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BOOMBOTIX REX Review: Can It Survive the Ultimate Ruggedness Test?

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I was recently given a BOOMBOTIX REX ($119.99-$129.99) trial unit to experiment with. I warned the folks at BOOMBOTIX that I was going to be rough on it, but I honestly had no idea just how roughly that little speaker was going to be treated. You see, when it arrived, my infant son instantly appropriated it as his own—he LOVED the silky smooth, grippy texture the speaker had, and he also completely dug the cool geometric shape of the thing. It was light enough and small enough that his little baby hands could hold it and turn it over and over, while I tried to keep him from gnawing on it with his new front teeth. Read on to find out just how the REX fared under the baby torture test...



Review - Jongo S3 Wireless Speakers

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Pure is an audio speaker division under Imagination Technology, the wizards of low-power, high-performance SoC technology including PowerVR—the graphics capability we enjoy in our iOS devices. It might seem surprising that their tech portfolio includes a line of wireless speakers until you consider the low-power, performance, and portability of the Jongo lineup. Pure has wireless streaming speaker products ranging in the 20–100W range of output, all of which are attractively styled and innovative inside and out. The Jongo S3 ($229) is the 20W "little speaker" of the family that can be paired up with partner speakers of the same ilk. Don't let their size fool you, these scrappy little speakers produce quality sound at almost any volume!



Review: Do the SMS Sync On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones Live Up to Their Reputation?

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We’re pretty big fans of SMS headphones here at iPhone Life. My colleagues and I have all written favorably about these headphones in the past, and you can read our various reviews by clicking HERE, HERE and HEREThese premium quality cans are very deserving of their “Studio Mastered Sound” name; they not only sound phenomenal, they rival some of the best studio headphones on the market. And as if that weren't enough, they are extremely durable and well-constructed so as to last for many, many years. This time around I'll be focusing on SMS Sync On-Ear Bluetooth headphones ($229.95), and while they are undoubtedly excellent headphones, you'll have to read on to find out if they are really worth their price tag.



CES 2014: Fugoo’s Waterproof Speaker Puts Fashion First

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Once upon a time, if you wanted a rugged, waterproof tech accessory, it was going to look the part. Oftentimes that would include a bulky form factor and a militaristic look that, needless to say, wasn't everyone’s cup of tea. Nowadays we have far greater options when it comes to accessories that are both extremely rugged as well as stylish. The Fugoo waterproof speaker is one of those options.


CES 2014: House of Marley Rocks the Show with Liberate Bluetooth Line

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House of Marley's booth was full of woodsy, organic goodies this year, and visiting them is always a treat. This year along with positive vibrations and bumping live music, House of Marley also had some impressive new, consciously crafted audio products to show off! If you don't already know, one of the defining qualities of House of Marley is their dedication to and skill at crafting high-quality audio gear that feels great and performs phenomenally, while being fabricated almost entirely from their patented, Eco-friendly, upcycled materials and natural woods. In fact, if there were an iPhone Life magazine award for Most Eco-friendly Audio Tech Company, I'd have to nominate House of Marley.



CES 2014: Korus speakers bring 100 Watt sound with wireless innovation!

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I like things that are simple. No wires, no fussy setup and updates. Just plug it in and press play. Korus is producing speaker technology to go head to head with other boutique wireless speaker products, and doing so without annoying lag or cumbersome setup. The V600 ($449.99), and V400 ($349) speakers were both on display at the show, and we got an up-close look and listen of these attractive new speakers. The sound of course was as superb as touted (as much as listening to them on the show floor is possible), but the cool thing is that they use neither Bluetooth nor WiFi to stream, but a frequency-hopping algorithm patented by their engineering team.



Coach Guitar - Learn to play guitar without theory or tabs

Coach Guitar - Learn to play guitar without theory or tabs

Paris, France - Manomaya SAS today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Coach Guitar 2.0.1, an update to its visual guitar teaching app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Coach Guitar is solely based on a visual method so users can learn how to play popular songs on their acoustic guitar without knowledge of either music theory or tablature. Coach Guitar includes songs for all levels of ability including Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.


Holidays greetings from AppAnnex LLC

Holidays greetings from AppAnnex LLC

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

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The holiday season is in full swing, and for those of you still looking for that special gift for the audiophile in your life, we’ve  put together a roundup of choice apps and gadgets that can't go wrong!

 

* Don't forget, the iTunes App Store allows us to gift apps as well as music!



Sing Sharp - Personal Singing Teacher in Your Pocket

Sing Sharp - Personal Singing Teacher in Your Pocket

Christmas songs singing lessons ♪ ♫♩♪ …Sing# tunes your singing like a human teacher !!

Sing Sharp's What You See Is What You Sing™ technology shows your pitch real-time as you sing along; you can see if you're singing on-pitch or off-pitch immediately! Sing Sharp allows you to practice your singing technique wherever and whenever you want.

Sing your heart out with confidence, and impress your families and friends this holiday seasons. Practice before you go caroling this Christmas.

This brand new app is FREE, and even professional singing teacher uses it daily to practice for perfect pitch.

In the App:
1) Vocal Range (check and practice to expand your lowest and highest pitch)
2) Warm Up (simple to full scale exercises for all levels singers)


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