Adding to its collection of cute and kitschy products, this Heart Speaker ($14) from Urban Outfitters arrived just in time for Valentine's Day. It's compatible with most MP3 players and cell phones — or anything with a headphone jack, really — and requires two AA batteries. Use it to help serenade your sweetie or play a romantic soundtrack during V-day dinner!
I admit, I shop at Costco for bulk items, but really, I love to browse the electronics section! Not only does Costco have an A+ return policy, but it has a great selection of Blu-ray and DVDs as well. And while hitting up some sweet post-holiday deals there over the weekend, I found this gem: a Bud Light Speaker Box. This box not only holds 24 cans of light beer to satisfy your waistline-pinching thirst, but you can plug in your MP3 player and blast your tunes as well. At $17, this may cost a few more bucks than your standard box of boozies, but hey, at least you can cut a rug to your favorite jam during your next outdoor party.
I didn't see an adapter (I assume it's on the inside?), so I'm not quite sure how this works, but I'm digging Bud's attempt at wooing us geeks with their tech addons. I'll be honest — I almost gave in. But with today being Cyber Monday and all, maybe Costco will knock a few bucks off so I don't feel so bad stuffing my fridge with all that beer.
Not only am I obsessed with online music sites like Pandora, but I also like to stream my favorite radio stations from various parts of the country. I feel like it gives me a real insight about what new music is out there. My computer is totally convenient, since I can do both from anywhere, but I think the NetWorks Radio is a very cool alternative . . . if you have a "few" extra hundred dollars lying around.
The NetWorks radio is tiny — only nine inches high and five inches wide — but unlike other simple iPod docks, it not only plays music from your MP3 player, but it can stream music from the Internet and even pick up AM/FM radio signals from all over the world. Plus, it can tap into your computer's music folder via a wireless signal, and play that music, too. Seriously, this thing is a music monster fit for the radio heads out there — and the $650 price tag totally reflects that. Naturally.