Docks and Speakers http://www.stuff.tv/my/docks-and-speakers/all en-MY 10 tech-loving hotels in Asia http://www.stuff.tv/my/tv/10-tech-savvy-hotels-asia/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Japan to Singapore, geek out on your holiday at these tech-packed homes away from home </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="Singapore&#039;s uber-trendy W Singapore – Sentosa Cove" alt="Singapore&#039;s uber-trendy W Singapore – Sentosa Cove" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/W%20Singapore%20-%20Sentosa%20Cove%20-%20Room.jpg?1417518526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From touch-button glass walls to tablet-ready rooms, cutting-edge tech is defining many of the world&rsquo;s leading hotels &ndash; and perhaps none more so than in forward-thinking Asia. We&rsquo;ve rounded up 10 of its most impressive hi-tech properties, though double-check your credit limit before booking as these rooms, all in prime locations, don&rsquo;t come cheap.</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"> The Peninsula Hong Kong </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>For now, <a href="http://www.peninsula.com/Hong_Kong/en/default.aspx" target="_blank" title="The Peninsula Hong Kong">The Peninsula Hong Kong</a>&rsquo;s rooftop helipad and iconic fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms are shadowed by a recent RM193-million refurbishment that has augmented its grand old-colonial style with industry-leading tech. Revamped rooms now feature Samsung tablets that control everything from room service and digital radio to a 3D entertainment system; digital wall panels; Voice over IP (VoIP) calling; high-end Focal headphones; charging cords for most handheld devices sold in Asia &ndash; we could go on. And in case you&rsquo;re wondering, it&rsquo;s a cool RM7091 for one-way transfer from the airport to hotel by helicopter.</p> <p><a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it on Google Maps"><em>Salisbury Rd., Kowloon, Hong Kong; 852/ 2920 2888</em></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="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/The%20Peninsula%20Hong%20Kong%20-%20Suite.jpg?1417518526" /> </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"> Banyan Tree Macau </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> <p class="MsoNormal">Splash out on&nbsp;one of the 236 not-so-standard suites at <a href="http://www.banyantree.com/" target="_blank" title="Banyan Tree">Banyan Tree</a> Macau, where the in-room highlight is a personal plunge pool remotely controlled to an 80 degree heat and situated near floor-to-ceiling windows. High-tech toys include back-to-back LCD flatscreen televisions and Blu-rays that can be checked out for free.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it on Google Maps">Galaxy Macau, Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus, Cotai, Macau; 853/ 8883 8833</a></em></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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Banyan%20Tree%20Macau%20Hotel%20-%20Exterior.jpg?1417518526" /> </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"> Hotel Éclat, Taipei </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> <p class="MsoNormal">You&rsquo;re going to spend a lot of time in the bathroom at this <a href="http://www.eclathotels.com/taipei" target="_blank" title="Hotel Eclat Taipei">swish 60-room boutique hotel</a> &ndash; and it&rsquo;ll have nothing to do with penance for the pig&rsquo;s blood cakes from the street-food market. Here a flatscreen LCD television is perched next to&nbsp;an electronic, remote-controlled Toto &ldquo;super toilet,&rdquo; which, with its motion sensors, spray settings and speaking capability, is one microchip away from Robocop&nbsp;(in a good way). For more privacy, there&#39;s even chameleon-like glass walls that go from clear to opaque with the touch of a button.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it on Google Maps">No. 370, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Da-an District, Taipei, Taiwan; 886/ 2 2784 8888</a></em></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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hotel%20Eclat%20Taipei%20-%20Room.jpg?1417518526" /> </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"> Sofitel So Bangkok </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> <p class="MsoNormal">Here&rsquo;s one for the Apple fanboys and girls. Boasting style and soundtrack contributions from fashion designer Christian Lacroix and DJ Ravin (Buddha Bar), <a href="https://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-6835-sofitel-so-bangkok/index.shtml" target="_blank" title="Sofitel So Bangkok">Sofitel So Bangkok</a> is the city&rsquo;s lone hotel where every room has a Mac mini you can use to surf the Web, stream videos and make Face Time calls. Upgrade to a suite and you can also play with an iPad. