This 2013 CES Innovations honoree will finally give you enough motivation to find all those unused wall outlets hiding behind your furniture. Considered a progeny of the old Apple iPod speaker docks, the JBL SoundFly Air ($199) is an AirPlay-enabled Wi-Fi speaker that connects to your iOS devices without the necessity of the dock. Just plug the speaker in to any of the recently discovered wall outlets (preferably one under your roommate’s bed), make sure your Wi-Fi connection is active and that AirPlay is enabled, then start playing any sort of music characteristic of a rave concert. And with its small size, stealth won’t be an issue.
Home By on Aug 10, 2012
If your girl is one of those NVENs (No Visible Electronics Nazis), this table warrants serious consideration. Mela & Vanamo introduce the Kaikuuu01 table sound system, an Apple Airplay compatible table with speakers and radio integrated into the table itself. Made out of Canadian maple with a glass top, the only sign of tech with this thing is the AC cord that stealthily comes out of one leg. If that’s not good enough for your woman, well then, no sex for you!
Tech By on Apr 4, 2012
Celebrate springtime and Easter with the inexplicable act of shoving candy and gifts into a basket. The Logitech UE Air Speaker ($400) is the first weaponized sound wave launcher (minus the weaponized part), and the perfect basket stuffer. Plug-and-play is a standard for the Air Speaker, but its true talents lie in the “Air” part of its name. Using a compatible phone, Mac, or PC, you can control what solemn church hymns you wish to blast via a downloadable app. Multiple users can access the app, so struggle with your friends over which remix of “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?” to play. Logitech is to sound as Romans are to Jesus: mainly, they nailed it.
Tech By on Nov 23, 2011
In yet another crushing blow to the IWA (International Wire Association), there is now another cool wireless way to stream music, as iTunes users can stream their music to the Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air powered speaker system. The G-17 wirelessly connects with any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses iTunes, letting you crank up that Celine Dion* the second you walk through the door. AirPlay technology allows multiple speaker systems to function simultaneously, so if your heart needs to go on in the bathroom, set up a G-17 in there too, boss. The built-in speakers include a pair of 3/4″ aluminum tweeters with Klipsch’s Tractrix horn technology that produces clear, crisp sound, while the pair of 2-1/2″ long-throw woofers bring the bass. Enjoy the freedom for $549.
* Your secret’s safe with us.