Docks and Speakers http://www.stuff.tv/sg/docks-and-speakers/features en-SG Get groovy with the new Beats range in Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/get-groovy-new-beats-range-embargoed-until-6pm/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audiophiles, pump up the volume, and feel the Beat(s) </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="Beats by Dr. Dre " alt="Beats by Dr. Dre " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/url_1.jpg?1397613863" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dance, dance, to the beats, beats, beats.&nbsp;Okay, we&rsquo;re not going to sing the entire Black Eyed Peas song, but the 2014 Beats by Dr. Dre range reveal&#39;s got us in the mood to celebrate.</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="/sg/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"> The Pill Dude </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 consumer electronics company has unveiled a headset, Pill, Beatbox, and accessory range for 2014, but the one so hot it meltued us into a pool of mush is the Pill Dude.</p> <p>The little monster is a beats Pill speaker docking station (you place the newly launched Pill 2.0 or original pill speaker in his mouth) that comes in a variety of colours &ndash; red, white, and black &ndash; and expressions.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s a gap at the back of his head too, for you to access the audio and charging ports.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lemming for one? He retails at S$80, and is available at all major authorised dealers.</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="The Pill Dude" alt="The Pill Dude" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/acc-dude-pill-red-zoom-front.jpg?1397613863" /> </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 Beats Studio Wireless and Beats Executive </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>You can&#39;t talk about Beats without talking about its headsets.</p> <p>What we all love about the Beats headset range is its active noise-cancelling functionality; nobody really wants to have to listen to annoying ambient noise, right? Say goodbye to those wailing babies.</p> <p>The Beats Studio Wireless and Beats Executive were designed for just that, optimising listening experience by blocking out noise from your surroundings, ensuring that you are able to indulge in your music fully.</p> <p>Regardless of whether you are an executive or a student, the Beats Studio Wireless and Beats Executive will take you from noisy rooms, to tarmac, and even boardrooms. &nbsp;They also boast ergonomic bellows and soft ear cups for maximum comfort through hours of your favourite playlists.</p> <p>The Beats Studio Wireless is priced at S$590, while the Beats Executive is available for S$490. Grab yours from all major authorised dealers.</p> <p>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/beats-drdre/luke-wood-beats-we-want-raise-sound-quality-bar/feature" target="_blank">Luke Wood from Beats wants to raise the sound quality bar</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="The Beats Executive" alt="The Beats Executive" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rgK6fRgJ2eVl-LS6QUqu-av1_uNs2z2RYXJD-GlbtFo.jpg?1397613863" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="The Beats Studio Wireless " alt="The Beats Studio Wireless " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/overear-studio-wireless-black-zoom-bottom_0.jpg?1397613863" /> </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/sg/beats-drdre/get-groovy-new-beats-range-embargoed-until-6pm/news#comments Beats By Dr.Dre Docks and Speakers Headphones Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:55:06 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435470 at http://www.stuff.tv Glowdeck is the smartphone dock that does it all http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="/sg/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 goal (S$38,048). With 20 days on the clock, it&#39;s raised US$100,000 (S$126,829). Pledges for a Glowdeck Beta &ndash; which gets you access to the online beta portal &ndash; start at US$190 (S$240). 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/sg/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/sg/glowdeck-smartphone-dock-does-it-all/news#comments Docks and Speakers Hot Stuff Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:26:17 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1435246 at http://www.stuff.tv Soundwall showcases the art of good sound http://www.stuff.tv/sg/soundwall-showcases-art-good-sound/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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="/sg/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 (S$1200) to the 40&times;60&rdquo; Epic for US$2499 (S$3165). 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/sg/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/sg/soundwall-showcases-art-good-sound/feature#comments Docks and Speakers Hot Stuff Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:54:53 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433959 at http://www.stuff.tv NYNE lifestyle speakers boom their way to Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nyne-lifestyle-speakers-come-booming-singapore/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fresh from their unveil at CES 2014, these NFC-enabled speakers are ready to impress audiophiles here </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="3757" height="2814" title="NYNE lifestyle speakers come booming into Singapore" alt="NYNE lifestyle speakers come booming into Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Nyne%20Cruiser%20on%20Bike%20%281%29.jpg?1394423923" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>NYNE, a company that specialises in lifestyle oriented speakers, have brought their line of speakers here to Singapore after their unveil at CES 2014.