A Tombox ($200+) is old school looking speaker with a hint of eco-friendly sensibility paired with modern functionality. Powered by a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts over 300 hours on a single charge, a Tombox is an abandoned loudspeaker that was no longer appreciated and destined for the scrapheap, repurposed and transformed into sophisticated and modern, yet retro looking one-of-a-kind speaker ready to blast whatever sounds you chose once you attach something to its 3.5mm plug. Available in portable or stay right there sizes.
The SC-AP01 is the new Apple AirPlay speaker announced by Panathsonic that wirelessly streams music from your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Effectively allowing you to keep your device nearby, where it belongs. Making substantial progress from their innovative and industry first bamboo speakers in 2006, the Panasonic SC-AP01 speaker uses Nano Bamboo technology creating rich audio through the use of renewable materials. Aside from the eco friendly aspect of the SC-AP01 speaker, the bamboo based technology creates a three dimensional sound field providing you with sonic clarity and equal depth from any virtually direction. The Panasonic Airplay speaker SC-AP01 is expected to launch later this year in Japan $TBA.
Recently introduced to the global audience, Blue Microphones Tiki USB Microphone is billed as the first USB mic that accurately mimics the intelligence of human hearing. How is that possible you ask? The technological wonder workers over at Blue Mics have figured how to gear components of the portable USB microphone to focus on sounds you desire recording and to minimize sounds you don’t, through noise cancellation, voice isolation and auto-mute. Small enough to fit in your pocket, the Tiki mic is the perfect add-on component for recording audio when a portable voice recorder, iPad or other tablet are not enough for the task. Now you can record and listen to those all important multi-hour lectures in CD-quality sound.
The new JBL speaker dock has a mouthful of a name, but we can forgive it, because the JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay speaker dock takes full advantage of AirPlay, Apple’s wireless technology. Additionally equipped with a proprietary blend of JBL audio technology, which includes 360-degree HALO acoustics, the new JBL speaker dock provides you with wireless streaming ability for your iTunes library from your iPad, iPhone, iPod and your Mac or PC – basically from just about everywhere iTunes plays official. More over, the Wi-Fi enabled JBL On Air has a full-color LCD display, an FM Tuner, internet radio streaming capability and dual alarms so you and your bedside buddy can both “rise and shine” to your favorite beats.