For most, this post will not apply. For those with trucks and trailers – this is a game-changer. Gone are the days of having to hardwire a clunky brake controller inside of your tow vehicle. The Curt 51180 Echo plugs into your standard 7-way connector and communicates with your smartphone via an app. From the Curt Echo app, you can control brake sensitivity, braking power, and store several profiles. This setup becomes super powerful for...

Nostalgic buyers have been creating a market for for vinyl record players. Think of these throwback turntables as conversation pieces for the living room. The main downfall of most of these turntables is the fact that your accompanying amplifier doesn’t typically have a dedicated phono input. McIntosh has a fix with their MT1100 Turntable ($6,500) which has a phone pre-amp and hi-fi amplifier built-in. They even added Bluetooth and...

KNZ GoDuo Stereo Bluetooth Magnetic Speakers Split

Another bluetooth speaker? Sure, as long as it innovates and improves on the past generations. The KNZ GoDuo bluetooth speaker is pretty unique which says something in this crowded space. For example, the GoDuo’s are built tough, connect for easy carry, can be separated for wider stereo sound, and have magnetic bases. Video of the KNZ GoDuo speakers in action after the break. (more…)

The crowded market of Bluetooth speakers continues to grow. Bose is adding a new speaker to their SoundLink line with a tiny/portable speaker, the SoundLink Micro ($110). The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker is just 1.5-inches high and 3.75-inches square and weighs 0.64-pounds. We can expect to see this speaker for sale around...

The Raspberry Pi platform has been wildly successful selling over 12-million units since the first launch. The $5 Rasberrry Pi Zero was quite a hit but had most users adding Wi-Fi or Bluetooth modules and antennas. The latest, Raspberry Pi Zero W, has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a Proant antenna, and a CYW43438...

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...

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...

I am sure a large portion of these geeky awesome Star Trek TOS Bluetooth Communicators ($149) will end up safely stored with collectors. However, I can’t wait to see some dork guy using one in public. This is the first fully functional, museum replica quality, Star Trek Communicator. It is based on the original Star Trek series and pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled phone. It even has genuine sound effects and voice clips. The illuminated magnetic stand reads “U.S.S....

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...

Bluetooth 5.0 is coming to a gadget near you in late 2016 or early 2017. So what is new with Bluetooth 5.0? Worth caring about? I think so… ...