Docks and Speakers http://www.stuff.tv/my/docks-and-speakers/all en-MY Build the ultimate home setup for the World Cup 2014 final http://www.stuff.tv/my/world-cup-2014/stuff-s-ultimate-home-setup-world-cup/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will Germany replicate the 7-1 win at the final round? You have less than a week to gear up in style and comfort for the epic match next Monday </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stuff%20Ultimate%20Home%20Setup.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Four years, and a whole lot of patience have led football fans to this glorious moment - World Cup 2014. Germany has thrashed Brazil on their home ground. Now all that&#39;s left is for the final match next Monday, 14 July at 3am.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FourFourTwo Stats Zone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The multi-award winning FourFourTwo Stats Zone features a new design, and will carry live coverage of the World Cup this June.</p> <p dir="ltr">You&#39;ll still find it useful after the tournament though, as it also tracks the Barclay&#39;s Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, the A-League and the UEFA Champions League - all for free.</p> <p dir="ltr">Powered by Opta&#39;s most in-depth football database, Stats Zone will change the way you watch football and allows you to analyse every match in amazing detail. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: free</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/fourfourtwo-soccer-stats-zone/id453744566?mt=8" target="_blank">Get FourFourTwo Stats Zone on iOS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1080" height="600" title="FourFourTwo Stats Zone " alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/app_2.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FourFourTwo Malaysia: where all the World Cup action is </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s going to be a month of excitement as our <a href="http://fourfourtwo.com/my" target="_blank">FourFourTwo</a> editors work tirelessly through the night to give you the latest World Cup updates.</p> <p>Have a gander at their <a href="http://fourfourtwo.com/my" target="_blank">site</a>, and if you want some quick updates, check out their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/FourFourTwoSG" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/FourFourTwoMY" target="_blank">Twitter</a> pages.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG 84in LM9600 UHD TV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">This is the centrepiece and where all the action will take place. With the World Cup being the first major event to have three of its matches filmed in UHD, you&rsquo;ll want something that&rsquo;s capable of showing it in all its glory.</p> <p dir="ltr">Though the three matches recorded in 4K won&rsquo;t be broadcasted live, the crystal sharp display and amazing stadium-like sound system will create the perfect environment.</p> <p dir="ltr">Plus, you might even keep the wife happy by showcasing Ronaldo&rsquo;s chiselled features in the final 4K documentary on this behemoth 84-incher.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: RM69,000</p> <p><a href="http://www.lg.com/my/tvs/lg-84LM9600-led-tv" target="_blank">Get the LG 84in LM9600 UHD TV from lg.com/my</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1512" height="983" title="LG 84in LM9600 UHD TV" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TV_1.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia Z2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">There&rsquo;s little doubt games will look fantastic on the Xperia Z2&rsquo;s Full HD Triluminos display and sound equally clear with Sony Digital Noise Cancelling.</p> <p dir="ltr">But that&rsquo;s not all &ndash; it&rsquo;s waterproof, meaning you won&rsquo;t miss any matches if you bring it along for a quick shower to keep yourself awake in the wee hours of the morning.</p> <p dir="ltr">Plus, if you do have to rush out the house, get connected to the web and catch up on the scores so you won&rsquo;t get any shocking spoilers when you&rsquo;re back home.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-xperia-z2-sirius/review">Sony Xperia Z2 review</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: RM2,399</p> <p><a href="http://www.sony.com.my/product/xperia+z2" target="_blank">Get the Sony Xperia Z2 from sony.com.my</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1772" height="1456" title="Sony Xperia Z2" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smartphone_0.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple iPad Air </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">If there&rsquo;s one thing Apple does right, it&rsquo;s making desirable devices, and the svelte iPad Air is no exception. At 7.5mm thin and weighing only 478g, you&rsquo;ll be able to tote this everywhere to watch your matches on that 9.7in display.</p> <p dir="ltr">Don&rsquo;t forget, you can also download the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/fifa-for-ipad/id756915899?mt=8" target="_blank">Fifa for iPad app</a> and be informed of the biggest moments during the beautiful game.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">Apple iPad Air review</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: from RM1,599</p> <p><a href="http://store.apple.com/my" target="_blank">Get the Apple iPad Air from apple.com/my</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1524" height="1800" title="Apple iPad Air" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tablet.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon D4S </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">So you didn&rsquo;t manage to splash some cash for that ticket to Brazil. On the bright side, the money is better spent on the best camera you can get to capture the excitement during the house party.</p> <p dir="ltr">The professional grade D4S has an updated autofocus algorithm, new Group-AF mode, and a white balance tweak that yields &#39;healthier&#39; skin tones, making it a photographer&rsquo;s dream.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nikon-d4s/review">Nikon D4S review</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: RM22,388 (body only)</p> <p><a href="http://www.nikon.com.my/en_MY/product/digital-slr-cameras/d4s" target="_blank">Get the Nikon D4S from nikon.com.my</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1850" height="1756" title="Nikon D4S" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Camera_0.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony VPL-VW1100ES </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Nothing gives you the cinematic experience like a full-on projector. Sony&rsquo;s top-of-the-line VPL-VW1100ES has 4K resolution, but goes one-up by offering the projector world&rsquo;s highest contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 (dynamic).</p> <p dir="ltr">Oh, and it upscales 2D and 3D movies to 4K too. So what if the live matches aren&rsquo;t displayed in 4K resolution? Let this projector do all the hard work, and you&rsquo;ll get to see every blade of grass the players kill on the field.