&nbsp;</p> <p>There are four models in total, from the slightly portable NYNE Bass to the ultraportable NYNE Mini. With a wide range of colours and some far out designs, they&rsquo;ll definitely be more hip than your typical grey box of a speaker. Because looks are everything now, right?</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="/sg/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-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NYNE Bass (S$359) </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 NYNE Bass is the company&rsquo;s largest speaker of the bunch, measuring 13.5 x 7 x 6.25 inches. Not exactly what you&rsquo;d call portable, but it does comes with a hidden carrying handle, making it somewhat easier to lug around.</p> <p>It features 20 watts of output power, 10-hour battery life, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and a built-in microphone, making it good for just about anything. The best part is, it even has a 4400mAh battery that you can use to charge your mobile device.&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="567" height="425" title="NYNE Bass" alt="NYNE Bass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NYNEBASSGY_MAIN.jpg?1394423923" /> </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"> NYNE TT (S$299) </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 TT is what NYNE calls its travel speaker. Armed with a 16-watt output, the TT also comes with Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a built-in microphone.</p> <p>What makes the TT different though, are its travel features. It has its own easy-to-transport carrying case with a shoulder strap, allowing you to carry it like a handbag, should that appeal to you, and an international AC adapter with four international plugs. Similar to the Bass, it has an internal battery (2200mAh) to charge your mobile device, and can play up to 10 hours of music.</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="NYNE TT" alt="NYNE TT" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NyneTT_blackRed.jpg?1394423923" /> </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"> NYNE Cruiser (S$159) </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>This 10-watt speaker was designed with the biker in mind. Its handlebar clip allows users to mount the speaker on everything from bike handlebars to exercise machines, and even baby strollers. Junior&#39;s gotta have his tunes, right?</p> <p>With NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 it&rsquo;ll definitely be able to connect to any smartphone with ease. And with four colours to choose from, you can&rsquo;t say it&rsquo;s boring.</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="NYNE Cruiser" alt="NYNE Cruiser" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NYNECRUISERGR_MAIN.jpg?1394423923" /> </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"> NYNE Mini (S$99) </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>Good things come in small packages, and the NYNE Mini tries to do just that. This 5-watt speaker, unlike the other three NYNEs, doesn&rsquo;t come with NFC. Neither does it have Bluetooth 4.0, opting for a Bluetooth 2.1 connection instead. It does have a built-in microphone though, and a choice of 4 colours. It&#39;s also the most portable of the bunch.</p> <p>All the NYNE speakers come with a one year warranty and are available now.</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="NYNE Mini" alt="NYNE Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/NYNEMINIWPL_MAIN.jpg?1394423923" /> </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/sg/nyne-lifestyle-speakers-come-booming-singapore/news#comments Docks and Speakers Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:30:00 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433401 at http://www.stuff.tv Aether Cone: a clever twist on portable wireless speakers http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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="/sg/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 S$510) 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/sg/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/sg/aether-cone-clever-twist-portable-wireless-speakers/news#comments Docks and Speakers Hot Stuff Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:28:52 +0000 Elissa Loi 1433454 at http://www.stuff.tv X-mini collaborates with colette on a Playboy x Hello Kitty speaker http://www.stuff.tv/sg/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 <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="/sg/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/sg/x-mini-collaborates-collete-playboy-x-hello-kitty-speaker/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/x-mini-collaborates-collete-playboy-x-hello-kitty-speaker/news#comments Docks and Speakers Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:33:07 +0000 Nigel Yap 1433222 at http://www.stuff.tv Give your home’s aural landscape a Bose with SoundTouch http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bose/give-your-home-s-aural-landscape-bose-soundtouch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New wireless sound systems will drastically improve the atmosphere of your digs, no strings attached </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="Give your home’s aural landscape a Bose with SoundTouch" alt="Give your home’s aural landscape a Bose with SoundTouch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/soundtouch.jpg?1389952251" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Home lacking in aural ambience? Bose&#39;s first-ever wireless speakers will stream the music from your many sources.