First Look: m?k Sound Case for iPhone 5/5s


Although we’ve seen iPhone cases that offer passive audio amplification before, m?k Sound Case for iPhone 5/5s ($20), from the company of the same name, offers the feature in an inexpensive and unobtrusive package. The rubber case is like many others, with built-in Sleep/Wake and volume button protection. There’s also one opening for the headphone port and microphone, and another for the Lightning port, but none for the speaker. This is because…

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Mac: Satechi AirBass Active Bluetooth Speakers


Satechi’s AirBass Active Bluetooth Speakers ($130) are a good example of how simple design, executed properly, can lead to an attractive product. Coming in either black or white, these desktop speakers would look really nice next to an iMac or a MacBook. They’re not the fanciest things around, but at this price point, they don’t have to be.

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Ask iLounge: Non-Bluetooth Lightning dock speakers


Q: I’m looking for some non-Bluetooth speakers with a Lightning Dock for charging my iPhone. It seems everybody is going with Bluetooth these days, but I really have no interest in paying extra for Bluetooth, and I actually want speakers I can use at my workplace where wireless equipment isn’t permitted—I actually have to keep my iPhone in Airplane Mode when I’m at my desk. Is there anything still out there that doesn’t…

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