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: RM89,600</p> <p><a href="http://www.sony.com.my/" target="_blank">Get the Sony VPL-VW1100ES from sony.com.my</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1772" height="1115" title="Sony VPL-VW1000ES" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/projector.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pioneer SBX-N700 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Now what you really want is to soak in the atmosphere of the stadium crowd roaring their cheers and excitement.</p> <p dir="ltr">The solution is simple, and you can also make the most out of the space in your bachelor pad. Get the Pioneer SBX-N700 soundbar, which is compatible with all DLNA-certified equipment. DLNA what? In short, it means you can connect your TV wirelessly to the soundbar. Yes, no wires. Just hook it up via Wi-Fi and you&rsquo;re good to go.</p> <p dir="ltr">It works with your mobile devices too, in case the missus is hogging the TV. Which is pretty unlikely at 4am in the morning.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: RM1,899</p> <p><a href="http://www.pioneer.my/ProductDetail/default.asp?ProductId=1458&amp;CatId=241" target="_blank">Get the Pioneer SBX-N700 from pioneer.com.my</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1772" height="1050" title="Pioneer SBX-N700" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/audio.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">You can either dream of winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup, or make it happen (well, sort of) with EA&rsquo;s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.</p> <p dir="ltr">The latest version of the world&rsquo;s most evolved (and brand laden) football video game sports a new control system, improved ball physics co-developed by adidas &ndash; the actual FIFA World Cup ball makers &ndash; and of course, all players and stadiums associated with the tournament. </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: RM186</p> <p><a href="https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-my/games/ea-sports-2014-fifa-world-cup-brazil-champions-edition-full-game/cid=EP0006-NPEB01947_00-ASIAWORLDCUP2014" target="_blank">Get 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil for the PlayStation 3</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4500" height="2532" title="2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/game.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teckell Intervallo Coffee Table </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Every football fan&rsquo;s dream coffee table. Stack the beers, chips and all sorts of snacks that&rsquo;ll fuel the late night while you keep your eyes glued to the TV for that winning goal.</p> <p dir="ltr">This even doubles as a foosball table. We are hard pressed to think of a better way to pass the halftime wait &ndash; or any other free time, for that matter.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Price</strong>: S$7000 (RM 17,998)</p> <p><a href="http://www.hipvan.com/products/teckell-intervallo" target="_blank">Get the Teckell Intervallo Coffee Table from hipvan.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1772" height="1461" title="Teckell Intervallo Coffee Table" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Home.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual Razor Brazil Special Edition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Get into the spirit of things with this special edition razor sporting Brazil&rsquo;s national flag and colours, with a low-resistance coating ensuring you experience less tug and pull for a cleaner, smoother finish. </p> <p dir="ltr">This year, you&rsquo;ll need it even more, what with all the all-nighters you&rsquo;ll be pulling before you head to the office. Always keep a razor and a ready supply of blade refills at home or even inside your office drawer, just in case you ever need an emergency shave before a meeting.</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: RM20.90</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1772" height="1772" title="Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual Razor Brazil Special Edition " alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/grooming.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nike Magista </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">You&rsquo;ve got your favourite team jersey on. But that ain&rsquo;t enough. You&rsquo;ve got to feel it in your soles. Time to wear the Nike Magista.</p> <p dir="ltr">Incorporating Nike&rsquo;s new Flyknit technology, the Magista delivers enhanced ball-feel and control. The boot fits around the foot like a glove, creating a second-skin, sock-like texture that is bound to be all the rage at the World Cup.</p> <p dir="ltr">Yes, we know those features will be more useful when you&rsquo;re actually on the field. But hey, who&rsquo;s to say you shouldn&rsquo;t wear them boots and enjoy the illusion of being a world-class footballer while you view the beautiful game?</p> <p><strong>Price</strong>: from RM1019</p> <p><a href="http://www.nike.com/my/en_gb/c/football/magista?intpromo=wldcup%3Agfb-slp%3Afst%3Amagista-silo" target="_blank">Get more information on the Nike Magista here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1772" height="1331" title="Nike Magista" alt="11 essential items to create the ultimate home setup for World Cup 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Football%20gear.jpg?1404869296" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/world-cup-2014/stuff-s-ultimate-home-setup-world-cup/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/world-cup-2014/stuff-s-ultimate-home-setup-world-cup/feature#comments Docks and Speakers iOS apps Projectors Smartphones Tablets TVs World Cup 2014 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 01:25:36 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1438949 at http://www.stuff.tv Xmi boasts a new range of X-mini Kai 2 capsule speakers http://www.stuff.tv/my/xmi-boasts-new-range-x-mini-kai-2-capsule-speakers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s a rainbow of choices for you to pick from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xmi boasts a new range of X-mini Kai 2 capsule speakers" alt="Xmi boasts a new range of X-mini Kai 2 capsule speakers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mini_0.jpg?1404803842" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don&rsquo;t judge a speaker by its size, at least when it comes to <a href="http://www.x-mini.com/" target="_blank">Xmi</a>, which is known for its thumbsize minute capsule speakers. And to appeal to a wider range of users, the company has taken the wrappers off its new X-mini Kai 2 capsule speaker range.</p> <p>The latest offering isn&rsquo;t just a speaker for when you want a boost of audio. The X-mini Kai 2 capsule speaker is feature packed, plus it fits right in your pocket (just watch out for that odd bulge).