</p> <p class="p2">The SoundTouch 30 (S$1099) packs a bumping new woofer to power rich sound all through your cave. Should you have space constraints, the smaller SoundTouch 20 (S$639) will tuck away nicely in a corner of your home, amp up its appearance with its sleek design, and power a natural sound experience.</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="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liven up your digs </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 SoundTouch Portable (S$639) measures a paltry 6&quot;x10&rdquo;x3&quot; for convenience. Don&rsquo;t knock its small build, the speaker is capable of far-reaching sound for as long as its rechargeable battery will last.&nbsp;Also, iThing-slaves, the SoundTouch family is entirely Airplay-compatible, so go crazy.</p> <p>Accompanying the SoundTouch family is Bose&#39;s free SoundTouch app, available on&nbsp;Android, iOS, Mac OS and Windows platforms.&nbsp;It demonstrates a better memory than most of us,&nbsp;allowing users to preset up to 6 channels and&nbsp;remembering up to the last 50 searches for you to add to the preset list. Stream your music from your own audio file hoard or delve into endless music journeys with internet music stations and services like Spotify or Deezer.</p> <p>Need some sound now? You&rsquo;ll have to practise some patience, though they are available for pre-order from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.atlasestore.sg/" target="_blank">Atlas e-Store</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="1481" height="1110" title="Give your home’s aural landscape a Bose with SoundTouch" alt="Give your home’s aural landscape a Bose with SoundTouch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/soundtouchportable_0.jpg?1389952251" /> </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="234" height="400" title="Give your home’s aural landscape a Bose with SoundTouch" alt="Give your home’s aural landscape a Bose with SoundTouch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bose%20SoundTouch%20app.jpg?1389952251" /> </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/sg/bose/give-your-home-s-aural-landscape-bose-soundtouch/news#comments Bose Docks and Speakers Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:57:13 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431394 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-wireless-speaker-blasts-your-senses-sound-and-light/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yamaha packs pulsing lights and crystal clear audio into its magical totem pole </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" alt="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-relit.jpg?1389957581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Yamaha has announced that its wireless Relit speaker is now available for gadgeteers looking for an audio solution that&rsquo;s a little&hellip; different.</p> <p>The 1.1m metal tower promises clear CD-quality music streaming thanks to aptX Bluetooth support, and there&rsquo;s also an AUX-in for a more traditional cable setup.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Available in a black or brown leather finish, the Relit also contains an internal light source which pumps out an &lsquo;aura of light&rsquo; that reacts to the music that&rsquo;s currently playing.</p> <p>An accompanying app also offers timer, sleep and playback controls if you don&#39;t fancy using the included remote, and six-step adjustable LEDs will let you crank up the brightness depending on your mood.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="716" height="538" title="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" alt="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/relit-close.jpg?1389957581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="716" height="538" title="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" alt="Yamaha Relit wireless speaker blasts your senses with sound and light" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/relit-2.jpg?1389957581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-wireless-speaker-blasts-your-senses-sound-and-light/news#comments Bluetooth Speaker System Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Yamaha Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:53:54 +0000 Nigel Yap 1431378 at http://www.stuff.tv Eclipse TD-M1: the best-looking AirPlay speakers yet? http://www.stuff.tv/sg/eclipse/ces-2014/eclipse-td-m1-best-looking-airplay-speakers-yet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The curvy wireless speakers your desktop deserves are coming very soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Eclipse TD-M1: the best-looking AirPlay speakers yet?" alt="Eclipse TD-M1: the best-looking AirPlay speakers yet?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/eclipse-td-m1.jpg?1389381990" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Eclipse has been making speakers for years, but the Fujitsu-owned company has just launched what might be its most exciting pair of noise-makers yet.</p> <p>The TD-M1 package consists of two compact and beautifully designed desktop speakers with built-in amplification, a high-quality DAC and wireless AirPlay capabilities that allow them to jive nicely with iOS devices and iTunes-toting computers. There&rsquo;s even an iOS app for full remote control via an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.<br />&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eggs-actly the sort of speakers we want to own </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>AirPlay playback supports CD-quality audio, but if you&rsquo;re a golden-eared audiophile who demands the finest <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/why-you-should-be-pumped-about-and-just-bit-sceptical-hi-res-audio/feature" target="_blank">Hi-Res Audio</a> the TD-M1s have you covered too: the DAC supports studio master quality sampling rates of 192kHz/24-bit for sources connected via USB.