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it on Google Maps">2 N. Sathorn Rd., Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand; 66/ 2624 0000</a></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal">(Image via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalboz/" target="_blank" title="See more of Kalboz&#039;s photographs on Flickr">Kalboz</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sofitel%20So%20Bangkok%20-%20Hotel%20-%20From%20Flickr.jpg?1417518526" /> </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"> The Peninsula Shanghai </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>Sometimes you just want to be left alone, particularly when your room has Internet radio and an iPod dock hooked up to 5.1 surround sound, a 46-inch plasma television with DVD player, complimentary Voice over IP (VoIP) calling and a marble bathroom with a flatscreen in the wall. In a nod to old-school tech, once you&rsquo;ve activated the room&rsquo;s privacy feature at <a href="http://www.peninsula.com/Shanghai/en/default.aspx" target="_blank" title="The Peninsula Shanghai">The Peninsula Shanghai</a>, the only way you&rsquo;ll be disturbed by staff is via fax to your printer/fax/copier. </p> <p><em><a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it in Google Maps">32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Rd., Shanghai, China; 86-21/ 2327 2888</a></em></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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/The%20Peninsula%20Shanghai%20-%20Suite%20Bathroom.jpg?1417518526" /> </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"> W Singapore – Sentosa Cove </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> <p class="MsoNormal">There&rsquo;s nothing subtle about uber-trendy <a href="http://www.wsingaporesentosacove.com/" target="_blank" title="W Singapore Sentosa Cove ">W Singapore &ndash; Sentosa Cove</a>&rsquo;s tech-conscious style. Think LED art and flatscreen televisions set within polished marble walls. Not to mention the 1,338-square-metre pool with electronica beats piped in underwater, ringed with private cabanas supplied with Apple&#39;s pods and pads.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Rooms have neon pink-and-lavender mood lighting and huge mini-bars stocked with such essentials as oxygen canisters and condoms, though the aptly (and painfully) named &ldquo;Extreme Wow Suite&rdquo; is the hotel&rsquo;s hi-tech <em>pièce de résistance</em>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">This soundproof 195-square-metre palace is decked out with a 55-inch flatscreen television, DVD player, Bang &amp; Olufsen surround sound and DJ booth with dual turntables and vinyl collection.&nbsp;Now, they&#39;ve even permitted keyless room entry&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bypass-reception-desk-access-your-starwood-hotel-room-your-smartphone/news">via your smartphone.&nbsp;</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it in Google Maps">21 Ocean Way, Singapore; 65/ 6808 7288</a></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><em>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/future-hospitality-open-your-door-your-smartwatch-have-robot-concierge-service-and-reserve-your-deck">Have a robot butler do your bidding at the Starwood hotel of the future</a></em></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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/W%20Singapore%20-%20Sentosa%20Cove%20-%20Extreme%20WOW%20Suite%20-%20Hotel.jpg?1417518526" /> </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"> 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"> Hotel ICON </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> <p class="MsoNormal">This award-winning <a href="http://hotel-icon.com/#/our-story" target="_blank" title="Hotel ICON Hong Kong">262-room design hotel</a> literally goes &lsquo;Above &amp; Beyond&rsquo; with its upper-tier accommodations. On top of luxe common amenities &mdash; 40-inch television, Blu-ray player, Bose iPod dock, complimentary mini-bar and local calls via Wi-Fi &mdash; club rooms and suites include nightly access to a rooftop bar where you can sip <em>gratis </em>cocktails while soaking in postcard-perfect panoramas of Victoria Harbour. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><em><a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it in Google Maps">17 Science Museum Rd., Hong Kong; 852/ 3400 1000</a></em></em></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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hotel%20ICON%20-%20Hong%20Kong%20-%20Lobby.jpg?1417518526" /> </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"> 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"> Crown Towers </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> <p class="MsoNormal">The palatial crystal suite here doubles as a modern electronics showroom. If iPod docks and 50-inch plasma televisions with interactive entertainment in both bedrooms aren&rsquo;t enough, the living room ups the ante with an additional 60-inch gogglebox, Blu-ray player and 22-inch HP TouchSmart desktop. Should you have tech-related questions or, say, need help finding a chef to cook dinner in the suite&rsquo;s kitchen, a personal butler is at your beck and call 24 hours a day. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><a href="http://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/hotels/crown-towers/overview" target="_blank" title="Crown Towers hotel in Macau">City of Dreams</a>, <a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it in Google Maps">Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau; 853/ 8868 6868</a></em></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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Crown%20Towers%20Macau%20-%20Living%20Room%20-%20Hotel.jpg?1417518526" /> </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"> 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"> Andon Ryokan </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> <p class="MsoNormal">With its somewhat upmarket take on the traditional Japanese <em>ryokan </em>(inn), <a href="http://www.andon.co.jp" target="_blank" title="Japan&#039;s Andon Ryokan ">Andon Ryokan</a> scores for its high-end conveniences catered to those on a budget (relatively speaking; Tokyo<em> is</em> Tokyo). Rooms are spartan, yet have a television, DVD player, and free Wi-Fi, and though bathrooms are communal you can book a private Jacuzzi room embellished with pop art for free.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">We also like that cheap rentals of Ultra 4G pocket Wi-Fi devices are available&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;invaluable for staying plugged in with a fast connection on your smartphone or laptop while exploring the city.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it in Google Maps">2-34-10, Nihonzutsumi, Taito, Tokyo, Japan; 81/ 3 3873 8611</a></em></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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Andon%20Ryokan%20Hotel%20-%20Jacuzzi%20-Japan.jpg?1417518526" /> </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"> 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"> The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore </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>Bring an HDMI cable to arts-minded <a href="http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Singapore/Default.htm" target="_blank" title="The Ritz Carlton Singapore">The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore</a>, where you can&nbsp;stream your downloads on a flush-mounted 46-inch flatscreen television via a work-desk port. iPod docks are also in the room, while iPod Shuffles pre-loaded with self-guided walking tours of the hotel&rsquo;s impressive contemporary art collection are available from the concierge.</p> <p><a href="https://maps.google.com.sg/maps?ie=UTF-8&amp;q=Salisbury+Rd.,+Kowloon,+Hong+Kong%3B+852/+2920+2888&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=sg&amp;hq=852/+2920+2888&amp;hnear=0x340400ee6711d191:0xd5502a675f20fbe,Salisbury+Rd,+Hong+Kong&amp;cid=0,0,4295110881735578151&amp;ei=_gn7UeudHonEkQWf-IGwBA&amp;ved=0CMoBEPwSMAs" target="_blank" title="See it in Google Maps"><em>7 Raffles Ave., Singapore; 65/ 6337 8888</em>&nbsp;</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/The%20Ritz-Carlton%20Millenia%20Singapore%20-%20Bathroom%20Hotel%20View.jpg?1417518526" /> </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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asia’s 10 most tech-savvy hotels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These awesome stopovers almost love gadgets more than us. Almost... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" title="W Singapore Sentosa Hotel" alt="W Singapore Sentosa Cove Hotel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/W%20Singapore%20-%20Sentosa%20Cove%20-%20Marvelous%20Suite.jpg?1417518526" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Banyan%20Tree%20Macau%20Hotel%20-%20Exterior_0.jpg?1417518526" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/tv/10-tech-savvy-hotels-asia/feature#comments Docks and Speakers iPod and MP3 Tablets TV Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:22:41 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1425247 at http://www.stuff.tv Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company http://www.stuff.tv/my/prizm-streams-your-favourite-tunes-and-knows-when-you-have-company/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It will learn what you like and send over the tunes according to your tastes and the current setting </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="Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company" alt="Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/prizm.jpg?1416824045" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Smart speakers that know just what kind of music you like and plays different music according to how many people you have over? Sounds cool yet creepy but that&#39;s what new Kickstarter project Prizm claims to do.</p> <p>The little pyramid shaped speaker attachment (hence the name Prizm) just takes music from the cloud, namely from your Spotify, Deezer and Soundcloud accounts and relays them to your speakers.</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/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</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"> Your own personal pocket DJ </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>Each day when you interact with Prizm&#39;s app, it gets to know what songs you like, basically learning your musical tastes. It won&#39;t just start playing &quot;Come and Get Your Love&quot; when you&#39;re about to turn in, but will tailor it according to the time of day and how many people you have over as well.</p> <p>Thus, your playlist will differ widely between the music played as soon as you get up in the early morning or when you&#39;re having a house party and want it really loud.