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s one to have on the go </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Besides the basics, the Xmi is positioning it as an affordable lifestyle conferencing device that you can use on the go. You can wirelessly pair the device with your smartphones or tablets if you want to use it for voice and video calls (but also run the risk of having people listen in on your conversation if you&rsquo;re in a crowded spot).</p> <p>And you don&rsquo;t have to wait too long before you can get the Kai 2 capsule speaker assortment &ndash; they will be available from some retail stores in Malaysia on 1 August, priced at RM179.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be spoilt for choice too &ndash; pick from six colour options that match the X-mini Uno and Max capsule speaker line-up.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bluetooth-speaker-system/ces-2014/x-mini-we-capsule-speaker-really-tiny-and-wireless-too/news">X-mini WE capsule speaker is really tiny, and wireless too&nbsp;</a></p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xmi boasts a new range of X-mini Kai 2 capsule speakers" alt="Xmi boasts a new range of X-mini Kai 2 capsule speakers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kai.jpg?1404803842" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xmi-boasts-new-range-x-mini-kai-2-capsule-speakers/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/xmi-boasts-new-range-x-mini-kai-2-capsule-speakers/news#comments Bluetooth Speakers Docks and Speakers Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:25:11 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1441364 at http://www.stuff.tv How to make the world's best festival sound system http://www.stuff.tv/my/bw/how-make-worlds-best-festival-sound-system/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With Rainforest World Music Festival preparing to assault Borneo&#039;s ears, we meet the unique B&amp;W system taking festival sound into the next-gen… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W Sound System" alt="B&amp;W Sound System" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BW1.gif?1403834098" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Festivals are better known for flower garlands, upcycled furniture and astronomically expensive lager than audiophile sound.</p> <p>But as Rainforest World Music Festival 2014 kicks off another summer of alfresco gigs, it seems fair to ask &ndash; why does sound quality still appear to be lower on most festival billings than knitting tents?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/mark-wilson" title="View user profile.">Mark Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It might get loud </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Debuted at Primavera Sound 2014 and heading next to Womad festival (24-27 July 2014) in the UK, the one-off &#39;Sound System&#39; consists of four, three-metre high stacks, which together produce a huge 30kW output &ndash; or 120 decibels from eight metres away.</p> <p>Our ears had the pleasure of auditioning the system&#39;s incredible clarity and dynamic range at Primavera Sound, where it was joined by 360-degree video projections (all streamed on boilerroom.tv) to create an immersive, next-gen festival experience.</p> <p>Ahead of its next stop on the festival circuit, we chatted with B&amp;W&#39;s Head of Engineering Stuart Nevill about how it was made, why it&#39;s unique and why we can&#39;t have it in our garden.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W Sound System" alt="B&amp;W Sound System" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BW2.gif?1403834098" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why did you make the Sound System? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We asked ourselves why people go to gigs and festivals. Nothing beats the rush of experiencing live music, but all too often there&#39;s something missing: sound quality.</p> <p>A lot of sound systems have a horn between the moving element and the air, which produces &#39;colourations&#39; (the blurring of an instrument&#39;s original sound).</p> <p>Don&#39;t get me wrong, horn systems are great and designed for a purpose: to be extremely loud and sensitive. But we wanted to bring hi-fi quality sound to live music, with all the realism you&rsquo;d expect from a top-end speaker, but delivered at scale for the first time.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W Sound System" alt="B&amp;W Sound System" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BW3.gif?1403834098" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How did you go from home loudspeakers to a PA system? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We had some idea how to do it from an unofficial system we did for one of Coldcut&#39;s tours of war-torn Eastern Europe. We knew the direct radiator approach (a system with direct facing drive units formed into a &#39;line array&#39;) could work. So we did some calculations, and on paper it looked like we could go loud enough and get the quality.</p> <p>We tested the Sound System in a massive warehouse, a development space next to our factory. Everybody heard it. It was rattling cutlery in the kitchen. There were some predictions saying it wouldn&#39;t go loud enough, or would blow up! But it really did sound like a giant hi-fi, which was very impressive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W Sound System" alt="B&amp;W Sound System" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BW4.gif?1403834098" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What makes it different from other sound systems? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unless a customer wanted quality above all else, they wouldn&#39;t go for something like our system, because it&#39;s big, heavy inefficient and takes a lot of power. But the quality speaks for itself. The best hi-fi speakers aren&#39;t lightweight things, they&#39;re heavy. You can&#39;t change the laws of physics.</p> <p>So we paid the same amount of attention to the cabinet design as we do our normal hi-fi speakers, hence why each speaker stack weighs one tonne! We&#39;re definitely not saying &quot;this is the way it should be done&quot;. But it&#39;s proving a point that if you use good ingredients you can scale it up and make something really great.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;W Sound System" alt="B&amp;W Sound System" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BW5.gif?1403834098" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where can we hear the Sound System next? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ll be taking it to Womad festival (24th-27th July) next. It&#39;s going to be much more about listening there, so won&#39;t come with the 360-degree moving projections we had in Primavera&#39;s Igloo tent.</p> <p>Lots of festivals, including Bestival and Glastonbury, asked us about the Sound System, but we wanted the right bill &ndash;&nbsp;and the DJ line-up for Primavera Sound 2014 was so good.</p> <p>At Womad we&#39;ll use it to demonstrate all the things you can listen for, so it&#39;s going be more like a TEDx event. If all goes well, next year we&#39;ll hopefully look at doing two or three festivals.