Finally, a Jawbone that doesn't hang off the side of your head like geek jewelry. The Jawbone Jambox ($160) is a new portable speaker and speakerphone featuring Bluetooth audio and hands-free capability. It's got stereo drivers for a peak volume of 85 decibels, a 3.5mm input jack for non-Bluetooth audio sources, an integrated rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, and a total of three buttons, or one less than the iPhone you'll be using it with. See it in action.
Finally, a new boombox done right. The TDK Boombox ($TBA) updates the old-school form factor with clean, modern design, and features a dedicated 6-inch subwoofer, two 6-inch coaxial drivers, a visual equalizer, touch-sensitive buttons, USB, instrument, RCA, and 3.5mm inputs, the former of which is capable of charging your iPod or iPhone, the ability to run off wall power or a whopping dozen "D" batteries, and a padded aluminum handle for classic, shoulder-mount use. Adidas track suit and breakdancing skills not included.
If Steve Jobs had a secret DJ alter-ego — DJ Vegan Monk, perhaps? — he'd probably do his spinning on the Hoerboard Scomber Mix Table (€1,700; roughly $2,300). Mixing a CNC-designed MDF top deck — customized to hold your gear, and sporting a built-in power point to eliminate unsightly cables — with a laser-cut, powder-coated steel support, the Scomber looks more than a little like an iMac that's looking straight up at the sky — in a good way, of course. [via]