Apple has released a new speaker system that integrates a sound radiating surface. Apple’s invention relates to a speaker assembly having an enclosure with an acoustic output opening, an acoustic chamber, and a speaker driver. The speaker driver includes a sound radiating surface, first and second voice coils positioned along opposite faces, respectively, of the sound radiating surface, and first and second magnet assemblies having elongated gaps within which portions of the first and second voice coils are positioned to vibrate.
The first magnet assembly elongated gap can be orientated lengthwise toward the acoustic output opening, while the second magnet assembly elongated gap is oriented lengthwise toward the acoustic chamber. The elongated gaps may be used as air flow paths to direct a flow of air toward the acoustic output opening and toward the acoustic chamber so that a height or rise of the enclosure need not be significantly increased to accommodate the stacked voice coil and magnet assembly configuration.
The speaker may include a dual voice coil driver a having first magnet assembly and a second magnet assembly. Each of first magnet assembly and second magnet assembly may define gaps within which a portion of the coils may be positioned to produce a push pull speaker system. In other words, one the of coils acts to “push” the sound radiating surface while the other coil simultaneously “pulls” the sound radiating surface in the same direction.
Apple credits Christopher Wilk as the sole inventor of this patent application which was originally filed under serial number 226383 in Q3 2011.
Producers have come with a mixture of Ninja toys and speakers for your Apple device. For coping with the gadget and listening to your favorite music, all the user needs to do is dock the device into the speaker, adjust volume and bass control and lay down for spending quality time.
What captured our attention was the fact that it has 5 Speakers positioned for maximum sound separation and distribution with tweeters and midrange and the total output of 25+ Watts. Not to mention that Ninja Black Speakers provide airflow optimized design for quality sound performance. Other features that are worth taken into consideration are the Bass Reflex Technology and the shape especially designed to perform 360 degrees of Sound. Unfortunately, the product can only be shipped only within the U.S.
The accessory is available for $66.92 from Amazon. You could also take a glance at the white version, also available for $66.92 from Amazon.
If you’re a nature lover you would definitely want to listen to favorite bands with the help on a wooden speaker. The 2-inch cube of zebra wood provides a vintage and rustic allure for the times when you want to spend some quality time with you and your music.
Inside the speaker you have a volume-boosting amplifier, powered by rechargeable lithium battery. Also the included audio cord copes with the usual headphone jack so you could very easily use it to mp3 players, smartphones, tablets and so on and so forth. The package includes a USB cable for recharging via Mac or Pc. It could also be charged with a DC converter but users have to buy it separately. The accessory is available for $35.00 at Uncommon Goods.
Pair your iPad or your iPhone with the Mini Boombox speakers and cast loose the sound of your device with power and smoothness at the same time. This Mini Boombox offers the clearest sound once paired with your device via Bluetooth.
Logitech’s Boombox has a sleek aspect and a specially designed acoustic chamber that delivers crystal clear sound with enhanced bass. You can enjoy the boom-boom beat of your favorite tracks all day long and anywhere; the speakers have a rechargeable battery of 10 hours life, thus, there are no wires to keep you in a single place.
You can also use the handy Mini Boombox during meetings and clearly reproduce the sound of your phone calls. You can pair Logitech’s Mini Boombox to any Bluetooth-enabled device for $99.99.
Apple has introduced one new innovative idea: a new speakerphone system for iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Apple aims with this technical patent to offer to iOS devices an “improved performance,” namely a general superior sound.
The patent reveals a speaker that is placed on the backside of the device and that has a horizontal former and a small piston area, occupying little space and offering a more qualitative sound:
“The former extends substantially horizontally outward of a peripheral portion of the sound radiating surface, to a peripheral portion that is separate from the suspension. A coil is coupled to the peripheral portion of the horizontal former. This enables the mounting location of the coil to move further outward, thereby substantially increasing the size or area that is spanned by the coil.”
Smaller speakers should not be also fragile; the patent claims that the former-cone element of the speaker could be designed from a material that is both lightweight and rigid, such as the liquidmetal. Also, the back of the iPhone and iPad must be built from a more protective material. After all, Apple may use liquidmetal instead of glass for its next-generation iPhone.
Source: Patently Apple
After taking a glance at the Angry Birds Speakers, for hearing live music with the best quality sound, you could protect your iPhone gadget with an Angry Bird Case. You don’t just get to offer protection to your device but also provide a super slim design with total access to the iPhone’s ports and controls.
First in line are the colorful cases that highlight the anxious, revengeful birds that seek to kill the pigs. Each case is available for $29.99 at Gear4 Shop. Read more
Producers have created a mixture of Angry Birds toys and speakers for your Apple gadget, namely iPhone, iPod and even iPad. For being a genuine Angry Bird fan, it’s enough to plug the device into the speaker, adjust volume and bass control and lay down for spending quality time. Fans can choose from 3 different styles, Red Bird, Black Bird and Helmet Pig. Read more
At first glance you won’t know exactly how to describe it, maybe resambling to something out of the ordinary like a flying ship or even a jellyfish. Apart from the fact that you get to experience quality sound, you have a one-of-a-kind accessory. The two speakers, each containing 10-watt and 1″ full-range transducers have the advantage of being angled to the desired position. It depends on the user’s taste whether he wishes to use it as simply a Speaker or use it as full length, making a true piece of art.
The developer describes it as being “Connected with high-quality audio cables that remove any sign of signal degradation or outside interference, the subwoofer and twin satellites increase power handling and audio output for connecting to any device with a standard 3.5mm speaker port, including computers, iPhones, iPods, video game consoles, and DVD/Blu-Ray disc players. Plugs into AC. Subwoofer 10″ H x 9″ Diam.; satellites 10″ H x 2″ Diam. (11 1/4 lbs.)”
Soundsticks III Speakers are available at Hammacher Schlemmer Shop for $179.95 or limited offer of $169.00 at Amazon.
JBL On Air Wireless is the eye-catching speaker dock for your iPhone and iPod that enables you to clearly stream your iTunes tracks and the Internet radio via Wi-Fi.
The sound is streamed to a clear quality due to the design of the speakers and to the proprietary DSP technologies. JBL On Air features a 360-degree HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization) design that produces a pure sound field of high quality and depth. Moreover, the design not only that is purposeful, but it is also uncommon and attractive; it integrates a bright color LCD screen that displays album covers and tracks metadata.
The advanced DSP technologies takes care that you enjoy the high quality sound. The Computer-optimized equalization (COE) combines with the Optimized compression topology (OCT) to adjust the spread of the sound to a rich and wide soundstage.
It may sound complicated but in fact the JBL On Air Wireless speakers are easy to use and the setup is almost absent, you’ll just have to dock your iPhone or iPod to JBL’s docking connector. And as an extra feature, your device will charge while connected.
A small but powerful IR remote controls all the functions of the speakers, even if you are 15 feet (4.5m) away. You can also connect your MP3 or your CD player to JBL On Air and play music also from flash storage devices.
If you want your favorite tracks to be streamed through the purest sound then you can purchase your JBL On Air Wireless speakers from the Apple Store and from iStyle Premium Apple Reseller Store for South-Eastern Europe.
For those moments when you wish you were right next to the stage at your favorite pop concert, Philips Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay Speakers comes in handy and provides an outstanding quality of the sound; so if you were to close your eyes, there would be no difference between a live concert and one right on the sofa.
The device is worth being mentioned especially for the free-standing AirPlay speakers with a floating tweeter, that practically distributes sound all around the chamber with such an amaizing clarity. Wit the AirPlay feature, one does not need anymore to dock the device but merely place it anywhere in the room because it plays wirelessly from the iTunes app. So one may move from one place or another and still experience an outstanding quality of the sound.
The unusual design and the shape of the enclosure mix in a perfect way as to let behind any trace of distortion and provide genuine sounds. The accessory is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac. For $799.95, one can take possession of Philips Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay Speakers right from Apple Store.
Highlights and features:
- Fidelio SoundSphere free-floating tweeter technology for wider sound-stage and incredibly life-like sound
- Real wood cabinets handcrafted to optimize their acoustic properties and deliver natural, life-like audio
- Positioning the tweeter outside of the speaker cabinet enhances stereo imaging and expands the listening “sweet spot”
- Advanced audio crossover circuits and handcrafted wood cabinets to more accurately reproduce voices and instruments
- Precisely tuned rear bass ports provide deep, tight bass reproduction
- AirPlay technology lets you stream music from your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or directly from iTunes on your computer on your existing wi-fi network
- 100W RMS total output power
- AUX-in jack for easy connection to almost any electronic device
- Compatible with the free Philips Fidelio app that provides lots of useful additional features
- Includes charging cradle and wireless remote