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zYoC9hJuPd8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bw/how-make-worlds-best-festival-sound-system/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bw/how-make-worlds-best-festival-sound-system/feature#comments B&W Docks and Speakers Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:12:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1440252 at http://www.stuff.tv OD-11 cloud speaker to play nice with Spotify and AirPlay http://www.stuff.tv/my/spotify/od-11-cloud-speaker-play-nice-spotify-and-airplay/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Think this cube speaker looks familiar? You’re not wrong… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="OD-11 cloud speaker to play nice with Spotify and AirPlay" alt="OD-11 cloud speaker to play nice with Spotify and AirPlay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/od-11-cloud-speaker-main.jpg?1403158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I feel like I&rsquo;ve seen this speaker before&hellip;</strong><br />You may have, especially if you&rsquo;ve spent any time in Sweden. The 2014 OD-11 is a modern day reworking of Stig Carlsson&rsquo;s original, first released way back in 1974.</p> <p><strong>So this is a 40-year-old speaker?</strong><br />Nope. Well, the exterior is the same &ndash; and we think you can agree that the design is distinctly timeless &ndash; as is the &ldquo;ortho acoustic&rdquo; construction, which directs sound upwards, towards the ceiling. This widens the sweet spot, allowing you to wander around your room without losing optimum audio quality.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But what&rsquo;s new?</strong><br />There&rsquo;s a new 100W analogue amplifier inside, but perhaps more interesting is the built-in Wi-Fi and compatibility with cloud-based streaming services. Spotify Connect is one &ndash; and the company say others will be supported. The OD-11&rsquo;s firmware is fully upgradeable via Wi-Fi, you see.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/spotify/why-you-should-care-about-spotify-connect-tech-thatll-fill-your-home-streamed-music/feature">Why you should care about Spotify Connect, the tech that&#39;ll fill your home with streamed music</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The OD-11&#039;s hockey puck remote control" alt="The OD-11&#039;s hockey puck remote control" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/od-11-cloud-speaker-remote.jpg?1403158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So only Spotify works?</strong><br />The speaker is also fully AirPlay compatible at launch, so music kept on iOS devices and any computer running iTunes should be playable too.</p> <p><strong>Can I buy one?</strong><br />From 18th July, the OD-11 will be available in the US, priced at US$899 (RM2900). You&rsquo;ll be able to buy it at New York&rsquo;s two MoMA Design Stores, or online via <a href="http://www.teenageengineering.com/" target="_blank">teenageengineering.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff">LISTEN UP, HERE&rsquo;S MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The OD-11&#039;s design is 40 years old but still glorious" alt="The OD-11&#039;s design is 40 years old but still glorious" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/od-11-cloud-speaker-red.jpg?1403158698" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/spotify/od-11-cloud-speaker-play-nice-spotify-and-airplay/news#comments Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Hot Stuff Spotify Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:22:56 +0000 Elissa Loi 1439527 at http://www.stuff.tv The Orée Pebble 2 is a music-streaming, wireless-charging knob of wood http://www.stuff.tv/my/oree-pebble-2-music-streaming-wireless-charging-knob-wood/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This isn’t your everyday talentless block of termite feed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="This bears no relation to the smartwatch of the same name" alt="The Orée Pebble 2 is a music-streaming, wireless-charging knob of wood " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pebble2.jpg?1400118700" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&#39;m stumped. Do I press this and slip down the rabbit hole into a magical tree-filled land?</strong></p> <p>We don&rsquo;t know what you&rsquo;ve been smoking, but no. It might look like a button to activate entry into a fairytale land, but the Orée Pebble 2 is a little more real world. If you have a wood fetish and are in search of a multi-tasking charging device, you&rsquo;re in luck.</p> <p><strong>How wood you know about my liking for all things bark?</strong></p> <p>So we are barking up the right tree afterall. Anyway, back to the subject, the Pebble 2 is the perfect addition to every wood connoisseur&#39;s domestic landscape. Crafted in southern France, the device is made of fine French walnut or tilia wood to fit into your industrial-style loft. There&rsquo;s also a white Carrare marble version if you&rsquo;re all for the Roman bathhouse look.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Okay, my inner woodophile is satisfied. Now, pique my inner geek</strong></p> <p class="p1">Thought you&rsquo;d never ask. Most importantly, the Pebble 2 is a wireless charger that also plays music and enables you to answer your calls hands-free thanks to the embedded Bluetooth speaker and microphone. We&#39;re talking a 5W loudspeaker to reach into the corners of your home and a sensitive microphone to cancel out the white noise in your background.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wireless charging based on the Qi standard?</strong></p> <p>Good on you, you know your stuff. Yes, the same technology that feeds the Google Nexuses, Nokia Lumias, and Samsung devices in your life.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The power of wood" alt="The Orée Pebble 2 is a music-streaming, wireless-charging knob of wood " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oreepebble2-2_0.jpg?1400118700" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But I use an iPhone</strong></p> <p>Lucky for you, the Orée circle is all inclusive. Power sleeves (in leather, no less) are available for iPhones 5 and 5S to enable wireless charging as it should, because the Apple doesn&rsquo;t fall far from the tree. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Excuse me, it&rsquo;s time to go smash the piggy bank</strong></p> <p>Now would be a good time to practice your stay-and-wait because funding for the Pebble 2 is <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oree/oree-pebble-2" target="_blank">just getting started</a>. Make an early contribution of US$225 (RM725) and you might land the fancy Kickstarter edition with engraved artwork to up your geek cred, or add US$50 (RM160) for the marble.