Whether you want to be prepared for an impromptu set or just don't want to bring a van full of backup equipment for your main rig, the Monster Go DJ Portable Mixer has you covered. Measuring less than 10 inches long, this pint-sized mixer packs in a surprising amount of capability, including dual touchscreens, physical effects knobs and crossfade slider, beat matching, a touch sampler, a sequencer, an EQ, recording capability, an SD card slot, line-in and line-out ports, a microphone input, and a headphone output — basically everything you might need to DJ a set in one sleek, highly portable package.
In an era where modern technology dominates, the revival of the 1920s-era gramophone comes as a bit of a surprise. The Gramovox Bluetooth Gramophone however, manages to marry the classic acoustics and design of a steel horn with modern technology. Mounted on a solid walnut base, this Bluetooth-enabled speaker is a true re-imagining of vintage audio equipment as functional, contemporary art.
At nearly a foot long and over four inches tall/deep, the Tivoli Music System Three isn't going to replace the smallest of portable speakers — but it also offers far better sound. Boasting two custom 3-inch speakers with dual bass ports, it delivers rich, full audio, while offering excellent portability thanks to an integrated handle that houses a remote and a 20-hour rechargeable battery. It features Bluetooth for wireless streaming, but should you decide to kick it old school, it also features a sensitive AM/FM RDS tuner that works even after your phone's died — which is more than we can say for that tiny speaker you've been carrying in your bag.
Pretty much any soundbar is going to sound better than your TV's built-in speakers. Problem is, most of them aren't so great to look at. The Libratone Diva Soundbar promises to sound great and look good doing it. Inside its wool-covered body — it's actually a zippered cover, so you can change out the color as you like — it packs a 5-inch, 75W woofer, two 50W 3-inch midrange drivers, and two 25W ribbon-based tweeters, as well as support for Spotify Connect, AirPlay, DLNA, and Bluetooth. After you've set ut up using the accompanying app, you can also control it with your existing TV remote, making it as easy to use as it is to look at.