Lunatik Aquatik for the iPhone 6

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There are a billion choices when it comes to "waterproof" cases for the iPhone, but most are way too thick and clunky, defeating the purpose of having a razor thin phone. Lunatik's Aquatik give you protection against water and dust while still keeping a slim profile.

We're not just talking about protection from light rain showers, you can fully submerge Aquatik and still operate your phone. You also get an additional layer of screen protection a Gorilla Glass cover, an interior suspension core and impact bumper to protect your phone from drops, sealed ports, and Touch ID compatibility.

$79, Lunatik

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BeoPlay A2

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Bang & Olufsen might be a little late with their portable bluetooth speaker, but we think you'll ignore the fact once you see the specs. The A2 follows the beautiful styling of the Bang & Olufsen line with a minimalist aluminum shell design and a touch of full grain leather.

All the good stuff is on the performance side, of course. The BeoPlay A2 features their "True360" sound experience that puts dual speaker units on both sides so you'll be in the sweet spot no matter where you are. Most impressive is the A2's incredible battery life. On just one charge you get a full day's worth of juice.

$399, BeoPlay

Posted in Audio  

Audio-Technica ATH-DN1000USB

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If you spend a lot of time at your desk, odds are you have a good set of headphones to keep you going throughout the day. Audio-Technica wants to take that desktop pair to the next level with their all-digital ATH-DN1000USB headphones.

The headphones use big 53mm drivers that are capable of handling a wide frequency of sound and uses their Dnote DSP technology to get the best sound music from your digital tracks. The headphones plug right into your USB port and is compatible with Windows 7/8/8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks and later.

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Bowers & Wilkins T7

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British hi-fi experts Bowers & Wilkins take on the Jamboxes of the world with their new entry into the Bluetooth speaker market, the T7. The first thing you'll notice about the T7 is the unique honeycomb design that surrounds the main speaker unit. That's not just for looks, that "Micro Matrix" reduces vibration and distortion to give you the best sound possible.

Inside the speaker unit is a set of twin bass radiators to allow for well-rounded lows and two 50mm drive units pump out big sound from its small footprint. You also get a high quality DACs and custom DSPs for crystal clear audio at high volumes and the rechargeable lithium ion battery will keep your music going for up to 18 hours.

$349, Bowers & Wilkins

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Sony SBH60 Bluetooth Headset

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Anyone who's ever owned a Walkman will feel a bit of nostalgia when they see the SBH60 headphones from Sony. The retro-inspired cans are a 21st century update complete with Bluetooth audio streaming in a beautiful, low-profile design.

The headphones pack a bit of punch for such a compact design. They not only feature Bluetooth streaming and NFC, but can last up to 13 hours on a single charge for both music streaming and phone calls. The SBH60s are compatible with any A2DP compatible device and has a standard 3.5mm plug for tethered listening.

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Mac mini 2014

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So you don't need an iPad or a 5K resolution iMac, but are in the market for a reasonably priced desktop computer. You can thank your lucky stars as Apple introduced a new Mac mini today and their portable desktop is more affordable than ever with a price that starts at just under $500.

That gets you a 1.4GHz dual-core Core i5 processor, 4GBs of RAM, 500GBs of storage, and Intel's HD Graphics 5000 chip. Throw in a couple hundred more dollars and you get a 2.6Ghz Core i5, a 1TB hard drive, 8GBs of RAM, and Intel's Iris graphics chip. There's also a top of the line 2.8GHz model and all models feature dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Gigabit ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a SDXC slot.

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Posted in Desktop  

Alpine Headphones

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Mostly known for their car audio products Alpine branches out into a segment dominated by Beats by Dre with their own set of bass-heavy headphones. What's unique about Alpine's pair is the ability to connect to an app via Bluetooth to change the sound profile of your headphones. They've also created what they call "Full Frequency Immersion technology" that is designed to replicate the feel of live music in your headphones.

The Alpines are powered by a set of twin drivers and amplifiers and integrated DSPs. The Level App that works alongside the headphones not only customizes the EQ, but also scans your music and sorts and organizes playlists to your liking.

$299, Alpine

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iMac with Retina 5K Display

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The iPhone, the iPad, the MacBook, all of these products have had Apple's "Retina" display for some time now and there's always been a big void in that product line that has finally been filled today with the announcement of the iMac with Retina 5K Display.

This beast of a display will boast a resolution of 5120‑by‑2880 which gives you more resolution than 1080p and 4K with a little over 14 million pixels behind that 27 inch display. The standard configuration will have a 3..5GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, 8GBs of RAM, a 1TB Fusion Drive, and AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics with 2GBs of GDDR5 RAM.

$2,499, Apple

Posted in Desktop  

2014 iPads

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Apple introduced their newest iPads today and the highlight of the collection is the second generation iPad Air which is even thinner and introduces an anti-reflective display for 50% less glare. They've also brought in TouchID and a whole array of internal upgrades including a new A8X processor that makes the iPad Air 2 their most powerful tablet yet.

The new iPad Air also gets an 8MP camera with burst mode, Slow-Mo video, and the latest high speed Wi-Fi technology with MIMO. The iPad mini also gets an update with its own TouchID sensor and all models get new storage options and a gold colorway.

$399-$829, Apple

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Android Lollipop

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Google debuts its next generation mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google's biggest focus with Lollipop is consistency across all devices with a UI called Material that they say is more fluid and intuitive than ever before. You also get a deeper level of customization such as the ability to control when and how you receive notifications to battery saving features that extend the life of your device to up to 90 minutes.

Other new features include encryption that's activated right out of the box, the ability to use another Lollipop-powered phone to log into your phone to retrieve your contacts and messages if you lose your phone, and support for 64-bit devices. Lollipop will be available on the latest Nexus devices that were announced today and will also be compatible with the Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10, and Google Play edition devices in the weeks ahead.

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