25 Tech Gadgets For The Summer

Building A Better Speaker

Invented by a rocket scientist that was unsatisfied with portable speakers available to him, the FoxL speakers from Sound Matters will surprise you with their fidelity. If you thought that great sound couldn't come from a small package, let alone through Bluetooth, the FoxL Personal Audiophile Loudspeaker delivers what we believe to be a portable iPod speaker that's as close to perfect as you can get. Surprisingly loud and responsive stereo speakers mounted in a rugged, black metal enclosure, FoxL also accepts audio from USB and 3.5mm jack, which delivers the best sound with the least distortion. The unit operates on a built-in Lithium Ion battery that's rechargeable via USB or the provided 5-volt AC/DC power adapter. $199 list with Bluetooth; $169 without.

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