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re itching to try these out for ourselves, so look out for a review in the near future. Eclipse says the speakers will be on sale from February, but we don&rsquo;t know an SG price yet. In Japan, however, the price will be 131,250 yen, which currently converts to S$1595.<br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Eclipse TD-M1 " alt="Eclipse TD-M1 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/eclipse-td-m1-2.jpg?1389381990" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/eclipse/ces-2014/eclipse-td-m1-best-looking-airplay-speakers-yet/news#comments CES 2014 Docks and Speakers Eclipse Wed, 08 Jan 2014 21:23:23 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431025 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips cuts the cords with deluge of fresh wireless audio kit http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips/ces-2014/philips-cuts-cords-deluge-fresh-wireless-audio-kit/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Dutch company debuts new speakers and headphones galore at CES, most of them using Bluetooth for wire-free sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="E2 Fidelio Wireless Studio " alt="E2 Fidelio Wireless Studio " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Philips-Fidelio-E2_2.jpg?1389381819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good news, music fans: Philips has unveiled a bevy of new audio gear at CES, most of it wireless.</p> <p>The Dutch company kicked things off with the E2 Fidelio Wireless Studio speakers, an elegant pair of Bluetooth and aptX-equipped columns that can be painlessly paired with mobile devices via NFC. They also feature an HDMI connection, which means you can easily hook them up to home cinema or gaming sources. Look out for the E2 package come Q1, priced at around &pound;300 (S$630).</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="/sg/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let&#039;s go outside </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Next up is the BR-1X speaker, a portable model designed for both in- and outdoor use (it features modes designed for both environments &ndash; indoor focusses on detail and clarity, outdoor on loudness). Each speaker comes with dual two-inch drivers, and you can daisy chain several of them together for a bigger sound. They&rsquo;ll be out from this month, priced at &pound;100 (S$210) each.</p> <p>The final speaker, and the most portable of the lot, is the Dot. It&rsquo;s a palm-sized speaker that&rsquo;s battery-powered, ruggedised and splash-proof and can be turned off quickly by simply turning it upside down. Despite its dinky size, Philips claims it can pump out powerful audio, so all in all it sounds ideal for camping or beach trips. It&rsquo;s out in February, priced at &pound;60 (S$125).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips BR-1X speaker" alt="Philips BR-1X speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-BR-1X-Khaki.jpg?1389381819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Dot speaker" alt="Philips Dot speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-Dot.jpg?1389381819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Foldies or Frames? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Also announced today are two pairs of headphones: the Bluetooth-equipped Foldies (out April, &pound;100 (S$210)) and the Frames (out June, &pound;100-&pound;110 (S$210-S$230) depending on finish). The Foldies are wireless and &ldquo;inspired by vintage road bikes&rdquo;, while the Frames are more lightweight. Both sets of cans fold up for easy storage and feature 40mm drivers.</p> <p>Look out for our reviews of Philips&#39; new generation of audio kit in the coming months.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Frames headphones" alt="Philips Frames headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-Citiscape-Frames-Headphones---tortishell.jpg?1389381819" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/philips/ces-2014/philips-cuts-cords-deluge-fresh-wireless-audio-kit/news#comments CES 2014 Docks and Speakers Headphones Philips Wireless headphones Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:09:59 +0000 Elissa Loi 1431005 at http://www.stuff.tv Bang & Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback like Sonos does http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/bang-olufsen-s-essence-one-touch-remote/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This pretty little thing is going to give the dominant music streamer maker something to worry about </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback like Sonos does" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback l" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Bang%2001.jpg?1389191105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">We tend to be wary when companies use the word revolutionise to describe its products and services. Bang &amp; Olufsen&rsquo;s BeoSound Essence system is an exception.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Its new BeoSound Essence system, announced at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014</a>, is a natural extension of B&amp;O&rsquo;s interest in the wireless segment. Essence consists of two components - a wall-mountable circular aluminum remote and a media box that supports AirPlay and DLNA streaming. The latter is also integrated with Spotify Connect, QPlay and if you&rsquo;re feeling random, an internet radio for you to live dangerously in the world of music. Any existing B&amp;O speakers, both wired and wireless, can be connected to the system.