Remember on Mad Men when Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce opened up shop, and Roger Sterling's office got the mod makeover? If AirPlay and iPhones were around in the 1960s, Wren's V5AP would have no doubt scored a spot right next to the vodka. But this speaker dock isn't just pretty; it's got the goods, whether you're listening to Sinatra or Daft Punk.
We've got cases for your new iPhone, cases for your old iPhone, and everything in between. You like color? We've got color. You want protection, we've got protection. You want a refurb Mac Air, heck yeah, we got that. Suffice to say, we gotta little something for everyone.
We expected a glut of MacBook Airs to hit the refurb market once Apple announced a refresh of the super light laptop. There's a range of Airs out there for the discerning person in the laptop market who isn't necessarily concerned about the latest and the greatest and they're all incredibly reasonably priced. That, and more, in this week's price slash-o-rama.
Get some Air! MacBook Air, that is. This week we've got a great selection of Apple's lighter than light laptop collection at great refurb prices, plus we've got all kinds of cases and a few speaker treats that are sure to delight.
We haven't yet divined time travel or even colonized Mars, but we can fit all of our audio needs inside a coffee cup. Both Divoom's Bluetune-solo and Boombotix's Boombot2 are small Bluetooth speakers priced at under $80, but do they have enough oomph to rock your world?
The way we listen to music has changed dramatically over the last decade. The rise of the MP3 and shrinking costs of storage mean that for the vast majority of us, our music collections live on a hard drive somewhere, rather than in crates or on shelves.
Small Bluetooth speakers don’t care if your device has Lightning or 30-pin, or even if it’s a Mac or an Android phone. You can stream music from any Bluetooth device, and the audio-in lets you connect anything with a headphone jack. You won’t be blowing anyone’s hairpiece off with the sound, but they’re portable enough for travel.
At first glance, the Logitech UE Boombox looks a bit like something Judy Jetson would carry to a beach party on an asteroid. It’s all smooth curves and brushed aluminum, evoking the Mac Pro’s cheese-grater aesthetic, as well as mid-20th-century design.
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but, well...your computer speakers probably suck. Don’t worry, you’re not alone; most desktop speakers and even many surround-sound systems are designed to minimize size and cost, with sound quality coming in at a distant third in terms of priority. And for many users, that’s just fine. For general computing and most gaming, fidelity isn’t quite as important as, you know, just getting the sounds to your ears. But if you create multimedia, or do anything that requires detailed, accurate sound reproduction, Cerwin Vega’s XD3 speakers deliver great performance for a reasonable price.