No matter where your travels take you, the Geneva WorldRadio ($300) should be able to find some music to play. Based on the idea of the classic world receiver, the WorldRadio features a digital color display with touch controls, a digital FM tuner with RDS and auto-search, a digital clock, a 3-inch full-range driver for full sound, Bluetooth 2.1 for connecting to a smartphone or tablet, and a 3.5 mm line-in for other audio sources. Available in black, red, or silver.
Tired of using various devices to access your music that's undoubtedly spread across multiple services and drives? Olive One ($500) is looking to help you out. This networked digital music player arrives in a decor-friendly glass and aluminum enclosure, and promises to consolidate your media in one place. It features Bluetooth 4.0 for direct connection to your smartphones and tablets, fast Wi-Fi for UPnP streaming, built-in access to Spotify and Pandora, and an optional internal 1TB drive for local storage. And how are you going to get all this audio out? Via the audiophile-quality dual HD amplifiers, or via Wi-Fi Miracast.
No, it's not a speaker for your shoes. Instead, the Jabra Solemate Speaker ($160) gets its name from its sneaker-like rugged bottom tread. Powered by a rechargeable battery good for 8 hours of continuous play, the Solemate pairs with your devices via Bluetooth 3.0, and features built-in DSP for optimal sound, three front-facing speakers, a 3.5mm input for non-wireless (dumb) devices, and an included sound bag for added protection when jamming outdoors.
Wireless, full-home audio has been getting more realistic for a while now, but until recently, if you wanted that convenience you were also filling your home with fairly large speaker systems. The JBL SoundFly ($180-$200) is here to change all of that. Boasting 20 watts of power, this diminutive speaker plugs right into an outlet, leaving your tables and countertops empty. The Wi-Fi-enabled, AirPlay-compatible version can link with up to three other units for true whole-home audio, while the Bluetooth model will let you wirelessly jam in any room you stick it.