</p> <p>Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://oreedesign.com/" target="_blank">Orée</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">MORE FIRE-STARTING HOT STUFF HERE</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="iPhone friendly" alt="The Orée Pebble 2 is a music-streaming, wireless-charging knob of wood " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oreepebble2-3_0.jpg?1400118700" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/oree-pebble-2-music-streaming-wireless-charging-knob-wood/news#comments Docks and Speakers Hot Stuff Thu, 15 May 2014 01:51:41 +0000 Elissa Loi 1437207 at http://www.stuff.tv Bowers & Wilkins' debut PA aims to bring audiophilia to the mosh pit http://www.stuff.tv/my/bowers-wilkins-giant-speaker-stack-cranks-volume-well-past-11/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We wish we could kit out Stuff HQ with this sound-blasting behemoth </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bow to it. BOW" alt="Bowers &amp; Wilkins&#039; giant speaker stack cranks the volume up well past 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BowersWilkins_Sound_System_2.jpg?1400069776" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bowers and Wilkins has unveiled a new speaker stack set to rock the ear drums of festival goers while also treating them to music that doesn&#39;t sound like it&#39;s having a buzzcut in a metal bin.</p> <p>Currently a one-off commission for Barcelona&#39;s Primavera Sound festival, the giant speaker stack is packed full of tech designed to sound amazing while it haemorrhages your internal organs.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All that adds up to an output of 30kW and a whopping 120dB at 8 metres, and requires some substantial bracing in the form of a reinforced cabinet to prevent it from exploding.</p> <p>Now if you&#39;ll excuse us, we&#39;re off to gather as much money as possible to throw at Bowers and Wilkins in the hope that they&#39;ll let us hire its system for a BBQ this weekend. Nothing big, just a few mates.</p> <p>Now to find out if it&#39;s possible to cook sausages with nothing but bass...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/monstrous-178kg-iphone-speaker-dock-really-does-go-11/news" target="_blank">This monstrous 178kg iPhone speaker dock has a built-in monkey head</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Are you bowing yet?" alt="Bowers &amp; Wilkins&#039; giant speaker stack cranks the volume up well past 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BowersWilkins_Sound_System_1.jpg?1400069776" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bowers-wilkins-giant-speaker-stack-cranks-volume-well-past-11/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bowers-wilkins-giant-speaker-stack-cranks-volume-well-past-11/news#comments B&W Docks and Speakers Mon, 12 May 2014 13:27:58 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1437025 at http://www.stuff.tv Glowdeck is the smartphone dock that does it all http://www.stuff.tv/my/glowdeck-smartphone-dock-does-it-all/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Your one-stop shop for wireless charging, notifications and music </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Glowdeck" alt="Glowdeck" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/glowdeck-01.jpg?1397184639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s a box. What tricks does it do? </strong><br />This is the rather wonderful <a href="http://www.glowdeck.com/" target="_blank">Glowdeck</a> &ndash; a Bluetooth dock with Qi wireless charging built in.</p> <p><strong>Sounds cool.&nbsp;</strong><br />The sound is probably the least of the Glowdeck&#39;s abilities, actually. You get 2 5W speakers and a Class D amplifier &ndash; which won&#39;t blow you away like a full Hi-fi system, but it&#39;s plenty for a bedroom or office setup.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So what&#39;s special about it, then?&nbsp;</strong><br />Its clever wireless charging tech. The charging area makes up a full third of the Glowdeck&#39;s top surface, and if your phone&#39;s connected to the dock over Bluetooth 4.0, it&#39;ll alert the Glowdeck to stop charging when your battery reaches 100 per cent, topping it off if it drops below full charge. That means your battery life should be extended, since the dock isn&#39;t continuously transmitting power to it. It also sports a pair of USB ports, for those who aren&#39;t blessed with Qi charging smarts.</p> <p>Oh, and it glows.</p> <p><strong>It&hellip; glows. </strong><br />Yes. Like a Max Power reader&#39;s car. There&#39;s a multicoloured LED light array underneath that can be set to flash coloured lights to flag up notifications, or sync up with your music for your very own light show.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Glowdeck" alt="Glowdeck" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/glowdeck-06.jpg?1397184639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Glowdeck" alt="Glowdeck" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/glowdeck-03.jpg?1397184639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Glowdeck" alt="Glowdeck" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/glowdeck-07.jpg?1397184639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Notifications?</strong><br />The Glowdeck features Streams, a notifications platform that updates over Wi-Fi, flagging up info from your social media apps, plus incoming calls, mail and weather info. They&#39;re displayed on the dock&#39;s 2.2in screen, while its LED array lights up to alert you to new notifications. You can customise Streams using the Glowdeck app, which lets you tweak the light settings for notifications and add new streams &ndash; you can also enable privacy settings so that it will only flash up notifications when your phone is nearby.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>So, how much is it? </strong><br />Glowdeck&#39;s currently touting for funds on <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glowdeck/glowdeck-a-companion-for-your-smartphone" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>, where it&#39;s blasted through its US$30,000 (RM181,097) goal. With 20 days on the clock, it&#39;s raised US$100,000 (RM603,659). Pledges for a Glowdeck Beta &ndash; which gets you access to the online beta portal &ndash; start at US$190 (&pound;1146). It&#39;s available in black acrylic, cherry, maple and walnut finishes, with delivery expected in August.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glowdeck/glowdeck-a-companion-for-your-smartphone" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>&nbsp;via <a href="http://www.gizmag.com/glowdeck-mark2-kickstarter/31547/" target="_blank">Gizmag</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">Amazing Hot Stuff that&#39;ll brighten up your life</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Glowdeck" alt="Glowdeck" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/glowdeck-02.jpg?1397184639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Glowdeck" alt="Glowdeck" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/glowdeck-05.jpg?1397184639" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/glowdeck-smartphone-dock-does-it-all/news#comments Docks and Speakers Hot Stuff Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:26:17 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435245 at http://www.stuff.tv Soundwall showcases the art of good sound http://www.stuff.tv/my/soundwall-showcases-art-good-sound/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The modern music appreciation for your eyes and ears </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Soundwall showcases the art of good sound" alt="Soundwall showcases the art of good sound" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/soundwall.png?1395373988" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where’s that music coming from? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make an educated guess.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I don’t see any speakers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Follow your ears.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why is your Monet singing Temper Trap? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because Temper Trap is class. But back to the point, congratulations, you found the source of that elusive sound!&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where are you hiding the speaker? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The entire surface of the art piece - the Soundwall - is the speaker. It&rsquo;s essentially a wireless flat-panel speaker driven by a Raspberry Pi computer and amplifier covered by an art piece of your picking. Subwoofers can also be added to enhance bass.</p> <p>&nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/70067610" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/70067610">Introducing Soundwall</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/soundwallco">Soundwall</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There are no switches, how do I work it? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just plug it into a power source and set up a Wi-Fi connection. Apple users can easily use AirPlay to control the Soundwall, but Android users will have to use the slightly more technical UPnP protocol. That&rsquo;s not a deal-breaker though, just imagine the large expanse of sound this allows you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> My place could use some sprucing up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The <a href="http://www.soundwall.co/" target="_blank">Soundwall&rsquo;s</a> just the thing for you then. It comes in five sizes, ranging from the 24&times;36&rdquo; Poster for US$949 (RM3115) to the 40&times;60&rdquo; Epic for US$2499 (RM8200). As for the aesthetics, you can choose from their existing gallery of prints, submit your own to be custom-printed, or paint it on a blank canvas, you Van Gogh you.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">THESE HOT STUFF ARE ART FORMS TOO</a></p> <p class="p3">Source: <a href="http://www.soundwall.co/" target="_blank">Soundwall</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/soundwall-showcases-art-good-sound/feature#comments Docks and Speakers Hot Stuff Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:54:53 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433961 at http://www.stuff.tv Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers http://www.stuff.tv/my/aether-cone-clever-twist-portable-wireless-speakers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To keep things ultra-simple, this smart soundbox will learn what music you like </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers" alt="Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/aether-cone-main.jpg?1394444644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Another wireless speaker, you say?</strong></p> <p>That&rsquo;s right: the Aether Cone is an AirPlay-equipped speaker that connects to your home Wi-Fi network and, thanks to a built-in rechargeable battery, offers up to eight hours of on-the-go music playback.</p> <p><strong>But that&rsquo;s not all&hellip;?</strong></p> <p>Nope, that&rsquo;s not all. The Cone&rsquo;s big selling point is its brain: this is a speaker that learns what you like to listen to, when you like to listen to it, and where you like to listen to it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s the advantage of that?</strong></p> <p>The idea is to keep things simple. After an initial setup (for which you&rsquo;ll require a computer or mobile device) you switch it on and it&rsquo;ll start streaming things it thinks you&rsquo;ll like &ndash; music (it&rsquo;ll connect to as-yet unnamed music streaming services), podcasts and internet radio stations.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s just one control, a dial. Turn it to the right and it&rsquo;ll skip whatever&rsquo;s playing and move on; to the left, it&rsquo;ll repeat what you just listened to; a complete turn will change the artist and genre completely. In the dial&rsquo;s centre is a button which can be tapped to pause/play music; alternatively, hold it down and speak the name of an artist and track and it&rsquo;ll seek that out and play it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers" alt="Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aether-cone-front.jpg?1394444644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers" alt="Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aether-cone-rear.jpg?1394444644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers" alt="Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aether-cone-profile.jpg?1394444644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And how does it sound?</strong></p> <p>
That, we don&rsquo;t know &ndash; because we haven&rsquo;t listened to it yet. It does have a 3in woofer and dual tweeter design and, despite its appearance, offers stereo sound. There&rsquo;s also a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor inside, which presumably takes care of the &ldquo;thinking&rdquo; part of the speaker.</p> <p><strong>When&rsquo;s it out?</strong></p> <p>
Again, we don&rsquo;t know. The Cone is Aether&rsquo;s first product and they&rsquo;re yet to confirm a release date beyond &ldquo;2014&rdquo;. But we do know that it&rsquo;ll cost US$400 (around RM1305) and come in two finishes: copper/black and silver/white. You can register your interest at the <a href="https://www.aether.com/" target="_blank">Aether site</a> if you want a heads-up on availability.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hot-stuff" target="_blank">CONE YOU JUST READ THE REST OF OUR HOT STUFF ARTICLES, PLEASE?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZSg-_puiEjU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/aether-cone-clever-twist-portable-wireless-speakers/news#comments Docks and Speakers Hot Stuff Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:28:52 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433455 at http://www.stuff.tv X-mini collaborates with colette on a Playboy x Hello Kitty speaker http://www.stuff.tv/my/x-mini-collaborates-collete-playboy-x-hello-kitty-speaker/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Parisian fashion store gives the X-mini UNO a Hello Kitty and Playboy treatment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="X-mini collaborates with collete on a Playboy x Hello Kitty speaker" alt="X-mini collaborates with collete on a Playboy x Hello Kitty speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/X-mini%20x%20colette%20x%20Hello%20Kitty%20x%20Playboy.jpg?1393985402" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hello Kitty and Playboy? Now that&rsquo;s a combination we thought we&rsquo;d never see.