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Apple isn’t always first to the game with gadgets, but they are often one of the better options. I am sincerely hoping this is the case with their latest entry into the smart speaker arena. Apples latest gadget is the HomePod ($349) which is landing in the US, UK, and Australia in December of this year. The speaker does similar tricks as the Alexa and Google Home speakers but should blow them all away when it comes to sound quality. At least that is the pitch. You simply talk to the speaker like you would with Siri on your iOS...

Take your karaoke game on the road, or just about anywhere for that matter. The Reacher Portable Karaoke Machine ($27.99) makes it easy and inexpensive to have impromptu karaoke sessions. No expensive karaoke bar needed to rock out. This tiny karaoke machine pumps out pretty solid sound, has multiple connection options including Bluetooth, 3.5mm AUX line-in, microphone jack, Micro SD card slot, and USB. It even includes a tiny microphone. Battery...

I have lived in apartments and condos with walls so thin I could hear my neighbors daily conversations and other things. Things I didn’t want to hear. And I am sure they could even hear all of the noise we made on our side of the paper thin walls. I have never been so self conscious about my shower singing. Now imagine if you were practicing singing, guitar, flute, or playing video games. Especially at odd hours. Yep, you would not make the neighbors happy. Unless...

Apparently the 1980’s trend of big “portable” boomboxes is making a comeback, with some modern technology of course. Think Bluetooth portable speaker on steroids, basically a Bluetooth Boombox. Apparently this trend has been developing steam… news to me. Some how I ended reading online reviews of the Aiwa Exos-9 ($299) and had to dig a bit...

This strange touch-sensitive musical instrument, dubbed the Otamatone, is right up there with the kazoo. Kinda neat but not gonna get you into your local band. Easier to explain with a good old fashioned video, after the break. ...

If you are one of the many folks waiting patiently for your Apple AirPods ($159), wait no more. The AirPods are finally amiable for sale at the online Apple store. Order now, for delivery by December 22nd, and you can surprise someone with a cool holiday gift. * Well that was quick, deliveries already slipped to December 29th. Don’t fear the retail Apple stores will be getting some in next week. * ...

First off – this one is worth watching. This is OK Go’s “The One Moment” music video which is about four minutes long but was shot entirely in one 4.2 second clip with a high speed camera. Hit the “continue reading” button below for the video. ...

Every now and then a product mashup comes along that just makes sense. On paper, the Evoplus Q9 fits that bill. This 2-in-1 gadget plugs into the cars 12V cigarette lighter port and provides two USB charging ports. One port charges at 1-amp and the other at 2.1-amps (5V).  That alone is a useful product, but the Evoplus Q9 delivers more with a built-in Bluetooth headset. This Bluetooth 4.1 headset fits neatly into...

Are these the best “inexpensive” headphones available? They just might be considering how well reviewed they are. The Status Audio HD One Headphones ($49) are all about the (wired) sound. No logos, no celebrities, just sound. Join the 100,000+ customers enjoying premium sounding, beautifully constructed headphones at a fraction...

There is no shortage of options when it comes to Bluetooth speakers. The Vers Audio 1Q is worth a look from a style standpoint. Specs are ok but aren’t particularly amazing. Bluetooth 2.1, a 3.5mm auxiliary input, 30-foot range, and a 6.5-watt 2-inch speaker. Battery...