</p> <p>Speaking about waking up, Prizm can be set to wake you up to a different song each day or learn to gradually go to sleep when you do. Pretty neat, if we do say so ourselves.</p> <p>Seems Prizm is a cool concept for quite a few people seeing as its <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/prizm/prizm-turn-your-speakers-into-a-learning-music-pla" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> has already made twice its US$70,000 goal.</p> <p>The Prizm will go for US$169 (RM565) but you can get it slightly cheaper by backing the Kickstarter.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/hi-res-audio">Hi-Res audio fans, we know what you like</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/21/prizm-automatically-plays-music-you-like-to-transform-your-living-room-into-your-favorite-coffee-shop/" target="_blank">Techcrunch</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="567" height="425" title="Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company" alt="Prizm streams your favourite tunes and knows when you have company" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/prizm%2002.jpg?1416824045" /> </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/prizm-streams-your-favourite-tunes-and-knows-when-you-have-company/news#comments Crowdfunding Docks and Speakers Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:12:41 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1453823 at http://www.stuff.tv Naim Mu-so http://www.stuff.tv/my/naim-mu-so/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plenty of wireless speaker systems do a decent, musical job. But the Naim Mu-so can make a valid claim to be genuine hi-fi </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="1254" height="900" title="Naim Mu-so review" alt="Naim Mu-so review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Naim_Mu-so-06.JPG?1418972143" /> </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/whathifi" title="View user profile.">WhatHiFi</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are some fine products emerging in the world of wireless speakers, but none that could really be called &lsquo;hi-fi&rsquo; &ndash; until now.</p> <p>British manufacturing stalwart Naim has thrown its hat into the ever-widening wireless speaker ring with the Mu-so. It&rsquo;s an expensive piece of kit, no doubt, but it also lays claim to being as close to real hi-fi as a wireless speaker has a right to get. Not only that, but it&rsquo;s beautifully built and feels like a quality piece of equipment too.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beautiful build – especially that wonderful, tactile knob </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sounds great </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Chock full of streaming features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s expensive </div> <div class="field-item even"> The sound can thicken up a touch - but only at serious volumes </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review 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"> Looking good, feeling good </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 no mistake, this is a premium, stylish piece of kit. The brushed aluminium skin (over hi-fi speaker favourite MDF) lends a touch of class to proceedings &ndash; the aluminium has a practical purpose too, acting as a heat-sink at the rear of the unit.</p> <p>What wins it for us in the style-stakes, though, is the utterly gorgeous and tactile volume dial. It&rsquo;s illuminated and such a pleasure to use that you&rsquo;ll go out of your way to use it rather than the remote control. It&rsquo;s also the Mu-so&rsquo;s touchscreen interface, so as well as spinning it for volume, you can tap it for various functions &ndash; input select, pause/play, radio presets and so on. The display is clear, clean and classy, in keeping with the overall impression of the unit.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a choice of grilles too, if the standard black is a little too Hoxton for you. There&rsquo;s a choice of colours: vibrant red, deep blue and burnt orange.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/these-gorgeous-spherical-speakers-look-good-they-sound/news" target="_blank">These gorgeous spherical kebab speakers should sound as good as they look</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="5760" height="3840" title="Look colourful, sound colourful " alt="Naim Mu-So" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-19.JPG?1418972143" /> </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"> The ins and outs </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>Naim claims 450W of power lies under the Mu-so&rsquo;s hood &ndash; and we can quite believe it. The amps are driving high-tech speakers that use DSP technology developed from Naim&rsquo;s work with ultra high-end car manufacturer Bentley.</p> <p>You&rsquo;d expect plenty of options from such an expensive piece of kit, and Naim doesn&rsquo;t disappoint. The Mu-so will accept aptX Bluetooth, AirPlay, UPnP, and Spotify Connect &ndash; and it has internet radio on board too.</p> <p>If you want to go old-school and wire something in, there&rsquo;s a USB port that will charge and play Apple kit, an optical input and a 3.5mm analogue in. And, if your wi-fi signal&rsquo;s a bit flakey, there&rsquo;s an Ethernet port too.