Ever since the iPhone debuted in 2007, people have been looking for a good way to integrate it into their cars. Some used dash mounts, some rely on Bluetooth, but nearly every option relied on you using the iPhone itself. But no more. Arriving on select models this year, Apple CarPlay integrates your iPhone 5, 5C, or 5S with your car's existing controls and infotainment screen, letting you use Siri, the car's touchscreen, or even various knobs and controls to do things like get directions, make and answer calls, send and receive texts, and play music, all while enjoying an Apple-designed, iOS-like interface that's worlds better than the built-in mess you're used to.
Odds are, you care just as much about how a product looks as you care how well it works — and the Grain Audio Passive Bookshelf Speakers combine the aesthetics of solid wood with the performance of professional-grade speakers. They use FSC certified solid walnut in each of their speakers, so no two look exactly alike, while also adding heft and helping contribute to their acoustics. A solid MDF enclosure helps your audio sound excellent each time you listen, regardless of your musical preferences. Each speaker features 25 to 75 watts of power and a five-and-a-quarter inch mid bass woofer with neodymium magnets and CCAW voice coils.
It's not always easy to find an audio system that looks good in your room. But you know what nearly always looks cool? A bulldog. So why not combine the two? At least, that appears to have been the thinking behind the AeroBull. This unique speaker features a 5.25-inch subwoofer, dual 2.25-inch satellites, 100W of total power, an iPod/iPhone dock, Bluetooth for wireless streaming, NFC, and a line-in for other audio sources. But the best part? It looks like an all-black dog wearing sunglasses — and that will match anything.