</p> <p dir="ltr">Once these components are connected, the magic happens. The remote, acting like light switches, turns the system on or off, changes the volume, skips tracks and switches radio stations. Re-activating the system won&rsquo;t reset everything - it remembers exactly where you left off and resumes playback. Multiple remotes can be connected to the system, so you can litter them in each room and trigger your playlist when the fancy kicks in.</p> <p dir="ltr">This is a B&amp;O system, so don&rsquo;t expect it to be budget-friendly. The system costs US$995 (S$1266), and each additional control unit will empty US$200 (S$254) from your wallet. B&amp;O is expecting a Spring shipping date, with more details to be revealed nearer to its launch date.</p> <p dir="ltr">Via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whathifi.com/news/bang-olufsen-essence-makes-listening-to-music-as-easy-as-turning-on-the-lights" target="_blank">What Hi-Fi</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/07/bang-olufsen-to-take-on-sonos-with-the-1000-essence-streaming-system/" target="_blank">TechCrunch</a></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - all the big stories, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback like Sonos does" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback l" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bang%2002.jpg?1389206850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback like Sonos does" alt="Bang &amp; Olufsen’s Essence is a one-touch remote that’ll simplify music playback l" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Bang%2003.jpg?1389206850" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/bang-olufsen-s-essence-one-touch-remote/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/bang-olufsen-s-essence-one-touch-remote/news#comments CES 2014 Docks and Speakers Wed, 08 Jan 2014 04:02:07 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430941 at http://www.stuff.tv Loewe Speaker 2go http://www.stuff.tv/sg/loewe/loewe-speaker-2go/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A S$599 Loewe speaker? Oh look you&#039;ve fallen off your chair. Pick yourself up and read on to see how close to Bluetooth speaker perfection it gets </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="Loewe Speaker 2go review" alt="Loewe Speaker 2go review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Loewe%20Speaker%202go%20Front%20High.jpg?1389150545" /> </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="/sg/users/verity-burns" title="View user profile.">Verity Burns</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Loewe is known for making high-end kit that isn&rsquo;t exactly concerned with budget. Expensive tellies, pricey speakers &ndash; chances are you won&#39;t be plumping for Loewe unless you&rsquo;ve got some serious cash to spend. A thrifty Loewe fan is about as rare as an invite to a pimps &#39;n&#39; ice cream party. &nbsp;</p> <p>Not so with the Speaker 2go Bluetooth speaker. At S$599 it really is the cheapest way to buy a piece of premium portable sound.</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"> S$599.00 </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">8 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"> Sexy, portable design </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sounds powerful, fun and well-balanced </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Charges your smartphone </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"> Lacks that last bit of clarity </div> <div class="field-item even"> Speakerphone isn&#039;t great </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"> Solid as a rock </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>You only need to pick up the Speaker 2go to know it&rsquo;s from good stock. Its aluminium build makes it feel solid and reassuringly weighty, but not so much that it&rsquo;s a bother for any but the weediest of arms to carry around. It&rsquo;s a minimalist design, but a striking one - all clean lines and a nicely machined grille, with just a smattering of buttons and an NFC tag along the top for easy pairing.</p> <p>Ports around the back include an aux-in for hardwiring devices and a USB input, though this is for charging your phone or tablet rather than playing music from it. It&rsquo;s still a useful feature to include on a portable speaker, although it obviously has an impact on the otherwise eight-hour battery life.</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="Loewe Speaker 2go review" alt="Loewe Speaker 2go review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Loewe%20Speaker%202go%20Rear.jpg?1389150545" /> </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"> Feeling Blue…tooth </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>Loewe has done away with the AirPlay found in its pricier AirSpeaker and opted purely for Bluetooth instead &ndash; a clever choice since the Speaker 2go is more likely to be used away from home, when Wi-Fi might be hard to come by.</p> <p>The Bluetooth onboard is of the aptX variety, so compatible phones, tablets and computers are able to wirelessly send tunes to it in close to CD quality, and you can connect up to five devices at once. We found it to be stable in playback, easy to connect and the NFC pairing is a nice touch for those with devices that play nice with it.</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="Loewe Speaker 2go review" alt="Loewe Speaker 2go review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Loewe%20Speaker%202go%20Buttons.jpg?1389150545" /> </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"> Look, no hands </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>It&rsquo;s not all about music, though; the Speaker 2go also doubles up as a speakerphone so you&rsquo;re able to take hands-free calls. It offers echo-cancellation for improved clarity, and a voice-optimised microphone that sits along the top.