</p> <p>One&rsquo;s the epitome of cuteness for girls and the other is the poster boy of hedonistic living for men. Despite the seemingly mismatch between both brands, they&rsquo;ve decided to collaborate&nbsp;<a href="http://www.colette.fr/focus/hellokittyxplayboy.html" target="_blank">on a line of products</a>&nbsp;and chose X-mini to create a line of capsule speakers&nbsp;for Parisian retailer colette</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/x-mini-collaborates-collete-playboy-x-hello-kitty-speaker/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/x-mini-collaborates-collete-playboy-x-hello-kitty-speaker/news#comments Docks and Speakers Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:33:07 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433228 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light http://www.stuff.tv/my/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-wireless-speaker-blasts-your-senses-sound-and-light/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yamaha packs pulsing lights and crystal clear audio into its magical totem pole </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" alt="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-relit.jpg?1389957581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yamaha has announced that its wireless Relit speaker is now available for gadgeteers looking for an audio solution that&rsquo;s a little&hellip; different.</p> <p>The 1.1m metal tower promises clear CD-quality music streaming thanks to aptX Bluetooth support, and there&rsquo;s also an AUX-in for a more traditional cable setup.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Available in a black or brown leather finish, the Relit also contains an internal light source which pumps out an &lsquo;aura of light&rsquo; that reacts to the music that&rsquo;s currently playing.</p> <p>An accompanying app also offers timer, sleep and playback controls if you don&#39;t fancy using the included remote, and six-step adjustable LEDs will let you crank up the brightness depending on your mood.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="716" height="538" title="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" alt="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/relit-close.jpg?1389957581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="716" height="538" title="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" alt="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/relit-2.jpg?1389957581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-wireless-speaker-blasts-your-senses-sound-and-light/news#comments Bluetooth Speaker System Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Yamaha Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:53:54 +0000 Nigel Yap 1431379 at http://www.stuff.tv Eclipse TD-M1: the best-looking AirPlay speakers yet? http://www.stuff.tv/my/eclipse/ces-2014/eclipse-td-m1-best-looking-airplay-speakers-yet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The curvy wireless speakers your desktop deserves are coming very soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Eclipse TD-M1: the best-looking AirPlay speakers yet?" alt="Eclipse TD-M1: the best-looking AirPlay speakers yet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/eclipse-td-m1.jpg?1389381990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Eclipse has been making speakers for years, but the Fujitsu-owned company has just launched what might be its most exciting pair of noise-makers yet.</p> <p>The TD-M1 package consists of two compact and beautifully designed desktop speakers with built-in amplification, a high-quality DAC and wireless AirPlay capabilities that allow them to jive nicely with iOS devices and iTunes-toting computers. There&rsquo;s even an iOS app for full remote control via an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.<br />&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eggs-actly the sort of speakers we want to own </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>AirPlay playback supports CD-quality audio, but if you&rsquo;re a golden-eared audiophile who demands the finest <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/why-you-should-be-pumped-about-and-just-bit-sceptical-hi-res-audio/feature" target="_blank">Hi-Res Audio</a> the TD-M1s have you covered too: the DAC supports studio master quality sampling rates of 192kHz/24-bit for sources connected via USB.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re itching to try these out for ourselves, so look out for a review in the near future. Eclipse says the speakers will be on sale from February, but we don&rsquo;t know an MY price yet. In Japan, however, the price will be 131,250 yen, which currently converts to &pound;760 (RM4105).<br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Eclipse TD-M1 " alt="Eclipse TD-M1 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eclipse-td-m1-2.jpg?1389381990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/eclipse/ces-2014/eclipse-td-m1-best-looking-airplay-speakers-yet/news#comments CES 2014 Docks and Speakers Eclipse Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:23:23 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431026 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips cuts the cords with deluge of fresh wireless audio kit http://www.stuff.tv/my/philips/ces-2014/philips-cuts-cords-deluge-fresh-wireless-audio-kit/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Dutch company debuts new speakers and headphones galore at CES, most of them using Bluetooth for wire-free sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="E2 Fidelio Wireless Studio " alt="E2 Fidelio Wireless Studio " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Philips-Fidelio-E2_2.jpg?1389381819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good news, music fans: Philips has unveiled a bevy of new audio gear at CES, most of it wireless.</p> <p>The Dutch company kicked things off with the E2 Fidelio Wireless Studio speakers, an elegant pair of Bluetooth and aptX-equipped columns that can be painlessly paired with mobile devices via NFC. They also feature an HDMI connection, which means you can easily hook them up to home cinema or gaming sources. Look out for the E2 package come Q1, priced at around &pound;300 (RM1615).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let&#039;s go outside </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Next up is the BR-1X speaker, a portable model designed for both in- and outdoor use (it features modes designed for both environments &ndash; indoor focusses on detail and clarity, outdoor on loudness). Each speaker comes with dual two-inch drivers, and you can daisy chain several of them together for a bigger sound. They&rsquo;ll be out from this month, priced at &pound;100 (RM540) each.</p> <p>The final speaker, and the most portable of the lot, is the Dot. It&rsquo;s a palm-sized speaker that&rsquo;s battery-powered, ruggedised and splash-proof and can be turned off quickly by simply turning it upside down. Despite its dinky size, Philips claims it can pump out powerful audio, so all in all it sounds ideal for camping or beach trips. It&rsquo;s out in February, priced at &pound;60 (RM325).