Soundfreaq’s most powerful Bluetooth speaker is the Sound Platform 2, designed with the intention of being the ultimate home stereo system, you can boost your listening experience by wirelessly pairing two speakers together to create a stereo sound experience. The Platform 2 comes with two USB power ports, which is great if you are using your phone to stream the music, you can ensure you don’t have to sacrifice your battery life to carry on the party.
The GXBT180 is the baby brother to the BT280 but as is so often with the younger sibling, it is better looking, more fun and fits easier into a rucksack, measuring up at 86 x 86 x 110mm it is super compact and only weighs 340g, you can even put it in your pocket (jacket, not jeans). It comes in three colours, Red, Black and Blue just like its older sibling as well as that same, handy attachment loop for fixing it to your bag, bike, tent, whatever you like.
The GX-BT280 is from Sharpes portable speaker range and is available in three colours, Black, Red and Blue, this wireless speaker can be connected via Bluetooth 4.2 to your phone, tablet or any other Bluetooth device. It has a bold design with large obvious buttons, this makes it super easy for someone to connect and take over as DJ if they disapprove of the music.
It can sometimes be difficult to make electronics look beautiful but MyVQ had not trouble when it came to producing Rosie Lee, this stunning radio/speaker, blends real wood and premium PU leather. Available in Grey and Green Grass Oak, Grey and Limed Oak, Cream and Oak, Grey and White it is a beautiful piece to take pride of place in your, bedroom, living room or kitchen.
The Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones are interesting looking headphones, with a solid but light weight neck band and the earbuds, attached by a wire set higher up the band, not at the ends meaning it fits all shapes and sizes without the risk of neck band tugging on the earbuds. The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) aims to provide you clear sound in any environment allowing you to chill out during the noisy commute or drown out the daily chatter in the office with your favourite audio book.
The product of a collaboration between Adidas and Zound, the RPT-01s are the over the ear counterpart to the in-ear FWD-01s. The headphones are designed with working out in mind, and their sleek design, complete with the distinctive triple white Adidas lines, set them apart from the crowd. As well as the dark grey colour, the RPT-01s are also available in night grey and white. Although the material of the headphones feels and looks lightweight and bendy, it is surprisingly very durable.
Bluetooth speakers are a great advancement from the wired ones as they are convenient and easy to place anywhere. However, the main problem is that there are so many to choose from so it is rare that these speakers grab my attention. These little Sydneys from Urbanista were some that actually did. They are small enough to dot around my kitchen and have a nice tactile feel about them with their fabric covering. They have a good run charge of 5 hours after a 1.5-hour charge and they are water resistant so great to take out and about.
The Panorama T4 from Nektar is much more than just a keyboard. It can be used with any MIDI music application, and with most major DAWs it also benefits from in-depth integration with the programme which allows advanced levels of control for the user. These DAWs include Bitwig, Cubase, GarageBand, Logic, Nuendo, Reason, Reaper and Studio One.