</p> <p>From our experience, it&rsquo;ll do for the odd call that interrupts your music, but we wouldn&rsquo;t go out of our way to use it &ndash; it sounds a little on the muffled side on anything less than a perfect line, and unless you&#39;re close to the speaker, your mum won&#39;t be able to hear what you&#39;re saying no matter how loudly you bawl at her. Still, it&#39;s no deal-breaker.&nbsp;</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="Loewe Speaker 2go review" alt="Loewe Speaker 2go review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Loewe%20Speaker%202go%20Rear%20High.jpg?1389150545" /> </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"> The power of Loewe </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>Play some music and you get quite a performance out of this little box. There&rsquo;s 40W of power to be had from two full-range drivers and a sub, and it&rsquo;s not shy about showing it off - you can crank it up pretty loud without risking distortion.</p> <p>Bass is rich and articulate, and goes impressively deep considering the wee size of the device - it never sounds boomy or out of control, either. In fact, it&rsquo;s a really well balanced listen &ndash; something of a rarity in this field &ndash; and the deep bass slots in nicely with a clear, energetic mid-range and detailed treble.</p> <p>That said, the Speaker&#39;s 2go&#39;s sound gets close to Bluetooth speaker perfection but falls just short. It does lack the spaciousness and articulation of the very best of its rivals meaning more complicated tracks lack a touch of clarity, and are at risk of sounding a little dynamically squashed and disorganised &ndash; especially at louder volumes.</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="Loewe Speaker 2go review" alt="Loewe Speaker 2go review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Loewe%20Speaker%202go%20Foot.jpg?1389150545" /> </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"> Hearing things from a different angle </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>The Speaker 2go has a hidden trick up its sleeve to help it project its sound further. To see it, press the top of the speaker downwards and you&rsquo;ll reveal an integrated pop-up rubber stand that appears from the bottom.</p> <p>This tilts the device up by exactly 7.5&deg;, which Loewe says helps to disperse the music around larger rooms. It doesn&rsquo;t look much, but it does actually make a difference, and helps your music sound more direct.</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-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"> 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>Loewe has done a grand job of pouring all the premium quality and attention to detail of its larger, pricier products into the Speaker 2go. It looks the part, feels well made and is quite the looker to pull out of your bag on your next camping trip, festival or BBQ.&nbsp;</p> <p>It manages to dodge any tubbiness in the bass and steers clear of brightness in the treble to make for a well-judged, well-rounded listen &ndash; not something wireless speakers are often that good at.&nbsp;</p> <p>Its speakerphone feature may well be best avoided, and it doesn&rsquo;t quite have the same dynamic punch, clarity and subtlety of rivals such as the Philips Fidelio P9 or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-music-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Ultimate Ears Boom</a>, but it&rsquo;s a thoroughly likeable, listenable sound, and at S$599 that makes it a pretty tasty buy.</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="Loewe Speaker 2go review" alt="Loewe Speaker 2go review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Loewe%20Speaker%202go%20Front%20Left.jpg?1389150545" /> </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-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </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>A beautifully built speaker with a powerful, well balanced sound that just lacks the out-and-out clarity and subtlety the very best around<br />&nbsp;</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/sg/loewe/loewe-speaker-2go/review#comments Docks and Speakers Hi-Fi & Streaming Loewe Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:48:43 +0000 Elissa Loi 1430939 at http://www.stuff.tv The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audioorb-perfect-sound-bubble/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may now cease that lifelong search for peace </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="845" height="634" title="The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble" alt="The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/audioorbs.jpg?1389092517" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s no need to book a temporary trip to Kiribati to get away from it all when you can have the <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/audioorbs/" target="_blank">AudioOrb</a> at your eternal disposal for the respite you need.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dock yourself </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Step into the AudioOrb - a Plexiglas sphere outfitted with 18 speakers - to tune out the world. While it doesn&rsquo;t seem to have a door to shut out noise, spherical spaces are purported to be able to almost completely block external noise out by virtue of how they&#39;re shaped.</p> <p class="p1">If the thought of spending time cloistered in a glorified human-sized hamster ball frays your nerves, consider this: the AudioOrb is also comfortably padded out with Tempur memory-foam pillows to make you feel like you&rsquo;re stretched out on a glorious bed of kittens.