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Review: Zooka wireless speaker bar mostly disappoints

The Zooka Bluetoth speaker sports a clever design. But it's tough to recommend regardless.

Review: Marley's Chant speaker sounds portable and inexpensive

The Marley Chant is inexpensive, compact, and light, and it includes a clever, custom-fit canvas bag. But you shouldn't expect audiophile-quality sound.

Review: Cerwin-Vega XD3 speakers offer big, but unbalanced, sound

Cerwin-Vega's XD3 speaker system won't earn any accolades for balanced audio, but that may not be what you're looking for.

Review: Four Bluetooth speakers that fit in your bag

A compact Bluetooth speaker lets you enjoy your music anywhere your legs will carry you, without the hassle of wires. We tested four comparably priced and sized models: the Beats Pill, Braven 650, CubEdge Edge.Sound, and Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder.

Review: Paradigm Shift A2 speakers offer flexible inputs, perky sound

The Shift A2, from venerable speaker maker Paradigm, offers good sound (and just as good looks) in a desktop speaker than can be run solo or in pairs.

Review: Sonos's Playbar is a great soundbar for its price

The Playbar is one of the best soundbars in its price range, but it can’t compete with a midrange AV receiver and a 5.1-channel speaker configuration.

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Review: B&W's A7 AirPlay speaker offers outstanding sound

Bowers & Wilkins' A7 AirPlay speaker is, put simply, acoustically incredible.

Review: Jabra Solemate beats Jambox at its own game

The Jabra Solemate takes many design cues from the Jawbone Jambox. And it makes a couple small improvements, too.

Review: Westinghouse Unplug is a solid, affordable portable Bluetooth speaker

Westinghouse's $100 Unplug Bluetooth speaker is portable and rechargeable, and it offers sound quality that rivals that of the popular Jawbone Jambox.

Review: Bose SoundLink Air offers good sound, but few features

Bose's SoundLink Air is an AirPlay speaker that lacks some basics and requires a separate purchase for portability. But it's easy to use and it sounds good.

Review: JBL Micro Wireless is an impressive portable Bluetooth speaker for the price

JBL's Micro Wireless Bluetooth speaker fits in a (big) pocket and weighs next-to-nothing, yet it sounds good and is surprisingly inexpensive.

Great accessories that match your Mac

We’ve rounded up an impressive assortment of accessories that will blend right in with the aluminum-and-black motif of an Apple-centric home or office.

Review: Pioneer's A3 XW-SMA3-K is a solid AirPlay speaker system

The Pioneer A3 XW-SMA3-K is a rechargeable, portable AirPlay speaker with several powerful features, hampered somewhat by a clunky interface.