These speakers are no ordinary bookshelf bunch. Audioengine’s A5 speaker’s feature set includes a power port to charge your iPod while listening, an internal power amplifier so no external receiver needed, a few subwoofer ports for some boom, and Kevlar woofers. Another neat feature is the additional AC plug found at the rear of the device – ideal for streaming tunes using the Airport Express or plugging in other equipment. The speakers are also hand crafted, finished in a high gloss white, are magnetically shielded and come with a 3 year warranty.

Available here for $350.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."