Tangent http://www.stuff.tv/tangent/news en-GB Tangent's Classic Bluetooth speaker looks like a basking shark's mouth http://www.stuff.tv/tangent/ifa-2013/stunning-tangent-classic-bluetooth-speaker-looks-basking-sharks-mouth/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> …in a good way </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="Tangent Classic" alt="Tangent Classic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tangent-classic-2.jpg?1378737355" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are tons of neat Bluetooth speakers at IFA, not least Elipson's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2013/lenny-bluetooth-speaker-elipson-and-habitat-most-beautiful-thing-weve-seen-all-ifa/news">beautiful Habitat collaborations</a>. But Tangent's Classic stands above most for sheer design audacity.</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="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</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"> See my lovely red label </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 class="p1">Inside there are dual 40W mid/bass drivers, a pair of 25mm tweeters and a 5in subwoofer. Sound is streamed wirelessly to the speaker from you smartphone, tablet or laptop either via Bluetooth A2DP or lossless-quality aptX. There's also a 3.5mm analogue input and a USB port for charging up a gadget as it plays.</p> <p class="p1">The infra-red remote control is just as woody as the speaker, and there's a bundled lump of ply to use as a stand for your phone.</p> <p>You do pay for looks like this. It's €600 and does little else to justify that cost. We didn't get the chance to listen to it, but we're hoping it has the audio chops to back up its price. We'll let you know as soon as we do.</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="See my lovely red label" alt="Tangent Classic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tangent-classic-1.jpg?1378737355" /> </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="Tangent Classic" alt="Tangent Classic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tangent-classic-side.jpg?1378737355" /> </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="Tangent Classic" alt="Tangent Classic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tangent-classic-remote.jpg?1378737355" /> </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/tangent/ifa-2013/stunning-tangent-classic-bluetooth-speaker-looks-basking-sharks-mouth/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tangent/ifa-2013/stunning-tangent-classic-bluetooth-speaker-looks-basking-sharks-mouth/news#comments Hi-Fi & Streaming IFA 2013 Tangent Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:00:46 +0000 Will Findlater 1426406 at http://www.stuff.tv Tangent Quattro MKII http://www.stuff.tv/radio/tangent-quattro-mkii/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The original Quattro took the internet radio world by storm – can its successor do the same? </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="600" height="292" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tangentmk2_0.jpg?1364299717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The original incarnation of the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Tangent-Quattro/" target="_blank">Tangent Quattro</a> announced itself in some style, scooping an Award from our sister mag <a href="http://www.whathifi.com" target="_blank">What Hi Fi?</a> and becoming a class-leader among the first-generation of web-friendly tuners. </p> <p>At the time it was a refined, classily styled machine with the level of performance to match. The MKII version has had some minor internal and external tweaks and looks to continue the good work of its predecessor.</p> <p><strong>A DAB-free zone</strong></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"> £180.00 </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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><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> </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"> A classy internet and FM radio, but lacks the extra sparkle needed to become top dog </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/tangent-quattro-mkii </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/radio/tangent-quattro-mkii/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/radio/tangent-quattro-mkii/review#comments Quattro MKII Radio Tangent Fri, 27 Feb 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12059 at http://www.stuff.tv Tangent Quattro http://www.stuff.tv/tangent/tangent-quattro/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best-looking internet radio player around, but how does it handle those all-too-often low-bandwidth stations? </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="3522" height="2682" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TangentQuattroWalnut_0.jpg?1364299972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We love internet radio: tune into its thousands of stations and your mammoth washing-up session becomes a voyage of musical discovery. And with looks to rival Vita's excellent R2 DAB radio, Tangent's table-top Quattro has all the credentials to make it one of the best.</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"> £180.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><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> </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"> If you can find the right spot for it, this internet pioneer is a fine companion for a leisurely stroll around the planet's radio stations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/tangent-quattro </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tangent/tangent-quattro/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/tangent/tangent-quattro/review#comments Quattro Streaming Tangent Wed, 09 Jan 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8943 at http://www.stuff.tv