Sonos App Breakdown Shows Mystery Touch-control Speaker

A technically gifted fan of the Sonos product lines has uncovered images of an unannounced speaker by pulling apart one of the company's music control apps, finding renders of something sleek and white and practically buttonless inside. Read More >>

This Floating Speaker Shows You Soundwaves as it Plays

It might look a little bit like someone caged HAL in a wooden frame, but this is in fact an elegant speaker, where a spherical sound source sits suspended from its own cubic frame, so you can see how sound forces it to move. Read More >>

The World’s Simplest Speaker is Silkscreened On a Piece of Paper

From afar, designer Coralie Gourguechon's work looks a little bit like macaroni art—or at least a very abstract collage. Up close, though, each piece is an extremely simplistic but entirely functional electronic device. Even this paper-cone speaker. Read More >>

Touchy-Feely Speakers Hint at the Future of Haptic Interfaces

Touchscreens are flat and hard by necessity, thanks to their dense layers of glass, conductive metal, and capacitors. But as haptic interfaces start to appear in commercial gadgets, touchscreen devices are poised to become even more… touchy. Enter Eunhee Jo, a British Korean designer who’s spending the next year as a designer in residence at London’s Design Museum, and who specializes in haptic interfaces. Read More >>

Become a DJ at Any Moment With This Svelte Splitter

The boyscouts pretty much nailed it when they coined the motto "Be Prepared to DJ." And Swedish headphone manufacturer Urbanears wants to make that possible with Slussen, an audio jack splitter and app combo. Read More >>

An Alien Lander Speaker Dock is Your “I Love Playing the ET Soundtrack on Repeat” Deal of the Day

Fancy a new set of computer speakers that look as though they might have crawled out of some kind of alien landing craft and are hell bent on destroying your mind via your ears? Course you do, you muppet. Read More >>

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Sweet-Sounding Gifts for a Music Lover’s Sonic Snobbery

For people who are obsessed with music—no matter what kind—the gear they use to listen to hot tunes is sacred. Good headphones, speakers, and accessories make a big difference when it comes to sound quality. And that stuff doesn't have to cost a fortune! Here's a batch of Giz-approved gear for your audiophile friends and family. Read More >>

Craftsman’s Bluetooth Toolchest Lets Grease Monkeys Keep In Touch

Gone are the days when a rolling toolchest only held tools. At CES Craftsman (which really should be updated to Craftsperson) unveiled its new Contour Powered Series Tool Storage that adds a charging station and a Bluetooth connected sound system. Read More >>

Bang & Olufsen’s New AirPlay Speaker Likes Music, Picnics, and Walks On the Beach

Bang & Olufsen's stylish AV gear usually gives the impression of wealth and affluence, but having just been revealed by the FCC, its new wireless AirPlay speaker comes across as looking just simple and quaint. Read More >>