for our full review and to see what we created.