Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac

We’ve covered the Apogee ONE here before, but now the recording rig has a big brother: the Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac. Check out this list of I/O: MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector) DC power supplies charge to iPod … (More)

Pioneer A4 Wireless Speaker

If someone were to ask me what the best AirPlay speaker setup is, in most cases I would point them to the Sonos system. It’s super easy to set up, especially if you want multiple speakers throughout your house. But … (More)

TC-11 for iPad

TC-11 is a trippy, fully programmable, multitouch synthesizer app for iPad. Rather than fiddling with a bunch of knobs, you interact with the app by tapping and dragging your fingers around the screen. The sounds produced by the synthesizer depend … (More)

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Speaker System

The Bowers & Wilkins ‘zeppelin’ family of speakers has always been a popular lineup, and for good reason. Each one has an interesting design, they all sound fantastic, and B&W continually adds awesome new features with each revision. The latest … (More)

The Vamp

Got an old-school stereo, but don’t want to add an AirPort Express to get AirPlay working with it? Well, if Bluetooth audio is your jams, this Kickstarter project might just be the ticket. The 4 watt peak single channel amplifier … (More)

The Battle of the Buds

Apple’s newish, poorly-named EarPods are more comfortable than their old built-in white earbuds, but I still don’t enjoy wearing them for any amount lengthy amount of time. Mostly because I have tiny ear canals and the white ear pieces that … (More)


The microphones built into iDevices are…okay at best. They’re perfectly suitable for capturing your personal memos, but not exactly something you’d use to record live music or interview someone with. The iXY mic by RØDE aims to solve that problem, … (More)

Logitech X-140 Computer Speakers

I recently bought a set of Logitech X-140 computer speakers for my desk at work, and so far, I’m impressed with them. I know what you’re thinking — why did someone who links to awesome stuff 7 days a week spend … (More)

Zooka Bluetooth Speaker

Recently I posted about the Soundbender, which is a lo-fi way of redirecting an iPad’s audio output towards you rather than out into the air. For anyone looking for a more robust solution, I’d recommend the Zooka Bluetooth Speaker. It … (More)

Bowers & Wilkins A7 Wireless Music Speaker System

There are a ton of AirPlay speakers out on the market, but the Bowers & Wilkins A7 Wireless Music Speaker System stands alone. According to Lex Friedman at Macworld, it sounds incredible. And it should, for $800. So, what does … (More)

Traktor DJ for iPad

While there are several “DJ apps” out there for the iPad, Traktor DJ is unique. Instead of presenting turntables on your tablet’s screen, this $20 app shows the waveforms of your selected tracks, allowing you you to touch your music … (More)

Bem Wireless Speaker Trio

Now here is an interesting take on a Bluetooth speaker design. The Bem Wireless Speaker Trio is a set of three 6-inch-cubed speakers plus docking station. Once the speakers have been paired with your Bluetooth device, they can then be … (More)

SoundBender for iPad

We’ve all done it. You know, cupped our hand over an iPad’s speaker so we can hear the audio better. But that makes for an awkward holding experience, which is why the SoundBender is so nifty. It attaches via a … (More)

Samsung HW-E450 Wireless AirTrack Sound Bar

Hot on the heels of Chris’ post yesterday, Tools & Toys reader John sent me a link to the Samsung HW-E450 Wireless AirTrack Sound Bar. The Samsung Soundbar boasts a slim design with a separate subwoofer. It’s designed to mimic … (More)

Sonos Playbar

Sonos is well-renowned for their awesome wireless speakers that are almost effortless to set up and use, and now they’re releasing a three-feet-wide soundbar called the Playbar. This thing packs six midrange speakers and three tweeters inside, as well as … (More)

Cleartones Minimal Ringtones

You know what can ruin a nice date or a business meeting? When you get a call and your phone starts blaring “Call Me Maybe” as you quickly fumble around to silence it even though the damage is already done. … (More)

Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Bookshelf Speakers

These lovely speakers have recently been dubbed The Wirecutter’s favorite bookshelf speakers, and they’re not alone in this opinion. The speakers are currently rated 4.7/5 stars on Amazon (out of 43 reviews) and everyone seems to agree that the sound … (More)

DigiTech iStomp

In the flourishing world of iOS hardware accessories, the $229 DigiTech iStomp might be the coolest. The iStomp is a guitar effects pedal lets you download new pedals right from your iPhone. The app comes with ten pedals out of … (More)

Apogee ONE for iPad & Mac

The Apogee ONE is a new outboard device for the iPad and Mac that allows capturing audio over USB easier than ever. The ONE works with GarageBand, MultiTrack, Spotify or any Core Audio-compatible app on iOS or OS X. It … (More)

Moog’s Sub Phatty Synthesizer

Moog is the name when it comes to awesome synthesizers, and the company has a new, smaller offering coming out in March. The Sub Phatty includes 31 knobs and 25 keys, less than you’ll find in more expensive models; however, … (More)

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