The first thing that strikes you when you see the Sphere 6 speaker is the visual design, it looks great with clean lines, circular grilles and chunky body and will get noticed in any room. The leather handle makes it easy to move around and the angled feet give it a sturdy foundation. It can store up to five different internet radio stations from all over the world as pre-sets, music can be streamed from the free TIBO app that supports Spotify, TIDAL, Napster, TuneIn and iHeartradio etc.
The StreamR portable speaker, by Pure, claims to bring together the best of Bluetooth streaming, digital radio and Alexa voice technology. This is basically three devices in one, with a whole host of functions that are, for the most part, easy and straightforward to select. Like any device with multiple purposes on offer, you need to learn your way around the StreamR, but Pure has done a great job of trying to make this as simple and user-friendly a little speaker as possible.
The Iota Alpha speakers from Neat are a dark horse among the more ‘high-end’ stereos on the market. With their strange looks, almost like a cross between a tumble-drier and a half-finished robot from a 50’s TV show, it’s easy to think that their sonic output will be similarly whacky. However, these little knee-high speakers have got a few surprises inside that shatter these mocking first impressions.
December might not be the ideal time for parties outside but there’s something wonderful about being snuggled around a fire with a blanket, beer, and your mates - alternatively you can wait another 6 months for the temperature to peak before venturing outside. Either way, the KS Diggit is ready when you are.
The Zero Chill from Jam has a unique design to make it stand out from the crowd at the party. It is available in Grey, Blue, Blue Camo, Cream Soda and Black with an unusual sloping top, fabric carry loop and large “X” “-“, and “O” buttons. It has a powerful range when connected via Bluetooth of up to 30m which means you can take photos from a distance of your mates dancing around like fools without interrupting the music at any point.
WOW create a whole host of water based inflatable fun, the majority of products being things you have to grip onto for dear life whilst being pulled along the water by a boat, any crazy outdoor party needs to be accompanied by some awesome tunes and WOW have got you covered. The WOW-Sound is made for all the hazards of the outdoors, it is fully waterproof, shockproof and dustproof (IP67 definition is it is totally protected against dust ingress and protected against short periods of immersion in water, waterproof for up to 30 minutes at a depth of one mete
The Addon T10 Generation 2 from Audio Pro is a rather striking wireless speaker - designed in either matte Black, White or Grey (we received the Grey version) and sporting a genuine leather handle with aluminium detailing. This simple yet attractive piece comes in at 166 x 320 x 180 mm, has a digital class D amplifier, 2x20W + 40W, 2 x ¾” textile dome tweeter and a 5.25” woofer. You can connect devices via the 3.5mm Aux or over Bluetooth standard V4.0.
Being a natural night-owl, I struggle to get to sleep. I often go to bed wide awake and try to relax by either reading, or listening to audio books or music. The problem is trying to get comfortable with either over-the-ear headphones or in-ear earbuds: the Pillow Speaker from Soft Tones aims to help combat this issue.