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips BR-1X speaker" alt="Philips BR-1X speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-BR-1X-Khaki.jpg?1389381819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Dot speaker" alt="Philips Dot speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-Dot.jpg?1389381819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Foldies or Frames? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Also announced today are two pairs of headphones: the Bluetooth-equipped Foldies (out April, &pound;100 (RM540)) and the Frames (out June, &pound;100-&pound;110 (RM540-RM592) depending on finish). The Foldies are wireless and &ldquo;inspired by vintage road bikes&rdquo;, while the Frames are more lightweight. Both sets of cans fold up for easy storage and feature 40mm drivers.</p> <p>Look out for our reviews of Philips&#39; new generation of audio kit in the coming months.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Frames headphones" alt="Philips Frames headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-Citiscape-Frames-Headphones---tortishell.jpg?1389381819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/philips/ces-2014/philips-cuts-cords-deluge-fresh-wireless-audio-kit/news#comments CES 2014 Docks and Speakers Headphones Philips Wireless headphones Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:09:59 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431006 at http://www.stuff.tv Bang & Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback like Sonos does http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/bang-olufsen-s-essence-one-touch-remote-ll-simplify-music-playback-sonos-does/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This pretty little thing is going to give the dominant music streamer maker something to worry about </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback like Sonos does" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback l" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Bang%2001.jpg?1389191105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">We tend to be wary when companies use the word revolutionise to describe its products and services. Bang &amp; Olufsen&rsquo;s BeoSound Essence system is an exception.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Its new BeoSound Essence system, announced at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014</a>, is a natural extension of B&amp;O&rsquo;s interest in the wireless segment. Essence consists of two components - a wall-mountable circular aluminum remote and a media box that supports AirPlay and DLNA streaming. The latter is also integrated with Spotify Connect, QPlay and if you&rsquo;re feeling random, an internet radio for you to live dangerously in the world of music. Any existing B&amp;O speakers, both wired and wireless, can be connected to the system.</p> <p dir="ltr">Once these components are connected, the magic happens. The remote, acting like light switches, turns the system on or off, changes the volume, skips tracks and switches radio stations. Re-activating the system won&rsquo;t reset everything - it remembers exactly where you left off and resumes playback. Multiple remotes can be connected to the system, so you can litter them in each room and trigger your playlist when the fancy kicks in.</p> <p dir="ltr">This is a B&amp;O system, so don&rsquo;t expect it to be budget-friendly. The system costs US$995 (RM3269), and each additional control unit will empty US$200 (RM657) from your wallet. B&amp;O is expecting a Spring shipping date, with more details to be revealed nearer to its launch date.</p> <p dir="ltr">Via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whathifi.com/news/bang-olufsen-essence-makes-listening-to-music-as-easy-as-turning-on-the-lights" target="_blank">What Hi-Fi</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/07/bang-olufsen-to-take-on-sonos-with-the-1000-essence-streaming-system/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - all the big stories, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback like Sonos does" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback l" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bang%2002.jpg?1389206850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback like Sonos does" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback l" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bang%2003.jpg?1389206850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/bang-olufsen-s-essence-one-touch-remote-ll-simplify-music-playback-sonos-does/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/ces-2014/bang-olufsen-s-essence-one-touch-remote-ll-simplify-music-playback-sonos-does/news#comments CES 2014 Docks and Speakers Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:02:07 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430942 at http://www.stuff.tv The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble http://www.stuff.tv/my/audioorb-perfect-sound-bubble/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may now cease that lifelong search for peace </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="845" height="634" title="The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble" alt="The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/audioorbs.jpg?1389092517" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s no need to book a temporary trip to Kiribati to get away from it all when you can have the <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/audioorbs/" target="_blank">AudioOrb</a> at your eternal disposal for the respite you need.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dock yourself </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Step into the AudioOrb - a Plexiglas sphere outfitted with 18 speakers - to tune out the world. While it doesn&rsquo;t seem to have a door to shut out noise, spherical spaces are purported to be able to almost completely block external noise out by virtue of how they&#39;re shaped.</p> <p class="p1">If the thought of spending time cloistered in a glorified human-sized hamster ball frays your nerves, consider this: the AudioOrb is also comfortably padded out with Tempur memory-foam pillows to make you feel like you&rsquo;re stretched out on a glorious bed of kittens.</p> <p class="p1">Peace comes at a premium though; there are only two AudioOrbs available via Indiegogo for the nerve-rattling price of US$15,000 (RM49,350) each. Guess we&rsquo;ll have to stick with noise-cancelling earphones then.</p> <p class="p3">Source: <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/audioorbs/" target="_blank">Indiegogo</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="766" height="575" title="The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble" alt="The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/audioorbs1.jpg?1389092517" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/audioorb-perfect-sound-bubble/news#comments Docks and Speakers Tue, 07 Jan 2014 07:57:28 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430855 at http://www.stuff.tv