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Every Labor Day weekend, my friends and I head down to the shore for one last hurrah as we bid goodbye to summer, and this year was no different. We loaded up the car with all of the essentials for an epic weekend, including our new Infinity One Portable Speaker, which would keep the party rocking all night long.
We kicked things off Saturday with a little pool party at the hotel. I pulled up my favorite Spotify playlist, fired up the Infinity One, and one of my buddies yelled “Holy Boom!” when he heard it. It’s safe to say that this little sucker packs quite a punch! It didn’t take long for the rest of the hotel guests to join in the fun, and we all had a great time. In fact, one couple even came up and asked us where they could buy the Infinity One, because they were so impressed by it’s sound quality and easy portability.
Once the sun set, we moved the party indoors, serving up some much-needed food and drinks, along with some great tunes. Inside, the Infinity One Portable Speaker was even more impressive, filling the entire room with crisp sound and ample bass. If you didn’t know any better, you’d swear the music was coming from a set of full-sized speakers, it’s that rich and full.
The next day, we made our way to the beach with out trusty Infinity One in tow. The girls laid out and worked on their tans, while we cranked up the tunes and played some football to pass the time. Since I didn’t want to risk having my phone accidently damaged, I left it back with the girls. And despite the fact that our speaker was a good 30 feet away, it did not skip a beat (literally), showing some truly impressive Bluetooth range.
With everything that had happened the night before, I totally forgot to recharge the speaker.. But even after a day of heavy use, it worked like a champ. In fact, we got through the rest of the weekend without charging it once, which was pretty amazing! (And especially good if you forgot the charging cable, like I might have)
Our Labor Day festivities ended with a family BBQ, a few brats, a bunch of beers, and the sweet sounds of Bob Marley on Spotify. His reggae music gave our BBQ a different vibe than our typical family get-togethers. Cornhole became a necessity, and everyone came outside to root on their fellow family members. And in case you’re wondering, I went 4-1, a percentage I’ll take that any day of the week!
We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better Labor Day weekend. The weather was perfect, everyone had a great time, and the Infinity One definitely helped take our celebration to the next level! Music is such a huge part of my life, and as you can see, it really elevated our weekend down at the shore.
Do you have your car stereo turned up before your ignition turns over? When someone says ‘tweeter’ do you think of a high-frequency speaker or a frequent user of Twitter? Have you been known to play drums on the steering wheel at stoplights? If so, you may be a certified auto-audiophile. Take this Sound Style Quiz and find out if you’ve got the music in you. Me, I’m a Sonic Sophisticate!
If you are ready to take your next party to 11 no matter the location, head over to Infinity’s website and order yourself an Infinity One Portable Speaker today. Once you experience this amazing speaker for yourself, you will never leave home without it!
We’re also giving you a chance to win one of these amazing Infinity One portable speakers. Share where you would take yours if you won one in the comments section below!
Libratone’s TRACK+ Wireless Headphones Keep The Chaos Out And The Music In
When the Libratone TRACK+ Wireless Earphones were unveiled at CES earlier this year, I was intrigued by their Smart Noise Cancellation technology, which lets you control how much of the world you want to let in or out.
Now, active noise cancelling headphones are nothing new, and they’ve long been a must-have for frequent travelers like myself who want to “get away from it all” and just enjoy their tunes.
But Libratone has taken it a step further, with the TRACK+ offering 4 levels of adjustable noise cancellation so you can control how much you hear of the world around you. You can even let Smart Mode do it for you automatically, adjusting based on your environment and activity.
When the TRACK+ detects movement like running or a workout, it will automatically allow in slightly more ambient noise so you’re aware of your surroundings. Because let’s face it, the last thing you want is to get hit by a car or bike because you couldn’t hear them coming!
Similarly, when you’re sitting still in a loud place (like an airplane or train), the earphones will cancel the maximum amount of outside noise so you can focus on the music and nothing else. And in that respect, they work incredibly well.. assuming you read the directions.
You see, during my first testing session, I wasn’t all that impressed with the TRACK+, as there was too much ambient noise coming through, even on the highest noise cancellation (-20dB) setting. The problem? The eartips weren’t forming a perfect seal with my ear. Once I switched to a larger eartip (four different sizes are provided), the difference was night and day, with the outside world completely disappearing.
Since then, I’ve taken the TRACK+ on a few flights, on a train ride to New York, and even into a crowded Starbucks. And in every case, they performed amazing well, allowing me to focus on my music, movies, podcasts, and such without being distracted by the outside noise.
Those planning on hitting the gym will be pleased to know that they have a splash-proof IPX4 rating, that the earbuds are sweat-proof, and the included sport fins allow you to run on the treadmill without concerns about them falling out. And thanks to the ANC, you can drown out those grunting meatheads and focus on what you’re there to do.
Overall, there is a lot to like about the Libratone TRACK+ Wireless Earphones, and I’d highly recommend them to anyone who’s looking to drown out some of the outside chaos. At $199, they’re not to cheapest option out there, but they’re well worth it. These wireless eadbuds offer high quality sound, 4 levels of adjustable noise cancellation, long battery life (8 hours), and a sleek, minimalist design. Seriously, what more could you ask for?
Visit www.libratone.com to learn more about the TRACK+ earphones.
Alpine Unveils 9-Inch Aftermarket Head Unit With Floating Design At CES
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?
This Is The Gravity-Defying Death Star Speaker You’ve Been Looking For!
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!