Zulu Audio Alpha Wearable Speakers: $39.99

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We have an interesting pair of speakers for today’s deal, the Zulu Audio Alpha Wearable Speakers. These are personal Bluetooth speakers—not headphones—that stay attached to your body using magnets that clip to your clothing. They’re $39.99 through our deal. I’m linking to a black pair, but there’s also a white pair at the same price.

Pump Up Your Pool Party with This Wireless and Waterproof Speaker: $29.99

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We have a deal on the Aquathump Waterproof Speaker, a Bluetooth speaker designed for wet environments. It has an IPX7 waterproof rating and can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes. It also has four hours of playback time in its rechargeable battery. This device is $29.99 through our deal. I’m linking to the black unit in the link below, but there are also deals for a blue model, purple model (shown), and a model called Palms.

This Bluetooth-Enabled Speaker Features 3D Sound Tech and Passive Bass Radiators: $67.99

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We have a deal on the Owlee Scroll Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. This portable speaker comes with a leather “scroll” wrap cover, supports Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC sound, has a built-in microphone for audio calls, and 9 hours of battery life. It’s $79.99 through our deal, but coupon code SAVE15SOUND takes another 15% off for a checkout price of $67.99. There are also separate deals for the company’s Aviary speaker and Artus headphones, and the coupon code works on those, too.

Soundcast VG1 Premium Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker: $69.99

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We have a deal on the Soundcast VG1 Premium Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker. As noted in the name, it’s a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, but it also has dual aluminum drivers and a weighted bass radiator. It supports Bluetooth 4.2 and has multiple connection options, and it’s $69.99 through our deal.

iHome Flask Shaped Bluetooth Speaker: $24.99

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We have a deal on the iHome iBT32, a Bluetooth-enabled wireless stereo system with built-in speakerphone capability. Oh yeah, and it’s shaped like a flask. Kooky, right? But it also has a built-in mic and digital voice echo cancellation so you can use it as a speakerphone. It’s $24.99 through our deal.

VAVA Voom 23 IPX6 Rugged Portable Speaker: $24.99

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VAVA Voom 23 IPX6 Rugged Portable Speaker

We have a deal on the VAVA Voom 23 IPX6 Rugged Portable Speaker. This device has a rubberized, rugged build, and a built-in 5,200mAh battery that will play music at 80% volume for up to 24 hours. It’s also rated IPX6 weatherproof, and it’s $24.99 through our deal.

The Mystery of the Beats AirPlay 2 Speaker

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Zac Hall reminds us that right before Apple announced the HomePod, Craig Federighi showed a slide of speakers that would support AirPlay 2. But where is the Beats AirPlay 2 speaker? It’s been two years and we haven’t seen it.

A Beats AirPlay 2 speaker would still need Wi-Fi though. Wi-Fi would be new to the current Beats lineup, but it wouldn’t be the first Bluetooth + Wi-Fi combo AirPlay 2 speaker. Libratone’s versatile Zipp speaker retroactively added AirPlay 2 support to its existing portable Wi-Fi + Bluetooth speakers last year.

CES - JBL's Flip 5 Adds USB-C Charging, Increased Sound Output, Larger Battery

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JBL unveiled the Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker at CES this week, with some notable enhancements over the Flip 4. The most visually-obvious thing they’ve done is moved to a waterproof USB-C connector for charging, eschewing the rubber cover that protected its predecessor’s micro-USB port. This means the Flip 5 is fully submergible without having to first check to ensure the waterproof charge cover is in place. Additionally, JBL has remodeled the acoustic design, now using a racetrack-shaped driver that should increase the speaker’s bass response. Battery life is also increased to a full 12-hours of playtime. The JBL Flip 5 will be available this spring for US$99.95.

CES – JBL’s Flip 5 Adds USB-C Charging, Increased Sound Output, Larger Battery

Boxing Day with Your Two Favorite Geeks – Mac Geek Gab 689

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Recurring Keychain authorization requests bugging you? iMessages out of order? Want to know what to do with your dead drives? This is just where your two favorite geeks start this week’s episode. Then it’s on to a headphone and earphone discussion, including some talk about letting ambient sound in, and letting someone else listen in on your bluetooth connection! Cool Stuff Found rounds out the show. Press play, listen, and learn! Oh, and enjoy, too.

Migrating Mail, Managing your Monitor, and More! – Mac Geek Gab 665

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Lots of summer-related Cool Stuff Found here, including stuff for hearing your music while you’re out enjoying the outdoors. Don’t worry, southern-hemisphere friends, we’ve got plenty of stuff for you, too, including a new mesh wireless system to discuss. The Q&A portion of the show covers migrating mail, operating with the monitor off (desirably and not-so-much). All this and more. Press play and enjoy!

JBL Pulse 3: Lava Lamp Effects and Full Portable Sound

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I’ve been a fan of JBL’s portable Pulse bluetooth speakers since the first one was released three years ago. The reason? Cool lighting effects, full sound and, of course, Bluetooth wireless portability. With the Pulse 3, though, the game steps up to a whole new level. Whereas its predecessors were covered by a mesh with a low-resolution display of lights, the Pulse 3 sports a clear, plastic enclosure and hi-res LEDs that really (finally?) give it that true Lava Lamp-of-the-future look. You can customize the light effects with your iOS or Android device, giving you full control over both your audio and visual experience. Additionally, the Pulse 3 is now IPX7 waterproof, has a 12-hour battery, and supports JBL’s new Connect+ allowing you to sync your audio with up to 100 devices simultaneously. Wanna truly light up your pool party or just enjoy the visuals while listening to your favorite tunes? The JBL Pulse 3 will be released this spring, MSRP of $199.95

California Roll Bluetooth Speaker - Solar Powered, Water Proof

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LAS VEGAS – I don’t often talk about Bluetooth speakers, but Lemon Tech caught my eye with its California Roll during Tuesday night’s CES Unveiled. That’s because it’s solar powered. It has a 5,000mAh battery in it and 32 solar cells on the back. 7 hours of sunlight will get about 20 hours of playback time. That’s handy, but it also has a USB port on it so you can use that battery to charge your mobile devices. And while you’re charging your mobile devices, it will be recharging the battery if it’s getting light. Right? So, rock on. Plus, it’s water and dust proof, making it suitable for the beach and other messy environments. It’s $249, and it ships in March. There’s a coupon code for 20% off (“5W20”), making it just under $200. It’s available in many different colors.

California Roll Bluetooth Speaker – Solar Powered, Water Proof