Adorable little Speakers. This is how 2011 can sound.
2010 was a great year in music. Guess we are all looking forward on what is coming up in 2011. Naturally, music has also to do with high-tech and sound engineering. Both, the quality of the sound and the situative fit of the device make the difference not to forget Design, a value of its own. Think about Loudspeakers, think about travel baggage – only the right equipment provides a pleasant journey. Same with enjoying music. Here are 4 fabulous Loudspeakers for different purposes, little Enhancers for your Day, for travelling, for your computer, for kitchen and garden and for always. All personally tested by the Frogfisher, all very much appreciated, all highly recommended.
1. For your Computer - Bowers & Wilkens MM-1 – HiFi Sound – Descret Design -Works also great with iPod.
Bowers & Wilkins MM-1. Thats what Bowers & Wilkins tell about it: “… They’re true hi-fi speakers, shrunk to fit on your desktop. So they don’t just look great – they sound amazing, transforming your computer into a superb hi-fi stereo sound system.” TheFrogfisher is using them since a couple of months. We must say: They are absolutely right about it. Get them in Apple Stores, at GRAVIS or other specialized dealers of HiFi and Computer.
2. For Travelling – WOWee ONE – Little Active Monospeakers – Incredible Bass – Long lasting Accu – very sexy.
The WOWee ONE is a compact portable speaker unit which provides a full range frequency response. It is intended for use as both a fixed and portable solution for all iPod, iPad, mp3, mp4, mobile phone and computer applications.
The WOWee ONE uses a hybrid technology of a standard speaker that delivers the mid to high frequencies, and a Gel Audio™ driver that delivers low end bass frequencies. The extended low frequency response of the Gel Audio™ speaker out-performs any similar size device by producing bass frequencies around 3 octaves below the low end cut-off of a traditional unit.
The unit is powered by an internal rechargeable battery and can deliver up to 20 hours of playtime per charge. It can be recharged via computer USB or a 5V USB power adapter using a plug. A built-in audio limiter allows the WOWee ONE to handle a wide dynamic range of signal inputs.
Sure we tested it. It is great fun! Looking for the right surface to place the WOWee on. Carton cases work great or the refrigerator with its thin metal case. Sound adjustement by placement. It works great! We desided for a very nice testing location called “Blue Corner” at Benaulim Beach, Goa, India. Accu lasts like forever, rough use, sand, beer, humidity – no problem. We love it! Never leave home without it. Buy WOWee ONE from their Website. Great model editions, Trusted Shop, Great Customer Service by the way.
3. For Travelling, for the Kitchen – Tivoli Audio PAL Speaker – Epic sound concept by Henry Klos – Unbeatable Design – Long lasting Accu – Robust Case
From their Website: “We’ve all owned things that bring on a smile just from looking at, holding, or listening to them. The Tivoli Audio® PAL® (Portable Audio Laboratory®) radio is, for many of our customers, one of those things.
Originally conceived as a portable version of the benchmark Tivoli Audio Model One® table radio, the PAL radio has taken on a personality all its own. “You won’t believe how great the speakers are on these portable AM/FM radios. You can hook up your CD or Mp3 player to share your music with your friends. They’re design marvels, acoustically and aesthetically.” (Oprah Magazine)
The PAL radio has a friendly exterior, with its small stance, simple controls and weather-resistant, rubberized cabinet that comes in any of four colors. It offers the same technological feature set as the Model One radio: a frequency contouring circuit for musically accurate tonal balance, 5:1 analog tuning dial, and the power to clearly deliver stations that elude many high-priced component systems. Its built-in NiMH battery recharges whenever the PAL radio is plugged in, and delivers up to 16 hours* of playback at a time. “Tivoli Audio’s PAL offers arguably the finest sound and reception possible from a portable radio.” (House & Garden)
As with all Tivoli Audio products, the PAL radio is compatible with iPod and other players. Comes with telescoping FM antenna, built-in AM antenna, replaceable NiMH battery pack, AC adapter, and stereo mini-cable. One year warranty.”
Frogfisher says: The Tivoli is certainly not cheap, but this is a true piece for a lifetime. The sound is mono and great, the bass is solid, Accu’s last 3-5 years in normal use and they are easy to replace. Even in rough use, the Tivoli will always remain as simply beautyful as it ever can be.
4. For Travelling everywhere – Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic – Simple, good, relatively unimposing, affordable.
Who wants to wear earphones that look like a science fiction movie; or been prescribed by the Otologist. Apple’s earphones are the most common and unagitated. Buy some of these rubberfoam pads for better hold and you are fine. Works good for phone calls with iPhone as well. Available in Apple Stores and Online.