While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.
Although its battery life remains a weak point and its price has gone up a bit, the Flip 2 is an improvement over the original Flip and one of the best mini portable Bluetooth speakers available.
The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.
While it has its sound limitations, particularly in the bass department, the downsized version of Scosche's BoomBottle H2O is a pretty decent little wireless speaker that's travel-friendly and repels water.
Sony's thin, powerful Tap 11 tablet shows up the competition in terms of design. It's not ideal for everyone, but only a few tweaks away from being the runaway leader in this smallish category.
The new AV receiver will join Marantz's existing line of slim models, including the NR1504 and NR1403.
Joining the ranks of cylindrical portable Bluetooth speakers, the water-resistant Sony SRS-BTS50 hits stores this month for $130.
The Flip 2 has its limitations, but the fact that it can play as big as it does for a small, highly portable speaker, makes it easy to recommend.
JBL's new Flip 2 ($129.99) may look almost identical to company's original Flip wireless Bluetooth speaker, but it's got some key upgrades that make it a better speaker.
A worthy peer to speakers by Bose and Jawbone, the Sony SRS-BTX500 is one of the best premium portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy.