The Coolest Electronic Gadgets for 2012
Audeo PFE 232 earphones
These high-tech earbuds are made by Swiss company Phonak, which knows a thing or two about sound and ears because it primarily makes hearing aids.
PFE 232s come with three tiny, color-coded acoustic filters that you can put in or take out to customize your listening experience. The green filter adds extra bass, the gray filter boosts midrange frequencies and the black one increases bass and treble.
"PFE 232s are great for 'tweakheads' who love to adjust the sound of their earphones," Carnoy says.The high-tech headphones also include two sets of ear "tips." The foam tips will filter out surrounding noises during normal use, while the silicone tips will help keep your PFE 232s from slipping off during exercise. Bose SoundLink wireless mobile speaker
CNET recently declared the Bose SoundLink "the iPhone of portable Bluetooth speakers." Using Bluetooth wireless technology, the portable SoundLink allows you to play music, movies or other offerings on your smartphone, iTouch, iPad or other tablet in high fidelity. The tiny speaker measures just 5 inches tall, 9.5 inches wide and 2 inches thick, but offers a mighty big sound. "The Bose SoundLink works well and sounds good," Carnoy says. "You can set it up in your house or outdoors and simply move it around." The speaker can pick up audio from smartphones or tablets as much as 30 feet away, and comes with a built-in lithium-ion battery that provides up to four hours of listening time between charges. >To submit a news tip, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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