Gadgets & Toys, Lifestyle

On Our Want List: Wireless Speakers – Tan Lili

If you’re obsessed with music and gadgets, you’ll want to get your hands on these shiny newish things.

AudioBulb by GiiNii

Ding ding ding! What a great idea!

Ding ding ding! What a great idea!

This wireless music and lighting system allows you to use the device as a light bulb and a speaker, through which music transmits wirelessly from your iPod, iPhone, or any other auxiliary input. Plus, you can create your preferred lighting environment with the four-stage dimmer, as well as listen wirelessly with up to eight bulbs and one sound device (read: it’s your turn  to host the next house party!). AudioBulb by GiiNii, US$299.99, is available at Amazon.

Kohler Moxie Showerhead+Wireless Speaker

What's missing now is a soundproof bathroom wall.

What’s missing now is a soundproof bathroom wall.

Hands up, those of you who sing in the shower. Now, what if we told you there’s a rechargeable, wireless Bluetooth speaker that comes equipped with 60 angled nozzles to deliver a unique in-shower experience? Sing “hello” to the Moxie, a Kohler showerhead with a magnetic wireless speaker that delivers up to seven hours of music. All you need to do is sync your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Moxie (up to 10m away), and you can do a Demi Lovato in the confines of your bathroom – with excellent acoustics to boot! Kohler Moxie Showerhead+Wireless Speaker, from US$149.25, is available at Amazon.

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A cutting-edge design that’s small in size but big on performance – that’s what these balls of (audio) fire claim to deliver. With Sony’s 360-degree Circle Sound audio diffusion technology, the SRS-BTV5 is able to transmit music wirelessly to every corner of a room for up to five hours. You can stream music from your Bluetooth- or NFC-enabled device (NFC, short for near-field communication, is a type of contactless communication from one device to another). What’s cool: If you stream music from your phone and a call comes in, press the answering key and the music will fade, and you can take the call hands-free. Available in black, pink, blue and white. From now until April 21, 2013, the SRS-BTV5 will be sold at $99 at all Sony stores in Singapore. After this promotional period, it will be sold at a recommended retail price of $119.

About The Author: A founder of Material World, Tan Lili has previously worked in magazines The Singapore Women’s Weekly and Cosmopolitan Singapore, as well as (now, the online counterpart of Her World). She is now a freelance writer who works on this website full-time. Lili hopes to travel the world, work with wild animals, and discover more awesome Twilight fan-fiction.