Tiny speaker promises to brave whatever you throw at it
Portable speakers are great, but there's still usually some sort of caveat. They're portable with an asterisk -- generally intended for indoor use, or outdoor use in "optimal conditions." If you lead an outdoorsy lifestyle, however, rarely will you be in "optimal conditions." That's why EcoxGear came up with the EcoPebble, a durable little speaker that can go wherever you do.
Portable speakers available in varying sizes and colors
Design-focused audio company, Nude Audio, has announced the global release of its debut collection of four portable speakers in the 'Move' line. The speakers' design are intended to compliment popular sports fashion aesthetics, and are named akin to clothing size standards. The 'Move S' is the line's smallest speaker, able to fit into one's pocket, and available in both Bluetooth and wired versions. 'Move M' is able to produce more bass, and 'Move L' offers the ability to fill a room with a full sound. Each speaker is equipped with a bright carrying cord and durable silicone sleeve. Retailing between $30 and $100, the three Bluetooth speakers and one 3.5mm wired speaker are expected to be available in late August 2013.
New protective iPad sleeve and cases
Long Live Books and Philips have already expanded their range of accessories for the iPad. Philips has introduced several new products, ranging from protective cases to audio devices. A soft reversible sleeve protects the device from bumps and scratches, offering either a red or black exterior depending on which side the user chooses. The second iPad guard is a soft neoprene and leatherette case utilizing a fold-over flap to help keep the iPad in place. The leatherette material also provides extra protection for the glass screen.
SurfaceSound speakers attach to surfaces
Tunebug at CES unveiled a new line of mobile speaker products, the Shake and the Vibe. Both products feature are claimed to generate sound waves that pass through different surfaces. Shake is a portable sound generator that is said to replicate surround sound within many bike and skateboard helmets. Users can connect the device to iPods, MP3 players, mobile phones, as well as any other portable music device that utilizes Bluetooth technology or audio cables. It features a rechargeable battery with up to 5 hours of playback, while recharging requires a USB cable.
Gear4 StreetParty III
Following up its DUO iPod dock released earlier this month, UK-based Gear4 has now released the StreetParty III, a portable speaker system that charges and plays Apple's docking iPods (including the iPod touch) and all other digital audio devices via a 3.5mm audio jack. The StreetParty III can be folded flat for easy portability, and relies on four AA batteries for music on the go.