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Gadget Corner: Speaker Docks/ Portable Speakers

Amazon Echo

March 21, 2015 by CI Staff

Internet-connected speaker features voice-activated commands to ask questions, listen to music, create shopping lists in the cloud and more.

Braven BRV-X Rugged Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

February 21, 2015 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Bluetooth speaker with an IPX7 waterproof rating and shockproof rubber exterior.

Cambridge Audio Minx Go Portable Audio System

October 19, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Portable high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker with built-in battery.

Outdoor Technology Turtle Shell Bluetooth Speaker

September 21, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Rugged, dust-proof and water-resistant Bluetooth speaker.

Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 wireless speaker system

July 27, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

High-end speaker with wireless music streaming via Bluetooth and AirPlay.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker Comparison: Braven BRV-1, Jabra Solemate and SuperTooth Disco Twin

June 1, 2013 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Head-to-head comparison of three portable Bluetooth speaker systems.

Braven 600 Bluetooth Speaker

June 30, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Portable, wireless speaker with speakerphone functionality and device charging capabilities.

Satechi ST-69BTS Audio Cube Bluetooth Speaker

May 19, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Exceptional audio quality in a compact, wireless package.

Jawbone Jambox

January 28, 2012 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

The Jambox uses the “core analog acoustics” of the foxL, with a modified enclosure. Head-to-head, the two deliver a very similar listening experience. In the end, the biggest difference is in design and visual appeal.

soundmatters foxL v2.2 Bluetooth Speaker

August 27, 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Portable speaker offering a wireless Bluetooth connection.

Jensen JiPS-250i Rocker Docking Station for iPad, iPod and iPhone

January 2011 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

Ever since the iPad was introduced in 2010, a flood of accessories have come to market to help users get the most from this piece of technology. However, one niche that seems to have gone under-served is speaker systems.

Klipsch iGroove SXT iPod Speaker System

April 2010 by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

With seemingly everyone these days owning an iPod personal music player, a booming cottage industry has sprung up providing a variety of accessories.