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/naim/naim-unitiqute-2/review">Naim UnitiQute 2 Review</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="5760" height="3840" title="Music whatever way you want it" alt="Naim Mu-So" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-08.jpg?1418972143" /> </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"> Tech Specs </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><strong>Power</strong>: 450W</p> <p><strong>Connections</strong>: Airplay, aptX Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Ethernet, internet radio, optical, USB</p> <p><strong>Remote</strong>: Yes</p> <p><strong>Finishes</strong>: Silver with black cover (coloured covers available)</p> <p><strong>Dimensions (hwd)</strong>: 12 x 63 x 25.6cm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 13kg</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-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"> Format factor </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 Mu-so has extensive file compatibility, supporting all the popular audio formats in which you might have your tunes stored, from low-res MP3s and Spotify streams to 24-bit/192kHz WAV, FLAC and AIFF files.</p> <p>If you want full-fat high-res (and you do) you&rsquo;ll have to go through the Ethernet cable &ndash; wireless high-res tunes are limited to (a still mighty fine) 48kHz.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/philips/philips-fidelio-e5-s-wireless-speakers-take-stress-out-surround-sound/news" target="_blank">Philips Fidelio E5&#39;s wireless speakers take the mess out of surround sound</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="5760" height="3840" title="Some fine-looking bodywork..." alt="Naim Mu-So" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-11.jpg?1418972143" /> </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"> Remotely interesting </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>There is a remote control supplied with the Mu-so, and it&rsquo;s responsive and simple enough to use. Having said that, if we weren&rsquo;t going manual with the knob, we&rsquo;d generally use the control app (iOS and Android) instead. It&rsquo;s neat and gives you full control over your music collection across smart and NAS devices.</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-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"> Yes, but how does it sound? </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 Naim Mu-so is no &lsquo;style over substance&rsquo; fly-by-night. The power behind this unit is stunning, driving songs along with sure-footed rhythm, loads of detail and plenty of deep, rumbling bass, the like of which we haven&rsquo;t experienced before from a wireless speaker. The scale of sound is huge for the size of the box &ndash; but it&rsquo;s not all bombast; there&rsquo;s subtle detail too and superb resolution retrieval with high-res tracks.</p> <p>A minor niggle occurs when you really turn up the wick on the Mu-so, when the sound thickens up just a touch &ndash; but we&rsquo;re talking really loud here, and there&rsquo;s never any hardness or brightness to things. At regular volumes, it&rsquo;s a beautiful, well-constructed sound that you just wouldn&rsquo;t expect from a &lsquo;wireless speaker&rsquo;.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/monitor-audio-airstream-s200/review" target="_blank">Monitor Audio Airstream S200 review</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="5760" height="3840" title="We&#039;ll be hitting that rhythm stick.." alt="Naim Mu-So" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-04.JPG?1418972143" /> </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"> Naim Mu-so Verdict </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 Mu-so is a superb piece of kit. Naim has chucked pretty much every feature you could want from this type of unit, and made it sound superb at the same time.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s pricey, yes, but it really is as close to hi-fi as we can imagine this type of unit getting &ndash; suffice to say, we think it truly does look, feel and sound its price.</p> <p><strong>REVIEWED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR SISTER SITE <a href="http://www.whathifi.com/" target="_blank">WHATHIFI.COM</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.whathifi.com/naim/mu-so/review" target="_blank">Read their full Naim Mu-so review here</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="5760" height="3839" title="Naim Mu-so review verdict" alt="Naim Mu-so review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Naim_Mu-so-1.jpg?1418972143" /> </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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first proper &lsquo;hi-fi&rsquo; wireless speaker? We certainly think so: looks good, sounds superb.