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Skullcandy Collaborated With Budweiser On Limited Edition Air Raid Speaker

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Skullcandy x Budweiser Air Raid Speaker

Skullcandy and Budweiser have joined forces to create the ultimate party accessory, combining two party fundamentals – music and beer. Super-loud, drop-proof, water-resistant and treated with throwback graphics, this limited edition Air Raid holds up to the true meaning of vintage Americana – rugged and authentic.

The Skullcandy Air Raid delivers a remarkable range of sound without sacrificing quality. This rugged water-resistant and shockproof design can withstand everything from downpours at the beach to party fouls. And with a 14-hour rechargeable battery (with LED battery life indicator), it’ll keep things rocking all night long!

The limited edition Skullcandy x Budweiser Air Raid launched earlier this week at select retails. Only 1,000 units are being produced globally, so these bad boys won’t last long. If you want one, now’s the time to get it!

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Alpine Unveils 9-Inch Aftermarket Head Unit With Floating Design At CES

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Alpine HALO9 iLX-F309 in-dash system

Many of today’s newer cars come with huge infotainment screens (like the Lexus LC 500 with it’s 10.3″ dash-mounted screen). But if you’ve got an older car and want that big screen experience, you’re pretty much out of luck, as most single DIN and double DIN radios only give you so much space to work with.

Alpine Electronics came up with a unique solution to this common problem with their new 9-inch iLX-F309 in-dash system, which they debuted at CES this week. This AM/FM/audio/video receiver uses a 1-DIN chassis for installation, with a 9-inch touch screen “hovering” in front of the vehicle’s dash, allowing the oversized screen to be added to a variety of vehicles without the need for custom installation.

Installation of the Alpine iLX-F309 sounds like a breeze, as described here:

The 9-inch screen is attached to an adjustable mount connected to a 1-DIN chassis. Once installed, the screen and mount are fixed to the chassis for a sturdy installation. The screen hovers over or in front of the dash while its rear housing tapers off cleanly at the edges for a thin, modern silhouette. At its default position, the screen’s sliding mount is pushed out, sitting at a 90-degree angle and the bottom of the screen is centered with the 1-DIN chassis.

At this point, the screen can be angled at select positions to assist during installation, help with visibility, or move it away from other items on the dashboard. The screen can be positioned 20 mm back from its default position, to move it closer to the dashboard. It can be moved up or down 30mm from its default position and can be tilted up/down at a maximum of 45-degrees, depending on the position of the up/down location.

The iLX-F309 has a suite of entertainment features sure to please the most discerning of techies, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth streaming audio, HD Radio, SiriusXM, Alpine TuneIt App integration, AUX, HDMI, and rear camera inputs, and more. The system doesn’t include a CD or DVD slot.

If you’re interested in getting the Alpine iLX-F309 for your vehicle, you won’t have long to wait, as the system will be available at authorized retailers in February, with a suggested retail price of $1,100.

What do you think of the Alpine iLX-F309 with it’s 9-inch floating screen?

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This Is The Gravity-Defying Death Star Speaker You’ve Been Looking For!

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Star Wars Levitating Death Star Bluetooth Speaker

Unbound from the laws of gravity, Plox is bringing the might of the Empire to your home with the Official Star Wars Levitating Death Star Speaker. Amaze your friends and yourself as your Death Star speaker delivers 360 degrees of uncompromising sound for up to five hours on a single charge.

The gravity-defying orb combines 360° Bluetooth sound projection with an out-of-this-world levitation system using Plox’s force technology. This exclusive Star Wars collectible is the Death Star you’ve been waiting for.

This is a great sounding speaker that any Star Wars fan would want. Sadly, this model does not come with the planet-destroying super laser. Hopefully, they can add this to their later models. For now, you can only ‘blast’ some cool tunes.

The Empire’s ultimate weapon can now be yours. May the force be with you!

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Enjoy Untethered Music With The JBL E55BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

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JBL E55BT Wireless Headphones

It’s easy to get sticker shock when you’re shopping for a pair of premium Bluetooth headphones, as a quality set of cans will typically set you back around $300. But that’s not the case with JBL’s new E-Series wireless headphones, which bring the signature sound of JBL right to your ears, without breaking the bank.

We recently had a chance to test out their top-end JBL E55BT wireless over-ear headphones, which come in at a very reasonable $149.95, and we were rather impressed with them. They’ve got a sleek design (and comes in 5 stylish colors), are super comfortable, deliver great sound quality, and have a 20-hour battery life.

Style-conscious buyers will be happy, as the JBL E55BT’s are definitely sharp, especially if you opt for one of the brighter hues like red, blue or teal. As far as fit and comfort goes, I found them to be second to none, with generous cushioning in the headband and earpads that allowed me to wear them throughout the day without any sort of fatigue. That’s huge in my book!

JBL E55BT Wireless Headphones

But where these headphones really shined was in the audio department. Equipped with 50mm drivers, these E55BT are perfectly balanced, with excellent bass performance, and crisp, clear highs. I listened to all kinds of different tracks with them, and everything sounded great. The whole frequency range is very detailed and spacious, with good separation and such. Really impressive for this price point.

The E55BT also has built-in music control buttons on the right ear cup, which offer convenient management of music and calls. That’s right, you can take phone calls while using these headphones, though the built-in mic isn’t the greatest. Using the detachable audio cable (which has an inline remote control and microphone) is a much better option if you have to make a hands-free call.

During my time with the JBL E55BT headphones, I never had them run out of juice (or even have the warning come on for low battery), and I used them quite a bit. So I have no doubt that they do indeed live up to their 20-hour battery life. Furthermore, they can be recharged to full capacity in just two hours, so you won’t have to go without your tunes for too long.

JBL E55BT Wireless Headphones

Overall, I was rather impressed with the JBL E55BT headphones, and I found them to be a big step up from the sub-$100 wireless headphones currently on the market, delivering a high-quality audio experience at an affordable price. So if you’re ready to say goodbye to those pesky wires once in for all, order yourself a set of JBL E55BT headphones.. You won’t be disappointed!

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