Feeds

Ten Essential... Travel Speakers

The acme of alfresco audio

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

RH Numbers

Nokia MD-6

Nokia MD 6

Nokia's MD-6 offers a unique twist on how to mount stereo speakers into a small unit. Flip open the magnetically closed 'top' of the unit and the two 1.5W speakers are revealed. Magnets then hold the two speaker housings in place side-by-side.

It's a design that does nothing for stereo separation but it's still quite clever. The two speaker housings are actually the same size - all that extra space behind the left-hand unit houses the four AAA cells that should keep you grooving for 27 hours, and the cable store.

The cable store is worth a few more words. Push an orange button and the rear of the unit opens to reveal a spool with a 700mm 3.5mm audio cable. Just unroll as much as you need then close the caddy to conceal to the remainder. Sound quality is pretty good too, with no distortion and a fair amount of bass for something so small.

Reg Rating 75%
Price £25
More Info Nokia

RH Numbers

Verbatim Bluetooth Audio Cube

AudioCube

Unlike the similarly Bluetooth linked Solar Sound 2, the Verbatim only works as a speaker, so no hands-free telephony here. That's fair enough since it costs a lot less.

No excuses need to be made for the design, though, which is superb. A rubberised black 700mm square cube with an etched metallic control panel on the top, the Verbatim is the single best piece of design in this round-up.

The control panel houses six hexagonal pressure switches which give you full control over any paired AVRCP audio device. Each side of the cube houses a 50mm 1W driver. Together, these pump out a reasonable if not startlingly good sound. For best performance, don't push the volume above around 80 per cent of the maximum or some breakup can start to intrude.

Power comes either by USB cable or from four AA cells which hide behind a panel in the base. Next to the mini USB charge slot resides a 3.5mm audio jack for wired connections. At 180g including the batteries, the Verbatim shouldn't weigh you down on your travels, and the four rubber feet keep things steady when in use.

Reg Rating 80%
Price £40
More Info Verbatim

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Next page: iHome iP49

More from The Register

next story
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.