Your phone has one, your laptop has one, and you've got a smart one in the corner of your room telling you the weather - but what makes a good speaker different from a so-so speaker? Why you might consider upgrading the audio capabilities of your TV or computer, and what should you look for if you do?
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Bluetooth technology can be a godsend for those of us trying to minimise the amount of cord clutter in our digital lives. But when your laptop, phone, or other device is hooked up via bluetooth to a wireless speaker or pair of headphones and the audio playback starts to stutter, it can be nothing short of infuriating.
Your bathroom might have some amazing acoustics, but the singing really should be left to the pros. Perfect for those shower-time jam sessions, the XXL Shower Speaker puts out twice the power of typical bathroom speakers, so you can actually hear your music over the running water.
Speakers aren’t known for their durability, but HomeSpot is hoping to change that with their new Rugged Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. Designed to deflect dust, dirt, and moisture, this speaker can keep up with you wherever you go, and buying one won’t break the bank either.
Ammo containers aren't super common, but you could probably find one at your local surplus store, or on eBay -- and Instructables user r570sv turned this one into a massive Bluetooth speaker with a little DIY spirit and the right parts. Best of all, it's an easy electronics project you can follow too.
Dear Lifehacker, I'm moving into a small apartment and I don't have a lot of space for a big TV or huge living room speakers. I also don't have heaps of extra equipment to hook up. Even so, I want the things I do use to look and sound good when I use them. Do you have any tips to help me make the most of my space without spending a lot of money?
Windows/Mac: Airfoil is a killer way to send your computer's audio over to AirPlay devices. Now, it does a heck of a lot more.
Mac: A Mac's startup sound volume is tied to the internal speakers output volume. It's easy enough to mute it completely, but considering that tone is a troubleshooting feature, it's usually best to leave it on. Regardless, if you have speakers plugged in, that tone seems to do whatever it wants. Here's how to fix that.
If you have a great pair of bookshelf speakers or even computer speakers, but wish you could stream music from a phone, a laptop, or another device without rearranging wires, Logitech's Bluetooth Audio Adaptor is for you. It's tiny, affordable, and makes any set of speakers you plug it into Bluetooth and wireless.