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/naim-mu-so/review#comments Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Hi-Res Audio Mu-so Music Naim Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1453799 at http://www.stuff.tv The first Bluetooth speaker from B&W is transparently gorgeous http://www.stuff.tv/my/bw/hi-fi-specialists-bw-release-first-bluetooth-speaker/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “I’m ‘a do things AirPlay; AirPlay, or the highway”…it no longer sings </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 T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/t7%20main.jpg?1414433302" /> </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/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</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>A Bluetooth speaker? Pah-tooey! </strong><br />Are you going to clean that up? Because it&rsquo;s not our job to scrape your prejudicial sputum off the deck. And there are several reasons why the T7 Bluetooth speaker deserves more respect. For one, it&rsquo;s made by British hi-fi superstars Bowers &amp; Wilkins, AKA &lsquo;B&amp;W&rsquo;. For two, there are several very good AirPlay speakers in its showroom already, including the iconic Zeppelin speaker. And, for three, the T7&rsquo;s got some see-though bits and we bladdy love those.</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>See-through? I finger my snook and say this to you: &ldquo;&#39;Tis a gimmick.&rdquo; </strong><br />Well, B&amp;W says that the honeycomb structure is designed to minimise cabinet resonance, giving this handbag-sized speaker clean sound right up to its higher volume levels. Ditto the soft-touch rubber enclosure that surrounds it, and likewise the twin bass radiators, surrounded as they are by two 50mm drivers. The T7 has sufficient heft to it &ndash; 40g shy of a full kilogram &ndash; to make you believe that it might be capable of some notable bass action. One thing we do know: the T7&rsquo;s hexagonal halo reflects light in an intriguing way and the whole thing looks, feels and smells like quality.</p> <p><strong>Wait, what? You said &ldquo;smells&rdquo;.</strong><br />Oh, come on. Everybody smells new gadgets. (MacBooks, in particular, have an attractive high-tech smell. Give one a sneaky sniff the next time you&rsquo;re in an Apple store.) Surely you wouldn&rsquo;t ignore one of your most revealing senses when thinking of spending &pound;300 (RM1582) on a new wireless speaker?</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="B&amp;W T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/T7%201.jpg?1414433302" /> </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="B&amp;W T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/T7%202.jpg?1414433302" /> </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="B&amp;W T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/T7%203.jpg?1414433302" /> </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>Wait, what? You said &pound;300! </strong><br />Ah, yes. The T7 is a little on the pricey side. But remember all that stuff from earlier about the internal construction and materials. And it does have a whole wodge of lithium-ion battery built in &ndash; enough, says <a href="http://www.bowers-wilkins.com" target="_blank">B&amp;W</a>, for about 18 hours of playback at 75% volume. It has aptX codec Bluetooth, or you can connect your source physically using an aux-in socket. But, yes, you can certainly get cheaper Bluetooth speakers. Few of which, though, have see-through bits.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-lsx-70-speaker-and-lamp-rolled-one/news" target="_blank">Yamaha Relit LSX-70 is a Bluetooth speaker and a lamp rolled into one</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="B&amp;W T7" alt="B&amp;W T7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/T7%205_0.jpg?1414433302" /> </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/bw/hi-fi-specialists-bw-release-first-bluetooth-speaker/news#comments B&W Bluetooth Speakers Docks and Speakers Hot Stuff Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:37:09 +0000 Elissa Loi 1451369 at http://www.stuff.tv Bose speakers users in Malaysia, you have a special offer for Deezer Premium Plus http://www.stuff.tv/my/bose/deezer-premium-plus-lands-singapore-through-bose/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Your Bose speakers have finally paid off - 50% discount on your Deezer monthly subscription for a year </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="Bose speakers users in Singapore, you have a special offer for Deezer Premium Plus" alt="Bose speakers users in Singapore, you have a special offer for Deezer Premium Pl" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bose.jpg?1413788771" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>All you audio eccentric people can now rejoice &ndash; Deezer&rsquo;s just made its Premium Plus music service available in Singapore. But before your fast fingers start signing up on its website, there&rsquo;s something you need to know.</p> <p>The rollout (which also includes Singapore and Malaysia) will be in collaboration with Bose Corporation &ndash; meaning you&rsquo;ll need to own the Bose SoundTouch or SoundLink products to benefit from its special customer features and discounted subscription.</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-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/bose/deezer-premium-plus-lands-singapore-through-bose/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bose/deezer-premium-plus-lands-singapore-through-bose/news#comments Bose Deezer Docks and Speakers Music Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:57:27 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1450575 at http://www.stuff.tv 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