</p> <p class="p1">Peace comes at a premium though; there are only two AudioOrbs available via Indiegogo for the nerve-rattling price of US$15,000 (S$19,045) each. Guess we&rsquo;ll have to stick with noise-cancelling earphones then.</p> <p class="p3">Source: <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/audioorbs/" target="_blank">Indiegogo</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="766" height="575" title="The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble" alt="The AudioOrb is the perfect sound bubble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/audioorbs1.jpg?1389092517" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/audioorb-perfect-sound-bubble/news#comments Docks and Speakers Tue, 07 Jan 2014 07:57:28 +0000 Elissa Loi 1430841 at http://www.stuff.tv It's an audio bonanza from Samsung for CES 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/ces-2014/its-audio-bonanza-samsung-ces-2014/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung will attempt to wow audio enthusiast with these 5 offerings come CES 2014 </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/F750_large.jpg?1388714128" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Samsung is set to expand its wireless streaming audio system with the Shape M5 speaker&nbsp;&ndash; taking on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-music-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Stuff Gadget Award winner</a>&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sonos/sonos-play1/review" target="_blank">Sonos Play:1</a>.</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="/sg/users/cheryl-bates" title="View user profile.">Cheryl Bates</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"> Shapely 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>Looking &lsquo;shapely&rsquo; as the name suggests, the Shape M5 wireless streaming audio system will be making its debut at CES this year; being smaller than it&rsquo;s brother the M7 it packs the same wireless audio tech but features a bit of a driver downgrade with only three drivers rather than five as per it&rsquo;s larger sibling. Able to connect to your LAN network through a Shape hub wired to your router and controlled via the Shape mobile app, they&rsquo;ve also thoughtfully made available a connect box that hooks up your old school analogs to come under wireless control as well.</p> <p>Shape compatible soundbars the HW-H750 and the HW-H600 will be also on the scene, with the H750 made to sit unobtrusively under your LCD and is capable of 320W of sound while the H600 sound stand is made for plonking your TV on top of it while it churns out multi-directional 4.2 channel audio.</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="426" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SHAPE_M5.jpg?1388714128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="426" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/H600-sml.jpg?1389620947" /> </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"> Home Entertainment </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>Coming with six speakers, a subwoofer, an amplifier with both analog vacuum tubes and digital amps on top of a Blu-ray player capable of 4K upscaling, the HT-H7730WM system is set to deliver up to 9.1 channels sound using the brand new DTS Neo: Fusion II codec.</p> <p>Also making its debut will be Sammy&rsquo;s MX-HS8500 GIGA system. With 2,500W of power and twin 15-inch subs, it&rsquo;s also built for travel with a retractable handle and wheels to get around. It&rsquo;s also got the very same visual flair as its predecessors to dazzle away, the system pretty much is touted to have enough oomph to rattle your windows and wake the dead.</p> <p>More to come at CES so stay tuned!</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/01/samsung-audio-ces-2014">ENGADGET</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/H7730-sml.jpg?1389620947" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="426" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GIGA_0.jpg?1389620947" /> </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/sg/samsung/ces-2014/its-audio-bonanza-samsung-ces-2014/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/ces-2014/its-audio-bonanza-samsung-ces-2014/news#comments CES 2014 Docks and Speakers Samsung Soundbars Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:22:57 +0000 Nigel Yap 1430593 at http://www.stuff.tv WIN! Two Mook portable speakers worth $107 each. We've got 5 pairs up for grabs [Competition now closed] http://www.stuff.tv/sg/win-pair-mook-portable-speakers-worth-107-each/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No one likes wires. But everyone likes winning something cool. Which is why we&#039;re giving away five pairs of the newest capsule speaker to come out of Singapore </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="Mook Spiggy portable speakers. The newest capsule sound to come out of Singapore" alt="Mook Spiggy portable speakers. The newest capsule sound to come out of Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mook-Contest.gif?1394595818" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wireless? Check. Compact? Check. Awesome sound? Can.&nbsp;</p> <p>What more could you ask for? FM Radio? Ok. An SD card slot? Done. Bluetooth streaming? Of course.&nbsp;</p> <p>Who wants a pair of free capsule speakers worth $107 each? Mook has given Stuff.tv readers the chance to win. We&#39;ve got five pairs to give away. Simply <a href="https://docs.google.com/a/haymarket.com/forms/d/16dD1oAz_GTxYQrVu9sLPPpii9kLQSekgYA69CUhm3TA/viewform" target="_blank">click here to answer a simple question and join the lucky draw</a>. 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